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Drexel to Host Pennsylvania's Center For Advanced Fabric Manufacturing Innovation

The Department of Defense’s effort to bring America to the forefront of textile technology manufacturing and innovation is gaining a strategic foothold in the region. Drexel University, in collaboration with DoD-supported Advanced Functional Fabrics of America (AFFOA), is establishing a statewide center that will help companies, entrepreneurs and innovators take their advanced-textile concepts from prototype to product and prepare America’s workforce for the quality jobs this growing sector is generating. Called the “Pennsylvania Fabric Discovery Center,” this statewide resource is the first hub located outside of AFFOA’s home state of Massachusetts. It will be part of a national network intended to lower the barrier to commercialization for functional fabrics, resulting in advanced textiles that do things like see, hear, sense, communicate, generate and store energy. 
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Drexel’s Center for Nonviolence and Social Justice Receives ‘Empowering’ Grant

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has awarded a grant to the Center for Nonviolence and Social Justice that will expand offerings and resources in Healing Hurt People.
A plate of traditional Thanksgiving food.

Skip Cooking for Thanksgiving This Year — With Help from the EAT Cafe

Philadelphia’s first pay-what-you-can Café is offering delicious take-out side dish and dessert options for Thanksigiving as a fundraiser to support its mission of feeding the hungry.
Drexel President John Fry at the University City District 20th anniversary celebration / Photo by Lora Reehling Photography

As President Fry Looks Back on University City’s Advances, the Future Beckons

John Fry was the keynote speaker at the University City District’s 20th anniversary celebration Thursday, reflecting fondly on all the organization has accomplished and sharing his excitement for all that will come next.
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Brandywine Realty Trust Breaks Ground on Drexel Square, the First Project of $3.5B Schuylkill Yards Innovation Community

Brandywine Realty Trust, in partnership with Drexel University, broke ground today on Phase I construction of the mixed-use, master-planned Schuylkill Yards development in University City. The first phase of the $3.5 billion, multi-year project will enhance the public realm by creating a 1.3-acre community park at the corner of 30th and Market Streets to be known as Drexel Square, followed by the reimagination of the former Bulletin Building, and the development of two towers at 3003 JFK Boulevard and 3025 JFK Boulevard.
Thelca Bedminster and her staff at the Jane E. Tuitt Elementary School.

How the School of Education Helped a Student Recover From Disaster

In the wake of a series of devastating hurricanes, Drexel faculty and students came together to help an EdD student get her elementary school up and running and speed along the recovery process.

School of Education PhD student Leona Donaldson

A PhD Student Giving Voice to the Voiceless in a Push for Gender Equity

Leona Donaldson left Japan’s patriarchal society only to encounter sexism, racism and discrimination in America. At Drexel, she’s studying gender imbalance in STEM occupations to do her part in pushing back. 
Philadelphia City Hall

Drexel Seeking New Ways to Tackle Critical Urban Challenges

With the first Urban Innovation Summit and the first trio of Urban Innovation Fellows, Drexel is taking another step toward finding solutions for the problems facing Philadelphia and other cities in the 21st century. 
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Drexel Joins Regional Effort to Reduce Carbon Emissions by Making Buildings More Energy-Efficient

Through its Institute for Energy and the Environment and breadth of research in environmental science and engineering, Drexel University has a longstanding commitment to sustainability and environmental preservation. The University recently reaffirmed this commitment by joining a regional partnership of property owners, utilities and energy service companies, and community organizations in Philadelphia that have pledged to help reduce energy and water use and transportation emissions by 50 percent by the year 2030. 
A moment during last year's Veterans Week at Drexel University. Photo credit Liz Moyer.

Drexel to Host Veterans and Military Family Appreciation Week Nov. 5–11

In honor of Veterans Day on Nov. 11, Drexel University is hosting Veterans and Military Family Appreciation Week to fully honor and thank veterans and military families.
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Philadelphia’s First Pay-What-You-Can Restaurant Celebrates First Year

Closing out its inaugural year of business, the EAT Café is celebrating the beginning to its second year of delicious food and pay-what-you-can service.
Drexel President John Fry

Fry Joins Fellow Dragons on List of Most Influential Philadelphians

Drexel President John Fry, Center for Hunger-Free Communities program director Michelle Taylor and Drexel graduate Nicole Cashman all appeared in Philadelphia magazine’s ranking of the 100 most influential people in the city.