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The Office of Study Abroad, part of the Pennoni Honors College, has launched a new Web site with international fellowships information: www.drexel.edu/academics/fellowships. Students visiting the site can learn about fellowships available to them, deadlines and application procedures…
The Big House, a sitcom starring Philadelphia native Kevin Hart as a Drexel student, premiered on ABC on April 2. The show’s premise is about Kevin, a rich kid from Malibu forced to move in with his family in Philadelphia after his father is arrested for embezzlement. When he arrives in Philadelphia, Kevin enrolls at Drexel, like his cousin Eartha. Hart chose to feature Drexel in the show as a tribute to his mother, Nancy, a 1988 LeBow College graduate. The show airs Fridays at 8:30 p.m…
Interior design seniors Elizabeth DeGrazia, Jaclyn Lucas and Rebecca Ward won the $1,200 first prize in the 2004 Interior Design Educators Council (IDEC) Student Design Competition for their project, “The Green Machine.” The Green Machine is a mobile educational recycling center that travels to elementary schools to teach students what happens after a product is put in the recycling bin. Entries into the IDEC competition were juried at the school, regional and international level. In addition to the Green Machine, “Motion Picture,” a project created by interior design students Dina Kanawati, Charity Kipp and Joleigh Corsaro, was one of 15 finalists at the international level from the five IDEC regions…
Drs. James Witek, assistant professor of medicine; Mary K. Howett, professor and bioscience and biotechnology department head; and Suzanne Willard, assistant professor of nursing; were among seven specialists who contributed articles to the “HIV Update 2004” special edition of Counter Details: The Educational Difference, a monograph from the Pennsylvania Medical Society’s Center for Professional Drug Education. The monograph was developed along with the Department of Public Welfare’s Office of Medical Assistance Special Pharmaceutical Benefits Program and the Department of Health’s Bureau of Communicable Diseases’ Division of HIV/AIDS. Designed for health professionals across the Commonwealth, the monograph provides the latest HIV/AIDS treatment guidelines, new information on drug resistance testing and information to assist with communicating with patients and identifying high-risk behavior…
Chris Robert Nuut, a junior film and video major in the College of Media Arts & Design, received one of six $1,000 Broadcast Pioneers of Philadelphia Scholarships. Nuut, a member of the Pennoni Honors College who is an aspiring filmmaker, wrote, directed and edited the 2003-04 Drexel orientation video, served as a production assistant for a 60 Minutes segment about the September 11 anniversary and is currently in the process of directing his own film about a depressed man who learns that the key to turning his life around lies within himself.