Professor Youngmoo Kim, director of Drexel’s ExCITe Center, singing with the TONICs A Cappella for Academics: The TONICs Join Drexel’s TrebleMakers at the Academy
Celebrate 25 years of a cappella with colleagues from the Academy of Natural Sciences and the ExCITe Center at a special concert on March 5.
Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost M. Brian Blake speaks at the Annual Black History Month Luncheon Packed House at the Annual Black History Month Luncheon
Attendance exceeded expectations at this year’s annual Black Faculty & Professional Staff Association’s lunch event. Luckily, there was still plenty of soul food to go around.
2016 Provost Fellows:  Cameron Abrams,  Ulrike Altenmüller-Lewis, Bret Asbury, Aroutis Foster, Timothy Kurzweg, Jason Silverman and Mitra Taheri Meet Seven Faculty Helping to Run the University This Year
The Provost Fellows program is back and bigger than before with seven fellows selected this year to assist with a packed agenda of University initiatives.
WMCP Class of 1891, featuring Halle Tanner Dillon Johnson, MD, the first woman resident physician at the Tuskegee Institute. Photo courtesy Legacy Center Archives, Drexel College of Medicine. Examining Drexel’s Ties to the First African-American Women Physicians
Some of the country’s first African-American women physicians graduated from an institution that later grew into Drexel’s College of Medicine.
A measuring tape wrapped around a fork The Science of Eating Disorders
For National Eating Disorders Awareness Week, professors Adrienne Juarascio and Jessica Barson separate fact from fiction and weigh in on the psychological and physiological causes of eating disorders.
The site-specific pop-up skate park installation features an immersive, motion responsive projection. Drexel Gallery Transforms into Motion Responsive Pop-Up Skateboard Park
There might not be any more skateboarding at LOVE Park, but skaters will now be welcome at the Leonard Pearlstein Gallery (3401 Filbert St.) in Drexel University’s Westphal College of Media Arts & Design, thanks to a new exhibition opening this spring. Philly Radness: An Interactive Pop-Up Skatepark, a site-specific pop-up skate park installation featuring an immersive, sound and motion responsive projection, will transform the Gallery into a skateboarding oasis from April 5 – May 22.
SCORE will help youth develop fundamental skills for succeeding in life. Drexel and Sixers Youth Foundation Team Up to Promote Healthy Behaviors for Middle School Students
Middle school students in West Philadelphia will learn strategies to achieve better physical and emotional health through a new collaboration between Drexel University and the Sixers Youth Foundation, a charitable initiative of the Philadelphia 76ers.
Graduate students enjoy coffee and conversation in the Graduate College's new space. The Graduate College Moves to New Space
The Graduate College has made itself at home in its new space on the third floor of Main Building.
MD Curriculum Drexel College of Medicine Transforms MD Program
The College is doing away with its two-track system and introducing a single curriculum designed to train more well-rounded, thoughtful physicians.
Heard Around Campus Heard Around Campus — February 2016
February has been filled with ice, snow and slate-gray skies. It can be easy to forget that spring is just around the corner. Here are some campus developments that will help put you in a green state of mind.
Three Drexel Police officers keep watch over a crowd Crime is Down at Drexel, Thanks to a Team Effort
Vice President of Public Safety Eileen Behr is reluctant to take credit for the drop in crime statistics. According to her, lower crime is due to the entire Drexel community working together.
A view of Havana, Cuba. Drexel Professor Secures Cuba Trip for Students to Study Health System
Drexel students will be among the first to travel to Cuba for an educational experience when they study the country’s health system that has earned renown for its ability to make the most of limited resources.
Image of Bradley vs. Helvetica The Game of Fonts: Research Finds That Difficult-to-Read Fonts Can Positively Affect Buying Habits
In a new paper, forthcoming in the Journal of the Academy of Science, a team of researchers including Drexel University’s Rajneesh Suri, PhD, a professor of marketing at the LeBow College of Business, take a closer look at how consumers’ buying decisions are influenced by fonts.
A depiction of black holes merging and the gravitational waves that emit from them. Building Toward Discovery: Drexel Professor’s Role in Finding Gravitational Waves
Sometimes, science is about chipping away at the big questions. One Drexel physics professor recently got credit for his role in developing a big answer.
keyboard Survivors of Sexual Abuse Find Support In Online 'Anonymity' 
A study led by Drexel University researchers suggests that survivors of sexual abuse who seek guidance and support in online forums may be doing so because they find comfort in the relative anonymity the forums provide, which allows them to speak candidly about their experience and be direct in asking for help.
Samantha Haines and Riki McDaniel in their cardboard boat, the Tofu Eater Single Contestant in Rec Recycle Regatta Gives Impressive Showing
The Tofu Eater is the ship by which all future cardboard boats will be judged.
