October 27, 2014 |
Robots playing hockey, even driving. Gaming gear that enables 3-D examination of human cells. The world's largest video game. These are part of the creative legacy of Drexel University. Then there's the experiment headquartered at Suite 402 in Drexel's Leonard Pearlstein Business Learning Center. "I call this a disruptive innovation in higher education," Donna De Carolis said of the goings-on she leads there. It's the new Charles D. Close School of Entrepreneurship, the first such freestanding school in the nation to offer degrees - currently a bachelor's in entrepreneurship and innovation.
October 23, 2014
The NWCA All-Star Classic is coming to the Palestra on Nov. 1, and three area wrestlers will compete in the showcase matches - two from Penn and one from Drexel. Penn's Lorenzo Thomas, who finished sixth at nationals, will wrestle Rider's Clint Morrison. The Quakers' C.J. Cobb, who moved up to 149 pounds, will take on Virgina Tech's Devin Carter. Drexel's Kevin Devoy Jr., who is ranked 17th in the nation at 133, will face Ithaca's Alex Gomez, the runner-up at last year's NCAA Division III Championships at 133 pounds.
October 23, 2014 |
BALTIMORE - The Drexel men's basketball team was picked to finish second in the Colonial Athletic Association last season, but, only a few weeks later, in November, Damion Lee was lost for the season with a torn ACL. The Dragons plan to have Lee in the starting lineup for the Nov. 14 opener at Colorado, but the departures of standout point guard Frantz Massenat and Chris Fouch might be two reasons Drexel was picked to finish fourth yesterday at...
October 20, 2014 |
Carla Hall, two-time Top Chef finalist and cohost of ABC's The Chew , is enlisting 15 students from Drexel University to help her launch her first restaurant, to open in New York in the spring. James Feustel of the culinary arts program at Drexel says the partnership is a great chance for his students to work on solving real-world problems for an operating restaurant. Drexel created a "restaurant lab" class for the project, where students will source ingredients, compute costs, test equipment, and help with kitchen design and recipe development for Carla Hall's Southern Kitchen.
October 14, 2014 |
Led by individual champion Brandon Matthews, Temple captured the Temple Invitational on Sunday at Philmont Country Club in Huntingdon Valley. Matthews fired his second consecutive 1-under-par 69 for a 36-hole score of 138 and a 3-stroke victory over Joseph Leavitt of Rhode Island. The Owls had three other players - Patrick Ross (74-146), Calvary Christian graduate Mark Farley (71-147), and Hatboro-Horsham alum Matt Teesdale (77-147) - in the top 10 in posting an 18-shot win over Hartford.
September 22, 2014 |
Drexel University 's plan to name its law school for plaintiff's lawyer Thomas R. Kline , for his pledge of $50 million in cash and real estate, is the second time that school has sold naming rights. In 2008, Drexel said the law school would be named for 1959 grad Earle I. Mack , the real estate mogul who ran Mack-Cali Realty Corp. , in exchange for Mack's pledge of a $15 million matching grant, once Drexel found a second $15 million. The recession hammered charities and law school enrollments.
September 20, 2014 |
They say it is good to be king. It might be better, though, to be a very successful trial lawyer. Thomas R. Kline, who unveiled a $50 million gift to the Drexel University law school on Wednesday, and Shanin Specter, his partner at Kline & Specter P.C., would seem to fit that description. From its founding in 1995, the firm has grown to 35 lawyers and 115 employees overall, the largest personal-injury law firm in Pennsylvania and one of the largest in the country. The firm is known for big-ticket, emotional cases, and devotes considerable time to screening matters before agreeing to represent a client, with three staff members, a nurse, and two lawyers, one with a nursing degree, doing the intake.
September 19, 2014
LABORATORY safety regulations typically dictate that no food should be found within close reach of the experimental action - no one needs nitric acid in their nachos, after all. Drexel's Center for Hospitality and Sport Management, however, is a different kind of lab, one that's earned an exception to this rule since fussing with food is all they do there. The sixth floor of the Paul Peck Problem-Solving and Research Center, at 33rd and Arch streets, is home to the Drexel Food Lab, a collective that lends its brain to corporate and nonprofit clients.
September 19, 2014 |
In one of the largest gifts ever to a U.S. law school, Drexel University said Wednesday that Philadelphia trial lawyer Thomas R. Kline would give the eight-year-old school $50 million to bolster its effort to reach the top ranks of legal education. Drexel president John A. Fry said the money would be used to fund scholarships, add faculty, and expand the law school's trial-advocacy program, which provides training for lawyers who plan to focus on courtroom practice. Included in the gift is the former Beneficial Saving Fund Society building at 12th and Chestnut Streets, an imposing Classical Revival-style structure that has been vacant since 2001 and that will house the law school's Institute for Trial Advocacy.
September 15, 2014 |
How do you get a giant creature named after you? The world's largest dinosaur, Dreadnoughtus schrani - Schran's Fearless - honors Adam Schran , founder of a Philadelphia software firm, who looks and sounds as if he is still a student at brainy Haverford College, where he graduated in 1998. Schran's name was pinned on by the dinosaur's discoverer, the rugged, precise scholar Schran calls "Dr. Ken. " That would be Drexel paleontologist Kenneth Lacovara , whose team found fossil bones of the 65-ton creature in Argentina's barren Patagonia region, shipped them home to Philly, and put scholars to work decoding them in his top-floor lab at Papadakis Hall.