Michael Ryan IGSA Grad Student Profile: Michael Ryan
Jamaica native and grad student Michael Ryan established the International Graduate Student Association at Drexel, a tool for students to find their footing both before and after they arrive in the United States.
Chris Swin GSA Chris Swin: Leading the GSA
Chris Swin knows graduate students—because he is one. As president of Drexel’s Graduate Student Association, he has made it his mission to give the graduate student population at Drexel a voice.
photo of Dr. Daniel Schidlow, Walter H. and Leonore Annenberg Dean and senior vice president, medical affairs at the Drexel University College of Medicine Dr. Daniel Schidlow Appointed Drexel College of Medicine Dean
Internationally recognized clinician in pediatric diseases Dr. Daniel V. Schidlow has been appointed Walter H. and Leonore Annenberg Dean and senior vice president, medical affairs at the Drexel University College of Medicine. Schidlow will assume the role from his current position as interim dean and senior vice president.
Dr. Yury Gogotsi at European Carbon Association Yury Gogotsi Named 2012 European Carbon Association Award Laureate
The research of Drexel University’s Dr. Yury Gogotsi, director of the A.J. Drexel Nanotechnology Institute, has unlocked new and exciting uses of carbon that range from energy storage technology to biomedical applications. His contributions to the field of research and the international carbon research community were recognized by the European Carbon Association as an ECA Award Laureate at the 2012 World Conference on Carbon in Cracow, Poland on June 17-22.
Karim Laib Co-op Profile: Karim Laib
Karim Laib, a 2012 Drexel graduate with a bachelor’s in Business Administration, has achieved the ultimate goal of finding a job right out of college in an increasingly difficult job market.
Matthew Ross Smith What I'm Reading: Matthew Ross Smith
DrexelNow spoke with Matthew Ross Smith, adjunct professor of creative writing, about his current reading selections.
Sacramento commencement Drexel Celebrates Commencement in Sacramento
Drexel awarded 110 degrees to graduates in the fields of entrepreneurial business, human resource development, higher education and public health.
Men's varsity eight at Henley Drexel Crew to Face Harvard at Henley
After rowing to victory in the Reading Town Regatta, the final prelude to the Henley Royal Regatta, Drexel’s men’s varsity eight boat has been selected to face Harvard University’s undefeated lightweight eight boat in the opening round of Henley’s Temple Challenge Cup.
Drexel Commencement 2012 Drexel University Celebrates 125th Commencement
Drexel awarded more than 5,000 degrees this year and 17 honorary degrees to prominent individuals distinguished in their fields.
Ask the Archivist June From the Archives: Drexel Graduate Studies
Drexel Archivist Rob Sieczkiewicz takes us into the archival collection to share a moment in Drexel Graduate Studies history.
VisAssist at Overbrook Engineering Students Develop Apps For Visually Impaired
For people with visual impairments, daily activities such as reading a newspaper, texting or checking Facebook often require the extra step of sitting down at a computer or pulling out a text magnifier - a step that instantly signals their difference from those around them. A group of undergraduate computer science students at Drexel are now hoping to make these tasks as easy and common as using a smartphone.
Photo of Fresh Food Hub on Lancaster Drexel and Partners Bring Fresh Produce to West Philadelphia Community
Recently the Fresh Food Hub, a non-profit food truck that serves low-income customers with produce to promote healthy eating, made its debut in West Philadelphia. Beginning as a pushcart market that appeared only once a week, the truck has expanded to provide a wide variety of produce and grocery items to the West Philadelphia community.
Andrew Hicks What I'm Reading: Andrew Hicks
In this new DrexelNow series, we check in with Dr. R. Andrew Hicks, a math professor at Drexel, to see what book he's currently reading.
Dr. Paul Harrington New Report on Job Market for Young Grads
Even as the job market has rebounded over the last two years, the employment prospects for young college graduates have continued to deteriorate, according to a new report by Dr. Paul E. Harrington and Dr. Neeta P. Fogg,labor economists in Drexel University’s Center for Labor Market and Policy. Rather, even during this period of net job creation, young college graduates saw their employment rates fall at the same time as their mal-employment rates increased.
Provost Mark Greenberg A Message of Congratulations from Drexel Provost Mark Greenberg
Drexel Provost Mark Greenberg celebrated the graduates of the Class of 2012 as they begin an exciting new chapter.
President Fry Commencement 2012 Message From the President to the Class of 2012
Drexel President John Fry offers advice and congratulations to the graduating Class of 2012.
