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Nikil Saval, a Pennsylvania state senator representing South Philadelphia, shared important career and leadership advice for Dragons to keep in mind for their own careers or civic journeys.

5 Takeaways From Pennsylvania State Senator Nikil Saval’s Virtual Visit to Drexel

The senator representing South Philadelphia shared important career and leadership advice for Dragons to keep in mind for their own careers or civic journeys.
During his Global Research Symposium presentation “Snails Over Time,” Paul Callomon, manager of the Academy of Natural Sciences’ Malacology Department, showed a snail shell that has been partially dissolved.

2021 Global Research Symposium: International Solutions for A Global Crisis

The University’s “Climate Year: Global Research Symposium” brought together Drexel faculty and international partners to present and discuss ways of studying, addressing and combatting climate change.
One of the combs purchased by Naomi Ford, on top of the original holly wrapping paper. Photo credit: Robert and Penny Fox Historic Costume Collection. Credit: Gift of Mrs. Anne Wright.

What Drexel Does — and Doesn’t — Have From the 1918 Pandemic

How were Drexel and other institutions now part of the University affected by the 20th century influenza outbreak? Based off of their archival collections, it’s hard to say.
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The Future of Artificial Intelligence Requires the Guidance of Sociology

In the race to out-compete other companies– artificial intelligence (AI) design is lacking a deep understanding of what data about humans mean and its relation to equity. Two Drexel University sociologists suggest we pay greater attention to the societal impact of AI, as it is appearing more frequently than ever before.

Sept. 22 is National Voter Registration Day, and Drexel University would like to take this opportunity to encourage all eligible students, faculty and professional staff to register to vote and verify their registration status.

Register for the 2021 Pennsylvania Primary Election

The Office of Government and Community Relations and the Lindy Center for Civic Engagement would like to remind Dragons to register to vote in the May 18 Pennsylvania Primary Election. 
Red text on white background reading "Disrupting Disparities in Pennsylvania: Retooling for Geographic, Racial and Ethnic Growth"

New Research Shows Disparities Limiting Access to Health Care Services, Including COVID-19 Vaccines, In Pennsylvania’s Underserved Communities

Report by AARP Pennsylvania and Drexel University Finds Health Inequities Driven by Geography and Race, Shortage of Health Care Workers, Digital Divide, and Pharmacy Deserts
Samantha Rivera Joseph and her husband, Antoine Joseph, pose outside of the Sun Building.

Drexel Doctoral Student Sparks Action, Seeks Community Support to Save the Sun Building

This month and with more donations needed, Samantha Rivera Joseph, a PhD student in the Dornsife School of Public Health, hopes to buy the historic building in her Mt. Airy neighborhood and convert it into a community meeting space with crowdsourced funds.
Since March 2020, Drexel faculty and international academic partners have been pivoting planned study abroad trips to engaging remote learning opportunities.

Global at Home: Drexel Study Abroad Goes Virtual During the Pandemic

Since March 2020, Drexel faculty and international academic partners have been pivoting planned study abroad trips to engaging remote learning opportunities.
Neighborhood COVID-19 disparities (Photo by Morgan Burke Creative Commons License)

Your Neighborhood May Influence Your COVID-19 Risk, Drexel Study Suggests

Markers of the pandemic’s impact – testing rates, positivity ratio (cases among total tests), case rates by overall population and deaths – are clustered in neighborhoods, with low-income and predominantly minority communities experiencing worse outcomes than wealthier and predominantly white neighborhoods. The findings, part of the first research to look at comprehensive neighborhood-level data from March through September 2020 from three large U.S. cities – Chicago, New York and Philadelphia – were published today in Annals of Internal Medicine by researchers from Drexel University’s Dornsife School of Public Health.

Medical cannabis.

New Medical Cannabis Research Center at Drexel Supports Groundbreaking Research Partnership

The University now has the capacity, and an external partnership with a medical cannabis dispensary, to conduct evidence-based research on the health effects of medical cannabis.
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Autism Online: A Review of How Autistic People Communicate Virtually

Researchers from the A.J. Drexel Autism Institute collected and reviewed published research about how autistic youth and adults use the internet to communicate and provide a framework for understanding contributions, gaps and opportunities in online autistic communities.

Shawn Joshi, a current MD/PhD student in biomedical engineering, obtained a Fulbright grant to do research in the United Kingdom.

Everything Dragons Should Know About Applying for a Fulbright This Year

Consider joining the long, diverse lineage of Dragon scholars who’ve applied for the Fulbright U.S. Student Program with the help of the University’s support system, and the hope that COVID-19 will soon be a thing of the past.