The platform presenters for the Drexel University College of Medicine’s annual research day, called Discovery Day, divulge on their research topics and tips for success. 5 Presentations You’ll See at This Year’s Discovery Day
The platform presenters for the Drexel University College of Medicine’s annual research day, called Discovery Day, divulge on their research topics and tips for success.
In celebration of both the International Year of the Periodic Table in 2019 and National Chemistry Week, students from two chemistry organizations unfurled a 100-foot-tall, 135-foot-wide handmade periodic table on Buckley Field. Drexel Chemistry Students Unveil East Coast’s Largest Periodic Table
In celebration of both the International Year of the Periodic Table in 2019 and National Chemistry Week, students from two chemistry organizations unfurled a 100-foot-tall, 135-foot-wide handmade periodic table on Buckley Field.
Najafi and Pejman Mimicking the Body's Circulatory Air Conditioning Could Keep Airplanes, Cars and Computers Cooler
The complex network of veins that keeps us cool during the heat of summer has inspired engineers to create novel thermal management systems. But replicating the circulatory system, in form or function, has been no easy task. Recently, a team of researchers from Drexel University and North Carolina State University created a computer program that could be key to mimicking the body’s evolution-optimized cooling system in functional materials.
Bailey Greenberg Drexel Basketball Opens the Season Eying New Heights
The Drexel men’s and women’s basketball teams tip off the 2019-20 home basketball season the weekend of Nov. 8-10 at the Daskalakis Athletic Center. The men will play at home on Friday and Sunday, while the women have a home game on Saturday.
New Faculty Keep Drexel Abreast of Disruptive Technologies New Faculty Keep Drexel Abreast of Disruptive Technologies
Among the top academic and research talent hired this year were faculty in new and developing fields that have the potential to impact mainstream industries.
Heard Around Campus Heard Around Campus — October
November is Open Enrollment time for Drexel faculty and staff. Make sure you’re aware of key deadlines and on-campus opportunities to talk about your benefits.
lightweight aggregates Ashes to Concrete
Drexel University researchers have developed a process for turning the solid waste products of coal power plants into a useful ingredient that could improve properties of concrete.
Lotus Barron from Aamilah's Artistry 5 Female Drexel Student-Owned Businesses You Should Know About
Do you know these five student businesses who participated in the Charles D. Close School of Entrepreneurship’s Fall Proving Ground for female entrepreneurs? You should.
“I’ve always been interested in China because it’s kind of like this place that everyone says is so different from any other country in the world and it’s so far away and it’s kind of like this unknown land,” said Sarah DiPasquale. Here she is at the Great Wall. 5 Tips for Taking an International Co-op
Sarah DiPasquale went on two consecutive co-ops to China, and her experiences there make her passionate about encouraging other Drexel students to consider international co-op opportunities.
Person coloring in a coloring book The Art of Cancer Caregiving: How Art Therapies Can Benefit Those Caring for Cancer Patients
A study, led by researchers from Drexel University’s Creative Art Therapies department in the College of Nursing and Health Professions, as well as researchers in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, showed coloring and open-studio art therapy benefits stressed caregivers of cancer patients.
19-month-old Java. Employee Spotlight: Java, Drexel’s Newest Therapy Dog
There’s a three-generation therapy dog dynasty here at Drexel — and its youngest member, Java, just became a University employee.
Drexel University's Vice President for Cooperative Education and Career Development Ian Sladen. Q&A: Steinbright Head Ian Sladen on Why We Should Celebrate Co-op
As the University celebrates the 100th anniversary of co-op this year, the head of the Steinbright Career Development Center shares what his team is doing now to prime the program for the future.
The 2019 Pennoni Book Bingo Board hanging in the Pennoni Honors College. Participants sign the squares that they've completed. Why You Should Play Book Bingo at Drexel
Since 2017, faculty, staff and friends of the Pennoni Honors College have been reading books for fun and games — and fostering a sense of community in the office.
This word cloud represents a mix of Drexel’s competencies and leadership competencies that underpin the Drexel Leaders 20/20 program. Drexel Leaders 20/20 Sets its Sights on Empowering Dragons
With a new name and tagline, the seven-year-old leadership program has a history of providing support and community to Drexel employees looking to grow at the University.
The Teaching and Learning Center opened this academic year to support faculty at Drexel University. Drexel’s Teaching and Learning Center is Just Getting Started
Opened just in time for the new academic year, Drexel’s Teaching and Learning Center has a goal, a mission and a director to support faculty at the University.