Urban garden designed by Drexel students Drexel Students Design Urban Garden for West Philly Seniors
An urban garden, called the “Healthy Outdoor Garden Oasis,” created by students from Drexel University and sponsored by the Drexel University Office for Community Initiatives, is now open at the Mantua Presbyterian Apartments, a HUD Section 202 senior housing community of Presby’s Inspired Life.
gold evening shoes From the Collection: A.E. Little & Co. Gold Evening Shoes
For this month's From the Collection series, we highlight gold kid leather and glass evening shoes, manufactured by A. E. Little & Co. under the label "Sorosis Trademark Luxuries," from the Drexel Historic Costume Collection.
Drexel Hebrew Univ IDR Partnership Funds New BioTech
Four new methods for delivering improved medication within the bodies of suffering patients are now on track to be developed for commercialization as part of a research partnership between Drexel University and The Institute for Drug Research of The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
Steph Takach Five Things Drexel Taught Me About The Real World
Fifth-year graduating senior Stephanie Takach is grateful for the opportunity to soak up as much academic and work knowledge as possible during her career at Drexel. She takes a moment to reflect on her time here.
Photo of graduating students in front of Dragon Park Statue Drexel Celebrates 2012 Commencement
Drexel University will celebrate its 125th commencement on its University City campus with five separate ceremonies honoring Drexel’s graduating class, June 15 and16. More than 5,000 students will receive a degree from Drexel this year. Drexel will award honor 17 honorary degrees to prominent individuals distinguished in their fields.
Aradhya Malhotra Co-op Profile: Aradhya Malhotra
Varied experiences with global conglomerate provide this Drexel junior with ‘the best experience’ possible.
David Ruth homepage From the Dean of Students: A Word of Advice for Graduates
Dean of Students Dr. David Ruth offers a word of advice for Drexel's graduating class.
A medical researcher works in the lab. Drexel University College of Medicine Hosts Unique International Symposium
Top infectious disease research scientists from across the country and around the world, including a Nobel Prize winner, will gather in Philadelphia later this month when Drexel University College of Medicine hosts the 2012 International Symposium on Molecular Medicine and Infectious Disease. The symposium will be held June 19-21 in the New College Building (15th & Vine Streets) in Geary Auditorium B.
Photo of Drexel President John Fry and President of the Shanghai branch of the Chinese Academy of Sciences Dr. Jiang Mianheng unveiling Drexel sign at the Drexel-SARI Center Drexel Delegation Celebrates Official Opening of Drexel-SARI Center in China
A Drexel University delegation led by Drexel President John A. Fry marked the official opening of the Drexel-SARI Center in Shanghai on June 6 with a celebration at the Center that included a performance by musicians from The Philadelphia Orchestra.
A side-by-side comparison of a standard flat driver's side mirror with the mirror Hicks designed, which has a much wider field of view and minimal image distortion Driver's Side Mirror with No Blind Spot Receives U.S. Patent
A side mirror that eliminates the dangerous “blind spot” for drivers has now received a U.S. patent. The subtly curved mirror, invented by Drexel University mathematics professor Dr. R. Andrew Hicks, dramatically increases the field of view with minimal distortion.
A Hard-Earned Degree—and Hope for the Future
A lot has happened in Michael Allen’s life since he was just 13 years old, watching the Twin Towers crumble to the ground from across the state line in Woodbridge, N.J.
Drexel President Fry greets attendees at the launch of the Anthony J. Drexel book. Drexel Delegation Celebrates Translation of Book on University Founder in Mandarin
Drexel University and the Pennsylvania Center in Shanghai celebrated the launch of the Chinese translation of The Man Who Made Wall Street: Anthony J. Drexel and the Rise of Modern Finance. The biography of Drexel University’s founder, Anthony J. Drexel, reveals the life of a man who selflessly laid the foundation for later Wall Street giants JP Morgan and others, making possible the United States’ transition from an agrarian society to an industrialized nation. The mandarin translation of the book will be available in China this month. Drexel President John Fry, who is in China leading a delegation of University administrators, was at the celebration announcing the launch of the book.
A nurse practitioner at the 11th Street Family Health Services of Drexel University provides primary care to members of the underserved North Philadelphia community. Nurse-Run 11th Street Health Center Prepares for Future Growth
The 11th Street Family Health Services of Drexel University has received a grant to support the expansion of health services from the Independence Blue Cross Foundation, through its Blue Safety Net initiative. The one-year grant of $75,000 will help the center build upon the primary health care and health services it provides in its underserved community, while Drexel continues to plan expansion beyond the limitations of the center’s current small facility.
Virginia-Based Start-Up Company Licenses Three Tissue Technologies Developed at Drexel
A trio of tissue engineering technologies developed by researchers and clinicians from Drexel University, the University of Pennsylvania and The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia are moving one step closer to becoming viable options for vascular surgery, skin replacement and tissue regeneration. Eqalix, Inc., a start-up company from Reston, Va., has recently acquired the exclusive licenses for these three technologies and plans to develop them for commercial use.