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2013

  • December

    Highlighted Articles

    • Israeli-Academic-Institutions

      12/27/2013 4:20:00 PM

      Drexel University is committed to a spirit of free inquiry, and to the clash of ideas which represents true critical engagement. These ideas form the core of academic freedom. The recent action by the American Studies Association to boycott Israeli Universities threatens to undermine this core commitment and the collaborations and intellectual inquiry through which it operates. We oppose it in sprit and in practice and encourage our faculty to range freely in their scholarship and creative work. In particular, our long-standing commitment to working with colleagues and academic institutions in Israel remains important to us as a community of scholars and to those for whom this research may present life-saving solutions. Open discourse, intellectual skepticism, and deep engagement rather than exclusion remain the surest ways to advancing knowledge and understanding.

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    • Bob Brulle

      Not Just the Koch Brothers: New Drexel Study Reveals Funders Behind the Climate Change Denial Effort

      12/20/2013 10:37:00 AM

      A new study conducted by Drexel University environmental sociologist Robert J. Brulle, PhD, exposes the organizational underpinnings and funding behind the powerful climate change countermovement. This study marks the first peer-reviewed, comprehensive analysis ever conducted of the sources of funding that maintain the denial effort. Through an analysis of the financial structure of the organizations that constitute the core of the countermovement and their sources of monetary support, Brulle found that, while the largest and most consistent funders behind the countermovement are a number of well-known conservative foundations, the majority of donations are “dark money,” or concealed funding.

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    • Chef Michael Solomonov

      Drexel Hosts Philadelphia’s First-Ever Conference for Chefs, by Chefs

      12/18/2013 3:24:00 PM

      Drexel University’s new Center for Hospitality and Sport Management will host Philadelphia’s first-ever Philly Chef Conference, a conference for chefs, by chefs, on Monday and Tuesday, Jan. 13 – 14. World-renowned chefs, restaurateurs and food writers from around the city, including such celebrity chefs as Michael Solomonov and Kevin Sbraga, as well as Drexel’s distinguished hospitality and culinary arts alumni Josh Lawler, Brett Taylor, Brian Lofink and Nick Macri will come together at Drexel’s Academic Bistro to discuss key issues facing the restaurant industry as well as new food trends, products and techniques. The two-day event is geared toward students and working professionals who aspire to own their own restaurant.

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    • Bruce Levine

      How Can Businesses Help Young People Thrive? Drexel’s School of Education Partners with America’s Promise Alliance to Find Out

      12/17/2013 3:12:00 PM

      What if businesses could respond in real-time to schools’ needs for supplies, or offered extensive shadowing or internship programs to introduce students to career opportunities? To encourage greater impacts from collaboration between the business sector and local K-12 educational institutions, Drexel University’s School of Education partnered with America’s Promise Alliance to host the first-ever “Business-Community Innovation Lab” in Drexel’s Washington, D.C. office last month.

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    • IExE rendering

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

      12/16/2013 9:50:00 AM

      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. The A.J. Drexel Institute for Energy and the Environment will look at the science, economics and politics that influence decisions about energy and the environment; and serve as a resource for decision makers both in the region and around the world.

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    • Gerri C. LeBow Hall's exterior

      Drexel Ends Fundraising Campaign Early, Surpasses Goal

      12/13/2013 9:15:00 AM

      Seven months before its scheduled closing date Drexel University President John A. Fry announced the conclusion of the University’s comprehensive fundraising campaign, “Dream It. Do It. Drexel. A Campaign for the Future.” The campaign’s public phase was launched in November 2011 with a goal of reaching $400 million and was expected to conclude in June 2014, but ended early with its goal already exceeded by $55 million.

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    • Drexel, University City Science Center and DreamIt Ventures Partner to Foster Innovation in Philadelphia

      12/11/2013 1:24:00 PM

      Drexel University, the University City Science Center and DreamIt Ventures are on a mission to support innovators and entrepreneurs in the Philadelphia region and have formed a strategic partnership that creates a hub for start-ups to test their wings and the capital that will support their continued growth.

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    • Philadelphia Regional Pediatric Medical Device Consortium Receives FDA Funding Receives FDA Funding

      12/10/2013 12:59:00 PM

      For medical devices, as with many medicines, the market for children is a small fraction of the adult market, and there are far fewer child-sized devices. But, of course, the need exists, even if proper devices may not.

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    • Derek Gillman

      Derek Gillman Steps Down as Executive Director and President of The Barnes Foundation, Joins Drexel University

      12/4/2013 4:19:00 PM

      The Board of Trustees of the Barnes Foundation announced that Derek Gillman will be stepping down as executive director and president of the Barnes Foundation effective January 1, 2014, to become a distinguished visiting professor at Drexel University’s Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design.

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    • He's hungry  He was asking the case worker for something to eat.  I don’t have child care, so I have to take him to my appointments.  If he was in day care I wouldn’t have to have lugged him early in the morning to an appointment to the welfare office to try to get food stamps and medical coverage.  I can’t help it if my baby’s hungry.  I was thinking ‘I’m not going to lie to you miss, he’s hungry.' - Imani S.

      Witnesses to Hunger 5 Year Anniversary

      12/3/2013 10:19:00 AM

      Since 2008, the “Witnesses to Hunger” program at the Drexel University School of Public Health has sought to bring the true experts -- those with first-hand experience -- into the conversation about hunger and poverty by equipping caregivers of young children with digital cameras to document hunger and poverty. Participants from the program's five sites will reunite at Drexel on Dec. 11 to celebrate and reflect on the program's achievements to date, and on the work still to be done to address endemic hunger and poverty in American communities. A photo exhibit will be open to the public for three days.

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  • November

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    • SEED Lab Gates Foundation Grant

      11/26/2013 3:36:00 PM

      A team of students from Drexel's College of Engineering, led by Alexander J. Moseson, PhD, an assistant teaching professor in the College and director of the Sustainable Engineering and Entrepreneurship for Development (SEED) Lab are among the latest recipients of a Grand Challenges Explorations grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The Grand Challenge Explorations initiative, which funds innovative global health and development research, will help the team continue its work to create transformative farming tools for female smallhold farmers in Thailand.

       

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    • DCCC President Jerry Parker and Drexel President John A. Fry

      Drexel and Delaware County Community College Establish Drexel@DCCC

      11/25/2013 11:30:00 AM

      A new innovative agreement between Delaware County Community College and Drexel University will establish Drexel@DCCC, a program that will allow students from the College to earn a degree from Drexel without ever leaving the College’s campus. Drexel President John A. Fry and College President Jerry Parker signed the agreement on Nov. 22 during a ceremony at Delaware County Community College’s Main Campus.

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    • Men's Basketball NIT Tip-Off MSG

      11/22/2013 1:48:00 PM

      Drexel’s men’s basketball team will take the court at Madison Square Garden over the holiday to compete against some of the top teams in the nation at the semifinals of the National Invitation Tournament Season Tip-Off. The Dragons will face Arizona on Wednesday, Nov. 27 and will play either Duke or Alabama on Nov. 29. Both games will be aired on the ESPN family of networks.

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    • Pong on Cira Centre Sets Guinness World Record

      11/18/2013 5:10:00 PM

      The dream of Drexel associate professor Frank Lee, PhD, that came to fruition in the form of a 29-story video game –Pong- played on the north facade of Brandywine Realty Tust’s Cira Centre is now a world record. Guinness World Records officially recognized the event, which was held on April 19 and 24 as part of Philly Tech Week, as the “largest architectural videogame display.”

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    • Restaurant customers who did not use menu nutritional labels purchased almost as many calories for a single meal as are recommended for an entire day.

