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October

  • Cuisine From the Collections A Taste of the Academy

    October 31, 2013

    The second annual Cuisine From the Collections, an exciting twist on the ordinary cocktail party, will be held Saturday, Nov. 2, at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University. The event, a fundraiser for the museum’s research and collections, will feature foods—from the everyday to the exotic—inspired by the Academy’s collection of more than 18 million plant and animal specimens.

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  • Eastern State Penitentiary

    Paranormal Investigation Group

    October 30, 2013

    Scaredy-cats need not apply to join Drexel's new Paranormal Investigation Group, a team of students with plans to visit Philadelphia sites in search of spirits.

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  • Community members help build the garden.

    Mantua Urban Peace Garden

    October 30, 2013

    What was once a vacant lot in West Philadelphia’s Mantua neighborhood is now a vegetable-filled garden, thanks in part to Drexel. And with more help from the University, the site may be transformed even further in the future.

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  • Drexel Student Learning Priorities logo

    Drexel Student Learning Priorities

    October 30, 2013

    The word "Communication" on an elevator door at the Hagerty Library is no empty buzzword: It's one of 12 goals, the Drexel Student Learning Priorities, that should be at the center of every Drexel student's experience, according to the University's strategic plan.

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  • Bob Francis

    Bob Francis Q-and-A

    October 30, 2013

    As vice president of University Facilities, Bob Francis is faced with a monumental task: the execution of Drexel’s 2012-17 Campus Master Plan. DrexelNow spoke with Francis about what has gone into Drexel’s transformation.

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  • CityAge

    October 29, 2013

    What will cities look like in the future? Who will live in them? How will people travel between them? These are just some of the questions facing politicians, investors and innovators – people who have the power, motivation and vision to shape their answers. Hundreds of these visionaries and decision-makers will come together at Drexel University’s Behrakis Grand Hall on Nov. 13-14 to continue a dialogue about “the New American City.”

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  • New Book by Drexel’s Max Ray of The Math Forum Helps Students Become Powerful Problem Solvers

    October 28, 2013

    The Math Forum’s Max Ray will celebrate the release of his new book, Powerful Problem-Solving: Activities for Making Sense with the Mathematical Practices, with a national release event on Wednesday, Oct. 30, in Washington, D.C. The Math Forum @ Drexel is the leading online math education community, and is housed in Drexel University’s School of Education.

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  • President John Fry

    Strategic Plan Town Halls

    October 28, 2013

    President Fry will once again welcome faculty and professional staff to a series of strategic plan town halls billed as “A Conversation on Progress at Drexel.” The events begin next week.

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  • OFF CAMPUS CW Philly

    October 24, 2013

    Drexel University’s student-produced sitcom OFF CAMPUS will debut its fourth season on CW Philly 57 this weekend. The show, which was recently honored by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, will air the night of Saturday, Oct. 26 at midnight.

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  • Stephen C. Lawrence (left), chairman of the Lacawac Sanctuary Foundation, and George W. Gephart, Jr., president and CEO of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, shake hands over an agreement to form an environmental research and educational consortium at Lacawac in the Pocono Mountains. The consortium also includes Drexel University.

    Environmental Research Consortium Formed with Lacawac Sanctuary, Drexel and Academy of Natural Sciences

    October 24, 2013

    Lacawac Sanctuary Foundation, the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University and Drexel University today announced an agreement to form an environmental research and education consortium at Lacawac Sanctuary, a popular National Natural Landmark and ecological field research station in the Pocono Mountains.

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  • Students created the <i>Godzilla</i> set from cardboard

    Godzilla Opens at Drexel on Halloween Night, Free Admission for those in Costume

    October 23, 2013

    This Halloween night, the Drexel Co-op Theatre Company will open its version of Yasuhiko Ohashi’s Godzilla, a campy, comic romp with the Japanese cultural icon, at the URBN Center Annex’s Black Box Theater (3401 Filbert St.). On opening night, attendees who come dressed in costume will receive free admission. The person wearing the best/most creative costume (as judged by the Godzilla production/performance crew), will receive two free passes to the upcoming production of the musical The Apple Tree, running Nov. 21 – 24.

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  • Confederate battle flag

    Confederate Flag Q&A with Mary Ebeling

    October 23, 2013

    The Philadelphia Daily News reported in September that the Confederate battle flag may be becoming a more common sight in the area. DrexelNow sat down with Mary Ebeling, an associate professor of sociology, to talk about the message and meaning behind the divisive symbol.

