Image of student using app with hololens heart Drexel Online Powers New Website, Virtually Inspired, Dedicated to Advances in Online Education
Always looking for new ways to be at the forefront of educational innovation, Drexel University Online (DUO) has launched Virtually Inspired, a website that features a series of high-quality videos showcasing some of the brightest minds and best practices in the world of online and blended education.
Speaker-listener graphic On the Same Wavelength: Brain Imaging Headband Measures How Our Minds Align When We Communicate
Past research has revealed that our brains synchronize when listening to the same idea or story. Now, a tool developed by Drexel biomedical engineers can better understand this phenomenon.
Paul Brandt-Rauf Meet the Inaugural Dean of the School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems
Drexel’s newest dean, Paul W. Brandt-Rauf of the School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems, started less than a month ago, but he’s already using his experience and connections to move the small and historic school to the next level.
Heard Around Campus Heard Around Campus — February
The February 2017 edition of "Heard Around Campus" focuses on Drexel responses to President Donald Trump's executive orders and mandates as well as news occuring on campus.
Martin Luther King Jr. being treated by Walter P. Lomax Jr. in his Philadelphia hotel room on Feb. 10, 1968. The Hahnemann Alumnus Who Championed Philly’s African-American Community — and Also Treated Martin Luther King Jr.
Walter P. Lomax Jr., MD, who graduated from Hahnemann Medical College (now Drexel’s College of Medicine) in 1957, lived a long life in which he continually treated and supported African-Americans and their community.
Sex & Gender Research Forum logo Let’s Talk About Sex (and Gender): Transgender Equality Activist to Speak at Drexel Research Forum
The 2017 Sex and Gender Research Forum will feature interdisciplinary research projects and transgender rights activist Harper Jean Tobin.
"I am Psyched" exhibit logo ‘I am Psyched!’ Interactive Exhibit Explores the Role of Women of Color in Psychology
An interactive exhibit that features minority women who have contributed to psychology will be on display at Drexel University’s W. W. Hagerty Library from Feb. 27 to March 10.
Drexel's Academic Opportunities Fair. Academic Opportunities Fair Lets Students Explore Their Options
Hundreds of Drexel students took the chance to learn about the programs, resources and experiences available to them throughout their time on campus during an event Feb. 22 in Behrakis Grand Hall.
A child playing with a toy at a daycare. More Day Cares Near By, More Germs? Maybe Not, According to Drexel Whooping Cough Study
A team of Drexel University researchers looking into how a higher density of day care facilities may affect the prevalence of illness in a neighborhood and found that it doesn’t really have much of an effect.
View of the Micromyzon orinoco specimen from above. Almost 4 Decades Later, Mini Eyeless Catfish Gets a Name
Discovered in a 1978–79 expedition, a pale, eyeless catfish that doesn’t even measure an inch long is now known as Micromyzon orinoco, for the South American river in which it was discovered.
depression Unfiltered: Instagram Has Become a Haven For People Making Sensitive and Stigmatized Self-Disclosures
Depression has a way of silencing its sufferers. Even in today’s technology-connected society, people are hesitant to talk about their painful experiences and suffering for fear of being stigmatized. Though this has been the unfortunate norm for quite some time, new research from Drexel University is steadily uncovering the areas of social network sites where the sufferers are finding solace. In their latest finding Andrea Forte, PhD, an associate professor, and Nazanin Andalibi, a doctoral candidate in Drexel’s College of Computing & Informatics who study how people interact on social media, have observed that one way people in pain are overcoming silence is by using Instagram — and recruiting pictures to help them explain the feelings and experiences that are often too painful or complicated to put into words.
A faceless stilt-walker performs with the Universal African Drum and Dance Ensemble. Poetry and Pride at Drexel's Black History Month Luncheon 
Drexel’s annual celebration honored the history and culture of the black community with comments from University staff and a rousing performance by an African drum and dance ensemble.
drexel triathalon Work up a Sweat for Charity at Drexel’s 5th Annual Indoor Triathlon 
Participants in Drexel’s 2017 Indoor Triathlon, held on March 25, can undergo a full triathlon or duathlon in the comfort of the Drexel Recreation Center to benefit the St. Christopher's Hospital for Children.
Herbert James Herbert to Lead University of New England
Graduate College Dean and Executive Vice Provost James Herbert, PhD, was announced as the new president of the University of New England in Maine.
Contestants wait for the start of the race at the Rec Recycle Regatta. Hope Floats and Cardboard Boats Sink at Drexel’s 2017 Rec Recycle Regatta
Three teams participated in Drexel’s annual cardboard boat race, in which students build boats out of cardboard and duct tape that are meant to carry them across the Recreation Center’s pool.
A pair of doctors treating a patient with chemotherapy. Doctors' Biases Mean Black Men Don't Get the Same Treatment in Healthcare
Black men likely don't get the same healthcare treatment that white men do because of doctors' biases and fear of black men, according to a new qualitative study.
Peter DeCarlo, PhD, speaks about climate change at a panel discussion. At Climate Change Panel, Drexel Faculty Urges Action
Global warming requires an immediate and aggressive response around the globe, but it’s unclear whether the United States will participate under the new administration, according to a discussion led by Drexel professors.
