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Stories in the The Plain Dealer Dec. 8 and The New York Times Feb. 17 on the rise in the number of osteopathic medical schools and osteopathic practitioners nationwide quoted officials from the OU's College of Osteopathic Medicine. . . .

Assoc iate Professor of History Steven Miner wrote an essay in The Los Angeles Times saying that the Russian Republic is primed to regain the political and military power it wielded under Soviet rule and that the United States will again be its chief adversary. Miner said one major player advocating Russia's re-emergence is Foreign Minister Yevgeny M. Primakov, who adheres to the ideals of the past. . . .

Jeanne Heaton, psychologist with Ohio University's Counseling and Psychological Services, spoke out against top-rated talk-show host Jerry Springer in a Jan. 20 Washington Post story analyzing Springer's rise to the top of the ratings. Nearly 6.7 million Americans watch Springer each day. "Some people think it's great to humiliate people, see their misfortune and laugh at it," said Heaton, co-author of Tuning in Trouble: Talk TV's Destructive Impact on Mental Health. "We all have to question ourselves: 'Why is seeing someone else humiliated so intriguing?'" . . .

Distinguished Professor of History Alonzo Hamby was quoted in a Jan. 20 Los Angeles Times story about public perception of President Clinton's character in the wake of allegations of infidelity and cover-up in the White House. In the six years since Clinton first ran for president, the American people have heard so many allegations, stories and rumors of impropriety that they may no longer be able to give him the benefit of t he doubt, Hamby said. . . .

Associate Professor of History Jeffrey Herf's new book, Divided Memory: The Nazi Past in the Two Germanys, has received praise in several national publications, including The Wall Street Journal, The Nation and the Ottawa Citizen. The book, published last year by Harvard University Press, examines how East Germany and West Germany had different views of and reactions to the Holocaust and atrocities of Hitler's regime. . . .

College of Communication Dean Kathy Krendl wrote an essay highlighting the benefits of distance-learning programs that was distributed nationally by Scripps Howard News Service. . . .

College of Business O'Bleness Professor of Management John Schermerhorn wrote an essay titled "Back to Basics for Managers" that appeared in the opinion section of The Bangkok Post, an international English daily newspaper in Thailand. Schermerhorn stressed the importance of responsible and effective mana gement in the wake of Asia's economic crisis.


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