Cuisine from the collections at the Academy of Natural Sciences Cuisine From the Collections A Taste of the Academy
The second annual Cuisine From the Collections, an exciting twist on the ordinary cocktail party, will be held Saturday, Nov. 2, at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University. The event, a fundraiser for the museum’s research and collections, will feature foods—from the everyday to the exotic—inspired by the Academy’s collection of more than 18 million plant and animal specimens.
Eastern State Penitentiary Drexel Paranormal Investigators Haunted by the Unknown
Scaredy-cats need not apply to join Drexel's new Paranormal Investigation Group, a team of students with plans to visit Philadelphia sites in search of spirits.
Community members help build the garden. Drexel Helps Community Garden Spring Up in Mantua
What was once a vacant lot in West Philadelphia’s Mantua neighborhood is now a vegetable-filled garden, thanks in part to Drexel. And with more help from the University, the site may be transformed even further in the future.
Drexel Student Learning Priorities logo Learning Priorities At Center of Drexel Students' Education
The word "Communication" on an elevator door at the Hagerty Library is no empty buzzword: It's one of 12 goals, the Drexel Student Learning Priorities, that should be at the center of every Drexel student's experience, according to the University's strategic plan.
Bob Francis Behind Drexel's Transformation: A Q&A with Bob Francis
As vice president of University Facilities, Bob Francis is faced with a monumental task: the execution of Drexel’s 2012-17 Campus Master Plan. DrexelNow spoke with Francis about what has gone into Drexel’s transformation.
What will cities look like in the future? Who will live in them? How will people travel between them? These are just some of the questions facing politicians, investors and innovators – people who have the power, motivation and vision to shape their answers. Hundreds of these visionaries and decision-makers will come together at Drexel University’s Behrakis Grand Hall on Nov. 13-14 to continue a dialogue about “the New American City.”
Powerful Problem Solving by The Math Forum's Max Ray New Book by Drexel’s Max Ray of The Math Forum Helps Students Become Powerful Problem Solvers
The Math Forum’s Max Ray will celebrate the release of his new book, Powerful Problem-Solving: Activities for Making Sense with the Mathematical Practices, with a national release event on Wednesday, Oct. 30, in Washington, D.C. The Math Forum @ Drexel is the leading online math education community, and is housed in Drexel University’s School of Education.
President John Fry President to Hold Strategic Plan Town Halls
President Fry will once again welcome faculty and professional staff to a series of strategic plan town halls billed as “A Conversation on Progress at Drexel.” The events begin next week.
Off Campus CW Philly
Drexel University’s student-produced sitcom OFF CAMPUS will debut its fourth season on CW Philly 57 this weekend. The show, which was recently honored by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, will air the night of Saturday, Oct. 26 at midnight.
Stephen C. Lawrence (left), chairman of the Lacawac Sanctuary Foundation, and George W. Gephart, Jr., president and CEO of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, shake hands over an agreement to form an environmental research and educational consortium at Lacawac in the Pocono Mountains. The consortium also includes Drexel University. Environmental Research Consortium Formed with Lacawac Sanctuary, Drexel and Academy of Natural Sciences
Lacawac Sanctuary Foundation, the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University and Drexel University today announced an agreement to form an environmental research and education consortium at Lacawac Sanctuary, a popular National Natural Landmark and ecological field research station in the Pocono Mountains.
The Drexel Co-op Theatre Company will perform its version of Yasuhiko Ohashi’s <i>Godzilla</i> Godzilla Opens at Drexel on Halloween Night, Free Admission for those in Costume
This Halloween night, the Drexel Co-op Theatre Company will open its version of Yasuhiko Ohashi’s Godzilla, a campy, comic romp with the Japanese cultural icon, at the URBN Center Annex’s Black Box Theater (3401 Filbert St.). On opening night, attendees who come dressed in costume will receive free admission. The person wearing the best/most creative costume (as judged by the Godzilla production/performance crew), will receive two free passes to the upcoming production of the musical The Apple Tree, running Nov. 21 – 24.
Confederate battle flag Why is the Confederate Flag Appearing Around Philadelphia? A Q&A with Mary Ebeling
The Philadelphia Daily News reported in September that the Confederate battle flag may be becoming a more common sight in the area. DrexelNow sat down with Mary Ebeling, an associate professor of sociology, to talk about the message and meaning behind the divisive symbol.
Suit jackets on hangers Clear Out Your Closet: Drive Collecting Professional Wear for Military Veterans
One obstacle for military veterans making the transition back to civilian life can be building up a professional wardrobe. A drive at Drexel this fall, running through Nov. 5, aims to help out by collecting gently worn professional attire for veterans who need it.
Online MLS degree Drexel Offers New Online Master’s Degree in Legal Studies, Concentrations in Health Care and NCAA Compliance
A new master of legal studies degree program offered by the Earle Mack School of Law at Drexel University through Drexel University Online will provide professionals with knowledge and skills to address regulatory and ethical issues in compliance. The program offers opportunities for specialization in regulatory compliancein the delivery of health care and operation of NCAA approved athletics programs.
