Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Special Edition
Drexel in the News

 
Drexel in the News

This special edition of the Drexel Daily Digest reports selected University news coverage during the term break, September 4-21, 2007.
(Note: Some links may have expired.)


The Chronicle of Higher Education published a story on August 31, 2007, about Drexel's collaboration with the University of Michigan and Florida State University to transform the Internet Public Library into a virtual teaching and learning laboratory. Stories about the collaboration were published on SchoolLibraryJournal.com on September 18, UniversityBusiness.com on September 6, CampusTechnology.com on September 4 and ComputerWorld.com on August 30. The ComputerWorld.com story was syndicated on PCWorld.com on September 2 and ESchoolNews.org on September 4.
StoryLink - The Chronicle of Higher Education
StoryLink - SchoolLibraryJournal.com
StoryLink - University Business.com
StoryLink - CampusTechnology.com
StoryLink - ComputerWorld.com

The Associated Press notes Dr. Susan Wiedenbeck, professor in the College of Information Science and Technology, The iSchool at Drexel, in a story about the gender gap among computer scientists. The story was published on September 23 and 24, 2007, in USA Today, Washington Post, Houston Chronicle, Chicago Tribune, Philadelphia Inquirer and hundreds of other news outlets worldwide.
StoryLink - USA Today

ABC's "World News with Charles Gibson," "World News Now" and "America This Morning" featured Dr. Paul G. Curcillo II, associate professor and vice chair of the Department of Surgery in the Drexel University College of Medicine and director of robotic and minimally invasive surgery, in stories broadcast on September 20 and 21, 2007, about his Single Port Access surgery, a first-of-its-kind procedure.
StoryLink - ABC.com

ABC's "ABC News Now" featured Dr. Katherine Sherif, director of the Center for Women's Health in the Drexel University College of Medicine, on September 10, 2007. Dr. Sheriff commented on women and fish consumption during the program's "Healthy Life" segment.

The History Channel's "Comet Catastrophe" documentary, broadcast on September 4, 2007, featured the work of Dee Breger, director of microscopy in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering.

ESPN's Web site noted the Drexel Dragons men's basketball team in a feature published on September 10, 2007, about the Colonial Athletic Association's recent success. Coach Bruiser Flint is quoted in the story.
StoryLink - ESPN.com

The Philadelphia Inquirer featured Drexel students' efforts to build a digital model of historical houses in a story published on September 6, 2007. Dr. Glen Muschio, associate professor of media arts, and Drexel students Chester Cunanan, Brad Gadomski, Drew Nicolo and Andrew Patras are noted in the story.
StoryLink - The Philadelphia Inquirer
Links to computer renderings:
MediaLink - The Philadelphia Inquirer
MediaLink - The Philadelphia Inquirer

An Associated Press story about how the subprime mortgage market might weaken bond funds in which Dr. Joseph Mason, associate professor of finance, is noted was published on September 9 and 10, 2007, in hundreds of newspapers and on Web sites nationwide, including The Philadelphia Inquirer, Newsday, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune and Forbes.com. Dr. Mason co-wrote a recent study on the subprime market.
StoryLink - Forbes.com

Psychosomatics.com published in its October 2007 issue a book review by Dr. David Rubenstein, clinical associate professor and director of the substance abuse treatment programs in the Drexel University College of Medicine. Dr. Rubenstein's review is of "Rethinking Substance Abuse: What the Science Shows and What We Should Do About It."
StoryLink - Psychosomatics.com

Drexel's collaboration with the University of Michigan and Florida State University in transforming the Internet Public Library into a virtual teaching and learning laboratory continues to receive coverage. The Daily Pennsylvanian published a story about it on September 24, 2007.
StoryLink - The Daily Pennsylvanian

Dr. Dennis P. Andrulis, director of the Center for Health Equality at the School of Public Health, is quoted in a Philadelphia Inquirer story published on September 23, 2007, about a study he co-wrote. The study focuses on the need for minorities to be included in emergency preparedness planning.
StoryLink - The Philadelphia Inquirer

