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Past Year

  • Aerial view of West Philadelphia Urban Health Collaborative Develops New Health Profile of West Philadelphia Promise Zone
    May 19, 2017

    Examining data from a variety of sources to create a picture of health factors in the Promise Zone, the Urban Health Collaborative seeks to put information in the hands of those able to use it to work toward improving the neighborhoods’ health.
  • road cracks A Recipe For Concrete that Can Withstand Road Salt Deterioration
    May 18, 2017

    Road salt, used in copious helpings each winter to protect them from ice and preserve safe driving conditions, is slowly degrading the concrete they’re made of. Engineers have known for some time that calcium chloride salt, commonly used as deicer, reacts with the calcium hydroxide in concrete to form a chemical byproduct that causes roadways to crumble. A civil engineer from Drexel University is working on a new recipe for concrete, using cast-off products from furnaces, that can hold its own against the forces of chemical erosion.
  • Felix Kim, College of Medicine Invented at Drexel: Startup Companies to Showcase New Drug Treatments at the Coulter Investment Forum
    May 10, 2017

    Three biopharmaceutical startups led by Drexel University researchers are one step closer to bringing new, potentially life-saving drugs to the market.
  • Kitchen with black countertops, sink, oven, microwave and refrigerator. Most Home Kitchens in Philadelphia Study Would Earn Severe Code Violations
    May 9, 2017

    A pair of studies found that most of the home kitchens in Philadelphia that they examined would get critical code violations if they were judged by the same standards that we hold to the restaurants where we eat.
  • Philadelphia Coaches Conference Drexel’s Annual Coaches Conference Brings Together the Brightest Minds in Sports and Leadership
    May 8, 2017

    Bringing coaches together in the city of Philadelphia, Drexel University’s Sport Coaching Leadership program, in the School of Education, will host its third Philadelphia Coaches Conference on Tuesday, May 16 from 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. This year’s conference, organized “for coaches by coaches” will bring together aspiring coaches of all levels in a variety of sports for the purpose of professional development and growth through a series of education sessions led by a diverse group of experienced and knowledgeable coaches. 

  • bar graph of grads from left leaning, middle of road and right leaning panelists. Experts: CEO of GE Justified in Cautioning Against U.S. Protectionism
    May 7, 2017

    General Electric CEO Jeff Immelt recently said “protectionism makes the U.S. look weak not strong,” in a speech recently delivered at Georgetown University, openly disagreeing with many of President Donald Trump’s policies. He continued to say that while the systems of free trade didn’t work well enough for all in the United States, withdrawing from trade deals isn’t the answer.

  • Dr. Lois Margaret Nora American Board of Medical Specialties President to Deliver College of Medicine Commencement Address
    April 26, 2017

    Lois Margaret Nora, MD, JD, MBA, president and CEO of the American Board of Medical Specialties, will address the Drexel University College of Medicine class of 2017 during Commencement on May 19 at the Kimmel Center.
  • historic Philadelphia street Drexel’s Harris M. Steinberg Chosen to Chair Mayor Kenney’s Historic Preservation Task Force
    April 24, 2017

    Today, as development pressures rub up against time-honored city neighborhoods, Philadelphia is seeking new ways to carefully manage the twin goals of growth and preservation. With this in mind, Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney decided it is time to rethink how Philadelphia preserves its historic resourcesand to help spearhead these efforts, he appointed Drexels Harris M. Steinberg, FAIA, director of the Lindy Institute for Urban Innovation, to chair a new Historic Preservation Task Force.  
  • Image of Rajneesh Suri, professor at Drexel's LeBow College of Business, explaining the methodology behind the SEI study SEI and Drexel University Partner to Explore Investors’ Visual Interaction with their Wealth
    April 11, 2017

    SEI and Drexel University announced the findings of an interactive usability study conducted to enhance the SEI Wealth PlatformSM (the Platform) end-client experience. Executed in the Behavioral Science Laboratory of Drexel’s LeBow College of Business as a Corporate and Executive Education project, the study employed brain imaging to measure cognitive functions while test subjects used the Platform’s consumer-facing wealth management portal. SEI established the core design tenets and principles, and worked with Drexel professors and research students to validate the design and ensure the experience was truly engaging for consumers.

  • Portrait of Richard Green Firstrust Chairman and CEO Named 2017 Drexel Business Leader of the Year
    April 11, 2017

    Drexel University’s LeBow College of Business has named Richard J. Green, chairman and CEO of Firstrust Bank, as its 2017 Business Leader of the Year. Green will be honored at a luncheon celebrating his achievements on April 20 from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Hyatt at The Bellevue.

  • Sewer CDC/WHO Ebola Guidelines Could Put Sewer Workers at Risk
    April 11, 2017

    Research from Drexel University and the University of Pittsburgh suggests that guidelines for safe disposal of liquid waste from patients being treated for the Ebola virus might not go far enough to protect water treatment workers from being exposed. In a study recently published in the journal Water Environment Research, a group of environmental engineering researchers reports that sewer workers downstream of hospitals and treatment centers could contract Ebola via inhalation — a risk that is not currently accounted for in the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention or World Health Organization Ebola response protocol.
  • The top of a soda can Purse Strings, Not Heart Strings: Revenue Emphasis Helped Philly ‘Soda Tax’ Pass Instead of Health Argument
    April 10, 2017

    In a behind-the-scenes look at how policymakers formed Philadelphia’s sugar-sweetened beverage tax, researchers from Drexel University found that an emphasis on revenue generation for pre-kindergarten education, not health benefits, served as a winning strategy.
  • Drexel Statement Regarding Professor George Ciccariello-Maher's Tweet
    March 31, 2017

    The recent social media comments by George Ciccariello-Maher, associate professor of Politics and Global Studies at Drexel, were made outside the classroom, are his own opinion and do not represent the University’s views. Drexel is committed to and vigorously supports our ROTC students, students on active duty and reserve, and students, faculty, staff and alumni who have served in the military. Our support for military-affiliated members of our community has helped us create an inclusive campus culture that honors service and Drexel’s deep connection to American military history.
  • Led Zeppelin Rock and Roll Photographer Bob Gruen Opens ‘ROCKERS’ Exhibit at Pearlstein Gallery
    March 29, 2017

    Legendary rock and roll photographer Bob Gruen’s ROCKERS exhibit brings rock’s excitement and spirit – onstage, backstage, at home – to Pearlstein Gallery. For more than 40 years, Bob Gruen’s name has been synonymous with rock and roll. From taking early photos on tour with Ike and Tina Turner and capturing the early CBGB/Max’s Kansas City scene, to hanging out with John and Yoko and covering current stadium rockers such as Green Day, Gruen has always been at the right place at the right time.  

