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    Tuesday, September 10, 2013

    New College of Computing and Informatics Coming to Drexel

    September 10, 2013

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    Drexel University President John A. Fry announced that the University will create a new College of Computing and Informatics. The College will combine the strengths and assets of Drexel’s many existing undergraduate, graduate and professional computing and informatics programs. It will begin enrolling new students in the Fall of 2014.

    “The creation of this new college builds on Drexel’s technological strengths, and ensures the University will continue to lead in a fast-evolving suite of fields,” Fry said. “The College of Computing and Informatics will be an important locus for innovation—from big data to software development to cybersecurity and much more—that allows Drexel’s talented community of researchers and scholars to address global challenges through their research, learning and socio-technical innovations.”

    The College will serve as a central hub for multi-disciplinary computing and informatics activities by uniting the faculty, staff and students from the iSchool, College of Information Science and Technology; the Department of Computer Science formerly housed within the College of Engineering; and the Department of Computing and Security Technology formerly housed in the Goodwin College of Professional Studies.

    Dr. David E. Fenske, Isaac L. Auerbach Professor of Information Science and dean of the iSchool, will continue his service at Drexel as the founding dean of the new college. 

    “The creation of the College of Computing and Informatics not only positions Drexel as an academic leader in computing, but also enhances interdisciplinary learning for students in the vastly growing fields of computing and informatics,” Fenske said. “I am honored to be named the dean of the new College, and I look forward to working with my colleagues in the new College and across the University in the development of this diverse, multidisciplinary learning community.”

    For more information, please visit DrexelNOW.


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