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September

    • Obamacare Will Open the Next Chapter of “Free-Market” Health Care, Not End It, Says New Book by Health Law Expert

      September 30, 2013

      The government cannot take over American health care because it has been running the system for decades, according to Drexel University’s Dr. Robert I. Field, a nationally recognized expert on health policy and public health. In a new book, he describes Obamacare as a natural next step in the country’s health care evolution rather than the government takeover that critics claim it to be.

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    • Students in LeBow Hall

      What's New on Drexel's Campus?

      September 30, 2013

      The Drexel campus has changed quite a bit since the last time students were on campus. Here's a guide to what's new.

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    • MXene layers

      Researchers Uncovering More and more Possibilities for MXenes

      September 30, 2013

      About three years after discovering a new two-dimensional material just one atom thick, Drexel researchers are finding more capabilities for the sheets they’ve dubbed “MXenes.” Possibilities include the storage of huge amounts of energy and use in flexible, wearable devices.

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    • Rebecca Olsho in Crete

      Freshmen spend summer doing research — and getting paid for it

      September 30, 2013

      Rebecca Olsho spent much of her summer on the Greek island of Crete, assisting with research and getting paid for it. She did this as just a freshman in college, thanks to Drexel's STAR Scholars program.

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    • Drexel Hosts U.S. Debut of Contemporary Art Exhibition from China Central Academy of Fine Arts

      September 27, 2013

      An exhibition of contemporary art by top graduates from the China Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA), China’s premier art academy, will make its U.S. debut 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.) from Friday, Oct. 4 through Friday, Nov. 22.

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    • The TakeControl app for binge eating provides an alert: "You are currently at risk. Would you like assistance?"

      New Mobile App and Talk Therapies for Binge Eating Disorder

      September 27, 2013

      Two new treatment methods under investigation at Drexel University aim to help people reduce binge-eating behavior. One is a smartphone app designed to alert peopleat times when they are at risk for binge behaviors, among a comprehensive suite of other features. Another treatment is a new, evidence-based approach to small-group behavioral therapy.

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    • MXene intercalation

      Expanding MXene Materials Research

      September 26, 2013

      Drexel University researchers are continuing to expand the capabilities and functionalities of a family of two-dimensional materials they discovered that are just a few atoms thick, but have the potential to store massive amounts of energy. Their latest achievement has pushed the materials storage capacities to new levels while also allowing for their use in flexible devices.

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    • Dr. Kariamu Welsh

      African Dance Pioneer Dr. Kariamu Welsh to Demonstrate, Discuss Umfundalai Dance Technique at Drexel

      September 26, 2013

      Guggenheim Award-winning dance scholar and choreographer Dr. Kariamu Welsh, the creator of the African dance technique Umfundalai, will join Drexel University for a discussion and demonstration on Thursday, Oct. 17, at 7 p.m.

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    • Computer, smartphone and tablet screens

      Great Works Symposium brings disciplines together to ponder media world

      September 25, 2013

      Drexel's multidisciplinary Great Works Symposium series brings in students from all corners of the University. And this year's series will examine a topic applicable to anyone living in the year 2013: the changing world of media.

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    • Drexel Smart House Team Advises TEDxDrexelU on Creating Sustainable Events

      September 24, 2013

      Students from Drexel University’s Drexel Smart House (DSH) team have been invited to serve as green consultants on the TEDxDrexelU event on October 5, in order to lessen the event’s environmental footprint.

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    • Past Weight Loss an Overlooked Factor in Disordered Eating

      September 24, 2013

      Due to a complex and vicious cycle of biological and behavioral factors, dieters and weight loss researchers know, the more weight you’ve lost, the harder it is to keep it off. But eating disorder research has largely overlooked this influence, and Dr. Michael Lowe, a professor of psychology at Drexel University, has published a flurry of research studies showing that needs to change.

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    • Drexel University's Main Building

      Drexel keeping quarter-based calendar

      September 23, 2013

      Drexel's quarter-based academic calendar will remain in place for at least the next few years, after a months-long study on a possible switch to a semester system. The University will examine the issue more in the future, but for now it will embrace its quarter system and the fast pace it brings.

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    • Perelman Plaza rendering

      Coming soon: A grand, green Perelman Plaza

      September 23, 2013

      Another piece of the new Drexel campus began to become reality in late summer, as preparations began for Perelman Plaza along the 32nd Street right-of-way. DrexelNow asked Bob Francis, vice president for University Facilities, for his take on the project.

