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July

    • New Book by Drexel’s Dr. Yaba Blay Explores Racial Identity and Skin Color Politics

      July 31, 2013

      What does it mean to be Black? Is Blackness a matter of biology or consciousness? What determines who is Black and who is not? A new book by Dr. Yaba Blay, an assistant professor and co-director of the Africana Studies program in Drexel University’s College of Arts and Sciences, seeks to challenge narrow perceptions of what Blackness is and what it looks like.  

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      Graphic Design Students Help Solve Farming Challenges in Thailand

      July 31, 2013

      Graphic design alumna Krissy Beck traveled to Thailand to help design agricultural tools and techniques for Thai farmers as part of the Drexel Thai Harvest Initiative. Each year, the graphic design program chooses one student to participate in the initiative. Beck, who graduated this past June, said her initial interest in the program came from her friendship with last year's graphic designer for the team, Hannah Olin.

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      Society of Women Engineers Hosts Workshop for Young Girls in Tech

      July 31, 2013

      On July 13, the Society of Women Engineers partnered with Comcast Corp. and Tech Girlz to host its first technical workshop. Young attendees learned about podcasts and were introduced to women currently working tech-related jobs.

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      Professor, Grad Student Co-Created Inquirer’s Public Health Blog

      July 30, 2013

      The Public’s Health is one of the nation’s only blogs dedicated solely to public health—and it’s co-created and regularly contributed to by Jonathan Purtle, a graduate student, and a professor at Drexel University’s School of Public Health.

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      Student Rocks the Logo for MTV’s Online Music Awards

      July 30, 2013

      Digital media student Chelsea Myers helped design the logo for last month's MTV Online Music Awards at her co-op at Happy Cog in Philadelphia.

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      What I'm Reading: Donna M. DeCarolis

      July 30, 2013

      Donna DeCarolis is the founding dean of the Charles D. Close School of Entrepreneurship at Drexel University. Her leisure reading typically strays far from her field of expertise, as she is drawn to suspense in the summer’s hazy days.

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      A Whirlwind of an Adventure, Ending at Drexel

      July 29, 2013

      As 75 Philadelphia hotel professionals raced around the city on a breakneck 8-hour adventure, what kept them going? For some, it may have been this thought: “Gotta get to Drexel.” The finish line for the Greater Philadelphia Hotel Association’s sixth annual Wonderful Whirl Thru Philly scavenger hunt was Drexel’s Academic Bistro, where hospitality and culinary students prepared a congratulatory reception for the participants.

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    • Experiences in the Urban Environment Inspire New Art Exhibition Presented with InLiquid at Drexel

      July 25, 2013

      From a wood and copper sculpture that explores an emotional response to the attacks of September 11, 2001, to drawings on mylar that translate walks through Manhattan into map-inspired shapes, “Spatial Translations” takes visitors on a visual journey through experiences in urban environments. The new exhibition, which features drawings, paintings, sculptures and installations by Pennsylvania and New York-based artists Annette Cords, Brent Crothers, William Cromar and Paul Fabozzi, is a collaboration between Drexel University’s Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design and Philadelphia nonprofit artist network InLiquid.

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      Q&A with Ibrahim Bakir: The Co-op Interrupted by a Coup

      July 25, 2013

      Ibrahim Bakir is a mechanical engineering student at Drexel University and an Egyptian national. For the past four months, he has been living with his parents in Cairo while completing a six-month co-op as a trainee in a Johnson & Johnson factory in 6th of October City, a suburb of Cairo.

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    • Greg Yeutter

      Student Gets Cosmopolitan Office Experience in Berlin

      July 25, 2013

      Greg Yeutter, who has lived in Germany since last September while studying at the Munich University of Applied Sciences, is now working on a co-op in Berlin with cloudControl, a German cloud computing company.

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      Q&A with Donald Tibbs: Let’s Have More Race in the Courtroom, Not Less

      July 24, 2013

      In the court of public opinion, the case against George Zimmerman for killing Trayvon Martin may have centered on race. But in Florida’s 18th Circuit Court at Zimmerman’s trial, race was rarely mentioned. Evidence of a colorblind system? Donald Tibbs doesn’t think so.

