Adrienne Juarascio At Drexel, Psychology Grad Student Carves Her Own Niche
Grad student Adrienne Juarscio has devoted her time at Drexel to developing new and more effective treatments for eating disorders. She'll receive a prestigious award in her field this summer in recognition of her work.
WBB WNIT Elite Eight
Senior Hollie Mershon scored the final nine points of the game to help the Dragons hold off Bowling Green and advance to the Elite Eight of the Women’s National Invitation Tournament with a 50-47 win over the Falcons. Mershon’s 19 points led the team to its 25th win of the season, which is a new program record. The Dragons will travel to play at Auburn on Saturday, March 30 in the quarterfinals of the tournament.
Bob Dotson event
NBC News Correspondent Bob Dotson has travelled over four million miles tracking down stories for the American public. On April 9, the award-winning reporter’s travels will bring him to Philadelphia as the honored guest at the 2013 Kal and Lucille Rudman Media Seminar. Dotson, who is the creator of the Today Show series’ “The American Story with Bob Dotson,” will share stories about the incredible people he has met along his journey.
Yaba Blay What I’m Reading: Yaba Blay
Dr. Yaba Blay, professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, recently made time to read18 Minutes: Find Your Focus, Master Distraction, and Get the Right Things Done by Peter Bregman, which examines the disadvantages of multitasking and long to-do lists.
A lower jaw bone of Holoptychius bergmanni, a lobe-finned fish species from the Devonian period New Fossil from a Fish-Eat-Fish World Driving the Evolution of Limbed Animals
Scientists from the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University have described another new lobe-finned fossil fish species from the same time and place in the Canadian Arctic as the famous precursor to limbed animals, Tiktaalik roseae, which they discovered several years ago.
Taylor Wootton Women's Basketball in Sweet 16
Drexel’s women's basketball continued its postseason excellence with a 82-72 victory over Harvard on March 23 to earn a trip to the Sweet 16 of the Women’s National Invitation Tournament for the first time. Led by a 32-point effort by senior Hollie Mershon, the Dragons picked up their 24thwin of the season to match the program’s record and advance to play Bowling Green in the third round on Thursday, March 28.
Drexel and NCPA Study Shows NCAA’s Use of “Amateurism” Denies College Athletes Billions in Revenue
A joint study released by Drexel University’s Sport Management Department in the Goodwin College of Professional Studies and the National College Players Association (NCPA) shows that the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) uses amateurism as a tool to deny athletes billions of dollars per year in revenue that they would otherwise receive in a fair market. The study is entitled The $6 Billion Heist: Robbing College Athletes Under the Guise of Amateurism.
GOP Q&A with Bill Rosenberg: The GOP Seeks a New Way Forward
After a difficult election season that ended in a presidential loss, Republicans are evaluating their messaging in an effort to win over those who voted Democrat in November. Professor Bill Rosenberg weighs in on the party’s efforts to reconnect with the public, and what it might mean for the future of conservative politics.
Hollie Mershon Women's Basketball in NIT 2013
Drexel’s women’s basketball team defeated Iona 59-50 to move on to the second round of the Women’s National Invitation Tournament. The victory marks the second straight year that the team has advanced in postseason play and it is the fifth year in a row that the Dragons have earned a bid to a postseason tournament.
Neurons grew more branched or more elongated, depending on experimental conditions, in the research by Donnelly, Twiss and colleagues. Making Axons Branch and Grow to Help Nerve Regeneration After Injury
Drexel researchers are a step closer to understanding how nerve cells are repaired at their farthest reaches after injury. Their findings were recently published in the Journal of Neuroscience.
Drexel President John A. Fry with Dr. Shannon Marquez, director of Global Health Initiatives at Drexel, visit with children at Ethiopia's Kechema village. Drexel Delegation Travels to Ethiopia and Explores African Partnerships
Drexel President John A. Fry and a delegation recently traveled to Ethiopia to explore possible University programs in the country’s urban and rural areas. Fry was joined by Dr. Shannon Marquez, associate dean of Drexel’s School of Public Health, and philanthropists and University benefactors Dana and David Dornsife.
Dr. Clyde Goulden (far left) discusses climate change with Mongolian students. Credit: Dr. Bazartseren Boldgiv Academy Scientists Receive Top Honors for Long-Term Research and Training Initiatives in Mongolia
Dr. Clyde Goulden, a pioneering ecologist and director of the Asia Center of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, has devoted his life to studying climate change and how it is affecting Mongolian herders and the pristine 2-million-year-old Lake Hövsgöl. His efforts have now been recognized with Mongolia’s highest award to foreigners, the Order of the Polar Star. In a separate honor, Dr. Jon Gelhaus, Academy curator of entomology and professor in Drexel University’s College of Arts and Sciences, has received the Kublai Khan medal for his scientific achievements in Mongolia.
Denise Way and Amira Clemens Nursing Professors Running for a Cause
After being diagnosed with breast cancer a few years ago, Drexel professor Denise Way made a promise to herself to stay active. This past February, Way and a colleague, fellow adjunct professor Amira Clemens, participated in the Donna Deegan National Marathon to Finish Breast Cancer in Jacksonville, Fla.
Drexel University President John A. Fry Drexel President John A. Fry to Deliver Commencement Address at Montgomery County Community College
John A. Fry, president of Drexel University, will deliver the 2013 Commencement keynote address to graduates during Montgomery County Community College’s (MCCC) 46th Commencement ceremony on May 23 at 7 p.m. in Blue Bell.
