Meghan Barrett PhD Candidate Finds Place for Entomological Research, Teaching Goals to Grow at Drexel
Meghan Barrett, a PhD candidate in Drexel University’s Department of Biology within the College of Arts and Sciences, is sharing her passion for… bugs … with undergraduates and the world.
The exterior of Gerri C. LeBow Hall, which will house the Drexel Business Solutions Institute. Photo credit: Jeff Fusco. University-Level Business Solutions Institute Launched
Drexel University announced the creation of the Business Solutions Institute, which is partnering with the Steinbright Career Development Center to act as Drexel’s gateway for industry to reframe co-op partnerships.
Heard Around Campus Heard Around Campus — September
Now that the new academic year has started, there is a whole slew of news and information that Drexel faculty and staff should know about.
accessory Drexel Debuts First Exhibit in Custom-Built Gallery Gifted from Robert and Penny Fox 
Drexel University’s Robert and Penny Fox Historic Costume Collection (FHCC) of the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design is opening its new, custom-built gallery space with the presentation of The Fox Collection, 2008-2018: A Decade of Renewal. The exhibition honors Robert (Hon. ’13) and Penny Fox (Hon.’13) for their generous support, which made the new gallery possible. It will open to the public on Friday, Sept. 28, 2018 and run through March 23, 2019.
Back to School. Accessories, books and fresh apple against chalkboard PECO and the Exelon Foundation Renew Commitment to Successful West Philadelphia Education Partnership
PECO and the Exelon Foundation awarded a $300,000 grant to the Drexel Exelon Foundation/PECO Community Education Collaborative – a program that supports and enhances the work of the School District of Philadelphia at the Morton McMichael and Samuel Powel elementary schools in West Philadelphia. The purpose of the program is to improve educational outcomes for local students with a particular focus on STEM education.
MXene spray antenna Drexel's Spray-On Antennas Could Be the Tech Connector of the Future
A group of researchers from the College of Engineering recently reported a method for spraying invisibly thin antennas, made from a type of two-dimensional, metallic material called MXene, that perform as well as those being used in mobile devices, wireless routers and portable transducers.
Evan Ehlers, center, a senior the Close School of Entrepreneurship, stands with members of his Sharing Excess startup. The Civically Engaged Startup Created — Where Else? — at Drexel
Evan Ehlers, a senior entrepreneurship and innovation major, founded a startup dedicated to live up to its name by “sharing excess.”
Kidneys Despite Changes to U.S. Kidney Allocation System, Inequality Persists
Early disease diagnosis and preemptive waitlisting remain the most effective strategies to improve survival chances, says a new College of Medicine study.
Favorite Wawa Drexel Foodies Share Their Favorite Wawa Hoagie Order
To celebrate the grand opening of the new Wawa on Drexel University’s University City Campus, DrexelNow asked faculty and staff to relay their favorite Wawa hoagie order, and why.
Move-in weekend 2018 In Photos: Drexel’s 2018 Move-In Weekend
Drexel welcomed its largest incoming class with its first-ever move-in weekend on Sept. 15–16.
The exterior of the new Wawa location at Drexel University as photographed on Sept. 14. Wawa to Open New Store at Drexel University on Sept. 21
A new Wawa is scheduled to open on Drexel University’s University City Campus.
Jean Bennett, MD, PhD Pioneer in Ocular Gene Therapy to Receive 2018 Marion Spencer Fay Award
The College of Medicine's Institute for Women's Health and Leadership has selected physician and scientist Jean Bennett, MD, PhD, as its 2018 Marion Spencer Fay Award honoree.
Latino health Undocumented Immigrants Least Likely to See a Doctor, but Still Healthier Than Other Populations
Undocumented immigrants have the worst rates of health care utilization and access, however, they have lower risk of chronic disease than other immigrants and U.S. citizens.
Buckley Bubble rendering Redevelopment of 33rd Street Corridor to Expand Nexus of Athletics Activity for Drexel and Philadelphia
The hub of athletics activity on Drexel’s University City campus will soon have a new look — and even more activity. Announced today, renovation plans for the two-block stretch of 33rd Street adjacent to the University’s indoor varsity and recreational sports complexes, will expand its athletics and events space, and bring in US Squash, the national governing body of the sport of squash, as a new tenant and developer of the Pennsylvania Armory.
Drexel Main Building The Facts and Figures Behind Drexel’s Incoming Freshman Class
The incoming class of freshman students is Drexel’s biggest yet, and will come to Drexel from across the country and around the world.
5 Facts Drexel Recreation Center Five Little Known Facts: Center for Learning and Academic Success Services (CLASS)
Find out why the CLASS is the Drexel University student’s one-stop-shop for non-course-specific academic resources, and what you might not know about the Center’s programming and services.
STAR Scholar Summer Showcase 2018 STAR Scholars Shine at Summer Showcase
The STAR Scholars program — which provides first year-students with opportunities to participate in faculty-mentored research or creative work — celebrated the culmination of its summer-long events with its biggest cohort yet.
Actor and "In Search Of" host Zachary Quinto filming at Drexel's College of Nursing and Health Professions' research lab facilities. History Channel Show Visits Drexel ‘In Search Of’ Superhuman Answers
A Drexel professor recently appeared on the History Channel show “In Search Of” to test why a Shaolin monk could break a wooden staff over his head without any injuries or problems.
WSJ/THE ranking Drexel Jumps Ahead in Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education Rankings
In this year’s rankings from the esteemed Wall Street Journal and Times Higher Education publications, Drexel University moved ahead 10 spots to rank in the top 8 percent of U.S. colleges and universities.
A guide to Welcome Week 2018 A Guide to Welcome Week 2018
Drexel University’s Welcome Week will run from Saturday, Sept. 15–Sunday, Sept. 23 with more than 500 events to help incoming Dragons feel ready to begin their college experience.