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  • Krissy Beck

    Graphic Design Students Help Solve Farming Challenges in Thailand

    July 31, 2013

    Graphic design alumna Krissy Beck traveled to Thailand to help design agricultural tools and techniques for Thai farmers as part of the Drexel Thai Harvest Initiative. Each year, the graphic design program chooses one student to participate in the initiative. Beck, who graduated this past June, said her initial interest in the program came from her friendship with last year's graphic designer for the team, Hannah Olin. Read More
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    Society of Women Engineers Hosts Workshop for Young Girls in Tech

    July 31, 2013

    On July 13, the Society of Women Engineers partnered with Comcast Corp. and Tech Girlz to host its first technical workshop. Young attendees learned about podcasts and were introduced to women currently working tech-related jobs. Read More
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    Professor, Grad Student Co-Created Inquirer’s Public Health Blog

    July 30, 2013

    The Public’s Health is one of the nation’s only blogs dedicated solely to public health—and it’s co-created and regularly contributed to by Jonathan Purtle, a graduate student, and a professor at Drexel University’s School of Public Health.

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    Student Rocks the Logo for MTV’s Online Music Awards

    July 30, 2013

    Digital media student Chelsea Myers helped design the logo for last month's MTV Online Music Awards at her co-op at Happy Cog in Philadelphia. Read More
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    What I'm Reading: Donna M. DeCarolis

    July 30, 2013

    Donna DeCarolis is the founding dean of the Charles D. Close School of Entrepreneurship at Drexel University. Her leisure reading typically strays far from her field of expertise, as she is drawn to suspense in the summer’s hazy days. Read More
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    A Whirlwind of an Adventure, Ending at Drexel

    July 29, 2013

    As 75 Philadelphia hotel professionals raced around the city on a breakneck 8-hour adventure, what kept them going? For some, it may have been this thought: “Gotta get to Drexel.” The finish line for the Greater Philadelphia Hotel Association’s sixth annual Wonderful Whirl Thru Philly scavenger hunt was Drexel’s Academic Bistro, where hospitality and culinary students prepared a congratulatory reception for the participants.

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    Q&A with Ibrahim Bakir: The Co-op Interrupted by a Coup

    July 25, 2013

    Ibrahim Bakir is a mechanical engineering student at Drexel University and an Egyptian national. For the past four months, he has been living with his parents in Cairo while completing a six-month co-op as a trainee in a Johnson & Johnson factory in 6th of October City, a suburb of Cairo. Read More
  • Greg Yeutter

    Student Gets Cosmopolitan Office Experience in Berlin

    July 25, 2013

    Greg Yeutter, who has lived in Germany since last September while studying at the Munich University of Applied Sciences, is now working on a co-op in Berlin with cloudControl, a German cloud computing company. Read More
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    Q&A with Donald Tibbs: Let’s Have More Race in the Courtroom, Not Less

    July 24, 2013

    In the court of public opinion, the case against George Zimmerman for killing Trayvon Martin may have centered on race. But in Florida’s 18th Circuit Court at Zimmerman’s trial, race was rarely mentioned. Evidence of a colorblind system? Donald Tibbs doesn’t think so.

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  • Triza Brion

    Grad Student Engaged in Public Health Inside, Outside Classroom

    July 23, 2013

    Master of public health student Triza Brion is drawn to maternal and child health initiatives. Next month she will travel to Africa for two weeks to assist women and children in need with a group of students in Drexel's Certificate in Global Health program. Read More
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    Q&A With Ronald Bishop: Looking Past Rolling Stone’s Cover

    July 22, 2013

    Rolling Stone magazine’s Aug. 1 cover photo stirred controversy across the nation when it was released last week. Politicians rebutted. Victims raged. Retailers refused to sell the edition. The face plastered provocatively on the cover like a rock star? Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

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    Q&A With Paul Thomas Clements: Talking Tragedy on Roosevelt Boulevard

    July 22, 2013

    Last week, a mother and her four young sons were crossing Roosevelt Boulevard when a speeding car—driven by an alleged drag racer—crashed into the family. The oldest boy, Saa'yon Griffin, was the only survivor. Paul Thomas Clements says that what young survivors and their caregivers need most after a tragic loss is honest communication.