      Consumers Order a Less Unhealthy Meal When the Menu Has Nutritional Labeling

      11/18/2013 11:07:00 AM

      An evaluation team led by the Drexel University School of Public Health has published a new study demonstrating that customers of full-service restaurants use nutritional labeling on menus to make healthier food choices. The customers who reported they used labels purchased 400 fewer calories (representing a relative difference of 20 percent), 370 milligrams less sodium and 10 grams less saturated fat than the overall average.

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    • Men's Soccer Wins 2013 CAA Championship

      11/17/2013 9:08:00 AM

      Drexel's men's soccer team used an early goal and a sterling defensive performance to bring home its first Colonial Athletic Association title with a 1-0 victory over William & Mary at Vidas Field. Freshman defender Jameson Detweiler's first-half goal proved to be the difference in the tightly contested match.

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    • Chef Kevin Sbraga

      Chef Kevin Sbraga Mentors Drexel Culinary Students and Alumni as they Create a Seasonal Four-Course Dinner

      11/15/2013 5:04:00 PM

      Behind every great chef is the mentor that helped him or her get there. At Drexel University, three alumni and one current student from Drexel’s Center for Hospitality & Sport Management (HSM) have the chance to be mentored by one of Philadelphia’s top chefs, Chef Kevin Sbraga.

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    • Mens Soccer CAA championship

      11/15/2013 4:26:00 PM

      With a dramatic victory over Delaware in the semifinals of the CAA Tournament Drexel’s men’s soccer team earned its first trip to the title game of the Colonial Athletic Association Championship. The Dragons will face William & Mary for the championship at 4 p.m. on Sunday at Vidas Field.

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    • The Pennsylvania Ballet performs The Nutcracker

      A New Exhibition Designed by Drexel Students Takes Visitors Behind the Scenes of the Pa. Ballet’s The Nutcracker

      11/12/2013 9:28:00 AM

      A new exhibition designed by Drexel University students takes visitors behind the curtain of one of Philadelphia’s most beloved holiday traditions, the Pennsylvania  Ballet’s annual presentation of George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker. On display from Nov. 14, – Jan. 31 in the Philadelphia History Museum’s Community History Gallery, Behind the Scenes of The Nutcracker tells the story of The Nutcracker’s 45 year history in Philadelphia.

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    • Signing of research agreement in Jerusalem

      Drexel, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and Hebew University Launch Research Consortium

      11/11/2013 2:43:00 PM

      The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia CEO Steven M. Altschuler, Drexel President John A. Fry and Hebrew University of Jerusalem President Menahem Ben-Sasson signed a research agreement today as part of Philadelphia Mayor Michael A. Nutter’s trade mission to Israel. The research partnership is designed to focus on pediatric translational research and to develop a collaborative platform for advancing pediatric medicine from the lab to the bedside.

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    • Mens Soccer 2013 CAAs

      11/11/2013 12:10:00 PM

      Drexel’s men’s soccer team will vie for its first Colonial Athletic Association title this week as the top-seeded Dragons host the CAA Tournament at Vidas Field. Drexel will face its rival Delaware in the semifinals on Thursday, Nov. 14 at 7 p.m. Tickets for the tournament are free with a valid student ID.

       

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    • solar cell materials

      11/11/2013 8:55:00 AM

      For solar panels, wringing every drop of energy from as many photons as possible is imperative.  This goal has sent chemistry, materials science and electronic engineering researchers on a quest to boost the energy-absorption efficiency of photovoltaic devices, but existing techniques are now running up against limits set by the laws of physics. 

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    • One of the packages up for auction includes a private night tour of U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, D.C., with a member of Congress

      Drexel Auctions off Once-in-a-Lifetime Experiences on eBay to Support the Westphal College

      11/8/2013 10:00:00 AM

      Five nights on a yacht in the Caribbean, a 2014 Subaru Forester, a tattoo design by ambigram artist John Langdon of "The Da Vinci Code" fame and lunch with "The Simpsons" writer Mike Reiss at the 20th Century FOX Studios in Los Angeles are just a few of the items up for auction at Drexel University’s first eBay fundraising auction.

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    • Students show off their tasty creation

      Drexel Students Create Gingerbread Mansion for Display at The Shops at Liberty Place

      11/5/2013 4:56:00 PM

      From its gumdrop shingles to its lollipop lampposts, a gingerbread house created by three Drexel University students is among the frosted versions of historic Fairmount Park sites created by local chefs for the Third Annual Gingerbread House Display. The gingerbread models will be on display in The Rotunda at The Shops at Liberty Place (1625 Chestnut St.) from Nov. 4 – 15. A ribbon-cutting ceremony and press event will take place Wednesday, Nov. 6 at 11 a.m.

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    • Culinary students in the kitchen

      Philadelphia Chefs and Culinary Students Collaborate on Festive Five-Course Dinner for Friends of James Beard Benefit

      11/5/2013 3:50:00 PM

      Some of Philadelphia’s most talented young chefs – all alumni of Drexel University – will team up with current culinary students to create a festive five-course dinner for Philadelphia’s first-ever Friends of James Beard Benefit Event on Thursday, Nov. 14. Proceeds from the event will fund scholarships for students in Drexel’s Center for Hospitality & Sport Management with financial need.

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    • <i>(1)ne Drop: Shifting the Lens on Race</i> seeks to challenge narrow perceptions of what Blackness is and what it looks like

      New Book on Racial Identity by Dr. Yaba Blay to be Released on Black Friday with Launch Party at the Painted Bride

      11/4/2013 2:47:00 PM

      On Black Friday, Nov. 29, a new book on racial identity by Drexel University’s Dr. Yaba Blay, one of today’s leading voices on colorism and global skin color politics, will be released from Blay’s recently launched independent press, Black Print Press. To celebrate the release, a launch party will take place at The Painted Bride Art Center (230 Vine St.) on Nov. 29 from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. A concurrent photography exhibition is currently on display at The Painted Bride through Dec. 21.

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    • A sculpture entitled <i>Empty No. 4 </i> by Kim Hyo Sook

      Only Three Weeks Remain to See U.S. Debut of Contemporary Artwork from China’s Top Academy

      11/4/2013 11:24:00 AM

      Only three weeks remain for visitors to see an exhibition of contemporary art by top graduates from the China Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA), China’s premier art academy, at Drexel University. The exhibition, hosted by the University’s Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design, will be on display at the Leonard Pearlstein Gallery in the URBN Center Annex (3401 Filbert St.) through Friday, Nov. 22. The gallery is free and open to the public Monday – Saturday, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

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    • Breaking ground for Drexel's Lancaster Avenue and 34th Street Development

      Drexel Breaks Ground for Lancaster Avenue and 34th Street Development

      11/1/2013 2:14:00 PM

      Drexel University and American Campus Communities celebrated the next major residential and retail milestone in University City with a ceremonial groundbreaking on Friday, Nov. 1 for the $170 million, 24-story development on Lancaster Avenue and 34th Street. The development will be the largest project in both Drexel and American Campus history and will feature student housing, retail space and a dining center. American Campus representatives and University trustees joined Drexel President John A. Fry and the Drexel community for the groundbreaking.

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  • October

    Highlighted Articles

    • Cuisine from the collections at the Academy of Natural Sciences

      Cuisine From the Collections A Taste of the Academy

      10/31/2013 3:34:00 PM

      The second annual Cuisine From the Collections, an exciting twist on the ordinary cocktail party, will be held Saturday, Nov. 2, at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University. The event, a fundraiser for the museum’s research and collections, will feature foods—from the everyday to the exotic—inspired by the Academy’s collection of more than 18 million plant and animal specimens.

