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Legendary Trial Lawyer Thomas R. Kline to Speak at Drexel Law School Commencement

Drexel University’s Thomas R. Kline School of Law will celebrate the class of 2015 at its seventh commencement ceremony that will take place at the Kimmel Center for Performing Arts (300 S. Broad Street) on Thursday, May 21 from 2 to 5 p.m.

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  • commencement ceremony school of law Legendary Trial Lawyer Thomas R. Kline to Speak at Drexel Law School Commencement
    May 21, 2015

    Drexel University’s Thomas R. Kline School of Law will celebrate the class of 2015 at its seventh commencement ceremony that will take place at the Kimmel Center for Performing Arts (300 S. Broad Street) on Thursday, May 21 from 2 to 5 p.m.

  • Marcellus Shale region Drexel Researchers First to Detect Air Quality Effects of Natural Gas Extraction in Pennsylvania's Marcellus Shale Region
    May 19, 2015

    A team led by environmental engineers from Drexel University are the first independent researchers to take a closer look at the air quality effects of natural gas extraction in the Marcellus Shale region of Pennsylvania. The group used a mobile air quality monitoring vehicle to survey regional air quality and pollutant emissions at 13 sites including wells, drilling rigs, compressor stations and processing areas. Their work establishes baseline measurements for this relatively new area of extraction.
  • Connor White's "Smart Faucet" purifies and conserves water. A Smarter "Smart Faucet" and Other Inventions by Drexel Seniors
    May 18, 2015

    Graduating seniors in Drexel's product design program have created prototypes of products that can solve problems in the world around them. 

  • A new Drexel study found that only one in 10 young Black males in Philadelphia had a job in 2012-2013, among the lowest of all big cities in the nation. Philadelphia Teens Are Left Behind in Jobs Recovery, with Black Male Teens Faring Worst of All
    May 11, 2015

    According to a new study from Drexel University’s Center for Labor Markets and Policy, despite the nation’s job growth, the fraction of teens at work has barely budged. After five full years of jobs recovery, the teen employment rate has increased from a low point of 25 percent to 29 percent – still far below its 2000 level of 45 percent. The study also found that urban teens fared worse than their suburban peers, with urban Black teen males faring worst of all. Only one in 10 young Black males in Philadelphia had a job in 2012-2013, among the lowest rates of all big cities in the nation. Entitled “Left Behind: Jobs Recovery By-Passes Philadelphia Teens,” the study was conducted by Paul Harrington, PhD, director of Drexel’s Center for Labor Markets and Policy, and Neeta Fogg, PhD, and Ishwar Khatiwada, PhD, labor economists in the Center. A follow-up study about disconnected youth will be released by the Center in October.

  • uas testing Federal Aviation Administration Taps Drexel to Join Unmanned Aircraft Systems Research Team
    May 11, 2015

    Even if you haven’t had a packaged dropped off via Amazon Prime Air or watched some amazing aerial video footage from a drone-cam, chances are you’ve seen one of those zippy, remote-controlled fliers categorized as “unmanned aircraft systems.” Their growing prevalence in the skies, along with an industry push to fly them higher and farther, is forcing the Federal Aviation Administration to expand its regulatory purview. As a way of addressing technical issues critical to safe and successful integration of unmanned aircrafts into the nation’s airspace, the FAA announced the establishment of a National Center of Excellence for Unmanned Aircraft Systems. Drexel University is one of several core research institutions that will be part of the Center, led by Mississippi State University, alongside dozens of associate research, commercial and government partners.
  • Group photo of groundbreaking for study hotel Study Hotel Breaks Ground on Drexel’s Campus
    May 8, 2015

    Hospitality 3, a hotel development company with an impressive resume of hotel projects worldwide, held its official groundbreaking ceremony today on The Study at University City, a 212-key hotel rising on the campus of Drexel University in Philadelphia’s dynamic University City district. Slated to open in fall, 2016, the new hotel expands the innovative Study Hotels concept developed by Paul McGowan of Hospitality 3 to deliver high-quality, full-service lodging to university markets and cultural centers.