  • Tom Brokaw Tom Brokaw Looks at 50 Years in News in Latest Installment of Rudman Institute's Conversation Series
    March 28, 2017

    Legendary television journalist Tom Brokaw will join former NBC News producer and colleague, Karen Curry, for a discussion about his career in journalism, including 22 years behind the anchor desk at NBC’s “Nightly News.” The event is the latest installment in a series presented by the Kal and Lucille Rudman Institute for Entertainment Industry Studies. 
  • The Community Wellness HUB at Drexel University Community Wellness HUB Bridges West Philly Neighborhoods to Healthy Living
    March 28, 2017

    In an effort to decrease health disparities among residents in Mantua and Powelton Village, the College of Nursing and Health Professions is opening a comprehensive wellness program that will focus on education, preventive services and community building.
  • Colony morphologies of 96 Burkholderia cenocepacia isolates from cystic fibrosis patients. Genomics Reveal How Bacteria Evolve in Cystic Fibrosis Patients
    March 21, 2017

    College of Medicine scientists have made new headway in understanding how a common pathogen leads to chronic lung infections in cystic fibrosis patients.
  • Philadelphia School Partnership presented a $1.2 million grant to Drexel University to launch a residency-based teacher certification program called Dragons Teach Middle Years (DTMY). Drexel Launches “Dragons Teach Middle Years” Teacher Training Program
    March 20, 2017

    Supported by a $1.2 million grant from the Philadelphia School Partnership (PSP), Drexel University’s School of Education will create a new pipeline of dual-certified, Middle-Years teachers, trained specifically for the challenges of Philadelphia classrooms. 

  • A dyed green image of a fibers in a human hippocampus Treatment Window for Fragile X Likely Doesn’t Close After Childhood, Drexel Study Finds
    March 20, 2017

    A Drexel University-led study looked into human and rat brain samples and found that the biological structures potentially contributing to Fragile X syndrome are present in adult brains — something that mouse samples did not show.
  • headshot of John Maeda Art and Tech Innovator John Maeda to Speak at Drexel Commencement at Citizens Bank Park
    March 20, 2017

    Computational design guru John Maeda will address the class of 2017 at Drexel University’s commencement, which will be held on June 13 at 7:30 p.m. Maeda is the global head of Computational Design and Inclusion at Automattic, the parent company of Jetpack, WooCommerce, Longreads, and more. The University-wide ceremony will be held at Citizens Bank Park for the second consecutive year.

  • © 2017 National Museum of American Illustration, Newport, RI Photo courtesy American Illustrators Gallery, New York, NY Drexel Presents Fine Art Exhibit in Tribute to ‘Father of Illustration’ Howard Pyle
    March 15, 2017

    In continuation of Drexel University’s 125th anniversary celebration, the Pennoni Honors College will co-present with the National Museum of American Illustration, a new exhibition showcasing the influence of former Drexel instructor Howard Pyle and his students, who helped inspire Philadelphia’s historic roots in the applied art field and fueled its publishing boom in 1900s.

  • Mark Sabaj and his daughter Sofia holding fish Eyeless Catfish Named for Discoverer’s Daughter
    March 13, 2017

    To honor his young, science-minded daughter, a researcher from the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University named a new species of blind, Amazonian catfish after her.
  • Image of a woman studying online in front of a laptop Through Alliance with Drexel Online, U.S. Office of Personnel Management Employees Eligible for Tuition Savings
    March 13, 2017

    Drexel University Online recently formed an alliance with the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) that will provide an opportunity for OPM employees and their immediate family members to enroll in an online Drexel degree or certificate program with significant tuition savings.

  • African American hands For Organ Transplant Recipients, Skin Diseases and Risk Factors Differ by Race
    March 8, 2017

    Nonwhite solid organ transplant patients were less likely to have regular dermatologic exams and to know race-specific signs and risk factors for skin cancer, such as human papillomavirus.
  • A pair of firefighters in full gear walking away toward a firetruck. Better Injury Data Management Can Save Fire Departments Hundreds of Thousands of Dollars
    March 6, 2017

    A new study out of Drexel University shows that more accurately tracking injuries in the fire service can save fire departments a great amount of money and more accurately focus injury prevention efforts.
  • A doctor's white coat with pens that include a drug company's name. Two-Thirds of Americans See Docs Who Got Paid by Drug Companies: Study
    March 6, 2017

    A new study led by Drexel University found that a majority of Americans visited doctors in the past year who had been paid or given gifts by pharmaceutical or medical device companies — but very few patients knew about it.
  • Jerry Fagiano sitting at a table with his elbow on it as he speaks during a panel. Drexel Hosting Discussions on the Health Dangers of Rolling Back Environmental and Climate Policies
    March 1, 2017

    Drexel’s Dornsife School of Public Health will hold a discussion and host a leading expert to talk about the human health effects that could result from potential rollbacks on climate and environment policy in the United States.
  • Elevating the conversation about gender in sports Drexel to Host ‘TOMBOY’ Symposium on Elevating the Conversation on Gender in Sport
    March 1, 2017

    CSN Philadelphia and Drexel’s Sport Management Department Will Host a Women in Sport Symposium Featuring the Screening of the Documentary ‘TOMBOY'.
  • Image of student using app with hololens heart Drexel Online Powers New Website, Virtually Inspired, Dedicated to Advances in Online Education
    February 27, 2017

    Always looking for new ways to be at the forefront of educational innovation, Drexel University Online (DUO) has launched Virtually Inspired, a website that features a series of high-quality videos showcasing some of the brightest minds and best practices in the world of online and blended education.

  • Speaker-listener graphic On the Same Wavelength: Brain Imaging Headband Measures How Our Minds Align When We Communicate
    February 27, 2017

    Past research has revealed that our brains synchronize when listening to the same idea or story. Now, a tool developed by Drexel biomedical engineers can better understand this phenomenon.
  • Sex & Gender Research Forum logo Let’s Talk About Sex (and Gender): Transgender Equality Activist to Speak at Drexel Research Forum
    February 24, 2017

    The 2017 Sex and Gender Research Forum will feature interdisciplinary research projects and transgender rights activist Harper Jean Tobin.
  • "I am Psyched" exhibit logo ‘I am Psyched!’ Interactive Exhibit Explores the Role of Women of Color in Psychology
    February 24, 2017

    An interactive exhibit that features minority women who have contributed to psychology will be on display at Drexel University’s W. W. Hagerty Library from Feb. 27 to March 10.
  • A child playing with a toy at a daycare. More Day Cares Near By, More Germs? Maybe Not, According to Drexel Whooping Cough Study
    February 23, 2017

    A team of Drexel University researchers looking into how a higher density of day care facilities may affect the prevalence of illness in a neighborhood and found that it doesn’t really have much of an effect.
  • View of the Micromyzon orinoco specimen from above. Almost 4 Decades Later, Mini Eyeless Catfish Gets a Name
    February 23, 2017

    Discovered in a 1978–79 expedition, a pale, eyeless catfish that doesn’t even measure an inch long is now known as Micromyzon orinoco, for the South American river in which it was discovered.
  • Instagram Unfiltered: Instagram Has Become a Haven For People Making Sensitive and Stigmatized Self-Disclosures
    February 23, 2017

