Project HOME alumnus Gerald Halley stands in front of his artwork. Artwork by Formerly Homeless Philadelphians Exhibited by Project HOME and Drexel
“Artists for All Seasons,” an exhibition of artwork by formerly homeless artists, will be on display at the URBN Center (3501 Market St., Philadelphia) from April 13 – 24.
Anti-Abortion Terrorism: New Book Tells Untold Stories of Harassment and Violence Faced by Abortion Providers
A groundbreaking new book, Living in the Crosshairs: The Untold Stories of Anti-Abortion Terrorism (Oxford University Press, 2015), examines how those associated with abortion care are harassed, threatened, stalked, picketed, sent hate mail and otherwise terrorized on a daily basis, and how these incidents are drastically increasing
Collage of brain image, lightbulb and cover of the book "The Eureka Factor". Credits: Lightbulb by lilbitgimpy CC BY-NC 3.0; Brain by Beeman et al PLOS Biology; Eureka Factor courtesy of Random House How to Harness the Science of Sparking Ideas
Drexel professor John Kounios has co-authored a new book about the science of "aha moments." It’s the first book about creativity that tells a complete and faithful story of the neuroscience written by the actual scientists who made the discoveries.
Keith Breakfast, former WKDU DJ. Funny or Moving, WKDU PSAs Are Impactful
WKDU wants to add to its catalog of public service announcements through a workshop to help local non-profits record new messages.
Kush Navinchandra bowling for Drexel's Club Cricket Squad. Photo by American College Cricket. Drexel Cricket Builds Name, Reaches National Championship
Just three years ago, Drexel's cricket team had trouble beating local mid-level squads. Now, the club team is one of the best in the country.
Students working in the Motion Capture Studio at Drexel. Drexel Game Design Again in Top 10 of Princeton Review List
For the sixth year, Drexel is again high on the Princeton Review list of the United States’ and Canada’s top game design programs.
President John A. Fry. President Fry Rolling Out Refreshed Strategic Plan in Town Halls
Three years after Drexel’s strategic plan first took shape, President John Fry will host town halls across the University to discuss the plan’s next phase.
A group of students working on the last interdisciplinary health care training event in October. Courtesy of the Drexel Student Government Organization for the School of Public Health. Simulation to Spur Interdisciplinary Learning in Health Care
Two Drexel graduate students are doing their best to prompt the type of interdisciplinary learning they know they’ll need once they leave school.
Duke Ellington and his band in wool overcoats and tailored dress signify celebrity status, Los Angeles, 1934. Courtesy of Bettmann/CORBIS. How Jazz Influenced Fashion: New Book to Launch During Jazz Appreciation Month in April
A new book byAlphonso D. McClendon, an assistant professor in the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design, entitled Fashion and Jazz: Dress, Identity and Subcultural Improvisation (Bloomsbury Publishing, 2015), explores the behaviors, signs and meanings that defined this subculture. The book also addresses Philadelphia’s significant role in jazz history.
tobacco mosaic virus nanostructures Using Viruses To Help Water Blow Off Steam
Legions of viruses that infect the leaves of tobacco plants could be the key to making power plants safer, heating and cooling of buildings more efficient, and electronics more powerful. These tiny protein bundles, which were once a threat to a staple cash crop of the nascent United States in the 1800s, are now helping researchers like Drexel University’s Matthew McCarthy, PhD, better understand and enhance the processes of boiling and condensation.
At the awarding of the Drexel Police's reacreditation, from left to right, W. Craig Hartley Jr., executive director of Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc., Robert Lis, associate director of investigations, Drexel Police, Eileen Behr, director of police operations, Drexel Police, Jane Kelly, accreditation manager, Drexel Police, Domenic Ceccanecchio, vice president of Drexel Public Safety, and Richard W. Myers, chairman, Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies Inc. Drexel Police Achieve Advanced Reaccreditation
Drexel’s Police Department received its first advanced reaccreditation.
Drexel Women's HerStory Month runs throughout March. The 10 Most Influential Women of the 21st Century (So Far)
Mary Ebeling, director of Drexel’s Women’s and Gender Studies program at Drexel, collaborated with friends and colleagues to compile a list of the today’s most influential women in the world for Women’s History Month.
Bicycle lane. Credit: Jim Henderson From Soda Bans to Bike Lanes: Which “Natural Experiments” Really Reduce Obesity?
Drexel public health researchers published a review of the state of the science on which policy and infrastructure changes have a real impact on obesity prevention.
Turning “Us” and “Them” into “We” Again: Former UN Ambassador Will Discuss American Community
In a public discussion, entitled “Renewing the American “We”: What We Owe James Wilson,” Ambassador Joseph M. Torsella (Ret.) will share his thoughts on how we can – and why we must – renew our sense of American community in these polarized times.
Peter Grice. Co-op Experience Set Course for Drexel Grad’s 45-Year Career
Fifty years ago, Pete Grice was sure he knew exactly what he wanted to do, but with the help of a co-op through Drexel, he discovered his perfect career.
