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Past Month


  • A receipt sitting on and near an assortment of groceries When Vegetables Are Closer in Price to Chips, People Eat Healthier, Drexel Study Finds
    November 16, 2017

    A new study determined that the difference in price of healthy foods compared to unhealthy foods plays a significant role in whether people have a healthy diet.
  • food waste Training the Next Generation of Chefs and Culinary Professionals to Reduce Food Waste
    November 15, 2017

    When the James Beard Foundation (JBF), with support from The Rockefeller Foundation, sought out culinary instructors and professors to help design and implement a curriculum to inspire a new generation of chefs and culinary professionals to substantially reduce food waste, Drexel’s Center for Food & Hospitality stepped up to the plate.

  • photo of a woman with back pain at an office desk If Sitting Is The New Smoking, Should Employers Be Held Liable?
    November 14, 2017

    Doctors have warned us for years about the health risks associated with sitting too much. Researchers have linked sitting for long periods of time to a number of health issues, including increased high blood pressure, high blood sugar, excess body fat and cholesterol. They also warn that prolonged sitting increases the risk of cardiovascular problems and cancer. What does this mean for organizations whose employees end up sitting for at least eight hours a day? Should they be held liable for harms caused to employees in sedentary workplaces?

  • Writers Room members during their NEA Big Read launch event at the Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships, September 2016. Writers Room Breaks in New Campus Space with Canon Photography Partnership
    November 14, 2017

    Drexel University’s Writers Room, a College of Arts and Sciences initiative within the Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships, will introduce its first satellite location on campus this fall. Located on the first floor of MacAlister Hall, it will serve as the anchor location for a new program created in partnership with Canon Solutions America Inc. to promote literacy and life skills.

  • Genevieve Dion Tom Wolf Drexel to Host Pennsylvania's Center For Advanced Fabric Manufacturing Innovation
    November 14, 2017

    The Department of Defense’s effort to bring America to the forefront of textile technology manufacturing and innovation is gaining a strategic foothold in the region. Drexel University, in collaboration with DoD-supported Advanced Functional Fabrics of America (AFFOA), is establishing a statewide center that will help companies, entrepreneurs and innovators take their advanced-textile concepts from prototype to product and prepare America’s workforce for the quality jobs this growing sector is generating. Called the “Pennsylvania Fabric Discovery Center,” this statewide resource is the first hub located outside of AFFOA’s home state of Massachusetts. It will be part of a national network intended to lower the barrier to commercialization for functional fabrics, resulting in advanced textiles that do things like see, hear, sense, communicate, generate and store energy. 
  • Three young men talk together. Drexel’s Center for Nonviolence and Social Justice Receives ‘Empowering’ Grant
    November 13, 2017

    The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has awarded a grant to the Center for Nonviolence and Social Justice that will expand offerings and resources in Healing Hurt People.
  • A plate of traditional Thanksgiving food. Skip Cooking for Thanksgiving This Year — With Help from the EAT Cafe
    November 13, 2017

    Philadelphia’s first pay-what-you-can Café is offering delicious take-out side dish and dessert options for Thanksigiving as a fundraiser to support its mission of feeding the hungry.
  • Studio One Drexel Opens State-of-the-Art Sound Studio
    November 10, 2017

    Future music producers, audio engineering and music executives being trained in Drexel University’s music industry program will now have access to the most technologically advanced recording studio of its kind in Philadelphia. The University opened a new music industry facility at One Drexel Plaza, that was conceived by faculty in the program, in collaboration with the acoustic design team behind Jimi Hendrix’s legendary Electric Lady Studios in New York.
  • A colorized scan of the profile of Satan eurystomus from the right side. Screenshot from video. Academy of Natural Sciences Scan Reveals the Bones of Satan…Fish
    November 8, 2017

    A fish named after the devil because of its underground home was scanned by scientists at the Academy of Natural Sciences and the University of Texas in the hopes of understanding how it’s related to other catfish.
  • rendering of Drexel Square Brandywine Realty Trust Breaks Ground on Drexel Square, the First Project of $3.5B Schuylkill Yards Innovation Community
    November 8, 2017

    Brandywine Realty Trust, in partnership with Drexel University, broke ground today on Phase I construction of the mixed-use, master-planned Schuylkill Yards development in University City. The first phase of the $3.5 billion, multi-year project will enhance the public realm by creating a 1.3-acre community park at the corner of 30th and Market Streets to be known as Drexel Square, followed by the reimagination of the former Bulletin Building, and the development of two towers at 3003 JFK Boulevard and 3025 JFK Boulevard.
  • Flag Drexel Launches Free Counseling Program for Veterans
    November 6, 2017

    The skills training program is designed to help veterans reduce stress, improve relationships and achieve meaningful life goals.
  • cybersecurity NSA Professionals Score College Creds at Drexel
    November 3, 2017

    For more than half a century, students in training to become experts in numerous fields at the National Security Agency have participated in rigorous training at the National Cryptologic School — learning everything from foreign languages to codebreaking. Today the school with the classified curriculum is expanding its coursework to keep students ahead of the latest technological threats by partnering with Drexel University to offer them the opportunity to earn a master’s degree in cybersecurity. 
  • Bitty McLean Rankin Scholars Bitty McLean and Guillaume Bougard Combine Reggae With Philly Soul From Sigma Sound Collection
    October 31, 2017

    A pair of reggae innovators will visit Drexel University this fall to share their experiences in the music industry with students in Westphal College of Media Arts & Design and to explore the trove of Philadelphia soul music in Drexel’s Sigma Sound Studio Archives. Bitty McLean, a reggae artist with three top-10 hits as a performer and a No. 1 album to his credit as a producer; and Guillaume Bougard, who operates one of the most successful independent reggae record labels in Europe; will serve as Westphal’s 2017 Rankin Scholars, holding a mixing demonstration in the Pearlstein Gallery on Nov. 2 and a series of lectures from Oct. 31 to Nov. 8 while also working on a new album in Drexel’s recording studio.
  • NICU baby Drexel Researchers Identify 'Master Regulator' Involved in Infant Lung Damage
    October 27, 2017

    Blocking the micro-RNA miR-34a significantly reduced bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) in mice.
  • Drexel Integrated Science Building Drexel Joins Regional Effort to Reduce Carbon Emissions by Making Buildings More Energy-Efficient
    October 26, 2017

    Through its Institute for Energy and the Environment and breadth of research in environmental science and engineering, Drexel University has a longstanding commitment to sustainability and environmental preservation. The University recently reaffirmed this commitment by joining a regional partnership of property owners, utilities and energy service companies, and community organizations in Philadelphia that have pledged to help reduce energy and water use and transportation emissions by 50 percent by the year 2030. 
  • A room full of people eating at tables. Philadelphia’s First Pay-What-You-Can Restaurant Celebrates First Year
    October 24, 2017

    Closing out its inaugural year of business, the EAT Café is celebrating the beginning to its second year of delicious food and pay-what-you-can service.