Public Safety Awards 2018 Drexel’s Department of Public Safety Celebrates Employees of the Year
At its annual Commendation Ceremony earlier this month, all facets of the Drexel University Department of Public Safety came together to recognize departmental achievements and individual valor.
Jad Abumrad Lecture Jad Abumrad Shares Creative Mantras With Drexel Audience Through Lecture
The “Radiolab” creator and co-host described what he learned about himself and the world during his time away from radio as part of the College of Arts and Sciences’ annual Distinguished Lecture Series.
Moore Announcing Drexel’s New Vice President of Real Estate and Facilities, Donald E. Moore
The new Vice President of Real Estate and Facilities, Donald E. Moore, will join Drexel on June 11.
Bowerbird, SOUND MACHINES Drexel’s Pearlstein Gallery to Feature the U.S. Premiere of Zwei Mann Orchester (Two Person Orchestra)
SOUND MACHINES: an exhibition that will explore the interplay between sound and object, performance and sculpture, and the changing experience of sound in an age of digital reproduction is coming to Drexel University’s Pearlstein Gallery. The exhibit will feature Mauricio Kagel's Zwei Mann Orchester, a large-scale kinetic sound sculpture that utilizes orchestral instruments, household and found objects, connected through a network of levers and strings to produce an orchestra.
Jason Varney in San Francisco. Photo credit: Matt Zugale. Alumnus Jason Varney to Exhibit Food, Lifestyle and Travel Photography on Campus
For the first of a series of shows featuring work from alumni, local photographer Jason Varney ’01 will hold his first-ever exhibit to show his food photography, portraits and scenic images.
A microscopic image of plasmodium cells Malaria-Carrying Parasites Spread More When They Can Jump Into Multiple Birds - Study
A study out of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University found that blood parasites that cause malaria spread more widely if they can use many different kinds of birds as hosts. But even those "generalist" parasites are limited.
Betsy Payne teachers WINS I students about oyster dissection. WINS Program Celebrates 35 Years of Opportunity 
The Women in Natural Sciences program at the Academy of Natural Sciences introduces Philadelphia-area high school girls to STEM-focused interactive learning and careers.
Artwork that depicts golden hand of God and blue star of David Through These Hands: Loss and Community Inspire Professor’s Judaica Collection
When Chase, a retired Drexel University fashion design professor, heard that Drexel’s Raymond G. Perelman Center for Jewish Life was in need of artwork to accompany its newly donated Torah, she knew the project was meant for her.
Heard Around Campus Heard Around Campus — April
In this roundup of Drexel events and news, faculty and professional staff can learn about professional and personal opportunities available to them through the University.
class How a Group of Honors Students Wrote for Drexel Publications — For a Class
Last term, a class of students in the Pennoni Honors College learned about the inner workings of three different Drexel University publications — and got to contribute to them.
Riki McDaniel and Robert Watts Aspire Scholars Program Brings High-Achieving Students Together With Mentors, Each Other
The Pennoni Honors College program is open to current sophomores in any major, and provides opportunities and guidance in order to promote self-awareness and achievement.
Drexel faculty came together with AP high school teachers to discuss high-achieving students Bridging the Divide: Events Aim to Bring AP High School Teachers and Drexel Faculty Together to Trade Insights
Due to mutual benefits and following the success of their first event, Pennoni Honors College and Admissions leaders aim to bring more workshops for AP high school teachers to Drexel to discuss high-achieving students with faculty.
science festival Drexel Joins Philadelphia's Weeklong Celebration of Science
Students, faculty and staff from around the University will be participating in the Philadelphia Science Festival starting this weekend. The annual celebration of science is a week full of fun and learning for all ages, culminating with a carnival on the Ben Franklin Parkway on Saturday, April 28.
View of an empty doctor's office and exam table. Bias and Discrimination Keep Women With Higher Body Weights Away from the Doctor- Drexel Study
The stigma of weight and internalized feelings relating to it were found in a Drexel University study to be associated with healthcare avoidance in women with higher body weights.
day of giving Change the Game
24 Hours of Impact, Drexel University’s Day of Giving, will be held May 1.
Melvin Mathew, a doctoral candidate in the College of Engineering, spoke at the recent Festival of Nations, which he helped put together as president of Drexel's International Graduate Student Association. A Q&A With the President of Drexel’s International Graduate Student Association
Doctoral candidate Melvin Mathew, the president of the International Graduate Student Association, discussed how the organization welcomes international Dragons to campus.
co-op As Drexel’s Co-op Centennial Approaches, Check Out What Dragons Are Working on Today
The Steinbright Career Development Center recently released the winning photos from its annual Co-op Photo Contest.