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    • Military Friendly Schools logo

      Drexel named ‘Military Friendly School’ for fifth straight year

      September 23, 2013

      Drexel’s longtime efforts to support student military veterans have helped the University land a spot on Victory Media’s national list of “Military Friendly Schools” for five years straight, since the list’s inception.

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    • DAVEI

      Engineering a Molecule to Pop HIV

      September 19, 2013

      Pinning down an effective way to combat the spread of the human immunodeficiency virus, the viral precursor to AIDS, has long been a challenge for scientists and physicians, because the virus is an elusive one that mutates frequently and, as a result, quickly becomes immune to medication. A team of Drexel University researchers is trying to get one step ahead of the virus with a microbicide they’ve created that can trick HIV into “popping” itself into oblivion.

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    • Daniel Pinto co-op in Sierra Leone

      Daniel Pinto Co-op

      September 18, 2013

      Not many students can manage a factory for their co-op like Daniel Pinto did for three months, but then again not many students would jump at the opportunity to work in Kono District, the epicenter of Sierra Leone’s diamond-fueled 10-year-long civil war.

       

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    • Drexel's URBN Center Recognized for Design Excellence

      September 18, 2013

      Drexel University’s URBN Center that opened its doors less than a year ago and houses programs for the University’s Westphal College of Media Arts & Design was recognized for its design excellence at the Maryland State Component of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Design Awards ceremony on Sept. 12.

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    • syria

      Q&A With Daniel Friedheim: The Crisis in Syria

      September 13, 2013

      With a heated debate raging over what actions should be taken in response to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s suspected chemical attack thought to have killed more than 1,000 civilians—including hundreds of childrenDrexelNow checked in with Daniel Friedheim to hear his thoughts on a possible military strike against Syria.

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    • Cohen and Hitchens

      ‘InterView’ beams Drexel, famous guests to 400 TV stations

      September 13, 2013

      In its 10 years, “The Drexel InterView” has expanded to reach more than 400 television stations across the United States. Host Paula Marantz Cohen has interviewed dozens of prominent guests over that time, and work will begin soon on the show’s 11th season.

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    • math forum

      Math Forum: The Co-Op Perspective

      September 13, 2013

      Two students from the College of Education have been working at the Math Forum as part of the Drexel co-op program. Read how they not only got into classrooms to observe teacher-student interactions, but also got to come up with methods for teachers to try in their very own classrooms.

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    • David Cohen baseball

      Double Lives: Professor Can't Get Enough of the Phillies

      September 13, 2013

      David S. Cohen is a self-proclaimed Philadelphia Phillies Phanatic. His love of the sport has led to a part-time hobby: blogging for The Good Phight.

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    • Drexel Collaborates with USC Shoah Foundation for Access to Visual History Archives

      September 12, 2013

      Drexel University is now the second collegiate site in Pennsylvania with access to the USC Shoah Foundation's entire Visual History Archive of nearly 52,000 testimonies of survivors and witnesses to the Holocaust and other genocides.

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    • tickets

      Honors Students Rise Early for Coveted Tickets

      September 12, 2013

      What makes Drexel Honors students wake up as early as 4 a.m. and sit for hours in the hallways of MacAlister Hall? That would be Ticket Tuesday, their once-per-term chance to land coveted free tickets to Philadelphia arts and culture events.

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    • Witnesses to Hunger Photo Exhibit Opens Lens on Hunger and Poverty in Camden

      September 11, 2013

      Through their desire for social change, ten women from Camden, N.J. have opened a lens on hunger, homelessness, health and a broad swath of issues related to poverty. Their photos and interview-based testimony, collected as part of the “Witnesses to Hunger” project based at the Center for Hunger-Free Communities at Drexel University School of Public Health, will be on public display in Camden for the first time this month.

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    • peace building

      Drexel Provides Tool Kit to Build Peace

      September 11, 2013

      Drexel is planning its first teach-in for peace building as a prelude to the International Day of Peace on Sept. 21.

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    • Ana Diez Roux Named Dean of the Drexel University School of Public Health

      September 10, 2013

      Dr. Ana V. Diez Roux has been named the new dean of the Drexel University School of Public Health. She will begin her term in February 2014. Diez Roux is a physician and epidemiologist known worldwide for seminal research on multilevel determinants of population health. Her work has had a major impact on public health research and practice.

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    • Bureau of Justice Assistance Announces New Awardees of Neighborhood Revitalization Grant at Drexel

      September 10, 2013

      The nation’s leading community development support organization, the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), will host a meeting at Drexel University on September 11 and 12, during which the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance will announce the new class of awardees of its Byrne Criminal Justice Innovation (BCJI) grant.

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    • american flag

      Q&A With Scott White: 12 Years After 9/11, Where Are We Now?

