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Past Year


  • 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 Artura.org, 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.

  • dampwood termite worker head capsule Termite Brains Can Grow in Anticipation of a Single Moment of Flight and Light
    October 20, 2021

    New research on dampwood termites shows select members of the colony will experience brain changes in anticipation of cognitive demand. Drexel researchers measured developmental differences in the relative sizes of visual processing brain regions, called optic lobes, among dampwood termite castes to test whether optic lobe investment matches caste differences in exposure to visually complex environments.

  • Blue gray image of stethoscope with medical icons floating around it NIH Awards Drexel University $14.4 Million for Health Disparities Research
    October 14, 2021

    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.
  • shoe Fashion From the 1920s Roars Into Display for Drexel’s New Fox Historic Costume Collection Exhibition
    September 29, 2021

    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.

  • data science and materials science Drexel Joins New NSF Institute Using Data Tools to Support Materials Science Research
    September 28, 2021

    Drexel University’s Metadata Research Center in the College of Computing & Informatics is one of 10 research partners that will be part of a new $15 million National Science Foundation effort to harness the power of data science and artificial intelligence to guide materials science research.
  • Red apple sitting on a pile of three books How Do Team Dynamics Shape Success for Children with Autism in Public Schools?
    September 27, 2021

    Researchers from the A.J. Drexel Autism Institute at Drexel University investigated if the "team-around-the-child" - the parents, school staff and community providers - was associated with perceived successful school transitions for children with autism from lower income families.

  • B PHL Drexel Joins Citywide Innovation Conversation at 2021 B.PHL Fest
    September 17, 2021

    Drexel University faculty and staff will participate in a new hybrid version of the B.PHL Innovation Fest, a citywide celebration of innovation now in its third year. From Sept. 29 – Oct. 1 the event will welcome scores of creative thinkers from around the city and across the country, including headliners CNN’s Don Lemon, Philadelphia 76ers President of Basketball Operations Daryl Morey and Grammy-winning recording artist Eve.

  • Thomas R. Kline School of Law Drexel Announces New Center for Law and Transformational Technology
    September 9, 2021

    Drexel University’s Thomas R. Kline School of Law has announced the creation of a new Center for Law and Transformational Technology. The Center serves as a hub of research and teaching activity focused on legal issues emerging from significant advances in technology.  It brings together scholars working in both law and technology to tackle legal issues related to such technological advances as blockchain, artificial intelligence (AI) and neural technology.  

  • Doodle of a mountain with snowflakes and squiggles What the Brain Shows: The Benefits of Virtual Reality in Creative Arts Therapies
    September 8, 2021

    In one of the first studies of its kind, researchers from Drexel University’s College of Nursing and Health Professions and School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems, examined the differences in prefrontal cortex (PFC) activation between two distinct drawing tasks in VR, including with the introduction of a calming fragrance stimulus.
  • Text on image says National Autism Indicators Report: Mental Health, August 2021 National Autism Indicators Report: High Rates of Mental Health Conditions and Persistent Disparities in Care
    August 31, 2021

    Researchers from the A.J. Drexel Autism Institute at Drexel University released the latest National Autism Indicators Report highlighting the importance of mental health care in autistic children and adults. The report found high rates of mental health conditions in autistic children and adults and persistent disparities in mental health and health care by race and ethnicity.

  • Child sitting with adult coloring while both are wearing face masks. Report: Autistic Individuals Have Increased Risk of COVID-19
    August 30, 2021

    Autistic adults, adults with intellectual disability, and adults with mental health diagnoses have multiple risk factors for infection with COVID-19 and for experiencing more severe disease if they contract COVID-19, according to research from the A.J. Drexel Autism Institute at Drexel University.
  • Green fruits and vegetables surrounding a glass containing a green smoothie. Dieting: Villain or Scapegoat? Research Reevaluates Weight Loss Dieting
    August 17, 2021

    For decades, there has been an accepted definition of dieting in academia, and in society as a whole. Michael Lowe, PhD, a professor in Drexel University’s College of Arts and Sciences, has recently reevaluated the decades of dieting research to redefine the way researchers and the public define – and therefore understand - dieting and the culture of weight loss.
  • The word medicaid written on a puzzle piece being placed in the larger puzzle Report: How Are States Using Medicaid for the Needs of Autistic Individuals?
    August 12, 2021

