Thursday, November 1, 2007

Quote of the Day
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It is possible to fail in many ways...while to succeed is possible only in one way.”
- Aristotle

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1. Democratic Presidential Candidates Debate Receives Widespread Coverage

Topics of the Day
02. Enjoy Photos from the Debate at Drexel
03. Chemistry Lecture on Open Notebook Science
04. SCDC Will Host Estee Lauder Information Session and Pizza Party
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5. A Night at the Movies with Vanguard
06. Business Plan Workshop Series Launches
07. Drexel Women's Basketball Will Hold Fifth "Drexel Dream Day" Tomorrow
08. WMMR's Preston and Steve's Camp Out for Hunger Food Drive
09. Flu Clinic Today for All Students, Faculty and Staff
10. ECE Seminar Presents JFK Assassination Tape Analyst
11. iSchool Talk on Digital Oral History Archives
12. Sorority Dinner Tonight to Aid Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
13. Quizzo Tonight
14. iSchool Hosts Open House for Masters Programs
15. CEO Offers Workshops Today on Success Through Excellence and Diversity
16. Drexel Game Developers Group Will Host “Trial by Fire” Lecture

 
Democratic Presidential Candidates Debate Receives Widespread Coverage

The Democratic presidential candidates debate at Drexel generated a landmark level of media interest. The Drexel News Bureau credentialed nearly 360 journalists, and the debate received coverage worldwide. Newspapers including The New York Times, The Washington Post and The Philadelphia Inquirer and news services such as Associated Press and Reuters covered the debate.

In addition to live coverage, more than 600 radio and broadcast reports from news organizations such as CNN noted the debate between October 29 and 31 in the United States alone. Several Drexel students and professors commented on the debate and the University's participation as host and co-sponsor.

President Papadakis commented on MSNBC on debate preparations and the importance of voting. He was joined by Maria Papadakis, his daughter and an undergraduate majoring in business administration, who commented on the use by college-age students of Web sites such as MySpace and Facebook to learn about candidates.
http://www.nytimes.com/2007/10/31/us/politics/31debate.html?_r=1&adxnnl=1&oref=slogin&adxnnlx=1193850415-++WcA9thxo9YxkDUKkL31Q http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/10/31/AR2007103100318.html http://www.philly.com/inquirer/local/philadelphia/20071031_Foes_Take_Aim_at_Clinton.html http://www.cnn.com/2007/POLITICS/10/31/dem.debate.folo/

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

 
Enjoy Photos from the Debate at Drexel

Exclusive images from Tuesday's Democratic presidential candidates debate at Drexel can be viewed on the University's Web site at http://www.drexel.edu/univrel/debate/debate_images/webpages. The photos were taken by Vince Massa and Dave Fonda from Kelly & Massa Photography. All images are copyright by Drexel University.

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

 
Chemistry Lecture on Open Notebook Science

The Department of Chemistry presents "A Beginner's Guide to Open Science (Not for Beginners but by Beginners)," a lecture on Open Notebook Science, tomorrow, Friday, November 2, 2007, at 2 p.m. in Room 109, Disque Hall (32nd and Chestnut Streets).

Cameron Neylon (above) of the STSF Rutherford Appleton Laboratory and School of Chemistry at the University of Southampton, England, will describe the blog system and our evolving approach to capturing metadata and its integration on Web services. He will also discuss the challenges and problems encountered when capturing data and making it available and readable along with the similarities and differences emerging between different approaches to Open Notebook Science.

This event is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact Dr. Jean-Claude Bradley at Jean-Claude.Bradley@drexel.edu.

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

 
SCDC Will Host Estee Lauder Information Session and Pizza Party

Estee Lauder Companies will hold a free information session and pizza party on Tuesday, November 6, 2007, from 11 a.m. to noon and again from 2 to 3 p.m. in Suite 250 of the Steinbright Career Development Center (32nd and Arch Streets). Students will learn about Estee Lauder's opportunities in cooperative education.

This session is open to all co-op students, particularly those in the business administration and business and engineering degree programs.

For more information on the session, email Kristy Amburgey at kristya@drexel.edu. For information on Estee Lauder, visit http://www.elcompanies.com/.

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

 

 
A Night at the Movies with Vanguard

LeBow College of Business, the Drexel Finance Association and the Drexel Investment Group will welcome Vanguard to campus tonight, November 1, 2007, from 7 to 9 p.m. in Room 103, Disque Hall (32nd and Market Streets). Vanguard representatives will provide in-depth information about career opportunities and Vanguard's unique culture.

