Trash or Treasure? How to Repurpose Would-Be Wasted Food to Feed the Hungry and Create Jobs
Aug 26 2015
A new model for recovering would-be wasted – or surplus – food and repurposing it to feed hungry people, generate revenue and even create jobs was recently piloted in West Philadelphia. Compiled by researchers from Drexel University, the University of Pennsylvania, Cabrini College and the Environmental Protection Agency, the results were published in Food and Nutrition Sciences.
Collaborative Research Reveals Ebola Might Survive in Wastewater Longer Than Expected
Aug 25 2015
The historic outbreak of Ebola virus disease in West Africa that began in March 2014 and has killed more than 11,000 people since has raised new questions about the resilience of the virus and tested scientists’ understanding of how to contain it. The latest discovery by a group of microbial risk-assessment and virology researchers suggests that the procedures for disposal of Ebola-contaminated liquid waste might underestimate the virus’ ability to survive in wastewater.
Heard Around Campus: August 2015
Aug 24 2015
Check out what’s been going on at Drexel over the last month, including a new top ranking for the fashion program, a newly announced retirement and construction updates.
New Book Argues that Social Sciences Are Critical to Climate Conversation: Climate Change is a "People Problem"
Aug 20 2015
According to the new book “Climate Change and Society: Sociological Perspectives,” engaging the social – and not just natural – sciences in the climate conversation is essential for effecting large-scale change.Edited by environmental sociologists Robert J. Brulle, PhD,a professor in Drexel University’s College of Arts and Sciences, and Riley E. Dunlap, a professor at Oklahoma State University, the book breaks new ground by presenting climate change as a thoroughly social phenomenon, embedded in behaviors, institutions and cultural practices.
Leading Immunologist Katherine L. Knight to Receive 2015 Marion Spencer Fay Award
Aug 18 2015
Drexel University College of Medicine’s Institute for Women’s Health and Leadership has selected noted immunologist Katherine L. Knight as the 2015 recipient of its Marion Spencer Fay Award. The award, which annually recognizes luminary women in science and medicine, is named for a pioneering former president of the College’s forerunner institution, the Woman’s Medical College of Philadelphia
Volunteers Sought for Inaugural Welcome Week
Aug 14 2015
Drexel faculty and staff volunteers can come out and begin a brand-new tradition welcoming Dragons to campus during Move-In Day in the University’s first official Welcome Week.
Drexel Engineers' Recipe For 'Sandwiching' Atomic Layers Expands Possibilities For Making Materials That Store Energy
Aug 14 2015
The scientists whose job it is to test the limits of what nature—specifically chemistry— will allow to exist, just set up shop on some new real estate on the Periodic Table. Using a method they invented for joining disparate elemental layers into a stable material with uniform, predictable properties, Drexel University researchers are testing an array of new combinations that may vastly expand the options available to create faster, smaller, more efficient energy storage, advanced electronics and wear-resistant materials.
Class of 2019 Receive First White Coats
Aug 11 2015
The College of Medicine’s newest class of medical students recently took part in the time-honored tradition of receiving their very first white coats.
Drexel Experts Available to Comment on Pope's Visit to Philadelphia
Aug 4 2015
Pope Francis – and an estimated 1.5 million people – will descend upon the city of Philadelphia in late September as the capstone to the weeklong, international World Meeting of Families event, during which the Pope will deliver a public mass on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. From concerns about security measures to transportation, anxiety is already on the rise among Philadelphians regarding how the city will handle the influx of tourists expected to double the city’s population. Drexel University experts are available to comment on a range of issues related to the visit including safety, public health, environmental impact, infrastructure preparedness and tourism. Experts also are able to weigh in about what this once-in-a-lifetime event – and the Pope’s progressive views – mean for the Catholic church.