The School of Public Health is noted in a Philadelphia Inquirer story published on September 22, 2007, for conducting a report for the Philadelphia Health Department on the number of maternity beds in Greater Philadelphia. The story was syndicated in the Centre Daily Times (State College, Pa.) and The Times-Leader (Wilkes Barre, Pa.) and on PennLive.com and PhillyBurbs.com.
StoryLink - The Philadelphia Inquirer

Dr. Ronald J. Wapner, Drexel University College of Medicine, is noted in a story published on ScienceDaily.com on Sept. 20, Huliq.com, DentalPlans.com on MedIndia.net on September 21 and RXPGNews.com on September 22, 2007, as the lead author of a study about corticosteriod injections in pregnant women to increase cerebral palsy.
StoryLink - ScienceDaily.com

Dr. Jeff Jacobson, chief of the division of infectious diseases and HIV medicine in the Drexel University College of Medicine, is noted in an AssociatedContent.com story published on September 21, 2007, for presenting results at a conference about a monoclonal antibody that blocks HIV infection.
StoryLink - AssociatedContent.com

Dr. William Meyers, chairman of the Department of Surgery in the Drexel University College of Medicine, was noted on WPEN-AM (950) September 21, 2007, regarding the treatment of an injured Philadelphia Eagles player.

Dr. Kali Gross, assistant professor of history and politics and director of Africana studies in the College of Arts and Sciences, is quoted in a Philadelphia Inquirer story published on September 20, 2007, about the case of the six Jena, La., African American teenagers. The story was syndicated on PsycPort.com on Sept. 21.
StoryLink - The Philadelphia Inquirer

Drexel was noted as the September 26, 2007, location for "Tracy's College Tour," a WCAU-TV (NBC-10) special, during its newscasts on September 20 and 21, 2007.

A Philadelphia Center City Weekly Press story published on September 20, 2007, about the Campus Philly Kick-Off notes Drexel's "new world-class law school."
StoryLink - Philadelphia Center City Weekly Press

Peter Franks, executive director of the Steinbright Career Development Center, is quoted in a Bulletin story published on September 19, 2007, about Drexel's quarter system and cooperative education opportunities. Incoming freshmen Sean Aitken and Sarah Block are also quoted.
StoryLink - The Bulletin

Drexel is noted as a participant in the second annual Kansas Unmanned Aerial System Syposium in early October in a story published on the Web site of WIBW-TV (CBS-Topeka, Kan.) on September 18, 2007.
StoryLink - WIBW-TV (CBS-Topeka, Kan.)

The Great Turtle Race, organized by Dr. James Spotila, L.D. Betz Chair Professor of Environmental Science and director of the Center for Biodiversity and Conservation in the Department of Bioscience and Biotechnology, continues to receive coverage. The Philadelphia Inquirer quotes Dr. Spotila in its September 18, 2007, story about the status of four participating leatherback turtles.
StoryLink - The Philadelphia Inquirer

An interview with James R. Tucker, senior vice president for Student Life and Administrative Services, about Drexel public safety initiatives was published in Metro on September 18, 2007.
StoryLink - Metro

Dr. D. Lawrence Wickerham, associate professor of human oncology in the Drexel University College of Medicine, is quoted in stories about the approval of a drug that reduces invasive breast cancer risk. Those stories were published on Pharmaceutical-Business-Review.com on September 18, 2007, MarketingDaily.com on September 17 and MedicalNewsToday.com on September 15.
StoryLink - MedicalNewsToday.com

Drexel is noted in a Philadelphia Inquirer story published on September 18, 2007, for receiving a Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board grant to teach faculty how to introduce alcohol information into courses.
StoryLink - The Philadelphia Inquirer

Drexel's research collaboration with Penn and Harvard on the use of water in nanostructures to create ultra-dense memory storage is noted on TechnologyNewsDaily.com on September 17, 2007.
StoryLink - TechnologyNewsDaily.com

