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July

  • Solders on Main Building steps

    Ask the Archivist - World War I

    July 30, 2014

    This summer we mark the anniversary of the start of the First World War, 100 years ago in 1914. Let's look back at Drexel a century ago, at the dawn of a war between European powers that would rage for four years, killing more than 9 million people.

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  • John Lee

    John Lee Graduate Student Profile

    July 30, 2014

    Earlier this summer, John Lee listened as the winner of the 2011 Nobel Prize in Physics gave a speech to a group of aspiring scientists. But what was the physicist perhaps most proud of? The wine he makes as a hobby.

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  • Drexel hospitality management student Matt Sandrowski shows a classmate how to make his mother’s carrot cake recipe

    Drexel Students and Neighborhood Residents Work Side-by-Side to Keep Local Culinary Traditions Alive

    July 30, 2014

    A new class, called “Local Culinary Traditions,” in Drexel University’s Center for Hospitality and Sport Management aims to keep family food traditions – and the stories behind them – alive. Funded by a $50,000 grant from GlaxoSmithKline, the class is intended to document culinary traditions in the West Philadelphia community and to teach people how to make those homemade dishes healthier.

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  • Leaders at Agreement Signing

    Drexel-CHOP-Hebrew Dream Teams

    July 30, 2014

    Two newly announced “dream teams” of researchers will shape innovative solutions to address unmet pediatric medical needs, as part of Drexel's new research partnership with The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

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  • Building a wall

    Architecture Brigade Trip to Honduras

    July 28, 2014

    Students in the Drexel Global Architecture Brigade organization didn’t know a lot of Spanish before their mission trip to Honduras, but they quickly learned more than just key phrases while working alongside a local family while building a house.

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  • Innovation Center @3401 Opens For Business

    July 28, 2014

    Philadelphia’s newest entrepreneurial incubation space is ready for business –and ready to help businesses get their start. The Innovation Center @3401, a collaborative effort of Drexel University and the University City Science Center to help attract and nurture start-up businesses in the region, officially opened its doors on Monday, July 28.

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  • Researchers found that being unemployed increases your risk of death, but recessions decrease it.

    How Is It Possible that Joblessness Could Kill You, But Recessions Could Be Good For Your Health?

    July 24, 2014

    While previous studies of individuals have shown that employees who lose their jobs have a higher mortality rate, more comprehensive studies have shown, unexpectedly, that population mortality actually declines as unemployment rates increase. Researchers from Drexel University and the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor set out to better understand these seemingly contradictory findings.

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  • Theresa Connors

    Theresa Connors Employee Spotlight

    July 23, 2014

    Theresa Connors gets varying reactions when she tells people where she works. But she treats her job with reverence.

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  • Abstract wood sculpture by Jeremy Holmes

    Installation Artist Jeremy Holmes Makes Philadelphia Debut with his Largest Abstract Wood Sculpture Yet

    July 21, 2014

    A massive ribbon-like wood sculpture by installation artist Jeremy Holmes will be on display from Wednesday, Aug. 6 – Sunday, Sept. 28 as part of an exhibition designed by the artist specifically for Drexel University’s Leonard Pearlstein Gallery. While Holmes’ site-specific bent wood installations generally vary in length from 12 feet to a quarter-mile long, this will be his largest installation yet. The exhibition, entitled ‘Convergence,’ marks Holmes’ Philadelphia debut.

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  • Catherine Ulozas

    Catherine Ulozas Q-and-A

    July 18, 2014

    As any prudent person would do, Drexel has accumulated a sizable nest egg to set itself up for the future. And its $650 million endowment needs someone to watch over it.

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  • Padlock

    Data Security Initiative

    July 18, 2014

    Few days seem to go by in today’s connected world without another report of a massive data breach jeopardizing the privacy of thousands of people. These threats help explain why a new data security initiative is underway at Drexel, aiming to put the clamps on the piles of personal and private data stored on Drexel hard drives and protect the University and everyone associated with it from the consequences of a breach.

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  • Israel Co-op

    July 16, 2014

    As a biomedical engineering student, Julie Speer knew that she needed international experience to prepare for her career. And she realized that she had a golden opportunity through Drexel’s co-op program.

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  • Arsen Nikiforouk and Huy Dang

    Beep Cloud Help

    July 16, 2014

    Huy Dang grew up in Vietnam, and Arsen Nikiforouk in Ukraine. It seems unlikely for them to be friends, much less business partners. But that's what they've become at Drexel.

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  • SugarHouse Casino

    Philadelphia’s SugarHouse Casino Does Not Contribute to Neighborhood Crime, According to New Study

    July 16, 2014

    Philadelphia’s SugarHouse Casino opened its doors in September 2010 after years of protests from community members who feared that the casino would lead to an increase in neighborhood crime. However, a new study by researchers at Drexel University and Temple University reveals that these concerns were unfounded.

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  • Posing with soccer team poster

    Student World Cup Trip

    July 14, 2014

    For this year’s FIFA World Cup, more Americans bought tickets to see the games than people from any other nation except for Brazil, the host country. Patrick LaFata was one of those Americans who scooped up seats to the international sporting event, but he received a unique two-for-one deal with his trip to São Paolo, Brazil’s largest city.

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  • Drexel Neuroscientist Joins DARPA Project to Restore Memory Function to People with Brain Injuries

    July 11, 2014

    Joshua Jacobs, PhD, an assistant professor in Drexel University’s School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems is a key contributor in a multi-center $22.5 million, four-year effort to develop technologies for using brain stimulation to help people recover their ability to encode and retrieve memories. The project is in support of President Obama’s BRAIN (Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies) initiative.

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  • Chinese classroom

    School of Education China Collaborations

    July 9, 2014

    Drexel’s connections with China include institutional partnerships, a summer trip for the men’s basketball team and a Drexel alumnus in the president’s chair at a new university in Shanghai. And you can add another to that list: A growing set of School of Education professors is studying, collaborating, and sharing research with educators in China.

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  • Pinned Exhibit

    July 9, 2014

    For some people, the idea of playing with insects may not sound too appealing. But for Christopher Marley, insects are a vibrant artistic medium. 

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  • Faculty on Thomson Reuters Highly Cited Researchers List

    July 7, 2014

    Three Drexel University faculty members earned the distinction of being ranked among the most cited researchers in their respective fields according to Thomson Reuters’ “Highly Cited Researchers 2014” list. Gordon Richards, PhD, a professor in theCollege of Arts and Sciences, Yury Gogotsi, PhD, Distinguished University and Trustee Chair professor in the College of Engineering, and Peter DeCarlo, PhD, an assistant professor in the College of Engineering and College of Arts and Sciences, were included on the list of 3,215 distinguished researchers compiled by the international media and information company.

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  • Kaila Taylor in Quito

    Goodwill Drive

    July 7, 2014

    The white donation bins are back at Drexel this summer, signifying the return of the University’s clothing drive benefitting Goodwill of Southern New Jersey and Philadelphia.

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  • Philly Geek Awards

    Drexel Faculty, Students Among 2014 Philly Geek Awards Nominees

    July 7, 2014

    The annual Philadelphia Geek Awards have once again recognized the work of Drexel University’s faculty and students as some of the best examples of the city’s vibrant geek community over the past year.

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  • Kaila Taylor in Quito

    Kaila Taylor Grad Student Profile

    July 2, 2014

    Countless posters and fliers cover bulletin boards across Drexel’s campus. Kaila Taylor admits she rarely glances at the board in her department. But one day she did, and it led to a life-changing experience.

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