    Researchers from the A.J. Drexel Autism Institute at Drexel University reviewed how states use Medicaid programs to address the needs of the growing population of adults on the autism spectrum by looking at data sources from 2004-2015 to determine what services and programs were available and how policy changes may impact outcomes of individuals with ASD receiving services.
  • online learning Drexel Researchers Will Develop Artificial Intelligence Technologies for Adult Learning and Online Education as Part of $220 Million NSF Initiative
    July 29, 2021

    Researchers in Drexel University’s College of Computing & Informatics, who are studying artificial intelligence as a tool for teaching, have been selected to join a $220 million National Science Foundation initiative to expand the use of AI technology in areas ranging from agriculture and food supply chains to adult and online learning. Drexel’s team will join AI researchers from around the country in an effort to use the technology to make education more accessible for Americans who are adapting to rapidly changing workplaces. The NSF’s Adult Learning & Online Education (ALOE) Institute will be supported by $20 million over five years.  

     
  • Closeup shot of a group of medical practitioners joining their hands together in a huddle Drexel University and University of Arizona Partner for Collaborative Complementary and Integrative Health Degree and Certification
    July 23, 2021

    Drexel University’s College of Nursing and Health Professions announced that it will offer a collaborative degree and certification program in Complimentary and Integrative Health with The Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine (AWCIM) at the University of Arizona starting Fall 2021. The Complementary and Integrative Health (CIH)/ Integrative Health or Wellness (IHW) Coaching Pathway Program is designed for qualified students who wish to pursue a Master of Science (MS) in Complementary and Integrative Health at Drexel, while concurrently pursuing an Integrative Health or Wellness Coaching certification from AWCIM.
  • Internal medicine and student health re-join clinical practices of the College of Medicine Drexel Medicine Resumes Management of Internal Medicine Practice and Student Health Center
    July 13, 2021

    The Drexel Internal Medicine practice at 219 North Broad Street and Drexel University’s Student Health Center have rejoined the clinical practices of the College of Medicine. Previously managed by Tower Health Medical Group, the practices returned to Drexel effective July 1, which ensures continuation of these needed services and reflects Drexel’s mission-driven approach to student and population health in Philadelphia.

  • Fry Drexel Rowing President John Fry To Serve As the CAA Representative on the NCAA Division I Board of Directors
    July 12, 2021

    Colonial Athletic Association Commissioner Joe D’Antonio has announced that Drexel University President John Fry has been selected as the Conference’s representative on the NCAA Division I Board of Directors.
  • Drexel launches Minor in Pediatric Engineering Drexel Establishes Nation’s First Minor in Pediatric Engineering for Students in STEM and Health Fields
    June 25, 2021

    The ongoing pandemic and the unique challenges to health care delivery it continues to create have brought to light the need for medical professionals to have a broader skillset to solve the most complex and pressing challenges. Because of this need, and to ensure technology and clinical care are optimized to an individual patient’s needs, Drexel University recently launched an unprecedented offering for future leaders in STEM and health disciplines: a new minor in pediatric engineering.

  • Rendering of The West Tower in the Schuylkill Yards development Brandywine Realty Trust and Drexel University Break Ground on The West Tower at Schuylkill Yards
    June 24, 2021

    Brandywine Realty Trust and Drexel University marked the commencement of construction of 3025 JFK, the first vertical development within Schuylkill Yards – a $3.5 billion innovation neighborhood in University City – with a groundbreaking ceremony on June 24 featuring state and local dignitaries and project partners.

  • Urban Health Collaborative Launches COVID-19 Data Dashboard Drexel’s Urban Health Collaborative Launches COVID-19 Data Dashboard on Vaccination Disparities
    June 17, 2021

    The Urban Health Collaborative, housed in Drexel University’s Dornsife School of Public Health, recently published its “COVID-19 Health Inequities in Cities” dashboard – which exposes deeply intrenched inequities in cities across the United States through the lens of comprehensive data on COVID-19 outcomes. Unlike other COVID-19 dashboards that look at data at broader scales, the Drexel website offers data on inequities at the individual (racial/ethnic disparities), neighborhood (using zip code and social vulnerability measures from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), and city (characteristics such as overcrowding, health infrastructure, etc.) levels on COVID-19 outcomes including vaccination rates.

