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Recipe for Safer Batteries — Just Add Diamonds

While lithium-ion batteries, widely used in mobile devices from cell phones to laptops, have one of the longest lifespans of commercial batteries today, they also have been behind a number of recent meltdowns and fires due to short-circuiting in mobile devices. In hopes of preventing more of these hazardous malfunctions researchers at Drexel University have developed a recipe that can turn electrolyte solution — a key component of most batteries — into a safeguard against the chemical process that leads to battery-related disasters. 
Flamenco Dance, Belen Maya

Reflection and Communication Through Flamenco –  Acclaimed Artist, Belén Maya, Comes to Drexel


World-renowned flamenco dancer, teacher and scholar Belén Maya will perform for the first time in Philadelphia this fall as part of a residency at Drexel University’s Westphal College of Media Arts & Design. As a 2017 Rankin-Scholar-In-Residence, Maya will give two public performances, lead demonstrations and workshops, and teach classes on campus. 

Statement From Drexel President John Fry on Violence at Protests in Charlottesville 

President John Fry's statement in response to violence at protests in Charlottesville, Virginia.

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Group Exhibition at Pearlstein Gallery Explores the Black Body and Representation

The new group exhibition, Lossless, looks into the black body as an exploration, a site of compression, considering the ways that labor, illusion, loss, lineage and personhood are imagined and reconstructed.

Peace Engineering

Teaching Engineers How to Build Peace

Drexel and PeaceTech Lab, a nonprofit organization headquartered at the U.S. Institute of Peace in Washington, D.C., have created a master’s degree for engineers who want to contribute to the prevention of crises around the world. It launches this fall.

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Entering the Fast Lane — MXene Electrodes Push Charging Rate Limits in Energy Storage

Can you imagine fully charging your cell phone in just a few seconds? Researchers in Drexel University’s College of Engineering can, and they took a big step toward making it a reality with their recent work unveiling of a new battery electrode design in the journal Nature Energy
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Drexel Named Center of Academic Excellence For Cybersecurity Education

Drexel University has distinguished itself as one of the top institutions for cybersecurity education in the nation, according to the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security. This month, the NSA and DHS recertified the university as Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education. Drexel’s remains the first cybersecurity program in Philadelphia to receive this distinction and joins just over 200 programs in the nation that have earned the certification for “contributing to the protection of the National Information Infrastructure.”
Musée de la Danse in performance of Levée des conflits at the Drexel Armory, September 2016. Photo Credit: JJ Tiziou Photography

French Avant-garde Choreographer Boris Charmatz to Illuminate the Connections between Social Justice and Art
 

Known for his innovative exploration of choreographic assembly, internationally acclaimed French choreographer Boris Charmatz will return to Drexel University to continue the momentum of his most recent collaborative project, “Dancing Dialogues” in the fall of 2016. Drexel’s Westphal College of Media Arts & Design received a grant of $300,000 from The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage to facilitate Boris Charmatz’ performance project, the Philadelphia Museum of Dance, in partnership with the Barnes Foundation
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Evaluating Drexel's Public Safety Communications Center

The University community is invited to participate in an evaluation of Drexel’s University Public Safety Communications Center as part of its accreditation process this month. 

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Structured Silhouettes, Vibrant Colors and Manipulated Fabrics Walk the Runway at Drexel’s Annual Fashion Show
 

Romanticism, mythological creatures, the Taj Mahal and engineered infrastructure were the inspiration for a handful of Drexel student designers whose collections will be featured in Drexel Universitys Annual Fashion Show on Saturday, June 10, presented by the Fashion Design and Design & Merchandising programs in Westphal College of Media Arts & Design.

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Drexel Researchers Help Provide First Glimpse at Organelles In Action

Researchers at Howard Hughes Medical Institute and the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute for Child Health and Human Development are getting a first glimpse at the inner-workings of live cells thanks to a new microscopy technique pioneered by Nobel laureate Eric Betzig with help from engineers at Drexel University. Their method uses grids of light that activate fluorescent color tags on each type of organelle — the result is a 3-D video that gives researchers their best look at how cells function. It will allow scientists to better understand how cells react to environmental stressors and respond to drug treatment. 
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A Recipe For Concrete That Can Withstand Road Salt Deterioration

Road salt, used in copious helpings each winter to protect them from ice and preserve safe driving conditions, is slowly degrading the concrete they’re made of. Engineers have known for some time that calcium chloride salt, commonly used as deicer, reacts with the calcium hydroxide in concrete to form a chemical byproduct that causes roadways to crumble. A civil engineer from Drexel University is working on a new recipe for concrete, using cast-off products from furnaces, that can hold its own against the forces of chemical erosion.