A Tweet reading "Another beautiful fall day in the city" and Gerri C. LeBow Hall at twilight. The Most Popular Tweets, Posts and Shares of the Month — October 2015
From hard work improving the local community to hard work preparing for the next athletic season, see the best of Drexel through social media posts in October.
A person working on a laptop. Tech and Education: Drexel Online Celebrates National Distance Learning Week
A leader in the implementation of mobile technology and apps into education, Robbie Melton, will serve as the keynote speaker in Drexel University Online’s ninth National Distance Learning Week celebration.
Cicely Peterson-Magnum Drexel’s Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships Appoints First Executive Director
Drexel University has appointed Cicely Peterson-Mangum, a long-time community development leader, as the executive director for its Dana and David Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships.
Goodwin College etched on glass in the Main Building. Goodwin College Turns Over a New Leaf
After years of re-divisions and staff changes, Goodwin College is now ready to step up as one of the University’s education leaders in a variety of populations of students.
Deputy Police Commissioner Awarded Stoneleigh Fellowship, Coming to Drexel to Expand School-to-Prison Pipeline Diversion Program
Philadelphia Deputy Police Commissioner Kevin Bethel will spend the next three years expanding the successful pre-arrest diversion program in the School District of Philadelphia for students with no histories of juvenile justice involvement.
Navigating the Uncharted Waters of Teen Suicide
A computer-based screening tool developed by the College of Nursing and Health Professions’ Guy Diamond now getting expanded use in Pennsylvania schools helps identify the factors that add up to a teenager’s suicide risk — a sorely unresearched topic.
Stephen Mack, associate vice president of Procurement Services. Q&A with Procurement's Stephen Mack
In every procurement job Stephen Mack has taken, he’s sought to bring the lesson learned at the start of his career to the world of higher education. At Drexel, Mack feels his ideas are finding a willing audience as he takes Procurement Services from a buying operation to one that shaves budget inefficiencies and even generates a little revenue.
Gogotsi in his lab. Employee Spotlight: Yury Gogotsi
Yury Gogotsi, PhD, has worked for much of his professional career in the international realm and believes that Drexel must strive to increase its global research presence or be left behind.
Jerome Wilson before and after he began his fitness journey at Drexel. Making a Change: Taking Advantage of Drexel’s Fitness Opportunities
Employees who want to improve their health have many options at Drexel — as the story of Jerome Wilson shows. When the loans specialist came to work for Drexel a few years ago, he trained both brain and brawn to shed 140 pounds and keep his weight where he wants it.
Working on a mannequin for Immortal Beauty: Highlights from the Robert and Penny Fox Historic Costume Collection. Photo by Michael J. Shepherd. Behind the Scenes: The Making of Immortal Beauty
Putting together a large-scale fashion exhibition much more than simply placing garments on mannequins. It takes careful planning, hard work and a collection worth showing. See what went into the exhibition currently showing in the Leonard Pearlstein Gallery that's putting Drexel on the fashion map.
Sydney Arroyo, a Westphal undergraduate student who completed a co-op at "Saturday Night Live." Drexel Co-ops by College
These statistics, facts and stories highlight the best that the co-op program has to offer for students in each and every school and college at Drexel.
New Structure and Expanded Role for Drexel University Online
Continuing to establish itself as a leader in online learning, Drexel is expanding its virtual campus and making it more accessible for the students who benefit from it most.
Heard Around Campus Heard Around Campus: October 2015
From an award for being a newsmaker to a groundbreaking, check out what you may have missed about Drexel this past month.
Drexel student works on PMN app Philadelphia Media Network and Drexel University Team Up on News App
Research suggests that the vast majority of young adults are interested in news, but most news apps and websites fail to meet their expectations. In a ground-breaking partnership between Drexel University and Philadelphia Media Network LLC, a cutting- edge social news app is being created by young adults with a primary goal of serving millennial audiences but with the needs of a wider array of users on mobile devices in mind. The partnership will lay the foundation for further external collaboration on research and development of PMN’s news products.
