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Dr. Denise E. Agosto,
assistant professor, IST, published the paper, “Propelling Young Women into the Cyber Age: Gender Considerations in the Evaluation of Web-based Information,” in [i]School Library Media Research,[/i] Volume 4, 2001.
Dr. Barry Atticks,
assistant professor of performing arts and director of the Music Industry Program, presented the paper, “Space Considerations in Surround Sound Music,” at the Symposium on Systems Research in the Arts in Baden-Baden, Germany. His article was published in October in the conference’s proceedings.
Dr. Mun Young Choi,
associate dean, CoE, was named interim head of the Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics Department in September. He will continue to his role in the College’s research and graduate programs.
adjunct professor of mathematics, CoEPS, presented the paper, “Power Up for Energy Management and Conservation” at the 2001 American Public Works Association International Congress and Exposition at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.
Dr. Yury Gogotsi,
professor of materials engineering, and colleagues Dr. Mike McNallan of the University of Illinois–Chicago and Dr. Ali Erdemir of the Argonne National Laboratory, received a two-year $420,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Industrial Materials for the Future program for the project, “Novel Carbon Films for Next Generation Rotating Equipment Applications.” Drexel’s share of the grant is $107,100. Gogotsi also was the invited principal lecturer at the NATO Advanced Research Workshop on Frontiers in Molecular-Scale Science and Technology of Multifunctional Nanosystems, held in Kiev, Ukraine. Gogotsi’s lecture was “Hydrothermal Carbon Nanotubes: Synthesis and In-Situ Fluid Studies.”
Dr. Thomas Hewett,
professor of psychology and computer science, was an invited organizer of a workshop on teaching of product and system design held by the Department of Product and System Design, University of the Aegean in Ermoupolis, Syros, Greece.
Dr. Greg Hilsop,
associate professor, IST, was an invited participant at the Sloan Workshop on Asynchronous Learning Networks, held in Bolton, N.Y.
Dr. Christian Hunold,
assistant professor of political science, received a research grant from the American Political Science Association to fund work on the book [i]Explaining Siting Failure: Justice, Democracy, and Radioactive Waste[/i] in the United States (Lexington). Hunold will also publish the article, “Environmentalists, Nuclear Waste and the Politics of Passive Inclusion in Germany” in [i]German Politics & Society,[/i] and another, “Canada’s Low-Level Radioactive Waste Disposal Problem: Voluntarism Reconsidered” in [i]Environmental Politics.[/i]
Dr. Peter Lewin,
professor of biomedical engineering, and Dr. Mohana Shankar, professor of electrical engineering, received a three-year, $705,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health for the project, “Ultrasound Hydrophon and its Calibration Up to 100 MHz.”
assistant professor, CoMAD, had a garment accepted into the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s permanent collection of historic costume. Martin also presented “The Drexel Digital Museum Project: Drexel Historic Costume Collection” at WWW 10, the World Wide Web Developers Conference held in Hong Kong.
Carl “Tobey” Oxholm III,
general counsel, vice president, and secretary of the Board of Trustees for Drexel and MCP Hahnemann Universities, was reappointed as a member of the Pennsylvania Interest on Lawyers Trust Account Board for a three-year term.
Dr. Katherine Shelfer,
assistant professor, IST, and Dr. June Verner, professor, IST, presented “A Roadmap for the Successful Implementation of Competitive Intelligence Systems,” at the Special Libraries Association’s 92nd Annual Conference in San Antonio. Their paper was published in the conference’s proceedings. Verner and her colleague B. Henderson-Sellers published “A Pilot Study in Effort Estimation for the Generalization of Object-Oriented Components for Reuse” in [i]Proceedings of the Australian Software Engineering Conference.[/i] Verner also presented the seminars “Software Project Success and Failure Factors” at the College of Information Systems at the University of NSW in Sydney, Australia, and “Predicting Software Development Success” at the University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce, in Bangkok, Thailand.
Dr. Arthur B. Shostak,
professor of sociology, gave the keynote address to the Annual Meeting of the International Economic Development Council in Philadelphia. He also spoke about “The World of Work in 2010 — After September 11” to the Philadelphia Human Resources Planning Group.
Drexel senior, is spending the fall term studying in Vietnam as part of the School for International Training program “Vietnam: Culture and Development.” Swander received two $5,000 scholarships for his studies: one from the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program, and a Freeman-Asia scholarship for students studying in Southeast Asia.
an electrical engineering graduate student of Dr. Athina Petropulu, received a George Hill Jr. Fellowship.
Dr. Aspasia Zerva,
professor of civil and architectural engineering, chaired the Tenth International Conference on Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, which took place at the University between October 7 and 10.