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  • Vlad Ratushny

    Grad Student Profile Vlad Ratushny

    May 31, 2013

    College of Medicine grad student Vlad Ratushny enjoyed the sweet success of graduation last month after eight long years in the combined MD–PhD program.

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  • A.J. Drexel Autism Institute Contributes to Pennsylvania's Website and Toll-Free Number for Autism Resources

    May 31, 2013

    The Pennsylvania Autism Services, Education, Resources & Training Collaborative (ASERT), headquartered at Drexel for Pennsylvania's eastern region, has announced the launch of a statewide resource center to provide streamlined access to information for the estimated 30,000 Pennsylvanians living with autism.

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  • Dr. Wei Sun

    SARI Center conference

    May 29, 2013

    The research center formed as a partnership between Drexel University and the Shanghai Advanced Research Institute (SARI) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in the fall of 2011, will host its first academic symposium on June 3-4. Experts and industry representatives will gather at the Drexel-SARI Center during the two-day, international symposium on Grand Challenges for the Integration of Stem Cells, Nanomaterials and Biomanufacturing to learn about the advances and challenges in the three fields of research.

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    Drexel Homeownership Program Celebrates 20th Closing

    May 29, 2013

    The Employee Home Purchase Assistance program has enjoyed tremendous success since its launch in 2011. After just two years, the program last week celebrated its 20th closing when Drexel employee and new homeowner Andrew Eisenhart signed off on the official final documents.

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  • HIV among teenagers

    QandA-Dan Taylor

    May 29, 2013

    DrexelNow checked in with the College of Medicine's Daniel Taylor about the increase in HIV cases among American teenagers and why HIV testing for teens is a necessity.

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  • Fashion design students prepare for show

    Art, Architecture and the Apocalypse Inspire Student Designs at Drexel’s Annual Fashion Show

    May 24, 2013

    Inspired by a spectrum of influences, ranging from Japanese Kabuki paintings to Frank Gehry architecture to post-apocalyptic high society, collections by 24 graduating student designers will hit the runway at Drexel University’s annual senior fashion show, presented by the Fashion Design and Design & Merchandising programs in the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design.

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  • celiac disease

    QandA-Celia Awareness

    May 23, 2013

    DrexelNow spoke with Genevieve Sherrow to find out more about celiac disease and why gluten-free eating seems to be on the rise.

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  • Drexel Announces 2013 Honorary Degree Recipients

    May 23, 2013

    Drexel University will celebrate its 126th commencement on its University City campus with five separate ceremonies honoring Drexel’s graduating class on June 14 and June 15. More than 5,000 students will receive a degree from Drexel this year. The ceremonies will be held at Drexel’s John A. Daskalakis Athletic Center, 33rd and Market Streets. Drexel will award 13 honorary degrees to prominent individuals distinguished in their fields.

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  • Drexel DC Office

    DC Office Grand Opening

    May 23, 2013

    On Thursday, May 30, Drexel will host a grand opening celebration for a new office in Washington, D.C. that will serve as a multifunctional academic and outreach center for the University and its online subsidiary Drexel University Online.

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  • Architect Anthony Bracali

    Tony Bracali-Paines Park

    May 21, 2013

    Philadelphia architect and Drexel alum Tony Bracali has seen a dream take shape along the banks of the Schuylkill River. DrexelNow checked in with Bracali about his role in creating one of the city's newest attractions, Paine's Park.

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  • Drexel Students and Professors Propose Innovations in Business Courses

    May 20, 2013

    Three teams of Drexel University LeBow College of Business professors and students are dividing $30,000 in winnings for their proposed course innovations that take advantage of the technology and other enhancements featured in the College’s new 12-story academic center opening this fall.

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  • Drexel to Host 2013 Men's Lacrosse NCAA Championships

    May 20, 2013

    Drexel University will be hosting the 2013 NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Championships at Lincoln Financial Field, the home of the Philadelphia Eagles, on May 25-27. The top teams in NCAA Div. I, II and III lacrosse will all be crowned during the holiday weekend.

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  • Memorial Day Primer

    Memorial Day Primer2013

    May 20, 2013

    In preparation for the national observance of Memorial Day, members of Drexel’s campus community are gathering this week to honor men and women of the armed services who gave their lives in service to their country. Drexel’s Memorial Day Primer event will be held at the Center City Campus on Tuesday, May 21. Then, on May 22, students and faculty from the College of Nursing and Health Professions (CNHP) will be part of the City Council Veterans Resource Fair.

