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Dr. Stacey E. Ake
assistant professor of philosophy, Department of English and Philosophy, CoAS, discussed her current book manuscript on semiotics and the evolution of human self-consciousness during the 54th annual Star Island Conference of The Institute on Religion in an Age of Science, “Emergence: Nature’s Mode of Creativity—The Human Dimension,” held in the Isles of Shoals off Portsmouth, N.H.
instructor, GCoPS, along with Hospitality Management students Evan Labov, Jillian Mixner, Brian Nardone, Joseph Perino, P.J. Rebovich, Ashley Somerville, Jill Stasak and Will Tremain, published a study, “Operational Trends: Younger Gamblers Seek Community-based, Skill-based Games,” in Gaming Industry Observer.
Dr. Lisa Bowleg
associate professor, SPH, co-authored the article, “Evaluating the Validity and Reliability of a Modified Schedule of Sexist Events: Implications for Public Health Research on Women’s HIV Risk Behaviors,” in Women & Health. Dr. Bowleg was an invited peer reviewer of an HIV/AIDS grant for a collaboration between researchers in Sweden and South Africa for the National Research Foundation in Stockholm. She presented “The Science of HIV Prevention: An Overview of What Works (and Doesn’t)” at the ninth annual AIDS Education Prevention and Outreach Summit in Philadelphia, and gave the invited presentation, “Representing Heterosexually Black Men in Philadelphia: The REPRESENT Study,” to the Center for AIDS Research at the University of Pennsylvania’s Community Advisory Board Meeting.
associate dean for experiential learning, and associate professors Kevin Oates and Emily Zimmerman, Earle Mack School of Law, will present “Lessons from the Front Lines of Experiential Education” at the Legal Education at the Crossroads Conference at the University of Washington School of Law in Seattle.
Dr. Ed Bureau
associate professor, SoE, gave a presentation, “Educating the ‘Whole Child’—An Initiative to Make a Difference for Learners,” at the Pennsylvania Student Services Symposium, and “Educating the ‘Whole Child’—Implications for School District Policies, Programs and Practices” at the Pennsylvania School Boards Association’s Symposium on Educational Issues. The “Whole Child” initiative encourages educating students to be engaged, motivated, healthy, safe and knowledgeable.
senior vice president for institutional advancement, was recently asked to present her expertise in issues related to fundraising by the Wallace H. Coulter Foundation and The United Way. The Coulter Foundation, an organization that supports translational research in biomedical engineering, invited Dale to present a fundraising case study and related lecture. She also gave a talk, “Fundraising in Tough Times,” at the invitation of the United Way Loaned Executives Program.
graduate student in physics, CoAS, will speak at the conference “Ozlenz 2008: Dark Matter, Dark Energy, and Dark Ages with Gravitational Lensing” to be held in Sydney, Australia. Deb will present “Reconstruction of Cluster Masses Using Particle-Based Lensing.”
Dr. Bakhtier Farouk
professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics, CoE, was honored with the Ira Cohen Fluid Dynamics Award at the Greater Philadelphia Section of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Honors and Awards Banquet.
Dr. David E. Fenske
dean, The iSchool at Drexel (CoIST), delivered the keynote address, “iSchools: The Past into the Future,” at the meeting “New Approaches and Models of Education Provision and Delivery for the Information Disciplines” during the “Education for Information Forum, I-Forum 3,” held at the University of South Wales in Sydney, Australia. Dr. Fenske also attended the Computing Research Association (CRA)/IT Deans Conference in Snowbird, Utah.
Dr. Arthur L. Frank
professor and chair of the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health, SPH, was appointed to the City of Philadelphia’s Air Pollution Control Board by Mayor Michael Nutter. The Air Pollution Control Board was created nearly 40 years ago by the city to establish air quality objectives and enforce municipal regulations to reduce pollution.
Dr. Susan Gasson
associate professor, The iSchool at Drexel (CoIST), had her paper, “IT-based Knowledge Management to Support Organizational Learning: Visa Application Screening at the INS,” recognized with the 2008 Information Technology and People Outstanding Paper Award from the Emerald Literati Network. The paper was published in Information Technology & People.
Dr. Vladimir Genis
associate professor and program director of GCoPS’s Applied Engineering Technology program, presented a paper, “A University Course on the Physical Principles of Ultrasound Nondestructive Evaluation,” at the International Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation Conference in Chicago, Ill.
Dr. Marla J. Gold
dean, SPH, was elected to serve as the chair of the Association of Schools of Public Health’s Diversity Committee and a de facto member of the organization’s board of directors.
information systems student, The iSchool at Drexel (CoIST), received a Baden-Württemberg Scholarship to assist her during her study abroad at the University of Mannheim in Germany this fall.