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  • Suit jackets on hangers

    Save a Suit Drive at Drexel LeBow College of Business

    October 23, 2013

    One obstacle for military veterans making the transition back to civilian life can be building up a professional wardrobe. A drive at Drexel this fall, running through Nov. 5, aims to help out by collecting gently worn professional attire for veterans who need it.

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  • Online MLS degree

    Drexel Offers New Online Master’s Degree in Legal Studies, Concentrations in Health Care and NCAA Compliance

    October 22, 2013

    A new master of legal studies degree program offered by the Earle Mack School of Law at Drexel University through Drexel University Online will provide professionals with  knowledge and skills to address regulatory and ethical issues in compliance. The program offers opportunities for specialization in regulatory compliance in the delivery of health care and operation of NCAA approved athletics programs.

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  • Drexel Sport Management Student Union Hosts Sport for Social Change Conference

    October 22, 2013

    Drexel University’s Sport Management Student Union (SMTSU) will host its First Annual Sport for Social Change Conference on Friday, Oct. 25 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Special guests will present on topics including the responsibilities of athletes to give back to the community and be role models; the role of sports in youth development; lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) issues in sport; access to sport for disabled athletes; and safety issues in sport.

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  • CCI - cybersecurity law policy

    CCI-OnlineCertCybersecurityLaw

    October 21, 2013

    Drexel University’s College of Computing & Informatics will offer a new, online certificate in cybersecurity, law and policy this fall as part of its professional development curriculum. The certificate will cover both the technical fundamentals of cybersecurity, as well as examining policy, cyber law and current issues, in a comprehensive three-course program offered through Drexel University Online.

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  • Healthy Selections App

    Student-Made 'Healthy Selections' App Provides Guide to Healthy Eating On Campus

    October 21, 2013

    Out on campus and looking for something healthy to eat? Turn to "Healthy Selections," a student-designed app that provides a guide to health-conscious dining on Drexel's University City Campus.

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  • LGBTQA Student Center Sign

    Drexel Coming Out for New LGBTQA Center

    October 21, 2013

    Drexel will add more diverse colors to its traditional blue and gold with the opening of its new LGBTQA Student Center on Oct. 22.

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  • Drexel rowing 2013 Head of the Charles Regatta

    Rowing Head of Charles Regatta

    October 21, 2013

    Drexel continued its ascent to the upper ranks of collegiate rowing as the Dragons’ men’s varsity eight boat took first place at the Head of the Charles Regatta in Boston. The men's eight, who played a role in Drexel's team championship at the Dad Vail Regatta this past spring, beat out 40 other teams in the largest head race of the fall rowing season.

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  • Wall Street Bull Statue

    LeBow students manage real $1 million stock fund

    October 21, 2013

    More than grades are at stake for the students in two portfolio management courses in the LeBow College of Business: They're tasked with managing a real $1 million stock fund, part of Drexel's endowment.

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  • High School Students Join Youth Development Expert at Drexel to Debate College vs. Career Readiness

    October 17, 2013

    Four talented high school students from the Philadelphia Scholastic Debate League will debate the merits of college versus career readiness on Tuesday, Oct. 29 from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., as part of the Critical Conversations in Urban Education lecture series hosted by Drexel University’s School of Education

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  • Lynch Stepping Down

    October 17, 2013

    Dr. William Lynch has notified University leadership and School of Education colleagues that he will step down as dean of the school at the end of his current term of service on June 30, 2014.

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  • Spanish omelette

    Table Matters

    October 16, 2013

    About a year after it launched, the Drexel food website Table Matters has earned wide acclaim and national attention for the students who contribute to it.

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  • Dr. Stacey Trooskin with a medical student

    Mobile Hepatitis C Testing

    October 16, 2013

    Philadelphia is serving as the model city for a new approach to encouraging testing for hepatitis C and HIV: free, mobile testing labs for medically underserved communities. And Drexel's College of Medicine is helping to lead the charge.

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  • Squash

    USOpen-Squash-10years

    October 16, 2013

    The U.S. Open Squash Championships will have a home in Philadelphia for the next 10 years as the association signed a deal with Drexel University to continue hosting the tournament through 2023.

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  • Drexel Concrete Canoe team

    Drexel Concrete Canoe Team

    October 16, 2013

    How tough is it to build a functional canoe out of concrete? Ask the members of the Drexel concrete canoe team, a group of engineering students that puts in hours and hours of work before a competition each spring.

