online learning Drexel Researchers Will Develop Artificial Intelligence Technologies for Adult Learning and Online Education as Part of $220 Million NSF Initiative
Researchers in Drexel University’s College of Computing & Informatics, who are studying artificial intelligence as a tool for teaching, have been selected to join a $220 million National Science Foundation initiative to expand the use of AI technology in areas ranging from agriculture and food supply chains to adult and online learning. Drexel’s team will join AI researchers from around the country in an effort to use the technology to make education more accessible for Americans who are adapting to rapidly changing workplaces. The NSF’s Adult Learning & Online Education (ALOE) Institute will be supported by $20 million over five years.
Heard Around Campus Heard Around Campus — July
Learn more about when TIAA will become Drexel’s single retirement plan record keeper and how you can visit the Gateway Garden for fun activities with food, drinks and arts and crafts.
campus update 7-27 Deadline Approaches for Proof of Vaccination
A message to students, faculty and staff about the approaching deadline to submit proof of vaccination, reiterating the vaccine and masking policies and recommending that fully vaccinated people also wear masks inside University facilities due to the COVID-19 Delta variant circulating in Philadelphia.
Bearded Ladies Cabaret is one of the organizations which received the 2021 Art Works grant, and which Drexel co-op students could have the opportunity to work with starting next year. New Grant Program to Support Paid Nonprofit Co-op Opportunities for Dragons
Forman Arts Initiative and Philadelphia Foundation have launched Arts Works, a $3 million grant program for local community-based organizations and emerging artists, with additional funds to support co-op positions at recipient organizations starting next year.
Closeup shot of a group of medical practitioners joining their hands together in a huddle Drexel University and University of Arizona Partner for Collaborative Complementary and Integrative Health Degree and Certification
Drexel University’s College of Nursing and Health Professions announced that it will offer a collaborative degree and certification program in Complimentary and Integrative Health with The Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine (AWCIM) at the University of Arizona starting Fall 2021. The Complementary and Integrative Health (CIH)/ Integrative Health or Wellness (IHW) Coaching Pathway Program is designed for qualified students who wish to pursue a Master of Science (MS) in Complementary and Integrative Health at Drexel, while concurrently pursuing an Integrative Health or Wellness Coaching certification from AWCIM.
Eric Zillmer attending a Drexel men’s basketball game versus Saint Joseph’s University on Nov. 17, 2014 at the Daskalakis Athletic Center. Photo credit: Drexel Athletics. Athletic Director Emeritus Reflects on 23 Years in College Athletics
Eric Zillmer, PsyD, shared some of what he saw and experienced during his run of more than 23 years at the helm of collegiate sports for the University — and what comes next.
Senior Vice President for University Communications Lori Doyle. Senior Vice President for University Communications Lori Doyle to Retire
Lori Doyle, who has successfully led university-wide communication efforts over the last decade, will retire effective Dec. 31.
Preparation and the presentation of her social initiative and talent won Elaine Ficarra the right to be called Miss Philadelphia in the competition’s centennial year, as well as scholarship funding and a chance to compete in the Miss Pennsylvania competition last month, in which she placed third runner up. Drexel Student Named Miss Philadelphia 2021
Elaine Ficarra, a rising third-year biology major and Pennoni Honors College student, earned the title of Miss Philadelphia after competition was postponed due to the pandemic last year, and placed third runner up at the Miss Pennsylvania competition in June.
Drexel student Charmaine Patterson cooks food in the kitchen at the University. Drexel Student Wins $25,000 Scholarship from Guy Fieri's ‘Restaurant Reboot’
Fourth-year culinary arts student Charmaine Patterson received a $25,000 scholarship live on Guy Fieri’s “Restaurant Reboot” on June 12. In this Q&A with DrexelNow, she reveals her hopes for fall term and the future as well as the hardships she and the food industry endured during the pandemic.
Internal medicine and student health re-join clinical practices of the College of Medicine Drexel Medicine Resumes Management of Internal Medicine Practice and Student Health Center
The Drexel Internal Medicine practice at 219 North Broad Street and Drexel University’s Student Health Center have rejoined the clinical practices of the College of Medicine. Previously managed by Tower Health Medical Group, the practices returned to Drexel effective July 1, which ensures continuation of these needed services and reflects Drexel’s mission-driven approach to student and population health in Philadelphia.
A special illustration celebrating WKDU’s 50 years on air. Image courtesy WKDU. 50th Anniversary Celebration Honors WKDU’s History of Engagement
As part of a week-long event already underway, student and alumni DJs are coming together to share and play music, and support to the student radio station’s future.
Interior of the Main Building with the text: faculty/staff update July 12 COVID-19 Vaccine Policy, Procedures and Exemption Process
A July 12 message sent by Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer Megan Weyler detailed deadlines, procedures and resources for faculty and professional staff related to the return to campus.
New Drexel University Public Safety & U image. Public Safety & U — July
In this month’s feature, learn more about cool tips to avoid heat exhaustion and some of the services provided at the Drexel University Police Department’s headquarters.
Fry Drexel Rowing President John Fry To Serve As the CAA Representative on the NCAA Division I Board of Directors
Colonial Athletic Association Commissioner Joe D’Antonio has announced that Drexel University President John Fry has been selected as the Conference’s representative on the NCAA Division I Board of Directors.
Students associated with the Climate and Sustainability Working Group helped put on Earthfest on April 22. Photo courtesy of Grace Zaborski. Eco-Passionate Students Find Outlet, Experience Through Climate and Sustainability Working Group.
As plans for a centralized sustainability office at Drexel continue to formulate, students seeking climate and sustainability impact opportunities have found a home working with Drexel’s cross-functional and interdisciplinary working group started last spring in conjunction with the University’s “Climate Year” initiative.
City of Philadelphia skyline. Drexel Helps Set Climate Resilience Research Agenda for Philadelphia
A new collaboration between the University, Academy of Natural Sciences, City of Philadelphia, DVRPC and local organizations will ultimately create a research agenda to help make the region more climate resilient.
Esta Jacob, a rising second-year finance and legal studies major, speaking with campus tour group outside the Korman Center. Becoming a Drexel Student Ambassador
DrexelNow followed rising second-year student Esta Jacob through her month-long training process to become a student ambassador, a paid campus position which helps the University grow and thrive through ambassador-led campus tours and their sharing of knowledge and personal experiences with prospective students.