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Alissa Falcone

Editor and Staff Writer
Alissa Falcone is the editor of DrexelNow and Drexel Quarterly and a staff writer who has contributed to those Drexel publications as well as Drexel Magazine and EXEL Magazine. She joined University Communications in 2013 as a communications associate and continued working full-time in 2014 after she graduated from Drexel with a bachelor’s degree in English. Alissa received her master's degree in communication from Drexel in 2017. She previously worked for Philadelphia magazine and has written for the Philadelphia Daily NewsPhilly.com and other publications. When she’s not working at her desk, she can usually be found near one of the many food trucks on Drexel’s campus … for work, obviously. She tweets at @AlissaFalcone.

Contact:

acf57@drexel.edu

215.571.4319

School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems Associate Professor Hasan Ayaz, PhD, adjusted the fNIR device on then-PhD student Siddharth Bhatt, from the LeBow College of Business in this photo taken in the Behavior Lab at an event highlighting the successful partnership between SEI and Drexel University. Photo courtesy DSI.

Q&A: Interim Provost Paul Jensen, PhD, on Drexel Solutions Institute

The one-year-old gateway for connecting industry to Drexel talent and research is changing the nature of academic-industry partnership. Interim Nina Henderson Provost Paul Jensen, PhD, who helped spearhead this initiative while previously acting as dean of the LeBow College, talked about how it’s preparing the University for the rapidly changing future of higher ed and industry.
"Self-Portrait" by Francis Martin Drexel. Oil on canvas, 1817. It's believed to have been painted in Dornbirn and brought with 25-year-old Francis Martin that year to America. Today, this painting can be found at Drexel University. Photo courtesy The Drexel Collection.

Hidden Treasures: America’s First Drexel

In the early 19th century, the University’s founder’s father, Francis Martin Drexel, left his native Austria to become a famous portrait painter in America. He ended up creating a banking dynasty that led to the creation and funding of Drexel University.
Chris and Art Nezu.

Employee Spotlight: The Nezus

Drexel psychology professors and husband-and-wife team Art and Christine Nezu celebrated 30 years at the University last year — and 36-plus years of marriage.
The Dragons who volunteered at Drexel's 46th Alumni Turkey Project.

Drexel’s Annual Holiday Charity Drives Benefit Communities Near and Far

To close out the holiday season of 2019, several departments and offices within the University held food, toy and goods drives to benefit local communities and military members overseas.
An undated photo of students waiting to be interviewed on campus for co-op. Photo courtesy University Archives.

A Visual Journey Through the Decades of the Drexel Co-op

Photos from Drexel University Archives and the Steinbright Career Development Center highlight the different ways that Drexel students have completed co-ops over the years.
The Rectorate building of the Politechnico di Milano in Milan, Italy. Photo courtesy Giuliana Iannaccone.

Drexel University President Selected for Fulbright Award to Italy

As a Fulbright Specialist, President John Fry will share his expertise in university leadership and urban redevelopment at the Politecnico di Milano this summer.
The top Drexel stories of the year.

Top Drexel Stories of 2019

Here’s a look back on what happened at the University this year and the Dragons who were involved with some of the biggest news and events that had impacted campus and society as a whole.
Drexel University President John Fry addressed faculty and staff at the annual service recognition luncheon held Dec. 6.

2019 Service Recognition: 616 Dragons With Over 7,900 Combined Years of Work at Drexel

The University recently held its annual recognition of faculty and professional staff with major service milestones, including a College of Arts and Sciences faculty member with a half century of teaching at Drexel.
The inflated bubble over the Buckley Recreational Field. Photo credit: Drexel Athletics.

Athletic Bubbles Inflated to Improve Athletic Programming

For the first time ever, all-weather dome structures have been installed over the tennis courts at the Vidas Athletic Complex and the turf field at Buckley Recreational Field.
Students in an electrical engineering laboratory circa 1917-1918. Photo courtesy Drexel University Archives.

The First 50 Years of Co-op

As Drexel University celebrates the centennial of its co-op program, it’s important to remember how it started — with just 152 engineering students — and how it grew in its early decades.
Hahnemann unit of the Student Army Training Corps in 1918, including students still in training at the end of World War I (classes 1919–1922) on the steps of the Broad Street college building. Photo courtesy Legacy Center Archives, Drexel College of Medicine.

An Exhibit Epitaph Honoring 171 Years of Hahnemann History

The Drexel Collection, in collaboration with the College of Medicine's Legacy Center Archives, has unveiled Honoring the Hahnemann Community, which recognizes the pioneering legacy of Hahnemann University Hospital from 1848 to 2019.
Rosemary Trout filming an episode of "4 Levels."

‘4 Levels’ of Popular Food Videos with Rosemary Trout

The Drexel professor has appeared in 12 Condé Nast videos with over 77 million views to give expert advice on making everything from pizza sauce to chocolate chip cookies.