A submission to the Drexel Study Abroad photo contest from Rizwana Saleem in Spain with the caption "Birds and Barcelona are my two favorite things!" Contain Your Wanderlust: Winning Images From Drexel Study Abroad’s Annual Photo Contest Revealed
The winners of this year’s annual Drexel Study Abroad photo contest highlight the amazing trips and experiences enjoyed by Drexel students around the world.
Vincent O'Leary on the Schuylkill River as part of the "Project Footpath" course. In the Classroom and on the River Banks, Passing on a Love for Science
Vincent O’Leary is using his time at Drexel to get others interested in science, whether that means teaching elementary school students about physics or helping launch a class to explore urban ecology and environmental science.
The U.S. Supreme Court Trump’s Legal Picks: What You Need to Know
President Donald Trump’s nominees for U.S. attorney general and U.S. Supreme Court justice have attracted significant attention in recent weeks. DrexelNow spoke with two constitutional law professors to assess their expectations for Jeff Sessions and Neil Gorsuch.
World Anthropology Day comes to Drexel Feb. 16. World Anthropology Day Comes to Drexel
A Feb. 16 event will take a closer look at how current events can be viewed through anthropologists’ eyes. Speakers will cover topics as wide-ranging as native land rights and immigration.
Samantha Haines and Riki McDaniel in their cardboard boat, the Tofu Eater There’s Still Time Left to Rock the Boat  — A Cardboard Boat, That Is
The annual Rec Recycle Regatta is on Feb. 18, and there’s still time for students to sign up to participate in what is one of Drexel’s wackiest traditions.
Marcellus Shale map Methane Levels Have Increased in Marcellus Shale Region Despite a Dip in Well Installation
Despite a slow down in the number of new natural gas wells in the Marcellus Shale region of Northeast Pennsylvania, new research led by Drexel University finds that atmospheric methane levels in the area are still increasing. Measurements of methane and other air pollutants taken three years apart in the rural areas of Pennsylvania that have been the target of natural gas development over the last decade, revealed a substantial increase from 2012 to 2015.
"The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time" by Mark Haddon was chosen as the 2017 One Book, One Philadelphia featured selection. Drexel Unites to Promote One Book, One Philadelphia
Though Drexel has participated in the annual community book club for years, this marks the first year of interdisciplinary collaboration and panel discussions.
Rachel Reynolds, PhD, an associate professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, speaks at the faculty forum held Feb. 8 while Bahram Nabet, PhD, professor in the College of Engineering, looks on. Faculty Forum Discusses Executive Order Banning Travel
About 100 members of the Drexel community gathered last evening for a wide-ranging informational forum with a panel of professors to learn more about President Donald Trump’s executive order banning travel from seven countries.
A doctor in a white coat holding a clipboard Spanish-Speaking and Non-Citizen Latino Parents Half as Likely to Feel Docs Are Listening
A study led by faculty from Drexel University’s Dornsife School of Public Health found that the parents of Latino children who only speak Spanish or who are non-citizens feel half as likely to be heard as those who only speak English when communicating with their children’s doctors.
6 different maps displaying "heat measures" of stroke risk factors by race in the United States. Stroke Risk Factors Centered in Southeast United States
An effort to map the major risk factors for stroke in the United States — high blood pressure, diabetes and smoking — shows that most of those risk factors center among populations in the Southeast.
Injured soccer play holds knee on field. Youth Soccer Coaches Can Prevent Injuries With Just 90 Minutes of Training
A study from sports medicine experts shows that properly trained coaches can be as effective as professionals when it comes to preventing injuries.
syringe and vials ‘Who Needs a Flu Shot? – Not Me’
“There has been a little flu, but there will be more…we have not seen the worst of it, flu usually peaks in February,” said an article in The Philadelphia Inquirer in January. Now in February, we think – people better get their flu shots, take vitamin C and heed the public health cautions plastered across the news media. But what impact do these public health messages actually have on us? Are we going to race out and get our flu shot? According to a Drexel University communication researcher, probably not. And it’s not because we think we’re invincible, it’s because we like to think we’re immune to the influences of messages in the mass media — a communications theory termed the “third-person effect.”
Peter Ngo ready for work at Renji Hospital. West Meets East on an Enlightening Medical Co-op in China
Drexel biology student Peter Ngo gained a new perspective on the relationship between Western and Eastern medicine during his six-month co-op shadowing nurses and physicians in Shanghai.
A security line at Philadelphia International Airport. Trump’s Executive Order Leaves Drexel’s International Community in Limbo
A series of forums on campus, including one set for Feb. 8, have provided spaces for those affected by the immigration and travel ban, either directly or indirectly, to discuss their concerns and seek information about how to move forward.
faculty Applications Welcome for 2017 Drexel Research, Scholarship and Creativity Awards
The Office of Research and Office of Faculty Affairs recently announced $1.2 million worth of new funding opportunities for Drexel faculty and staff.
Drexel Provost M. Brian Blake speaks at last year's Black History Month luncheon. How to Celebrate Black History Month at Drexel
Drexel and its partners are offering events on campus throughout February to celebrate and honor the achievements of the black community. From art to activism and lectures to luncheons, there are plenty of ways to get involved.
Dalton George presents findings from the global climate change conference. Climate Change Workshop Tackles Solutions to a Global Problem
The students and faculty who attended COP22 spoke to an audience eager for an update on the international efforts to address the damage humans are doing to the environment.