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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

A data server used in Picotte. Photo credit: David Chin.

Drexel Names New Computing Cluster After Historic Alumna

Picotte, the University’s high-performing computing equipment, is named for Susan La Flesche Picotte, MD, who is believed to be the first Native American physician in the U.S.
During his Global Research Symposium presentation “Snails Over Time,” Paul Callomon, manager of the Academy of Natural Sciences’ Malacology Department, showed a snail shell that has been partially dissolved.

2021 Global Research Symposium: International Solutions for A Global Crisis

The University’s “Climate Year: Global Research Symposium” brought together Drexel faculty and international partners to present and discuss ways of studying, addressing and combatting climate change.
One of the combs purchased by Naomi Ford, on top of the original holly wrapping paper. Photo credit: Robert and Penny Fox Historic Costume Collection. Credit: Gift of Mrs. Anne Wright.

What Drexel Does — and Doesn’t — Have From the 1918 Pandemic

How were Drexel and other institutions now part of the University affected by the 20th century influenza outbreak? Based off of their archival collections, it’s hard to say.
A black bean burger, one of the many recipe offerings from "The Anti-Inflammatory Family Cookbook." Photographs by Harper Point Photography.

For a Healthy Approach to Food, Consider Anti-Inflammatory Eating

A new family-friendly cookbook co-authored by a Drexel professor explores the benefits of eating whole, organic and plant-forward foods for better health.
The new 8,500-seat Atlantic Union Bank Center on the campus of JMU, site of the men’s CAA Basketball Championships.

A Magical Season: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the 2021 Championship Season of Drexel Men’s and Women’s Basketball

Drexel’s Director of Athletics shared what it was like for both Drexel basketball teams to make the NCAA Tournament.
The University's Climate Year logo over a background of flowers on campus.

Drexel Added to University Climate Change Coalition

The University will work with partner North American institutions of higher education to address and advance climate action through research, partnerships and other collaborations.
Medical cannabis.

New Medical Cannabis Research Center at Drexel Supports Groundbreaking Research Partnership

The University now has the capacity, and an external partnership with a medical cannabis dispensary, to conduct evidence-based research on the health effects of medical cannabis.
Boathouse Row lit up in blue and gold.

Philly Lights Up in Blue and Gold for Drexel’s March Madness Runs

On the night of March 18, well-known landmarks and buildings on campus and throughout the city shone in the University’s colors to support the Dragons.
One of the cubicles sold and removed from the Rush Building. Photo courtesy Bo Solomon.

The More Sustainable Way to Get Rid of Surplus Office Items at Drexel

A service offered by the University generates revenue for your department by selling items to be picked up at your location — at no up-front cost.
Associate Vice President of Accounts Payable & Procurement Julie Jones and Director of Supplier Inclusion Allen Riddick at the 2018 Women’s Business Enterprise Center (WBEC) Annual Awards Celebration, where Riddick (right) received the Shining Star award for his support of and commitment to supplier development initiatives. Photo courtesy Julie Jones (left).

Drexel Nationally Recognized for Socially Responsible Purchasing

The University received an award for its role in supporting and engaging with minority-owned businesses as an institution of higher education.
A screenshot of participants in the March 10 event.

More Faculty and Professional Staff COVID-19 Questions, Answered

In two Q&As held last week, University leaders discussed topics like vaccinations, phased return and ventilation in office spaces.
Dr. Marla Gold Named Vice Provost for Community Health Care Innovation

How the Return Oversight Committee is Guiding Drexel During the Pandemic

Marla Gold, MD, director of the Return Oversight Committee, discussed how decisions are made to ensure the safety of Drexel students, faculty, professional staff and neighbors both on and off campus.