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Campus & Community

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.
Goodwill bins are on campus for the annual donation drive.

Goodwill Donation Drive Aims to Deliver Education and Employment

The annual Goodwill drive taking place across Drexel’s campus through Aug. 14 is focused on raising money to help West Philadelphia residents break down barriers to employment. 
A Drexel dragon holding a burger at the Dragon's Den in 1979. Photo courtesy University Archives.

When You Could Eat a Dragon Burger in the Dragon’s Den on Campus

Back in the day, the basement of today’s Creese Student Center was known as “the Dragon’s Den” and featured an arcade, fast food restaurant, game room and a bowling alley.
Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins runs around the team's training facility with a group of Young Dragons.

Young Dragons Take Flight With an Eagle at 'STEAM' Camp

On the final day of the two-week, STEAM-focused section of a Drexel-run summer camp, a group of Young Dragons took to the Philadelphia Eagles’ weight room and practice fields to learn what goes into making their favorite team soar.

Drexel Unveils Experiential Edge Winter Enrollment Program 

Drexel University’s Office of the Provost has announced a new winter enrollment program called Experiential Edge that will begin in fall 2018. 
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Editors Without Borders Work Across Disciplines at Drexel

Graduate students in the Department of Communication reached across disciplinary borders to help graduate students in Drexel’s science and engineering programs.
"After the Wedding" by Julius L. Stewart was painted in 1880 and donated to Drexel University by the founder after his death. It supposedly features members of the Drexel family at a wedding between the founder's daughter and the artist's brother. Photo courtesy The Drexel Collection.

Hidden Treasures: The Drexel Family in The Drexel Collection

Drexel University founder Anthony J. Drexel’s likeness is depicted through art on campus — as well as the likeness of his family members.
Besides Drexel University,  Eric likes to "hang out" at the Philadelphia Classical Guitar Store at 2038 Sansom St.

Employee Spotlight: Eric Zillmer, Renaissance Man

Eric Zillmer, PsyD, Carl R. Pacifico Professor of Neuropsychology in the College of Arts and Sciences and Drexel University’s “AD” (athletics director), knows how to merge real-world experiences and classroom teaching ­­— and athletics and academia, or music and neuropsychology.