Dr. Shawkat Hammoudeh
professor of economics and international business, LCoB, was invited to join the editorial board of The International Journal of Economic and Social Research, which is supported by Abant Izzet Baysal University in Bolu, Turkey. He also had the co-authored paper, “Component Structure for Non-Stationary Time Series: Application to Benchmark Oil Prices,” accepted for publication in The International Review of Financial Analysis.
Dr. Hyoil Han
assistant professor, The iSchool at Drexel (CoIST), organized and chaired the panel, “What Has the Semantic Web Achieved in Seven Years, and How Does This Compare to the WWW?,” in “The Semantic Web Meets the Deep Web” workshop in conjunction with the IEEE Joint Conference on E-Commerce Technology and Enterprise Computing, E-Commerce and E-Services 2008. Dr. Han also presented “Semantic Annotation and Information Extraction: Where is the Semantics in Documents?”
Dr. Dmitry Kaliuzhnyi-Verbovetskyi
assistant professor, Department of Mathematics, CoAS, organized a special session, “Multidimensional System Theory, Multivariable Operator Theory and Applications,” and gave an invited talk, “Singularities of Rational Functions: The Noncommutative and Commutative Settings,” at the special session “Interpolation and Related Topics” at the 18th International Symposium on Mathematical Theory of Networks and Systems at Virginia Tech.
Dr. Michael Khoo
assistant professor, The iSchool at Drexel (CoIST), gave a presentation, “Evaluating Digital Libraries,” at the 2008 Conference of the Technological Innovation and Cooperation for Foreign Information Access program of the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Postsecondary Education. Dr. Khoo also co-authored a paper, “Evaluating Digital Libraries with Web Metrics,” which appeared in the Bulletin of the IEEE Technical Committee on Digital Libraries. The paper is an online version of a poster presented at the ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries. Dr. Khoo presented a paper, “Analyzing Digital Libraries with Web Metrics,” at JCDL 2008 in Pittsburgh, Pa.
Dr. Peter A. Lewin
Richard B. Beard Distinguished University Professor of Biomedical and Electrical and Computer Engineering, BIOMED and CoE, and director of the Biomedical Ultrasound Research and Education Center, has been re-appointed as a consultant to the Food and Drug Administration, Center for Devices and Radiological Health.
Drs. Donald McEachron
research professor and associate director, BIOMED; Rami Seliktar, professor and vice director, BIOMED; Elisabeth Papazoglou, assistant professor, BIOMED; Fred Allen, assistant professor, BIOMED; and Sheila Vaidya, associate professor, SoE, were awarded a $499,895 NSF grant for their project, “Engineering Education in Context: An Evidence-Based Intervention System.” The project’s goal is to develop and implement a sustainable, scalable and transferable system to measure and analyze selected characteristics of students, instructors, courses and curricula to increase success in attaining student learning outcomes and engineering program objectives.
doctoral student, BIOMED, was awarded the prize for “Most Promise in Enhancing Drexel’s Reputation in the Future in the Physical and Life Sciences” during a ceremony recognizing this year’s outstanding Ph.D. graduates. The award includes a cash prize of $1,000 and was presented at the Doctoral Hooding Ceremony.
Dr. Craig Newschaffer
professor and chair of the Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, SPH, gave an invited presentation at the National Council of State Legislatures’ Legislative Summit in New Orleans. The presentation opened the session, “America’s Autism Challenge.”
Dr. Jung-ran Park
assistant professor, The iSchool at Drexel (CoIST), published “Solidarity and Rapport in Social Interaction through Computer Mediated Communication Channels,” in the 2008 Handbook of Research on Computer Mediated Communication, published by Idea Group Reference/IGI-Global. Dr. Park and Caimei Lu, doctoral student, delivered a paper, “Cataloging Professionals in the Digital Era: An Examination of Job Descriptions,” at the ALA ALCTS CCS Cataloging and Classification Research Discussion Group Annual Conference in Anaheim, Calif. Dr. Park and Lu also delivered a paper, “Roles and Competencies of Metadata Librarians: An Analysis of Job Descriptions from 2003 through 2006,” at the same conference.
Dr. Roberto Ramos
assistant professor, Department of Physics, CoAS, will present “Energies and Entanglement in Multiply-coupled Phase Qubits” at the 25th International Conference on Low Temperature Physics in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Dr. Gordon Richards
assistant professor, Department of Physics, CoAS, was invited to speak at the workshop, “Classification and Discovery in Large Astronomical Surveys,” to be held at Ringberg Castle in Germany. Dr. Richards will present “Detection of QSOs and the Problems of Defining the QSO Luminosity Function.”