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  • December

    • Heard Around Campus

      Heard Around Campus – December 2015

      December 21, 2015

      Say goodbye to 2015 and say hello to new building upgrades, scholarly initiatives and employee opportunities as Drexel grows both literally and figuratively. Check out this rundown of all the happenings in December.

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    • Aerial view of 30th Street District

      Amtrak, Drexel and Partners Host Open House on 30th Street Station District Plan

      December 10, 2015

      Amtrak, Drexel and their partners in the Philadelphia 30th Street Station District Plan will host an open house next week to provide an update on the project and solicit community input. The event is an opportunity for interested parties to review refined ideas, interact with the project team, ask questions and contribute to the process.

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  • October

  • September

  • August

    • Pope Francis

      Drexel Experts Available to Comment on Pope's Visit to Philadelphia

      August 04, 2015

      Pope Francis – and an estimated 1.5 million people – will descend upon the city of Philadelphia in late September as the capstone to the weeklong, international World Meeting of Families event, during which the Pope will deliver a public mass on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. From concerns about security measures to transportation, anxiety is already on the rise among Philadelphians regarding how the city will handle the influx of tourists expected to double the city’s population. Drexel University experts are available to comment on a range of issues related to the visit including safety, public health, environmental impact, infrastructure preparedness and tourism. Experts also are able to weigh in about what this once-in-a-lifetime event – and the Pope’s progressive views – mean for the Catholic church.

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  • July

  • May

    • Group photo of groundbreaking for study hotel

      Study Hotel Breaks Ground on Drexel’s Campus

      May 08, 2015

      Hospitality 3, a hotel development company with an impressive resume of hotel projects worldwide, held its official groundbreaking ceremony today on The Study at University City, a 212-key hotel rising on the campus of Drexel University in Philadelphia’s dynamic University City district. Slated to open in fall, 2016, the new hotel expands the innovative Study Hotels concept developed by Paul McGowan of Hospitality 3 to deliver high-quality, full-service lodging to university markets and cultural centers.

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    • Rendering of glass facade of Korman Center

      Drexel To Renovate Korman Center and Create New Campus Green With $8 Million Gift

      May 05, 2015

      Located at the heart of Drexel University’s campus, the Korman Center has been a University landmark for decades. With a generous commitment of $8 million from the Hyman Korman Family Foundation the 1958 building will soon get a complete makeover. After matching the Foundation’s gift with another $8 million, Drexel will proceed with plans to expand and repurpose much of the building as well as create the classic campus green in the open space—a popular student hangout known as the “Quad”—in front of and around the Korman Center.

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    • “Escaped Infrastructure” at Canal View Park. Photo credit: Thoughtbarn, courtesy of the Mural Arts Program.

      Public Forum on Creative Placemaking and Reimagining Bartram’s Mile

      May 04, 2015

      On Thursday, May 14 from 6:30 – 8 p.m., a public lecture and forum, “Making Place by Building Civic Stewardship & Public Art-Making” will take place in Drexel’s Leonard Pearlstein Gallery (3401 Filbert St.). This event is free and open to the public. A reception will be held prior to the event at 6 p.m. Three panelists will give presentations about their work as it relates to creative placemaking, civic stewardship, social equity, public art and environmental infrastructure.

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  • February

    • The largely vacant Delaware Power Station dominates more than 1,000 feet of the Delaware River waterfront.

      Urban Design and Planning Students Reimagine the Delaware River Waterfront

      February 12, 2015

      A select handful of Drexel University’s Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design students interested in urban design will have the opportunity to generate fresh ideas and create a vision for the future of the Lehigh Viaduct, Delaware Power Station and surrounding Port Richmond area. Along with 15 students and two faculty members from Germany’s TU Dortmund University, which researches and teaches the global intersection between man, nature and technology, the students will participate in an intensive urban infrastructure planning and design process to develop concepts for repurposing this post-industrial infrastructure.

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    • A community garden at Drexel's Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships in West Philadelphia

      A Natural Match: Drexel Research Team Connects Urban Design to Public Health

      February 10, 2015

      Faculty in design and public health at Drexel are working together with community-based projects in West Philadelphia. Their projects test the idea that aspects of natural systems can be woven into urban design to improve health.

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