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November

    • Boron nitride aerogel

      Drexel Materials Scientists Aid Australian Institution in Developing Super-Absorbent Material That Can Soak Up Oil Spills

      November 30, 2015

      In hopes of limiting the disastrous environmental effects of massive oil spills, Materials scientists from Drexel University and Deakin University, in Australia, have teamed up to manufacture and test a new material, called a boron nitride nanosheet, that can absorb up to 33 times its weight in oils and organic solvents—a trait that could make it an important technology for quickly mitigating these costly accidents. 

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    • The Drexel Collection's toy exhibition

      Toys, Trinkets and Trifles: New Drexel Collection Exhibit Filled with Childhood Nostalgia

      November 30, 2015

      The nostalgia for childhood playthings is especially strong around the holidays. Relive your childhood in The Drexel Collection’s toy wonderland with a new exhibit opening Friday, Dec. 4.

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    • The Dornsife Center hosts free monthly dinners for the comminity. Photo credit Brian Michael Kinney.

      Drexel Culinary Students Team Up with the Curtis Institute of Music to Offer International Evening of Music and Food

      November 30, 2015

      Two of the most anticipated heralds of the holiday season – music and food – will come together at a special community dinner at the Drexel University’s Dana and David Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships (35th and Spring Garden Streets) on Tuesday, Dec.1 from 6 - 7:30 p.m. The internationally-themed dinner will include food stations featuring Chinese, Russian and Spanish cuisine prepared by culinary students from Drexel’s Center for Hospitality and Sport Management, complemented by music from those regions performed by students from the Curtis Institute of Music. One of the Dornsife Center’s monthly community dinners, this event will be free and open to residents of Mantua and Powelton and members of the Drexel community.

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      The 'CSI' Effect: The Impact of 'Television-Educated' Jurors

      November 24, 2015

      Drexel's Paul Clements, PhD, speaks on the influence that fictional television shows like "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" have in real-world courtrooms. He will be the keynote speaker at a conference on forensic trends in healthcare in the spring, hosted by the College of Nursing and Health Professions.

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    • A depiction of Dimetrodon with the section of jaw that is now fossilized and a part of the Academy’s collection highlighted. Drawing by Danielle Dufault of the Royal Ontario Museum.

      A Dimetrodon By Any Other Name

      November 23, 2015

      A unique fossil in the Academy of Natural Science of Drexel University’s collection continues to fuel important paleontological discoveries more than a century after it came into to the museum.

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    • Braised cabbage from the Drexel Food Lab.

      Happy Thanksgiving: From Drexel’s Campus to Your Dinner Table

      November 23, 2015

      Ally Zeitz, manager of the Drexel Food Lab, offers healthier takes on traditional Thanksgiving dishes in honor of the upcoming national holiday.

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    • Heard Around Campus

      Heard Around Campus: November 2015

      November 23, 2015

      It’s been a full month. We dealt with a citywide security scare aimed at local universities, elected a new mayor, honored our nation’s heroes in the city’s first annual Veterans Day parade and enjoyed an unseasonably warm Halloween.

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    • Drexel's Jordan McClain interviewed legendary "Fresh Air" host Terry Gross.

      Turning the Tables on Terry Gross

      November 23, 2015

      Terry Gross is currently celebrating 40 years as the award-winning host of National Public Radio’s “Fresh Air,” which boasts nearly 5 million listeners each week across more than 450 NPR stations. The show also has a massively popular podcast. Gross is widely considered one of the country’s leading and most important interviewers, but earlier this month, the legendary interviewer became the interviewee.

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    • Chestnut Square

      Drexel and American Campus Communities Partnership Yields Numerous Honors for Chestnut Square

      November 20, 2015

      American Campus Communities, Inc. (NYSE:ACC), the largest owner, manager and developer of high-quality student housing properties in the U.S., was recently presented with two awards from the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) for Chestnut Square, its mixed-use student housing development located on Drexel’s campus. 

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    • innovation center

      Ben Franklin Technology Partners Joins ic@3401 and Drexel to Boost Startup Resources in University City

      November 19, 2015

      A number of developments in University City’s startup ecosystem are aligning—all to the benefit of Philadelphia’s burgeoning community of entrepreneurs. Drexel University and Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern Pennsylvania are teaming up to create a $10 million early stage seed fund that will support spin-off companies from the University. Concurrent with the launch of the new fund, Ben Franklin will join Drexel and University City Science Center’s efforts to strengthen the offerings for members at the Innovation Center @3401 (ic@3401). And the technology and healthcare growth capital provider, Safeguard Scientifics, is also joining ic@3401 in a high-level capacity.

