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November

  • Bo Klua

    SEED Lab Receives Gates Foundation Grant

    November 26, 2013

    A team of students from Drexel's College of Engineering, led by Alexander J. Moseson, PhD, an assistant teaching professor in the College and director of the Sustainable Engineering and Entrepreneurship for Development (SEED) Lab are among the latest recipients of a Grand Challenges Explorations grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The Grand Challenge Explorations initiative, which funds innovative global health and development research, will help the team continue its work to create transformative farming tools for female smallhold farmers in Thailand.

     

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  • Wallace Coulter medallion

    Wallace Coulter Centennial Celebration

    November 25, 2013

    Medical-device inventor Wallace Coulter never married, and he had no children. But he does have heirs, and Drexel is one of them.

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  • Drexel and Delaware County Community College Establish Drexel@DCCC

    November 25, 2013

    A new innovative agreement between Delaware County Community College and Drexel University will establish Drexel@DCCC, a program that will allow students from the College to earn a degree from Drexel without ever leaving the College’s campus. Drexel President John A. Fry and College President Jerry Parker signed the agreement on Nov. 22 during a ceremony at Delaware County Community College’s Main Campus.

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  • Cartoon turkey

    Rifle Team Turkey Shoot

    November 25, 2013

    Off and on from 1984 to 2003, Drexel students, faculty and staff gathered before Thanksgiving for an annual turkey shoot competition. No animals were harmed.

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  • Frantz Massenat

    Men's Basketball NIT Tip-Off MSG

    November 22, 2013

    Drexel’s men’s basketball team will take the court at Madison Square Garden over the holiday to compete against some of the top teams in the nation at the semifinals of the National Invitation Tournament Season Tip-Off. The Dragons will face Arizona on Wednesday, Nov. 27 and will play either Duke or Alabama on Nov. 29. Both games will be aired on the ESPN family of networks.

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  • Gerri C. LeBow Hall

    Lebow Second Most Beautiful School

    November 21, 2013

    The new home of LeBow College of Business, Gerri C. LeBow Hall, just opened this fall, but it's already drawing worldwide notice. LeBow has been named the second most beautiful business school in the world by the website TopManagementDegrees.com.

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  • President Fry Speaking to a Group

    Queen Lane Town Hall

    November 20, 2013

    With the removal of the operational "firewall" separating Drexel's College of Medicine from the rest of the University looming next year, President Fry addressed the effort to create "One University" at a town hall meeting for Queen Lane Campus employees Monday.

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  • Boardroom chairs

    CEO Compensation Q-and-A

    November 20, 2013

    A $30 million salary? A $1.5 million home security system? How much is too much when it comes to CEO pay?DrexelNow talked with associate professor David Becher about what goes into executives' compensation.

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  • Cira Pong

    Pong on Cira Centre Named Guinness World Record

    November 18, 2013

    The dream of Drexel associate professor Frank Lee, PhD, that came to fruition in the form of a 29-story video game –Pong- played on the north facade of Brandywine Realty Tust’s Cira Centre is now a world record. Guinness World Records officially recognized the event, which was held on April 19 and 24 as part of Philly Tech Week, as the “largest architectural videogame display.”

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  • Consumers Order a Less Unhealthy Meal When the Menu Has Nutritional Labeling

    November 18, 2013

    An evaluation team led by the Drexel University School of Public Health has published a new study demonstrating that customers of full-service restaurants use nutritional labeling on menus to make healthier food choices. The customers who reported they used labels purchased 400 fewer calories (representing a relative difference of 20 percent), 370 milligrams less sodium and 10 grams less saturated fat than the overall average.

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  • A scene from the Drexel Co-op Theatre Company's first production, "Godzilla."

    Co-Op Theatre Company

    November 18, 2013

    Drexel’s new Co-op Theatre Company gives the University’s theater program its own identity and, true to Drexel’s mission, gives students real-world experience to stand out above the rest.

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  • Chef arranging salami slices

    James Beard Benefit Dinner

    November 18, 2013

    Six courses, five beer and wine pairings, numerous rounds of applause — last week's Friends of James Beard Benefit Dinner at Drexel left a mark on its attendees and raised money for a student in need.

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  • Michael Nutter and John Fry

    The Philadelphia of the Future: Fry, Nutter on Drexel's Role in the City's Evolution

    November 18, 2013

    What will Philadelphia look like in 30 years, and what role will Drexel play in its transformation? President John Fry and Mayor Michael Nutter addressed these questions at last week's CityAge gathering at Drexel.

