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Dr. Lalit Aggarwal, associate professor, decision sciences, was awarded a patent for developing a method and associated apparatus for the standardized grading of gemstones.
Dr. Rolph Anderson, Royal H. Gibson Professor of Marketing, was nominated to serve on the Financial Services Advisor Sales Committee, which is composed of 10 highly respected American role models/experts on the specialty discipline of sales.
Andras, Trina Larsen
Dr. Trina Larsen Andras, associate professor and department head, marketing, and Dr. Bert Rosenbloom, Rauth Professor of Electronic Commerce Management, co-authored a paper, "Leadership and Co-operation in Marketing Channels: A Comparative Empirical Analysis of the United States, Finland, and Poland," accepted for publication by International Marketing Review.
Dr. Bakhtier Farouk, professor, mechanical engineering, presented two papers ("Prediction of Mixing of Two Parallel Gas Streams in a Microchannel Using Direct Simulation Monte Carlo Method" and "Particle Simulation of CH4/H2 Glow Discharge for Thin Film Deposition") at the 22nd Rarefied Gas Dynamics Symposium, Sydney, Australia.
Abby Goodrum, professor, information science and technology, co-authored an article, "Terrorism or Civil Disobedience: Toward a Hactivist Ethic," in Computers and Society. She also co-authored an article, "Sound and Speech in Information Retrieval: An Introduction," in Bulletin of the American Society for Information Science.
Dr. Jeffrey H. Greenhaus, William A. Mackie Professor of Management, co-authored a book, "Work and Family—Allies or Enemies? What Happens When Business Professionals Confront Life Choices" (Oxford University Press).
Dr. Thomas Hewett, professor, psychology and computer science, was a member of the peer review committee for the DOE Energy Science and Technology Division, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, Wash.
Lydia Hunn, associate professor, media arts, exhibited work at the Allentown Art Museum for its 27th annual competition. She also created two new courses, "Exploring Fairmount Park" and Experimental Acrylic Painting," for the spring term.
Dr. Dov Jaron, Calhoun Distinguished Professor of Engineering in Medicine, began his three-year term as president of the International Federation for Medical and Biological Engineering (IFMBE) in July. Jaron was also recently awarded the IEEE Third Millennium Medal in recognition of his outstanding scientific contributions and valued services to the profession.
Dr. Bang Jeon, associate professor, economics and international business, co-authored an article, "Foreign Direct Investment and Trade in the Asia-Pacific Region: Complementarity, Distance and Regional Economic Integration," in Journal of Economic Integration. He also presented two articles: "Changing Attitudes Toward Foreign Firms: An Analysis of Survey Data for Korea," at the 2000 Academy of International Business, NE meetings, Ithaca College, N.Y., and "Foreign Capital, Economic Development, and Financial Crisis in South Korea," at the 2000 WEA International Conference, Vancouver, Canada.
Dr. Frank Ko, director of the Fibrous Materials Research Center, was an invited speaker at the 6th Congress of Chinese Society of Bone and Joint Injury & International Orthopaedic Symposium, Guangzhou, China. He made a presentation on "Three Dimensional Scaffold For Orthopedic Tissue Engineering."
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J. Yasha Kresh, professor and research director of Cardiothoracic Surgery and Medicine, was elected to the College of Fellows, American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering, for "outstanding contributions to the understanding of cardiovascular system dynamics and for enhancing the science and technology of cardiac replacement and pacing therapies."
Dr. Alan Lawley, Grosvenor Professor of Materials Engineering, gave a keynote lecture, "Melt Atomization and Spray Deposition Quo Vadis," at the International Conference on Spray Deposition and Melt Atomization, Bremen, Germany. He also presented two papers at the International Conference on Powder Metallurgy and Particulate Materials, New York City.
Dr. Vibhas Madan, associate professor and department head, economics, published an article, "Endogenous Transfer Prices, Tariffs, and a Host County Duopoly," in the summer issue of the International Trade Journal.
Dr. Jacqueline Mancall and Dr. Sandra Hughes, information science and technology, received a National Leadership Grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services in Washington, DC. The grant is for an education and training project , "Building Collaboration Through Technology: A Professional Development Model for School and Public Libraries," to be jointly delivered by Drexel`s College of Information Science and Technology and the Pennsylvania’s Office of Commonwealth Libraries.
Dr. Saroj Parasuraman, University Distinguished Professor of Management, made a presentation, "Family as a source of wisdom in the world of business," at a symposium, Sources of Wisdom in the World of Business: The Taproots of Family, Religion and Mentors, sponsored by the Templeton Foundation.
Dr. Bert Rosenbloom, Rauth Chair professor in Electronic Commerce Management, was awarded the Distinguished Visiting Professor Fellowship from Hannan University in Osaka, Japan. Rosenbloom presented seminars on E-commerce topics and conducted joint research with leading Japanese scholars. He also delivered a speech, "New Business Models and Strategies in the World of E-commerce," to the prestigious Japanese Marketing Association Annual Conference.
Dr. Raj Suri, assistant professor, marketing, had three papers accepted for publication: "Brand Evaluations: A Comparison of Fixed and Discounted Price Offers" in the Journal of Product and Brand Management; "Brand Names that Work: A Study of the Effectiveness of Different Types of Brand Names" in the Journal of Marketing Management; and "The Effects of Acculturation on Consumers` Sensitivity to Prices" in the Journal of International Consumer Marketing.
Dr. Akhil Vaidya, professor of microbiology, received a New Initiatives in Research Award for the project "Plasma Membrane Proton Pumps in Malaria Parasites" from the Burroughs Wellcome Fund. This year the award was given to only seven scientists worldwide.
Dr. Michael S. Vogeley, assistant professor of physics, was awarded a $243,907 grant from the NSF Extragalactic Astronomy and Cosmology program for research on "Voids and Void Galaxies."
Dr. Howard White and Dr. Xia Lin, information science and technology, were co-authors of an article, "Co-Cited Author Maps as Interfaces to Digital Libraries: Designing Pathfinder Networks in the Humanities," in Proceedings, IEEE International Conference on Information Visualization. White and Dr. Katharine McCain, professor, information science and technology, co-authored an article, "In Memory of Belver C. Griffith," in the Journal of the American Society of Information Science.
Vera Zaychik, Dr. Jonathan Sevy, and Dr. William Regli, faculty members from the Geometric and Intelligent Computing Laboratory, mathematics and computer science, co-authored the paper "A Collaborative Design Studio: Architecture and Prototype," which they will present at the upcoming CoDesign 2000 conference in Coventry, U.K. Zaychick received one of 51 National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowships awarded nationally to students in computer science for 2000.