Update on Fall Planning & Course Scheduling
Apr 30 2021
A message on fall term planning and course scheduling was sent to faculty and professional staff. Drexel will be returning to full on-campus operations in the fall to the maximum extent permittable.
Medical Device Startup Nephria Bio to Use Drexel's MXene Filter Materials in Wearable Artificial Kidney Technology
Apr 29 2021
Drexel University’s MXene material is one step closer to transforming the lives of people suffering from end-stage kidney disease. Nephria Bio, Inc., a U.S.-based spin-off of the South Korean medical device company EOFlow Co., Ltd., has signed a licensing agreement with the University to use the two-dimensional material, discovered at Drexel, as a filter in a wearable artificial kidney device it is developing. The technology could allow many of the millions of people suffering from end-stage kidney disease worldwide to move more freely, without spending hours each week anchored to large dialysis machines.
Heard Around Campus — April
Apr 28 2021
Get ready for upcoming meditation and wellness practices to be accessed virtually and on campus (like the greenhouse on the third floor of Stratton Hall).
Drexel Returning to Normal Grading
Apr 23 2021
A message announcing that Drexel will end the Pass/No Pass option and return to normal grading beginning in the summer term was sent to the University community.
Student Update: COVID-19 Vaccine and Fall 2021
Apr 20 2021
Drexel University leadership announced that COVID-19 vaccination will be required for all undergraduate and graduate students in full-time and part-time face-to-face programs this fall.
Defense Mechanisms in Aphids Can Become a Double-edged Sword, Sharpened by the Seasons
Apr 20 2021
Evolution is unfolding in real time within many natural animal populations and researchers are now observing how this influences biodiversity in the field. In a newly published study in Molecular Ecology a team of Drexel University scientists examined the biological variations in pea aphids, insects that reproduce frequently enough to evolve before our eyes, by tracing the prevalence of their protective endosymbiont, Hamiltonella defensa, which the insects use to ward off parasitoid wasps.
One Year Later: Play-by-play Advice for the Pandemic Co-op
Apr 19 2021
Five seasoned pandemic co-op students who are part of the Steinbright Career Development Center’s Peer Mentor program already knocked their pandemic co-ops out of the park. Now, they’re sharing success strategies to help other Dragons make their current co-op experiences a grand slam.
Drexel Helps to Establish First Trade Association for Expanding Research, Development and Commercial Use of MXene Materials
Apr 19 2021
A decade after Drexel University researchers made the pathbreaking discovery of a family of versatile, two-dimensional materials, which they dubbed MXenes, the University is helping to establish a global trade association for researchers, manufacturers and companies that are working with the materials. Called the MXene Association, it will serve as the professional body to establish standards and best practices, connect researchers and corporations and promote the research and development involving the materials.
Urban Ethnographer Elijah Anderson to Address Graduates at Drexel’s University-wide Commencement
Apr 14 2021
One of the nation’s most influential scholars in the field of urban inequality, Elijah Anderson, will address the class of 2021 at Drexel’s university-wide commencement ceremony on June 11. Provided that health and safety regulations and best practices allow, Drexel University will return to Citizens Bank Park to celebrate the graduating class. The ceremony will be live-streamed.
The Future of Artificial Intelligence Requires the Guidance of Sociology
Apr 13 2021
In the race to out-compete other companies– artificial intelligence (AI) design is lacking a deep understanding of what data about humans mean and its relation to equity. Two Drexel University sociologists suggest we pay greater attention to the societal impact of AI, as it is appearing more frequently than ever before.
Planning for Fall Return to Campus
Apr 8 2021
A message with updates on planning for a fall return was sent to faculty and professional staff. Based on available data, Drexel is currently working with Real Estate and Facilities and the Office of the University Registrar to plan for 3 feet of masked socially distanced in-person instruction in the fall term. Instructors will be able to distance 6 feet or more and the University will continue to follow guidance from public health authorities as it becomes available.
Drexel to Offer COVID-19 Vaccine to Students, Faculty and Professional Staff
Apr 6 2021
An announcement about Drexel offering the COVID-19 vaccine to eligible students, faculty and professional staff was sent to the University community. Drexel will make vaccine available to eligible populations prioritized by Philadelphia’s phased distribution, Drexel’s return to campus phases and vaccine availability.
Public Safety & U — April
Apr 5 2021
Learn more about the work behind the Drexel University Public Safety Communications Center and reacquaint yourself with some safety tips applicable for both those on and off campus this term.