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From left to right: Drexel students Sarah Wetzel, William Newman and Atharva Bhagwat. “This is inside the Plenary, a large room where the delegates from each country and organization gathered for the high-level events. Barack Obama also gave a speech in here a few days prior, which Sarah and I were able to attend,” Newman said. Photo courtesy William Newman.

Drexel Hosts First COP Event, Sends Delegation to COP26

Though the University has observed the United Nations climate conference since 2015, this was the first time that it cohosted an event at the international gathering, which 11 Dragons attended in 2021.
“Miniature of Drexel University's Main Building,” a 1920 watercolor by John Dull (1859–1949), which is part of The Drexel Collection. Photo courtesy The Drexel Collection.

The State of the Art on and off Drexel’s Campus

There are several art exhibitions and collections (both in person and online) showcasing the art of everything from Polish posters to presidential memorabilia to prehistoric fossils.
Andrea DiMola and Cory Johnson (standing from left to right) with a student and a visitor from the William Penn Foundation. Photo courtesy Maria Walker.

Drexel Program Offers Support for Children Starting Kindergarten in Promise Neighborhood

This past summer, a new school readiness program prepared students and families for the start to kindergarten and provided Drexel students with experience in the classroom.
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NIH Awards Drexel University $14.4 Million for Health Disparities Research

Drexel University’s Dornsife School of Public Health and College of Nursing and Health Professions recently received a 5-year, $14.4 million “Faculty Institutional Recruitment for Sustainable Transformation” (FIRST) grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to hire, retain and support diverse, early career researchers with a focus on health disparities research on aging, chronic disease and/or environmental determinants.
Drexel University President John Fry spoke to the Drexel community at Convocation.

At 2021 Convocation, Drexel Looks Both Forward and Inward

The annual event marking the start of the new academic year highlighted the best of Drexel innovation and potential.
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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.

The University's Climate Year logo over a background of flowers on campus.

Recap: Drexel Discussion About Sustainability on Campus

During the Sept. 23 Climate Year Speaker Series event, University leaders discussed how Drexel’s facilities, procurement and business services are working to promote and support sustainability on campus.
Move-in crews help Drexel University students move into Race Hall on Sept. 10, 2021.

In Advance of Fall Move-in, Drexel University Leaders Hold Student, Parent Town Hall

More than 850 participants joined presenters at 6 p.m. on Sept. 8 to hear a run-down of information regarding policies and procedures put in place to ensure the safety of the Dragon community during the return to campus this fall.
A screenshot of a networking event Drexel held for the 2021 Mandela Washington Fellows to connect with representatives from Citizen Diplomacy International Philadelphia.

Mandela Washington Fellows 2021: Building Resilient Leaders in a Pandemic

After being paused last year due to the pandemic, the longstanding U.S. State Department program returned to connect young African leaders with Drexel Dragons — but in a new, virtual format.
Bearded Ladies Cabaret is one of the organizations which received the 2021 Art Works grant, and which Drexel co-op students could have the opportunity to work with starting next year.

New Grant Program to Support Paid Nonprofit Co-op Opportunities for Dragons

Forman Arts Initiative and Philadelphia Foundation have launched Arts Works, a $3 million grant program for local community-based organizations and emerging artists, with additional funds to support co-op positions at recipient organizations starting next year.
Students associated with the Climate and Sustainability Working Group helped put on Earthfest on April 22. Photo courtesy of Grace Zaborski.

Eco-Passionate Students Find Outlet, Experience Through Climate and Sustainability Working Group

As plans for a centralized sustainability office at Drexel continue to formulate, students seeking climate and sustainability impact opportunities have found a home working with Drexel’s cross-functional and interdisciplinary working group started last spring in conjunction with the University’s “Climate Year” initiative. 

 

City of Philadelphia skyline.

Drexel Helps Set Climate Resilience Research Agenda for Philadelphia

A new collaboration between the University, Academy of Natural Sciences, City of Philadelphia, DVRPC and local organizations will ultimately create a research agenda to help make the region more climate resilient.