    Depression has a way of silencing its sufferers. Even in today’s technology-connected society, people are hesitant to talk about their painful experiences and suffering for fear of being stigmatized. Though this has been the unfortunate norm for quite some time, new research from Drexel University is steadily uncovering the areas of social network sites where the sufferers are finding solace. In their latest finding Andrea Forte, PhD, an associate professor, and Nazanin Andalibi, a doctoral candidate in Drexel’s College of Computing & Informatics who study how people interact on social media, have observed that one way people in pain are overcoming silence is by using Instagram — and recruiting pictures to help them explain the feelings and experiences that are often too painful or complicated to put into words. 
  • A pair of doctors treating a patient with chemotherapy. Doctors' Biases Mean Black Men Don't Get the Same Treatment in Healthcare
    February 20, 2017

    Black men likely don't get the same healthcare treatment that white men do because of doctors' biases and fear of black men, according to a new qualitative study.
  • Marcellus Shale gas tower Methane Levels Have Increased in Marcellus Shale Region Despite a Dip in Well Installation
    February 9, 2017

    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.
  • A doctor in a white coat holding a clipboard Spanish-Speaking and Non-Citizen Latino Parents Half as Likely to Feel Docs Are Listening
    February 8, 2017

    A study led by faculty from Drexel University’s Dornsife School of Public Health found that the parents of Latino children who only speak Spanish or who are non-citizens feel half as likely to be heard as those who only speak English when communicating with their children’s doctors.
  • 6 different maps displaying "heat measures" of stroke risk factors by race in the United States. Stroke Risk Factors Centered in Southeast United States
    February 8, 2017

    An effort to map the major risk factors for stroke in the United States — high blood pressure, diabetes and smoking — shows that most of those risk factors center among populations in the Southeast.
  • Injured soccer play holds knee on field. Youth Soccer Coaches Can Prevent Injuries With Just 90 Minutes of Training
    February 8, 2017

    A study from sports medicine experts shows that properly trained coaches can be as effective as professionals when it comes to teaching proper movement techniques.
  • syringe and vials ‘Who Needs a Flu Shot? – Not Me’
    February 8, 2017

    “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.”
  • A person using a ride-hailing service in New York Trump Order Puts Lyft and Uber at Odds, Professors Weigh In on What’s at Stake for Brands
    January 31, 2017

    A poll asked a panel of business school professors to grade Lyft and Uber, app-based, ride-hailing services, on their reactions to Donald Trump’s executive order barring visitors and refugees from seven predominantly Muslim countries to the United States. Lyft was quick to oppose the ban and donated $1 million to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) while Uber was more equivocal and continued to operate despite the publicized Taxi walkout.

  • A warning sign saying "This is a smoke free building." Smoke-Free Policy Cuts Nicotine Detected in Philadelphia Public Housing in Half: Study
    January 30, 2017

    The largest public housing authority to implement comprehensive smoke-free policies, the Philadelphia Housing Authority, is seeing significant positive results related to secondhand smoke exposures.
  • Chef Michael Solomonov, Photo credit:Rachel Wisniewski Drexel’s 2017 Philly Chef Conference Turns Lens to National Restaurant Industry Stage
    January 26, 2017

    The role of a chef is always expanding. National food issues and trends are transforming how America eats and drinks. On March 5 – 6, the 2017 Philly Chef Conference will bring together the big names and rising stars in the Philadelphia-area restaurant scene for a food-focused, academic- and career-minded series of discussions—from developing and retaining talent in the kitchen to restaurant analytics and the current state of food law—in hopes of preparing chefs to face these ever-evolving set of challenges. 
  • A collection of different beers. In Philly, the More Places to Buy Alcohol, the More Violence
    January 24, 2017

    Violence increases in areas where there are high densities of stores where alcoholic beverages can be purchased and carried out, according to a new study by Drexel University researchers partnered with the City of Philadelphia.
  • A view downtown in Fortaleza, Brazil. Drexel-Led Study Into the Impact of Urban Living on Health Awarded $12 Million Grant
    January 24, 2017

    Awarded $12 million by the Wellcome Trust as part of the its new Our Planet, Our Health initiative. The research network led by Drexel’s Ana Diez Roux will explore the impact of urbanization and urban policies on the health and environmental sustainability of Latin American cities and how lessons learned there can be applied to cities worldwide.
  • Saint Lucifer Jalapeno Spice Drexel’s Food Lab Gets Spicy with New Collaboration
    January 20, 2017

    St. Lucifer Foods Co. LLC. headed by two Philadelphia-based culinary entrepreneurs, created their company’s first spice blend with a broad goal to make anything it seasoned, taste better. Creators Ted Ebert and Tom Hewell aimed to portray ‘The Glory of Hot’ – and their masterful blend of garlic, salt, vinegar and fiery habanero peppers, achieved just that. But, as a single spice blend, getting adequate space on the grocery shelves became a problem. To build out their spice family, they turned to students in The Drexel Food Lab and Drexel University’s Center for Hospitality and Sport Management to turn up the imagination, testing and creation process of their second spice blend.

  • photo of Alison Young, Eisenhower Fellow Drexel’s Alison Young Named Eisenhower Fellow, Will Study Gender Equity of Public Sector in G20 Countries
    January 18, 2017

    Drexel University’s Alison Young, executive director of the Institute for Strategic Leadership in the LeBow College of Business, was one of 20 U.S. leaders from government, business and civil society to be selected as a 2017 Eisenhower Fellow. The fellows are some of the leading minds in education policy, consumer protection, agriculture, diplomacy, defense, education, health, media, immigrant integration and public service.

  • A group of women wearing visors and buttons with red ribbons for HIV awareness. Must-See-TV: Educational Shows that Entertain Have Greater Impact on Faithful Viewers
    January 17, 2017

    A study of viewing audiences shows that the television programs most effective at imparting an educational message about social behaviors are the ones that keep people watching engaged and coming back for more.
  • sink Could Low-Flow Create High Risk? EPA Taps Drexel to Study Water Quality Impact of Conservation Practices
    January 12, 2017

    As public awareness of the need for water conservation, and new water-saving technology, have become increasingly effective at stemming excess water use, new questions are surfacing about how our plumbing, which was built to handle a regular flow of water, might now be a risk factor for bacterial and chemical contamination. In hopes of preventing future public health crises related to the systems that carry and treat our water, the Environmental Protection Agency is tasking a team of researchers, led by Drexel University, with a $2 million project to bring together existing and new experimental data on building plumbing—the stretch of pipes that takes water from main to tap—into a risk assessment tool that can guide new water use and safety regulations.  
  • cyber defense Drexel Team Eyes Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition
    January 11, 2017

    Drexel University is preparing to field its first intercollegiate team in cybersecurity. A dozen students have been in training since the summer, coached by professionals from Susquehanna International Group, LLC, to ready themselves for the Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition—a national contest that pits students against hackers and a variety of digital dilemmas they might face in the cybersecurity field. Drexel and SIG are partnering to enter a team in the competition for the first time. 
  • Rendering of an x-ray baby with a brain inside Drug Shown to Aid Injured Adult Brains May Exacerbate Cognitive Problems in Children
    January 10, 2017

