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April

  • Engineering Students Represent Drexel at National EPA Competition

    April 30, 2012

    Can liquid waste discharge from landfills actually be turned into a valuable fuel source? A group of students from Drexel Universitys College of Engineering are presenting this possibility as part of a sustainability design competition hosted by the Environmental Protection Agency that could earn them a $90,000 grant.

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  • HUBO throws first pitch 4-28-12

    HUBO throws out opening pitch at Phillies game

    April 30, 2012

    Following forays into dancing, tai-chi, singing and playing the drums, Drexel’s adult-size humanoid robot, HUBO, made its sporting debut on April 28. The robot, which was programmed by students in the College of Engineering, threw out the ceremonial first pitch before the Philadelphia Phillies' faced the Chicago Cubs at Citizens Bank Park.

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  • Inspire-a-Child

    April 27, 2012

    On April 26, Drexel held its annual Inspire a Child to Dream Day on the University City Main Campus. The event coincides each year with National Take Your Daughter/Son to Work Day in April.

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  • Drexel Teams up with Sony for Digital Media Academy Program

    April 26, 2012

    Sony Electronics is teaming up with higher education institutions in a new program called Sony Digital Media Academy – collaboration between Sony and academic institutions to foster and fuel innovative approaches and facilitate new expressive applications of digital media technologies. Drexel University’s Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design has been named a founding partner in the program and will develop a sustainable paperless studio.

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  • Team Drexel Dragons at the Microsoft Imagine Cup Competition

    Drexel Computer Science Students Claim U.S. Title at “Microsoft Imagine Cup” Competition

    April 26, 2012

    A team of Drexel undergraduate computer science majors earned national acclaim for designing smartphone apps as part of Microsoft’s Imagine Cup Competition. “Team Drexel Dragons” won the U.S. Championship for their design of a math learning program. Drexel sent two teams to the national final and now “Team Drexel Dragons” is among the field of competitors at the World Championship in Sydney, Australia in July.

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  • Little girl photo from "Witnesses to Hunger"

    "Witnesses to Hunger" Displays Mothers' Photographic Testimony of Poverty in Philadelphia Exhibit

    April 26, 2012

    Working mothers, poverty and opportunity are powerful themes in the national political conversation. On May 2, a public exhibit will display photos and videos from women whose voices are too often missing from this dialogue: those who have experienced poverty and hunger first-hand. These “Witnesses to Hunger” are participants in a powerful research and advocacy project developed at the Drexel University School of Public Health.

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  • Students from Germantown High School display their stained glass windows

    Stained glass windows by GHS students on display at Drexel

    April 26, 2012

    Fourteen colorful stained glass windows created by students from Germantown High School are currently on display as part of an exhibition entitled the “Hand-Eye Collaboration” at Drexel University’s James E. Marks Intercultural Center (33rd and Chestnut Streets). The exhibit symbolizes the power of art to bring together people of all races, religions, ages and backgrounds. It is free and open to the public, and will be on display through June 4.

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  • Burberry CEO Angela Ahrendts to Visit Drexel

    April 26, 2012

    Drexel University has named Angela Ahrendts, CEO of Burberry, as the recipient of the inaugural Westphal Award, one of the University’s highest honors, for her leadership at Burberry and for her humanitarian work through the Burberry Foundation. Ahrendts will be presented with the award on Wednesday, May 2, as part of an all-day program at Drexel University’s Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design where she will also be the 2012 Distinguished Speaker of the Year.

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  • Drexel Partners with The Philadelphia Orchestra for its Residency at China

    April 25, 2012

    Expanding its preeminent role as cultural ambassador between the United States and China, The Philadelphia Orchestra announced at a press conference held at Drexel University the details of its pilot 2012 Residency Week and Tour of China activities with the National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA) in Beijing.

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    April 24, 2012

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  • Photo of Peggy and Richard Greenawalt

    Drexel and Breakthrough of Greater Philadelphia Partner

    April 23, 2012

    Drexel University and Breakthrough of Greater Philadelphia announced a new partnership to support summer educational programming for low-income students from Philadelphia public schools who are transitioning to high school. In recognition of support from Drexel, the Breakthrough high school program has been renamed The Peggy and Richard Greenawalt Program, in honor of Drexel Board of Trustees Chairman Richard A. Greenawalt, and his wife, Peggy, a founding board member of Breakthrough of Greater Philadelphia.

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  • Teen Violence Prevention Research Brought to Life through Digitally Animated Videos

    April 23, 2012

    Working with West Philadelphia residents, researchers from Drexel's School of Public Health and Penn's School of Nursing created Briana and Damon, digital animation characters voiced by members of the community, as a novel strategy to communicate anti-violence messages grounded in community-based research.

