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Society & Culture

A banner announcing the debate hung on Drexel's campus.

Recalling Drexel’s Ties to the 2008 Presidential Election

 Back in 2008, Drexel hosted an official debate for the Democratic presidential candidates.
Veterans Week

Drexel Honors Veterans With a Week of Activities

Drexel’s Office of Veteran Student Services has scheduled activities in collaboration with the Veterans Task Force leading up to Veteran’s Day this November.
This 19th-century ammonia compressor on display at the National Museum of Industrial History provided refridgeration at the American Brewery in Baltimore.

Drexel’s Center for Cultural Partnerships Helps Build the National Museum of Industrial History

A Drexel team was brought in to help complete a museum that had been in the making for years — and they were the only ones right for the job. 
"How Fast Can You Run?"

Drexel Professor Writes the Incredible True Story of the Life of a Sudanese Refugee

Drexel professor Harriet Levin Millan wrote about the incredible journey of a Sudanese refugee in a book that was made possible through a chance encounter in her creative writing class seven years ago.
Map of Female Genital Cutting Prevalence in Africa

Improving Health Services for Immigrants in Philadelphia 

Drexel's Women's Care Center has received a grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to address the needs of women and girls who have been affected by female genital cutting. 

Tom Kha Soup

Study Shows Mismatched Cuisine Could Make Your Meal More Enjoyable

Ordering an Italian main course? According to a Drexel University food science researcher, if you want to be certain you’ll enjoy your meal, you should probably get the spring rolls to start.

Drexel University.

New Trends in Universities Rankings Focus on Student Outcomes, Where Drexel Shines

Recently, there has been a shift toward ranking universities more heavily on results — how graduates fared in the job market, in particular — and Drexel is reaping the benefits.
Drexel students in a LeBow College of Business Global Classroom present projects with students from the University of Leeds in the United Kingdom.

Global Classrooms: How to Engage With International Institutions on Campus

The Global Classrooms initiative from the Office of International Programs allows Drexel students and professors to work with partner institutions abroad using interactive technologies.
James Galanos Evening Dress

Drexel’s Fox Historic Costume Collection Receives Gift from James G. Galanos Foundation
 

The Robert and Penny Fox Historic Costume Collection (FHCC) of the Westphal College of Media Arts and Design has received a gift from the James G. Galanos Foundation. This gift, comprising nearly 700 couture-level ensembles dating from the 1960s to his retirement in 1998 will form The James G. Galanos Archive at Drexel University. This donation will be augmented in the coming year by additional support materials relating to the career of James Galanos from the James G. Galanos Foundation.

Zora Neale Hurston in 1936, the year she published "Their Eyes Were Watching God."

Drexel’s Writers Room Kicks Off ‘NEA Big Read’ With Drummers, Dance and a Poetry Slam

Having received an “NEA Big Read” grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, Drexel’s Writers Room will honor novelist Zora Neale Hurston.
Lotus logo for The Building Wealth and Health Network with the tagline "My Power. My Money."

Study: Safety Net Programs Don’t Support High Rates of Trauma in Participants

A recent study by researchers from Drexel University’s Center for Hunger-Free Communities found that a high number of participants in a federal cash assistance program have suffered significant childhood adversity, exposure to violence as adults and other poverty-related stressors, highlighting the need to take participants’ past trauma into account.
Lagan

Leonard Pearlstein Gallery Announces New Fall Exhibition: ‘Warp + Weft’ – Work by Caroline Lathan-Stiefel

 

Drexel University’s Leonard Pearlstein Gallery will present a new solo exhibition of installation, sculpture and drawings by 2015 Pew Fellow in the Arts Caroline Lathan-Stiefel. The fall exhibit will run from Sept. 20 through Dec. 4 – with the opening reception taking place on Friday, Sept. 23, from 5-7 p.m.