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2010-10-07 11:05:00

PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a new agreement announced today between Drexel University and Community Energy, Inc., Drexel will purchase Renewable Energy Certificates equal to 100 percent of its energy use, making Drexel one of the top 50 purchasers of wind energy in the nation. This Renewable Energy Certificate purchase will ensure that 84,268 megawatt hours of electricity will be matched annually with wind energy entering the electricity grid. The Renewable Energy...

2010-09-30 12:01:00

PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dr. Rafael L. Bras, a leading authority on soil-vegetation-atmosphere system modeling, has been named the recipient of Drexel University's 2010 Anthony J. Drexel Exceptional Achievement Award. This year's award includes a $50,000 prize. The Award, named for the University founder, was created to recognize collaborative, multidisciplinary research focused on real-world solutions that change society. Bras's career in academics and higher...

2010-09-21 10:23:00

PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Sloan Consortium (Sloan-C) announced today that Drexel University has been selected to receive the 2010 Sloan Consortium Award for Excellence in Institution-Wide Online Education. Boston University was also selected for this honor. "This award brings international recognition to Drexel's faculty and staff; individuals who have been integral in leading online academic program development, designing and teaching exceptional academic...

2010-09-21 05:00:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- The Princeton Review and Entrepreneur magazine announced today the results of their eighth annual survey that ranks the top 25 undergraduate and top 25 graduate entrepreneurship programs in the nation. From the more than 2,000 programs reviewed, the number one school in the undergraduate category is the University of Houston, while Babson College retained its number one ranking in the graduate category. Ranking second and third in the undergraduate...

2010-08-17 08:16:00

PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For the third consecutive year, Drexel University has 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 U.S. News & World Report for the 2011 edition of "America's Best Colleges." Drexel's ranked second out of only 20 universities in the country on the list, according to the survey report released...

2010-06-18 13:58:50

The process of aging disturbs a broad range of cellular mechanisms in a complex fashion and is not well understood. Computer models using fuzzy logic might help to unravel these complexities and predict how aging progresses in cells and organisms, according to a study from Drexel University in Philadelphia and Children's Hospital Boston. "One important goal of computational approaches in aging is to develop integrated models of a unifying aging theory in order to better understand the...

2010-05-26 10:31:00

PHILADELPHIA, May 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Complex wounds affect more patients in the United States than heart attack and stroke combined. About 150,000 amputations a year result from complex wounds, while about 80,000 are attributed to diabetes and peripheral arterial disease. There are currently no established methods for early detection of wound healing, or for precise identification of healing progress. A new device developed by researchers can change chronic wound management....

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2010-04-19 15:29:18

New delivery platform may become a therapy for patients with vascular disease Scientists and engineers have used uniform magnetic fields to drive iron-bearing nanoparticles to metal stents in injured blood vessels, where the particles deliver a drug payload that successfully prevents blockages in those vessels. In this animal study, the novel technique achieved better results at a lower dose than conventional non-magnetic stent therapy. Conducted in cell cultures and rats, the research is the...

2010-03-23 06:16:00

MADISON, Wis., March 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Sonic Foundry, Inc. (Nasdaq: SOFO), the recognized market leader for rich media webcasting and knowledge management, today announced the company's Mediasite platform will be used to webcast Drexel University School of Education's second annual Virtual Symposium, taking place this week simultaneously in Philadelphia Pa., Sacramento, Calif., Bloomington, Ind., Beijing, Shanghai and Tokyo. The symposium builds upon the theme Education for...

2009-12-17 14:05:00

PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Bradley Ericson, a student at Drexel University's LeBow College of Business, was named Entrepreneur magazine's 2009 College Entrepreneur of the Year, the magazine announced today. Ericson is co-founder and CEO of 3SecondReceipts LLC, a company developing a platform to create manageable, itemized digital receipts to replace traditional thermal paper receipts. Ericson will receive a grand prize that includes $5,000 in start-up capital, the cover story...


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penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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