Can You Learn to be Creative? Drexel Master’s Degree Teaches Students to Create Eureka Moments
May 31 2014
Preparing students to think like creative professionals is the goal of Drexel University Online’s master of science’s degree program in creativity and innovation, offered through the School of Education. While many colleges and universities are beginning to offer individual courses in creativity, Drexel’s master's degree program is one of only a few full creativity degree programs in the country.
Fry, Other Leaders Make Connections for Drexel on Trip to China
May 28 2014
President John Fry and a Drexel University delegation just returned from China, where they joined a tour of the country by The Philadelphia Orchestra and met with leaders to create and strengthen connections with several higher-education institutions there.
Drexel Men's Rugby Squad Will Play in National Spotlight
May 27 2014
Combine the physical contact of football with the endurance requirements of soccer, and you get one tough sport. But for one tight-knit group at Drexel, that unforgiving sport is about to give them something back after hours and hours of work: a chance to play in the national spotlight.
Drexel Students Offered Fulbright Grants
May 22 2014
For the second consecutive year a record-breaking seven Drexel students and alumni have been offered study and research grants by the prestigious Fulbright U.S. Student Program.
Drexel Announces 2014 Honorary Degree Recipients
May 22 2014
More than 5,000 students will graduate from Drexel University at its 127th Commencement on June 13 and 14 in five separate ceremonies. Drexel will award 20 honorary degrees to prominent individuals, including NBC News’ chief foreign affairs correspondent Andrea Mitchell, legendary architect Robert A.M. Stern and MIT professor Robert Langer — the most cited engineer in history.
Corporate Social Responsibility Leads to Better Customer Service
May 21 2014
Currently accepted wisdom in the corporate world is that in order to motivate frontline employees who serve customers, corporations need to increase their salary, make them feel more positive about the company or give them more explicit instructions on how to interact with customers. But a new Drexel study examines how frontline employees respond to corporate social responsibility activities such as charitable giving, environmental programs and ethical practices.
Close School Announces Degrees
May 20 2014
Drexel University’s Charles D. Close School of Entrepreneurship has announced the launch of a bachelor's degree program in entrepreneurship and innovation, as well as three entrepreneurship minors, including social entrepreneurship, health innovations and energy innovation.The Close School is the first freestanding school of entrepreneurship in the nation outside of a business school to offer its own degrees.
Drexel Researchers Develop Smart Fabric Belly Band
May 19 2014
Tummy snugging maternity wear could soon be giving expecting parents peace of mind in addition to stylishly securing waistlines. Researchers at Drexel University are combining fashion design with wireless technology to produce a belly band that will be able to monitor uterine contractions and fetal heart rate in real time.
Modern-Day Slavery Expert and Author E. Benjamin Skinner to Speak at Drexel
May 15 2014
There are more slaves in the world today than at any time in history, according to human trafficking expert and author E. Benjamin Skinner in his book "A Crime So Monstrous: Face-to-Face with Modern-Day Slavery." Skinner will join Drexel University on Wednesday, May 28, to speak about global slavery and his experiences reporting from dozens of countries in which slavery flourishes.
Dan Etheridge Rankin Scholar in Residence
May 14 2014
This May students in The Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design will have the opportunity to study under one of the more innovative producers in television and film today. Dan Etheridge, Los Angeles-based producer most recently esteemed for turning out the Veronica Mars series and movie, will serve as one of Drexel University’s 2014 Rankin Scholars in Residence.
New Academy Exhibit Has Amazing Exotic Birds, a Dance-off and a Fancy Hat
May 13 2014
Travel to New Guinea this spring and follow a real-life adventure to discover exotic birds-of-paradise, an elegant example of extreme evolution, in the highly interactive exhibit “Birds of Paradise: Amazing Avian Evolution” at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University.
Senior Designs Hit the Runway at Drexel’s Annual Fashion Show, June 7
May 13 2014
With influences ranging from a rainy night in Paris to art nouveau and marine life, the collections of 32 graduating fashion design students will hit the runway at the Drexel University’s Annual Senior Fashion Show on Saturday, June 7, presented by the Fashion Design and Design & Merchandising programs in the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design.
A Tiny, Toothy Catfish with Bulldog Snout Defies Classification
May 13 2014
Kryptoglanis shajii is a strange fish — and the closer scientists look, the stranger it gets. This small subterranean catfish sees the light of day and human observers only rarely, when it turns up in springs, wells and flooded rice paddies in the Western Ghats mountain region of Kerala, India. Scientists at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University have recently provided a detailed description of this fish's bizarre bone structures.