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  • Are We Prepared for Another Hurricane Sandy? Disaster Prevention Expert Available to Comment

    October 16, 2013

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  • Pulitzer Prize-Winning Authors Toni Morrison and Rita Dove to Join Philadelphia’s Poet Laureate Sonia Sanchez at Drexel

    October 15, 2013

    Sonia Sanchez will celebrate the end of her term as Philadelphia’s Poet Laureate with an inspirational night of personal stories, readings and live music at an event entitled “Conversation and Song: Walking the Laureate Road,” hosted by Drexel University and First Person Arts. Joined by her friends, Pulitzer and Nobel Prize-winning author Toni Morrison and former Poet Laureate of the United States and Pulitzer Prize-winner Rita Dove, Sanchez will lead a conversation on what it means to be a literary luminary, the intersection of poetry and prose and how their work impacts their personal lives. Internationally acclaimed jazz vocalist and composer Ruth Naomi Floyd will perform throughout the evening.

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  • Joan McDonald Retiring From Drexel

    October 15, 2013

    President Fry announced that Joan McDonald, senior vice president for enrollment management, will retire at the end of 2013.

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  • Animatronic T. rex

    Dinosaurs come to life in new Academy exhibit

    October 11, 2013

    Roaring, thrashing, life-size dinosaurs and the awe-inspiring stories of prehistoric earth are unfolding at the as Dinosaurs Unearthed makes its East Coast debut at the Academy of Natural Sciences.

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  • Lauren Sheppard

    Lauren Sheppard Co-op

    October 10, 2013

    Drexel senior Lauren Sheppard is working part-time at Philadelphia's ARAMARK after completing a co-op there. She's a long way from where she was four years ago, when she thought her future would take her South.

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  • United States Capitol Building

    How is the Government Shutdown Affecting Drexel?

    October 9, 2013

    The shutdown of the federal government that took effect Oct. 1 is already causing delays for some Drexel researchers, though student financial aid has been largely unaffected.

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  • John A. Fry US Squash board chairman

    Fry USSquash Board

    October 9, 2013

    The man who brought the U.S. Open Squash Championships to Drexel University three years ago will now serve as the leader of the sport’s national governing body. The Board of Directors of US Squash announced that it has elected Drexel President John A. Fry to serve as the 45th chairman in the association’s 109-year history.

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  • Imaging War: New Drexel Course Explores the Way War Has Been Portrayed Through Art and Media

    October 8, 2013

    From the Battle of Marathon in 490 B.C. through current-day wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, our view of war has been indelibly shaped by the images we see of the conflicts and their aftermath. A new fall course at Drexel University, entitled “Imaging War,” examines how the subject of war has been depicted in media ranging from photography to television to video games.

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  • Drexel Appoints New Trustees

    October 8, 2013

    Drexel University recently appointed three new members to its Board of Trustees. The new trustees are R. John Chapel, Jr., president and CEO of White Hall Capital, LLC, Richard C. Ill, chairman of the Triumph Group, and Robert F. Powelson, chairman of the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission.

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  • Foreground: Dr. Tracy Quirk uses a Surface Elevation Table (SET) to measure relative sediment elevation change in a salt marsh in Barnegat Bay, NJ while staff scientist Linda Zaoudeh records data. Background: Staff scientist Stephanie Leach and Drexel environmental science graduate student Viktoria Unger use Real Time Kinematic (RTK) satellite navigation with GPS technology to measure the elevation of the marsh.

    Drexel Scientist Studies Hurricane Sandy Impact on NJ Coastal Wetlands One Year Later

    October 7, 2013

    In a stroke of good luck, Drexel's Dr. Tracy Quirk captured detailed measurements of water level and salinity at a range of coastal wetland sites, even as they were overtaken by Hurricane Sandy. After the storm, she began working on an intensive year-long project, funded by the National Science Foundation, to evaluate ecosystem processes in New Jersey’s salt marshes before, during, and for a year following Hurricane Sandy. Quirk is beginning to analyze findings from the study now.

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  • Man reading from a book

    Literary Death Match, from the Drexel Publishing Group

    October 7, 2013

    Literary Death Match is a traveling series of author’s readings infused with reality-show-style competition and humor. When it comes to Philadelphia, it’s produced by the Painted Bride Quarterly magazine housed at Drexel.

