College and School News Center for Hospitality and Sport Management Trash or Treasure? How to Repurpose Would-be Wasted Food to Feed the Hungry and Create Jobs Drexel culinary arts and food science students collected thousands of pounds of bruised or misshapen fruits and vegetables from area supermarkets and developed products and recipes in the student-run Drexel Food Lab to put them to better use. College of Computing and Informatics Improving Education, Impacting the World through Humanitarian Free and Open Source Software Undergraduate students at the College of Computing & Informatics (CCI) will soon have the chance to make a real-world impact in the classroom — while helping to improve computing education for all students — thanks to a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF). College of Engineering Drexel Antenna Research Helping to Boost the Performance of Commercial Wireless Networking Technology Kapil Dandekar, PhD found inspiration for a new kind of antenna in an unlikely place. It was the liquid metal alloy in Terminator 2 that gave him the idea for an antenna that could change its electronic shape to adjust the way it picked up signals: what if, he thought, an antenna could change itself the way the metal did? Engineering Peace: Drexel Joins PeaceTech Lab in Global Mission to Use Technology for Resolving Conflicts Drexel University engineering researchers and students are joining an international effort led by PeaceTech Lab, a nonprofit entity launched by the United States Institute of Peace (USIP), to prepare the next generation of humanitarian engineers. The PeaceTech Lab’s Young Engineers Program seeks to help communities in conflict zones around the world. Drexel and Penn Join White House 'Smart Cities' Initiative: Presidential Initiative Taps Universities to Work with Cities on Creative Solutions to Challenges Facing Urban Areas The White House’s Smart Cities Forum named Drexel and Penn two of the 25 founding partners in the $160 million initiative called the MetroLab Network. The Network will support shared research and collective problem solving among universities and their home cities. College of Medicine Drexel Medicine Expands Services at University City Location Drexel Medicine’s University City location at 3401 Market Street has provided primary care services to faculty, staff and the surrounding community since 2013. In the last year, they expanded those services to include obstetrics and gynecology and sports medicine. Dornsife School of Public Health Dornsife School of Public Health Hosts Hundreds for Inaugural Symposium Exploring How to Improve Urban Health “Reimagining Health in Cities: New Directions in Urban Health Research and Action” brought together researchers, practitioners, and policy makers from around the globe to energize action around urban health, generate novel research ideas, and stimulate debate on policy implications and future directions. Goodwin College of Professional Studies First-Year Exploratory Studies Program Launches This Fall At the start of the Fall 2015 quarter, Drexel University commenced the First-Year Exploratory Studies program, a full-time, on-campus plan of study for incoming students to explore Drexel’s academic options before declaring a major. Pennoni Honors College Dean's Teas Brew Intellectual Conversation Since winter 2014, Dean Cohen has hosted more than 60 students in her office for six hour-long Dean’s Tea sessions. No sign-ups or RSVPs. Come when you can. Pour yourself a cup of tea. Find a seat on the couch or the floor of Dean Cohen’s office and engage in intellectual conversation on a particular topic. Is Academia Dying? The Pennoni Honors College hosted a program of talks, panel discussion and dinner to address the topic: “What’s Killing Higher Ed?” Speakers included Mary Nguyen Barry, a policy analyst for Education Reform Now, and Leonard Waks, Professor Emeritus of Educational Leadership at Temple University and President of The John Dewey Society.