Heard Around Campus — November
Nov 29 2021
Take note of important deadlines at the end of this month and before the holidays for opportunities like Employee Olympics, new committees and holiday donation drives.
Continue Remaining Safe During Thanksgiving
Nov 22 2021
A Nov. 22 message reminded Drexel students of the importance in continuing to adhere to all public health protocols and safety precautions in order to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 this holiday season, and also included information about testing, booster doses and flu shots.
Bolstering Commercial Corridors Is a Vital Part of Rebounding From COVID-19
Nov 17 2021
As small retailers close, the commercial corridors they occupy face the prospect of a downward spiral, and the impact is most likely to be greater in poorer communities, Richardson Dilworth, PhD, head and professor in Drexel’s Department of Politics, wrote in a “Rebuilding Philly” essay.
25th Annual Holiday Toy Drive Launches
Nov 12 2021
Toy donations are being accepted now for Drexel’s Office of Government and Community Relations’ event, which will be in-person this year. Volunteers are needed to bag donated toys on Dec. 8 and Dec. 9.
Drexel and Brandywine Workshop and Archives Partner To Expand Free Database of Diverse Art and Artists
Nov 12 2021
Drexel University and the Brandywine Workshop and Archives (BWA) have partnered to extend and improve Brandywine’s Artura.org, the nation’s first free online database of contemporary diverse art and artists. A recent $500,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation will fund the project that will be managed by Drexel’s Lenfest Center for Cultural Partnerships with participation from the School of Education and the Arts Administration & Museum Leadership graduate program in the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design.
How Do Autistic Individuals Interact with the Criminal Justice System?
Nov 11 2021
Researchers from the A.J. Drexel Autism Institute at Drexel University recently published research that identified the experiences of autistic individuals and their caregivers across their interactions with the criminal justice system through analysis of a statewide survey in Pennsylvania, including as victims of an interaction, criminal offenders and witnesses to a crime, with respondents reporting both positive and negative experiences.
Just How Much Do Density and Green Space Affect Urban Energy Use? It Depends on Where You Live.
Nov 8 2021
In the battle to mitigate “city heat” and conserve the energy it takes to keep folks comfortable inside, recent research has shown the importance of urban planning. Tree cover, paved surfaces, the spacing of buildings and green spaces all affect how much energy it takes to offset the “urban heat island effect.” But the relative contribution of these urban form factors has been a matter of debate. In a recently published journal paper, researchers in Drexel University’s College of Engineering, seeking to clarify the matter, presented a method for measuring the impact of each of these factors – and revealed that their contribution to building energy use varies between cities.
Public Safety & U — November
Nov 8 2021
Public Safety has tips to ensure your online shopping ends up in the right place. Plus, in this month’s Public Safety & U, learn about how to participate in a Department of Public Safety community survey and donate to Drexel’s Military Care Package Drive.
For the City’s Public Health Infrastructure, Key Lessons From the Pandemic
Nov 4 2021
The spread of COVID-19 illustrated yet again how systemic racism, in its many manifestations, profoundly shapes the health of Black people and people of color in our city, writes the School of Public Health’s Ana V. Diez Roux in this “Rebuilding Philly” essay originally published in The Philadelphia Inquirer.
Fixing the Digital Divide Doesn’t Mean What You Think It Does
Nov 4 2021
While initiatives and related efforts to provide computers and connectivity to all can help, it’s not nearly enough — and it doesn’t get to the heart of the problem, writes the College of Engineering and ExCITe Center’s Youngmoo Kim in this essay originally published in The Philadelphia Inquirer as part of “Rebuilding Philly.”
8 Tips for Accomplishable Activism
Nov 1 2021
Omkari Williams — a speaker, writer, podcast host and coach for activists — shared these tips in her “Activism For the Rest of Us” workshop hosted on Oct. 27 by the Pennoni Honors College and supported by The Center for Black Culture, the Westphal College of Media Arts & Design and the College of Arts and Sciences.
Pandemic Learnings Inform Hybrid Model for 2021 StartUp Fest
Nov 1 2021
Organizers of the premiere annual entrepreneurship event hosted by the Charles D. Close School of Entrepreneurship explain why the 2021 StartUp Fest will be more immersive, accessible, and alumni-oriented than years past while still highlighting the student startup ecosystem at Drexel.
The State of the Art on and off Drexel’s Campus
Nov 1 2021
There are several art exhibitions and collections (both in person and online) showcasing the art of everything from Polish posters to presidential memorabilia to prehistoric fossils.