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November

  • Shaping the Future of Energy Storage With Conductive Clay

    November 26, 2014

    University scientists developed an improved, efficient method of creating the MXene material first invented at Drexel which will allow for increased energy storage and open possibilities for its use.

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  • Study Maps How City Neighborhoods Affect Diabetes Risk

    November 25, 2014

    A new Drexel study published this month in the journal Advances in Preventive Medicine adds new insight into the role of the physical and social environment on the risk of diabetes, zip code by zip code throughout Philadelphia.

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  • Math Forum and CueThink Partner to Emphasize Social Interaction in Math Education

    November 24, 2014

    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.

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  • The Heart of Drexel’s Enterprise: A Continued Commitment to Academic Excellence

    November 24, 2014

    There’s an evolution underway on the left bank of the Schuylkill River, and it’s changing everything.

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  • Drexel's Entrepreneurial Game Studio Gets Boost From State Economic Development Grant

    November 20, 2014

    Drexel University’s Entrepreneurial Game Studio (EGS) is on its way to becoming a proving ground for enterprising young game developers. As part of a grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development, the studio, which was founded about two years ago by Frank Lee, PhD, an associate professor in Westphal College, will take the next step toward becoming an educational business incubator for undergraduate students pursuing careers in game design.

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  • Introducing the English Faculty Research Seminar Series

    November 19, 2014

    What are professors in the Department of English & Philosophy working on when they're not grading papers? Find out on Nov. 20, at the inaugural English Faculty Research Seminar, a first-of-its-kind lecture series for the College of Arts and Sciences.

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  • Only Three Weeks Remain to See an Exhibition of Works by Beloved Late Philadelphia Artist Bill Walton at Drexel

    November 18, 2014

    Only three weeks remain to see Drexel University’s “Bill Walton, artist to artist,” exhibition, which was called “a particularly haunting and lovely tribute to Walton through some friends who knew him best” in a review by the Philadelphia Inquirer. The exhibition is currently on display in the URBN Center Annex’s Leonard Pearlstein Gallery (3401 Filbert St.), part of Drexel’s Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design, through Friday, Dec. 5. The gallery is free and open to the public Tuesday – Sunday, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

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  • Drexel, NJIT and Rowan to Concert Water Research Efforts

    November 18, 2014

    Researchers from Drexel University, the New Jersey Institute of Technology and Rowan University are aligning themselves with government, private and advocacy groups in hopes of solving challenges that affect the region’s water resources. The research alliance, supported by scholars from all three academic institutions, will function as a data resource, a policy think tank and a lab for creating new technology.

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  • Drexel Public Health Research at APHA 2014

    November 18, 2014

    Researchers from Drexel University presented research on a wide range of public health topics emphasizing urban health challenges, geographic methods in public health, community resilience and more, at the 142nd annual meeting and exposition of the American Public Health Association in New Orleans.

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  • Drexel President John Fry to Chair Gov.-Elect Tom Wolf’s Transition Team

    November 14, 2014

    Pennsylvania Gov.-elect Tom Wolf has announced Drexel University President John A. Fry will serve as chair of his transition team.

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  • Pennsylvania Autism Census Highlights Dramatic Increase in Numbers

    November 13, 2014

    Lead by a Drexel researcher, the study showed that the estimated number of individuals with autism receiving services almost tripled since the last look into the disorder five years ago.

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  • How Psychosocial Vital Signs in Electronic Medical Records Can Improve Health

    November 13, 2014

    A committee convened by the Institute of Medicine, including Drexel's Ana Diez Roux, MD, PhD, has released a set of recommendations of 12 social and behavioral measures that should be collected as part of patients’ electronic health records.

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  • Top Chefs and Rising Stars Discuss the Future of Philadelphia’s Restaurant Scene at Drexel’s 2015 Philly Chef Conference

    November 13, 2014

    World-renowned chefs, restaurateurs, purveyors and food writers from across the city will come together to discuss key issues facing the restaurant industry as well as new food trends, products and techniques at the 2015 Philly Chef Conference. Hosted by Drexel University’s Center for Hospitality and Sport Management, the conference will take place on Sunday and Monday, Jan. 11 – 12.

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  • Top Chefs and Rising Stars Discuss the Future of Philadelphia’s Restaurant Scene at Drexel’s 2015 Philly Chef Conference

    November 13, 2014

    World-renowned chefs, restaurateurs, purveyors and food writers from across the city will come together to discuss key issues facing the restaurant industry as well as new food trends, products and techniques at the 2015 Philly Chef Conference. Hosted by Drexel University’s Center for Hospitality and Sport Management, the conference will take place on Sunday and Monday, Jan. 11 – 12.

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  • Drexel Basketball Set to Tip Off 2014-15 Season

    November 12, 2014

    Drexel’s men’s and women’s basketball teams will open their respective seasons this weekend and begin their quest for a Colonial Athletic Association title. The men are on the road against Colorado on Friday, Nov. 14; while the women host Cornell on Sunday, Nov. 16 at the Daskalakis Athletic Center.