Drexel Offers Doctorate, Graduate Programs at MCCC's University Center in Pottstown
Drexel University has joined Montgomery County Community College’s (MCCC) University Center initiative and will soon offer doctorate, graduate and professional development programs in Pottstown through its School of Education.
Philly films Q&A with Allen Sabinson: The Cap on Pennsylvania's Film Tax Credit Program
Gov. Tom Corbett recently rejected a request from actor Bradley Cooper to shoot a film in Philadelphia due to the city's exhaustion of its film tax credits for 2012-13. DrexelNow checked in with Westphal Dean Allen Sabinson to find out more about the implications of this decision and the story behind Pennsylvania's film tax credit program.
sustainability business course At LeBow, A New Focus on Sustainability
LeBow College of Business is preparing its students to excel in the eco-conscious business world, with new courses focused on sustainability.
School District of Philadelphia Q&A with Tina Richardson: After Closings, What Comes Next for Philadelphia's Public Schools?
Last week, the Philadelphia School Reform Commission ordered the closing of 23 Philadelphia School District schools. Drexel's Tina Richardson spoke with DrexelNow about why the public has reacted so strongly to the closings, whether the process was flawed, and how the remaining schools can best welcome the reassigned students.
Vanessa Morris What I’m Reading: Vanessa Morris
Vanessa Irvin Morris, an assistant teaching professor of library and information science, said she’s been waiting for answers from author Sister Souljah for over a decade. Now, after reading Souljah’s A Deeper Love Inside: The Porsche Santiaga Story, she finally has the answers she’s been waiting for.
Men's basketball CAA Tournament 2013 Drexel Rally Comes Up Short in 60-54 CAA Tournament Loss to George Mason
Drexel's (13-18) rally from a 15-point deficit came up short as it fell to George Mason in the opening round of the CAA Tournament, 60-54, this past weekend.
Only Three Weeks Remain to See Exhibiton by Provocative Kenyan Artist Wangechi Mutu
Only three weeks remain for visitors to experience the work of provocative Kenyan-born, Brooklyn-based artist Wangechi Mutu at Drexel University, on display throughout Women’s History Month.The show marksthe inaugural exhibition of the newly expanded Leonard Pearlstein Gallery in Drexel University’s Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design, and will be on display through Saturday, March 30. The gallery is open to the public Monday – Saturday, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
The Mantua in Action summer program brings together middle school students for enrichment opportunities Aberdeen Charitable Foundation Pledges to Support Mantua After-School Program
The Aberdeen Charitable Foundation has committed to providing three years of funding for Mantua in Action, an after-school youth development program for middle-schoolers in Mantua. The program aims to transform educational outcomes for Mantua youth by helping them succeed in school, matriculate and successfully graduate from high school.
Hugo Chavez Q&A With George Ciccariello-Maher: The Death of Hugo Chávez
Hugo Chávez, longtime president of Venezuela and one of the most polarizing figures in world politics, passed away on Monday after a long battle with cancer. George Ciccariello-Maher, an assistant professor in Drexel’s Department of History & Politics and a leading expert on Venezuelan politics, spoke with DrexelNow after Chávez’s death to address the deceased leader’s legacy and what comes next for a country facing an uncertain future.
Michael Yudell What I'm Reading: Michael Yudell
Drexel’s Michael Yudell was never a fan of Stephen King. But that changed when he took on chance on King’s recent 11/22/63, a novel with an interesting perspective on American history.
New Drexel University Graduate Program Will Prepare Students for Museum Leadership
A new graduate program offered by Drexel’s Westphal College of Media Arts & Design will prepare students for leadership roles in museums across the country and around the world.
Men's basketball CAA Tournament 2013 Men’s Basketball Opens CAA Tournament on Saturday vs. George Mason
The postseason begins for the Drexel men's basketball team on Saturday as they face George Mason in the opening round of the Colonial Athletic Association Tournament.
Dr. Gloria Donnelly What I’m Reading: Gloria Donnelly
As dean of the College of Nursing and Health Professions, Gloria Donnelly certainly has enough to keep her occupied—but that doesn’t stop her from indulging in a number of books on her Kindle. She is currently reading three that explore the concepts of ignorance and wrongness.
Marissa Mayer Q&A with Susan Epstein: The Impact of Marissa Mayer's Work-From-Home Ban
Drexel business professor Susan Epstein weighs in on the implication of Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer's recent ban on employees working from home and what it means for employee morale.
rising gas prices Q&A with Shawkat Hammoudeh: The Early Surge in Gas Prices
Much to the dismay of American drivers, the price of gasoline started an upward climb earlier than usual this year. DrexelNow looked to professor Shawkat Hammoudeh to learn more about the early spike in price and when we might see some relief.
Drexel and Citizens Bank representatives with government officials and a $100,000 check Citizens Bank Foundation Presents Grant to Drexel as Part of Growing Communities
The Citizens Bank Foundation today announced a partnership with Drexel University to launch Growing Communities, a new initiative that is designed to impact neighborhood revitalization, create jobs, and increase financial literacy in West Philadelphia. The announcement was made during an open house at the University’s Dana and David Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships, where Citizens Bank and RBS Citizens President and CEO Daniel K. Fitzpatrick presented a $100,000 check to Drexel University President John A. Fry.
David Innis It's Personal: Grad Student Enjoys Drexel Experience on the West Coast
After surveying 18 schools in the Sacramento region, David Inniss chose Drexel Sacramento’s Ed.D. in educational leadership management program. Drexel answered the call, he said, in his seach for "a quality school in terms of reputation and brand name."