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Drexel in the News

  • Fundamental right to disrupt

    The Philadelphia Inquirer
    August 28, 2014

    Tabatha Abu El-Haj, JD, PhD, an associate professor in the School of Law, wrote an opinion piece for The Philadelphia Inquirer on Aug. 28 about the value of outdoor assemblies, in light of the protests in Ferguson, Missouri.

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  • Harris Steinberg to Leave Penn for Drexel

    PhillyMag.com
    August 26, 2014

    On August 26, PhillyMag.com announced that Harris Steinberg, currently executive director of the University of Pennsylvania’s Penn Praxis design-based community outreach program, will become executive director of Drexel’s Lindy Institute for Urban Innovation. He will also have a faculty appointment in the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts and Design. 

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  • New report finds small but growing arts community in battered Mantua

    The Philadelphia Inquirer
    August 26, 2014

    A new study on arts organizations in Mantua, Powelton Village and West Powelton, conducted by a team of faculty and students in the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design, was featured in the Philadelphia Inquirer on Aug. 26. Julie Hawkins, assistant professor and program director of arts administration, and Andrew Zitcer, assistant teaching professor in the arts administration program, were quoted. The study was also spotlighted on PhillyMag.com.

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  • Drexel prepares for basketball trip to China

    The Philadelphia Inquirer
    August 20, 2014

    Men’s Basketball Head Coach Bruiser Flint and sophomore Rodney Williams were quoted in an Aug. 20Philadelphia Inquirer story about the team’s upcoming exhibition trip to China. The team was also mentioned in an  an Aug. 19 Philadelphia magazine Foobooz blog post about Han Dynasty restaurateur Han Chiang meeting with the team to share some food and give them pointers on Chinese culture and customs in preparation for its upcoming trip to China.

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  • Dante M. Bucci, 33, who made music with an unusual instrument

    The Philadelphia Daily News
    August 19, 2014

    Dante Bucci, a systems analyst in the Academic Information & Systems office and Drexel alumnus, was memorialized in obituaries appearing in the Philadelphia Daily News on Aug. 19 and online music publications like The Swollen Fox, WXPN’s The Key and the Deli Philadelphia blog.

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  • Pa. law mandates information with Down syndrome diagnosis

    The Philadelphia Inquirer
    August 19, 2014

    Owen Montgomery, MD, chair of obstetrics and gynecology in the College of Medicine, was quoted in an Aug. 19 Philadelphia Inquirer article about a Pennsylvania law requiring that a Down syndrome diagnosis must be accompanied by accurate information about the genetic disorder.

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  • Drexel University wants to help students become more creative

    The Sacramento Business Journal
    August 19, 2014

    Michael Marion, executive director and associate vice provost of Drexel University in Sacramento, was quoted in an Aug. 19 Sacramento Business Journal article about a new concentration that encourages students to be more creative.

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  • Lower Merion gives student entrepreneurs a leg up

    The Philadelphia Inqurier
    August 19, 2014

    Charles Sacco, interim director of the Baiada Institute, the Close School’s Entrepreneur in Residence and director of External Relations, was quoted in an Aug. 19 Philadelphia Inquirer about young entrepreneurs in Lower Marion.

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  • Roads Slow Down Snakes - Leads To 'Slither-Slaughter'

    LiveScience
    August 19, 2014

    Research on pine snakes by Dane Ward, a doctoral student in the Laboratory of Pinelands Research with Walter Bien, PhD, a professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was featured in a LiveScience video on Aug. 15.

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  • Han Dynasty owner to Drexel team: ‘Don’t ask for fortune cookies’

    Metro
    August 19, 2014

    Drexel men’s basketball team appeared in a front-page Metro story about the team’s meal shared with Han Dynasty restaurateur Han Chiang in preparation for their trip to China. Nyree Dardarian, an instructor and director of the Center for Integrated Nutrition and Performance in the College of Nursing and Health Professions and performance coordinator of the Individualized Supervised Practice Pathway, was quoted in the story. Undergraduate students Sooren Derboghosian and Tyshawn Myles appeared in the photo that ran on the front page.

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  • 2014 Philadelphia Geek Awards

    The Philadelphia Inquirer
    August 18, 2014

    Genevieve Dion, an associate professor in the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design and director of the Shima Seiki Haute Technology Lab, was mentioned in an Aug. 18 Philly.com post about the 2014 Philadelphia Geek Awards. Dion was named “Scientist of the Year” at the annual awards ceremony.

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  • Tension in Ferguson, How did it start and How can it End?