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  • 2013 CAA Champs

    Men's Soccer Wins 2013 CAA Championship

    November 17, 2013

    Drexel's men's soccer team used an early goal and a sterling defensive performance to bring home its first Colonial Athletic Association title with a 1-0 victory over William & Mary at Vidas Field. Freshman defender Jameson Detweiler's first-half goal proved to be the difference in the tightly contested match.

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  • Chef Kevin Sbraga Mentors Drexel Culinary Students and Alumni as they Create a Seasonal Four-Course Dinner

    November 15, 2013

    Behind every great chef is the mentor that helped him or her get there. At Drexel University, three alumni and one current student from Drexel’s Center for Hospitality & Sport Management (HSM) have the chance to be mentored by one of Philadelphia’s top chefs, Chef Kevin Sbraga.

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  • Men's Soccer

    Men's Soccer CAA Advances to Championship

    November 15, 2013

    With a dramatic victory over Delaware in the semifinals of the CAA Tournament Drexel’s men’s soccer team earned its first trip to the title game of the Colonial Athletic Association Championship. The Dragons will face William & Mary for the championship at 4 p.m. on Sunday at Vidas Field.

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  • Volunteers assembling care packages

    Military Care Package Drive

    November 13, 2013

    Tina Heuges knew next to nothing about the military before she came to Drexel, but now she leads a University effort to send gift packages to troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. The drive runs through Dec. 15.

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  • Research participants wanted

    AAHRPP Accreditation

    November 12, 2013

    Each volunteer participant in Drexel University’s 1,400 active research projects involving human subjects represents an opportunity to advance knowledge and save or improve lives. But each also represents a risk for human suffering and for irreparable damage to Drexel’s research enterprise if something goes wrong.

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  • A New Exhibition Designed by Drexel Students Takes Visitors Behind the Scenes of the Pa. Ballet’s The Nutcracker

    November 12, 2013

    A new exhibition designed by Drexel University students takes visitors behind the curtain of one of Philadelphia’s most beloved holiday traditions, the Pennsylvania  Ballet’s annual presentation of George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker. On display from Nov. 14, – Jan. 31 in the Philadelphia History Museum’s Community History Gallery, Behind the Scenes of The Nutcracker tells the story of The Nutcracker’s 45 year history in Philadelphia.

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  • Drexel, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and Hebew University Launch Research Consortium

    November 11, 2013

    The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia CEO Steven M. Altschuler, Drexel President John A. Fry and Hebrew University of Jerusalem President Menahem Ben-Sasson signed a research agreement today as part of Philadelphia Mayor Michael A. Nutter’s trade mission to Israel. The research partnership is designed to focus on pediatric translational research and to develop a collaborative platform for advancing pediatric medicine from the lab to the bedside.

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  • Jared Girard

    Mens Soccer 2013 CAA Tournament

    November 11, 2013

    Drexel’s men’s soccer team will vie for its first Colonial Athletic Association title this week as the top-seeded Dragons host the CAA Tournament at Vidas Field. Drexel will face its rival Delaware in the semifinals on Thursday, Nov. 14 at 7 p.m. Tickets for the tournament are free with a valid student ID.

     

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  • Mica Matlack turning a page

    Mica Matlack Co-op Profile

    November 11, 2013

    As part of her co-op, Mica Matlack must don special gloves to turn a page in a 175-year-old book every day. Oh, and she speaks seven languages.

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  • Jimmy Wales

    Jimmy Wales CSEd Week

    November 11, 2013

    Jimmy Wales, co-founder of Wikipedia, will appear at Drexel on Nov. 18 to deliver the keynote lecture for the University's sixth annual celebration of National Computer Science Education Week.

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  • solar panel

    Drexel and Penn Engineers Team Up to Develop New Materials For Solar Cells

    November 11, 2013

    For solar panels, wringing every drop of energy from as many photons as possible is imperative.  This goal has sent chemistry, materials science and electronic engineering researchers on a quest to boost the energy-absorption efficiency of photovoltaic devices, but existing techniques are now running up against limits set by the laws of physics. 

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  • Drexel Auctions off Once-in-a-Lifetime Experiences on eBay to Support the Westphal College

    November 8, 2013

    Five nights on a yacht in the Caribbean, a 2014 Subaru Forester, a tattoo design by ambigram artist John Langdon of "The Da Vinci Code" fame and lunch with "The Simpsons" writer Mike Reiss at the 20th Century FOX Studios in Los Angeles are just a few of the items up for auction at Drexel University’s first eBay fundraising auction.