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    • CityAge

      10/29/2013 9:19:00 AM

      What will cities look like in the future? Who will live in them? How will people travel between them? These are just some of the questions facing politicians, investors and innovators – people who have the power, motivation and vision to shape their answers. Hundreds of these visionaries and decision-makers will come together at Drexel University’s Behrakis Grand Hall on Nov. 13-14 to continue a dialogue about “the New American City.”

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    • Powerful Problem Solving by The Math Forum's Max Ray

      New Book by Drexel’s Max Ray of The Math Forum Helps Students Become Powerful Problem Solvers

      10/28/2013 2:38:00 PM

      The Math Forum’s Max Ray will celebrate the release of his new book, Powerful Problem-Solving: Activities for Making Sense with the Mathematical Practices, with a national release event on Wednesday, Oct. 30, in Washington, D.C. The Math Forum @ Drexel is the leading online math education community, and is housed in Drexel University’s School of Education.

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    • Off Campus CW Philly

      10/24/2013 3:00:00 PM

      Drexel University’s student-produced sitcom OFF CAMPUS will debut its fourth season on CW Philly 57 this weekend. The show, which was recently honored by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, will air the night of Saturday, Oct. 26 at midnight.

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    • Stephen C. Lawrence (left), chairman of the Lacawac Sanctuary Foundation, and George W. Gephart, Jr., president and CEO of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, shake hands over an agreement to form an environmental research and educational consortium at Lacawac in the Pocono Mountains. The consortium also includes Drexel University.

      Environmental Research Consortium Formed with Lacawac Sanctuary, Drexel and Academy of Natural Sciences

      10/24/2013 9:47:00 AM

      Lacawac Sanctuary Foundation, the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University and Drexel University today announced an agreement to form an environmental research and education consortium at Lacawac Sanctuary, a popular National Natural Landmark and ecological field research station in the Pocono Mountains.

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    • The Drexel Co-op Theatre Company will perform its version of Yasuhiko Ohashi’s <i>Godzilla</i>

      Godzilla Opens at Drexel on Halloween Night, Free Admission for those in Costume

      10/23/2013 5:07:00 PM

      This Halloween night, the Drexel Co-op Theatre Company will open its version of Yasuhiko Ohashi’s Godzilla, a campy, comic romp with the Japanese cultural icon, at the URBN Center Annex’s Black Box Theater (3401 Filbert St.). On opening night, attendees who come dressed in costume will receive free admission. The person wearing the best/most creative costume (as judged by the Godzilla production/performance crew), will receive two free passes to the upcoming production of the musical The Apple Tree, running Nov. 21 – 24.

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    • Online MLS degree

      Drexel Offers New Online Master’s Degree in Legal Studies, Concentrations in Health Care and NCAA Compliance

      10/22/2013 3:53:00 PM

      A new master of legal studies degree program offered by the Earle Mack School of Law at Drexel University through Drexel University Online will provide professionals with  knowledge and skills to address regulatory and ethical issues in compliance. The program offers opportunities for specialization in regulatory compliance in the delivery of health care and operation of NCAA approved athletics programs.

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    • Dr. Eric Zillmer

      Drexel Sport Management Student Union Hosts Sport for Social Change Conference

      10/22/2013 10:25:00 AM

      Drexel University’s Sport Management Student Union (SMTSU) will host its First Annual Sport for Social Change Conference on Friday, Oct. 25 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Special guests will present on topics including the responsibilities of athletes to give back to the community and be role models; the role of sports in youth development; lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) issues in sport; access to sport for disabled athletes; and safety issues in sport.

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    • CCI-OnlineCertCybersecurityLaw

      10/21/2013 3:30:00 PM

      Drexel University’s College of Computing & Informatics will offer a new, online certificate in cybersecurity, law and policy this fall as part of its professional development curriculum. The certificate will cover both the technical fundamentals of cybersecurity, as well as examining policy, cyber law and current issues, in a comprehensive three-course program offered through Drexel University Online.

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    • Rowing Head of Charles Regatta

      10/21/2013 2:07:00 PM

      Drexel continued its ascent to the upper ranks of collegiate rowing as the Dragons’ men’s varsity eight boat took first place at the Head of the Charles Regatta in Boston. The men's eight, who played a role in Drexel's team championship at the Dad Vail Regatta this past spring, beat out 40 other teams in the largest head race of the fall rowing season.

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    • Nakkula

      High School Students Join Youth Development Expert at Drexel to Debate College vs. Career Readiness

      10/17/2013 11:41:00 AM

      Four talented high school students from the Philadelphia Scholastic Debate League will debate the merits of college versus career readiness on Tuesday, Oct. 29 from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., as part of the Critical Conversations in Urban Education lecture series hosted by Drexel University’s School of Education

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    • USOpen-Squash-10years

      10/16/2013 1:48:00 PM

      The U.S. Open Squash Championships will have a home in Philadelphia for the next 10 years as the association signed a deal with Drexel University to continue hosting the tournament through 2023.

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    • Pulitzer Prize-Winning Authors Toni Morrison and Rita Dove to Join Philadelphia’s Poet Laureate Sonia Sanchez at Drexel

      10/15/2013 4:47:00 PM

      Sonia Sanchez will celebrate the end of her term as Philadelphia’s Poet Laureate with an inspirational night of personal stories, readings and live music at an event entitled “Conversation and Song: Walking the Laureate Road,” hosted by Drexel University and First Person Arts. Joined by her friends, Pulitzer and Nobel Prize-winning author Toni Morrison and former Poet Laureate of the United States and Pulitzer Prize-winner Rita Dove, Sanchez will lead a conversation on what it means to be a literary luminary, the intersection of poetry and prose and how their work impacts their personal lives. Internationally acclaimed jazz vocalist and composer Ruth Naomi Floyd will perform throughout the evening.

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    • Fry USSquash Board

      10/9/2013 8:36:00 AM

      The man who brought the U.S. Open Squash Championships to Drexel University three years ago will now serve as the leader of the sport’s national governing body. The Board of Directors of US Squash announced that it has elected Drexel President John A. Fry to serve as the 45th chairman in the association’s 109-year history.

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    • Under Fire: Journalists in Combat

      Imaging War: New Drexel Course Explores the Way War Has Been Portrayed Through Art and Media

      10/8/2013 11:45:00 AM

      From the Battle of Marathon in 490 B.C. through current-day wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, our view of war has been indelibly shaped by the images we see of the conflicts and their aftermath. A new fall course at Drexel University, entitled “Imaging War,” examines how the subject of war has been depicted in media ranging from photography to television to video games.

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    • Drexel Appoints New Trustees

      10/8/2013 10:11:00 AM

      Drexel University recently appointed three new members to its Board of Trustees. The new trustees are R. John Chapel, Jr., president and CEO of White Hall Capital, LLC, Richard C. Ill, chairman of the Triumph Group, and Robert F. Powelson, chairman of the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission.

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    • Foreground: Dr. Tracy Quirk uses a Surface Elevation Table (SET) to measure relative sediment elevation change in a salt marsh in Barnegat Bay, NJ while staff scientist Linda Zaoudeh records data. Background: Staff scientist Stephanie Leach and Drexel environmental science graduate student Viktoria Unger use Real Time Kinematic (RTK) satellite navigation with GPS technology to measure the elevation of the marsh.

