SEED Lab Gates Foundation Grant
A team of students from Drexel's College of Engineering, led by Alexander J. Moseson, PhD, an assistant teaching professor in the College and director of the Sustainable Engineering and Entrepreneurship for Development (SEED) Lab are among the latest recipients of a Grand Challenges Explorations grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The Grand Challenge Explorations initiative, which funds innovative global health and development research, will help the team continue its work to create transformative farming tools for female smallhold farmers in Thailand.
Wallace Coulter medallion How Drexel Shares a 'Family' Connection With a Revolutionary Inventor
Medical-device inventor Wallace Coulter never married, and he had no children. But he does have heirs, and Drexel is one of them.
DCCC President Jerry Parker and Drexel President John A. Fry Drexel and Delaware County Community College Establish Drexel@DCCC
A new innovative agreement between Delaware County Community College and Drexel University will establish Drexel@DCCC, a program that will allow students from the College to earn a degree from Drexel without ever leaving the College’s campus. Drexel President John A. Fry and College President Jerry Parker signed the agreement on Nov. 22 during a ceremony at Delaware County Community College’s Main Campus.
Cartoon turkey A Drexel Thanksgiving Turkey Shoot? It Was a Real Tradition, Just 10 Years Ago
Off and on from 1984 to 2003, Drexel students, faculty and staff gathered before Thanksgiving for an annual turkey shoot competition. No animals were harmed.
Frantz Massenat Men's Basketball NIT Tip-Off MSG
Drexel’s men’s basketball team will take the court at Madison Square Garden over the holiday to compete against some of the top teams in the nation at the semifinals of the National Invitation Tournament Season Tip-Off. The Dragons will face Arizona on Wednesday, Nov. 27 and will play either Duke or Alabama on Nov. 29. Both games will be aired on the ESPN family of networks.
Gerri C. LeBow Hall LeBow College Named Second Most Beautiful Business School in the World
The new home of LeBow College of Business, Gerri C. LeBow Hall, just opened this fall, but it's already drawing worldwide notice. LeBow has been named the second most beautiful business school in the world by the website
President Fry Speaking to a Group Bringing down the 'firewall': Fry updates Queen Lane employees on changes at town hall
With the removal of the operational "firewall" separating Drexel's College of Medicine from the rest of the University looming next year, President Fry addressed the effort to create "One University" at a town hall meeting for Queen Lane Campus employees Monday.
Boardroom chairs Can $30 million a year be fair pay for a CEO? A Q&A with David Becher
A $30 million salary? A $1.5 million home security system? How much is too much when it comes to CEO pay? DrexelNow talked with associate professor David Becher about what goes into executives' compensation.
Cira Centre Pong Game Pong on Cira Centre Sets Guinness World Record
The dream of Drexel associate professor Frank Lee, PhD, that came to fruition in the form of a 29-story video game — Pong — played on the north facade of Brandywine Realty Tusts’s Cira Centre is now a world record. Guinness World Records officially recognized the event, which was held on April 19 and 24 as part of Philly Tech Week, as the “largest architectural videogame display.”
Restaurant customers who did not use menu nutritional labels purchased almost as many calories for a single meal as are recommended for an entire day. Consumers Order a Less Unhealthy Meal When the Menu Has Nutritional Labeling
An evaluation team led by the Drexel University School of Public Health has published a new study demonstrating that customers of full-service restaurants use nutritional labeling on menus to make healthier food choices. The customers who reported they used labels purchased 400 fewer calories (representing a relative difference of 20 percent), 370 milligrams less sodium and 10 grams less saturated fat than the overall average.
A scene from the Drexel Co-op Theatre Company's first production, "Godzilla." Why a new company means big things for theater at Drexel
Drexel’s new Co-op Theatre Company gives the University’s theater program its own identity and, true to Drexel’s mission, gives students real-world experience to stand out above the rest.
Chef arranging salami slices 'I Want to Hug the Guy Who Made This': An Unforgettable Dinner at Drexel
Six courses, five beer and wine pairings, numerous rounds of applause — last week's Friends of James Beard Benefit Dinner at Drexel left a mark on its attendees and raised money for a student in need.
