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Returning to In-Person Instruction Next Week

A message about the return to in-person instruction the week of January 17 was sent to the Drexel community.
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Spark Therapeutics to Invest $575M in New State-of-the-Art Gene Therapy Innovation Center on Drexel’s University City Campus

Spark Therapeutics, a member of the Roche Group (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) and a fully integrated, commercial gene therapy company dedicated to challenging the inevitability of genetic disease, announced plans to invest an initial $575M in the creation of a new, state-of-the-art gene therapy innovation center on Drexel University’s campus in the heart of Philadelphia’s University City neighborhood. Through a 99-year ground lease of Drexel University’s F Lot, the new center will be located at the intersection of 30th and Chestnut Streets and will create opportunities for collaboration with Drexel University and Philadelphia’s booming life sciences community. Terms of the ground lease, including financial terms, were not disclosed.

The crowd at an opening event for the 'Museum of Where We Are' exhibition held in the Rincliffe Gallery on Dec. 10.

Arts & Entertainment

Drexel Unveils ‘Museum of Where We Are’ Exhibition of Design History Students’ Work

Since the beginning of the pandemic, “ARTH 300: The History of Modern Design” students have been cultivating the beauty and meaning from everyday objects. That work is now on display on Drexel’s University City Campus and a half a world away thanks to new collaborators abroad.

It takes a lot more than engineering to bring a new medical device to market, and Drexel students from various academic backgrounds can learn this firsthand alongside students from continents away and while working with real companies and potential investors.

Science & Technology

MedTech Innovation I Parallels Industry Ecosystems Through Diverse, Global Classroom

It takes a lot more than engineering to bring a new medical device to market, and Drexel students from various academic backgrounds can learn this firsthand alongside students from continents away and while working with real companies and potential investors.

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Society & Culture

For the Nonprofit Sector, the Pandemic Offers Lessons in Resilience

Adaptability, partnerships, diversity and putting a sense of mission above all else are some of the key components of a successful rebound from COVID-19, writes Bruce Melgary, senior fellow at Drexel’s Lenfest Center for Cultural Partnerships.

Visit Related Stories for more information about Drexel’s Response to the Coronavirus.

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View “Rebuilding Philly,” a thought leadership initiative between Drexel and The Philadelphia Inquirer promoting an equitable and resilient pandemic recovery for Philadelphia.

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