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Drexel Names Yi Deng Dean of the College of Computing & Informatics

Deng comes to Drexel after a seven-year tenure as dean of the College of Computing and Informatics at the University of North Carolina – Charlotte.
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Celebrating Drexel's 129th Commencement

The College graduated its second class of more than 420 undergraduate and graduate students at the University-wide Commencement ceremony on June 11.
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Information Science Faculty Celebrate Retirement

The College celebrates Susan Davis, David Fenske, Alison Lewis and Delia Neuman upon their retirement at the close of the 2015-16 academic year.
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CCI Announces New Graduate Programs in Computer Science

Beginning Fall Quarter 2016, the College will offer two new programs in computer science: a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Computer Science and a Graduate Minor in Computer Science.  
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Students Recognized at the 2016 Honors & Awards Ceremony

Thirty-three undergraduate and graduate students were recognized at a May 26 Honors & Awards ceremony to celebrate academic achievements.

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CCI Faculty Complete One-Year Executive Leadership in Academic Technology and Engineering Program

Ellen Bass, PhD and Jane Greenberg, PhD recently celebrated their graduation from the Class of 2016 of Drexel University’s Executive Leadership in Academic Technology and Engineering (ELATE) program.
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Graduate Student Deborah Garwood Researches Intersection of Digital Curation and Archives in LIS Literature

A paper by graduate library and information science student Deborah A. Garwood was recently accepted to ARCHIVES*RECORDS 2016: The Joint Annual Meeting of the Council of State Archivist and the Society of American Archivists (Atlanta, GA from July 31-Aug. 6).
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Concert Experience App Jam Jar Wins 2016 CCI Senior Project Competition

An app that records live music performances and a video game designed for the visually-impaired took home the top prizes at CCI's annual Senior Project Competition on May 24 in Nesbitt Hall.
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Drexel Undergraduate Students Win Student Research Competition For Cancer Survivor App

Information systems major Nishtha Dalal and psychology major Meghan Plank took home first place in CHI2016’s Student Research Competition for their project to develop a set of design guidelines for a smartphone application to help increase physical activities of breast cancer survivors.
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Upcoming Events
Drexel CCI Alumni July First Friday Networking Reception
When: Friday, July 1, 2016 at 5:30 to 8:00 p.m.
Where: Tamman Technologies, Inc., 20 N 3rd Street, Suite 301, Philadelphia, PA 19106
Philly Codefest Workshop: "The Internet of Things: Intro to Windows 10 on Raspberry Pi"
When: Weds., July 13 at 6:00 p.m.
Where: Rush Building, Room 014 (basement)

MS in Health Informatics Online Open House
When: Thurs., July 14 at 12:00 p.m.
Where: Online

MS in Library and Information Science – Archival Studies Concentration Online Open House
When: Weds., July 20 at 12:00 p.m.
Where: Online
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Alumni Updates
Albert Tzeel, MD, MHSA, CPE, FAAPL (CERT, Healthcare Informatics, 2010) regional medical director for senior products in north Florida for Humana, joined the board of the American Association for Physician Leadership. 

Annie Norman, EdD (MS, Library Science, 1998), Delaware state librarian, was inducted to the Hall of Fame of Delaware Women.

Anthony Bucci (BS, Information Systems, 2004) and Nick Auger (BS, Computer Science, 2007), co-founders of Revzilla, an online motorcycle gear and apparel retailer based in Philadelphia, announced their new partnership with the owners of Cycle Gear to form a new holding company that will own both Cycle Gear and Revzilla. They were also recognized as leading Philadelphia’s #1 workplace by Additionally, the Philadelphia Business Journal named Auger one of its 2016 Tech Disruptors.

Aylin Caliskan-Islam, PhD (MS, Computer Science, 2013; PhD, Computer Science, 2015), a Princeton University post-doctoral candidate and fellow in the Center for Information Technology, led a demonstration at the 32nd Chaos Computer Conference where she discussed a tool kit developed by the U.S. Army Research Laboratory network security and academic researchers that may one day help analysts to identify malware authors more quickly. 

