Monday, March 10, 2008

Quote of the Day
"Life must be understood backwards; but it must be lived forward."
- Soren Kierkegaard

Hot Topic
01. SCDC to Present Annual Spring Career Fair

Topics of the Day
02. Baiada Breakfast Forum: "The Democratization of Entrepreneurship: Let Me In"
03. CCHC Counseling Center to Present Workshop: "Are You Burning Out?"
04. This Week on The Drexel Interview
05. "10 Keys for a Fundable Pitch: How to Talk to Money"
06. Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship for Study Abroad
07. Pharmaceutical Leadership Forum with Shire CEO Matt Emmens
08. Benefits Buzz: Healthy Lifestyles
09. Physician Lecture Today: "Improving Your Appearance with Cosmetic Procedures and Dental Implants"
10. Retirement Planning Conference and Workshop
11. Buffet Dinner and Entertainment : Spend "A Night on the Mediterranean"
12. Two CEO Workshops Today
13. Deadline Tomorrow for Charrette with Internationally-renowned Architect Cameron Sinclair
14. Drexel News Media Watch

 
SCDC to Present Annual Spring Career Fair

All students and alumni are invited to participate in the Steinbright Career Development Center’s Annual Spring Career Fair on Wednesday, April 9, 2008, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Daskalakis Athletic Center (33rd and Market Streets).

Over 220 employers will meet with interested students and job candidates to talk with them about their companies and job opportunities. Spring Career Fair participants should dress professionally and bring copies of their resumes for distribution to potential employers.

The Steinbright Career Development Center encourages all students to participate in this excellent opportunity to conduct a proactive job search, research the competitive job market, target specific employers and develop future networking contacts.

To get the most from the Spring Career Fair, students and alumni are urged to attend one of the “Success at the Career Fair” workshops in the SCDC Conference Room (3201 Arch Street, Suite 250).

Friday, April 4, 2008: noon, 1:30 p.m., 3 p.m. and 4 p.m.
Monday, April 7, 2008: 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m. and 6 p.m.

To register for one of the workshops or for more information, contact the SCDC at 215-895-2185.

Approved under the authority of Philip Terranova, Vice President for University Relations

 
Baiada Breakfast Forum: “The Democratization of Entrepreneurship: Let Me In”

The Laurence A. Baiada Center for Entrepreneurship in Technology will host an Entrepreneurial Breakfast Forum, “The Democratization of Entrepreneurship: Let Me In,” on Thursday, March 13, 2008, at 7:30 a.m. in Behrakis Grand Hall (32nd and Chestnut Streets).

One of the biggest obstacles for first-time entrepreneurs is gaining access to the right players in the entrepreneurial ecosystem in order to move their ideas and companies forward. Concurrently, venture capitalists, service providers and economic development agencies seek robust pipelines of quality entrepreneurial opportunities for growth.

This panel discussion will explore ways to create a more inclusive system, where gaining better access to funding sources, service providers and advisors can concurrently increase visibility and transparency of entrepreneurial companies. The discussion will be moderated by Mark Loschiavo (above left) , executive director of the Baiada Center. Panelists include:

Register online at http://www.lebow.drexel.edu/Centers/Baiada/Calendar.php.

For more information contact Terri McIlhenney at terrim@drexel.edu.

Approved under the authority of Philip Terranova, Vice President for University Relations

 
CCHC Counseling Center to Present Workshop: "Are You Burning Out?"

The Student Counseling Center on the Center City Hahnemann Campus will present a workshop “Are You Burning Out?” with CCHC’s Heather Zelle, on Thursday, March 13, 2008, from noon to 1p.m. in room 310, Bellet Building (1505 Race Street).

The workshop is open to students, faculty and staff.

Refreshments will be served.

For further information regarding this workshop, call Heather Zelle at 215-762-7625.

Approved under the authority of Philip Terranova, Vice President for University Relations

 
This Week on The Drexel Interview

The Drexel InterView™ is hosted by Dr. Paula Marantz Cohen, distinguished professor of English at Drexel University.

