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  • Codefest iSchool codefest
    April 4, 2013

    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.
  • WBB WNIT Championship
    April 4, 2013

    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.
  • First-Ever Exhibition of Art and Archival Artifact Highlights from Drexel’s Collections to go on Display April 12
    April 4, 2013

    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90 objects spanning the 15th through 20th centuries, including paintings, sculptures, prints and drawings, rare books, historical documents, political posters, historical costumes and even a surgical amputation kit, will be on display.
  • Critically Acclaimed Fashion Documentary “Versailles ’73” to Screen at Drexel April 18
    April 4, 2013

    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.

  • Dr. Frank Lee Drexel Professor to Transform Cira Centre into Classic Arcade Game
    April 3, 2013

    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.
  • Secretary Napolitano Visits Drexel to Announce Campus Resilience Program
    April 2, 2013

    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.
  • Earle Mack School of Law at Drexel University Launches Two-Year JD Program, Beginning in 2014
    April 1, 2013

    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.

  • Hollie Mershon WBB-WNIT FinalFour
    April 1, 2013

    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.
  • WBB WNIT Elite Eight
    March 29, 2013

    Senior Hollie Mershon scored the final nine points of the game to help the Dragons hold off Bowling Green and advance to the Elite Eight of the Women’s National Invitation Tournament with a 50-47 win over the Falcons. Mershon’s 19 points led the team to its 25th win of the season, which is a new program record. The Dragons will travel to play at Auburn on Saturday, March 30 in the quarterfinals of the tournament.

     

  • Bob Dotson event
    March 29, 2013

    NBC News Correspondent Bob Dotson has travelled over four million miles tracking down stories for the American public. On April 9, the award-winning reporter’s travels will bring him to Philadelphia as the honored guest at the 2013 Kal and Lucille Rudman Media Seminar. Dotson, who is the creator of the Today Show series’ “The American Story with Bob Dotson,” will share stories about the incredible people he has met along his journey.
  • New Fossil from a Fish-Eat-Fish World Driving the Evolution of Limbed Animals
    March 27, 2013

    Scientists from the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University have described another new lobe-finned fossil fish species from the same time and place in the Canadian Arctic as the famous precursor to limbed animals, Tiktaalik roseae, which they discovered several years ago. 

  • Taylor Wootton Women's Basketball in Sweet 16
    March 26, 2013

    Drexel’s women's basketball continued its postseason excellence with a 82-72 victory over Harvard on March 23 to earn a trip to the Sweet 16 of the Women’s National Invitation Tournament for the first time. Led by a 32-point effort by senior Hollie Mershon, the Dragons picked up their 24th win of the season to match the program’s record and advance to play Bowling Green in the third round on Thursday, March 28.

  • Drexel and NCPA Study Shows NCAA’s Use of “Amateurism” Denies College Athletes Billions in Revenue
    March 25, 2013

    A joint study released by Drexel University’s Sport Management Department in the Goodwin College of Professional Studies and the National College Players Association (NCPA) shows that the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) uses amateurism as a tool to deny athletes billions of dollars per year in revenue that they would otherwise receive in a fair market. The study is entitled The $6 Billion Heist: Robbing College Athletes Under the Guise of Amateurism.

  • Hollie Mershon womens NIT 2013
    March 22, 2013

    Drexel’s women’s basketball team defeated Iona 59-50 to move on to the second round of the Women’s National Invitation Tournament. The victory marks the second straight year that the team has advanced in postseason play and it is the fifth year in a row that the Dragons have earned a bid to a postseason tournament.

  • Making Axons Branch and Grow to Help Nerve Regeneration After Injury
    March 22, 2013

    One molecule makes nerve cells grow longer. Another one makes them grow branches. These new experimental manipulations have taken researchers a step closer to understanding how nerve cells are repaired at their farthest reaches after injury. The research was recently published in the Journal of Neuroscience.
  • Drexel Delegation Travels to Ethiopia and Explores African Partnerships
    March 22, 2013

    Drexel University President John A. Fry and a delegation recently traveled to Ethiopia to explore possible University programs in the country’s urban and rural areas. Fry was joined by Dr. Shannon Marquez, associate dean of Drexel’s School of Public Health, and philanthropists and University benefactors Dana and David Dornsife. A 1983 Drexel alumna, Dana Dornsife together with David helped establish Drexel’s Dana and David Dornsife Center for Community Partnerships with a $10 million gift to the University.

