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  • December

    Highlighted Articles

    • Linda M. Abriola

      Abriola Engineering Leader of the Year

      12/19/2012 8:54:00 AM

      Drexel University’s College of Engineering has selected Drexel engineering alumna Linda M. Abriola, the dean of the School of Engineering at Tufts University, as Drexel’s 2013 Engineering Leader of the Year. Abriola, who is the first female engineer to receive the honor, joins a prestigious group of engineering luminaries. Abriola will be honored  for her leadership in environmental engineering, her commitment to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) and her endless contributions to engineering in an effort to improve today’s societal problems.

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    • Norman Joseph Woodland, a 1947 Drexel graduate who went on to create the bar code system with fellow alumnus Bernard Silver, passed away at the age of 91.

      Norman Joseph Woodland

      12/18/2012 2:56:00 PM

      Norman Joseph Woodland, a 1947 graduate, who, along with classmate Bernard Silver, created the system for instant electronic recall of product information commonly called the barcode, passed away at the age of 91 on Dec. 9, 2012. The pair’s invention revolutionized the retail industry and is an example of a technology that has stood the test of time.

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    • The Lafayette Tower in Washington, D.C. that will house Drexel's new office.

      Drexel to Open Office in Washington, D.C.

      12/5/2012 9:12:00 AM

      Drexel University has announced it will open an office in Washington, D.C. that will serve as a multifunctional academic and outreach center for the University and its online subsidiary Drexel University Online.

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  • November

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    • Drexel representatives from a previous trip to Nankai University

      Drexel Joins Philadelphia Delegation to China

      11/29/2012 9:23:00 AM

      Drexel University representatives are participating in a delegation to China led by Philadelphia Mayor Michael A. Nutter in an effort to raise Philadelphia's international profile, develop business opportunities and renew discussions about direct flights between the city and that country.

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    • Soledad O'Brien Joins Drexel for "Who is Black in America?" Documentary Screening

      11/28/2012 12:00:00 PM

      Drexel University will host an advance screening of the documentary “Who is Black in America?” part of a multi-part series moderated by CNN’s Soledad O’Brien which explores issues of colorism and identity.

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    • Image of Drexel's campus and the city of Philadelphia

      Drexel’s Impact on Pennsylvania’s Economy: $2.4 Billion

      11/26/2012 12:26:00 PM

      Drexel University’s annual economic impact within Pennsylvania through its spending, increased earning power of alumni and the spending of students and visitors to Drexel is $2.4 billion, according to a new study by the Econsult Corporation that was released by the University. Drexel’s annual economic impact within the city of Philadelphia is $1.5 billion.

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    • ExCITe Center

      ExCITe Center opening

      11/26/2012 8:33:00 AM

      Music technology, humanoid robots, app development, video games, and digital knitting machines will converge with many other technologies in one creative space when Drexel University opens its Expressive and Creative Interaction Technologies (ExCITe) Center on Nov. 28.

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    • Hicks non-reversing mirror as displayed at Room East gallery. Photo Courtesy of ROOM EAST, New York.

      NYC Art Gallery Displays Non-Reversing Mirror Invented by Drexel Math Professor

      11/16/2012 9:43:00 AM

      When you look in a mirror, you see an image of yourself in reverse. But one odd mirror invented by mathematics professor Dr. R. Andrew Hicks at Drexel University shows your true face without reversing its image. That mirror is now on display as part of an art exhibition in New York City  through December 9.

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    • Fabio Machado

      mens soccer 2012 NCAA Tournament

      11/13/2012 9:05:00 AM

      Drexel’s men’s soccer team will be making its first NCAA Tournament appearance since 1972 this Thursday when it hosts Brown in a first-round game at Vidas Field at 4 p.m. Drexel earned the at-large bid after winning the regular season Colonial Athletic Association championship and posting a 12-3-3 record on the season.

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    • Security Magazine Ranks Drexel's Public Safety No. 3 Nationally

      11/12/2012 2:05:00 PM

      Security magazine has ranked Drexel University No. 3 in the nation for safety among colleges and universities for 2012. This marks the third consecutive year that Drexel ranked in the top 10. Drexel and the University of Pennsylvania, which ranked at No. 1, were the only two universities in Pennsylvania in the top 20.

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    • Drexel Sacramento Offers First Undergraduate Degree Program

      11/9/2012 2:54:00 PM

      Drexel University Sacramento announced it will begin offering its first undergraduate program in Sacramento in the fall of 2013.

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    • Men's Soccer Patia

      mens soccer CAA Tournament

      11/9/2012 9:44:00 AM

      Drexel’s men's soccer team will play host to the Colonial Athletic Association Tournament this weekend, with semifinal games set for Friday evening and the championship game on Sunday afternoon. Drexel, the league's regular-season champion, will play Hofstra at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, All tournament games will be played at the Vidas Athletic Complex on 43rd and Powelton Ave.

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    • Basketball opens 2013 season

      11/8/2012 4:23:00 PM

      Drexel’s men’s and women’s basketball teams will take the court on Friday to open the 2012-13 season. Both squads reached the Colonial Athletic Association Championship last year and return with equally high aspirations for this season. The men’s, who were picked to win the league in the preseason conference coaches/media poll, play at Kent State at 7 p.m. The women’s team, who are once again projected for a top-four finish in the conference, will travel to play at Providence with a 7 p.m. tip.


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    • Field Hockey huddle

      Field Hockey 2012 NCAA Tournament

      11/8/2012 4:03:00 PM

      After winning its first ever Colonial Athletic Association title, Drexel’s field hockey team will face No. 2 Princeton (17-1) in the first round of the 2012 NCAA Championship on Saturday, Nov. 10. The Dragons (15-6) earned their first automatic bid by defeating the Northeastern Huskies in the conference championship, a 2-1 overtime affair. Drexel, ranked No. 15 in the nation, enters the NCAA tournament for the second time in the program's history.

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    • Biomed memory research

      11/8/2012 11:28:00 AM

      With the help of data collected from intracranial electrodes implanted on epilepsy patients, researchers in Drexel’s School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems are getting a rare look inside the brain in hopes of discovering the exact pattern of activity that produces a memory.

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    • Photo of Karen Cator, director of the Office of Educational Technology at the U.S. Department of Education


      11/7/2012 10:08:00 AM

      Drexel University Online will celebrate National Distance Learning Week (NDLW) with its sixth annual awards ceremony, honoring exceptional leaders, faculty and staff for their accomplishments and dedication to online learning, on Thursday, November 8 at Drexel University.

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    • 2012 CAA Field Hockey Champions

      FH CAA Championship

      11/5/2012 9:47:00 AM

      A goal by sophomore Christina Conrad in the third minute of overtime gave Drexel Field Hockey its first Colonial Athletic Association Championship with a 2-1 victory over Northeastern. Playing on their home turf at Buckley Field in front of a capacity crowd, the Dragons came back from an early 1-0 deficit to claim their first conference title as a member of the CAA and earn an automatic bid in the NCAA Tournament.

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    • Dr. Robert Field

      What the Election Means for Health Reform: Roundtable Discussion on November 16

      11/2/2012 9:34:00 AM

      Experts in law, medicine and public health will explore prospects for the future of health reform and the health care system at What the Election Means for Health Reform, a roundtable discussion sponsored by Drexel University’s Earle Mack School of Law and School of Public Health at the Academy of Natural Sciences on November 16.

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    • DAC Pack

      Seven Drexel Teams Achieve 100 Percent on NCAA Graduation Success Rate Metric

      11/1/2012 3:26:00 PM

      Seven of Drexel’s varsity athletic teams scored 100 percent on the latest Graduation Success Rate (GSR) announced by the NCAA. Overall, Drexel Athletics scored 92 percent on the GSR.

