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August

    • Gloria Donnelly

      Dean and Comedian? Gloria Donnelly Infuses Humor Into Her Job

      August 28, 2014

      If you ever get a chance to take a class with Gloria Donnelly, PhD, dean and professor in the College of Nursing and Health Professions, or sit next to her in a meeting, you should take it. Your anxiety levels, ability to learn and critique, and even your health might be better for it.


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      DC Office

      August 28, 2014

      Late last May, Drexel opened a new office in the middle of Washington, D.C. More than a year later, the office’s strategy is still evolving. But one thing is clear: It has opened up new worlds for Drexel. 

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    • Nicole Dykstra with gorilla skull

      Philadelphia Zoo Co-op

      August 27, 2014

      The Co-op program is the centerpiece of the Drexel undergraduate experience, and more than 97 percent of eligible undergraduate students take advantage of it. But Nicole Dykstra, a rising senior in Burlington County College’s Drexel at BCC program, has to be one of a select few who found an internship while working at her part-time co-op to gain more experiences.

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    • "Keys to the Collection" launches a game environment of the Barnes' beloved, world-renowned art collection

      Jump Inside Virtual Paintings at the Barnes and Explore with a New App Created by Drexel

      August 27, 2014

      Drexel University’s School of Education created a new, interactive mobile application for young visitors of the Barnes Foundation. Using 3-D immersive graphics, the touch-screen app, entitled “Keys to the Collection,” launches a game environment of the Barnes’ beloved, world-renowned art collection. The app turns a visit to the Barnes into a game or can be used to explore the Barnes virtually from anywhere.

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    • Dana Bloom, an undergraduate culinary arts major in Drexel's Center for Hospitality and Sport Management, tests recipes in the Drexel Food Lab.

      Drexel Food Lab Concocts Recipes to Prevent Waste at Local Homeless Shelter, Supermarkets and More

      August 27, 2014

      The Drexel Food Lab is a student-run group, created in January 2014 in Drexel University’s Center for Hospitality and Sport Management, that aims to solve real-world problems through developing recipes and food products.

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      William Penn Foundation and Drexel Join Forces to Transform Early Childhood Education in West Philadelphia

      August 26, 2014

      The William Penn Foundation and Drexel University today announced a new initiative in which they are working together with community child care centers and other local agencies to help tackle some of the issues facing early childhood education in West Philadelphia and help young children get a strong start in life. This partnership will support the West Philadelphia Early Childhood Education Initiative (WPECE) to increase the supply of high-quality child care in the Mantua, West Powelton, and Belmont neighborhoods, an area that has historically been plagued with low-quality child care options. 

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    • The Lancaster Ave. Jazz and Arts Festival is hosted annually by the People’s Emergency Center (PEC), a leading civic organization in the area.

      Why Aren’t Artists Transforming Mantua and Powelton the Way They Did Fishtown or Northern Liberties?

      August 21, 2014

      A surprisingly high concentration of established artists live in the Mantua, Powelton Village and West Powelton neighborhoods of West Philadelphia, according to a new study by a team of faculty and students from Drexel University. So why aren’t artists transforming those neighborhoods the way they did Fishtown or Northern Liberties? A number of reasons, according to the report, which outlines the challenges faced by artists and organizations in the area, including low public investment, the lack of a support network, a need for stronger connections between artists and the community and a lack of centralized communications efforts. The report also outlines proposed action steps to address these challenges.

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    • Drexel Study Finds Enhanced Communication Key to Successful Teamwork in Dynamic Environments

      August 20, 2014

      From management consulting projects to research and development laboratories to hospital trauma centers, organizations of all types are increasingly creating teams whose members have diverse professional backgrounds. While the allure of these cross-functional teams is their ability to use their diverse knowledge to solve complex problems, not all such teams are able to reach their full potential.

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    • Pilates instruction

      Drexel Pilates Program

      August 20, 2014

      Just 10 days after giving birth to a baby girl, dancer and Pilates instructor Jennifer Morley took on a full-time position as director of the Drexel Pilates Program and assistant teaching professor of dance. How did she do it? Her own Pilates exercises were the key, she said.

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    • Ian Michael Crumm

      Ian Michael Crumm

      August 18, 2014

      This chapter of Ian Michael Crumm's life began about 18 months ago with a blog. Since then, he's developed a full-blown lifestyle brand that has spread throughout Philadelphia and into the rest of the country.

