Wednesday, April 20, 2005

Quote of the Day
"We can learn even from our enemies."
- Ovid

Topics of the Day
1. Magnificent Minds to Present: “The Chopsticks-Fork Principle”
2. Fall Program? Here's Your Chance with CAB
3. Your Vote...Your Voice: USGA Special Elections This Week
4. College of Arts and Sciences Honors Dr. Stanley Segall with Symposium
5. CEO Holds Workshop on Successful Leadership
6. D3 Event to Discuss The Day After Tomorrow
7. Psychiatry Grand Rounds: From Psychiatric Crisis to Primary Care
8. PhilOrch Jazz Ensemble at World Cafe Live
9. Africana Studies Holds Symposium on Urban Youth Against HIV/AIDS

 
Magnificent Minds to Present: “The Chopsticks-Fork Principle”


Students, faculty and staff are invited to a lecture by author Cathy Bao Bean, an immigrant from China, on Thursday, April 21, 2005 at 4 p.m. in Behrakis Grand Hall (32nd and Chestnut Streets).

The lecture will draw from her recent memoir "The Chopsticks-Fork Principle” that offers insight on how to reconcile expectations of extended families and society at large, and to raise a child in a respectful context while also choosing the "path less traveled." She will also explore race, class, and gender issues.

A book signing will follow the lecture. The event is part of the "Act More Like An Immigrant" workshop and co-sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Programs and International Spring Festival Committee. It’s free and open to the public. For more information, email jnk25@drexel.edu.


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

 
Fall Program? Here's Your Chance with CAB


Want to have a say in who the fall comedian is? Want to choose the movies for the Friday Night Flicks? Now is your chance!

The Campus Activities Board (CAB) is accepting applications from now through Wednesday, April 27, 2005. Applications can be found on the door to the CAB Office or at http://cab.student-org.drexel.edu/CABAPPSpring05.pdf. Don't miss out on a great opportunity.


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

 
Your Vote...Your Voice: USGA Special Elections This Week


The Undergraduate Student Government Association is holding a special online election through Friday, April 22, 2005 at 5 p.m. A new constitution has been written and passed by the student senate. The student body must ratify the constitution before it is adopted.

To vote, visit http://www.drexel.edu/usga/vote, and log-in with your DrexelOne username and password.

For more information, email Jason Cziraki, elections chair, at jac52@drexel.edu.


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

 
College of Arts and Sciences Honors
Dr. Stanley Segall with Symposium


The department of bioscience and biotechnology in the College of Arts and Sciences will hold "What's New on Your Plate: Assuring Food Safety in the 21st Century," a symposium in honor of Dr. Stanley Segall, on Monday, April 25, 2005 in Behrakis Grand Hall (32nd and Chestnut Streets).

The symposium begins at 8:30 a.m. and includes presentations by Drexel bioscience and biotechnology faculty, researchers and scientists from the USDA-ERRC and the FDA and more. The keynote will be given by Aaron Brody (above), President and CEO, Packaging/Brody. A dinner in the Westphal Picture Gallery (32nd and Chestnut Streets) will be held at 6 p.m.

The symposium recognizes the work of Dr. Segall, a Drexel faculty member since 1967. Dr. Segall, a respected and renowned food scientist, is retiring from Drexel this year. He is a fellow of the Institute of Food Technologists, the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the Coffee Brewing Center of the Pan American Coffee Union. He is also a member of the American Chemical Society, American Association of University Professors, Sigma Xi and Phi Tau Sigma - the food scientists honor society.

The symposium, including continental breakfast, lunch buffet and reception, is open to the public at no charge. Dinner is $50 per person, payable at the event. For more information, contact Dr. A. Philip Handel at aphandel@drexel.edu.


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

 
CEO Holds Workshop on Successful Leadership


The Creating Excellent Organizations (CEO) program will hold the free workshop "Successful Leadership Means Successful Delegation" today, April 20, 2005 from 6-7:30 p.m. in MacAlister Hall room 2020 (33rd and Chestnut Streets).

