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March

  • Tug of war with a monster

    Marina Gershkovich Grad Student Profile

    March 31, 2014

    Social anxiety disorder is one of the most common psychiatric disorders. But only one in five people who have the condition actually receive treatment for it. Marina Gershkovich may have a solution to that problem.

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  • Michael McGuire and book cover

    Michael McGuire Q-and-A

    March 31, 2014

    If you grew up in the United States or any developed country during the past century, you probably didn’t spend much time worrying about typhoid fever. And for that, you can thank physician John L. Leal and sanitary engineer George Warren Fuller.

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  • Cira Tetris

    Philly Tech Week Preview

    March 31, 2014

    See how you can have a chance to take part in the 29-story Cira Centre "Tetris" game, and get a preview of Drexel-related Philly Tech Week events.

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  • Best-Selling “Zealot” Author Reza Aslan to Speak at Drexel May 7

    March 31, 2014

    Best-selling author and religion scholar Reza Aslan will join Drexel University on Wednesday, May 7, as the fourth lecturer in the College of Arts and Sciences’ Distinguished Lecture Series. Previous lecturers in the series include neuroscientist David Eagleman, acclaimed author Sir Salman Rushdie and media maven Arianna Huffington.

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  • “Health on the Go: the Law and Business of mHealth" will explore the fast-growing revolution in the delivery of health care

    “Health on the Go” Conference to Explore Impact of Mobile Health Apps

    March 26, 2014

    Health care is rapidly moving from the doctor’s office to the palm of the hand, with 500 million people expected to use mobile health apps by 2015. This shift creates tremendous opportunities and risks for entrepreneurs, providers, clinicians and patients. “Health on the Go: the Law and Business of mHealth,” a conference to be held at Drexel University’s School of Law (3320 Market St.) on Friday, April 4, will explore this fast-growing revolution in the delivery of health care.

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  • 1960s shoes in compact storage. Photograph by Michael J. Shepherd.

    Drexel Historic Costume Collection Receives $1 Million Gift from Robert and Penny Fox

    March 26, 2014

    Drexel University’s museum-quality collection of more than 12,000 garments, textiles and accessories has been renamed The Robert and Penny Fox Historic Costume Collection in recognition of a $1 million commitment from Robert (Hon. ’13) and Penny Fox (Hon.’13). A ribbon-cutting event and reception will take place in early May.

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  • Tianna, a participant in Witnesses to Hunger, reviews some of the program's accomplishments with her children at the program's five-year anniversary exhibit.

    Witnesses to Hunger Photo Exhibit on Capitol Hill

    March 26, 2014

    “Witnesses to Hunger,” a groundbreaking project featuring the voices and photography of parents and caregivers who have experienced hunger and poverty first-hand, is returning to the nation’s capital on April 3 and 4.

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  • Carol Collier Joins Academy of Natural Sciences as Senior Advisor for Watershed Management and Policy

    March 25, 2014

    Carol R. Collier, an experienced leader in regional watershed management and planning, has joined the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University as its Senior Advisor for Watershed Management and Policy. Collier recently retired as Executive Director of the Delaware River Basin Commission, a position she held for more than 15 years.

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  • The two partial limb fossils from the ancient sea turtle <i>Atlantochelys mortoni</i> fit together perfectly, leaving little room for doubt that they are from the same bone. This discovery surprised paleontologists because the two halves were discovered at least 163 years apart, defying conventional wisdom that most fossils break down after weeks or months of surface exposure.

    Paleontologists Assemble Giant Turtle Bone from Fossil Discoveries Made Centuries Apart

    March 25, 2014

    To the surprise of paleontologists, two halves of a turtle bone fit together perfectly, like puzzle pieces. The discovery linked scientists from the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University and the New Jersey State Museum with their predecessors from the 19th century, while providing new insight into one of the largest turtle species that ever lived.

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  • A parking kiosk in University City, Philadelphia, is adjacent to bicycle racks, a bus stop and a subway station.

    Low Parking Costs May Encourage Automobile Use

    March 24, 2014

    The low cost of parking in many American cities may contribute to urban development that relies on automobile use and undercuts planners’ efforts to increase public transport, according to a new baseline study of comprehensive public parking costs led by the Drexel University School of Public Health.

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  • Timmy Graham

    Artist Timmy Graham, “Father of The Fourth Dimension,” Opens Solo Exhibit at Drexel’s Pearlstein Gallery

    March 24, 2014

    Philadelphia-born artist Timmy Graham will have his first solo exhibition from Tuesday, April 1 – Sunday, April 20 at Drexel University. The exhibition, which is hosted by Drexel’s Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design, will be on display in the URBN Center Annex’s Leonard Pearlstein Gallery (3401 Filbert St.). The gallery is free and open to the public Tuesday – Sunday, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

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  • Zahav

    March Hospitality Picks

    March 19, 2014

    This week's "Hospitality Picks" features the best spots in town for a special night with a special someone.

