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  • New Book by Dr. Yaba Blay Explores Racial Identity and Skin Color Politics

    PHILADELPHIA, July 31, 2013

    What does it mean to be Black? Is Blackness a matter of biology or consciousness? What determines who is Black and who is not? A new book by Dr. Yaba Blay, an assistant professor and co-director of the Africana Studies program in Drexel University’s College of Arts and Sciences, seeks to challenge narrow perceptions of what Blackness is and what it looks like.  

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  • Urban Experiences Inspire New Art Exhibition with InLiquid at Drexel

    PHILADELPHIA, July 25, 2013

    From a wood and copper sculpture that explores an emotional response to the attacks of September 11, 2001, to drawings on mylar that translate walks through Manhattan into map-inspired shapes, “Spatial Translations” takes visitors on a visual journey through experiences in urban environments. The new exhibition, which features drawings, paintings, sculptures and installations by Pennsylvania and New York-based artists Annette Cords, Brent Crothers, William Cromar and Paul Fabozzi, is a collaboration between Drexel University’s Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design and Philadelphia nonprofit artist network InLiquid.

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  • Drexel Students’ Concept for Harnessing Energy from Wind Tunnels Takes Them to Paris Design Competition

    PHILADELPHIA, July 24, 2013

    Alexa Forney, a junior product design major in the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design, and Greg Yeutter, a junior majoring in electrical engineering in the College of Engineering with a minor in product design, recently created a concept for installing wind power solutions in urban settings.

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  • Where Do We Go From the George Zimmerman Trial? Panel Will Discuss Race, Justice and Activism at Drexel

    PHILADELPHIA, July 23, 2013

    The Africana Studies program in Drexel University’s College of Arts and Sciences will host a candid panel discussion on race, justice and activism on Saturday, July 27. The discussion and question-and-answer session will take place from 2 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. in Room 120 of the Papadakis Integrated Sciences Building (33rd and Chestnut Streets). It is free and open to the public.

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    Pa. Department of Health Recognizes Drexel Research with CURE Grant

    PHILADELPHIA, July 19, 2013

    Health research at Drexel University received a boost from the Pennsylvania Department of Health this week as the school was one of four area recipients of Commonwealth Universal Research Enhancement (CURE) Program grants.

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  • Drexel Culinary Students Learn the Secrets of Pasta-Making from Chef Marc Vetri at Osteria Restaurant

    PHILADELPHIA, July 17, 2013

    Called one of the “best restaurants in Philadelphia” by Philadelphia magazine, Osteria, the traditional Italian restaurant from Chef Marc Vetri, is renowned for its inventive hand-crafted pastas. On July 16, seven Drexel culinary students had the rare opportunity to go behind-the-scenes at the acclaimed establishment to learn the secrets of pasta-making from the master chef himself.

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  • Drexel President John Fry Welcomes WorkReady Philadelphia Summer Interns to Campus

    PHILADELPHIA, July 15, 2013

    Drexel President John A. Fry will host a breakfast event to welcome more than 60 WorkReady Philadelphia summer interns to the University’s campus. The high school interns will be working in a variety of academic and administrative units across the University.

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    DARPA Deems Drexel-Led Team 'On Track' For First Robotics Challenge Trial

    PHILADELPHIA, July 11, 2013

    The collaborative work of roboticists from 10 institutions who have pooled their efforts to compete as team DRC-HUBO in the Defense Advanced Research Project Agency’s Robotics Challenge has been rewarded with an official thumbs up from the agency. The Drexel-led team passed the first phase of critical design review by DARPA program management staff and will be among the competitors at the DRC head-to-head trials in December. The goal of the DRC is to develop robots that can perform the hazardous activities associated with disaster response.

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  • First Large Public Health Study of Medical Marijuana Use in Young Adults to Begin with NIH Grant to Drexel

    PHILADELPHIA, July 11, 2013

    Drexel University has received a grant for a five-year study of medical marijuana and its impact on drug use and physical and psychological health among young adults in Los Angeles. It is the first large-scale NIH project funded to directly investigate medical marijuana use among young adults aged 18 to 26.

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  • Drexel Minds Among Philadelphia Geek Awards Nominees

    PHILADELPHIA, July 8, 2013

    Nominees for the 2013 Philadelphia Geek Awards are in.  Among the field for this year’s recognition of local ingenuity, intellect and innovation are Drexel’s Dr. Frank Lee, an associate professor in the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design and director of the Entrepreneurial Game Studio, and undergraduate digital media student Greg Lobanov.

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  • Medical Safety Innovation Gets a Boost from Systematic Analysis

    PHILADELPHIA, July 8, 2013

    Researchers from the Drexel University School of Public Health say that health care organizations have an untapped opportunity to use data analysis methods on their own administrative data as a “springboard to problem identification” at the leading edge of preventing medical errors.

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  • University Launches Drexel Ventures

    PHILADELPHIA, July 1, 2013

    Drexel University is creating a seed funding, incubation and technology transfer enterprise called “Drexel Ventures,” with the goal of spurring technological advancements with real-world applications. The program, which supports Drexel’s strategic priority of fostering economic development in the area, will make it easier for researchers to enter into partnerships with the private sector and translate their work into the marketplace.    

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