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(The elaborate device needed a few nudges to complete its overly-complex procedure to perform a simple task: raise a "Philadelphia Science Festival" flag.  Photo by Paul Kurtz)

Drexel University’s Wacky Science Machine Fails To Achieve World Record

More than 40 students of Prof. Allen Fontecchio have been working since December on an elaborate Rube Goldberg-type contraption to open the Philadelphia Science Festival.

04/25/2014

Photo of the Physics at the Art Museum iPad app. (Provided by Drexel University.)

Drexel Professor Develops Physics Teaching App For Art Museum

You can learn about physics while on a trip to the Philadelphia Museum of Art thanks to a free new app developed by a Drexel University professor.

04/16/2014

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Pieces Fall In Place For Big Tetris Game In Philly

Hundreds of Tetris fans plan to gather in Philadelphia for a skyscraper-sized version of the classic video game.

04/05/2014

(Jonathan Jernigan, right, and his sous chefs at Cathedral Kitchen dance for the cameras.  Photo by Tim Jimenez)

Amateur Artistes at Camden Nonprofits Contribute to a Promotional Video For Their City

A few dozen people were the stars of the video. One was Jonathan Jernigan, Cathedral Kitchen’s executive chef and culinary instructor.

04/03/2014

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CDC: Drexel University Student Died Of Same Meningitis Strain Found At Princeton University

A Drexel University student who died of meningitis last week had the same strain of bacteria that caused an outbreak at Princeton University, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention officials said Tuesday.

03/18/2014

(Assistant US attorney Robert Reed addressing attendees of seminar on the impact of trauma and violence on the criminal justice system.  Credit: John McDevitt)

Phila. Forum Highlights Growing Incidence of PTSD in City’s Children

Post-traumatic stress disorder, “PTSD,” is a malady commonly associated with war veterans. But children living in Philadelphia’s most violent neighborhoods are showing signs of it, too.

03/18/2014

A meningitis vaccine is administered at a clinic in Hollywood. (Credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Dr. McDonough: Recent Meningitis Cases Do Not Constitute Outbreak

The bottom line here though is there is nothing for the general public to be worried about, except the normal precautions we would all take.

03/14/2014

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Philadelphia Skyscraper To Transform Into World’s Largest Game of ‘Tetris’

The world’s largest video game “screen” is coming back. It’s actually the facade of the Cira Centre, next to 30th Street Station, where the Guinness record was set last year with ‘Pong.’

03/11/2014

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Death Of Drexel University Student Being Probed As Possible Case Of Meningitis

Authorities say the death of a student at a Drexel sorority house is being investigated as a suspected case of meningitis.

03/11/2014

Drexel head coach Bruiser Flint (credit: Rich Schmitt Photography)

Drexel Falls To Northeastern 90-81 in CAA Quarters

Scott Eatherton scored 23 points and grabbed 15 rebounds as fifth-seeded Northeastern beat fourth-seeded Drexel 90-81 on Saturday in the quarterfinals of the Colonial Athletic Association tournament.

03/08/2014

(Certified application counselor Myra Shanks helps Garolyn Jones navigate the healthcare.gov web site.  Photo by Pat Loeb)

Drexel Medical School Holds Affordable Care Signup Event

Counselors at Drexel’s medical school walked applicants through the process of signing up at the healthcare.gov web site.

03/05/2014

Timshel Purdum demonstrates the Academy of Natural Sciences' website for children on the autism spectrum. (Credit: Mike DeNardo)

Academy Of Natural Sciences Launches Effort To Be More Welcoming To Autistic Children

The Academy of Natural Sciences has launched an effort to make museum visits more welcoming to children with autism.

03/04/2014

(Upon graduation, students in Drexel's Certified Medical Assistant program will help fill an employment gap at the university's medical school.  Photo by Mike Dougherty)

Drexel U. Professional Skills Initiative Gets $50,000 Boost From Citizens Bank

According to officials, the money will go to help the University City District find students from West Philadelphia to participate in a certificate program to become a physician’s assistant.

02/28/2014

(File photo of University City High School, now closed.)

Buyers Found For Four Mothballed Philadelphia School Properties

The school district says it will gross $35 million and net $25 million from the sales.

02/27/2014

Drexel head coach Bruiser Flint (credit: Rich Schmitt Photography)

Massenat, Drexel Top College Of Charleston 56-45

Frantz Massenat scored 16 of his 24 points in the second half to lead Drexel past College of Charleston 56-45 on Wednesday night.

02/26/2014

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