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    • Drexel Students’ Concept for Harnessing Energy from Wind Tunnels Takes Them to Paris

      July 24, 2013

      Alexa Forney, a junior product design major in the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design, and Greg Yeutter, a junior majoring in electrical engineering in the College of Engineering with a minor in product design, recently created a concept for installing wind power solutions in urban settings.

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      Where Do We Go From the George Zimmerman Trial? Panel Will Discuss Race, Justice and Activism at Drexel

      July 23, 2013

      The Africana Studies program in Drexel University’s College of Arts and Sciences will host a candid panel discussion on race, justice and activism on Saturday, July 27. The discussion and question-and-answer session will take place from 2 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. in Room 120 of the Papadakis Integrated Sciences Building (33rd and Chestnut Streets). It is free and open to the public.

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      Grad Student Engaged in Public Health Inside, Outside Classroom

      July 23, 2013

      Master of public health student Triza Brion is drawn to maternal and child health initiatives. Next month she will travel to Africa for two weeks to assist women and children in need with a group of students in Drexel's Certificate in Global Health program.

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      Q&A With Ronald Bishop: Looking Past Rolling Stone’s Cover

      July 22, 2013

      Rolling Stone magazine’s Aug. 1 cover photo stirred controversy across the nation when it was released last week. Politicians rebutted. Victims raged. Retailers refused to sell the edition. The face plastered provocatively on the cover like a rock star? Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

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      Q&A With Paul Thomas Clements: Talking Tragedy on Roosevelt Boulevard

      July 22, 2013

      Last week, a mother and her four young sons were crossing Roosevelt Boulevard when a speeding car—driven by an alleged drag racer—crashed into the family. The oldest boy, Saa'yon Griffin, was the only survivor. Paul Thomas Clements says that what young survivors and their caregivers need most after a tragic loss is honest communication.

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    • Drexel Research Gets Boost From PA Department of Health

      July 19, 2013

      Health research at Drexel University received a boost from the Pennsylvania Department of Health this week as the school was one of four area recipients of Commonwealth Universal Research Enhancement (CURE) Program grants.

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    • Drexel Culinary Students Learn the Secrets of Pasta-Making from Chef Marc Vetri at Osteria Restaurant

      July 17, 2013

      Called one of the “best restaurants in Philadelphia” by Philadelphia magazine, Osteria, the traditional Italian restaurant from Chef Marc Vetri, is renowned for its inventive hand-crafted pastas. On July 16, seven Drexel culinary students had the rare opportunity to go behind-the-scenes at the acclaimed establishment to learn the secrets of pasta-making from the master chef himself.

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      Q&A with Daniela Ascarelli: The Impact of Studying Abroad

      July 17, 2013

      DrexelNow spoke with Daniela Ascarelli, assistant vice provost for international programs and director of Drexel's Study Abroad program, to find out why studying abroad is such a powerful and important experience for students.

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      July 17, 2013

      Donna Sabella, assistant clinical professor and director of global studies in the College of Nursing and Health Professions, is creating a new certificate program in human trafficking to improve awareness and teach professionals in the health sciences and other fields how to offer support when they suspect someone is being trafficked.

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      What I’m Reading: Clare Sauro

      July 16, 2013

      Clare Sauro, curator of the Drexel Historic Costume Collection, is reading "Gold Digger: The Outrageous Life and Times of Peggy Hopkins Joyce" by Constance Rosenblum.

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      July 16, 2013

      Shakespeare in Clark Park is back again this summer—with a Drexel twist. Adrienne Mackey, an adjunct professor of voice and diction in the Theatre program in Westphal College of Media Arts & Design, is directing “The Tempest” for SCP, a theater company that showcases free, outdoor productions of Shakespeare’s plays in West Philadelphia.

