Dragon exhibition item Drexel's 'Iconography of the Dragon' Exhibit Now Open
In celebration of the 2012 Year of the Dragon, Drexel is hosting an exhibit dedicated to the dragon.
Light it Up Blue for Autism at Drexel Drexel to Light It Up Blue for Autism
Drexel faculty, professional staff and students are encouraged to wear blue on April 2 in support of the program.
Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering research Drexel Engineering Research Helps Generate Efficient Bioterrorism Response Plan
Dealing with the threat of bioterrorism is just one of the many issues facing emergency preparedness agencies in the post-Sept. 11 world. Researchers in Drexel University’s College of Engineering are helping to answer important questions that will shape the way responders handle bioterrorism threats in the future. Most recently, research from Drexel’s Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering offered findings that will advise the timing of reoccupying a building where there has been a bioterrorism attack.
Dr. Ana Nunez Five Key Facts About Women's Health
As Women’s History Month comes to a close, Drexel's Dr. Ana Nuñez offers a few examples of why it’s important to continue to look at women's health as a key component in a better society and in advanced medicine.
Drexel representatives inlcuding Drexel Dean of Student David A. Ruth accept the $10,000 grant from the Zeta Tau Alpha Foundation. Drexel Receives Hazing Prevention Award
For the past three years, Drexel University has worked to form a campus-wide coalition to eliminate hazing on its campus. Those efforts were recently rewarded when Drexel received the 2012 Zeta Tau Alpha Award for Innovation in Campus Hazing Prevention during the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA) Conference
Drexel Named Among Healthiest Employers
Drexel University received a Healthiest Employers Award by the Philadelphia Business Journal for the second year in a row. The University is the only higher education institution to receive the award.
Senior Nevena Bosnic Opportunity Knocked, This Drexel Senior Answered
Drexel senior Nevena Bosnic is the University's first student to be named a Carnegie Junior Fellow.
Rondinelli May Drexel Materials Engineers Receive Young Investigator Recognition
A pair of Drexel University engineers earned recognition from the Army Research Office’s (ARO) Physics Division for their promising research achievements within the first five years of receiving their doctoral degree. Dr. Steven May and Dr. James Rondinelli, assistant professors in Drexel’s Department of Materials Science and Engineering in the College of Engineering, have each received a three-year Young Investigator Program award to enable new research projects in materials science and engineering.
Autism Experts at Drexel Available for Autism Awareness Month News Stories
Experts at Drexel University are available to comment for news stories about autism for Autism Awareness Month in April. Drexel recently established the A.J. Drexel Autism Institute, the nation’s first autism center focused on public health science.
The Academy at 200: The Nature of Discovery, opening March 24, features a selection of stunning treasures from the Academy’s world-renowned collections. Bicentennial Festivities Begin March 24 at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University
Bicentennial Weekend marks the official start of the Academy’s yearlong celebration of its 200th anniversary. Founded in 1812, the Academy is the oldest natural history museum in the nation, a world leader in natural science research and a major cultural destination in Philadelphia.
Drexel student Nevena Bosnic, a senior majoring in economics was named a 2012 Carnegie Junior Fellow Drexel-Student-Named-Carnegie-Junior-Fellow
Drexel University's Nevena Bosnic, a senior majoring in economics, was selected for the 2012 Carnegie Junior Fellows Program. This highly competitive award enables recent graduates to work for a year with a senior fellow in one of the program areas of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
Dr. Craig Newschaffer AJ Drexel Autism Institute Receives $1.5 Million from the Charles and Barbara Close Foundation for Public Health Science
Drexel University has received a gift of $1.5 million from the Charles and Barbara Close Foundation, founded by Drexel alumnus Charles Close (’36), to help establish the A.J. Drexel Autism Institute. The Institute is the nation’s first autism center focused on public health science.
Basketball 3-19 Men's Basketball Advances to NIT Quarterfinals with a 65-63 victory against UNI
The Dragons host UMass in the NIT Quarterfinals on Tuesday night at the DAC at 7 p.m.
Senior Sarah Michelson Students Work on Trails, Not Tans, This Spring Break
Senior Sarah Michelson is taking the opportunity to give back, not party, this spring break.
Drexel women's basketball Women's Basketball Moves On, 57-41 Over Fairfield
Thursday was a record-setting night for the Drexel women's basketball team, as they won their first-ever postseason game, advancing to the second round of the WNIT.
