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  • Drexel University's master of science degree in creativity and innovation is the only degree of its kind offered fully online.

    Can You Learn to be Creative? This Drexel Master's Degree Teaches Students to Create 'Aha!' Moments

    PHILADELPHIA, May 31, 2014

    Preparing students to think like creative professionals is the goal of Drexel University Online’s master of science’s degree program in creativity and innovation, offered through the School of Education. While many colleges and universities are beginning to offer individual courses in creativity, Drexel’s master's degree program is one of only a few full creativity degree programs in the country. Drexel also offers graduate and undergraduate certificate programs in this subject.

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  • Students participate in a science lab course in Drexel's Papadakis Integrated Sciences Building

    STEM Teaching Innovation, Mentoring at Drexel to Expand with HHMI Grant for Improving Undergraduate Retention

    PHILADELPHIA, May 29, 2014

    Drexel University has been awarded funding from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) of $1.2 million over five years to implement strategies intended to increase the retention of undergraduate students in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) majors. Drexel’s project is focused on the theme of developing communities that improve student learning and faculty use of teaching approaches that improve retention.

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  • Philadelphia Aerial View

    Team Selected to Develop Joint Master Plan For Philadelphia 30th Street Station Precinct

    PHILADELPHIA, May 27, 2014

    Amtrak, Drexel University and Brandywine Realty Trust have selected Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM), in association with Parsons Brinckerhoff, OLIN, and HR&A Advisors to develop a comprehensive joint master plan for the area around Philadelphia’s 30th Street Station.

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  • Fulbright Scholars 2014

    Seven Drexel Students Offered Fulbright Grants

    PHILADELPHIA, May 22, 2014

    For the second consecutive year a record-breaking seven Drexel students and alumni have been offered study and research grants by the prestigious Fulbright U.S. Student Program.

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  • Drexel seal, commencement stage

    Drexel Announces 2014 Honorary Degree Recipients for June Commencement

    PHILADELPHIA, May 22, 2014

    More than 5,000 students will graduate from Drexel University at its 127th Commencement on June 13 and 14 in five separate ceremonies. Drexel will award 20 honorary degrees to prominent individuals distinguished in their fields including NBC News’ chief foreign affairs correspondent Andrea Mitchell, legendary architect Robert A.M. Stern and MIT professor Robert Langer—the most cited engineer in history.

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  • Daniel Korschun, assistant professor at Drexel's LeBow College of Business

    New Study Reveals Corporate Social Responsibility Can Lead to Better Customer Service

    PHILADELPHIA, May 21, 2014

    Currently accepted wisdom in the corporate world is that in order to motivate frontline employees who serve customers, corporations need to increase their salary, make them feel more positive about the company, or give them more explicit instructions on how to interact with customers. A new study led by Drexel University’s Daniel Korschun, PhD, an assistant professor at the LeBow College of Business, examines how frontline employees respond to corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities such as charitable giving, environmental programs and ethical practices.

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  • Students of the Close School at eBay headquarters

    Drexel's Close School of Entrepreneurship Announces Launch of Degree Programs

    PHILADELPHIA , May 20, 2014

    Drexel University’s Charles D. Close School of Entrepreneurship has announced the launch of a bachelor's degree program in entrepreneurship and innovation, as well as three entrepreneurship minors, including social entrepreneurship, health innovations and energy innovation.The Close School is the first freestanding school of entrepreneurship in the nation outside of a business school to offer its own degrees.

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  • U.S. Labor Secretary to Speak at Drexel Law Commencement

    PHILADELPHIA, May 19, 2014

    U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez will speak at the sixth commencement ceremony for Drexel University’s School of Law on Wednesday, May 21.

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  • belly band prototype

    Style Meets Engineering in Drexel's Smart Fabric Belly Band

    PHILADELPHIA, May 19, 2014

    Tummy snugging maternity wear could soon be giving expecting parents peace of mind in addition to stylishly securing waistlines. Researchers at Drexel University are combining fashion design with wireless technology to produce a belly band that will be able to monitor uterine contractions and fetal heart rate in real time.

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  • Modern-Day Slavery Expert and Author E. Benjamin Skinner to Speak at Drexel

    PHILADELPHIA, May 15, 2014

    There are more slaves in the world today than at any time in history, according to human trafficking expert and author E. Benjamin Skinner in his book "A Crime So Monstrous: Face-to-Face with Modern-Day Slavery." Skinner will join Drexel University on Wednesday, May 28, to speak about global slavery and his experiences reporting from dozens of countries in which slavery flourishes.

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  • Dan Etheridge

    Producer of 'Veronica Mars' to Lecture at Drexel

    PHILADELPHIA, May 14, 2014

    This May students in The Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design will have the opportunity to study under one of the more innovative producers in television and film today. Dan Etheridge, Los Angeles-based producer most recently esteemed for turning out the Veronica Mars series and movie, will serve as one of Drexel University’s 2014 Rankin Scholars in Residence.

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  • Rebekah Quasny puts the finishing touches on her collection to be shown at the annual senior fashion show.

    Senior Designs Hit the Runway at Drexel’s Annual Fashion Show

    PHILADELPHIA, May 13, 2014

    With influences ranging from a rainy night in Paris to art nouveau and marine life, the collections of 32 graduating fashion design students will hit the runway at the Drexel University’s Annual Senior Fashion Show on Saturday, June 7, presented by the Fashion Design and Design & Merchandising programs in the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design.

