Monday, April 2, 2007

Special Edition
Drexel in the News

Drexel in the News

This special edition of the Drexel Daily Digest reports selected University news coverage between March 22 and March 30, 2007.
(Note: Some links may have expired.)

Dr. Papadakis was quoted in a story on March 26, 2007, about his presentation of the President's Medal to George Orfanos, Greece's deputy culture minister for athletics.
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Dr. Papadakis was noted in a Hellenic News of America story on March 29, 2007. He was given a special citation in recognition of his contributions to the Hellenic spirit.
StoryLink - Hellenic News of America

The FIRST Regional Robotics Competition was featured on CN8’s “Your Morning” on March 30, 2007. Dr. Selcuk Guceri, dean of the College of Engineering, commented on the competition. The show was syndicated in Boston. The competition was also featured on WPVI-TV (ABC-6) on March 30.
StoryLink - WPVI-TV

A story in which Dr. Joanne Getsy, associate professor of medicine at the Drexel University College of Medicine and medical director of the Drexel Sleep Center of Manayunk, commented on sleeping arrangements continues to be widely syndicated. The story was broadcast on WESH-TV (NBC-Orlando), KSL-TV (NBC-Salt Lake City), WTMJ-TV (NBC-Milwaukee, Wisc.), WLEX-TV (Lexington, Ky.) and almost 60 other TV stations on March 22 and 23, 2007. The story was broadcast on more than 10 other stations on March 24, 26, 27 and 28.

Dr. Joseph Mason, associate professor of finance, was quoted in a Washington Post story on March 28, 2007, about subprime lenders. The story was syndicated in The Sun (New York) and St. Petersburg Times and on Dr. Mason commented on subprime loans on Bloomberg's "On the Economy" on March 28. He was also quoted in a story on March 23. The story was syndicated on on March 26.
StoryLink - Washington Post
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Dr. Lynn Penn, head of the Department of Chemistry, commented on KYW-AM (1060) on March 30, 2007, on a chemical found in pet food recalled by MenuFoods.
StoryLink - KYW

Dr. Katherine Sherif, Drexel University College of Medicine’s Center for Women’s Health director and internist, commented on WCAU-TV (NBC-10) on March 29, 2007, on medical tests recommended for women.

Dr. Judith Bing, associate professor of architecture, was quoted in a Philadelphia Inquirer story on March 29, 2007, about British designer Richard Rogers, who will receive this year's Pritzker Architecture Prize.
StoryLink - Philadelphia Inquirer

Drexel's hiring of Dave O'Brien, Northeastern University's athletic director, continues to receive coverage. Stories were published in The Northeastern News (Northeastern University) on March 28, 2007; The Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia Daily News and Hartford Courant (Conn.) on March 23; and The Boston Globe and Carlisle Sentinel (Pa.) on March 22.
StoryLink - Philadelphia Inquirer

Dr. Jennifer Quinlan, auxiliary professor in the Department of Bioscience and Biotechnology, commented on artificial sweeteners and sugar on WTXF-TV's (FOX-29) "Good Day Philadelphia" on March 28, 2007.

An interview with Dr. Jean-Claude Bradley, associate professor of chemistry, was published in a story on March 28, 2007, about open-source science.
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Drexel was noted on a WCAU-TV (NBC-10) newscast on March 28, 2007, for hosting the 2007 Pennsylvania High School Computer Regional Fair.

A study on how iPods affect driver performance by Dr. Dario Salvucci, assistant professor of computer science, was featured on on March 27 and on March 26, 2007. The study was also noted on, and on March 30, 2007.
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Dr. Min Wang, research associate professor of pathology; Dr. Fernando Garcia, professor of pathology; Youji Hu, senior lab director of pathology; and Mark Stearns, professor of pathology, were noted in a story on March 27, 2007, for their study to help identify high grade prostatic intraepithelial neoplasia.
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College of Law student Nicholas Pennington was featured in a recent story about overcoming dyslexia to achieve his goal in education.
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Joan McDonald, vice president of enrollment management, was quoted in a Philadelphia Inquirer story on March 26, 2007, on screening applicants for student criminal offenses.
StoryLink - Philadelphia Inquirer

Drexel was noted on a WTXF-TV (FOX-29) newscast on March 26, 2007, for participating in Paint the Town Red, an initiative designed to make Philadelphians aware of the importance of having smoke detectors installed in their homes.
StoryLink - Fox News

Drexel was noted in a Philadelphia Inquirer story on March 25, 2007, for helping tutor Greater Philadelphia students.
StoryLink - Philadelphia Inquirer

The Math Forum @ Drexel University was noted in a story on March 25, 2007, as a collaborator with Microsoft to design a suite of tools to help educators teach math and technology.
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Drexel and several other universities were noted in a New York Times story on March 23, 2007, about the New York attorney general's probe of student loan providers.
StoryLink - New York Times

Dr. William Rosenberg, professor of political science, commented on WPVI-TV (ABC-6) on March 23, 2007, on how videos are affecting public opinion of 2008 presidential candidates.
StoryLink - WPVI-TV

Drexel alumnae Robin Miller and Kristin Dudley and their LympheDIVAs products were featured on WPVI-TV (ABC-6) on March 23, 2007.
StoryLink - WPVI-TV

Dr. Richardson Dilworth, assistant professor in the Department of History and Politics, commented on KYW-TV (CBS-3) on March 23, 2007, on Philadelphia's shrinking population.

Dr. Ari Brooks, assistant director of the Drexel University College of Medicine, commented on breast cancer in a story about Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards and his wife's recurrence of breast cancer on KYW-TV (CBS-3) on March 23, 2007.

A story featured Drexel researchers' nanotube-tipped pipettes was published on March 22, 2007. The story notes Adam Fontecchio, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering. Dr. Yury Gogotsi, professor of materials science and engineering and director of the A.J. Drexel Nanotechnology Institute; Dr. Gary Friedman, professor of electrical and computer engineering; Davide Mattia, a doctoral candidate in materials engineering; Joshua Freedman, a doctoral candidate in electrical engineering; and Guzeliya Korneva, a doctoral candidate in chemistry, participated in the research.
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Dr. Craig Newschaffer, professor and chair of the School of Public Health’s Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, was quoted in a Discover story on March 22, 2007, about autism. Dr. Newschaffer participated in a study by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on autism and related disorders.
StoryLink - Discover Magazine

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