President Fry Leads Drexel Delegation to Israel
Jan 31 2012
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.
Drexel Receives Keck Foundation Grant to Expand Plasma Research
Jan 30 2012
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.
Dr. Sheller Attends Tokyo Summit on Disaster Response
Jan 25 2012
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
Jan 24 2012
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.
The First Steps Toward a Successful Career
Jan 23 2012
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
Jan 23 2012
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.
Jan 20 2012
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.
Academy of Natural Sciences Celebrates Bicentennial
Jan 18 2012
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.
Jan 13 2012
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.
No Link Found Between Prenatal Exposure to Tobacco Smoke and Autism
Jan 12 2012
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.
10 Things to Do Before You Graduate
Jan 12 2012
Drexel senior Stephanie Takach offers this bucket list of last-minute activities for graduating seniors to get the most out of the Drexel experience.
Drexel's DNEWS Highlights Academy of Natural Sciences
Jan 10 2012
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.
Drexel's URBN Center: A Promise Kept
Jan 5 2012
Drexel has already begun the renovation of the iconic Venturi Building as the new home of the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design.
iSchool online dating study
Jan 5 2012
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
Jan 4 2012
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.