Dr. Eric Zillmer Drexel Sport Management Student Union Hosts Sport for Social Change Conference
Drexel University’s Sport Management Student Union (SMTSU) will host its First Annual Sport for Social Change Conference on Friday, Oct. 25 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Special guests will present on topics including the responsibilities of athletes to give back to the community and be role models; the role of sports in youth development; lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) issues in sport; access to sport for disabled athletes; and safety issues in sport.
CCI - cybersecurity law policy CCI-OnlineCertCybersecurityLaw
Drexel University’s College of Computing & Informatics will offer a new, online certificate in cybersecurity, law and policy this fall as part of its professional development curriculum. The certificate will cover both the technical fundamentals of cybersecurity, as well as examining policy, cyber law and current issues, in a comprehensive three-course program offered through Drexel University Online.
Healthy Selections App Student-Made 'Healthy Selections' App Provides Guide to Healthy Eating On Campus
Out on campus and looking for something healthy to eat? Turn to "Healthy Selections," a student-designed app that provides a guide to health-conscious dining on Drexel's University City Campus.
LGBTQA Student Center Sign Drexel Coming Out for New LGBTQA Center
Drexel will add more diverse colors to its traditional blue and gold with the opening of its new LGBTQA Student Center on Oct. 22.
Rowing Head of Charles Regatta
Drexel continued its ascent to the upper ranks of collegiate rowing as the Dragons’ men’s varsity eight boat took first place at the Head of the Charles Regatta in Boston. The men's eight, who played a role in Drexel's team championship at the Dad Vail Regatta this past spring, beat out 40 other teams in the largest head race of the fall rowing season.
Wall Street Bull Statue LeBow students manage real $1 million stock fund
More than grades are at stake for the students in two portfolio management courses in the LeBow College of Business: They're tasked with managing a real $1 million stock fund, part of Drexel's endowment.
Nakkula High School Students Join Youth Development Expert at Drexel to Debate College vs. Career Readiness
Four talented high school students from the Philadelphia Scholastic Debate League will debate the merits of college versus career readiness on Tuesday, Oct. 29 from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., as part of the Critical Conversations in Urban Education lecture series hosted by Drexel University’s School of Education.
Bill Lynch Stepping Down as School of Education Dean
Dr. William Lynch has notified University leadership and School of Education colleagues that he will step down as dean of the school at the end of his current term of service on June 30, 2014.
Spanish omelette Drexel Website Table Matters Gives Students a Taste of Food Writing
About a year after it launched, the Drexel food website Table Matters has earned wide acclaim and national attention for the students who contribute to it.
Dr. Stacey Trooskin with a medical student College of Medicine helps with groundbreaking program to provide mobile Hepatitis C testing
Philadelphia is serving as the model city for a new approach to encouraging testing for hepatitis C and HIV: free, mobile testing labs for medically underserved communities. And Drexel's College of Medicine is helping to lead the charge.
The U.S. Open Squash Championships will have a home in Philadelphia for the next 10 years as the association signed a deal with Drexel University to continue hosting the tournament through 2023.
Drexel Concrete Canoe team Students pour themselves into Concrete Canoe competition
How tough is it to build a functional canoe out of concrete? Ask the members of the Drexel concrete canoe team, a group of engineering students that puts in hours and hours of work before a competition each spring.
Animatronic T. rex Dinosaurs come to life in new Academy exhibit
Roaring, thrashing, life-size dinosaurs and the awe-inspiring stories of prehistoric earth are unfolding at the as Dinosaurs Unearthed makes its East Coast debut at the Academy of Natural Sciences.
Lauren Sheppard Student Finds Passion Through ARAMARK Co-op Experience
Drexel senior Lauren Sheppard is working part-time at Philadelphia's ARAMARK after completing a co-op there. She's a long way from where she was four years ago, when she thought her future would take her South.
United States Capitol Building How is the Shutdown Affecting Drexel?
The shutdown of the federal government that took effect Oct. 1 is already causing delays for some Drexel researchers, though student financial aid has been largely unaffected.
Fry USSquash Board
The man who brought the U.S. Open Squash Championships to Drexel University three years ago will now serve as the leader of the sport’s national governing body. The Board of Directors of US Squash announced that it has elected Drexel President John A. Fry to serve as the 45th chairman in the association’s 109-year history.
Under Fire: Journalists in Combat Imaging War: New Drexel Course Explores the Way War Has Been Portrayed Through Art and Media
From the Battle of Marathon in 490 B.C. through current-day wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, our view of war has been indelibly shaped by the images we see of the conflicts and their aftermath. A new fall course at Drexel University, entitled “Imaging War,” examines how the subject of war has been depicted in media ranging from photography to television to video games.
Drexel Appoints New Trustees
Drexel University recently appointed three new members to its Board of Trustees. The new trustees are R. John Chapel, Jr., president and CEO of White Hall Capital, LLC, Richard C. Ill, chairman of the Triumph Group, and Robert F. Powelson, chairman of the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission.
