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Society & Culture

Nathan Chan and Mark Rao of Chengdu Famous Foods.

Chengdu Famous Food: Story of a Student-Run Restaurant

Here’s how two Drexel University students created, launched and sold a still-popular Sichuan restaurant, Chengdu Famous Food, and how the experience shaped their studies and their friendship.
Kat Brandel interviewed Marc Vetri '90, a local chef and philanthropist, for an interview for her KatsKrave blog. Photo credit Kris Tookes.

Food for Thought: A Senior Project Showcasing Philly’s Food Scene

Entertainment and arts management major Kat Brandel created an Instagram account, website and video series highlighting the restaurants and people in Philly’s food scene — and raised money for a local hunger relief organization.
Bernice Sandler, EdD, received an honorary degree from Drexel University in 2013. Drexel President John Fry (right) applauds Sandler, as College of Medicine Dean Daniel V. Schidlow, MD, prepares to present her with the doctoral hood.

Bernice Sandler, ‘Godmother of Title IX:’ Her Drexel Connection

Jesse Krohn of Drexel University’s Office of Equality and Diversity explains how influential the work and career of Bernice Sandler, the “godmother of Title IX,” has been across the country, and also at Drexel University.
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Measuring How Public Health Messaging Influences Policy

With a $500,000 grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Jonathan Purtle will investigate how adjusting messaging can influences public opinions and policymaking about the science of child development.
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Meet a Drexel Student Who Used Her Clinical Psychology Education to Combat Suffering of Syrian Refugees in Jordan

Mona Elgohail, a PhD candidate in the clinical psychology program in Drexel University’s College of Arts and Sciences, brought her clinical training to a city in Jordan near the Syrian border in order to make a difference in “the worst humanitarian crisis of our time.”

Bruce Katz, left, and Jeremy Nowak.

Drexel’s Nowak Metro Finance Lab Vows to Make Cities More Inclusive

The newly created lab in the University’s Lindy Institute for Urban Innovation honors a pioneering partner while looking ahead to the future of cities.
Philadelphia and Drexel Medicine skyline

Drexel Creates Center of Excellence to Address Opioid Crisis

With a $1.5 million three-year grant from the HHS, College of Medicine clinicians are undertaking an ambitious project to address the opioid epidemic in Philadelphia.

African-American mother and child

Report: Discrimination Driving Food Insecurity 

Lifetime experiences of racial and ethnic discrimination are linked to food insecurity in Philadelphia, says a new series of reports from researchers at Drexel's Center for Hunger Free Communities.
Wine and Spirits Day in the Class.

Wine and Spirits Class Helps Seniors to Palate Esoteric Subject

HRM 435 is a wine and spirits class open to all Drexel University students of-age, and introduces the wine regions and flavors of the world.



Saint Katharine Drexel, photographed ca. 1910-1920. Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons.

Sacred Remains of Saint Katharine Drexel Installed in Philadelphia

Saint Katharine Drexel, the niece of Drexel University founder Anthony J. Drexel, was sainted in 2000. Her sacred remains were transferred to the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul this year.
Drexel students who participated in last year's Eagles Autism Challenge event.

A.J. Drexel Autism Institute Gears Up for Second Eagles Autism Challenge — With Free Registration for Faculty and Staff

With the A.J. Drexel Autism Institute partnering with the Eagles for the second Autism Challenge, Drexel University faculty and staff once again have the opportunity to participate in the race and get involved.
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Would A New Definition of Gender Erase Trans People? Drexel Explains

A member of Drexel University’s Office of Equality and Diversity discussed reports that the Department of Health and Human Services was considering a redefinition of the word “sex.”
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10 Foodie Finds Near Drexel’s Center City Campus

Dragons on Drexel’s Center City Campus have plenty of options to enjoy warm comfort food on a cold day near campus.