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Society & Culture

Alan Greenberger.

Head of the Department of Architecture Design & Urbanism Honored With Prestigious Architecture Award

Alan Greenberger, the new head of Westphal’s Department of Architecture Design & Urbanism, was recently awarded the Thomas Jefferson Award for Public Architecture by the American Institute of Architects.
One of Philadelphia's many murals.

Painting With a Purpose on a Mural Arts Co-op

Drexel senior Darian Ehya’s graphic design internship with one of the country’s largest public art organizations gave him a front-row seat to witness what goes into making murals with a social mission.
Chef Michael Solomonov, Photo credit:Rachel Wisniewski

Drexel’s 2017 Philly Chef Conference Turns Lens to National Restaurant Industry Stage

The role of a chef is always expanding. National food issues and trends are transforming how America eats and drinks. On March 5 – 6, the 2017 Philly Chef Conference will bring together the big names and rising stars in the Philadelphia-area restaurant scene for a food-focused, academic- and career-minded series of discussions—from developing and retaining talent in the kitchen to restaurant analytics and the current state of food law—in hopes of preparing chefs to face these ever-evolving set of challenges. 
A collection of different beers.

In Philly, the More Places to Buy Alcohol, the More Violence

Violence increases in areas where there are high densities of stores where alcoholic beverages can be purchased and carried out, according to a new study by Drexel University researchers partnered with the City of Philadelphia.
A view downtown in Fortaleza, Brazil.

Drexel-Led Study Into the Impact of Urban Living on Health Awarded $12 Million Grant

Awarded $12 million by the Wellcome Trust as part of the its new Our Planet, Our Health initiative. The research network led by Drexel’s Ana Diez Roux will explore the impact of urbanization and urban policies on the health and environmental sustainability of Latin American cities and how lessons learned there can be applied to cities worldwide.
photo of Alison Young, Eisenhower Fellow

Drexel’s Alison Young Named Eisenhower Fellow, Will Study Gender Equity of Public Sector in G20 Countries

Drexel University’s Alison Young, executive director of the Institute for Strategic Leadership in the LeBow College of Business, was one of 20 U.S. leaders from government, business and civil society to be selected as a 2017 Eisenhower Fellow. The fellows are some of the leading minds in education policy, consumer protection, agriculture, diplomacy, defense, education, health, media, immigrant integration and public service.

Rendering of development proposed around 30th Street Station

30th Street Station District Plan Wins Prestigious Architecture Award

The 30th Street Station District Plan, which is a collaboration between Drexel, Amtrak, Brandywine Realty Trust, PennDOT and SEPTA, just won a 2017 Institute Honor for Regional & Urban Design from the American Institute of Architects.
An infographic showing the differences in public health voting by region, gender and political party, citing numbers from the story.

Democrat Senators Vote for Public Health Policies 4 Times More Often Than Republicans: Study

Polarization in the Senate was displayed in a recent study that found a 67-percentage- point split between Democrats and Republicans when it comes to voting for public health policies endorsed by the American Public Health Association.
The three founders of Hahnemann Medical College, started in 1848: Constantine Hering, MD; Jacob Jeanes, MD; and Water Williamson, MD.

The Forgotten Founders of Drexel Institutions

Anthony J. Drexel founded Drexel University, of course. But there are other institutions now ingrained in Drexel’s DNA — like the College of Medicine and the Academy of Natural Sciences — that were founded by other innovators in the 19th century.
Skyline over top of a row home neighborhood.

As Neighborhood Status Falls, Cardiovascular Disease Risk Among Black Residents Spikes

A Drexel University-led study found that significant increases in cardiovascular disease was linked to black residents of neighborhood with lower socioeconomic status and higher levels of violence and disorder.
1985 Aerial View of Drexel University

Pearlstein Gallery Celebrates 125 Years with ‘Drexel & the City’ Exhibition
 

In honor and celebration of Drexel University’s 125th anniversary, the Leonard Pearlstein Gallery will present a new exhibition showcasing the influences of art, science and industry that have shaped the university’s past and continue to inspire its future. The exhibit, ‘125 Years: Drexel & the City’, will run from Jan. 12 through March 19 – with the opening reception taking place on Jan. 12, from 5-7 p.m. in the Pearlstein Gallery (3401 Filbert Street).

A police car at an intersection

Black Males Nearly 3 Times as Likely to Die Due to Police Action, Study Finds

A Drexel public health researcher used a population health view to describe disparities in the death of males in the United States due to legal intervention. He found that black males are almost three times as likely to die as their white peers.