Briefly noted Briefly Noted: What Faculty and Staff Need to Know This Term
Faculty and staff should be aware of several updates when finishing up the term, from benefits (like Open Enrollment and the final days of the 2019 Wellness Incentive Program) to how they score free or discounted tickets to local museums, cultural events and Drexel basketball games.
MXene yarn nanoscale That New Yarn?! — Wearable, Washable Textile Devices Are Possible With MXene-Coated Yarns
Drexel University researchers have figured out how to add more conductivity into functional fabric devices, by coating yarns with a two-dimensional carbon-based material called MXene, to make conductive threads. The group has developed a dip-coating method, similar to the dyeing process, that can produce a conductive yarn strong enough for use in industrial knitting machines and durable enough to make it through wash cycles without degrading.
Innovation fest Drexel to Serve as an Official Host for Citywide B. PHL Innovation Fest
This month Drexel University will be one of 13 host venues for a new citywide celebration of creative thinking, called B. PHL Innovation Fest. The festival, which will be held from Oct. 15-17, is designed to highlight organizations, entrepreneurs and innovators throughout the region.
Stephen and Sandra Sheller 11th Street Family Health Services building 11th Street Family Health Services Selected for National Multi-Site Demonstration for Advancing Integrated Care Models for People with Complex Needs
Drexel University's Stephen and Sandra Sheller 11th Street Family Health Services is one of eight organizations chosen to participate in Advancing Integrated Models, a multi-site demonstration promoting innovative, person-centered strategies to improve care for adults and children with complex health and social needs.
Faculty Highlights Faculty Highlights: Recent Grants and Awards
Read all about the sponsored research, major gifts and recognition that were recently received by faculty at Drexel — like the Dornsife School of Public Health’s Alex Ortega, PhD, who was awarded a $3.2 million grant by the National Institutes of Health to study psychiatric and substance use disorders among island Puerto Ricans impacted by Hurricane Maria.
Campus Digest new Campus Digest — October 2019
It’s already week 4 of fall term! Here’s what to keep in mind as you start studying for midterms.
Wednesdays at the Kline are now hosted weekly at the Kline Institute of Trial Advocacy in Center City in order for members of the Philadelphia community to gather, listen and exchange ideas and perspectives regarding current events and issues. Wednesdays at Kline Bring Civil Discourse to Drexel, Philadelphia Communities
Drexel University’s Pennoni Honors College and Thomas R. Kline School of Law have partnered to promote discussions of hot-button issues amongst diverse people and perspectives in Center City.
image of a lit bulb on top of a table at which entpreneurs are seated at Drexel’s Charles D. Close School of Entrepreneurship Launches Three-Year Degree
With more than 60 percent of millennials wanting to own a business and 49 percent looking to start one within the next three years, universities are often the place where these young entrepreneurs gain the knowledge and guidance to turn their ideas into viable startup businesses.
Nina Henderson Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs M. Brian Blake, PhD, spoke at Drexel University's 2019 Convocation. Provost M. Brian Blake Named to George Washington University Post
President John Fry recently announced that the Nina Henderson Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs will leave Drexel next month.
First-year students and resident assistants hang out in a dorm room in Drexel's Bentley Hall. Students Move In, Marvel at Bentley Hall Phase 1 Renovations
Three hundred and sixty six Drexel students moved into Bentley Hall, formerly Calhoun Hall, for the first time since 2015 after phase one renovations were made to the building itself.
The spotten lanternfly. Photo courtesy Jon Gelhaus. What to Know About the Spotted Lanternfly at Drexel
If you see the invasive insects on campus, Drexel’s Director of Grounds wants you to kill them — and know that the University is working on preventing them from harming the campus.
Nurse assisting elderly man with book Drexel to Receive Part of National $53.4 Million Grant for Dementia Care Interventions
Drexel University College of Nursing and Health Professions is one of 30 top research institutions benefiting from a $53.4 million National Institute on Aging grant to Brown University and Harvard University to improve health care and quality of life for people living with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias, and their caregivers.
Heard Around Campus Heard Around Campus — September
Last month featured a lot of news about necessary procedures for Drexel employees, like completing annual compliance programs, as well as updates on essential topics and benefits at the University.
Interior of squash courts at the U.S. Open Squash In Its Final Round at the DAC, U.S. Open Squash Championships Return to Drexel This Fall
The most prestigious squash tournament on American soil will be contested at Drexel University’s Daskalakis Athletic Center one last time this fall. The 2019 FS Investments U.S. Open Squash Championships will bring the top players in the world to campus from Oct. 5-12. The tournament, which has been held at Drexel’s Kline & Specter Squash Center since 2011 will be moving to its new home, the Arlen Specter Squash Center, in 2020.