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Past Month

  • Urban street scene from diversity-rich Brooklyn, NY Drexel and Brandywine Workshop and Archives Partner To Expand Free Database of Diverse Art and Artists
    November 12, 2021

    Drexel University and the Brandywine Workshop and Archives (BWA) have partnered to extend and improve Brandywine’s, the nation’s first free online database of contemporary diverse art and artists. A recent $500,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation will fund the project that will be managed by Drexel’s Lenfest Center for Cultural Partnerships with participation from the School of Education and the Arts Administration & Museum Leadership graduate program in the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design.

  • Wooden gavel How Do Autistic Individuals Interact with the Criminal Justice System?
    November 11, 2021

    Researchers from the A.J. Drexel Autism Institute at Drexel University recently published research that identified the experiences of autistic individuals and their caregivers across their interactions with the criminal justice system through analysis of a statewide survey in Pennsylvania, including as victims of an interaction, criminal offenders and witnesses to a crime, with respondents reporting both positive and negative experiences.

  • urban tree canopy Just How Much Do Density and Green Space Affect Urban Energy Use? It Depends on Where You Live.
    November 8, 2021

    In the battle to mitigate “city heat” and conserve the energy it takes to keep folks comfortable inside, recent research has shown the importance of urban planning. Tree cover, paved surfaces, the spacing of buildings and green spaces all affect how much energy it takes to offset the “urban heat island effect.” But the relative contribution of these urban form factors has been a matter of debate. In a recently published journal paper, researchers in Drexel University’s College of Engineering, seeking to clarify the matter, presented a method for measuring the impact of each of these factors – and revealed that their contribution to building energy use varies between cities.
  • computer keyboard with red key that says admission and has a graduate cap on it Drexel and Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology Announce Dual Admissions Program Agreement
    November 1, 2021

    Drexel University and Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology have formally signed an agreement that will allow students who graduate with an associate degree in Computer Systems Engineering Technology or Business Administration from Thaddeus Stevens College to move seamlessly into Drexel University to pursue a related undergraduate program at Drexel.