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July

    • Jim Tucker receives an award from NACUBO

      Drexel Senior Vice President Receives Distinguished Business Officer Award

      July 31, 2012

      Jim Tucker, senior vice president for Student Life and Administrative Services at Drexel University, was awarded the Distinguished Business Officer Award from the National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO), for his 35 years of leadership in higher education administration.

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    • Andre White

      Co-op Profile-Andre White

      July 31, 2012

      Mechanical engineering junior Andre White, who is currently on co-op with Boeing, says Drexel's co-op program arms students with an "extra notch of competitiveness."

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    • Alphonso McClendon

      QandA-Alphonso McClendon

      July 30, 2012

      DrexelNow recently checked in with fashion design professor Alphonso McClendon to discuss fashion’s role in the 2012 Olympics and specifically the recent controversy over the Team USA opening ceremony clothing.

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    • Michael Brennan

      Grad Student Profile Michael Brennan

      July 30, 2012

      Meet Michael Brennan, a computer science Ph.D. candidate who has a passion for the intersection of computer science and its effect on society.

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    • Steve Kasprzyk

      Olympics Rowing Update

      July 30, 2012

      The U.S. men's eight boat finished first in the preliminary heat and will advance to Final A on August 1 at the 2012 Olympic Games in London.

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    • Diagram shows the role of the protein importin beta1 in signaling after nerve damage at the axon, from the axon to the cell body.

      Long-Distance Distress Signal from Periphery of Injured Nerve Cells Begins with Locally Made Protein

      July 30, 2012

      New research recently published in Neuron, co-authored by Drexel's Dr. Jeffery Twiss, is one of the strongest indicators yet of molecular signaling from end to end in peripheral nerve cells. The team's new discoveries may help scientists better understand nerve cells' distress signals and nerve cell repair, so they can eventually control and enhance the process to speed up recovery from nerve injuries.

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    • Private Landowners Can Help Protect Biodiversity "Arks" in Tropical Reserves

      July 27, 2012

      Many of the world’s tropical protected areas are struggling to sustain their biodiversity, according to a study just published in Nature by more than 200 scientists from around the world. Among them, Drexel's  Dr. Sean O’Donnell, highlighted the important, beneficial role of private landowners who work to preserve biodiversity in their land surrounding tropical reserves.

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    • Steve Kasprzyk

      Olympic Rowing

      July 27, 2012

      Former Drexel rower Steve Kasprzyk is part of the United States men's eight boat that will take the water at Elton Dorney for the 2012 Olympic Games in London.

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    • Bernard Lentz

      News Release

      July 26, 2012

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    • PZT cantilever sensor - Mutharasan

      Diving Board Sensor Key to DNA Detection

      July 26, 2012

      A tiny vibrating cantilever sensor could soon help doctors and field clinicians quickly detect harmful toxins, bacteria and even indicators of certain types of cancer from small samples of blood or urine. Researchers from Drexel University are in the process of refining a sensor technology that they developed to measure samples at the cellular level into an accurate method for quickly detecting traces of DNA in liquid samples.

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    • School of Education

      School of Education Becomes Independent Unit

      July 25, 2012

      Drexel is returning the School of Education to independent status, which recognizes the school's achievements and encourages further growth.

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    • Christina Chung

      Sun Protection Christina Chung

      July 24, 2012

      With summer in full swing and folks enjoying the outdoors, the College of Medicine's Dr. Christina Chung debunks a few popular myths about sun protection.

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    • Paula Cohen

      What Im Reading Paul Cohen

      July 24, 2012

      DrexelNow recently spoke with Dr. Paula Marantz Cohen, distinguished professor of English in the College of Arts and Sciences’ Department of English and Philosophy. She is currently reading Rising Tide: The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 and How it Changed America by John M. Barry.

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    • Dr. Dov Jaron

      Dov Jaron Rio Conference

      July 24, 2012

      In 1992, the United Nations held a summit to find a way to lift billions of people out of poverty without exhausting the planet’s resources. Twenty years later, experts from around the globe—including Drexel’s Dr. Dov Jaron—convened once again to move beyond the political promises of the 1990s and begin accomplishing goals. 

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    • Yael Branscom

      QandA-Yael Branscom

      July 23, 2012

      DrexelNow spoke with LeBow's Yael Branscom, assistant director of marketing, to discuss the college’s Words I Live By advertising campaign.

