Student Conference on Global Challenges at Drexel Addresses Global Security
Drexel University’s Office of International Programs is hosting the 6th Annual Student Conference on Global Challenges on March 1, 2013, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. This year’s conference centers on global security, focusing on subjects from cyber security to food scarcity to human security.
beef Q&A with Jennifer Quinlan: After Europe's Contaminated Meat Controversy, Is the U.S. at Risk?
European consumers recently went into an uproar after horse meat was discovered in products that were labeled as 100 percent beef. Drexel's Dr. Jennifer Quinlan weighs in on how this could have occurred and what it means for carnivores.
women's lacrosse Lacrosse Opens 2013 Season
Drexel’s men’s and women’s lacrosse teams hit the ground running at the open of the 2013 season. Both squads registered upset victories over nationally ranked programs and, through the first week of competition, they have a combined record of 5-1.
Mimi Sheller What I’m Reading: Mimi Sheller
Mimi Sheller is a sociology professor who studies how people move. Coincidentally, the novel she’s currently reading looks at another kind of movement—the flight patterns of monarch butterflies and how they could be affected by climate change.
Drexel Offers Free Workshops to Help Female Veterans Rejoin the Workforce
Women represent the fastest growing segment of the veteran population, yet programs on educational opportunities and employment issues specifically for female veterans are severely lacking. Drexel University’s Goodwin College of Professional Studies has created a program to help this underserved and growing veteran population successfully reintegrate into the workforce.
Mockups of the in-progress design for a mural near 11th Street Family Health Services Public Art for Public Health Celebrated in Philadelphia in March
At Drexel University’s nurse-run health center this spring, an innovative effort in public art for public health is underway. A series of events in March will celebrate the story of the Porch Light program this effort is part of, collectively including more than six years of collaborative projects between the City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program and the city’s Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services.
Al West, Drexel's 2013 Business Leader of the Year Al West Named Drexel 2013 Business Leader of the Year
The founding CEO of SEI Investments Co. (NASDAQ:SEIC) Al Westis Drexel University's LeBow College of Business 59th Business Leader of the Year. He will be honored at a luncheon attended by hundreds of Greater Philadelphia’s top executives on March 5.
Joseph Gregory Curator Shares Inspiration Behind Wangechi Mutu Exhibit Opening at Drexel
Westphal's Joseph Gregory shares the inspiration behind the new exhibit opening this weekend at Drexel, featuring the work of African artist Wangechi Mutu, "one of the most original and respected African artists on the contemporary art scene."
Maker's Mark Q&A with Daniel Korschun: The Maker’s Mark Bourbon Crisis
To help put the recent Maker's Mark whiskey crisis in perspective, DrexelNow looked to Daniel Korschun, assistant professor and expert in corporate strategy.
Barbie Izquierdo and her two children cooking at home, as seen in A Place at the Table A Philadelphia Witness to Hunger Takes the Spotlight in a Documentary Film on Hunger in America
Drexel University's public health research into the health effects and complex causes of hunger and food insecurity are prominently featured in a new documentary film, A Place at the Table. The film profiles Barbie Izquierdo, a participant in Drexel's "Witnesses to Hunger" program and includes expert commentary from Dr. Mariana Chilton.
Bachelors Barge Club Bachelors Barge Club Drexel Agreement
Drexel University extended its relationship with the historic Bachelors Barge Club as Drexel President John Fry, Senior Vice President Jim Tucker and Athletics Director Dr. Eric Zillmer joined Charles Cowan, president of Bachelors Barge Club, in signing an agreement for Drexel to fully manage the facility at Boathouse #6 on Kelly Drive.
egg drop Engineers Week 2013
With Philadelphia Flyers tickets on the line, students and faculty will compete to see whose eggs can survive a 28-foot drop into a landing zone as part of Drexel’s observation of National Engineers Week. The annual egg drop competition will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 20 on the third floor atrium of the Bossone Research Enterprise Center and is just one of a variety of events hosted by the College of Engineering throughout the week.
Lisl Zach What I'm Reading: Lisl Zach
Lisl Zach, an associate teaching professor at the iSchool, College of Information Science and Technology, specializes in how people use information. She’s also interested the experience one gets out of reading a physical book versus accessing information digitally. It’s no wonder, then, that she chose a book on this very topic, How the Page Matters, written by a colleague from the University of Illinois, Bonnie Mak.