    Study suggests the pediatric brain responds differently to traumatic brain injury treatment that targets inflammation.
  • A Latino couple visiting with a physician. Study: Obamacare Benefitted Latinos, But Disparities Remain
    January 9, 2017

    A new study found that the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, helped improve access and utilization of health care for Latinos, but the benefits varied by heritage group and persistent disparities remain.
  • An infographic showing the differences in public health voting by region, gender and political party, citing numbers from the story. Democrat Senators Vote for Public Health Policies 4 Times More Often Than Republicans: Study
    January 9, 2017

    Polarization in the Senate was displayed in a recent study that found a 67-percentage- point split between Democrats and Republicans when it comes to voting for public health policies endorsed by the American Public Health Association.
  • Skyline over top of a row home neighborhood. As Neighborhood Status Falls, Cardiovascular Disease Risk Among Black Residents Spikes
    January 4, 2017

    A Drexel University-led study found that significant increases in cardiovascular disease was linked to black residents of neighborhood with lower socioeconomic status and higher levels of violence and disorder.
  • corn People Aren't The Only Beneficiaries of Power Plant Carbon Standards
    January 4, 2017

    When the Environmental Protection Agency finalized the Clean Power Plan in 2015 it exercised its authority to regulate carbon dioxide emissions to protect public welfare. The Plan, now the focus of escalating debate, also put the nation on course to meet its goals under the Paris Climate Agreement. Given that other pollutants are emitted from power plants—along with carbon dioxide—research has shown that carbon emission standards for the power sector benefit human health. New research released today shows that they would also benefit crops and trees.
  • Photo of a person searching on Google What Do Google Search Queries Reveal About Brand Attitudes?
    January 4, 2017

    It has been widely thought that brand search volume — the counts of queries that a search engine receives from users that include specific brand names, like “iPhone” — can predict sales for that brand. Google makes this information available to marketers for free through Google Trends, an application that allows anyone to see how frequently popular brand names are searched, and it has become a valuable tool for marketers. But new research from Drexel University, Brigham Young University and Google shows there is a lot more to consider when looking at the large number of queries that include brand names.

  • 1985 Aerial View of Drexel University Pearlstein Gallery Celebrates 125 Years with ‘Drexel & the City’ Exhibition
    January 4, 2017

    In honor and celebration of Drexel University’s 125th anniversary, the Leonard Pearlstein Gallery will present a new exhibition showcasing the influences of art, science and industry that have shaped the university’s past and continue to inspire its future. The exhibit, ‘125 Years: Drexel & the City’, will run from Jan. 12 through March 19 – with the opening reception taking place on Jan. 12, from 5-7 p.m. in the Pearlstein Gallery (3401 Filbert Street).

  • Message Regarding Academic Freedom, Freedom of Speech and the Need for Inclusivity and Respect
    December 29, 2016

    The social media comments over winter break by George Ciccariello-Maher, Associate Professor of Politics and Global Studies at Drexel, have precipitated a heated public dialogue. The issue has caught the attention of national media and put Drexel in the spotlight. As University leaders, we understand that people have very different perspectives and opinions on such matters; it is our duty to ensure that all members of our community feel truly welcome and can participate in an inclusive learning environment. Instances such as this one both test and strengthen Drexel’s fundamental dedication to the principles of academic freedom and freedom of expression.

  • Response to Professor George Ciccariello-Maher’s Tweet
    December 25, 2016

    Drexel became aware today of Associate Professor George Ciccariello-Maher's inflammatory tweet, which was posted on his personal Twitter account on Dec. 24, 2016. While the University recognizes the right of its faculty to freely express their thoughts and opinions in public debate, Professor Ciccariello-Maher's comments are utterly reprehensible, deeply disturbing, and do not in any way reflect the values of the University.
  • McMichael Students holding up posters as a thank you for Promise Neighborhood grant Drexel and Philadelphia Awarded Multi-Million, Multi-Year Promise Neighborhood Grant
    December 21, 2016

    Drexel University President John Fry, Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney, Superintendent William Hite, PhD, community members and area elected officials gathered at Morton McMichael Elementary School on Dec. 21 to officially announce that the community surrounding Drexel in West Philadelphia has won the 2016 Promise Neighborhoods Program Implementation Grant Competition. Drexel was the lead applicant of the grant, on which the City of Philadelphia, The School District of Philadelphia and several other area groups and non-profits also partnered.

  • A microscopic image of a tumor cell migrating through collagen. The Way You Move: Tumor Cells Move Differently Than Normal Ones
    December 20, 2016

    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.
  • A police car at an intersection Black Males Nearly 3 Times as Likely to Die Due to Police Action, Study Finds
    December 20, 2016

    A Drexel public health researcher used a population health view to describe disparities in the death of males in the United States due to legal intervention. He found that black males are almost three times as likely to die as their white peers.
  • Dan M. Filler, Kline Law Dean Drexel Names Daniel M. Filler Dean of Thomas R. Kline School of Law
    December 13, 2016

    Drexel University has named Daniel M. Filler, JD, dean of the Thomas R. Kline School of Law. A highly accomplished legal scholar, practitioner and academic, Filler will ensure Kline Law’s position as a national leader in training law students to be resourceful advocates, while expanding the reach of its programs to attorneys and legal scholars around the world.

  • a mixture of painted colors Drexel Selected to Be Site in NEA’s First-Ever Funding of Arts Labs
    December 12, 2016

    For the first time, the National Endowment for the Arts is funding research labs, and Drexel’s Department of Arts Therapies was chosen to lead one focusing on arts and health.
  • An arm being given an immunization through a needle. More are Positive About HPV Vaccine on Twitter Than Not, Drexel Study Finds
    December 12, 2016

    A Drexel University study into sentiments toward the HPV vaccine on Twitter found that significantly more tweets post positive sentiments toward vaccines, such as the value of prevention and protection, than not.
  • holiday stress Drexel Faculty Experts Explain How to Survive and Thrive During the Holidays
    December 1, 2016

    It’s that time of year again. The physical, emotional, financial and gastrointestinal strains posed by the holiday season can make it feel like more of a slog than a restorative hiatus. So, as an early gift from the Drexel media relations team, we’ve sifted through the University’s stable of experts to find those best suited to provide some advice on how to make this season a joyous one. 

