Friday, June 8, 2007

Quote of the Day
"An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest."
- Benjamin Franklin

Hot Topics
01. There’s Still Time to Volunteer for Commerce Bank Bike Race
02. Instructions for Race Marshals for Commerce Bank Bike Race
03.
Drexel to Staff Health Hut at Commerce Bank Bike Race

Topics of the Day
04. MSE to Host Dr. Masahiro Yoshimura
05. Performing Arts Music Ensembles
06. Best of the Fest Features Student Films
07. World Cafe Live Presents
08. Dr. Corey Newman to Speak on Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy
09. iSchool Talk on Infrastructure for Software Pattern Languages
10. Maya Release Party and Poetry Reading
11. Drexel News Media Watch

 
There’s Still Time to Volunteer for Commerce Bank Bike Race

Students who want to volunteer as race marshals during Commerce Bank's Philadelphia International Bike Race on Sunday, June 10, 2007, can still sign up.

Drexel is the official university sponsor for the race, which will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Race marshals help ensure the safety of the event by keeping spectators, recreational cyclists, stray animals and cars out of the way of competitors, race caravan and official vehicles as they make their way from Center City to the 17 percent incline of the Manayunk Wall 10 times to complete the 156-mile race. Race marshals are assigned a post for the entire race.

Volunteers will receive a free T-shirt and lunch and an up-close-and-personal view of the race.

Drexel will provide a shuttle from Towers Hall (34th and Arch Streets) to 22nd Street and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway from 6:30 to 7:30 a.m. Volunteers need to meet in the Quartermaster Tent, located in the Feed Zone off Kelly Drive.

Pro Cycling Tour staff will coordinate race marshal’s activities for the day. Students will be transported back to campus from the morning drop-off location from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.

To register to be a race marshal, go to http://www.procyclingtour.com/volunteers_form.cfm and complete the online registration form using your Drexel email address.

For more information, contact Student Life at 215-895-2501 or studentlife@drexel.edu.

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

 
Instructions for Race Marshals for Commerce Bank Bike Race

Following are instructions for students who have signed up to be race marshals during Commerce Bank's Philadelphia International Bike Race on Sunday, June 10, 2007, from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Drexel will provide regular shuttle transportation from Towers Hall (34th and Arch Streets) to 22nd Street and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway from 6:30 to 7:30 a.m. Shuttles will run about every fifteen minutes. Volunteers need to meet in the Quartermaster Tent, located in the Feed Zone off Kelly Drive.

Pro Cycling Tour staff will coordinate race marshal’s activities for the day. Students will be transported back to campus from the morning drop-off location from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.
For more information, contact the Division of Student Life at 215-895-2501 or studentlife@drexel.edu.

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

 
Drexel to Staff Health Hut at Commerce Bank Bike Race

The College of Nursing and Health Professions and the Drexel University College of Medicine will staff a health hut at Commerce Bank's 23rd annual Philadelphia International Championship Bike Race on Sunday, June 10, 2007. The hut will be located in the Lifestyle Expo tent, off Kelly Drive and east of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Drexel is the official university sponsor of the race, which will run from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The race may be viewed live on WPVI-TV (ABC-6) and via Web cast at http://www.procyclingtour.com.

More than 100 Drexel student volunteers have signed up as race marshals.

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

 
MSE to Host Dr. Masahiro Yoshimura

The Department of Materials Science and Engineering presents Dr. Masahiro Yoshimura (above) and "Powder-Less Processing for Nano-Structured Functional Ceramics" today, June 8, 2007, at 11 a.m. in Room 340, Curtis Hall (32nd and Chestnut Streets).

Dr. Yoshimura is director of the Materials and Structures Laboratory at the Tokyo Institute of Technology. He will discuss the direct fabrication of ceramics in a solution by a single step process and the novel melt process.

This event is open to students, faculty and staff

For more information, contact Keiko Nakazawa at 215-895-2323 or knakazawa@coe.drexel.edu. For more information on Dr. Yoshimura, visit http://www.materia.titech.ac.jp/English/LaboratoryProfile/Yoshimura.html.

