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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • New way to control electric currents within nano-scale materials

    October 06, 2011

    A team of researchers in Drexel’s Department of Materials Science & Engineering led by Dr. Jonathan Spanier and their collaborators in Italy have discovered a new way to manipulate the flow of electrons within different components of a nano-scale material. This new information could lead to the creation of sophisticated circuitry in much smaller scale that would drastically reduce the size of computers and other related technology.

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  • PA Treasury Campus Energy Efficiency Fund

    October 05, 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.

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