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Multivitamin Use During Pregnancy Linked to Lower Risk of Autism With Intellectual Disability

Taking a multivitamin during pregnancy was linked to a 30 percent decrease in risk of a child developing autism with an intellectual disorder, according to a new Drexel University study.

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  • Dad Vail 2013 Dad Vail Champs 2013
    May 13, 2013

    In front of a roaring crowd and a worldwide audience, Drexel Rowing won the overall team title, the men's point trophy and the Men's Varsity 8 Gold Medal at the 2013 Aberdeen Dad Vail Regatta over the weekend. The Dragons sent a program-record 12 boats to the semifinals on the final day of racing, nine advanced to the grand finals and six reached the medal podium to help Drexel make history on the Schuylkill River.
  • Drexel Crew Takes the River at Aberdeen Dad Vail Regatta
    May 10, 2013

    Drexel Crew will send 12 boats into competition at the 2013 Aberdeen Dad Vail Regatta on the Schuylkill River on May 10-11. The annual rowing completion is one of the largest in the country, with more than 125 varsity rowing teams from the United States and Canada descending on Philadelphia for the weekend.

     

  • Earle Mack School of Law Holds Fifth Commencement Ceremony at the Kimmel Center, May 17
    May 8, 2013

    The Earle Mack School of Law at Drexel University will celebrate the Class of 2013 at its fifth commencement ceremony, which will take place at the Kimmel Center on May 17.
  • Screenshot from the Standard Occupational Classification, a federal standard method for systematically coding occupational data Occupational Data in Medical Billing Records Could Prevent Workplace Injuries
    May 6, 2013

    A subtle change to hospital data collection policies could make a big difference in preventing occupational health and safety hazards, according to workplace safety researchers at the Drexel University School of Public Health.

  • Exhibit of War Diaries and Photos from Iraq to be Displayed at Drexel
    May 2, 2013

    On the heels of the 10th anniversary of the Iraq War, the powerful multimedia exhibit “Invasion: Diaries and Memories of War in Iraq” will be on display in Drexel University’s URBN Center from Wednesday, May 15 through Thursday, May 23. The exhibit is free and open to the public from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. (a photo ID will be required to enter the building after 3 p.m.).
  • Drexel Student Performance of “The Grapes of Wrath” Ties Steinbeck’s Classic Novel to Modern-Day Social Issues
    April 30, 2013

    John Steinbeck’s epic novel “The Grapes of Wrath” will be brought to life on an intimate new stage by students in the Department of Performing Arts in Drexel University’s Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design. The production, which marks the inauguration of the new Black Box Theater in the URBN Center Annex (3401 Filbert St.), opens on Friday, May 10 and will run through Saturday, May 25.

  • Painting a mural at 11th Street Family Health Services of Drexel University, with the Porch Light Program Drexel's 11th Street Family Health Services Takes Health and Wellness Outside
    April 30, 2013

    The 11th Street Family Health Services of Drexel University (11th Street) is partnering with the City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program and Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual Disability Services (DBHIDS) in an event called Painting a Healthy City, part of a series that aims to promote health and well-being across Philadelphia by bringing together the powerful forces of public art, community engagement and health resources.
  • Drexel Acquires Firestone Building Key Piece of Real Estate for Campus Transformation
    April 26, 2013

    Drexel University acquired the property located at 3161-67 Market Street, a triangular-shaped parcel on the north side of Market Street between JFK Boulevard and 32nd Street that currently houses a Firestone auto repair shop. Located at the heart of Drexel’s campus, the 26,675 square-foot parcel is key to the University’s strategic and master plans, which call for the development of a superblock along Market Street that will serve as a gateway to University City from 30th Street Station.
  • Neiman Marcus Fashion Director Ken Downing to Receive Westphal Award at Drexel
    April 26, 2013

    Fashion visionary Ken Downing, the senior vice president and fashion director of American luxury department store Neiman Marcus, will be presented with the second annual Westphal Award from Drexel University’s Westphal College of Media Arts & Design. The award ceremony will take place Wednesday, May 1 at 6 p.m. at the Leonard Pearlstein Gallery in the URBN Center Annex (3401 Filbert St.). This event is free and open to the public. 
  • Wrestling EIWA
    April 25, 2013

    Drexel’s varsity wrestling team will have a new conference home when the 2013-14 season opens, as the Dragons will join former Colonial Athletic Association conference-mate Hofstra as two of the newest members of the Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association. The EIWA announced on Thursday that it will add Drexel, Hofstra, Binghamton University and Boston University to bring the league’s membership to 18 schools.