      Drexel Scientist Studies Hurricane Sandy Impact on NJ Coastal Wetlands One Year Later

      10/7/2013 4:10:00 PM

      In a stroke of good luck, Drexel's Dr. Tracy Quirk captured detailed measurements of water level and salinity at a range of coastal wetland sites, even as they were overtaken by Hurricane Sandy. After the storm, she began working on an intensive year-long project, funded by the National Science Foundation, to evaluate ecosystem processes in New Jersey’s salt marshes before, during, and for a year following Hurricane Sandy. Quirk is beginning to analyze findings from the study now.

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    • Ajla Aksamija

      Green Building Design Research Expert Dr. Ajla Aksamija to Speak at Drexel

      10/7/2013 11:56:00 AM

      Green building design research expert Dr. Ajla Aksamija will join Drexel University on Thursday, Oct. 24, for a lecture entitled “Interdisciplinary Research: Building, Technology and Environment.” Head of research for the Building Technology Laboratory (Tech Lab) at international design firm Perkins+Will, Aksamija will speak about her ongoing research in high-performance buildings, building systems, innovative design approaches and emerging building technologies.

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    • 20's dress

      Drexel’s Historic Costume Collection Opens to the Public for the First Time with “Fashion Fridays”

      10/4/2013 2:26:00 PM

      A treasure trove of textiles and garments spanning more than 200 years – once one of Drexel University’s best kept secrets – is opening to the public for the first time. The Drexel Historic Costume Collection, which was previously open to the public by appointment only, is now launching quarterly, full-day “Fashion Fridays” events which will include an educational seminar on a particular aspect of fashion history and a specialized viewing of the collection.

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    • Gerri C. LeBow Hall's exterior

      Drexel's Gerri C. LeBow Hall Opens for Business

      10/2/2013 4:08:00 PM

      The future of business education is here. With a dedication ceremony on Oct. 3, Drexel University will officially mark the opening of the 12-story, 177,500-square-foot Gerri C. LeBow Hall—the new home of the University’s LeBow College of Business. Gov. Tom Corbett and benefactor Bennett S. LeBow will join Drexel President John A. Fry and LeBow College Interim Dean Frank Linnehan at 11 a.m. for the dedication of the new building at 32nd Market Streets.

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    • This green turtle was captured on a fishing longline in Pacific waters near Costa Rica.

      Study Shows Longline Fishery in Costa Rica Kills Thousands of Sea Turtles and Sharks

      10/2/2013 9:55:00 AM

      The second-most-common catch on Costa Rica’s longline fisheries in the last decade was not a commercial fish species. It was olive ridley sea turtles. These lines also caught more green turtles than most species of fish. These findings and more, reported in a new study in the Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, indicate that the Costa Rican longline fishery represents a major threat to the survival of eastern Pacific populations of sea turtles as well as sharks.

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    • Dr. Jonathan Deutsch

      Drexel Announces Launch of New Academic Unit in Hospitality and Sport Management

      10/1/2013 1:19:00 PM

      Drexel University announced the launch of the Center for Hospitality and Sport Management, reporting directly to the provost. Formerly in the Goodwin College of Professional Studies, the freestanding Center will include programs in sport management, hospitality management, culinary arts and food science. It will be headed up by Dr. Jonathan Deutsch, who previously directed Drexel’s hospitality, culinary and food science programs.

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    • Participants in the Porch Light Program have spent the year creating art together at Drexel's 11th Street Family Health Services, finding fellowship and healing through art.

      11th Street Health Center Dedicates A Healing Home Mural in North Philadelphia

      10/1/2013 12:51:00 PM

      Some people may not consider painting a picture a traditional component of health care. To take that notion further, some may not consider murals an important part of a healthy community. But, despite those expectations, nearly thirty patients at 11th Street Family Health Services of Drexel University and many more members of their community have come together to help individuals be healthier and to make their communities stronger, through creating public art. They will dedicate and celebrate their artwork, entitled "A Healing Home," On October 16.

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  • September

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  • August

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    • Rendering of Chestnut Square Retail

      Chestnut Square Expands Retail

      8/30/2013 11:39:00 AM

      Drexel University and American Campus Communities, Inc. have added businesses to Chestnut Square’s retail space, the newest urban mixed-use housing, with the announcement of Yogorino, Plaza Art, and Franklin Mint Federal Credit Union in addition to Barnes and Noble and featured eateries coZara, Shake Shack®, Zavino and Joe Coffee.

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    • Hospice class

      Drexel Students Write "Life Journals" for Local Hospice Patients

      8/20/2013 6:04:00 PM

      “A Beautiful Life” is a community-based learning course in the Department of English & Philosophy which pairs students with a patient in an area hospice or home to pen a “life journal” that will chronicle the patient’s life experiences for their family and loved ones. Taught by Kenneth Bingham, a teaching professor of English, the 11 students range in areas of study from biology to English, film, nursing and psychology.

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    • City Council Representative William Greenlee, Walmart representative Jason Klipa, Dr. Gloria Donnelly, Dr. Patty Gerrity, Sandy Sheller and Steve Sheller unveil a plaque at 11th Street.

      11th Street Family Health Services Cooks Up A Recipe for Healthy Living with the Walmart Foundation

      8/20/2013 9:59:00 AM

      Nutrition and fitness opportunities at the 11th Street Family Health Services of Drexel University (11th Street) have never been better, thanks to a recent $100,000 contribution from the Walmart Foundation. The 11th Street community and Drexel marked their appreciation today by unveiling a special plaque dedicated to Walmart and inviting guests and patients to join a healthy cooking class.

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    • "Germ Vision" drawing shows that, if you could see bacteria, you would know that washing raw poultry only spreads bacteria around without killing them.

      "Don't Wash Your Chicken" Video Vignettes Make Cooking Safer

      8/19/2013 2:50:00 PM

      Drexel University food safety researchers have helped develop a new educational campaign to raise awareness that washing raw poultry prior to cooking risks spreading bacteria, without any benefit of removing or killing them. The campaign is based on their research showing that washing chicken is one of the most common unsafe food handling practices in minority populations.

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    • Geek Award Winners 2013

      8/19/2013 2:15:00 PM

      In a strong showing for some of Drexel University’s best and brightest, Dr. Frank Lee, an associate professor in the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design and director of the Entrepreneurial Game Studio, and undergraduate digital media student Greg Lobanov were among the winners at the 2013 Philadelphia Geek Awards.

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    • ANS Explore App

      8/15/2013 9:11:00 AM

      Visitors at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University can now explore the museum right on their smartphone through a new interactive app called “ANS Explore!” The app, which was designed by students in the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design, takes visitors on a scavenger hunt, of sorts, where they can collect virtual badges and unlock educational facts while wandering the museum.

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    • Danielle Rice

      Delaware Art Museum Executive Director Danielle Rice Joins Drexel as Inaugural Museum Leadership Program Director

      8/5/2013 11:57:00 AM

      Delaware Art Museum Executive Director Dr. Danielle Rice has been appointed director of the new museum leadership graduate degree program in Drexel University’s Westphal College of Media Arts & Design, which will launch in September 2013.

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    • Drexel Biomedical Engineer Helps Locate the Brain's GPS

      8/5/2013 8:32:00 AM

      Using direct human brain recordings, a research team from Drexel University, the University of Pennsylvania, UCLA and Thomas Jefferson University has identified a new type of cell in the brain that helps people to keep track of their relative location while navigating an unfamiliar environment.

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    • Ultrasound Wound Healing

      8/1/2013 12:43:00 PM

      In hopes of helping patients suffering from extremely slow-healing injuries, called chronic wounds, researchers from Drexel’s School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems and College of Medicine are taking a new approach to using ultrasound as a healing tool. By dialing down the energy level on therapeutic ultrasound, similar to that used to treat athletes’ muscle and ligament injuries, the team is finding a solution that could give the body’s natural healing process a boost and could save patients a great deal of time, money and suffering.

