Exterior of Gerri C. LeBow Hall How LeBow Students Helped SAP Hire Employees on the Autism Spectrum
Seventeen students in a LeBow College of Business online MBA course served as consultants for the software corporation SAP during the winter term. Their job: help the company with an initiative to hire more workers with autism spectrum disorder.
The Supreme Court 'Race Matters': A Q&A With Drexel Prof André Carrington
Last week, the Supreme Court handed down its latest decision on the topic of affirmative action in college admissions, ruling 6-2 that voters can ban state colleges and universities from using race as a factor in admitting students. André Carrington was paying close attention.
Woman blowing her nose Ask a Drexel Physician: Five Things to Know About Seasonal Allergies
Seasonal allergies are one of the most common medical problems in America, with around 20 percent of people affected. That means that if you do not personally have allergies, chances are a close relative or friend of yours does have them.
Juell F., a Boston member of Witnesses to Hunger, with her daughter Witnesses to Hunger Photo Exhibit Returns to Boston City Hall
Mothers caring for young children on limited incomes, who are part of the groundbreaking “Witnesses to Hunger” program, will reunite for a photo exhibit and events at Boston’s City Hall this May. They will participate in vital discussions addressing the health impacts of poverty and on critical issues affecting mothers and children in commemoration of Mother’s Day.
Asha-Le Davis Drexel Celebrates First Graduates From Liberty Scholars Program
In 2010, Drexel announced a new scholarship program: the Drexel Liberty Scholars. The University began awarding 50 full-ride scholarships each year to academically talented Philadelphia high school students from low-income families. In June, 16 of those students will graduate from Drexel, the first class to do so.
2014 CAA Lacrosse semifinals
Riding the momentum of a six-game winning streak, Drexel Men’s Lacrosse will enter the Colonial Athletic Association Tournament as the No. 2 seed and host the Towson Tigers in a semifinal match-up at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 30.
Seniors from Drexel’s Inaugural Product Design Class Create Prototypes that Solve Real-World Problems
The senior projects from Drexel's first graduating project design majors have the potential to solve a variety of real-world problems.
Casino training lab Drexel and Bally Technologies Partner to Create an Authentic Casino Learning Experience for Students
Students at Drexel University with an interest in casino operations management can now learn directly from their own casino training lab, thanks to a donation of slot machines from one of the largest gaming technology manufacturers in the world, Bally Technology.
Nancy Butler Songer Dr. Nancy Songer Named Dean of Drexel University’s School of Education
Nancy Butler Songer, PhD, has been named the new dean of the School of Education at Drexel University. Songer will begin her term on August 3.
Macy's CEO Terry Lundgren will be the third recipient of the Westphal Award Macy’s CEO Terry Lundgren to Receive Westphal Award at Drexel
Macy's CEO Terry Lundgren will join Drexel University’s Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design on May 28 as the recipient of the third annual Westphal Award and the 2014 Design & Merchandising Distinguished Speaker.
After eight days, the printed mixture of cervical cancer cells and hydrogel grows into living spheroid tumors -shown here with flourescent dye.  Engineering Breakthrough Will Allow Cancer Researchers to Create Living Tumors With a 3D Printer
Drexel’s Wei Sun, PhD, Albert Soffa chair professor in the College of Engineering, has devised a method for 3D printing tumors that could soon be taking cancer research out of the petri dish.
Spring Festival in the Great Court Ask the Archivist: Gathering 'Round the Maypole for the Spring Festival
If you were working at Drexel 80 years ago, it would be just about time to gear up for the dance around the maypole at the annual Spring Festival.
Philadelphia Science Festival Drexel's Rube Goldberg Device to Kickoff Weeklong Celebration of Science in Philadelphia
The press of a button triggering a chain reaction of more than 300 energy transfers will serve as the elaborate opening to the 2014 Philadelphia Science Festival. The harbinger of this year’s week of science excitement is a Rube Goldberg machine –a complex device designed to perform a simple task- built by Drexel engineering students with the goal of setting a world record.
Generalized additive model estimates of probability of ASD by maternal and paternal age (years) in the Stockholm Youth Cohort. The 95% CIs are indicated by dashed lines. Based on Idring et al., International Journal of Epidemiology Child's Autism Risk Accelerates with Mother's Age Over 30
A recent study from researchers from the Drexel University School of Public Health in Philadelphia and Karolinska Institute in Sweden provides more insight into how the higher risk of having a child with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) among older parents varies between mothers’ and fathers’ ages, and found that the risk of having a child with both ASD and intellectual disability is larger for older parents.
President Fry Drexel Celebrates New Program to Steer STEM Students Toward Teaching
The United States needs more science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) teachers. And Drexel has a wealth of bright students studying in those same fields. Now, a new program will connect Drexel’s strength with the nation’s need.
Mobile REACH, the A.J. Drexel Autism Institute's mobile assessment and outreach van Autism Institute Uses Custom-Outfitted Van for Outreach and Clinical Assessments
The A.J. Drexel Autism Institute at Drexel University can’t contain its efforts within the walls of a building — so it is now hitting the road with a custom-outfitted van, called Mobile REACH, to extend autism outreach and clinical research activities into the community.