President Fry on a field that includes the Chinese and South Korean flags. Drexel Delegation Off to China, Korea
President John A. Fry and a group of Drexel colleagues will make stops at academic partners in China and take part in a celebration of a new research and co-op partnership in Korea that gives students access to cutting-edge research and nanotechnology.
A hand with a mouse and a keyboard. Meet More Finalists for Vice President of IRT
Continue to help the process of picking the best candidate for the vice president of Information Resources and Technology by coming out to these two open events.
A DJ spinning during the 78-hour Electronic Music Marathon hosted by WKDU. Turning It Up to 78: WKDU Hosts Successful DJ Marathon
In the second year back from its seven-year hiatus, WKDU’s Electronic Music Marathon raised money for Mural Arts and the station with help from a host of the city’s top DJs.
A photograph of a man holding a gun from Larry Clark's Tulsa series. Drexel Exhibit Provides Perspective for Issue of Drug Use
Surrounded by the gritty photos of Larry Clark’s Tulsa series, professors from the Dornsife School of Public Health and locals who have struggled with addiction will come together in an event to discuss drug use and its impact on modern-day communities.
President John A. Fry President Fry’s Contract Extended 5 Years
The new contract provides stability to Drexel that will allow its long-term goals to continue on and continue to strengthen the University.
Student musicians play during a recent live case-study of the School of Rock in a LeBow College of Business marketing course. Photo by Susan Rinaldi. This Course Rocks: Teaching the Importance of Performance
For a course designed around performance and business, a visit from the School of Rock proved to be just the right tune for one LeBow marketing class.
Logo for the Office of Equality and Diversity's Title IX campaign. Basketball Tourney, Teal Tuesday Promote Domestic Violence Awareness
Drexel’s Office of Equality and Diversity is working in a variety of ways to spread awareness throughout the Drexel community about domestic and intimate partner violence.
Computer keyboard. Meet the 1st Finalist for the Vice President of IRT
Drexel faculty, staff and students are invited to meet one of the finalists for the vice president of Information Resources and Technology and assist in determining the right candidate for the job.
Logo for A Fitter U Q&A with Joseph Giandonato. A Fitter U Q&A: October 2015
Drexel’s resident fitness expert Joe Giandonato has answers for new questions posed by the Drexel community including queries about hydration during exercise and what to eat before working out.
Olympic Games NBC's Olympic Coverage Chief Jim Bell to Speak at Drexel
The Olympic Games are some of the most-watched TV events in history, with millions of viewers tuning in from around the world. On Wednesday, Oct. 21, Jim Bell, executive producer of the Olympic Games for NBC Sports, will visit Drexel University to give a behind-the-scenes look at how that coverage comes together.ell’s talk, which is co-hosted by the Rudman Institute for Entertainment Industry Studies in Drexel’s Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design and Drexel’s Center for Hospitality and Sport Management, is free and open to the public and will take place at 6:30pm in the URBN Annex Screening Room (3401 Filbert St).
Public Safety Veterans Family Picnic from Family Weekend 2014. How to Celebrate This Year’s Family Weekend
Family Weekend is just around the corner. Here’s what you need to know to have the best time at the events held for parents, family members and students.
A screenshot from "Rock Paper Scissors Fight Club." Rock, Paper, Scissors, Co-op!
You’ve probably played Rock-Paper-Scissors before, but what about virtual reality Rock-Paper-Scissors?
A physician assistant performing a check-up on a patient. Q&A: Patrick Auth on the Importance of Physician Assistants
Following the yearly National Physician Assistant Week, the head of Drexel’s program talks about why it’s such an important component of health care today.
A logo featuring a compass for the Drexel Global Night of Networking. 5th Global Night of Networking Brings Dragons Closer Across the Map
Between in-person and online gatherings, Drexel alumni came together the world over in the fifth iteration of the annual Drexel University Alumni Association event.
