Drexel alumnus Joel Gerstman recently returned to his hometown of Maple Glen, Pa., after spending two years working for the Peace Corps in Surat Thani, Thailand. After graduating with a degree in finance in 2009 and feeling unfulfilled after three co-ops and a year working in the field, Gerstman decided to join the Peace Corps. […]
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Drexel’s Department of Public Safety launched Drexel Guardian May 9 to supplement its existing services with a mobile resource available to students, faculty and staff. Drexel Guardian allows users to build a profile on DrexelOne with key personal information that can help Public Safety to respond quickly in the event of an emergency. The profile, […]
Neuroscientist and New York Times best-selling author David Eagleman spoke May 2 at Drexel University’s second annual College of Arts and Sciences Distinguished Lecture, likening neuroscience to ‘a computer studying its own hardware’ “…It would be as though your computer started controlling its own peripheral devices and pulled off its cover and pointed its webcam […]
Holocaust survivor Charles Middleberg spoke at an April 16 Hillel-run event at Drexel University, recalling being separated from his parents after they were taken to concentration camps during World War II. The Jewish student organization brought Middleberg to campus as part of Yom HaShoah, “Holocaust Remembrance Day.” Middleberg, who was 9 years old at the […]
Stan Wright, a sophomore communication major, was recently elected to the position of editor-in-chief of The Triangle, Drexel University’s independent student newspaper, for the spring and summer terms. David Stephenson, former editor-in -chief of the Triangle, announced March 19 that Wright would assume his position starting spring term. Prior to his election, Wright worked as […]
Engineers in the Laboratory for Biological Systems Analysis at Drexel University will be able to continue their research on robotic fish thanks to a $1.1 million grant from the Office of Naval Research, as announced March 8 in a Drexel press release. The funding, which will be dispersed over the next three years, could help […]
An associate dean of the LeBow College of Business facilitated a discussion March 1 at the KYW News Radio office about the importance of innovation in the modern business environment. Donna DeCarolis led the program, titled “Leadership in Innovation,” with LeBow Executive MBA alumnus Olakunle Ekundare, who now is the director of standards at Comcast. […]
After winning the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce 2012 Edward Powell Award Feb. 6, the CEO of Urban Outfitters Inc. announced that he will donate $200,000 to the Laurence A. Baiada Center for Entrepreneurship. Mayor Michael Nutter presented Richard Hayne, founder, president and CEO of Urban Outfitters, the award for his work as a Philadelphia […]
The National Science Foundation has awarded the iSchool at Drexel funding to start and run a center to tackle big data challenges that are facing companies in various industries as part of a joint venture with the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. The Center for Visual and Decision Informatics is funded by the Industry/University Cooperative […]
The director of Drexel’s Mobilities Research and Policy Center attended a workshop at the World Bank Headquarters in Tokyo Jan. 17-18 to collaborate with other experts about the implications of the 2011 earthquake and tsunami that devastated Japan. Mimi Sheller, a professor of sociology at Drexel, was chosen as part of a team assembled by […]
“Today” show experts spoke to Drexel students Jan. 23 at the Bossone Research Center about their memorable experiences at the morning show, in order to celebrate the program’s 60th anniversary. The event consisted of a panel discussion followed by a reception where attendees could purchase signed copies of a book celebrating the show’s success. The […]
Drexel students enrolled in the new Prison, Society and You course will have the opportunity to study alongside 15 incarcerated men at Philadelphia’s Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility as part of the Inside-Out Prison Exchange Program. The course, which is officially listed as Criminal Justice 380, is available during the spring quarter and will allow 15 students […]
The LeBow College of Business lost an important member of its community when Vice Dean Thomas J. Hindelang died of an apparent heart attack in his office Dec. 8. Hindelang joined the Drexel staff in 1973 and served as a professor, vice dean and mentor to many members within the college. Sometimes referred to as […]
Students, faculty and alumni celebrated Veterans Day Nov. 11 by officially opening the Veterans Lounge in the Armory, reserved for current students who have served or will serve in the military. The new area includes couches, chairs and tables, as well as a whiteboard that will facilitate PowerPoint presentations during meetings. “We wanted this to […]
Members of Drexel residence halls were paired with volunteer community sites near campus in a partnership that officially started with a “Block Build” Oct. 8 for Rebuilding Together Philadelphia. President John A. Fry has consistently encouraged students to participate in community service and would like Drexel to be one of the most civically engaged universities […]
Astronauts and Drexel alumni Chris Ferguson (’84) and Paul Richards (’87) participated in a panel discussion and were honored at a gala Oct. 26 at the University, during which they reflected on their careers, the end of the space shuttle program and what the future holds for NASA. Both studied mechanical engineering at Drexel in […]
A Drexel materials science and engineering professor, along with his team of graduate students and international collaborators, published a paper online Oct. 5 in Physical Review Letters that could pave the way for smaller, more energy efficient computers and other devices. Jonathan Spanier and graduate student Guannan Chen, the lead author of the published research, […]
Drexel University hosted the second annual Run for Safer Campuses Sept. 24 to raise funds and awareness for the nonprofit Security on Campus and their Victim Advocacy program. More than 100 students and faculty met at the Armory to participate in the event, which was organized by both the Drexel University Police Department and the […]
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