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    Drexel's "TwitterZombie" Helps Researchers Examine Bite-Sized Pieces of Twitterverse

    PHILADELPHIA, October 31, 2012

    Taking a close look at the steady flow of millions of 140-character messages per day generated on Twitter is akin to trying to take a drink from the torrent of a fire hydrant’s discharge. But thanks to sophisticated software named in homage to the researcher, transfixed on a computer monitor, that it is designed to relieve -the “TwitterZombie” is helping researchers at Drexel collect tweets without being washed away.

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  • Philanthropist Philip B. Lindy Receives Outstanding Service Award for Commitment to Civic Engagement

    PHILADELPHIA, October 25, 2012

    Drexel University President John A. Fry announced today that philanthropist Philip B. Lindy will receive the 2012 Joseph Jacovini Outstanding Service Award, the highest honor that the University bestows upon non-alumni in recognition of their service. The award will be presented on Saturday, November 17, at the annual Anthony J. Drexel Society Gala, Drexel’s premier annual black-tie event.

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    DARPA Taps Drexel-Led Team for Robotics Challenge

    PHILADELPHIA, October 24, 2012

    A 10-school collaboration led by Drexel University is one of several groups worldwide who are working to advance robotics technology for disaster relief as part of a challenge laid down by the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. Teams from academia, industry and the private sector will attempt to design and deploy a robot capable of disaster response in radioactive or bio-contaminated areas; the robot must drive vehicles, navigate human-centered environments, use tools and manipulate equipment.

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  • Drexel Implements Evidence-Based Assessment Strategy through Thomson Reuters Partnership

    PHILADELPHIA , October 23, 2012

    The IP & Science business of Thomson Reuters, the world’s leading provider of intelligent information for businesses and professionals, is partnering with Drexel to provide an innovative solution to help the University make informed decisions about its productivity and benchmark status, scholarship and performance. 

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    Drexel Engineers Commemorate Creation of Barcode

    PHILADELPHIA, October 22, 2012

    In 1952 a pair of graduate students from school then called the Drexel Institute of Technology, patented a system for instant electronic recall of product information using patterns of lines of varying widths. Sixty years later, the barcode remains an enduring symbol of technology that’s stood the test of time. On Monday, Oct. 22 Drexel and the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) commemorated the anniversary of this invention by dedicating a plaque honoring Norman Joseph Woodland and Bernard Silver in Drexel’s Bossone Research Enterprise Center.

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  • Drexel Players Open Season with Tony Award-Winner “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee”

    PHILADELPHIA, October 18, 2012

    The musical comedy “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,” one of the most popular musicals of the last decade, will be presented by the Drexel Players from Nov. 9-18 at Drexel University’s Mandell Theater (33rd and Chestnut Streets). The show will open the 2012-2013 season for the Drexel Players, a student-run theater organization in the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design.

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  • STEM Career Days Designed to Inspire Philadelphia Public School Students

    PHILADELPHIA, October 18, 2012

    Philadelphia public middle-school students and their teachers will be able to interact with scientists from FMC Corporation and explore learning and career opportunities in science and math thanks to a grant from the Philadelphia-based chemical company, the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University announced today.

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    Drexel Helps Lead Philadelphia Fire Department's Citywide Fire Drill

    PHILADELPHIA, October 17, 2012

    Drexel dormitories, fraternity and sorority houses will participate in a simulated fire evacuation this Thursday as part of the Philadelphia Fire Department’s “Dump the Dorms” initiative and citywide fire drill on Thursday, Oct. 18. Fire fighters and rescue crews will demonstrate safe egress in the instance of a dorm fire or emergency. Drexel’s dorm evacuation will be followed by similar drills at Penn and Temple to complete the PFD’s educational initiative.

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  • PUC and Drexel to Host Energy/Utility Forum for College Students on Energy Jobs

    HARRISBURG, Pa., October 16, 2012

    With an abundance of energy jobs available and more expected to be added through the next decade, the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) will partner with Drexel University to host an Energy Utility Forum on Nov. 2 for Philadelphia-area college students.

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    Creator of HBO's Hit Series Entourage Visits Drexel

    PHILADELPHIA, October 16, 2012

    Doug Ellin, the man behind HBO’s hit series “Entourage,” will be on campus for a conversation and Q&A session at the Westphal School of Media Arts and Design on Oct. 16. The creator of some of the most well-known and culturally beloved characters –Vince, Turtle, Drama, Ari and E—will sit down with Karen Curry, executive director of the Kal & Lucille Rudman Institute for Entertainment Industry Studies, for a look at what it takes to be successful in the entertainment business.

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  • Physics Explains How Sickling Cells Make People Sick

    PHILADELPHIA, October 16, 2012

    Researchers at Drexel University have identified the physical forces in red blood cells and blood vessels underlying the painful symptoms of sickle cell disease. Their experiment, the first to answer a scientific question about sickle cell disease using microfluidics engineering methods, may help future researchers better determine who is at greatest risk of harm from the disease. They report their findings in Cell Press’s Biophysical Journal today.

