A rendering of the Drexel College of Medicine branch campus that will be built in West Reading through an agreement with Tower Health. Tower Health, Drexel Select Site for Regional Medical School Campus 
Tower Health has selected a location for construction of a 200,000 square foot building for a four-year regional campus of Drexel University College of Medicine at Tower Health.
Bill Murray at the 2012 Ryder Cup. Photo credit: Brent Flanders. Why You Should Listen to ‘Bill Murray Stories’
A Drexel University professor scored and mixed the new “The Bill Murray Stories: Life Lessons Learned From a Mythical Man” documentary.
Alexandria Will-Cole What’s New with Drexel’s Graduate Student Association (GSA) This Year?
DrexelNow sat down with new GSA President Alexandria Will-Cole to find out what the group’s important initiatives and events will be this year, as well as how she is liking the job so far.
Heard Around Campus Heard Around Campus — October
Drexel faculty and staff should be aware of certain changes and upcoming events to prepare themselves for the rest of the term.
Dave B. Jones Sad News on the Passing of Former Dean Dave Jones
David B. Jones, the former Dean of the Pennoni Honors College and member of the Drexel faculty for over 40 years, passed away on Oct. 26.
5 Facts Drexel Recreation Center Five Little Known Facts: Lindy Center for Civic Engagement
The Lindy Center is the campus hub for students to explore avenues of civic engagement through coursework, direct service and more, but these misconceptions may be stopping Dragons from getting involved.
brush and mushroom coating on nanoparticle Molecular 'Mushrooms' and 'Brushes' Help Cancer-Fighting Nanoparticles Survive in the Bloodstream
For a number of innovative and life-saving medical treatments, from organ replacements and skin grafts to cancer therapy and surgery, success often depends on slipping past or fending off the body’s immune system. In a recent development, aimed at aiding cancer detection and treatment, Drexel University researchers might have found the ideal surface texture for helping microscopic, medical helpers to survive in the bloodstream without being screened out by the body’s natural defense mechanisms.
Brain stimulation Would You Zap Your Brain to Improve Your Memory? Researchers Study Attitudes Toward Brain Stimulation
Drexel psychologists studied the public's attitudes toward brain stimulation.
Pakims Pond Research Finds NJ Numerical Nutrient Criterion Used to Protect Streams is Too High 
A new way of measuring the relative habitability of freshwater environments for fish and aquatic insects suggests that New Jersey’s water monitoring and treatment standards could use a boost.
Diana L. Robins, PhD. Diana L. Robins, PhD, Named Interim Director of A.J. Drexel Autism Institute
Diana L. Robins, PhD, professor and research program leader at the A.J. Drexel Autism Institute at Drexel University, will take over as interim director, effective Jan. 1.
Academic Bistro. Order Up! Drexel’s Academic Bistro Receives New Refresh
Drexel University’s full-service restaurant and bar is ready for the new academic year after a receiving a summer makeover.
From the Karren mountain, our Drexel group could see four countries as well as the city of Dornbin and Francis Matin Drexel’s birth house. In the Footsteps of Francis Martin Drexel: A Field Trip to Dornbirn, Austria
In October, a team of10 Drexel University professors, students and alumni flew to Austria to visit the ancestral birthplace of the University founder’s father.
Lithium-Sulfur cathode A Stabilizing Influence Enables Lithium-Sulfur Battery Evolution
A new approach for making cathodes for lithium-sulfur batteries, reported by researchers in the College of Engineering, could help to prevent a performance-sapping phenomenon that has been preventing their progress toward commercial use. Their method for infusing sulfur into the cathode cuts a time-consuming process down to just five seconds and does it without using toxic chemicals which are often a necessary part of production.
Drexel University Vice Provost for Academic Programs and Strategic Initiatives Koren A. Bedeau, PhD, and Jackson Katz, PhD. Jackson Katz, PhD, Brings Introspection, Recommended Action in Gender-based Violence Lecture
The lecture — titled “Gender Based Violence: Who’s at Fault?” — brought the Drexel community together to discuss tough, topical issues on Oct. 10 in the A.J. Drexel Picture Gallery.
Firefighters Drexel Researchers Are 'Taking Science to the Streets' to Improve Firefighter Safety with $1.5 Million FEMA Grant
Researchers at Drexel University will assess and train firefighters nationwide to improve on-the-job safety and prevent injuries. The project, called FOCUS 2.0, is funded by a $1.5 million grant from FEMA and DHS.
