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Ben Seal

Staff writer, University Communications

Ben Seal was a staff writer from 2016 to 2018.

Contact:

bms353@drexel.edu

215.895.0379

Drexel student Alex Norcross, right, alongside NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, left, and former Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Ron Jaworski.

Learning the Ins and Outs of Social Media on a Co-op With Comcast

Alex Norcross made the most out of his co-op with Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia by switching into a social media role and gaining valuable experience with audience engagement. Along the way, he learned the importance of timing and preparation. 
From left to right: Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs M. Brian Blake, PhD; Yury Gogotsi, PhD, the newly installed Charles T. and Ruth M. Bach Professor in the College of Engineering; and Giuseppe R. Palmese, PhD, interim dean and professor in the College of Engineering.

Nanomaterials Researcher Yury Gogotsi Receives $2.2M Endowed Professorship

Yury Gogotsi, PhD, the founder and director of the A.J. Drexel Nanomaterials Institute, was installed May 1 as the inaugural Charles T. and Ruth M. Bach Professor at Drexel University.
The Penn Relays

Drexel’s Sport Management Program Has a Heavy Hand in Packed Sports Weekend

This weekend’s NFL Draft and Penn Relays will focus the sports world’s attention squarely on Philadelphia. Like usual, members of Drexel’s sport management program will be behind the scenes helping make it all happen.
President John Fry speaking at a panel at the Barnes Foundation.

Panel: President Fry Predicts a ‘Tidal Wave’ of Change for Universities

At a panel discussion of five local higher education leaders at the Barnes Foundation on April 20, Drexel President John Fry spoke about the role colleges and universities play in Philadelphia’s growth — and the future of higher education.
A cupcake display at last year's Relay for Life event on campus.

At Relay for Life, Drexel Students to Walk for a Cancer Cure

This year’s benefit for the American Cancer Society is looking to improve on last year’s event, which raised $17,800 and featured 230 participants.

Thomas R. Kline moderates a debate among the eight candidates to be Philadelphia's next district attorney.

Crowded District Attorney Field Debates Reform at Kline School of Law

The eight candidates vying to be Philadelphia’s next elected district attorney offered their views on the ways to fix an office marred by scandal and a criminal justice system in need of new ideas.
The Orai public speaking app

The Drexel Students Who Can Fix Your Fear of Public Speaking

Danish Dhamani and Paritosh Gupta wanted to help people uncomfortable with public speaking, so they created Orai, an app that acts as a personal speech coach. Orai is a finalist this week in two notable competitions. 
The CyberDragons at the CCDC Regional Finals.

Drexel Cybersecurity Team’s First Season Marked by ‘Amazing’ Growth

In less than a year, the CyberDragons went from a team of novices to one with enough hands-on experience in defense and security to beat more seasoned competitors and prepare for life after college.

Vincent O'Leary, center, celebrates his Truman Scholarship alongside President John Fry.

Drexel’s Vincent O’Leary Receives Truman Scholarship for Environmental Science

O’Leary is the first Dragon to be named a Truman Scholar, which provides a $30,000 scholarship toward graduate school for students pursuing careers in the public sector.
Drexel professor Ramesh Raghupathi, PhD, center, and doctoral student Brielle Ferguson, right, at the Society for Neuroscience's Capitol Hill Day.

Drexel Neuroscientists Go to Washington to Make Budget Requests

Doctoral student Brielle Ferguson and professor Ramesh Raghupathi participated in the Society for Neuroscience’s Capitol Hill Day last month, speaking with congressional representatives about the importance of federal funding for their research.
Alexandra Pickens on her co-op at a public school in India.

How to Make the Most of Your Drexel Co-op

The co-op is an essential part of a typical Drexel education, but the process can raise a lot of questions. DrexelNow sought the advice of four co-op veterans, who weighed in with tips on the interview process, overcoming hurdles and leaving employers with a good impression.
Drexel is sponsoring a block of films at the Philadelphia Environmental Film Festival.

Drexel Takes Eco Education to the Movies at Philadelphia Film Festival

In search of new ways to promote awareness of the realities of climate change and global warming, Drexel faculty members have struck up a relationship with the Philadelphia Environmental Film Festival. The University is sponsoring a block of local films later this month.