Heard Around Campus Heard Around Campus — November
November was a busy month on campus, and even more will happen in the next month. Here’s what faculty and staff need to know as they look ahead.
The Dornsife Center's Thanksgiving celebration Dornsife Community Dinner Welcomes All for Special Thanksgiving Meal
The feast brought together a standing-room-only crowd of community members in a packed tent to share in the holiday spirit.
A woman stands on Kensington Ave. in one of photographer Jeffrey Stockbridge's portraits of a community struggling through the opioid epidemic. Stockbridge's work can be found at In Search of Answers to the Opioid Epidemic
A dean’s seminar hosted by Drexel University’s College of Arts and Sciences presented a variety of interdisciplinary perspectives on the root causes and the potential solutions to the opioid epidemic.
A map of smoke-free areas on Drexel's University City Campus. Drexel Creates Smoke-Free Spaces on University City Campus
A number of areas on Drexel’s University City Campus have now been designated smoke-free zones, thanks to a senior project from a School of Public Health graduate student.
Drexel President John Fry speaking at the town hall Nov. 16. After Detailing Drexel’s ‘Rapid Change’ at Town Hall, President Fry Looks Ahead
At a town hall for faculty and staff, Drexel President John Fry outlined what has been done at the University in recent years to better prepare it for the future.
The trees outside of the Paul Peck Alumni Center. Drexel Lights Up for National Epilepsy Awareness Month
For the month of November, Drexel’s University City Campus will feature trees lit up with purple lights for National Epilepsy Awareness Month.
A receipt sitting on and near an assortment of groceries When Vegetables Are Closer in Price to Chips, People Eat Healthier, Drexel Study Finds
A new study determined that the difference in price of healthy foods compared to unhealthy foods plays a significant role in whether people have a healthy diet.
A Drexel student gets her passport at Passport Day Dragons Dream Big About Seeing the World at Passport Day
With a big assist from the Study Abroad Office, 111 Drexel students got passports at the annual event, 77 of which were covered by a grant supported by departments around the University. Now all that’s left to do is figure out where to go.
food waste Training the Next Generation of Chefs and Culinary Professionals to Reduce Food Waste
When the James Beard Foundation (JBF), with support from The Rockefeller Foundation, sought out culinary instructors and professors to help design and implement a curriculum to inspire a new generation of chefs and culinary professionals to substantially reduce food waste, Drexel’s Center for Food & Hospitality stepped up to the plate.
Cooper Historic Preservation Scholar and Museum Professional to Lead Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University
Scott Cooper, PhD, will become president and CEO of the Academy, succeeding George W. Gephart, Jr., who guided the nation’s oldest natural history museum through its historic affiliation with Drexel University.
photo of a woman with back pain at an office desk If Sitting Is The New Smoking, Should Employers Be Held Liable?
Doctors have warned us for years about the health risks associated with sitting too much. Researchers have linked sitting for long periods of time to a number of health issues, including increased high blood pressure, high blood sugar, excess body fat and cholesterol. They also warn that prolonged sitting increases the risk of cardiovascular problems and cancer. What does this mean for organizations whose employees end up sitting for at least eight hours a day? Should they be held liable for harms caused to employees in sedentary workplaces?
Writers Room members during their NEA Big Read launch event at the Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships, September 2016. Writers Room Breaks in New Campus Space with Canon Photography Partnership
Drexel University’s Writers Room, a College of Arts and Sciences initiative within the Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships, will introduce its first satellite location on campus this fall. Located on the first floor of MacAlister Hall, it will serve as the anchor location for a new program created in partnership with Canon Solutions America Inc. to promote literacy and life skills.
capacitive touch sensor Drexel to Host Pennsylvania's Center For Advanced Fabric Manufacturing Innovation
The Department of Defense’s effort to bring America to the forefront of textile technology manufacturing and innovation is gaining a strategic foothold in the region. Drexel University, in collaboration with DoD-supported Advanced Functional Fabrics of America (AFFOA), is establishing a statewide center that will help companies, entrepreneurs and innovators take their advanced-textile concepts from prototype to product and prepare America’s workforce for the quality jobs this growing sector is generating. Called the “Pennsylvania Fabric Discovery Center,” this statewide resource is the first hub located outside of AFFOA’s home state of Massachusetts. It will be part of a national network intended to lower the barrier to commercialization for functional fabrics, resulting in advanced textiles that do things like see, hear, sense, communicate, generate and store energy.
