A Drexel Twitter post featuring Jersey the Therapy Dog for #NationalDogDay. The Most Popular Tweets, Posts and Shares of the Month — August 2015
From a trip abroad for basketball to a video game designed at the University, see what had Drexel social media buzzing over the past month.
Rosalind Remer, the founding Lenfest Executive Director of the Center for Cultural Partnerships. Embracing Humanities Through a New Center at Drexel
A brand-new center at Drexel will seek out partnerships with cultural institutions designed to boost the humanities offerings at the University and help prepare partners for the future.
The logo for the women;s basketball team's trip to Europe overtop a scene of the Dutch countryside with windmills. Dragons Finish European Tour Undefeated
The women’s basketball team made the most of their tour of France, Belgium and the Netherlands by going 4-0 and jelling as a team.
Poster presentations during STAR Scholars Summer Showcase 2015. STAR Scholars: Broadening Horizons on Summer Break
More than 150 students who just finished their first year at Drexel used their summer to do a variety of comprehensive research projects in one of Drexel’s hallmark programs.
Drexel employees taking part in a football throwing game at Employee Appreciation Fest. The Sights and Sounds of Employee Appreciation Fest 2015
See and hear the best of this year’s celebration of the University’s employees.
Photo of high school students at Mini-Med Discovery Days Rudman Foundation Grant Helps Prepare Top Masterman and Central High School Students for Medical Careers
Five students from Julia R. Masterman High School and Central High are receiving a once-in-a-lifetime summer experience, and summer education, through Drexel University’s “Mini-Med Discovery Days” program, offered through a grant from the Kal & Lucille Rudman Foundation.
A man grimacing near broken glass. Awareness: Larry Clark's Tulsa Series in the Rincliffe Gallery
A new photography exhibit will highlight a gritty photo-style born from a photographer's experiences in Oklahoma between 1963 and 1971.
Students transform bruised and misshapen fruits and vegetables into cobblers, shakes and other products in the Drexel Food Lab. Trash or Treasure? How to Repurpose Would-Be Wasted Food to Feed the Hungry and Create Jobs
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.
ebola virus Collaborative Research Reveals Ebola Might Survive in Wastewater Longer Than Expected
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.
Chart shows HIV engagement during pregnancy and for two years postpartum. 92% of women received HIV care during pregnancy. 51% had viral suppression at delivery. 38% received HIV care within 3 months after delivery. Pregnancy is a Missed Opportunity for HIV-Infected Women to Gain Control Over Condition
Pregnancy could be a turning point for HIV-infected women, when they have the opportunity to enter a long-term pattern of maintenance of HIV care after giving birth—but most HIV-infected women aren’t getting that chance, according to a pair of new studies led by Drexel and the Philadelphia Department of Public Health.
Michelin logo Drexel and Michelin North American Partner in Connected Mobility Challenge

Drexel announced a new collaboration with Michelin North America to help find and develop new technologies that have the potential to impact people and their mobility, and change the transportation industry.