  • Sabrina Spatari NEWBIO partnership
    April 25, 2013

    Could fields of perennial switchgrass and willow be the key to America’s energy independence? The U.S. Department of Agriculture wants to know and Drexel University’s Dr. Sabrina Spatari, an assistant professor of civil, architectural and environmental engineering, is trying to provide some answers in a complicated series of hypotheticals that could determine the nation’s path toward finding a substitute for oil.

  • Artists and Educators to Discuss Learning through the Arts as part of Urban Education Series
    April 17, 2013

    Using the arts to foster learning, motivation and success for urban students will be the topic of conversation among a panel of artists and educators at “Learning through the Arts” on Tuesday, April 30 from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., the fourth event in the Critical Conversations in Urban Education lecture series hosted by Drexel University’s School of Education.
  • Drexel Gallery Receives Gift from William B. Dietrich Foundation For Much Needed Renovations
    April 16, 2013

    Thanks to a grant from the William B. Dietrich Foundation, Drexel University was able to renew and restore major aspects of its Anthony J. Drexel Picture Gallery, which included the installation of a new skylight and aesthetic improvements that update the space to today’s museum standards.

  • Drexel at Philadelphia Science Festival and Philly Tech Week
    April 16, 2013

    As part of city’s vibrant scientific and technological community, Drexel University will play a big role in the 2013 Philadelphia Science Festival and Philly Tech Week on April 18-28. From a 29-story video game, to cutting-edge robotics, to an interactive Jazz concert, Drexel’s students, faculty and professional staff will be part of the programming for both week-long celebrations of the inquisitive and innovative spirits that are part of the fabric of the city.

  • CVDI IMS Microsoft Health CVDI
    April 15, 2013

    Two more players in the world of Big Data have joined Drexel University’s National Academy of Science Center for Visual and Decision Informatics. IMS Health, a leading global provider of information, technology and services dedicated to making healthcare perform better; and Microsoft Research, one of the largest software research organizations in the world, will both be part of the growing CVDI partnership.
  • Teen Employment Behavioral Traits are Biggest Barrier to Teen Employment, New Study Reveals
    April 11, 2013

    As the share of employed teens across the nation has plummeted over the last decade, a new study from Drexel University’s Center for Labor Markets and Policy and the Commonwealth Corporation reveals some practical solutions to the challenge of declining teen employment.

  • Arianna Huffington Arianna Huffington Joins Drexel for a Discussion on the Future of Traditional and Social Media on April 30
    April 10, 2013

    Journalist and entrepreneur Arianna Huffington will join Drexel University on Tuesday, April 30, as the College of Arts and Sciences’ third lecturer in their annual Distinguished Lecture Series. Joining neuroscientist David Eagleman and acclaimed author Sir Salman Rushdie on the growing list of accomplished distinguished lecturers, Huffington will explore "The Brave New World of the 'New Media': How Social Media Has Revolutionized the Communications Landscape."
  • Drexel Celebrates Grand Opening of New URBN Center for Arts and Design on April 12
    April 9, 2013

    Drexel University's Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design celebrates its new home, The URBN Center, with a grand opening on April 12. Called “one of Philadelphia's most thrilling new designs” by The Philadelphia Inquirer’s architecture critic Inga Saffron, the iconic 3501 Market Street building created by Robert Venturi was transformed into a state-of-the-art center for design and the arts by the noted design firm of Meyer, Scherer & Rockcastle, LTD.

