'Race Matters': A Q&A With Drexel Prof André Carrington
Apr 30 2014
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.
Witnesses to Hunger Photo Exhibit Returns to Boston City Hall
Apr 29 2014
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.
Drexel Celebrates First Graduates From Liberty Scholars Program
Apr 28 2014
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
Apr 28 2014
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.
Drexel's Rube Goldberg Device to Kickoff Weeklong Celebration of Science in Philadelphia
Apr 23 2014
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.
Child's Autism Risk Accelerates with Mother's Age Over 30
Apr 22 2014
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.
Students on Sailing Team Raise $30,000 to Compete in France
Apr 21 2014
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.
Chef Jose Garces Teams Up with Drexel to Offer Co-op Opportunities for Students
Apr 10 2014
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.
NYU’s Randall Deike to Lead Enrollment Management & Student Success at Drexel
Apr 9 2014
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.
2014 World Press Photo Exhibition Makes U.S. Debut at Drexel
Apr 2 2014
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.
Drexel Researcher Open Path to Finding Rare, Polarized Metals
Apr 1 2014
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.