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    • Maia Ottenstein, a product design senior, prepares chocolate madeleines for the "Chocolat" class.

      Honors Students Whip Up Film-Worthy Feasts

      May 29, 2015

      Many films have honored the preparation, celebration and eating of food. Now, Drexel students are honoring those films by making cinematic dishes come to life.

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    • Lorraine Smallwood, a staff nurse at Hahnemann University Hospital, serves as an adjunct professor at Drexel passing along knowledge she's gained on the job.

      Experiential Learning at Drexel Boosted by Adjuncts

      May 28, 2015

      Many of Drexel’s adjunct faculty members bring active industry experience to the classroom to help give a leg up to University students in developing the skills and know-how for their prospective careers.

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

      Making the Hall of Fame: A Q&A with Brian Voelker

      May 27, 2015

      A year removed from taking Drexel men's lacrosse to its first NCAA tournament, Ben Voelker has a new accomplishment to add to his career: Making the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame. He talked to DrexelNow about what that means for him and the pride he has for his teams.

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    • A family with two children is one of those featured in the African-American Autism video series.

      African-American Families Share Autism Experiences in New Video Series

      May 27, 2015

      Drexel students have helped produce new films aiming to help families overcome potential barriers to seeking diagnosis and services for their children on the autism spectrum—particularly in populations that are underserved when it comes to autism awareness, diagnosis and services.

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    • The logo for Drexel's Queer People of Color.

      Drexel’s Queer People of Color Student Group Going Strong

      May 27, 2015

      Focusing on the concept of “intersectionality,” Drexel’s Queer People of Color is a new club that began with an idea to fill a gap in the University’s diversity efforts and is now thriving.

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    • Sean Joyce, left, from the Drexel Athletic Department standing with Kevin Murray, Undergraduate Student Government Association president and sport management major, working during the NCAA Men's Lacrosse Final Four. Courtesy of the Drexel Athletic Department.

      Drexel Hosts NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Championships

      May 26, 2015

      Under blue skies, Drexel Athletic Department worked to host the NCAA Men's Lacrosse Final Four at Lincoln Financial Field.

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    • Heard Around Campus

      Heard Around Campus — May 2015

      May 22, 2015

      In a new monthly feature, DrexelNow provides an update on campus construction and renovation projects and catches you up on some of the messages and happenings over the last month that you may have missed.

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    • Graves of veterans decorated with flags.

      Drexel Draws Together to Honor Veterans, Fallen

      May 22, 2015

      In the 4th annual Memorial Day Primer, the Drexel community drew together to honor veterans and those who have died serving in the United States’ armed forces.

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    • Thomas R. Kline School of Law at Commencement

      Legendary Trial Lawyer Thomas R. Kline Speaks at Drexel Law School Commencement

      May 21, 2015

      Drexel University’s Thomas R. Kline School of Law celebrated the class of 2015 at its seventh commencement ceremony that took place at the Kimmel Center for Performing Arts (300 S. Broad Street) on Thursday, May 21 from 2 to 5 p.m.

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    • The scene at Drexel's annual grad fair in the Barnes & Noble Bookstore.

      Seniors Clearing Last Hurdles Before Graduation

      May 20, 2015

      At the annual Grad Fair, Drexel seniors reflected on what they have left to accomplish before their big day.

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    • Drexel's imitation Meissen urn that was created in Dresden about half a century before the city was bombed.

      The Drexel Connection to ‘Slaughterhouse-Five’

      May 19, 2015

      As freshmen in a war literature English course discovered, Drexel has a lot more in common with one of the greatest war novels of all time, and the most destructive bombing in World War II, than you would think.

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    • Marcellus Shale region

      Drexel Researchers First to Detect Air Quality Effects of Natural Gas Extraction in Pennsylvania's Marcellus Shale Region

      May 19, 2015

      A team led by environmental engineers from Drexel University are the first independent researchers to take a closer look at the air quality effects of natural gas extraction in the Marcellus Shale region of Pennsylvania. The group used a mobile air quality monitoring vehicle to survey regional air quality and pollutant emissions at 13 sites including wells, drilling rigs, compressor stations and processing areas. Their work establishes baseline measurements for this relatively new area of extraction.

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    • White and Zerban's "Smart Faucet" purifies and conserves water.

      A Smarter "Smart Faucet" and Other Inventions by Drexel Seniors

      May 18, 2015

      Graduating seniors in Drexel's product design program have created prototypes of products that can solve problems in the world around them. 

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    • The Liberty Scholars set to finish their degrees this year gathered at Friday's celebration in their honor.

      Second Wave of Liberty Scholar Graduates Celebrated

      May 18, 2015

      With members of the inaugural graduating class looking on, Drexel celebrated the latest group of Liberty Scholars set to graduate in June.