On DUTV (Drexel University Television)

Tuesday, March 11, 2008, at 8 p.m.
Carol F. Lippa, M.D. (above), professor of neurology and director of the Memory Disorders Program, DUCoM

All programs on DUTV air first on Tuesday at 8 p.m., repeating on Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday mornings at 10 a.m. DUTV can be seen throughout Philadelphia on Comcast Cable channel 54 and in West Philadelphia on channel 62. On the Drexel University City Main Campus, DUTV can be seen on channel 33.

On WYBE

Wednesday, March 12, 2008, at 9:30 a.m.
Megan Stein ’06, fashion designer

Sunday, March 16, 2008, at 5 p.m.
Daniel DeJesus, artist and rock cellist

All programs on WYBE air first on Sunday at 5 p.m., repeating on Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. WYBE can be seen on channel 35 and on cable channel 34 in the Greater Philadelphia area.

For more information about The Drexel InterView™, visit http://www.drexel.edu/thedrexelinterview.

Approved under the authority of Philip Terranova, Vice President for University Relations

 
"10 Keys for a Fundable Pitch: How to Talk to Money"

The Laurence A. Baiada Center for Entrepreneurship in Technology will host an Entrepreneurial Skills Workshop, "10 Keys for a Fundable Pitch: How to Talk to Money,” today, March 10, 2008, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the Baiada Center, located on the ground floor of the Academic Building (3225 Arch Street).

Learn how to structure and deliver a winning presentation for an "angel" or venture capitalist and other secrets of a successful campaign. If you have never presented to investors before or if you have but didn't get what you wanted, this workshop is for you.

Steve Bowman, president of BizClarity, will lead the workshop. Bowman, also known as "The Pitch Doctor," is an expert in financial and technical presentations, particularly in helping entrepreneurial companies prepare pitches for venture funding.

To register for this free workshop, visit http://www.lebow.drexel.edu/Centers/Baiada/Calendar.php.

For more information, contact Terri McIlhenney at terrim@drexel.edu.

Approved under the authority of Philip Terranova, Vice President for University Relations

 
Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship for Study Abroad

Students who received the Pell Grant and are planning to study abroad should apply for the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program for fall 2008 (academic year 2008-09). The deadline for applications is Tuesday, April 15, 2008.

The Gilman International Scholarship Program provides awards of up to $5,000 for U.S. undergraduate students to study abroad for up to one academic year. The program serves students who have been under-represented in study abroad, which includes but is not limited to: Students with high financial need, community college students, students in under-represented fields such as the sciences and engineering, students from diverse ethnic backgrounds, students attending minority-serving institutions and students with disabilities. The Gilman Program seeks to assist students from a diverse range and type of two-year and four-year public and private institutions from all 50 states.

For more information about this and other fellowship opportunities, visit http://www.drexel.edu/fellowships or visit the Gilman scholarship Web site at http://www.iie.org/gilman.

Approved under the authority of Stephen W. Director, Provost

 
Pharmaceutical Leadership Forum with Shire CEO Matt Emmens

LeBow College of Business will present Matt Emmens (above) , CEO of Shire and author of Zenobia: The Curious Book of Business, in a lecture "Career Opportunities in Challenging Times: One Person Can Make a Difference," the first of three events for the Pharmaceutical Leadership Forum, on Wednesday, March 12, 2008, from 6 to 7 p.m. in room 109, Matheson Hall (32nd and Market Streets).

This series highlights the future of the pharmaceutical industry, including trends and growth opportunities, to help further the overall goal of improving the quality of life for patients and families.

Approved under the authority of Stephen W. Director, Provost

 
Benefits Buzz: Healthy Lifestyles

Human Resources will host "Healthy Lifestyles" today, March 10, 2008, from 3 to 4 p.m. in room 116 , Korman Center (33rd Street between Chestnut and Market Streets).