  • Portrait photo Maisha Kelly Drexel University Names Bucknell’s Maisha Kelly New Director of Athletics
    June 16, 2021

    Following a national search, Drexel University has named Maisha Kelly, a seasoned collegiate athletics administrator with deep Philadelphia roots, as the University’s new director of Athletics. Kelly, currently serving as Bucknell University’s senior associate director of athletics and senior woman administrator, will start at Drexel in mid-July and will succeed Eric Zillmer, PsyD, director of Athletics, who decided to step down in the spring after more than two decades of incredible service.

  • Text on image reads National Autism Indicators Report: Family Perspectives on Services and Supports, and includes logos for Life Course Outcomes Program and A.J. Drexel Autism Institute States’ Developmental Disability Services Lacking for Autistic Adults and Their Families
    May 25, 2021

    In the latest National Autism Indicators Report, researchers from Drexel University’s A.J. Drexel Autism Institute found families of autistic adults who use Developmental Disability services face gaps in services and supports, lack of emergency planning and barriers to community participation.
  • Opening in Fall 2021 and housed in the University’s Dornsife School of Public Health, the Center will be led by inaugural director Sharrelle Barber, ScD, MPH, an assistant professor at Dornsife. Drexel Names New Center on Racism and Health, Center Director
    May 20, 2021

    Drexel University will officially establish and name a new center on racism and health as The Ubuntu Center on Racism, Global Movements and Population Health Equity. The Center was made possible through a generous gift from philanthropists Dana and David Dornsife to the School earlier this academic year. Opening in Fall 2021 and housed in the University’s Dornsife School of Public Health, the Center will be led by inaugural director Sharrelle Barber, ScD, MPH, an assistant professor at Dornsife.

  • Drew Weissman, MD, PhD, to address graduates at Drexel College of Medicine 2021 Commencement Physician-scientist and mRNA Researcher Drew Weissman, MD, PhD to Address Graduates at Drexel’s College of Medicine Commencement
    May 13, 2021

    An international leader in RNA biology, Drew Weissman, MD, PhD, a professor of medicine at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, will address the graduates of Drexel’s College of Medicine during its commencement ceremony on May 18.

  • Drexel and Pennsylvania Horticulural Society representatives cut the ribbon at the Gateway Garden on 32nd and Market Streets Drexel and Pennsylvania Horticultural Society Celebrate Opening of New Garden
    May 12, 2021

    Drexel University and the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society celebrated the completion and opening of a new garden for the Drexel community and the public. Drexel President John Fry and PHS President Matt Rader marked the occasion with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on May 12. Attendees at the event were limited and COVID-19 restrictions and guidelines were enforced.

  • NYC Hunter's Point Park Study: Parks Not Only Safe, but Essential During the Pandemic
    May 12, 2021

    Parks played an important role for people seeking respite from the toll of social isolation during the pandemic, and according to new research from Drexel University, they did so without increasing the spread of COVID-19. The study looked at how people used 22 parks in Philadelphia and New York during the height of the pandemic and it found no strong correlation between park use and the number of confirmed cases in surrounding neighborhoods.

  • Senior U.S. District Court Judge C. Darnell Jones, II and Philadelphia Judge Frederica Massiah-Jackson Will Address Kline School of Law Graduates at Commencement Senior U.S. District Court Judge C. Darnell Jones, II and Philadelphia Judge Frederica Massiah-Jackson Will Address Kline School of Law Graduates at Commencement
    May 11, 2021

    Philadelphia Judge Frederica Massiah-Jackson will address the 2020 graduates and Senior U.S. District Court Judge C. Darnell Jones, II will address the 2021 graduates of the Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law at commencement on Wednesday, May 19, at the La Salle University’s McCarthy Stadium (1900 W. Onley Avenue).

  • Physician with patient Drexel Research Awarded for Potential to Improve Heart and Ear Health in Children
    May 6, 2021

    Two Drexel researchers received prestigious Individual Biomedical Research Awards from The Hartwell Foundation to support their work aimed at benefitting the health of children of the United States. Each award includes $100,000 in research funding per year for three years.