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    • A view of some of the customizable workplace apps created by Point.io.

      Who’s Hiring? Point.io

      November 19, 2015

      DrexelNow’s new “Who’s Hiring” series profiles employers within the university’s vast network of employers. First up: app developer Point.io.

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    • stem cells

      Bioprinting Stem Cell 'Building Blocks'

      November 19, 2015

      Using a special designed extrusion printer he created to squeeze out a mixture of hydrogel and stem cells, Wei Sun, PhD, Albert Soffa chair professor in Drexel’s College of Engineering, is making strides toward rapid prototyping the building blocks of life. His process, which was recently published in Biofabrication gives scientists a head start at growing living three-dimensional tissues and could one day be used to create micro-organs for research purposes.

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    • A Fitter U

      A Fitter U Q&A: November 2015

      November 18, 2015

      In this month’s “A Fitter U Q&A,” Joe Giandonato, Drexel's manager of health promotion, tackles questions about winter exercise, stretches and lower back pain.

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    • One of the world's earliest geological maps was recently pulled from the Academy Archives and put on display for visitors, but only for a few days as it is quite delicate and rare.

      The World Underfoot

      November 16, 2015

      Eighteenth-century land surveyor William Smith was a rock star. And we mean that quite literally — Smith’s 1815 map of England, Wales and part of Scotland was the world’s first look at the organization of the earth beneath our feet. Less than 200 copies of this seminal work exist today and the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University owns one of them.

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    • Drexel's men's ice hockey team after they captured their fifth ECHA championship in February.

      Drexel Men’s Ice Hockey Team Will Play First-Ever Game at Wells Fargo Center

      November 16, 2015

      Drexel Dragons on the men’s club ice hockey team are preparing for a big game at an even bigger venue: the Wells Fargo Center.

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    • Donna DeCarolis

      Alliance of Women Entrepreneurs Honors Drexel’s Donna De Carolis with Iris Newman Award

      November 16, 2015

      The Alliance of Women Entrepreneurs honored Donna De Carolis, dean of Drexel University’s Charles D. Close School of Entrepreneurship, with its Iris Newman Award. De Carolis received the award at AWE’s annual gala on Nov. 16 at the World Café Live. The Iris Newman award is presented annually to a woman who exhibits a trailblazing spirit, inspiring leadership and stalwart support for women in the entrepreneurial community.

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    • Have an Apple-Shaped Body? You May Be More Susceptible to Binge Eating

      November 12, 2015

      Women with apple-shaped bodies – those who store more of their fat in their trunk and abdominal regions – may be at particular risk for the development of eating episodes during which they experience a sense of “loss of control,” according to a new study from Drexel University. The study also found that women with greater fat stores in their midsections reported being less satisfied with their bodies, which may contribute to loss-of-control eating.

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    • Tavon Allen Rachel Pearson

      Back on the Court: Drexel Basketball Opens 2015-16 Season

      November 11, 2015

      Drexel’s men’s and women’s basketball teams open competition this Friday. Both squads are laden with veteran talent and will have their sights set on making strong performances in the Colonial Athletic Associations.

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    • Go Behind the Scenes of “The Daily Show” with Executive Producer and Comedian Adam Lowitt at Drexel

      November 9, 2015

      Go behind the scenes of the iconic Emmy® and Peabody® Award-winning satirical news program “The Daily Show” at Drexel University with a visit from writer and co-executive producer Adam Lowitt on Tuesday, Nov. 17. Lowitt, himself a standup comic, will start out the evening with a standup routine and then sit down with Karen Curry, director of Drexel’s Rudman Institute, to talk about how he went from being an intern 13 years ago to one of Jon Stewart’s senior writers and then executive producer.

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    • A doctor with a surgical mask on.

      Q&A: Getting Everyone to Finish the Race: Ana Núñez on Health Care Equity

      November 9, 2015

      The College of Medicine’s Ana Núñez will soon receive an award for advocating for health equity. She talked with DrexelNow about the steps she feels are needed to achieve it.

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    • Night of the Arts will be hosted November 20.

      Entertainment & Arts Society Hosts First “Night of the Arts”

      November 9, 2015

      An event hosted by a Drexel student organization will give Drexel artists the opportunity to display their work and network with co-op employers like never before.

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    • LeBow College of Business student Roger Kfoury recently completed a co-op at Mars Drinks.

      A Co-op Featuring Big Responsibilities at an Even Bigger Company

      November 9, 2015

      Roger Kfoury experienced the best of both worlds during his co-op at Mars Drinks: the work culture of a small family-owned company and the international brand recognition and opportunities. 

