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December

    • Nanodiamonds in protoplanetary cloud

      Gogotsi Nature Nanotechnology Nanodiamonds

      December 22, 2011

      Nearly 50 years ago scientists discovered that detonating powerful explosives had the ability to create, not just destroy. Nanodiamonds, diamond-structured particles measuring less than 10 nanometers in diameter, which are the resultant residue from a TNT or Hexogen explosion in a contained space, are now being studied in a variety of science, technology and health applications. A team of researchers who specialize in nanotechnology, led by Dr. Yury Gogotsi, director of the A.J. Drexel Nanotechnology Institute, offered a review of nanodiamond research, in the December 18 edition of Nature Nanotechnology to sift through new ways scientists are using these tiny treasures.

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      December 21, 2011

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    • Holiday Survival Guide

      December 21, 2011

      During the holiday season, Drexel University experts are available to help news media with a variety of stories.

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      Tiny Treasures: Elegant Miniatures on Display in Rincliffe Gallery

      December 20, 2011

      Elegant miniature furnishings from The Drexel Collection are now on display in the Rincliffe Gallery in Main Building.

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    • Christopher Hitchens

      Remembering-Christopher-Hitchens

      December 16, 2011

      Christopher Hitchens (1949-2011), author, journalist and regular guest on The Drexel Interview, died on December 15, 2011 at the age of 62. Host Paula Marantz Cohen shares her thoughts on Hitchens' life and work.

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      From-The-Collection-Water-Boy

      December 15, 2011

      Every month, DrexelNow dives in to the treasures of The Drexel Collection, which includes decorative arts, prints, drawings, textiles, an 18th-century David Rittenhouse clock, 19th-century paintings and much more.

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    • Drexel v. Villanova Hockey

      Crosstown Classic Club Hockey Game

      December 15, 2011

      On January 5, Dragons and Wildcats will take the ice under the stars on the outdoor rink at Citizens Bank Park in a matchup of city hockey rivals dubbed “The Crosstown Classic.” The contest, featuring Drexel and Villanova’s club hockey teams, is a unique outdoor hockey experience that is part of a weeklong slate of games surrounding the National Hockey League’s “Winter Classic” game on January 2.

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      Student designs Mural Arts timeline

      December 13, 2011

      The City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program officially opened a new public space, Mural Arts at The Gallery, the place to tour, shop, learn and create with the largest public art program in the world. Featured in the space is a mobile exhibit about the history of the Mural Arts Program, designed by graphic design student Randi Dean from Drexel University’s Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design.

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      Computer Scientists Named Imagine Cup Finalists

      December 13, 2011

      A Windows Phone game to help elementary students enjoy learning math and a software program to manage volumes of healthcare information are just two of the brilliant concepts in the running for one of the top honors in computer science: The Microsoft Imagine Cup. These two innovative technology designs, both imagined and created by Drexel computer science students, rose to the top from a national field of competitors and earned first-round selection in the national technology design competition this fall.

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      Drexel Students LIFT Spirits of Those in Need

      December 12, 2011

      Students involved in Philadelphia's LIFT program say its much more than just a volunteer opportunity.

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    • Drexel Establishes Property Management Advisory Board

      December 9, 2011

      Drexel University’s Goodwin College of Professional Studies announced the establishment of an advisory board to provide industry support to the Property Management program. One of the board’s primary goals is to establish awareness for the program and its necessity and value.

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    • Interim Engineering Dean Received IEEE Award

      December 9, 2011

      Drexel’s Dr. Bruce Eisenstein, Arthur J. Rowland professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and interim dean of the College of Engineering, was named the 2012 recipient of the Richard M. Emberson Award. The award is one of the highest recognitions presented by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, the largest technical/professional society in the world with nearly 400,000 members.

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    • Academy of Natural Sciences Re-Accredited by American Association of Museums

      December 7, 2011

      The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University has been awarded a renewal of its accreditation by the American Association of Museums (AAM). AAM accreditation is a widely recognized seal of approval that brings national recognition to a museum for meeting and often exceeding the standards and best practices of the museum field.

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      CAA-Blood-Challenge-Results

      December 7, 2011

      The 10th annual Colonial Athletic Association Blood Challenge produced record-setting numbers for the ninth straight year with 5,232 actual donors and 5,287 productive units of blood collected from the 12 CAA campuses. Drexel finished in third place with 909 donors.

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    • Drexel Launches Leadership Development Program for Women

      December 5, 2011

      ELATE at Drexel will be selecting an elite class of 24 fellows from the United States and Canada to participate in the one-year, part-time program for senior faculty women in academic engineering, computing and related fields.

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    • LeBow Students to Visit Shanghai, China for International Residency

      December 5, 2011

      This spring, students enrolled in LeBow’s Executive MBA and One-Year MBA programs will embark on an international residency to Shanghai, China.

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    • Philadelphia Executive is Elected New Chair of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University

      December 2, 2011

      The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University announced the election of a new chair of its governing board and three new trustees from Drexel.

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    • Year-End Giving to Drexel University

      December 1, 2011

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