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    • Mahmoud Hallak during his presentation on the unrest in Syria.

      From Syria to Drexel: Freshman Tells His Rebel Story

      May 15, 2015

      In Syria, Mahmoud Hallak helped coordinate protests against the Bashar al-Assad government, lost his father to government forces, and was wounded by a grenade during a demonstration. Now the Drexel freshman is sharing his story to help paint a clear picture of what is going on in his home country.

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    • Kiki Liu (left) and Zachary Perera (right) inside their AKA Hotel in Rittenhouse Square.

      Hospitality Students Help Bring New Hotel to University City

      May 14, 2015

      Two hospitality students at Drexel are using the latter half of their career at the University to help bring a new hotel experience to 30th and Walnut streets.

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    • The teen summer job outlook of 2015 is expected to be a slight improvement over the previous five summers.

      Teen Summer Jobs Growing Slowly According to New Drexel Report

      May 14, 2015

      Summer employment opportunities for teenagers is stagnant despite the nation's job growth, as revealed in a new study from Drexel University’s Center for Labor Markets and Policy.

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    • Silver Dragons (those who graduated 25 years ago) flip through old photos at their 25-year reunion reception.

      In Photos: Alumni Weekend 2015

      May 13, 2015

      In the Drexel Alumni Association’s 50th year, hundreds of Drexel graduates convened on their old stomping grounds to catch up, reminisce and see how the University has advanced.

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    • A new Drexel study found that only one in 10 young Black males in Philadelphia had a job in 2012-2013, among the lowest of all big cities in the nation.

      Philadelphia Teens Are Left Behind in Jobs Recovery, with Black Male Teens Faring Worst of All

      May 11, 2015

      According to a new study from Drexel University’s Center for Labor Markets and Policy, despite the nation’s job growth, the fraction of teens at work has barely budged. After five full years of jobs recovery, the teen employment rate has increased from a low point of 25 percent to 29 percent – still far below its 2000 level of 45 percent. The study also found that urban teens fared worse than their suburban peers, with urban Black teen males faring worst of all. Only one in 10 young Black males in Philadelphia had a job in 2012-2013, among the lowest rates of all big cities in the nation. Entitled “Left Behind: Jobs Recovery By-Passes Philadelphia Teens,” the study was conducted by Paul Harrington, PhD, director of Drexel’s Center for Labor Markets and Policy, and Neeta Fogg, PhD, and Ishwar Khatiwada, PhD, labor economists in the Center. A follow-up study about disconnected youth will be released by the Center in October.

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    • Drexel crew celebrating their third straight overall championship at the Aberdeen Dad Vail Regatta.

      Drexel Crew Three-peats at Dad Vail Regatta

      May 11, 2015

      For the third straight year, Drexel crew took home the overall championship in U.S. college rowing’s most prestigious event, the Aberdeen Dad Vail Regatta.

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    • uas testing

      Federal Aviation Administration Taps Drexel to Join Unmanned Aircraft Systems Research Team

      May 11, 2015

      Even if you haven’t had a packaged dropped off via Amazon Prime Air or watched some amazing aerial video footage from a drone-cam, chances are you’ve seen one of those zippy, remote-controlled fliers categorized as “unmanned aircraft systems.” Their growing prevalence in the skies, along with an industry push to fly them higher and farther, is forcing the Federal Aviation Administration to expand its regulatory purview. As a way of addressing technical issues critical to safe and successful integration of unmanned aircrafts into the nation’s airspace, the FAA announced the establishment of a National Center of Excellence for Unmanned Aircraft Systems. Drexel University is one of several core research institutions that will be part of the Center, led by Mississippi State University, alongside dozens of associate research, commercial and government partners.

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    • Group photo of groundbreaking for study hotel

      Study Hotel Breaks Ground on Drexel’s Campus

      May 8, 2015

      Hospitality 3, a hotel development company with an impressive resume of hotel projects worldwide, held its official groundbreaking ceremony today on The Study at University City, a 212-key hotel rising on the campus of Drexel University in Philadelphia’s dynamic University City district. Slated to open in fall, 2016, the new hotel expands the innovative Study Hotels concept developed by Paul McGowan of Hospitality 3 to deliver high-quality, full-service lodging to university markets and cultural centers.

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    • The 2015 Cooperative Education Award student winners, from left, Edmund Lynn, Pepco Holdings, Inc.; Lia Arakelian, Bimbo Bakeries; Hailey Smith, Steinbright Career Development Center; Danielle Cole, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia; Nicole Dykstra, Philadelphia Zoo; Colleen Blaho, recipient of the Bentley Systems Career Networking Award; Alexandra Zeitz, High Street on Market; Casey Sneider, The Math Forum; Alexander Koszycki, Sanofi; and Rishon Benjamin, Inolex, Inc.

