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Chad State’s 'A Gift for the Queens'

Drexel Celebrates 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall Riots with Largest LGBTQ+ Art Exhibit in Philadelphia History

On June 28, 1969 – the Stonewall Riots marked a pivotal moment in the fight for queer liberation in the United States. To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, Drexel University’s Pearlstein Gallery will present Stonewall @ 50 - an exhibition that will gather 60 LGBTQ+ Philadelphia-area artists.


Malcolm Jenkins Summer STEAM Camp at ExCITe

Full STEAM Ahead: The Malcolm Jenkins Foundation and Drexel Partner to Offer Pioneering Summer Camp in West Philadelphia

Now in its fourth year, the Young Dragons Summer STEAM program will feature six weeks of education activities focused on the creative intersections of science, technology, engineering arts, athletics and mathematics. The free day camp, offered through a partnership between The Malcolm Jenkins Foundation and Drexel University’s ExCITe Center and Lindy Center for Civic Engagement, is annually attended by 100 middle school students in the West Philadelphia Promise Zone neighborhood.
Electrast ultrasound

'Selfie Mode' For Heart Imaging Could Help Doctors Spot Heart Disease Earlier

Using the electrical impulses generated by the heart to carefully illuminate the picture, an ultrasound contrast dye created by Drexel University researchers is giving doctors a clearer look at the most camera-shy organ in the body. Enabling the heart to take a selfie, of sorts, means doctors could eventually be able to see the early signs of heart disease and treat it before it becomes deadly.

Drexel Square ribbon-cutting

Drexel and Brandywine Realty Trust Open Drexel Square, First Project in Sckuylkill Yards

Today, Brandywine Realty Trust, in partnership with Drexel University, celebrated the opening of Drexel Square—a new 1.3-acre community park—which marks the first completed project within the $3.5 billion master-planned Schuylkill Yards development in University City.

 
Mural located in the Kensington neighborhood of Philadelphia
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Public Health Campaigns Need Greater Emphasis on Complementary Role of Condoms and Vaccination to Prevent HPV among Gay Men

Public health efforts must emphasize condom use and vaccination together to reduce human papillomavirus (HPV) cases among young sexually active gay men, according to researchers at  Drexel University’s Dornsife School of Public Health  published today in the journal  Vaccine . The work builds on other studies demonstrating success of these methods by modeling how many HPV cases can be prevented by increasing the number of people vaccinated.

Critic Frank Agostino, student designer Chandricka Carr and student-model Ren (Joy) Fangyuan in a dress inspired by James Galanos.

Drexel’s Annual Fashion Show Debuts Creative 3-D Zero-Waste Knitting Tech, Sustainable and Handmade Techniques 

Expect the experimental; 3-D design, handcrafted macramé, silk embellishments and some sustainably sourced collections will set the stage at Drexel’s University’s annual fashion show on Saturday, June 1 presented by the Fashion Design and Design & Merchandising programs in the Westphal College of Media Arts & Design.


Cira tetris

Video Games Created by Middle School Students to Be Played on LED Array of Cira Centre Skyscraper to Open New Park, Drexel Square

The creativity of local students will be on full display this summer as the 29-story LED array of Brandywine Realty Trust’s Cira Centre office building is once again converted into the world’s largest video game display. Students and teachers from K-12 schools across the Greater Philadelphia region have been working with experts in Drexel University’s Entrepreneurial Game Studio to design and code new games for the building — those games will debut on the evening of June 10 as part of a celebration for the opening of the city’s newest green space, Drexel Square. The opening of Drexel Square park marks the first completed project of the Schuylkill Yards development, a 14-acre master-planned neighborhood in University City being developed by Brandywine Realty Trust on land owned by and in coordination with Drexel.

 
Patients Who Lose a Significant Amount of Weight Before a Transplant Are at Higher Risk of Dying

Patients Who Lose a Significant Amount of Weight Before a Transplant Are at Higher Risk of Dying

A new study out of Drexel University suggests that even planned and advised weight loss could also be dangerous for kidney transplant candidates if it’s not closely monitored.

 

Firefighters at fire truck

Keeping First Responders Safe: Drexel-Developed Safety Climate Scale Helps Fire Departments Reach Health and Wellness Goals

A new scale, that effectively measures the safety climate of a fire department, has been developed by researchers from Drexel’s Dornsife School of Public Health, according to a paper published today in the journal Safety Science.
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Patients Insured By a Marketplace Health Plan are Less Likely to Receive a Mental Health Medical Appointment Than Those Covered by Medicaid or Employer-sponsored Insurance

Among adults with mental health needs, those covered by Medicare or employer-sponsored health insurance have greater access to medical treatment, less out-of-pocket cost and are more likely to receive care than those seeking an appointment through an Affordable Care Act (ACA) Marketplace-sponsored plan, according to findings from researchers at Drexel University’s Dornsife School of Public Health. Their study, published in the May 2019 issue of Health Affairs, provides preliminary results on disparities among those experiencing psychological stress since the ACA became law in 2010.

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Train Your Brain to Eat Less Sugar

A recent study led by Evan Forman, PhD, a psychology professor in Drexel University's College of Arts and Sciences, shows that a computer game can be used to train its players to eat less sugar, as way of reducing their weight and improving their health.