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Dr. Rolph Anderson
[p]Royal H. Gibson Sr. Professor of Marketing, Dr. Srinivasan Swaminathan, professor of marketing, and Frederick Honk-kit Yim, doctoral student in marketing, will present the paper “Determining the Synergistic Effects of Marketing Strategies” at the 2008 European Institute of Retailing and Services Studies Conference in Zagreb, Croatia.
[p]instructor in the Art & Art History Department, will have his work exhibited in A/V, a screening of animation and video at Blue Seats Video Gallery in New York.
Dr. Jennifer Atchison
[P]doctoral student in materials science and engineering, is the recipient of a 2008 Society of Women Engineers (SWE) Scholarship, sponsored by the Philadelphia Section. The scholarship is awarded to women who are active in the community, good scholars and active professionals.
Dr. Michel Barsoum
[p]distinguished professor of materials science and engineering, was invited to deliver the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Annual Sigma Xi Lecture. The lecture was open to the M.I.T. community, as well as other Boston Sigma Xi chapters. Dr. Barsoum also had his work on the Egyptian pyramids featured in Chemical and Engineering News.
adjunct professor in the Architecture & Interior Design program, had his work featured in the exhibition “Line, Architectural Shades and Shadows, the Continuing Tradition of the Beaux Arts,” at the Athenaeum in Philadelphia.
Dr. Shyamalendu Bose
professor of physics, organized the “International Workshop on Mesoscopic, Nanoscopic, and Macroscopic Materials,” held in Orissa, India.
and Joan Burger, students in materials science and engineering, have received $1,500 undergraduate scholarships from the Liberty Bell Chapter of ASM International.
doctoral student in materials science and engineering, has been appointed assistant professor in the School of Engineering at the College of New Jersey, effective August 2008.
director of the Design & Merchandising program, presented “Fish and Lamb: What’s a Fashion Designer to do? Icelandic Fashion Nature and Identity” at the College of Arts and Sciences and International Area Studies’ May International Café.
Dr. Mariana Chilton
assistant professor in the School of Public Health, recently sat on a panel of experts, including the U.S. Surgeon General, that addressed issues of childhood obesity at the College of Physicians in Philadelphia.
adjunct instructor in computing and security technology, Goodwin College of Professional Studies, presented the paper “How to Write a Security Policy that Makes Sense” at the Philadelphia Secureworld Expo.
professor in the Digital Media program and co-director of Drexel’s Replay Lab on Computer Gaming, will present a talk, “Building Planet Diggum: A Case Study of Multi-Discipline, Multi-Touch Gaming Collaboration, “at SIGGRAPH 2008, a premier international conference on computer graphics and interactive techniques in Los Angeles in August.
Dr. Frank Ferrone
professor of physics, and Mr. Zenghui Liu, graduate student in physics, published “Free Energy of Sickle Hemoglobin Polymerization: A Scaled-Particle Treatment for Use with Dextran as a Crowding Agent” in the Biophysical Journal.
graduate student, BIOMED; Alexander Fridman, Alexander Gutsol and Victor Vasilets, graduate students in mechanical engineering and mechanics; and Gary Friedman, a student in electrical and computer engineering, published “Applied Plasma Medicine” in the online version of Plasma Processes and Polymers.
Dr. David Gefen
associate professor of management, had the paper “Functional Information Resource Maturity (FIRM)” accepted for presentation at the third ILAIS Conference at the Max Stern Academic College of Emek Yezreel, Israel. Dr. Gefen also had the paper “Efficacy of Privacy Assurance Mechanisms in the Context of Disclosing Health Information Online,” accepted for presentation in the 14th Americas Conference on Information Systems in Toronto.
Dr. Shawkat Hammoudeh
professor of economics and international business, and two colleagues had the paper “Threshold Cointegration Analysis of Crude Oil Benchmarks” published in The Energy Journal. A summary of the paper was published in the oil-specialized publication Middle East Economic Survey, which prompted an interview by the Wall Street Journal.
adjunct instructor in computing and security technology, Goodwin College of Professional Studies, presented the paper “Honeypots: A Beginners Guide for Implementation in Your Production Network” at the Philadelphia Secureworld Expo.
Dr. Bang Jeon
professor of economics and international business; Dr. Thomas Chiang, professor of finance; and Amy Li ’04 had the paper “The Impact of Sovereign Rating Changes on Stock Markets and Financial Contagion: Evidence from Five Asian Countries” accepted for publication in Global Finance Journal.
Dr. Surya Kalidindi
professor of materials science and engineering, has been appointed co-editor-in-chief of Computers, Materials & Continua (CMC), an international journal publishing original research papers in the areas of computational materials science and engineering. CMC is published by Tech Science Press.
