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Drexel Snapshot: Abandoned Power Plant Becomes a Classroom for Urban Design
Community & Society

Drexel Snapshot: Abandoned Power Plant Becomes a Classroom for Urban Design

The Delaware Power Station is a largely vacant 300,000-square foot building – notable as a set for Hollywood productions such as “Transformers 2” and “The Last Airbender” – which dominates more than 1,000 feet of Philadelphia’s Delaware River waterfront. A select handful of Drexel University’s Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design students interested … Continue reading

Hidden Cézanne Sketches Found at the Barnes Foundation
Arts & Culture

Hidden Cézanne Sketches Found at the Barnes Foundation

It was a discovery that stunned the art world. Last week, the Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia announced that two unfinished sketches by French artist Paul Cézanne were found, hidden, on the backs of two watercolor paintings by the artist. Discovered during a conservation treatment of the paintings, the sketches were concealed behind a brown paper … Continue reading

Five Things to Know about the Role of ‘Place’ in Asthma Research
Community & Society / Health & Medicine

Five Things to Know about the Role of ‘Place’ in Asthma Research

A recent study published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology claims that the long-held belief that asthma is more common in urban areas is not accurate. In fact, the study, which was titled “Neighborhood Poverty, Urban Residence, Race/Ethnicity, and Asthma: Rethinking the Inner-city Asthma Epidemic,” found that, although the prevalence of asthma is … Continue reading

Movies and Mental Health: Did This Year’s Oscar-Winning Films Portray Brain Disorders Accurately?
Arts & Culture / Health & Medicine

Movies and Mental Health: Did This Year’s Oscar-Winning Films Portray Brain Disorders Accurately?

Actress Julianne Moore won an Oscar for her starring role in the drama “Still Alice” at the 87th Academy Awards last night, but did the movie accurately depict early-onset dementia? Actor Eddie Redmayne also received one of the coveted gold statues, but was his portrayal of Stephen Hawking’s neurological disorder scientifically defensible in the biopic … Continue reading

Head to Head: NBC, Brian Williams and the Future of Journalism
Community & Society / Experts

Head to Head: NBC, Brian Williams and the Future of Journalism

NBC Nightly News recently suspended anchor Brian Williams for six months after an investigation, spurred by a story in Stars & Stripes, revealed that his account of being in a military helicopter that was forced down by enemy fire while reporting in Iraq in 2003 was inaccurate. Williams, who has recounted various versions of the story on … Continue reading

Greece’s Anti-Austerity Government and the Future of the Eurozone
Business & Law / Experts / Opinion

Greece’s Anti-Austerity Government and the Future of the Eurozone

With the recent election in Greece, the country’s radical left Syriza party became the first anti-austerity party to win elections in Europe. The victory of Syriza prime minister candidate Alexis Tsipras has already cast doubts as to whether or not the country will continue its course on the austerity program imposed on Greece by its … Continue reading

Drexel Snapshot: Dresses From…Diapers?
Arts & Culture

Drexel Snapshot: Dresses From…Diapers?

Fashion design students from Drexel University’s Westphal College of Media Arts & Design received a unique challenge from SCA, a global hygiene and forest products company with headquarters here in Philadelphia: to create beautiful garments using – exclusively – SCA’s TENA incontinence care products and materials. On Wed, Feb. 4, the four garments were unveiled at Drexel’s … Continue reading