    FOX-40 (Sacramento)
    August 18, 2014

    George Ciccariello-Maher, PhD, an assistant professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was interviewed on FOX-40 (Sacramento) and KCBS-AM (San Francisco) on Aug. 18 about the police shooting of black teen Michael Brown and the resulting riots in Ferguson, Missouri.

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  • More bacteria in food in poor Philly neighborhoods

    WHYY-FM/Newsworks.org
    August 18, 2014

    Jennifer Quinlan, PhD, an associate professor in the College of Nursing and Health Professions, was interviewed for a story on WHYY-FM/Newsworks.org on Aug. 18 about her research on the safety of foods sold at corner stores in low-income areas

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  • At Drexel lab, wearable tech taking shape

    The Philadelphia Inquirer
    August 18, 2014

    Genevieve Dion, an associate professor in the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design and director of the Shima Seiki Haute Technology Lab; Adam Fontecchio, PhD, a professor in the College of Engineering and associate director of the ExCITe Center; Timothy Kurzweg, PhD, an associate professor in the College of Engineering; and Kapil Dandekar, PhD, a professor in the College of Engineering, were quoted in an Aug. 17 Philadelphia Inquirer story about their collaborative research to develop a smart textile belly band for fetal monitoring.

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  • Cultural Corridor

    WPVI-TV (6-abc)
    August 17, 2014

    The Academy of Natural Sciences was mentioned by Mayor Michael Nutter in an Aug. 17 WPVI-TV (6-abc) segment about Philadelphia’s “cultural corridor.”

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  • Drexel duo developing drug to stop cancers' spread

    The Philadelphia Inquirer
    August 17, 2014

    Research by Joseph M. Salvino, PhD, a professor in the College of Medicine, and Alessandro Fatatis, MD, PhD, a professor in the College of Medicine, was mentioned in an Aug. 17 Philadelphia Inquirer article about a new drug meant to inhibit the spread of cancer cells. Olimpia Meucci, MD, PhD, a professor in the College of Medicine, was also mentioned.

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  • Drexel study sheds light on foodborne ills that plague poor

    The Philadelphia Inquirer
    August 17, 2014

    An article in the Philadelphia Inquirer on Aug. 17 featured the research of Jennifer Quinlan, PhD, an associate professor in the College of Nursing and Health Professions, on the safety of foods available in corner stores in low-income areas.

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  • From the Russians to Rebel Seperatists

    KCBS-AM (San Francisco)
    August 15, 2014

    Daniel Friedheim, PhD, an assistant teaching professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was interviewed on KCBS-AM (San Francisco) about continuing tensions between Russia and Ukraine.

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  • Tech startup tips, from a Microsoft behavioral scientist

    The Philadelphia Business Journal
    August 15, 2014

    The ExCITe Center was mentioned for hosting a Microsoft behavioral scientist in an Aug. 15 Philadelphia Business Journal article.

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  • Albert H. Laverson, 94, Drexel coach

    The Philadelphia Inquirer
    August 15, 2014

    The obituary of Albert H. Laverson, a Drexel University tennis and soccer coach who was inducted into the school's Athletics Hall of Fame, was published on Aug. 15 in the Philadelphia Inquirer

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  • A Conversation About Robin Williams, Parkinson’s Disease, and Depression

    The Philadelphia Inquirer
    August 15, 2014

    Michael Yudell, PhD, an associate professor in the School of Public Health, authored an Aug. 15 Philadelphia Inquirer “The Public’s Health” blog post about the link between depression and Parkinson’s disease.

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  • Quality: The Real Benchmark of Value in Technology-Enhanced Learning

    EvoLLLution
    August 15, 2014

    Susan Aldridge, PhD, senior vice president of online learning and president of Drexel University Online, authored an Aug. 15 EvoLLLution article about the value of technology-enhanced learning.

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  • What You Need to Know about the 2014 Philly Geek Awards

    Geekadelphia
    August 14, 2014

    The Academy of Natural Sciences was mentioned in an Aug. 14 Geekadelphia post for hosting the Philly Geek Awards on Aug. 16.

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  • U.S. Education Grants

    WCAU-TV (NBC-10)
    August 14, 2014

    Drexel was mentioned in an Aug. 14 WCAU-TV (NBC-10) segment about receiving federal funding for its special education programs.

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  • Why Ferguson's police department uses military weapons

    Marketplace
    August 14, 2014

    Rob Kane, PhD, director and professor of the criminal justice program in the College of Arts and Sciences, was interviewed in an Aug. 14 Marketplace segment about the Defense Department selling equipment at bargain prices.

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