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August

  • Renata Carneiro

    Grad Student Profile Renata Carniero

    August 31, 2012

    Not only does international graduate student Renata Carneiro have an eye for some of society’s most unnoticed issues—she sees them through a global lens.

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  • Keith Orris to Lead Drexel's Corporate Relations and Economic Development

    August 30, 2012

    Drexel University has appointed Lancaster General Health Senior Vice President Keith A. Orris as senior vice president for Corporate Relations and Economic Development, a new position that will play a key role in realizing the vision of Drexel’s new strategic plan. Orris will join the University on October 15.

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  • Hurricane Isaac

    QandA-Scott Knowles

    August 29, 2012

    The prospect of dangerous winds, flooding and fire have been ominously looming over the Gulf Coast, but the level of destruction to the southern U.S. is not the only aftermath many Americans are awaiting from the storm dubbed Isaac.

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  • Roger Dennis

    What Im Reading-Roger Dennis

    August 29, 2012

    Earle Mack School of Law Dean Roger Dennis took advantage of some free time on a recent vacation and read Clarence Darrow: Attorney for the Damned by John A. Farrell.

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  • Dye-sensitized solar panel research

    August 28, 2012

    Solar panels, like those commonly perched atop house roofs or in sun-drenched fields, quietly harvesting the sun’s radiant energy, are one of the standard-bearers of the green energy movement. But could they be better – more efficient, durable and affordable? That’s what engineers from Drexel University and The University of Pennsylvania are trying to find out, with the aid of a little nanotechnology and a lot of mathematical modeling.

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  • Alison Novak

    What Im Reading Alison Novack

    August 27, 2012

    Drexel's Alison Novak is currently reading Slouching Toward Adulthood: Observations From the Not-So-Empty Nest by Sally Koslow. She spoke with DrexelNow about the book and how it approaches children who return home after college through a refreshingly humorous lens.

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  • 2012 Convocation

    August 27, 2012

    Drexel is scheduled to recognize Convocation on October 2 at 11 a.m. in the auditorium of Main Building. This year, Dr. Cora B. Marrett, deputy director of the National Science Foundation, will serve as the keynote speaker.

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  • Eric Zillmer

    QandA-Eric Zillmer

    August 27, 2012

    Drexel's Dr. Eric Zillmer talked to DrexelNow about why Armstrong—whose perseverance through cancer to athletic excellence has yielded him to many as an American hero—could ultimately be erased from the history books.

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  • Drexel Partners with National Constitution Center to Create Free Webcast on the Presidency

    August 24, 2012

    Drexel University’s Learning Technologies Group in the School of Education worked in partnership with the National Constitution Center to create a free webcast, Constitution Hall Pass: The Presidency, in celebration of the U.S. Constitution’s milestone 225th anniversary. The webcast, the latest edition of the National Constitution Center’s Constitution Hall Pass series, will be available starting Monday, September 10, at constitutioncenter.org/constitutionday.

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  • Topping out ceremony - LeBow

    LeBow Topping Off Ceremony

    August 22, 2012

    Drexel faculty, staff and students gathered with the Drexel community for a ceremony to mark the placing of the final beam on the new 12-story, 177,500 square-foot business center that will house the LeBow College of Business.

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  • Olympic Park

    Drexel Students Travel to London Paralympic Games

    August 21, 2012

    Nine Drexel University students will travel to London from August 31 through September 8 to see the 2012 Paralympic Games, as part of the travel-integrated course “Perspectives on Disability,” the fourth course in the Great Works Symposium 2012 Series.

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  • iBE

    PEF breast cancer detection technology DoH grant

    August 20, 2012

    Physicians could soon have a new, noninvasive and radiation-free option when it comes to performing regular breast exams. A hand-held device, using technology developed at Drexel University, that can detect cancer by sensing the elasticity of breast tissue is moving into the final stages of testing and development with help from a Pennsylvania Department of Health grant.

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  • Emily Wortman

    Co-op Profile Emily Wortman

    August 20, 2012

    Business administration senior Emily Wortman knew her entire life she wanted to work for the Walt Disney Company. She never imagined she'd do it before graduating from college.

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  • Robert Stokes

    What Im Reading Bob Stokes

    August 16, 2012

    DrexelNow checked in with Stokes to find out why he picked up The Neighborhood Project: Using Evolution to Improve My City, One Block at a Time by David Sloan Wilson.

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  • Giant Panda Conservation Researchers from China to Speak at Drexel

    August 16, 2012

    Three leading scientists involved in the conservation of giant pandas at the Giant Panda Breeding Research Base in Chengdu, China will present a mini-symposium, “Biology and Conservation of the Giant Panda,” at Drexel University on August 22.

