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Dr. Stacey Ake
assistant professor of philosophy, presented the paper “When God Does Role the Dice: Finitude & Natural Evil in the Thought of C.S. Peirce” at the 103rd Annual Meeting of the Central Division of the American Philosophical Association.
assistant dean of law admissions, was named program chair for the 20th Annual Conference of the National Association of Graduate Admissions Professionals.
Dr. Lamia P. Barakat
associate professor of psychology, and colleagues presented “Posttraumatic Growth in Survivors of Cancer and Their Mothers and Fathers” at the National Conference on Child Health Psychology. Barakat, Katherine Simon, psychology undergraduate, and colleagues presented “Coping Mediates the Association of Aping with Depression in Adolescents with Sickle Cell Disease” at the 29th Annual Meeting of the National Sickle Cell Disease Program.
Dr. Chang Chang
assistant professor of Biomed, published the article “Single-Element Objective Lens for Soft X-ray Differential Interference Contrast of Microscopy” in the May 15, 2006 issue of Optics Letters.
electrical and computer engineering doctoral student, and Xiaoguang Yang, electrical and computer engineering doctoral student, won the Best Undergraduate Paper Award at the 2006 IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference for “Instrumentation and Measurement of a Power Distribution System Laboratory for Network Reconfiguration Studies” (co-authored by Drs. Karen Miu, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering, and Chika Nwankpa, professor of electrical and computer engineering). Cecchi presented the paper at a special session at the Conference, held in Sorrento, Italy.
wrestling head coach, was inducted into the Pennsylvania chapter of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame for Lifetime Achievement. Childs, who just completed his 30th season at Drexel, ranks first among active Division I wrestling coaches with a record of 368 wins, 215 losses and eight ties. With 457 wins, he is the active leader in all levels of NCAA wrestling.
clinical psychology doctoral student, won the best poster award at the International Conference for National Association for Dual Diagnoses. The poster, co-authored with Drs. Art Nezu, professor of psychology, medicine and public health, Christine Maguth Nezu, professor of psychology and associate professor of medicine, and a colleague, will be published in the conference’s proceedings.
Dr. Roger Doherty
A.W. Grosvenor Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, was selected as one of five recipients of the 2007 Fellow Awards from The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society for outstanding contributions to the practice of metallurgy or materials science and technology.
Dr. Joe Foley
professor of chemistry, presented “Recent Advances in Surfactant-Based Separation Media in Capillary Electrophoresis and HPLC” in a technical session at the 231st National Meeting of the American Chemical Society. Foley published the following articles: “Investigation of Vesicle Electrokinetic Chromatography as an In-Vitro Assay for the Estimation of Intestinal Permeability of Pharmaceutical Drug Candidates” (co-authored with Dr. Robert J. Pascoe ‘02 and John A. Masucci ’79) in Electrophoresis, vol. 27, pp. 793-804; “Chiral Microemulsion Electrokinetic Chromatography with Two Chiral Components: Improved Separations via Synergies Between a Chiral Surfactant and Chiral Co-Surfactant” (co-authored with Kimberly A. Kahle ’04) in Electrophoresis, vol. 27, 896-904; and “Quantitative Theory of Electroosmotic Flow in Fused Silica Capillaries Using an Extended Site-Dissociation – Site Binding Model” (co-authored Dr. Marilyn X. Zhou ’04) in Analytical Chemistry, vol. 78, pp. 1849-58.
Dr. Alexander Friedlander
associate professor of culture and communication, was invited to meet with and address the faculty in professional communication at the University of Cape Town in South Africa. He spoke on current issues in research and pedagogy in technical communication.
materials science and engineering doctoral student, won the $200 third prize in the ASM International Liberty Bell Chapter Annual Graduate Student Poster Contest for “Tribology of MAX Phases and Their Composites” (co-authored with Drs. Dmitry Filimonov, research post-doctoral associate of materials science and engineering, Michel Barsoum, professor of materials science and engineering, and colleagues).
materials science and engineering graduate student, won the $500 first prize in the ASM International Liberty Bell Chapter Graduate Student Poster Contest for “Thermal Spraying of Multi-Scale Polymer/Ceramic Composite Coatings” (co-authored with Milan Ivosevic, materials science and engineering doctoral student, and Drs. Richard Cairncross, associate professor of chemical engineering, and Richard Knight, research professor of materials science and engineering).