  • Ultrasound Wound Healing Device NIH Funds Clinical Trial to Test Device That Heals Wounds With Ultrasound
    November 29, 2016

    The battery-powered applicator — as small and light as a watch — is the first portable and potentially wearable device to heal wounds with low-frequency ultrasound.
  • climate change Urban Climate Change Research Hub Opens at Drexel
    November 29, 2016

    In the battle to adapt to and mitigate climate change caused by humans, most environmental engineers and climate scientists agree that cities are the front line. Due to the sheer density of their population, and the quantity of resources they consume, cities have the potential to most quickly and significantly affect—and be affected by—climate risks. They also have the ability to integrate climate resiliency into their plans for the future, according to environmental engineering professor Franco Montalto, PhD, who will direct a network of North American climate change researchers concerting their efforts via a new hub at Drexel University. 
  • A young girl holding her finger out for an HIV test. In Africa, Fighting HIV in Young Mothers Through Education
    November 28, 2016

    A new program run by a new faculty member in Drexel's Dornsife School of Public Health will attempt to address education as a determinant of HIV risk in young South African mothers.
  • Technician holding a blood sample for HIV testing. Risk-Taking Behaviors Tied to Racial Disparities in HIV in Gay Communities
    November 14, 2016

    Researchers from Drexel University’s Dornsife School of Public Health re-examined data showing a disparity between HIV prevalence in black and white men who have sex with men and found that a racial gap between them was reduced once levels of risk within their communities were considered.
  • Epilepsy EEG Test 5 Things You Didn't Know About Epilepsy
    November 7, 2016

    During Epilepsy Awareness Month, Carla LoPinto-Khoury, MD, a neurologist and assistant professor in the College of Medicine, explains the many faces of the condition.
  • vote button Panel of Professors Gives UBER a Grade of ‘C’ for ‘Self-Serving’ Endorsement of Nevada Assemblyman
    November 2, 2016

    Drexel University’s Institute for Strategic Leadership in partnership with the American Marketing Association administered a Real Time Expert Poll © asking a panel of business school professors to grade Uber on its first ever endorsement of a political candidate. The panel gave Uber a “C” for its move to support the re-election of republican candidate Derek Armstrong with a mailer and an email campaign encouraging voters to “Uber” to polls and cast their vote for him. Armstrong has recently been under attack by the Nevada State Democratic Party, which claims that he does not support sufficient criminal background checks for Uber drivers.

  • Inis Nua Inis Nua Theatre Company Partners With Drexel for Revival of ‘Dublin by Lamplight’
    October 31, 2016

    In 1904 Dublin poverty and political unrest grip a city struggling for independence just as the Irish National Theatre of Ireland is taking off. In Drexel University’s Co-Op Theater Company production of “Dublin by Lamplight” 40 different characters, represented by a cast of six, cycle through many narratives: Will the King of England be assassinated? Will the laundry girl get her big break? Will the show go on? The show, which is co-produced by Inis Nua Theatre Company, will open in November at Mandell Theater as part of Drexel’s Mandell Professional in Residence Project.

  • Exterior of Perelman Center for Jewish Life Ribbon-Cutting Marks the Opening of Drexel’s Perelman Center for Jewish Life
    October 31, 2016

    More than 100 guests celebrated the opening of the Raymond G. Perelman Center for Jewish Life at Drexel University with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Oct. 26. Construction for the new facility at N. 34th Street was made possible with the help of a $6 million gift from Perelman. It is the first building at Drexel constructed entirely through private philanthropy.

  • Map of Female Genital Cutting Prevalence in Africa Drexel Women’s Care Center Improving Female Genital Cutting-Related Health Services For Women and Girls in Philadelphia
    October 21, 2016

    With a rapidly growing immigrant population, Philadelphia ranks seventh among major U.S. cities with the highest prevalence — up to 16,500 — of women and girls impacted by female genital cutting (FGC).
  • Tom Kha Soup Study Shows Mismatched Cuisine Could Make Your Meal More Enjoyable
    October 20, 2016

    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.

  • People enjoying a meal at the EAT Cafe. Welcoming Everyone to the Table: Philadelphia’s First Pay-What-You-Can Restaurant To Open
    October 20, 2016

    In Philadelphia, Drexel University, the Vetri Community Partnership, Giant Food Stores and other community partners are teaming to open the city’s first pay-what-you-can restaurant.
  • Bee, Flower Philadelphia Public School Students Will Become Urban Scientists With New $1.17M NSF Grant
    October 18, 2016

    Four hundred local fourth, fifth and sixth grade students will have the opportunity to become urban scientists with resources made possible through a new, three-year $1.17 million grant from the National Science Foundation.

  • Wine on shelves at a grocery store. After Privatization, Link Found Between New Liquor Establishments, Violence
    October 18, 2016

    A team led by a Drexel University professor found that areas of Seattle where new establishments with alcohol were added following Washington state’s privatization efforts saw a significant increase in violent assaults.
  • Fibroblasts Sleeping Cells’ Survival Instincts: A Double-Edged Sword?
    October 13, 2016

    Drexel researchers explore why cells are unable to cope with the challenges associated with getting old.

  • privacy Just Give Me Some Privacy — Anonymous Wikipedia Editors and Tor Users Explain Why They Don't Want You to Know Who They Are
    October 12, 2016

    Not everyone who strives to navigate the internet without being tracked is up to no good. This is the underlying premise of a qualitative study led by a trio of Drexel University researchers, who set out to gather the stories of people working on collaborative projects online — like editing Wikipedia — and are concerned about their privacy and taking steps to protect it. 

  • Discovery Day 2016 Record Growth at College of Medicine’s Discovery Day 2016
    October 11, 2016

    More than 400 Drexel University College of Medicine students and scientists will showcase original research at Discovery Day 2016 on Thursday, Oct. 20 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.
  • Fossils discovered from the B. rex around a drawing of what the fish's head looked like. A New ‘King’ — New, Gigantic, Ancient Armored Fish Discovered
    October 11, 2016

    In the Arctic, a team that included scientists from the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University found fossils of a giant new species of extinct armored fish that they named Bothriolepis rex — the new king of Bothriolepis.
  • Photo of Main Building Drexel Surpasses Fundraising Goal, Raises $120.7 Million for Fiscal Year 2016
    October 5, 2016

    Drexel closed fiscal year 2016 by raising $120.7 million in outright gifts and pledges, surpassing the University’s goal by $700,000 and beating FY2015 by $5.3 million. This marks the third year in a row of achieving a record-breaking fundraising total.

  • School of Law Drexel University’s Master of Legal Studies Online Program Receives Accreditation from CCB
    October 4, 2016

    Drexel’s Thomas R. Kline School of Law is now one of only 12 institutions nationwide to receive accreditation from the Compliance Certification Board (CCB) for its Master of Legal Studies (MLS) and certificate programs, all of which can be completed entirely online. 

  • Coding Goodwin College Adds Coding and Web Development Academy to Continuing Education Offerings
    October 3, 2016

    Stand out in the ever-changing work landscape with practical web development experience from Drexel University’s Scale Academy. Scale, a new coding and web development offering within the Goodwin College of Professional Studies – will arm students with the knowledge needed to expand their expertise in web development.

  • US Open Squash Hitting The Court: U.S. Open Squash Championships Return to Drexel
    October 3, 2016

    The most prestigious squash tournament in the United States returns to Drexel University this fall. The top players in the world will take the court at the Daskalakis Athletic Center from Oct. 6-15 to compete in the 2016 Delaware Investments U.S. Open Squash Championships. 
  • test drive course image Drexel University Online “Test Drive” Wins Electronic Development Award
    October 3, 2016

    Drexel University Online’s virtual Test Drive allows potentional students to test out Drexel’s virtual learning environment for a week, at no cost before they apply. The course received the 2016 University Professional and Continuing Education Association Mid-Atlantic Region Marketing & Promotions: Electronic Development Award.
  • James Galanos Evening Dress Drexel’s Fox Historic Costume Collection Receives Gift from James G. Galanos Foundation
    September 21, 2016

    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.