Dr. Daniel King
assistant professor of chemistry, gave the presentations “Do Personal Response Devices Improve Student Engagement and Can We Assess It” and “Bridging Knowledge Gaps: Merging Content and Application in an Environmental Chemistry Course” at the spring ACS meeting in New Orleans. Dr. King also presented the poster “Providing Multiple Delivery Opportunities for Pre-Exam Review Material” at the Lilly-East Conference on College and University Teaching at the University of Delaware.
Dr. Ryszard Lec
professor in BIOMED and electrical and computer engineering, and Ertan Ergezan, Johann Desa, and Qiliang Zhang, all doctoral candidates in BIOMED, have been selected to present the paper “Improved Sensitivity of MTSM Sensors using a Composite Sensor-Actuator Structure” at the 2008 IEEE International Frequency Control Symposium (IFCS) in Honolulu. Dr. Lec and Ertan Ergezen and Robert Weisbein Hart, doctoral students in BIOMED, and Dr. Ramila Philip of the Pennsylvania Biotechnology Center will present the paper “A High Frequency Thickness Shear Mode (TSM) Sensor for Detection of Biomarkers for Prostate Cancer” at the same symposium.
Dr. Joseph Lema
auxiliary assistant professor in hospitality management, Goodwin College of Professional Studies, participated in a think-tank session at the “X-Room Conference: Designing the Hotel of the Future” at the University of Delaware, which is expected to result in several innovative white papers regarding the design of hotels of the future.
Dr. Bijou Yang Lester
professor of economics, led two discussions, “Reflections on Rational Choice: The Existence of Systemic Irrationality” and “An Exploratory Analysis of Composite Choices: Weighing Rationality Over Irrationality,” at National Taiwan University in Taipei, Taiwan. Dr. Lester also discussed “Systemic Irrationality and Composite Choices” at the Institute of Economics, Academia Sinica in Taipei.
Dr. Alison Lewis
auxiliary assistant professor, CoIST, was the editor of Questioning Library Neutrality: Essays from Progressive Librarian, published by Library Juice Press.
digital media graduate, had a poster accepted at SIGGRAPH 2008. The poster will represent her master’s thesis, “Information Overload: A Collaborative Multimedia Performance.” Her advisor, Paul Diefenbach, co-authored the poster.
Dr. Kerry Anne McGeary
assistant professor of economics, will present the paper “Food Insecurity in the Household: Food Consumption vs. Human Capital” at the American Society of Health Economists meeting at Duke University.
assistant professor of mathematics, organized the special session “Oscillations and Synchronization in Neuronal Networks” at the American Institute of Mathematical Sciences Conference on Dynamical Systems and Differential Equation at the University of Texas, in Arlington.
Dr. Jennifer Morse
associate professor of mathematics, gave a talk in the session “Algebraic Combinatorial Geometry” at the AMS Meeting held at the Courant Institute, New York University.
Digital Media graduate student, co-wrote with his advisor, professor Paul Deifenbach, the poster “Applications of Multi-Touch Gaming Technology to Middle-School Education,” based on Muto’s master’s thesis work. They will present the poster at SIGGRAPH 2008.
doctoral student in materials science and engineering; Vadym Mochalin, research post-doctoral associate; and Dr. Yury Gogotsi professor of materials science and engineering, published “Control of sp2/sp3 Carbon Ratio and Surface Chemistry of Nanodiamond Powders by Selective Oxidation in Air” in the Journal of the American Chemical Society. The article has been featured as a “Hot Paper” on the American Chemical Society (ACS) publications Web site.
doctoral student in materials science and engineering, had his award-winning research image selected to appear on the SAFENANO Web site. SAFENANO is based at the Institute of Occupational Medicine in Edinburgh, Scotland.
painting instructor in the Art & Art History Department, will have his work included in Line and Time and Space, an exhibition that runs through June 28 at Gallery Joe in Philadelphia.
Dr. Ambit Pourrezaei
professor, BIOMED; Dr. Som Tyagi, professor of physics; Manuel Figueroa, undergraduate student in BIOMED; and Sam Park, undergraduate student in CBE, published the paper “Development of Surface-enhanced Raman Scattering Substrates Using Nanoparticle-based Printing Links,” in the Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE) Proceedings on Biophotonics.
Dr. Joseph Reilly
coordinator of humanities and behavioral sciences and auxiliary senior lecturer, Goodwin College of Professional Studies, presented “The Revolution was Televised: Looking Back at Charles A. Reich’s The Greening of America” at the International Psychohistorical Association Convention at New York University.