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  • Drexel Students Create Gingerbread Mansion for Display at The Shops at Liberty Place

    November 5, 2013

    From its gumdrop shingles to its lollipop lampposts, a gingerbread house created by three Drexel University students is among the frosted versions of historic Fairmount Park sites created by local chefs for the Third Annual Gingerbread House Display. The gingerbread models will be on display in The Rotunda at The Shops at Liberty Place (1625 Chestnut St.) from Nov. 4 – 15. A ribbon-cutting ceremony and press event will take place Wednesday, Nov. 6 at 11 a.m.

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  • Marco Airaudo at a triathlon

    Double Lives - Marco Airaudo

    November 5, 2013

    A 2.4-mile swim, a 112-mile bike ride and a 26.2-mile run — that's what it takes to finish an IRONMAN triathlon, and Drexel professor Marco Airaudo has done it five times since 2006.

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  • Curt Anderson playing bagpipes

    Curt Anderson Mission of Honor

    November 5, 2013

    Curt Anderson knows what it's like to feel forgotten by the country he'd served. That helps explain why he helps honor long-forgotten veterans whose remains have sat on funeral-home shelves for years.

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  • Culinary students in the kitchen

    Philadelphia Chefs and Culinary Students Collaborate on Festive Five-Course Dinner for Friends of James Beard Benefit

    November 5, 2013

    Some of Philadelphia’s most talented young chefs – all alumni of Drexel University – will team up with current culinary students to create a festive five-course dinner for Philadelphia’s first-ever Friends of James Beard Benefit Event on Thursday, Nov. 14. Proceeds from the event will fund scholarships for students in Drexel’s Center for Hospitality & Sport Management with financial need.

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  • <i>(1)ne Drop: Shifting the Lens on Race</i> seeks to challenge narrow perceptions of what Blackness is and what it looks like

    New Book on Racial Identity by Dr. Yaba Blay to be Released on Black Friday with Launch Party at the Painted Bride

    November 4, 2013

    On Black Friday, Nov. 29, a new book on racial identity by Drexel University’s Dr. Yaba Blay, one of today’s leading voices on colorism and global skin color politics, will be released from Blay’s recently launched independent press, Black Print Press. To celebrate the release, a launch party will take place at The Painted Bride Art Center (230 Vine St.) on Nov. 29 from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. A concurrent photography exhibition is currently on display at The Painted Bride through Dec. 21.

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  • Only Three Weeks Remain to See U.S. Debut of Contemporary Artwork from China’s Top Academy

    November 4, 2013

    Only three weeks remain for visitors to see an exhibition of contemporary art by top graduates from the China Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA), China’s premier art academy, at Drexel University. The exhibition, hosted by the University’s Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design, will be on display at the Leonard Pearlstein Gallery in the URBN Center Annex (3401 Filbert St.) through Friday, Nov. 22. The gallery is free and open to the public Monday – Saturday, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

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  • Christine V. Soutendijk

    Top 5 Ways to Protect Your Bones

    November 4, 2013

    Half of American women and one eighth of American men will have a broken bone due to osteoporosis in their lifetime. But the good news is osteoporosis is preventable and treatable.

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  • Mary Edwards Walker

    Mary Edwards Walker

    November 4, 2013

    Mary Edwards Walker, one of the first women doctors to have a degree, is still the only woman to receive a Congressional Medal of Honor. A collection of items related to Walker is on display at the Drexel College of Medicine.

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  • Drexel Breaks Ground for Lancaster Avenue and 34th Street Development

    November 1, 2013

    Drexel University and American Campus Communities celebrated the next major residential and retail milestone in University City with a ceremonial groundbreaking on Friday, Nov. 1 for the $170 million, 24-story development on Lancaster Avenue and 34th Street. The development will be the largest project in both Drexel and American Campus history and will feature student housing, retail space and a dining center. American Campus representatives and University trustees joined Drexel President John A. Fry and the Drexel community for the groundbreaking.

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  • Justin Mathew

    Justin Mathew Graduate Student Profile

    November 1, 2013

    At least one time, Justin Mathew's dual role has forced him to sprint through Drexel hallways from one job to another. But it's worth it, to him, to break out of the graduate-student bubble, and to help others do the same.

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