  • Monkey Film Premieres in U.S., Encourages Biodiversity Protection in African Nation
    April 9, 2013

    Turtle biologists with digital SLR cameras may be on the verge of something extraordinary: Empowering a nation to save endangered monkeys and the idyllic island ecosystem they call home. The very unusual nature documentary the biologists produced will have its U.S. premiere at Drexel University on April 15.
  • 2013 WNIT WBB WNIT Champs
    April 8, 2013

    Drexel women’s basketball claimed a share of school and city history on Saturday by defeating Utah 46-43 to seize the Women’s National Invitation Championship, which is the first postseason title for Drexel and the first for any NCAA Division I women’s basketball team in Philadelphia. The Dragons finished the year with a 28-10 record, which is the program’s record for wins in a season.
  • Drexel Joins Pa Governor on Delegation to Brazil
    April 5, 2013

    Drexel University President John A. Fry and Drexel faculty and administrators will join Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett’s delegation to Brazil and Chile. The trip is scheduled for April 6-16 and will include stops in Brazilian cities of Sao Paulo, Florianopolis and Rio de Janeiro, along with Santiago, Chile.
  • Codefest iSchool codefest
    April 4, 2013

    Drexel University’s iSchool, College of Information Science and Technology will host the premier Philly Health Codefest, a two-day coding competition with the goal of transforming data into health care solutions. More than 150 software developers and designers will join health care professionals, educators, students and entrepreneurs at the event which will take place in the Bossone Research Enterprise Center’s Mitchell Auditorium on April 5-7.
  • WBB WNIT Championship
    April 4, 2013

    With a 67-57 victory over the Florida Gators on Wednesday, Drexel’s women’s basketball team advanced to the championship game of the Women’s National Invitation Tournament. The Dragons will face Utah on Saturday at 3 p.m. at the Daskalakis Athletic Center to vie for the first postseason tournament title in the school’s history.
  • First-Ever Exhibition of Art and Archival Artifact Highlights from Drexel’s Collections to go on Display April 12
    April 4, 2013

    For the first time in Drexel University’s history, the most treasured works of art and archival artifacts from around the University will be exhibited together during A Legacy of Art, Science & Industry: Highlights from the Collections of Drexel University. Approximately 90 objects spanning the 15th through 20th centuries, including paintings, sculptures, prints and drawings, rare books, historical documents, political posters, historical costumes and even a surgical amputation kit, will be on display.
  • Critically Acclaimed Fashion Documentary “Versailles ’73” to Screen at Drexel April 18
    April 4, 2013

    A screening of the critically acclaimed documentary film “Versailles ’73: American Runway Revolution,” which explores a moment that changed the course of fashion history, will take place at Drexel University on Thursday, April 18 at 6 p.m.

  • Dr. Frank Lee Drexel Professor to Transform Cira Centre into Classic Arcade Game
    April 3, 2013

    The video game that started them all will come to life on Philadelphia’s largest array of LEDs in a visual spectacle that is sure to inspire wonder while plucking at the heartstrings of nostalgic video gamers throughout the city. On the evening of April 19, Cira Centre’s 85,360-square-foot, north-facing wall will be transformed into the classic arcade game Pong to open festivities of the third annual Philly Tech Week presented by AT&T from April 20-27.
  • Secretary Napolitano Visits Drexel to Announce Campus Resilience Program
    April 2, 2013

    Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano traveled to Drexel University to announce seven colleges and universities competitively selected to participate in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Campus Resilience Pilot Program. DHS will work with Drexel and six selected colleges and universities to draw on existing resources, collaborate with federal, state and local stakeholders and identify new innovative approaches to promote campus resilience.
  • Earle Mack School of Law at Drexel University Launches Two-Year JD Program, Beginning in 2014
    April 1, 2013

    The Earle Mack School of Law at Drexel University will launch Fast Forward, a two-year J.D. program, which will begin accepting applications in June 2013.

  • Hollie Mershon WBB-WNIT FinalFour
    April 1, 2013

    Drexel used one of its best defensive efforts of the season to topple the Auburn Tigers 56-43 and earn a trip to the Final Four of the Women’s National Invitation Tournament and continue its historic season. The Dragons, led by senior Hollie Mershon’s 19-point, 13-rebound effort, will face the Florida Gators in the tournament semifinal on Wednesday, April 3 at 7 p.m.
  • WBB WNIT Elite Eight
    March 29, 2013

    Senior Hollie Mershon scored the final nine points of the game to help the Dragons hold off Bowling Green and advance to the Elite Eight of the Women’s National Invitation Tournament with a 50-47 win over the Falcons. Mershon’s 19 points led the team to its 25th win of the season, which is a new program record. The Dragons will travel to play at Auburn on Saturday, March 30 in the quarterfinals of the tournament.