The next Benefits Buzz session, "Medical Leave Options," will be held on Monday, March 17, 2008 at the same time and location.

Benefits Buzz is an informal weekly meeting for answering questions and providing information about Drexel benefits. Human Resources representatives will be available to present information and answer questions from faculty and staff.

For more information, email Trish Mahon at pam82@drexel.edu.

Approved under the authority of Adele T. Barbato, Senior Vice President for Human Resources

 
Physician Lecture Today: “Improving Your Appearance with Cosmetic Procedures and Dental Implants”

Human Resources will present "Improving Your Appearance with Cosmetic Procedures and Dental Implants" today, March 10, 2008, from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the University Club, located on the sixth floor of MacAlister Hall (33rd and Chestnut Streets).

Dr. Nabil A. Abaza, will speak on contemporary oral and maxillofacial surgery. Oral and maxillofacial surgeons perform cosmetic procedures to enhance facial appearance, place dental implants, treat tempero-mandibular joint (TMJ) disorders, craniofacial trauma, minor and major infections of the head and neck region, and cysts and tumors of the jaws and associated structures. Reconstruction of any resulting defects is the goal of the surgery. These professionals are experts in performing orthognathic procedures in elective fractures of the jaw bones and re-setting for better function and the improvement of the facial profile, the reparation of a cleft lip and palate, the performance of an extraction of teeth, and the surgical removal of impacted third molars.

The lecture will present examples of these procedures frequently performed by the OMFS Division Surgeons, Drs. Michael Bianchi, Thomas Nordone, Andrew Kanter, Jason Huffman and Abaza.

Dr. Abaza is a professor and residency program director of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Dr. Abaza is a Board Certified Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon who has been in the academic branch of his specialty for over 35 years. Dr. Abaza trained at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Abaza also holds a Ph.D. in Pathology from the University Of Pittsburgh School Of Medicine.

He is a recipient of three Golden Apple Awards and the Lindback Award for teaching excellence.

This event is free and open to Drexel faculty and staff. A light lunch will be served. Reservations are not necessary.

For more information, email Ellen Posner at emp28@drexel.edu.

Approved under the authority of Adele T. Barbato, Senior Vice President for Human Resources

 
Retirement Planning Conference and Workshop

Fidelity Investments will be at the University City Main Campus for Individual Conferences on Wednesday, March 12, 2008, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in room 210, W.W. Hagerty Library (33rd and Market Streets). From noon to 1 p.m., Fidelity will present the lecture "Finding the Right Investment Strategy." Reservations are recommended but not required.

Scheduling information and dates for workshops and individual conferences are available on the Drexel University and DUCOM Web sites in calendar format. Click on one of the links below.

Drexel University: Retirement Plan at http://www.drexel.edu/hr/benefits/InvestEducation.html
DUCOM: Retirement Plan at http://www.drexel.edu/admin/hr_hs/benefits/InvestEducation.html

For more information, email Rhianna Pearl at pearlr@drexel.edu.

Approved under the authority of Adele T. Barbato, Senior Vice President for Human Resources

 
Buffet Dinner and Entertainment: Spend "A Night on the Mediterranean"

The Italian Students Organization, Turkish Student Association, Hillel and Alpha Epsilon Pi will host "A Night on the Mediterranean" on Thursday, March 13, 2008, from 7 to 10 p.m. in Behrakis Grand Hall (32nd and Chestnut Streets). This event will feature a buffet dinner with selections from Italy, Sicily, Turkey and Israel. Musical entertainers representing each country will also be performing with dancing to follow dinner.

Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door.

Visit http://www.tarpusa.org/RSVP to reserve a spot or, for more information, visit http://www.ItalianStudentsOrg.com or email ISO@drexel.edu.

Approved under the authority of James Tucker, Senior Vice President of Student Life and Administrative Services

 
Two CEO Workshops Today

The Creating Excellent Organizations (CEO) Program will offer two workshops today:

These free workshops are designed for student organization leaders and members. For more information, visit http://www.drexel.edu/oca/l/.

