Scent communication device Drexel Students Design Visions of the Future
The future isn’t as hard to imagine as you might think. At least not for these six graduate students who recently completed a year-long project creating what they called “near-future speculations,” or prototypes of designs that could plausibly enter the marketplace in the next 5-10 years.
WKDU DJ Maeve Walker WKDU DJs Launch New Music Blog
In May, the student DJs at WKDU Philadelphia 91.7 FM created a new blog, Communiqué, to accompany their radio station.
Victor Fiore Biology Major Sinks Teeth Into Co-op Experience
Some students are lucky if they can work part time or full time at their co-op once it is finished, but biology major Victor Fiore is planning on spending all three co-ops, as well as the time in between, as a dental intern.
Chocolate brownies (photo by jeffreyw) Study Measures Pleasure Response from Chocolate from Signals in the Eyes
The brain’s pleasure response to tasting food can be measured through the eyes using a common, low-cost ophthalmological tool, according to a Drexel-led study just published in the journal Obesity. If validated, this method could be useful for research and clinical applications in food addiction and obesity prevention.
Scholly App Student-Designed App Simplifies Scholarship Search
Labeled the “Million Dollar Scholar,” business student Christopher Gray secured $1.3 million in scholarships after months of going through database after database to find those he was eligible to apply for. He's come up with a way to make it easier for other students.
Imbesi's courtyard design for Moore Drexel Student Designs Sustainable Urban Garden for Moore College of Art & Design
A“self-sustaining urban oasis” designed byWestphal student Alexandria Imbesi was recently implemented at Moore College of Art & Design.
Julie Walters Julie Walters Appointed AVP for External Programs
Drexel University welcomes Julie Walters as the new associate vice provost for External Programs. Walters will lead the effort to establish three to five new partnerships with 300 to 500 students at each site within the next three to five years.
vision2020 Vision 2020 Leads Discussion on Women’s Leadership in Global Conflict at Scottish Parliament
Drexel’s Vision 2020 project carried its message of advancing gender equality to Edinburgh, Scotland last week when founder and co-chair Lynn Yeakel moderated a panel discussion on "The Impact of Women's Leadership in Global Conflict" at Scottish Parliament.
John Gibbons and daughter Posthumous Degree Awarded to Construction Management Graduate Student John Gibbons
The family of John Gibbons, a graduate student in Drexel’s Construction Management Master’s degree program, received his posthumous degree on his behalf on June 15. He passed away in the midst of completing the last course toward his master's degree.
Chris Young Drexel Professor, Former Student Aims to Make his Unknown Business Known
Drexel business professor and alum Christopher Young was recently nominated for a "Best Unknown Business" award for his company, Async Interview. Now, he wants to make his unknown business known.
Photo by Beatrize Camden Women Raise Hunger Awareness through Photo Project and Exhibit
Drexel's "Witnesses to Hunger" program is debuting in Camden with support from the Campbell Healthy Communities Program. There, 10 women have taken up digital cameras to share their stories about hunger and food insecurity and raising children in a city often named one of America's most impoverished and most dangerous.
Drexel President John Fry testifies before House Committee on the future of the NE Corridor Drexel President John Fry Testifies Before House Committee on Amtrak’s NE Corridor
President John Fry traveled to New York City on Friday to testify before the chairman and members of the Committee of Transportation of the U.S. House of Representatives on the future of Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor and the benefits of private involvement in train service along the corridor.
greek life Seniors Bid Farewell to Greek Life, Keep it Close to Heart
Greek life provides a unique experience for students to excel as leaders, make family-like friends, help the community and more. DrexelNow checks in with three graduating seniors as they say goodbye to Drexel.
Fourteen nursing students celebrated their achievements as the first cohort in a leadership program. New Nurses Graduate with Lessons on Leadership
The first cohort of Drexel nursing students has just completed the Macy Fellows leadership program, which will better prepare them to take on leadership roles as they begin their careers in healthcare. These fourteen students will graduate with their peers on June 14.
Mantua in Action Check Presentation Drexel University and Philadelphia Parks & Recreation Host $90,000 Check Presentation to Mantua After-School Program
Drexel University and Philadelphia Parks & Recreation hosted a check presentation celebration on Wednesday, June 5, in honor of the Aberdeen Charitable Foundation’s commitment to provide $90,000 of funding over three years to Mantua in Action, a youth development program for middle-school students in Mantua.
A family walks in an urban neighborhood, Powelton Village, near Drexel University in Philadelphia. Neighborhood Features Could Prevent Obesity
Living in a neighborhood that supports a healthy lifestyle can make a measurable difference in preventing obesity, according to a longitudinal study recently published in the journal Obesity. The multi-city, multi-ethnic study was led by Dr. Amy Auchincloss in the Drexel University School of Public Health.
Cable TV vs. Internet Q&A with Andrew Susskind: The Fate of Cable Television
More and more people are turning from pricey cable television packages toward the more-affordable internet streaming. DrexelNow checked in with associate teaching professor Andrew Susskind to learn more about the fate of cable television and how it can compete against the big internet players that allow viewers to watch what they want, when they want.