Group photo of students in early learning programs Vanguard and William Penn Foundation Award $2.6 Million in Grants to Drexel’s Early Learning Initiative
Two grants totaling $2.6 million will help support Drexel University’s efforts to improve early childhood education in West Philadelphia. They are the first significant grants to benefit early education in the West Philadelphia Promise Neighborhood. The grants will support Drexel’s West Philadelphia Action for Early Learning Initiative during the next three years.
Jake Tapper CNN's Jake Tapper to Visit Drexel, Talking About the Real News and His Literary Fiction
CNN anchor, chief Washington correspondent and noted author, Jake Tapper, will visit Drexel University on May 24 to talk about his new novel, “The Hellfire Club,” and the challenges he faces as a journalist during one of the most trying times in the history of political reporting.
Scott Warnock and Diana Gasiewski authored the book together. Writing Together: How a Student-Professor Bond Turned Into a Book
Associate Professor of English Scott Warnock and his student, Diana Gasiewski, noticed that the student voice was missing from the pedagogy for online writing instruction, so they decided to do something about it.
PIER Drexel Joins Regional Health Systems to Expand Access to Clinical Trials
The PIER Consortium™ will bring clinical trial sites to larger numbers of patients, while also bringing new treatments to market faster.
Drexel President John Fry and Raj Gupta at an event With a $5 Million Gift Drexel Establishes the Raj & Kamla Gupta Governance Institute
Drexel University’s LeBow College of Business is once again at the forefront of preparing organization leaders to govern better. With the help of a $5 million gift, the College will establish the Raj & Kamla Gupta Governance Institute.
A screenshot of the Philadelphia Inquirer's Health section masthead from April 15, 2018. Philadelphia Area Hospital Ads All ‘From the Same Playbook,’ Study Finds
Most advertisements for hospitals in the Philadelphia area emphasize patient stories and medical staff, a Drexel University study found, not really allowing for any to stand out.
During the 2017 Welcome Week, Drexel's incoming class visited the Franklin Institute as part of the University's new student orientation experience. How Drexel is Updating its Academic Experience
During the last couple of years, Drexel University has made a series of changes to improve the academic experiences not just of students, but also of the faculty and professional staff providing guidance and support.
Cooper Q&A: Scott Cooper, President and CEO of the Academy of Natural Sciences
The Academy of Natural Sciences’ new president started in December.
An image of a Wawa storefront Wawa and Drexel Announce Plans for a New Store on Drexel’s Campus
Wawa Inc. and Drexel announced plans for a new store coming soon to Philadelphia as part of the company’s continued investment and expansion in its hometown. The newest Philadelphia store will be located at the intersection of 34th and Market Streets on Drexel’s University City Campus.
Drexel’s 9th Annual Health & Wellness Fair. CPR Training, Massages and Blood Pressure Tests: Photo Recap of Drexel’s 9th Annual Health & Wellness Fair
Drexel faculty and staff learned more about the variety of services offered through health and wellness vendors at the University’s annual event.
Full shelves with soda, fruit drinks and teas. After Tax, Philadelphians 40 Percent Less Likely to Drink Soda Every Day
The first study to look at what Philadelphians actually drank instead of sales at local stores since the city's "Soda Tax" came into play, the study found that residents stopped drinking soda every day at a significant rate.
Laura Sherbondy and Paul Furtaw coordinated Drexel's first Fresh Check Day Inaugural Fresh Check Day to Shed Light, Spark Action Around Student Mental Health
Staff coordinators aim to remind students to refuel, recharge and engage with classmates to safeguard their psychological well-being.
Three middle school girls at a technology workshop Drexel and TechGirlz Team to Connect Middle School Girls with Technology
Drexel University’s LeBow College of Business and TechGirlz today announced a wide-ranging partnership designed to expand the number of middle school girls receiving technology instruction. This collaboration is part of the recently announced TechGirlz 20k for 2020 campaign, in which the organization seeks to set 20,000 girls on The Path to a technology career over the next two years.
Paul Jensen. Paul E. Jensen Appointed Dean of LeBow College of Business
Paul E. Jensen, who joined the LeBow College of Business' economics faculty in 1997, was named the R. John Chapel Jr. Dean of LeBow College.
Tim Gorichanaz and Lynn Clouser at Stories of Self-Portraits opening event. New Rincliffe Gallery Exhibition Demonstrates the Artistic Process
Drexel doctoral student curated an exhibit as part of his thesis, and to showcase the information that can be derived from art.
World-renowned Italian chef Massimo Bottura at an event hosted by Drexel’s Center for Food and Hospitality Management and the Philly Chef Conference. Chef Massimo Bottura’s Message Not Wasted on Drexel Community at Lecture
The world-renowned Italian chef shared his passion for eliminating food waste and feeding the hungry through nonprofit.
