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  • Drexel Statement on Boycott of Israeli Academic Institutions

    PHILADELPHIA, December 27, 2013

    Drexel University is committed to a spirit of free inquiry, and to the clash of ideas which represents true critical engagement. These ideas form the core of academic freedom. The recent action by the American Studies Association to boycott Israeli Universities threatens to undermine this core commitment and the collaborations and intellectual inquiry through which it operates. We oppose it in sprit and in practice and encourage our faculty to range freely in their scholarship and creative work. In particular, our long-standing commitment to working with colleagues and academic institutions in Israel remains important to us as a community of scholars and to those for whom this research may present life-saving solutions. Open discourse, intellectual skepticism, and deep engagement rather than exclusion remain the surest ways to advancing knowledge and understanding.

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  • Not Just the Koch Brothers: New Drexel Study Reveals Funders Behind the Climate Change Denial Effort

    PHILADELPHIA, December 20, 2013

    A new study conducted by Drexel University environmental sociologist Robert J. Brulle, PhD, exposes the organizational underpinnings and funding behind the powerful climate change countermovement. This study marks the first peer-reviewed, comprehensive analysis ever conducted of the sources of funding that maintain the denial effort. Through an analysis of the financial structure of the organizations that constitute the core of the countermovement and their sources of monetary support, Brulle found that, while the largest and most consistent funders behind the countermovement are a number of well-known conservative foundations, the majority of donations are “dark money,” or concealed funding.

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  • Drexel Hosts Philadelphia’s First-Ever Conference for Chefs, by Chefs

    PHILADELPHIA, December 18, 2013

    Drexel University’s new Center for Hospitality and Sport Management will host Philadelphia’s first-ever Philly Chef Conference, a conference for chefs, by chefs, on Monday and Tuesday, Jan. 13 – 14. World-renowned chefs, restaurateurs and food writers from around the city, including such celebrity chefs as Michael Solomonov and Kevin Sbraga, as well as Drexel’s distinguished hospitality and culinary arts alumni Josh Lawler, Brett Taylor, Brian Lofink and Nick Macri will come together at Drexel’s Academic Bistro to discuss key issues facing the restaurant industry as well as new food trends, products and techniques. The two-day event is geared toward students and working professionals who aspire to own their own restaurant.

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  • How Can Businesses Help Young People Thrive? Drexel Partners with America’s Promise Alliance to Find Out

    PHILADELPHIA, December 17, 2013

    What if businesses could respond in real-time to schools’ needs for supplies, or offered extensive shadowing or internship programs to introduce students to career opportunities? To encourage greater impacts from collaboration between the business sector and local K-12 educational institutions, Drexel University’s School of Education partnered with America’s Promise Alliance to host the first-ever “Business-Community Innovation Lab” in Drexel’s Washington, D.C. office last month.

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  • A.J. Drexel Institute for Energy and the Environment

    Drexel Opens A.J. Drexel Institute for Energy and the Environment

    PHILADELPHIA, December 16, 2013

    Drexel University is opening a new research institute that will strive to answer some of the most challenging questions about energy and environmental sustainability facing the nation today. The A.J. Drexel Institute for Energy and the Environment will look at the science, economics and politics that influence decisions about energy and the environment; and serve as a resource for decision makers both in the region and around the world.

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  • Drexel Surpasses $400 Million Fundraising Goal, Ends Campaign Early

    PHILADELPHIA, December 13, 2013

    Seven months before its scheduled closing date Drexel University President John A. Fry announced the conclusion of the University’s comprehensive fundraising campaign, “Dream It. Do It. Drexel. A Campaign for the Future.” The campaign’s public phase was launched in November 2011 with a goal of reaching $400 million and was expected to conclude in June 2014, but ended early with its goal already exceeded by $55 million.

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  • 3401 innovation hub

    Drexel, University City Science Center and DreamIt Ventures Partner to Foster Innovation in Philadelphia

    PHILADELPHIA, December 11, 2013

    Drexel University, the University City Science Center and DreamIt Ventures are on a mission to support innovators and entrepreneurs in the Philadelphia region and have formed a strategic partnership that creates a hub for start-ups to test their wings and the capital that will support their continued growth.

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  • Drexel and CHOP Experts Team Up to Boost Pipeline of Medical Devices for Children

    PHILADELPHIA, December 10, 2013

    For medical devices, as with many medicines, the market for children is a small fraction of the adult market, and there are far fewer child-sized devices. But, of course, the need exists, even if proper devices may not.

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  • Derek Gillman Steps Down as Executive Director and President of The Barnes Foundation, Joins Drexel University

    PHILADELPHIA, December 4, 2013

    The Board of Trustees of the Barnes Foundation announced that Derek Gillman will be stepping down as executive director and president of the Barnes Foundation effective January 1, 2014, to become a distinguished visiting professor at Drexel University’s Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design.

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  • “Witnesses to Hunger” Program Marks Five-Year Anniversary with Photo Exhibit at Drexel

    PHILADELPHIA, December 3, 2013

    Since 2008, the “Witnesses to Hunger” program at the Drexel University School of Public Health has sought to bring the true experts -- those with first-hand experience -- into the conversation about hunger and poverty by equipping caregivers of young children with digital cameras to document hunger and poverty. Participants from the program's five sites will reunite at Drexel on Dec. 11 to celebrate and reflect on the program's achievements to date, and on the work still to be done to address endemic hunger and poverty in American communities. A photo exhibit will be open to the public for three days.

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