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February

  • Selena Lin with elementary students

    Selena Lin Graduate Student Profile

    February 26, 2014

    Selena Lin wanted to show children the future consequences of their health habits. Enter Bob, a young time traveler.

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  • Drexel Main Building

    Balancing the Budget

    February 24, 2014

    Ever had an idea for how to make things run more smoothly and efficiently at Drexel? Well, now's the time to share it.

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  • Eliza Grier and Matilda Evans

    Black History Month

    February 24, 2014

    Several African-American pioneers passed through Drexel, and an effort to achieve diversity and inclusion continues today.

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  • Drexel student Rina Patel with children in India

    Drexel student launches non-profit Aahana

    February 24, 2014

    During a trip to her parents’ homeland of India, Rina Patel witnessed the pain of a starving woman carrying her crying baby and the suffering of four orphaned siblings. This experience together with the stories she had been told about her own parents’ childhoods forever changed her life. A student in Drexel University’s LeBow College of Business, Patel wanted to help underprivileged women and children in India. For that reason she established Aahana, a non-profit organization that recently received 501(c)(3) status from the U.S. Government.

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  • cybersecurity

    Drexel University Launches Cybersecurity Institute

    February 24, 2014

    Pulling from its many resources in online data management and protection, Drexel University is opening a cybersecurity institute to address national cyber-based threats and prepare the next generation of cybersecurity leaders. The Drexel University Cybersecurity Institute, which occupies a 4,000 square-foot space on the third floor of the Science Center Building at 3401 Market St., will serve as a center for research, teaching and training; and a cybersecurity resource for industry, government and the military.

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  • 11th Street Health Center to Expand With Sheller Gift to Meet the Future of Primary Health Care

    February 21, 2014

    Drexel University will begin a major expansion of its nurse-managed health center which is nationally recognized as a model of integrated care. With a new gift of $2.5 million from the Sheller Family Foundation, the center at 850 N. 11th Street will break ground for a new wing this spring, with the expanded building to be renamed the Stephen and Sandra Sheller 11th Street Family Health Services Center.

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  • Museum stories are written from a child's perspective and describe each exhibit in terms of sensation. This story describes two skeletons on the second floor of Dinosaur Hall that children are allowed to touch.

    Museum Stories at the Academy of Natural Sciences for Children on the Autism Spectrum

    February 20, 2014

    As part of an initiative aimed at making a visit to the science museum as stress-free, fun and educational as possible for children on the autism spectrum, families and teachers now can access “museum stories” on the Academy’s website. The museum stories are a pre-visit tool to prepare children for what they might experience in the museum, where loud noises, unfamiliar sights, bright and dark rooms, and unpredictable live animals may cause discomfort and stress.

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  • Smart House Rendering

    INSI Minor

    February 19, 2014

    Drexel students now have the opportunity to tackle the issues of modern urban living using their research ideas, as part of their course of study.

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  • Zinc restaurant

    February-2014-Hospitality-Picks

    February 19, 2014

    Drexel's hospitality, culinary and food science students, faculty and staff bring you monthly dining recommendations. In this edition: under-the-radar spots.

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  • Student Dealing With Stress

    Student Mental Health Q-and-A

    February 18, 2014

    If there’s a time during college when you feel overwhelmed, inadequate or out of hope, that doesn’t make you weak. It makes you normal. And Drexel offers resources that can help.

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  • Marc Vetri and a student.

    Marc Vetri at Drexel

    February 17, 2014

    Not many aspiring chefs get to learn alongside one of the leading experts in Italian cuisine, but a group of Drexel culinary arts students does that once a week, in a course taught by famed chef Marc Vetri.

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  • Drexel Awarded $1.45 Million UTeach Grant to Recruit, Train New Teachers in STEM Disciplines

    February 17, 2014

    Drexel University has been selected to receive a $1.45 million grant from the National Math and Science Initiative to replicate the UTeach program, a secondary STEM teacher preparation initiative that is helping address the nation’s STEM education crisis by producing qualified math and science teachers across the country.

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  • Ben McIntosh

    Lacrosse Preview

    February 12, 2014

    The 2013 season was a wild ride for the Drexel men's lacrosse team, filled with thrilling comebacks. This year, the team has its eye on its first-ever CAA tournament championship.

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  • Candy Hearts

    Valentine Q-and-A

    February 12, 2014

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  • Frank Linnehan

    LeBow Dean Announcement

    February 12, 2014

    After serving as interim dean since September 2012, Frank Linnehan has been named the permanent dean of Drexel's LeBow College of Business.

