Augmented Avenue: Memories of Lancaster Avenue
Drexel’s mCenter adventures into mobile digital storytelling for a new arts project highlighting Lancaster Avenue.
Biowall - a vertical wall of living plants. Five-Story Biowall of Plants Serves as a Living Laboratory for Air Quality Research at Drexel
Drexel's new Papadakis Integrated Sciences Building features a five-story vertical wall of living plants – the largest such wall in North America and the only one at a U.S. university. Scientists and students at Drexel are studying the biowall, an active living filter that removes volatile organic compounds from the air, to get a better understanding of how it works.
Artwork by Paul Schultz for LOOK public art project LOOK on Lancaster Ave Public Art Project
The public art project LOOK! on Lancaster Avenue will open on September 30 with the unveiling of 16 visual and sound art installations, which will transform storefronts and windows of 13 vacant buildings along Lancaster Avenue through November 30.
U.S. Open Squash Action Begins at Drexel University
The top squash players in the world are beginning to descend upon Philadelphia this week in advance of the 2011 Delaware Investments U.S. Open Squash Championships.
iSchool Researchers Receive Over $750,000 in IMLS Funding
iSchool faculty members received National Leadership Grants from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) in support projects that have the potential to advance museum, library and archival practice.
McMichael School clean up Drexel Volunteers Make a Big Impact at McMichael School
A group of Drexel volunteers recently spent a day preparing Mantua’s Morton McMichael Elementary School for the new school year.
Home purchase assistance program ribbon cutting Drexel Home Purchase Assistance Program Grows List of Homeowners
Drexel employees are continuing to take advantage of the University's Home Purchase Assistance Program.
Zucker Visits Drexel
The legendary TV executive will talk about the state of the television industry and kick off the 2011-12 season for the Kal & Lucille Rudman Institute for Entertainment Industry Studies.
Thumbnail_US_Squash_photo US Squash Open
U.S. SQUASH and Drexel University will host the 2011 U.S. Open Squash Championships, the most prestigious squash tournament in the country, from October 1 through 6 at the newly renovated Daskalakis Athletic Center (33rd and Market Streets).
Image of sculpture from Half the Sky Exhibit Half the Sky Opening
Half the Sky: Women in the New Art of China, an historic exhibition of artwork by contemporary Chinese women artists, presented by Drexel University’s Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design, opened to the public with a reception on September 23 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the new Leonard Pearlstein Gallery (3401 Filbert St).
Image of Drexel's Biowall Drexel to Open Nations First University Facility that Includes a Biowall for Improved Air Quality
The $69-million Constantine N. Papadakis Integrated Sciences Building, opened September 20. It serves as the new home of Drexel’s biology department and includes North America’s largest living biowall,the only such structure at a U.S. university. The biowall, a 75-ft. high wall of plants, serves as a biological air filter, demonstrating Drexel’s longstanding commitment to sustainability and progressive research.
Making Way for LeBow
Matheson Hall will eventually become a 12-story, 177,500 square-foot business center that will house the Bennett S. LeBow College of Business at 33rd and Market Streets.
Drexel to Host 10th Annual CAA Blood Drive Challenge
Drexel is preparing to host the annual Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) Blood Drive Challenge, which has emerged as one of the largest single-day blood drives in the geographic region.
Introducing DrexelNow
Welcome to DrexelNow, the University’s new home for real-time campus news, events, announcements and more.
Drexel-Academy Research Aims to Stop the Spread of Emerging Diseases
Scientists from Drexel’s School of Public Health and from the Academy of Natural Sciences are collaborating to study complementary areas of avian diseases.
PISB opening The Future of Science
The Papadakis Integrated Sciences Building (PISB), designed by world-renowned Diamond and Schmitt Architects, has officially opened its shiny new doors.
Drexel Team Unearths Ancient Fossils
This past summer, Drexel and Academy of Natural Science paleontologists discovered numerous marine fossils at a dig site in Sewell, N.J., including sea turtles, crocodiles, other reptiles, and fish.