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    • men's soccer team

      Fall Athletics at CAAs

      11/1/2012 9:53:00 AM

      For the first time in the history of Drexel athletics, the Dragons will send three teams to their respective conference tournaments following a tour de force by the school’s squads this fall. Drexel’s field hockey team will host the Colonial Athletic Association Championship this weekend after earning the top seed. The second-seeded women’s soccer team will travel Williamsburg, Va. to play in the tournament semifinals on Friday, while the men’s team wraps up its regular-season run against James Madison with a chance to earn the top spot in its tournament.

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  • October

    Highlighted Articles

    • Twitter Zombie

      10/31/2012 11:54:00 AM

      Taking a close look at the steady flow of millions of 140-character messages per day generated on Twitter is akin to trying to take a drink from the torrent of a fire hydrant’s discharge. But thanks to sophisticated software named in homage to the researcher, transfixed on a computer monitor, that it is designed to relieve -the “TwitterZombie” is helping researchers at Drexel collect tweets without being washed away.

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    • Philanthropist Philip B. Lindy

      Philanthropist Philip Lindy Receives Civic Engagement Award from Drexel

      10/25/2012 4:11:00 PM

      Drexel University President John A. Fry announced today that philanthropist Philip B. Lindy will receive the 2012 Joseph Jacovini Outstanding Service Award, the highest honor that the University bestows upon non-alumni in recognition of their service. The award will be presented on Saturday, November 17, at the annual Anthony J. Drexel Society Gala, Drexel’s premier annual black-tie event.

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    • Hubo drill

      DARPA robotics challenge

      10/24/2012 10:16:00 AM

      A 10-school collaboration led by Drexel University is one of several groups worldwide who are working to advance robotics technology for disaster relief as part of a challenge laid down by the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. Teams from academia, industry and the private sector will attempt to design and deploy a robot capable of disaster response in radioactive or bio-contaminated areas; the robot must drive vehicles, navigate human-centered environments, use tools and manipulate equipment.

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    • Image of the exterior of Drexel's Hagerty Library building

      Thomson Reuters and Drexel Partner on Faculty Portfolios

      10/23/2012 10:45:00 AM

      The IP & Science business of Thomson Reuters, the world’s leading provider of intelligent information for businesses and professionals, is partnering with Drexel to provide an innovative solution to help the University make informed decisions about its productivity and benchmark status, scholarship and performance. 

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    • Wooland and Silver

      Barcode 60th Anniversary

      10/22/2012 11:01:00 AM

      In 1952 a pair of graduate students from school then called the Drexel Institute of Technology, patented a system for instant electronic recall of product information using patterns of lines of varying widths. Sixty years later, the barcode remains an enduring symbol of technology that’s stood the test of time. On Monday, Oct. 22 Drexel and the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) commemorated the anniversary of this invention by dedicating a plaque honoring Norman Joseph Woodland and Bernard Silver in Drexel’s Bossone Research Enterprise Center.

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    • Drexel Players Open Season with Spelling Bee

      10/18/2012 3:04:00 PM

      The musical comedy “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,” one of the most popular musicals of the last decade, will be presented by the Drexel Players from Nov. 9-18 at Drexel University’s Mandell Theater (33rd and Chestnut Streets). The show will open the 2012-2013 season for the Drexel Players, a student-run theater organization in the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design.

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    • The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University

      STEM Career Days to Inspire Philadelphia Public School Students at the Academy of Natural Sciences

      10/18/2012 9:06:00 AM

      Philadelphia public middle-school students and their teachers will be able to interact with scientists from FMC Corporation and explore learning and career opportunities in science and math thanks to a grant from the Philadelphia-based chemical company, the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University announced today.

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    • Philadelphia Fire Department

      Citywide Fire Drill

      10/17/2012 8:30:00 AM

      Drexel dormitories, fraternity and sorority houses will participate in a simulated fire evacuation this Thursday as part of the Philadelphia Fire Department’s “Dump the Dorms” initiative and citywide fire drill on Thursday, Oct. 18. Fire fighters and rescue crews will demonstrate safe egress in the instance of a dorm fire or emergency. Drexel’s dorm evacuation will be followed by similar drills at Penn and Temple to complete the PFD’s educational initiative.

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    • Illustration of energy sources

      PUC and Drexel to Host Forum on Energy Jobs

      10/16/2012 4:29:00 PM

      With an abundance of energy jobs available and more expected to be added through the next decade, the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) will partner with Drexel University to host an Energy Utility Forum on Nov. 2 for Philadelphia-area college students.

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    • Entourage

      Entourage creator visits campus

      10/16/2012 12:23:00 PM

      Doug Ellin, the man behind HBO’s hit series “Entourage,” will be on campus for a conversation and Q&A session at the Westphal School of Media Arts and Design on Oct. 16. The creator of some of the most well-known and culturally beloved characters –Vince, Turtle, Drama, Ari and E—will sit down with Karen Curry, executive director of the Kal & Lucille Rudman Institute for Entertainment Industry Studies, for a look at what it takes to be successful in the entertainment business.

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    • An oxygenated red blood cell is disc-shaped and flexible. A red blood cell in a sickle disease patient, when not carrying oxygen, forms a larger, rigid sickle shape.

      Researchers Describe the Physical Forces Underlying Sickle Cell Disease

      10/16/2012 10:35:00 AM

      Researchers at Drexel University have identified the physical forces in red blood cells and blood vessels underlying the painful symptoms of sickle cell disease. Their experiment, the first to answer a scientific question about sickle cell disease using microfluidics engineering methods, may help future researchers better determine who is at greatest risk of harm from the disease. They report their findings in Cell Press’s Biophysical Journal today.

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    • Witnesses To Hunger Exhibit Shows the Impact of Hunger in Baltimore

      10/16/2012 8:54:00 AM

      A “Witnesses to Hunger” exhibit, featuring the photographs of parents from Baltimore, Boston, and Philadelphia who have experienced hunger and poverty first-hand, will run through October in Baltimore. It is one of multiple ways anti-hunger advocates are coming together this month to raise awareness about the challenges of living in or near poverty and to fight hunger in Maryland.

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    • Cuisine from the Collections

      Crickets, Worms on Menu at Halloween Cocktail Party Hosted by Academy of Natural Sciences

      10/12/2012 3:37:00 PM

      Cuisine From the Collections will take place from 7–10 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 27, at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University (1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway). Adventurous grazers will be treated to an eclectic variety of food options such as venison, seaweed and dishes prepared with ingredients not found in most kitchens, including healthful crickets and worms.

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    • Issues at Stake: Election Panel at Drexel

      Panel to Discuss Major Issues of 2012 Presidential Election at Drexel

      10/11/2012 1:53:00 PM

      With the presidential election quickly approaching, Drexel University will host “Election 2012: Issues at Stake,” a panel discussion to help students and community members better understand some of leading issues in the 2012 campaign. The discussion also will include a question-and-answer session with the audience.

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    • Drexel Launches New Website on LGBT Issues in Sport

      10/10/2012 12:22:00 PM

      On National Coming Out Day, October 11, Drexel University’s Goodwin College for Professional Studies will launch the research and activism network “LGBT Issues in Sport: Theory to Practice,” which aims to be the definitive resource for research on LGBT issues in sport.

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    • bellyband

      Drexel Biomed Opens its Doors to Innovation Community

      10/10/2012 10:45:00 AM

      A wristwatch that can check your blood pressure, a belly band for expecting mothers to monitor their baby’s vital signs and a way for doctors to sterilize their hands without getting them wet – these innovations are just a few of the ideas that will be on display as Drexel University and the Wallace H. Coulter Foundation provide a glimpse into the future of medical technology at the Innovation Technology & Talent Showcase on Oct. 31.

