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January

    • The Edumemes contest open, to Dragon students. Image by Arvid E. Roach.

      Professor Holds Contest to Create 'Edumemes'

      January 30, 2015

      One Drexel professor found that when it comes to making a database for educational apps, or “Edumemes,” sometimes it’s best to do it yourself — and with the help of some students.

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    • 2014 President's Report

      14 Stories of '14: The President's Report

      January 28, 2015

      Since the best way to understand an institution is to hear (and see) its stories, John A. Fry's annual President's Report features more than a dozen stories and videos about the projects and achievements that make Drexel special.

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    • The MGMT 370 course poses in their client's vineyard in France.

      Students Get a Taste of French Wine, Real-World Consulting

      January 28, 2015

      Consulting courses, a hallmark in Drexel's experiential learning, takes students out of the classroom for real-world experience. Last term, that meant holding a final presentation for a client in a chateau in France.

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    • A doctor stands by ready to help as paramedics assist a patient on an ambulance.

      Hospitals Helping Violence Victims Could Save Millions

      January 26, 2015

      Drexel researchers have  published the first study to systematically look at the economic outcomes of programs that help victims of violence change their lives with a hospital-based intervention.

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    • A big moment from the homecoming men's basketball game against the College of Charleston.

      Homecoming 2015 Photo Recap

      January 26, 2015

      Another memorable and successful homecoming took over Drexel’s campus and we’ve got the pictures to prove it.

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    • The Coulter-Drexel Translational Research Partnership Program has been described as a "shark tank" kind of experience for researchers.

      The Coulter Program: A ‘Shark Tank’ for Academics

      January 23, 2015

      How the Coulter Program is helping to bring a breakthrough Parkinson’s treatment — and other Drexel discoveries — out of the academy and into the marketplace.

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    • A student working at Dragon Hacks 2015.

      Drexel Hosts, Wins Hardware Hackathon

      January 21, 2015

      Hosting a hackathon that utilized hardware instead of the usual software, a Drexel team using innovative controls for a drone rose above the rest.

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    • The Rincliffe Gallery's new exhibit, Style Within.

      Style Within: 19th Century Interior Design in New Drexel Exhibit

      January 21, 2015

      The latest Rincliffe Gallery exhibition highlights how people expressed style in their own homes while navigating new designs made possible through the growth of mass production.

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    • Amanda Schauer, far right, in a promotional photo for "House of DVF" for InStyle Magazine. Photo courtesy Morgan Miller Photography.

      Design and Merchandising Student Takes Second Place in ‘House of DVF’ Fashion Reality Show

      January 21, 2015

      As one of the youngest competitors on the E! reality show "House of DVF," design and merchandising student Amanda Schauer had more professional experience and education than the other contestants vying for a position as brand ambassador at Diane von Fürstenberg's eponymous company.

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    • A Nigeria-Cameroon chimp rescued from illegal animal trafficking who now lives at the Limbe Wildlife Center in Cameroon. Credit Paul Sesink Clee

      Studies of Most Endangered Chimpanzees Show Complex Evolutionary Past, Perilous Future

      January 21, 2015

      A Drexel-led team's complementary analyses of population genetics, geographical distribution and habitat use paint a new picture of the evolutionary past and potentially bleak future of the Nigeria-Cameroon Chimpanzee, already the most endangered chimp subspecies.

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    • Students around Mario the Magnificent statue

      Why a Decline in Applications is Good for Drexel

      January 21, 2015

      Don’t let a decline in applications fool you — new recruitment and admissions plans are on their way to putting Drexel on surer ground.

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    • Victoria Napolitano, learning and curriculum '10, the mayor of Moorestown N.J. at only 26.

      Just 26, Drexel Grad Already a Political Veteran

      January 16, 2015

      After two years on Moorestown, New Jersey’s council, Victoria Napolitano, a 2010 Drexel grad, was named mayor. She credits part of her success to Drexel for making her feel comfortable in the post-college world.

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    • Part of the new exhibit at W.W. Hagerty Library highlighting the role of young people during the civil rights movement in the 1950s and 1960s.

      Civil Rights Exhibit at Hagerty Library Highlights Youth's Role

      January 16, 2015

      Using historic photographs and periodicals, a traveling exhibit at Drexel displays the efforts of young people during pivotal times in the civil rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s.