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  • July

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    • One drop photos

      New Book by Drexel’s Dr. Yaba Blay Explores Racial Identity and Skin Color Politics

      7/31/2013 4:33:00 PM

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

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    • Who Broke the World? Sculpture

      Experiences in the Urban Environment Inspire New Art Exhibition Presented with InLiquid at Drexel

      7/25/2013 3:24:00 PM

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

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    • Go Green Design Challenge

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

      7/24/2013 8:29:00 AM

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

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    • Donald Tibbs

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

      7/23/2013 4:26:00 PM

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

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    • CURE Grants

      7/19/2013 3:44:00 PM

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

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    • Vetri Class

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

      7/17/2013 12:11:00 PM

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

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

      7/15/2013 9:58:00 AM

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

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    • DRC-HUBO-PhaseII

      7/11/2013 1:28:00 PM

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

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    • Dr. Stephen Lankenau, an associate professor in the Drexel University School of Public Health

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

      7/11/2013 11:23:00 AM

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

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    • Frank Lee Cira Pong

      Drexel Professors Among 2013 Philadelphia Geek Awards Nominees

      7/8/2013 3:51:00 PM

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

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    • A screenshot of some ICD-9 codes used to indicate medical diagnoses in billing records

      Medical Safety Innovation Gets a Boost from Systematic Analysis

      7/8/2013 3:32:00 PM

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

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    • Drexel Launches Ventures Innovation Fund and Technology Incubation Program

      7/1/2013 9:44:00 AM

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

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  • June

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  • May

    Highlighted Articles

    • Pennsylvania ASERT now offers an autism resource website, PAautism.org, and a toll-free number, 1-877-231-4244.

      A.J. Drexel Autism Institute Contributes to Pennsylvania's Website and Toll-Free Number for Autism Resources

      5/31/2013 8:54:00 AM

      The Pennsylvania Autism Services, Education, Resources & Training Collaborative (ASERT), headquartered at Drexel for Pennsylvania's eastern region, has announced the launch of a statewide resource center to provide streamlined access to information for the estimated 30,000 Pennsylvanians living with autism.

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    • SARI Center conference

      5/29/2013 3:33:00 PM

      The research center formed as a partnership between Drexel University and the Shanghai Advanced Research Institute (SARI) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in the fall of 2011, will host its first academic symposium on June 3-4. Experts and industry representatives will gather at the Drexel-SARI Center during the two-day, international symposium on Grand Challenges for the Integration of Stem Cells, Nanomaterials and Biomanufacturing to learn about the advances and challenges in the three fields of research.

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    • Fashion design students prepare for show

      Art, Architecture and the Apocalypse Inspire Student Designs at Drexel’s Annual Fashion Show

      5/24/2013 9:37:00 AM

      Inspired by a spectrum of influences, ranging from Japanese Kabuki paintings to Frank Gehry architecture to post-apocalyptic high society, collections by 24 graduating student designers will hit the runway at Drexel University’s annual senior fashion show, presented by the Fashion Design and Design & Merchandising programs in the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design.

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    • Drexel University seal

      Drexel Announces 2013 Honorary Degree Recipients

      5/23/2013 11:52:00 AM

      Drexel University will celebrate its 126th commencement on its University City campus with five separate ceremonies honoring Drexel’s graduating class on June 14 and June 15. More than 5,000 students will receive a degree from Drexel this year. The ceremonies will be held at Drexel’s John A. Daskalakis Athletic Center, 33rd and Market Streets. Drexel will award 13 honorary degrees to prominent individuals distinguished in their fields.

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    • Photo of the Architech competition's winning team

      Drexel Students and Professors Propose Innovations in Business Courses

      5/20/2013 4:24:00 PM

      Three teams of Drexel University LeBow College of Business professors and students are dividing $30,000 in winnings for their proposed course innovations that take advantage of the technology and other enhancements featured in the College’s new 12-story academic center opening this fall.

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    • MLAX Championships2013

      5/20/2013 1:57:00 PM

      Drexel University will be hosting the 2013 NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Championships at Lincoln Financial Field, the home of the Philadelphia Eagles, on May 25-27. The top teams in NCAA Div. I, II and III lacrosse will all be crowned during the holiday weekend.

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    • Memorial Day Primer2013

      5/20/2013 1:33:00 PM

      In preparation for the national observance of Memorial Day, members of Drexel’s campus community are gathering this week to honor men and women of the armed services who gave their lives in service to their country. Drexel’s Memorial Day Primer event will be held at the Center City Campus on Tuesday, May 21. Then, on May 22, students and faculty from the College of Nursing and Health Professions (CNHP) will be part of the City Council Veterans Resource Fair.

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    • A scientist performs research in a stream.

      Academy of Natural Sciences to Guide Region-Wide Delaware Watershed Protection

      5/20/2013 9:51:00 AM

      The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University has received a major grant from the William Penn Foundation to support watershed protection and restoration in the Delaware watershed that is intended to coordinate and demonstrate a region-wide impact on improving water quality.

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    • Photo of Fulbright Scholars

      Six Drexel Students Receive Fulbright Grants

      5/17/2013 9:28:00 AM

      A record-breaking six Drexel students were offered grants from the Fulbright U.S. Student Program for study and research in 2013-14, the largest amount of grantees in Drexel history.

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    • Two Weeks Remain to See First-Ever Exhibition of Art and Archival Artifact Highlights from Drexel’s Collections

      5/16/2013 3:43:00 PM

      Only two weeks remain to see the most treasured works of art and archival artifacts from around Drexel University displayed together for the first time in Drexel’s history. The exhibition, entitled A Legacy of Art, Science & Industry: Highlights from the Collections of Drexel University, features approximately 90 objects spanning the 15th through 20th centuries, including paintings, sculptures, prints and drawings, rare books, historical documents, political posters, historical costumes and even a surgical amputation kit.

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    • Students perform Gutenberg! The Musical!

      Students Produce and Perform “Riotously Funny” Two-Man Musical Comedy Gutenberg! The Musical! at Drexel

      5/16/2013 2:56:00 PM

      The “riotously funny” (Time Out New York) two-man musical spoof "Gutenberg! The Musical!" will take center stage in the new Black Box Theater in Drexel University’s URBN Center Annex (3401 Filbert St.) from Thursday, May 30 – Saturday, June 1 at 8 p.m.

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    • Green Roof Javits Center

      5/16/2013 10:43:00 AM

      In what is estimated to be one of the largest green retrofitting projects in U.S. history, a makeover of the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center is underway in New York City. The cost of the transformation is on the order of $463 million. While the effects that the green technology will have on the massive convention center and its surrounding environment are not yet known, they will, however, be closely monitored by a team of engineers from Drexel University and The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art.

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    • Historical marker: “The Academy of Natural Sciences. Founded nearby in 1812, it is the oldest natural science institution in the Americas. It remains an invaluable resource for the study of life on Earth, with outstanding exhibits and scientific collections. Relocated to Logan Square in 1876, part of Drexel University since 2011.”

      New Historical Marker Marks the Spot Where the Academy of Natural Sciences Was Founded in 1812

      5/15/2013 2:33:00 PM

      At a ceremony today, state and local officials gathered in the oldest part of the city to dedicate a historical marker near the site of the founding of the Academy of Natural Sciences two centuries ago.

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    • Wall Street

      ‘Rescuing Cities, Schools and Students: New Models for Municipal Banking’ Forum at Drexel , May 23

      5/14/2013 4:57:00 PM

      A public forum entitled “Rescuing Cities, Schools and Students: New Models for Municipal Banking” will be held at Drexel University on Thursday, May 23, sponsored by Drexel University's Center for Public Policy, the Pennsylvania Project and the Public Banking Institute.