  • Rendering of glass facade of Korman Center Drexel To Renovate Korman Center and Create New Campus Green With $8 Million Gift
    May 5, 2015

    Located at the heart of Drexel University’s campus, the Korman Center has been a University landmark for decades. With a generous commitment of $8 million from the Hyman Korman Family Foundation the 1958 building will soon get a complete makeover. After matching the Foundation’s gift with another $8 million, Drexel will proceed with plans to expand and repurpose much of the building as well as create the classic campus green in the open space—a popular student hangout known as the “Quad”—in front of and around the Korman Center.

  • Drexel has partnered with the Monell Chemical Senses Center, the premier sensory science research institution. Photo credit: Ivan Amato. Drexel Partners with Monell Chemical Senses Center to Become a Leader in Sensory Science of Food Education
    May 5, 2015

    Students who are passionate about applying science to the development of safer, healthier food products will now have the opportunity to learn from world-class experts in the sensory science of taste and smell, thanks to a new partnership between Drexel University and the Monell Chemical Senses Center, the premier sensory science research institution. The partnership will position Drexel to become a leader in sensory science of food education.

  • Ray Bartkus' Titanikas Balance. Only Three Weeks Remain to see Exhibit by Renowned International Artist Ray Bartkus at Drexel
    May 5, 2015

    Only three weeks remain to see the “enormous, beautifully detailed figurative paintings and three-dimensional installations” (Philadelphia Inquirer) of Storylines, an exhibition at Drexel University’s Leonard Pearlstein Gallery (3401 Filbert Street) in the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design, featuring the work of Lithuanian-born artist and illustrator Ray Bartkus. The exhibition will be on display through Sunday, May 24. The gallery is free and open to the public Tuesday – Sunday, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

  • “Escaped Infrastructure” at Canal View Park. Photo credit: Thoughtbarn, courtesy of the Mural Arts Program. Creative Placemaking and Plans for Reimagining Bartram’s Mile: A Public Forum at Drexel
    May 4, 2015

    On Thursday, May 14 from 6:30 – 8 p.m., a public lecture and forum, “Making Place by Building Civic Stewardship & Public Art-Making” will take place in Drexel’s Leonard Pearlstein Gallery (3401 Filbert St.). This event is free and open to the public. A reception will be held prior to the event at 6 p.m. Three panelists will give presentations about their work as it relates to creative placemaking, civic stewardship, social equity, public art and environmental infrastructure.
  • Mehdi Rhazali (R), head tennis coach at Drexel, talks with a student-athlete. Drexel's Inaugural Coaches Conference Brings Together Established and Aspiring Coaches from Across Philadelphia
    May 1, 2015

    Bringing together established and aspiring coaches of all levels and in a variety of sports, Drexel University’s Center for Hospitality and Sport Management will host its inaugural Philadelphia Coaches Conference on Tuesday, May 19 from 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. The conference aims to encourage professional development and growth through a series of educational sessions led by a diverse group of experienced and knowledgeable coaches.
  • Salvatore Ferragamo, circa 1955, purchased by FHCC. Photo by Michael Shepherd. Go “Behind the Seams” of Drexel’s Upcoming Historic Costume Exhibition at Spring Style Saturday Event
    April 24, 2015

    On Saturday, May 9, Clare Sauro, curator of the Robert and Penny Fox Historic Costume Collection in Drexel University’s Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design, will give guests an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to bring an empty gallery to life with historic fashion treasures. At the spring “Style Saturday” event, entitled “Behind the Seams: The Making of a Costume Exhibition,” Sauro will discuss all aspects of an exhibit from mounting to mannequins, and why certain objects are chosen to be included over others. Guests also will get a sneak peak at some of the items that will be on display in the Collection’s first large-scale, retrospective exhibition, Immortal Beauty: Highlights from the Robert & Penny Fox Historic Costume Collection, which will be on display in the Leonard Pearlstein Galley (3401 Filbert St.) from Oct. 2 – Dec. 14. The exhibition is sponsored by the Richard C. von Hess Foundation and will be free and open to the public.
  • The United Nations Office at Geneva (Switzerland) is the second biggest U.N. center, after the United Nations Headquarters in New York. Why is Reforming the United Nations So Hard But So Important? Q+A with Former U.N. Ambassador Joe Torsella
    April 24, 2015

