Dear Editor Having had the good fortune to attend nearly all the annual Drexel Convocations held since I joined the faculty in 1967, I write in salute to this year’s Oct. 2 event, easily one of the best in the past 45 years. The event satisfied each of five criteria by which such an informational […]
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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 pub-dwelling Irishman in me is pleased. Fado Irish Pub and Restaurant, located at 1500 Locust St., fulfills the standards expected of such an establishment. To start, customers are granted the privilege of self-seating, though, in no seat will a customer be shortchanged. Fado’s layout ensures that no visitors will be confined to a dark, […]
Spring sports are right around the corner, and after that, the summer swimsuit season will quickly be upon us. If either has you wanting to get in shape, or maybe shed some pounds, there is an option to check out in the local area. Bodyrock Boot Camp, located at 38th Street and Lancaster Avenue, offers […]
Drexel’s Ellen Giarelli was named the International Society of Nurses in Genetics Liaison for the National Advisory Council for Human Genome Research, National Institutes of Health, as announced in a University press release Jan. 12. Giarelli, currently an associate professor in the College of Nursing and Health Professions, also serves as the president of the […]
Many college students stick to vodka and spiced rum for their mixed drinks, which unfortunately prevents them from experiencing a huge variety of different cocktails and the flavors that make them interesting. One of the liquors that many overlook is gin, although their reticence is understandable. Gin is clear liquor that is flavored with juniper […]
Drexel University’s annual convocation ceremony was held Sept. 27 to celebrate the start of the 2011-12 academic year. President John A. Fry spoke at the event about the University’s future in many capacities and elaborated on the benefits of Drexel’s affiliation with the Academy of Natural Sciences. The ceremony, held in the auditorium of the […]
Drexel University will host the 2011 U.S. Open Squash Championships Oct. 1-6 at the Daskalaskis Athletic Center, which will feature internationally ranked players for both men’s and women’s squash. With Delaware Investments as the title sponsor, the tournament offers $175,000 in prize money and the most prestigious squash title in the country. For the second […]
The Leonard Pearlstein Gallery of Drexel University opened the “Half the Sky” art exhibit Sept. 23, which is composed of over 60 art pieces from 22 contemporary Chinese female artists. The full title, “Half the Sky: Women in the New Art of China,” refers to Mao Zedong’s communist manifesto in which he declared that in […]
Drexel hosted the National Science Foundation’s Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics conference Sept. 19. to introduce high school teachers to better education methods in science, technology, engineering and math. The conference, called “STEM Smart: Lessons Learned from Successful Schools,” was an all-day educational event comprised of exhibits, panel discussions and informational speeches centered around the […]
The past school year has brought about much advancement for the University, including the acquisition of the Academy of Natural Sciences as a partner institution, the emergence of President John A. Fry’s strategic plan and a plethora of physical changes to the University City campus. However, as we embark on a new school year, the […]
The Drexel field hockey team are welcoming the Lafayette Leopards to Buckley Field Sept. 16. The Dragons will be hosting their first game after recently completing a three-game road trip with a tough 2-0 loss against top-ranked Connecticut. It left the Dragons at a solid 4-2 on the season, but reeling a bit as of […]
The pre-season is just that: a period before the regular season. It has almost no bearing on what will happen when wins and losses count, but when you are the self-proclaimed “dream team” of the National Football League, you tend to be under a microscope. The Eagles were anything but dreamy against the Pittsburg Steelers […]
Local news media outlets reported that a Drexel student missing since Aug. 9 was found dead near his work in Pennsburg, Pa. Sean Michael Buehrle, who had been planning on returning to Drexel in the fall for his senior year, was found by Pennsylvania State Police Aug. 13. Though police did not release where his […]
Founder of the Drexel University Construction Management Program Joseph Lambert Sr. passed away at his residence at Riddle Village in Media, Pennsylvania on June 15, 2011 at age 96. Joe Lambert was the founder of the Construction Management Program at Drexel University. Joe launched the Construction Management program while serving as a Professor and Department […]
Stanley W. Silverman, former president and chief executive officer of PQ Corporation, has been named chairman of the College of Medicine board of trustees, Drexel University announced May 11 in a press release. Silverman, a member of the University’s board of trustees and the College of Medicine’s board, replaces Manny Stamatakis, who will step down […]
For the first time in a long time the men’s and women’s crew teams have swept the Kerr Cup. Both the men and women’s varsity eight boats placed first in their races April 16 to bring home the trophies together. “Its great to bring home the trophies,” head coach Paul Savell said. “We had a […]
The Drexel women’s lacrosse team is tied with James Madison University atop the Colonial Athletic Association standing with an undefeated record after going 2-0 in their first two CAA contests. The Dragons (8-3, 2-0 CAA) started off their weekend on the road against Towson (6-6, 2-1 CAA) April 8 in Towson, Md. Drexel defeated the […]
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