Students are invited to stay for the company-sponsored movie, The Pursuit of Happiness. Popcorn and refreshments will be served.

No registration is required for this free event.

For more information, contact Rita Crane at rmc22@drexel.edu or 215-895-1514.

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

 
Business Plan Workshop Series Launches

The Laurence A. Baiada Center for Entrepreneurship in Technology will host the first 2007-08 Business Plan Development Workshop on Saturday, November 3, on the ground floor of the Baiada Center (3225 Arch Street). The workshop will begin at 9:30 a.m. with a continental breakfast. The presentation will begin promptly at 10 a.m.

To register for the workshop and to download the presentation in advance, visit http://www.lebow.drexel.edu/Centers/Baiada/BusinessPlan/Workshops.php.

The Baiada Center will host three distinct business plan competitions in 2008. Details for each competition can be found at http://www.lebow.drexel.edu/baiadacenter.

For more information, contact Terri McIlhenney at terrim@drexel.edu.

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

 
Drexel Women's Basketball Will Hold Fifth "Drexel Dream Day" Tomorrow

The women's basketball team will play Philadelphia University in an exhibition game at 11 a.m. tomorrow, Friday, November 2, 2007, at the John A. Daskalakis Athletic Center. Among the spectators will be 1,500 students from local elementary schools.

This event, called "Drexel Dream Day," uses the game of basketball as a vehicle to help elementary school children develop positive life skills. With help from the basketball team, members of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, the athletics department staff and Drexel students, the third-through-fifth graders in attendance will participate in activities and skits to learn the importance of self-esteem, self-awareness and responsible decision-making in achieving their life goals.

The theme of the day helps to reinforce the RICHER principles: Respect, Integrity, Caring, Harmony, Excellence and Responsibility as part of the National Collegiate Athletic Association's "Stay in Bounds" outreach initiative. Students coming to the game have prepared for the day by learning about life skills in the classroom.

Don Tollefson, sports anchor on WXTF Fox 29 and Sports Radio 950 AM personality, will emcee the event. Sponsors for "Dream Day" include Drexel's CAP Fund, Abner's Cheesesteaks, The Spaghetti Warehouse, Coca-Cola, Sodexho, Drexel's Student-Athlete Advisory Council and Barnes & Noble.

The event is free and open to students, faculty, staff and members of the community.

For more information, call Jill Axel at 215-895-1213.

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

 

 
WMMR's Preston and Steve's Camp Out for Hunger Food Drive

The LeBow College of Business MBA Association is participating in WMMR's Camp Out for Hunger Food Drive this year. Nonperishables that are collected will be sent to more than 600 Delaware Valley agencies that operate food cupboards for the needy.

The university or organization that donates the most food in the Camp Out for Hunger Food Drive will win a free concert. If Drexel is the winner, the concert will be held on campus for the entire University community. Last year's concert featured OK GO. Further details on this year's concert will be released at the end of the food drive.

Donations can be made now through December 7, 2007. Foods and sugar packaged in boxes, ready-to-eat cereal, canned foods and creamy peanut butter are among the suggested items.

Collection bins will be placed in the following locations:

Calhoun Hall (33rd and Arch Streets)
Towers Hall (34th and Arch Streets)
North Hall (32nd and Race Streets)
Ross Commons (34th Street and Powelton Avenue)
Creese Student Center (32nd and Chestnut Streets)
Korman Computing Center (33rd Street between Market and Chestnut Streets)
Matheson Hall (32nd and Market Streets)
The Drexel Bookstore (33rd and Chestnut Streets)
Daskalakis Athletic Center (33rd and Market Streets)

For more information, visit http://www.lebow.drexel.edu/mbaa or contact Kirthi Pilla at kp32@drexel.edu.

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

 
Flu Clinic Today for All Students, Faculty and Staff

The Office of Counseling and Health will hold a flu clinic for all students, faculty and staff today, Thursday, November 1, 2007, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Living Arts Lounge next to the Mandell Theater (33rd and Chestnut Streets).

The cost of the flu vaccine is $30.00, payable at the time of the clinic by cash, check or credit card. A receipt will be given for insurance purposes if this is a covered expense.

