Heard Around Campus Heard Around Campus — November
Among the more important faculty and staff news that came out in November are updates on new email and cloud services and a volunteering program that will allow Drexel employees to volunteer their time at nonprofit organizations during the workday.
Drexel nanomaterials researchers in a South Korean lab. Drexel's Materials Researchers Building Connections in Korea
The first chapter in a South Korean collaboration proved fruitful for Drexel's nanomaterials researchers, who learned that it takes big thinking to make progress on the smallest of scales.
Ultrasound Wound Healing Device NIH Funds Clinical Trial to Test Device That Heals Wounds With Ultrasound
Drexel researchers have received a $3 million NIH grant to test a new treatment for the millions of patients who suffer from slow-healing, chronic wounds.
storm water mitigation Urban Climate Change Research Hub Opens at Drexel
In the battle to adapt to and mitigate climate change caused by humans, most environmental engineers and climate scientists agree that cities are the front line. Due to the sheer density of their population, and the quantity of resources they consume, cities have the potential to most quickly and significantly affect—and be affected by—climate risks. They also have the ability to integrate climate resiliency into their plans for the future, according to environmental engineering professor Franco Montalto, PhD, who will direct a network of North American climate change researchers concerting their efforts via a new hub at Drexel University.
Drexel's attempt at the Mannequin Challenge Drexel Takes a Shot at the Mannequin Challenge
Drexel Provost M. Brian Blake, Mario and the Dragon'24 group got in on the viral craze.
A young girl holding her finger out for an HIV test. In Africa, Fighting HIV in Young Mothers Through Education
A new program run by a new faculty member in Drexel's Dornsife School of Public Health will attempt to address education as a determinant of HIV risk in young South African mothers.
Drexel student Nick Philips during his Disney co-op Riding the Rails During a Disney Co-op
A Drexel engineering student spent months with roller coasters and theme park rides — and set a career path in the process.
Benjamin Constant's 1894 paintings of George W. Childs, left, and Tony Drexel, courtesy The Drexel Collection. Hidden Treasures: The Drexel Paintings That Have Gone ‘Down to Posterity’
The year before he died, Drexel’s notoriously private founder finally agreed to sit for a portrait provided that it would never hang while he was alive. More than 123 years, it’s still hanging on Drexel’s campus.
Bob Peck pictured on the Great Wall China in 2011. Employee Spotlight: Robert McCracken Peck
Bob Peck, senior fellow of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, is celebrating 40 years as the museum’s “humanist” with the release of a new book and grateful reflections on a career like no other.
An aerial shot of Perelman Plaza at the beginning of the fall quarter to showcase the wide variety of trees, perennials and grounds offering fall color. Photo courtesy Scott Dunham. Drexel Wins Award for Exceptional Grounds Maintenance
Drexel’s University City Campus was recently honored for its status as an exceptional urban university campus by a prestigious national grounds management society.
A green bean casserole made with fried onions and sprinkled cheese. Photo courtesy Flickr user Phil King. The Drexel History Behind a Beloved Thanksgiving Side Dish
The green bean casserole is a staple on Thanksgiving tables across the country, thanks to an enterprising Drexel alumna.
Nicole Deroux, a junior marketing major in the LeBow College of Business, appears in a finished ad in the "Ambition Can't Wait" campaign. ‘Ambition Can’t Wait’ at Drexel
A new advertising campaign will run throughout the region and across the country to highlight the best of what Drexel’s experience-based learning can offer to students excited to make a difference in their field.
Technician holding a blood sample for HIV testing. Risk-Taking Behaviors Tied to Racial Disparities in HIV in Gay Communities
Researchers from Drexel University’s Dornsife School of Public Health re-examined data showing a disparity between HIV prevalence in black and white men who have sex with men and found that a racial gap between them was reduced once levels of risk within their communities were considered.
Students received free passports at the Passport Caravan event on Nov. 2. Drexel Wins Grant to Offer Free Passports to Students
Drexel recently received a grant to pay the $135 fee required for students to apply for a passport and travel the world.
Future president Barack Obama shook hands with then-Drexel President Constantine Papadakis when the University hosted a debate for Democratic presidential hopefuls in 2007. Photo courtesy University Archives. A Drexel History of U.S. Presidents
In time for the final moments of the election, DrexelNow looks back at U.S. presidents who have touched Drexel in some way.
Epilepsy EEG Test 5 Things You Didn’t Know About Epilepsy
During Epilepsy Awareness Month, Carla LoPinto-Khoury, MD, a neurologist and assistant professor in the College of Medicine, explains the many faces of the condition.
A banner announcing the debate hung on Drexel's campus. Recalling Drexel’s Ties to the 2008 Presidential Election
Back in 2008, Drexel hosted an official debate for the Democratic presidential candidates.
This globe, part of a pair of terrestrial and celestial globes donated to The Drexel Collection in 1975 by a member of the Drexel family, were conserved and restored to close to their original appearance in 2015 by Studio T.K.M. Restoring Treasures From The Drexel Collection
The Drexel Collection will host a lecture on Nov. 17 to discuss and display its most recent conservation efforts.
James Herbert Q&A With Graduate College Dean and Executive Vice Provost James Herbert
You might call the one-year anniversary of Drexel’s Graduate College “the great rollout.” For the past year, with inaugural Dean and Executive Vice Provost James Herbert, PhD, leading the way, the college has moved into its new home and set in place a long list of initiatives. Now it’s time to mobilize.
vote button Panel of Professors Gives UBER a Grade of ‘C’ for ‘Self-Serving’ Endorsement of Nevada Assemblyman

Drexel University’s Institute for Strategic Leadership in partnership with the American Marketing Association administered a Real Time Expert Poll © asking a panel of business school professors to grade Uber on its first ever endorsement of a political candidate. The panel gave Uber a “C” for its move to support the re-election of republican candidate Derek Armstrong with a mailer and an email campaign encouraging voters to “Uber” to polls and cast their vote for him. Armstrong has recently been under attack by the Nevada State Democratic Party, which claims that he does not support sufficient criminal background checks for Uber drivers.

Veterans Week Drexel Honors Veterans With a Week of Activities
Drexel’s Office of Veteran Student Services has scheduled activities in collaboration with the Veterans Task Force leading up to Veteran’s Day this November.