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    • The Free Library of Philadelphia

      Philadelphia Educators to Discuss Innovations in STEM Education

      10/9/2012 2:58:00 PM

      Drexel University’s School of Education will host the second event in the Critical Conversations in Urban Education lecture series on Monday, October 22, from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. A panel of teachers and principals will explore the innovative work of educators in Philadelphia schools, with an emphasis on science, technology, engineering and mathematics education.

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    • Firefighters

      Preventing Firefighter Injuries and Casualties by Examining the Culture of Safety

      10/9/2012 9:13:00 AM

      Drexel University was awarded a three-year, $1 million fire prevention and safety grant last month to develop tools to improve on-the-job safety for firefighters. Researchers will develop a survey to measure the safety climate – the measurable aspect of an organization’s or group’s attitudes toward safe behavior or “culture of safety”– for use in fire departments and by fire safety researchers.

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    • Photo of Dana and David Dornsife

      Drexel to Establish Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships

      10/4/2012 11:22:00 AM

      With the help of a $10 million gift by Dana and David Dornsife, Drexel University President John A. Fry announced today the establishment of the Dana and David Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships to be located on a 1.3-acre site in the heart of West Philadelphia. Expected to open in 2014, the Dornsife Center will be located at 35th and Spring Garden Streets on a vacant site that currently includes two historical properties and a school totaling more than 29,400-square-feet of space.

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    • Bill Cosby interacts with 11th Street patients during his visit to a cooking class

      Bill Cosby Performs Benefit for 11th Street Family Health Services of Drexel University

      10/3/2012 8:32:00 AM

      Bill Cosby performs Oct. 5 to benefit the Expansion Fund for 11th Street Family Health Services of Drexel University (11th Street), a health center located in the heart of the Richard Allen Homes in North Philadelphia. Cosby spent several years during his youth living in that area, then known as the Richard Allen Housing Project.

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    • SCDC career fair

      SCDC Fall 2012 Career Fair

      10/2/2012 4:11:00 PM

      With more than 210 employer organizations lining up to recruit from more than 1,300 students and alumni, Drexel University’s Fall Career Fair is receiving the largest response in the past five years. The Oct. 3 event, that welcomes a variety of employers from around the region, will be held in the Drexel Armory on 33rd Street between Market and Arch streets.

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    • Pizza and Politics Debate Watch Party

      Drexel Students Watch Presidential Debate at "Pizza and Politics" Party

      10/2/2012 3:08:00 PM

      Drexel University students will gather in Nesbitt Hall’s Stein Auditorium (3215 Market Street) for a live screening of the first debate on Wednesday, October 3, 2012, at 8:30 p.m. The debate will be followed by a discussion led by members of Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity. Students will also be able to register to vote and receive information on Pennsylvania's new voter ID law.

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    • US Squash Amanda Sobhy

      US Open Squash Championship 2012

      10/2/2012 10:04:00 AM

      The varsity basketball court at the Daskalakis Athletic Center will once again be transformed into a world-class squash arena as the world’s greatest men’s and women’s squash players will compete in the 2012 Delaware Investments U.S. Open Squash Championships from Oct. 4-12.

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  • September

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    • Fire safety app demo

      PFD Fire Safey App

      9/27/2012 2:44:00 PM

      The Philadelphia Fire Department and Drexel University are teaming up to release the “Philadelphia Fire Department Safety App,” a program giving smartphone users instant access to a wide range of safety and emergency preparedness information. The web-based application, optimized for iOS and Android platforms, will include information about smoke alarms, home escape planning, hospital locations and first aid tips.

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    • Walnut Hill Community Farm - planter

      Walnut Hill Community Farm

      9/27/2012 11:21:00 AM

      Neighborhood outreach turned an old SEPTA lot into a community garden at 46th and Market streets. Some ingenuity from a group of freshman engineering students at Drexel University is helping to keep it sustainable. This summer, 11 students from a freshman design class in the College of Engineering took on the challenge of irrigating, tilling and heating the farm in order to allow for year-round growing.

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    • Exterior photo of Powel Elementary School

      Drexel, Powel and SLA Partner for New Public Shool

      9/25/2012 9:32:00 AM

      The Philadelphia School Partnership (PSP) has awarded $215,000 to a collaboration among Samuel Powel Elementary School (Powel), Science Leadership Academy (SLA) and Drexel University. The investment from the Great Schools Fund will support planning for the expansion of Powel, a K-4 district school near Drexel in West Philadelphia, and the creation of a new middle school to serve the same neighborhood.

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    • Exterior of the Constantine N. Papadakis Integrated Sciences Building

      Drexel Receives First LEED Certification for Papadakis Building

      9/20/2012 10:06:00 AM

      Drexel University was awarded LEED Gold certification for the University’s Constantine N. Papadakis Integrated Sciences Building, which includes the first biowall at an academic institution in the country.

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    • Law student Jessica Farris

      Drexel Law Grad Helps Free Wrongfully Convicted Man after 19 Years in Prison

      9/19/2012 9:40:00 AM

      On September 21, a 37-year-old California man wrongfully imprisoned for just under 19 years is expected to gain his freedom, thanks in part to the efforts of a recent graduate of the Earle Mack School of Law at Drexel University.

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    • Law professor Karl Okamoto

      Drexel Law Professor Creates First MOOC to Teach Business Acquisition Skills

      9/17/2012 9:59:00 AM

      Law students, practicing attorneys and anyone interested in business acquisitions will be able to polish their transactional lawyering skills thanks to a new massive open online course (MOOC) created by Karl Okamoto, a professor in the Earle Mack School of Law at Drexel University. While some of the nation’s most elite universities are collaborating to offer a variety of courses through MOOCs, this will be among the first law school courses delivered in this way.

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    • Dr. Douglas J. Futuyma, distinguished professor of ecology and evolution at the State University of New York at Stony Brook

      Academy of Natural Sciences Joseph Leidy Award Goes to a Stony Brook Evolutionary Biologist

      9/13/2012 9:56:00 AM

      A leading evolutionary biologist whose textbooks on evolution are widely read by college students around the country will receive the prestigious Joseph Leidy Award, the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University announced today.

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    • Drexel Board of Trustees Appoints New Members

      9/12/2012 3:51:00 PM

      Drexel University recently announced six new appointments to its Board of Trustees.

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    • U.S. News & World Report "Best Colleges" badge

      Drexel Advances in 2013 US News Rankings

      9/12/2012 2:09:00 PM

      For the fifth consecutive year, Drexel University has made the “Up-and-Coming” list of national universities that have achieved the “most promising and innovative changes in academics, faculty, students, campus or facilities,” according to U.S.News & World Report for the 2013 edition of “America’s Best Colleges.” Drexel is ranked third out of only 16 universities in the country on the list, according to the survey report. In overall rankings Drexel advanced from 88th to 83rd place. 

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    • Math Forum

      NSF Awards $2.2 Million to Project Studying Community-Based Development for Math Teachers

      9/11/2012 4:03:00 PM

      The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded $2.2 million to a project created by the School of Education and the College of Arts and Sciences at Drexel University, the Math Forum @ Drexel and the College of Education at Temple University to study community-based professional development for middle and high school mathematics teachers.

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    • Janet Pilla

      What Makes A Masterpiece? Renowned Dance Critic Will Discuss at Drexel

      9/10/2012 10:22:00 AM

      Internationally renowned dance critic Deborah Jowitt will explore the topic “What Makes A Masterpiece?” on Thursday, October 4 from 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. at the Mandell Theater (33rd and Chestnuts Sts.), hosted by the dance program in Drexel University’s Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design. The event is free and open to the public.

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  • August

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    • Photo of Keith Orris, Drexel's new senior vice president for corporate relations and economic development

      Keith Orris to Lead Drexel's Corporate Relations and Economic Development

      8/30/2012 9:01:00 PM

      Drexel University has appointed Lancaster General Health Senior Vice President Keith A. Orris as senior vice president for Corporate Relations and Economic Development, a new position that will play a key role in realizing the vision of Drexel’s new strategic plan. Orris will join the University on October 15.

