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Termite Brains Can Grow in Anticipation of a Single Moment of Flight and Light

New research on dampwood termites shows select members of the colony will experience brain changes in anticipation of cognitive demand. Drexel researchers measured developmental differences in the relative sizes of visual processing brain regions, called optic lobes, among dampwood termite castes to test whether optic lobe investment matches caste differences in exposure to visually complex environments.

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Fashion From the 1920s Roars Into Display for Drexel’s New Fox Historic Costume Collection Exhibition

A stunning collection of women’s fashions from the 1920s will be on display from Friday, Nov. 5 – Friday, April 8, as part of Venus & Diana: Fashioning the Jazz Age, presented by Drexel University’s Robert and Penny Fox Historic Costume Collection (FHCC) of the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design.

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Drexel Joins New NSF Institute Using Data Tools to Support Materials Science Research

Drexel University’s Metadata Research Center in the College of Computing & Informatics is one of 10 research partners that will be part of a new $15 million National Science Foundation effort to harness the power of data science and artificial intelligence to guide materials science research.
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Drexel Joins Citywide Innovation Conversation at 2021 B.PHL Fest

Drexel University faculty and staff will participate in a new hybrid version of the B.PHL Innovation Fest, a citywide celebration of innovation now in its third year. From Sept. 29 – Oct. 1 the event will welcome scores of creative thinkers from around the city and across the country, including headliners CNN’s Don Lemon, Philadelphia 76ers President of Basketball Operations Daryl Morey and Grammy-winning recording artist Eve.

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Drexel Announces New Center for Law and Transformational Technology

Drexel University’s Thomas R. Kline School of Law has announced the creation of a new Center for Law and Transformational Technology. The Center serves as a hub of research and teaching activity focused on legal issues emerging from significant advances in technology.  It brings together scholars working in both law and technology to tackle legal issues related to such technological advances as blockchain, artificial intelligence (AI) and neural technology.  

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Drexel Researchers Will Develop Artificial Intelligence Technologies for Adult Learning and Online Education as Part of $220 Million NSF Initiative

Researchers in Drexel University’s College of Computing & Informatics, who are studying artificial intelligence as a tool for teaching, have been selected to join a $220 million National Science Foundation initiative to expand the use of AI technology in areas ranging from agriculture and food supply chains to adult and online learning. Drexel’s team will join AI researchers from around the country in an effort to use the technology to make education more accessible for Americans who are adapting to rapidly changing workplaces. The NSF’s Adult Learning & Online Education (ALOE) Institute will be supported by $20 million over five years.  

 
Internal medicine and student health re-join clinical practices of the College of Medicine

Drexel Medicine Resumes Management of Internal Medicine Practice and Student Health Center

The Drexel Internal Medicine practice at 219 North Broad Street and Drexel University’s Student Health Center have rejoined the clinical practices of the College of Medicine. Previously managed by Tower Health Medical Group, the practices returned to Drexel effective July 1, which ensures continuation of these needed services and reflects Drexel’s mission-driven approach to student and population health in Philadelphia.

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President John Fry To Serve As the CAA Representative on the NCAA Division I Board of Directors

Colonial Athletic Association Commissioner Joe D’Antonio has announced that Drexel University President John Fry has been selected as the Conference’s representative on the NCAA Division I Board of Directors.
Opening in Fall 2021 and housed in the University’s Dornsife School of Public Health, the Center will be led by inaugural director Sharrelle Barber, ScD, MPH, an assistant professor at Dornsife.

Drexel Names New Center on Racism and Health, Center Director

Drexel University will officially establish and name a new center on racism and health as The Ubuntu Center on Racism, Global Movements and Population Health Equity. The Center was made possible through a generous gift from philanthropists Dana and David Dornsife to the School earlier this academic year. Opening in Fall 2021 and housed in the University’s Dornsife School of Public Health, the Center will be led by inaugural director Sharrelle Barber, ScD, MPH, an assistant professor at Dornsife.

Drew Weissman, MD, PhD, to address graduates at Drexel College of Medicine 2021 Commencement

Physician-scientist and mRNA Researcher Drew Weissman, MD, PhD to Address Graduates at Drexel’s College of Medicine Commencement

An international leader in RNA biology, Drew Weissman, MD, PhD, a professor of medicine at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, will address the graduates of Drexel’s College of Medicine during its commencement ceremony on May 18.

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Study: Parks Not Only Safe, but Essential During the Pandemic

Parks played an important role for people seeking respite from the toll of social isolation during the pandemic, and according to new research from Drexel University, they did so without increasing the spread of COVID-19. The study looked at how people used 22 parks in Philadelphia and New York during the height of the pandemic and it found no strong correlation between park use and the number of confirmed cases in surrounding neighborhoods.

Senior U.S. District Court Judge C. Darnell Jones, II and Philadelphia Judge Frederica Massiah-Jackson Will Address Kline School of Law Graduates at Commencement

Senior U.S. District Court Judge C. Darnell Jones, II and Philadelphia Judge Frederica Massiah-Jackson Will Address Kline School of Law Graduates at Commencement

Philadelphia Judge Frederica Massiah-Jackson will address the 2020 graduates and Senior U.S. District Court Judge C. Darnell Jones, II will address the 2021 graduates of the Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law at commencement on Wednesday, May 19, at the La Salle University’s McCarthy Stadium (1900 W. Onley Avenue).