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2012-04-09 10:20:40

PHILADELPHIA, April 9, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Congressman Chaka Fattah (D-PA), the leading Democratic appropriator for the National Science Foundation (NSF) and advocate for neuroscience research, announces six grants for $8,232,322 on multiple subjects to three University City research institutions in Philadelphia, including the Monell Chemical Senses Center. Fattah, who recently visited Monell at 3500 Market Street for a tour and briefing of its cutting-edge neuroscience...

2012-03-06 15:10:00

WASHINGTON, March 6, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Congressman Chaka Fattah (D-PA), the top Democrat on the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science and related agencies (CJS) which oversees funding for the National Science Foundation, today announced $2,139,971 in grants from the Foundation to science and medical researchers at Drexel University and the University of Pennsylvania. The grant announcement followed Fattah's participation this morning in a CJS...

Image 1 - Pacific Danger Zones For Critically-endangered Leatherback Turtles
2012-03-02 03:52:07

New analysis could help alter fishing practices to reduce mortality The majestic leatherback turtle is the largest sea turtle in the world, growing to more than 6 feet in length. It is also one of the most threatened. A major new study of migration patterns has identified high-use areas–potential danger zones--in the Pacific Ocean for this critically endangered species. This new understanding could help inform decisions about fishing practices to help reduce further deaths of this...

2012-02-29 14:09:00

In the news release, Philadelphia City Council to hold a Public Hearing on Hahnemann Plan to fire Nursing Assistants, issued 29-Feb-2012 by District 1199C of the National Union of Hospital and Healthcare Employees AFSCME, AFL-CIO over PR Newswire, we are advised by the organization that the information in the first paragraph is incorrect. A public hearing is not scheduled for tomorrow, March 1. Philadelphia City Council to hold a Public Hearing on Hahnemann Plan to fire Nursing Assistants...

2012-02-29 13:48:00

PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- City Councilman W. Wilson Goode is scheduled to hold a public hearing on Thursday March 1 to address Hahnemann Hospital's plan to fire its nursing assistants. The hearing is to begin at 10 a.m. in Room 401 at City Hall. The plan has been the subject of protests and picketing by District 1199C of the National Union of Hospital and Health Care Employees AFSCME, AFL-CIO. The following Letter to the Editor was published in...

2012-02-23 09:34:00

Long-Time Drexel Professor and Arts Administration Head Will Assume Post in July PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Boards of Trustees and Managers of Moore College of Art & Design today announced the selection of Cecelia Fitzgibbon as the College's new president beginning in July 2012. Fitzgibbon will succeed Dr. Happy Craven Fernandez, who announced last May her intent to step down from the leadership post she has held since 1999. (Photo:...

2012-02-02 18:00:04

A new study by food safety researchers at Drexel University demonstrates that plasma can be an effective method for killing pathogens on uncooked poultry. The proof-of-concept study was published in the January issue of the Journal of Food Protection. Although recent high-profile outbreaks of foodborne illness have involved contaminated fresh produce, the most common source of harmful bacteria in food is uncooked poultry and other meat products. The bacteria responsible for most foodborne...

2011-12-01 00:45:08

Solving the mystery of prematurely dead cell phone and laptop batteries may prove to be a vital step toward creating a sustainable energy grid according to Drexel researcher Dr. Yury Gogotsi. In a piece published in the November 18 edition of Science, Gogotsi, who is the head of the A.J. Drexel Nanotechnology Institute, calls for a new, standardized gauge of performance measurement for energy storage devices that are as small as those used in cell phones to as large as those used in the...

2011-10-25 13:21:00

Players petition NCAA to make an investment in their education NORCO, Calif., Oct. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The NCPA and the Drexel Department of Sport Management is releasing a joint study today that finds TV revenues from five major athletic conferences and the NCAA average approximately $784 million per year while total TV revenues have soared to $1.8 billion per year. The study, titled "TV Money Windfall in Big Time College Sports", is available on the NCPA web site...

2011-10-06 16:03:00

PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Turner Construction Company, the nation's leading general builder, participated in the ceremony that marked the grand opening of its recently-completed Constantine N. Papadakis Integrated Science Building for Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA on September 20, 2011. One of Drexel University's most ambitious construction projects, the scope of work included construction of a 150,000 square foot building to house 39 research and teaching...