  • Dermatologist checking patient Study: African-American Organ Transplant Recipients at Risk for Skin Cancer
    September 21, 2016

    A new study from Drexel University College of Medicine suggests all organ transplant recipients, regardless of race, should receive routine, total-body screenings for skin cancer.
  • A child holding up one of his baby teeth. Autism Researchers Looking at Baby Teeth to Identify Risk Factors
    September 21, 2016

    A group of autism researchers led by Drexel’s Craig Newschaffer will use new technology to study the baby teeth of children who have siblings with autism — considered high-risk already — to determine if they’re more likely to develop the disorder if exposed to chemicals in the womb.
  • ripplocation Drexel Researchers Use Layered Metals to Show How Nature's 'Dislocations' Occur
    September 19, 2016

    Every material can bend and break. Through nearly a century’s worth of research, scientists have had a pretty good understanding of how and why. But, according to new findings from Drexel University materials science and engineering researchers, our understanding of how layered materials succumb to stresses and strains was lacking. The report suggests that, when compressed, layered materials — everything from sedimentary rocks, to beyond-whisker-thin graphite — will form a series of internal buckles, or ripples, as they deform.
  • Crozer-Chester Medical Center in Upland, Pa. is part of Crozer-Keystone Health System. Crozer-Chester Medical Center to Become Drexel College of Medicine’s Sixth Regional Medical Campus
    September 19, 2016

    Crozer-Chester Medical Center (Crozer) in Delaware County will serve as a regional medical campus for Drexel University College of Medicine, beginning July 2017.
  • A diorama featuring four different aoudads, or Barbary sheep, a species native to North Africa. Academy of Natural Sciences Collections Available Now on Google Cultural Institute
    September 15, 2016

    Travel through time with new natural history collections from the Academy of Natural Sciences and others on Google Arts & Culture.
  • George W. Gephart Jr. President of the Academy of Natural Sciences Will Retire Next Year
    September 15, 2016

    George W. Gephart Jr., who led the Academy of Natural Sciences into its affiliation with Drexel, will retire next year.
  • trainer Drexel Partners With Up2Us Sports to Help Veterans Become Youth Coaches
    September 13, 2016

    This fall, Marcedes Kennedy will be the first military veteran to pursue a master’s degree in Sport Coaching Leadership in Drexel University’s Center for Hospitality and Sport Management. As part of a new partnership with the non-profit organization, Up2Us Sports, called Operation Coach, she will immediately put her coaching leadership skills to the test as a mentor to Philadelphia children who are hitting the courts and the books with a local program called SquashSmarts. The partnership aims to help veterans work their way into coaching and community building while getting a degree.

  • Molly D. Shepard Molly Shepard to Receive 2017 Woman One Award
    September 12, 2016

    The Woman One program annually honors an outstanding woman for her leadership in the Philadelphia community and raises scholarship funds for talented, underrepresented women studying at the College of Medicine.
  • pin for clinton and trump Panel of Business Professors Gives Goldman Sachs a Grade of ‘C-’ for New Campaign Contribution Policies
    September 8, 2016

    A Drexel University poll asked a panel of business school professors to grade Goldman Sachs on new rules that effectively ban the firm’s partners from contributing to certain political campaigns, including the Trump-Pence ticket. Overall, the panel, involving experts from 39 world-renowned universities, gave Goldman Sachs a “C-” for how it is handling this political issue.

  • MXene film Containing Our 'Electromagnetic Pollution'
    September 8, 2016

    If you’ve ever heard your engine rev through your radio while listening to an AM station in your car, or had your television make a buzzing sound when your cell phone is near it, then you’ve experienced electromagnetic interference. This phenomenon, caused by radio waves, can originate from anything that creates, carries or uses an electric current, including television and internet cables, and, of course cell phones and computers. A group of researchers at Drexel University and the Korea Institute of Science & Technology is working on cleaning up this electromagnetic pollution by containing the emissions with a thin coating of a nanomaterial called MXene.

  • An artist's depiction of what the Strud nursery ecosystem may have looked like, including the three different placoderm species discovered at the site and the likely plant-life there. Image by Justine Jacquot-Hameon/PLOS-One. ‘Nursery’ Discovered in Belgium Provides Insight into Prehistoric Fish Life
    September 2, 2016

    The discovery of a group of young, prehistoric fish fossils provides some insights into the extinct creatures’ lives — and how fish today might be similar to them.
  • 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
    September 1, 2016

    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.
  • Glimcher Leading Physician-Scientist Laurie H. Glimcher to Receive 2016 Marion Spencer Fay Award at Drexel
    September 1, 2016

    The award, named after the former dean and president of Woman's Medical College of Pennsylvania, annually honors a woman who has made a significant contribution to medicine.
  • Lagan Leonard Pearlstein Gallery Announces New Fall Exhibition: ‘Warp + Weft’ – Work by Caroline Lathan-Stiefel
    August 31, 2016

    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. 

  • dancers Building Drones to Dance – David Parsons’ Choreography Brings Human and Robot Inspired Dynamics to Philadelphia
    August 25, 2016

    The Federal Aviation Administration has counted nearly 325,000 registered drone operators as of Feb. 8, 2016 – although this number represents only a fraction of the unmanned aerial vehicles currently at the fingertips of humans. According to the FAA, the average drone operator owns one and a half drones, putting the number of flying robots closer to half a million…but how many of these drones will dance? 

  • School of Law Drexel’s Thomas R. Kline School of Law Celebrates Milestone 10th Anniversary
    August 24, 2016

    The Thomas R. Kline School of Law welcomed its 10th class in August, marking a milestone anniversary that will be observed throughout the 2016-17 academic year at Drexel University. 

  • PCB transformers, which contain chemicals like the ones in the study found to increase the risk of autism when there are high levels of exposure. Chemicals Banned Decades Ago Linked to Increased Autism Risk Today
    August 23, 2016

    A group of man-made chemicals used in some pesticides and insulating materials banned in the 1970s continues to linger in the United States, and new research by a Drexel University professor and colleagues found that high levels of exposure to some of them during pregnancy may increase the likelihood of a child being diagnosed with autism by roughly 80 percent.
  • Sheet music. Music Demonstrated to Alleviate Cancer Patients’ Symptoms
    August 17, 2016

    A review looking at studies on the effect music interventions have on the treatment of cancer patients found treatment benefits for anxiety, pain, fatigue and overall quality of life.
  • map Find any Museum in America with New MuseumStat Website and App
    August 16, 2016

    There are over 30,000 museums across the United States – and now you can learn about each one, with the online resource MuseumStat, a powerful tool to better understand museums and their role in our communities. For those with wanderlust and a zeal for travel, the associated iOS app, MuseumFinder, will reveal what museums may be just around the corner through its location-based GPS search. 

  • fNIR headband Drexel Researchers Bring fNIRS ‘Into the Wild’ to See How Our Brains React to Google Glass
    August 10, 2016

    A group of Drexel biomedical engineers use brain imaging technology to measure how well people can navigate while using Google Glass.

