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    Drexel Students Develop Fire Prevention App For Philadelphia Fire Department

    PHILADELPHIA, September 27, 2012

    The Philadelphia Fire Department and Drexel University are teaming up to release the “Philadelphia Fire Department Safety App,” a program giving smartphone users instant access to a wide range of safety and emergency preparedness information. The web-based application, optimized for iOS and Android platforms, will include information about smoke alarms, home escape planning, hospital locations and first aid tips.

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    Community Garden Provides Fertile Soil For Freshman Engineers' Creativity

    PHILADELPHIA, September 27, 2012

    Neighborhood outreach turned an old SEPTA lot into a community garden at 46th and Market streets. Some ingenuity from a group of freshman engineering students at Drexel University is helping to keep it sustainable. This summer, 11 students from a freshman design class in the College of Engineering took on the challenge of irrigating, tilling and heating the farm in order to allow for year-round growing.

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  • Drexel and Key Partners Receive Grant in Support of New Public Schools in West Philadelphia

    PHILADELPHIA, September 25, 2012

    The Philadelphia School Partnership (PSP) has awarded $215,000 to a collaboration among Samuel Powel Elementary School (Powel), Science Leadership Academy (SLA) and Drexel University. The investment from the Great Schools Fund will support planning for the expansion of Powel, a K-4 district school near Drexel in West Philadelphia, and the creation of a new middle school to serve the same neighborhood.

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  • Drexel Receives First LEED Certification for Papadakis Integrated Sciences Building

    PHILADELPHIA , September 20, 2012

    Drexel University was awarded LEED Gold certification for the University’s Constantine N. Papadakis Integrated Sciences Building, which includes the first biowall at an academic institution in the country.

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  • Law Graduate Helps Wrongfully Convicted Man Gain Freedom after 19 Years in Prison

    PHILADELPHIA, September 19, 2012

    On September 21, a 37-year-old California man wrongfully imprisoned for just under 19 years is expected to gain his freedom, thanks in part to the efforts of a recent graduate of the Earle Mack School of Law at Drexel University.

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    Law Professor Creates First Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) to Teach Business Acquisition Skills

    PHILADELPHIA, September 17, 2012

    Law students, practicing attorneys and anyone interested in business acquisitions will be able to polish their transactional lawyering skills thanks to a new massive open online course (MOOC) created by Karl Okamoto, a professor in the Earle Mack School of Law at Drexel University. While some of the nation’s most elite universities are collaborating to offer a variety of courses through MOOCs, this will be among the first law school courses delivered in this way.

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  • Joseph Leidy Award Goes to a Stony Brook Evolutionary Biologist

    PHILADELPHIA, September 13, 2012

    A leading evolutionary biologist whose textbooks on evolution are widely read by college students around the country will receive the prestigious Joseph Leidy Award, the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University announced today.

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  • Drexel University Board of Trustees Appoints New Members

    PHILADELPHIA, September 12, 2012

    Drexel University recently announced six new appointments to its Board of Trustees.

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  • Drexel Advances in U.S. News & World Report 2013 Rankings

    PHILADELPHIA, September 12, 2012

    For the fifth consecutive year, Drexel University has made the “Up-and-Coming” list of national universities that have achieved the “most promising and innovative changes in academics, faculty, students, campus or facilities,” according to U.S.News & World Report for the 2013 edition of “America’s Best Colleges.” Drexel is ranked third out of only 16 universities in the country on the list, according to the survey report. In overall rankings Drexel advanced from 88th to 83rd place. 

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  • NSF Awards $2.2 Million to Project Studying Community-Based Professional Development for Math Teachers

    PHILADELPHIA, September 11, 2012

    The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded $2.2 million to a project created by the School of Education and the College of Arts and Sciences at Drexel University, the Math Forum @ Drexel and the College of Education at Temple University to study community-based professional development for middle and high school mathematics teachers.

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  • What Makes A Masterpiece? Drexel Dance Program Hosts Performance and Discussion with Renowned Dance Critic

    PHILADELPHIA, September 10, 2012

    Internationally renowned dance critic Deborah Jowitt will explore the topic “What Makes A Masterpiece?” on Thursday, October 4 from 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. at the Mandell Theater (33rd and Chestnuts Sts.), hosted by the dance program in Drexel University’s Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design. The event is free and open to the public.

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