  • Dr. Clyde Goulden (far left) discusses climate change with Mongolian students. Credit: Dr. Bazartseren Boldgiv Academy Scientists Receive Top Honors for Long-Term Research and Training Initiatives in Mongolia
    March 21, 2013

    Dr. Clyde Goulden, a pioneering ecologist and director of the Asia Center of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, has devoted his life to studying climate change and how it is affecting Mongolian herders and the pristine 2-million-year-old Lake Hövsgöl. His efforts have now been recognized with Mongolia’s highest award to foreigners, the Order of the Polar Star. In a separate honor, Dr. Jon Gelhaus, Academy curator of entomology and professor in Drexel University’s College of Arts and Sciences, has received the Kublai Khan medal for his scientific achievements in Mongolia.

  • Drexel President John A. Fry to Deliver Commencement Address at Montgomery County Community College
    March 19, 2013

    John A. Fry, president of Drexel University, will deliver the 2013 Commencement keynote address to graduates during Montgomery County Community College’s (MCCC) 46th Commencement ceremony on May 23 at 7 p.m. in Blue Bell.

  • Drexel Offers Doctorate, Graduate Programs at MCCC's University Center in Pottstown
    March 14, 2013

    Drexel University has joined Montgomery County Community College’s (MCCC) University Center initiative and will soon offer doctorate, graduate and professional development programs in Pottstown through its School of Education.

  • New Drexel University Graduate Program Will Prepare Students for Museum Leadership
    March 5, 2013

    A new graduate program in Drexel University’s Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design will prepare students for leadership roles in museums nationally and internationally. The Master of Science degree is designed to meet the needs of both mid-level museum professionals who want to advance their careers and students who are aspiring leaders in the field
  • Citizens Bank Foundation Presents Grant to Drexel as Part of Growing Communities
    March 1, 2013

    The Citizens Bank Foundation today announced a partnership with Drexel University to launch Growing Communities, a new initiative that is designed to impact neighborhood revitalization, create jobs, and increase financial literacy in West Philadelphia. The announcement was made during an open house at the University’s Dana and David Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships, where Citizens Bank and RBS Citizens President and CEO Daniel K. Fitzpatrick presented a $100,000 check to Drexel University President John A. Fry
  • Student Conference on Global Challenges at Drexel Addresses Global Security
    February 27, 2013

    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.
  • men's lacrosse Lacrosse Opens 2013 Season
    February 27, 2013

    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.

  • Drexel Offers Free Workshops to Help Female Veterans Rejoin the Workforce
    February 27, 2013

    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.

  • 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
    February 26, 2013

    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.

  • Al West, Drexel's 2013 Business Leader of the Year Al West Named Drexel 2013 Business Leader of the Year
    February 25, 2013

    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.

  • 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
    February 19, 2013

    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.

  • Bachelors Barge Club- Drexel Bachelors Barge Club Drexel Agreement
    February 19, 2013

    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.
  • egg drop Engineers Week 2013
    February 19, 2013

    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.

  • American Campus Communities Announces Retail at Chestnut-Square
    February 15, 2013

    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.

  • Actor and Director Ruben Santiago-Hudson Visits Drexel for a Film Screening and Discussion
    February 15, 2013

    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.).
  • Drexel Introduces C-Suite Co-op for MBA students
    February 14, 2013

    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.

  • Drexel to Transform Campus Center with Perelman Plaza
    February 6, 2013

    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.

  • National Science Foundation NSF CAREER awards2013
    February 4, 2013

    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.

  • Drexel Establishes Close School of Entrepreneurship
    January 30, 2013

    Thanks to $12.5 million in recent gifts from the Charles and Barbara Close Foundation, Drexel University will establish the Charles D. Close School of Entrepreneurship that will be one of a very small number of freestanding schools of entrepreneurship in the nation and the only one in Philadelphia.
  • Brick NJ Sandy damage imaging
    January 29, 2013

    Images of the destruction caused by Hurricane Sandy have captured the immense power of what many experts have termed a “superstorm.” These snapshots and videos might not tell the whole story, however. A group of Drexel University engineers are now trying to give rescue and recovery workers a better picture of the storm’s damages that can’t be seen by the naked eye.