    As the United Nations celebrates its 70th anniversary, DrexelNow checked in with Ambassador (Ret.) Joseph M. Torsella, distinguished visiting fellow in the Center for Public Policy in Drexel University’s College of Arts and Sciences, who formerly served as the U.S. Representative to the United Nations for U.N. Management and Reform. From 2011-2014, he was responsible for leading efforts to make the U.N. a more efficient, accountable, respected and effective organization. On Wednesday, May 13, Torsella will give a public discussion at Drexel on “The U.S., the U.N. and U.N. Reform: Why its So Hard...and So Important.” The event will take place from 1:30 – 3 p.m. in the Bossone Research Enterprise Center’s Mitchell Auditorium (32nd and Market Streets, Philadelphia).

  • Drexel’s School of Education will host an interactive event to explore the strategy of "collective impact" for change in urban education. How to Make a Collective Impact on Urban Education
    April 23, 2015

    Drexel University’s School of Education will host an interactive event to explore the emerging strategy of "collective impact" for change in urban education on Thursday, May 7, from 5 – 7:30 p.m. The discussion is part of the Schools’ Critical Conversations in Urban Education Series.
  • Seventh Metro Chuch in Baltimore was one of the six historic spaces that participated in the study. Can Churches and Artists Save Each Other?
    April 23, 2015

    Creating a symbiotic relationship in which historic sacred spaces, such as churches, help to alleviate performing artists’ need for space could benefit both groups and better integrate them into the community, according to a new study from Drexel University. However, an intermediary is needed to help facilitate these relationships, the study found. The study was led by Neville Vakharia, an assistant professor and research director of arts administration in Drexel’s Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design, and Partners for Sacred Places, a national organization dedicated to the stewardship and active community use of historic sacred spaces.

  • Philadelphia Science Festival Drexel Joins Philadelphia Science Festival's Weeklong Celebration of Science and Technology
    April 22, 2015

    Students, faculty and staff from Drexel University will help make the fifth anniversary of the Philadelphia Science Festival one of the biggest citywide celebrations to date. More than 200 regional partner organizations from museums to cultural centers and educational institutions will present over 100 events across the city during the nine-day celebration intended to inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers. 


  • binary Putting a New Spin on Computing Memory
    April 22, 2015

    Ever since computers have been small enough to be fixtures on desks and laps, their central processing has functioned something like an atomic Etch A Sketch, with electromagnetic fields pushing data bits into place to encode data. Unfortunately, the same drawbacks and perils of the mechanical sketch board have been just as pervasive in computing: making a change often requires starting from the beginning, and dropping the device could wipe out the memory altogether. As computers continue to shrink—moving from desks and laps to hands and wrists—memory has to become smaller, stable and more energy conscious. A group of researchers from Drexel University’s College of Engineering is trying to do just that with help from a new class of materials, whose magnetism can essentially be controlled by the flick of a switch.
  • What happened to young adults with autism between high school and their early 20s? 36% attended any postsecondary education. 19% lived independently. 58% had a job for pay. 74% received any services. One in Three Young Adults with Autism Disconnected from Work and School: Drexel Releases National Indicators Report on Autism & Adolescent Transitions
    April 21, 2015

    Autism does not end when children reach adulthood—yet most public awareness, public policy and research about autism focus on the needs of children. A new national report from the A.J. Drexel Autism Institute answers critical questions about the experiences and outcomes of young people on the autism spectrum with transition planning, living arrangements, social participation, employment, postsecondary education, health and mental health, safety and other domains.

