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Society & Culture

The complex sport of rat hockey was on display for all to see at the Academy of Natural Sciences.

Hockey with Rats, Curling with Turtles: It's Animal Olympics Week at the Academy

To celebrate the 2018 Winter Olympics, the Academy of Natural Sciences is hosting its own “Academy Winter Games” for its athletically inclined animals.
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Just Putting it Out There — How #MeToo, Awareness Months and Facebook Are Helping Us Heal

If we have learned anything on social media in 2017 it’s that everything isn’t okay. Far from it. But we are finally starting to talk about it — according to researchers at Drexel University who study our relationships with social network sites. Their latest work, an examination of how and why women decide to disclose pregnancy loss on Facebook, sheds light on a shift in our social media behavior that is making it easier for people to come forward and share their painful, personal and often stigmatized stories.
Joseph Roche, an entertainment and arts management student who helped set up and take down the stage in Justin Timberlake's halftime show. 

Dragons Fly With Eagles at The 2018 Super Bowl

It takes a team to throw a great Super Bowl party, and this year’s production involved many Drexel faculty, staff and students, whether for work or play.
Members of the International Graduate Student Association in front of the biowall prior to their Thanksgiving dinner.

Serving International Graduate Students on Campus and Abroad


Serving International Graduate Students on Campus and Abroad

The International Graduate Student Association plays a big part in helping foreign students find their footing at Drexel.

Samantha Bickel, left, and Kamille Watson, right, with the Pro Bowl trophy.

All-Star Sport Management Students Kick Off Pro Bowl Volunteering

Two graduate students in the online sport management program in the Center for Sport Management got up close and personal with behind-the-scenes activity promoting the 2018 Pro Bowl.
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Trauma Support for Welfare Recipients Helps Them Earn More, Study Shows

Research shows that addressing Welfare recipients’ past and current trauma help them earn more at their jobs — providing hope for an exit from the program.
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One Book, One Philadelphia and One Drexel

Drexel University is hosting several events on campus related to the Free Library of Philadelphia’s One Book, One Philadelphia citywide reading club.
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U.S. French Embassy Says ‘Bonjour’ to Drexel’s French Club

The Drexel French Club, started only a few years ago, will receive funding and guidance from a U.S. French Ambassador to expand its reach at the University.
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Drexel Helps to Establish the Region's First Federal Statistical Research Data Center to Gain Access to Census Data

Researchers from around the city, who are studying public policy and the economy, will have access to some of the nation’s highest quality Census data this coming cycle, thanks to a new federal research center. 
Santa Claus and Office of Government and Community Relations Senior Vice President Brian Keech met with a very excited member of the community at the Dec. 11 toy distribution ceremony.

Turkeys, Toys and Military Care Packages: Drexel Continues Holiday Charity Drive Traditions in 2017

This year, Drexel University hosted charity drives to spread cheer to active military stationed overseas as well as children and family in the local community.
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Will People Eat Relish Made from ‘Waste’ Ingredients? Drexel Study Finds They May Even Prefer It
 

A new Drexel University study found strong potential for consumer acceptance of a new category of foods created from discarded ingredients.

The Dornsife Center's Thanksgiving celebration

Dornsife Community Dinner Welcomes All for Special Thanksgiving Meal

The feast brought together a standing-room-only crowd of community members in a packed tent to share in the holiday spirit.
A woman stands on Kensington Ave. in one of photographer Jeffrey Stockbridge's portraits of a community struggling through the opioid epidemic. Stockbridge's work can be found at kensingtonblues.com.

In Search of Answers to the Opioid Epidemic

A dean’s seminar hosted by Drexel University’s College of Arts and Sciences presented a variety of interdisciplinary perspectives on the root causes and the potential solutions to the opioid epidemic.