     

  • Bob Dotson event
    March 29, 2013

    NBC News Correspondent Bob Dotson has travelled over four million miles tracking down stories for the American public. On April 9, the award-winning reporter’s travels will bring him to Philadelphia as the honored guest at the 2013 Kal and Lucille Rudman Media Seminar. Dotson, who is the creator of the Today Show series’ “The American Story with Bob Dotson,” will share stories about the incredible people he has met along his journey.
  • New Fossil from a Fish-Eat-Fish World Driving the Evolution of Limbed Animals
    March 27, 2013

    Scientists from the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University have described another new lobe-finned fossil fish species from the same time and place in the Canadian Arctic as the famous precursor to limbed animals, Tiktaalik roseae, which they discovered several years ago. 

  • Taylor Wootton Women's Basketball in Sweet 16
    March 26, 2013

    Drexel’s women's basketball continued its postseason excellence with a 82-72 victory over Harvard on March 23 to earn a trip to the Sweet 16 of the Women’s National Invitation Tournament for the first time. Led by a 32-point effort by senior Hollie Mershon, the Dragons picked up their 24th win of the season to match the program’s record and advance to play Bowling Green in the third round on Thursday, March 28.

  • Drexel and NCPA Study Shows NCAA’s Use of “Amateurism” Denies College Athletes Billions in Revenue
    March 25, 2013

    A joint study released by Drexel University’s Sport Management Department in the Goodwin College of Professional Studies and the National College Players Association (NCPA) shows that the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) uses amateurism as a tool to deny athletes billions of dollars per year in revenue that they would otherwise receive in a fair market. The study is entitled The $6 Billion Heist: Robbing College Athletes Under the Guise of Amateurism.

  • Hollie Mershon womens NIT 2013
    March 22, 2013

    Drexel’s women’s basketball team defeated Iona 59-50 to move on to the second round of the Women’s National Invitation Tournament. The victory marks the second straight year that the team has advanced in postseason play and it is the fifth year in a row that the Dragons have earned a bid to a postseason tournament.

  • Making Axons Branch and Grow to Help Nerve Regeneration After Injury
    March 22, 2013

    One molecule makes nerve cells grow longer. Another one makes them grow branches. These new experimental manipulations have taken researchers a step closer to understanding how nerve cells are repaired at their farthest reaches after injury. The research was recently published in the Journal of Neuroscience.
  • Drexel Delegation Travels to Ethiopia and Explores African Partnerships
    March 22, 2013

    Drexel University President John A. Fry and a delegation recently traveled to Ethiopia to explore possible University programs in the country’s urban and rural areas. Fry was joined by Dr. Shannon Marquez, associate dean of Drexel’s School of Public Health, and philanthropists and University benefactors Dana and David Dornsife. A 1983 Drexel alumna, Dana Dornsife together with David helped establish Drexel’s Dana and David Dornsife Center for Community Partnerships with a $10 million gift to the University.

  • Dr. Clyde Goulden (far left) discusses climate change with Mongolian students. Credit: Dr. Bazartseren Boldgiv Academy Scientists Receive Top Honors for Long-Term Research and Training Initiatives in Mongolia
    March 21, 2013

    Dr. Clyde Goulden, a pioneering ecologist and director of the Asia Center of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, has devoted his life to studying climate change and how it is affecting Mongolian herders and the pristine 2-million-year-old Lake Hövsgöl. His efforts have now been recognized with Mongolia’s highest award to foreigners, the Order of the Polar Star. In a separate honor, Dr. Jon Gelhaus, Academy curator of entomology and professor in Drexel University’s College of Arts and Sciences, has received the Kublai Khan medal for his scientific achievements in Mongolia.

  • Drexel President John A. Fry to Deliver Commencement Address at Montgomery County Community College
    March 19, 2013

    John A. Fry, president of Drexel University, will deliver the 2013 Commencement keynote address to graduates during Montgomery County Community College’s (MCCC) 46th Commencement ceremony on May 23 at 7 p.m. in Blue Bell.

