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Drexel to Serve as an Official Host for Citywide B. PHL Innovation Fest

This month Drexel University will be one of 13 host venues for a new citywide celebration of creative thinking, called B. PHL Innovation Fest. The festival, which will be held from Oct. 15-17, is designed to highlight organizations, entrepreneurs and innovators throughout the region.
19-month-old Java.

Employee Spotlight: Java, Drexel’s Newest Therapy Dog

There’s a three-generation therapy dog dynasty here at Drexel — and its youngest member, Java, just became a University employee.
Drexel University's Vice President for Cooperative Education and Career Development Ian Sladen.

Q&A: Steinbright Head Ian Sladen on Why We Should Celebrate Co-op

As the University celebrates the 100th anniversary of co-op this year, the head of the Steinbright Career Development Center shares what his team is doing now to prime the program for the future.
The 2019 Pennoni Book Bingo Board hanging in the Pennoni Honors College. Participants sign the squares that they've completed.

Why You Should Play Book Bingo at Drexel

Since 2017, faculty, staff and friends of the Pennoni Honors College have been reading books for fun and games — and fostering a sense of community in the office.
This word cloud represents a mix of Drexel’s competencies and leadership competencies that underpin the Drexel Leaders 20/20 program.

Drexel Leaders 20/20 Sets its Sights on Empowering Dragons

With a new name and tagline, the seven-year-old leadership program has a history of providing support and community to Drexel employees looking to grow at the University.
The Teaching and Learning Center opened this academic year to support faculty at Drexel University.

Drexel’s Teaching and Learning Center is Just Getting Started

Opened just in time for the new academic year, Drexel’s Teaching and Learning Center has a goal, a mission and a director to support faculty at the University.
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Briefly Noted: What Faculty and Staff Need to Know This Term

Faculty and staff should be aware of several updates when finishing up the term, from benefits (like Open Enrollment and the final days of the 2019 Wellness Incentive Program) to how they score free or discounted tickets to local museums, cultural events and Drexel basketball games.
Stephen and Sandra Sheller 11th Street Family Health Services building

11th Street Family Health Services Selected for National Multi-Site Demonstration for Advancing Integrated Care Models for People with Complex Needs

Drexel University's Stephen and Sandra Sheller 11th Street Family Health Services is one of eight organizations chosen to participate in Advancing Integrated Models, a multi-site demonstration promoting innovative, person-centered strategies to improve care for adults and children with complex health and social needs.
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Faculty Highlights: Recent Grants and Awards

Read all about the sponsored research, major gifts and recognition that were recently received by faculty at Drexel — like the Dornsife School of Public Health’s Alex Ortega, PhD, who was awarded a $3.2 million grant by the National Institutes of Health to study psychiatric and substance use disorders among island Puerto Ricans impacted by Hurricane Maria.
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Campus Digest — October 2019

It’s already week 4 of fall term! Here’s what to keep in mind as you start studying for midterms.
Nina Henderson Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs M. Brian Blake, PhD, spoke at Drexel University's 2019 Convocation.

Provost M. Brian Blake Named to George Washington University Post

President John Fry recently announced that the Nina Henderson Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs will leave Drexel next month.
First-year students and resident assistants hang out in a dorm room in Drexel's Bentley Hall.

Students Move In, Marvel at Bentley Hall Phase 1 Renovations

Three hundred and sixty six Drexel students moved into Bentley Hall, formerly Calhoun Hall, for the first time since 2015 after phase one renovations were made to the building itself.
The spotten lanternfly. Photo courtesy Jon Gelhaus.

What to Know About the Spotted Lanternfly at Drexel

If you see the invasive insects on campus, Drexel’s Director of Grounds wants you to kill them — and know that the University is working on preventing them from harming the campus.