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The Drexel STAR Summer Showcase

In Summer Showcase, Drexel Research STARs Set to Shine

Since 2007, the STAR Scholars Program has held a showcase to highlight the research Drexel students do over the summer. This year’s edition on Aug. 31 will include several Dragons who went off-campus — some as far as India — to learn more after their freshman year.
Image courtesy #YouAreWelcomeHere.

At Drexel, #YouAreWelcomeHere

Drexel Admissions recently released a video telling international Dragons that “You Are Welcome Here,” joining a national campaign of American higher education institutions to remind international students how much they are valued on campus.
The eclipse viewing party in Perelman Plaza.

All Fun, No Sun: Photo Recap of the Solar Eclipse on Drexel’s Campus

During Aug. 21’s historic solar eclipse, Drexel Dragons flocked to Perelman Plaza, where the Physics Department held a special solar eclipse viewing party complete with solar telescopes.
Drexel University President John Fry addresses a room of WorkReady students and their Drexel employers at an event on Aug. 14. Photo courtesy Sarah Colins.

Drexel Celebrates 15 Years Hiring WorkReady Teens for Summer Internships

Local teenagers spent the past six weeks working summer jobs at Drexel University through the WorkReady Program.
Graphic design major Abbey Nesbitt poses with one of the Saxbys chalkboard signs displaying her art.

Saxbys Coffee With a Side of Chalkboard Art by a Drexel Student

If you’ve ever passed the Saxbys on 34th Street at Drexel University or on the University of Pennsylvania’s campus, then you’ve probably walked by the chalkboard signs designed by rising graphic design senior Abbey Nesbitt.
BRIDGE campers alongside their counselors and LeBow staff.

At Camp BRIDGE, Students Create Apps and Build Self-Worth

The BRIDGE program in the LeBow College of Business brought 20 local middle-school students to campus for two weeks to develop critical thinking, creativity and self-efficacy, all while building mentoring relationships with college counterparts.

Statement From Drexel President John Fry on Violence at Protests in Charlottesville 

President John Fry's statement in response to violence at protests in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Laura N. Gitlin, PhD, joins Drexel from Johns Hopkins University.

College of Nursing and Health Professions Dean Announced

Laura N. Gitlin, PhD, joins Drexel from Johns Hopkins University and will begin her tenure Feb. 1, 2018. She is an applied research sociologist and distinguished professor who brings a patient- and family-centered approach to her work as a researcher and practitioner.

 

 

Kim DelPorte works with a student at Drexel's Summer Literacy Camp.

Drexel’s Student-Run Summer Reading Camp Gives Kids a Boost

Graduate and undergraduate students in Drexel’s School of Education are working together to deliver a four-week literacy crash course to elementary students in Philadelphia.

Trachydoras Gepharti in the hand of its namesake, George W. Gephart Jr.

A Parting Gift: New Catfish Named for Academy of Natural Sciences' Retiring President

George W. Gephart Jr. will retire with a new, tiny catfish from South America named after him, capping nearly two decades of identification work by one Academy of Natural Sciences scientist.
Zac Kline, ’12 (Law), Tom Kline, Duquesne President Ken Gormley, Dan Filler toast to celebrate the path-breaking announcement.

Law School Benefactor Tom Kline Gives Alma Mater a Historic and Path-Breaking Gift

Less than three years after giving Drexel University an unprecedented $50 million gift, law school benefactor Thomas R. Kline provided a historic donation to his alma mater, Duquesne University School of Law.
Heard Around Campus

Heard Around Campus — July

Now that the end of July is near, take a look at what happened at Drexel University this month and what will be happening in August, the last full month before the start of the new academic year.