  • check with three 100 dollar bills Study: Gender Pay Gaps in Nonprofits Are Even Greater When There Is Room for Salary Negotiations
    May 4, 2021

    With increased media attention and political campaigns focusing on the gender pay gap, the fact that women — on average — are paid less than men, has become an important public discussion. While much of the focus has been on the corporate sector, a new study that looked at executive compensation at nonprofit organizations found that women earn 8.9% less than men with the gap becoming greater when there is room for salary negotiations.

  • MXene Layers Medical Device Startup Nephria Bio to Use Drexel's MXene Filter Material in Wearable Artificial Kidney Technology
    April 29, 2021

    Drexel University’s MXene material is one step closer to transforming the lives of people suffering from end-stage kidney disease. Nephria Bio, Inc., a U.S.-based spin-off of the South Korean medical device company EOFlow Co., Ltd., has signed a licensing agreement with the University to use the two-dimensional material, discovered at Drexel, as a filter in a wearable artificial kidney device it is developing. The technology could allow many of the millions of people suffering from end-stage kidney disease worldwide to move more freely, without spending hours each week anchored to large dialysis machines.

     

  • aphid Defense Mechanisms in Aphids Can Become a Double-edged Sword, Sharpened by the Seasons
    April 20, 2021

    Evolution is unfolding in real time within many natural animal populations and researchers are now observing how this influences biodiversity in the field. In a newly published study in Molecular Ecology a team of Drexel University scientists examined the biological variations in pea aphids, insects that reproduce frequently enough to evolve before our eyes, by tracing the prevalence of their protective endosymbiont, Hamiltonella defensa, which the insects use to ward off parasitoid wasps.

     

  • MXene annealing Drexel Helps to Establish First Trade Association for Expanding Research, Development and Commercial Use of MXene Materials
    April 19, 2021

    A decade after Drexel University researchers made the pathbreaking discovery of a family of versatile, two-dimensional materials, which they dubbed MXenes, the University is helping to establish a global trade association for researchers, manufacturers and companies that are working with the materials. Called the MXene Association, it will serve as the professional body to establish standards and best practices, connect researchers and corporations and promote the research and development involving the materials.

     
  • Headshot of commecement speaker Elijah Anderson, one of the most distinguished urban ethnographers Urban Ethnographer Elijah Anderson to Address Graduates at Drexel’s University-wide Commencement
    April 14, 2021

    One of the nation’s most influential scholars in the field of urban inequality, Elijah Anderson, will address the class of 2021 at Drexel’s university-wide commencement ceremony on June 11. Provided that health and safety regulations and best practices allow, Drexel University will return to Citizens Bank Park to celebrate the graduating class. The ceremony will be live-streamed.

  • remote assistant The Future of Artificial Intelligence Requires the Guidance of Sociology
    April 13, 2021

    In the race to out-compete other companies– artificial intelligence (AI) design is lacking a deep understanding of what data about humans mean and its relation to equity. Two Drexel University sociologists suggest we pay greater attention to the societal impact of AI, as it is appearing more frequently than ever before.

  • Stress from Work and Social Interactions Put Women at Higher Risk of Coronary Heart Disease Stress from Work and Social Interactions Put Women at Higher Risk of Coronary Heart Disease, Drexel Study Suggests
    April 9, 2021

    Psychosocial stress – typically resulting from difficulty coping with challenging environments – may work synergistically to put women at significantly higher risk of developing coronary heart disease, according to a study by researchers at Drexel University’s Dornsife School of Public Health, recently published in the Journal of the American Heart Association.
  • Red text on white background reading "Disrupting Disparities in Pennsylvania: Retooling for Geographic, Racial and Ethnic Growth" New Research Shows Disparities Limiting Access to Health Care Services, Including COVID-19 Vaccines, In Pennsylvania’s Underserved Communities
    April 5, 2021

    Report by AARP Pennsylvania and Drexel University Finds Health Inequities Driven by Geography and Race, Shortage of Health Care Workers, Digital Divide, and Pharmacy Deserts
  • Neighborhood COVID-19 disparities (Photo by Morgan Burke Creative Commons License) Your Neighborhood May Influence Your COVID-19 Risk, Drexel Study Suggests
    March 29, 2021

