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Society & Culture

Drexel Admissions professional staff volunteering at Arts Sphere, Inc.

This Month, Use Your Civic Engagement Leave Benefit to Volunteer at Our Closet

In the month of August, the Lindy Center for Civic Engagement is offering several opportunities for benefit-eligible employees to donate to or volunteer at several local community organizations.
Fossil Fuels

Report: Fossil Fuel Industries - The Goliath of Climate-Related Lobbying Efforts, Spent Billions

A new study by Drexel environmental sociologist Robert J. Brulle, PhDshows that between 2000 and 2016, lobbyists spent more than two billion dollars on influencing relevant legislation in the US Congress. As the first peer-reviewed, comprehensive analysis ever conducted of climate lobbying data, Brulle’s research confirms the spending of environmental groups and the renewable energy sector was eclipsed by the spending of the electrical utilities, fossil fuel, and transportation sectors.

Credit: Emily Cheng

Player-Only Villages on College Campuses Could Hinder Student Development

“If you build it, they will come” seems to be the mantra of top football programs around the country that have invested in the creation of exclusive player-only villages. Coaches are behind the concept of the “Athletic Village,” believing it will enhance the togetherness of their team. However, researchers are raising caution to the exclusivity of these compounds – which may support the further segregation of athletes from the campus population that can cause significant social and personal drawbacks.

Aroutis Foster, PhD, an associate professor in the School of Education who sat down for an episode of Drexel University Online's "Drexel's 10,000 Hours" podcast.

‘Drexel’s 10,000 Hours’ Starts Now

A new podcast from Drexel University Online aims to give Drexel faculty an informal, non-academic platform to discuss their work and their lives.
With dance performances taking place in nearly every corner, the Barnes museum will seemingly come alive. © JJ Tiziou Photography

Experience Philadelphia Museum of Dance; A Day of Living Art and Social Interaction at the Barnes Foundation

Philadelphia Museum of Dance is a day-long public performance that will take place at the Barnes Foundation on Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018 from 3 - 9 p.m. A free exhibit of live dance, Philadelphia Museum of Dance will explore the tension between public and private experiences, while offering a new opportunity to engage with how dance and visual art are exhibited.
Photo of a boy and a girl working on a science project

Drexel’s ExCITe Center Releases First National Study of K-12 Education Makerspaces

The ExCITe Center at Drexel University released Making Culture, the first in-depth examination of K-12 education makerspaces nationwide, revealing the significance of cultural aspects of making that enable learning.

Roz Chast, left, and Dean Paula Marantz Cohen during the filming of an episode for "The Drexel InterView."

Cartoonist for The New Yorker Visits Campus and Appears on "The Drexel InterView"

Last fall, acclaimed cartoonist Roz Chast visited Drexel University to appear on the Pennoni Honors College’s “The Drexel InterView.”
The new Frozen Horchata from Saxbys was created for Drexel's Class of 2018 and will be available at the two Saxbys locations on the University City Campus. Photo courtesy Saxbys.

Saxbys Creates One-of-a-Kind Drink for Drexel Seniors

In honor of the Drexel University Class of 2018’s upcoming graduation, Saxbys designed a special iced beverage for the graduating seniors.
Jad Abumrad Lecture

Jad Abumrad Shares Creative Mantras With Drexel Audience Through Lecture

The “Radiolab” creator and co-host described what he learned about himself and the world during his time away from radio as part of the College of Arts and Sciences’ annual Distinguished Lecture Series.


Melvin Mathew, a doctoral candidate in the College of Engineering, spoke at the recent Festival of Nations, which he helped put together as president of Drexel's International Graduate Student Association.

A Q&A With the President of Drexel’s International Graduate Student Association

Doctoral candidate Melvin Mathew, the president of the International Graduate Student Association, discussed how the organization welcomes international Dragons to campus.

Co-op

As Drexel’s Co-op Centennial Approaches, Check Out What Dragons Are Working on Today


The Steinbright Career Development Center recently released the winning photos from its annual Co-op Photo Contest.
Jake Tapper

CNN's Jake Tapper to Visit Drexel, Talking About the Real News and His Literary Fiction

CNN anchor, chief Washington correspondent and noted author, Jake Tapper, will visit Drexel University on May 24 to talk about his new novel, “The Hellfire Club,” and the challenges he faces as a journalist during one of the most trying times in the history of political reporting. 

 

Scott Warnock and Diana Gasiewski authored the book together.

Writing Together: How a Student-Professor Bond Turned Into a Book

Associate Professor of English Scott Warnock and his student, Diana Gasiewski, noticed that the student voice was missing from the pedagogy for online writing instruction, so they decided to do something about it.