What Was Drexel Like 125 Years Ago?
Sep 30 2016
Drexel students, faculty, staff and alumni are celebrating Drexel’s 125th anniversary this year. What would Drexel have been like if they were on campus when it first opened?
Drexel’s Fox Historic Costume Collection Receives Gift from James G. Galanos Foundation
Sep 21 2016
The Robert and Penny Fox Historic Costume Collection (FHCC) of the Westphal College of Media Arts and Design has received a gift from the James G. Galanos Foundation. This gift, comprising nearly 700 couture-level ensembles dating from the 1960s to his retirement in 1998 will form The James G. Galanos Archive at Drexel University. This donation will be augmented in the coming year by additional support materials relating to the career of James Galanos from the James G. Galanos Foundation.
Autism Researchers Looking at Baby Teeth to Identify Risk Factors
Sep 21 2016
A group of autism researchers led by Drexel’s Craig Newschaffer will use new technology to study the baby teeth of children who have siblings with autism — considered high-risk already — to determine if they’re more likely to develop the disorder if exposed to chemicals in the womb.
Drexel Researchers Use Layered Metals to Show How Nature's 'Dislocations' Occur
Sep 20 2016
Every material can bend and break. Through nearly a century’s worth of research, scientists have had a pretty good understanding of how and why. But, according to new findings from Drexel University materials science and engineering researchers, our understanding of how layered materials succumb to stresses and strains was lacking. The report suggests that, when compressed, layered materials — everything from sedimentary rocks, to beyond-whisker-thin graphite — will form a series of internal buckles, or ripples, as they deform.
Drexel’s Historic 2016 Convocation
Sep 19 2016
The start of the 2016-17 academic year, as well as Drexel’s 125th anniversary, was officially kicked off with this year’s Convocation.
Happy 190th Birthday, A.J. Drexel
Sep 14 2016
Drexel University celebrated the 190th birthday of its founder, Anthony “Tony” J. Drexel, with an ice cream party on Sept. 13, 2016.
Drexel Partners With Up2Us Sports to Help Veterans Become Youth Coaches
Sep 13 2016
This fall, Marcedes Kennedy will be the first military veteran to pursue a master’s degree in Sport Coaching Leadership in Drexel University’sCenter for Hospitality and Sport Management. As part of a new partnership with the non-profit organization,Up2Us Sports, called Operation Coach, she will immediately put her coaching leadership skills to the test as a mentor to Philadelphia children who are hitting the courts and the bookswith a local program called SquashSmarts. The partnership aims to help veterans work their way into coaching and community building while getting a degree.
Molly Shepard to Receive 2017 Woman One Award
Sep 12 2016
The Woman One program annually honors an outstanding woman for her leadership in the Philadelphia community and raises scholarship funds for talented, underrepresented women studying at the College of Medicine.
Move-In Day 2016 Recap
Sep 12 2016
The new academic year doesn’t seem real until the incoming freshmen move in. This weekend, they did just that.
Containing Our 'Electromagnetic Pollution'
Sep 8 2016
If you’ve ever heard your engine rev through your radio while listening to an AM station in your car, or had your television make a buzzing sound when your cell phone is near it, then you’ve experienced electromagnetic interference. This phenomenon, caused by radio waves, can originate from anything that creates, carries or uses an electric current, including television and internet cables, and, of course cell phones and computers. A group of researchers at Drexel University and the Korea Institute of Science & Technology is working on cleaning up this electromagnetic pollution by containing the emissions with a thin coating of a nanomaterial called MXene.
Study: Safety Net Programs Don’t Support High Rates of Trauma in Participants
Sep 1 2016
A recent study by researchers from Drexel University’s Center for Hunger-Free Communities found that a high number of participants in a federal cash assistance program have suffered significant childhood adversity, exposure to violence as adults and other poverty-related stressors, highlighting the need to take participants’ past trauma into account.
What's Happening During Welcome Week 2016
Sep 1 2016
This year, the incoming class of 2016 will be introduced to Drexel through Welcome Week, a weeklong student orientation program designed to help students get acclimated to their new home.