HPU Professor To Be Featured On 'Deal Or Dud' On Local Fox Affiliate


HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 8, 2010 – Dr. Dinene Crater, associate professor and chair of the biology department at High Point University, will be featured in several segments of WGHP FOX8’s ?Deal or Dud? consumer report test.

“Deal or Dud,” which tests the validity of claims made by popular products and determines if they actually work, is an Emmy-nominated news segment produced by FOX8 WGHP. Crater assisted in three segments, which will air Nov. 8-10. Each segment will test a different sanitizer that claims to significantly kill bacteria.

Various samples from surfaces that are commonly known to contain bacterial growth, including door knobs, computer keyboards, faucet handles, toothbrushes as well as many more, were taken before and after treatment by the sanitizers. The samples were then tested to see how much bacteria were killed by the products.

Crater’s findings on the products – which included the Zapi Toothbrush Sanitizer, Lotus Home Cleaning System and the Verilux Portable Sanitizing Wand – will be revealed during the segments.

At High Point University, every student receives an extraordinary education in an inspiring environment with caring people. HPU, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is a liberal arts institution with over 4,200 undergraduate and graduate students from 51 countries and 46 states at campuses in High Point and Winston-Salem. It is ranked by US News and World Report at No. 3 among Regional Colleges in the South. ranks HPU in the top 7 percent among “America’s Best Colleges.” Parade Magazine lists HPU in the top 25 private schools in the nation. The university offers 50 undergraduate majors, 42 undergraduate minors and seven graduate degree programs. It is accredited by the Commission of Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and is a member of the NCAA, Division I and the Big South Conference. Visit High Point University on the Web at

Chris Dudley

Vice President for Administration

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