A newborn baby in the NICU Even Perfectly Clean Hands Can Lead To MRSA Transmission in NICU Babies
A new study led by Drexel University found that even if hospital workers follow handwashing guidelines as closely as possible, MRSA can still be transmitted among their newborn patients in the NICU.
cybersecurity Drexel Named Center of Academic Excellence For Cybersecurity Education
Drexel University has distinguished itself as one of the top institutions for cybersecurity education in the nation, according to the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security. This month, the NSA and DHS recertified the university as Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education. Drexel’s remains the first cybersecurity program in Philadelphia to receive this distinction and joins just over 200 programs in the nation that have earned the certification for “contributing to the protection of the National Information Infrastructure.”
Heard Around Campus Heard Around Campus — June
Catch up on the biggest news for Drexel faculty and professional staff that came out in the month of June.
Drexel President John Fry, right, with Saxbys CEO Nick Bayer. At Second Saxbys Café, Experiential Learning Finds a New Home
Saxbys opened its second student-run coffee shop on campus this week in the Papadakis Integrated Sciences Building, making the company’s relationship with the Drexel community even stronger.
The living room in the two-bedroom apartment in Vue32. Vue32 Offers July Move-In Deals to Drexel Community
Vue32 Offers July Move-In Deals to Drexel Community
 The 14 members of the 2017 class of the Drexel 100 pictured with other Dragons at the ceremony. Top row, left to right: Joseph Grimes; Leonid Hrebien; Richard A. Rose, Jr.; Alfred Altomari; and Thomas Matthews. Middle row: Henri Levit; Clifford Hudis; Craig Sabatino; Michael Baum; and Chair of the Board of Trustees Richard A. Greenawalt. Bottom row: Chair of the Drexel 100 David R. Geltzer; Christine McKendry Andrade; Kathleen Chimicles; Rita K. Adeniran; Lisa Anne Forsyth; Libby Fleisher Wilson; and President John Fry. The Drexel 100 Celebrates 25 Years
For the past 25 years, the Drexel 100 has recognized the best of the best when it comes to Drexel University’s alumni.
A close-up of the face of the J. Peterson Ryder Memorial Clock. Hidden Treasures: The J. Peterson Ryder Memorial Clock
The J. Peterson Ryder Memorial clock in the Great Court of Main Building represents more than just the time — or its inscribed motto, “Be on Time.”
Publicity photo of Chuck Barris promoting the June 14, 1976 premiere of the NBC reality talent show "The Gong Show." Photo courtesy NBC Television. ABC’s Revived ‘Gong Show’ Pays Tribute to Drexel Alumnus’ Vision
“The Gong Show,” started by Chuck Barris ’53 in 1976, got a reboot this summer with a new incarnation airing on ABC.
Exterior of Saxbys cafe at the Papadakis Integrated Sciences Building Saxbys Opens Second Cafe on Drexel's Campus Run Completely By Students
Saxbys Chief Executive Officer and Founder Nick Bayer will join Drexel University President John Fry to commemorate the opening of a second cafe on Drexel’s campus. Opening its doors on June 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the new Saxbys is the company’s second cafe at Drexel and the third in the nation exclusively operated under student supervision as part of Saxbys’ Experiential Learning Program.
Image of Drexel Police SUV Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement to Evaluate Drexel Police
A team of assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA) will visit Drexel University from July 9-12 to evaluate all aspects of the Drexel University Police Department’s policies and procedures, management, operations and support services.
"Earl Dotter in Low Coal WVA 1976 & Ground Zero NYC 2001," courtesy Earl Dotter. The Drexel Collection Hosts Two Photography Exhibits Examining the Consequences of Hazardous Work
The Drexel Collection’s summer exhibit will showcase the legacy of photographer Earl Dotter’s 50 years of experience photographing workers, particularly those working in dangerous fields with hazardous materials like asbestos.
40u40 Wanted: the Best and Brightest Dragon Alumni for Drexel Magazine's ‘40 Under 40’
Drexel Magazine is seeking nominations for its annual “40 Under 40” program honoring the personal and professional accomplishments of successful young alumni.