  • White Coat Ceremony Class of 2020 Receives First White Coats
    August 10, 2016

    Drexel University College of Medicine welcomed 260 new medical students from the Class of 2020 during its annual White Coat Ceremony.
  • bulk photovoltaic effect Making a Solar Energy Breakthrough With Help From a Ferroelectrics Pioneer
    August 8, 2016

    Designers of solar cells may soon be setting their sights higher, as a discovery by a team of researchers has revealed a class of materials that could be better at converting sunlight into energy than those currently being used in solar arrays. Their research shows how a material can be used to extract power from a small portion of the sunlight spectrum with a conversion efficiency that is above its theoretical maximum — a value called the Shockley-Queisser limit. This finding, which could lead to more power-efficient solar cells, was seeded in a near-half-century old discovery by Russian physicist Vladimir M. Fridkin, PhD, a visiting professor of physics at Drexel University, who is also known as one of the innovators behind the photocopier. 
  • Paul Brandt-Rauf Drexel Names Paul W. Brandt-Rauf Dean of School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems
    August 3, 2016

    Drexel University has named Paul W. Brandt-Rauf, MD, DrPH, ScD, as dean of the School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems. Brandt-Rauf — one of the nation’s leading occupational and environmental medicine scholars — joins Drexel from the University of Illinois in Chicago, where he served as dean of the School of Public Health since 2008. He will begin his tenure February 1, 2017. 

  • Woman filling out a form Drexel Researchers Will Be Able to Tap Into Trove of Census Data as Part of Philadelphia’s First Federal Statistical Research Data Center
    July 29, 2016

    Starting in 2017, researchers from around the university will have the opportunity to access the nation’s highest-quality Census data for analysis of U.S. economy and public policy issues as a partner with the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, The University of Pennsylvania and Penn State University in a new Federal Statistical Research Data Center that will be located in Philadelphia.

  • microswimmers Drexel's Microswimmer Robots Can Work Together — And Apart
    July 28, 2016

    Drexel University researchers, led by MinJun Kim, PhD, a professor in the College of Engineering, have successfully pulled off a feat that both sci-fi fans and Michael Phelps could appreciate. Using a rotating magnetic field they show how multiple chains of microscopic magnetic bead-based robots can link up to reach impressive speeds swimming through a liquid. Their finding is the latest step toward using the so-called “microswimmers” to deliver medicine and perform surgery inside the body.

  • Macrophages Researchers Reveal How an Inflammatory Response to Ceramic Scaffolds Promotes Bone Regeneration
    July 28, 2016

    In their mission to design new biomaterials that promote tissue regeneration, Drexel University researchers have identified how inflammation, when precisely controlled, is crucial to bone repair.
  • A photo of two boys with their heads together sleeping. Taken by Angela S. of the Philadelphia Witnesses to Hunger, she said, "To get a good education, my sons have to take two buses and a train through the 'hood to get to school. They fight all day, but here they were tired, cold, and supporting each other just trying to get home safe.” Photo Exhibit at African American Museum Will Speak the Truth about Poverty
    July 22, 2016

    As Democratic National Convention visitors come to Philadelphia, Witnesses to Hunger at Drexel University will unmask the truth of American poverty through photography and personal testimonies in an exhibit at the African American Museum.
  • NICU Baby By Causing Cells to Cannibalize Themselves, Researchers Prevent Lung Injury in Mice
    July 18, 2016

    A new study from College of Medicine researchers offers a new solution to prevent Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia (BPD), the most common chronic lung disease in premature infants. 
  • Milk being poured into a bowl. Soft Drink, Soft Price: Soda Prices Found Significantly Lower Than Healthy Alternative Milk
    July 18, 2016

    Drexel University researchers found a huge disparity between the price of soda, which is linked to the prevalence of health issues like diabetes, and milk — a difference in price that could be narrowed by taxes like the one on sugary drinks recently approved in Philadelphia.
  • DNC pins Drexel Experts Available to Comment on Democratic National Convention
    July 11, 2016

    As Philadelphia prepares to host what is likely to be one of the largest and most historically significant Democratic National Conventions, Drexel experts are available to comment on issues ranging from the logistics of putting together the massive gathering and its historical significance, as well as addressing the biggest political issues that will face presumptive nominee Hillary Clinton.

  • DietDash Weight Loss Technologies Train the Brain to Resist Temptation
    June 30, 2016

    Psychologists have designed a computer game aimed at improving users’ inhibitory control and a mobile app that combats unhealthy urges before they strike.
  • Labidus Praedator. Photo by Dinesh Rao. Mountaineering Ants Use Body Heat to Warm Nests
    June 29, 2016

    Underground army ants can keep their nests — called bivouacs — warm with their body heat; this social warming may enable fragile offspring to survive in chilly mountain forests , according to Drexel University researchers.
  • Artist, Harp Lenfest Funds Drexel Partnership with ArtistYear to Bring Arts to Underserved Philadelphia Schools
    June 28, 2016

    Visual arts, creative movement and music education will become more accessible to underserved Philadelphia schools this fall when students from Drexel University’s Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design enter classrooms as part of the ArtistYear fellowship program. ArtistYear, a national service program that places recent college graduates in local public and charter schools as teaching artists-in-residence, is supported by a grant from H. F. “Gerry” Lenfest.
  • Clay-Molding ‘Shaping Minds: Philadelphia’s Clay Mentors’ on the Intersection of Art and Therapy — a Symposium and Expert Lectures
    June 22, 2016

    Drexel University’s Leonard Pearlstein Gallery will join forces with The Clay Studio, a nonprofit educational institution, gallery and studio dedicated to teaching, creating, supporting and promoting the ceramic arts — to curate an exhibition celebrating the work of ceramic educators in the Greater Philadelphia Area. Teaching artists will display various works that exemplify the wide range of ceramic artwork within the region. The exhibition will be open Tuesday-Saturday, from noon-5 p.m. and run from June 28-Aug. 13.

  • friend request The Benefits of Friending a Grownup
    June 21, 2016

    When teen and adult worlds collide on social media it can be weird and awkward at times, but research from Drexel University suggests these socially messy interactions can turn out to be valuable life experiences. 
  • spinal pain Researchers Explore Epigenetic Influences of Chronic Pain
    June 21, 2016

    A College of Medicine study is a first step in identifying new, non-opioid drugs for treating chronic pain.
  • Rendering of development proposed around 30th Street Station 30th Street Station District Plan Unveiled, Will Transform Area Around Iconic Station
    June 16, 2016

    Amtrak, Brandywine Realty Trust, Drexel University, PennDOT and SEPTA unveiled the Philadelphia 30th Street Station District Plan and announced the initiation of several follow-on projects to improve the immediate station area and catalyze future development throughout the District.

