Victor Abiamiri Former Philadelphia Eagle Now a Drexel Dragon
Former Eagle Defensive End Victor Abiamiri left the field at the Linc behind and is now walking Drexel's campus as a one-year LeBow MBA student.
computer zombie Twitter Zombie
Taking a close look at the steady flow of millions of 140-character messages per day generated on Twitter is akin to trying to take a drink from the torrent of a fire hydrant’s discharge. But thanks to sophisticated software named in homage to the researcher, transfixed on a computer monitor, that it is designed to relieve -the “TwitterZombie” is helping researchers at Drexel collect tweets without being washed away.
Philanthropist Philip B. Lindy Philanthropist Philip Lindy Receives Civic Engagement Award from Drexel
Drexel University President John A. Fry announced today that philanthropist Philip B. Lindy will receive the 2012 Joseph Jacovini Outstanding Service Award, the highest honor that the University bestows upon non-alumni in recognition of their service. The award will be presented on Saturday, November 17, at the annual Anthony J. Drexel Society Gala, Drexel’s premier annual black-tie event.
Glenn Booker There’s No Place Like (Your Own) Home
iSchool professor Glenn Booker is settling into the new home he bought through Drexel’s Employee Home Purchase Assistance Program. It was bit of a bumpy road but totally worth the ride, he said.
fossil dig day First Fossil Dig Day Ends with Ancient Sea Turtle Fossil Discovery
Tri-state area residents came out in droves on Saturday, October 13 for the first Fossil Dig Day at Dr. Kenneth Lacovara’s world-class paleontological site in nearby Mantua Township, N.J.
Hubo drill DARPA robotics challenge
A 10-school collaboration led by Drexel is one of several groups worldwide who are working to advance robotics technology for disaster relief as part of a challenge laid down by the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency.
Image of the exterior of Drexel's Hagerty Library building Thomson Reuters and Drexel Partner on Faculty Portfolios
The IP & Science business of Thomson Reuters, the world’s leading provider of intelligent information for businesses and professionals, is partnering with Drexel to provide an innovative solution to help the University make informed decisions about its productivity and benchmark status, scholarship and performance.
Randy Sell Q&A with Dr. Randall Sell: The Importance of LGBT History
In honor of LGBT history month, DrexelNow talked to School of Public Health professor Randall Sell about his role as an academic and community historian in the LGBT community—and why learning about gay history is crucial to a comprehensive education.
Wooland and Silver Barcode 60th Anniversary
This week, Drexel honors the 60th anniversary of the bar code, an enduring symbol of technology that’s stood the test of time. It was also invented and patented right here at Drexel.
Drexel Players Open Season with Spelling Bee
The musical comedy “The25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,” one of the most popular musicals of the last decade, will be presented by the Drexel Players from Nov. 9-18 at Drexel University’s Mandell Theater (33rd and Chestnut Streets). The show will open the 2012-2013 season for the Drexel Players, a student-run theater organization in the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design.
The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University STEM Career Days to Inspire Philadelphia Public School Students at the Academy of Natural Sciences
Philadelphia public middle-school students and their teachers will be able to interact with scientists from FMC Corporation and explore learning and career opportunities in science and math thanks to a grant from the Philadelphia-based chemical company, the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University announced today.
vice-presidential debate Q&A with Dr. Bill Rosenberg: Vice-Presidential Debate
DrexelNow checked in again with Dr. Bill Rosenberg, this time about the October 11 vice-presidential debate.
Philadelphia Fire Department Citywide Fire Drill
Drexel dormitories, fraternity and sorority houses will participate in a simulated fire evacuation this Thursday as part of the Philadelphia Fire Department’s “Dump the Dorms” initiative and citywide fire drill on Thursday, Oct. 18. Fire fighters and rescue crews will demonstrate safe egress in the instance of a dorm fire or emergency. Drexel’s dorm evacuation will be followed by similar drills at Penn and Temple to complete the PFD’s educational initiative.
