Violent Crime Increases During Warmer Weather, No Matter the Season, Study Finds
September 25, 2017
A study analyzing crime data in Philadelphia for 10 years found that rates of violent crime and disorderly conduct are higher when the weather is warmer and more pleasant, even rising sharply during warmer-than-typical winter days.
With $3 Million Gift to Drexel, Lenfest Foundation to Fund Student Co-op Jobs in Cultural Nonprofits
September 20, 2017
With a $3 million gift to Drexel University, the Lenfest Foundation will fund paid cooperative education jobs for students in the nonprofit cultural sector. In recognition of this generous gift, the University will name its Center for Cultural Partnerships in honor of Gerry and Marguerite Lenfest. The Center was established in 2015 to fortify cultural institutions like museums, libraries and historical societies and make their offerings and experiences more accessible to Drexel students.
Spinning a Safer Electrode — Drexel Researchers Make Carbon Nanofiber Supercapacitor (Without The Flammable Ingredients)
September 20, 2017
A group of Drexel University researchers have created a fabric-like material electrode that could help make energy storage devices — batteries and supercapacitors — faster and less susceptible to leaks or disastrous meltdowns. Their design for a new supercapacitor, which looks something like a furry sponge infused with gelatin, offers a unique alternative to the flammable electrolyte solution that is a common component in these devices.
New Microscope Technology Gives Drexel Researchers a Detailed Look at Structure and Composition of Materials
September 19, 2017
At their core, electron microscopes work a lot like a movie projectors. A high-powered beam passes through a material and it projects something — usually something we really want to see — onto a screen on the other side. With most electron microscopes, however, capturing data is like trying to project a movie onto a dirty screen that is too small to see the whole projection. But a new camera technology, developed by researchers at Drexel University, is enabling the microscopes to present a clearer, more complete and detailed look at their featured presentation.
Just Squeeze In — Drexel Researchers Discover When Spaces Are Tight, Nature Loosens Its Laws
September 18, 2017
It turns out that when they’re in a hurry and space is limited, ions, like people, will find a way to cram in — even if that means defying nature’s norms. Recently published research from an international team of scientists, including Drexel University’s Yury Gogotsi, PhD, shows that the charged particles will actually forgo their “opposites attract” behavior, called Coulombic ordering, when confined in the tiny pores of a nanomaterial. This discovery could be a pivotal development for energy storage, water treatment and alternative energy production technologies, which all involve ions packing into nanoporous materials.
A.J. Drexel Autism Institute to Benefit from Landmark Eagles Autism Challenge
September 15, 2017
The Philadelphia Eagles have launched a first-of-its-kind cycling and 5K run/walk to raise funds for innovative autism research and support, and the A.J. Drexel Autism Institute was named as one of the benefitting partners.
Wax On, Melt Off — Researchers Find Adding Paraffin to Concrete Can Help Roads Clear Themselves in The Winter
September 13, 2017
Drexel University researchers have made a discovery that could help roads keep themselves free of ice and snow during winter storms. Their secret? — Adding a little paraffin wax to the road’s concrete mix.
Drexel Scientists Create Atlas of Specialized Defense Cells in the Human Body
September 12, 2017
Researchers in the School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems have helped to create the first “anatomic atlas” of B-cell clone lineages, their properties and tissue connections.
Contemporary Art Exploring the Caribbean in Fall Exhibition at Pearlstein Gallery
September 8, 2017
Drexel’s Leonard Pearlstein Gallery will open The Expanded Caribbean: Contemporary Photograph at the Crossroads, an exhibition of over 50 photographs and four related sculptural and video installations this fall.
A.J. Drexel Autism Institute Researcher Awarded $11 Million Grant to Investigate Early Intervention Efforts
September 7, 2017
A researcher from the A.J. Drexel Autism Institute received a $11 million Autism Centers of Excellence grant from the NIH to look into how early detection and treatment efforts lead to better outcomes for children on the spectrum.
Business Experts Laud Microsoft for Its Reaction to Decision to End DACA
September 6, 2017
A poll asked a panel of business school professors to grade Microsoft’s reaction to President Trump’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals immigration policy. The company signed an open letter to Trump in support of DACA, urged Congress to settle DACA before moving to tax reform and vowed, " if Dreamers who are our employees are in court, we will be by their side."
Drexel Helps Alain Locke School Join City's Roster of Community Schools
September 6, 2017
With support from Drexel University, the Alain Locke School will become the 12th school to enter Philadelphia’s Community School Initiative. The program, which will be funded through Drexel’s West Philadelphia Promise Neighborhood grant, will provide after-school, family and community programing at the school.
Shedding Consistent Pounds Each Week Linked to Long-Term Weight Loss
August 28, 2017
When it comes to losing weight, it’s not necessarily slow, but steady, that wins the race, according to new research from Drexel psychologists.