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

 
Performing Arts Music Ensembles

The Antoinette Westphal College of Arts & Design presents a week of performing arts senior shows at the following locations:

Today, June 8, at 7:30 p.m. - Keyboard Ensemble
Mandell Theater (33rd and Chestnut Streets)

Dr. Wanda Caufield will lead the ensembles in their final concert of the academic year; both Keyboard Ensemble I and Keyboard Ensemble II will feature music by Chopin, Schubert, Beethoven and contemporary composers. Some pieces will be accompanied by guest vocalists.

Saturday, June 9, at 7:30 p.m. - Gospel Choir
Mandell Theater (33rd and Chestnut Streets)
Dr. Gregory Ross will lead the Gospel Choir ensemble in its final concert of the academic year. Audience members are encouraged to bring their voices, dancing shoes, and tambourines.

Sunday, June 10, at 3 p.m. - University Choir
Great Court, Main Building (32nd and Chestnut Streets)
The University Choir will end its academic year with a polychoral concert from the balconies of the Great Court. Music by Di Lasso, Schutz, Caldara, Debussy, Ravel, and Faure will be performed.

These performances are free and open to the public. For more information about senior shows, visit http://www.drexel.edu/westphal/news_events/#e3.

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

 
Best of the Fest Features Student Films

The Film and Video Department and the Campus Activities Board (CAB) will present Best of the Fest today, June 8, 2007, from 6 to 10 p.m. in the William F. Mitchell Auditorium, Edmund D. Bossone Research Enterprise Center (32nd & Market Streets). Dinner will be served.

Best of the Fest celebrates the achievements of the students whose films were entered in this year's MAD Dragon Film and Video Festival.

For more information, contact CAB at cab@drexel.edu.

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

 
World Cafe Live Presents

XPN presents Steve Forbert and the Sound Benders and the YFS Fest presents Lee "Scratch" Perry with Dub Is A Weapon at the Downstairs Live, World Cafe Live (3025 Walnut Street).

Steve Forbert and the Sound Benders perform today, June 8 and Saturday June 9, 2007, 7:30 p.m.
Mississippi-bred, Nashville-based singer/songwriter Steve Forbert, who is known for his early classics Alive on Arrival and Jackrabbit Slim and his Grammy-nominated Jimmie Rodgers tribute album Any Old Time, recently released his first new album of original material in four years Just Like There's Nothin' to It.

Tickets range from $30 to $40 and can be purchased online or at the door. For more information, visit http://tickets.worldcafelive.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=1866.

Lee "Scratch" Perry with Dub Is a Weapon perform Sunday, June 10, 2007, at 8 p.m.
Perry is a songwriter, performer and a producer who has been at the forefront of reggae music since the late 50's ska movement. He produced one of the earliest all-dub albums, Blackboard Jungle, in 1974 and his production of Charlie Ace's Cow Theory Skank in 1973 became the first recording to use the "scratch" turntable effect. His latest release is Panic In Babylon (Narnack). Perry will appear as part of the Young Friends Society of Black Arts (YFS) fest. YFS is an organization of Philadelphians committed to supporting local black arts organizations.

Tickets range from $28 to $40 for standing room only. For more information, visit http://tickets.worldcafelive.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=1883.

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

 
Dr. Corey Newman to Speak on Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy

The College of Arts and Sciences will present Dr. Corey Newman (above) and "Managing 'Resistance': A Cognitive-Behavioral Perspective," on Monday, June 18, 2007, at 6:30 p.m. in the William F. Mitchell Auditorium, Edmund D. Bossone Research Enterprise Center (32nd and Market Streets).

Dr. Newman is the director of the Center for Cognitive Therapy, and associate professor of psychology in psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.

Dr. Newman will review a number of methods that therapists can use in an effort to increase participation during therapy. He will focus on managing patient resistance to cognitive-behavioral therapy and ways that cognitive-behavioral therapists can increase their accurate empathy for their patients' "resistance" by trying to conceptualize problems in terms of patients' maladaptive beliefs regarding personal change.

For more information, contact Dr. Evan Forman at evan.m.forman@drexel.edu. For more information on Dr. Newman, visit http://www.uphs.upenn.edu/psycct/staff/cfnpage.htm.