  • Screen shot of social media on smartphone Will Social Media Kill Branding?
    April 21, 2015

    For decades, corporations used a steadfast formula in branding a product: big advertising investments that produced customer awareness and built a positive product reputation. By investing heavily in and tightly managing a product’s image via controlled communications, dominant brands could be leveraged to cultivate loyalty and a long-term stream of profits. But social media’s meteoric rise in popularity may be killing the old, reliable branding formula and changing how consumers interact with brands.
  • Drexel's day-long Zom(bie) Con symposium is free and open to the public. Zom(bie) Con: Feed Your Brrraaiins at Drexel’s Symposium on the Undead
    April 20, 2015

    Zom(bie) Con: Feed Your Brains, a day-long symposium at Drexel on Thursday, May 14 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., will offer a multiplicity of perspectives on the figure of the zombie. Guest speakers will discuss the zombie in relation to film and videogames, Jewish studies, history, literature and the health sciences, among other fields. It is free and open to the public.
  • Brian Blake, PhD Drexel Announces University of Miami’s M. Brian Blake as New Provost
    April 17, 2015

    Drexel has named M. Brian Blake, PhD, as the University’s next provost and executive vice president for academic affairs. Blake, who comes to Drexel from the University of Miami, where he is vice provost for academic affairs and dean of the Graduate School, will begin his new position on Aug. 1.
  • Chart of cancer awareness ribbon colors. Credit: Judith E. Bell, CC-BY SA 2.0 https://www.flickr.com/photos/jhandbell/14357589121 Today is [Insert Health Issue Here] Awareness Day. Is That Making Us Healthier?
    April 16, 2015

    Public health researchers contend that health awareness days have not been held to an appropriate level of scrutiny given the scale at which they have been embraced, in a peer-reviewed commentary in the American Journal of Public Health.
  • Voxel-lesion symptom map shows areas associated with speech production (blue-green) and speech recognition (red-yellow) factors in the brain. Credit: Mirman et al., Nature Communications Mapping Language in the Brain
    April 16, 2015

    Aphasia, an impairment of language that often happens after stroke or other brain injury, affects about 1 in 250 people, and can make it difficult to return to work and to maintain social relationships. A new study published in the journal Nature Communications provides a detailed brain map of language impairments in aphasia following stroke.
  • H.F. “Gerry” Lenfest, celebrated Philadelphia media entrepreneur, newspaper publisher and philanthropist, was named the 61st Business Leader of the Year by Drexel University’s LeBow College of Business Gerry Lenfest Named Drexel’s Business Leader of the Year
    April 9, 2015

    Celebrated Philadelphia media entrepreneur, newspaper publisher and philanthropist H.F. “Gerry” Lenfest was recently named the 61st Business Leader of the Year by the LeBow College of Business.
  • African Pygmy Kingfisher (Ispidina picta) photographed in Vwaza Wildlife Reserve, Malawi. Credit: Jason D. Weckstein Study of African Birds Reveals Hotbed of Malaria Parasite Diversity
    April 8, 2015

    A new study published this week in the journal PLOS ONE explores the scope of malaria parasite diversity in southeast African birds, and provides insight into how lifestyle characteristics of birds can influence their association with different parasite genera.
  • neuroprosthetics What Can Brain-Controlled Prosthetics Tell Us About The Brain?
    April 8, 2015

    The ceremonial opening kick of the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Sao Paolo, Brazil, which was performed—with the help of a brain-controlled exo-skeleton—by a local teen who had been paralyzed from the waste down due to a spinal cord injury, was a seminal moment for the area of neuroscience that strives to connect the brain with functional prosthetics. The public display was a representative of thousands of such neuroprosthetic advances in recent years, and the tens of years of brain research and technological development that have gone into them. And while this display was quite an achievement in its own right, a Drexel University biomedical engineer working at the leading edge of the field contends that these devices are also opening a new portal for researchers to understand how the brain functions. 


