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All News tagged "Philadelphia"

A community garden at Drexel's Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships in West Philadelphia

Drexel Research Team Connects Urban Design to Public Health

Faculty in design and public health at Drexel are working together with community-based projects in West Philadelphia. Their projects test the idea that aspects of natural systems can be woven into urban design to improve health.
Chart shows increased odds of poor health outcomes for young children living in families whose SNAP benefits (food stamps) were reduced or lost due to increased earned income, compared to families receiving consistent benefits

Report Shows Challenges for Families in Transition Off Public Benefits

A "cliff effect"—families losing benefits in the transition out of poverty—is the focus of a new policy report released today by Drexel’s Center for Hunger-Free Communities and Children’s HealthWatch based on data collected in Philadelphia from 2005 through 2013.
Goodwill bin

Goodwill Clothing Drive Returns to Drexel

The white donation bins are back at Drexel this summer, signifying the return of the University’s clothing drive benefitting Goodwill of Southern New Jersey and Philadelphia.
James Buehler, MD

Drexel Professor Named Philadelphia's New Health Commissioner

In an announcement of multiple changes in his senior administration, Philadelphia Mayor Michael A. Nutter has appointed James Buehler, MD, a professor in the Department of Health Management and Policy in the Drexel University School of Public Health, as the city’s new health commissioner.

People planting a tree

What Does the West Philadelphia Promise Zone Mean for Drexel? A Q&A With Lucy Kerman

What does being a Promise Zone mean for the area? Why and how is Drexel a part of the designation? DrexelNow talked with Lucy Kerman, vice provost for University and Community Partnerships, about those questions and more. 

Drexel rowers celebrating

Drexel Ready for First Dad Vail Regatta as Defending Champion

Drexel will be right in the middle of this year's Aberdeen Dad Vail Regatta, a must-see part of the Philadelphia experience. The Dragons won the overall team championship at last year's regatta for the first time.


March Hospitality Picks: Top Five Date-Night Spots in Philly

This week's "Hospitality Picks" features the best spots in town for a special night with a special someone.

Edited manuscript

Drexel Edits: Grammar Police For a Good Cause

Nonprofit organizations often have many needs: Funding. Space. Volunteers. But how about an editor?

Marc Vetri and a student.

Drexel Culinary Students Learn From Famed Chef Marc Vetri

Not many aspiring chefs get to learn alongside one of the leading experts in Italian cuisine, but a group of Drexel culinary arts students does that once a week, in a course taught by famed chef Marc Vetri.

Lindsey Crane

A Sales Tax for the Arts in Philadelphia? Grad Student's Thesis Proposes One

The arts drew Lindsey Crane to Philadelphia, and they’re what caused her to stay after she finished graduate school.

Bob Brehm and Scott Gabriel Knowles

After Building Collapse, Two Drexel Profs Will Help Philadelphia Move Forward

Bob Brehm came to Drexel to get away from the news cameras, but he found himself in front of them after Philadelphia's deadly Market Street building collapse in June 2013. Now he and another Drexel professor, Scott Gabriel Knowles, are stepping up to help the city in the collapse's wake.


Drexel Study: Diners Order Fewer Calories When the Menu Has Nutritional Labeling

An evaluation team led by the Drexel University School of Public Health has published a new study demonstrating that customers of full-service restaurants use nutritional labeling on menus to make healthier food choices. The customers who reported they used labels purchased 400 fewer calories (representing a relative difference of 20 percent), 370 milligrams less sodium and 10 grams less saturated fat than the overall average.