Heard Around Campus — November
Nov 30 2016
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.
Urban Climate Change Research Hub Opens at Drexel
Nov 29 2016
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.
Employee Spotlight: Robert McCracken Peck
Nov 21 2016
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.
‘Ambition Can’t Wait’ at Drexel
Nov 16 2016
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.
Risk-Taking Behaviors Tied to Racial Disparities in HIV in Gay Communities
Nov 14 2016
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.
5 Things You Didn’t Know About Epilepsy
Nov 7 2016
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.
Q&A With Graduate College Dean and Executive Vice Provost James Herbert
Nov 3 2016
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.
Panel of Professors Gives UBER a Grade of ‘C’ for ‘Self-Serving’ Endorsement of Nevada Assemblyman
Nov 2 2016
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.