  • Drexel Offers Doctorate, Graduate Programs at MCCC's University Center in Pottstown
    March 14, 2013

    Drexel University has joined Montgomery County Community College’s (MCCC) University Center initiative and will soon offer doctorate, graduate and professional development programs in Pottstown through its School of Education.

  • New Drexel University Graduate Program Will Prepare Students for Museum Leadership
    March 5, 2013

    A new graduate program in Drexel University’s Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design will prepare students for leadership roles in museums nationally and internationally. The Master of Science degree is designed to meet the needs of both mid-level museum professionals who want to advance their careers and students who are aspiring leaders in the field
  • Citizens Bank Foundation Presents Grant to Drexel as Part of Growing Communities
    March 1, 2013

    The Citizens Bank Foundation today announced a partnership with Drexel University to launch Growing Communities, a new initiative that is designed to impact neighborhood revitalization, create jobs, and increase financial literacy in West Philadelphia. The announcement was made during an open house at the University’s Dana and David Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships, where Citizens Bank and RBS Citizens President and CEO Daniel K. Fitzpatrick presented a $100,000 check to Drexel University President John A. Fry
  • Student Conference on Global Challenges at Drexel Addresses Global Security
    February 27, 2013

    Drexel University’s Office of International Programs is hosting the 6th Annual Student Conference on Global Challenges on March 1, 2013, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. This year’s conference centers on global security, focusing on subjects from cyber security to food scarcity to human security.
  • men's lacrosse Lacrosse Opens 2013 Season
    February 27, 2013

    Drexel’s men’s and women’s lacrosse teams hit the ground running at the open of the 2013 season. Both squads registered upset victories over nationally ranked programs and, through the first week of competition, they have a combined record of 5-1.

  • Drexel Offers Free Workshops to Help Female Veterans Rejoin the Workforce
    February 27, 2013

    Women represent the fastest growing segment of the veteran population, yet programs on educational opportunities and employment issues specifically for female veterans are severely lacking. Drexel University’s Goodwin College of Professional Studies has created a program to help this underserved and growing veteran population successfully reintegrate into the workforce.

  • Mockups of the in-progress design for a mural near 11th Street Family Health Services Public Art for Public Health Celebrated in Philadelphia in March
    February 26, 2013

    At Drexel University’s nurse-run health center this spring, an innovative effort in public art for public health is underway. A series of events in March will celebrate the story of the Porch Light program this effort is part of, collectively including more than six years of collaborative projects between the City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program and the city’s Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services.

  • Al West, Drexel's 2013 Business Leader of the Year Al West Named Drexel 2013 Business Leader of the Year
    February 25, 2013

    The founding CEO of SEI Investments Co. (NASDAQ:SEIC) Al West is Drexel University's LeBow College of Business 59th Business Leader of the Year. He will be honored at a luncheon attended by hundreds of Greater Philadelphia’s top executives on March 5.

  • Barbie Izquierdo and her two children cooking at home, as seen in A Place at the Table A Philadelphia Witness to Hunger Takes the Spotlight in a Documentary Film on Hunger in America
    February 19, 2013

    Drexel University's public health research into the health effects and complex causes of hunger and food insecurity are prominently featured in a new documentary film, A Place at the Table. The film profiles Barbie Izquierdo, a participant in Drexel's "Witnesses to Hunger" program and includes expert commentary from Dr. Mariana Chilton.

  • Bachelors Barge Club- Drexel Bachelors Barge Club Drexel Agreement
    February 19, 2013

    Drexel University extended its relationship with the historic Bachelors Barge Club as Drexel President John Fry, Senior Vice President Jim Tucker and Athletics Director Dr. Eric Zillmer joined Charles Cowan, president of Bachelors Barge Club, in signing an agreement for Drexel to fully manage the facility at Boathouse #6 on Kelly Drive.
  • egg drop Engineers Week 2013
    February 19, 2013

    With Philadelphia Flyers tickets on the line, students and faculty will compete to see whose eggs can survive a 28-foot drop into a landing zone as part of Drexel’s observation of National Engineers Week. The annual egg drop competition will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 20 on the third floor atrium of the Bossone Research Enterprise Center and is just one of a variety of events hosted by the College of Engineering throughout the week.