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World Anthropology Day comes to Drexel Feb. 16.

World Anthropology Day Comes to Drexel

A Feb. 16 event will take a closer look at how current events can be viewed through anthropologists’ eyes. Speakers will cover topics as wide-ranging as native land rights and immigration.

Marcellus Shale gas tower

Methane Levels Have Increased in Marcellus Shale Region Despite a Dip in Well Installation

Despite a slow down in the number of new natural gas wells in the Marcellus Shale region of Northeast Pennsylvania, new research led by Drexel University finds that atmospheric methane levels in the area are still increasing. Measurements of methane and other air pollutants taken three years apart in the rural areas of Pennsylvania that have been the target of natural gas development over the last decade, revealed a substantial increase from 2012 to 2015.
"The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time" by Mark Haddon was chosen as the 2017 One Book, One Philadelphia featured selection.

Drexel Unites to Promote One Book, One Philadelphia

Though Drexel has participated in the annual community book club for years, this marks the first year of interdisciplinary collaboration and panel discussions.

Rachel Reynolds, PhD, an associate professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, speaks at the faculty forum held Feb. 8 while Bahram Nabet, PhD, professor in the College of Engineering, looks on.

Faculty Forum Discusses Executive Order Banning Travel

About 100 members of the Drexel community gathered last evening for a wide-ranging informational forum with a panel of professors to learn more about President Donald Trump’s executive order banning travel from seven countries.

syringe and vials

‘Who Needs a Flu Shot? – Not Me’
 

“There has been a little flu, but there will be more…we have not seen the worst of it, flu usually peaks in February,” said an article in The Philadelphia Inquirer in January. Now in February, we think – people better get their flu shots, take vitamin C and heed the public health cautions plastered across the news media. But what impact do these public health messages actually have on us? Are we going to race out and get our flu shot? According to a Drexel University communication researcher, probably not. And it’s not because we think we’re invincible, it’s because we like to think we’re immune to the influences of messages in the mass media — a communications theory termed the “third-person effect.”
Peter Ngo ready for work at Renji Hospital.

West Meets East on an Enlightening Medical Co-op in China

Drexel biology student Peter Ngo gained a new perspective on the relationship between Western and Eastern medicine during his six-month co-op shadowing nurses and physicians in Shanghai.
Dalton George presents findings from the global climate change conference.

Climate Change Workshop Tackles Solutions to a Global Problem

The students and faculty who attended COP22 spoke to an audience eager for an update on the international efforts to address the damage humans are doing to the environment.

Drexel staff and faculty at the Love Orphanage in Haiti

Drexel’s Bond to Haiti Shown by Awards From Community Group

The Haitian Coalition of Philadelphia honored three Dragons at their annual gala, recognizing the humanitarian work that the University has accomplished during study abroad courses.
A microscopic image of a tumor cell migrating through collagen.

The Way You Move: Tumor Cells Move Differently Than Normal Ones

A new study by a Drexel biology professor determined that tumor cells can’t move the same way that normal cells do to get through tight squeezes in the body, opening up the potential for future, targeted therapies.
Scott Gabriel Knowles, PhD, interim department head and associate professor in the Department of History in the College of Arts and Sciences, delivered the discussion “How Do You Tell 125 Years of Drexel History?” in the fall pubic lecture series.

Dates and Topics for the 125th Anniversary Public Lecture Series Announced for Winter Term

After the completion of a successful series of public lectures during the fall term, a new round of discussions has been finalized for winter term.
The central corridor at the COP22 conference in Morocco.

Climate Change Conference COP22 Energizes Drexel Faculty, Students

A group of 10 students and professors went to Morocco in November for the annual gathering of government delegates and climate researchers. They came back refocused and reinvigorated.

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Top Drexel Stories of 2016

Relive the moments and exciting headlines that sparked the most conversation and interest during 2016 through this annual review of the year’s top Drexel stories.