    Markers of the pandemic’s impact – testing rates, positivity ratio (cases among total tests), case rates by overall population and deaths – are clustered in neighborhoods, with low-income and predominantly minority communities experiencing worse outcomes than wealthier and predominantly white neighborhoods. The findings, part of the first research to look at comprehensive neighborhood-level data from March through September 2020 from three large U.S. cities – Chicago, New York and Philadelphia – were published today in Annals of Internal Medicine by researchers from Drexel University’s Dornsife School of Public Health.

  • Person typing on laptop computer Autism Online: A Review of How Autistic People Communicate Virtually
    March 15, 2021

    Researchers from the A.J. Drexel Autism Institute collected and reviewed published research about how autistic youth and adults use the internet to communicate and provide a framework for understanding contributions, gaps and opportunities in online autistic communities.

  • Lighbulb lit near a laptop Drexel Solutions Institute and Merck Launch Leadership Program for Diverse Suppliers
    March 10, 2021

    Drexel University announced a collaboration with Merck & Co., Inc., on a new initiative that will help diverse business owners enhance their leadership and business acumen and strengthen and grow their companies. The inaugural cohort of the newly launched “Merck Drexel Advanced Leadership Program for Diverse Suppliers (Merck Drexel ALP)” began coursework for the four-month certificate program last week.
  • Amina Ahmed’s artistic process stems from a geometry practice. Her work expands on the eight-fold, referred to as the breath pattern, which layers the dynamic and static square—universally found in folk and traditional art. Drexel Will Re-Open the Pearlstein Gallery in April to Introduce ‘Breathing Room’
    March 1, 2021

    Drexel University’s Leonard Pearlstein Gallery will re-open on Friday, April 2, 2021 after COVID-19 closed the doors to its contemporary art space for the last year. Fittingly, the Pearlstein Gallery will open with a new exhibition, called Breathing Room, presented in collaboration with local gallery Twelve Gates Arts.

  • Due to Low Satisfaction with Care Access, Some Rural Enrollees in Medicare Advantage are Switching to Traditional Medicare Due to Low Satisfaction with Care Access, Rural Enrollees in Medicare Advantage are Switching to Traditional Medicare
    March 1, 2021

    More than one out of every 10 seniors (10.5%) enrolled in a Medicare Advantage plan, also known as a Medicare managed care option, and living in a rural area, switched to traditional Medicare during 2010-2016. The switch was driven primarily due to low satisfaction with care access, according to a study published this week in Health Affairs from researchers at Drexel University’s Dornsife School of Public Health

  • Director of the Institute for Women’s Health and Leadership® Lynn Yeakel with Previous Woman One Scholars Founder of Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra Jeri Lynne Johnson to Receive 2021 Woman One Award
    February 25, 2021

    The Institute for Women’s Health and Leadership at Drexel University College of Medicine will present the Woman One Award to Jeri Lynne Johnson, Founder and Artistic Director of the Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra, on April 26, 2021, in a livestreamed webcast from the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts in Philadelphia, starting at 5:30 p.m.
  • open for business Raynier Institute & Foundation Establishes Fund to Support Minority Entrepreneurship at Drexel and the Science Center
    February 18, 2021

    The Raynier Institute & Foundation, a Seattle-based philanthropic organization with Philadelphia roots, has partnered with Drexel University and the University City Science Center to improve access to capital for minority entrepreneurs in the area. The institutions will collaboratively manage a seed fund created by a $500,000 grant from the Foundation, which was founded by an heir of Philadelphia transportation and real estate magnate Peter Widener, and supports programs of high merit for the betterment of humanity.
  • Several young kids prepping vegetables Talking to Kids about Weight: What the Internet Says and Why Researchers Are Wary
    December 17, 2020

    Researchers from the Center for Weight, Eating and Lifestyle Science (WELL Center) in the College of Arts and Sciences at Drexel University systematically reviewed numerous independently published guidelines for having conversations with children about weight status to analyze their content, consistency, actionability and scientific support. They recommend future guidelines unify their messages for caregivers and health care professionals and be better supported by scholarly data.