  • Drexel Partners with McGraw Hill to Improve Math Education Through Online Tools
    January 28, 2013

    Drexel University’s School of Education has formed a unique partnership with McGraw-Hill School Education Group (SEG) to improve math education in classrooms through the Math Forum @ Drexel, the leading online math education community.

  • Drexel and 1812 Productions Team Up to Present "To Fool the Eye"
    January 24, 2013

    Drexel University and Philadelphia theater company 1812 Productions have partnered together to present Jeffrey Hatcher’s comedy confection To Fool The Eye, an adaptation of the romantic comedy Léocadia by Jean Anouilh, as part of Drexel's Mandell Professionals in Residence Project (MPiRP).
  • Provocative Kenyan-Born Artist Wangechi Mutu Exhibits Work At Drexel, Feb 15 - Mar 30
    January 16, 2013

    The work of provocative Kenyan-born, Brooklyn-based artist Wangechi Mutu will be featured as the inaugural exhibition of the newly expanded Leonard Pearlstein Gallery in Drexel University’s Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design from Friday, Feb. 15 through Saturday, Mar. 30. The gallery is open to the public Monday – Saturday, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Art and Healing Intersect at 11th Street Health Center with Mural Arts Porch Light Initiative
    January 7, 2013

    This year, Drexel's 11th Street Family Health Services is participating in the Porch Light Initiative, a project of the Mural Arts Program and the City of Philadelphia’s Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services, that situates art and human connection at the heart of recovery and healing in distressed Philadelphia neighborhoods.

  • Linda M. Abriola Abriola Engineering Leader of the Yea
    December 19, 2012

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

  • Norman Joseph Woodland, a 1947 Drexel graduate who went on to create the bar code system with fellow alumnus Bernard Silver, passed away at the age of 91. Woodland obit
    December 18, 2012

    Norman Joseph Woodland, a 1947 graduate, who, along with classmate Bernard Silver, created the system for instant electronic recall of product information commonly called the barcode, passed away at the age of 91 on Dec. 9, 2012. The pair’s invention revolutionized the retail industry and is an example of a technology that has stood the test of time.
  • Drexel to Open D.C. Office
    December 5, 2012

    Drexel University has announced it will open an office in Washington, D.C. that will serve as a multifunctional academic and outreach center for the University and its online subsidiary Drexel University Online.
  • Drexel Joins Philadelphia Delegation to China
    November 29, 2012

    Drexel University representatives are participating in a delegation to China led by Philadelphia Mayor Michael A. Nutter in an effort to raise Philadelphia's international profile, develop business opportunities and renew discussions about direct flights between the city and that country.
  • Drexel’s Impact on Pennsylvania’s Economy: $2.4 Billion
    November 26, 2012

    Drexel University’s annual economic impact within Pennsylvania through its spending, increased earning power of alumni and the spending of students and visitors to Drexel is $2.4 billion, according to a new study by the Econsult Corporation that was released by the University. Drexel’s annual economic impact within the city of Philadelphia is $1.5 billion.
  • ExCITe Center ExCITe Center opening
    November 26, 2012

    Music technology, humanoid robots, app development, video games, and digital knitting machines will converge with many other technologies in one creative space when Drexel University opens its Expressive and Creative Interaction Technologies (ExCITe) Center on Nov. 28.
  • The words "mirror image" are reflected, but not reversed, in this photo of the Hicks non-reversing mirror taken at Robin Cameron's art show. Photo courtesy Room East in New York. NYC Art Gallery Displays Non-Reversing Mirror Invented by Drexel Math Professor
    November 16, 2012

    When you look in a mirror, you see an image of yourself in reverse. But one odd mirror invented by mathematics professor Dr. R. Andrew Hicks at Drexel University shows your true face without reversing its image. That mirror is now on display as part of an art exhibition in New York City  through December 9.
  • 2012 Drexel men's soccer mens soccer 2012 NCAA Tournament
    November 13, 2012

    Drexel’s men’s soccer team will be making its first NCAA Tournament appearance since 1972 this Thursday when it hosts Brown in a first-round game at Vidas Field at 4 p.m. Drexel earned the at-large bid after winning the regular season Colonial Athletic Association championship and posting a 12-3-3 record on the season.
  • Security Magazine Ranks Drexel's Public Safety No. 3 Nationally
    November 12, 2012

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

  • Drexel Sacramento Offers First Undergraduate Degree Program
    November 9, 2012

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