Cotton Coslett (MS, Library & Information Science, 2010) joined Chapman University in Orange, CA as an adjunct reference librarian

Sauda Ganious (MS, Library & Information Science, 2015) was appointed W.W. Law Project Archivist at the City of Savannah Research Library and Municipal Archives, where she cares for the W.W. Law archival collection for the city.

Erica L. Hubbard (MS, Library & Information Science, 2009), director of library services at Houston Community College in Houston, Texas, shared her vast experience with African-American research and sources of information for African-American family research at the African-American Family History Workshop, hosted by Shreve Memorial Library’s Genealogy Department.

Jane Kelly (MS, Library Science, 1980), author of the Meg Daniels Mysteries series, attended the Sisters in Crime-LA's "Adapting to Hollywood" conference.

Lawrence James (BS, Information Systems, 2002), president of Connexus Technology, is a candidate for the 2016 Man and Woman of the Year campaign facilitated by the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. 

Melinda Ratini (MS, Library Science, 1979), a family physician on staff at Lower Bucks Hospital, St. Mary Medical Center and Aria Health, moderated a class titled "Engage for Health" at the Margaret R. Grundy Memorial Library in Bristol, Pennsylvania. Dr. Ratini is also a member of the WebMD medical review team and is responsible for ensuring the medical accuracy of WebMD’s news and feature stories. 
Michael J. Baum (BS, Computer Sciences, 1985), CEO of software producer Splunk, was recognized and profiled in the Startup Insider, a series of articles honoring entrepreneurs in The Huffington Post about his journey building six startups, five of which got acquired, while his last and current company, Splunk, made it all the way public. In the article, he credited Drexel and the co-op program for kick-starting his career. 
Michael Brennan, PhD (MS, Computer Science, 2011; PhD, Computer Science, 2013), the program officer at the Ford Foundation in New York City, has been named to the Chronicle of Philanthropy’s list of 40 Under 40
Michael Heydt (MS, Computer Science, 1991), principal technology manager of SunGard Global Services headquartered in Wayne, Pennsylvania, served as a guest speaker at a seminar on data science and deriving information out of data titled “Seminar on Performing Data Analysis with Multiple Tools: Pandas.” 

Michael Shelmet (MS, Computer Science, 2007; MS, Software Engineering, 2008), associate director, instructional technology in the Office of Information Resources & Technology at Drexel University, along with Drexel professor, Youngmoo Kim, PhD, worked with Opera Philadelphia on developing an online course for his upcoming production, Cold Mountain, in an effort to engage and broaden audiences for opera. 

Nancy Demme (MS, Library & Information Science, 1993) retired from the Mercer County (NJ) Library's Twin Rivers branch after 25 years of service. 
Pamela Ramanathan (BS, Information Systems, 1994) has been named director of financial aid at University of Sciences in Philadelphia.

Rachel Korman (MS, Library Science, 2014) was named Information Assistant II at Vaughan Public Libraries, Ontario. 

Sara G. Ahmed (MS, Library Science, 2016), a Gen Next Programmer and reference librarian at Upper Darby Sellers Library, will participate in a panel on the ethics of diversity at this summer’s American Library Association annual conference. 
Shishir Shetty (MS, Information Systems, 2003) was promoted to vice president of consulting services at Wilson Legal Solutions, a provider of technology services to law firms, located in Newtown Square, PA. Shetty was previously senior director.

Titus Moolathara (MS, Library Science, 2010), librarian at the central branch of the Free Library of Philadelphia, was named one of Library Journal’s Movers & Shakers of 2016 for his advocacy of library outreach to prisons.

Tracey Thompson (MS, Library & Info Science, 2007) was named collection manager for Pierce County Library System in Tacoma, WA. 
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