The kiosks will be used to screen for issues including bipolar disorder, post-traumatic disorder and depression. Drexel Offers Free Mental Health Screenings and Demonstrations for National Depression Screening Day
This Thursday, Oct. 8 marks the 25th Annual National Depression Screening Day, held during Mental Illness Awareness Week in October. The Stephen and Sandra Sheller 11th Street Family Health Services (850 N. 11th Street, Philadelphia) of Drexel University’s College of Nursing and Health Professions will host a special, all-day event dedicated to raising awareness and screening people for depression and related mood and anxiety disorders. The event is free and open to the public.
The Summit seen from Market Street. The Summit Opens as Crown Jewel in Drexel’s Third-Party Investment Plan
Thanks to the partnership with American Campus Communities, The Summit has opened and added student residential housing to Drexel’s campus without any construction cost to the University.
Peter Schoemer stands to the right of acclaimed celebrity chef Lidia Bastianich, center, when she visited the Milan Expo. Photo courtesy The US Pavilion Milano 2015. Culinary Co-op Gets Taste of the World Expo
What’s a good recipe for a culinary arts student to experience the best of the world’s cuisine? Take a co-op that lets you sample and learn about the food of almost every country in the world.
President John A. Fry, left, and Stanley Saitowitz, center, architect of the Perelman Center for Jewish Life present a model of the new building's front to Raymond G. Perelman. Ground Broken for Raymond G. Perelman Center for Jewish Life
Dozens of dignitaries and friends of Drexel joined together to celebrate Raymond G. Perelman and his gift to build a space for Drexel’s Jewish students to come together.
Renee Amoore Institute for Women's Health and Leadership at Drexel Names Renee Amoore 2016 Recipient of Woman One Award 
The Institute for Women’s Health and Leadership at Drexel University College of Medicine will present the 2016 Woman One Award to entrepreneur and healthcare advocate Renee Amoore.
Poster for Drexel's Fall Fest 2015, featuring Lil Wayne and Wiz Khalifa. Lil Wayne, Wiz Khalifa-Headlined Fall Fest Approaches
Two of hip-hop’s best talents will take the stage at the first big concert of Drexel’s school year.
Renee Bollenbach with other Red Cross volunteers. Behind the Scenes at Pope Weekend
An online graduate student in Drexel’s College of Nursing and Health Professions used her deployment with the American Red Cross for the papal visit as an opportunity for the intense, on-the-job application of what she’s learned.
music technology Drexel to Host Startup Academy For Musical Entrepreneurs 
Before companies like Pandora, Spotify, and YouTube became household names, they were startup businesses that had to figure out their businesses in the complex worlds of music and technology. Of course, many ideas like this don’t get off the ground—and it’s not because they aren’t good ones. Drexel University and the Music Business Association (Music Biz) are trying to give these inklings of enterprising musical minds a fighting chance at getting noticed by training them in the ways of entrepreneurs at Philadelphia’s first Music Startup Academy.
The court set up for the U.S. Open in the Daskalakis Athletic Center. Photo by Steve Line/SquashPics.com. 5 Things to Watch at This Year’s U.S. Open Squash Championships
Here are a few intriguing details about this year’s U.S. Open Squash Championships to look for when it’s held at Drexel’s Daskalakis Athletic Center for the fifth straight year.
Layered lava flows of the Deccan Traps east of Mumbai, India. Photo by Mark Richards. Did Asteroid Impact or Volcanic Eruption Kill the Dinosaurs? Probably Both, Says New Study
Was it an asteroid impact on Earth 66 million years ago that wiped out the dinosaurs? Or the eruption of volcanoes in India for hundreds of thousands of years? For decades, paleontologists and geologists have debated the role these two global events played in the last mass extinction.But compelling new evidence supports the hypothesis of a group of geoscientists: that the asteroid’s impact ignited volcanoes around the globe, most catastrophically in India, and that, together, these planet-wide catastrophes caused the extinction of many land and marine animals, including the dinosaurs.