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2009-06-01 14:23:09

Project aims to enable humanoids to interact with people and their environment A Drexel University-led research team late last week unveiled the newest, most central member of its collaboration with a team of Korean researchers:  Jaemi, a humanoid (HUBO). Jaemi HUBO embodies efforts to advance humanoid development and enhance the concept of human-robotic interaction. The project's goal is to enable humanoids to interact with their environment, and enhancement plans include enabling the...

2009-05-01 08:50:00

*Swine Flu Outbreak Highlights Influenza Virus Research at Drexel University* PHILADELPHIA, May 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Research conducted at Drexel University has demonstrated the importance of natural killer, or NK, cells in controlling primary influenza virus infection. These findings may help us understand how the body's immune system may best respond to the newly emergent swine flu. While no studies have been conducted on the specific H1N1 strain of influenza virus referred to as "swine...

2009-04-22 17:11:00

PHILADELPHIA, April 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Hahnemann University Hospital is pleased to announce that the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG) has granted approval for Drexel University College of Medicine's Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery three-year fellowship training program. ABOG has granted the approval of one new fellow per year for a period of three years. "This fellowship program will further strengthen the urologic gynecology service line at...

2009-04-07 13:50:00

PHILADELPHIA, April 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Hahnemann University Hospital is pleased to announce that its Chief Operating Officer, James B. Burke, FACHE, has been appointed to the Board of Directors for the Pennsylvania Trauma Systems Foundation (PTSF). Recommended by the Hospital & Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP) to fill an open position, Mr. Burke was approved by the PTSF at their board meeting held on March 19. The Foundation's board of directors is comprised of...

2009-04-03 14:26:00

PHILADELPHIA, April 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Cancer Center at Hahnemann University Hospital has been granted a Three-Year Approval with Commendation by The Commission on Cancer (CoC) of the American College of Surgeons (ACoS). The Cancer Center at Hahnemann received the approval following an on-site evaluation by a physician surveyor. Approval by the CoC is awarded only to those facilities that have voluntarily committed to providing the highest level of quality cancer care and that...

2009-04-03 14:07:00

PHILADELPHIA, April 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Hahnemann University Hospital's ventricular assist device program has earned the Gold Seal of Approval(TM) for health care quality. Ventricular assist devices (VAD) are mechanical pumps that allow damaged hearts to continue functioning while patients either await a heart transplant, or for destination therapy when transplant is not a viable option. "Hahnemann sought accreditation for our VAD program because we wanted to demonstrate our...

2008-09-29 21:00:31

WAYNE, Pa., Sept. 29, 2008 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Who would think that a dean, especially one of a medical school, could have an exciting and adventurous life full of rewards and failures? But with Decanus Maximus, the new memoir by Joseph R. DiPalma, M.D., one will have every reason to think so. This deeply moving account tells of DiPalma's life and times as a medical school dean, covering a period of extraordinary growth in science and technology accompanied by the commercialization of...

2008-08-22 12:00:43

Drexel University made the "up-and-coming" short list of national universities that have achieved "the most promising and innovative changes in academics, faculty, students, campus, or facilities," according to top college officials polled by U.S.News & World Report for the 2009 edition of "America's Best Colleges." Only 20 universities in the country made the list. These are "universities that have recently made striking improvements or innovations -- schools everyone should be...

2008-08-03 12:00:21

By Sam Galski, Standard-Speaker, Hazleton, Pa. Aug. 3--Christopher Stewart's career as a director began when he was in the seventh grade as a way to pass time with his friends in Tamaqua. That's when his family bought their first digital camera. Whether it was for fun among friends or completing high school projects, Stewart used the camera almost every chance he got. "Every project grew after that," he recalled. The 21-year-old Stewart will soon begin his senior year at Drexel...

2008-07-15 12:00:30

Aruba Networks, a provider of wireless LANs and unified mobility solutions, has announced that Drexel University has selected and commenced the deployment of its adaptive 802.11n wireless LAN and mobility solution at its Philadelphia campus. According to Aruba, it will provide airtime fairness, active interference avoidance, and client load-balancing based on its adaptive radio management (ARM) technology to Drexel University. Kenneth Blackney, associate vice president of core technology...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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