Michael Nutter and John Fry The Philadelphia of the Future: Fry, Nutter on Drexel's Role in the City's Evolution
What will Philadelphia look like in 30 years, and what role will Drexel play in its transformation? President John Fry and Mayor Michael Nutter addressed these questions at last week's CityAge gathering at Drexel.
2013 CAA Champs Men's Soccer Wins 2013 CAA Championship
Drexel's men's soccer team used an early goal and a sterling defensive performance to bring home its first Colonial Athletic Association title with a 1-0 victory over William & Mary at Vidas Field. Freshman defender Jameson Detweiler's first-half goal proved to be the difference in the tightly contested match.
Chef Kevin Sbraga Chef Kevin Sbraga Mentors Drexel Culinary Students and Alumni as they Create a Seasonal Four-Course Dinner
Behind every great chef is the mentor that helped him or her get there. At Drexel University, three alumni and one current student from Drexel’s Center for Hospitality & Sport Management (HSM) have the chance to be mentored by one of Philadelphia’s top chefs, Chef Kevin Sbraga.
Men's Soccer Mens Soccer CAA championship
With a dramatic victory over Delaware in the semifinals of the CAA Tournament Drexel’s men’s soccer team earned its first trip to the title game of the Colonial Athletic Association Championship. The Dragons will face William & Mary for the championship at 4 p.m. on Sunday at Vidas Field.
Volunteers assembling care packages Why a textbook civilian works to brighten troops' holidays with care packages from Drexel
Tina Heuges knew next to nothing about the military before she came to Drexel, but now she leads a University effort to send gift packages to troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. The drive runs through Dec. 15.
Research participants wanted Making Research Safer for Human Subjects: Q&A with Andrew Wechsler
Each volunteer participant in Drexel University’s 1,400 active research projects involving human subjects represents an opportunity to advance knowledge and save or improve lives. But each also represents a risk for human suffering and for irreparable damage to Drexel’s research enterprise if something goes wrong.
The Pennsylvania Ballet performs The Nutcracker A New Exhibition Designed by Drexel Students Takes Visitors Behind the Scenes of the Pa. Ballet’s The Nutcracker
A new exhibition designed by Drexel University students takes visitors behind the curtain of one of Philadelphia’s most beloved holiday traditions, the Pennsylvania Ballet’s annual presentation of George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker.
Signing of research agreement in Jerusalem Drexel, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and Hebew University Launch Research Consortium
The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia CEO Steven M. Altschuler, Drexel President John A. Fry and Hebrew University of Jerusalem President Menahem Ben-Sasson signed a research agreement today as part of Philadelphia Mayor Michael A. Nutter’s trade mission to Israel. The research partnership is designed to focus on pediatric translational research and to develop a collaborative platform for advancing pediatric medicine from the lab to the bedside.
Mens Soccer 2013 CAAs
Drexel’s men’s soccer team will vie for its first Colonial Athletic Association title this week as the top-seeded Dragons host the CAA Tournament at Vidas Field. Drexel will face its rival Delaware in the semifinals on Thursday, Nov. 14 at 7 p.m. Tickets for the tournament are free with a valid student ID.
Mica Matlack turning a page Mica Matlack's Job is to Turn Pages in a Book, and it Might Make You Jealous
As part of her co-op, Mica Matlack must don special gloves to turn a page in a 175-year-old book every day. Oh, and she speaks seven languages.
Jimmy Wales Wikipedia Founder Speaking at Drexel Nov. 19
Jimmy Wales, co-founder of Wikipedia, will appear at Drexel on Nov. 18 to deliver the keynote lecture for the University's sixth annual celebration of National Computer Science Education Week.
solar cell materials
For solar panels, wringing every drop of energy from as many photons as possible is imperative. This goal has sent chemistry, materials science and electronic engineering researchers on a quest to boost the energy-absorption efficiency of photovoltaic devices, but existing techniques are now running up against limits set by the laws of physics.
One of the packages up for auction includes a private night tour of U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, D.C., with a member of Congress Drexel Auctions off Once-in-a-Lifetime Experiences on eBay to Support the Westphal College
Five nights on a yacht in the Caribbean, a 2014 Subaru Forester, a tattoo design by ambigram artist John Langdon of "The Da Vinci Code" fame and lunch with "The Simpsons" writer Mike Reiss at the 20th Century FOX Studios in Los Angeles are just a few of the items up for auction at Drexel University’s first eBay fundraising auction.