Approved under the authority of Philip Terranova, Vice President for University Relations

 
Deadline Tomorrow for Charrette with Internationally-renowned Architect Cameron Sinclair

The Department of Architecture and Interior Design in the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design will host a design charrette (an intense and often collaborative period of design activity) with 2008 Rankin Scholar-in-Residence Cameron Sinclair (above), who will be at Drexel from Thursday, April 3 to Monday, April 7. The charrette will take place at several on-campus locations to be determined after design teams are chosen. The charrette is limited to 72 students and the deadline to sign-up is Tuesday, March 11, 2008, at 5 p.m.

The kick-off event for the Cameron Sinclair Design Charrette will be a presentation by Sinclair, “How Community Design Delivers More than Architecture,” on Thursday, April 3, 2008, at 6:30 p.m. at the Mandell Theater (33rd and Chestnut Streets).This lecture is free and open to the public.

Sinclair, co-founder and executive director of Architecture for Humanity, creates design solutions to international humanitarian crises such as tsunamis and hurricanes as well as ethnic and political conflicts. Currently working in a dozen countries, Architecture for Humanity draws upon the skills of countless designers to find immediate solutions for communities in need. 

Students from all Drexel educational tracks are encouraged to participate in this challenging design competition. Sinclair has suggested that students in health care, medicine and engineering become involved in the contest. 

For more information about the architect or the Cameron Sinclair Design Charrette, visit http://www.drexel.edu/westphal or call 215-895-2409.

Approved under the authority of Philip Terranova, Vice President for University Relations

 
Drexel News Media Watch

An Associated Press story published on March 7, 2008, about the University’s plan to establish a campus police department was published on the Web sites of The Philadelphia Inquirer, Times-Leader (Wilkes Barre, Pa.) and several other newspapers and on the sites of KYW-AM (CBS-3), WPVI-TV (ABC-6) and WTXF-TV (FOX-29).
StoryLink - The Philadelphia Inquirer

Dr. James Barrett, professor of pharmacology in the Drexel University College of Medicine, is quoted in a story published on the Web site of Science on March 7, 2008, about drug discovery and development.
StoryLink - Science

Dr. Wan Shih, associate professor of biomedical engineering, and colleagues are noted in a story published on the Web site of Chemistry World on March 7, 2008, about his research in developing a sensor that can distinguish between closely related bacteria.
StoryLink - Chemistry World

The Philadelphia Inquirer on March 7, 2008, published a letter to the editor by Dr. Richard V. Homan, Senior vice president for health affairs and Annenberg dean, and Dr. Barbara Schindler, vice dean for educational and academic affairs, both in the Drexel University College of Medicine. The letter focuses on East Falls’ revitalization and notes that the legacy of the Medical College of Pennsylvania and Woman’s Medical College lives on at the Drexel University College of Medicine, whose Queen Lane campus is thriving.
StoryLink - The Philadelphia Inquirer

MadKo, MAD Dragon Records’ concert promotion agency, is noted on PhillyBurbs.com on March 7, 2008, for hosting a hip-hop show Friday at Philadelphia's Rotunda.
StoryLink - PhillyBurbs.com

Nicholas Gioffre, a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon, was interviewed on WIOQ-FM (102.1) on March 6, 2008, about the fraternity’s fundraiser in support of St. Baldrick's Foundation’s cancer research. About 60 Sigma Phi Epsilon brothers shaved their heads Thursday during a concert at Mandell Theater.

Jeff Gardosh, president of the Undergraduate Student Government Association, commented on KYW-AM (1060) on March 6, 2008, about a Super Tuesday watch party held on campus February 5.

The Drexel University Cycling club is noted in The Phoenix (Phoenixville, Pa.) on March 6, 2008, for co-hosting the 2008 Phoenixville Fury and Philly Phlyer Collegiate and United States Cycling Federation races last weekend.
StoryLink - The Phoenix

Approved under the authority of Philip Terranova, Vice President for University Relations

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