Drexel's involvement in the West Philadelphia Campus Community Consortium to Reduce Violent Crimes Against Women is noted in The Daily Pennsylvanian on September 17, 2007. Jeff Bonfield, director of the Center for Student Academic Resources, is quoted in a Philadelphia Daily News story published on September 13, 2007, about programs to help prevent violence against female college students on campus. A news conference about those programs, covered by KYW-TV (CBS-3) and WTXF-TV (FOX-29), was held on campus on September 12.
StoryLink - The Daily Pennsylvanian
StoryLink - The Philadelphia Daily News

Drexel is noted in a NJBiz.com story published on September 17, 2007, as a possible collaborator with the state of New Jersey on stem cell research.
StoryLink - NJBiz.com

Dr. Arthur B. Shostak, emeritus professor of sociology, is quoted in a News Journal (Wilmington, Del.) story published on September 17, 2007, about the 25th anniversary of the first use of emoticons. He is quoted in a story published on RHRealityCheck.org on September 17 and AlterNet.org on September 6 about men's role in abortion decisions.
StoryLink - News Journal
StoryLink - RhRealityCheck.org
StoryLink - AlterNet.org

Dr. Marla Gold, dean of the School of Public Health, is quoted in a story published on the Web site of American Medical News on September 16, 2007, about testing for celiac disease.
StoryLink - American Medical News

Dr. Richard Homan, senior vice president for health affairs and Annenberg Dean of the Drexel University College of Medicine, is quoted in a Philadelphia Business Journal story published on September 14, 2007, about the College's monthly podcasts. Dr. Paul G. Curcillo II, associate professor, vice chair of surgery and director of minimally invasive and robotic surgery, and Dr. Joanne Getsy, associate professor of medicine in the Drexel University College of Medicine and medical director of the Drexel Sleep Center, are noted in the story. The Business Journal of Milwaukee (Wisc.) and East Bay Business Times (Pleasanton, Calif.) syndicated the story on September 17.
StoryLink - The Philadelphia Business Journal

Drexel was noted in a WPVI-TV (ABC-6) newscast on September 14, 2007, for pursuing community college transfer students who bring diversity in ethnicity and life experience.

Rod's Pulse Podcast blog posted on September 13, 2007, an interview with Dr. Ken Hartman, director of academic affairs for Drexel University Online, about National Distance Learning Week (NDLW). Dr. Hartman will serve as the national committee chairman for NDLW. A WCAU-TV (NBC-10) segment in which Dr. Hartman demonstrated new iPod products was syndicated on KGET-TV (NBC-Bakersfield, Calif.) on September 11.
StoryLink - Rod's Pulse Podcast
StoryLink - KGET-TV (NBC-Bakersfield, Calif.)

The Jewish Exponent noted on September 13, 2007, that Solomon "Kal" Rudman, a music and show business pioneer and legend, received a doctor of humane letters at Drexel's commencement in June 2007.
StoryLink - The Jewish Exponent

Drexel was noted as the site of the Philadelphia YMCA's achievement luncheon on WCAU-TV (NBC-10) and WTXF-TV (FOX-29) on Sept. 13, 2007.

Jurist published a column by Brian J. Foley, visiting associate professor of law, on September 11, 2007, about the U.S. government's response to the 9/11 attacks. The story was syndicated on TheAmericanMuslim.org on September 12.
StoryLink - Jurist

The Ocean County Observer (Toms River, N.J.) on September 6, 2007, and Asbury Park Press (N.J.) on September 7 featured the work of Drexel researchers' involvement in a study of diamondback terrapins in New Jersey. Dr. Harold Avery, associate professor of bioscience and biotechnology; Dr. Walter Bien, research associate professor in the Department of Bioscience and Biotechnology; Dr. James Spotila, L.D. Betz Chair Professor of Environmental Science; and Drexel students Emily Davis and Karen Sullam are noted in the story.
StoryLink - The Ocean County Observer

Dr. Paul G. Curcillo II, associate professor and vice chair of the Department of Surgery in the Drexel University College of Medicine and director of robotic and minimally invasive surgery, was featured in a story about hiding surgery scars broadcast on WHOI-TV (ABC-Creve Coeur, Ill.) on September 10, 2007. The story reports a first-of-kind procedure that removes a patient's gallbladder through a single incision in the navel
StoryLink - WHOI-TV (ABC-Creve Coeur, Ill.)

