Drexel University has announced plans to build a new 13,000 square-foot Center for Jewish Life at 118 N. 34th St., according to a May 6 University press release. The center — which will be comprised of a chapel, a student lounge, and several dining aspects including a kosher dining hall, cafe and kitchen — will [...]
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Drexel President John A. Fry hosted a town hall May 13 for professional staff of the University, where he gave an update on the strategic plan for Drexel through 2017. He discussed the six strategic priorities for the University as well as the transformational themes from the 30-year master plan. The two overarching goals of [...]
A multimedia exhibition telling the story of the Iraq War through the perspectives of a Marine, a reporter and a photojournalist, “Invasion: Diaries and Memories of War in Iraq,” opened May 15 with a panel discussion in the URBN Center Annex. The exhibition, currently on display in the URBN Center lobby, includes diary pages from [...]
A doctor at Drexel’s College of Medicine has helped to create the first cesarean section “manikin” that will save lives through realistic C-section simulation training in developing countries. The simulation, dubbed “C-Celia,” will teach health professionals how to perform emergency surgical interventions in areas of the world where neonatal and maternal mortality rates are extremely [...]
In what is estimated to be one of the largest green retrofitting projects in U.S. history, a makeover of the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center is underway in New York City. The cost of the transformation is on the order of $463 million. While the effects that the green technology will have on the massive [...]
The Goodwin College of Professional Studies Hospitality Management and Culinary Arts Program offered its students the opportunity to create a five-course meal for a collaborative dinner May 14 with one of Philadelphia’s top French restaurants, Le Bec Fin. Two Drexel students were paired up with a chef to create a specific course for the meal. [...]
The Good Idea Fund and Drexel’s Active Minds hosted an event May 13 for the first day of Mental Health Awareness Week with Tamar Chansky, a psychologist focused on anxiety disorders, who gave a lecture titled “Freeing Yourself from Anxiety: How to Not Let Stress Freak You Out or Worry Fake You Out of Doing [...]
Dario Salvucci discussed the advances made in modeling multitasking in the latest lecture in the College of Engineering’s Dean’s Lecture Series. The talk, titled “Walk, Text, and Chew Gum: A Computational Approach to Understanding Human Multitasking,” was presented May 14 in Mitchell Auditorium. Salvucci, an alumnus of both Princeton University and Carnegie Mellon University, began [...]
Twin sisters and Drexel students Gabriella and Sage Cifaloglio have both been selected as members of the Philadelphia Eagles cheerleading squad for the 2013 season. Sage, a junior business administration major, has already been on the cheerleading squad for one year, and this will mark the first year for Gabriella, a senior design and merchandising [...]
A groundbreaking ceremony for the newly named Raymond G. Perelman Plaza was held May 7. The event marked the beginning of construction for a complete renovation of the current plaza, which is set to become Drexel’s primary space for outdoor socializing and events. The space is located between Market and Chestnut streets. It is currently [...]
Drexel’s Expressive and Creative Interaction Technologies Center received a $75,000 grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation April 29. ExCITe’s proposal, an initiative to engage people in the arts by creating media technology such as visuals and mobile apps to integrate into live concerts, was an entry in the 2013 Knight Arts [...]
As part of the College of Arts and Sciences Dean’s Seminar series, Erin Graham, an assistant professor of political science and new member of the Department of History and Politics, discussed her research into the structure of international organizations and the changing nature of the United Nations May 8. “The purpose of these seminars is [...]
Michelle Alexander, author of “The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness,” spoke to Drexel students May 6 in the Main Auditorium. The event was co-sponsored by The Good Idea Fund, the College of Arts and Sciences, and the Africana Studies program. “We use our criminal justice system to label people of [...]
Thom Cardwell, a lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender advocate and activist, was the keynote speaker May 9 as a part of Pride Week, hosted by Drexel’s Foundation of Undergraduates for Sexual Equality. Cardwell visited Drexel to share his life story and experience working in QFest and LGBT media. Cardwell introduced the latest project that he [...]
Drexel University acquired property on the corner of 31st and Market streets, where the auto-repair shop Firestone currently resides, a University press release announced April 26. The University paid $8.95 million for this 26,675-square-foot piece of land from Bridgestone Retail Operations LLC. Although the property now belongs to Drexel, the Firestone located on it is [...]
After much delay, the Campus Activities Board officially announced via social media April 30 that OK Go will headline Spring Jam 2013. The band, which is perhaps most well known for its song “Here It Goes Again” and the music video’s accompanying treadmill choreography, will play in Lot X next to the Main Building Saturday, [...]
The Huffington Post President and Editor-in-Chief Arianna Huffington spoke about the positives and negatives of the ever-changing participation-driven Internet April 30 as part of the College of Arts and Sciences’ third annual Distinguished Lecture Series. The lecture, titled “The Brave New World of the ‘New Media’: How Social Media Has Revolutionized the Communications Landscape,” was [...]
Ken Downing, senior vice president and fashion director for Neiman Marcus, was honored May 1 as the second annual recipient of the Westphal Award from the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design. The award recognizes not only the recipient’s leadership and creative success but also the recipient’s ability to inspire and nurture the [...]
Viren Doshi, the vice president of Drexel’s Health Law Society and a first-year student in the Earle Mack School of Law, is fighting the United States’ ban against men who engage in sex with other men donating blood. Although this is just a preliminary stage, “[the outcome] is getting really large,” Doshi said. The campaign [...]
Grammy-nominated rock producers and engineers Mike Clink and Shane Stoneback discussed their past work as well as industry tips and techniques during “GRAMMY Soundtables: Behind the Glass,” a conversation held April 29 at the URBN Annex. The event was moderated by David Weiss, a famous jazz performer and producer. Both Clink and Stoneback hold similar [...]
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- Jewish Center will be first of its kind May 17, 2013
- Fry updates faculty on strategic plan May 17, 2013
- Drexel students co-op in Italy with Parma Panthers May 17, 2013
- Classic Steinbeck comes to life in Drexel Players’ ‘Grapes of Wrath’ May 17, 2013
- How to save the USPS February 1, 2013
- University responds to tuition dispute January 13, 2012
- QE3 on horizon for US economy August 17, 2012
- Law school delays plans for new building April 29, 2011
- Occupy Wall Street dying down April 6, 2012
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