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DrexelNow got together three Drexel University teaching assistants from different disciplines and background experiences for a roundtable discussion.

TA Tell-All: Three Drexel Teaching Assistants’ Thoughts on Working with Students, Faculty and Each Other

DrexelNow got together three Drexel University teaching assistants from different disciplines and background experiences, along with a knowledgeable moderator, for a roundtable discussion about their most notable experiences, techniques and suggestions for improvement.
The Drexel delegation in front of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem's amphitheater. Left to right: Michael Yudell, Aleister Saunders, Sharon Walker, Koren Bedeau, Bridget Blake and M. Brian Blake.

After International Trip, Partnership Opportunities Abound

A trip to Israel last November taken by a Drexel delegation of faculty and staff is bearing fruit, with several developments at the University that could lead to future collaborations with academic partners abroad.
The Dornsife School of Public Health was one of the Drexel University schools and colleges recognized in the newest list of graduate school programs published by 'U.S. News & World Report.'

Drexel Advances in ‘U.S. News’ Best Graduate Schools Rankings

In the newest list of top graduate school programs from 'U.S. News & World Report,' several Drexel colleges and schools made gains in the national rankings.
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Merck Chairman and CEO Kenneth Frazier to Speak at Drexel’s 2019 Commencement

Merck & Co., Inc. Chairman and CEO Kenneth C. Frazier will address the class of 2019 at Drexel’s University-wide commencement ceremony on June 14. In what has become a Drexel tradition, the University will once again hold its University-wide ceremony at Citizens Bank Park. Frazier’s contributions in the business, legal and humanitarian fields are especially notable.

9 Empowerment Tips for Drexel Students

9 Empowerment Tips for Drexel Students

Female deans from Drexel University will soon gather to discuss professional and emotional empowerment at the Dean’s Panel during the Women’s Empowerment Summit hosted by the Charles D. Close School of Entrepreneurship March 7–8. In advance, DrexelNow asked them each to share their one key empowerment tip for students.
Drexel University’s Liberty Scholars program has awarded more than $76 million in full-tuition scholarships to more than 400 low-income graduates from Philadelphia high schools.

The Life of a Liberty Scholar

Since 2010, Drexel University’s Liberty Scholars program has awarded more than $76 million in full-tuition scholarships to more than 400 low-income graduates from Philadelphia high schools. But supporting these students through graduation takes more — and means more — than what money can buy. 
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Expanding the Use of Silicon in Batteries, By Preventing Electrodes From Expanding

Silicon anodes are generally viewed as the next development in lithium-ion battery technology. Silicon’s ability to absorb more charge translates to longer battery life and smaller batteries, if researchers can check the physical expansion of the silicon that comes with charging. Research from Drexel University and the Trinity College in Ireland, suggests that adding MXene ink to the silicon electrode-making process would do just that.
Kat Brandel interviewed Marc Vetri '90, a local chef and philanthropist, for an interview for her KatsKrave blog. Photo credit Kris Tookes.

Food for Thought: A Senior Project Showcasing Philly’s Food Scene

Entertainment and arts management major Kat Brandel created an Instagram account, website and video series highlighting the restaurants and people in Philly’s food scene — and raised money for a local hunger relief organization.
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Controlling What Goes on 'Between the Sheets' is Key to Optimizing MXenes' Abilities

New research from the College of Engineering shows how to customize the properties of materials called MXenes, which have displayed exceptional abilities to conduct electricity and block electromagnetic radiation.

 

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Drexel and Arizona State Researchers Look at Risk of Infection From Water in the Air at Home

Researchers from Arizona State University and Drexel University have developed a more detailed framework for understanding and managing the risk of transmitting a bacterial disease via water spray from sinks, showers and toilets. As continuous testing of indoor water is not always feasible, the guidelines can help to identify water use situations that could increase the risk of exposure.
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Faculty Highlights: Grants and Awards From Fall 2018

This update reflects the sponsored research and major gifts, honors and recognition that were recently received by faculty at Drexel University.

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'Rippling' Under Pressure — From Playing Cards to Tectonic Plates, This is What Happens When Layered Materials are Pushed to the Brink

Looking deeper into the internal behavior of layered solids and formations— from graphene sheets, to wood laminates, to geological formations — researchers at Drexel University are gaining a better understanding of a buckling phenomenon that occurs within the layers of the materials as they are put under pressure.