Provost to step down in coming fall

Provost Mark Greenberg is stepping down as an administrator  this September after 35 years of service to Drexel University. While he is retiring from his executive position, he will be transitioning to a professorship and provost emeritus after taking a year off. Greenberg is one of the most well-known administrators… 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

Study explores brain injury recovery

Joshua Jacobs, an assistant professor in the School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems, will join a $22.5 million, four-year research project titled “Restoring Active Memory,” in which he will explore the use of brain stimulation to help recover memories and cognitive abilities of people who have suffered a… Continued

Monmouth physicians receive medical research award

Two medical research studies by resident physicians at Monmouth Medical Center received the top award in the 2014 Ellen M. Cosgrove, M.D., Housestaff Research Awards competition for advancing medical and surgical knowledge. The two studies received the Award for Overall Excellence, which was shared among orthopedic residents Adil Samad, Alexander… Continued

Professors named most-cited researchers of 2014

Three Drexel professors were named by Thomson Reuters as among the most-cited researchers of 2014. The professors, whose fields include extragalactic astronomy, materials engineering and atmospheric particles, were Gordon Richards, Yury Gogotsi and Peter DeCarlo, respectively. The list, which consisted of 3,215 researchers across 21 fields in both the natural… Continued

Military tech used to protect snakes

Drexel University biologists are collaborating in an effort to save northern pine snakes from extinction using military technology. Researchers have implanted transmitters into the snakes to track their hibernation habits and have found that snakes take twice as long to cross concrete than sand. “The ultimate goal of this project… Continued

Tech Tuesday – July 15, 2014

App Alert: The Terminator is Back? Looking to program the next “Flappy Bird”? Check out the latest programming language to the scene: ArnoldC. ArnoldC can assist you in creating the next must have app. ArnoldC is based on Arnold Schwarzenegger’s most infamous quotes in place of commonly used functions. Developed… Continued

Professor to direct city public health

Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter announced June 27 that James Buehler, professor in the Department of Health Management and Policy at the School of Public Health, will be taking over as health commissioner. This announcement came along with the announcement of the departure of three senior staff members: former Health Commissioner… Continued

University City is named innovation district

The Brookings Institute, one of the nation’s most influential and quoted nonprofit public policy think tanks, named University City an “innovation district” in its May report. Brookings is dedicated to high-quality independent research and is based in Washington, D.C. According to the Brookings Institute, an innovation district must contain three… Continued