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Drexel is the only U.S. stop on the world tour of INK not INK, an exhibition of contemporary Chinese art featuring more than 90 paintings, prints, sculptures and videos by 40 Chinese artists, including renowned figures such as Wenda Gu, Wei Qingji and Lin Tianmiao...
DUCoM Honorary Degree Recipients Announced
Drexel University College of Medicine will hold its 2009 Commencement on Friday, May 15, at 9 a.m. at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts (260 S. Broad Street). The College will present an honorary Doctor of Science degree to Chancellor Emeritus D...
Dr. Constantine Papadakis, president of Drexel, died on April 5, as this issue of Drexelink awaited printing. The following message from Drexel Chairman Richard A. Greenawalt ’66 was released to the Drexel community on April 6: It is with great sadness that I report that President Papadakis passed away suddenly last night at the age of 63 from pulmonary complications. He had been in remission from cancer. Dr. Papadakis’s 13 years at the helm of our University represents one of the most remarkable and sustained periods of success in the University’s history. Today’s Drexel in many ways reflects his leadership: bold, innovative and committed to the highest level of excellence. Dr. Papadakis was first and foremost a family man, and I know the entire Drexel community joins me and the Board of Trustees in offering deepest condolences to his wife Eliana and his daughter Maria, a Drexel graduate. A campus memorial event is being planned and will be announced shortly. In the meantime, in lieu of flowers donations can be made to the newly established “Constantine Papadakis Fund at Drexel University,” Drexel University, 3141 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104. This is a difficult day at Drexel. Dr. Papadakis’s lasting impact on the University will be profound. On April 2, the Board had announced that Dr. Papadakis would take a medical leave of absence. President Emeritus C.R. “Chuck” Pennoni ’63, ’66, Hon. ’92, former Drexel trustee and chairman of the board as well as interim president in 1994-95, was appointed Interim President and CEO. The Office of University Relations, editors and publishers of Drexelink, mourn the loss of Dr. Papadakis to his family and to all of Drexel. A special commemorative issue of Drexelink, celebrating the life and achievements of this Drexel icon, is underway and will be distributed in the near future.