Dr. Ahmad Hamid
professor of structural engineering, launched the First International Conference on Restoration of Heritage Masonry Structures in Cairo. The conference was held under the auspices of the Egyptian Supreme Council of Antiquities.
Dr. Cheryl Hanau
professor of pathology and laboratory medicine and associate dean for admissions, was selected as a fellow for the 2006-07 class of the Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine program of the Institute for Women’s Health and Leadership.
Dr. Joe Hancock
associate professor of design and merchandising, Marilyn Hefferen, assistant professor of fashion design, and Anne Cecil, instructor of design and merchandising, presented papers at the Popular Culture Association of America’s annual conference.
Drs. Elizabeth Haslam
associate professor of education, and Marion Dugan, associate professor of education, presented the paper “Digital Case Studies: A Transformational Tool in Improving Teaching Practice and Student Learning” at the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education International Conference. Haslam and Drs. Francis A. Harvey, associate professor of education, and Christina W. Charnitski ’02 presented the paper “The Role of Emerging Technologies in Supervising Student Teachers at a Distance” at E-Learn 2005 — The World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare and Higher Education. Haslam presented “A Design Experience for Creating Scenario Simulations” and Harvey presented “Breaking Out of the CMS Box: Global Technology Tools for Developing a Globalization and Education Course” at the same conference. All three papers were published in the E-Learn 2005 Conference Proceedings. Harvey and Charnitski presented “Thinking Globally and Teaching Locally: Technology Tools for Teaching about Globalization and Education” and “Using Blogs as Research Tools to Examine Classroom Practices and Classroom Characteristics” at the 17th International Conference of the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education and “The ‘Brave New World’ of Teacher Education: Supervising Student Teachers at a Distance” at the annual meeting of the Pennsylvania Association of Graduate Schools.
William J. Hickey
associate professor in the School of Public Health, was appointed to the board of directors of Legal Clinic for the Disabled, Inc., an organization that provides legal services for disadvantaged disabled individuals living in the five-county Philadelphia area.
Dr. Gregory Hislop
associate professor of IST, presented “Reconsidering Software Engineering Offerings in Computer Science Departments” at the Consortium for Computer Sciences in Colleges Northeast Conference.
Dr. Pawel Hitczenko
professor of mathematics, was selected for the program committee for ANALCO ’07, an ACM/SIAM workshop on analytic algorithms and combinatorics to be held in New Orleans in January.
Dr. Leonid Hrebien
associate professor, graduate advisor and assistant department head for graduate affairs for electrical and computer engineering, organized and chaired a panel on “Genomics Meets Aerospace Physiology” at the 77th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Aerospace Medical Association. Panel presenters included Drs. Lit-Hsin Loo ’04. Loo presented “Criteria for Identifying Differentially Expressed Genes in Aerospace Environmental Stress Research” (co-authored with Hrebien and Dr. Moshe Kam, Robert G. Quinn Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering.
Dr. Tony Hu
assistant professor of IST, presented the paper “A Semantic Approach for Mining Hidden Links from Complementary and Non-Interactive Biomedical Literature” at the 2006 SIAM Conference on Data Mining. Hu and Illhoi Yoo, IST doctoral student, had “Comparison Study of Document Clustering in Digital Library: A Domain Ontology Improves Document Clustering” accepted for the 2006 ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Library and “Clustering Ontology-Enriched Graph Representation for Biomedical Documents Based on Scale-Free Network Theory” accepted for the IEEE Conference on Intelligent Systems.
Drs. Sandra Hughes-Hassell
associate professor of IST, and Denise E. Agosto, assistant professor of IST, presented “The Role Information Plays in the Everyday Lives of Urban Teens” at the annual New Jersey Library Association conference.
materials science and engineering doctoral student, received a Best Paper Award at the 2006 International Thermal Spray Conference for “Effect of Substrate Roughness on Splatting Behavior of HVOF Sprayed Polymer Particles: Modeling and Experiments.” The paper was co-authored by Varun Gupta, materials science and engineering graduate student, Drs. Richard Cairncross, associate professor of chemical engineering, and Richard Knight, research professor of materials science and engineering, and colleagues.
Dr. Moshe Kam
Robert G. Quinn Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, was an official guest of the City of Guangzhou, China. Vice President of IEEE for Educational Activities, Kam gave a press conference on the plans of IEEE in China; met with Shusen Lee, chairman of Guangzhou’s People’s Congress; and received the title of honorary professor from the South China University of Technology. He presented “The Way We Work Now-Electrical and Computer Engineering in the Next Two Decades” at the University.