  • Brando The Upworthy Don: Formulas That Drive Google, Klout, Facebook Help Researchers Understand Organized Cybercrime
    April 3, 2015

    Notorious gangsters Al Capone and Carlo Gambino were famously done in by tax evasion charges. John Gotti, the “Teflon Don” was given up by a confidant. While the criminal masterminds of today are conducting their nefarious business online, the key to taking them down depends on understanding how they organize and where to squeeze them. Researchers from Drexel University’s Privacy and Security Automation Lab are searching for that pressure point by studying the activity of cybercrime forums. Their findings could guide the next generation of “Untouchables.”

  • Chang created a "Before I die…" art installation on an 80-foot wall surrounding the construction site of the former University City High School. Photo credit: C. Shan Cerrone. “Before I Die…” Artist Candy Chang to Speak at Drexel
    April 2, 2015

    On Thursday, April 30 from 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m., Taiwanese-American artist Candy Chang will speak on  “Better Cities: Transforming Public Spaces Through Art & Design” at Drexel University’s Mandell Theater (33rd and Chestnut Streets) as the fifth lecturer in the College of Arts and Sciences' annual Distinguished Lecture Series.

  • Project HOME alumnus Gerald Halley stands in front of his artwork. Artwork by Formerly Homeless Artists Exhibited by Project HOME and Drexel
    March 31, 2015

    “Artists for All Seasons,” an exhibition of artwork by formerly homeless artists, will be on display at the URBN Center (3501 Market St., Philadelphia) from April 13 – 24.  
  • Anti-Abortion Terrorism: New Book Tells Untold Stories of Harassment and Violence Faced by Abortion Providers
    March 31, 2015

    A groundbreaking new book, Living in the Crosshairs: The Untold Stories of Anti-Abortion Terrorism (Oxford University Press, 2015), examines how those associated with abortion care are harassed, threatened, stalked, picketed, sent hate mail and otherwise terrorized on a daily basis, and how these incidents are drastically increasing

  • Collage of brain image, lightbulb and cover of the book "The Eureka Factor". Credits: Lightbulb by lilbitgimpy CC BY-NC 3.0; Brain by Beeman et al PLOS Biology; Eureka Factor courtesy of Random House How to Harness the Science of Sparking Ideas
    March 30, 2015

    Drexel professor John Kounios has co-authored a new book about the science of "aha moments." It’s the first book about creativity that tells a complete and faithful story of the neuroscience written by the actual scientists who made the discoveries.
  • Duke Ellington and his band in wool overcoats and tailored dress signify celebrity status, Los Angeles, 1934. Courtesy of Bettmann/CORBIS. How Jazz Influenced Fashion: New Book to be Launched During Jazz Appreciation Month this April
    March 25, 2015

    A new book by Alphonso D. McClendon, an assistant professor in the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design, entitled Fashion and Jazz: Dress, Identity and Subcultural Improvisation (Bloomsbury Publishing, 2015), explores the behaviors, signs and meanings that defined this subculture. The book also addresses Philadelphia’s significant role in jazz history.
  • nanoboiling Using Viruses to Help Water Blow Off Steam
    March 25, 2015

    Legions of viruses that infect the leaves of tobacco plants could be the key to making power plants safer, heating and cooling of buildings more efficient, and electronics more powerful. These tiny protein bundles, which were once a threat to a staple cash crop of the nascent United States in the 1800s, are now helping researchers like Drexel University’s Matthew McCarthy, PhD, better understand and enhance the processes of boiling and condensation.
  • Bicycle lane. Credit: Jim Henderson From Soda Bans to Bike Lanes: Which “Natural Experiments” Really Reduce Obesity?
    March 20, 2015

    Drexel public health researchers published a review of the state of the science on which policy and infrastructure changes have a real impact on obesity prevention.

