Heard Around Campus — April
Apr 26 2017
This past month, Drexel was all about spring cleaning, whether the University was being nationally recognized for recycling efforts or creating a faculty-designed glossary breaking down confusing academic assessment jargon.
Drexel’s Harris M. Steinberg Chosen to Chair Mayor Kenney’s Historic Preservation Task Force
Apr 24 2017
Today, as development pressures rub up against time-honored city neighborhoods, Philadelphia is seeking new ways to carefully manage the twin goals of growth and preservation. Withthisinmind, Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenneydecidedit is timetorethinkhowPhiladelphiapreservesitshistoricresources – andtohelpspearheadtheseefforts,heappointedDrexel’sHarrisM. Steinberg, FAIA,directoroftheLindy Institute for Urban Innovation,tochairanewHistoricPreservationTaskForce.
SEI and Drexel University Partner to Explore Investors’ Visual Interaction with their Wealth
Apr 11 2017
SEI and Drexel University announced the findings of an interactive usability study conducted to enhance the SEI Wealth PlatformSM (the Platform) end-client experience. Executed in the Behavioral Science Laboratory of Drexel’s LeBow College of Business as a Corporate and Executive Education project, the study employed brain imaging to measure cognitive functions while test subjects used the Platform’s consumer-facing wealth management portal. SEI established the core design tenets and principles, and worked with Drexel professors and research students to validate the design and ensure the experience was truly engaging for consumers.
Firstrust Chairman and CEO Named 2017 Drexel Business Leader of the Year
Apr 11 2017
Drexel University’s LeBow College of Business has named Richard J. Green, chairman and CEO of Firstrust Bank, as its 2017 Business Leader of the Year. Green will be honored at a luncheon celebrating his achievements on April 20 from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Hyatt at The Bellevue.
CDC/WHO Ebola Guidelines Could Put Sewer Workers at Risk
Apr 11 2017
Research from Drexel University and the University of Pittsburgh suggests that guidelines for safe disposal of liquid waste from patients being treated for the Ebola virus might not go far enough to protect water treatment workers from being exposed. In a study recently published in the journal Water Environment Research, a group of environmental engineering researchers reports that sewer workers downstream of hospitals and treatment centers could contract Ebola via inhalation — a risk that is not currently accounted for in the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention or World Health Organization Ebola response protocol.
Drexel Neuroscientists Go to Washington to Make Budget Requests
Apr 10 2017
Doctoral student Brielle Ferguson and professor Ramesh Raghupathi participated in the Society for Neuroscience’s Capitol Hill Day last month, speaking with congressional representatives about the importance of federal funding for their research.
How to Make the Most of Your Drexel Co-op
Apr 5 2017
The co-op is an essential part of a typical Drexel education, but the process can raise a lot of questions. DrexelNow sought the advice of four co-op veterans, who weighed in with tips on the interview process, overcoming hurdles and leaving employers with a good impression.
Drexel Takes Eco Education to the Movies at Philadelphia Film Festival
Apr 4 2017
In search of new ways to promote awareness of the realities of climate change and global warming, Drexel faculty members have struck up a relationship with the Philadelphia Environmental Film Festival. The University is sponsoring a block of local films later this month.