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    • Scott Lind, MD, center in black suit, with Morton Perlman's family and the TraumaMan training mannequin named for him.

      Training Mannequin Named in Honor of Surgery Professor

      January 16, 2015

      While it’s common to see buildings named in memory of past University figures, Morton H. Perlman’s name will live on in a very unique way: through a mannequin used to teach trauma situations to aspiring doctors.

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    • Ask a Physician: Ana Núñez, MD.

      Ask a Physician: How Super is Your Food?

      January 15, 2015

      A Drexel physician tells you what you might want to keep in mind about superfoods and gives tips for preparing them to suit anyone's palate.

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    • Ex-Navy corpsman and current Drexel student Chris Diaz with his guide Erick Ponera.

      Ex-Navy Student Climbs Kilimanjaro

      January 15, 2015

      Over the winter break, Chris Diaz, an ex-Navy student, lucked into the opportunity to climb the tallest peak in Africa — and then fly home just in time for class.

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    • Ed Longazel, vice president and chief compliance officer at Drexel

      A Q&A With Ed Longazel

      January 15, 2015

      Ed Longazel’s office mantra is, “We never guess, we ask.” It’s an important philosophy, especially in the business of compliance and privacy. His office’s compliance program protects Drexel faculty and staff, educates, monitors and audits, and corrects problems when they arise. 

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    • The state-of-the-art gait lab is used for research studies of motion in Drexel's College of Nursing and Health Professions.

      Runners Get a Step Ahead at Drexel with Comprehensive Gait Assessment

      January 14, 2015

      Drexel now offers a suite of physical therapy and other health services to help runners prevent injury or step up their performance, in addition to recovering from injuries.

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    • Martin Luther King Jr.

      5 Ways to Observe Martin Luther King Jr. Day at Drexel

      January 14, 2015

      With Martin Luther King Day approaching, there are many opportunities through the University and its organizations to observe the holiday honoring the slain civil rights leader.

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    • Pills photo by jamiesrabbits CC BY 2.0 on Flickr https://www.flickr.com/photos/jamiesrabbits/5747870989/sizes/l

      Teens Abusing Prescription Pills Are A Growing Concern, Drexel Researchers Say

      January 13, 2015

      Parents and physicians still aren’t doing enough to address the rise of “pharming,” or recreational use and abuse of prescription drugs, among teenagers, according to public health researchers at Drexel University.

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    • Sports Management Professor Ellen Staurowsky

      Professor Weighs in on Implications of the College Football Playoff

      January 12, 2015

      In the wake of the first-ever playoff-decided national championship in major college football championship, Drexel sport management professor Ellen Staurowsky reflects on the successes and failures of the new system and what it means for the business of the game moving forward.

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    • The new course will provide students with a broad, interdisciplinary overview of critical, historical and practical issues pertaining to branding, marketing and consumerism.

      New Drexel Course on Affluenza and Consumer Culture is Open to the Public

      January 12, 2015

      As the dust settles after the chaos of Black Friday, Cyber Monday and the holiday shopping season, it’s the perfect time to take a closer look at America’s consumer culture, including ‘affluenza,’ the epidemic of overconsumption. In a new course, called “Studying Consumerism,” offered by the Department of Communication in Drexel University’s College of Arts and Sciences, students—and a limited number of alumni and members of the general public—can do just that. The winter term course, which runs from Jan. 5 – March 21, will provide students with a broad overview of critical, historical and practical issues pertaining to consumerism as well as branding and marketing.

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    • Mollie Snyder Great Wall of China

      A Co-op Covering the Best of Beijing Art and Fashion

      January 12, 2015

      Less than a year ago, Mollie Snyder "knew basically nothing about" China. But since starting her co-op at a bilingual Chinese magazine in September, she's been elevated from intern to editor, mingled with celebrities and attended high-end fashion shows.

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    • Aerial view of 30th Street District

      Amtrak, Drexel and Partners to Host Open House on 30th Street Station District Plan

      January 12, 2015

      Amtrak and its partners in the Philadelphia 30th Street Station District Plan will host an open house this month to introduce the project to the public and solicit community input. The event is an opportunity for interested parties to learn about the project, meet the team, ask questions and provide input.