Foreground: Dr. Tracy Quirk uses a Surface Elevation Table (SET) to measure relative sediment elevation change in a salt marsh in Barnegat Bay, NJ while staff scientist Linda Zaoudeh records data. Background: Staff scientist Stephanie Leach and Drexel environmental science graduate student Viktoria Unger use Real Time Kinematic (RTK) satellite navigation with GPS technology to measure the elevation of the marsh. Drexel Scientist Studies Hurricane Sandy Impact on NJ Coastal Wetlands One Year Later
In a stroke of good luck, Drexel's Dr. Tracy Quirk captured detailed measurements of water level and salinity at a range of coastal wetland sites, even as they were overtaken by Hurricane Sandy. After the storm, she began working on an intensive year-long project, funded by the National Science Foundation, to evaluate ecosystem processes in New Jersey’s salt marshes before, during, and for a year following Hurricane Sandy. Quirk is beginning to analyze findings from the study now.
Man reading from a book Literary Death Match combines readings, silliness
Literary Death Match is a traveling series of author’s readings infused with reality-show-style competition and humor. When it comes to Philadelphia, it’s produced by the Painted Bride Quarterly magazine housed at Drexel.
Ajla Aksamija Green Building Design Research Expert Dr. Ajla Aksamija to Speak at Drexel
Green building design research expert Dr.Ajla Aksamija will join Drexel University on Thursday, Oct. 24,for a lecture entitled“Interdisciplinary Research: Building, Technology and Environment.”Head of research for the Building Technology Laboratory (Tech Lab) at international design firm Perkins+Will, Aksamija will speak about her ongoing research in high-performance buildings, building systems, innovative design approaches and emerging building technologies.
Michele Rovinsky-Mayer Q&A with Michele Rovinsky-Mayer: Diversity and Equality at Drexel
DrexelNow spoke with Michele Rovinsky-Mayer, head of Drexel’s Office of Equality & Diversity, about the role her office plays at the University and the duties that come with her seat on the President’s Steering Committee for Diversity.
faculty senate Q&A with Barbara Hornum: What is the Faculty Senate?
DrexelNow checked in with Barbara Hornum, current chair of Drexel's Faculty Senate, to learn more about the organization’s beginning, how it operates, the goals it hopes to accomplish and its role in propelling the University forward.
Vision 2020 logo Vision 2020 looking for Drexel students to push for women’s equality
The Drexel-based Vision 2020 program is working toward social and economic equality for women, and its next move is to create college-campus chapters, including at Drexel.
Glass Squash Court at Daskalakis Athletic Center Free Tickets: Drexel Hosts World’s Top Squash Players at U.S. Open Championships
Drexel will again be at the center of the squash world this week when the U.S. Open Squash Championships come to campus for the third straight year. And free tickets are available for students, faculty and staff.
Gerri C. LeBow Hall's exterior Drexel's Gerri C. LeBow Hall Opens for Business
The future of business education is here. With a dedication ceremony on Oct. 3, Drexel University officially marked the opening of the 12-story, 177,500-square-foot Gerri C. LeBow Hall—the new home of the University’s LeBow College of Business.
Kathryn Gardner at Columbia University First Custom-Designed Major Graduates Still Making Their Own Paths
None of the more than 70 possible majors available to Drexel undergraduates was quite the right fit for Kathryn Gardner, until she enrolled in the new Custom-Designed Major program in 2011. Two years later, Gardner is one of the program's first two graduates.
This green turtle was captured on a fishing longline in Pacific waters near Costa Rica. Study Shows Longline Fishery in Costa Rica Kills Thousands of Sea Turtles and Sharks
The second-most-common catch on Costa Rica’s longline fisheries in the last decade was not a commercial fish species. It was olive ridley sea turtles.
Carmen Cronin with children in Nepal Public Health grad student focuses on problems, and people, around the globe
Carmen Cronin speaks three languages and has traveled around the world. But the real reasons she’s so passionate about global public health issues are the people she’s met.
Dr. Jonathan Deutsch Drexel Announces Launch of New Academic Unit in Hospitality and Sport Management
Drexel University announced the launch of the Center for Hospitality and Sport Management, reporting directly to the provost. Formerly in the Goodwin College of Professional Studies, the freestanding Center will include programs in sport management, hospitality management, culinary arts and food science. It will be headed up by Dr. Jonathan Deutsch, who previously directed Drexel’s hospitality, culinary and food science programs.
Participants in the Porch Light Program have spent the year creating art together at Drexel's 11th Street Family Health Services, finding fellowship and healing through art. 11th Street Health Center Dedicates A Healing Home Mural in North Philadelphia
Some people may not consider painting a picture a traditional component of health care. To take that notion further, some may not consider murals an important part of a healthy community. But, despite those expectations, nearly thirty patients at 11th Street Family Health Services of Drexel University and many more members of their community have come together to help individuals be healthier and to make their communities stronger, through creating public art. They will dedicate and celebrate their artwork, entitled "A Healing Home," On October 16.