A Spoonful of Animation Helps the Story Medicine Go Down
May 31 2018
Since 2016, the Story Medicine class at Drexel University has helped the ideas and dreams of child patients at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia come alive — and now, through a new partnership, become animated.
Project SEARCH Helps High Schoolers on the Spectrum Prep for the Future
May 30 2018
Project SEARCH, a program through the A.J. Drexel Autism Institute which provides training and on-the-job experience to Philadelphia public high school students on the autism spectrum, provides benefits to both the participants and involved Drexel departments through internship experiences.
Advanced Textiles and Elegant Designs Will Captivate the Runway at Drexel’s Annual Fashion Show
May 29 2018
Studio 54, Rocky Horror Picture Show, 19th century circuses, and botanicals in urban environments are the inspiration for a handful of student designers whose collections will be featured in Fashion ’18, Drexel University's annual fashion show, presented on Saturday, June 2 by the Fashion Design and Design & Merchandising programs in the Westphal College of Media Arts & Design.
Heard Around Campus — May
May 25 2018
In the May installment of the “Heard Around Campus” feature, faculty and staff can read about news concerning commencement and professional development.
With NSF Funding, Biomedical Engineer Paving the Way for Better Injury Repair
May 21 2018
Kara Spiller, PhD, an assistant professor in the School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems at Drexel University, has received a National Science Foundation's (NSF) Early Career (CAREER) award to develop a new technology that will better control the modification of biomaterials.
What Can Snakes Teach Us About Engineering Friction?
May 21 2018
If you want to know how to make a sneaker with better traction in the rain, just ask a snake. That’s the theory driving the research of Hisham Abdel-Aal, PhD, an associate teaching professor in Drexel University’s College of Engineering who is studying snake skin to help engineers improve the design of textured surfaces, such as engine cylinder liners, prosthetic joints — and yes, maybe even footwear.
A Soft Solution to the Hard Problem of Energy Storage
May 17 2018
Recently published research from Drexel University and the University of Pennsylvania, shows a new technique for manipulating two-dimensional materials that allows them to be shaped into films of a practically usable thickness, while maintaining the properties that make them exceptional candidates for use in supercapacitor electrodes.
'Non-Smoking' Doesn't Mean Smoke-Free — Drexel Study Finds Third-Hand Smoke Spreads Inside
May 9 2018
Despite decades of indoor smoking bans and restrictions, new research from Drexel University suggests the toxins we’ve been trying to keep out are still finding their way into the air inside. Findings by a group of environmental engineers show that third-hand smoke, the chemical residue from cigarette smoke that attaches to anything and anyone in the vicinity of a smoke cloud, can make its way into the air and circulate through buildings where no one is smoking.
Drexel's Philadelphia Coaches Conference to Tackle Industry Culture, Challenges and Opportunities
May 9 2018
Philadelphia’s sport coaching professionals will come together for the fourth annual Philadelphia Coaches Conference, hosted by Drexel University’s Sport Coaching Leadership program in the School of Education on Tuesday, May 15 from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The conference, organized “for coaches by coaches,” assembles coaches of all levels and backgrounds for a series of educational sessions led by a diverse group of experienced and knowledgeable coaches.
Maria T. Schultheis Named Interim Dean of Arts and Sciences
May 8 2018
As Donna M. Murasko, PhD, prepares to end her 16-year tenure as dean to return to the faculty, the College of Arts and Sciences will move ahead under new leadership with the appointment of Maria T. Schultheis as interim dean, effective July 1.
Another Year of Record Freshman Enrollment at Drexel
May 8 2018
A larger-than-expected number of incoming freshman have made deposits to enroll at Drexel University next fall, marking the second year of record deposits since a new enrollment and retention strategy was rolled out in 2015.
Former President of the NAACP, Cornell W. Brooks Will Address Kline School of Law Graduates at Commencement
May 7 2018
Cornell William Brooks, JD, MDiv, dedicated civil rights leader, attorney and minister, will address the graduates of the Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law at commencement on Friday, May 18, at 3:30 p.m. The law school will celebrate 163 graduates during its 10th commencement ceremony, held at the Kimmel Center, in Verizon Hall (300 S. Broad Street). The event will celebrate 125 graduates who will receive a JD, 30 who will receive a Master of Legal Studies and eight who will receive an LLM in American Legal Practice.