April 16, 2016 |
Roger Dennis, dean of the Thomas R. Kline School of Law of Drexel University, plans to retire in June of 2017, university provost M. Brian Blake announced in a letter to the faculty and staff on Wednesday. Dennis is the founding dean of the law school, which opened its doors in 2007 and he was instrumental in seeing it through the American Bar Association accreditation process, completed in 2011. Blake said Dennis agreed to stay while the university conducts a national search for his replacement.
April 11, 2016 |
Drexel professor André M. Carrington has been a longtime devotee of comic books, science fiction, and everything dorky. His first book, Speculative Blackness: The Future of Race in Science Fiction , is a thoughtful analysis of the genre's attempts to grapple with ethnicity. In it he ranges over delightfully vast tracts of fiction, from the Marvel comics empire to the fantasy world of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and the representations of black women from the British imperial diaspora.
April 9, 2016 |
The sounds of wood slamming against wood, of wheels sliding over a ramp, and of sudden crash landings echoed around the white walls of Drexel University's Pearlstein Gallery on Tuesday. Yet no one seemed alarmed. "They're shredding in there," said Ed Solego, a former pro-skateboarder-turned-skate-shop-owner-and-videographer. For the next eight weeks, the space will be transformed from a traditional art gallery into an interactive, pop-up skate park called Philly Radness, set against a projected backdrop that fluctuates in response to the skaters' movements and to the noises they make as they roll and clatter around the space.
April 2, 2016 |
Philadelphia universities already deep into research on smart fabrics and wearable technology will earn a major boost from the Department of Defense on Friday that could jump-start the next big things in "smart wear" for health, security, communications, energy, and fashion. Holding court Friday morning at MIT, Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter is announcing $75 million in funding for the Advanced Functional Fabrics of America, a nonprofit billed as "a revolutionary fibers and textiles manufacturing innovation institute.
March 31, 2016 |
ZACH SPIKER grew up a West Virginia basketball fan, watching the Mountaineers during their days in the Atlantic 10, dueling with Saint Joseph's and Temple. One of his first trips to Philadelphia led him to the 700 level at Veterans Stadium for an Eagles game against the Cowboys. He knows how this city operates, and how integral its sports teams are. "I think it's a great draw and a great attraction," Spiker said of the city's sports culture. "I think it attracted me to be a part of Philadelphia basketball.
March 31, 2016 |
Zach Spiker has his work cut out for him as Drexel's new men's basketball coach, but at least he comes to Philadelphia with some awfully impressive references. Spiker, the head coach at Army for seven seasons, was introduced Tuesday as the 26th basketball coach in Drexel history. The 39-year-old Spiker replaces Bruiser Flint, who was at Drexel for 15 seasons but went just 6-25 this season and 17-44 over the last two. There was no better reference than the one from Mike Krzyzewski.
March 25, 2016 |
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Zach Spiker was in Chicago in the fall of 2009 recruiting for Cornell when the Army job suddenly opened up. Then-Big Red head coach Steve Donahue strongly recommended his assistant, who had been with him for five years and was critical in assembling the team that would go on to win its third straight Ivy League title and finish in the 2010 Sweet 16. "He was instrumental in our recruiting and our style of play," said Donahue, who...
March 24, 2016 |
Here in the U.S., a product developer is politely shooed out the door by a major video game company after proposing a game that helps people recover from a stroke or deal with their cerebral palsy, said health games innovator Pam Kato. In Britain, by contrast, "Serious Games" is a category now being pursued by hospitals and universities, funded with national health grants, earning positive publicity and wide software distribution. "When I saw that Coventry University even had a building named Serious Health Institute, I knew I was home," said the U.S.-born Kato, who now directs that institute.
March 14, 2016 |
Cristian Cocuzza was working the counter of his family's Powelton Village pizza shop last Sunday when a college-age customer stormed in holding his phone like it was toxic. Cristian did not need to ask him what was on the screen. He knew exactly what it was. It was the story. The horrible story that so many mistakenly thought had something to do with his family's business. "It no us!" Cristian told the customer, something he feels like he has said a thousand times this past week.
March 12, 2016 |
American Realty Advisors of Glendale, Calif., is taking an $18.1 million equity stake in the 3201 Race St. residential tower on Drexel University's campus, according to Holliday Fenoglio Fowler L.P., which brokered the investment. HFF said in a release Thursday that it also arranged for a $35.4 million construction loan from Santander Bank N.A. for the 16-story, 164-unit project being developed by Radnor Property Group of Wayne. The tower, which will feature a 13,840-square-foot child-care center operated by Nobel Learning Communities on its ground floor, is scheduled for completion in 2017.