Alan Greenberger. Head of the Department of Architecture Design & Urbanism Honored With Prestigious Architecture Award
Alan Greenberger, the new head of Westphal’s Department of Architecture Design & Urbanism, was recently awarded the Thomas Jefferson Award for Public Architecture by the American Institute of Architects.
A person using a ride-hailing service in New York Trump Order Puts Lyft and Uber at Odds Professors Weigh In on What’s at Stake for Brands
A poll asked a panel of business school professors to grade Lyft and Uber, app-based, ride-hailing services, on their reactions to Donald Trump’s executive order barring visitors and refugees from seven predominantly Muslim countries to the United States. Lyft was quick to oppose the ban and donated $1 million to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) while Uber was more equivocal and continued to operate despite the publicized Taxi walkout.
One of Philadelphia's many murals. Painting With a Purpose on a Mural Arts Co-op
Drexel senior Darian Ehya’s graphic design internship with one of the country’s largest public art organizations gave him a front-row seat to witness what goes into making murals with a social mission.
A warning sign saying "This is a smoke free building." Smoke-Free Policy Cuts Nicotine Detected in Philadelphia Public Housing in Half: Study
The largest public housing authority to implement comprehensive smoke-free policies, the Philadelphia Housing Authority, is seeing significant positive results related to secondhand smoke exposures.
Left to right: The original home built at 227 N. 34th Street, photo courtesy of University Archives, and the building today. The Chocolate Factory on Campus and Other Past Lives of Drexel’s University City Buildings
Back in the day, Drexel was just one building surrounded by a tuberculosis ward, a candy factory, a bank and many other buildings that would later become a part of the University.
Heard Around Campus Heard Around Campus — January
Catch up on all the Drexel news from the first month of 2017, including new closures to Korman Quad and a recap of President John A. Fry’s town hall.
Yi Deng Q&A With College of Computing & Informatics Dean Yi Deng
The College of Computing & Informatics has found a new leader in Dean Yi Deng, PhD. He’s only been on campus for a short while, but he’s brimming with ideas about how to grow the college and its impact on the University.
Chef Brian Lofink serves up an Asian-inspired menu at a recent cooking workshop. Building Community Over Cauliflower at Dornsife’s Cooking Workshops
Chef Brian Lofink, of Sidecar Bar & Grille, offers weekly lessons in cooking healthy food. Free and open to the Drexel community and neighborhood residents, the program fits right in with the Dornsife Center’s mission.
Chef Michael Solomonov, Photo credit:Rachel Wisniewski Drexel’s 2017 Philly Chef Conference Turns Lens to National Restaurant Industry Stage
The role of a chef is always expanding. National food issues and trends are transforming how America eats and drinks. On March 5 – 6, the 2017 Philly Chef Conference will bring together the big names and rising stars in the Philadelphia-area restaurant scene for a food-focused, academic- and career-minded series of discussions—from developing and retaining talent in the kitchen to restaurant analytics and the current state of food law—in hopes of preparing chefs to face these ever-evolving set of challenges.
A collection of different beers. In Philly, the More Places to Buy Alcohol, the More Violence
Violence increases in areas where there are high densities of stores where alcoholic beverages can be purchased and carried out, according to a new study by Drexel University researchers partnered with the City of Philadelphia.
A view downtown in Fortaleza, Brazil. Drexel-Led Study Into the Impact of Urban Living on Health Awarded $12 Million Grant
Awarded $12 million by the Wellcome Trust as part of the its new Our Planet, Our Health initiative. The research network led by Drexel’s Ana Diez Roux will explore the impact of urbanization and urban policies on the health and environmental sustainability of Latin American cities and how lessons learned there can be applied to cities worldwide.
Students participate in a demonstration during last year's Philly Materials Day. At Philly Materials Day, Drexel Aims to Inspire
The seventh annual event, set for Feb. 4 in the Bossone Research Enterprise Center, will offer visitors hands-on demonstrations and workshops to stimulate curiosity about materials science and engineering.
Drexel staff and faculty at the Love Orphanage in Haiti Drexel’s Bond to Haiti Shown by Awards From Community Group
The Haitian Coalition of Philadelphia honored three Dragons at their annual gala, recognizing the humanitarian work that the University has accomplished during study abroad courses.
First generation Drexel Supports First-Generation Students Through Collaboration and Conversation
The University aims to bring together first-generation college students and faculty to talk about shared experiences and life lessons through a series of talks.
