Campus Digest Campus Digest — December 2018
Welcome to your “Campus Digest,” a new DrexelNow feature aimed at keeping students and their families abreast of campus news, happenings and opportunities.
Drexel faculty and staff posed with members from community organizations at the Holiday Toy Drive's ceremony on Dec. 19. Drexel Ends 2018 With Annual Holiday Charity Drives
Drexel University continued its holiday traditions of organizing charity drives to spread cheer to active military and community children.
Heard Around Campus Heard Around Campus — December
The month of December and the year of 2018 are coming to an end. Make sure you're aware of events, deadlines and changes that you'll need to know about for the start of winter term and 2019.
Drexel alumni, faculty, staff, students and friends helped distribute the turkeys and side dishes on the Univesity City Campus on Dec. 13. Drexel Celebrates 45 Years of Annual Turkey Project
Since 1973, Drexel Alumni has organized charitable donations of holiday turkeys to gift to local families. And the organization is still continuing, and innovating, this longstanding tradition.
The wonders of Drexel's Field Placement Office The Wonders of Drexel’s Field Placement Office
Drexel University’s School of Education boasts a Field Placement Office which spares no time or expense putting Dragons in student teaching placements all over the country and the world.
A group of students, teachers and family members pose for pictures at the Dec. 8 event at Drexel's ExCITe Center. West Philadelphia Kids Become Philly Scientists With Drexel Biodiversity Project
A project led by the School of Education helped children from schools in Mantua, Powelton and West Philadelphia learn more about the biodiversity of their neighborhoods.
Top stories 2018 Top Drexel Stories of 2018
2018 was a big year for Drexel University. Thanks to DrexelNow, you can relive the year's top stories concerning faculty, staff and students who were involved with some of the biggest news and events on and off campus.
Lin Han Biomedical Engineer Receives NSF CAREER Award to Study Tissue Scarring
Lin Han, PhD, has received a CAREER award from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to study fibrous tissues at the nanoscale, advancing the treatment and understanding of cartilage diseases.
Mona Elgohail headshot Meet a Drexel Student Who Used Her Clinical Psychology Education to Combat Suffering of Syrian Refugees in Jordan
Mona Elgohail, a PhD candidate in the clinical psychology program in Drexel University’s College of Arts and Sciences, brought her clinical training to a city in Jordan near the Syrian border in order to make a difference in “the worst humanitarian crisis of our time.”
"Nano Lord Voldemort" by Armin Vahid Mohammadi, Auburn University. The Drexel Collection’s New Exhibit Highlights Art at the Nanoscale
Beautiful images of materials photographed at the microscopic level will be displayed in The Drexel Collection's new NanoArtography exhibit, which opens Dec. 14.
Drexel Blockchain 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Drexel Blockchain
Drexel students may not know much about the one-month-old club — or even that it exists — but here are some interesting facts that may make it hard not to attend the next general assembly meeting.
WKDU EMM 2018 WKDU Marks 15th Annual Electronic Music Marathon With Fundraising Milestone
The annual WKDU Electronic Music Marathon had a record-breaking year of fundraising for its 15th anniversary, raising over $9,000 in total with half of the proceeds going to three local nonprofit organizations.
Bruce Katz, left, and Jeremy Nowak. Drexel’s Nowak Metro Finance Lab Vows to Make Cities More Inclusive
The newly created lab in the University’s Lindy Institute for Urban Innovation honors a pioneering partner while looking ahead to the future of cities.
Faculty and staff enjoyed a luncheon at the ceremony. 674 Faculty and Staff Honored for Their Drexel Work Anniversaries
Drexel University’s annual service recognition luncheon recognized faculty and staff for their years of service to the University.
autism Study: As Many As 1 in 40 U.S. Children Has Autism
As many as 1 in 40 children in the United States have been diagnosed with autism, according to a new report from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, in collaboration with researchers from Drexel University, Harvard Medical School and George Washington University. The report, based on data from the DHS’s 2016 National Survey of Children’s Health, seems to confirm a decades-long trend of increasing autism diagnoses among children in the United States.
capacitors Addressing the Elephant in the Circuit — Finally, a Shrinkable Alternative for Capacitors
One of the last remaining unshrinkable obstacles blocking the progress of fully integrated, wearable technology is the clunky component that absorbs and disburses stray electricity and converts alternating current from a power source into the direct current used by most devices. Due to a meager selection of materials that can perform those diverse functions, these components — called electrolytic capacitors — tend to be a limiting factor when it comes to downsizing electronics. But a breakthrough by materials science and engineering researchers at Drexel University and Sungkyunkwan University in Korea could eventually replace them with a capacitor so thin and flexible that it’s literally painted on.
Three young girls at a workshop Survey Finds Daughters Can Thrive in Tech Even Without Tech Savvy Parents
As part Computer Science Education Week and the Hour of Code activities planned for this week, TechGirlz shared findings from a new survey of its program participants and their parents. Conducted in partnership with Drexel University’s LeBow College of Business, this marks the first time a survey has matched responses from girls and their parents in order to gain a deeper understanding of the role parents play in female engagement in technology.
Philadelphia and Drexel Medicine skyline Drexel Creates Center of Excellence to Address Opioid Epidemic in Philadelphia
With a $1.5 million three-year grant from the HHS, College of Medicine clinicians are undertaking an ambitious project to address the opioid epidemic in Philadelphia.
African-American mother and child Report Finds Discrimination Driving Disparities in Food Insecurity
Lifetime experiences of racial and ethnic discrimination are linked to food insecurity in Philadelphia, says a new series of reports from researchers at Drexel's Center for Hunger Free Communities.
Drexel Postdoctoral Association board members. The Secret Life of Postdocs, Vol. 3
The board members of the newly formed Drexel Postdoctoral Association (DPA) are aiming to bring more visibility, resources to Drexel’s postdoctoral community.
Wine and Spirits Day in the Class. Wine and Spirits Class Helps Seniors to Palate Esoteric Subject
HRM 435 is a wine and spirits class open to all Drexel University students of-age, and introduces the wine regions and flavors of the world.