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  • Topping Out Ceremony Major Construction Milestone for Drexel's LeBow College of Business

    August 15, 2012

    Drexel University’s LeBow College of Business faculty, staff and students will be joined by the Drexel community for a ceremony to mark the placing of the final beam on the new 12-story, 177,500 square-foot business center that will change the face of Drexel and Market Street.

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  • Jonh Kounios

    QandA-John Kounios

    August 13, 2012

    Drexel's Dr. John Kounios recently discussed with DrexelNow his nominated topic, “The neuroscience behind epiphanies," for the 2013 TED Conference.

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  • Dr. Chuck Williams

    Drexel Professor Teaches Life Skills to Foster Youth

    August 10, 2012

    Thirty ninth-grade students from Arise Academy Charter High School, the only charter school for foster youth in the country, will receive individual mentoring and social skills training through a new partnership with Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Southeastern Pennsylvania. Students will also receive additional life-skills training from Dr. Chuck Williams, a professor in Drexel University’s School of Education and a 2012 Stoneleigh Fellow, who is himself a former foster youth.

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  • Michelle Martucci

    Engineering Student Michelle Martucci

    August 8, 2012

    For many of Drexel’s engineering students, studying abroad seems impossible with such a full schedule of fast-paced classes and demanding homework. But Michelle Martucci made it a point to have this experience during her college career.

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  • Oren Eisenberg

    Co-op Profile Oren Eisenberg

    August 8, 2012

    Senior Oren Eisenberg knew as a freshman that he wanted to focus on healthcare marketing. To be sure, he completed three co-op cycles in the industry to find out what inspired him the most.

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  • microchip pencil

    Wireless Network-on-Chip

    August 7, 2012

    “Location, location, location”: That age-old key to successful real estate investing has also been the driving mantra in microchip architecture. But with space on the tiny silicon chips at a premium, as demand for faster, smaller technology increases, engineers at Drexel University could be adding “bandwidth” and “frequency” to the chip design paradigm by adding wireless antennas to the chips.

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  • Thom Wall

    Thom Wall Juggles

    August 7, 2012

    In between juggling acts at Busch Gardens, Williamsburg, Va., this summer, Wall tells DrexelNow about his silver medal and how he’s able to balance life as both a Drexel student and the second best juggler in the world.

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  • Academy Celebrates Bugs in August With Nature's Assassins and Bug Fest

    August 6, 2012

    Dozens of live deadly scorpions, notorious black widow spiders, and giant centipedes will be on special display throughout August, as the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University celebrates its Bicentennial with bug month. The creepy crawly experience really ratchets up Aug. 11 and 12 with the 5th annual Bug Fest celebration.

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  • STEM Camp 2012

    STEM Camp

    August 6, 2012

    Drexel recently partnered with PECO to provide a new educational opportunity for rising fifth graders in the Mantua and Powelton Village communities who are interested in STEM careers.

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  • Andrea Forte

    QandA Andrea Forte

    August 3, 2012

    DrexelNow spoke with Dr. Andrea Forte, assistant professor at the iSchool, about a recent Twitter hoax aimed at Shell Oil and what it means for social media usage.

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  • UAV prototype

    Engineers adding arms to unmanned aerial vehicles

    August 1, 2012

    Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), such as those used by the military for surveillance and reconnaissance, could be getting a hand –and an arm– from engineers at Drexel University as part of a National Science Foundation grant to investigate adding dexterous limbs to the aircrafts. The project, whose subject harkens to the hovering android iconography of sci-fi movies, could be a step toward the use of UAVs for emergency response and search and rescue scenarios.

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  • Ken Lacovara

    What Im Reading Ken Lacovara

    August 1, 2012

    DrexelNow pulled Dr. Ken Lacovara, paleontologist and associate professor of biology in the College of Arts and Sciences, from his work in a marl pit in Gloucester County, NJ, to find out what he’s currently reading. He just finished The Map That Changed the World by Simon Winchester.

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  • Olympic rowing scene

    Olympics Conclusion

    August 1, 2012

    Drexel's former rower Steve Kaspryzk and the U.S. men's eight missed a bronze medal finish by just 0.3 seconds to Great Britain on the world-class waters of the Elton Dorney Lake.

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  • Joseph Hughes

    QandA Joseph Hughes

    August 1, 2012

    As Dean of the College of Engineering, Dr. Joseph B. Hughes aims to create a “culture of planning,” but one of the biggest decisions in his life arrived through serendipity.

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