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    • Music Hack Day

      5/14/2013 11:20:00 AM

      A 24-hour marathon of conceptualizing, hacking and coding with the goal of designing the future of music technology will bring artists, engineers, musicians, programmers and enthusiasts from around the region to Drexel’s Expressive and Creative Interaction Technologies (ExCITe) Center on May 18-19. Drexel’s Music Hack Day will be the 12th such event worldwide and the first time that it has been held in Philadelphia.

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    • MAD Dragon Anniversary

      5/13/2013 3:07:00 PM

      MAD Dragon Records, Drexel University’s student-run record label, is celebrating its 10th anniversary with a special concert that will take place on Friday, May 17 at The Trocadero Theater (1003 Arch St.). The show will feature a lineup of MAD Dragon artists that spans all genres and styles of music. Cheers Elephant and Hoots & Hellmouth will headline the event with special guests Kuf Knotz, Andrew Lipke & The Prospects, Matt Duke and Wild Rompit.

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    • 2013 Dad Vail Regatta

      Dad Vail Champs 2013

      5/13/2013 10:50:00 AM

      In front of a roaring crowd and a worldwide audience, Drexel Rowing won the overall team title, the men's point trophy and the Men's Varsity 8 Gold Medal at the 2013 Aberdeen Dad Vail Regatta over the weekend. The Dragons sent a program-record 12 boats to the semifinals on the final day of racing, nine advanced to the grand finals and six reached the medal podium to help Drexel make history on the Schuylkill River.

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    • Drexel Women's Crew

      Drexel Crew Takes the River at Aberdeen Dad Vail Regatta

      5/10/2013 10:25:00 AM

      Drexel Crew will send 12 boats into competition at the 2013 Aberdeen Dad Vail Regatta on the Schuylkill River on May 10-11. The annual rowing completion is one of the largest in the country, with more than 125 varsity rowing teams from the United States and Canada descending on Philadelphia for the weekend.

       

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    • Commencement ceremonies at the Kimmel Center

      Earle Mack School of Law Holds Fifth Commencement Ceremony at the Kimmel Center, May 17

      5/8/2013 11:25:00 AM

      The Earle Mack School of Law at Drexel University will celebrate the Class of 2013 at its fifth commencement ceremony, which will take place at the Kimmel Center on May 17.

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    • Screenshot from the Standard Occupational Classification, a federal standard method for systematically coding occupational data

      Occupational Data in Medical Billing Records Could Prevent Workplace Injuries

      5/6/2013 4:18:00 PM

      A subtle change to hospital data collection policies could make a big difference in preventing occupational health and safety hazards, according to workplace safety researchers at the Drexel University School of Public Health.

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    • Culinary students work in the test kitchen

      Drexel Culinary Students Visit Farm and Market to Create Five-Course Dinner for Le Bec Fin

      5/6/2013 3:52:00 PM

      Philadelphia’s legendary French restaurant Le Bec Fin has opened its kitchen to culinary students from Drexel University’s Goodwin College of Professional Studies to create a five-course menu, which they will serve at a special collaborative dinner.

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    • Rendering of Jewish Center

      Drexel Announces Plans to Create Center for Jewish Life

      5/6/2013 10:26:00 AM

      Drexel University announced plans to build a new Center for Jewish Life that would become the first Jewish center in the Philadelphia area conceived by a university rather than by the Jewish community.

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    • Photo from Invasion exhibit by Gary Knight

      Exhibit of War Diaries and Photos from Iraq to be Displayed at Drexel

      5/2/2013 4:57:00 PM

      On the heels of the 10th anniversary of the Iraq War, the powerful multimedia exhibit “Invasion: Diaries and Memories of War in Iraq” will be on display in Drexel University’s URBN Center from Wednesday, May 15 through Thursday, May 23. The exhibit is free and open to the public from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. (a photo ID will be required to enter the building after 3 p.m.).

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  • April

    Highlighted Articles

    • Grapes of Wrath

      Drexel Student Performance of “The Grapes of Wrath” Ties Steinbeck’s Classic Novel to Modern-Day Social Issues

      4/30/2013 1:38:00 PM

      John Steinbeck’s epic novel “The Grapes of Wrath” will be brought to life on an intimate new stage by students in the Department of Performing Arts in Drexel University’s Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design. The production, which marks the inauguration of the new Black Box Theater in the URBN Center Annex (3401 Filbert St.), opens on Friday, May 10 and will run through Saturday, May 25.

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    • Painting a mural at 11th Street Family Health Services of Drexel University, with the Porch Light Program

      Drexel's 11th Street Family Health Services Takes Health and Wellness Outside

      4/30/2013 8:42:00 AM

      The 11th Street Family Health Services of Drexel University (11th Street) is partnering with the City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program and Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual Disability Services (DBHIDS) in an event called Painting a Healthy City, part of a series that aims to promote health and well-being across Philadelphia by bringing together the powerful forces of public art, community engagement and health resources.

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    • ExCITe Knight Arts Challenge

      4/29/2013 4:14:00 PM

      Drexel University’s Expressive & Creative Interaction Technologies (ExCITe) Center is taking a step forward in efforts at the intersection of the arts, technology and science thanks to a grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

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    • View of Market Street at Drexel's Campus

      Drexel Acquires Firestone Building Key Piece of Real Estate for Campus Transformation

      4/26/2013 4:26:00 PM

      Drexel University acquired the property located at 3161-67 Market Street, a triangular-shaped parcel on the north side of Market Street between JFK Boulevard and 32nd Street that currently houses a Firestone auto repair shop. Located at the heart of Drexel’s campus, the 26,675 square-foot parcel is key to the University’s strategic and master plans, which call for the development of a superblock along Market Street that will serve as a gateway to University City from 30th Street Station.

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    • Michelle Alexander

      Award-Winning Author Michelle Alexander to Speak at Drexel about Racial Bias in the Criminal Justice System

      4/26/2013 3:01:00 PM

      Acclaimed civil rights lawyer, advocate and award-winning author Michelle Alexander will join Drexel University on Monday, May 6 from 6 – 9 p.m. for a discussion about racial bias in the criminal justice system. The event will take place in the Main Auditorium in Drexel’s Main Building (32nd and Chestnut Streets). A book signing and reception will follow the lecture.

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    • Ken Downing, fashion director for Neiman Marcus

      Neiman Marcus Fashion Director Ken Downing to Receive Westphal Award at Drexel

      4/26/2013 9:47:00 AM

      Fashion visionary Ken Downing, the senior vice president and fashion director of American luxury department store Neiman Marcus, will be presented with the second annual Westphal Award from Drexel University’s Westphal College of Media Arts & Design. The award ceremony will take place Wednesday, May 1 at 6 p.m. at the Leonard Pearlstein Gallery in the URBN Center Annex (3401 Filbert St.). This event is free and open to the public. 

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    • Wrestling Joins EIWA

      4/25/2013 4:19:00 PM

      Drexel’s varsity wrestling team will have a new conference home when the 2013-14 season opens, as the Dragons will join former Colonial Athletic Association conference-mate Hofstra as two of the newest members of the Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association. The EIWA announced on Thursday that it will add Drexel, Hofstra, Binghamton University and Boston University to bring the league’s membership to 18 schools.

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    • switch grass

      NEWBIO partnership

      4/25/2013 2:17:00 PM

      Could fields of perennial switchgrass and willow be the key to America’s energy independence? The U.S. Department of Agriculture wants to know and Drexel University’s Dr. Sabrina Spatari, an assistant professor of civil, architectural and environmental engineering, is trying to provide some answers in a complicated series of hypotheticals that could determine the nation’s path toward finding a substitute for oil.