Briefly noted Briefly Noted: Campus News From Summer 2018
Drexel faculty and staff should be aware of certain new developments and updates that could affect them at the University.
“Umber Hex” by Bruce Pollock, an associate professor of art and art history in the Westphal College of Media Arts & Design. Oil on canvas. Hidden Treasures: Faculty, Staff and Student Art Now Displayed in the Office of the Provost
Earlier this term, the Office of the Provost debuted a new look featuring artwork on loan from Drexel faculty and students.
Musical Chairs Employee Spotlight: Drexel Musical Chairs Edition
Several leadership positions have been filled by Dragons that were already part of the Drexel community.
College of Engineering Dean Sharon Walker, PhD. Q&A: Sharon Walker, Dean of the College of Engineering
Earlier this term, Drexel University welcomed College of Engineering Dean Sharon Walker, PhD, who opens a new chapter in leadership, advocacy, and education for faculty, staff and students.
The Students Army Training Corps (SATC) allowed men to both enlist in the military and enroll in college in the fall of 1918. This photograph shows Drexel's SATC unit gathered on the steps of the Main Building. Photo courtesy Drexel University Archives. Dare to Lead: Drexel Army ROTC Celebrates 100 Years
Drexel’s ROTC program, now known as Task Force Dragon, is celebrating its centennial anniversary on Oct. 10.
Faculty Highlights Faculty Highlights: Grants and Awards From Spring and Summer 2018
Over the past two terms, there has been a lot of research funding, commercialization activity and faculty honors at Drexel University.
Jeremiah Tall performing at last year's Roots, Rock and Research. Music With a Mission: Second Annual Roots, Rock & Research Benefit Concert to Support A.J. Drexel Autism Institute
Celebrate the unifying power of music with fellow autism supporters, music lovers and friends of Drexel at the second annual Roots, Rock & Research benefit concert at 5:30 p.m. on Oct. 13 at World Café Live.
Amy Spiller Here’s How Drexel’s Victim Services Coordinator Can Help You Rebuild After a Crime
Drexel’s Victims Services Coordinator works out of the Department of Public Safety and is ready to support and provide services for Dragons who are victims of crime.
Campaign The Campaign for Drexel Passes $500 Million Milestone
Using “The Future Is a Place We Make” as its theme, Drexel’s comprehensive campaign has raised well over half of its $750 million goal.
DARE Lights, Camera, DARE: New Video Series Celebrates Drexel’s Interdisciplinary Research Initiatives
The Office of the Provost and the Office of Research are highlighting interdisciplinary research initiatives through a new video series.
Philadelphia Skyline Drexel Researcher Receives NIH Director's Early Independence Award to Study City Growth
Usama Bilal, MD, PhD, an assistant research professor in the Dornsife School of Public Health, has been awarded a $1.25-million Early Independence Award from the National Institutes of Health.
Doctor taking woman's blood pressure Medicaid Expansion Improved Immigrants' Access to Health Insurance, But Disparities Persist
The disparity between uninsured noncitizens and native citizens grew between 2010 and 2015, according to new research from the Dornsife School of Public Health.
Philadelphia Museum of Dance Philadelphia Museum of Dance to Bring Local Dance Students, Community Together for Choreographic Assembly
More than 200 artists — including 150 dance students from both Drexel and four other area university-level dance programs — will participate in the hours-long collection of performances on Oct. 6 at the Barnes Foundation.
Drexel President John Fry speaking at the University's 2018 Convocation. Speakers Celebrate the Power of Scientific and Artistic Wonder at 2018 Convocation
A powerful children’s’ story and a personal tale were among the messages conveyed to the Drexel community at the annual Convocation celebrating the beginning of the new academic year.
The newly painted doorway of the Chestnut Street entrance of Main Building in 2018. What’s New With Drexel’s Main Building?
Drexel University’s Main Building recently received a summer makeover.
US Open Squash U.S Open Squash Championships Take Center Court at Drexel This Fall
The top squash players in the world will once again take to the courts at Drexel University this Fall to vie for the most prestigious title contested on American soil — the 2018 FS Investments U.S. Open Squash Championship. The hotly contested tournament, which features a field of world-class players, will be held at Drexel’s Daskalakis Athletic Center from Oct. 6-13.