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  • Sacramento-Healthcare-MBA

    April 20, 2012

    Drexel University's Center for Graduate Studies in Sacramento has announced the addition of an MBA in Healthcare Administration starting in September 2012.

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  • Drexel Leads Charge for Digital Inclusion at Philly Tech Week

    April 20, 2012

    Drexel University will take part in Philly Tech Week’s annual celebration of innovation and technology from April 23-28. The week of events, exhibitions, panels and celebrations brings technologists, entrepreneurs, investors, policymakers, educators, and enthusiasts together for a week of tech-related exhibits, demonstrations, discussions and gatherings throughout the city.

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  • President John Fry and ITU President Muhammed Sahin

    Drexel President John Fry Leads Delegation to Turkey

    April 20, 2012

    Drexel University President John Fry led a delegation of University administrators, faculty from Drexel’s School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems and College of Engineering, and representatives from Duke University and The Johns Hopkins University and industry partners through a five-day tour of Turkey’s epicenters for research and technological innovation. This Innovation Partnership Forum Delegation, spent time at some of the nation’s top universities, visited innovative “technoparks” and participated in a national biomedical engineering summit.

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  • Drexel's Art Attack Partnership Wins NEA/Knight Foundation Grant

    April 20, 2012

    Art Attack, the innovative partnership between Drexel University’s Center for Cultural Outreach in the Pennoni Honors College and the Philadelphia Daily News to expand local arts exposure for the newspaper, is among three new models to receive up to $80,000 in funding through the Knight/NEA Community Arts Journalism Challenge, which seeks innovative ideas for informing and engaging people in the arts.

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  • Drexel Engineer Develops New Class of Ferroelectric Materials

    April 20, 2012

    Drexel University’s Dr. James Rondinelli, an assistant professor in the College of Engineering, has developed a method of constructing new electrically switchable  materials through a form of atomic alchemy that resembles microscopic sandwich making. The resultant material could find use in a variety of applications including video game consoles, transit passes and medical imaging technology.

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    Greek Week 2012 at Drexel

    April 20, 2012

    Greek Week is two weeks of athletic, artistic, philanthropic and educational events created by the Drexel fraternity and sorority community.

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  • New Center for Cultural Outreach at Drexel

    April 19, 2012

    Drexel University’s Pennoni Honors College announced today the establishment of a new entity, the Center for Cultural Outreach, which consolidates a variety of cultural endeavors within the Honors College and offers a platform for collaborative ventures with other units at Drexel.

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    Drexel Named a Champion in EPA's Green Power Challenge

    April 18, 2012

    Drexel was recognized by the EPA as the 2011-2012 Individual Conference Champion for using more green power than any other school in the Colonial Athletic Association.

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  • weServe Two Dollar Challenge

    Surviving on Two Dollars a Day

    April 18, 2012

    Twelve members of Drexel's weServe program spent threlast week surviving on two dollars a day to raise awareness of poverty on a local and global level.

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  • Grad Student Celebrates Diversity by Launching Dance Company

    April 18, 2012

    A Drexel graduate student's dream—the Roger Lee Dance Company—has officially become a reality.

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  • Drexel experts available to comment on Pa. primary

    April 17, 2012

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    April 17, 2012

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  • Dr. Ellen Giarelli

    Nursing for Autism Across the Lifespan Highlighted in New Book

    April 17, 2012

    The growing number of children and adults on the autism spectrum represent a growing need for quality health care that is sensitive to the issues they face. This is the premise and challenge behind a new text, Nursing of Autism Spectrum Disorder: Evidence-based Integrated Care across the Lifespan (Springer, April 2012), edited by Dr. Ellen Giarelli, an associate professor in Drexel’s College of Nursing and Health Professions, with Dr. Marcia Gardner.

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  • Drexel Program Tackles Digital Divide in Philadelphia

    April 16, 2012

    An Internet “fast” will take place this weekend to show support for the 41 percent of Philadelphians who do not have easy access to connect online.

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  • Dr. Joanne Getsy

    Better-Nights-Sleep

    April 16, 2012

    There’s nothing like a good night’s sleep to get you going in the morning. Drexel’s Dr. Joanne Getsy offers some tips to jump start your body and mind.

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  • Daskalakis' Gift in Support of Athletics

    April 13, 2012

    Drexel University alumnus and benefactor John A. Daskalakis,‘63, has committed a $3 million gift in support of Drexel Athletics. The gift from the Drexel Hall of Famer and former standout on the lacrosse field will make it possible for Drexel to enhance its athletics program and upgrade the athletic center that already bears Daskalakis’ name.