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    • A preliminary design concept by a group of Drexel students for the A.J. Drexel Autism institute's mobile clinic

      Autism Outreach on Wheels: Students Design Mobile Clinics for A.J. Drexel Autism Institute

      July 19, 2012

      The newly established A.J. Drexel Autism Institute at Drexel University is hitting the road with design assistance from students in the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design. Students are developing designs for the interior and exterior of a vehicle that will be used as a mobile clinic for research and community outreach, the first mobile unit for autism in the Philadelphia region. 

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    • Harriet Cole human nervous system

      Harriet Cole: Drexel's Longest-Serving Employee

      July 19, 2012

      Harriet Cole, a maid employed at what is known today as Drexel’s College of Medicine, willed her body to science just before her untimely death in the late 1800s. Her sacrfice can still be appreciated today at Drexel's Queen Lane Campus.

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    • Drexel Experts Available to Comment on the 2012 Olympics

      July 19, 2012

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    • Mayor Nutter Announces $16 Million in Support of Philadelphia education

      July 18, 2012

      Mayor Michael A. Nutter announced a new, more than $16.2 million investment over the next four years by the Middleton family for educational, workforce training, and professional development programming.  John S. and Leigh Middleton selected eight targeted education efforts in which their investment will be distributed: the School District of Philadelphia, Philadelphia Academies, Inc., Philadelphia Youth Network and Drexel University through the United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey.

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    • Eugenia Victoria Ellis

      What Im Reading-Victoria Ellis

      July 18, 2012

      Drexel's Dr. Eugenia Victoria Ellis has a lot on her plate—but only in the academic sense. She recently took time to chat with DrexelNow about what she’s reading in her spare time—a book called The Paleo Solution by Robb Wolf.

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      July 18, 2012

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    • Marla Gold

      QandA with Marla Gold

      July 18, 2012

      School of Public Health Dean Marla Gold Gold talked with DrexelNow about the new at-home HIV test and how it could affect the trajectory of the HIV/AIDS epidemic.

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    • Obesity and Vitamin D Deficiency Linked to Insulin Resistance

      July 17, 2012

      The combination of obesity and vitamin D deficiency may put people at even greater risk of insulin resistance than either factor alone, according to new research from the Drexel University School of Public Health recently published early online in the journal Diabetes Care. Insulin resistance is a major risk factor for Type 2 diabetes, a condition that affects 25.6 million adults and is the seventh leading cause of death in the United States.

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    • Sifting Liquid Using Nanotubes

      July 17, 2012

      Drexel University engineers continue to drive research into the use of carbon nanotubes, straw-like structures that are more than 1,000 times thinner than a single human hair. Their most recent development uses the tiny tubes to separate liquids within a solution.  

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    • picture gallery

      Picture Gallery Renovations

      July 16, 2012

      The historic Anthony J. Drexel Picture Gallery is closed through November 2012 for renovations. The gallery, which is located on the third floor of the Main Building, will retain its original design from 1902.

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    • Keith Ayers, N. Taylor Mullen and Matt Lesnak team Drexel Dragons at Imagine Cup Worldwide Finals

      Computer Science Design Team Wins Microsoft Imagine Cup World Championship

      July 11, 2012

      Drexel University computer science graduates Matt Lesnak, Keith Ayers and N. Taylor Mullen claimed a world championship in the Microsoft Imagine Cup technology design competition after their “Math Dash” game rose to the top from a field of 106 teams from 75 countries. The group, dubbed team “Drexel Dragons,” won the game design mobile category with a smartphone app that turns learning math concepts into a fun game.

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    • rob field

      Q and A-Robert Field

      July 11, 2012

      In the wake of the Supreme Court's heath care decision, DrexelNow asked Dr. Robert Field, a professor at the School of Public Health and the Earle Mack School of Law, to put the ruling in context, and offer his thoughts on whether the fight over the controversial law was really over—or if it had just begun.

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    • Dr. Michael Lowe

      What Im Reading-Michael Lowe

      July 11, 2012

      Dr. Michael Lowe, a professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, studies the psychobiology of eating and weight regulation, eating disorders and social cognition. He is currently reading Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined, by Steven Pinker.

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    • D&M

      Rock and Roll Dream

      July 11, 2012

      Drexel students Matt Klahre and Danny Fornasa have just a few short months before they begin their senior year this fall. Until then, these two friends and band mates are living out their rock-and-roll dream touring the country with their band D&M.