  • Turning “Us” and “Them” into “We” Again: Former UN Ambassador Discusses American Community at the Constitution Center
    March 19, 2015

    In a public discussion, entitled “Renewing the American “We”: What We Owe James Wilson,”
    Ambassador Joseph M. Torsella (Ret.), distinguished visiting fellow in the Center for Public Policy in Drexel University’s College of Arts and Sciences, will share his thoughts on how we can – and why we must – renew our sense of American community in polarized times and what “forgotten founder” and Pennsylvania native James Wilson has to say about our current situation. The event will take place at the National Constitution Center’s Kirby Auditorium (525 Arch St., Philadelphia) on Wednesday, April 1 at 6:30 p.m.

  • Bartkus' "Beauty and the Beast," 2006-2009. Renowned International Artist Ray Bartkus Exhibits at Drexel
    March 11, 2015

    Storylines, a new exhibition at Drexel University’s Leonard Pearlstein Gallery (3401 Filbert Street) in the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design, presents the work of Lithuanian-born artist and illustrator Ray Bartkus. Creating immersive environments, Bartkus’s monumental, figurative paintings embrace and engulf viewers, projecting them into compelling, mysterious domains. Shown for the first time in the United States, much of this work has been seen internationally in Lithuania, Poland, Austria Japan and the Netherlands. The exhibition will be on display from Tuesday, April 7 – Sunday, May 24.

     

  • twinning Researchers Take a Closer Look at How a Material’s Behavior Changes as it Gets Smaller
    March 9, 2015

    To fully understand how nanomaterials behave, one must also understand the atomic-scale deformation mechanisms that determine their structure and, therefore, their strength and function. Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh, Drexel University and Georgia Tech have engineered a new way to observe and study these mechanisms and, in doing so, have revealed an interesting phenomenon in a well-known material, tungsten. The group is the first to observe atomic-level deformation twinning in body-centered cubic (BCC) tungsten nanocrystals.
  • capacitive yarn Holding Energy By The Threads: Drexel Researchers Spin Cotton Into Capacitive Yarn
    March 5, 2015

    While the pattern for making a wearable fabric battery has already been laid out, it’s now time to select the threads that will turn a textile into an energy storage device. That process is being driven by Drexel University doctoral student Kristy Jost, who’s threaded her way into the forefront of research on conductive yarns.  


  • Women with a tendency for excessive weight gain during development may be more susceptible to developing an eating disorder, Drexel research finds. Elevated Childhood Weight May Increase Susceptibility to Eating Disorders
    March 4, 2015

    A group of researchers at Drexel University, headed up by Michael Lowe, PhD, a clinical psychologist who studies the psychobiology of eating and weight regulation and a professor of psychology in Drexel’s College of Arts and Sciences, suggests that actual elevations in body mass during childhood may play a much bigger role in the development of disordered eating than previously thought.
  • Keith Raimondi (L), head bartender at Townsend and an adjunct professor at Drexel, will teach "Mixology and Spirits." Photo credit: BMK Photography. Drexel’s New Mixology and Spirits Class is Open to the Public, Taught by Townsend's Keith Raimondi
    March 4, 2015

    “Spirits and Mixology” is a new class in Drexel University’s Center for Hospitality and Sport Management, which is open to a limited number of members of the general public. The class also will explore the history, processes and uses of major spirits, emphasizing the foundations of creating a bar program, calculating recipe costs and implementing proper service guidelines.
  • coding prints Dusting For Cyber Fingerprints: Computer Scientists Use Coding Style to Identify Anonymous Programmers
    February 26, 2015

    A team of computer scientists, led by researchers from Drexel University’s College of Computing & Informatics, have devised as way to lift the veil of anonymity protecting cybercriminals by turning their malicious code against them. Their method uses a parsing program to break down lines of code, like an English teacher diagraming a sentence, and then another program captures distinctive patterns that can be used to identify its author.
  • Philly Groove Drexel Students to Help Music Publisher Find Its 'Philly Groove'
    February 24, 2015

