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Society & Culture

A Drexel student gets her passport at Passport Day

Dragons Dream Big About Seeing the World at Passport Day

With a big assist from the Study Abroad Office, 111 Drexel students got passports at the annual event, 77 of which were covered by a grant supported by departments around the University. Now all that’s left to do is figure out where to go.
photo credit, U.S. Department of Agriculture.

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.
food waste

Training the Next Generation of Chefs and Culinary Professionals to Reduce Food Waste

When the James Beard Foundation (JBF), with support from The Rockefeller Foundation, sought out culinary instructors and professors to help design and implement a curriculum to inspire a new generation of chefs and culinary professionals to substantially reduce food waste, Drexel’s Center for Food & Hospitality stepped up to the plate.

Cooper

Historic Preservation Scholar and Museum Professional to Lead Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University

Scott Cooper, PhD, will become president and CEO of the Academy, succeeding George W. Gephart, Jr., who guided the nation’s oldest natural history museum through its historic affiliation with Drexel University.
The view of the flag installation from outside of the Gerri C. LeBow Hall.

Drexel Honors 907 Student Veterans With Flag Display

In honor of Veterans and Military Family Appreciation Week at Drexel University, 907 American flags were placed on the University City Campus to recognize the 907 student-veterans currently enrolled at the University.
Thelca Bedminster and her staff at the Jane E. Tuitt Elementary School.

How the School of Education Helped a Student Recover From Disaster

In the wake of a series of devastating hurricanes, Drexel faculty and students came together to help an EdD student get her elementary school up and running and speed along the recovery process.

School of Education PhD student Leona Donaldson

A PhD Student Giving Voice to the Voiceless in a Push for Gender Equity

Leona Donaldson left Japan’s patriarchal society only to encounter sexism, racism and discrimination in America. At Drexel, she’s studying gender imbalance in STEM occupations to do her part in pushing back. 
Philadelphia City Hall

Drexel Seeking New Ways to Tackle Critical Urban Challenges

With the first Urban Innovation Summit and the first trio of Urban Innovation Fellows, Drexel is taking another step toward finding solutions for the problems facing Philadelphia and other cities in the 21st century. 
A moment during last year's Veterans Week at Drexel University. Photo credit Liz Moyer.

Drexel to Host Veterans and Military Family Appreciation Week Nov. 5–11

In honor of Veterans Day on Nov. 11, Drexel University is hosting Veterans and Military Family Appreciation Week to fully honor and thank veterans and military families.

Drexel Hosts a Conversation on Race and Sport

The LeBow College of Business and the Center for Sport Management are bringing sports authorities including ESPN’s Kevin Blackistone to campus Thursday for a discussion about the increasingly prominent role of sports in the national dialogue on race.

Daniela Munoz in Singapore.

Drawing International Inspiration From Study Abroad in Singapore

Daniela Muñoz went to Singapore expecting to learn about entrepreneurship and innovation. She came away with a newfound appreciation for the dynamics of an increasingly globalized world.