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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 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.



A photographic sample of the research conducted by Drexel faculty and professional staff through the Rapid Response Research and Development Fund.

Drexel Takes Top Spot on National Rankings for Innovation

A new report from the George W. Bush Institute and the innovation consulting firm Opus Faveo Innovation Development named Drexel the most innovative mid-sized research university in the country.
Citrus peels could be made into upcycled food like candies and teas.

Do You Eat ‘Upcycled Food’ — or Know What That Means?

Research from Drexel professors and a recent graduate paved the way for “upcycled food” to be defined in the industry, and possibly come to a grocery store near you.
A Drexel Facilities employee at the Mario statue on 33rd and Market streets.

Virtual Forum Outlines Next Steps for New Academic Year

On June 17, members of the Fall 2020 COVID-19 Task Force highlighted how Drexel’s academics, student life, research, human resources, real estate and facilities and campus health are adapting for the fall quarter.
Main Building.

A Historic Celebration for a Historic Group: Drexel Virtually Honors the Class of 2020

Last week, Dragons came together — online — to recognize the achievements of this year’s graduates through videos, photos, social media posts and even a special song.
Grace Zaborski, an environmental studies and sustainability major in the College of Arts and Sciences, models the "Ghostbusters" Proton Pack made for the “Theatre Production” course taught by Mandell Theater Technical Director Chris Totora.

How did Drexel Adapt Courses for Remote Teaching and Learning This Spring?

The classroom experience was different this term, but faculty found creative and innovative ways to translate the physical learning environment digitally for students, with the help of colleagues and professional staff members from across the University.

Q&A: The Local and Federal Response to COVID-19’s Economic Impact

Bruce Katz, co-founder and inaugural director of Drexel’s Nowak Metro Finance Lab, talks about his work shaping policy recommendations for the federal government’s next small business bill, and how he’s analyzing and advising cities during the pandemic.
Tips for Cooking, Eating and Shopping for Food Right Now

Tips for Cooking, Eating and Shopping for Food Right Now

It’s important to be flexible with how you prepare and enjoy food, from loose grocery lists to setting schedules to balancing indulgences.
A simulation layout of the rendered project. Image credit: Emergency Information Systems, LLC.

Dragons Stick Together to Make Social Distancing Decals

Alumni, adjunct faculty and a student co-op are creating labels illustrating spaces six feet apart. And, they’re donating them to life-sustaining businesses.
Chai as a muse. Photo — and art — credit: Mallika Kodavatiganti.

Drexel Therapy Dogs Host ‘Paws’itive Art Contest

In the absence of on-campus snuggles, the University’s three beloved Cane Corso employees are still virtually helping Dragons improve their wellness — by acting as muses.
Results from a February survey shows widespread agreement that Drexel’s ties to the city, co-op and employers belong at the heart of Drexel’s 2020-2030 Strategic Plan, now set for release later this year.

Work Continues on Drexel’s Strategic Plan, with Input from Community Survey

Results from a February survey shows widespread agreement that Drexel’s ties to the city, co-op and employers belong at the heart of Drexel’s 2020-2030 Strategic Plan, now set for release later this year.
Finding happiness is a journey. When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves said Victor Frankl (1905-1977). During COVID-19 find gratitude, stay engaged, communicate, and help others. (Graphic by Kanya Zillmer '10.)

Are You Happy? The Meaning of Life During COVID-19

Athletic Director and Psychology Professor Eric Zillmer, PsyD, was set to teach a course this term on happiness. Then the COVID-19 pandemic happened, and the importance of finding joy became all the more real.

Why Drexel Employees Should Assess Their COVID-19 Era Workstation

Sure, you’re working from home — but are you working from home correctly? Make sure your new desk or work area is ergonomically friendly by following these guidelines from Drexel’s Department of Environmental Health and Safety.