Thursday, April 7, 2005

Quote of the Day
"Never worry about numbers. Help one person at a time, and always start with the person nearest you."
- Mother Teresa

Topics of the Day
1. Drexel Community Mourns Death of Pope John Paul II
2. Friday Night Flicks: Ocean's Twelve
3. Open Mic Night - Tonight at Ross Commons
4. Author Nimisha Ladva to Speak at Faculty Club
5. University City District Sponsors 2nd Fridays
6. World Cafe Live Announces Upcoming Shows
7. Biomed Seminar: Approaches to Cancer Therapy
8. Scholarly Communication: What Authors and Editors Need to Know
9. Drexel News Media Watch

 
Drexel Community Mourns Death of Pope John Paul II


The Drexel community is invited to attend prayer services honoring the life and mourning the death of Pope John Paul II to be held through Friday, April 8, 2005, at 1 p.m. and 5:15 p.m. at the Saint Katharine Drexel Chapel of the Newman Center at Drexel (33rd and Chestnut Streets). Father William Grogan, chaplain of the Newman Center at Drexel, will lead the prayer service.

For more information, call 215-590-8760.


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

 
Friday Night Flicks: Ocean's Twelve


The Campus Activities Board (CAB) will screen the movie Ocean's Twelve on Friday, April 8, 2005 at 8 and 11 p.m. and Sunday, April 10, 2005 at 5 and 8 p.m. in Nesbitt Hall's Stein Auditorium (33rd and Market Streets). Tickets are $3 each or $5 for two (with a valid Drexel ID).

For more information on CAB events, visit http://www.drexel.edu/cab.


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

 
Open Mic Night - Tonight at Ross Commons


The Second Floor presents Open Mic Night tonight, April 7, 2005 from 9-11 p.m. at Ross Commons (34th and Powelton).

Forgot to sign-up in advance? Show up from 8 - 8:30 p.m. to get your name on the schedule. Come out and support your fellow Drexel students as they perform music, comedy and more.

Winners of the Open Mic will be featured performers at a weekly Thursday Night Live Show with free publicity.

For more information, contact the Ross Commons Hotline at 215-895-1000.


Approved under the authority of Anthony T. Caneris, Senior Vice President for Student Life and Administrative Services

 
Author Nimisha Ladva to Speak at Faculty Club


Local author Nimisha Ladva (above) will read from her memoir Good Girls Don't Stare: Growing Up Indian Between Two Worlds on Thursday, April 14, 2005 at 12:30 p.m. in the Faculty Lounge, MacAlister Hall, sixth floor. The event is sponsored by the departments of English and philosophy, international area studies and the College of Arts and Sciences.

Ladva currently lectures and serves as assistant director of the Writing Center at Bryn Mawr College. She has written a feature length screenplay and a collection of short stories.

The event is open to students, faculty and staff. For more information, visit http://www.drexel.edu/coas/news.asp.


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

 
University City District Sponsors 2nd Fridays


University City District presents 2nd Fridays in Powelton Village. 2nd Fridays will celebrate with an evening of culture and fine dining on April 8, 2005 from 5-11 p.m. Events include:

For more information on 2nd Fridays, visit http://www.ucityphila.org/press_releases/pr_04_01_05.cfm.


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

 
World Cafe Live Announces Upcoming Shows


World Cafe Live (31st and Walnut Streets) will feature the following upcoming live performances:

Today, April 7
Noon - Upstairs Live Cafe
Lunchtime concert featuring Bluesman Jay
Free admission

6 p.m. - Upstairs Live Cafe
Birdie Busch
Free admission

7:30 p.m. - (doors open at 6 p.m.) Downstairs Live
Mason Jennings with special guest Jonathan Rice
Tickets $15 (standing only with some seating available)

8 p.m. - Upstairs Live Cafe
The Music Stop hosted by Kate Gaffney with special guests Jenni Alpert and Clare Burson
Free admission

10:30 p.m. - Upstairs Live Cafe
Carter Little and Boxstep

Friday, April 8
Noon - Upstairs Live Cafe
Special acoustic show with Ari Hest
Free admission

7:30 p.m. (dinner seating begins at 6 p.m.) - Downstairs Live
Lucy Kaplansky with special guests Stacey Earle and Mark Stuart
Tickets $23

8 p.m. - Upstairs Live Cafe
Bostock (a.k.a. La Familia Disfunctional)
Tickets $10

11 p.m. - Downstairs Live
Pennsylvania Six-5000
Tickets $10 - Call for student discount (standing only with some seating available)

World Cafe Live serves breakfast, lunch and dinner in its Upstairs Live and Downstairs Live facilities and features live music performances seven days a week. For more information on World Cafe Live, visit http://www.worldcafelive.com.