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    • Images courtesy of Jennifer Vess/Academy of Natural Sciences

      Drexel’s Own ‘Spectre’

      November 6, 2015

      Forget Sean Connery, Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton, Pierce Brosnan and even Daniel Craig. There was once a real James Bond in the not-so-distant past and Drexel has a rather unique connection to him. The real James Bond was no secret agent, but he was a spy….of sorts. A bird spy.

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    • Photo by Michael J. Shepherd.

      One Month Left to See Immortal Beauty Exhibition of Rare Artifacts from Three Centuries of Fashion History

      November 5, 2015

      Only one month remains to see Immortal Beauty: Highlights from the Robert and Penny Fox Historic Costume Collection, the first large-scale, retrospective exhibition of highlights from the Robert and Penny Fox Historic Costume Collection (FHCC) in Drexel University’s Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design.

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    • (L-R) Drexel students Jacob Meriner and Sophie Hirsch. Photo by Kate Raines.

      Drexel and Simpatico Theatre Project Team Up to Present Family-Friendly Cult Classic “Watership Down”

      November 5, 2015

      Co-produced by the Simpatico Theater Project and Drexel University’s Co-Op Theatre Company in the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design as part of Drexel’s Mandell Professionals in Residence Project (MPiRP), "Watership Down" will feature a cast and crew comprised of students and professionals, set against the work of top-notch designers from around the region. The show will run from Nov. 4 – 22 in Drexel’s Mandell Theater (33rd & Chestnut Streets).

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    • The new wing of the Stephen and Sandra Sheller 11th Street Family Health Services Center. Photo credit: Halkin/Mason Photography.

      Drexel’s 11th Street Health Center Doubles in Size with Sheller Gift to Improve and Expand Community Services

      November 5, 2015

      A ribbon-cutting ceremony on Nov. 11 will celebrate the new, fully equipped facilities thanks to a major expansion of the Stephen and Sandra Sheller 11th Street Family Health Services Center of Drexel University’s College of Nursing and Health Professions, a community-based, nurse-managed health center in North Philadelphia, which provides a holistic approach to health care.

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    • Philadelphia power plant

      A.J. Drexel Institute for Energy and the Environment Plots a Course for Philadelphia to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

      November 4, 2015

      Researchers from the A.J. Drexel Institute for Energy and the Environment issued a 97-page report to the City of Philadelphia that plots a detailed course for how the city can reduce its emission of greenhouse gasses—with the goal of an 80 percent reduction by the year 2050. Among its suggestions are retrofitting hospitals, grocery stores, schools and retail stores with better windows and insulation; drawing electricity from low-carbon sources like nuclear, wind and solar power; and encouraging the use of electric vehicles, public transportation, walking and cycling.

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    • Drexel celebrates "Veterans Appreciation Week"

      Drexel Celebrates Veterans Day

      November 4, 2015

      Drexel has a full lineup of events this week to honor our nation’s — and the University’s — veterans.

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    • A presenter at the 2015 American Public Health Association's 143rd annual meeting and expo. Photo by Michael Late, courtesy of APHA.)

      Health in the City: Dornsife School of Public Health Research at APHA Annual Meeting

      November 3, 2015

      At the 143rd annual American Public Health Association meeting and expo, faculty from the Dornsife School of Public Health presented research on the health effects of everything from air pollution to your home address.

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    • Drexel Food Day 2015

      More than 1,200 Dig In at Fourth Annual Drexel Food Day

      November 3, 2015

      Healthy food choices and fitness were the focus of this year's Drexel Food Day, the fourth year for the event, which is held at the Drexel Recreation Center and open to all members of the Drexel community.

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    • Cuba

      Drexel Formalizes Partnership With Renowned Cuban Film Institution

      November 3, 2015

      In December a small class of film students from Drexel University will get a chance to view Cuba through a lens. And in an opportunity that would have been impossible just a few decades ago, and a rarity even in recent years, they will be the ones directing its gaze. The Escuela International de Cine y Television, Cuba’s iconic film school, that counts Nobel Prize-winning author Gabriel Garcia Marquez among its noted founders, recently formalized a relationship with Drexel to offer a two-week documentary filmmaking course in Havana this winter.

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    • Thomas Trojian, MD, College of Medicine

      Ask the Drexel Physician: A Look at Treating Those Nagging Tendon Injuries

      November 3, 2015

      Hear from Thomas Trojian, MD, a professor in the Department of Family, Community & Preventive Medicine in the College of Medicine, on some treatment options for those troublesome tendon injuries.

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