Vlad Ratushny Eight Years and Counting: College of Medicine Grad Student Completes Combined Degree
College of Medicine grad student Vlad Ratushny enjoyed the sweet success of graduation last month after eight long years in the combined MD–PhD program.
Pennsylvania ASERT now offers an autism resource website,, and a toll-free number, 1-877-231-4244. A.J. Drexel Autism Institute Contributes to Pennsylvania's Website and Toll-Free Number for Autism Resources
The Pennsylvania Autism Services, Education, Resources & Training Collaborative (ASERT), headquartered at Drexel for Pennsylvania's eastern region, has announced the launch of a statewide resource center to provide streamlined access to information for the estimated 30,000 Pennsylvanians living with autism.
SARI Center conference
The research center formed as a partnership between Drexel University and the Shanghai Advanced Research Institute (SARI) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in the fall of 2011, will host its first academic symposium on June 3-4. Experts and industry representatives will gather at the Drexel-SARI Center during the two-day, international symposium on Grand Challenges for the Integration of Stem Cells, Nanomaterials and Biomanufacturing to learn about the advances and challenges in the three fields of research.
homeownership 20th closing Drexel Homeownership Program Celebrates 20th Closing
The Employee Home Purchase Assistance program has enjoyed tremendous success since its launch in 2011. After just two years, the program last week celebrated its 20th closing when Drexel employee and new homeowner Andrew Eisenhart signed off on the official final documents.
HIV among teenagers Q&A with Dan Taylor: The Rise in HIV Cases Among American Teenagers
The College of Medicine's Daniel Taylor weighs in on the increase in HIV cases among American teenagers and why HIV testing for teens is a necessity.
Fashion design students prepare for show Art, Architecture and the Apocalypse Inspire Student Designs at Drexel’s Annual Fashion Show
Inspired by a spectrum of influences, ranging from Japanese Kabuki paintings to Frank Gehry architecture to post-apocalyptic high society, collections by 24 graduating student designers will hit the runway at Drexel University’s annual senior fashion show, presented by the Fashion Design and Design & Merchandising programs in the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design.
celiac disease Q&A with Genevieve Sherrow: Celiac Disease and Living Gluten-Free
DrexelNow spoke with Genevieve Sherrow to find out more about celiac disease and why gluten-free eating seems to be on the rise.
Drexel University seal Drexel Announces 2013 Honorary Degree Recipients
Drexel will celebrate its 126th commencement on June 14 and June 15. More than 5,000 students will receive a degree from Drexel this year and 13 honorary degrees will be distributed to prominent individuals distinguished in their fields.
Drexel DC Office Drexel Hosts Grand Opening of New Office in Washington, D.C.
On Thursday, May 30, Drexel will host a grand opening celebration for a new office in Washington, D.C. that will serve as a multifunctional academic and outreach center for the University and its online subsidiary Drexel University Online.
Architect Anthony Bracali Q&A with Drexel Alum Tony Bracali: The New Paine's Park at Schuylkill Banks
Philadelphia architect and Drexel alum Tony Bracali has seen a dream take shape along the banks of the Schuylkill River. DrexelNow checked in with Bracali about his role in creating one of the city's newest attractions, Paine's Park.
Photo of the Architech competition's winning team Drexel Students and Professors Propose Innovations in Business Courses
Three teams of Drexel University LeBow College of Business professors and students are dividing $30,000 in winnings for their proposed course innovations that take advantage of the technology and other enhancements featured in the College’s new 12-story academic center opening this fall.
MLAX Championships2013
Drexel will host the 2013 NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Championships at Lincoln Financial Field on May 25-27. The top teams in NCAA Div. I, II and III lacrosse will all be crowned during the holiday weekend.
Memorial Day Primer2013
In preparation for the national observance of Memorial Day, members of Drexel’s campus community are gathering this week to honor men and women of the armed services who gave their lives in service to their country. Drexel’s Memorial Day Primer event will be held at the Center City Campus on Tuesday, May 21. Then, on May 22, students and faculty from the College of Nursing and Health Professions (CNHP) will be part of the City Council Veterans Resource Fair.