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    • d-s solar cell

      Dye-sensitized solar panel research

      8/28/2012 3:45:00 PM

      Solar panels, like those commonly perched atop house roofs or in sun-drenched fields, quietly harvesting the sun’s radiant energy, are one of the standard-bearers of the green energy movement. But could they be better – more efficient, durable and affordable? That’s what engineers from Drexel University and The University of Pennsylvania are trying to find out, with the aid of a little nanotechnology and a lot of mathematical modeling.

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    • Constitution Hall Pass Logo

      Drexel Partners with National Constitution Center to Create Free Webcast on the Presidency

      8/24/2012 3:40:00 PM

      Drexel University’s Learning Technologies Group in the School of Education worked in partnership with the National Constitution Center to create a free webcast, Constitution Hall Pass: The Presidency, in celebration of the U.S. Constitution’s milestone 225th anniversary. The webcast, the latest edition of the National Constitution Center’s Constitution Hall Pass series, will be available starting Monday, September 10, at

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    • Olympic Park

      Drexel Students Travel to London Paralympic Games

      8/21/2012 9:10:00 AM

      Nine Drexel University students will travel to London from August 31 through September 8 to see the 2012 Paralympic Games, as part of the travel-integrated course “Perspectives on Disability,” the fourth course in the Great Works Symposium 2012 Series.

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    • iBE setup

      PEF breast cancer detection technology DoH grant

      8/20/2012 3:02:00 PM

      Physicians could soon have a new, noninvasive and radiation-free option when it comes to performing regular breast exams. A hand-held device, using technology developed at Drexel University, that can detect cancer by sensing the elasticity of breast tissue is moving into the final stages of testing and development with help from a Pennsylvania Department of Health grant.

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    • Giant pandas. Photo by Zhang Zhihe.

      Giant Panda Conservation Researchers from China to Speak at Drexel

      8/16/2012 10:39:00 AM

      Three leading scientists involved in the conservation of giant pandas at the Giant Panda Breeding Research Base in Chengdu, China will present a mini-symposium, “Biology and Conservation of the Giant Panda,” at Drexel University on August 22.

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    • Image of LeBow College of Business New Building under construction

      Topping Out Ceremony Major Construction Milestone for Drexel's LeBow College of Business

      8/15/2012 9:24:00 AM

      Drexel University’s LeBow College of Business faculty, staff and students will be joined by the Drexel community for a ceremony to mark the placing of the final beam on the new 12-story, 177,500 square-foot business center that will change the face of Drexel and Market Street.

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    • Dr. Chuck Williams

      Drexel Professor Teaches Life Skills to Foster Youth

      8/10/2012 11:31:00 AM

      Thirty ninth-grade students from Arise Academy Charter High School, the only charter school for foster youth in the country, will receive individual mentoring and social skills training through a new partnership with Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Southeastern Pennsylvania. Students will also receive additional life-skills training from Dr. Chuck Williams, a professor in Drexel University’s School of Education and a 2012 Stoneleigh Fellow, who is himself a former foster youth.

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    • microchip network

      Wireless Network-on-Chip

      8/7/2012 4:46:00 PM

      “Location, location, location”: That age-old key to successful real estate investing has also been the driving mantra in microchip architecture. But with space on the tiny silicon chips at a premium, as demand for faster, smaller technology increases, engineers at Drexel University could be adding “bandwidth” and “frequency” to the chip design paradigm by adding wireless antennas to the chips.

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    • Museum visitor examines butterfly and moth specimens during Bug Fest.

      Academy Celebrates Bugs in August With Nature's Assassins and Bug Fest

      8/6/2012 2:13:00 PM

      Dozens of live deadly scorpions, notorious black widow spiders, and giant centipedes will be on special display throughout August, as the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University celebrates its Bicentennial with bug month. The creepy crawly experience really ratchets up Aug. 11 and 12 with the 5th annual Bug Fest celebration.

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    • MM-UAV gantry testing

      Engineers adding arms to unmanned aerial vehicles

      8/1/2012 12:37:00 PM

      Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), such as those used by the military for surveillance and reconnaissance, could be getting a hand –and an arm– from engineers at Drexel University as part of a National Science Foundation grant to investigate adding dexterous limbs to the aircrafts. The project, whose subject harkens to the hovering android iconography of sci-fi movies, could be a step toward the use of UAVs for emergency response and search and rescue scenarios.

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  • July

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  • June

    Highlighted Articles

    • photo of Dr. Daniel Schidlow, Walter H. and Leonore Annenberg Dean and senior vice president, medical affairs at the Drexel University College of Medicine

      Dr. Daniel Schidlow Appointed Drexel College of Medicine Dean

      6/27/2012 3:29:00 PM

      Internationally recognized clinician in pediatric diseases Dr. Daniel V. Schidlow has been appointed Walter H. and Leonore Annenberg Dean and senior vice president, medical affairs at the Drexel University College of Medicine. Schidlow will assume the role from his current position as interim dean and senior vice president.

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    • Dr. Yury Gogotsi at European Carbon Association

      Yury Gogotsi Named 2012 European Carbon Association Award Laureate

      6/26/2012 2:45:00 PM

      The research of Drexel University’s Dr. Yury Gogotsi, director of the A.J. Drexel Nanotechnology Institute, has unlocked new and exciting uses of carbon that range from energy storage technology to biomedical applications. His contributions to the field of research and the international carbon research community were recognized by the European Carbon Association as an ECA Award Laureate at the 2012 World Conference on Carbon in Cracow, Poland on June 17-22.

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    • Men's varsity eight at Henley

      Drexel Crew to Face Harvard at Henley

      6/25/2012 3:25:00 PM

      After rowing to victory in the Reading Town Regatta, the final prelude to the Henley Royal Regatta, Drexel’s men’s varsity eight boat has been selected to face Harvard University’s undefeated lightweight eight boat in the opening round of Henley’s Temple Challenge Cup.

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    • VisAssist at Overbrook

      Engineering Students Develop Apps For Visually Impaired

      6/21/2012 10:08:00 AM

      For people with visual impairments, daily activities such as reading a newspaper, texting or checking Facebook often require the extra step of sitting down at a computer or pulling out a text magnifier - a step that instantly signals their difference from those around them. A group of undergraduate computer science students at Drexel are now hoping to make these tasks as easy and common as using a smartphone.

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    • Photo of Fresh Food Hub on Lancaster

      Drexel and Partners Bring Fresh Produce to West Philadelphia Community

      6/20/2012 4:31:00 PM

      Recently the Fresh Food Hub, a non-profit food truck that serves low-income customers with produce to promote healthy eating, made its debut in West Philadelphia. Beginning as a pushcart market that appeared only once a week, the truck has expanded to provide a wide variety of produce and grocery items to the West Philadelphia community.

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    • Dr. Paul Harrington

      New Report on Job Market for Young Grads

      6/18/2012 2:38:00 PM

      Even as the job market has rebounded over the last two years, the employment prospects for young college graduates have continued to deteriorate, according to a new report by Dr. Paul E. Harrington and Dr. Neeta P. Fogg, labor economists in Drexel University’s Center for Labor Market and Policy. Rather, even during this period of net job creation, young college graduates saw their employment rates fall at the same time as their mal-employment rates increased.

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    • Urban garden designed by Drexel students

      Drexel Students Design Urban Garden for West Philly Seniors

      6/13/2012 4:24:00 PM

      An urban garden, called the “Healthy Outdoor Garden Oasis,” created by students from Drexel University and sponsored by the Drexel University Office  for Community Initiatives, is now open at the Mantua Presbyterian Apartments, a HUD Section 202 senior housing community of Presby’s Inspired Life.