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  • Ajla Aksamija

    Green Building Design Research Expert Dr. Ajla Aksamija to Speak at Drexel

    October 7, 2013

    Green building design research expert Dr. Ajla Aksamija will join Drexel University on Thursday, Oct. 24, for a lecture entitled “Interdisciplinary Research: Building, Technology and Environment.” Head of research for the Building Technology Laboratory (Tech Lab) at international design firm Perkins+Will, Aksamija will speak about her ongoing research in high-performance buildings, building systems, innovative design approaches and emerging building technologies.

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  • Michele Rovinsky-Mayer

    QandA with Michele Rovinsky-Mayer

    October 7, 2013

    DrexelNow spoke with Michele Rovinsky-Mayer, head of Drexel’s Office of Equality & Diversity, about the role her office plays at the University and the duties that come with her seat on the President’s Steering Committee for Diversity.

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  • faculty senate

    Drexel Faculty Senate

    October 7, 2013

    DrexelNow checked in with Barbara Hornum, current chair of Drexel's Faculty Senate, to learn more about the organization’s beginning, how it operates, the goals it hopes to accomplish and its role in propelling the University forward.

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  • Vision 2020 logo

    Vision 2020 Drexel campus chapter

    October 7, 2013

    The Drexel-based Vision 2020 program is working toward social and economic equality for women, and its next move is to create college-campus chapters, including at Drexel.

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  • Glass Squash Court at Daskalakis Athletic Center

    2013 US Open Squash Championships at Drexel University

    October 7, 2013

    Drexel will again be at the center of the squash world this week when the U.S. Open Squash Championships come to campus for the third straight year. And free tickets are available for students, faculty and staff.

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  • 20's dress

    Drexel’s Historic Costume Collection Opens to the Public for the First Time with “Fashion Fridays”

    October 4, 2013

    A treasure trove of textiles and garments spanning more than 200 years – once one of Drexel University’s best kept secrets – is opening to the public for the first time. The Drexel Historic Costume Collection, which was previously open to the public by appointment only, is now launching quarterly, full-day “Fashion Fridays” events which will include an educational seminar on a particular aspect of fashion history and a specialized viewing of the collection.

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  • Drexel's Gerri C. LeBow Hall Opens for Business

    October 2, 2013

    The future of business education is here. With a dedication ceremony on Oct. 3, Drexel University will officially mark the opening of the 12-story, 177,500-square-foot Gerri C. LeBow Hall—the new home of the University’s LeBow College of Business. Gov. Tom Corbett and benefactor Bennett S. LeBow will join Drexel President John A. Fry and LeBow College Interim Dean Frank Linnehan at 11 a.m. for the dedication of the new building at 32nd Market Streets.

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  • Kathryn Gardner at Columbia University

    First Drexel Custom-Designed Major Graduates Making Their Own Paths

    October 2, 2013

    None of the more than 70 possible majors available to Drexel undergraduates was quite the right fit for Kathryn Gardner, until she enrolled in the new Custom-Designed Major program in 2011. Two years later, Gardner is one of the program's first two graduates.

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  • Study Shows Longline Fishery in Costa Rica Kills Thousands of Sea Turtles and Sharks

    October 2, 2013

    The second-most-common catch on Costa Rica’s longline fisheries in the last decade was not a commercial fish species. It was olive ridley sea turtles. These lines also caught more green turtles than most species of fish. These findings and more, reported in a new study in the Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, indicate that the Costa Rican longline fishery represents a major threat to the survival of eastern Pacific populations of sea turtles as well as sharks.

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  • Carmen Cronin with children in Nepal

    Public Health grad student Carmen Cronin focuses on problems, and people, around the globe

    October 1, 2013

    Carmen Cronin speaks three languages and has traveled around the world. But the real reasons she’s so passionate about global public health issues are the people she’s met.

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  • Drexel Announces Launch of New Academic Unit in Hospitality and Sport Management

    October 1, 2013

    Drexel University announced the launch of the Center for Hospitality and Sport Management, reporting directly to the provost. Formerly in the Goodwin College of Professional Studies, the freestanding Center will include programs in sport management, hospitality management, culinary arts and food science. It will be headed up by Dr. Jonathan Deutsch, who previously directed Drexel’s hospitality, culinary and food science programs.

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  • 11th Street Health Center Dedicates A Healing Home Mural in North Philadelphia

    October 1, 2013

    Some people may not consider painting a picture a traditional component of health care. To take that notion further, some may not consider murals an important part of a healthy community. But, despite those expectations, nearly thirty patients at 11th Street Family Health Services of Drexel University and many more members of their community have come together to help individuals be healthier and to make their communities stronger, through creating public art. They will dedicate and celebrate their artwork, entitled "A Healing Home," On October 16.

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