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  • New Initiative at Drexel Provides Pro-Bono Editing Services to Local Nonprofits

    February 12, 2014

    Drexel Edits, a new initiative launched by Lawrence Souder, PhD, an associate teaching professor in the Department of Culture and Communication at Drexel University, provides pro-bono editing services to area nonprofit organizations who need help with communications efforts that are essential to achieving their mission. Supported by the College of Arts and Sciences, Drexel Edits recruits volunteer editors from Drexel students, graduates and associates who want to give back to the community.

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  • Mariana Chilton, PhD

    Mariana Chilton Appointed to National Commission on Hunger

    February 12, 2014

    Mariana Chilton, PhD, an associate professor in the School of Public Health, was appointed to the National Commission on Hunger. As  part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2014 (H.R.3547), the 10-member commission focuses on developing new innovative methods to help solve the looming concern of hunger in the U.S.

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  • Jennifer Salvage in an Egyptian temple

    Jeff Salvage Wedding Photos

    February 11, 2014

    Drexel professor Jeff Salvage's photos of his wife in her wedding dress around the world has landed the couple on TV screens and homepages. But that's not the best part of their nearly six-year journey.

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  • The museum-quality collection of more than 12,000 garments and accessories dates back centuries

    Explore Florals in Fashion at the Drexel Historic Costume Collection’s “Style Saturday” Event

    February 11, 2014

    Fashion journalists heralded the return of floral prints and motifs for spring 2014 – but did they ever really go away? From the rococo rose to the pop art daisy, floral motifs have been a perennial favorite. On March 8, Drexel University’s Historic Costume Collection, a treasure trove of textiles and garments spanning more than 200 years, is once again opening its doors to the public with “In Bloom: The Fashion for Florals,” the next installment in a series of quarterly events which include an educational seminar on a particular aspect of fashion history and a specialized viewing of the collection.

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  • Janet Guthart

    Janet Guthart Q-and-A

    February 10, 2014

    What does it take to put on the hundreds of Drexel events that take place each year? We spoke with Janet Guthart, the University's head event planner, to find out.

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  • Rita Shaughnessy

    Ask a Doctor-Seasonal Affective Disorder

    February 10, 2014

    For some people, the short, dark and cold days of winter can bring depression that goes beyond the "winter blues" and can strongly disrupt everyday life. But the good news is that treatment is out there.

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  • Chairs around a table

    School of Public Health Move

    February 10, 2014

    Drexel's School of Public Health has moved from its former Center City home to a renovated and modernized Nesbitt Hall, which features a new modern, airy design along with Drexel's first nursing mother's room and its first gender-neutral bathroom.

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  • Ira M. Lubert, Drexel's Business Leader of the Year

    Ira Lubert Named Drexel's 2014 Business Leader of the Year

    February 6, 2014

    Real estate investment guru Ira M. Lubert, co-founder of Independent Capital Partners, a family of private equity and real estate investment funds, is Drexel University’s LeBow College of Business’ 60th Business Leader of the Year. He will be honored at a luncheon attended by hundreds of Greater Philadelphia’s top executives on Feb. 27.

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  • Wearable Power wins NSF Science Engineering Visualization Challenge

    February 6, 2014

    The team of Drexel University engineers who came up with a way to knit an energy storage device have now been recognized by the National Science Foundation for their skill in showing how they did it.

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  • Flamenco Superstars Israel and Pastora Galvan Will Perform at Drexel as Part of 2014 Philadelphia Flamenco Festival

    February 5, 2014

    Internationally renowned flamenco superstars Israel Galvan and Pastora Galvan will make their Philadelphia debut at Drexel University from Thursday – Sunday, March 13 – 16, as part of the 2014 Philadelphia Flamenco Festival.

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  • Skiing and holding the flag

    Winter Olympian

    February 5, 2014

    Thailand's second- and third-ever Winter Olympians will compete this month in Sochi. Who was the first? Prawat Nagvajara, a Drexel computer engineering professor.

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  • “Welcome to Campus: Not Your Ordinary College Tour” is a co-production by Drexel University’s Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design and Philadelphia’s avant-garde Swim Pony Performing Arts theater company. Photo credit: C. Shan Cerrone.

    Drexel and Swim Pony Take Theater to the Streets with “Welcome to Campus” Show

    February 5, 2014

    Most college tours will show you the dorms, the dining hall, the library – but what if a tour could give you a glimpse of what college is really like? Of the excitement, heartbreak and soul-searching that actually goes on during those life-changing years? “Welcome to Campus: Not Your Ordinary College Tour,” a co-production by Drexel University’s Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design and Philadelphia’s avant-garde Swim Pony Performing Arts theater company, brings those highs and lows of young adulthood to life through an interactive theatrical tour experience.

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  • Students with blocks

    Engineering and Math Challenge

    February 3, 2014

    It was a problem involving building blocks, tough enough to stump doctoral students. But Philadelphia high- and middle-school students tackled it admirably at a challenge presented by Drexel's Math Forum last week.

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