Research ‘dream teams’ announced

Two medical research “dream teams” were announced July 30 as a result of the partnership formed Nov. 13, 2013, between Drexel, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. The teams will be comprised of members of the three institutions, and each team will receive a $250,000… Continued

ExCITe director to assist Opera Philadelphia

Youngmoo Kim, associate professor and director of the Drexel University Expressive and Creative Interaction Technologies Center and assistant dean of engineering for media technologies, will be taking a one-year sabbatical from Drexel to collaborate with Opera Philadelphia and explore the relationship that emerging technology can have with all stages of… Continued

Crime rate steady even with casino

Drexel criminal justice professor Lallen T. Johnson and Temple University criminal justice department chair Jerry H. Ratcliffe published a study June 30 that concluded that the SugarHouse Casino, built amid controversy in 2010 in the Fishtown neighborhood of Philadelphia, has had negligible effect on crime in the area. The research… Continued

Pioneering start-ups receive grants

Two student startup companies, U-Screen DX and Biome, were awarded grants June 18 at Founder.org’s annual World Founder Forum in Paris. The companies were recognized alongside those representing schools nationwide and internationally. Biome, which won a $10,000 award, was founded by senior custom-designed major Collin Cavote with the intention to… Continued

Seven Dragons awarded Fulbrights

A record seven Drexel students and alumni have been offered grants through the 2014-15 Fulbright U.S. Student Program. The recipients will travel to countries around the world — including Finland, Barbados and Australia, among others — to complete self-directed research in their field of study. Many of the students will… Continued

Biology junior found deceased

Junior biology student Kirsten Vannix was found deceased in her off-campus apartment May 22. The cause of death has yet to be confirmed. “University officials have reached out to Kirsten’s family and expressed the sincere condolences of the Drexel community,” Donna Murasko, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences,… Continued

Close expands degree options

The Charles D. Close School of Entrepreneurship recently announced that students will now have the option of earning a Bachelor of Arts in Entrepreneurship and Innovation beginning in the 2014-15 academic year. Aside from business schools, the Close School will be the first and only freestanding school in the nation… Continued