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      July 15, 2013

      Biomedical engineering student Josa Hanzlik was one of four Drexel students awarded the Whitaker Fellowship, which will send her abroad for a year. When Hanzlik ventures to the Netherlands in April 2014 to conduct research, she will leave a remarkable path for other aspiring women engineers to follow.

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    • Drexel President John Fry Welcomes WorkReady Philadelphia Summer Interns to Campus

      July 15, 2013

      Drexel President John A. Fry will host a breakfast event to welcome more than 60 WorkReady Philadelphia summer interns to the University’s campus. The high school interns will be working in a variety of academic and administrative units across the University.

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      July 15, 2013

      Drexel Central, a one-stop location for students and families seeking assistance with billing, financial aid or registrar activities, is now open for business in Room 106 in Main Building.

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      Drexel-led Team Advances to Phase II of DARPA Robotics Challenge

      July 11, 2013

      The collaborative work of roboticists from 10 institutions who have pooled their efforts to compete as team DRC-HUBO in the Defense Advanced Research Project Agency’s Robotics Challenge has been rewarded with an official thumbs up from the agency. The Drexel-led team passed the first phase of critical design review by DARPA program management staff and will be among the competitors at the DRC head-to-head trials in December. The goal of the DRC is to develop robots that can perform the hazardous activities associated with disaster response.

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    • First Large Public Health Study of Medical Marijuana Use in Young Adults to Begin with NIH Grant

      July 11, 2013

      Drexel University has received a grant for a five-year study of medical marijuana and its impact on drug use and physical and psychological health among young adults in Los Angeles. It is the first large-scale NIH project funded to directly investigate medical marijuana use among young adults aged 18 to 26.

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      July 10, 2013

      Max Goldberg, a rising senior in the Film & Video Department in Drexel’s Westphal College of Media Arts & Design, works as a production intern for half of the week and as a post-production intern for the other half at CollegeHumor.com.

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      July 10, 2013

      Ashley Parker-Roman joined the U.S. Navy when she was 17. She spent four years stationed in Norfolk, Va., onboard the SS Bataan LHD-5, and was deployed twice in the Mediterranean. That was nearly 10 years ago—the Annapolis, Md., native hasn’t stopped working hard since.

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      Drexel Professors Among 2013 Philadelphia Geek Awards Nominees

      July 8, 2013

      Nominees for the 2013 Philadelphia Geek Awards are in.  Among the field for this year’s recognition of local ingenuity, intellect and innovation are Drexel’s Dr. Frank Lee, an associate professor in the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design and director of the Entrepreneurial Game Studio, and undergraduate digital media student Greg Lobanov.

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      Medical Safety Innovation Gets a Boost from Systematic Analysis

      July 8, 2013

      Researchers from the Drexel University School of Public Health say that health care organizations have an untapped opportunity to use data analysis methods on their own administrative data as a “springboard to problem identification” at the leading edge of preventing medical errors.

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      July 3, 2013

      Drexel’s Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships was established to be a liaison between the local community and the University. But Drexel knows the city can’t only accommodate for humans—it must remember Philadelphia’s furry friends. 

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    • Christina Coleman

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      July 2, 2013

      Christina Coleman, a student in Drexel's Television Management program, interned at Cannes International Film Festival in May. Now, she's heading to Los Angeles to work with DreamWorks Animation for the summer.

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      July 1, 2013

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    • Drexel Launches Ventures Innovation Fund and Technology Incubation Program

      July 1, 2013

      Drexel University is creating a seed funding, incubation and technology transfer enterprise called “Drexel Ventures,” with the goal of spurring technological advancements with real-world applications. The program, which supports Drexel’s strategic priority of fostering economic development in the area, will make it easier for researchers to enter into partnerships with the private sector and translate their work into the marketplace.    

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      Grad Student Helps Peers Strengthen Teaching Skills

      July 1, 2013

      When grad student Mitchell D'Rozario noticed his fellow teaching assistants struggling to be prepared to teach classes, he created workshops to help them strengthen their skills.

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