Illustration of energy sources PUC and Drexel to Host Forum on Energy Jobs
With an abundance of energy jobs available and more expected to be added through the next decade, the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) will partner with Drexel University to host an Energy Utility Forum on Nov. 2 for Philadelphia-area college students.
Entourage Entourage creator visits campus
Doug Ellin, the man behind HBO’s hit series “Entourage,” will be on campus for a conversation and Q&A session at the Westphal School of Media Arts and Design on Oct. 16. The creator of some of the most well-known and culturally beloved characters –Vince, Turtle, Drama, Ari and E—will sit down with Karen Curry, executive director of the Kal & Lucille Rudman Institute for Entertainment Industry Studies, for a look at what it takes to be successful in the entertainment business.
An oxygenated red blood cell is disc-shaped and flexible. A red blood cell in a sickle disease patient, when not carrying oxygen, forms a larger, rigid sickle shape. Researchers Describe the Physical Forces Underlying Sickle Cell Disease
Researchers at Drexel University have identified the physical forces in red blood cells and blood vessels underlying the painful symptoms of sickle cell disease. Their experiment, the first to answer a scientific question about sickle cell disease using microfluidics engineering methods, may help future researchers better determine who is at greatest risk of harm from the disease. They report their findings in Cell Press’s Biophysical Journal today.
Witnesses To Hunger Exhibit Shows the Impact of Hunger in Baltimore
A “Witnesses to Hunger” exhibit, featuring the photographs of parents from Baltimore, Boston, and Philadelphia who have experienced hunger and poverty first-hand, will run through October in Baltimore. It is one of multiple ways anti-hunger advocates are coming together this month to raise awareness about the challenges of living in or near poverty and to fight hunger in Maryland.
2012 US Squash 2012 U.S. Open Squash Tournament Wraps Up at Drexel
Nine days of intense competition at the Daskalakis Athletic Center culminated with a pair of thrilling championship matches at the Delaware Investments 2012 U.S. Open Squash Championships. The tournament saw thousands of squash fans descend on Drexel during the week to get a glimpse at the top squash players from around the world.
Dan Schidlow Q&A with Dr. Daniel Schidlow: Leading the College of Medicine Forward
DrexelNow spoke with Dr. Daniel Schidlow about the challenges and opportunities in his role as the College of Medicine dean.
Cuisine from the Collections Crickets, Worms on Menu at Halloween Cocktail Party Hosted by Academy of Natural Sciences
Cuisine From the Collections will take place from 7–10 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 27, at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University (1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway). Adventurous grazers will be treated to an eclectic variety of food options such as venison, seaweed and dishes prepared with ingredients not found in most kitchens, including healthful crickets and worms.
Nair Ask the Doctor: Flu Vaccination Myths
Flu season is here—each year five to 20 percent of Americans get the flu and more than 200,000 people are hospitalized due to flu-related complications. Drexel's Dr. Shailaja Nair shares a list of common myths to clear up any misconceptions about the flu and the flu vaccination.
Robert Maschi Common Training Mistakes for Runners
Assistant clinical professor of physical therapy Dr. Robert Maschi says many people make the mistake of running to train, rather than training to run.
Mariana Chilton What I’m Reading: Mariana Chilton
The School of Public Health's Dr. Mariana Chilton carved out some time to speak with DrexelNow about her current reading selection, The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration, by Isabel Wilkerson.
Issues at Stake: Election Panel at Drexel Panel to Discuss Major Issues of 2012 Presidential Election at Drexel
With the presidential election quickly approaching, Drexel University will host “Election 2012: Issues at Stake,” a panel discussion to help students and community members better understand some of leading issues in the 2012 campaign. The discussion also will include a question-and-answer session with the audience.
2012 presidential debate Q&A with Dr. Bill Rosenberg: Presidential Debate
DrexelNow chatted with political science professor Dr. Bill Rosenberg about the October 3 presidential debate and what he expects from the October 11 vice-presidential debate.