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    • PHILADANCO dancers

      Artists and Educators to Discuss Learning through the Arts as part of Urban Education Series

      4/17/2013 4:22:00 PM

      Using the arts to foster learning, motivation and success for urban students will be the topic of conversation among a panel of artists and educators at “Learning through the Arts” on Tuesday, April 30 from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., the fourth event in the Critical Conversations in Urban Education lecture series hosted by Drexel University’s School of Education.

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    • Image of Anthony J. Drexel Gallery Rendering

      Drexel Gallery Receives Gift from William B. Dietrich Foundation For Much Needed Renovations

      4/16/2013 12:01:00 PM

      Thanks to a grant from the William B. Dietrich Foundation, Drexel University was able to renew and restore major aspects of its Anthony J. Drexel Picture Gallery, which included the installation of a new skylight and aesthetic improvements that update the space to today’s museum standards.

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    • Philadelphia Science Festival

      Drexel at Philadelphia Science Festival and Philly Tech Week

      4/16/2013 10:19:00 AM

      As part of city’s vibrant scientific and technological community, Drexel University will play a big role in the 2013 Philadelphia Science Festival and Philly Tech Week on April 18-28. From a 29-story video game, to cutting-edge robotics, to an interactive Jazz concert, Drexel’s students, faculty and professional staff will be part of the programming for both week-long celebrations of the inquisitive and innovative spirits that are part of the fabric of the city.

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    • CVDI

      IMS Microsoft Health CVDI

      4/15/2013 10:02:00 AM

      Two more players in the world of Big Data have joined Drexel University’s National Academy of Science Center for Visual and Decision Informatics. IMS Health, a leading global provider of information, technology and services dedicated to making healthcare perform better; and Microsoft Research, one of the largest software research organizations in the world, will both be part of the growing CVDI partnership.

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    • Teen Employment

      Behavioral Traits are Biggest Barrier to Teen Employment, New Study Reveals

      4/11/2013 1:44:00 PM

      As the share of employed teens across the nation has plummeted over the last decade, a new study from Drexel University’s Center for Labor Markets and Policy and the Commonwealth Corporation reveals some practical solutions to the challenge of declining teen employment.

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    • Arianna Huffington

      Arianna Huffington Joins Drexel for a Discussion on the Future of Traditional and Social Media on April 30

      4/10/2013 4:23:00 PM

      Journalist and entrepreneur Arianna Huffington will join Drexel University on Tuesday, April 30, as the College of Arts and Sciences’ third lecturer in their annual Distinguished Lecture Series. Joining neuroscientist David Eagleman and acclaimed author Sir Salman Rushdie on the growing list of accomplished distinguished lecturers, Huffington will explore "The Brave New World of the 'New Media': How Social Media Has Revolutionized the Communications Landscape."

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    • Photo of employers at a former Drexel career fair

      Positive Job Outlook for Grads as Employers Line Up at Drexel's Spring Career Fair

      4/9/2013 8:55:00 PM

      More than 117 employers are lining up to recruit from more than 1,300 students at Drexel University’s Spring Career Fair. This is one of the largest group of employers at the spring fair in the last five years, according to Peter Franks, senior associate vice provost for career education, who heads Drexel’s Steinbright Career Development Center. Employers expect to hire 13 percent more graduates this year than they did last year, according to the National Association of Colleges and Employers latest Job Outlook 2013 survey.

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    • Photo of Drexel's Goldwater scholars

      Goldwater-scholarship-recipients

      4/9/2013 4:08:00 PM

      History was made when all four of Drexel University’s Goldwater Scholarship applicants were named recipients of the prestigious Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship on April 1. Alex Sevit, Emily Buck, Rishon Benjamin and Andrew Zigerelli were among the total 271 undergraduate students in math and science fields who won the scholarship from the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program.

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    • Drexel Celebrates Grand Opening of New URBN Center for Arts and Design on April 12

      4/9/2013 3:34:00 PM

      Drexel University's Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design celebrates its new home, The URBN Center, with a grand opening on April 12. Called “one of Philadelphia's most thrilling new designs” by The Philadelphia Inquirer’s architecture critic Inga Saffron, the iconic 3501 Market Street building created by Robert Venturi was transformed into a state-of-the-art center for design and the arts by the noted design firm of Meyer, Scherer & Rockcastle, LTD.

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    • A still image from the trailer of the Drill Project film

      Monkey Film Premieres in U.S., Encourages Biodiversity Protection in African Nation

      4/9/2013 8:25:00 AM

      Turtle biologists with digital SLR cameras may be on the verge of something extraordinary: Empowering a nation to save endangered monkeys and the idyllic island ecosystem they call home. The very unusual nature documentary the biologists produced will have its U.S. premiere at Drexel University on April 15.

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    • Taylor Wootton Hollie Mershon WNIT

      WBB WNIT Champs

      4/8/2013 10:40:00 AM

      Drexel women’s basketball claimed a share of school and city history on Saturday by defeating Utah 46-43 to seize the Women’s National Invitation Championship, which is the first postseason title for Drexel and the first for any NCAA Division I women’s basketball team in Philadelphia. The Dragons finished the year with a 28-10 record, which is the program’s record for wins in a season.

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    • Drexel Joins Pa Governor on Delegation to Brazil

      4/5/2013 4:42:00 PM

      Drexel University President John A. Fry and Drexel faculty and administrators will join Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett’s delegation to Brazil and Chile. The trip is scheduled for April 6-16 and will include stops in Brazilian cities of Sao Paulo, Florianopolis and Rio de Janeiro, along with Santiago, Chile.

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    • iSchool codefest

      4/4/2013 2:26:00 PM

      Drexel University’s iSchool, College of Information Science and Technology will host the premier Philly Health Codefest, a two-day coding competition with the goal of transforming data into health care solutions. More than 150 software developers and designers will join health care professionals, educators, students and entrepreneurs at the event which will take place in the Bossone Research Enterprise Center’s Mitchell Auditorium on April 5-7.

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    • Mershon Pearson Creighton

      WBB WNIT Championship

      4/4/2013 2:17:00 PM

      With a 67-57 victory over the Florida Gators on Wednesday, Drexel’s women’s basketball team advanced to the championship game of the Women’s National Invitation Tournament. The Dragons will face Utah on Saturday at 3 p.m. at the Daskalakis Athletic Center to vie for the first postseason tournament title in the school’s history.

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    • First-Ever Exhibition of Art and Archival Artifact Highlights from Drexel’s Collections to go on Display April 12

      4/4/2013 10:33:00 AM

      For the first time in Drexel University’s history, the most treasured works of art and archival artifacts from around the University will be exhibited together during A Legacy of Art, Science & Industry: Highlights from the Collections of Drexel University. Approximately 90 objects spanning the 15th through 20th centuries, including paintings, sculptures, prints and drawings, rare books, historical documents, political posters, historical costumes and even a surgical amputation kit, will be on display.

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    • Deborah Draper

      Critically Acclaimed Fashion Documentary “Versailles ’73” to Screen at Drexel April 18

      4/4/2013 9:00:00 AM

      A screening of the critically acclaimed documentary film “Versailles ’73: American Runway Revolution,” which explores a moment that changed the course of fashion history, will take place at Drexel University on Thursday, April 18 at 6 p.m.