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    • Gamergate

      Women in Gaming: A Q&A with Frank Lee on GamerGate

      January 12, 2015

      A high-profile controversy surfaced in the gaming community late last year which reportedly began with concerns about video game journalism turned to vitriol largely directed at women in gaming. Drexel's pre-eminent expert in gaming, Professor Frank Lee, discusses GamerGate and diversity problems in the gaming industry.

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    • Charles Spencer

      Charles Spencer, Chronicler of British History and Brother of Princess Diana, to Visit Drexel on Book Tour

      January 9, 2015

      A civil war that led to the beheading of a king, an 11-year discontinuation of the monarchy, followed by a bloody man-hunt for the judges who signed his death warrant – are all part of one of the most tumultuous times in England’s history and the subject of “Killers of the King,” the latest book by Charles Spencer, 9th Earl Spencer. Spencer, the brother of the late Diana, Princess of Wales, is both part of England’s recent history and a renowned chronicler of its more distant eras. On Jan. 22, he will visit Drexel University to talk about his book and also about what it’s like to run the Spencer family estate of Althorp —a real-life Downton Abbey— in the 21st Century. This event is part of a lecture series sponsored by the Kal & Lucille Rudman Institute for Entertainment Industry Studies.

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    • Kiosks like those set to be installed at two Drexel buildings to screen for mental health issues in use.

      A 'Check-up from the Neck Up' — Kiosks for Mental Health Screening at Drexel

      January 7, 2015

      In an attempt to reach populations that may suffer difficulties with mental health, kiosks that screen for several different types of mental health issues are coming to Drexel campuses soon.

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    • Ellen Kullman

      DuPont CEO Ellen Kullman Named Drexel's 2015 Engineering Leader of the Year

      January 7, 2015

      Drexel University’s College of Engineering will honor Ellen Kullman, chair of the Board and CEO of DuPont, as its 2015 Engineering Leader of the Year. Kullman, who will be recognized at a ceremony on Feb. 23, will join an esteemed group of engineering trailblazers who have received the award. 

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    • A sculpture by Chakaia Booker entitled “Handle With Care” (34.5” x 98” x 11”).

      Used Tires Become Beautiful Sculptures that Explore Race, Gender and More in New Exhibition

      January 7, 2015

      Recycled tires become complex assemblages that explore issues of race, gender, globalization and more in a new exhibition of work by contemporary American sculptor and printmaker Chakaia Booker, hosted by Drexel University’s Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design. The exhibition, entitled Are We There Yet?, features sculpture, paintings and prints and will be on display in Drexel’s Leonard Pearlstein Gallery from Tuesday, Jan. 13 through Sunday, March 8.

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    • Drexel men's lacrosse celebrates its first-ever NCAA tournament victory by dumping Gatorade on coach Brian Voelker

      Drexel Athletic Director Picks 2014's Biggest Moments

      January 5, 2015

      In a year which featured a collection of Drexel Dragons competing at the highest levels, Director of Athletics Eric Zillmer picks his 20 favorite moments from 2014.

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    • Casting for the next season of America's Next Top Model will be held at Drexel on Jan. 6.

      CW Philly to Hold Casting Call for America's Next Top Model at Drexel

      January 5, 2015

      Do you think you have what it takes to be America’s next top model? Here is your chance to prove your talent! The CW hit, America’s Next Top Model, is seeking new contestants to compete for a chance to take on the modeling industry. The CW Philly 57 will hold a local casting call for the show on Tuesday, Jan. 6, from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Drexel University's Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design.

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    • Personal trainers from the Drexel Recreation Center, from left, Chris Campli, Joe Giandonato and Chris Lee.

      Get Fit in 2015 with Personal Trainers from the Rec Center

      January 5, 2015

      Drexel’s Recreation Center employs an eclectic team of personal trainers to help students, faculty or staff work off a few extra pounds, cope with disability, prepare for a competition or just keep a New Year's resolution.

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    • Grad student Michael Dodds throws for the win in the Dr Pepper Tuition Giveaway contest. Photo credit: Dr Pepper.

      Grad Student Scores Big With $100,000 Tuition Prize

      January 5, 2015

      Mike Dodds will always remember the halftime show during the 2014 ACC Championship football game. The $100,000 tuition prize he won during the program on live national television will help him for the rest of his life.

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