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  • The Lancaster Ave. Jazz and Arts Festival is hosted annually by the People’s Emergency Center (PEC), a leading civic organization in the area.

    Why Aren’t Artists Transforming Mantua and Powelton the Way They Did Fishtown or Northern Liberties?

    PHILADELPHIA, August 21, 2014
    A new study by a team of faculty and students from Drexel University found that a surprisingly high concentration of established artists live in the Mantua, Powelton Village and West Powelton neighborhoods of West Philadelphia. So why aren’t artists transforming those neighborhoods the way they did Fishtown or Northern Liberties? A variety of reasons, according to the new report which is scheduled for release on Monday, August 25, including low public investment, the lack of a support network, a need for stronger connections between artists and the community and a lack of centralized communications efforts. The report also outlines proposed action steps to address these challenges. Read More
  • Drexel Study: Enhanced Communication Key to Successful Teamwork in Dynamic Environments

    PHILADELPHIA, August 20, 2014

    From management consulting projects to research and development laboratories to hospital trauma centers, organizations of all types are increasingly creating teams whose members have diverse professional backgrounds. While the allure of these cross-functional teams is their ability to use their diverse knowledge to solve complex problems, not all such teams are able to reach their full potential.

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  • Genevieve Dion

    Genevieve Dion Named 'Scientist of the Year' at 2014 Philadelphia Geek Awards

    PHILADELPHIA, August 18, 2014
    Drexel University’s Genevieve Dion, an associate professor in the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design, was named “Scientist of the Year” at the 2014 Philadelphia Geek Awards in recognition of her groundbreaking work in developing wearable technology. Read More
  • Start Talking Science Philadelphia 2014

    Drexel Professor Creates “Start Talking Science” Event

    PHILADELPHIA, August 12, 2014
    Philadelphians will soon get their newest opportunity to meet local scientists and learn about exciting advances in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) in the region, through an event created by a Drexel professor, called “Start Talking Science.” Read More
  • A northern pine snake near the edge of an asphalt road in New Jersey. Credit: Dane Ward

    Roadside Research from the Pinelands and Coast to Coast

    PHILADELPHIA, August 12, 2014
    Three doctoral students from Drexel's Laboratory of Pinelands Research are presenting their work with northern pine snakes and the Pine Barrens gentian at the Ecological Society of America meeting, after doing some new roadside research during their cross-country drive to Sacramento. Read More
  • Local students attend PECO-Drexel STEM Camp

    Local Middle Schoolers Build Bridges, Hovercrafts and More at STEM Camp

    PHILADELPHIA, August 8, 2014
    Nearly 25 local rising fifth graders interested in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) built a bridge, blew up a watermelon and made ice cream, as part of a Summer STEM Camp from July 28 – August 1, the third and final week of the camp this summer. The camp is hosted by Drexel University's School of Education and funded by a grant from PECO. Read More
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    Plant Protein-Based Wound Dressing Invented at Drexel Moves Closer to Medical Marketplace

    PHILADELPHIA, August 4, 2014
    Wound healing technology developed at Drexel University is one step closer to becoming a tool for medical caregivers. Eqalix, Inc., a Northern Virginia regenerative medicine device company, recently received patent protection for a protein-based nanofiber scaffold technology invented by Drexel researchers. Read More
  • Drexel hospitality management student Matt Sandrowski shows a classmate how to make his mother’s carrot cake recipe

    Drexel Students and Neighborhood Residents Work Side-by-Side to Keep Local Culinary Traditions Alive

    PHILADELPHIA, July 30, 2014
    A new class, called “Local Culinary Traditions,” in Drexel University’s Center for Hospitality and Sport Management aims to keep family food traditions – and the stories behind them – alive. Funded by a $50,000 grant from GlaxoSmithKline, the class is intended to document culinary traditions in the West Philadelphia community and to teach people how to make those homemade dishes healthier. Read More
  • Innovation Center @3401 Officially Opens Its Doors for Creative Collaboration

    PHILADELPHIA, July 28, 2014
    Philadelphia’s newest entrepreneurial incubation space is ready for business –and ready to help businesses get their start. The Innovation Center @3401, a collaborative effort of Drexel University and the University City Science Center to help attract and nurture start-up businesses in the region, officially opened its doors on Monday, July 28. Read More
  • Researchers found that being unemployed increases your risk of death, but recessions decrease it.

    Losing Your Job Could Kill You, But Recessions Could Be Good For Your Health

    PHILADELPHIA, July 24, 2014
    While previous studies of individuals have shown that employees who lose their jobs have a higher mortality rate, more comprehensive studies have shown, unexpectedly, that population mortality actually declines as unemployment rates increase. Researchers from Drexel University and the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor set out to better understand these seemingly contradictory findings. Read More