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    • Team in locker room

      Basketball China Trip

      August 18, 2014

      In preparation for its upcoming trip to China for a series of exhibition games, Drexel’s men’s basketball team received some expert coaching in Chinese culture from Han Chiang, well-known restaurateur and owner of seven Han Dynasty restaurants in Philadelphia and New York City.

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    • Genevieve Dion

      Genevieve Dion Named 'Scientist of the Year' at 2014 Philadelphia Geek Awards

      August 18, 2014

      Drexel University’s Genevieve Dion, an associate professor in the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design, was named “Scientist of the Year” at the 2014 Philadelphia Geek Awards in recognition of her groundbreaking work in developing wearable technology.

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    • Jamie Callahan dancing

      Double Lives-Jamie Callahan

      August 18, 2014

      It takes a certain type of dancer to compete in West Coast Swing dance. It's a competition where you can't prepare for what you'll be judged on, but Jamie Callahan, a clinical professor in the School of Education, thrives on the surprise.

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    • Start Talking Science Philadelphia 2014

      Drexel Professor Creates Start Talking Science Event

      August 12, 2014

      Philadelphians will soon get their newest opportunity to meet local scientists and learn about exciting advances in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) in the region, through an event created by a Drexel professor, called “Start Talking Science.”

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    • A northern pine snake near the edge of an asphalt road in New Jersey. Credit: Dane Ward

      Roadside Research from the New Jersey Pinelands and Coast to Coast

      August 12, 2014

      Three doctoral students from Drexel's Laboratory of Pinelands Research are presenting their work with northern pine snakes and the Pine Barrens gentian at the Ecological Society of America meeting, after doing some new roadside research during their cross-country drive to Sacramento.

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    • Zorbey Ege Canturk

      Swimmer on Co-op

      August 8, 2014

      Not many co-op students would swim half-naked in cold, rainy weather on behalf of their employers. Even fewer would have brought home a silver medal at a global sporting event. But clearly Zorbey Ege Canturk isn’t your average intern.

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    • Local students attend PECO-Drexel STEM Camp

      Local Middle Schoolers Build a Bridge, Blow up a Watermelon and More at PECO-Drexel STEM Camp

      August 8, 2014

      Nearly 25 local rising fifth graders interested in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) built a bridge, blew up a watermelon and made ice cream, as part of a Summer STEM Camp from July 28 – August 1, the third and final week of the camp this summer. The camp is hosted by Drexel University's School of Education and funded by a grant from PECO.

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    • "The Terminator"

      Dave Goldberg Sci-Fi Movie Rankings

      August 8, 2014

      What does Drexel physics professor Dave Goldberg, PhD, have in common with George R. R. Martin, Stephen King and Guillermo del Toro? They all recently helped rank ‘The 100 best sci-fi movies’ for Time Out magazine.

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    • 40 Under 40 Cover

      40 Under 40 Nominations

      August 7, 2014

      We know they’re out there — lots of them. It’s your job to let us know who they are. Now through September, Drexel Magazine is accepting nominations for outstanding alumni for its third annual 40 Under 40 edition.

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    • Tortoise and hare

      Drexel Players FringeArts Production

      August 6, 2014

      In September, the Drexel Players will bring “AE$OP,” an original play based on “Aesop’s Fables,” to Philadelphia’s FringeArts festival. The production appears at Drexel’s URBN Annex Black Box Theater from Sept. 5 through 14.

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    • Fruits and vegetables

      Ask a Drexel Physician - Healthy Arteries

      August 6, 2014

      Did you know that cardiovascular disease (CVD) remains by far the leading cause of death in both men and women in the United States and most developed countries?

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    • 1958 soccer trophy

      Hidden Treasures-1958 Soccer Trophy

      August 6, 2014

      Among the trophies that sit on shelves at the entrance to the Athletics Department office in the Daskalakis Athletic Center, one is easily the smallest and most unassuming. It’s made of wood and adorned with a small medallion showing a man kicking a soccer ball.

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    • plant protein-based wound dressing

      Wound Healing Technology Receives Patent

      August 4, 2014

      Wound healing technology developed at Drexel University is one step closer to becoming a tool for medical caregivers. Eqalix, Inc., a Northern Virginia regenerative medicine device company, recently received patent protection for a protein-based nanofiber scaffold technology invented by Drexel researchers.

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