Dr. Rhonda Karp
senior associate vice president for equality and disability, was elected to serve as trustee of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia for a three-year term.
Dr. Susan Kilham
professor and interim department head of bioscience and biotechnology, presented “Linking Resources, Diatoms and Climate Change in the Large Lakes of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem” at the Ecological Integration Symposium on Biodiversity, Ecology and Climate Change held at Texas A&M University. She delivered the keynote speech on “A Research Life” at the Ecological Integration Student Research Symposium.
professor of music industry, completed 12 pieces of production music commissioned by Killer Tracks/BMG. His music has been recently featured on Access Hollywood, Operation Junkyard, Summerland, The NFL on Fox and Major League Baseball on Fox.
civil, architectural and environmental engineering doctoral student, and Robin Bucciarelli-Tieger, civil, architectural and environmental engineering undergraduate, placed third in the Pennsylvania Section of the American Water Works Association Conference’s Student-Young Professional Poster Presentation for “Development of Iron-Oxide Coated Fiberglass for Arsenic Removal.”
biomed undergraduate, Lauren Leodore, biomed undergraduate, and Mihir Shanbhag, biomed graduate student, won first place in the undergraduate and graduate, respectively, in the Local Chapter 2006 Annual Delaware Valley Student Poster Competition.
materials science and engineering doctoral student, won the $300 second place prize in the ASM International Liberty Bell Chapter Graduate Student Poster Contest for “Controlling Surface Chemistry and Structure of Carbon Nanotubes for Nanofluidic Applications” (co-authored by Guzeliya Korneva, chemistry doctoral student, Maria Pia Rossi, materials science and engineering doctoral student, and Dr. Yury Gogotsi, professor of materials science and engineering and director of the A.J. Drexel Nanotechnology Institute).
Dr. Donald McEachron
research professor and associate director of biomed, received IEEE-EMBS Chapter of the Year Award.
instructor of music industry and WKDU-FM faculty advisor, spoke about the challenges of starting a new venture and the resources available to young entrepreneurs as part of Philadelphia Entrepreneurship Week.
Drs. Art Nezu
professor of psychology, medicine and public health, and Christine Maguth Nezu, professor of psychology and associate professor of medicine, presented keynote addresses at a conference presented by the University of Nottingham and the United Kingdom National Health Service dedicated to research and clinical applications of social problem solving therapy, the empirically supported cognitive behavior therapy originally developed by Dr. Arthur Nezu and colleagues.
materials science and engineering BS/MS student, received the ASM International Liberty Bell Chapter’s $1,500 Joseph J. Weisser Memorial Scholarship.
Dr. Ana Elizabeth Núñez
associate professor of medicine, director of the Center of Excellence in Women’s Health and the women’s health education program, was among 50 women honored in Pennsylvania’s first role model book, Voices: African American and Latina Women in Pennsylvania Share their Stories of Success. Drexel trustee Renee Amoore is also included in the book, which will be distributed to every county and public library in the Commonwealth serving students in grades six through nine.
Dr. Anne-Marie Obajtek-Kirkwood
assistant professor of French, will publish the article “Yvonne Baby: Ma mère et le ciel, très vite ou et morts d’une mère dans le siècle” in Dalhousie French Studies.
Dr. Irene Olsen
assistant professor of bioscience and biotechnology, presented the poster “Increasing Trend in Overweight-for-Length Premature Infants at NICU Discharge” at the Pediatric Academic Societies’ 2006 Annual Meeting.
an arts administration graduate student, was selected as one of 10 graduate students nationwide to present a current arts and culture topic at the National Endowment for the Arts Symposium at American University in Washington, D.C. Her topic addressed the role of the arts in urban development.
Dr. Steven M. Platek
assistant professor of psychology, was named associate editor of Social Neuroscience and Evolutionary Psychology. He will co-host the annual meeting of the Human Behavior and Evolution Society, to be held at Drexel and Penn June 7-11.
research manager for the women’s health education program, presented “Women and Children Living with HIV/AIDS” at the NAACP Region II Conference (60th Annual Civil Rights Advocacy Training Institute). She presented “The Heart-Healthy Woman: Weight Management and its Importance for Strong Hearts” at the Palmer Theological Seminary’s Priscilla Institute at the Hestenes Center for Christian Women in Leadership Second Annual Women’s Fair.
