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Dr. Eli Fromm ’62, ’64, Roy A. Brothers Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, received the International Engineering Consortium (IEC) Board of Directors’ Fellow Award for his outstanding contributions to the field of engineering. Established in 1994, the IEC Fellow Awards recognize individuals who have provided the information industry with a superior level of sustained and significant service. Areas of service considered for the award include education, technology and industry leadership..
President Papadakis was named a Distinguished Hellene by the Hellenic Medical Society of New York at its 67th Annual Scholarship Tribute Weekend in December. The Society has a membership of more than 1,000 physicians throughout greater New York and spearheaded the establishment of the Federation of Hellenic Medical Societies of North America that includes more than 5,000 physicians…
The College of Information Science and Technology’s information systems B.S. program was accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology. The College’s M.S. program in library and information sciences was reaccredited by the American Library Association’s Committee on Accreditation…
Modern languages, international area studies and English Language Center students visited the United Nations in New York in November. The trip, which included a tour of the U.N. and a talk by a U.N. staff member, was organized by Dr. Barbara Hoekje, director of the English Language Center, and Simone Schlichting-Artur, modern languages coordinator, with arrangements made through the United Nations Association of Greater Philadelphia…
Dr. Jaydev Desai, assistant professor of mechanical engineering and mechanics, was selected as a recipient of a 2004 Society of Automotive Engineers’ (SAE) Ralph R. Teetor Educational Award. A national award bestowed upon engineering educators who develop innovations in their teaching and research programs, the Teetor award honors top engineering educators. Desai is the ninth Department of Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics faculty member to receive the award. The award will be presented at the SAE 2004 World Congress and Exposition, to be held in Detroit in March…
Dr. Marla Gold, dean of the School of Public Health, was recognized for her work on behalf of Philadelphia’s poor and underinsured HIV+ and AIDS victims at the 8th Annual Mazzoni Award dinner. Gold was one of seven prominent local physicians honored by the Mazzoni Center.
The Mazzoni Center, formerly Philadelphia Community Health Alternatives, provides comprehensive HIV case management services, and advocates for better health choices for Philadelphia’s gay community..
History of Modern Design, a book by College of Media Arts & Design Associate Dean and Professor Dr. David Raizman, was jointly released in November by Laurence King Publishers Ltd. in London, and Prentice Hall in the United States. The book is a survey of decorative arts, industrial design and graphic design from the 18th through the 20th centuries. It is based on the History of Modern Design course Raizman has taught at Drexel for the past 10 years…
Dr. Nihat Bilgutay, professor and head of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, was elected a fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE). The IEEE fellow is conferred by the Institute’s board of directors upon a person with an extraordinary record of accomplishments in any of the IEEE fields of interest..
MAD Dragon Records and the College of Media Arts & Design’s music industry program were featured on the front cover of the November 24, 2003 issue of the College Music Journal New Music Report, the world’s leading magazine for the new music industry.