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Philadelphia's SugarHouse Casino Hasn't Affected Local Crime, Researchers Find

Philadelphia’s SugarHouse Casino opened its doors in September 2010 after years of protests from community members who feared that the casino would lead to an increase in neighborhood crime. But a new study by researchers at Drexel University and Temple University reveals that these concerns were unfounded.


How Drexel Brought Two International Students Together to Make Mobile Games for Charity

Arsen Nikiforouk and Huy Dang

Huy Dang grew up in Vietnam, and Arsen Nikiforouk in Ukraine. It seems unlikely for them to be friends, much less business partners. But that's what they've become at Drexel.


Co-op in Israel Means New Language, New Culture in Addition to Work Experience

Julie Speer

As a biomedical engineering student, Julie Speer knew that she needed international experience to prepare for her career. And she realized that she had a golden opportunity through Drexel’s co-op program.


A Swirling, Room-Filling Art Installation You Can Walk Through

Abstract wood sculpture by Jeremy Holmes

Artist Jeremy Holmes makes massive sculptures made of ribbon-like bent wood. His largest installation yet will be on display in Drexel's Leonard Pearlstein Gallery starting in August.



  • Drexel is frequently featured in local and national media for its innovation in education and research, and for the achievements of its students and faculty. Media often call on Drexel faculty to comment on current events. This video features highlights of Drexel's broadcast news coverage in 2013-2014.

  • The A.J. Drexel Autism Institute at Drexel University has developed a custom-outfitted van, called Mobile REACH, to extend autism outreach and clinical research activities into the community. This mobile clinic helps connect diverse communities in the Philadelphia region to raise awareness about autism, conduct research and promote access to services.

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August 6 through September 28


Leonard Pearlstein Gallery, URBN Center Annex

Artist Jeremy Holmes makes his works by soaking long, thin wooden boards in water and bending them into abstract forms, then joining them together to form more complex configurations. His work will be on display during the Pearlstein Gallery’s summer hours of 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Wednesday through Sunday.

September 15

21st Annual Drexel Athletics Golf Classic

Scotland Run Golf Club, Williamstown, N.J.

The Drexel Athletics Golf Classic is an important source of support for the the University's athletic program and its student-athletes. This year's event will again support capital improvements in the athletics department. Space is limited, so sign up early. Registration is due Aug. 29.

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