Drexel Launches New Website on LGBT Issues in Sport
On National Coming Out Day, October 11,Drexel University’s Goodwin College for Professional Studies will launch the research and activism network “LGBT Issues in Sport: Theory to Practice,” which aims to be the definitive resource for research on LGBT issues in sport.
bellyband Drexel Biomed Opens its Doors to Innovation Community
A wristwatch that can check your blood pressure, a belly band for expecting mothers to monitor their baby’s vital signs and a way for doctors to sterilize their hands without getting them wet – these innovations are just a few of the ideas that will be on display as Drexel University and the Wallace H. Coulter Foundation provide a glimpse into the future of medical technology at the Innovation Technology & Talent Showcase on Oct. 31.
Students head to DC Students Head to Nation’s Capital for Inside Look at Political Campaigns
A one-credit fall honors course offered an inside look into the relationship between politics and the media.
The Free Library of Philadelphia Philadelphia Educators to Discuss Innovations in STEM Education
Drexel University’s School of Education will host the second event in the Critical Conversations in Urban Education lecture series on Monday, October 22, from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. A panel of teachers and principals will explore the innovative work of educators in Philadelphia schools, with an emphasis on science, technology, engineering and mathematics education.
Firefighters Preventing Firefighter Injuries and Casualties by Examining the Culture of Safety
Drexel University was awarded a three-year, $1 million fire prevention and safety grant last month to develop tools to improve on-the-job safety for firefighters. Researchers will develop a survey to measure the safety climate – the measurable aspect of an organization’s or group’s attitudes toward safe behavior or “culture of safety”– for use in fire departments and by fire safety researchers.
Rebecca Walker Week 3: Things You Should Start Working on Now
Now that it's Week 3 in the Fall Quarter, junior Rebecca Walker, a junior in the College of Nursing and Health Professions, offers a professional and mindful to-do list to her fellow students.
Photo of Dana and David Dornsife Drexel to Establish Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships
With the help of a $10 million gift by Dana and David Dornsife, Drexel University President John A. Fry announced today the establishment of the Dana and David Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships to be located on a 1.3-acre site in the heart of West Philadelphia. Expected to open in 2014, the Dornsife Center will be located at 35th and Spring Garden Streets on a vacant site that currently includes two historical properties and a school totaling more than 29,400-square-feet of space.
Paul Peck Alumni Center New Exhibit Honors the Bold Style of American Architect Frank Furness
A new exhibit honors the bold style and accomplishments of Victorian-era American architect Frank Furness, who designed what is now known as Drexel's Paul Peck Alumni Center at 32nd and Market Streets.
Bill Cosby interacts with 11th Street patients during his visit to a cooking class Bill Cosby Performs Benefit for 11th Street Family Health Services of Drexel University
Bill Cosby performs Oct. 5 to benefit the Expansion Fund for 11th Street Family Health Services of Drexel University (11th Street), a health center located in the heart of the Richard Allen Homes in North Philadelphia. Cosby spent several years during his youth living in that area, then known as the Richard Allen Housing Project.
SCDC career fair SCDC Fall 2012 Career Fair
With more than 210 employer organizations lining up to recruit from more than 1,300 students and alumni, Drexel University’s Fall Career Fair is receiving the largest response in the past five years. The Oct. 3 event, that welcomes a variety of employers from around the region, will be held in the Drexel Armory on 33rd Street between Market and Arch streets.
Pizza and Politics Debate Watch Party Drexel Students Watch Presidential Debate at "Pizza and Politics" Party
Drexel University students will gather in Nesbitt Hall’s Stein Auditorium (3215 Market Street) for a live screening of the first debate on Wednesday, October 3, 2012, at 8:30 p.m. The debate will be followed by a discussion led by members of Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity. Students will also be able to register to vote and receive information on Pennsylvania's new voter ID law.
US Squash Amanda Sobhy US Open Squash Championship 2012
The varsity basketball court at the Daskalakis Athletic Center will once again be transformed into a world-class squash arena as the world’s greatest men’s and women’s squash players will compete in the 2012 Delaware Investments U.S. Open Squash Championships from Oct. 4-12.