Drexel men's basketball Drexel Basketball Advances in Postseason Play
After earning concurrent postseason births for the first time in the programs’ history, Drexel’s men’s and women’s basketball teams are continuing to blaze a trail through the record books. The men’s team defeated Central Florida in the National Invitation Tournament to earn its first postseason victory since 1996, while the women’s team downed Fairfield on the road in the Women’s NIT to pick up its first postseason win in program history.
Drexel mens basketball Dragons Advance to Second Round of NIT
The Dragons will host Northern Iowa on Sunday morning at 11 a.m. in a game that can be seen live on ESPN.
iSchool Teachers-on-Twitter Study
Teachers are stretching Twitter’s reach to more than just 140 character quips according to a new study by The iSchool at Drexel University researchers. The study, entitled “Grassroots Professional Development: How Teachers Use Twitter” suggests that teachers are molding Twitter from its common perception as a social medium for sharing personal information and observations, to a conduit for disseminating educational resources and connecting with distant colleagues.
MDR IMA nominations MAD Dragon Records Earns Nine IMA Nominations
Music Resource Group has nominated Drexel University’s student-run record label,MAD Dragon Records, for nine Independent Music Awards. MAD Dragon is part of the Music Industry program in the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design. The group’s nine nominations are the most garnered by the label, which has received 30 nominations since 2007.
The Laurence A. Baiada Center for Entrepreneurship will transition from a center of excellence within the LeBow College of Business at Drexel to a University-level institute, Drexel University President John A. Fryhas announced.
Jasmin Sosa Drexel Intern’s California Sojourn
Drexel student Jasmin Sosa has received invaluable real-world experience in Sacramento.
Chef Gordon Ramsay of Kitchen Nightmares and Drexel student Andrew Bohinick Drexel Students Featured on "Kitchen Nightmares"
Drexel students Andrew Bohinick and John Boswell will show off their culinary chops in an upcoming episode of FOX’s “Kitchen Nightmares.” The episode, in which Chef Gordon Ramsay transforms Zócalo Mexican restaurant, will air on March 30th at 8 p.m. EST.
President JOhn Fry A Message from the President - Go Dragons!
President John A. Fry salutes the Drexel men's and women's basketball teams, and thanks the University community for its amazing support. Go Dragons!
Fleisher Art Memorial's ColorWheels vehicle Fleisher Art Memorial Launches ColorWheels
ColorWheels is equipped with the supplies and tools needed for Fleisher’s teaching artists to engage children and adults in creating on-the-spot works of art.
Men's basketball CAA finals Men's Basketball to Host Central Florida in NIT
The Dragons will instead host Central Florida on Wednesday night at 7:15 in the First Round of the 2012 NIT at the Daskalakis Athletic Center.
Drexel students Sekou Lewis and Deidre Martin compete in the regional Transactional Lawyering Meet Law Students from Across the Country Demonstrate Deal-Making Skills at Drexel
While generations of law students have sharpened their litigating skills in moot court and mock trial competitions, the Transactional LawMeet™ created by professor Karl Okamotoof the Earle Mack School of Law at Drexel University is the first of its kind anywhere that allows students of transactional law to practice their deal-making skills against their peers. The law school will host the Third Annual Transactional LawMeet™ on March 29 and 30, beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Dr. Nate Rice showing a hummingbird specimen from the Ornithology collection to visiting students Behind-the-Scenes Tours of Science Treasures for Academy of Natural Sciences Bicentennial
As part of its yearlong Bicentennial, the nation’s oldest natural history museum announced today that it will offer behind-the-scenes tours of its world-renowned scientific collections, normally open only to researchers by appointment.
Reverse-Osmosis filters Engineers Apply Water Monitoring System to Preserve Filtering Membrane
Researchers in Drexel University’s Environmental Engineering Department are collaborating with American Water to apply a new test that is intended to extend the lifespan of seawater filtering membranes by predicting the growth of damaging biofilm on them. The test, called Bioluminescent Saltwater Assimilable Organic Carbon (AOC), will help to measure the amount of biodegradable organic matter in seawater and enable researchers to predict the level of biological fouling –formation of biofilm- that could occur on the filtering membrane. American Water developed the AOC test, which will also help to reduce Reverse-Osmosis (RO) membrane fouling in the water desalination process.
robotic fish model Robotic Fish Research Receives NSF Funding
A robotic fish, developed in Drexel University’s College of Engineering, could soon be leading the way for development of unmanned, automated marine vehicles according to researchers in the Laboratory for Biological Systems Analysis. Dr. James Tangorra, an assistant professor of mechanical engineering and mechanics, who heads the lab, is using the robotic fish model to understand the movement and sensory abilities of fish fins and attempting to translate this information into making more sophisticated marine systems for the Office of Naval Research.
