February, 28, 2011
The College of Arts and Sciences and the Good Idea Fund are pleased to announce that Sir Salman Rushdie will be delivering the inaugural lecture in the Drexel University, College of Arts and Sciences Distinguished Lecture Series on May 4th, 2011.
About Sir Salman Rushdie
Sir Salman, considered among the most influential literary figures of our times, is author of more than 14 books, including the highly acclaimed novel Midnight’s Children, The Moor’s Last Sigh, and most recently, Luka and the Fire of Life. In addition to winning the Booker Prize in 1981, Midnight’s Children was awarded the Booker of Booker Prizes in 1993, and in 2008, it was granted the Best of the Booker Prize in recognition of its status as the greatest novel among Booker Prize winners in the history of the award. In 2007, Rushdie was knighted in recognition of his contributions to literature.
About the Lecture
The lecture will take place at 6pm in the Main Auditorium. The event is free and open to current Drexel students, faculty, and staff. Tickets are required and must be picked up in person. Limit one ticket per person.
Current students may pick up their tickets at the Mandell Theater ticket window in MacAlister Hall from April 4-19, 2011. The Mandell Theater ticket window will be open from 10am – 3pm, Monday through Friday. Students must present their current Drexel ID in order to obtain a ticket.
33rd and Chestnut Streets
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Current faculty and staff may pick up their tickets during regular business hours from April 20-29, 2011 in the College of Arts and Sciences office on the 4th floor of MacAlister Hall. Faculty and staff must present their current Drexel ID in order to obtain a ticket.
College of Arts and Sciences
MacAlister Hall - Suite 4020
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Please direct any inquiries, including requests for accommodations because of a disability or chronic medical condition, to Jennifer Yusin firstname.lastname@example.org.
February, 19, 2011
Summer 2010 marked the completion of a major step in the Double Chooz project—a global collaboration project stationed in the French Ardennes. Among the research groups from Brazil, France, Germany, Japan, the United States, Russia, Spain, and the United Kingdom, were two Drexel professors, a post-doctoral researcher, and three notably accomplished physics students. The group, studying the transformations of neutrino species—highly specified particle physics—completed the construction of its on-site neutrino detector.