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  • Neiman Marcus' Fashion Director Ken Downing Talks Spring Trends, Critiques Student Designs at Drexel

    March 19, 2014

    Fashion visionary Ken Downing, fashion director and senior vice president for American luxury department store Neiman Marcus, will join Drexel University’s Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design on Friday, April 11, for a day of conversation about spring trends and the future of fashion. Downing received the second annual Westphal Award in 2013.

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  • Neil deGrasse Tyson

    Cosmos Q-and-A

    March 17, 2014

    When astronomer Carl Sagan’s series “Cosmos: A Personal Voyage” first aired, it instilled a love of science in people like Dave Goldberg. Can the rebooted version hosted by Neil DeGrasse Tyson do the same?

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  • Bernard Amadei

    Bernard Amadei Visit

    March 17, 2014

    It’s the responsibility of an engineer to help make the world a better place by improving the quality of life for developing communities, Bernard Amadei, PhD, told Drexel students, faculty and staff last week. His actions certainly back up that claim.

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  • Dragon Jedi members in costume

    Dragon Jedi

    March 17, 2014

    If you’ve ever walked through Main Building or by the Daskalakis Athletic Center at night, you’ve probably noticed the Dragon Jedi Club's practices. It’s hard to forget the sight of students fighting with glowing lightsabers.

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  • Message for the Drexel Community on the Death of a Drexel Student

    March 11, 2014

    An email was sent to Drexel Univeristy students, faculty and professional staff on the morning of March 11 about the death of student Stephanie Ross.

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  • Cira Tetris

    Drexel Professor Puts Giant Game of Tetris on Cira Centre

    March 11, 2014

    In a follow-up to the world record-setting game of Pong that kicked off Philly Tech Week in historic fashion last year, Drexel’s Frank Lee, PhD, founder of Drexel’s Entrepreneurial Game Studio is planning an even bigger feat of video game hacking for the opening of this year’s celebration on April 4. A two-sided game of "Tetris," occupying more than 100,000 square feet of Brandywine Realty Trust’s 29-story Cira Centre, will give players a chance to square off from opposite sides of the city.

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  • Graduation celebration

    Supervisory Certificate Program

    March 11, 2014

    If you perform well in your job, it stands to reason that you may be promoted to a management role. But that means that you’ll no longer be doing your old job, that one you were so good at. Being a boss may be a different job entirely.

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  • Drexel Professor’s New Film Tells Untold Story of Black American Soldiers in Great Britain during World War II

    March 10, 2014

    During World War II, more than a million African Americans fought in a segregated and discriminatory U.S. military. A landmark new documentary, “Choc'late Soldiers from the USA,” produced by Drexel University writing professor Gregory Cooke, tells the compelling, previously untold story of 140,000 of these African American men and women who were stationed in Great Britain, and how they crossed a racial divide to forge an unexpected bond.

    The film will make its Philadelphia debut at Drexel on Tuesday, April 8 at 6:30 p.m. in the Mitchell Auditorium of the Bossone Research Center (3120 Market St.). A question-and-answer session and reception will follow the screening from 8 – 9 p.m.

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  • Exterior of Gerri C. LeBow Hall

    Finanical Times Ranks LeBow Online MBA in Top 15

    March 10, 2014

    Drexel University's Online MBA program in the LeBow College of Business has been ranked 14th best in the world by Financial Times; it is the only online MBA program in Pennsylvania to make the Top 15.

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  • St. Baldrick's event

    Drexel Fraternity Brothers to Shave Heads

    March 7, 2014

    Drexel University’s Sigma Phi Epsilon will host its biggest annual St. Baldrick’s Foundation fundraising and head shaving event this year in the hopes of raising $55,000, more than any past event held by the fraternity, for children’s cancer research.

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  • Rube Goldberg device

    Philadelphia Science Festival Rube Goldberg Kick Off

    March 6, 2014

    A team of 45 Drexel University freshmen engineering students are creating a simple plan to break the world record for a most-elaborate machine. As part of the Philadelphia Science Festival, the students, with the support of The Franklin Institute, Dow Chemical and several local partner organizations are trying to take down a two-year-old Guinness World Record for the largest Rube Goldberg machine –a cartoonish device that uses multiple, often absurdly over-engineered reactions, to complete a simple task.

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  • Orchids

    ANS Orchid Show

    March 5, 2014

    Spring is on its way, and so is a colorful paradise at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University. The biggest U.S. orchid show outside of Florida and California is coming to the Academy in April.

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  • Students on cliffs in Ireland

    Freshman Frontiers

    March 3, 2014

    The 10 Drexel students who enrolled in the Freshman Frontiers program last fall still had traditional start-of-college experiences, but they weren’t quite the same as those of their classmates.

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  • Edited manuscript

    Drexel Edits

    March 3, 2014

    Nonprofit organizations often have many needs: Funding. Space. Volunteers. But how about an editor?

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