The collapse of the Russian Ruble: A Q&A with Marco Airaudo
Dec 19 2014
Although the ruble’s freefall began to stabilize around the time of a press conference given by Russian President Vladimir Putin, the currency remains severely devalued. Marco Airaudo, PhD, a professor of economics, talks how this happened, what Russia can do, and what it means for the rest of the world.
Drexel's Annual Toy Drive Kick-Starts Holiday Season for Local Kids
Dec 16 2014
For the 18th year, the Drexel community collected toys and donations to make the holiday season a little brighter for Philadelphia children in need. Leaders from community groups gathered with Drexel faculty and staff for a distribution ceremony which featured a visit from a certain man in a red suit.
Top Drexel Stories of 2014
Dec 15 2014
From giant dinosaurs to tiny catfish, to heralded lacrosse players and ugly sweaters, a rundown of the stories that drew the most eyeballs, scored the most clicks, created the most buzz, sparked imaginations and highlighted the best the University had to offer in 2014.
How Long Can Ebola Survive Outside the Body?
Dec 11 2014
Ebola is transmitted from person to person through bodily fluids, but Drexel researchers have found that there is not much information on how long the virus can live outside of the human body.
"Serial" and Grim Media: A Q&A With Jordan McClain
Dec 10 2014
Exploring a 1999 murder case, "Serial" is the latest installment of popular media dealing with "gritty" subject matter. A professor from the Department of Communication delves into the series' appeal and the popularity of dark subjects.
From Co-op to Retirement
Dec 10 2014
When he began his co-op with Ametek Inc. in 1971, Rich McCracken could never have known that he would be retiring from the same company 43 years later. He spoke with DrexelNow about the value of the co-op program which helped start his career.
Piece of Pearl Harbor History Donated to Drexel
Dec 8 2014
This past Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014, America observed the 73rd anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. Thanks to a unique donation from a Drexel alum, a piece of that day that will “live in infamy” is now a part of Drexel’s military artifact collection.
Top Tips for Holiday Cooking and Eating
Dec 4 2014
Drexel experts in nutrition sciences, culinary arts, hospitality and food science are available this season to offer their expert advice on making your celebratory cuisine tasty, warm, healthy or a combination of all three.
Drexel Helps New York City Park Plug Into Research
Dec 3 2014
Researchers at Drexel are teaming with the U.S. Forest Service and New York City's Parks and Recreation Department to monitor the second-largest park in Queens to measure how pollution and the climate affect forests.
The Story of the World’s Wealthiest Nun
Dec 2 2014
The story of Saint Katharine Drexel is unlike any other. Cordelia Francis Biddle, a creative writing professor in the Pennoni Honors College and member of the extended Drexel family, captures the fascinating tale in a new book about this selfless saint.