SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Richard Wukich, Slippery Rock University professor of art, was featured for his work in helping create potable water for those in earthquake-ravaged Haiti as part of a recent edition of CNN's "Anderson Cooper 360°" and in a Tuesday Pittsburgh Post-Gazette story by columnist Tony Norman.
The two-minute CNN news segment aired March 24.
Wukich, who joined the SRU faculty in 1968, and his daughter, Danika, a former SRU student now living in Pittsburgh, visited the country shortly after the magnitude 7.0 quake hit
While there they worked to show how water filters made from ceramic clay embedded with colloidal silver can purify water by killing harmful bacteria.
The CNN segment allowed viewers to see the filters while Wukich explained their cost, manufacture and use.
The segment may be viewed on YouTube at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_viaZH3puIQ&feature=player_embedded
Norman, who was on campus recently as the Walwik Freedom of Expression Lecture speaker, outlined Wukich's water filter program, including its coverage on CNN as well as how filter manufacture could become a major business - and employment - opportunity for Braddock, Wukich's hometown.
Norman's column is available at: http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/10089/1046578-153.stm.