Students show off their tasty creation Drexel Students Create Gingerbread Mansion for Display at The Shops at Liberty Place
From its gumdrop shingles to its lollipop lampposts, a gingerbread house created by three Drexel University studentsis among the frosted versions of historic Fairmount Park sites created by local chefs for the Third Annual Gingerbread House Display. The gingerbread models will be on display in The Rotunda at The Shops at Liberty Place (1625 Chestnut St.) from Nov. 4 – 15. A ribbon-cutting ceremony and press event will take place Wednesday, Nov. 6 at 11 a.m.
Marco Airaudo at a triathlon Double Lives: Professor Finds Time, Energy To Compete in 140-Mile Triathlons
A 2.4-mile swim, a 112-mile bike ride and a 26.2-mile run — that's what it takes to finish an IRONMAN triathlon, and Drexel professor Marco Airaudo has done it five times since 2006.
Curt Anderson playing bagpipes Remembering Forgotten Soldiers: Drexel Employee Honors Deceased Veterans
Curt Anderson knows what it's like to feel forgotten by the country he'd served. That helps explain why he helps honor long-forgotten veterans whose remains have sat on funeral-home shelves for years.
Culinary students in the kitchen Philadelphia Chefs and Culinary Students Collaborate on Festive Five-Course Dinner for Friends of James Beard Benefit
Some of Philadelphia’s most talented young chefs – all alumni of Drexel University – will team up with current culinary students to create a festive five-course dinner for Philadelphia’s first-ever Friends of James Beard Benefit Event on Thursday, Nov. 14. Proceeds from the event will fund scholarships for students in Drexel’s Center for Hospitality & Sport Managementwith financial need.
<i>(1)ne Drop: Shifting the Lens on Race</i> seeks to challenge narrow perceptions of what Blackness is and what it looks like New Book on Racial Identity by Dr. Yaba Blay to be Released on Black Friday with Launch Party at the Painted Bride
On Black Friday, Nov. 29, a new book on racial identity by Drexel University’s Dr. Yaba Blay, one of today’s leading voices on colorism and global skin color politics, will be released from Blay’s recently launched independent press, Black Print Press. To celebrate the release, a launch party will take place at The Painted Bride Art Center (230 Vine St.) on Nov. 29 from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. A concurrent photography exhibition is currently on display at The Painted Bride through Dec. 21.
A sculpture entitled <i>Empty No. 4 </i> by Kim Hyo Sook Only Three Weeks Remain to See U.S. Debut of Contemporary Artwork from China’s Top Academy
Only three weeks remain for visitors to see an exhibition of contemporary art by top graduates from the China Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA), China’s premier art academy, at Drexel University. The exhibition, hosted by the University’s Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design, will be on display at the Leonard Pearlstein Gallery in the URBN Center Annex (3401 Filbert St.) through Friday, Nov. 22. The gallery is free and open to the public Monday – Saturday, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Christine V. Soutendijk Ask a Drexel Physician: Top 5 Ways to Protect Your Bones
Half of American women and one eighth of American men will have a broken bone due to osteoporosis in their lifetime. But the good news is osteoporosis is preventable and treatable.
Mary Edwards Walker Drexel's Hidden Treasures: Mary Edwards Walker, pioneer of women in medicine
Mary Edwards Walker, one of the first women doctors to have a degree, is still the only woman to receive a Congressional Medal of Honor. A collection of items related to Walker is on display at the Drexel College of Medicine.
Breaking ground for Drexel's Lancaster Avenue and 34th Street Development Drexel Breaks Ground for Lancaster Avenue and 34th Street Development
Drexel University and American Campus Communities celebrated the next major residential and retail milestone in University City with a ceremonial groundbreaking on Friday, Nov. 1 for the $170 million, 24-story development on Lancaster Avenue and 34th Street.
Justin Mathew GSA President Justin Mathew Juggles Leadership Role with Life as Grad Student
At least one time, Justin Mathew's dual role has forced him to sprint through Drexel hallways from one job to another. But it's worth it, he says, to break out of the graduate-student bubble, and help others to do the same.