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    • Drexel Hebrew Univ IDR Partnership Funds New BioTech

      6/13/2012 10:49:00 AM

      Four new methods for delivering improved medication within the bodies of suffering patients are now on track to be developed for commercialization as part of a research partnership between Drexel University and The Institute for Drug Research of The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

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    • Photo of graduating students in front of Dragon Park Statue

      Drexel Celebrates 2012 Commencement

      6/12/2012 10:12:00 AM

      Drexel University will celebrate its 125th commencement on its University City campus with five separate ceremonies honoring Drexel’s graduating class, June 15 and16. More than 5,000 students will receive a degree from Drexel this year. Drexel will award honor 17 honorary degrees to prominent individuals distinguished in their fields.

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    • A medical researcher works in the lab.

      Drexel University College of Medicine Hosts Unique International Symposium

      6/7/2012 3:07:00 PM

      Top infectious disease research scientists from across the country and around the world, including a Nobel Prize winner, will gather in Philadelphia later this month when Drexel University College of Medicine hosts the 2012 International Symposium on Molecular Medicine and Infectious Disease. The symposium will be held June 19-21 in the New College Building (15th & Vine Streets) in Geary Auditorium B.

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    • Photo of Drexel President John Fry and President of the Shanghai branch of the Chinese Academy of Sciences Dr. Jiang Mianheng unveiling Drexel sign at the Drexel-SARI Center

      Drexel Delegation Celebrates Official Opening of Drexel-SARI Center in China

      6/7/2012 9:04:00 AM

      A Drexel University delegation led by Drexel President John A. Fry marked the official opening of the Drexel-SARI Center in Shanghai on June 6 with a celebration at the Center that included a performance by musicians from The Philadelphia Orchestra.

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    • A side-by-side comparison of a standard flat driver's side mirror with the mirror Hicks designed, which has a much wider field of view and minimal image distortion

      Driver's Side Mirror with No Blind Spot Receives U.S. Patent

      6/7/2012 8:47:00 AM

      A side mirror that eliminates the dangerous “blind spot” for drivers has now received a U.S. patent. The subtly curved mirror, invented by Drexel University mathematics professor Dr. R. Andrew Hicks, dramatically increases the field of view with minimal distortion. 

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    • Drexel President Fry greets attendees at the launch of the Anthony J. Drexel book.

      Drexel Delegation Celebrates Translation of Book on University Founder in Mandarin

      6/5/2012 8:17:00 PM

      Drexel University and the Pennsylvania Center in Shanghai celebrated the launch of the Chinese translation of The Man Who Made Wall Street: Anthony J. Drexel and the Rise of Modern Finance. The biography of Drexel University’s founder, Anthony J. Drexel, reveals the life of a man who selflessly laid the foundation for later Wall Street giants JP Morgan and others, making possible the United States’ transition from an agrarian society to an industrialized nation. The mandarin translation of the book will be available in China this month. Drexel President John Fry, who is in China leading a delegation of University administrators, was at the celebration announcing the launch of the book.

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    • A nurse practitioner at the 11th Street Family Health Services of Drexel University provides primary care to members of the underserved North Philadelphia community.

      Nurse-Run 11th Street Health Center Prepares for Future Growth

      6/5/2012 9:24:00 AM

      The 11th Street Family Health Services of Drexel University has received a grant to support the expansion of health services from the Independence Blue Cross Foundation, through its Blue Safety Net initiative. The one-year grant of $75,000 will help the center build upon the primary health care and health services it provides in its underserved community, while Drexel continues to plan expansion beyond the limitations of the center’s current small facility.

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    • Virginia-Based Start-Up Company Licenses Three Tissue Technologies Developed at Drexel

      6/4/2012 11:33:00 AM

      A trio of tissue engineering technologies developed by researchers and clinicians from Drexel University, the University of Pennsylvania and The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia are moving one step closer to becoming viable options for vascular surgery, skin replacement and tissue regeneration. Eqalix, Inc., a start-up company from Reston, Va., has recently acquired the exclusive licenses for these three technologies and plans to develop them for commercial use.

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  • May

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  • April

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    • Engineering Students Represent Drexel at National EPA Competition

      4/30/2012 9:21:00 PM

      Can liquid waste discharge from landfills actually be turned into a valuable fuel source? A group of students from Drexel Universitys College of Engineering are presenting this possibility as part of a sustainability design competition hosted by the Environmental Protection Agency that could earn them a $90,000 grant.

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    • HUBO throws opening pitch 4-28-12

      HUBO throws out opening pitch at Phillies game

      4/30/2012 2:31:00 PM

      Following forays into dancing, tai-chi, singing and playing the drums, Drexel’s adult-size humanoid robot, HUBO, made its sporting debut on April 28. The robot, which was programmed by students in the College of Engineering, threw out the ceremonial first pitch before the Philadelphia Phillies' faced the Chicago Cubs at Citizens Bank Park.

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    • Drexel Teams up with Sony for Digital Media Academy Program

      4/26/2012 4:19:00 PM

      Sony Electronics is teaming up with higher education institutions in a new program called Sony Digital Media Academy – collaboration between Sony and academic institutions to foster and fuel innovative approaches and facilitate new expressive applications of digital media technologies. Drexel University’s Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design has been named a founding partner in the program and will develop a sustainable paperless studio.

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    • Team Drexel Dragons at the Microsoft Imagine Cup Competition

      Drexel Computer Science Students Claim U.S. Title at “Microsoft Imagine Cup” Competition

      4/26/2012 2:24:00 PM

      A team of Drexel undergraduate computer science majors earned national acclaim for designing smartphone apps as part of Microsoft’s Imagine Cup Competition. “Team Drexel Dragons” won the U.S. Championship for their design of a math learning program. Drexel sent two teams to the national final and now “Team Drexel Dragons” is among the field of competitors at the World Championship in Sydney, Australia in July.

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    • Little girl photo from "Witnesses to Hunger"

      "Witnesses to Hunger" Displays Mothers' Photographic Testimony of Poverty in Philadelphia Exhibit

      4/26/2012 9:47:00 AM

      Working mothers, poverty and opportunity are powerful themes in the national political conversation. On May 2, a public exhibit will display photos and videos from women whose voices are too often missing from this dialogue: those who have experienced poverty and hunger first-hand. These “Witnesses to Hunger” are participants in a powerful research and advocacy project developed at the Drexel University School of Public Health.

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    • Students from Germantown High School display their stained glass windows

      Stained glass windows by GHS students on display at Drexel

      4/26/2012 9:05:00 AM

      Fourteen colorful stained glass windows created by students from Germantown High School are currently on display as part of an exhibition entitled the “Hand-Eye Collaboration” at Drexel University’s James E. Marks Intercultural Center (33rd and Chestnut Streets). The exhibit symbolizes the power of art to bring together people of all races, religions, ages and backgrounds. It is free and open to the public, and will be on display through June 4.

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    • Burberry CEO Angela Ahrendts

      Burberry CEO Angela Ahrendts to Visit Drexel

      4/26/2012 8:47:00 AM

      Drexel University has named Angela Ahrendts, CEO of Burberry, as the recipient of the inaugural Westphal Award, one of the University’s highest honors, for her leadership at Burberry and for her humanitarian work through the Burberry Foundation. Ahrendts will be presented with the award on Wednesday, May 2, as part of an all-day program at Drexel University’s Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design where she will also be the 2012 Distinguished Speaker of the Year.

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    • Photo of David Kim, Philadelphia Orchestra Concertmaster, and Che-Hung Chen, Philadelphia Orchestra Violist

      Drexel Partners with The Philadelphia Orchestra for its Residency at China

      4/25/2012 11:55:00 AM

      Expanding its preeminent role as cultural ambassador between the United States and China, The Philadelphia Orchestra announced at a press conference held at Drexel University the details of its pilot 2012 Residency Week and Tour of China activities with the National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA) in Beijing.

