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Birds of All Feathers Work Together to Hunt When Army Ants March

When army ants move out, a new Drexel University study found that, instead of chasing each other away, birds work together to follow the column and hunt the insects that marching ants scare out of hiding.

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  • Drexel Academy of Natural Sciences Complete Affiliation Agreement
    October 27, 2011

    The Academy of Natural Sciences President and CEO George W. Gephart, Jr., and Drexel University President John A. Fry, joined with Philadelphia Mayor Michael A. Nutter announced the completion of an historic affiliation between the Academy and Drexel that will promote discovery, learning and civic engagement in the natural and environmental sciences and further enhance Philadelphia’s reputation as a leader in scientific research and education.

  • Drexel Receives Award for Geriatric Mental Health in Undergraduate Nursing Curriculum
    October 24, 2011

    Drexel University’s College of Nursing and Health Professions has received an award for infusing geropsychiatric nursing into its undergraduate nursing curriculum. The award, issued by the American Academy of Nursing’s (AAN) Geriatric Nursing Collaborative, recognizes Drexel’s leadership in preparing the next generation of nurses to address the mental health needs of older patients in a variety of health care settings.

  • URBN Center for Westphal College
    October 24, 2011

    Drexel University President John A. Fry has announced that the University will immediately begin renovation of the iconic Robert Venturi building, perhaps the best example of his celebrated “decorated shed,” at 35th and Market Streets. The Drexel Board of Trustees in its September meeting approved the financing package for construction of the URBN Center, which will serve as the new home for the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design.

  • Nanoelectronics 2020 Beyond
    October 21, 2011

    A team of scientists and engineers led by Drexel materials science and engineering professor Dr. Jonathan Spanier and collaborators Dr. Andrew Rappe of the University of Pennsylvania and Dr. Lane Martin, Dr. Nadya Mason, and Dr. Moonsub Shim the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) joins a group of research teams nationwide in striving to revolutionize the tiny electronic components that keep the world’s technology moving at ever-increasing speeds.

  • Drexel and Shanghai Advanced Research Institute Announce Research Collaboration
    October 19, 2011

    Drexel University and the Shanghai Advanced Research Institute (SARI) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences have signed a collaboration agreement that will bring together researchers from the two institutions for pioneering work in scientific and technological innovation.

  • Half the Sky art exhibition
    October 19, 2011

    Only one month remains for visitors to experience the historic exhibition of contemporary Chinese women artists, Half the Sky: Women in the New Art of China, which will be on display at Drexel University through Saturday, November 12, 2011.

  • Men's Basketball Team Drexel Basketball 2011-12 Season
    October 14, 2011

    With talented veteran teams returning, anticipation surrounding the start of Drexel men’s and women’s basketball season next month is undeniable. Supporters will have ample opportunities to get to know the teams in the coming weeks in preparation for their mid-November tip-off.

  • Image of the Smart House Smart House wins NOVA Award
    October 13, 2011

    The Drexel Smart House has been selected by the World Green Energy Symposium (WGES) to receive a 2011 NOVA Award during the third annual symposium from October 19 – 21 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia. The Smart House was nominated in the Educational Case Study category for its student-led, multidisciplinary approach to developing a sustainable model for urban residential living and entrepreneurial innovation.

  • PA Treasury Campus Energy Efficiency Fund
    October 5, 2011

    State Treasurer Rob McCord unveiled at Drexel an innovative financing opportunity that will help Pennsylvania colleges and universities cut utility costs through job-creating energy efficiency improvements that will also contribute to a cleaner environment. Drexel is the first institution to participate.

  • iSchool DataNet Federation Consortium
    October 3, 2011

    The iSchool at Drexel, College of Information Science and Technology is an active collaborator in a  new effort to address key data challenges facing scientific researchers in the digital age, led by the University of North Carolina.

  • Five-Story Biowall of Plants Serves as a Living Laboratory for Air Quality Research at Drexel
    September 29, 2011

    Drexel's new Papadakis Integrated Sciences Building features a five-story vertical wall of living plants – the largest such wall in North America and the only one at a U.S. university. Scientists and students at Drexel are studying the biowall, an active living filter that removes volatile organic compounds from the air, to get a better understanding of how it works.

  • LOOK on Lancaster Ave Public Art Project
    September 29, 2011

    The public art project LOOK! on Lancaster Avenue will open on September 30 with the unveiling of 16 visual and sound art installations, which will transform storefronts and windows of 13 vacant buildings along Lancaster Avenue through November 30.

  • half the sky sculpture Half the Sky Opening
    September 23, 2011

    Half the Sky: Women in the New Art of China , an historic exhibition of artwork by contemporary Chinese women artists, presented by Drexel University’s Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design, opened to the public with a reception on September 23 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the new Leonard Pearlstein Gallery (3401 Filbert St).
  • Zombie Uprising Helps Nurse Educators' BRAINS
    August 15, 2011

    A simulated zombie uprising took two dozen health education professionals by surprise, giving them a hands-on lesson on what their students feel, and providing important lessons in emergency preparedness.

  • The Academy of Natural Sciences and Drexel Announce Historic Affiliation
    May 19, 2011

    The collaboration will further Philadelphia’s reputation as a leader in the Natural and Environmental Sciences; The Pew Charitable Trusts Announces $1 million grant

  • Coulter Foundation Helps Create 20 Million Endowment in Support of Biomedical Innovations
    April 26, 2011

    Drexel University was awarded $10 million by the Wallace H. Coulter Foundation to endow the Coulter Translational Research Partnership program. The University matched the Coulter Foundation’s $10 million grant creating a $20 million endowment to bring life saving solutions to clinical practice by moving promising biomedical discoveries to commercialization.

  • Drexel Receives $15 Million Gift in Support of Civic Engagement and Community Initiatives Drexel Receives 15 Million Gift in Support of Civic Engagement and Community Initiatives
    April 15, 2011

    In recognition of philanthropist Philip B. Lindy's generous support, Drexel will name the Center for Civic Engagement for Lindy.

  • Witnesses to Hunger Exhibition Spotlights Plight of Poverty-Stricken Women in Philadelphia
    December 10, 2008

    Groundbreaking research on hunger at Drexel University's School of Public Health shows personal experience of 40 mothers and their children