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Business & Entrepreneurship

The Orai public speaking app

The Drexel Students Who Can Fix Your Fear of Public Speaking

Danish Dhamani and Paritosh Gupta wanted to help people uncomfortable with public speaking, so they created Orai, an app that acts as a personal speech coach. Orai is a finalist this week in two notable competitions. 
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SEI and Drexel University Partner to Explore Investors’ Visual Interaction with their Wealth

SEI and Drexel University announced the findings of an interactive usability study conducted to enhance the SEI Wealth PlatformSM (the Platform) end-client experience. Executed in the Behavioral Science Laboratory of Drexel’s LeBow College of Business as a Corporate and Executive Education project, the study employed brain imaging to measure cognitive functions while test subjects used the Platform’s consumer-facing wealth management portal. SEI established the core design tenets and principles, and worked with Drexel professors and research students to validate the design and ensure the experience was truly engaging for consumers.

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Firstrust Chairman and CEO Named 2017 Drexel Business Leader of the Year

Drexel University’s LeBow College of Business has named Richard J. Green, chairman and CEO of Firstrust Bank, as its 2017 Business Leader of the Year. Green will be honored at a luncheon celebrating his achievements on April 20 from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Hyatt at The Bellevue.

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Vote For This Drexel Student-Run Company to be Named the Coolest College Startup

A Drexel startup housed in the Baiada Institute for Entrepreneurship is in the running to be named the coolest college startup in the country.
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Through Alliance with Drexel Online, U.S. Office of Personnel Management Employees Eligible for Tuition Savings

Drexel University Online recently formed an alliance with the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) that will provide an opportunity for OPM employees and their immediate family members to enroll in an online Drexel degree or certificate program with significant tuition savings.

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Trump Order Puts Lyft and Uber at Odds Professors Weigh In on What’s at Stake for Brands

A poll asked a panel of business school professors to grade Lyft and Uber, app-based, ride-hailing services, on their reactions to Donald Trump’s executive order barring visitors and refugees from seven predominantly Muslim countries to the United States. Lyft was quick to oppose the ban and donated $1 million to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) while Uber was more equivocal and continued to operate despite the publicized Taxi walkout.

Saint Lucifer Jalapeno Spice

Drexel’s Food Lab Gets Spicy with New Collaboration

 

St. Lucifer Foods Co. LLC. headed by two Philadelphia-based culinary entrepreneurs, created their company’s first spice blend with a broad goal to make anything it seasoned, taste better. Creators Ted Ebert and Tom Hewell aimed to portray ‘The Glory of Hot’ – and their masterful blend of garlic, salt, vinegar and fiery habanero peppers, achieved just that. But, as a single spice blend, getting adequate space on the grocery shelves became a problem. To build out their spice family, they turned to students in The Drexel Food Lab and Drexel University’s Center for Hospitality and Sport Management to turn up the imagination, testing and creation process of their second spice blend.

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Drexel’s Alison Young Named Eisenhower Fellow, Will Study Gender Equity of Public Sector in G20 Countries

Drexel University’s Alison Young, executive director of the Institute for Strategic Leadership in the LeBow College of Business, was one of 20 U.S. leaders from government, business and civil society to be selected as a 2017 Eisenhower Fellow. The fellows are some of the leading minds in education policy, consumer protection, agriculture, diplomacy, defense, education, health, media, immigrant integration and public service.

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Drexel Team Eyes Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition

Drexel University is preparing to field its first intercollegiate team in cybersecurity. A dozen students have been in training since the summer, coached by professionals from Susquehanna International Group, LLC, to ready themselves for the Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition—a national contest that pits students against hackers and a variety of digital dilemmas they might face in the cybersecurity field. Drexel and SIG are partnering to enter a team in the competition for the first time. 
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What Do Google Search Queries Reveal About Brand Attitudes?

It has been widely thought that brand search volume — the counts of queries that a search engine receives from users that include specific brand names, like “iPhone” — can predict sales for that brand. Google makes this information available to marketers for free through Google Trends, an application that allows anyone to see how frequently popular brand names are searched, and it has become a valuable tool for marketers. But new research from Drexel University, Brigham Young University and Google shows there is a lot more to consider when looking at the large number of queries that include brand names.

Dan M. Filler, Kline Law Dean

Drexel Names Daniel M. Filler Dean of Thomas R. Kline School of Law
 

Drexel University has named Daniel M. Filler, JD, dean of the Thomas R. Kline School of Law. A highly accomplished legal scholar, practitioner and academic, Filler will ensure Kline Law’s position as a national leader in training law students to be resourceful advocates, while expanding the reach of its programs to attorneys and legal scholars around the world.

Nicole Deroux, a junior marketing major in the LeBow College of Business, appears in a finished ad in the "Ambition Can't Wait" campaign.

‘Ambition Can’t Wait’ at Drexel

A new advertising campaign will run throughout the region and across the country to highlight the best of what Drexel’s experience-based learning can offer to students excited to make a difference in their field.