President John Fry at Commencement 2017 at Citizens Bank Park. Friday Night Lights: Drexel Sets Plans for Commencement 2018
Drexel University is headed back to the ballpark for 2018’s universitywide commencement, setting the stage for another sparkling night of celebration complete with a fireworks display.
Philly Chef Conference 2018 Drexel’s 2018 Philly Chef Conference Tackles Sexism, Wellness and Business Development
Now in its fifth year, the 2018 Philly Chef Conference will once again convene the regional and national food community to discuss the latest food and beverage industry issues and trends with demonstrations on current professional techniques. Experts from coast-to-coast will talk trends in food styling and beverage programs, as well as sexism in the kitchen and wellness for chefs. The conference hosted by Drexel University’s Center for Food and Hospitality Management will take place Sunday through Monday, March 11–12, 2018.
top2017 Top Drexel Stories of 2017
2017 was a big year for Drexel University, which made strides in research and developments that could impact all of our futures.
Heard Around Campus Heard Around Campus — December
In the last month of 2017, Drexel University is preparing for its upcoming winter break with a special extension and holiday hours.
Cognitive flexibility test Can’t Switch Your Focus? Your Brain Might Not Be Wired for It
A new study from Drexel psychologists suggests that some brains are at a natural advantage to quickly switch their focus from one concept to another.
At the November hearings in Jacksonville, Florida, are pictured, left to right: Executive Director Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc., W. Craig Hartley Jr.; Eileen W. Behr, Vice President and Chief of Police, Drexel Public Safety; Joseph Spera, director of operations; Colin P. Quinn, communication accreditation & training manager; Jane Kelly, law enforcement accreditation manager; Robert Lis, associate director of investigations; and Chairman of the CALEA Commission Richard W. Myers. Drexel Public Safety Communication Center, Police Department Earn Reaccreditation
The Drexel University Public Safety Communications Center (DUPSCC) and Drexel University Police Department (DUPD) were recently reaccredited by the Commission on the Accreditation of Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA).
Santa Claus and Office of Government and Community Relations Senior Vice President Brian Keech met with a very excited member of the community at the Dec. 11 toy distribution ceremony. Turkeys, Toys and Military Care Packages: Drexel Continues Holiday Charity Drive Traditions in 2017
This year, Drexel University hosted charity drives to spread cheer to active military stationed overseas as well as children and family in the local community.
alchemy Drexel and Chemical Heritage Foundation Mix Artifacts With Mobile Gaming to Create History of Alchemy Experience
The Chemical Heritage Foundation wants to set the record straight about alchemy. The medieval practice, often perceived as a dark art or pseudoscience, actually helped form the process of scientific experimentation and influenced our modern understanding of chemistry and medicine. On its quest to shed light on alchemy, the Foundation, with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities, has enlisted help from Gossamer Games, a game design startup in Drexel University’s Entrepreneurial Game Studio, and Frank Lee, PhD, director of the EGS, to create a mobile gaming experience about the “golden age of alchemy” using books, art and artifacts from CHF Museum’s alchemy collection.
Colored pencils and a half-colored-in image. Drexel Study: Coloring Books Make You Feel Better, But Real Art Therapy Much More Potent
Many adult coloring books claim to be art therapy and can reduce negative feelings, but art therapists are significantly more impactful, a Drexel study shows.
PrEP pills The U.S. Could Easily Hit Its 2020 HIV Prevention Goal By Using One Drug, Drexel Study Finds
If just a quarter of high-risk men who have sex with men were to use daily preventive medicine, the United States could surpass its goal of reducing new HIV infections by 25 percent.
Melissa Martin, left, and Katelyn Comerford stand with the finished Eastern State Penitentiary gingerbread house at the Logan Hotel. Gingerbread Houses, Philly Style
Four Drexel University culinary students created two Philly-themed gingerbread houses that are now displayed in the Logan Hotel.
The four College of Engineering faculty members with a collective 210 years of working at Drexel. From left to right: Peter Herczfeld, PhD; Joseph Mullin, PhD; Edwin Gerber, PhD; and Eli Fromm, PhD. Drexel’s 2017 Service Recognition, By the Numbers
Drexel University honored over 700 faculty and professional staff at its annual service recognition luncheon, including some Dragons with noteworthy work anniversaries.
photo credit, U.S. Department of Agriculture. Will People Eat Relish Made from ‘Waste’ Ingredients? Drexel Study Finds They May Even Prefer It
A new Drexel University study found strong potential for consumer acceptance of a new category of foods created from discarded ingredients.