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

 
iSchool Talk on Infrastructure for Software Pattern Languages

Dr. Scott R. Henninger, associate professor of computer science and engineering at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, will speak on "Using Web-Based Ontologies as an Infrastructure for Software Pattern Languages" on Monday, June 11, 2007, at 12:30 p.m. in Room 014, Rush Building (33rd Street, north of Market Street).

The lecture is part of The iSchool at Drexel's Research and Teaching Talk Series, sponsored by the College of Information Science and Technology.

For more information visit http://www.ischool.drexel.edu or contact Dr. Il-Yeol Song at song@drexel.edu.

Approved under the authority of Dr. Stephen W. Director, Provost

 
Maya Release Party and Poetry Reading

Maya, Drexel's undergraduate literary magazine, is celebrating the release of its spring issue. The cover features artwork from Angels and Demons ambigram designer and Drexel professor of graphic design John Langdon.

Maya will host a poetry reading and release party Wednesday, June 13, 2007, at noon in the second floor lounge of Ross Commons (34th Street and Powelton Avenue). Free food and copies of the spring issue of Maya will be available.

Maya is online at http://www.pages.drexel.edu/~dsomaya. The spring issue has a new layout.

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

 
Drexel News Media Watch

Drexel's School of Public Health was featured in a front-page story published in the June 6-12 issue of Weekly Press. The story notes that the School "has become one of the finest of the 38 schools of public health in the country."
http://www.server-jbmultimedia.net/weeklypressflip/sitebase/index.aspx?adgroupid=101924&view=double&pageno=1&webstoryid=12254446

The Bulletin on June 7, 2007, published a column by Stephen F. Gambescia, an associate professor in the College of Nursing and Health Professions, on how falsifying credentials can damage credibility.
http://www.thebulletin.us/site/news.cfm?newsid=18440979&BRD=2737&PAG=461&dept_id=576361&rfi=6

The keynote lecture of the Laurence A. Baiada Center for Entrepreneurship in Technology’s Entrepreneur Conference was noted on DigitalMediaNet.com on June 7, 2007. Philip N. Garfinkle, founder, chairman, CEO and president of PictureVision Inc., gave the lecture.
http://digitalproducer.digitalmedianet.com/articles/viewarticle.jsp?id=148958

The third annual Dragon Day, organized by Drexel’s Public Relations Student Society of America, was covered by WCAU-TV (NBC-10) on June 6, 2007.

A Phoenixville News (Pa.) story in which Joseph Kopena, an undergraduate majoring in computer science, is quoted was syndicated in The Mercury (Pottstown, Pa.) on June 7, 2007. The story focuses on the possibility of northern Chester County, Pa., hosting a race for amateur college bicyclists in May 2008 and 2009. Kopena and a Penn student are leading the effort to bring a race to Phoenixville and surrounding municipalities.
http://www.pottsmerc.com/site/news.cfm?newsid=18440908&BRD=1674&PAG=461&dept_id=18041&rfi=6

MAD Dragon Records was noted in a story published in Phoenixville News (Pa.) on June 7, 2007, about the April 24 release of Philadelphia band Hoots & Hellmouth's first full-length CD.
http://www.phoenixvillenews.com/site/news.cfm?newsid=18439940&BRD=1673&PAG=461&dept_id=17910&rfi=6

Andrew Behringer, a senior in the College of Media Arts & Design’s music industry program, was noted in a Philadelphia Inquirer story on June 7, 2007, for his June 10 performance with his band, Reno Subject, at Grounds for Music in Wagontown, Pa.
http://www.philly.com/inquirer/local/pa/chester/nabes/20070607_Grounds_for_Music_promises_an_eclectic_mix__Festival_for_all_styles.html

A Philadelphia Inquirer book review on Frances Kiernan’s A New York Story by Dr. Paula Marantz Cohen, author, host of The Drexel InterView and distinguished professor of English, was syndicated on PopMatters.com on June 7, 2007.
http://www.popmatters.com/pm/books/reviews/42134/the-last-mrs-astor-a-new-york-story-by-frances-kiernan/

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

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