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  • A high-resolution digital image of the face of Kryptoglanis shajii

    A Tiny, Toothy Catfish with Bulldog Snout Defies Classification

    PHILADELPHIA, May 13, 2014

    Kryptoglanis shajii is a strange fish – and the closer scientists look, the stranger it gets. This small subterranean catfish sees the light of day and human observers only rarely, when it turns up in springs, wells and flooded rice paddies in the Western Ghats mountain region of Kerala, India. Scientists at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University have recently provided a detailed description of this fish's bizarre bone structures.

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  • Crew 2014 Dad Vail

    Drexel Crew Defends its Dad Vail Title

    PHILADELPHIA, May 12, 2014

    Drawing on the depth of its performance as a team, Drexel Crew successfully defended its overall points title at the Aberdeen Dad Vail Regatta. The Dragons earned four medals and both the men’s and women’s teams placed third, but their combined point totals were enough to edge out Bucknell, Massachusetts and more than 100 other teams on the Schuylkill River in the largest collegiate regatta in the country.

     

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  • Men's Lacrosse v. Penn(NCAA)

    Men's Lacrosse Defeats Penn in First Round of NCAA Tournament

    PHILADELPHIA, May 12, 2014

    Drexel scored three goals in a matter of 11 seconds just before halftime to seize momentum in a 16-11 NCAA Tournament win over University City rival Penn. The Dragons, winners of nine straight, led by as much as seven goals en route to a victory in their first appearance in the national tournament.

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  • Last Chance to See 2014 World Press Photo Exhibition at Drexel

    PHILADELPHIA, May 9, 2014

    "Powerful images of conflict, hope and daily life” (Associated Press) are currently on display as part of an exhibition of nearly 150 prize-winning photos from the 57th Annual World Press Photo competition, the world’s largest and most prestigious annual international press photography contest, which made its United States debut at Drexel University.

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  • 3101 Market Drexel

    A.J. Drexel Institute for Energy and the Environment Announces Inaugural Class of Research Grants

    PHILADELPHIA, May 8, 2014

    Reducing carbon emissions, improving efficiency of the power grid and using ultrasound to treat contaminated water are just a few of the research goals being pursued by the first round of projects funded by the A.J. Drexel Institute for Energy and the Environment. In all six projects received seed funding totaling $270,000 to investigate topics related to environmental protection and sustainability.

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  • Week of Writing Panel

    Songwriting, Storytelling and Sex: “Week of Writing” Festival Explores Literary Issues at Drexel, May 12-16

    PHILADELPHIA, May 7, 2014

    The Week of Writing, hosted by the Department of English and Philosophy, kicks off on Monday, May 12. Highlights include student readings, workshops, story slams and panel discussions including “Writing Lyrics,” “Storytelling in Unexpected Places” and “Writing about Sex.” Presenters will include students, faculty, journalists, playwrights, publishers, editors, poets, authors, songwriters and other noted guests.

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  • The Final Faceoff: Update on Democratic Candidates Seeking Gubernatorial Nomination Debate at Drexel

    PHILADELPHIA, May 6, 2014

    The hour-long debate will be held on Monday, May 12 at 7 p.m. in Drexel University’s Mandell Theater on Chestnut Street between 32nd and 33rd Streets. Journalist, news anchor and author Larry Kane will serve as moderator and produce the debate. He will be joined by two panelists: Daily News columnist John Baer and American Cities Foundation president Sandra Dungee Glenn. The four candidates are: Rob McCord, Katie McGinty, Allyson Schwartz and Tom Wolf.

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  • Rendering of The Study Hotel in University City

    Study Hotels Expanding to Philadelphia: Hospitality 3 Will Develop New Hotel on Drexel's Campus

    New York, May 5, 2014

    Study Hotels, the unique lifestyle concept developed by Paul McGowan of Hospitality 3 to deliver high-quality, full-service lodging to university markets, is expanding to Philadelphia’s dynamic University City district.

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  • Dana and David Dornsife and Shannon Marquez, PhD, with children and friends at Kechema Water Point in Ethiopia, a World Vision WASH project site.

    Drexel Establishes Dornsife Global Development Scholars Program

    PHILADELPHIA, May 5, 2014

    A new program leverages a partnership between Drexel and World Vision in 10 countries in eastern, western and southern Africa where World Vision and benefactors Dana and David Dornsife have ongoing water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) projects.

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  • Men's Lacrosse

    Dragons Win CAA Men's Lacrosse Championship With Triple-Overtime Victory Over Hofstra

    PHILADELPHIA, May 3, 2014

    Rookie Cole Shafer gave Drexel its first Colonial Athletic Association Men's Lacrosse Championship with a goal in the triple overtime against Hofstra in the title game. The win punches Drexel's ticket to the NCAA Tournament.

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  • Drexel University Announces New Executive Director of Drexel Sacramento

    PHILADELPHIA, May 2, 2014

    Drexel University has named Michael W. Marion, EdD, as the next executive director and associate vice provost of Drexel University Sacramento. Marion will replace Sandra Kirschenmann, who announced her retirement effective Sept. 1.

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  • Ryan Belka

    Dragons Rally to Beat Towson in Overtime, Will Play Hofstra For CAA Men's Lacrosse Championship

    PHILADELPHIA, May 1, 2014

    Trailing by three goals in the fourth quarter, Drexel Men’s Lacrosse rallied to a 11-10 victory in overtime against Towson in the semifinals of the Colonial Athletic Association Tournament. Junior Ryan Belka scored the game-winner a minute and 27 seconds into overtime. The Dragons will face Hofstra on Saturday, May 3 for the CAA title.

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