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Society & Culture


Q&A: #COVIDCalls with Disaster Historian Scott Knowles

Every day, the head of Drexel’s Department of History speaks with experts about news and developments related to COVID-19 — and he wants you to listen in.
Dance, Cook, Listen: Creative Ideas for Health and Well-being

Dance, Cook, Listen: Creative Ideas for Health and Well-being

Members of Drexel's Creative Arts Therapies Department offered tips on how to manage yourself creatively and effectively while in social isolation.
The Drexel delegation hiked to the Bioko program's research site on a beach monitoring marine turtles’ nesting grounds. Photo credit: Scott Cooper.

In Equatorial Guinea, Drexel Leaders Deepen Longstanding Research Partnership

A delegation led by President John Fry traveled to the African nation to further the University’s commitment to its Bioko Biodiversity Protection Program.
Isabella Sangaline with "Self-Portrait" by Francis Martin Drexel (oil on canvas, 1817) stored in The Drexel Collection. Photo credit: Jeff Fusco.

An International Co-op Uncovering Drexel Family History

A history and sociology major completed a co-op in the city archives of the Austrian ancestral home of the Drexel family to learn more about the University founder’s father.
Older man and women holding hands and wearing backpacks.

Drexel Named Philadelphia’s First Age-Friendly University

Drexel University joins the worldwide network of Age Friendly Universities focused on creating diverse, inclusive campuses for all ages.
A 3D rendering of the "Seat at the Table" exhibit. Photo credit: Dome.

Drexel’s Vision 2020 Presents Women 100: A National Celebration of American Women

In honor of the 100th anniversary of American women’s voting rights, the Institute for Women’s Health and Leadership in the College of Medicine is presenting the largest 19th Amendment centennial celebration in the country this year.
Person in a Philly Chef Conference t-shirt holding a tray of food

Drexel’s Philly Chef Conference Continues to Draw Big Names and Even Bigger Ideas

The Philly Chef Conference assembles regional and national food and hospitality experts – top chefs, food producers and personalities – to showcase the latest food and beverage trends and techniques through educational lectures, panel discussions and demonstrations, linking established food and hospitality professionals with aspiring students and young industry professionals.
Scott Warnock, PhD, taught his workshop to NYU Shanghai faculty in his office on the University City Campus.

Lending a Helping, Digital Hand in the Face of the Coronavirus

The director of Drexel’s University Writing Program helped faculty at NYU Shanghai convert their writing classes for digital learning after the campus shut down face-to-face operations.
This series aims to highlight the ideas and initiatives of the Academy of Natural Sciences at Drexel University’s Small Actions Spark Big Changes campaign in actionable ways for Drexel University students.

Earth Day, Every Day: Talking Climate Change With Your Peers

Healthy debate and discourse are at the center of most undergraduate students’ lifestyles, but it may be hard to have a conversation with peers about climate change. Two activist students weigh in on how to ease the burden.
Myra Levick, PhD, and Paul Fink, MD, who replaced Morris J. Goldman as director of Hahnemann’s program, an undated photo. Photo courtesy Sherry Goodill, PhD.

Painting the Picture of 50 Years of Art Therapy at Drexel and in America

In 1969, the co-founder of the world’s first graduate-level arts therapy program — which is now at Drexel — initiated the country’s first professional organization in the field and served as its first president. Now, one Drexel professor is following in her footsteps.
School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems Associate Professor Hasan Ayaz, PhD, adjusted the fNIR device on then-PhD student Siddharth Bhatt, from the LeBow College of Business in this photo taken in the Behavior Lab at an event highlighting the successful partnership between SEI and Drexel University. Photo courtesy DSI.

Q&A: Interim Provost Paul Jensen, PhD, on Drexel Solutions Institute

The one-year-old gateway for connecting industry to Drexel talent and research is changing the nature of academic-industry partnership. Interim Nina Henderson Provost Paul Jensen, PhD, who helped spearhead this initiative while previously acting as dean of the LeBow College, talked about how it’s preparing the University for the rapidly changing future of higher ed and industry.
The Dragons who volunteered at Drexel's 46th Alumni Turkey Project.

Drexel’s Annual Holiday Charity Drives Benefit Communities Near and Far

To close out the holiday season of 2019, several departments and offices within the University held food, toy and goods drives to benefit local communities and military members overseas.