Drexel's 11th Street Family Health Services Takes Health and Wellness Outside
Apr 30 2013
The 11th Street Family Health Services of Drexel University (11th Street) is partnering with the City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program and Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual Disability Services (DBHIDS) in an event called Painting a Healthy City, part of a series that aims to promote health and well-being across Philadelphia by bringing together the powerful forces of public art, community engagement and health resources.
ExCITe Knight Arts Challenge
Apr 29 2013
Drexel’s ExCITe Center is taking a step forward in efforts at the intersection of the arts, technology and science thanks to a grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.
Neiman Marcus Fashion Director Ken Downing to Receive Westphal Award at Drexel
Apr 26 2013
Fashion visionary Ken Downing, the senior vice president and fashion director of American luxury department store Neiman Marcus, will be presented with the second annual Westphal Award from Drexel University’s Westphal College of Media Arts & Design. The award ceremony will take place Wednesday, May 1 at 6 p.m. at the Leonard Pearlstein Gallery in the URBN Center Annex (3401 Filbert St.). This event is free and open to the public.
Wrestling Joins EIWA
Apr 25 2013
Drexel’s varsity wrestling team will have a new conference home when the 2013-14 season opens, as the Dragons will join former Colonial Athletic Association conference-mate Hofstra as two of the newest members of the Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association. The EIWA announced on Thursday that it will add Drexel, Hofstra, Binghamton University and Boston University to bring the league’s membership to 18 schools.
Apr 25 2013
Could fields of perennial switchgrass and willow be the key to America’s energy independence? The U.S. Department of Agriculture wants to know and Drexel University’s Dr. Sabrina Spatari, an assistant professor of civil, architectural and environmental engineering, is trying to provide some answers in a complicated series of hypotheticals that could determine the nation’s path toward finding a substitute for oil.
Six Decades at Drexel
Apr 23 2013
In February, Dr. Edwin Gerber celebrated his 60-year anniversary at Drexel. He has two rules of thumb when it comes to sustaining a long academic career—“don’t die and don’t resign. It’s that simple.”
Drexel at Philadelphia Science Festival and Philly Tech Week
Apr 16 2013
As part of city’s vibrant scientific and technological community, Drexel University will play a big role in the 2013 Philadelphia Science Festival and Philly Tech Week on April 18-28. From a 29-story video game, to cutting-edge robotics, to an interactive Jazz concert, Drexel’s students, faculty and professional staff will be part of the programming for both week-long celebrations of the inquisitive and innovative spirits that are part of the fabric of the city.
Q&A with Youngmoo Kim: Drexel's 'Science of Jazz' Event at the Philadelphia Science Festival
Apr 15 2013
One must-see highlight of this year's Philadelphia Science Festival is Drexel’s “Science of Jazz,” a next-generation jazz concert the evening of April 23 in the Mandell Theater. DrexelNow spoke with Dr. Youngmoo Kim, director of the ExCITe Center, to find out learn more about this uniquely Drexel event and why it’s one to add to your to-do list for the festival.
What I’m Reading: Dr. Daniel Schidlow
Apr 15 2013
Dr. Daniel V. Schidlow, the Walter H. and Leonore Annenberg Dean and senior vice president of medical affairs at Drexel’s College of Medicine, is a self-described multi-tasker when it comes to his reading selections. One recent selection, however, has made it to the top of his favorite books of all time— Velázquez and The Surrender of Breda: The Making of a Masterpiece by Anthony Bailey.
IMS Microsoft Health CVDI
Apr 15 2013
Two more players in the world of Big Data have joined Drexel University’s National Academy of Science Center for Visual and Decision Informatics. IMS Health, a leading global provider of information, technology and services dedicated to making healthcare perform better; and Microsoft Research, one of the largest software research organizations in the world, will both be part of the growing CVDI partnership.
Positive Job Outlook for Grads as Employers Line Up at Drexel's Spring Career Fair
Apr 10 2013
More than 117 employers are lining up to recruit from more than 1,300 students at Drexel University’s Spring Career Fair. This is one of the largest group of employers at the spring fair in the last five years, according to Peter Franks, senior associate vice provost for career education, who heads Drexel’s Steinbright Career Development Center. Employers expect to hire 13 percent more graduates this year than they did last year, according to the National Association of Colleges and Employers latest Job Outlook 2013 survey.
Apr 9 2013
History was made when all four of Drexel University’s Goldwater Scholarship applicants were named recipients of the prestigious Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship on April 1. Alex Sevit, Emily Buck, Rishon Benjamin and Andrew Zigerelli were among the total 271 undergraduate students in math and science fields who won the scholarship from the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program.
Drexel Celebrates Grand Opening of New URBN Center for Arts and Design on April 12
Apr 9 2013
Drexel University's Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design celebrates its new home, The URBN Center, with a grand opening on April 12. Called “one of Philadelphia's most thrilling new designs” by The Philadelphia Inquirer’s architecture critic Inga Saffron, the iconic 3501 Market Street building created by Robert Venturi was transformed into a state-of-the-art center for design and the arts by the noted design firm of Meyer, Scherer & Rockcastle, LTD.
WBB WNIT Champs
Apr 8 2013
Drexel women’s basketball claimed a share of school and city history on Saturday by defeating Utah 46-43 to seize the Women’s National Invitation Championship, the first postseason title for Drexel and the first for any NCAA Division I women’s basketball team in Philadelphia.
Drexel Joins Pa Governor on Delegation to Brazil
Apr 5 2013
Drexel President John Fry and Drexel faculty and administrators have joined Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett’s delegation to Brazil and Chile for a 10-day trip that includes stops in Brazilian cities of Sao Paulo, Florianopolis and Rio de Janeiro, along with Santiago, Chile.
Apr 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
Apr 4 2013
With a 67-57 victory over the Florida Gators on April 3, Drexel’s women’s basketball advanced to the championship game. The Dragons will face Utah on Saturday at 3 p.m. to vie for the first postseason tournament title in the school’s history.
Drexel Professor to Transform Cira Centre into Classic Arcade Game
Apr 3 2013
The video game that started them all will come to life on Philadelphia’s largest array of LEDs in a visual spectacle on April 19, when the Cira Centre’s 83,360-square-foot, north-facing wall will be transformed into the classic arcade game Pong to open festivities of the third annual Philly Tech Week.
Healthiest Employer 2013
Apr 3 2013
The Philadelphia Business Journal has named Drexel University one of Philadelphia’s healthiest employers for the third year in a row.
Secretary Napolitano Visits Drexel to Announce Campus Resilience Program
Apr 3 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.
Apr 1 2013
Drexel’s women’s basketball team is continuing Philadelphia’s tradition of success on the court, as the Dragons have advanced to the Final Four of the Women’s National Invitation Tournament.