    Students from Drexel University’s music industry program are breathing life into music tracks that have been silent for more than 40 years. Through a partnership between the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design and Reservoir, an independent music publisher based in New York City, a set of unfinished songs recorded on the Philly Groove Records label in the 1970s could find their way onto your playlist this summer.
  • Ben Melman is the co-founder of Booksmart, a concert-booking app. How One Student is Revolutionizing the Concert Booking Process
    February 23, 2015

    Drexel senior Ben Melman has come up with a 21st century solution to the standard and tedious process of booking concerts.
  • The Drexel Storylab's "Insider Access Workshops" will use Drexel's unique archival treasures as inspiration for aspiring writers. What Stories Do You Have to Tell? Drexel’s New Storylab Can Help
    February 20, 2015

    The Drexel Storylab, a new initiative in Drexel University’s College of Arts and Sciences’ Department of English & Philosophy, aims to help writers of all levels jumpstart the creative process by working with established writers and looking for inspiration in unlikely places. 

  • A memorial for victims who died in incidents of violence in Philadelphia. Photo: Tony Fischer, CC BY 2.0 Drexel Program Helping Violence Victims to Expand Across Philadelphia Hospitals
    February 19, 2015

    More than 25 hospitals nationwide have adopted a public health approach to helping victims of violence with programs that aim to prevent future violent injuries, not just treat them. In Philadelphia, that public health approach is about to reach a much larger public: Healing Hurt People, Drexel's trauma-informed hospital-based violence intervention program, is expanding at an unprecedented city-wide level.
  • Protestors carrying placards at a Black Lives Matter demonstration in New York City in Nov. 2014. #BlackLivesMatter Panel Discussion at Drexel on Police Violence and African American Communities
    February 19, 2015

    During Black History Month, a roundtable discussion will be held at Drexel University on Friday, Feb. 20 from 6 – 8 p.m. to examine police violence against African Americans, the criminal justice system and community responses. The event will be held in Drexel's MacAlister Hall, 2019-2020 (3250 Chestnut St., Philadelphia). It is sponsored by Drexel’s Office of Equality and Diversity.
  • TechGirlz Drexel and TechGirlz to Create Online Game Design Class For Teens
    February 18, 2015

    Recent higher education reports have raised questions about the persistence of inequality in gender representation among college students in science, technology, engineering and math disciplines in the last decade. Employment in the technology sector continues to reflect this disparity. Two local groups are taking steps to reverse this trend by increasing access to tech workshops that encourage young women to pursue careers in STEM-related fields.
  • The largely vacant Delaware Power Station dominates more than 1,000 feet of the Delaware River waterfront. Urban Design and Planning Students from Drexel and Germany Reimagine Philly’s Delaware River Waterfront
    February 12, 2015

    A select handful of Drexel University’s Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design students interested in urban design will have the opportunity to generate fresh ideas and create a vision for the future of the Lehigh Viaduct, Delaware Power Station and surrounding Port Richmond area. Along with 15 students and two faculty members from Germany’s TU Dortmund University, which researches and teaches the global intersection between man, nature and technology, the students will participate in an intensive urban infrastructure planning and design process to develop concepts for repurposing this post-industrial infrastructure.
  • A community garden at Drexel's Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships in West Philadelphia Drexel Research Team Connects Urban Design to Public Health
    February 10, 2015

    Faculty in design and public health at Drexel are working together with community-based projects in West Philadelphia. Their projects test the idea that aspects of natural systems can be woven into urban design to improve health.
  • cybersecurity Drexel Cybersecurity Institute And U.S. Army Reserve to Train Next Generation of 'Cyber Soldiers'
    February 10, 2015

    Cyberspace is rapidly becoming the battleground of the 21st century. The prevalence and magnitude of cyber attacks during the 18 months has illuminated the need for sophisticated soldiers and savvy security professionals to fortify the information systems and electronic data on which our nation now depends. This demand has led the U.S. Army Reserve to partner with six academic institutions, including Drexel University, to prepare the next generation of cybersecurity professionals.

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