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Society & Culture

The University's Climate Year logo over a background of flowers on campus.

Recap: Drexel Discussion About Sustainability on Campus

During the Sept. 23 Climate Year Speaker Series event, University leaders discussed how Drexel’s facilities, procurement and business services are working to promote and support sustainability on campus.
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NIH Awards Drexel University $14.4 Million for Health Disparities Research

Drexel University’s Dornsife School of Public Health and College of Nursing and Health Professions recently received a 5-year, $14.4 million “Faculty Institutional Recruitment for Sustainable Transformation” (FIRST) grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to hire, retain and support diverse, early career researchers with a focus on health disparities research on aging, chronic disease and/or environmental determinants.
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How Do Team Dynamics Shape Success for Children with Autism in Public Schools?

Researchers from the A.J. Drexel Autism Institute at Drexel University investigated if the "team-around-the-child" - the parents, school staff and community providers - was associated with perceived successful school transitions for children with autism from lower income families.

A screenshot of a networking event Drexel held for the 2021 Mandela Washington Fellows to connect with representatives from Citizen Diplomacy International Philadelphia.

Mandela Washington Fellows 2021: Building Resilient Leaders in a Pandemic

After being paused last year due to the pandemic, the longstanding U.S. State Department program returned to connect young African leaders with Drexel Dragons — but in a new, virtual format.
Justin Best '19 competing at the Olympics this year. Photo courtesy of Justin Best.

Recent Alums Represent Drexel Rowing Tradition at 2020 Olympics

Justin Best ’19 and Reilly Dampeer ’21 are two Drexel alumni that have competed or coached in rowing events in this year’s Olympic Games and cite Drexel athletics and academics as pivotal elements in their rise to success.
Bearded Ladies Cabaret is one of the organizations which received the 2021 Art Works grant, and which Drexel co-op students could have the opportunity to work with starting next year.

New Grant Program to Support Paid Nonprofit Co-op Opportunities for Dragons

Forman Arts Initiative and Philadelphia Foundation have launched Arts Works, a $3 million grant program for local community-based organizations and emerging artists, with additional funds to support co-op positions at recipient organizations starting next year.
Preparation and the presentation of her social initiative and talent won Elaine Ficarra the right to be called Miss Philadelphia in the competition’s centennial year, as well as scholarship funding and a chance to compete in the Miss Pennsylvania competition last month, in which she placed third runner up.

Drexel Student Named Miss Philadelphia 2021

Elaine Ficarra, a rising third-year biology major and Pennoni Honors College student, earned the title of Miss Philadelphia after competition was postponed due to the pandemic last year, and placed third runner up at the Miss Pennsylvania competition in June.

 

Drexel student Charmaine Patterson cooks food in the kitchen at the University.

Drexel Student Wins $25,000 Scholarship from Guy Fieri's ‘Restaurant Reboot’

Fourth-year culinary arts student Charmaine Patterson received a $25,000 scholarship live on Guy Fieri’s “Restaurant Reboot” on June 12. In this Q&A with DrexelNow, she reveals her hopes for fall term and the future as well as the hardships she and the food industry endured during the pandemic.
A special illustration celebrating WKDU’s 50 years on air. Image courtesy WKDU.

50th Anniversary Celebration Honors WKDU’s History of Engagement

As part of a week-long event already underway, student and alumni DJs are coming together to share and play music, and support to the student radio station’s future.
City of Philadelphia skyline.

Drexel Helps Set Climate Resilience Research Agenda for Philadelphia

A new collaboration between the University, Academy of Natural Sciences, City of Philadelphia, DVRPC and local organizations will ultimately create a research agenda to help make the region more climate resilient.
Eighteen-year-old Paul Robeson High School grad Lyric Wise won a $50,000 scholarship live on national television explains her existing ties to the University, as well as her excitement and plans for starting at Drexel this fall.

‘Good Morning America’ Scholarship Recipient Lyric Wise Can’t Wait to Be a Dragon

The 18-year-old Paul Robeson High School grad who won a $50,000 scholarship live on national television explains her existing ties to the University, as well as her excitement and plans for starting at Drexel this fall.

TEDxDrexelU, a student organization whose mission it is to bring the spirit of TED to the Drexel community, will present a two-day virtual conference featuring Drexel faculty and alumni speakers June 26–27.

Watch Your Professors Give TEDx Talks During a Student-Curated Virtual Event This Week

TEDxDrexelU, a student organization whose mission it is to bring the spirit of TED to the Drexel community, will present a two-day virtual conference featuring Drexel faculty and alumni speakers June 26–27.

Renowned urban ethnographer Elijah Anderson, PhD, who has focused much of his work in Philadelphia, shared in this Q&A a preview of his June 11 commencement speech, career advice and his favorite local memories and eatery.

10 Questions with University-wide Commencement Speaker Elijah Anderson, PhD

The renowned urban ethnographer who has focused much of his work in Philadelphia shared in this Q&A a preview of his June 11 commencement speech, career advice and his favorite local memories and eatery.