Three young men talk together. Drexel’s Center for Nonviolence and Social Justice Receives ‘Empowering’ Grant
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has awarded a grant to the Center for Nonviolence and Social Justice that will expand offerings and resources in Healing Hurt People.
A plate of traditional Thanksgiving food. Skip Cooking for Thanksgiving This Year — With Help from the EAT Cafe
Philadelphia’s first pay-what-you-can Café is offering delicious take-out side dish and dessert options for Thanksigiving as a fundraiser to support its mission of feeding the hungry.
Drexel students celebrating the launch of the University's new fundraising campaign Academics, Co-op, Research Benefit as Campaign Goes Public
Drexel University has officially embarked on the most ambitious fundraising campaign in University history.
The view of the flag installation from outside of the Gerri C. LeBow Hall. Drexel Honors 907 Student Veterans With Flag Display
In honor of Veterans and Military Family Appreciation Week at Drexel University, 907 American flags were placed on the University City Campus to recognize the 907 student-veterans currently enrolled at the University.
Drexel endowment Drexel Performance Outperforms, in Top 11 Percent
Drexel University experienced a strong year for its endowment and continues to grow the $722 million pool for the future of the University.
Drexel students celebrating the launch of the University's new fundraising campaign 7 Reasons to Cheer for Drexel's New Fundraising Campaign
The new fundraising campaign is designed to benefit current and future Drexel students alike, providing funding for everything from scholarships to study abroad.
Drexel President John Fry at the University City District 20th anniversary celebration / Photo by Lora Reehling Photography As President Fry Looks Back on University City’s Advances, the Future Beckons
John Fry was the keynote speaker at the University City District’s 20th anniversary celebration Thursday, reflecting fondly on all the organization has accomplished and sharing his excitement for all that will come next.
Studio One Drexel Opens State-of-the-Art Sound Studio
Future music producers, audio engineering and music executives being trained in Drexel University’s music industry program will now have access to the most technologically advanced recording studio of its kind in Philadelphia. The University opened a new music industry facility at One Drexel Plaza, that was conceived by faculty in the program, in collaboration with the acoustic design team behind Jimi Hendrix’s legendary Electric Lady Studios in New York.
A colorized scan of the profile of Satan eurystomus from the right side. Screenshot from video. Academy of Natural Sciences Scan Reveals the Bones of Satan…Fish
A fish named after the devil because of its underground home was scanned by scientists at the Academy of Natural Sciences and the University of Texas in the hopes of understanding how it’s related to other catfish.
rendering of Drexel Square Brandywine Realty Trust Breaks Ground on Drexel Square, the First Project of $3.5B Schuylkill Yards Innovation Community
Brandywine Realty Trust, in partnership with Drexel University, broke ground today on Phase I construction of the mixed-use, master-planned Schuylkill Yards development in University City. The first phase of the $3.5 billion, multi-year project will enhance the public realm by creating a 1.3-acre community park at the corner of 30th and Market Streets to be known as Drexel Square, followed by the reimagination of the former Bulletin Building, and the development of two towers at 3003 JFK Boulevard and 3025 JFK Boulevard.
Thelca Bedminster and her staff at the Jane E. Tuitt Elementary School. How the School of Education Helped a Student Recover From Disaster
In the wake of a series of devastating hurricanes, Drexel faculty and students came together to help an EdD student get her elementary school up and running and speed along the recovery process.
Flag Drexel Launches Free Counseling Program for Veterans
The skills training program is designed to help veterans reduce stress, improve relationships and achieve meaningful life goals.
Barbara Carreño poses with "METU," the god she created to represent self-love, self-respect and self-forgiveness, at the exhibit. Product Design Student Exhibits ‘A World of Emotions’
An exhibit at the Historical Society of the Phoenixville Area features the toy art of a Drexel product design senior.
cybersecurity agreement NSA Professionals Score College Creds at Drexel 
For more than half a century, students in training to become experts in numerous fields at the National Security Agency have participated in rigorous training at the National Cryptologic School — learning everything from foreign languages to codebreaking. Today the school with the classified curriculum is expanding its coursework to keep students ahead of the latest technological threats by partnering with Drexel University to offer them the opportunity to earn a master’s degree in cybersecurity.