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  • “Witnesses to Hunger” Exhibit Highlights Hunger in Maryland

    Baltimore, Md., October 16, 2012

    A “Witnesses to Hunger” exhibit, featuring the photographs of parents from Baltimore, Boston, and Philadelphia who have experienced hunger and poverty first-hand, will run through October in Baltimore. It is one of multiple ways anti-hunger advocates are coming together this month to raise awareness about the challenges of living in or near poverty and to fight hunger in Maryland.

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  • Crickets, Worms on Menu at Halloween Cocktail Party Hosted by Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University

    PHILADELPHIA, October 12, 2012

    Cuisine From the Collections will take place from 7–10 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 27, at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University (1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway). Adventurous grazers will be treated to an eclectic variety of food options such as venison, seaweed and dishes prepared with ingredients not found in most kitchens, including healthful crickets and worms.

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  • Panel to Discuss Major Issues of 2012 Presidential Election at Drexel on October 15

    PHILADELPHIA, October 11, 2012

    With the presidential election quickly approaching, Drexel University will host “Election 2012: Issues at Stake,” a panel discussion to help students and community members better understand some of leading issues in the 2012 campaign. The discussion also will include a question-and-answer session with the audience.

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  • New Website on LGBT Issues in Sport Launches on National Coming Out Day, October 11

    PHILADELPHIA, October 10, 2012

    On National Coming Out Day, October 11, Drexel University’s Goodwin College for Professional Studies will launch the research and activism network “LGBT Issues in Sport: Theory to Practice,” which aims to be the definitive resource for research on LGBT issues in sport.

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    Drexel Biomed Opens its Doors to Innovation Community at Technology and Talent Showcase

    PHILADELPHIA, October 10, 2012

    A wristwatch that can check your blood pressure, a belly band for expecting mothers to monitor their baby’s vital signs and a way for doctors to sterilize their hands without getting them wet – these innovations are just a few of the ideas that will be on display as Drexel University and the Wallace H. Coulter Foundation provide a glimpse into the future of medical technology at the Innovation Technology & Talent Showcase on Oct. 31.

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  • Philadelphia Educators to Discuss Innovations in STEM Education at the Free Library

    PHILADELPHIA, October 9, 2012

    Drexel University’s School of Education will host the second event in the Critical Conversations in Urban Education lecture series on Monday, October 22, from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. A panel of teachers and principals will explore the innovative work of educators in Philadelphia schools, with an emphasis on science, technology, engineering and mathematics education.

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  • Preventing Firefighter Injuries and Casualties by Examining the Culture of Safety

    PHILADELPHIA, October 9, 2012

    Drexel University was awarded a three-year, $1 million fire prevention and safety grant last month to develop tools to improve on-the-job safety for firefighters. Researchers will develop a survey to measure the safety climate – the measurable aspect of an organization’s or group’s attitudes toward safe behavior or “culture of safety”– for use in fire departments and by fire safety researchers.

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  • With $10 Million Gift Drexel University to Establish Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships

    PHILADELPHIA, October 4, 2012

    With the help of a $10 million gift by Dana and David Dornsife, Drexel University President John A. Fry announced today the establishment of the Dana and David Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships to be located on a 1.3-acre site in the heart of West Philadelphia. Expected to open in 2014, the Dornsife Center will be located at 35th and Spring Garden Streets on a vacant site that currently includes two historical properties and a school totaling more than 29,400-square-feet of space.

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  • Bill Cosby Performs Benefit for 11th Street Family Health Services of Drexel University

    PHILADELPHIA, October 3, 2012

    Bill Cosby performs Oct. 5 to benefit the Expansion Fund for 11th Street Family Health Services of Drexel University (11th Street), a health center located in the heart of the Richard Allen Homes in North Philadelphia. Cosby spent several years during his youth living in that area, then known as the Richard Allen Housing Project.

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    Fall Career Fair Sets Students on Track for Employment

    PHILADELPHIA, October 2, 2012

    With more than 210 employer organizations lining up to recruit from more than 1,300 students and alumni, Drexel University’s Fall Career Fair is receiving the largest response in the past five years. The Oct. 3 event, that welcomes a variety of employers from around the region, will be held in the Drexel Armory on 33rd Street between Market and Arch streets.

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  • Drexel Students Watch Presidential Debate at “Pizza and Politics” Party on October 3

    PHILADELPHIA, October 2, 2012

    Drexel University students will gather in Nesbitt Hall’s Stein Auditorium (3215 Market Street) for a live screening of the first debate on Wednesday, October 3, 2012, at 8:30 p.m. The debate will be followed by a discussion led by members of Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity. Students will also be able to register to vote and receive information on Pennsylvania's new voter ID law.

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    Squash Grows in West Philadelphia: U.S. Open Returns to Drexel

    PHILADELPHIA, October 2, 2012

    The varsity basketball court at the Daskalakis Athletic Center will once again be transformed into a world-class squash arena as the world’s greatest men’s and women’s squash players will compete in the 2012 Delaware Investments U.S. Open Squash Championships from Oct. 4-12.

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