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    Drexel University at Philadelphia Science Festival

    April 12, 2012

    Drexel University will play a big role in the celebration of science at the annual Philadelphia Science Festival. The festival, which runs from April 20-29, brings scientists and science enthusiasts together for a week of science-related exhibits, demonstrations and gatherings throughout the city. Drexel students, faculty and professional staff will take part in events each day during the festival. Click "read more" for a full schedule of all Drexel-related activities during the week.

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  • Lauren Bilski

    Catching Up with Miss Philadelphia

    April 10, 2012

    Since her recent coronation as Miss Philadelphia, Drexel junior Lauren Bilski has been thrust into the local limelight. DrexelNow was able to squeeze into her jam-packed schedule for a walk across campus to chat about what life has been like for her lately.

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  • Toy Maker Leads Workshop at Drexel

    April 10, 2012

    Internationally recognized toy designer and illustrator Emilio Garcia will travel from Barcelona, Spain, to host a 4-day workshop with students on making designer toys, along with a public lecture and demonstration for Drexel University’s Product Design program, part of the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design.  Garcia is well known for his jumping brain toys and his design work with international companies such as Hitachi, Diesel, Inditex, Metro, Vans and The North Face.

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  • Miss-Philadelphia-Drexel-Student

    April 9, 2012

    Drexel Universitys Lauren Bilski, a junior majoring in dance and physical therapy, was crowned Miss Philadelphia at Drexels Mandell Theater on March 31. The Miss Philadelphia pageant serves as a preliminary round in the Miss America competition.

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  • Beetle research College of Engineering

    Drexel Engineering Beetle Research

    April 9, 2012

    Rhinoceros beetles could play a big part in the next generation of aircraft design with the help of researchers in Drexel University’s Mechanical Engineering Department.  Dr. MinJun Kim, an associate professor in Drexel's College of Engineering, is leading a team of engineers in National Science Foundation-funded research that examines the function and aerodynamics of the Allomyrina dichotoma beetle in collaboration with Konkuk University in South Korea.

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  • Socia Media and Politics Panel at the NCC

    April 9, 2012

    Political strategists and social media/technology experts Maria Cardona, Andrew Rasiej, Daniel Sieberg, Alex Torpey and Todd Van Etten will join the National Constitution Center to take a hard look at the role of social media and its impact on the 2012 presidential campaign. Jonathan Capehart of The Washington Post will moderate the discussion. The event takes place on Thursday, April 19 at 6:30 p.m. at the National Constitution Center.

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  • Lecture Series on STEM Education in Urban Settings

    April 9, 2012

    The Goodwin College’s School of Education at Drexel University will host a panel discussion to explore ways in which higher education partnerships can enhance Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education for K-12 students in an urban setting. The discussion will take place on Monday, April 30, from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

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  • Dr. Mimi Sheller

    Q-and-A-Mimi-Sheller

    April 6, 2012

    Sociology professor Dr. Mimi Sheller is the founding director of Drexel's Center for Mobilities Research and Policy (mCenter).

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  • Rebuilding Together Philadelphia group

    'Rebuilding Together Philadelphia' Targets West Philadelphia Neighborhood

    April 4, 2012

    President John Fry’s vision to support and develop local West Philadelphia communities is coming to fruition through partnerships with community service organizations like Rebuilding Together Philadelphia.

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  • The Future of Museums with Brent Glass

    April 4, 2012

    The Future of Museums, featuring Brent Glass, director emeritus of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History, will examine prospects and offer recommendations for successful museum management in the 21st century.  The talk will take place Wednesday, April 11, at 7 p.m. at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, in collaboration with Drexel University’s Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design.

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  • Love Chocolate? Join the Club

    April 3, 2012

    Drexel has its very own chocolate lovers club. The Drexel Chocolate Terminators meet once or twice per quarter and have a taste for fair trade and organic chocolates.

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  • biowall maintenance

    Not Your Average Maintenance Men

    April 3, 2012

    Bryan Thomsonowak and Andrew Lee are tasked with maintaining the PISB biowall, the largest living biofilter in North America and the only such structure installed at an American university.

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  • HUBO Robots Perform Come Together by The Beatles

    April 2, 2012

    Four of Drexel's HUBO robots performed "Come Together" by The Beatles in a demonstration that combined cutting-edge engineering technology and research with creative expression. A video was produced by the Music & Entertainment Technology Laboratory (MET-lab).

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