Diana Robins, PhD, of the A.J. Drexel Autism Institute, plays with a toddler who is in the age range that she believes all children should be screened for autism spectrum disorder. Photo by Jeff Fusco. Toddler Screening Essential for Autism Detection Despite National Task Force’s Reservation
Given that earlier diagnoses have been found to be more beneficial for treating children on the autism spectrum, a Drexel professor and her colleagues believe universal screening in 18–24 month-old children remains essential, despite a federal task force deciding there is insufficient evidence to recommend it.
Kollect game Video Game Therapy — Drexel Professors Design Games For Cerebral Palsy Patients
While video games have often been saddled with the reputation of promoting a sedentary lifestyle, a group of Drexel University professors see the digital diversions as a way of helping patients with cerebral palsy to keep on moving. The team, with expertise ranging from game design to movement science, physical therapy and biomedical engineering, recently formed a company called enAble Games, with the goal of making web-based active video games that can be used as part of therapy or rehabilitation exercise sessions.
Danielle Chen poses with Minions from the Despicable Me franchise. Her co-op employer Hasbro makes many Minion-themed toys and games. Game Changer: How One Senior Played Her Co-op Into a Thesis
Product design major Danielle Chen is taking what she learned about the Chinese toy market as a product researcher on co-op at Hasbro for her senior project.
Jesse Krimes' Deus ex Machina exhibition will be on display at the Leonard Pearlstein Gallery through March 13. Photo credit: Sarah Bloom. Musical Performances, Readings and Film Screenings to Take Place Against Backdrop of Sculpture Show
The Leonard Pearlstein Gallery in the URBN Annex (3401 Filbert St.) of Drexel University’s Westphal College of Media Arts & Design has become a hub for exhibitions and arts-related events of all kinds. This winter is no exception, with events ranging from musical and dance performances to readings and film screenings – most of which are free and open to the public – alongside the current exhibition of works by Jesse Krimes, the Philadelphia artist’s first solo show since returning from prison, which is on display until March 13.
Logo for the Life Course Outcomes program, whose report generated interest for the new Transition Pathways program. $3.5 Million Gift Supporting Autism Institute’s Programs for Transition to Adulthood
Through a generous, anonymous gift, the A.J. Drexel Autism Institute of Drexel University will support innovative programs designed to help young adults transition out of high school into a career or college.
Students will create dishes using a new flour created from vegetable by-product. Drexel Food Lab Students Compete to Create Winning Dish Using New Dried Vegetable Blend to Combat Food Waste
Students from the Drexel Food Lab in Drexel University’s Center for Hospitality and Sport Management will be serving up a series of unique dishes before a panel of judges this Friday to see which recipe — all incorporating a new flour created from vegetable by-product — has the most potential appeal to consumers. The contest, sponsored by corporate partner Baldor Specialty Foods, a leading northeast produce distributor, was devised as part of a larger company initiative to combat industry-wide food waste, a program they call SparCs (“scraps” spelled backwards).
Pediatric AIDS Benefit Concert College of Medicine Students to Host 2016 Pediatric AIDS Benefit Concert
Proceeds from the student-run show on Feb. 20 will benefit the Dorothy Mann Center for Pediatric and Adolescent HIV.
PAH structure Solved Protein Structure Holds Answers to Metabolic Disease That Afflicts Infants
Drexel researchers and an international group of scientists have made a critical step toward understanding a disorder that affects patients from birth into adulthood.
20th Kaczmarczik Lecture speaker S. Alan Stern gestures during his presentation on Feb. 10. Celebrating 20 Years of Bringing Nobel Prize Winners to Campus
Since its inception in 1995, the Kaczmarczik Lecture series honoring a former Drexel physics professor has brought many high school students and Nobel Prize winners to campus in the name of science.
2nd Place - Chris Siracusa, Italy: "The view from AUR" Five Photos That Will Change the Way You Look at the World
These images from Drexel’s 2016 Study Abroad photo contest showcase moments that were just beyond the reach of the photographer’s formerly everyday experience.
carbon film structure Research Reveals Carbon Films Can Give Microchips Energy Storage Capability
After more than half a decade of speculation, fabrication, modeling and testing, an international team of researchers led by Drexel University’s Yury Gogotsi, PhD, and Patrice Simon, PhD, of Paul Sabatier University in Toulouse, France, have confirmed that their process for making carbon films and micro-supercapacitors will allow microchips and their power sources to become one and the same.