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    Q&A with Daniela Ascarelli: The Impact of Studying Abroad

    July 17, 2013

    DrexelNow spoke with Daniela Ascarelli, assistant vice provost for international programs and director of Drexel's Study Abroad program, to find out why studying abroad is such a powerful and important experience for students.

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    Drexel Professor Aims to Increase Human Trafficking Awareness

    July 17, 2013

    Donna Sabella, assistant clinical professor and director of global studies in the College of Nursing and Health Professions, is creating a new certificate program in human trafficking to improve awareness and teach professionals in the health sciences and other fields how to offer support when they suspect someone is being trafficked.

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    What I’m Reading: Clare Sauro

    July 16, 2013

    Clare Sauro, curator of the Drexel Historic Costume Collection, is reading "Gold Digger: The Outrageous Life and Times of Peggy Hopkins Joyce" by Constance Rosenblum.

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    Drexel Gets Dramatic in Clark Park

    July 16, 2013

    Shakespeare in Clark Park is back again this summer—with a Drexel twist. Adrienne Mackey, an adjunct professor of voice and diction in the Theatre program in Westphal College of Media Arts & Design, is directing “The Tempest” for SCP, a theater company that showcases free, outdoor productions of Shakespeare’s plays in West Philadelphia.

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    How One Student Created a Path for Aspiring Women Engineers

    July 15, 2013

    Biomedical engineering student Josa Hanzlik was one of four Drexel students awarded the Whitaker Fellowship, which will send her abroad for a year. When Hanzlik ventures to the Netherlands in April 2014 to conduct research, she will leave a remarkable path for other aspiring women engineers to follow. Read More
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    Drexel Central Now Open for Business

    July 15, 2013

    Drexel Central, a one-stop location for students and families seeking assistance with billing, financial aid or registrar activities, is now open for business in Room 106 in Main Building.

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    CollegeHumor Intern Lives Two Dreams at Once

    July 10, 2013

    Max Goldberg, a rising senior in the Film & Video Department in Drexel’s Westphal College of Media Arts & Design, works as a production intern for half of the week and as a post-production intern for the other half at CollegeHumor.com.

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    Q&A With Ashley Parker-Roman: The Path to Wall Street

    July 10, 2013

    Ashley Parker-Roman joined the U.S. Navy when she was 17. She spent four years stationed in Norfolk, Va., onboard the SS Bataan LHD-5, and was deployed twice in the Mediterranean. That was nearly 10 years ago—the Annapolis, Md., native hasn’t stopped working hard since.

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    Q&A With Jennifer Britton: Dornsife Center Partners With PSPCA

    July 3, 2013

    Drexel’s Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships was established to be a liaison between the local community and the University. But Drexel knows the city can’t only accommodate for humans—it must remember Philadelphia’s furry friends. 

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  • Christina Coleman

    Grad Student Hits Red Carpet at Cannes, Scores Emmy Foundation Internship

    July 2, 2013

    Christina Coleman, a student in Drexel's Television Management program, interned at Cannes International Film Festival in May. Now, she's heading to Los Angeles to work with DreamWorks Animation for the summer.

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    What I'm Reading: Joseph Hughes

    July 1, 2013

    Lately, College of Engineering Dean Joseph Hughes has been “enthralled” with the notion of what makes an “educated person” in today’s world. He’s looking to old college textbooks for answers. And, for some lighter reading, he’s working his way through (for a third time) The Journey Through Risk and Fear, by Flyers goalie and Hall of Fame icon Bernie Parent.

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  • Mitchell D'Rozario

    Grad Student Helps Peers Strengthen Teaching Skills

    July 1, 2013

    When grad student Mitchell D'Rozario noticed his fellow teaching assistants struggling to be prepared to teach classes, he created workshops to help them strengthen their skills.

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