Heard Around Campus Heard Around Campus — August
Catch up on all of the news that happened this past month and the events that are planned for September — including, most importantly, Employee Appreciation Fest.
Drexel students in Cuba for a documentary course. In Cuba, Drexel University Documentary Class Explores Life and Film
An intensive course abroad places Drexel students alongside professional filmmakers at a legendary film school in Cuba to make short documentaries as they discover the complexities of the island nation and the filmmaking process.
Chesterbrook Chesterbrook Academy at Drexel to Open on Campus
Located on the first two floors of Vue 32 at 32nd and Race streets, Chesterbrook Academy at Drexel is opening with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Sept. 18.
The Drexel STAR Summer Showcase In Summer Showcase, Drexel Research STARs Set to Shine
Since 2007, the STAR Scholars Program has held a showcase to highlight the research Drexel students do over the summer. This year’s edition on Aug. 31 will include several Dragons who went off-campus — some as far as India — to learn more after their freshman year.
scale with apple and measure Shedding Consistent Pounds Each Week Linked to Long-Term Weight Loss
When it comes to losing weight, it’s not necessarily slow, but steady, that wins the race, according to new research from Drexel psychologists.
Fiona Pelly, PhD, director of nutrition of the World University Games is discussing food quality with Drexel's Nyree Dardarian and Coco Ellis. Drexel Nutrition Students 'Jump In' at the 2017 World University Games in Taiwan
Drexel Dragons from the University’s Department of Sports Nutrition are currently in Taiwan working with American student-athletes at the World University Summer Games.
lithium dendrites Recipe for Safer Batteries — Just Add Diamonds
While lithium-ion batteries, widely used in mobile devices from cell phones to laptops, have one of the longest lifespans of commercial batteries today, they also have been behind a number of recent meltdowns and fires due to short-circuiting in mobile devices. In hopes of preventing more of these hazardous malfunctions researchers at Drexel University have developed a recipe that can turn electrolyte solution — a key component of most batteries — into a safeguard against the chemical process that leads to battery-related disasters.
Image courtesy #YouAreWelcomeHere. At Drexel, #YouAreWelcomeHere
Drexel Admissions recently released a video telling international Dragons that “You Are Welcome Here,” joining a national campaign of American higher education institutions to remind international students how much they are valued on campus.
Flamenco Dance, Belen Maya Reflection and Communication Through Flamenco –  Acclaimed Artist, Belén Maya, Comes to Drexel
World-renowned flamenco dancer, teacher and scholar Belén Maya will perform for the first time in Philadelphia this fall as part of a residency at Drexel University’s Westphal College of Media Arts & Design. As a 2017 Rankin-Scholar-In-Residence, Maya will give two public performances, lead demonstrations and workshops, and teach classes on campus.
The eclipse viewing party in Perelman Plaza. All Fun, No Sun: Photo Recap of the Solar Eclipse on Drexel’s Campus
During Aug. 21’s historic solar eclipse, Drexel Dragons flocked to Perelman Plaza, where the Physics Department held a special solar eclipse viewing party complete with solar telescopes.
Drexel University President John Fry addresses a room of WorkReady students and their Drexel employers at an event on Aug. 14. Photo courtesy Sarah Colins. Drexel Celebrates 15 Years Hiring WorkReady Teens for Summer Internships
Local teenagers spent the past six weeks working summer jobs at Drexel University through the WorkReady Program.
A cigarette in an ashtray Smokers 20 Percent More Likely to Quit When Cigarettes Cost $1 More
Smokers were found to be 20 percent more likely to quit smoking when packs of cigarettes cost just one dollar more, according to a new public health study out of Drexel University.
Water during a rain Cloudy Water Linked to Gastrointestinal Illnesses
A review of studies from both North America and Europe found links between acute gastrointestinal illness, which typically includes diarrhea and vomiting, and cloudy drinking water.
Scale College Freshmen Who Weighed Themselves Daily Lost Body Fat
A new study by Drexel psychologists found that college freshmen who weighed themselves daily saw a drop in their BMI.
Graphic design major Abbey Nesbitt poses with one of the Saxbys chalkboard signs displaying her art. Saxbys Coffee With a Side of Chalkboard Art by a Drexel Student
If you’ve ever passed the Saxbys on 34th Street at Drexel University or on the University of Pennsylvania’s campus, then you’ve probably walked by the chalkboard signs designed by rising graphic design senior Abbey Nesbitt.
BRIDGE campers alongside their counselors and LeBow staff. At Camp BRIDGE, Students Create Apps and Build Self-Worth
The BRIDGE program in the LeBow College of Business brought 20 local middle-school students to campus for two weeks to develop critical thinking, creativity and self-efficacy, all while building mentoring relationships with college counterparts.
The students outside of Norway's Halden prison. A Life-Changing Visit to a Revolutionary Scandinavian Prison
For 10 days last winter, a small group of Drexel students toured prisons and courthouses in Norway and Sweden to learn how a focus on restoration and rehabilitation creates a radically different criminal justice system.
Statement From Drexel President John Fry on Violence at Protests in Charlottesville 
President John Fry's statement in response to violence at protests in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Dragon Heart Drexel Engineer Receives Hartwell Biomedical Research Award to Aid Children With Heart Defects
The Hartwell Foundation has awarded a 2016 Individual Biomedical Research Award to Amy Throckmorton, PhD.
Laura N. Gitlin, PhD, joins Drexel from Johns Hopkins University. Laura N. Gitlin Appointed Dean of the College of Nursing and Health Professions
Laura N. Gitlin, PhD, joins Drexel from Johns Hopkins University and will begin her tenure Feb. 1, 2018. She is an applied research sociologist and distinguished professor who brings a patient- and family-centered approach to her work as a researcher and practitioner.
A syringe, pills and bottles of prescriptions Opioid Users 50 Percent More Likely to Get Treatment Under Obamacare
People with opioid use disorder are 50 percent more likely to get treatment and their insurance is twice as likely to pay for it since the Affordable Care Act was fully implemented, a Drexel University researcher found.
Kim DelPorte works with a student at Drexel's Summer Literacy Camp. Drexel’s Student-Run Summer Reading Camp Gives Kids a Boost
Graduate and undergraduate students in Drexel’s School of Education are working together to deliver a four-week literacy crash course to elementary students in Philadelphia.
Trachydoras Gepharti in the hand of its namesake, George W. Gephart Jr. A Parting Gift: New Catfish Named for Academy of Natural Sciences' Retiring President
George W. Gephart Jr. will retire with a new, tiny catfish from South America named after him, capping nearly two decades of identification work by one Academy of Natural Sciences scientist.
Zac Kline, ’12 (Law), Tom Kline, Duquesne President Ken Gormley, Dan Filler toast to celebrate the path-breaking announcement. Law School Benefactor Tom Kline Gives Alma Mater a Historic and Path-Breaking Gift
Less than three years after giving Drexel University an unprecedented $50 million gift, law school benefactor Thomas R. Kline provided a historic donation to his alma mater, Duquesne University School of Law.