Main Building was packed for an event celebrating 1965's Homecoming in this photo from the 1966 Lexerd yearbook. Photo courtesy University Archives. Drexel Homecoming Through the Years: Queens, Parades and Beard-Growing Contests
First introduced on campus in the 1920s, Drexel’s Homecoming has changed and yet retained its traditions through nine decades and three revivals.
Saint Lucifer Jalapeno Spice Drexel’s Food Lab Gets Spicy with New Collaboration
St. Lucifer Foods Co. LLC. headed by two Philadelphia-based culinary entrepreneurs, created their company’s first spice blend with a broad goal to make anything it seasoned, taste better. Creators Ted Ebert and Tom Hewell aimed to portray ‘The Glory of Hot’ – and their masterful blend of garlic, salt, vinegar and fiery habanero peppers, achieved just that. But, as a single spice blend, getting adequate space on the grocery shelves became a problem. To build out their spice family, they turned to students in The Drexel Food Lab and Drexel University’s Center for Hospitality and Sport Management to turn up the imagination, testing and creation process of their second spice blend.
Plakat Polski. Polish Resistance Art Posters to Be Displayed in Drexel’s Rincliffe Gallery
The Drexel Collection’s newest exhibit, Plakat Polski: Selections from The Frank Fox Polish Poster Collection and Kenneth F. Lewalski Polish Posters Collection, will be on display to showcase the best of Soviet-era Polish poster art.
John Maeda, former president of the Rhode Island School of Design Drexel’s Learning Innovation Program Launches With Speaker Series
The University’s new initiative aims to find the technologies and methods fueling creative approaches to education. It will feature a series of conversations on learning, a national survey of innovative spaces and pilot programs to put ideas into practice.
photo of Alison Young, Eisenhower Fellow Drexel’s Alison Young Named Eisenhower Fellow, Will Study Gender Equity of Public Sector in G20 Countries
Drexel University’s Alison Young, executive director of the Institute for Strategic Leadership in the LeBow College of Business, was one of 20 U.S. leaders from government, business and civil society to be selected as a 2017 Eisenhower Fellow. The fellows are some of the leading minds in education policy, consumer protection, agriculture, diplomacy, defense, education, health, media, immigrant integration and public service.
The Morton McMichael School in West Philadelphia On MLK Day, McMichael School Gets a Makeover With a Drexel Assist
More than 200 volunteers showed up for a day of service on Martin Luther King Jr. Day to clean and paint the school. The volunteers included Drexel students, staff and faculty, as well as Mantua community members and McMichael families.
Rendering of development proposed around 30th Street Station 30th Street Station District Plan Wins Prestigious Architecture Award
The 30th Street Station District Plan, which is a collaboration between Drexel, Amtrak, Brandywine Realty Trust, PennDOT and SEPTA, just won a 2017 Institute Honor for Regional & Urban Design from the American Institute of Architects.
A group of women wearing visors and buttons with red ribbons for HIV awareness. Must-See-TV: Educational Shows that Entertain Have Greater Impact on Faithful Viewers
A study of viewing audiences shows that the television programs most effective at imparting an educational message about social behaviors are the ones that keep people watching engaged and coming back for more.
Gina Lerman alongside Bumblebee from the Transformers movies A Future-Focused Co-op Finding New Toy Stories
What will toys look like in five years? Westphal senior Gina Lerman took a glimpse at the future of play during a six-month co-op with toy designer Hasbro.
State of the University A Detailed Look at the Effects of Drexel’s Enrollment and Retention Strategy at University Town Hall
On Jan. 11, President John Fry led a candid town hall discussion with faculty and staff to discuss Drexel’s strategies and initiatives for the next several years.
sink Could Low-Flow Create High Risk? EPA Taps Drexel to Study Water Quality Impact of Conservation Practices
As public awareness of the need for water conservation, and new water-saving technology, have become increasingly effective at stemming excess water use, new questions are surfacing about how our plumbing, which was built to handle a regular flow of water, might now be a risk factor for bacterial and chemical contamination. In hopes of preventing future public health crises related to the systems that carry and treat our water, the Environmental Protection Agency is tasking a team of researchers, led by Drexel University, with a $2 million project to bring together existing and new experimental data onbuilding plumbing—the stretch of pipes that takes water from main to tap—into a risk assessment tool that can guide new water use and safety regulations.
cyber defense Drexel Team Eyes Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition
Drexel University is preparing to field its first intercollegiate team in cybersecurity. A dozen students have been in training since the summer, coached by professionals from Susquehanna International Group, LLC, to ready themselves for the Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition—a national contest that pits students against hackers and a variety of digital dilemmas they might face in the cybersecurity field. Drexel and SIG are partnering to enter a team in the competition for the first time.
