Despite a multimillion-dollar renovation to the URBN Center, which offers a host of new amenities to the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design, some programs within the college are staying in their original facilities. The majority of CoMAD programs are now housed in the URBN Center, but there are programs still housed in […]
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The URBN Center, located at 3501 Market St., is now the official home of Drexel’s Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design. The building was renovated over the past year to make the 130,000-square-foot space an ideal working environment for students and faculty. The facility, open 24/7, was ready for students to begin classes […]
Drexel University received LEED Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council for the Constantine N. Papadakis Integrated Sciences Building, according to a Sept. 20 University press release. PISB is the first building on Drexel’s campus to achieve LEED certification, a prestigious environmental award. The 150,000-square-foot structure is located at 33rd and Chestnut streets and […]
The National Science Foundation awarded $2.2 million to Emerging Communities for Mathematical Practices and Assessment, a four-year project developed by Drexel’s School of Education and the College of Arts and Sciences, the Math Forum at Drexel, and Temple University’s College of Education. The goal of EnCoMPASS is to address the national crisis in students’ mathematical […]
Drexel University President John A. Fry announced in an email Sept. 5 that Marla Gold, dean of the School of Public Health, will step down by July 2013. Gold has decided to return to researching and teaching as a member of the faculty. Gold was appointed interim dean in 2002 and was chosen as permanent […]
A Drexel professor was awarded a National Science Foundation grant May 18 for his development of wireless networks on microchips. Baris Taskin, an associate professor in Drexel’s College of Engineering, has been researching how to implement wireless interconnects on microchips for several years. Kapil Dandekar, an associate professor and associate dean of research in the […]
The late Whitney Houston and American Idol alumna Jordin Sparks star in the musical film “Sparkle,” set to release Aug. 17. The film, also starring Carmen Ejogo and Tika Sumpter, is a remake of the 1976 version. Director Salim Akil decided to move the original 1950s setting to the Motown scene of the 1960s. Ejogo […]
A team of recent Drexel University graduates was named world champions of Microsoft’s 10th annual Imagine Cup July 10 in Sydney. Computer science students Matthew Lesnak, Keith Ayers and N. Taylor Mullen spent the past year creating their mobile application, “Math Dash,” to enter in the mobile game design category of the technology competition. “Math […]
The winners of the U.S. title in Microsoft’s Imagine Cup competition were selected to participate in the worldwide finals in Sydney this July for their mathematics-teaching mobile application. The team, consisting of Drexel seniors Matthew Lesnak, Keith Ayers and N. Taylor Mullen, is one of 10 groups chosen as finalists in the category “Game Design: […]
Senior Ari Winkleman led a team of students that created and developed Involvio, a website and mobile application that allows college students to find events on and around campus using social media. Drexel was among a handful of schools that first had access to the Involvio app and has seen it expand over the last […]
Mark Segal, a gay rights activist and president of the Philadelphia Gay News, was the keynote speaker May 8 at the annual student-faculty mixer hosted by Drexel’s Foundation of Undergraduates for Sexual Equality and sponsored by Drexel Event Services. Segal heralded the importance of creating and maintaining a gay community and explained the progress of […]
Michael Martone, an experimental fiction writer, spoke April 26 at Drexel’s Barnes & Noble bookstore as part of an event co-sponsored by Painted Bride Quarterly and the Department of English and Philosophy. His informal lecture, titled “Homer on Homer, Or a Bunch of Stuff that Happens,” is formulated into various pieces and read at random, […]
Drexel’s LeBow College of Business team was awarded first place April 12 in the sixth annual Association for Corporate Growth’s Philadelphia Cup competition, making it the second year in a row that a LeBow team has placed first in this competition. The ACG Cup is a hands-on investment banking case competition for students in the […]
Two students in the Goodwin College of Professional Studies had the opportunity to work with Chef Gordon Ramsay on an episode of “Kitchen Nightmares” that aired March 30. Andrew Bohinick, a junior majoring in hospitality management, and John Boswell, a junior majoring in culinary arts, worked to transform Zocalo Mexican restaurant, located at the corner […]
A Drexel senior’s “Sunset Decisions LLC” concept, which would refocus senior care toward quality of life, was named the first-place winner of the Laurence A. Baiada Center for Entrepreneurship’s 2012 Concept Paper Competition in a Feb. 24 LeBow College of Business press release. Donna Kapes is majoring in advanced practiced nursing innovation in intrapreneurship and entrepreneurship […]
The Drexel University Concert Band had its first-ever performance at the Kimmel Center Feb. 29, playing a wide selection of music by African-American composers representing a time span of almost a centuary. Director Mike Moss selected various pieces by Valerie Coleman, Roger Dickerson, Oliver Nelson, Clarence Cameron White and others for the band to perform. […]
Drexel alumnus and chef Chip Roman, who graduated in 2002 from Goodwin College’s culinary arts program, was recently honored by GQ magazine, which placed his restaurant, Mica, eighth on their list of “The 10 Best New Restaurants in America” earlier this month. Mica is a progressive American cuisine restaurant located in Philadelphia’s Chestnut Hill neighborhood. […]
One Drexel graphic design senior was named a winner of the 2011 Best of Art in the Air award in December, and as a result, his motion video, “Color Philadelphia,” will be displayed on the PECO Crown Lights at 23rd and Market streets until early March. Peter Eyrich of the Antoinette Westphal College of Media […]
Students in this term’s restaurant design course of the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design were given the unique opportunity to take the skill sets they have learned and apply them to design a restaurant and bar for a celebrity chef of their choice. Chris Sheffield of SLDesign in Kensington is teaching his […]
Two second-year doctoral students at Drexel University conducted a study from February to April 2011 under the Group Informatics Lab, analyzing what makes online dating successful. Information studies students Rachel Magee and Christopher Mascaro said they were inspired to conduct this study because of the lacking existing research on the early stages of online dating. […]
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