January

The Edumemes contest open, to Dragon students. Image by Arvid E. Roach. Professor Holds Contest to Create 'Edumemes'
One Drexel professor found that when it comes to making a database for educational apps, or “Edumemes,” sometimes it’s best to do it yourself — and with the help of some students.
2014 President's Report 14 Stories of '14: The President's Report
Since the best way to understand an institution is to hear (and see) its stories, John A. Fry's annual President's Report features more than a dozen stories and videos about the projects and achievements that make Drexel special.
The MGMT 370 course poses in their client's vineyard in France. Students Get a Taste of French Wine, Real-World Consulting
Consulting courses, a hallmark in Drexel's experiential learning, takes students out of the classroom for real-world experience. Last term, that meant holding a final presentation for a client in a chateau in France.
A doctor stands by ready to help as paramedics assist a patient on an ambulance. Hospitals Helping Violence Victims Could Save Millions
Drexel researchers have published the first study to systematically look at the economic outcomes of programs that help victims of violence change their lives with a hospital-based intervention.
A big moment from the homecoming men's basketball game against the College of Charleston. Homecoming 2015 Photo Recap
It was a good weekend to be a Dragon. Game-winning shots on the basketball court, gravity-defying dives in the pool and stunning dance moves at the Armory: This Drexel homecoming had it all, and now you can relive it here.
The Coulter-Drexel Translational Research Partnership Program has been described as a "shark tank" kind of experience for researchers. The Coulter Program: A ‘Shark Tank’ for Academics
How the Coulter Program is helping to bring a breakthrough Parkinson’s treatment — and other Drexel discoveries — out of the academy and into the marketplace.
A student working at Dragon Hacks 2015. Drexel Hosts, Wins Hardware Hackathon
Hosting a hackathon that utilized hardware instead of the usual software, a Drexel team using innovative controls for a drone rose above the rest.
The Rincliffe Gallery's new exhibit, Style Within. Style Within: 19th Century Interior Design Highlighted in New Exhibit
The latest Rincliffe Gallery exhibition highlights how people expressed style in their own homes while navigating new designs made possible through the growth of mass production.
Amanda Schauer, far right, in a promotional photo for "House of DVF" for InStyle Magazine. Photo courtesy Morgan Miller Photography. Design and Merchandising Student Takes Second Place in ‘House of DVF’ Fashion Reality Show
As one of the youngest competitors on the E! reality show "House of DVF," design and merchandising student Amanda Schauer had more professional experience and education than the other contestants vying for a position as brand ambassador at Diane von Fürstenberg's eponymous company.
A Nigeria-Cameroon chimp rescued from illegal animal trafficking who now lives at the Limbe Wildlife Center in Cameroon. Credit Paul Sesink Clee Studies of Africa's Most Endangered Chimpanzees Show Complex Evolutionary Past, Perilous Future
A Drexel-led team's complementary analyses of population genetics, geographical distribution and habitat use paint a new picture of the evolutionary past and potentially bleak future of the Nigeria-Cameroon Chimpanzee, already the most endangered chimp subspecies.
Students around Mario the Magnificent statue Why a Decline in Applications is Good for Drexel
Don’t let a decline in applications fool you — new recruitment and admissions plans are on their way to putting Drexel on surer ground.
Victoria Napolitano, learning and curriculum '10, the mayor of Moorestown N.J. at only 26. Just 26, Drexel Grad Already a Political Veteran
After two years on the town council of Moorestown, New Jersey, Victoria Napolitano, a 2010 Drexel grad, was named mayor. She credits part of her success to Drexel for making her feel comfortable in the post-college world.
Part of the new exhibit at W.W. Hagerty Library highlighting the role of young people during the civil rights movement in the 1950s and 1960s. Civil Rights Exhibit at Hagerty Library Highlights Youth's Role
Using historic photographs and periodicals, a traveling exhibit at Drexel displays the efforts of young people during pivotal times in the civil rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s.
Scott Lind, MD, center in black suit, with Morton Perlman's family and the TraumaMan training mannequin named for him. Training Mannequin Named in Honor of Surgery Professor
While it’s common to see buildings named in memory of past University figures, Morton H. Perlman’s name will live on in a very unique way: through a mannequin used to teach trauma situations to aspiring doctors.
Ask a Physician: Ana Núñez, MD. Ask a Physician: How Super is Your Food?
A Drexel physician tells you what you might want to keep in mind about superfoods and gives tips for preparing them to suit anyone's palate.
Ex-Navy corpsman and current Drexel student Chris Diaz with his guide Erick Ponera. Ex-Navy Student Climbs Kilimanjaro
Over the winter break, Chris Diaz, an ex-Navy student, lucked into the opportunity to climb the tallest peak in Africa — and then fly home just in time for class.
Ed Longazel, vice president and chief compliance officer at Drexel A Q&A With Ed Longazel
Ed Longazel’s office mantra is, “We never guess, we ask.” It’s an important philosophy, especially in the business of compliance and privacy. His office’s compliance program protects Drexel faculty and staff, educates, monitors and audits, and corrects problems when they arise.
The state-of-the-art gait lab is used for research studies of motion in Drexel's College of Nursing and Health Professions. Runners Get a Step Ahead at Drexel
Drexel now offers a suite of physical therapy and other health services to help runners prevent injury or step up their performance, in addition to recovering from injuries.
Martin Luther King Jr. 5 Ways to Observe Martin Luther King Jr. Day at Drexel
With Martin Luther King Jr. Day approaching, there are many opportunities through the University and its organizations to observe the holiday honoring the slain civil rights leader.
