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Drexel's D.C. Office Opening New Worlds for University

Late last May, Drexel opened a new office in the middle of Washington, D.C. More than a year later, the office’s strategy is still evolving. But one thing is clear: It has opened up new worlds for Drexel. 

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Eight Drexel Faculty Earn Promotions to Full Professor

Eight Drexel faculty members will be promoted to full professor effective Sept. 1. And with expertise ranging from architecture to photography, research covering everything from overeating to solar energy and international connections stretching to India, Japan, Ireland and beyond, they’re a diverse group. 

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 Retention

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. 
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Drexel Announces 2014 Honorary Degree Recipients for June Commencement

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, 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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Institute for Energy and the Environment Seed Grants

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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Drexel's Rube Goldberg Device to Kickoff Weeklong Celebration of Science in Philadelphia

The press of a button triggering a chain reaction of more than 300 energy transfers will serve as the elaborate opening to the 2014 Philadelphia Science Festival. The harbinger of this year’s week of science excitement is a Rube Goldberg machine –a complex device designed to perform a simple task- built by Drexel engineering students with the goal of setting a world record.
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Towering Game of 'Tetris' Highlights Drexel Involvement in Philly Tech Week

See how you can have a chance to take part in the 29-story Cira Centre "Tetris" game, and get a preview of Drexel-related Philly Tech Week events.

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Drexel Opens Cybersecurity Institute

Pulling from its many resources in online data management and protection, Drexel University is opening a cybersecurity institute to address national cyber-based threats and prepare the next generation of cybersecurity leaders.

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Five-plus years of wedding photos make Drexel prof's love story go viral

Drexel professor Jeff Salvage's photos of his wife in her wedding dress around the world has landed the couple on TV screens and homepages. But that's not the best part of their nearly six-year journey.

Drexel Ventures Selects Inaugural Proof-of-Concept Projects

In its first round of proof-of-concept funding, Drexel Ventures — the University’s new technology accelerator and transfer enterprise — is supporting research that could lead to improved solar cells, new drug therapy for treatment of Parkinson’s Disease, safer chemicals for oil extraction and smarter software system monitoring.

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

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.

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Wikipedia Founder Speaking at Drexel Nov. 18

Jimmy Wales, co-founder of Wikipedia, will appear at Drexel on Nov. 18 to deliver the keynote lecture for the University's sixth annual celebration of National Computer Science Education Week.