Ed O’Bannon, retired pro basketball player and lead plaintiff in the antitrust class action lawsuit O’Bannon v. NCAA, will be a panelist at the CARE Conference. Photo credit: Jack Rosenfeld. Summit on College Athletes’ Rights Hosted by Drexel
In an effort to examine more closely the rights of college athletes and whether those rights are protected, Drexel University’s Center for Hospitality and Sport Managementwill host “College Athletes’ Rights & Empowerment Conference: Visioning A New Paradigm of College Sport (CARE)” from March 24 – 26 at the National Constitution Center and Drexel University
Greenberger was the deputy mayor for economic development and director of commerce for the City of Philadelphia from 2009 through 2015 under the administration of former mayor Michael Nutter. Former Philadelphia Deputy Mayor Alan Greenberger Joins Drexel as Distinguished Professor and Fellow
A visionary leader in Philadelphia’s urban evolution, former Philadelphia Deputy Mayor Alan Greenberger will join Drexel University as a Distinguished Teaching Professor in the Department of Architecture & Interiors of the Westphal College of Media Arts & Design and a Distinguished Visiting Fellow in the Lindy Institute for Urban Innovation, a cross-university strategic initiative that aligns Drexel’s academic work with the real-world need for urban revitalization.
A Fitter U A Fitter U Q&A: February 2016
Joe Giandonato, Drexel's manager of health promotion and resident fitness expert, is back again fielding questions from the Drexel community. This month, he reveals how yoga can help you chase off the winter blues.
Exterior of the Dornsife Center New Public School to Open in West Philadelphia with Support of $1.8 Million Philadelphia School Partnership Grant
The School District of Philadelphia, Drexel University and Inquiry Schools announced that Science Leadership Academy Middle School (SLA-MS) plans to open to fifth grade students in Fall 2016 in a temporary location at Drexel’s Dana and David Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships.
Drexel's 1900 class of architectural students, including William Sidney Pittman (back row, second from right). Photo courtesy University Archives. Meet Drexel’s First Black Male Graduate: William Sidney Pittman
William Sidney Pittman broke racial barriers at Drexel and across the country as one of the first prominent Black architects in America.
John A. Fry Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce Announces John Fry as Next Chairman
The Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce (the Chamber) has announced that Drexel President John A. Fry will serve as its Chairman beginning in October 2016. He has been a member of the Chamber’s Board of Directors since 2010 and a member of its Executive Committee since 2011.
New research by Drexel University and Arizona State University reveals that the burst of electricity from a stun gun can impair a person’s ability to remember and process information. Taser Shock Disrupts Brain Function, Has Implications for Police Interrogations
New research from a first-of-its-kind human study by Drexel University and Arizona State University reveals that the burst of electricity from a stun gun can impair a person’s ability to remember and process information. In a randomized control trial, participants were subjected to Taser shocks and tested for cognitive impairment. Some showed short-term declines in cognitive functioning comparable to dementia, raising serious questions about the ability of police suspects to understand their rights at the point of arrest.
Removing Race from Human Genetic Research
When it comes to studying human genetic diversity, a group of scientists, including Drexel’s Michael Yudell, feel that the race concept has no place in human genetics.
Scott Knowles and Richardson Dilworth Employee Spotlight: Scott Knowles & Richardson Dilworth
Professors Scott Knowles and Richardson Dilworth are reliving Drexel’s entire 125 years of existence in a new book and online oral history that will be unveiled later this year, to coincide with the anniversary of Drexel’s founding in 1891.
Students studying from binders at a table. Parental Depression Negatively Affects Children’s School Performance
A study led by Drexel researchers found that parental depression was associated with diminished school performance in children.
crystalsome The Future of Medicine Could Be Found In This Tiny Crystal Ball
A Drexel University materials scientist has discovered a way to grow a crystal ball in a lab. Not the kind that soothsayers use to predict the future, but a microscopic version that could be used to encapsulate medication in a way that would allow it to deliver its curative payload more effectively inside the body.
Jordan Hyatt (L) will evaluate the body camera initiative under SEPTA Police Chief Thomas Nestel III (R). Photo credit: Elizabeth Peckham. Drexel Criminology Professor to Evaluate SEPTA Body Camera Initiative
The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) recently announced that its transit police officers have been equipped with body cameras. The initiative, which is intended to strengthen relationships with the public and provide valuable evidence for investigations, will be evaluated by Jordan Hyatt, JD, PhD, an assistant professor in Drexel University’s Department of Criminology and Justice Studies in the College of Arts and Sciences.
Zanta and Jocelyn. Photo by Alice Carfrae Jocelyn Ford Brings 'Nowhere To Call Home: A Tibetan in Beijing' to Drexel
Jocelyn Ford will present her award-winning documentary “Nowhere to Call Home: A Tibetan in Beijing” at a special screening on Wednesday, Feb. 3 in Disque Hall.