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    • Photo of Peggy and Richard Greenawalt

      Drexel and Breakthrough of Greater Philadelphia Partner

      4/23/2012 9:59:00 PM

      Drexel University and Breakthrough of Greater Philadelphia announced a new partnership to support summer educational programming for low-income students from Philadelphia public schools who are transitioning to high school. In recognition of support from Drexel, the Breakthrough high school program has been renamed The Peggy and Richard Greenawalt Program, in honor of Drexel Board of Trustees Chairman Richard A. Greenawalt, and his wife, Peggy, a founding board member of Breakthrough of Greater Philadelphia.

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    • Briana and Damon, characters in a series of animated videos to convey research-based violence prevention messages.

      Teen Violence Prevention Research Brought to Life through Digitally Animated Videos

      4/23/2012 10:40:00 AM

      Working with West Philadelphia residents, researchers from Drexel's School of Public Health and Penn's School of Nursing created Briana and Damon, digital animation characters voiced by members of the community, as a novel strategy to communicate anti-violence messages grounded in community-based research.

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    • Sacramento-Healthcare-MBA

      4/20/2012 11:15:00 PM

      Drexel University's Center for Graduate Studies in Sacramento has announced the addition of an MBA in Healthcare Administration starting in September 2012.

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    • Drexel Leads Charge for Digital Inclusion at Philly Tech Week

      4/20/2012 8:52:00 PM

      Drexel University will take part in Philly Tech Week’s annual celebration of innovation and technology from April 23-28. The week of events, exhibitions, panels and celebrations brings technologists, entrepreneurs, investors, policymakers, educators, and enthusiasts together for a week of tech-related exhibits, demonstrations, discussions and gatherings throughout the city.

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    • President John Fry and ITU President Muhammed Sahin

      Drexel President John Fry Leads Delegation to Turkey

      4/20/2012 4:17:00 PM

      Drexel University President John Fry led a delegation of University administrators, faculty from Drexel’s School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems and College of Engineering, and representatives from Duke University and The Johns Hopkins University and industry partners through a five-day tour of Turkey’s epicenters for research and technological innovation. This Innovation Partnership Forum Delegation, spent time at some of the nation’s top universities, visited innovative “technoparks” and participated in a national biomedical engineering summit.

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    • Drexel's Art Attack Partnership Wins NEA/Knight Foundation Grant

      4/20/2012 12:18:00 PM

      Art Attack, the innovative partnership between Drexel University’s Center for Cultural Outreach in the Pennoni Honors College and the Philadelphia Daily News to expand local arts exposure for the newspaper, is among three new models to receive up to $80,000 in funding through the Knight/NEA Community Arts Journalism Challenge, which seeks innovative ideas for informing and engaging people in the arts.

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    • Dr. James Rondinelli

      Drexel Engineer Develops New Class of Ferroelectric Materials

      4/20/2012 11:19:00 AM

      Drexel University’s Dr. James Rondinelli, an assistant professor in the College of Engineering, has developed a method of constructing new electrically switchable  materials through a form of atomic alchemy that resembles microscopic sandwich making. The resultant material could find use in a variety of applications including video game consoles, transit passes and medical imaging technology.

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    • Jason Wilson will direct the new Center for Cultural Outreach

      New Center for Cultural Outreach at Drexel

      4/19/2012 11:09:00 AM

      Drexel University’s Pennoni Honors College announced today the establishment of a new entity, the Center for Cultural Outreach, which consolidates a variety of cultural endeavors within the Honors College and offers a platform for collaborative ventures with other units at Drexel.

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    • Dr. Ellen Giarelli

      Nursing for Autism Across the Lifespan Highlighted in New Book

      4/17/2012 9:22:00 AM

      The growing number of children and adults on the autism spectrum represent a growing need for quality health care that is sensitive to the issues they face. This is the premise and challenge behind a new text, Nursing of Autism Spectrum Disorder: Evidence-based Integrated Care across the Lifespan (Springer, April 2012), edited by Dr. Ellen Giarelli, an associate professor in Drexel’s College of Nursing and Health Professions, with Dr. Marcia Gardner.

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    • Photo of a game in the interior of the Daskalakis Center

      Daskalakis' Gift in Support of Athletics

      4/13/2012 1:24:00 PM

      Drexel University alumnus and benefactor John A. Daskalakis,‘63, has committed a $3 million gift in support of Drexel Athletics. The gift from the Drexel Hall of Famer and former standout on the lacrosse field will make it possible for Drexel to enhance its athletics program and upgrade the athletic center that already bears Daskalakis’ name.

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    • Greemfield School - PSF - courtesy of Jeff Fusco

      Drexel University at Philadelphia Science Festival

      4/12/2012 2:22:00 PM

      Drexel University will play a big role in the celebration of science at the annual Philadelphia Science Festival. The festival, which runs from April 20-29, brings scientists and science enthusiasts together for a week of science-related exhibits, demonstrations and gatherings throughout the city. Drexel students, faculty and professional staff will take part in events each day during the festival. Click "read more" for a full schedule of all Drexel-related activities during the week.

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    • Jumping Brain toy designed by toy-maker Emilio Garcia

      Toy Maker Leads Workshop at Drexel

      4/10/2012 9:40:00 AM

      Internationally recognized toy designer and illustrator Emilio Garcia will travel from Barcelona, Spain, to host a 4-day workshop with students on making designer toys, along with a public lecture and demonstration for Drexel University’s Product Design program, part of the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design.  Garcia is well known for his jumping brain toys and his design work with international companies such as Hitachi, Diesel, Inditex, Metro, Vans and The North Face.

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    • Photo of Bilski, Drexel student crowned Miss Philadelphia


      4/9/2012 3:55:00 PM

      Drexel Universitys Lauren Bilski, a junior majoring in dance and physical therapy, was crowned Miss Philadelphia at Drexels Mandell Theater on March 31. The Miss Philadelphia pageant serves as a preliminary round in the Miss America competition.

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    • Engineering beetle research

      Drexel Engineering Beetle Research

      4/9/2012 2:25:00 PM

      Rhinoceros beetles could play a big part in the next generation of aircraft design with the help of researchers in Drexel University’s Mechanical Engineering Department.  Dr. MinJun Kim, an associate professor in Drexel's College of Engineering, is leading a team of engineers in National Science Foundation-funded research that examines the function and aerodynamics of the Allomyrina dichotoma beetle in collaboration with Konkuk University in South Korea.

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    • Socia Media and Politics Panel at the NCC

      4/9/2012 2:11:00 PM

      Political strategists and social media/technology experts Maria Cardona, Andrew Rasiej, Daniel Sieberg, Alex Torpey and Todd Van Etten will join the National Constitution Center to take a hard look at the role of social media and its impact on the 2012 presidential campaign. Jonathan Capehart of The Washington Post will moderate the discussion. The event takes place on Thursday, April 19 at 6:30 p.m. at the National Constitution Center.

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    • Dr. Liza Herzog, director of research at the Philadelphia Education Fund

      Lecture Series on STEM Education in Urban Settings

      4/9/2012 12:18:00 PM

      The Goodwin College’s School of Education at Drexel University will host a panel discussion to explore ways in which higher education partnerships can enhance Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education for K-12 students in an urban setting. The discussion will take place on Monday, April 30, from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

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    • Brent Glass, director emeritus of the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History, will discuss the future of museums on April 11

      The Future of Museums with Brent Glass

      4/4/2012 9:56:00 AM

      The Future of Museums, featuring Brent Glass, director emeritus of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History, will examine prospects and offer recommendations for successful museum management in the 21st century.  The talk will take place Wednesday, April 11, at 7 p.m. at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, in collaboration with Drexel University’s Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design.