Podcamp Philly, hosted by Drexel in early September, is noted in stories published on CampusTechnology.com on September 11, 2007, and NewTeeVee.com on September 10. Dr. Jean-Claude Bradley, associate professor of chemistry, is noted in the CampusTechnology.com story. A preview of the event is noted in the Philadelphia Daily News and on KYW-AM (1060) on September 6 and in the Philadelphia Business Journal on September 7. NukeTown.com published a story about Podcamp Philly on September 8.
StoryLink - CampusTechnology.com
StoryLink - NewTeeVee.com
StoryLink - The Philadelphia Business Journal

Dr. Richard Hamilton, associate professor of emergency medicine in the Drexel University College of Medicine, commented on KYW-TV (CBS-3) on September 10, 2007, on how the spread of meningitis can be avoided.

C.R. "Chuck" Pennoni, '63, '66, Hon. '92, is noted in The Philadelphia Inquirer on September 9, 2007, for being named, with his wife, Annette, recipients of the Main Line Health Heart Center's 2007 Distinguished Leadership Award.
StoryLink - The Philadelphia Inquirer

Deborah Yarchun, a junior in the playwriting/screenwriting program in the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design, is noted in The Austin Chronicle (Texas) on September 7, 2007. The newspaper notes that Yarchun has a play scheduled for production in the fall.
StoryLink - The Austin Chronicle

Daniel Filler, senior associate dean for academic and faculty affairs and professor in the College of Law, is quoted in a Daily Pennsylvanian story published on September 5, 2007, about the murder trial of a Penn professor.
StoryLink - The Daily Pennsylvanian

An Asbury Park Press (N.J.) story in which Dr. Robert Schwartzman, chair of neurology in the Drexel University College of Medicine and a specialist in reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD) pain syndrome, is noted continues to be syndicated. The story, about RSD, was published on CheckBioTech.org on September 4, 2007. Dr. Schwartzman also commented on WPVI-TV (ABC-6) on September 8 on a Philadelphia marine's struggles with RSD.
StoryLink - Asbury Park Press
StoryLink - WPVI-TV (ABC-6)

Drexel researchers were noted in a Nanowerk.com story published on September 4, 2007, for collaborating on a study that shows a novel approach for optically detecting DNA translocation. Part of the story was syndicated on MedGadget.com on September 5.
StoryLink - Nanowerk.com

A Philadelphia Inquirer story about campus security in which Drexel is noted was syndicated on BGNews.com on September 4, 2007. The story notes a Drexel capability that enables students to communicate with security guards via text messaging.
StoryLink - BGNews.com

Colin George, an undergraduate student, commented on his prize-winning Visa "What's My Score" video on WCAU-TV (NBC-10) on September 4, 2007.

Drexel is noted in the Hellenic News of America on September 2, 2007, as the location for Greater Philadelphia's first performance of the Mixed Chorus of Nafpaktos.
StoryLink - The Hellenic News of America

WPVI-TV (ABC-6) and WCAU-TV (NBC-10) featured a 2007 Live Arts Festival and Philly Fringe event held on campus on August 31, 2007. Robots that play instruments like human musicians performed at the event. WPVI-TV rebroadcast its story on September 1.

The National Bureau of Economic Research published a paper co-written by Dr. Mark Stehr, assistant professor of economics, in September 2007. The paper argues that if all U.S. states were to have mandatory seat belt laws, the number of youth fatalities would decrease by 120.
MediaLink - The National Bureau of Economic Research (.pdf)

Drexel trustees Mel Baiada, '82, '85 and benefactor of Drexel's Laurence A. Baiada Center for Entrepreneurship in Technology, and Nicholas DeBenedictis, '68, '69, Hon. '87, commented on entrepreneurship on CN8's "Money Matters" on August 28, 2007.

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End of DREXEL DAILY DIGEST, Tuesday, 25 September 2007 - Drexel in the News