Did an Asteroid Cancel Dinosaurs? The Truth is in the Lava
Feb 26 2019
About sixty-six million years ago a planet-wide catastrophe brought the non-avian dinosaurs to their demise, and the end of the Cretaceous period was marked by a mass extinction of its fauna and flora. New data, published in the journal Science, says it’s possible that intense volcanic eruptions in India coincided with the worldwide extinction – ultimately cementing the fate of the massive reptiles.
Tower Health, Drexel Sign Medical School Academic Agreement, Further Plans for New Campus
Feb 22 2019
Tower Health and Drexel University have secured appropriate accreditation approval to establish a new four-year regional campus of Drexel University College of Medicine in West Reading near Reading Hospital. A 20-year academic agreement between Tower Health and Drexel University was signed today. The campus will be operational for the 2020-2021 academic year.
Expanding the Use of Silicon in Batteries, By Preventing Electrodes From Expanding
Feb 21 2019
Silicon anodes are generally viewed as the next development in lithium-ion battery technology. Silicon’s ability to absorb more charge translates to longer battery life and smaller batteries, if researchers can check the physical expansion of the silicon that comes with charging. Research from Drexel University and the Trinity College in Ireland, suggests that adding MXene ink to the silicon electrode-making process would do just that.
$5 Million Gift to Drexel Will Establish Bentley Hall for Honors Students
Feb 19 2019
With the help of a $5 million gift from Greg S. Bentley, CEO of Bentley Systems, and his wife Caroline, Drexel University will create a new epicenter on its campus for honors students. The gift comes at a time when construction is already underway at Calhoun Hall, an existing student residence hall, that will be fully renovated as part of Greg and Caroline Bentley Hall, a new complex that will house a true “living/learning” community for honors college students. In addition to the renovated student residence, Bentley Hall will also include a new, two-story glass and stone addition of about 10,800 square feet that will house the Pennoni Honors College offices and seminar rooms.
What Makes Some People Creative Thinkers and Others Analytical?
Feb 13 2019
A new brain-imaging study from Drexel University's Creativity Research Lab reveals that the different "cognitive styles" of creative and analytical thinkers are due to fundamental differences in their brain activity that can be observed even when people are not working on a problem.
PUBLIC SAFETY & U — February
Feb 6 2019
This month’s “Public Safety & U” feature focuses on how the University works with Allied Universal security officers.
Educational Outreach and Public Policy Changes Needed to Reduce Health Hazards for Nail Salon Technicians
Feb 5 2019
The nail salon industry has seen rapid growth within the last 20 years, becoming increasingly popular among women of all ages who like to get their nails professionally done. For the technicians in those salons – many of whom are non-native English speakers – this beauty comes with a cost: an exposure to potentially unsafe chemicals and other health hazards in the workplace. A new study by Drexel University’s Dornsife School of Public Health found that educational outreach and change in public policy are needed to help reduce these hazards for salon employees and owners.
Five Little Known Facts: Drexel Campus Dining
Feb 5 2019
Drexel students who live on campus will rely on Drexel Campus Dining at some point during their college experience. Here are the new, innovative things they’re doing and ways they’re aiming to maximize your meal plan that you may not be aware of.
Heard Around Campus — January
Feb 1 2019
The first month of winter term revealed several changes and updates that could impact how you work and operate at Drexel.