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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.
Image of text reading "National Autism Indicators Report: Children on the autism spectrum and family financial hardship" May 2020

National Autism Indicators Report: The Connection Between Autism and Financial Hardship

A new report from the A.J. Drexel Autism Institute at Drexel University highlighted the financial challenges facing households of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in the United States. According to the report, households of children with ASD experience higher levels of poverty, material hardship and medical expenses than households of children with other special health care needs.
Coronavirus

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.
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.
2002 Year of the Nurse & Midwife.

Celebrating and Honoring Drexel Nurses

It’s Nurses Week during the Year of the International Nurse and the Midwife. To recognize the achievements of Dragons in those professions, the College of Nursing & Health Professions created a website to highlight their important work.
Vote

Pennsylvania Primary Moves to June 2, Registration Deadline May 18

May 18 is the last day to register to vote for the June primary and May 26 is the deadline to apply for a mail-in or civilian absentee ballot.
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.
When life hands you a pandemic, launch a virtual Minecraft music festival — at least, this was the approach taken by Michael Silverglade when COVID-19 sabotaged his band’s spring touch and, subsequently, his senior project.

Drexel Music Industry Student Founds Block by Blockwest Music Festival in Light of COVID-19

When life hands you a pandemic, launch a virtual Minecraft music festival — at least, this was the approach taken by Michael Silverglade when COVID-19 sabotaged his band’s spring tour and, subsequently, his senior project.
The scene at Drexel Park. Photo credit: Jeff Fusco not just for this photo, but all photos in this story.

What Drexel and Philly Looked Like During the Start of the COVID-19 Pandemic

You’re off campus right now, and you might even be out of the city. Here’s what some of your favorite spaces near Drexel look like while you’re gone.
American race walker Miranda Melville competing in the 2016 Olympic Games. Photo credit: Jeff Salvage.

Going for a Walk? Try Race Walking!

If you’re safely able to take a stroll outside, try race walking to add some extra exercise to your time outdoors.
Trucks preparing to mail out the New Student Admission Letters as the University was closing on March 20. Photo credit: Mary K. Catalfamo.

At Drexel, Community Comes Together as Dragons Stay Apart

While the COVID-19 pandemic runs its course, Drexel continues to innovate and promote research, scholarship and well-being.
When most of the activity in Philadelphia came to a halt due in an effort to curtail the spread of the novel coronavirus, Drexel University alum Evan Ehlers and his food recovery nonprofit Sharing Excess saw more action than ever — and rose to the challenge to benefit the city’s less fortunate.

Sharing Excess: Battling Food Insecurity Through COVID-19

When most of the activity in Philadelphia came to a halt due in an effort to curtail the spread of the novel coronavirus, Drexel University alum Evan Ehlers and his food recovery nonprofit saw more action than ever — and rose to the challenge to benefit the city’s less fortunate.
Third-year medical student Edward Guo after collecting PPE supplies. Photo courtesy Estefania Alba-Rodriguez and Kira Smith.

Drexel Collects Coronavirus-related Supplies for Donations

Medical and nursing faculty, staff and students are gathering masks, gowns, gloves and other personal protective equipment to donate to hospitals and health care workers.