Gov. Ed Rendell (D-Pa.), Philadelphia mayor Michael Nutter and Maria Papadakis were among the speakers at the May 7 memorial tribute to the late president of Drexel University, Constantine "Taki" Papadakis. Maria Papadakis said her first memory of Drexel was walking into the Main Building with her father, asking him if the University was a castle.
If only those walking the corridors of 30th Street Station this past Monday knew what was underneath them, they might have decided to take a later train just to get one peak at the gigantic fossils being unloaded. Kenneth Lacovara, assistant professor for the department of biology, has discovered the world's second most massive dinosaur, an achievement he has worked toward for the past five years in Patagonia, Argentina.
Although Turnitin.com, the anti-plagiarism Web site, has caused controversy on other university campuses and high schools, students and faculty at Drexel University continue to use the service without any complaints. Turnitin.com, a Web site run by iParadigms, LLC, is a contract-based service used by colleges and high schools to screen student work for plagiarism.
As America and the Centers for Disease Control work to prepare and protect people from the H1N1 virus or "Swine Flu," Yury Gogotsi, materials engineer and director of the A.J. Drexel Nanotechnology Institute, along with Amerinova, LLC, is developing protective masks that will more effectively protect both healthcare workers and the public from disease.
Members of Fraternity and Sorority Life have spent the last two weeks competing for the title of Greek Week 2009 winner. According to Katie Peoples, Fraternity and Sorority Life director, Greek Week provides its participants with a chance to celebrate leadership, scholarship, participate in community service and foster relationships.
Voting for the 2009-10 Undergraduate Student Government Association officers and representatives opened May 7, and runs through May 14. Vote online at http://www.drexel.edu/usga/vote
Social media are changing the way we communicate, and it is critical for modern professionals to take notice of these media to improve their businesses, according to panelists at the May 5 event, "Breaking Boundaries: The Revolution of Social Media." The panel of speakers at the event included: Gloria Bell, owner of Red Stapler Consulting; Kate Shields, vice president and managing partner of Vault Communications; Scott McNulty, chief blogger for Comcast; Steve Lubetkin, managing partner of Professional Podcasts; and Valeria Maltoni, president and founder of Conversation Agent.
Each time a Pennsylvania resident turns on a light switch, an electric current is streamed from a fossil fuel-burning power plant, which pours carbon and other pollutants into the atmosphere. According to the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Pennsylvania is responsible for 1 percent of the world's total global warming pollution.
The Drexel University Writing Program and Center for Civic Engagement hosted Jam Against Genocide, a benefit concert to increase awareness about human rights issues in Africa and to raise funds for the lost boys and girls of Sudan, May 5. The event included information tables featuring different charitable organizations, including Amnesty International, Uhuru and STAND, A Student Anti-Genocide Coalition.
The following are crimes that occurred on or near campus and were reported to The Triangle by the Drexel University Department of Public Safety. All information included in this report is taken from law enforcement or DPS incident reports. April 28, 2009 THEFT FROM BUILDING 12:30 p.