'Live From New York...": Drexel Student Co-ops at 'SNL'
May 12 2014
Ten years ago, Sydney Arroyo started watching "Saturday Night Live" with her parents. Last year, she got the chance to see the show through her own camera lens, completing a photography co-op on the show's set.
Drexel Crew Repeats as Dad Vail Champs
May 12 2014
Drawing on the depth of its performance as a team, Drexel Crew successfully defended its overall points title at the Aberdeen Dad Vail Regatta. The Dragons earned four medals and both the men’s and women’s teams placed third, but their combined point totals were enough to edge out Bucknell, Massachusetts and more than 100 other teams on the Schuylkill River in the largest collegiate regatta in the country.
Drexel Men's Lacrosse Tops Penn in NCAAs
May 12 2014
Drexel scored three goals in a matter of 11 seconds just before halftime to seize momentum in a 16-11 NCAA Tournament win over University City rival Penn. The Dragons, winners of nine straight, led by as much as seven goals en route to a victory in their first appearance in the national tournament.
Last Chance to See 2014 World Press Photo Exhibition at Drexel
May 9 2014
"Powerful images of conflict, hope and daily life” (Associated Press) are currently on display as part of an exhibition of nearly 150 prize-winning photos from the 57th Annual World Press Photo competition, the world’s largest and most prestigious annual international press photography contest, which made its United States debut at Drexel University.
Institute for Energy and the Environment Seed Grants
May 8 2014
Reducing carbon emissions, improving efficiency of the power grid and using ultrasound to treat contaminated water are just a few of the research goals being pursued by the first round of projects funded by the A.J. Drexel Institute for Energy and the Environment. In all six projects received seed funding totaling $270,000 to investigate topics related to environmental protection and sustainability.
Songwriting, Storytelling and Sex: “Week of Writing” Festival Explores Literary Issues at Drexel, May 12-16
May 7 2014
The Week of Writing, hosted by the Department of English and Philosophy, kicks off on Monday, May 12. Highlights include student readings, workshops, story slams and panel discussions including “Writing Lyrics,” “Storytelling in Unexpected Places” and “Writing about Sex.” Presenters will include students, faculty, journalists, playwrights, publishers, editors, poets, authors, songwriters and other noted guests.
Why Drexel Is Aiming to Become More Efficient
May 7 2014
Drexel is trying to reduce expenses and increase revenue, but it has little to do with the current state of its finances. Instead, it's about making sure the University improves its competitive position in a changing higher-education landscape.
The Final Faceoff: Update on Democratic Candidates Seeking Gubernatorial Nomination Debate at Drexel
May 6 2014
The hour-long debate will be held on Monday, May 12 at 7 p.m. in Drexel University’s Mandell Theater on Chestnut Street between 32nd and 33rd Streets. Journalist, news anchor and author Larry Kane will serve as moderator and produce the debate. He will be joined by two panelists: Daily News columnist John Baer and American Cities Foundation president Sandra Dungee Glenn. The four candidates are: Rob McCord, Katie McGinty, Allyson Schwartz and Tom Wolf.
This Year's Spring Jam Features Bigger Names
May 5 2014
The Campus Activities Board (CAB) is switching things up for this year’s annual Spring Jam concert, which will be headlined by electronic dance group Krewella on May 10.
Employee Spotlight: Richard Kopp, Champion of the Drexel Fight Song
May 5 2014
Richard Kopp has sung Drexel’s fight song behind a table at new student orientation sessions. He has sung it with fist-pumping fury in front of 3,000 new students in the Daskalakis Athletic Center. And he has sung it in a boardroom, in front of 50 or so skeptical Alumni Association Board of Governors members.
Drexel Establishes Dornsife Global Development Scholars Program
May 5 2014
A new program leverages a partnership between Drexel and World Vision in 10 countries in eastern, western and southern Africa where World Vision and benefactors Dana and David Dornsife have ongoing water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) projects.
Dragons Win CAA Lacrosse Championship
May 4 2014
The eighth straight victory for the Drexel men's lacrosse team will send the Dragons to their first appearance in the NCAA Tournament. Drexel will face University City rival Penn at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 11, at Franklin Field in the first round.
Lacrosse Beats Towson in CAA Semifinals
May 1 2014
Trailing by three goals in the fourth quarter, Drexel Men’s Lacrosse rallied to a 11-10 victory in overtime against Towson in the semifinals of the Colonial Athletic Association Tournament. Junior Ryan Belka scored the game-winner a minute and 27 seconds into overtime. The Dragons will face Hofstra on Saturday, May 3 for the CAA title.