Robert L. Listenbee, Stoneleigh Visiting Fellow Former Justice Department Official Joins Drexel’s Juvenile Justice Research and Reform Lab
After serving as Administrator of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) under the Obama Administration, Robert L. Listenbee, Esq., will return to Philadelphia as a Stoneleigh Foundation Visiting Fellow.
Photo by Cindi Landmesser. Drexel Hosts Picture-Perfect 2017 Senior Thesis Exhibition
Eight photography majors at Drexel University recently submitted portfolios for their senior thesis that were then displayed on campus.
Ashleigh Jugan lets a pangolin go. Protecting the World’s Most Trafficked Animal While on Co-op
What’s a pangolin? And why is Ashleigh Jugan in Vietnam working to keep them safe from hunters? DrexelNow asked the fourth-year environmental sciences major about that and more in a Q&A about a highly unusual co-op.
Musée de la Danse in performance of Levée des conflits at the Drexel Armory, September 2016. Photo Credit: JJ Tiziou Photography  	French Avant-garde Choreographer Boris Charmatz to Illuminate the Connections between Social Justice and Art
Known for his innovative exploration of choreographic assembly, internationally acclaimed French choreographer Boris Charmatz will return to Drexel University to continue the momentum of his most recent collaborative project, “Dancing Dialogues” in the fall of 2016. Drexel’s Westphal College of Media Arts & Design received a grant of $300,000 from The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage to facilitate Boris Charmatz’ performance project, the Philadelphia Museum of Dance, in partnership with the Barnes Foundation.
White-eared ground sparrow Birds of All Feathers Work Together to Hunt When Army Ants March
When army ants move out, a new Drexel University study found that, instead of chasing each other away, birds work together to follow the column and hunt the insects that marching ants scare out of hiding.
The Project SEARCH interns and instructors. Autism Institute Celebrates First Class of Project SEARCH Graduates
Drexel University and its community partners recognized the accomplishments of the eight Philadelphia School District students who represented the first class of Project SEARCH, a new program aimed at getting youth with autism into the workplace and prepared for life after high school.
A patient wearing a blood pressure cuff. Obamacare Key to Improving Access in Mexican-American Patients with High Blood Pressure
A Drexel study found that the Affordable Care Act, if embraced, can dramatically reduce disparities between Mexican-heritage people and white patients with hypertension.
Harold Myers pictured in 1984 with his family at the official naming ceremony of Myers Hall. Photo courtesy University Archives. Remembering the Legacy of Drexel’s Myers Hall — and Harold Myers
Myers Hall, which has been on Drexel’s campus since 1977, was originally planned to be closed and later demolished at the end of this academic year. Now it will remain open — and continue to honor President Emeritus Harold Myers.
Commencement cap The Best Graduation Caps of Drexel's 2017 Commencement
Drexel’s class of 2017 showcased their creativity and passion on the graduation caps they wore to commencement.
commencement Seeing Stars — and Fireworks — at Drexel’s 2017 Commencement
This year’s Universitywide commencement ceremony was held at Philly’s Citizen Bank Park and featured fireworks, an innovative speaker and so much more.
The Ballistic Curtain Cordon System team. The Drexel-Designed Device Aimed at Fixing an Epidemic
In an effort to limit the damage done by mass shootings, a team of Dragons drew on their military experience to design a bulletproof curtain that could help save lives.
A sketch of a brain with splatters of different colors of paint. Making Art Activates Brain’s Reward Pathway – Drexel Study
Coloring, doodling and drawing all showed significant bloodflow in the section of the brain related to feeling rewarded, a new study by a Drexel University art therapist found.
Drexel President John Fry joins a panel to talk about the University's history. Final 125th Anniversary Lecture Offers a Fond Reflection on Big Drexel University Moments
The last in a year-long series of public lectures celebrating Drexel’s 125th anniversary brought President John Fry together with several generations of students, faculty, staff and alumni to look back at the personal experiences that define the University.