Drexel's Liberty Scholars Program Enters Second Year
This week, Drexel welcomed the second class of 50 scholars from Philadelphia high schools as part of the University's Liberty Scholars program. Back In May, President John Fry and professional staff from the Office of Institutional Advancement gathered with Mayor Michael Nutter at City Hall in May to celebrate Drexel's inaugural group of 50 Liberty Scholars and congratulate the incoming class.
Dr Adam Fontecchio to Represent Drexel at Frontiers of Engineering Symposium
Dr. Adam Fontecchio, associate dean of undergraduate affairs in Drexel’s College of Engineering, will join 85 of the top engineering researchers in the country at the National Academy of Engineering’s Frontiers of Engineering Symposium in September. The 17th annual symposium is an exclusive event that will be held at Google Headquarters in Mountain View, Calif.
Students Design for Mural Arts Program
Artwork by Drexel graphic design students will be on display when Philadelphia’s Mural Arts Program opens an exhibition on the third floor of the Gallery Mall this fall.
Westphal on the West Coast
This summer, the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design launched its first academic foray to the West Coast with the “Westphal in LA” program. Drexel, which has sent hundreds of students to Los Angeles over the years through the co-op program, will now put students at the center of the entertainment business for an intensive summer program that teaches filmmaking and storytelling.
In Memoriam
Drexel celebrates the lives and careers of five members of the University family who passed away this summer.
Drexel and PECO Partner on Community Education Program
PECO and Drexel recently joined forces to develop the Drexel-PECO Community Education Collaborative, an education program designed to improve public school options for families in West Philadelphia.
Drexel to Host National STEM Best Practices Conference
Drexel will host some of the brightest science, technology, engineering and math teachers from across the country on September 19 as part of a National Science Foundation event surrounding the announcement of a best-practices report called “STEM Smart: Lessons Learned from Successful Schools.”
Earle Mack School Law Receives Full Accreditation
The Earle Mack School of Law received full accreditation from the American Bar Association in August. This marks an important milestone in the history of Drexel University, which opened the school in 2006 with the aim of preparing graduates for the realities of legal practice.
Ripper-conference-photo Jack the Ripper Comes to Academia
The case of Jack the Ripper, which has long captivated amateur true-crime enthusiasts, has come to academia. Drexel University’s Pennoni Honors College and the College of Arts and Sciences jointly will host "Jack the Ripper through a Wider Lens: An Interdisciplinary Conference" on October 28 and 29.
Study College Athletes Worth Six Figures Live Below Federal Poverty Line
A joint study released by the National College Players Association (NCPA) and Drexel University Department of Sport Management today reveals that the average fair market value of top-tier college football and men's basketball players is more than $100,000 each, but instead of getting what they're worth, the players receive athletic scholarships that don't cover the full cost of attending school, leaving many of them living below the poverty line.
Drexel to Renovate Fourth Floor of Curtis Hall
The renovated area will accommodate a new co-location for high-performance computing within the University.
Drexel University Remembers
Drexel students, faculty and professional staff joined the nation in commemorating the 10th anniversary of the tragic events on September 11, with a University tribute to those lost on that day, including two Drexel alumni.
Drexel to Co-Host Womens Economic Security Forum
The forum will address equal pay, workplace flexibility and resources for women-owned businesses
Faculty and Staff Go For The Gold at Second Annual Employee Olympics
Employees of Drexel University will meet as competitors in pursuit of glory and in celebration of fitness and sport in the second annual Drexel Employee Olympics. Gold Medal Day is on Sept. 7 when participants will compete in 11 different sports held at Drexel’s athletics facilities. The games are presented by A Healthier U, Drexel’s university-wide wellness program, and the Drexel Recreation Center.
National Hazing Prevention Awareness Week at Drexel
Drexel will be hosting its fourth annual Hazing Prevention Awareness Week (HPAW) from September 26 to October 2. HPAW is part of a national initiative held at numerous universities across the country.