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Q+A: T-Rex to T-1000, a CGI Pioneer’s Take on Blockbuster Film Visual Effects Now and Then
Arts & Culture

Q+A: T-Rex to T-1000, a CGI Pioneer’s Take on Blockbuster Film Visual Effects Now and Then

John Andrew Berton, Jr., an award-winning computer graphics animator and an assistant professor in Drexel University’s Westphal College, is one of a small group of visual effects professionals who have worked for virtuoso cinematic innovators James Cameron, George Lucas and Steven Spielberg. Berton, who worked at Lucas’s legendary visual effects company Industrial Light & Magic, … Continue reading

Quick Take: Drexel Law Professor Discusses Supreme Court’s Ruling on Same-Sex Marriage
Business & Law / Experts

Quick Take: Drexel Law Professor Discusses Supreme Court’s Ruling on Same-Sex Marriage

On June 26, the Supreme Court ruled that states cannot ban same-sex marriage, and that gay marriage is legal nationwide. It’s a victory in the long struggle for the gay rights movement that has established a new civil right for Americans. “The Court today put itself on the right side of history,” said David S. … Continue reading

Drexel Snapshot: Annual Golf Classic Raises $242,000 for Medical Scholarships
Community & Society / Health & Medicine

Drexel Snapshot: Annual Golf Classic Raises $242,000 for Medical Scholarships

With the temperature in the 90s and a beautiful blue sky above, more than 100 golfers hit the links for the 14th annual Manuel Stamatakis Golf Classic, held by Drexel University College of Medicine, on June 22 at the Philadelphia Cricket Club in Flourtown. This year’s event raised $242,000 for scholarship funds for medical students … Continue reading

Quick Takes: Obamacare and Same-Sex Marriage are Both Public Health Issues
Business & Law / Experts / Health & Medicine

Quick Takes: Obamacare and Same-Sex Marriage are Both Public Health Issues

The Supreme Court issued its rulings today in the King v. Burwell case, upholding Obamacare’s subsidies and protecting access to affordable health care for millions of low- and middle-income Americans—a major victory in the view of most public health experts. Robert I. Field, JD, PhD, MPH, a professor in Drexel’s School of Public Health and … Continue reading

Drexel Snapshot: Walking Fossil Fish Tiktaalik Hits the Road
Science & Technology

Drexel Snapshot: Walking Fossil Fish Tiktaalik Hits the Road

Nunavut fossils packed up in the Subaru and heading back to Canada today. #tiktaalik #acadnatsci #drexelcoas A photo posted by Ted Daeschler (@teddaeschler) on Jun 22, 2015 at 9:17am PDT Paleontologists Ted Daeschler, of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, and Neil Shubin, of the University of Chicago, hit the road today on … Continue reading

Building a Digital Library Over a Dial-Up Connection
Health & Medicine / Science & Technology

Building a Digital Library Over a Dial-Up Connection

Slow connections, limited bandwidth, intermittent power and the occasional monsoon are just a few of the obstacles to overcome while you’re trying to build a digital health information repository for clinics in rural Uganda. Right now, health data in Kampala, the nation’s capital and largest city, is kept in massive, 11-by-17-inch books at rural clinics … Continue reading

Drexel Snapshot: New Mental Health Screening Kiosk in University Recreation Center
Community & Society / Health & Medicine

Drexel Snapshot: New Mental Health Screening Kiosk in University Recreation Center

Drexel’s Recreation Center now offers a new way for students, staff and visitors to maintain healthy minds in the same place where they attend to the health of their bodies. The new MindKare™ mental health kiosk is now up and running in the center’s lobby—and it’s the first such kiosk at any university. Taking care of … Continue reading