Drexel Revives Interdisciplinary Research Conference, Set for April
The Emerging Graduate Scholars Conference will give students a chance to present their research, discover opportunities for collaboration and sharpen their skills for future national and international conferences.
Rendering of an x-ray baby with a brain inside Drug Shown to Aid Injured Adult Brains May Exacerbate Cognitive Problems in Children
A new study from the College of Medicine shows that a common antibiotic exacerbated cognitive problems in pediatric animal models.
A Latino couple visiting with a physician. Study: Obamacare Benefitted Latinos, But Disparities Remain
A new study found that the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, helped improve access and utilization of health care for Latinos, but the benefits varied by heritage group and persistent disparities remain.
Civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. Four Ways to Serve on Martin Luther King Jr. Day
If you're looking to get involved during the University holiday on Jan. 16, DrexelNow has compiled a list of several ways to volunteer and get engaged with the West Philadelphia community.
The exterior of the Perelman Center for Jewish Life. Drexel’s Perelman Center for Jewish Life Building Praised for Its Architecture
The Raymond G. Perelman Center for Jewish Life recently won praise in the news for its remarkable architectural layout.
An infographic showing the differences in public health voting by region, gender and political party, citing numbers from the story. Democrat Senators Vote for Public Health Policies 4 Times More Often Than Republicans: Study
Polarization in the Senate was displayed in a recent study that found a 67-percentage- point split between Democrats and Republicans when it comes to voting for public health policies endorsed by the American Public Health Association.
The three founders of Hahnemann Medical College, started in 1848: Constantine Hering, MD; Jacob Jeanes, MD; and Water Williamson, MD. The Forgotten Founders of Drexel Institutions
Anthony J. Drexel founded Drexel University, of course. But there are other institutions now ingrained in Drexel’s DNA — like the College of Medicine and the Academy of Natural Sciences — that were founded by other innovators in the 19th century.
Rapper Jay-Z, the founder of Roc Nation On Roc Nation Co-op, Drexel Student Draws Blueprint for Success
A Westphal sophomore worked with some of the biggest stars in the entertainment industry during her co-op at Jay-Z’s company.
A glass ash tray full of cigarette butts Restaurant, Bar Smoking Bans Impact Smoking Behaviors, Especially for the Highly Educated
Smoking bans in restaurants and bars are especially effective among those with college degrees, but also were associated with higher quit attempts by people with low incomes, according to a new Drexel University study.
Skyline over top of a row home neighborhood. As Neighborhood Status Falls, Cardiovascular Disease Risk Among Black Residents Spikes
A Drexel University-led study found that significant increases in cardiovascular disease was linked to black residents of neighborhood with lower socioeconomic status and higher levels of violence and disorder.
corn People Aren't The Only Beneficiaries of Power Plant Carbon Standards
When the Environmental Protection Agency finalized the Clean Power Plan in 2015 it exercised its authority to regulate carbon dioxide emissions to protect public welfare. The Plan, now the focus of escalating debate, also put the nation on course to meet its goals under the Paris Climate Agreement. Given that other pollutants are emitted from power plants—along with carbon dioxide—research has shown that carbon emission standards for the power sector benefit human health. New research released today shows that they would also benefit crops and trees.
Photo of a person searching on Google What Do Google Search Queries Reveal About Brand Attitudes?
It has been widely thought that brand search volume — the counts of queries that a search engine receives from users that include specific brand names, like “iPhone” — can predict sales for that brand. Google makes this information available to marketers for free through Google Trends, an application that allows anyone to see how frequently popular brand names are searched, and it has become a valuable tool for marketers. But new research from Drexel University, Brigham Young University and Google shows there is a lot more to consider when looking at the large number of queries that include brand names.
A sampling of the memorabilia stored in the cornerstone box found in the Korman Center that is now being stored in University Archives. Historic 1959 Cornerstone Box Unearthed During Korman Renovations
A bundle of historic documents and items dating back to the late 1950s was recently found in the cornerstone of the Korman Center during construction.
1985 Aerial View of Drexel University Pearlstein Gallery Celebrates 125 Years with ‘Drexel & the City’ Exhibition
In honor and celebration of Drexel University’s 125th anniversary, the Leonard Pearlstein Gallery will present a new exhibition showcasing the influences of art, science and industry that have shaped the university’s past and continue to inspire its future. The exhibit, ‘125 Years: Drexel & the City’, will run from Jan. 12 through March 19 – with the opening reception taking place on Jan. 12, from 5-7 p.m. in the Pearlstein Gallery (3401 Filbert Street).