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    • HUBO Robots Perform Come Together by The Beatles

      4/2/2012 2:10:00 PM

      Four of Drexel's HUBO robots performed "Come Together" by The Beatles in a demonstration that combined cutting-edge engineering technology and research with creative expression. A video was produced by the Music & Entertainment Technology Laboratory (MET-lab).

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  • March

    Highlighted Articles

    • Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering research

      Drexel Engineering Research Helps Generate Efficient Bioterrorism Response Plan

      3/28/2012 3:48:00 PM

      Dealing with the threat of bioterrorism is just one of the many issues facing emergency preparedness agencies in the post-Sept. 11 world. Researchers in Drexel University’s College of Engineering are helping to answer important questions that will shape the way responders handle bioterrorism threats in the future.  Most recently, research from Drexel’s Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering offered findings that will advise the timing of reoccupying a building where there has been a bioterrorism attack.

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    • Drexel representatives inlcuding Drexel Dean of Student David A. Ruth accept the $10,000 grant from the Zeta Tau Alpha Foundation.

      Drexel Receives Hazing Prevention Award

      3/26/2012 1:45:00 PM

      For the past three years, Drexel University has worked to form a campus-wide coalition to eliminate hazing on its campus. Those efforts were recently rewarded when Drexel received the 2012 Zeta Tau Alpha Award for Innovation in Campus Hazing Prevention during the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA) Conference

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    • Drexel Named Among Healthiest Employers

      3/23/2012 4:34:00 PM

      Drexel University received a Healthiest Employers Award by the Philadelphia Business Journal for the second year in a row. The University is the only higher education institution to receive the award.

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    • Rondinelli May

      Drexel Materials Engineers Receive Young Investigator Recognition

      3/22/2012 1:51:00 PM

      A pair of Drexel University engineers earned recognition from the Army Research Office’s (ARO) Physics Division for their promising research achievements within the first five years of receiving their doctoral degree. Dr. Steven May and Dr. James Rondinelli, assistant professors in Drexel’s Department of Materials Science and Engineering in the College of Engineering, have each received a three-year Young Investigator Program award to enable new research projects in materials science and engineering.

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    • Autism Experts at Drexel Available for Autism Awareness Month News Stories

      3/21/2012 3:08:00 PM

      Experts at Drexel University are available to comment for news stories about autism for Autism Awareness Month in April. Drexel recently established the A.J. Drexel Autism Institute, the nation’s first autism center focused on public health science.

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    • The Academy at 200: The Nature of Discovery, opening March 24, features a selection of stunning treasures from the Academy’s world-renowned collections.

      Bicentennial Festivities Begin March 24 at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University

      3/21/2012 12:09:00 PM

      Bicentennial Weekend marks the official start of the Academy’s yearlong celebration of its 200th anniversary. Founded in 1812, the Academy is the oldest natural history museum in the nation, a world leader in natural science research and a major cultural destination in Philadelphia.

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    • Drexel student Nevena Bosnic, a senior majoring in economics was named a 2012 Carnegie Junior Fellow


      3/20/2012 3:11:00 PM

      Drexel University's Nevena Bosnic, a senior majoring in economics, was selected for the 2012 Carnegie Junior Fellows Program. This highly competitive award enables recent graduates to work for a year with a senior fellow in one of the program areas of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

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    • Dr. Craig Newschaffer

      AJ Drexel Autism Institute Receives $1.5 Million from the Charles and Barbara Close Foundation for Public Health Science

      3/20/2012 8:24:00 AM

      Drexel University has received a gift of $1.5 million from the Charles and Barbara Close Foundation, founded by Drexel alumnus Charles Close (’36), to help establish the A.J. Drexel Autism Institute. The Institute is the nation’s first autism center focused on public health science.

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    • Drexel men's basketball

      Drexel Basketball Advances in Postseason Play

      3/16/2012 9:50:00 AM

      After earning concurrent postseason births for the first time in the programs’ history, Drexel’s men’s and women’s basketball teams are continuing to blaze a trail through the record books. The men’s team defeated Central Florida in the National Invitation Tournament to earn its first postseason victory since 1996, while the women’s team downed Fairfield on the road in the Women’s NIT to pick up its first postseason win in program history.

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    • iSchool Teachers-on-Twitter Study

      3/15/2012 11:41:00 AM

      Teachers are stretching Twitter’s reach to more than just 140 character quips according to a new study by The iSchool at Drexel University researchers. The study, entitled “Grassroots Professional Development: How Teachers Use Twitter” suggests that teachers are molding Twitter from its common perception as a social medium for sharing personal information and observations, to a conduit for disseminating educational resources and connecting with distant colleagues.

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    • MDR IMA nominations

      MAD Dragon Records Earns Nine IMA Nominations

      3/15/2012 11:28:00 AM

      Music Resource Group has nominated Drexel University’s student-run record label, MAD Dragon Records, for nine Independent Music Awards. MAD Dragon is part of the Music Industry program in the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design. The group’s nine nominations are the most garnered by the label, which has received 30 nominations since 2007.

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    • Drexel-Emphasis-on-Entrepreneurship-Baiada-Institute

      3/13/2012 12:33:00 PM

      The Laurence A. Baiada Center for Entrepreneurship will transition from a center of excellence within the LeBow College of Business at Drexel to a University-level institute, Drexel University President John A. Fry has announced.

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    • Chef Gordon Ramsay of Kitchen Nightmares and Drexel student Andrew Bohinick

      Drexel Students Featured on "Kitchen Nightmares"

      3/12/2012 12:21:00 PM

      Drexel students Andrew Bohinick and John Boswell will show off their culinary chops in an upcoming episode of FOX’s “Kitchen Nightmares.” The episode, in which Chef Gordon Ramsay transforms Zócalo Mexican restaurant, will air on March 30th at 8 p.m. EST.

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    • Fleisher Art Memorial's ColorWheels vehicle

      Fleisher Art Memorial Launches ColorWheels

      3/12/2012 11:10:00 AM

      Graphic design students from the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design created the vibrant multi-color design and logo for Fleisher Art Memorial's ColorWheels mobile art studio. Fleisher will launch ColorWheels, funded by a prestigious grant from PNC Arts Alive, with a ribbon-cutting and art-making event on Saturday, March 24 at 10 a.m. outside the PNC Branch at 8th and Christian Streets in Philadelphia.

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    • Drexel students Sekou Lewis and Deidre Martin compete in the regional Transactional Lawyering Meet

      Law Students from Across the Country Demonstrate Deal-Making Skills at Drexel

      3/9/2012 4:45:00 PM

      While generations of law students have sharpened their litigating skills in moot court and mock trial competitions, the Transactional LawMeet™ created by professor Karl Okamoto of the Earle Mack School of Law at Drexel University is the first of its kind anywhere that allows students  of transactional law to practice their deal-making skills against their peers. The law school will host the Third Annual Transactional LawMeet™ on March 29 and 30, beginning at 1:30 p.m.

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    • Dr. Nate Rice showing a hummingbird specimen from the Ornithology collection to visiting students

      Behind-the-Scenes Tours of Science Treasures for Academy of Natural Sciences Bicentennial

      3/9/2012 11:41:00 AM

      As part of its yearlong Bicentennial, the nation’s oldest natural history museum announced today that it will offer behind-the-scenes tours of its world-renowned scientific collections, normally open only to researchers by appointment.

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    • Reverse-Osmosis filters

      Engineers Apply Water Monitoring System to Preserve Filtering Membrane

      3/8/2012 3:14:00 PM

      Researchers in Drexel University’s Environmental Engineering Department are collaborating with American Water to apply a new test that is intended to extend the lifespan of seawater filtering membranes by predicting the growth of damaging biofilm on them. The test, called Bioluminescent Saltwater Assimilable Organic Carbon (AOC), will help to measure the amount of biodegradable organic matter in seawater and enable researchers to predict the level of biological fouling –formation of biofilm- that could occur on the filtering membrane. American Water developed the AOC test, which will also help to reduce Reverse-Osmosis (RO) membrane fouling in the water desalination process.