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  • Drexel Faculty, Staff Honored for Their Contributions to Online Learning

    November 12, 2014

    As part of National Distance Learning Week, an awards ceremony was held Nov. 11 to honor key leaders, faculty and staff at Drexel Online, which is right now touching the lives of 13,000 students, and has been a part of the lives of thousands more.

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  • Only Two Weeks Left to See “Blood Wedding” by Drexel and Philadelphia Artists’ Collective

    November 11, 2014

    Only two weeks remain to see a rare staging of Federico García Lorca’s “Blood Wedding” as the Philadelphia Artists' Collective (PAC) teams up with students from Drexel University’s Co-Op Theatre Company in the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design to present the classic tragedy of revenge and deception. The show will run through Nov. 23 at Drexel’s Mandell Theater (3201 Chestnut St.).

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  • Spanning the Globe: Drexel Research Reaches Around the World in 2014

    November 11, 2014

    Where in the world have Drexel professors conducted research in 2014? The answer: all seven continents.

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  • Philadelphia Orchestra’s David Kim Joins Drexel University Orchestra for Concert

    November 11, 2014

    World-famous violinist and concertmaster of The Philadelphia Orchestra David Kim will join the Drexel University Orchestra from Drexel’s Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design for a concert on Sunday, Nov. 23 in the Main Auditorium in Drexel’s Main Building (3141 Chestnut St.), beginning at 7:30 p.m.

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  • Federal Legislation Ignores PTSD Toll on Civilians

    November 11, 2014

    Federal laws explicitly addressing post-traumatic stress disorder have overwhelmingly focused on the needs of military personnel and veterans, according to a new study by a Drexel public health professor. It's the first study to examine how public policy addresses traumatic stress and PTSD.

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  • Bending — But Not Breaking — In Search of New Materials

    November 10, 2014

    Making a paper airplane in school used to mean trouble. Today it signals a promising discovery in materials science research that could help next-generation technology –like wearable energy storage devices- get off the ground. Researchers at Drexel University and Dalian University of Technology in China have chemically engineered a new, electrically conductive nanomaterial that is flexible enough to fold, but strong enough to support many times its own weight. They believe it can be used to improve electrical energy storage, water filtration and radiofrequency shielding in technology from portable electronics to coaxial cables.

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  • Sonny Vaccaro Joins Drexel for Annual Sport for Social Change Conference

    November 07, 2014

    Sonny Vaccaro, one of the most “influential and controversial” (Washington Post) figures in sports, will join Drexel University on Thursday and Friday, Nov. 13 – 14 as the keynote speaker for its annual Sport for Social Change Conference. The conference will feature discussions on social justice in sport, athlete’s rights, the future of the NCAA, the misappropriation of American Indian imagery in sport and youth participation in sport. The conference is hosted by the Drexel University Sport Management Student Union (SMTSU), an undergraduate student organization, and the Department of Sport Management in the Center for Hospitality and Sport Management.

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  • Drexel Online Celebrates National Distance Learning Week

    November 07, 2014

    Drexel University Online will celebrate National Distance Learning Week with its eighth annual awards ceremony, honoring exceptional leaders, faculty and staff for their accomplishments and dedication to online learning.

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  • Poetry @ Pearlstein

    November 06, 2014

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  • Amazon.com, Coming to a Shopping Mall Near You?

    November 05, 2014

    LeBow professor Rajneesh Suri says it may not happen here in Philadelphia just yet, but elsewhere in the country, big-name Internet retailers are starting to pop up in shopping malls as a way to get closer to the consumer.

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  • Drexel Board of Trustees Appoints New Members

    November 05, 2014

    Drexel has appointed two new members to its Board of Trustees. The new trustees are Richelle Parham, chief marketing officer at eBay North America, and David R. Geltzer, founder/CEO of the Geltzer Family Foundation.

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  • Pioneering Documentarian Frederick Wiseman Coming to Drexel

    November 04, 2014

    Frederick Wiseman, the man who has held a mirror to American society and institutions through a prolific career in documentary film making, will hold a series of lectures and discussions about his art during a two-day residency at the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design in November.

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  • How to Get Involved as a Graduate Student, As Demonstrated by Nick Thompson

    November 03, 2014

    As the President of the Graduate Student Association, Nick Thompson knows a thing or two about the importance of being involved with the community.

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  • At the Helm of the School of Public Health: Q&A with Ana Diez Roux

    November 03, 2014

    At Drexel, Ana Diez Roux is leading efforts to understand what makes people, and cities, healthy or unhealthy, as the new dean of the School of Public Health.

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  • Drexel Opens Parkway Health and Wellness Clinic in Center City

    November 03, 2014

    Drexel has opened a 23,000-square-foot facility in the heart of Center City Philadelphia that includes a new, central home for clinical services and research for the College of Nursing and Health Professions.

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  • Practice What You Teach: Parkway Health & Wellness

    November 03, 2014

    Drexel now has a 23,000-square-foot facility that includes a new, central home for clinical services and research for the College of Nursing and Health Professions.

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