  • Successful Pilot Integrates PrEP and Syringe Exchange Services to Increase Arsenal of HIV Prevention Tools for Women Who Inject Drugs Successful Pilot Integrates PrEP and Syringe Exchange Services
    December 16, 2020

    A new study shows that implementing PrEP distribution within a community-based syringe services program gets the medication into the hands of women who inject drugs — a population disproportionately impacted by HIV. The results, from researchers at Drexel University’s Dornsife School of Public Health, were recently published in the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome
  • SEPTA cleaning SEPTA and Drexel Team up to Battle COVID-19
    December 15, 2020

    Researchers from Drexel University will be working with the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) on a partnership aimed at enhancing efforts to prevent the spread of COVID-19 on public transportation. Through a recently formed partnership, the institutions are pursuing a federal grant for research into risk assessment, mitigation and communication strategies that will help keep riders safe and healthy.

     

  • Wrist worn fitness tracker sitting atop a notebook, pen and magazine. All items are siting in front of a lap top. Does Sharing Health Data Help Maintain Weight Loss?
    December 14, 2020

    Research from the Center for Weight, Eating and Lifestyle Science (WELL Center) in the College of Arts and Sciences at Drexel University suggests that health counselors having access to self-monitored health data would improve a person’s weight loss maintenance.
  • MXene coating for fabrics Faraday Fabric? MXene Coating Could Prevent Electromagnetic Interference in Wearable Devices
    December 11, 2020

    Researchers at Drexel University’s College of Engineering have reported that fabric coated with a conductive, two-dimensional material called MXene, is highly effective at blocking electromagnetic waves and potentially harmful radiation. The discovery is a key development for efforts to weave technological capabilities into clothing and accessories.

  • Photo of Drexel's three new trustees (left to right): Jerry James Martin, Alfred F. Altomari, Angela Dowd-Burton Drexel Board of Trustees Appoints New Members
    December 10, 2020

    Drexel University has appointed three new members to its Board of Trustees. The new members are Alfred F. Altomari, chair and CEO of Agile Therapeutics; Angela Dowd-Burton, president and CEO of Dowd-Burton and Associates; and Jerry James Martin, a retired senior Federal Bank regulator with over 37 years at the United States Treasury Department.

  • Dana and David Dornsife $9 Million Gift from Philanthropists Dana and David Dornsife to Establish Center on Racism and Health at Drexel
    December 1, 2020

    A $9 million gift from Drexel University alumna Dana Dornsife and her husband David to the University’s School of Public Health will help launch a new Center on Racism and Health, recruit and retain faculty experts on racial inequities in health and endow the deanship for public health. The longtime philanthropists, widely known for their humanitarian efforts, are the largest single benefactors in the University’s history, having donated more than $70 million. The School of Public Health was named in their honor after a $45 million gift in 2015.

  • Image of text: National Autism Indicators Report, Health and Health Care November 2020 including the logos for the A.J. Drexel Autism Institute and the Life Course Outcomes Program National Autism Indicators Report: The Complex Health and Health Care of Individuals with Autism
    December 1, 2020

    In the recently published sixth report in the National Autism Indicators Report series, researchers from Drexel University’s A.J. Drexel Autism Institute highlight a holistic picture of what health and health care look like across the life course for people on the autism spectrum.
  • Sellers and Realtors Working Together May Make More Homes Smoke-free and Easier to Sell Sellers and Realtors Working Together May Make More Homes Smoke-free and Easier to Sell, Drexel Study Says
    November 30, 2020

    Even in a strong market, tobacco smoke residue in a home may discourage buyers from considering a property, according to a survey of 329 realtors in four Philadelphia-area counties published this month in the journal Tobacco Regulatory Science.

  • 5G MXene antenna Ultrathin, Spray-Applied MXene Antennas Are Ready for 5G
    November 30, 2020

    New antennas so thin that they can be sprayed into place are also robust enough to provide a strong signal at bandwidths that will be used by fifth-generation (5G) mobile devices. Performance results for the antennas, which are made from a new type of two-dimensional material called MXene, were recently reported by researchers at Drexel University and could have rammifications for mobile, wearable and connected “internet of things” (IoT) technology.