Furhana Husani, an engineer with PSEG Fossil, is the guest speaker. Participants will learn how to get delegated tasks done properly and how to manage for success.

The workshop is designed for student organizational leaders and members. For more information, visit http://www.drexel.edu/StudentLife/CEO/.


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

 
D3 Event to Discuss The Day After Tomorrow


The College of Arts and Sciences will hold a free Dinner and Discussion at Drexel (D3) event for undergraduate students on the film The Day After Tomorrow today, April 20, 2005 from 5-7 p.m. in the Faculty Club on the sixth floor of MacAlister Hall (33rd and Chestnut Streets). Excerpts from the film will be screened and dinner will be served. The evening will also include an informal discussion of the film from the interdisciplinary perspectives of the fields of physics, mathematics and writing.

On February 21, 2005 The Philadelphia Inquirer reported that "two sets of ocean readings presented at the annual meeting of the prestigious American Association for the Advancement of Science solidify the scientific underpinnings of global warming and point to an increased chance for a much-feared side effect that was popularized and fictionalized in last year's movie The Day After Tomorrow, in which global warming triggers a new ice age in the Northern Hemisphere."

D3 is an ongoing series of discussions on interdisciplinary topics sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences. D3 events, which are open to all Drexel undergraduate students, involve a brief performance or film screening, informal discussion and dinner.

For more information, contact Dr. Eva Thury, at 215-895-1711 or Thury@drexel.edu.


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

 
Psychiatry Grand Rounds: From Psychiatric Crisis to Primary Care


The Drexel University College of Medicine department of psychiatry and the department of family medicine will hold the grand rounds session "From Psychiatric Crisis to Primary Care: The Road Less Traveled" on Thursday, April 21, 2005 at 12:30 p.m. in the Scattergood Auditorium at Friends Hospital (above, 4641 Roosevelt Boulevard).

Dr. Kim Griswold from the department of Family Medicine at the State University of New York-Buffalo is the guest speaker.

The Grand Rounds is free and open to students, faculty and staff. Lunch will be provided. For information, contact Angel Eberhardt, Drexel University College of Medicine, at 215-831-4053.


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

 
PhilOrch Jazz Ensemble at World Cafe Live

Members of the Philadelphia Orchestra will perform as the PhilOrch Jazz Ensemble on Saturday, April 23, 2005 at 7:30 p.m. at World Cafe Live (31st and Walnut Streets). The evening also includes guest performers The Tonics, a 12-man a cappella music group.

Floor, loge and bar tickets are $26 in advance (includes all processing fees). Mezzanine tickets are $53 (includes buffet). Full dinner service is available at ticket holders' tables for the show. Dinner seating begins at 6 p.m. For more information, visit http://www.worldcafelive.com.

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

 
Africana Studies Holds Symposium
on Urban Youth Against HIV/AIDS


"Urban Youth Against HIV/AIDS: Bridging the Gap Locally, Nationally and Globally" is a one-day symposium on HIV/AIDS that will be held on Saturday, April 23, 2005 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. in the Bossone Research Enterprise Center (Market Street between 31st and 32nd Streets).

The symposium will begin with free breakfast and will feature skits, workshops, a film on HIV/AIDS in Africa and India and free on-site HIV/AIDS testing. Music and giveaways from Wired 96.5 FM will begin at 10 a.m. followed by entertainment provided by The Beat 100.3 FM. A complimentary lunch will be offered in the afternoon.

The event, sponsored by the Africana Studies Program of the College of Arts and Sciences, is free and open to the public. For information, contact Kali N. Gross at kng25@drexel.edu or visit http://www.drexel.edu/coas/afasstudies/events.asp.


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

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End of DREXEL DAILY DIGEST, Wednesday, 20 April 2005