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

 
Biomed Seminar: Approaches to Cancer Therapy


The School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems will hold the seminar "Systems Biology Approaches to Cancer Therapy and Early Detection" on Friday, April 8, 2005, at 4 p.m. in Matheson Hall room 208 (32nd and Market Streets).

Dr. Avijit Ghosh (above), assistant professor of physics, is the guest speaker.

The seminar is free and open to students, faculty and staff. For more information, call 215-895-2215 or email biomed@drexel.edu.


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

 
Scholarly Communication: What Authors & Editors Need to Know


Where should I submit my articles for publication? How can I have my journal indexed in Web of Science? Does the journal in which it is published affect the impact of my article?

Marian Gloninger, manager of publisher relations at Thomson Scientific, will address these questions and more when she speaks on "Journal Impact Factors: What Authors & Editors Need to Know" on Tuesday, April 12, 2005 from 3-5 p.m. in Hagerty Library, Stern Conference Room, third floor (33rd and Market Streets).

Gloninger is responsible for maintaining effective relationships with more than 3,000 publishers of scholarly journals, books and conference proceedings, and oversees the acquisition of content for inclusion in Thomson Scientific products.

This lecture is part of the Scholarly Communication Speaker Series sponsored by the Office of Research and Graduate Studies and Drexel University Libraries. The event is open to students, faculty and staff. Refreshments will be served.

For more information, visit http://www.library.drexel.edu/about/scholcomm2005.html or contact Peggy Dominy at dominymf@drexel.edu.


Approved under the authority of Dr. Ali Houshmand, Interim Provost

 
Drexel News Media Watch

Culinary-arts student Ashley Hess was a featured in the Philadelphia Daily News on April 6, 2005 for having opened a café with the Brasserie Perrier team at Boyds on Chestnut Street in Philadelphia. Hess won the Daily News’ “Yo! A Cook’s Off: Part Deux” competition last fall, and part of her prize was the opportunity to work in the restaurant.
StoryLink - Philadelphia Daily News

Drexel was mentioned in a story in The Philadelphia Inquirer on April 6, 2005 about the short supply of minority Philadelphia teachers. The story notes how some paraprofessionals have obtained teaching degrees at the University.
StoryLink - The Philadelphia Inquirer

Dr. Howard Eisen, Drexel University College of Medicine, was quoted in two stories on the Yahoo, RedNova.com and EurekAlert.com Web sites April 6, 2005 about the launch of a test for the management of heart-transplant patients and the clinical implementation of molecular-testing protocols at the College of Medicine.
StoryLink - Yahoo!

A story about talk therapy as a depression treatment in which Dr. James Herbert, associate professor of psychology, was quoted continues to be published. The story appeared April 5 and 6, 2005 on the TechNewsWorld.com, CRMBuyer.com, MacNewsWorld, LinuxInsider.com and the American Psychological Association Web sites.
StoryLink - TechNewsWorld

The University was noted in a story in The Quad (West Chester University) on April 5, 2005 in connection with the ABC Family documentary being filmed on campus about parents experiencing college life.
StoryLink - The Quad

Drexel was mentioned in a CN8 broadcast April 5, 2005 about National Public Health Week.

One of the Newman Center’s prayer services for Pope John Paul II was featured on WCAU-TV on April 5, 2005.

Dr. Myrna Shure, professor of psychology, published the article “End the BedTime Wars” in the April 2005 Delaware Valley edition of Curious Parents magazine about how parents can put their children to bed at night with less opposition from the children.
StoryLink - Curious Parents

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

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