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Drs. Michel Barsoum,
distinguished professor of materials engineering, and Surya Kalindindi, department head and professor of materials engineering, materials engineering doctoral students Tiejun Zhen and Anand Murugaiah, and a colleague, had the paper “Dislocation-Based Fully Reversible Compression of Ti3SiC2 to 1 Gpa” accepted for publication in Nature Materials.
CNHP clinical assistant professor, Fran Cornelius, CNHP assistant professor, Mary Gallagher-Gordon, CNHP clinical assistant professor, and Debra P. McGrath, CNHP assistant professor, will present “At Your Fingertips – Integration of Handheld Technology into an Undergraduate Nursing Curriculum” at the 21st Annual International Computer and Technology Conference in Orlando, Fla. in April.
Dr. John Bielec,
vice president and chief information officer, was invited to join the editorial advisory board of University Business magazine.
Dr. Ronald Bishop,
assistant professor of communication, published “Brought to You as a Public Service: Exploring How Public Service Announcements Get on the Air” in the Journal of Radio Studies.
, associate director of the Center for Student Academic Resources, co-presented a workshop “Don’t Give Us Pep Rallies” at the annual conference for the National Association of Developmental Educators, held in Austin, Texas, in February.
CNHP assistant professor, published “PDA basics” in the February 3, 2003, issue of Advance for Nurses.
Dianna C. Dale,
senior associate vice president for student life and dean of students, was one of five top student affairs professionals to participate in Paperclip Communications nationally broadcast audio conference “Student Death on Campus.” She also participated in a three-person panel discussion sponsored by the Anti-Defamation League titled “The Campus Environment Post 9/11.”
Dr. H. Michael Dreher,
CNHP assistant professor and associate director of Undergraduate Nursing Programs, and colleagues, had the manuscript “The Morphologic and Metabolic Effects of Antiretroviral Therapy in HIV-infection” accepted for publication in the Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care.
instructor of bioscience and biotechnology, presented “Nutritional Consideration: What About Herbal, Botanical and Biologic Therapies” at the short course “The Other Side of Medicine: An Exploration of the Supportive and Complementary Therapies Integrated into Cancer Care Management” at Holy Redeemer Hospital and Medical Center in Meadowbrook, Pa.
Dr. Elizabeth Gardner,
assistant professor of bioscience and biotechnology, received more than $250,000 in laboratory equipment from Ortho Clinical Laboratories in Raritan, N.J.
associate director of the Law-Psychology Program, was invited to join the editorial board of Behavioral Sciences & the Law.
Drs. Shawkat Hammoudeh,
associate professor of economics and international business, and Bang Jeon, professor of economics, and doctoral student Huimin Li published “Causality and Volatility Spillovers Among Petroleum Prices of WTI, Gasoline and Heating Oil in Different Locations” in The North American Journal of Economics and Finance. Hammoudeh and Li published “The Impact of the Asian Crisis on the Behavior of the U.S. and International Petroleum Prices” in Energy Economics. Hammoudeh and a colleague also published “Relationships Between U.S. Oil Prices and S&P Oil Industry Stock Market Indices” in International Review of Economics and Finance.
Dr. A. Philip Handel,
associate professor of bioscience and biotechnology, and colleagues published “Effect of Critic Acid on the Radiation Resistance of Listeria Monocytogenes and Frankfurter Quality Factors” in Meat Science 63: pp. 407-415. Handel presented “An Update on Dietary Fats” at the Delaware Valley Chapter Society for Nutrition Education mini-symposium, “The Real Skinny on Fats in Our Diet.”
Dr. Pawel Hitczenko,
associate professor of mathematics, received a two-year $40,000 National Security Agency grant for “Probabilistic Analysis of Certain Combinatorial Structures” and a two-year $21,000 NSF award for “Analysis and Evaluation of Combinatorial Structures and Algorithms.” He also taught a course on “Probabilistic Analysis of Sorting Algorithms” as a visiting professor in the department of mathematics at the University of Jyvaskyla, Finland, conducted research and made several seminar presentations at the University of Jyvaskyla and the University of Helsinki during the fall term.
Dr. Dov Jaron,
Calhoun Professor of Engineering in Medicine and president of the International Federation for Medical and Biological Engineering, presented “Research and Development of Medical Equipment and Technology for Healthy Life Expectancy” at a Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry and New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization Workshop, held in Kyushu, Japan. He presented “The New Medical Equipment for Health and Medicine in the 21st Century” at a conference of the biomedical engineering section of the National Committee for Humanity and Technology in Tokyo.
Drs. Surya Kalidindi,
department head and professor of materials engineering, Roger D. Doherty, professor of materials engineering, materials engineering doctoral student Abhishek Bhattacharyya and a colleague, presented the posters “Twinning During Ambient-Temperature Deformation of Titianium” and “How Do Polycrystals Deform Plastically? Experiments in Columnar-Grained Aluminum and Numerical Simulations” at the U.S.-Korea Workshop on Advances in Metallic Structural Materials, held in Maui, Hawaii, in January.
Dr. Rhonda Karp,
senior associate vice president of human resources, was elected to the Board of Trustees of the Greater Delaware Valley Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and named to the executive committee. She was also appointed by the College and University Professional Association in Human Resources (CUPA-HR) as co-chairperson to host the CUPA-HR Eastern Regional Meeting to be held this May in Philadelphia.
Dr. Charles Lane,
associate professor of physics, and Tanya Miletic, physics graduate student, co-authored a paper on the observation of neutrino oscillation by the KamLAND experiment in Japan.
Dr. John Lawless,
, assistant professor of couple and family therapy, joined the editorial board of Contemporary Family Therapy for a three-year term.
