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Society & Culture

The Drexel French Club

U.S. French Embassy Says ‘Bonjour’ to Drexel’s French Club

The Drexel French Club, started only a few years ago, will receive funding and guidance from a U.S. French Ambassador to expand its reach at the University.
U.S. Census form

Drexel Helps to Establish the Region's First Federal Statistical Research Data Center to Gain Access to Census Data

Researchers from around the city, who are studying public policy and the economy, will have access to some of the nation’s highest quality Census data this coming cycle, thanks to a new federal research center. 
Santa Claus and Office of Government and Community Relations Senior Vice President Brian Keech met with a very excited member of the community at the Dec. 11 toy distribution ceremony.

Turkeys, Toys and Military Care Packages: Drexel Continues Holiday Charity Drive Traditions in 2017

This year, Drexel University hosted charity drives to spread cheer to active military stationed overseas as well as children and family in the local community.
photo credit, U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Will People Eat Relish Made from ‘Waste’ Ingredients? Drexel Study Finds They May Even Prefer It
 

A new Drexel University study found strong potential for consumer acceptance of a new category of foods created from discarded ingredients.

The Dornsife Center's Thanksgiving celebration

Dornsife Community Dinner Welcomes All for Special Thanksgiving Meal

The feast brought together a standing-room-only crowd of community members in a packed tent to share in the holiday spirit.
A woman stands on Kensington Ave. in one of photographer Jeffrey Stockbridge's portraits of a community struggling through the opioid epidemic. Stockbridge's work can be found at kensingtonblues.com.

In Search of Answers to the Opioid Epidemic

A dean’s seminar hosted by Drexel University’s College of Arts and Sciences presented a variety of interdisciplinary perspectives on the root causes and the potential solutions to the opioid epidemic.
A Drexel student gets her passport at Passport Day

Dragons Dream Big About Seeing the World at Passport Day

With a big assist from the Study Abroad Office, 111 Drexel students got passports at the annual event, 77 of which were covered by a grant supported by departments around the University. Now all that’s left to do is figure out where to go.
food waste

Training the Next Generation of Chefs and Culinary Professionals to Reduce Food Waste

When the James Beard Foundation (JBF), with support from The Rockefeller Foundation, sought out culinary instructors and professors to help design and implement a curriculum to inspire a new generation of chefs and culinary professionals to substantially reduce food waste, Drexel’s Center for Food & Hospitality stepped up to the plate.

Cooper

Historic Preservation Scholar and Museum Professional to Lead Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University

Scott Cooper, PhD, will become president and CEO of the Academy, succeeding George W. Gephart, Jr., who guided the nation’s oldest natural history museum through its historic affiliation with Drexel University.
The view of the flag installation from outside of the Gerri C. LeBow Hall.

Drexel Honors 907 Student Veterans With Flag Display

In honor of Veterans and Military Family Appreciation Week at Drexel University, 907 American flags were placed on the University City Campus to recognize the 907 student-veterans currently enrolled at the University.
Thelca Bedminster and her staff at the Jane E. Tuitt Elementary School.

How the School of Education Helped a Student Recover From Disaster

In the wake of a series of devastating hurricanes, Drexel faculty and students came together to help an EdD student get her elementary school up and running and speed along the recovery process.

School of Education PhD student Leona Donaldson

A PhD Student Giving Voice to the Voiceless in a Push for Gender Equity

Leona Donaldson left Japan’s patriarchal society only to encounter sexism, racism and discrimination in America. At Drexel, she’s studying gender imbalance in STEM occupations to do her part in pushing back.