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A depiction of Dimetrodon with the section of jaw that is now fossilized and a part of the Academy’s collection highlighted. Drawing by Danielle Dufault of the Royal Ontario Museum.

Science & Technology

A Dimetrodon By Any Other Name

A unique fossil in the Academy of Natural Science of Drexel University’s collection continues to fuel important paleontological discoveries more than a century after it came into to the museum.
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Business & Entrepreneurship - Science & Technology

Ben Franklin Technology Partners Joins ic@3401 and Drexel to Boost Startup Resources in University City

A number of developments in University City’s startup ecosystem are aligning—all to the benefit of Philadelphia’s burgeoning community of entrepreneurs. Drexel University and Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern Pennsylvania are teaming up to create a $10 million early stage seed fund that will support spin-off companies from the University. Concurrent with the launch of the new fund, Ben Franklin will join Drexel and University City Science Center’s efforts to strengthen the offerings for members at the Innovation Center @3401 (ic@3401). And the technology and healthcare growth capital provider, Safeguard Scientifics, is also joining ic@3401 in a high-level capacity.

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Science & Technology

Bioprinting Stem Cell 'Building Blocks'

Using a special designed extrusion printer he created to squeeze out a mixture of hydrogel and stem cells, Wei Sun, PhD, Albert Soffa chair professor in Drexel’s College of Engineering, is making strides toward rapid prototyping the building blocks of life. His process, which was recently published in Biofabrication gives scientists a head start at growing living three-dimensional tissues and could one day be used to create micro-organs for research purposes.

Drexel's Jordan McClain interviewed legendary "Fresh Air" host Terry Gross.

Society & Culture

Turning the Tables on Terry Gross

Terry Gross is currently celebrating 40 years as the award-winning host of National Public Radio’s “Fresh Air,” which boasts nearly 5 million listeners each week across more than 450 NPR stations. The show also has a massively popular podcast. Gross is widely considered one of the country’s leading and most important interviewers, but earlier this month, the legendary interviewer became the interviewee.

Heard Around Campus

Campus & Community

Heard Around Campus: November 2015

It’s been a full month. We dealt with a citywide security scare aimed at local universities, elected a new mayor, honored our nation’s heroes in the city’s first annual Veterans Day parade and enjoyed an unseasonably warm Halloween.

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Drexel in the News: July 2014 - May 2015

This video features highlights of Drexel's broadcast news coverage in 2014-2015. Special thanks to the news media represented in this video.

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