The moment the women's basketball team won the Women's National Invitation Tournament in 2013. Photo by Greg Carroccio/Sideline Photos. Drexel Begins Run at WNIT Championship
Hoping to score another WNIT championship, Drexel takes on Hampton in their opening game of the tournament Thursday.
Group photo of the honorees at the third annual Celebrating Drexel Authors event. By Jaci Downs Photography. 3rd Annual Celebration of Drexel Authors
For the third year, the work of the University’s authors and editors was highlighted by the Office of the Provost and Drexel Libraries.
National Nutrition Month 2015 logo. 5 Things to Know About Nutrition Counseling
Healthy eating is a tough goal to attain, but Drexel's dietitians can help put you on the right track.
Kevin Devoy Jr., right, locked in with the wrestler he would beat to become the Eastern Interscholastic Wrestling Association Champion, Lehigh University's Mason Beckman. Photo by Justin Lafleur. Drexel Wrestler Makes School History at Conference Championships
It took four overtime periods, guts and a plan to crown Kevin Devoy Jr. Drexel’s first Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association champion.
Before the intramural basketball coed championship, Drexel Director of Athletics Eric Zillmer (center, in blue shirt and glasses) was honored for his work. Drexel Winter 2015 Intramural Sports Champions
As the snow melts and we give way to spring, find out who came out on top in the winter intramural sports championships.
Photo from Araks Ohanyan's downtime during her co-op in a nature park in Mexico. Unique Opportunities Showcased in 2015 Co-op Photo Contest
A contest seeking photos from Drexel students highlighted the best of their experiences at work and at play.
Members of SPARK love to get crafty. SPARKing Community Outreach on Campus
Want to inject some SPARK in your life, and in your community? That’s the goal of one student organization, fittingly called Students Promoting Art Through Random Acts of Kindness.
Participants in the Academy of Natural Sciences adult overnight get ready for bed in Dinosaur Hall. Photo by Mike Servedio. Academy of Natural Sciences Hosts First Overnight for Adults
Springing off the success of sleepovers for its younger visitors, the Academy of Natural Sciences invited adults to sleep over at the museum and bunk next to a T. rex.
Bartkus' "Beauty and the Beast," 2006-2009. Renowned International Artist Ray Bartkus Exhibits at Drexel
Storylines, a new exhibition at Drexel University’s Leonard Pearlstein Gallery (3401 Filbert Street) in the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design, presents the work of Lithuanian-born artist and illustrator Ray Bartkus. Creating immersive environments, Bartkus’s monumental, figurative paintings embrace and engulf viewers, projecting them into compelling, mysterious domains. Shown for the first time in the United States, much of this work has been seen internationally in Lithuania, Poland, Austria Japan and the Netherlands. The exhibition will be on display from Tuesday, April 7 – Sunday, May 24.
Jamie Howard, far right, starred in "Boyhood" as the stepsister of the film's main character, Mason (Ellar Coltrane, in glasses). 5 Things Learned Acting in 'Boyhood'
Engineering student Jamie Howard shares what she learned while acting in the movie "Boyhood" while she was growing up in Austin, Texas.
tungsten twinning Researchers Take a Closer Look at How a Material’s Behavior Changes as it Gets Smaller
To fully understand how nanomaterials behave, one must also understand the atomic-scale deformation mechanisms that determine their structure and, therefore, their strength and function. Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh, Drexel University and Georgia Tech have engineered a new way to observe and study these mechanisms and, in doing so, have revealed an interesting phenomenon in a well-known material, tungsten. The group is the first to observe atomic-level deformation twinning in body-centered cubic (BCC) tungsten nanocrystals.
textile Holding Energy By The Threads: Drexel Researchers Spin Cotton Into Capacitive Yarn
A Drexel doctorate student is leading the charge on researching conductive yarns that have the flexibility of a cotton T-shirt but the energy storage that would make the Energizer Bunny proud.
Women with a tendency for excessive weight gain during development may be more susceptible to developing an eating disorder, Drexel research finds. Elevated Childhood Weight May Increase Susceptibility to Eating Disorders
A group of researchers at Drexel University suggest that actual elevations in body mass during childhood may play a much bigger role in the development of disordered eating than previously thought.
Keith Raimondi (L), head bartender at Townsend and an adjunct professor at Drexel, will teach "Mixology and Spirits." Photo credit: BMK Photography. Drexel’s New Mixology and Spirits Class is Open to the Public, Taught by Townsend's Keith Raimondi
“Spirits and Mixology” is a new class in Drexel University’s Center for Hospitality and Sport Management, which is open to a limited number of members of the general public. The class also will explore the history, processes and uses of major spirits, emphasizing the foundations of creating a bar program, calculating recipe costs and implementing proper service guidelines.
Colin Quinn instructing a class at the Drexel University Public Safety Communication Center (DUPSCC). Drexel Communications Center Hosts Training for Area Agencies
Drexel's Public Safety Communications Center is the nation's only college or university communications center to receive accredition. As such, it has taken a leadership role in training similar agencies in Philadelphia.
The Blue Diamond Step Team performing at the Black History Month Closing Reception. Youth-Focused Reception Closes Drexel’s Black History Month
In the final event of Drexel’s Black History Month calendar, a reception open to the University community highlighted the “next wave” of black history.