Pills photo by jamiesrabbits CC BY 2.0 on Flickr https://www.flickr.com/photos/jamiesrabbits/5747870989/sizes/l Teens Abusing Prescription Pills Are A Growing Concern, Drexel Researchers Say
Parents and physicians still aren’t doing enough to address the rise of “pharming,” or recreational use and abuse of prescription drugs, among teenagers, according to public health researchers at Drexel University.
Sports Management Professor Ellen Staurowsky Professor Weighs in on Implications of the College Football Playoff
In the wake of the first-ever playoff-decided national championship in major college football championship, Drexel sport management professor Ellen Staurowsky reflects on the successes and failures of the new system and what it means for the business of the game moving forward.
The new course will provide students with a broad, interdisciplinary overview of critical, historical and practical issues pertaining to branding, marketing and consumerism. New Drexel Course on Affluenza and Consumer Culture is Open to the Public
As the dust settles after the chaos of Black Friday, Cyber Monday and the holiday shopping season, it’s the perfect time to take a closer look at America’s consumer culture, including ‘affluenza,’ the epidemic of overconsumption. In a new course, called “Studying Consumerism,” offered by the Department of Communication in Drexel University’s College of Arts and Sciences, students—and a limited number of alumni and members of the general public—can do just that. The winter term course, which runs from Jan. 5 – March 21, will provide students with a broad overview of critical, historical and practical issues pertaining to consumerism as well as branding and marketing.
Mollie Snyder Great Wall of China A Co-op Covering the Best of Beijing Art and Fashion
Less than a year ago, Mollie Snyder "knew basically nothing about" China. But since starting her co-op at a bilingual Chinese magazine in September, she's been elevated from intern to editor, mingled with celebrities and attended high-end fashion shows.
Aerial view of 30th Street District Amtrak, Drexel and Partners to Host Open House on 30th Street Station District Plan
In an effort to further acquaint the community on the plan for the future of the area around 30th Street Station and also solicit input, the organizations involved with the project will host an open house for anyone interested later this month.
Gamergate Women in Gaming: A Q&A with Frank Lee on GamerGate
A high-profile controversy surfaced in the gaming community late last year which reportedly began with concerns about video game journalism turned to vitriol largely directed at women in gaming. Drexel's gaming expert, Professor Frank Lee, discusses GamerGate and diversity issues.
Killers of the King by Charles Spencer Charles Spencer, Chronicler of British History and Brother of Princess Diana, to Visit Drexel on Book Tour
A civil war that led to the beheading of a king, an 11-year discontinuation of the monarchy, followed by a bloody man-hunt for the judges who signed his death warrant – are all part of one of the most tumultuous times in England’s history and the subject of “Killers of the King,” the latest book by Charles Spencer, 9th Earl Spencer. Spencer, the brother of the late Diana, Princess of Wales, is both part of England’s recent history and a renowned chronicler of its more distant eras. On Jan. 22, he will visit Drexel University to talk about his book and also about what it’s like to run the Spencer family estate of Althorp —a real-life Downton Abbey— in the 21st Century. This event is part of a lecture series sponsored by the Kal & Lucille Rudman Institute for Entertainment Industry Studies.
Kiosks like those set to be installed at two Drexel buildings to screen for mental health issues in use. A 'Check-Up from the Neck Up' — Mental Health Screening Kiosks at Drexel
In an attempt to reach more populations that may suffer difficulties with mental health but don't always seek treatment, kiosks that screen for different types of mental health issues including depression, eating disorders and post-traumatic stress disorder are coming to Drexel soon.
Ellen Kullman DuPont CEO Ellen Kullman Named Drexel's 2015 Engineering Leader of the Year
Drexel University’s College of Engineering will honor Ellen Kullman, chair of the Board and CEO of DuPont, as its 2015 Engineering Leader of the Year. Kullman, who will be recognized at a ceremony on Feb. 23, will join an esteemed group of engineering trailblazers who have received the award.
A sculpture by Chakaia Booker entitled “Handle With Care” (34.5” x 98” x 11”). Recycled Tires Become Beautiful Sculptures that Explore Race, Gender and More in New Exhibition
The newest exhibit at the Leonard Pearlstein Gallery uses old, cut tires to form sculptures which explore topics like race and gender in a way The New York Times describes as "pure poetry."
News
Drexel men's lacrosse celebrates its first-ever NCAA tournament victory by dumping Gatorade on coach Brian Voelker Drexel Athletic Director Picks 20 Biggest Moments of 2014
In a year which featured a collection of Drexel Dragons competing at the highest levels, Director of Athletics Eric Zillmer picks his 20 favorite moments from 2014.
Casting for the next season of America's Next Top Model will be held at Drexel on Jan. 6. CW Philly to Hold Casting Call for America's Next Top Model at Drexel
Do you think you have what it takes to be America’s next top model? Here is your chance to prove your talent! The CW hit, America’s Next Top Model, is seeking new contestants to compete for a chance to take on the modeling industry. The CW Philly 57 will hold a local casting call for the show on Tuesday, Jan. 6, from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Drexel University's Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design.
Personal trainers from the Drexel Recreation Center, from left, Chris Campli, Joe Giandonato and Chris Lee. Get Fit in 2015 with Personal Trainers from the Rec Center
Drexel’s Recreation Center employs an eclectic team of personal trainers to help students, faculty or staff work off a few extra pounds, cope with disability, prepare for a competition or just keep a New Year's resolution.
Grad student Michael Dodds throws for the win in the Dr Pepper Tuition Giveaway contest. Photo credit: Dr Pepper. Grad Student Scores Big With $100,000 Tuition Prize
Mike Dodds will always remember the halftime show during the 2014 ACC Championship football game. The $100,000 tuition prize he won during the program on live national television will help him for the rest of his life.