Tower Health, Drexel Sign Medical School Academic Agreement, Further Plans for New Campus
February 22, 2019
Tower Health and Drexel University have secured appropriate accreditation approval to establish a new four-year regional campus of Drexel University College of Medicine in West Reading near Reading Hospital. A 20-year academic agreement between Tower Health and Drexel University was signed today. The campus will be operational for the 2020-2021 academic year.
Expanding the Use of Silicon in Batteries, By Preventing Electrodes From Expanding
February 21, 2019
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.
$5 Million Gift to Drexel Will Establish Bentley Hall for Honors Students
February 19, 2019
With the help of a $5 million gift from Greg S. Bentley, CEO of Bentley Systems, and his wife Caroline, Drexel University will create a new epicenter on its campus for honors students. The gift comes at a time when construction is already underway at Calhoun Hall, an existing student residence hall, that will be fully renovated as part of Greg and Caroline Bentley Hall, a new complex that will house a true “living/learning” community for honors college students. In addition to the renovated student residence, Bentley Hall will also include a new, two-story glass and stone addition of about 10,800 square feet that will house the Pennoni Honors College offices and seminar rooms.
What Makes Some People Creative Thinkers and Others Analytical?
February 13, 2019
A new brain-imaging study from Drexel University's Creativity Research Lab reveals that the different "cognitive styles" of creative and analytical thinkers are due to fundamental differences in their brain activity that can be observed even when people are not working on a problem.
Educational Outreach and Public Policy Changes Needed to Reduce Health Hazards for Nail Salon Technicians
February 5, 2019
The nail salon industry has seen rapid growth within the last 20 years, becoming increasingly popular among women of all ages who like to get their nails professionally done. For the technicians in those salons – many of whom are non-native English speakers – this beauty comes with a cost: an exposure to potentially unsafe chemicals and other health hazards in the workplace. A new study by Drexel University’s Dornsife School of Public Health found that educational outreach and change in public policy are needed to help reduce these hazards for salon employees and owners.
Can a 6-hour Program Prevent Obesity? Drexel Psychologist Wants to Find Out
February 5, 2019
What if an hour a week for six weeks could prevent young adults from becoming obese? Meghan Butryn, PhD, a Drexel University psychology professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, is trying to find out.
Controlling What Goes on 'Between the Sheets' is Key to Optimizing MXenes' Abilities
January 31, 2019
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.
Philly Sports Executives Headline Drexel Women in Sports Conference
January 30, 2019
Drexel University's Department of Sport Management, in partnership with the Lebow Women in Business Club, will gather top executives from across the sports world to discuss their experiences as women in the industry at the Women in Sports: Calling the Shots and Leading the Way Conference.
Getting Real — Drexel Opens Lab to Study Virtual, Augmented and Immersive Reality Technology
January 28, 2019
A new lab, opening in Westphal College of Media Arts & Design at Drexel University, will put students and researchers in the middle of the latest visual technology. Drexel’s Immersive Research Lab is dedicated to the study and development of new virtual and augmented reality technologies and immersive media, in a space designed to allow collaboration with researchers from across the University.