Dr. Stephen R. McDow,
assistant professor of chemistry, received a $26,000 Environmental Protection Agency Award for sampling and analysis of acidic organic compounds in the environment.
Dr. Shortie McKinney,
professor and associate dean of bioscience and biotechnology, and Eileen Ford, instructor of bioscience and biotechnology, received a $768,885 award from the School District of Philadelphia for “Comprehensive Nutrition Education Across the School District of Philadelphia.”
Dr. Stephen L.W. McMillan,
professor of physics and atmospheric science, was an invited speaker at Penn State University, The University of Amsterdam and the Institute for Theoretical Physics at the University of California Santa Barbara. He will also speak at the American Physical Society Spring Meeting, to be held in Philadelphia in April.
Dr. Julie Mostov,
associate professor, Institute for the Humanities, and a colleague, co-edited From Gender to Nation. The book will be presented at the International Conference of the Association for the Study of Nationalities (ASN) in Forli, Italy, in June.
associate professor and director of music therapy education, authored the book chapter “Through Music to Therapeutic Attachment: Psychodynamic Music Psychotherapy with a Musician with Dysthymic Disorder” in Psychodynamic Music Therapy: Case Studies, Barcelona Publishers, 2003.
Drs. Chika Nwankpa,
professor of electrical and computer engineering, and Stephen Carullo, electrical and computer engineering research post-doctoral associate, received the best paper award in the complex systems track at the Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences for “Experimental Studies and Modeling of an Information Embedded Power System.”
, electrical and computer engineering doctoral student, co-authored Hacker’s Challenge 2.
Dr. Rakhmiel Peltz,
professor of sociolinguistics and director of Judaic Studies, organized the session “East European Jewish Political Leaders and their Yiddish Research Agenda After 1905” at the Annual Conference of the Association for Jewish Studies. He also delivered the paper “The Politics of Ber Borokhov’s Research on Yiddish Language” and chaired a session on older Yiddish literary culture.
Dr. Constance Perry,
associate professor of humanities and sciences, had her review of the book Self-Trust and Reproductive Autonomy accepted for publication in Metapsychology, an online book review service for Mental Help Net.
Dr. David Raizman,
professor of visual studies, contributed three entries on civil, ecclesiastical, and military architecture to Medieval Iberia: An Encyclopedia, published by Routledge (London and New York), 2003.
adjunct faculty member in the graduate art therapy program, was featured as one of South Jersey Magazine’s “33 People to Watch in South Jersey” in the January 2003 issue.
Dr. Dario Salvucci,
assistant professor of computer science, gave the inaugural talk of the Cognitive Science Colloquia Series at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in January.
Drs. Aleister Saunders,
ssistant professor of bioscience and biotechnology, Avi Ghosh, assistant professor of physics, and Aydin Tozeren, director of bioinformatics in the School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems, received a $65,990 grant from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Health Research Formula Funds for “Protein Aptamers as Anti-Cancer Therapeutics.”
Dr. Arthur Shostak,
professor of sociology, presented “The Future of the USA and of IT in 2010” for the Philadelphia area chapter of The Network of Women in Computer Technology. He gave the address “The Future of Work- and Implications for HR Professionals” at the Greater Valley Human Relations Association and “The Work World of Tomorrow” for the Lancaster County Association of HR Management.
Dr. George Starks,
professor of performing arts, performed for the opening of the “The Majesty of African Motherhood” exhibit at the central branch of the Enoch Pratt Library in Baltimore. The collection of 55 rare of African sculptures features several pieces from Dr. Starks’ extensive collection of traditional African art.
Dr. Wei Sun,
assistant professor of mechanical engineering and mechanics, presented “Image-Based Biomimetic Modeling and its Application in Computer-Aided Tissue Engineering” at the Optical Technologies to Solve Problems in Tissue Engineering and Tissue Mechanics Conference, which was part of SPIE Biomedical Optics 2003 and held in San Jose, Calif., in January. Sun co-authored the paper with mechanical engineering and mechanics graduate students Andrew Darling, Binil Starly, Connie Gomez and Zhibin Fang.
nternational teaching assistant (ITA) specialist, chaired the Mid-Atlantic ITA meeting held at Drexel.
assistant professor of the Emergency Medical Services Program, published the article “Predictors of Success for Allied Health Programs” in the Domain, Winter 2003 edition.
Dr. D.J. Wu,
associate professor of MIS, edited two volumes of a special issue on formal modeling of electronic commerce for the Journal of Group Decision and Negotiation, Vol. 11, No. 6, November 2002; and Vol. 12, No. 1, January 2003.
program manager and assistant professor in Goodwin College of Professional Studies, co-authored “A Study of Job Satisfaction of Nursing and Allied Health Care Graduates from a Mid-Atlantic University,” published in the Journal of Allied Health, Vol. 32, No. 1, Spring 2003.
Dr. Robert Zaller,
, professor of history, gave lectures on the following topics during the fall term: on Robinson Jeffers as a dramatic poet at the Tor House Foundation seminars in Carmel, Calif.; on impeachment in early Stuart England at the American Society of Legal Historians in San Diego; on Jeffers and Indian philosophy at the American Center in Calcutta and the Indo-Hellenic Kyklos Society; on capital punishment in Measure to Measure at the Second International Conference of the Shakespeare Society of Eastern India and at the conference on Re-Reading the Renaissance in Purulia, West Bengal; on law and liberty in Tudor-Stuart England at Loreto College, in Calcutta; and on women in Greek mythology at the Darpana Academy of Performing Arts in Ahmedabad, Gujarat State.
Dr. Ruifeng Zhang,
assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, and colleagues will receive an IEEE Signal Processing Society 2002 Best Paper Award for “Network-assisted Diversity for Random Access Wireless Networks,” which will be presented at ICASSP 2003 in Hong Kong in April.