Articles by Kristin Schrier
Apr. 30, 2015
Churches and arts team up to bring creativity into communities
Arts administration professor Neville Vakharia has teamed up with Partners for Sacred Places to conduct a multi-city study addressing the needs of arts organizations for a space they can call home. A report of his findings from Baltimore was released in February, advocating that collaboration between artists, performance groups and churches can help to integrate more creativity into communities. The creation of this program was the result of a previous version of the study in 2010-2011. Now, Vakharia and PSP have expanded the study to find out if this program is replicable nationwide.
Feb. 13, 2015
Dragons take third in Disney Imagineering Competition
A team of four Drexel University students recently finished third after competing in the finals of the Walt Disney Imagineering’s 24th “Imaginations” design competition, held Jan 26-30.
Jan. 9, 2015
Senior engineering majors compete for Disney internships
A team of four Drexel University students will soon have the opportunity to pitch a project to a panel of Walt Disney Imagineering employees, otherwise known prestigiously as Imagineers, for a chance to win $3,000 and potential internships with WDI. As finalists in the 2015 Disney Imaginations competition, senior mechanical engineering student Justin Petronglo, senior architectural engineering student Bader Al Moulah, senior architectural engineering student Ahmad Jamal and senior mechanical engineering student John VanZelst will be flown to California by Disney at the end of January to present their Disney-style take on urban transportation, along with five other finalist groups from schools across the United States.
Sep. 26, 2014
Harry Potter actress alters student’s view on feminism
I have never previously considered myself a feminist, however disappointed I am with the remnants of a patriarchy that still exists. Despite the fact that I have experienced sexism in a professional environment, I never wanted to associate myself with the movement; it seemed too powerful, too demanding. In Watson’s words, “fighting for women’s rights has too often become synonymous with man-hating.”
Aug. 22, 2014
SAVES improves on process of reporting sexual assault
The Sexual Assault Victim Empowerment System, developed in part by Drexel adjunct professor Candace Wannamaker in the School of Education, has been live since mid-May and allows victims of sexual assault to feel more confident and less alone when reporting their cases to authorities.
Aug. 8, 2014
Research ‘dream teams’ announced
Two medical research “dream teams” were announced July 30 as a result of the partnership formed Nov. 13, 2013, between Drexel, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
Aug. 8, 2014
Innovation Center serves as tech hub for University City
The Innovation Center @3401 opened its doors July 28 as an initiative to create a vibrant, entrepreneurial environment for start-ups, freelancers, researchers and students. The center was made possible through a partnership between Drexel and the University City Science Center.
Aug. 8, 2014
ExCITe director to assist Opera Philadelphia
Youngmoo Kim, associate professor and director of the Drexel University Expressive and Creative Interaction Technologies Center and assistant dean of engineering for media technologies, will be taking a one-year sabbatical from Drexel to collaborate with Opera Philadelphia and explore the relationship that emerging technology can have with all stages of an operatic production.
Jul. 25, 2014
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.
Jul. 11, 2014
Pioneering start-ups receive grants
Two student startup companies, U-Screen DX and Biome, were awarded grants June 18 at Founder.org’s annual World Founder Forum in Paris. The companies were recognized alongside those representing schools nationwide and internationally.