      September 9, 2013

      It’s been 12 years since the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks that killed nearly 3,000 people and shifted the arc of American history. The effects of that tragic event continue to ripple through our lives. And one question looms large: Are we as a nation safer than we were before the attacks?

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    • Drexel Launches College of Computing & Informatics

      September 9, 2013

      Drexel University President John A. Fry announced today that the University will create a new College of Computing and Informatics. The College will combine the strengths and assets of Drexel’s many existing undergraduate, graduate and professional computing and informatics programs. It will begin enrolling new students in the Fall of 2014.

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    • F&M

      'John A. Fry College House Green' Honors 14th F&M President

      September 9, 2013

      Franklin & Marshall this fall is recognizing Fry's legacy and contributions to the formation of the Houses with the "John A. Fry College House Green," a residential quadrangle bordered by the four original College Houses: Ware, Bonchek, Brooks and Weis. The final piece of the green was installed this summer: a bronze plaque and a garden with flagstones and bricks, benches and plants.

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    • shauna henley photo

      Grad Student's No Chicken When it Comes To Hard Work

      September 9, 2013

      Shauna Henley is the Drexel University graduate student behind the “Don’t Wash Your Chicken” education campaign that’s appearing in media reports around the nation.

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    • Franklin Institute President Dennis Wint Joins Drexel University’s Museum Leadership Faculty

      September 5, 2013

      A visionary leader in the museum world, Dr. Dennis M. Wint, president and chief executive officer of The Franklin Institute, will join the faculty of the new museum leadership graduate degree program launching this fall in Drexel University’s Antoinette Westphal College of  Media Arts & Design.

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    • Dr. Paul T. Shattuck

      Young Adults on the Autism Spectrum Face Tough Prospects for Jobs and Independent Living

      September 4, 2013

      Two newly published studies show precisely how stark the challenge is for young adults on the autism spectrum to find their first jobs and take the first steps toward independent living. The researchers emphasize the need to strengthen services to help adolescents and young adults and their families with transition planning.

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    • type specimens

      Type Specimens, Immortalized

      September 4, 2013

      The malacology collection at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University is one of the largest in the world, numbering more than 8 million specimens, with examples of roughly half the known living species of mollusk.

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    • circulatory system

      Discovering the Genesis of Nitric Oxide in the Body

      September 4, 2013

      Researchers have known for some time that the blood vessels that transport blood to and from tissues and organs in the body are more than just bodily pipelines. Arterioles and capillaries, the small vessels, actually play a key role in regulating the flow of the blood they’re carrying. Biomedical engineers at Drexel University, who study cardiovascular function, are creating a mathematical model that explains just how they do it.

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    • electron band gap

      Using Lasers to Measure Electron Band Gaps

      September 3, 2013

      Engineers working in the nanoscale will have a new tool at their disposal thanks to an international group of researchers led by Drexel University’s College of Engineering. This innovative procedure could alleviate the persistent challenge of measuring key features of electron behavior while designing the ever-shrinking components that allow cell phones, laptops and tablets to get increasingly thinner and more energy efficient.

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    • Drexel Announces New Head of Online Learning

      September 3, 2013

      Drexel University President John A. Fry announced today that Dr. Susan C. Aldridge, a senior fellow at the American Association of State Colleges and Universities and former president of the University of Maryland University College, will join Drexel in the new position of senior vice president for Online Learning and president of Drexel e-Learning, effective Oct. 15.

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    • Parts press photo

      Drexel Players Present Parts: A Speed-Through as part of Philadelphia Fringe Festival

      September 3, 2013

      The Drexel Players return to the Philadelphia Fringe Festival from Sept. 6 – 14 with Parts: A Speed-Through, an immersive theater experience conceived, produced, written and performed entirely by Drexel University students and alumni. Parts: A Speed-Through takes an inside look at the relationships that young theater artists share as they produce a fictional theater show.

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    • Donna Ferrari

      Drexel LeBow Adviser Helps International Grad Students Settle In

      September 3, 2013

      Donna Ferrari, a developmental adviser for Drexel University’s LeBow College of Business, helps students get on track to achieve their accounting or finance graduate degrees. She also helps grad students with their career search. Without Ferrari’s dedication to the job, many students would struggle to find the direction that’s essential to thrive in a new environment.

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    • LeBow College of Business

      Apple, Jack in the Box Join Drexel LeBow’s MBA C-Suite Co-op

      September 3, 2013

      Apple and Jack in the Box restaurants are among the latest companies to sign up for the C-Suite Co-op program at Drexel University’s LeBow College of Business.

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