Dr. John Rich
professor at the School of Public Health, with other members of the School’s Center for Nonviolence and Social Justice, is leading online discussions about trauma, violence and guns at the CNN blog site Anderson Cooper 360° (http://ac360.blogs.cnn.com).
doctoral student in materials science and engineering, was selected as a National Science Foundation (NSF) Lindau Fellow. Schiffman will attend the 58th Meeting of Nobel Laureates in Lindau, Germany, where she will have the opportunity to meet more than 25 Nobel laureates from the field of physics. Erica Caden, a student in physics, will also attend as the United States Department of Energy (DOE) Fellow.
auxiliary instructor in computing and security technology, Goodwin College of Professional Studies, presented the paper “Information Warfare” at the Philadelphia Secureworld Expo.
Dr. Reinhard Schweitzer-Stenner
associate professor of chemistry, taught a class, “Vibrational Spectroscopy on Metal Proteins,” at the University of Ionnina in Ioannina, Greece. Dr. Schweitzer-Stenner also presented a research seminar at the school, “Exploring Unfolding of Oxidized Cytochrome C by Resonance Raman, Circular Dichroism and Absorption Spectroscopy,” and presented the seminar “The Conformational Manifold of Cytochrome C in Solution Explored by CD and Absorption Spectroscopy” at the Department of Biophysics and Physiology of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine.
Dr. Arthur B. Shostak
emeritus professor of sociology, was the keynote speaker at the Cabrini College celebration of National Library Week. Dr. Shostak gave a commissioned talk about the U.S.A. in 2015 at the annual Philadelphia-based meeting of the NSM Homebuilders Insurance Group. His 32nd book, Anticipate the School You Want: Futuristics Aiding K-12 Education, will be published in September by Rowman & Littlefield.
Dr. Jason Silverman
assistant professor of mathematics education, has been elected to the board of the Pennsylvania Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators. Dr. Silverman presented “Developing Technology Expertise in Mathematics Teacher Leaders: The Math Forum Hybrid Workshop Model” with Suzanne Alejandre of the Math Forum at the annual meeting of the National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics in Salt Lake City, and the paper “Online Asynchronous Collaboration in Mathematics Teacher Education” with Dr. Ellen Clay, assistant professor of mathematics education, at the annual meeting of the Society for Information Technology in Teacher Education Forum, held in Las Vegas.
Dr. Sally Solomon
professor of chemistry, Dr. Susan Rutkowsky, adjunct professor of chemistry, and Charles Boritz, research project assistant, published a new laboratory text, Chemistry: An Everyday Approach to Chemical Investigation. The text, published by Wiley, is intended to accompany any mainstream general chemistry course and consists of 27 experiments that can be completed using only chemicals found in consumer products.
Dr. Il-Yeol Song
professor, and Mary Elizabeth Jones, alumna, CoIST, published “Dimensional Modeling: Identification, Classification, and Evaluation of Patterns” in Decision Support Systems.
Dr. Costas Syropoulos
professor of economics, presented the paper “Globalization and Domestic Conflict” at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in Thessaloniki, Greece. Dr. Syropoulous also presented the paper “Trade Costs and Multimarket Collusion” at the University of Macedonia in Thessaloniki.
professor in the Digital Media Program, had his work highlighted in The New York Times’ review of “Couples,” an exhibition that included the work of Tobia and his wife, Virginia, at the Islip Art Museum.
Dr. Michael Vogeley
associate professor of physics, and a collaborator published the invited review article, “The Beginning and Evolution of the Universe,” in the March 2008 issue of the Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific.
Dr. Yen Wei
Herman B. Wagner Professor of Chemistry and director of the Center for Advanced Polymers and Materials Chemistry, served as a member of the National Institutes of Health BMBI Special Emphasis Panel on Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering. Dr. Yeh published a paper, “Highly Sensitive and Stable Humidity Nanosensors Based on LiCl Doped Titania Electrospun Nanofibers,” in the Journal of the American Chemical Society and will serve as a co-chairman of the International Symposium on Polymer Chemistry at the University of Science and Technology of China in Hefei.
Dr. Howard White
professor emeritus, CoIST, published “Better than Brief Tests: Coverage Power Tests of Collection Strength,” in College and Research Libraries. Dr. White delivered the Honors Day address, “Librarianship and Information Science,” at the University of Alabama’s School of Library and Information Studies. He also gave two seminars at the School of Library and Information Science at Indiana University: “Defining Information Science: Strategies for a Book” and “Bibliometric Visualizations and Relevance Theory.”
doctoral student in materials science and engineering, received first place ($500 award); Holly McIlwee, B.S./M.S. student in materials science and engineering, received second place ($300 award); and Joseph Capobianco, a doctoral student in materials science and engineering, came in third place ($200 award) at the annual ASM International Liberty Bell Chapter Graduate Student Poster Competition.
Dr. Yoto Yotov
assistant professor of economics, presented the paper “The Incidence of Geography” at the Advances in International Trade Workshop at Georgia Tech.