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Pictured above: U.S. Representative Jim Greenwood (R-Pa.) toured the University City Main Campus on August 5. Greenwood (second from left), who sits on the House Education and the Workforce and the Energy and Commerce Committees, also met with representatives from Drexel’s Office of Government and Community Relations (from left): Assistant Vice President James Iannarella, Senior Vice President Anthony Caneris and Executive Director Brian Keech…
Dr. Cameron Abrams, assistant professor of chemical engineering, was one of 86 younger engineers from across the country invited to participate in the National Academy of Engineers’ 10th Annual Frontiers of Engineering Forum. The symposium, to be held September 9-11 at the National Academies’ Arnold and Mabel Beckman Center in Irvine, Calif., will bring together engineers between the ages of 30-45 who are performing cutting-edge engineering research and technical work in a variety of areas. Participants were nominated by fellow engineers and organizations…
Dr. Suzanne Willard, assistant professor of graduate programs in nursing, will be inducted in November in the American Academy of Nursing in recognition of her innovative, international clinical work to improve the lives of women with HIV-AIDS…
Dr. Gerry Stahl, associate professor of IST, was named founding executive editor of the International Journal of Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning, a position he will share with Professor Friedrich Hesse, head of applied cognitive psychology and media psychology at the University of Tübingen and director of Tübingen’s Knowledge Media Research Center. The journal, an official publication of the International Society of the Learning Sciences, will be housed in Drexel’s College of Information Science and Technology. The first issue is planned to debut in 2006…
Fluidics Incorporated, a mechanical services contractor company and an Drexel supporter for more than 30 years, recently donated four vans to the University’s facilities management department and office furniture to the Office of Institutional Advancement. Fluidics Executive Vice President and COO Ronald Liberati (center), made the gift presentation to Drexel Senior Vice President Anthony Caneris (right) and Facilities Management Director James McGuckin…
Three Drexel staff members won gold medals at the U.S. Dragon Boat Federation (USDBF) National Championships, held in Fort Dodge, Iowa, July 23-25, 2004. Mike Rankin (left), head strength and conditioning coach at the Daskalakis Athletic Center, Dr. Chip Coward (center),research post doctoral associate in the School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems, and Dana Davies, director of undergraduate enrollment, competed in one or more of the premier men’s, premier women’s, premier mixed, senior men’s, senior women’s and senior mixed races, winning gold medals in all divisions.
Rankin, Coward and Davies compete with the Philly Dragon Boat Association and the Philly Spirit team. They will participate in the Philly Corporate Challenge to benefit the Fox Chase Cancer Center on October 2. Drexel will enter two boats in that event…
Drexel’s Lambda Zeta chapter of Pi Kappa Alpha received the fraternity’s Robert Adger Smythe Award, the organization’s most prestigious award. Only the top five-to-seven percent of Pi Kappa Alpha chapters throughout the U.S. and Canada receive this honor…
Studio 6 architecture students, under the direction of Professor Brian Phillips, explored the creative reuse of Philadelphia’s abandoned Reading Viaduct during the spring term. Their projects, along with similar collaborative interdisciplinary studies sponsored by PennPraxis at the Penn School of Design, were displayed at Café Lift during July.