This clinic will also offer the following vaccines:

Meningitis at $125.00
Hepatitis B at $80.00
MMR at $75.00
Tetanus at $30.00

In addition, the HPV vaccine will be offered for $200.00

No appointment is necessary.

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

 
ECE Seminar Presents JFK Assassination Tape Analyst

The Electrical and Computer Engineering Seminar presents a lecture titled "Kennedy Assassination - Police Radio Recordings" today, Thursday, November 1, 2007, at 4 p.m. in the Mitchell Auditorium, Edmund D. Bossone Research Enterprise Center (31st and Market Streets).

The speaker, Charles Rader, will describe his experience on a committee of experts that studied police recordings of the John F. Kennedy assassination and concluded that, acoustically, the recordings did not include the assassination gunshots.

Rader, retired from the MIT Lincoln Laboratory, worked most of his life on speech processing, radar and digital signal processing. He did some of the earliest work on digital filtering and on the fast Fourier transform. He was also responsible for system and component reliability of the two longest operating electronic systems in space.

This event is open to all students, faculty and staff.

For more information, contact Stacey Caiazzo at 215-895-6917 or caiazzo@ece.drexel.edu.

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

 
iSchool Talk on Digital Oral History Archives

Dr. Michael Christel (above), of Carnegie Mellon University, will speak on "Facilitating Access to Large Digital Oral History Archives Through Text, Speech and Video Processing" today, November 1, 2007, at 12:30 p.m. in Stein Auditorium, Nesbitt Hall (33rd and Market Streets).

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

For more information, visit the College's Web site at http://www.ischool.drexel.edu or contact Dr. Robert Allen at bob.allen@ischool.drexel.edu.

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

 
Sorority Dinner Tonight to Aid Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

The Delta Phi Epsilon sorority is holding an all-you-can-eat Pasta Dinner tonight, November 1, 2007, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Delta Phi Epsilon house (212 N. 34th Street).

All proceeds from the dinner go to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, the primary sponsor of critical research that is making tremendous advances toward the cure and control of cystic fibrosis. For information, visit http://www.cff.org.

For more information about the dinner, contact klb482@gmail.com.

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

 
Quizzo Tonight

Students can test their knowledge in the classic trivia game Quizzo tonight, Thursday, November 1, 2007, at 7 p.m. on the second floor of Ross Commons (34th Street and Powelton Avenue). A grand prize of $150 in Ultima Funds is awarded to the final winning team at the end of the term.

This week's Quizzo is on Thursday evening because of Halloween. Normally, Quizzo takes place every other Wednesday night throughout the term.

For more information, call the Ross Commons Hotline at 215-895-1000 or visit http://www.drexel.edu/rosscommons.

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

 
iSchool Hosts Open House for Masters Programs

The College of Information Science and Technology, The iSchool at Drexel, will host a graduate open house for prospective students interested in its Master of Science in Information Systems (MSIS) and Master of Science in Software Engineering (MSSE) on Wednesday, November 7, 2007, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Rush Building (30 N. 33rd Street).

There will be an opportunity to talk with an admissions representative, faculty members, and Program Director Dr. Eileen Abel. Patricia Boyle, MSIS '97, will speak and take questions about the growing job market.

To register for the event, visit http://www.ischool.drexel.edu/isse/openhouse.

Free parking for open house attendees is available in the Drexel garage at 34th and Market Streets. Enter on Ludlow Street, one-half block south of Market Street on 34th Street.

For more information on any of the College's open houses or graduate programs, call 215-895-2474 or email info@ischool.drexel.edu.

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

 
CEO Offers Workshops Today on Success Through Excellence and Diversity

Creating Excellent Organizations (CEO) will offer two workshops today, November 1, 2007.

For more information regarding CEO workshops, visit http://www.drexel.edu/oca/l/workshop_schedules.asp.

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

 
Drexel Game Developers Group Will Host “Trial by Fire” Lecture

The Drexel Game Developers Group will host a talk by Vance Souders of Firewater Games, today, November 1, 2005, at 5 p.m. in Patten Auditorium, Matheson Hall (32nd and Market Streets).

Souders will discuss why he formed Firewater, the challenges of running a start-up while keeping a day job, managing risks with distributed teams and how proper scoping of a project is essential. He'll also discuss the different development platforms Firewater Games looked at developing and why they chose XNA and the 360 as the first platform.

For more information, email president@drexelgamedev.org.

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

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