Dillon Brennan Car Show Improves Drexel Experience for Commuter Students
Pre-junior Dillon Brennan shares his thoughts on how the annual Commuter Car Show helps Drexel commuter students get more involved on campus. The show takes place on May 22, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Anna Gourlay Co-op Leads Drexel Student to Valleys and Mountains of Mongolia
Environmental science pre-junior Anna Gourlay wasn’t looking to go international for her first co-op experience, but somehow she ended up camping in Mongolia.
A scientist performs research in a stream. Academy of Natural Sciences to Guide Region-Wide Delaware Watershed Protection
The Academy of Natural Sciences has received a major grant from the William Penn Foundation to support watershed protection and restoration in the Delaware watershed.
Photo of Fulbright Scholars Six Drexel Students Receive Fulbright Grants
A record-breaking six Drexel students were offered grants from the Fulbright US Student Program for study and research in 2013-14, the largest amount of grantees in Drexel history.
Two Weeks Remain to See First-Ever Exhibition of Art and Archival Artifact Highlights from Drexel’s Collections
Only two weeks remain to see works of art and archival artifacts from around Drexel, displayed together for the first time in the University's history.
Students perform Gutenberg! The Musical! Students Produce and Perform “Riotously Funny” Two-Man Musical Comedy Gutenberg! The Musical! at Drexel
The “riotously funny” (Time Out New York) two-man musical spoof "Gutenberg! The Musical!" will take center stage in the new Black Box Theater in Drexel University’s URBN Center Annex (3401 Filbert St.) from Thursday, May 30 – Saturday, June 1 at 8 p.m.
Green Roof Javits Center
In what is estimated to be one of the largest green retrofitting projects in U.S. history, a makeover of the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center is underway in New York City. The cost of the transformation is on the order of $463 million. While the effects that the green technology will have on the massive convention center and its surrounding environment are not yet known, they will, however, be closely monitored by a team of engineers from Drexel University and The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art.
New Historical Marker Marks the Spot Where the Academy of Natural Sciences Was Founded in 1812
State and local officials gathered this week in the oldest part of the city to dedicate a historical marker near the site of the founding of the Academy of Natural Sciences two centuries ago.
Sandra Kirschenmann What I'm Reading: Sandra Kirschenmann
Inspired by the film "Lincoln," Associate Vice Provost for Drexel Sacramento Sandra Kirschenmann dusted off a certain book she purchased years ago.
same sex marriage Q&A with Scott Barclay: The Future of Same-Sex Marriage in the United States
Minnesota recently became the 12th state to pass a same-sex marriage bill in the United States—now one third of the nation is making strides towards gender and sexual equality. Drexel’s Dr. Scott Barclay weighs in on this trend and the remaining states hanging in the balance.
Wall Street ‘Rescuing Cities, Schools and Students: New Models for Municipal Banking’ Forum at Drexel , May 23
A public forum entitled “Rescuing Cities, Schools and Students: New Models for Municipal Banking” will be held at Drexel University on Thursday, May 23, sponsored by Drexel University's Center for Public Policy, the Pennsylvania Project and the Public Banking Institute.
Music Hack Day
A 24-hour marathon of conceptualizing, hacking and coding with the goal of designing the future of music technology will bring artists, engineers, musicians, programmers and enthusiasts from around the region to Drexel’s Expressive and Creative Interaction Technologies (ExCITe) Center on May 18-19. Drexel’s Music Hack Day will be the 12th such event worldwide and the first time that it has been held in Philadelphia.
MAD Dragon Records 10th Anniversary MAD Dragon Anniversary
MAD Dragon Records, Drexel University’s student-run record label, is celebrating its 10th anniversary with a special concert that will take place on Friday, May 17 at The Trocadero Theater (1003 Arch St.). The show will feature a lineup of MAD Dragon artists that spans all genres and styles of music. Cheers Elephant and Hoots & Hellmouth will headline the event with special guests Kuf Knotz, Andrew Lipke & The Prospects, Matt Duke and Wild Rompit.
Kailey Kluge A Dream Realized: Drexel Student To Study Abroad in Russia
International area studies major Kailey Kluge always wanted to study abroad in Russia. Thanks to the prestigious Boren Scholarship award she won last month, her dream will be realized this fall.