Fox Historic Costume Collection Google’s New Virtual Exhibition Includes Iconic Pieces from Drexel’s Robert and Penny Fox Historic Costume Collection

Three-thousand years of the world’s fashion is being brought together in the largest virtual exhibition of style. The “We wear culture” project, by Google Arts & Culture, is a collaboration with Drexel University’s Robert and Penny Fox Historic Costume Collection and more than 180 renowned cultural institutions from New York, London, Paris, Tokyo, São Paulo and others around the world. 

Dean Allen Sabinson, left, with Dean Frank Linnehan, right, at WKDU during their back-to-back DJ set. On Air and In Between Songs With Two Drexel University Deans on WKDU
Two Drexel deans — Allen Sabinson of the Westphal College of Media Arts & Design and Frank Linnehan, PhD, of the LeBow College of Business — sat down to share their favorite songs in a back-to-back DJ set on Drexel's free-format, student-run radio station.
tech transfer Milken Institute Ranks Drexel University in Top 20 for Tech Transfer
The Milken Institute, an independent economic think tank, recently released a ranking of schools based on their technology commercialization. Drexel University was ranked 46th out of 225 universities across the country.
Petri dish with yeast colonies that survived DNA breakage by Rad52-guided inverse RNA strand exchange (Credit: Georgia Tech) Researchers Uncover New Instruction Manual to Repair Broken DNA
A College of Medicine study reveals an unexpected function of the homologous recombination protein Rad52 and may help to identify new therapeutic targets for cancer.
CRGS Join the Celebration With Drexel’s Colleague Resource Groups
Drexel’s five Colleague Resource Groups are coming together for a summer celebration that is open to all faculty and professional staff.
Flyer. Battle of the DJing Deans on WKDU
On June 8, Dean Allen Sabinson and Dean Frank Linnehan, PhD, will play their favorite tunes on WKDU, Drexel’sfree-format, student-run radio station.
Isaac Asimov speaking at the 1976 Drexel University graduation ceremony. Drexel President William Hagerty, left of the podium, looks on. Photo courtesy University Archives. ‘The Drexel Jinx’ Broken Only by Isaac Asimov
During the 1970s, four consecutive speakers who spoke at Drexel University’s commencement were fired or resigned because of “The Drexel Jinx.” Only science fiction writer Isaac Asimov could break it.
Gulf War Study Identifies an Enzyme Inhibitor to Treat Gulf War Illness Symptoms
Scientists shed light on the neurological consequences of exposure to low-levels of nerve agents and suggest a drug that could treat some of the toxins’ neurological effects.
A photograph of the Anthony J. Drexel Picture Gallery after it opened in the early 1900s. The Drexel Collection to Host Retrospective Lecture
The Drexel Collection will host a special lecture reflecting on the history of the Anthony J. Drexel Picture Gallery and its connection to its namesake.
Image of the Drexel Department of Public Safety Communications Center  Evaluating Drexel's Public Safety Communications Center
The University community is invited to participate in an evaluation of Drexel’s University Public Safety Communications Center as part of its accreditation process this month.
Westphal Senior Fashion Show Structured Silhouettes, Vibrant Colors and Manipulated Fabrics Walk the Runway at Drexel’s Annual Fashion Show
Romanticism, mythologicalcreatures, theTajMahalandengineeredinfrastructureweretheinspirationforahandfulofDrexel student designers whose collections will be featuredinDrexelUniversity’sAnnualFashionShowonSaturday, June 10,presentedbytheFashionDesignandDesign&MerchandisingprogramsinWestphalCollegeofMediaArts&Design.
Members of Drexel's Black Graduate Student Union Graduate College Shines a Light on Outstanding Student Achievements
At this year’s Graduate Student Day, the Graduate College and the Graduate Student Association joined together to honor the work done by Drexel students in the classroom and in the community.
Katie Van Aken A Drexel University PhD Reflects on Five Years in the Lab and on the Board
Katie Van Aken, vice president of the Graduate Student Association, turned her dissertation defense into a celebration earlier this month, and she’s currently preparing to speak at the biggest one of all for students — commencement.