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    • robotic fish model

      Robotic Fish Research Receives NSF Funding

      3/8/2012 2:32:00 PM

      A robotic fish, developed in Drexel University’s College of Engineering, could soon be leading the way for development of unmanned, automated marine vehicles according to researchers in the Laboratory for Biological Systems Analysis. Dr. James Tangorra, an assistant professor of mechanical engineering and mechanics, who heads the lab, is using the robotic fish model to understand the movement and sensory abilities of fish fins and attempting to translate this information into making more sophisticated marine systems for the Office of Naval Research.

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    • Iron Red Porcelain Dish with Five-toed Dragon with Sacred Pearl, China, Ming Dynasty – 1522-1566,University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Bequest of Robert C. Alexander, No. 88-10-19A


      3/5/2012 4:50:00 PM

      In celebration of the 2012 Year of the Dragon, Drexel University will host an exhibit dedicated to the dragon.  “The Iconography of the Dragon:  East and West,” made possible by the E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation will be open to visitors from April 2 to May 11 at the University’s Rincliffe Gallery on the third floor of Drexel’s Main Building at 32nd and Chestnut Streets.

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    • Witnesses to Hunger logo

      Witnesses to Hunger Goes National with Women's Photographic Testimony of Poverty

      3/5/2012 3:24:00 PM

      A powerful research and advocacy project developed at the Drexel University School of Public Health featuring the voices and photography of women who have experienced hunger and poverty first-hand, is now expanding with the opening of “Witnesses to Hunger -  Boston.”

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    • Data-Experts-Convene-in-Philadelphia-to-Solve National-Challenges

      3/5/2012 3:18:00 PM

      As the digital world expands at an exponential rate, the need for managing and securing the immense amount of data we depend on—for national security, disaster management, health care and the health of the U.S.  economy—has emerged as one of the most important challenges of the 21st century.

      This challenge, known as Big Data, has prompted leading national experts to convene at The Union League in Philadelphia on Wednesday, March 7, to discuss the data issues that will significantly affect society, and what can be done to address them.

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    • Gogotsi-and-Team-Advance-Understanding-of-Energy-Storage-Mechanism

      3/5/2012 11:55:00 AM

      An international team of materials researchers including Drexel University’s Dr. Yury Gogotsi has given the engineering world a better look at the inner functions of the electrodes of supercapacitors – the low-cost, lightweight energy storage devices used in many electronics, transportation and many other applications. In a piece published in the March 4 edition of Nature Materials, Gogotsi, and his collaborators from universities in France and England, take another step toward finding a solution to the world’s demand for sustainable energy sources.

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    • Student-Conference-Explores-Relationships-to-Food

      3/1/2012 3:28:00 PM

      Drexel University’s Office of International Programs will host a daylong conference on March 2 on the global food crises and diverse and complex relationships to food. 

      Six student panels will tackle the central theme of food from various different interdisciplinary perspectives. The conference will bring together students and community groups, faculty, staff and alumni to address a wide range of issues related to the topic of food.

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    • Leatherback turtle

      Study Identifies Pacific Danger Zones for Critically-Endangered Leatherback Sea Turtles

      3/1/2012 1:21:00 PM

      A major new study of migration patterns has identified danger zones in the Pacific Ocean for critically endangered leatherback sea turtles. This new understanding could help inform decisions about fishing practices to help reduce further deaths of this fragile species. Drexel University’s Dr. James Spotila was coordinator for the study involving collaborators worldwide.

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  • February

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  • January

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    • Drexel President Fry meets with students of Ben-Gurion University

      President Fry Leads Drexel Delegation to Israel

      1/31/2012 4:16:00 PM

      Drexel University President John A. Fry is leading a delegation to Israel to attend the second Bi-national Symposium on Translational Research in Biomedicine and Biomedical Engineering, jointly sponsored by Hebrew University’s (HUJI) Institute for Drug Research (IDR) and Drexel.

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    • Exterior of the A.J. Drexel Plasma Institute

      Drexel Receives Keck Foundation Grant to Expand Plasma Research

      1/30/2012 4:31:00 PM

      Drexel University has received a $1 million grant from the W.M. Keck Foundation to expand research on the fundamental science of interactions between plasma, which is an ionized gas, and living systems. The research, funded by the W.M. Keck Foundation, will be led by the University’s Anthony J. Drexel Plasma Institute.

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    • Aftermath of Japan earthquake and tsunami

      Dr. Sheller Attends Tokyo Summit on Disaster Response

      1/25/2012 12:40:00 PM

      Dr. Mimi Sheller, a professor of sociology and director of Drexel’s Center for Mobilities Research and Policy (mCenter), was invited to join a team of international experts invited by the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute, which will provide advice to the World Bank’s Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR) on natural disaster preparedness for developing countries.

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    • ELATE womens leadership program receives research grant

      1/24/2012 1:50:00 PM

      A new initiative at Drexel University has an ambitious goal: to advance senior women faculty in the fields of engineering and technology in academic institutions across the United States. Now, thanks to a generous grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, this new initiative, the Executive Leadership in Academic Technology and Engineering program (ELATE at Drexel™), will be able to test just how well this goal is being reached.

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    • Engineers release authorship software

      1/23/2012 9:25:00 AM

      A set of new software programs, developed by Drexel University computer scientists, could soon help protect the speech of the disenfranchised and ensure the voice of the whistle-blower, all by confirming or contorting one’s writing style.

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    • Newschaffer-autism-definition-changes

      1/20/2012 2:00:00 PM

      Drexel University’s Dr. Craig Newschaffer, a renowned autism expert and chair of the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the Drexel University School of Public Health, is available to comment on the proposed changes to the definition of autism and how they would impact the autistic population.

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    • Academy of Natural Sciences Celebrates Bicentennial

      1/18/2012 3:42:00 PM

      The yearlong Bicentennial of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University will feature a major new exhibition opening March 24 called The Academy at 200: The Nature of Discovery. A special series of Town Square programs, some led by world-renowned experts, will focus on today’s critical environmental issues, and a science symposium will be held in the fall. For museum visitors, monthly themed activities, giveaways, and discounted admission days will provide fun and learning for the whole family.

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    • MLK-Project-KEYSPOTS

      1/13/2012 1:50:00 PM

      Philadelphia’s 17th Annual MLK Day of Service, Monday January 16, will feature a first-ever on-site and Internet-based virtual job fair in an effort to empower Philadelphia residents economically. Drexel University is leading the Freedom Rings Partnership in hosting a digital job fair at the same location as the onsite job fair at Girard College, located at 21st Street and Girard Avenue, which is already capped at 600 attendees.

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    • Dr. Brian K. Lee

      No Link Found Between Prenatal Exposure to Tobacco Smoke and Autism

      1/12/2012 2:50:00 PM

      A large population-based study in Sweden indicates that there is no link between smoking during pregnancy and autism spectrum disorders (ASD) in children. The study, led by Dr. Brian Lee, an assistant professor at Drexel University and a team of international collaborators, will appear in a forthcoming issue of the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders and was published online in December.

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    • Looking-for-love-online-dating-study

      iSchool online dating study

      1/5/2012 9:00:00 AM

      Today, one in five Americans finds his or her spouse via online dating websites, but according to Drexel researchers, marriage isn’t the only measure of success among people looking for love in cyberspace.

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    • Political Analyst Bill Rosenberg Available for Interviews about 2012 Election

      1/4/2012 9:27:00 AM

      As the 2012 presidential race heats up on the heels of the Iowa caucus, Dr. William L. Rosenberg, a professor of political science at Drexel University, is available for interviews with the media. Rosenberg is a well-known expert in the presidential election process as well as public opinion and media related to the campaigns.

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