Dr. Scott Robertson
associate professor of IST, was appointed associate editor of ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction. Robertson and Drs. Susan Wiedenbeck, professor of IST, Thomas Hewett, professor of psychology, Dario Salvucci, assistant professor of computer science, and Frank Lee, assistant professor of computer science, served on the courses committee for the ACM SIGCHI conference on Computer-Human Interaction. The committee was chaired by Dr. Michael Atwood, professor of IST, director of the IST Ph.D. program and associate dean.
Anthony C. Ruocco
clinical psychology doctoral student, will present “Personality Profiles of Persons with a Closed Head Injury: Correspondence with Psychiatric and Non-Psychiatric Populations” at the meeting of the American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology.
materials science and engineering undergraduate, was selected for a National Science Foundation internship program for deaf students to be held at Tufts University. He will receive a six-week stipend for his research on physical properties of nanocomposites.
Dr. Scot Silverstein
assistant professor of healthcare informatics and information technology and director of the Institute for Healthcare Informatics, presented “Medical Information Perspectives on Electronic Medical Records” at a meeting the Liberty Bell Chapter of the Association of Record Managers and Administrators.
Dr. Il-Yeol Song
professor of IST, and colleagues had “Hippocratic XML Databases: A Model and an Access Control Mechanism” accepted for publication in Journal of Computer Systems Science and Engineering. Song, Dr. Robert B. Allen, associate professor of IST, and colleagues had “Keyphrase Extraction-Based Query Expansion in Digital Libraries” accepted for presentation at the 2006 ACM.IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Library and to be published in the Conference’s proceedings. Song, Dr. Tony Hu, assistant professor of IST, and colleagues presented “Designing a Data Warehouse for Cyber Forensics” at the International Conference on Digital Forensics and published in the Conference’s proceedings.
Dr. Jonathan Spanier
assistant professor of materials science and engineering, published the article “Enhanced Raman Scattering from Individual Semiconductor Nanocones and Nanowires” in the May 1, 2006 issue of Virtual Journal of Nanoscale Science & Technology.
Dr. Gerry Stahl
associate professor of IST, presented a symposium on “Engaged Learning in Online Communities” at the meeting of the American Educational Research Association. While traveling in Norway, Stahl presented an analysis of deictic referencing in the Virtual Math Teams online chat environment and served on the scientific advisory board of the new European Union research project “Knowledge-Practices Lab” in Oslo, and was the only non-European invited to participate in a meeting of the European CSCL committee in Bergen. Stahl also published his book Group Cognition: Computer Support for Building Collaborative Knowledge.
materials science and engineering BS/MS student, received the ASM International Liberty Bell Chapter’s $1,500 A.W. Grosvenor Scholarship.
Dr. Michael Sullivan
professor of history and politics, chaired a panel on “American Hegemony in the Global South” and delivered a paper on U.S. involvement in the 2004 overthrow of the government of Haiti at the annual convention of the International Studies Association in San Diego.
Dr. Rosina Weber
assistant professor of IST, and colleagues had “Information Technology Incorporating Emotion in Dialogues” accepted for presentation at the i-Society 2006 Conference.
Dr. Dara L. Woerdeman
research assistant professor of physics, received a $1,000 Breen Leadership in Green Chemistry Award from the American Chemical Society’s Green Chemistry Institute for her efforts to develop programming in the area of renewable materials. She presented “Work Styles, Attitudes and Productivity of Scientists in the Netherlands and the United Kingdom: A Comparison by Gender” with a colleague at the Rutgers’ Center for Women & Work Luncheon Lecture Series. The paper will be published in Management Review.
materials science and engineering undergraduate, received the ASM International Liberty Bell Chapter’s $1,500 Anthony Gallacio Scholarship.
Dr. Robert Zaller
professor of history, published the article “Kenneth Rexroth’s Divine Comedy” in the spring 2006 issue of Boulevard. He presented the paper “Jeffers, Darwin and Design” to the conference of the Robinson Jeffers Association at the Brazil Ranch near Carmel, Calif.
Dr. Antonios Zavaliangos
professor of materials science and engineering, was invited to serve on the advisory committee for the department of mechanical engineering and materials science and engineering in the newly established Cyprus University of Technology.
IST doctoral student, Xiaodan Zhang, IST doctoral student, and Drs. Tony Hu, assistant professor of IST, Xia Lin, associate professor of IST, and Il-Yeol Song, professor of IST, had “Context-Sensitive Semantic Smoothing for the Language Modeling Approach to Genomic IR” accepted for the 29th Annual International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development on Information Retrieval.