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Yi Deng

Drexel Names Yi Deng Dean of College of Computing & Informatics

Drexel University has named Yi Deng, PhD, dean of its College of Computing & Informatics. Deng comes to Drexel after a seven-year tenure as dean of the College of Computing and Informatics at the University of North Carolina – Charlotte where his leadership contributed to dramatic growth in enrollment and research funding. Deng takes the helm of one of the nation’s oldest recognized institutions of computing and informatics studies, whose programs have consistently ranked among the best in preparing students for jobs in these rapidly expanding fields.

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Internationally Acclaimed French Choreographer Boris Charmatz Brings Renowned Work to Drexel

A transformative figure in the world of contemporary dance, acclaimed French choreographer Boris Charmatz will bring his renowned Levée des conflits (Suspension of Conflicts) to Philadelphia, hosted by Drexel University’s Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design and co-presented by FringeArts as part of the Fringe Festival, from Sept. 7-10. 
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Turning Paralympic Sport of Goalball Into a Video Game

The bounce of a ball, the jingle of a bell and the roar of the crowd — these are the sounds of goalball, the Paralympic sport of champions. Introduced to the world in the 1976 Summer Paralympics in Toronto, goalball is the first sport created for athletes with a visual impairment. Thirty years later, a group of Drexel University students are turning goalball into a video game that uses auditory and tactile feedback to capture the excitement and intensity of the sport.

Spitfire Grill

Philly as Gilead: Drexel Students Reunite Cast, Creator For 15th Anniversary of 'The Spitfire Grill'

A musical about second chances is getting one of its own this summer when students from Drexel University’s Westphal College of Media Arts & Design bring a theatrical stage reading of “The Spitfire Grill” to Philadelphia. The James Valcq and Fred Alley musical, adapted from the 1996 film starring Ellen Burstyn and Marcia Gay Harden, had the misfortune of opening in New York four days before the tragedy of Sept. 11, 2001. Though its moment in the Big Apple was not to be, “The Spitfire Grill” and Valcq have had a loyal following, including Drexel professor Brannon Wiles who, along with his Entertainment Arts Management students, are putting together a musical reading of the show that will reunite many of the original cast members. Valcq himself will direct the performances, which will be held at The Caplan Studio Theater on South Broad Street from June 3-5, in honor of the 15th anniversary of the show’s debut.
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Drexel and Army Research Lab Forge a Partnership

Drexel University researchers will now have the opportunity to work alongside scientists from the Army Research Lab — the Army's central laboratory. The institutions recently signed an agreement that formally connects Drexel as an ARL "open campus" for research. With this agreement, the University strives to engage a diverse and wide-ranging network of faculty in collaborative efforts with ARL entities.

 

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Making Some of the World's Most Durable Materials Corrosion-Resistant

Borides are among the hardest and most heat-resistant substances on the planet, but their Achilles’ Heel, like so many materials’, is that they oxidize at high temperatures. Oxidation is the chemical reaction commonly known as corrosion or rusting — it can signal the end for a material’s structural integrity. But researchers from Drexel University, Linkoping University in Sweden and Imperial College London have produced an aluminum-layered boride whose unique behavior at high temperatures keeps it one step ahead of nature’s slow march toward high- temperature chemical degradation.  

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Adding Some Salt to the Recipe For Energy Storage Materials

A team of researchers from Drexel University, Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST) and Tsinghua University recently discovered a way to improve the recipe and make the resulting materials bigger and better and soaking up energy — the secret? Just add salt. 

Darkroom to Daylight

From Darkroom to Daylight: New Film Chronicles a Dramatic Shift in the World of Photography

Photographer Harvey Wang began taking pictures as a teenager. He was mid-career when the tools of his craft were made nearly obsolete with the transition from film to digital. In a new film, “From Darkroom to Daylight,” Wang documents this dramatic journey, exploring how others navigated the change and how it has affected them and their work. 

 

James Gundell

James Gundell, Co-COO of Women's Clothing Brand EILEEN FISHER, Inc. to Speak at Drexel

James D. Gundell, co-chief operating officer and facilitating leader for women’s clothing brand EILEEN FISHER, Inc. will join Drexel University’s Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design on April 14 as the 2016 Design & Merchandising Distinguished Speaker.
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Drexel Brings National Network for Advanced Functional Fabrics Manufacturing to Philadelphia

The U.S. Department of Defense has tapped Drexel University as a key leader in the creation of a $75 million national research institute that will support American textile manufacturers in bringing sophisticated new materials and textiles to the marketplace. The institute, called Advanced Functional Fabrics of America, will be a national manufacturing resource center for industry and government to draw on academic expertise in new fibers and textiles. The result will be fabrics engineered to see, hear, sense and communicate; serving an array of industries including aerospace, apparel, architecture and health. 

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Drexel Materials Scientists Roll Out New Method For Making The Invisible Brushes That Repel Dirt

Drexel researchers have reported on a new method for producing the polymer "nanobrush" coating that is used to prevent ships from corroding, glasses from smudging and artificial joint replacements from locking up. The procedure, which involves growing two-dimensional sheets of polymer nano crystals, is more efficient and controllable than current methods — according to the researchers, it's like making a lawn by putting down sod, rather than planting grass and hoping it grows.  

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Drexel's Lilypad Makes It Easier For Teachers To Take Notes Too

Researchers from Drexel University’s College of Computing & Informatics, the School of Education and the A.J. Drexel Autism Institute are trying making it easier for behavioral health professionals in the classroom to stick to their plans and understand how well they’re working. Their solution: an information tracking system called Lilypad helps behavioral specialists take notes in real time and track students' progress — even in chaotic classroom environments.