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June

  • Drexel Students Design Visions of the Future

    June 27, 2013

    The future isn’t as hard to imagine as you might think. At least not for these six graduate students who recently completed a year-long project creating what they called “near-future speculations,” or prototypes of designs that could plausibly enter the marketplace in the next 5-10 years.

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  • WKDU DJ Maeve Walker

    WKDU-DJs-Launch-New-Music-Blog

    June 26, 2013

    In May, the student DJs at WKDU Philadelphia 91.7 FM created a new blog, Communiqué, to accompany their radio station.

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  • Victor Fiore

    Co-op Profile-Victor Fiore

    June 24, 2013

    Some students are lucky if they can work part time or full time at their co-op once it is finished, but biology major Victor Fiore is planning on spending all three co-ops, as well as the time in between, as a dental intern at Gilbert Dental Care.

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  • Study Measures Pleasure Response from Chocolate from Signals in the Eyes

    June 24, 2013

    The brain’s pleasure response to tasting food can be measured through the eyes using a common, low-cost ophthalmological tool, according to a Drexel-led study just published in the journal Obesity. If validated, this method could be useful for research and clinical applications in food addiction and obesity prevention.

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  • Scholly App

    Scholly-App

    June 21, 2013

    Labeled the “Million Dollar Scholar,” business student Christopher Gray secured $1.3 million in scholarships after months of going through database after database to find those he was eligible to apply for. He's come up with a way to make it easier for other students.

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  • Drexel Student Designs Sustainable Urban Garden for Moore College of Art & Design

    June 20, 2013

    A “self-sustaining urban oasis” designed by Alexandria Imbesi, a student in the Interior Architecture + Design graduate degree program in Drexel University’s Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design, was recently implemented at Moore College of Art & Design.

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  • Julie Walters

    julie walters

    June 19, 2013

    Drexel University welcomes Julie Walters as the new associate vice provost for External Programs. Walters will lead the effort to establish three to five new partnerships with 300 to 500 students at each site within the next three to five years.

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  • vision2020

    vision2020

    June 17, 2013

    Drexel’s Vision 2020 project carried its message of advancing gender equality to Edinburgh, Scotland last week when founder and co-chair Lynn Yeakel moderated a panel discussion on "The Impact of Women's Leadership in Global Conflict" at Scottish Parliament.

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  • Posthumous Degree Awarded to Construction Management Graduate Student John Gibbons

    June 14, 2013

    The family of John Gibbons, a graduate student in Drexel University’s Construction Management Master’s degree program, will receive his posthumous degree on his behalf. He passed away on October 9, 2012, at the age of 57 after a four-and-a-half-year battle with cancer. He was in the midst of completing the last course toward his MS degree. 

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  • Chris Young

    Chris Young

    June 12, 2013

    Drexel business professor and alum Christopher Young was recently honored with a "Best Unknown Business" nomination for his company, Async Interview. Now, he wants to make his unknown business known.

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  • Camden Women Raise Hunger Awareness through Photo Project and Exhibit

    June 11, 2013

    Drexel's "Witnesses to Hunger" program is debuting in Camden with support from the Campbell Healthy Communities Program. There, 10 women have taken up digital cameras to share their stories about hunger and food insecurity and raising children in a city often named one of America's most impoverished and most dangerous.

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  • Drexel President John Fry Testifies Before House Committee on Amtrak‚Äôs NE Corridor

    June 10, 2013

    Drexel President John Fry traveled to New York City on Friday to testify before the chairman and members of the Committee of Transportation of the U.S. House of Representatives on the future of Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor and the benefits of private involvement in train service along the corridor.

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  • greek life

    Greek Life

    June 10, 2013

    Greek life provides a unique experience for students to excel as leaders, make family-like friends, help the community and more. DrexelNow checks in with three graduating seniors as they say goodbye to Drexel.

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  • Robert Brehm

    Building Collapse experts

    June 7, 2013

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  • Fourteen nursing students celebrated their achievements as the first cohort in a leadership program.

    New Nurses Graduate with Lessons on Leadership

    June 7, 2013

    The first cohort of Drexel nursing students has just completed the Macy Fellows leadership program, which will better prepare them to take on leadership roles as they begin their careers in healthcare. These fourteen students will graduate with their peers on June 14.

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  • Mantua in Action Check Presentation

    Drexel University and Philadelphia Parks & Recreation Host $90,000 Check Presentation to Mantua After-School Program

    June 5, 2013

    Drexel University and Philadelphia Parks & Recreation hosted a check presentation celebration on Wednesday, June 5, in honor of the Aberdeen Charitable Foundation’s commitment to provide $90,000 of funding over three years to Mantua in Action, a youth development program for middle-school students in Mantua.

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  • Expert Available to Comment on Public Health Research Priorities to Address Gun ViolenceNews Release

    June 5, 2013

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  • A family walks in an urban neighborhood, Powelton Village, near Drexel University in Philadelphia.

    Neighborhood Features Could Prevent Obesity

    June 4, 2013

    Living in a neighborhood that supports a healthy lifestyle can make a measurable difference in preventing obesity, according to a longitudinal study recently published in the journal Obesity. The multi-city, multi-ethnic study was led by Dr. Amy Auchincloss in the Drexel University School of Public Health.

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  • Cable TV vs. Internet

    QandA-Andrew Susskind

    June 3, 2013

    More and more people are turning from pricey cable television packages toward the more-affordable internet streaming. DrexelNow checked in with associate teaching professor Andrew Susskind to learn more about the fate of cable television and how it can compete against the big internet players that allow viewers to watch what they want, when they want.

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