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  • Dillon Brennan

    Dillon Brennan Commuter Car Show

    May 20, 2013

    Pre-junior Dillon Brennan shares his thoughts on how the annual Commuter Car Show helps Drexel commuter students get more involved on campus. The show takes place on May 22, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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  • Anna Gourlay

    Co-op Profile-Anna Gourlay

    May 20, 2013

    Environmental science pre-junior Anna Gourlay wasn’t looking to go international for her first co-op experience, but somehow she ended up camping in Mongolia.

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  • Academy of Natural Sciences to Guide Region-Wide Delaware Watershed Protection

    May 20, 2013

    The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University has received a major grant from the William Penn Foundation to support watershed protection and restoration in the Delaware watershed that is intended to coordinate and demonstrate a region-wide impact on improving water quality.

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  • Six Drexel Students Receive Fulbright Grants

    May 17, 2013

    A record-breaking six Drexel students were offered grants from the Fulbright U.S. Student Program for study and research in 2013-14, the largest amount of grantees in Drexel history.

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  • Two Weeks Remain to See First-Ever Exhibition of Art and Archival Artifact Highlights from Drexel’s Collections

    May 16, 2013

    Only two weeks remain to see the most treasured works of art and archival artifacts from around Drexel University displayed together for the first time in Drexel’s history. The exhibition, entitled A Legacy of Art, Science & Industry: Highlights from the Collections of Drexel University, features approximately 90 objects spanning the 15th through 20th centuries, including paintings, sculptures, prints and drawings, rare books, historical documents, political posters, historical costumes and even a surgical amputation kit.

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  • Students perform Gutenberg! The Musical!

    Students Produce and Perform “Riotously Funny” Two-Man Musical Comedy Gutenberg! The Musical! at Drexel

    May 16, 2013

    The “riotously funny” (Time Out New York) two-man musical spoof "Gutenberg! The Musical!" will take center stage in the new Black Box Theater in Drexel University’s URBN Center Annex (3401 Filbert St.) from Thursday, May 30 – Saturday, June 1 at 8 p.m.

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  • Green Roof Javits Center

    May 16, 2013

    In what is estimated to be one of the largest green retrofitting projects in U.S. history, a makeover of the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center is underway in New York City. The cost of the transformation is on the order of $463 million. While the effects that the green technology will have on the massive convention center and its surrounding environment are not yet known, they will, however, be closely monitored by a team of engineers from Drexel University and The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art.

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  • New Historical Marker Marks the Spot Where the Academy of Natural Sciences Was Founded in 1812

    May 15, 2013

    At a ceremony today, state and local officials gathered in the oldest part of the city to dedicate a historical marker near the site of the founding of the Academy of Natural Sciences two centuries ago.

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  • Sandra Kirschenmann

    What Im Reading Sandra Kirschenmann

    May 15, 2013

    Inspired by the film "Lincoln," Associate Vice Provost for Drexel Sacramento Sandra Kirschenmann dusted off a certain book she purchased years ago.

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    QandA-Scott Barclay

    May 15, 2013

    Minnesota recently became the 12th state to pass a same-sex marriage bill in the United States—now one third of the nation is making strides toward gender and sexual equality. Drexel’s Dr. Scott Barclay, head of the College of Arts and Sciences’ Department of History and Politics, weighs in on this trend and the remaining states hanging in the marriage-equality balance.

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  • Wall Street

    ‘Rescuing Cities, Schools and Students: New Models for Municipal Banking’ Forum at Drexel , May 23

    May 14, 2013

    A public forum entitled “Rescuing Cities, Schools and Students: New Models for Municipal Banking” will be held at Drexel University on Thursday, May 23, sponsored by Drexel University's Center for Public Policy, the Pennsylvania Project and the Public Banking Institute.

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  • Music Hack Day

    May 14, 2013

    A 24-hour marathon of conceptualizing, hacking and coding with the goal of designing the future of music technology will bring artists, engineers, musicians, programmers and enthusiasts from around the region to Drexel’s Expressive and Creative Interaction Technologies (ExCITe) Center on May 18-19. Drexel’s Music Hack Day will be the 12th such event worldwide and the first time that it has been held in Philadelphia.

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  • MAD Dragon Anniversary

    May 13, 2013

    MAD Dragon Records, Drexel University’s student-run record label, is celebrating its 10th anniversary with a special concert that will take place on Friday, May 17 at The Trocadero Theater (1003 Arch St.). The show will feature a lineup of MAD Dragon artists that spans all genres and styles of music. Cheers Elephant and Hoots & Hellmouth will headline the event with special guests Kuf Knotz, Andrew Lipke & The Prospects, Matt Duke and Wild Rompit.

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  • Kailey Kluge

    Boren Scholar Kailey Kluge

    May 13, 2013

    International area studies major Kailey Kluge always wanted to study abroad in Russia. Thanks to the prestigious Boren Scholarship award she won last month, her dream will be realized this fall.

