Drexel President Fry meets with students of Ben-Gurion University President Fry Leads Drexel Delegation to Israel
Drexel University President John A. Fry is leading a delegation to Israel to attend the second Bi-national Symposium on Translational Research in Biomedicine and Biomedical Engineering, jointly sponsored by Hebrew University’s (HUJI) Institute for Drug Research (IDR) and Drexel.
Exterior of the A.J. Drexel Plasma Institute Drexel Receives Keck Foundation Grant to Expand Plasma Research
Drexel University has received a $1 million grant from the W.M. Keck Foundation to expand research on the fundamental science of interactions between plasma, which is an ionized gas, and living systems. The research, funded by the W.M. Keck Foundation, will be led by the University’s Anthony J. Drexel Plasma Institute.
Aftermath of Japan earthquake and tsunami Dr. Sheller Attends Tokyo Summit on Disaster Response
Dr. Mimi Sheller was invited to join a team of international experts to study the 2011 Japanese earthquake and tsunami response in order to build natural disaster preparedness for developing countries.
ELATE womens leadership program receives research grant
A new initiative at Drexel University has an ambitious goal: to advance senior women faculty in the fields of engineering and technology in academic institutions across the United States. Now, thanks to a generous grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, this new initiative, the Executive Leadership in Academic Technology and Engineering program (ELATE at Drexel™), will be able to test just how well this goal is being reached.
Drexel student Viktoria Unger is getting invaluable experience at the Academy Looking Toward the Future: Drexel Students Lead Academy Into Its 200th Year
The Drexel-Academy affiliation provides invaluable learning opportunities for Drexel students.
Art in the Air PECO Crown Lights to Feature Drexel Student's Work Through March
Graphic Design student Peter Eyrich's video was selected as one of the 2011 Best of Art in the Air award winners and will play on the PECO Crown Lights until early March 2012.
Dr. Annette Gadegbeku Top 5 Ways to Stay Healthy This Winter
Drexel College of Medicine’s Dr. Annette Gadegbeku has some advice on how to stay healthy this cold and flu season.
Med pipeline training The First Steps Toward a Successful Career
Marquita Freeman-Walker is currently enrolled in Drexel's Certified Medical Assistant Pipeline Program, which provides training, mentoring and job opportunities for residents of West Philadelphia in an effort to build real connections between Drexel and the West Philadelphia community.
Engineers release authorship software
A set of new software programs, developed by Drexel University computer scientists, could soon help protect the speech of the disenfranchised and ensure the voice of the whistle-blower, all by confirming or contorting one’s writing style.
Drexel University’s Dr. Craig Newschaffer, a renowned autism expert and chair of the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the Drexel University School of Public Health, is available to comment on the proposed changes to the definition of autism and how they would impact the autistic population.
Sim Center dummy College of Nursing and Health Professions Hosts Unique Training for Certificate Program
A simulated power plant implosion and subsequent building collapse serve as a teaching scenario at Drexel’s College of Nursing and Health Professions Simulation Center.
Academy of Natural Sciences Celebrates Bicentennial
The yearlong Bicentennial of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University will feature a major new exhibition opening March 24 called The Academy at 200: The Nature of Discovery. A special series of Town Square programs, some led by world-renowned experts, will focus on today’s critical environmental issues, and a science symposium will be held in the fall. For museum visitors, monthly themed activities, giveaways, and discounted admission days will provide fun and learning for the whole family.
epergne thumb From the Collection: George III Silver Epergne, 1765
This month we highlight the elegant George III Silver Epergne, dated 1765, from the Drexel Collection.
Philadelphia’s 17th Annual MLK Day of Service, Monday January 16, will feature a first-ever on-site and Internet-based virtual job fair in an effort to empower Philadelphia residents economically. Drexel University is leading the Freedom Rings Partnership in hosting a digital job fair at the same location as the onsite job fair at Girard College, located at 21st Street and Girard Avenue, which is already capped at 600 attendees.
Dr. Brian K. Lee No Link Found Between Prenatal Exposure to Tobacco Smoke and Autism
A large population-based study in Sweden indicates that there is no link between smoking during pregnancy and autism spectrum disorders (ASD) in children. The study, led by Dr. Brian Lee, an assistant professor at Drexel University and a team of international collaborators, will appear in a forthcoming issue of the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders and was published online in December.
graduation 10 Things to Do Before You Graduate
Drexel senior Stephanie Takach offers this bucket list of last-minute activities for graduating seniors to get the most out of the Drexel experience.
Academy on DNews Drexel's DNEWS Highlights Academy of Natural Sciences
A special episode of Drexel's DNEWS on DUTV, which airs this Friday, January 13 at 8 pm, is devoted to the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University. Tune in and learn more about this unique institution.
Inside-Out logo Prison, Society and You: Experiential Learning ‘At its Best’
A new course taught by sociology professor Cyndi Rickards aims to explore crime and justice through a unique dialogue between Drexel students, faculty and incarcerated men.
Lucy Kerman Q & A with Vice Provost for University and Community Partnerships Lucy Kerman
One year after joining Drexel, Lucy Kerman talks about how the University’s engagement with the community is changing, and what faculty and staff can do to help the cause.
URBN Center Allen Sabinson Drexel's URBN Center: A Promise Kept
Drexel has already begun the renovation of the iconic Venturi Building as the new home of the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design.
Looking-for-love-online-dating-study iSchool online dating study
Today, one in five Americans finds his or her spouse via online dating websites, but according to Drexel researchers, marriage isn’t the only measure of success among people looking for love in cyberspace.
Political Analyst Bill Rosenberg Available for Interviews about 2012 Election
As the 2012 presidential race heats up on the heels of the Iowa caucus, Dr. William L. Rosenberg, a professor of political science at Drexel University, is available for interviews with the media. Rosenberg is a well-known expert in the presidential election process as well as public opinion and media related to the campaigns.