      How to be Awesome at Co-op

      May 8, 2015

      Nine students — one from each college and school involved in co-op — were honored Tuesday for doing the most “quintessentially Drexel thing possible” — excelling in cooperative education.

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    • Ex3, standing for "Explore, Explain and Experience," a suite of Engineering courses available to all University undergraduate students.

      Engineering To Offer Courses for ‘Renaissance People’

      May 8, 2015

      To supplement the education of all Drexel students with technical learning, the College of Engineering put together a full slate of courses open to all University undergraduates.

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    • President John A. Fry speaking during the strategic plan town hall meeting on the Center City Campus.

      Final 2015 Strategic Plan Town Hall With President Fry Held in Center City

      May 6, 2015

      Drexel’s Center City Campus was the site of the final scheduled town hall for 2015 as President Fry discussed the next phase of the University’s strategic plan designed to be carried out over the next four years.

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    • Rendering of glass facade of Korman Center

      Drexel To Renovate Korman Center and Create New Campus Green With $8 Million Gift

      May 5, 2015

      Located at the heart of Drexel University’s campus, the Korman Center has been a University landmark for decades. With a generous commitment of $8 million from the Hyman Korman Family Foundation the 1958 building will soon get a complete makeover. After matching the Foundation’s gift with another $8 million, Drexel will proceed with plans to expand and repurpose much of the building as well as create the classic campus green in the open space—a popular student hangout known as the “Quad”—in front of and around the Korman Center.

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    • Drexel has partnered with the Monell Chemical Senses Center, the premier sensory science research institution. Photo credit: Ivan Amato.

      Drexel Partners with Monell Chemical Senses Center to Become a Leader in Sensory Science of Food Education

      May 5, 2015

      Students who are passionate about applying science to the development of safer, healthier food products will now have the opportunity to learn from world-class experts in the sensory science of taste and smell, thanks to a new partnership between Drexel University and the Monell Chemical Senses Center, the premier sensory science research institution. The partnership will position Drexel to become a leader in sensory science of food education.

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    • Ray Bartkus' Titanikas Balance.

      Only Three Weeks Remain to see Exhibit by Renowned International Artist Ray Bartkus at Drexel

      May 5, 2015

      Only three weeks remain to see the “enormous, beautifully detailed figurative paintings and three-dimensional installations” (Philadelphia Inquirer) of Storylines, an exhibition at Drexel University’s Leonard Pearlstein Gallery (3401 Filbert Street) in the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design, featuring the work of Lithuanian-born artist and illustrator Ray Bartkus. The exhibition will be on display through Sunday, May 24. The gallery is free and open to the public Tuesday – Sunday, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

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    • The men's varsity eight team celebrating at last year's Dad Vail Regatta.

      A Three-Peat for Drexel at the Dad Vail Regatta?

      May 4, 2015

      Can Drexel’s rowers replicate their magic on rowing’s biggest stage for yet another year?

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    • “Escaped Infrastructure” at Canal View Park. Photo credit: Thoughtbarn, courtesy of the Mural Arts Program.

      Creative Placemaking and Plans for Reimagining Bartram’s Mile: A Public Forum at Drexel

      May 4, 2015

      On Thursday, May 14 from 6:30 – 8 p.m., a public lecture and forum, “Making Place by Building Civic Stewardship & Public Art-Making” will take place in Drexel’s Leonard Pearlstein Gallery (3401 Filbert St.). This event is free and open to the public. A reception will be held prior to the event at 6 p.m. Three panelists will give presentations about their work as it relates to creative placemaking, civic stewardship, social equity, public art and environmental infrastructure.

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    • Mehdi Rhazali (R), head tennis coach at Drexel, talks with a student-athlete.

      Drexel's Inaugural Coaches Conference Brings Together Established and Aspiring Coaches from Across Philadelphia

      May 1, 2015

      Bringing together established and aspiring coaches of all levels and in a variety of sports, Drexel University’s Center for Hospitality and Sport Management will host its inaugural Philadelphia Coaches Conference on Tuesday, May 19 from 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. The conference aims to encourage professional development and growth through a series of educational sessions led by a diverse group of experienced and knowledgeable coaches.

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    • Kelsey Goslin and Meghan Regan with Nick Bayer, CEO and founder of Saxbys Coffee, on the opening day of Drexel's Saxbys.

      Co-ops With a Coffee

      May 1, 2015

      Two LeBow students had the opportunity to do a co-op unlike anything that's ever been done at Drexel: start and manage a student-run Saxbys coffee shop.

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    • One side of Drexel Research Day set up on the basketball court in the Daskalakis Athletic Center.

      Research Day 2015 Highlights Impactful Student Projects

      May 1, 2015

      Drexel’s annual Research Day brought together 240 of the top research projects at the University to show how students hope to impact the world around them.

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