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Drexel Seeking New Ways to Tackle Critical Urban Challenges

With the first Urban Innovation Summit and the first trio of Urban Innovation Fellows, Drexel is taking another step toward finding solutions for the problems facing Philadelphia and other cities in the 21st century. 
A moment during last year's Veterans Week at Drexel University. Photo credit Liz Moyer.

Drexel to Host Veterans and Military Family Appreciation Week Nov. 5–11

In honor of Veterans Day on Nov. 11, Drexel University is hosting Veterans and Military Family Appreciation Week to fully honor and thank veterans and military families.

Drexel Hosts a Conversation on Race and Sport

The LeBow College of Business and the Center for Sport Management are bringing sports authorities including ESPN’s Kevin Blackistone to campus Thursday for a discussion about the increasingly prominent role of sports in the national dialogue on race.

Daniela Munoz in Singapore.

Drawing International Inspiration From Study Abroad in Singapore

Daniela Muñoz went to Singapore expecting to learn about entrepreneurship and innovation. She came away with a newfound appreciation for the dynamics of an increasingly globalized world. 
Rachel Lopez

Employee Spotlight: Rachel Lopez, Transitional Justice Scholar and Investigator

Rachel Lopez, JD, associate professor in the Kline School of Law, went to Guatemala and Spain to research how countries address the human rights violations of predecessor regimes. She came away with findings that could give insight to nations facing similar problems in the future.
The Wall Street Journal and Times Higher Education ranking for Drexel University.

Drexel Gains in Innovative School Rankings That Assess Student Outcomes

Following up on a strong debut last year, Drexel University moved up nine places in the second annual Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education College Rankings.
Rosalind Remer, founding executive director of the Lenfest Center for Cultural Partnerships.

With $3 Million Gift to Drexel, Lenfest Foundation to Fund Student Co-op Jobs in Cultural Nonprofits

With a $3 million gift to Drexel University, the Lenfest Foundation will fund paid cooperative education jobs for students in the nonprofit cultural sector. In recognition of this generous gift, the University will name its Center for Cultural Partnerships in honor of Gerry and Marguerite Lenfest. The Center was established in 2015 to fortify cultural institutions like museums, libraries and historical societies and make their offerings and experiences more accessible to Drexel students.

Zak Brodnik in the lab

Zak Brodnik Wants to Change How You Think About Addiction

As a doctoral candidate in neuroscience in the Drexel University College of Medicine, Zak Brodnik’s work focuses on the biology underlying drug-use disorders, and he has a message he wants to deliver alongside his research.
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Contemporary Art Exploring the Caribbean in Fall Exhibition at Pearlstein Gallery 

Drexel’s Leonard Pearlstein Gallery will open The Expanded Caribbean: Contemporary Photograph at the Crossroads, an exhibition of over 50 photographs and four related sculptural and video installations this fall. 

Drexel students in Cuba for a documentary course.

In Cuba, Drexel University Documentary Class Explores Life and Film

An intensive course abroad places Drexel students alongside professional filmmakers at a legendary film school in Cuba to make short documentaries as they discover the complexities of the island nation and the filmmaking process.

Image courtesy #YouAreWelcomeHere.

At Drexel, #YouAreWelcomeHere

Drexel Admissions recently released a video telling international Dragons that “You Are Welcome Here,” joining a national campaign of American higher education institutions to remind international students how much they are valued on campus.
The eclipse viewing party in Perelman Plaza.

All Fun, No Sun: Photo Recap of the Solar Eclipse on Drexel’s Campus

During Aug. 21’s historic solar eclipse, Drexel Dragons flocked to Perelman Plaza, where the Physics Department held a special solar eclipse viewing party complete with solar telescopes.