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All News tagged "Society"

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.
President John Fry speaking at a panel at the Barnes Foundation.

Panel: President Fry Predicts a ‘Tidal Wave’ of Change for Universities

At a panel discussion of five local higher education leaders at the Barnes Foundation on April 20, Drexel President John Fry spoke about the role colleges and universities play in Philadelphia’s growth — and the future of higher education.
Drexel Women's HerStory Month runs throughout March.

The 10 Most Influential Women of the 21st Century (So Far)

Mary Ebeling, director of Drexel’s Women’s and Gender Studies program at Drexel, collaborated with friends and colleagues to compile a list of the today’s most influential women in the world for Women’s History Month.
A doctor stands by ready to help as paramedics assist a patient on an ambulance.

Hospitals Helping Violence Victims Could Save Millions

Drexel researchers have  published the first study to systematically look at the economic outcomes of programs that help victims of violence change their lives with a hospital-based intervention.
The Rincliffe Gallery's new exhibit, Style Within.

Style Within: 19th Century Interior Design in New Drexel Exhibit

The latest Rincliffe Gallery exhibition highlights how people expressed style in their own homes while navigating new designs made possible through the growth of mass production.
Drexel's Main Building

William Penn Foundation and Drexel Join Forces to Transform Early Childhood Education in West Philadelphia

The William Penn Foundation and Drexel University today announced a new initiative in which they are working together with community child care centers and other local agencies to help tackle some of the issues facing early childhood education in West Philadelphia and help young children get a strong start in life. This partnership will support the West Philadelphia Early Childhood Education Initiative (WPECE) to increase the supply of high-quality child care in the Mantua, West Powelton, and Belmont neighborhoods, an area that has historically been plagued with low-quality child care options. 

The Lancaster Ave. Jazz and Arts Festival is hosted annually by the People’s Emergency Center (PEC), a leading civic organization in the area.

Why Aren’t Artists Transforming Mantua and Powelton the Way They Did Fishtown or Northern Liberties?

A surprisingly high concentration of established artists live in the Mantua, Powelton Village and West Powelton neighborhoods of West Philadelphia, according to a new study by a team of faculty and students from Drexel University. So why aren’t artists transforming those neighborhoods the way they did Fishtown or Northern Liberties? A number of reasons, according to the report, which outlines the challenges faced by artists and organizations in the area, including low public investment, the lack of a support network, a need for stronger connections between artists and the community and a lack of centralized communications efforts. The report also outlines proposed action steps to address these challenges.
Image of the exterior of the University City High School

Drexel Buys University City High School Site With Partner Firm

Drexel University City Development, LLC, the joint venture between Drexel and Wexford Science & Technology, LLC, officially closed June 16 on the purchase of a 14-acre site from the School District of Philadelphia that formerly housed the University City High School, the Charles Drew Elementary School and The Walnut Center.

Pennsylvania Capitol building

Democratic Candidates Seeking Gubernatorial Nomination to Debate at Drexel University in May

The Democratic City Committee and Drexel University will host a debate among the democratic gubernatorial candidates vying for the chance to challenge incumbent Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett in the November election.


Q&A with Bill Rosenberg: The GOP Seeks a New Way Forward

After a difficult election season that ended in a presidential loss, Republicans are evaluating their messaging in an effort to win over those who voted Democrat in November. Professor Bill Rosenberg weighs in on the party’s efforts to reconnect with the public, and what it might mean for the future of conservative politics.
Boy Scouts of America

Q&A with David Cohen: The Ban on Gay Members and Leaders of the Boy Scouts of America

The Boy Scouts of America organization has recently made headlines for their revisiting of a divisive issue—the organization’s ban on gay members and leaders. Associate professor of law David S. Cohen weighs in on the legality of the ban and how the organization’s decision may be affected by external pressures.
Pope Benedict

Q&A with Dr. Douglas Porpora: The Resignation of Pope Benedict XVI

Pope Benedict XVI startled the world Monday when he announced he would resign at the end of February. DrexelNow caught up with Dr. Douglas Porpora, a professor of sociology with research interests in religion, to discuss the influence of the papacy, Benedict’s legacy and what the future holds for the Catholic Church.