Men's basketball CAA finals Second-Half Rally Falls Just Short For Drexel in 59-56 CAA Championship Loss to VCU
The Dragons await the NCAA Selection Committee's decision to find out if they will be playing in the NCAA Tournament or claiming their automatic bid to the National Invitation Tournament.
Iron Red Porcelain Dish with Five-toed Dragon with Sacred Pearl, China, Ming Dynasty – 1522-1566,University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Bequest of Robert C. Alexander, No. 88-10-19A  Drexel-to-Present-Dragon-Exhibition
In celebration of the 2012 Year of the Dragon, Drexel University will host an exhibit dedicated to the dragon. “The Iconography of the Dragon: East and West,” made possible by the E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation will be open to visitors from April 2 to May 11 at the University’s Rincliffe Gallery on the third floor of Drexel’s Main Building at 32nd and Chestnut Streets.
Witnesses to Hunger logo Witnesses to Hunger Goes National with Women's Photographic Testimony of Poverty
A powerful research and advocacy project developed at the Drexel University School of Public Health featuring the voices and photography of women who have experienced hunger and poverty first-hand, is now expanding with the opening of “Witnesses to Hunger - Boston.”
Data-Experts-Convene-in-Philadelphia-to-Solve National-Challenges
As the digital world expands at an exponential rate, the need for managing and securing the immense amount of data we depend on—for national security, disaster management, health care and the health of the U.S. economy—has emerged as one of the most important challenges of the 21st century. This challenge, known as Big Data, has prompted leading national experts to convene at The Union League in Philadelphia on Wednesday, March 7, to discuss the data issues that will significantly affect society, and what can be done to address them.
An international team of materials researchers including Drexel University’s Dr. Yury Gogotsi has given the engineering world a better look at the inner functions of the electrodes of supercapacitors – the low-cost, lightweight energy storage devices used in many electronics, transportation and many other applications. In a piece published in the March 4 edition of Nature Materials, Gogotsi, and his collaborators from universities in France and England, take another step toward finding a solution to the world’s demand for sustainable energy sources.
Lunch trucks at Drexel Top Spots to Eat Cheap on Campus
DrexelNow has put together a list of some cheap lunch eats around campus. Try something new for lunch and take advantage of these great deals.
Men's basketball CAA finals Men's Basketball and VCU Meet for CAA Championship
Tonight in the Richmond Coliseum, the Drexel men's basketball team will face VCU in the finals of the CAA Championship game. A viewing party will be held tonight in the DAC.
CAA honors Flint, Lee, Massenat and Givens Honored by the CAA
Drexel begins its quest for the CAA Saturday, March 3 at noon.
Drexel University’s Office of International Programs will host a daylong conference on March 2 on the global food crises and diverse and complex relationships to food. Six student panels will tackle the central theme of food from various different interdisciplinary perspectives. The conference will bring together students and community groups, faculty, staff and alumni to address a wide range of issues related to the topic of food.
Philadelphia Fashion Incubator
Autumn Kietponglert, a 2007 graduate of the fashion design masters of science program in Drexel University’s Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design, is among five Philadelphia-area fashion designers selected to participate in the Philadelphia Fashion Incubator at Macy’s Center City.
Leatherback turtle Study Identifies Pacific Danger Zones for Critically-Endangered Leatherback Sea Turtles
A major new study of migration patterns has identified danger zones in the Pacific Ocean for critically endangered leatherback sea turtles. This new understanding could help inform decisions about fishing practices to help reduce further deaths of this fragile species. Drexel University’s Dr. James Spotila was coordinator for the study involving collaborators worldwide.
Vagina Monologues Vagina Monologues Exposes and Empowers Women
For the first time, Drexel faculty, students and staff joined forces to give a voice to these issues as well as benefit the community with proceeds.