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  • Dad Vail 2013

    Dad Vail Champs 2013

    May 13, 2013

    In front of a roaring crowd and a worldwide audience, Drexel Rowing won the overall team title, the men's point trophy and the Men's Varsity 8 Gold Medal at the 2013 Aberdeen Dad Vail Regatta over the weekend. The Dragons sent a program-record 12 boats to the semifinals on the final day of racing, nine advanced to the grand finals and six reached the medal podium to help Drexel make history on the Schuylkill River.

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  • Drexel Crew Takes the River at Aberdeen Dad Vail Regatta

    May 10, 2013

    Drexel Crew will send 12 boats into competition at the 2013 Aberdeen Dad Vail Regatta on the Schuylkill River on May 10-11. The annual rowing completion is one of the largest in the country, with more than 125 varsity rowing teams from the United States and Canada descending on Philadelphia for the weekend.

     

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  • Earle Mack School of Law Holds Fifth Commencement Ceremony at the Kimmel Center, May 17

    May 8, 2013

    The Earle Mack School of Law at Drexel University will celebrate the Class of 2013 at its fifth commencement ceremony, which will take place at the Kimmel Center on May 17.

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  • Hot Spot parking logo

    Hot Spot Parking

    May 8, 2013

    Jonathan Davis graduates this June with a bachelor’s in engineering, a minor in business and a start-up that’s already got investors excited. Davis and some classmates created Hot Spot Parking, a new effort to alleviate the troubles caused by parking in cities around the country.

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  • Bob Peck

    Bob Peck Glorious Enterprise Award

    May 7, 2013

    It took Robert McCracken Peck three years to write the first complete history of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, but 35 years to do the research. This week, Peck and his co-author were honored by the Athenaeum of Philadelphia honored Peck for the 464-page A Glorious Enterprise: The Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia and the Making of American Science.

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  • Screenshot from the Standard Occupational Classification, a federal standard method for systematically coding occupational data

    Occupational Data in Medical Billing Records Could Prevent Workplace Injuries

    May 6, 2013

    A subtle change to hospital data collection policies could make a big difference in preventing occupational health and safety hazards, according to workplace safety researchers at the Drexel University School of Public Health.

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  • Drexel Culinary Students Visit Farm and Market to Create Five-Course Dinner for Le Bec Fin

    May 6, 2013

    Philadelphia’s legendary French restaurant Le Bec Fin has opened its kitchen to culinary students from Drexel University’s Goodwin College of Professional Studies to create a five-course menu, which they will serve at a special collaborative dinner.

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  • Paul Nolan

    QandA-Paul Nolan

    May 6, 2013

    A lullaby can be more than just soothing for sleepy children–it can be healing therapy for infants who are born prematurely. DrexelNow spoke with Paul Nolan, assistant clinical professor and director of music therapy education in the College of Nursing and Health Professions, to learn more about his involvement and this inspiring area of research.

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  • Eagles Twins

    Eagles Twins

    May 6, 2013

    Drexel students and twin sisters Sage and Gabriella Cifaloglio are now both members of the 2013 Philadelphia Eagles Cheerleading Squad.

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  • Drexel Announces Plans to Create Center for Jewish Life

    May 6, 2013

    Drexel University announced plans to build a new Center for Jewish Life that would become the first Jewish center in the Philadelphia area conceived by a university rather than by the Jewish community.

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  • Exhibit of War Diaries and Photos from Iraq to be Displayed at Drexel

    May 2, 2013

    On the heels of the 10th anniversary of the Iraq War, the powerful multimedia exhibit “Invasion: Diaries and Memories of War in Iraq” will be on display in Drexel University’s URBN Center from Wednesday, May 15 through Thursday, May 23. The exhibit is free and open to the public from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. (a photo ID will be required to enter the building after 3 p.m.).

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  • Rachel Magee

    Grad Student Profile-Rachel Magee

    May 1, 2013

    Born-and-raised Texan and doctoral student Rachel Magee said she chose Drexel because of its iSchool, a diversity among the students and the progressive way of thinking about information and technology.

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  • Eva THury

    What Im Reading-Eva Thury

    May 1, 2013

    For associate professor of English and philosophy Eva Thury, it all started on Pinterest. It was on this social sharing website that she found a new favorite author, John Green, who wrote the best-seller The Fault in Our Stars.

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  • responsive design

    Webby Award

    May 1, 2013

    Drexel’s new website, designed by Virginia-based firm NavigationArts, recently won a Webby Award for Best Education website at the 17th Annual Webby Awards.

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