2013 Dad Vail Regatta Dad Vail Champs 2013
In front of a roaring crowd and a worldwide audience, Drexel Rowing won the overall team title, the men's point trophy and the Men's Varsity 8 Gold Medal at the 2013 Aberdeen Dad Vail Regatta over the weekend.
Drexel Women's Crew Drexel Crew Takes the River at Aberdeen Dad Vail Regatta
Drexel Crew will send 12 boats into competition at the 2013 Aberdeen Dad Vail Regatta on the Schuylkill River May 10-11. The annual rowing completion is one of the largest in the country, with more than 125 varsity rowing teams from the United States and Canada descending on Philadelphia for the weekend.
Commencement ceremonies at the Kimmel Center Earle Mack School of Law Holds Fifth Commencement Ceremony at the Kimmel Center, May 17
The Earle Mack School of Law will celebrate the Class of 2013 at its fifth commencement ceremony, which will take place at the Kimmel Center on May 17.
Hot Spot parking team Drexel Seniors Work to Alleviate Parking Headache in Major Cities
Jonathan Davis graduates this June with a bachelor’s in engineering, a minor in business and a start-up that’s already got investors excited. Davis and some classmates created Hot Spot Parking, a new effort to alleviate the troubles caused by parking in cities around the country.
Bob Peck Q&A with Robert McCracken Peck: For the Love of Art and History
It took Robert McCracken Peck three years to write the first complete history of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, but 35 years to do the research. This week, Peck and his co-author were honored by the Athenaeum of Philadelphia honored Peck for the 464-page A Glorious Enterprise: The Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia and the Making of American Science.
Screenshot from the Standard Occupational Classification, a federal standard method for systematically coding occupational data Occupational Data in Medical Billing Records Could Prevent Workplace Injuries
A subtle change to hospital data collection policies could make a big difference in preventing occupational health and safety hazards, according to workplace safety researchers at the Drexel University School of Public Health.
Culinary students work in the test kitchen Drexel Culinary Students Visit Farm and Market to Create Five-Course Dinner for Le Bec Fin
Philadelphia’s legendary French restaurant Le Bec Fin has opened its kitchen to culinary students from Drexel University’s Goodwin College of Professional Studies to create a five-course menu, which they will serve at a special collaborative dinner.
Paul Nolan Q&A with Paul Nolan: Music Therapy for Premature Babies
A lullaby can be more than just soothing for sleepy children–it can be healing therapy for infants who are born prematurely, according to Drexel's Paul Nolan, assistant clinical professor and director of music therapy education, to learn more about this inspiring area of research.
Eagles Twins Drexel Students and Twin Sisters Both Make Philadelphia Eagles Cheerleading Squad
Drexel students and twin sisters Sage and Gabriella Cifaloglio are now both members of the 2013 Philadelphia Eagles Cheerleading Squad.
Rendering of Jewish Center Drexel Announces Plans to Create Center for Jewish Life
Drexel has announced plans to build a new Center for Jewish Life that would become the first Jewish center in the Philadelphia area conceived by a university rather than by the Jewish community.
Photo from Invasion exhibit by Gary Knight Exhibit of War Diaries and Photos from Iraq to be Displayed at Drexel
On theheels of the 10th anniversary of the Iraq War, the powerful multimedia exhibit “Invasion: Diaries and Memories of War in Iraq” will be on display in Drexel University’s URBN Center from Wednesday, May 15 through Thursday, May 23. The exhibit is free and open to the public from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. (a photo ID will be required to enter the building after 3 p.m.).
Rachel Magee Texas Transplant Chooses Drexel for its iSchool, Student Diversity and 'Progressive Way of Thinking'
Born-and-raised Texan and doctoral student Rachel Magee said she chose Drexel because of its iSchool, a diversity among the students and the progressive way of thinking about information and technology.
Eva THury What I’m Reading: Eva Thury
For associate professor of English and philosophy Eva Thury, it all started on Pinterest. It was on this social sharing website that she found a new favorite author, John Green, who wrote the best-seller The Fault in Our Stars.
responsive design Drexel’s Website, NavigationArts Recognized by Webby Awards as a Best Education Site
Drexel’s new website, designed by Virginia-based firm NavigationArts, recently won a Webby Award for Best Education website at the 17th Annual Webby Awards.