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 [...]
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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. [...]
Students from Philadelphia’s Imhotep Institute Charter High School visited Drexel’s Clinical Simulation Center Nov. 14 to experience hands-on learning in the medical field. Students in grades 10 through 12 were able to learn medical terminology and familiarize themselves with various pieces of equipment used in a hospital. They also visited stations where they collected vital [...]
Students in one Computing and Security Technology Microcomputer course learned more about computers while giving back to their community this term, as a part of the Computers for Humanity Project in Goodwin College’s Computing and Security Technology program. In the class taught by Professor Ashley Podhradsky, two custom computers were built by students and donated [...]
The Drexel Recreation Center hosted National Prescription Drug Take Back Day Oct. 29 to give the local community a means of safely disposing of expired, unused or unwanted prescription drugs and to raise awareness about prescription drug abuse. The national event was sponsored by the Drug Enforcement Administration in cooperation with local law enforcement agencies, [...]
Drexel’s Pennoni Honors College will begin a new partnership with the Philadelphia Daily News to increase local arts exposure after receiving a $20,000 arts journalism grant Oct. 10. The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and the National Endowment of the Arts awarded the College’s two online cultural publications, the Smart Set and the [...]
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