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Heard Around Campus

Heard Around Campus — April 2016

April is a month of recognition. Lucy Kerman, PhD, was promoted to senior vice provost for university and community partnerships and all Drexel authors will have their day in the spotlight at the fourth annual Celebrating Drexel Authors event.
Attendees at the third Collaboratory event chat with Karyn Holt via a robot.

Using Technology to Enhance, Not Obscure, the Human Touch

Drexel professors showed how to use robots, trump cat videos and emphasize human interaction through the technology at Online Learning Council’s third Collaboratory.
2016 Provost Fellows:  Cameron Abrams,  Ulrike Altenmüller-Lewis, Bret Asbury, Aroutis Foster, Timothy Kurzweg, Jason Silverman and Mitra Taheri

Meet Seven Faculty Helping to Run the University This Year

The Provost Fellows program is back and bigger than before with seven fellows selected this year to assist with a packed agenda of University initiatives.

SCORE will help youth develop fundamental skills for succeeding in life.

Drexel and Sixers Youth Foundation Team Up to Promote Healthy Behaviors for Middle School Students

Middle school students in West Philadelphia will learn strategies to achieve better physical and emotional health through a new collaboration between Drexel University and the Sixers Youth Foundation, a charitable initiative of the Philadelphia 76ers.

Sydney Arroyo, a Westphal undergraduate student who completed a co-op at "Saturday Night Live."

Drexel Co-ops by College

These statistics, facts and stories highlight the best that the co-op program has to offer for students in each and every school and college at Drexel.
Phot of PECO Exelon grant check presentation

Exelon, PECO Continue Support of West Philly Education Partnership

A program spearheaded by PECO and Drexel University to improve public school options for families in West Philadelphia will receive new life thanks to a $500,000 grant from the Exelon Foundation and PECO.
The teen summer job outlook of 2015 is expected to be a slight improvement over the previous five summers.

Teen Summer Jobs Growing Slowly According to New Drexel Report

Summer employment opportunities for teenagers is stagnant despite the nation's job growth, as revealed in a new study from Drexel University’s Center for Labor Markets and Policy.

Nancy Songer, PhD, dean of the Drexel School of Education.

A Q&A With School of Education Dean Nancy Songer

Nancy Songer has big plans for the newly independent School of Education. Drawing on extensive experience helping Detroit improve its public schools, Songer hopes to establish new education initiatives in the Philly community.
Drexel’s School of Education will host an interactive event to explore the strategy of "collective impact" for change in urban education.

How to Make a Collective Impact on Urban Education

Drexel University’s School of Education will host an interactive event to explore the emerging strategy of "collective impact" for change in urban education on Thursday, May 7, from 5 – 7:30 p.m. The discussion is part of the Schools’ Critical Conversations in Urban Education Series.
The Math Forum-CueThink partnership brings together nationally recognized math education resources with an engaging new social learning platform for math education.

CueThink and The Math Forum Partner to Emphasize Social Interaction in Math

The Math Forum, the leading online math education community and a unit of Drexel University’s School of Education, and CueThink, a peer-to-peer iPad application for math problem solving, announced a partnership that will integrate the Math Forum’s award-winning problem-solving programs with CueThink’s social math learning platform. The partners aim to create new opportunities for teachers to address standards for developing mathematical thinking and to use technology strategically to enhance learning.
Nancy Songer, PhD, is the dean of Drexel's School of Education

Drexel Urban Education Series to Discuss Potential of West Philadelphia Promise Zone and Beyond

A diverse group of educators, organizations, parents, students and researchers who are interested in education in Philadelphia will come together at Drexel University on Monday, Nov. 17 from 6 – 8 p.m. Attendees will collaboratively define “urban education” and determine how that shared understanding informs the promise, potential and possibilities in the West Philadelphia Promise Zone neighborhood bordering Drexel and beyond. The discussion is part of the Critical Conversations in Urban Education series hosted by Drexel’s School of Education.

DC office building

Drexel's D.C. Office Opening New Worlds for University

Late last May, Drexel opened a new office in the middle of Washington, D.C. More than a year later, the office’s strategy is still evolving. But one thing is clear: It has opened up new worlds for Drexel.