Isaiah Hoffman making one of the winning football throws. The $100K Halftime Show That Changed One Dragon’s Life
No football team? No problem. Drexel University junior Isaiah Hoffman won a $100,000 tuition scholarship from Dr. Pepper for a successful halftime football toss.
The Eagles Fly for Leukemia scholarship recipients alongside Drexel President John Fry. Photo by Mark Makela From Cancer to Campus: The Eagles Scholarship Helping Dragons Soar
The Eagles Fly for Leukemia organization offers full-tuition scholarships to Drexel University to outstanding students who have survived pediatric cancer. For the recipients, it’s an unrivaled opportunity.
Drawing of a hand putting a vote in a ballot box Could Death Rates Have Swung the 2016 Election?
A new study shows that climbing mortality rates of middle-aged white people were associated with many counties voting Republican in the 2016 presidential election.
A wide view of a Barnegat Bay salt marsh Studies Show Barnegat Bay Salt Marshes Provide Millions of Dollars of Water Treatment for Free – For Now
A pair of studies led by Academy of Natural Sciences researchers show that salt marshes along New Jersey’s Barnegat Bay are invaluable for removing nutrients — but they’re threatened by climate change.
A microscopic image of Fragilaria amicorum. Microscopic Algae Hold Key to New Jersey’s Nutrient Pollution Now and in the Past
An Academy of Natural Sciences-led study found that the presence of certain species of microscopic algae called diatoms can be reliable indicators of nitrogen pollutions in New Jersey’s bays.
Drexel faculty, panelists and Peace Corps representatives at the "Girl Rising" screening held on Drexel's University City Campus. From left to right: Kapil Dandekar, PhD, a professor in the College of Engineering; Chief Operating Officer for the Peace Corps Erin Gibbs; College of Engineering's Interim Dean Giuseppe Palmese; panelist Marie Chevrier, PhD; Sheila Crowley, Peace Corps CEO; College of Engineering Director of Graduate Programs Sherry Levin; Patrick McGettigan, a Peace Corps regional recruiter; and Mira Olson, an associate professor in the College of Engineering. Drexel's College of Engineering Teams Up With The Peace Corps
Drexel University’s College of Engineering signed a partnership with the Peace Corps to establish the Paul D. Coverdell Fellows Program, which offers financial assistance to returned Peace Corps Volunteers.
Julia Golkin, a health sciences and health administration major in the College of Nursing and Health Professions, loves the Rec Center because it helps her so she can "just de-stress and can zone out with my music and just take some time for myself." How the Drexel Rec Center Lined Up ‘The Balanced Project’
To spotlight the wellness and inclusion mission of Drexel University Recreational Athletics, the Drexel Recreation Center has released a new campaign featuring Dragons working on their physical, mental and emotional health.
Porcelain covered cup and saucer from the Meissen Porcelain Factory, c. 1815, Germany. Photo courtesy The Drexel Collection. The Drinking Vessels of The Drexel Collection
The newest show in the Rincliffe Gallery is a student-curated exhibition dedicated to showing off drinking vessels in The Drexel Collection.
A photo of Nina Henderson Provost M. Brian Blake, PhD, used to promote the Instagram contest in which students submitted photos of their favorite unique study spots on campus. The Best Non-Study Places to Study on Drexel’s Campus
Nina Henderson Provost M. Brian Blake, PhD, held a contest on Instagram to encourage students to post a photo of the most creative study spaces on Drexel’s campus.
The facade of the new Korman Center addition. Take Your First Peek at the New Korman Center
The Korman Center addition opened to the public last week with new study spaces available for students studying before finals week.
Kevin Sievers stands beneath the Academy's intimidating Tyrannosaurus rex. Fossils Fuel This Student’s Attraction to the Academy
Kevin Sievers has been coming to the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University since he was a little kid to learn about the ancient animal history on display. Now, as a Drexel student, he gets to work there.