  • Air Traffic Control Drexel to Host International Conference on Research in Air Transportation
    June 16, 2016

    An international group of researchers, industry professionals, operators and regulators will convene from June 20-24 for the 7th International Conference on Research in Air Transportation (ICRAT), co-sponsored by the FAA and Eurocontrol.
  • Yi Deng Drexel Names Yi Deng Dean of College of Computing & Informatics
    June 16, 2016

    Drexel University has named Yi Deng, PhD, dean of its College of Computing & Informatics. Deng comes to Drexel after a seven-year tenure as dean of the College of Computing and Informatics at the University of North Carolina – Charlotte where his leadership contributed to dramatic growth in enrollment and research funding. Deng takes the helm of one of the nation’s oldest recognized institutions of computing and informatics studies, whose programs have consistently ranked among the best in preparing students for jobs in these rapidly expanding fields.

  • A piece of art created by a study participant using both markers and modeling clay. They said the experience was "therapeutic, relaxing [and] thoughtful." Courtesy of Girija Kaimal. At Any Skill Level, Making Art Reduces Stress Hormones
    June 14, 2016

    A Drexel University study found that no matter a person’s skill level, taking time to make art is likely to reduce their stress hormone levels.
  • Charmatz Internationally Acclaimed French Choreographer Boris Charmatz Brings Renowned Work to Drexel
    June 14, 2016

    A transformative figure in the world of contemporary dance, acclaimed French choreographer Boris Charmatz will bring his renowned Levée des conflits (Suspension of Conflicts) to Philadelphia, hosted by Drexel University’s Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design and co-presented by FringeArts as part of the Fringe Festival, from Sept. 7-10. 
  • Photo of ceremonial groundbreaking for Korman Center addition Drexel Breaks Ground on Korman Center Expansion and Redesign of Surrounding Public Space
    June 14, 2016

    Drexel University broke ground on an expansion of the Korman Center, a 1958 building at the heart of Drexel’s campus that has served as a University landmark for decades. An $8 million gift from the Hyman Korman Family Foundation, paired with another $8 million from the University, will make the Korman makeover possible. The project will also create a classic campus green in the open space in front of and around the Korman Center, a popular student hangout known as the “Quad.”

  • A scan of a human brain. Photo courtesy of Sean Novak. Origin of a Myth: The Second Trauma Cure for Amnesia
    June 13, 2016

    A Drexel professor explains how scientists’ limited and faulty understanding of the brain hundreds of years ago gave birth to the erroneous idea that amnesia induced by a blow to the head can be cured by a second “conk.”
  • goalball Turning Paralympic Sport of Goalball Into a Video Game
    June 8, 2016

    The bounce of a ball, the jingle of a bell and the roar of the crowd — these are the sounds of goalball, the Paralympic sport of champions. Introduced to the world in the 1976 Summer Paralympics in Toronto, goalball is the first sport created for athletes with a visual impairment. Thirty years later, a group of Drexel University students are turning goalball into a video game that uses auditory and tactile feedback to capture the excitement and intensity of the sport.

  • Left side view of the Hypophthalmus marginatus collected from the Suriname River. After Centuries of Confusion, Unique Bones Help Scientists Place Catfish
    June 8, 2016

    The Hypophthalmus catfish has long stumped scientists trying to explore its origins, but a pair of researchers from the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University finally believes their analysis of the fish’s backbone and unique swim bladder has solved the puzzle.
  • A giant panda cooling off with a block of ice. Photo by Mingxi Li. Pandas Don’t Like It Hot: Temperature, Not Food is Biggest Concern for Conservation
    June 6, 2016

    China’s bamboo supply is more than enough to support giant pandas after it was discovered that they have bigger appetites than originally believed, but climate change could destroy their plentiful food source anyway.
  • Spitfire Grill Philly as Gilead: Drexel Students Reunite Cast, Creator For 15th Anniversary of 'The Spitfire Grill'
    June 1, 2016

    A musical about second chances is getting one of its own this summer when students from Drexel University’s Westphal College of Media Arts & Design bring a theatrical stage reading of “The Spitfire Grill” to Philadelphia. The James Valcq and Fred Alley musical, adapted from the 1996 film starring Ellen Burstyn and Marcia Gay Harden, had the misfortune of opening in New York four days before the tragedy of Sept. 11, 2001. Though its moment in the Big Apple was not to be, “The Spitfire Grill” and Valcq have had a loyal following, including Drexel professor Brannon Wiles who, along with his Entertainment Arts Management students, are putting together a musical reading of the show that will reunite many of the original cast members. Valcq himself will direct the performances, which will be held at The Caplan Studio Theater on South Broad Street from June 3-5, in honor of the 15th anniversary of the show’s debut.
  • Malario Mosquito How Do You Kill a Malaria Parasite? Clog It with Cholesterol
    May 26, 2016

    Amidst growing concerns about drug resistance, new findings from College of Medicine researchers could help to develop more effective drugs against malaria.
  • Images from the designs at the fashion show 2016 Grand Gowns, Metallics and Jewels Steal the Spotlight at Drexel’s Annual Fashion Show
    May 26, 2016

    With inspiration derived from South African Animals, Henry VIII and Alice in Wonderland, 20 senior and graduate Fashion Design students aim to captivate as their collections take the stage during Drexel University’s Annual Fashion Show on Saturday, June 4, presented by the Fashion Design and Design & Merchandising programs in the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design.
  • helmet structure Drexel and Army Research Lab Forge a Partnership
    May 25, 2016

    Drexel University researchers will now have the opportunity to work alongside scientists from the Army Research Lab — the Army's central laboratory. The institutions recently signed an agreement that formally connects Drexel as an ARL "open campus" for research. With this agreement, the University strives to engage a diverse and wide-ranging network of faculty in collaborative efforts with ARL entities.


  • corrosion chain Making Some of the World's Most Durable Materials Corrosion-Resistant
    May 25, 2016

    Borides are among the hardest and most heat-resistant substances on the planet, but their Achilles’ Heel, like so many materials’, is that they oxidize at high temperatures. Oxidation is the chemical reaction commonly known as corrosion or rusting — it can signal the end for a material’s structural integrity. But researchers from Drexel University, Linkoping University in Sweden and Imperial College London have produced an aluminum-layered boride whose unique behavior at high temperatures keeps it one step ahead of nature’s slow march toward high- temperature chemical degradation.  

  • Mother-Baby Connections Drexel’s Postpartum Depression Clinic Is First of Its Kind in the Region
    May 24, 2016

    Mother-Baby Connections is an intensive outpatient clinic based at Drexel that provides therapy for mothers experiencing stress and postpartum depression.
  • College of Nursing and Health Professions Dean Gloria Donnelly during her first comedy performance in 2010. Financially Distressed Students Benefit from Drexel Dean’s Comedy
    May 24, 2016

    The dean of Drexel’s College of Nursing and Health Professions will host a new show to benefit the emergency fund she created five years ago to help out students who need financial support.
  • Tianna Gaines-Turner holds a photo of the hug she shared with Congressman Paul Ryan. Photo by Jas Borman. Witnesses to Hunger Expert Star of “A Hug From Paul Ryan” Documentary
    May 23, 2016

    A participant and expert of Drexel’s Witnesses to Hunger advocacy program is the focus of a new documentary that is part of a series looking at social issues in the United States.