ReMix Interactive Music-Driven Light Show Showcases Local Student Talent and a Smartphone App Created with Drexel
Remix Interactive, a live orchestral performance featuring digitally remixed music and a high-tech light show created and produced by some of Philadelphia’s most talented high school students, will take place as part of the Philadelphia Science Festival on Sunday, April 27. The event will be held at 1:30 p.m. at World Café Live (3025 Walnut St., Philadelphia).
Mike Moss Nearly Two Years After His Death, Drexel Band Director's Performance Coming to Life
Several years ago, Mike Moss, PhD, and Nick Anselmo shared an idea: a production of Cole Porter’s musical “Kiss Me, Kate,” that could bring together the different programs within Drexel’s Department of Performing Arts. Tragically, Moss passed away before the idea could come to fruition. But now the show will go on.
Sailing Team on a Boat Students on Sailing Team Raise $30,000 to Compete in France
Every weekend during the fall and spring, members of the Drexel Sailing Team pile into their cars and head to competitions up and down the East Coast, from Connecticut to Virginia. It’s a lot of travel, but that’s nothing compared to the team’s next trip.
Philadelphia Style Icon Grace Kelly Gets a Close-Up at Drexel’s “Style Saturday” Event
Beloved Philadelphia native and fashion icon Grace Kelly’s star-poweredstyle will captivate audiences once again on Mother’s Day weekend at Drexel University’s “Style Saturday” event, hosted by the recently renamed Robert and Penny Fox Historic Costume Collection.
Dance as a Healing Art: Performance Pairs Drexel Dance Majors with Local Students with Cerebral Palsy
Haley Robinson has spent every Tuesday evening over the past six months dancing with William “Billy” Geilfuss. Although Billy isn’t able to say hello or wave to her – in the traditional sense – when she arrives, she can sense his excitement in the way his face lights up.
Rishon and Alex Benjamin Twin Drexel Students Bring Home Goldwater Scholarships
Their parents joke that they're almost "the same person." So it's only natural that the year after Rishon Benjamin won a Goldwater Scholarship, his twin brother, Alex, won one as well.
In Child Custody Disputes, LGBT Parents Face Bias in the Courts, New Drexel Review Finds
Court decisions that favor a heterosexual parent over a gay or lesbian parent in a custody dispute often do not consider important social science research on parenting by gay and lesbian individuals, according to a new review from Drexel University.
Drexel's New iPad App Teaches Physics Concepts Using Artifacts at the Philadelphia Museum of Art
“Physics at the Art Museum”is a new iPad app that teaches users about the physics behind art works in the collection of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. The mobile iPad app is now available for download, free of charge, from Apple’s App Store. It will also be available through the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s website, www.philamuseum.org.
Jose Garces Chef Jose Garces Teams Up with Drexel to Offer Co-op Opportunities for Students
If you want to eat at a great restaurant, you go to one owned by one of the nation’s leading chefs and restaurateurs, Chef Jose Garces. If you want to learn from one of the greats, you work at his company. Students in Drexel University’s Center for Hospitality and Sport Management now have that opportunity.
3401 innovation hub Drexel and Science Center Announce New Collaborative Workspace Is Now Accepting Applications
Philadelphia’s newest shared workspace, the Innovation Center @3401, is accepting applications from tech startups and individuals who need office space and can benefit from a collaborative atmosphere.
Photo of Randy Deike NYU’s Randall Deike to Lead Enrollment Management & Student Success at Drexel
Drexel University has appointed Randall C. Deike, PhD, from New York University as senior vice president of its new Division of Enrollment Management and Student Success. This new division was developed to better align Drexel’s administrative structure in order to provide the optimal student experience. Deike will start in his position at Drexel on Sept. 1.
Drew Bergman speaking to a class Four years after suicide attempt, Drexel student works to erase mental-health stigma
Drew Bergman knows that you’re wearing an invisible backpack right now. And so is the person next to you or across from you, and so are your friends and family.
Brett Axler at Taylor Swift concert Co-op Puts Student on the Scene at Philly's Biggest Entertainment Events
If there’s a high-profile entertainment event in Philadelphia, Brett Axler will probably be there.
Football players What Does the Northwestern Football Ruling Mean for College Sports? A Q&A With Ellen Staurowsky
Late last month, the National Labor Relations Board announced its landmark ruling that Northwestern University football players should be considered school employees – not students – and that those players had the right to form unions.
Academy scientists and a Drexel student collect algae and examine the rocks and water depth in Manatawny Creek as part of the Delaware Watershed Conservation Program. Photo Credit: John Strickler/The Mercury Academy of Natural Sciences Receives Major Grant in Multi-State Program to Protect Drinking Water
The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University will coordinate and oversee ecological monitoring projects by more than 40 national and regional environmental organizations in eight designated geographic areas in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York and Delaware.
2014 World Press Photo Exhibition Makes U.S. Debut at Drexel
An exhibition of 143 of the prize-winning photos from the 57th Annual World Press Photo competition, the world’s largest and most prestigious annual international press photography contest, will makes its U.S. debut at Drexel University from Wednesday, April 30 – Wednesday, May 21.
Polarize Metal Drexel Researcher Open Path to Finding Rare, Polarized Metals
Drexel University researchers are turning some of the basic tenets of chemistry and physics upside down to cut a trail toward the discovery of a new set of materials. They’re called “polar metals” and, according to many of the scientific principles that govern the behavior of atoms, they probably shouldn’t exist.