Drexel Students Design Visions of the Future
Jun 27 2013
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 DJs Launch New Music Blog
Jun 26 2013
In May, the student DJs at WKDU Philadelphia 91.7 FM created a new blog, Communiqué, to accompany their radio station.
Biology Major Sinks Teeth Into Co-op Experience
Jun 24 2013
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.
Study Measures Pleasure Response from Chocolate from Signals in the Eyes
Jun 24 2013
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.
Student-Designed App Simplifies Scholarship Search
Jun 21 2013
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.
Julie Walters Appointed AVP for External Programs
Jun 19 2013
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.
Camden Women Raise Hunger Awareness through Photo Project and Exhibit
Jun 11 2013
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.
New Nurses Graduate with Lessons on Leadership
Jun 7 2013
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.
Neighborhood Features Could Prevent Obesity
Jun 4 2013
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.
Q&A with Andrew Susskind: The Fate of Cable Television
Jun 3 2013
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.