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  • Five-Story Biowall of Plants Serves as a Living Laboratory for Air Quality Research

    PHILADELPHIA, September 29, 2011

    Drexel's new Papadakis Integrated Sciences Building features a five-story vertical wall of living plants – the largest such wall in North America and the only one at a U.S. university. Scientists and students at Drexel are studying the biowall, an active living filter that removes volatile organic compounds from the air, to get a better understanding of how it works.

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  • LOOK! Public Art Project Transforms Vacant Storefronts on Lancaster Avenue

    PHILADELPHIA, September 29, 2011

    The public art project LOOK! on Lancaster Avenue will open on September 30 with the unveiling of 16 visual and sound art installations, which will transform storefronts and windows of 13 vacant buildings along Lancaster Avenue through November 30.

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  • Former President and CEO of NBC Universal, Jeff Zucker to Speak at Drexel

    PHILADELPHIA, September 26, 2011

    The legendary TV executive will talk about the state of the television industry and kick off the 2011-12 season for the Kal & Lucille Rudman Institute for Entertainment Industry Studies.

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    Drexel University to host 2011 U.S. Open Squash Championships

    PHILADELPHIA, September 23, 2011

    U.S. SQUASH and Drexel University will host the 2011 U.S. Open Squash Championships, the most prestigious squash tournament in the country, from October 1 through 6 at the newly renovated Daskalakis Athletic Center (33rd and Market Streets).

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    Half the Sky: Contemporary Chinese All-Women Art Exhibition Opens this Week

    PHILADELPHIA, September 23, 2011

    Half the Sky: Women in the New Art of China , an historic exhibition of artwork by contemporary Chinese women artists, presented by Drexel University’s Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design, opened to the public with a reception on September 23 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the new Leonard Pearlstein Gallery (3401 Filbert St).

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    Drexel Opens Nation’s First University Facility to Include a Living Biowall

    PHILADELPHIA, September 23, 2011

    The $69-million Constantine N. Papadakis Integrated Sciences Building, opened September 20. It serves as the new home of Drexel’s biology department and includes North America’s largest living biowall,the only such structure at a U.S. university. The biowall, a 75-ft. high wall of plants, serves as a biological air filter, demonstrating Drexel’s longstanding commitment to sustainability and progressive research.

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  • Dr. Adam Fontecchio to Represent Drexel at Frontiers of Engineering Symposium

    PHILADELPHIA, September 16, 2011

    Dr. Adam Fontecchio, associate dean of undergraduate affairs in Drexel’s College of Engineering, will join 85 of the top engineering researchers in the country at the National Academy of Engineering’s Frontiers of Engineering Symposium in September. The 17th annual symposium is an exclusive event that will be held at Google Headquarters in Mountain View, Calif.

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  • Drexel to Host National STEM Best Practices Conference

    PHILADELPHIA, September 15, 2011

    Drexel will host some of the brightest science, technology, engineering and math teachers from across the country on September 19 as part of a National Science Foundation event surrounding the announcement of a best-practices report called “STEM Smart: Lessons Learned from Successful Schools.”

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    Jack the Ripper Comes to Academia

    PHILADELPHIA, September 15, 2011

    The case of Jack the Ripper, which has long captivated amateur true-crime enthusiasts, has come to academia. Drexel University’s Pennoni Honors College and the College of Arts and Sciences jointly will host "Jack the Ripper through a Wider Lens: An Interdisciplinary Conference" on October 28 and 29.

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  • Study: College Athletes Worth Six Figures, Live Below Federal Poverty Line

    PHILADELPHIA, September 13, 2011

    A joint study released by the National College Players Association (NCPA) and Drexel University Department of Sport Management today reveals that the average fair market value of top-tier college football and men's basketball players is more than $100,000 each, but instead of getting what they're worth, the players receive athletic scholarships that don't cover the full cost of attending school, leaving many of them living below the poverty line.

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  • Drexel to Renovate Fourth Floor of Curtis Hall

    PHILADELPHIA, September 9, 2011

    The renovated area will accommodate a new co-location for high-performance computing within the University.

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  • Drexel University Remembers

    PHILADELPHIA, September 9, 2011

    Drexel students, faculty and professional staff joined the nation in commemorating the 10th anniversary of the tragic events on September 11, with a University tribute to those lost on that day, including two Drexel alumni.

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  • Drexel to Co-Host Women’s Economic Security Forum

    PHILADELPHIA, September 8, 2011

    The forum will address equal pay, workplace flexibility and resources for women-owned businesses

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  • Faculty and Staff Go For The Gold at Second Annual Employee Olympics

    PHILADELPHIA, September 7, 2011

    Employees of Drexel University will meet as competitors in pursuit of glory and in celebration of fitness and sport in the second annual Drexel Employee Olympics. Gold Medal Day is on Sept. 7 when participants will compete in 11 different sports held at Drexel’s athletics facilities. The games are presented by A Healthier U, Drexel’s university-wide wellness program, and the Drexel Recreation Center.

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  • National Hazing Prevention Awareness Week at Drexel

    PHILADELPHIA, September 1, 2011

    Drexel will be hosting its fourth annual Hazing Prevention Awareness Week (HPAW) from September 26 to October 2. HPAW is part of a national initiative held at numerous universities across the country.

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