The gorilla diorama, which originally opened in 1938. Photo courtesy the Academy of Natural Sciences. Hidden Treasures: Refreshing the Dioramas at the Academy of Natural Sciences
The Academy of Natural Sciences is cleaning two of its popular dioramas for the first time since they were installed in the 1930s.
Faculty Highlights Faculty Highlights: Grants and Awards From Winter 2018
Check out what Drexel University faculty and staff accomplished during the winter term.
Briefly noted Briefly Noted: Campus News From Winter 2018
Here’s a list of important dates and deadlines that Drexel faculty and professional staff should be aware of going forward.
Lynn Clouser, director of The Drexel Collection, speaking at an event in the A.J. Drexel Picture Gallery for Veteran's Day. Employee Spotlight: Lynn Clouser, Director of The Drexel Collection and Advocate for the University's Art Collection
In her short career, Lynn Clouser, director of The Drexel Collection, has pivoted from artist to curator to educator.
Marissa Hill Communication Major and Eagles Cheerleader Takes on Midterms, Media and the Super Bowl
A student in the College of Arts and Sciences witnessed the Eagles’ Super Bowl season firsthand as an Eagles cheerleader.
Headshot of Shyamalan Hollywood Legend M. Night Shyamalan to Address Drexel’s Class of 2018
Hollywood legend M. Night Shyamalan will address the class of 2018 at Drexel’s University-wide commencement ceremony on June 15 at Citizens Bank Park. The director, producer, screenwriter and actor — whose breakout hit, “The Sixth Sense,” appeared nearly 20 years ago — is known for filming and setting his movies in and around Philadelphia, hiring locally and utilizing area vendors, and showcasing some of the region’s best-loved attractions and locales.
ImpactView Philadelphia A Tool to Help Nonprofits Find Each Other, Pursue Funding and Collaborate
There are more than 2,300 nonprofit organizations in the City of Brotherly Love and Sisterly Affection, and Philadelphians know – regardless of the world’s opinions of our character – that our city pride is an integral part of our community fabric. Neville Vakharia, an assistant professor and research director in Drexel's graduate Arts Administration program in the Westphal College of Media Arts & Design, created ImpactView Philadelphia, an online tool and resource that uses the publicly available data on nonprofit organizations to present an easy-to-access snapshot of Philadelphia’s nonprofit ecosystem.
Photo of Tower Health President and CEO, Drexel College of Medicine Dean and Drexel President Tower Health and Drexel Announce Plans to Develop Branch Medical School Campus
Tower Health and Drexel University have announced plans to jointly develop a branch medical school campus of Drexel University College of Medicine in West Reading near the campus of Reading Hospital, subject to the appropriate accreditation approvals. It is expected that upon approval of the regional accreditor, the branch campus will be operational for the 2021-2022 academic year.
Walshy Fire Walshy Fire, of EDM Group Major Lazer, Brings Dancehall Reggae to Drexel
Accomplished electronic dance music MC/DJ and record producer of the trio Major Lazer, Walshy Fire, will be on campus this week to share his talent and knowledge of the music industry with students from Westphal College of Media Arts & Design. The visit will culminate with a public lecture and performance by Fire on Tuesday, April 10 at 7 p.m.
Gabby D'Andrea, vice president of the Neurodragons, getting ready for an interview at the Eagles' NovaCare Complex late last year. Courtesy of the Philadelphia Eagles. Neurodragons Will Cheer on Eagles Autism Challenge Riders — And You Can Join Them
Drexel’s new student organization for neurodiverse and neurotypical students plans to be out and cheering when the Eagles Autism Challenge comes rolling through campus.
Tristan Alan on set for virtual scenes of “Tribute.” ‘Tribute:’ Drexel’s First Cross-Department Visual Effects Film
Drexel University film director — and student — Tristan Alan worked with Drexel visual effects supervisor — and student — Eric Hiller to create the University’s first large scale visual effects senior film.
Vue32 Vue32 and Summer12 Project Named “Deal of the Year” by Philadelphia Business Journal
Location and partnership between Drexel University and Radnor Property Group were cited as major factors for distinction.
Mindfulness Drexel’s Day of Mindfulness: Cultivating Meaning, Purpose and Joy in Our Community
On April 18, Drexel Human Resources, in partnership with the Office of Faculty Affairs and Student Life, will offer a special day of mindfulness workshops.
Gloria Twine Chisum Experimental Psychologist Gloria Twine Chisum, PhD, to Receive 2018 Woman One Award
The Woman One program honors an outstanding woman for her leadership in the Philadelphia community and raises scholarship funds for talented, underrepresented College of Medicine students.
Ticks Drexel to Co-Host Lyme Disease Conference
To address gaps in Lyme disease diagnostics and treatment, College of Medicine microbiologists are bringing together researchers, physicians and patient advocates.