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    WDKU Retains College Music Journal's Top Student Radio Honors

    PHILADELPHIA, October 28, 2011

    Drexel’s student-run radio station WKDU (91.7 FM) was named “Station of the Year” for the second year in a row by College Music Journal, adding to a growing list of accolades for one of the stalwarts of FM student radio in the area.

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  • Drexel and the Academy of Natural Sciences Announce Completion of Affiliation

    PHILADELPHIA, October 27, 2011

    The Academy of Natural Sciences President and CEO George W. Gephart, Jr., and Drexel University President John A. Fry, joined with Philadelphia Mayor Michael A. Nutter announced the completion of an historic affiliation between the Academy and Drexel that will promote discovery, learning and civic engagement in the natural and environmental sciences and further enhance Philadelphia’s reputation as a leader in scientific research and education.

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  • Drexel Receives Award for Geriatric Mental Health in Nursing Curriculum

    PHILADELPHIA, October 24, 2011

    Drexel University’s College of Nursing and Health Professions has received an award for infusing geropsychiatric nursing into its undergraduate nursing curriculum. The award, issued by the American Academy of Nursing’s (AAN) Geriatric Nursing Collaborative, recognizes Drexel’s leadership in preparing the next generation of nurses to address the mental health needs of older patients in a variety of health care settings.

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  • Drexel Begins Construction of Westphal College's URBN Center

    PHILADELPHIA, October 24, 2011

    Drexel University President John A. Fry has announced that the University will immediately begin renovation of the iconic Robert Venturi building, perhaps the best example of his celebrated “decorated shed,” at 35th and Market Streets. The Drexel Board of Trustees in its September meeting approved the financing package for construction of the URBN Center, which will serve as the new home for the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design.

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  • Drexel-Led Team Joins Collaborative Effort to Advance Semiconductor Technology

    PHILADELPHIA, October 21, 2011

    A team of scientists and engineers led by Drexel materials science and engineering professor Dr. Jonathan Spanier and collaborators Dr. Andrew Rappe of the University of Pennsylvania and Dr. Lane Martin, Dr. Nadya Mason, and Dr. Moonsub Shim the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) joins a group of research teams nationwide in striving to revolutionize the tiny electronic components that keep the world’s technology moving at ever-increasing speeds.

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  • Drexel and Shanghai Advanced Research Institute Announce Research Collaboration

    SHANGHAI, October 19, 2011

    Drexel University and the Shanghai Advanced Research Institute (SARI) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences have signed a collaboration agreement that will bring together researchers from the two institutions for pioneering work in scientific and technological innovation.

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  • Only One Month Remains for Exhibition by Contemporary Chinese Women Artists

    PHILADELPHIA, October 19, 2011

    Only one month remains for visitors to experience the historic exhibition of contemporary Chinese women artists, Half the Sky: Women in the New Art of China, which will be on display at Drexel University through Saturday, November 12, 2011.

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  • 2011-12 Basketball Season Nears Tip-Off

    PHILADELPHIA, October 14, 2011

    With talented veteran teams returning, anticipation surrounding the start of Drexel men’s and women’s basketball season next month is undeniable. Supporters will have ample opportunities to get to know the teams in the coming weeks in preparation for their mid-November tip-off.

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  • Drexel Smart House Receives World Green Energy Symposium 2011 NOVA Award

    PHILADELPHIA, October 13, 2011

    The Drexel Smart House has been selected by the World Green Energy Symposium (WGES) to receive a 2011 NOVA Award during the third annual symposium from October 19 – 21 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia. The Smart House was nominated in the Educational Case Study category for its student-led, multidisciplinary approach to developing a sustainable model for urban residential living and entrepreneurial innovation.

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  • Drexel Awarded Grant to Help Expand Arts Coverage in the Philadelphia Daily News

    PHILADELPHIA, October 12, 2011

    Drexel was the recipient of one of five $20,000 grants from the Knight Foundation and NEA to bolster arts journalism.

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  • Fall Career Fair Sees Increases in Employers, Jobs in 2011

    PHILADELPHIA, October 11, 2011

    More than 190 employers will line up to recruit from more than 1,200 students and alumni at Drexel’s Fall Career Fair. The fair is also open to students from area universities. Perspective employers will be searching for both full-time employees and co-ops. The fair will be held on Wednesday, October 12, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Daskalakis Athletic Center in the Recreation Center Complex located at 33rd and Market streets.

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  • Dialing it in: Drexel Scientists Find New Way to Control Electric Currents

    PHILADELPHIA, October 6, 2011

    A team of researchers in Drexel’s Department of Materials Science & Engineering led by Dr. Jonathan Spanier and their collaborators in Italy have discovered a new way to manipulate the flow of electrons within different components of a nano-scale material. This new information could lead to the creation of sophisticated circuitry in much smaller scale that would drastically reduce the size of computers and other related technology.

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  • Drexel First University to Participate in Campus Energy Efficiency Fund

    PHILADELPHIA, October 5, 2011

    State Treasurer Rob McCord unveiled at Drexel an innovative financing opportunity that will help Pennsylvania colleges and universities cut utility costs through job-creating energy efficiency improvements that will also contribute to a cleaner environment. Drexel is the first institution to participate.

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  • Drexel to Open 1965 Time Capsule During Farewell to Matheson Hall Ceremony

    PHILADELPHIA, October 4, 2011

    Drexel University’s LeBow College of Business faculty, staff and students will be joined by the Drexel community in bidding farewell to Matheson Hall in a demolition event that will make way for a new 12-story, 177,500 square-foot business center that will change the face of Drexel and Market Street. Attendees will also witness the opening of a time capsule found in the building’s foundation.

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  • Academy of Natural Sciences and Drexel to Celebrate Affiliation with Free Day

    PHILADELPHIA, October 3, 2011

    The Academy of Natural Sciences and Drexel University will host Academy/Drexel Affiliation Day on Wednesday, October 26, from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  Free and fun for the public, the Open House day will offer free museum admission and activities to celebrate the completion of an affiliation agreement between the Academy and Drexel.

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  • Drexel to Participate in DataNet Federation Consortium

    PHILADELPHIA, October 3, 2011

    The iSchool at Drexel, College of Information Science and Technology is an active collaborator in a  new effort to address key data challenges facing scientific researchers in the digital age, led by the University of North Carolina.

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