Heard Around Campus Heard Around Campus: August 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"
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.
Katherine L. Knight Leading Immunologist Katherine L. Knight to Receive 2015 Marion Spencer Fay Award
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
Photo by Michael J. Shepherd. Immortal Beauty Exhibition Displays Rare Artifacts from Three Centuries of Fashion History for the First Time
From a fragment of 16th century Italian velvet to an evening dress by New York designer Alexander Wang from 2012, the first large-scale, retrospective exhibition of highlights from the Robert and Penny Fox Historic Costume Collection in Drexel University’s Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design will trace the arc of fashion history over the course of more than three centuries.
A member of the Women's field hockey team doing a video. Go Behind the Scenes of Fall Sports Media Day
See what it’s like for the photographers and student-athletes behind the annual tradition of Media Day.
A student moving in last fall with the help of a cart. Volunteers Sought for Inaugural Welcome Week
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 researchers have created layered MXene materials by using acid to etch a MAX phase block containing molybdenum. Drexel Engineers' Recipe For 'Sandwiching' Atomic Layers Expands Possibilities For Making Materials That Store Energy
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.
Myna Whitney working with a patient in her job as a medical assistant in the Drexel College of Medicine. Drexel's Focus on Hiring in its Neighborhoods
Through local hires and community outreach, Drexel is dedicated to helping its neighborhoods prosper while recruiting an inclusive workforce.
40 Under 40 logo 1 Month Left to Nominate for Drexel Magazine's 40 Under 40
There's just one month left for you to nominate the young Drexel graduates who inspire you for Drexel Magazine's annual 40 Under 40.
The Drexel women's basketball team during their last international trip to Italy. Drexel Women’s Basketball To Build Chemistry in Europe
Set to head to Belgium, the Netherlands and Europe, Drexel women’s basketball hopes to jell during the international tour before this year’s challenging season.
Rendering of the design for the new Graduate College offices. Courtesy of CDA&I Architecture and Interiors. Drexel’s New Graduate College to Create Programs, Improve Existing Ones
Drexel is sharpening its focus on graduate education — at the master’s, doctoral and postdoctoral levels — an essential step in securing its place among the nation’s leading research universities.
Ludlow Street, which will continue to be one of the areas designated for food trucks on Drexel's campus. Drexel Supports Establishment of Vibrant, Safe Vending District
A city ordinance that would establish safer and more enjoyable vending areas with amenities for Drexel’s food trucks and vendors is being supported by the University.
Drexel students in the College of Medicine receive their first white coats as part of an annual ceremony. Class of 2019 Receive First White Coats
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.
In an online survey by Drexel researchers, 88% of respondents reported sexting. Most Adults Are Sexting and That May Not Be a Bad Thing
More than 8 out of 10 people surveyed online admitted to sexting in the prior year, according to a new study from Drexel University’s Women’s Health Psychology Lab.
Drexel senior Matt Parsons stands at the People's Climate March in NYC last September. A Co-op Conducting Trailblazing Research For a Brighter Tomorrow
Matt Parsons’ co-op is so unique that he’s the only researcher, student or professional, completing this type of nuclear fusion research.
A doctor speaking with an older patient. The 5 Things You Didn’t Know About Teaching Empathy
When it comes down to it, empathy is one of a doctor’s most important tools, and Drexel’s College of Medicine places a special importance on teaching it to medical students.
Francis Drexel Experts Available to Comment on Pope's Visit to Philadelphia

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.

Xylophone with percussion sticks. Music Therapy Offers Creative Outlet for Youth in Detention Center
For 10 years, Drexel students have used the summer as an opportunity to bring counseling and a means of expression through music to adolescents waiting for judgment on their cases.
A young girl looking at some specimens of the Academy of Natural Sciences' bug collection. Photo by Meredith Dolan/ANS. The Academy’s Staff Talks Bug Fest Favorites
With Bug Fest set for this weekend, the Academy of Natural Sciences’ staff discusses what they’re looking forward to at the annual celebration of bugs.
Starbright gameplay. Courtesy of Lunar Rabbit. Reaching for the Stars in the Entrepreneurial Game Studio
Having recently released their game from Drexel’s Entrepreneurial Game Studio, a team made up mostly of women reflects on their game and the industry they hope to enter.
BBPP research staff, Illidio Mebulo, collecting a sample of primate tissue in the market for genetic analysis. Credit: Javier Rivas/BBPP Where Commerce and Conservation Clash: Bushmeat Trade Grows with Economic Prosperity in 13-Year Study
The bushmeat market in the city of Malabo is bustling—more so today than it was nearly two decades ago, when Gail Hearn, PhD, began what is now one of the region’s longest continuously running studies of commercial hunting activity. Hearn’s team has now published its comprehensive results of 13 years of daily monitoring bushmeat market activity.