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    • Engineers Develop New Grid-Level Energy Storage Technology

      July 10, 2012

      In the aftermath of the recent United Nations Rio+20 Conference on Sustainable Development, the focus of many industrialized nations is beginning to shift toward planning for a sustainable future. One of the foremost challenges for sustainability is efficient use of renewable energy resources, a goal that hinges on the ability to store this energy when it is produced and disburse it when it is needed.

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    • Anna Petrone

      Co-op Profile-Anna Petrone

      July 10, 2012

      During a time when many college students are struggling to find jobs after graduation, Drexel’s co-op program has allowed students like Anna Petrone to get ahead of the game.

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    • Richardson Dilworth

      Election Reform

      July 10, 2012

      DrexelNow asked Dr. Richardson Dilworth, an associate professor and director for Drexel’s Center for Public Policy, if Pennsylvania’s new voter ID law could impact the presidential election.

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    • Theater Program Director Nick Anselmo works with kids in the Mantua in Action summer program

      Mantua Middle School Students Try Sports, Playwriting in Summer Program

      July 9, 2012

      Mantua in Action, a new summer program serving 178 Mantua middle school students from June 25 – August 10, is bringing together sports and enrichment opportunities to help students develop athletic skills and academic abilities, benefit from peer and adult role models, and demonstrate greater competence and hope for the future.

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    • David goldberg

      Higgs-Boson-QA

      July 9, 2012

      DrexelNow spoke with Dr. David Goldberg, associate professor of physics at Drexel, in the days after the CERN research center in Switzerland announced the possible identification of the Higgs boson. We asked him what it means and why we should care.

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    • Drexel Engineering Receives Obama Singh grant

      July 9, 2012

      An educational initiative, jointly funded by India and the United States, has paired Drexel University with the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi to create a resource for assessing the human health risks of microbial contamination.

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    • New Certificate in Global Health at School of Public Health

      July 9, 2012

      The Drexel University School of Public Health has announced a new global health certificate program starting in September 2012. The certificate program, which is part of the school’s new Global Health Initiative, is designed for current students and working professionals looking to acquire additional skills or to have a greater impact on improving the health of others on a global scale.

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    • nurse sim

      Nursing Simulation

      July 5, 2012

      The staff at Drexel's Center for Interdisciplinary Clinical Simulation are masters at recreating wounds, scrapes, blisters and burns.

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    • Geekadelphia Awards at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University

      July 5, 2012

      The nominees for the second annual Philadelphia Geek Awards, a black-tie awards ceremony honoring the city’s vibrant geek scene, were announced July 5.

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    • Moose diorama in the Academy's North American Hall

      Unfrozen in Time - New Sound Installation Brings Historic Dioramas to Life at the Academy of Natural Sciences

      July 3, 2012

      A new art installation that opened this week at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University brings the historic dioramas to life with roaring, braying, running, calling, chirping and all manner of lively sounds animals make and use to communicate. The “music to the ears” of visitors as they enter the museum's North American Hall is actual recordings of animals in the wild. 

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    • Cyndi Rickards

      What Im Reading - Cyndi Rickards

      July 3, 2012

      DrexelNow chatted with Drexel’s Cyndi Rickards, assistant teaching professor of criminal justice and instructor of Drexel’s course “Prison, Society and You." She's currently reading The Other Wes Moore—One Name, Two Fates by Wes Moore.

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    • Rob D'Ovidio

      Q-and-A-Rob-DOvidio

      July 2, 2012

      DrexelNow recently chatted with Rob D’Ovidio, associate professor of criminal justice and director of Drexel’s program in computer crime and digital forensics, who is an expert on computer crime, Internet safety, identity theft and surveillance.

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    • rocket launch

      Student Rocket Launch

      July 2, 2012

      Four students from the College of Engineering recently saw their research take flight at NASA's Wallop's Island Flight Facility. The project is designed to capture energy from the vibrations of the rocket during launch.

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    • Rising Heat at the Beach Threatens Leatherback Sea Turtles, Climate Change Models Show

      July 1, 2012

      New research suggests that climate change could exacerbate existing threats to critically endangered leatherback turtles and nearly wipe out the population in the eastern Pacific. Deaths of turtle eggs and hatchlings in nests buried at hotter, drier beaches are the leading projected cause of the potential climate-related decline, according to a new study in the journal Nature Climate Change by a research team from Drexel, Princeton University, other institutions and government agencies.

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