Drexel University's master of science degree in creativity and innovation is the only degree of its kind offered fully online. Can You Learn to be Creative? Drexel Master’s Degree Teaches Students to Create Eureka Moments
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.
Students participate in a science lab course in Drexel's Papadakis Integrated Sciences Building STEM Teaching Innovation, Mentoring at Drexel to Expand with HHMI Grant for Improving Undergraduate Retention
Drexel University has been awarded funding from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) of $1.2 million over five years to implement strategies intended to increase the retention of undergraduate students in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) majors.
Looking out the window Fry, Other Leaders Make Connections for Drexel on Trip to China
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.
Philadelphia Aerial View Amtrak, Drexel and Brandywine Select Team to Develop Joint Master Plan
Amtrak, Drexel University and Brandywine Realty Trust have selected Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP, in association with Parsons Brinckerhoff, OLIN and HR&A Advisors, to develop a comprehensive joint master plan for the area around Philadelphia’s 30th Street Station.
Drexel rugby team Drexel Men's Rugby Squad Will Play in National Spotlight
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.
Fulbright Scholars 2014 Drexel Students Offered Fulbright Grants
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 seal, commencement stage Drexel Announces 2014 Honorary Degree Recipients
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.
Daniel Korschun, assistant professor at Drexel's LeBow College of Business Corporate Social Responsibility Leads to Better Customer Service
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.
Students of the Close School at eBay headquarters Close School Announces Degrees
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.
U.S. Labor Secretary to Speak at Drexel Law Commencement
U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez will speak at the sixth commencement ceremony for Drexel University’s School of Law on Wednesday, May 21.
belly band model Drexel Researchers Develop Smart Fabric Belly Band
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.
Skinner Modern-Day Slavery Expert and Author E. Benjamin Skinner to Speak at Drexel
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.
Fight Song contest Drexel offers $750 prize in fight song contest — and takes aim at world record
Since it was resurrected about five years ago, Drexel’s fight song has enlivened basketball games and given the University a bit more traditional glue to bind its community together. Now, it could also win you $750.
Drexel statue being relocated Ask the Archivist: The Many Moves of A.J. Drexel's Statue
The statue of the University's founder, Anthony J. Drexel, hasn't always gazed down Market Street. Its current location is only the latest of many places it has called home since 1905.
Food trucks Hospitality Picks: Top Five Philly Food Trucks
Drexel’s hospitality, culinary and food science students, faculty and staff recommend their favorite mobile food destinations in Philadelphia.
Graduation cap and diploma A Bachelor's Degree at Your Own Pace for $10,000: Too Good to Be True? A Q&A With Amy Slaton
DrexelNow talked with Amy Slaton about "competency-based" programs, which The Atlantic called a "top trend" in education.
Dan Etheridge Dan Etheridge Rankin Scholar in Residence
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.
Bird-of-paradise New Academy Exhibit Has Amazing Exotic Birds, a Dance-off and a Fancy Hat
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.
Rebekah Quasny puts the finishing touches on her collection to be shown at the annual senior fashion show. Senior Designs Hit the Runway at Drexel’s Annual Fashion Show, June 7
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.
Close-up photo of the face of a specimen of Kryptoglanis shajii, a subterranean catfish from India A Tiny, Toothy Catfish with Bulldog Snout Defies Classification
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.
Screenshot 'Live From New York...": Drexel Student Co-ops at 'SNL'
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.
Commencement Cross Commencement Needs Off Your Checklist at Next Week's Graduation Fair
If graduating Drexel students feel like it’s unreal that Commencement is just a month away, they should prepare to get their minds blown next week. Graduation Fair 2014 is set for May 20.
Behavioral Lab LeBow Hall’s New Research Lab Has Eyes — and Controls — Everywhere
Even the reception room isn't quite what it seems in Gerri C. LeBow Hall's new behavioral lab, where there's a lot more going on than what meets the eye.
Crew 2014 Dad Vail Drexel Crew Repeats as Dad Vail Champs
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.
Men's Lacrosse v. Penn(NCAA) Drexel Men's Lacrosse Tops Penn in NCAAs
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.
Eileen Behr Drexel's New Police Chief Remembers Her Pioneering Career and Tells Her Best Cop Story
DrexelNow sat down with Eileen Behr, Drexel's new director of police operations, to discuss what it was like to work at a time when women were first entering police departments and why the world can seem pretty small for a police officer.
Stained glass window Hidden Treasures: The Armory's Military Artifact Collection
Drexel has a proud military history, so it’s only fitting that an extensive collection of artifacts from the armed forces sits right on the University City Campus.
Last Chance to See 2014 World Press Photo Exhibition at Drexel
"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.
3101 Market Drexel Institute for Energy and the Environment Seed Grants
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.
Week of Writing Panel Songwriting, Storytelling and Sex: “Week of Writing” Festival Explores Literary Issues at Drexel, May 12-16
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.
Susan Aldridge How Much Does Online Education Matter for Drexel? A Q&A With Susan Aldridge
The world of online learning is changing fast, at Drexel and around the world. What’s in store for the future? DrexelNow talked with the University's new online-education leader for some clues.
People planting a tree What Does the West Philadelphia Promise Zone Mean for Drexel? A Q&A With Lucy Kerman
What does being a Promise Zone mean for the area? Why and how is Drexel a part of the designation? DrexelNow talked with Lucy Kerman, vice provost for University and Community Partnerships, about those questions and more.
Drexel Main Building Why Drexel Is Aiming to Become More Efficient
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
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.
Spring Jam logo This Year's Spring Jam Features Bigger Names
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.
Richard Kopp singing the fight song Employee Spotlight: Richard Kopp, Champion of the Drexel Fight Song
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.
Rendering of The Study Hotel in University City Hospitality 3 to Build The Study Hotel at University City
The Study at University City, to be built on the corner of 33rd and Chestnut Streets, will feature 212 rooms, approximately 7,000 square feet of banquet and meeting space and a 105-seat corner restaurant and bar.
Drexel rowers celebrating Drexel ready for first Dad Vail Regatta as Defending Champion
Drexel will be right in the middle of this year's Aberdeen Dad Vail Regatta, a must-see part of the Philadelphia experience. The Dragons won the overall team championship at last year's regatta for the first time.
Dana and David Dornsife and Shannon Marquez, PhD, with children and friends at Kechema Water Point in Ethiopia, a World Vision WASH project site. Drexel Establishes Dornsife Global Development Scholars Program
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.
Men's Lacrosse Dragons Win CAA Lacrosse Championship
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.
Drexel University Announces New Executive Director of Drexel Sacramento
Drexel University has named Michael W. Marion, EdD, as the next executive director and associate vice provost of Drexel University Sacramento. Marion will replace Sandra Kirschenmann, who announced her retirement effective Sept. 1.
Ryan Belka Lacrosse Beats Towson in CAA Semifinals
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.
2013 Graduate Student Day Coming Up: Graduate Student Awards and End-of-Year Blowout
It’s almost time for one of the biggest events on the calendar for Drexel graduate students: Graduate Student Day.
Mohammad Nozari and family A PhD Student With a Commute and a Family: Mohammad Nozari's Story
Mohammad Nozari’s days are filled with things just about any graduate student is familiar with: Classes. Research. Teaching. Dissertation work. But there are other things, too.