AU in the News

11/26/11Dr. David FitzSimmons, associate professor of English, was interviewed about his new book, "Curious Critters," Nov. 26 on the internationally syndicated radio talk show, Talkin' Pets with Jon Patch. You can hear the interview at: or the webpage at:

In addition, his book was posted on the Animal Planet homepage and features an article on the book as well as an image gallery.

11/24/11Thomas Harvey, associate professor of finance, has his editorial on “Nation’s Leaders Should Do the Right Thing” published in the Mansfield News Journal.

11/21/11Dr. Kathleen Scott, assistant professor of educational foundations at the Elyria Center, was interviewed by WKYC-TV 3 as part of a story on a North Ridgeville High School teacher being placed on administrative leave for texting pictures of herself to a student. Scott said the new means of communication can be a problem area, especially for young teachers who text, email and use things like Facebook regularly.

11/12/11Dr. Mark Hamilton, associate professor of philosophy, was interviewed for an hour long radio show on station WLRY in Columbus on Nov. 12, concerning the alleged molestations of young boys by a former assistant football coach at Penn State University and the subsequent fallout and cover-up leading to the firings and resignations of Penn State's president, a vice-president, director of athletics, and the winningest football coach in college history, Joe Paterno.

11/11/11Dr. David FitzSimmons, associate professor of English, was interviewed regarding his new book, Curious Critters, on AM Northwest on KATU-TV in  Portland, Ore.

10/31/11Dr. Jeff Weidenhamer, trustees' distinguished professor of chemistry, participated in a news conference held by U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown in Cleveland on Monday. Weidenhamer completed testing last week on Halloween products at the request of Brown and the testing showed that none of the Halloween toys or products contained unacceptable levels of lead. "I am pleased to see that some measurable improvements in product safety have been made," Weidenhamer said. The news conference, which was covered by WEWS-Channel 5 and WOIO-TV 19, discussed the results of this testing, which was significantly different than the testing done in 2007 and 2008.

10/27/11Dr. Joe Mackall professor of English, was interviewed by CNN’s Chris Welch by telephone about the recent Amish attacks in Ohio.

10/21/11Dr. Joe Mackall professor of English, had an op-ed column in the N.Y. Times on Friday, Oct. 21. The article, titled "Our Amish, Ourselves."

10/18/11Dr. Jeff Weidenhamer right, trustees' distinguished professor of chemistry, and
Dr. Brian Mohney,
associate professor of chemistry, were featured in a Mansfield News Journal article Tuesday dealing with their development of a new analytical method for measuring chemical compounds in the soil.

9/26/11An Associated Press article on jewelers wanting states to replace limits on cadmium in jewelry was released by AP writer Justin Pritchard, the writer who worked with Dr. Jeff Weidenhamer.  While the story doesn't mention the AU role directly, it does reference the original investigation that involved Dr. Weidenhamer.

The Associated Press story was picked up by a number of media across the country and some media outlets used one of the jewelry photos taken by Dr. Weidenhamer. One station using the photo was KABC Channel 7 out of Los Angeles.


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