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    • Drexel Professor to Transform Cira Centre into Classic Arcade Game

      4/3/2013 4:13:00 PM

      The video game that started them all will come to life on Philadelphia’s largest array of LEDs in a visual spectacle that is sure to inspire wonder while plucking at the heartstrings of nostalgic video gamers throughout the city. On the evening of April 19, Cira Centre’s 85,360-square-foot, north-facing wall will be transformed into the classic arcade game Pong to open festivities of the third annual Philly Tech Week presented by AT&T from April 20-27.

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    • Drexel Health Fair

      Healthiest Employer 2013

      4/3/2013 12:11:00 PM

      The Philadelphia Business Journal has named Drexel University one of Philadelphia’s healthiest employers for the third year in a row.

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    • Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano Tours Drexel's Communications Center

      Secretary Napolitano Visits Drexel to Announce Campus Resilience Program

      4/2/2013 8:49:00 PM

      Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano traveled to Drexel University to announce seven colleges and universities competitively selected to participate in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Campus Resilience Pilot Program. DHS will work with Drexel and six selected colleges and universities to draw on existing resources, collaborate with federal, state and local stakeholders and identify new innovative approaches to promote campus resilience.

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    • Earle Mack School of Law at Drexel University Launches Two-Year JD Program, Beginning in 2014

      4/1/2013 12:19:00 PM

      The Earle Mack School of Law at Drexel University will launch Fast Forward, a two-year J.D. program, which will begin accepting applications in June 2013.

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    • WBB-WNIT FinalFour

      4/1/2013 10:07:00 AM

      Drexel used one of its best defensive efforts of the season to topple the Auburn Tigers 56-43 and earn a trip to the Final Four of the Women’s National Invitation Tournament and continue its historic season. The Dragons, led by senior Hollie Mershon’s 19-point, 13-rebound effort, will face the Florida Gators in the tournament semifinal on Wednesday, April 3 at 7 p.m.

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  • March

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  • February

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    • Student Conference on Global Challenges at Drexel Addresses Global Security

      2/27/2013 9:20:00 PM

      Drexel University’s Office of International Programs is hosting the 6th Annual Student Conference on Global Challenges on March 1, 2013, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. This year’s conference centers on global security, focusing on subjects from cyber security to food scarcity to human security.

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      Lacrosse Opens 2013 Season

      2/27/2013 2:22:00 PM

      Drexel’s men’s and women’s lacrosse teams hit the ground running at the open of the 2013 season. Both squads registered upset victories over nationally ranked programs and, through the first week of competition, they have a combined record of 5-1.

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    • Drexel Offers Free Workshops to Help Female Veterans Rejoin the Workforce

      2/27/2013 12:27:00 PM

      Women represent the fastest growing segment of the veteran population, yet programs on educational opportunities and employment issues specifically for female veterans are severely lacking. Drexel University’s Goodwin College of Professional Studies has created a program to help this underserved and growing veteran population successfully reintegrate into the workforce.

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    • Mockups of the in-progress design for a mural near 11th Street Family Health Services

      Public Art for Public Health Celebrated in Philadelphia in March

      2/26/2013 11:09:00 AM

      At Drexel University’s nurse-run health center this spring, an innovative effort in public art for public health is underway. A series of events in March will celebrate the story of the Porch Light program this effort is part of, collectively including more than six years of collaborative projects between the City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program and the city’s Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services.

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    • Al West, Drexel's 2013 Business Leader of the Year

      Al West Named Drexel 2013 Business Leader of the Year

      2/25/2013 1:58:00 PM

      The founding CEO of SEI Investments Co. (NASDAQ:SEIC) Al West is Drexel University's LeBow College of Business 59th Business Leader of the Year. He will be honored at a luncheon attended by hundreds of Greater Philadelphia’s top executives on March 5.

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    • Barbie Izquierdo and her two children cooking at home, as seen in A Place at the Table

      A Philadelphia Witness to Hunger Takes the Spotlight in a Documentary Film on Hunger in America

      2/19/2013 2:19:00 PM

      Drexel University's public health research into the health effects and complex causes of hunger and food insecurity are prominently featured in a new documentary film, A Place at the Table. The film profiles Barbie Izquierdo, a participant in Drexel's "Witnesses to Hunger" program and includes expert commentary from Dr. Mariana Chilton.

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      Bachelors Barge Club Drexel Agreement

      2/19/2013 12:45:00 PM

      Drexel University extended its relationship with the historic Bachelors Barge Club as Drexel President John Fry, Senior Vice President Jim Tucker and Athletics Director Dr. Eric Zillmer joined Charles Cowan, president of Bachelors Barge Club, in signing an agreement for Drexel to fully manage the facility at Boathouse #6 on Kelly Drive.

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      Engineers Week 2013

      2/19/2013 11:01:00 AM

      With Philadelphia Flyers tickets on the line, students and faculty will compete to see whose eggs can survive a 28-foot drop into a landing zone as part of Drexel’s observation of National Engineers Week. The annual egg drop competition will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 20 on the third floor atrium of the Bossone Research Enterprise Center and is just one of a variety of events hosted by the College of Engineering throughout the week.

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    • Rendering of the new gateway for Drexel and University City featuring 361,200 square-feet of mixed-use student housing and retail space.

      American Campus Communities Announces Retail at Chestnut-Square

      2/15/2013 3:07:00 PM

      Drexel University and American Campus Communities, Inc. (NYSE:ACC) adds local flavor to Chestnut Square, the newest urban mixed-use housing, with the announcement of featured eateries Zama’s second location coZara, Shake Shack®, Zavino and Joe Coffee.

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    • Ruben Santiago-Hudson

      Actor and Director Ruben Santiago-Hudson Visits Drexel for a Film Screening and Discussion

      2/15/2013 11:25:00 AM

      Film, television and Tony Award-winning theater actor and director Ruben Santiago-Hudson will visit Drexel University’s Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design on Monday, Feb. 25 at 6:30 p.m. for a screening and discussion about his film Lackawanna Blues, during Black History Month. The event is free and open to the public, and will take place in the Bossone Research Center's Mitchell Auditorium (3140 Market St.).

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    • Drexel Introduces C-Suite Co-op for MBA students

      2/14/2013 3:44:00 PM

      Beginning this fall, new students enrolling in the full-time MBA at Drexel University’s LeBow College of Business will compete for coveted C-Suite Co-opTM positions with top executives at firms such as Cisco, SAP, eBay, Urban Outfitters and other leading American corporations.

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    • Rendering of the Perelman Plaza

      Drexel to Transform Campus Center with Perelman Plaza

      2/6/2013 12:46:00 PM

      Thanks to a $5 million gift from the Raymond and Ruth Perelman Education Foundation, Drexel University will reimagine the center of its campus along the former 32nd Street between Chestnut and Market Streets. The resulting hub for the Drexel community will be known as The Raymond G. Perelman Plaza.

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    • Dr. Eliezer Fich of Drexel University's LeBow College of Business

      Study Looks at Why CEOs Get Merger Bonuses When Selling Cheaply

      2/4/2013 4:33:00 PM

      In about one in every four deals, the CEO of an acquired firm is awarded a merger bonus according to a recent study that examined more than 949 merger and acquisition offers that occurred in the U. S. between 1999 and 2009. The study also found that target shareholders received inferior premiums when their firms were sold while their CEOs received a merger bonus.

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    • NSF CAREER awards2013

      2/4/2013 3:19:00 PM

      Five Drexel University faculty have earned recognition from the National Science Foundation for their respective research endeavors. The goals of these intrepid investigators range from improving underwater autonomous vehicles to helping emergency medical workers communicate; and include projects that will change the way grade-schoolers learn about technology, reimagine the way we create and access our collective knowledge as a society and help protect personal information online.

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  • January

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