Honors Students Whip Up Film-Worthy Feasts
May 29 2015
Many films have honored the preparation, celebration and eating of food. Now, Drexel students are honoring those films by making cinematic dishes come to life.
Experiential Learning at Drexel Boosted by Adjuncts
May 28 2015
Many of Drexel’s adjunct faculty members bring active industry experience to the classroom to help give a leg up to University students in developing the skills and know-how for their prospective careers.
Making the Hall of Fame: A Q&A with Brian Voelker
May 27 2015
A year removed from taking Drexel men's lacrosse to its first NCAA tournament, Ben Voelker has a new accomplishment to add to his career: Making the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame. He talked to DrexelNow about what that means for him and the pride he has for his teams.
African-American Families Share Autism Experiences in New Video Series
May 27 2015
Drexel students have helped produce new films aiming to help families overcome potential barriers to seeking diagnosis and services for their children on the autism spectrum—particularly in populations that are underserved when it comes to autism awareness, diagnosis and services.
Heard Around Campus — May 2015
May 22 2015
In a new monthly feature, DrexelNow provides an update on campus construction and renovation projects and catches you up on some of the messages and happenings over the last month that you may have missed.
The Drexel Connection to ‘Slaughterhouse-Five’
May 19 2015
As freshmen in a war literature English course discovered, Drexel has a lot more in common with one of the greatest war novels of all time, and the most destructive bombing in World War II, than you would think.
Drexel Researchers First to Detect Air Quality Effects of Natural Gas Extraction in Pennsylvania's Marcellus Shale Region
May 19 2015
A team led by environmental engineers from Drexel University are the first independent researchers to take a closer look at the air quality effects of natural gas extraction in the Marcellus Shale region of Pennsylvania. The group used a mobile air quality monitoring vehicle to survey regional air quality and pollutant emissions at 13 sites including wells, drilling rigs, compressor stations and processing areas. Their work establishes baseline measurements for this relatively new area of extraction.
From Syria to Drexel: Freshman Tells His Rebel Story
May 15 2015
In Syria, Mahmoud Hallak helped coordinate protests against the Bashar al-Assad government, lost his father to government forces, and was wounded by a grenade during a demonstration. Now the Drexel freshman is sharing his story.
In Photos: Alumni Weekend 2015
May 13 2015
In the Drexel Alumni Association’s 50th year, hundreds of Drexel graduates convened on their old stomping grounds to catch up, reminisce and see how the University has advanced.
Federal Aviation Administration Taps Drexel to Join Unmanned Aircraft Systems Research Team
May 11 2015
Even if you haven’t had a packaged dropped off via Amazon Prime Air or watched some amazing aerial video footage from a drone-cam, chances are you’ve seen one of those zippy, remote-controlled fliers categorized as “unmanned aircraft systems.” Their growing prevalence in the skies, along with an industry push to fly them higher and farther, is forcing the Federal Aviation Administration to expand its regulatory purview. As a way of addressing technical issues critical to safe and successful integration of unmanned aircrafts into the nation’s airspace, the FAA announced the establishment of a National Center of Excellence for Unmanned Aircraft Systems. Drexel University is one of several core research institutions that will be part of the Center, led by Mississippi State University, alongside dozens of associate research, commercial and government partners.
Study Hotel Breaks Ground on Drexel’s Campus
May 8 2015
Hospitality 3, a hotel development company with an impressive resume of hotel projects worldwide, held its official groundbreaking ceremony today on The Study at University City, a 212-key hotel rising on the campus of Drexel University in Philadelphia’s dynamic University City district. Slated to open in fall, 2016, the new hotel expands the innovative Study Hotels concept developed by Paul McGowan of Hospitality 3 to deliver high-quality, full-service lodging to university markets and cultural centers.
How to be Awesome at Co-op
May 8 2015
Nine students — one from each college and school involved in co-op — were honored Tuesday for doing the most “quintessentially Drexel thing possible” — excelling in cooperative education.
Drexel Partners with Monell Chemical Senses Center to Become a Leader in Sensory Science of Food Education
May 5 2015
Students who are passionate about applying science to the development of safer, healthier food products will now have the opportunity to learn from world-class experts in the sensory science of taste and smell, thanks to a new partnership between Drexel University and the Monell Chemical Senses Center, the premier sensory science research institution. The partnership will position Drexel to become a leader in sensory science of food education.
Only Three Weeks Remain to See Exhibition of Works by Renowned Artist and Illustrator Ray Bartkus
May 5 2015
Only three weeks remain to see the “enormous, beautifully detailed figurative paintings and three-dimensional installations” (Philadelphia Inquirer) of Storylines, an exhibition at Drexel University’s Leonard Pearlstein Gallery (3401 Filbert Street) in the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design, featuring the work of Lithuanian-born artist and illustrator Ray Bartkus. The exhibition will be on display through Sunday, May 24. The gallery is free and open to the public Tuesday – Sunday, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Public Forum on Creative Placemaking and Reimagining Bartram’s Mile
May 4 2015
On Thursday, May 14 from 6:30 – 8 p.m., a public lecture and forum, “Making Place by Building Civic Stewardship & Public Art-Making” will take place in Drexel’s Leonard Pearlstein Gallery (3401 Filbert St.). This event is free and open to the public. A reception will be held prior to the event at 6 p.m. Three panelists will give presentations about their work as it relates to creative placemaking, civic stewardship, social equity, public art and environmental infrastructure.
Co-ops With a Coffee
May 1 2015
Two LeBow students had the opportunity to do a co-op unlike anything that's ever been done at Drexel: start and manage a student-run Saxbys coffee shop.