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Business & Entrepreneurship

H.F. “Gerry” Lenfest, celebrated Philadelphia media entrepreneur, newspaper publisher and philanthropist, was named the 61st Business Leader of the Year by Drexel University’s LeBow College of Business

Gerry Lenfest Named Drexel’s Business Leader of the Year

Celebrated Philadelphia media entrepreneur, newspaper publisher and philanthropist H.F. “Gerry” Lenfest was recently named the 61st Business Leader of the Year by the LeBow College of Business.
Ben Melman is the co-founder of Booksmart, a concert-booking app.

How One Student is Revolutionizing the Concert Booking Process

Drexel senior Ben Melman has come up with a 21st century solution to the standard and tedious process of booking concerts.
Drexel Cybersecurity

Drexel Cybersecurity Institute And U.S. Army Reserve to Train Next Generation of 'Cyber Soldiers'

Cyberspace is rapidly becoming the battleground of the 21st century. The prevalence and magnitude of cyber attacks during the 18 months has illuminated the need for sophisticated soldiers and savvy security professionals to fortify the information systems and electronic data on which our nation now depends. This demand has led the U.S. Army Reserve to partner with six academic institutions, including Drexel University, to prepare the next generation of cybersecurity professionals.
The Edumemes contest open, to Dragon students. Image by Arvid E. Roach.

Professor Holds Contest to Create 'Edumemes'

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

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.
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

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.
Ellen Kullman

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

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. 

A stack of Russian rubles

The Collapse of the Russian Ruble: A Q&A with Marco Airaudo

Although the ruble’s freefall began to stabilize around the time of a press conference given by Russian President Vladimir Putin, the currency remains severely devalued. Marco Airaudo, PhD, a professor of economics, talks how this happened, what Russia can do, and what it means for the rest of the world.
Entrepreneurial Game Studio

Drexel's Entrepreneurial Game Studio Gets Boost From State Economic Development Grant

Drexel University’s Entrepreneurial Game Studio (EGS) is on its way to becoming a proving ground for enterprising young game developers. As part of a grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development, the studio, which was founded about two years ago by Frank Lee, PhD, an associate professor in Westphal College, will take the next step toward becoming an educational business incubator for undergraduate students pursuing careers in game design.
The 2014 Philly Chef Conference featured a whole pig butchery demonstration by Dean Carlson of Wyebrook Farm and Andrew Wood of Russet.

Top Chefs and Rising Stars Discuss the Future of Dining in Philadelphia at Drexel’s 2015 Philly Chef Conference

World-renowned chefs, restaurateurs, purveyors and food writers from across the city will come together to discuss key issues facing the restaurant industry as well as new food trends, products and techniques at the 2015 Philly Chef Conference. Hosted by Drexel University’s Center for Hospitality and Sport Management, the conference will take place on Sunday and Monday, Jan. 11 – 12.
shopping

Amazon.com, Coming to a Shopping Mall Near You?

LeBow professor Rajneesh Suri says it may not happen here in Philadelphia just yet, but elsewhere in the country, big-name Internet retailers are starting to pop up in shopping malls as a way to get closer to the consumer.
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Independence Blue Cross and Drexel Team on Research Partnership

The Independence Blue Cross Center for Health Care Innovation announced a new collaboration with Drexel on several research projects aimed at improving the delivery of health care.