Brazile group 2013 Brazilian English Teachers Wrap Up Six-Week Exchange Program at Drexel
Drexel is wrapping up a unique new exchange program that brought a group of high-school English teachers from Brazil to the United States for six weeks of intensive English language training and professional development.
Russian meteor Feb. 15 Q&A with David Goldberg: The Meteor Strike in Russia’s Chelyabinsk Region
It’s not every day that a meteor slams into the Earth. On February 15, it happened in central Russia, injuring more than 1,000 people and causing damage in several cities. DrexelNow looked to David Goldberg, a Drexel professor who specializes in theoretical cosmology and astrophysics, to find out the reasons behind this phenomenon.
Rendering of the new gateway for Drexel and University City featuring 361,200 square-feet of mixed-use student housing and retail space. American Campus Communities Announces Retail at Chestnut-Square
Drexel and American Campus Communities, Inc. adds local flavor to Chestnut Square, the newest urban mixed-use housing, with the announcement of featured eateries Zama’s second location coZara, Shake Shack®, Zavino and Joe Coffee.
Ruben Santiago-Hudson Actor and Director Ruben Santiago-Hudson Visits Drexel for a Film Screening and Discussion
Film, television and Tony Award-winning theater actor and director Ruben Santiago-Hudson will visit Drexel University’s Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design on Monday, Feb. 25 at 6:30 p.m. for a screening and discussion about his film Lackawanna Blues, during Black History Month. The event is free and open to the public, and will take place in the Bossone Research Center's Mitchell Auditorium (3140 Market St.).
Drexel Introduces C-Suite Co-op for MBA students
Beginning this fall, new students enrolling in the full-time MBA at Drexel University’s LeBow College of Business will compete for coveted C-Suite Co-opTM positions with top executives at firms such as Cisco, SAP, eBay, Urban Outfitters and other leading American corporations.
Boy Scouts of America Q&A with David Cohen: The Ban on Gay Members and Leaders of the Boy Scouts of America
The Boy Scouts of America organization has recently made headlines for their revisiting of a divisive issue—the organization’s ban on gay members and leaders. Associate professor of law David S. Cohen weighs in on the legality of the ban and how the organization’s decision may be affected by external pressures.
Pope Benedict Q&A with Dr. Douglas Porpora: The Resignation of Pope Benedict XVI
Pope Benedict XVI startled the world Monday when he announced he would resign at the end of February. DrexelNow caught up with Dr. Douglas Porpora, a professor of sociology with research interests in religion, to discuss the influence of the papacy, Benedict’s legacy and what the future holds for the Catholic Church.
Meatless Monday Two Drexel Student Groups Encourage 'Meatless Mondays' on Campus
Drexel’s Sierra Student Coalition and Animal Welfare Association are embracing "Meatless Monday," a movement backed by an array of public-health advocates, animal welfare activists and environmentalists that asks meat-eaters to go meatless one day a week.
David Cohen What I'm Reading: David Cohen
Earle Mack School of Law professor David S. Cohen is currently reading N.W. by Zadie Smith, an author whose first book, White Teeth, has yet to be topped.
Rendering of the Perelman Plaza Drexel to Transform Campus Center with Perelman Plaza
Thanks to a $5 million gift from the Raymond and Ruth Perelman Education Foundation, Drexel will reimagine the center of its campus along the former 32nd Street between Chestnut and Market streets with the new Raymond G. Perelman Plaza.
Dr. Eliezer Fich of Drexel University's LeBow College of Business Study Looks at Why CEOs Get Merger Bonuses When Selling Cheaply
In about one in every four deals, the CEO of an acquired firm is awarded a merger bonus according to a recent study that examined more than 949 merger and acquisition offers that occurred in the U. S. between 1999 and 2009. The study also found that target shareholders received inferior premiums when their firms were sold while their CEOs received a merger bonus.
NSF logo NSF CAREER awards2013
Five Drexel faculty have earned recognition from the National Science Foundation for their respective research endeavors, which range from improving underwater autonomous vehicles to helping emergency medical workers communicate to reimagining the way we create and access our collective knowledge as a society.
biowall close up Drexel Researchers Investigate Impact of Biowall
Just how effective is the Papadakis Integrated Sciences Building’s “biowall” at air purification? A team of Drexel researchers—and their students—are working to find the answer.
Paul Evangelista What I'm Reading: Paul Evangelista
Drexel's Dr. Paul Evangelista is reading the Autobiography of Mark Twain. What’s most interesting, he said, is that Twain is speaking to readers from the grave.