Heard Around Campus — May
May 29 2019
This month's installment of the “Heard Around Campus” feature contains information about University awards and recently completed construction projects.
Drexel and Lazarex Cancer Foundation Establish Program to Help Improve Health Outcomes for Philadelphia Neighborhoods
May 23 2019
Drexel University is partnering with the Lazarex Cancer Foundation to establish Community IMPACT, a program that will focus on reducing cancer and improving health outcomes in Philadelphia, starting in West Philadelphia neighborhoods. The program involving the Dornsife School of Public Health, College of Nursing and Health Professions and the College of Medicine will combine public health qualitative and quantitative assessment and research methods with a grassroots engagement in communities that are often not invited to make their own decisions for health care.
Video Games Created by Middle School Students to Be Played on LED Array of Cira Centre Skyscraper to Open New Park, Drexel Square
May 23 2019
The creativity of local students will be on full display this summer as the 29-story LED array of Brandywine Realty Trust’s Cira Centre office building is once again converted into the world’s largest video game display. Students and teachers from K-12 schools across the Greater Philadelphia region have been working with experts in Drexel University’s Entrepreneurial Game Studio to design and code new games for the building — those games will debut on the evening of June 10 as part of a celebration for the opening of the city’s newest green space, Drexel Square. The opening of Drexel Square park marks the first completed project of the Schuylkill Yards development, a 14-acre master-planned neighborhood in University City being developed by Brandywine Realty Trust on land owned by and in coordination with Drexel.
Finding Focus Through a Drexel Non-Profit Co-op
May 22 2019
Nicole Kalitsi was tasked with pioneering a new role during her co-op with the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance. Supported by Drexel University’s Lenfest Center for Cultural Partnerships, this experience helped the fourth-year global studies student zero in on her future career goals.
Drexel and Penn Medicine to Pilot New Program Uniting Major Employers and Cultural Institutions
May 8 2019
Drexel University and Penn Medicine will join to launch the Philadelphia Cultural Pass pilot grant program, an effort to support vital arts and cultural institutions in the city, offer valuable new opportunities for staff, and attract top talent to the region. The Philadelphia Cultural Pass program will provide a fresh pathway to introduce employees and their families to internationally renowned arts institutions and the concerts, exhibits, and performances that have put Philadelphia on the map as a pre-eminent hub for the arts. The pilot program also aims to broaden the reach of these institutions to more people that work and live around Philadelphia, and to build a community of ambassadors who are active participants in the region’s cultural economy.
Train Your Brain to Eat Less Sugar
May 7 2019
A recent study led by Evan Forman, PhD, a psychology professor in Drexel University's College of Arts and Sciences, shows that a computer game can be used to train its players to eat less sugar, as way of reducing their weight and improving their health.
PUBLIC SAFETY & U — May
May 6 2019
This month’s column features rideshare safety tips and getting to know the Drexel University Public Safety Communications Center.
Making a 'To Do' List for Trauma Docs
May 6 2019
Researchers from Drexel’s College of Computing & Informatics have been integrating a tablet-based checklist tool into the workflow of a pediatric trauma center and, over the course of 15 months, have shown that it doesn’t hamper doctors’ performance.
Former U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs Will Deliver Drexel College of Medicine Commencement Address
May 1 2019
David J. Shulkin, MD, former U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs, will address the Drexel University College of Medicine class of 2019 at its commencement ceremony on May 17. The ceremony will be held at 9 a.m. at the Kimmel Center for Performing Arts, 300 S. Broad Street, where approximately 459 degrees will be presented, including 242 MD degrees, as well as 14 PhDs and 203 master’s degrees from the college’s Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and Professional Studies.