Professors named most-cited researchers of 2014

Three Drexel professors were named by Thomson Reuters as among the most-cited researchers of 2014. The professors, whose fields include extragalactic astronomy, materials engineering and atmospheric particles, were Gordon Richards, Yury Gogotsi and Peter DeCarlo, respectively. The list, which consisted of 3,215 researchers across 21 fields in both the natural… Continued

Sexting study raises concerns

According to a study led by David DeMatteo, the director of the joint degree program in law and psychology at Drexel University, the exchange of sexually explicit text messages and images among minors is more prevalent than previously imagined. The study, “Youth Sexting: Prevalence Rates, Driving Motivations, and the Deterrent… Continued

CoAS hosts religious scholar

Speaking before a dramatic collage of various depictions of the Christ, New YorkTimes bestselling author and renowned religious scholar Reza Aslan addressed a crowd of students and faculty May 7 in Drexel’s Main Auditorium to discuss his most recent book, “Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth.” Aslan… Continued

Construction nears for Innovation Neighborhood

Further expanding its eastern borders, Drexel University will soon begin work on a planned “Innovation Neighborhood” for startup businesses and academic buildings alike adjacent to the train tracks at 30th Street Station. Representatives from the University have been hearing design proposals for the area, and construction is expected to begin… Continued

UCross to undergo renovations

University Crossings will undergo renovation starting this spring and continue throughout the next year, resulting in a four-month closure of the complex in the summer of 2015. According to Jason Wills, the senior vice president of on-campus development for American Campus Communities, which owns University Crossings, most of the renovations… Continued

Antenna to heighten Millennium

Millennium Hall will grow 19 and a half feet taller when a new antenna is installed by Drexel’s Electrical and Computer Engineering Department. The antenna is being built to conduct research on 4G technology and cellular networks for the Global Environment for Network Innovations, a nationwide program that was started… Continued

Special agent explains FDA history, myths

Michael Widenhouse, assistant special agent in charge of the Washington metro area for the Food and Drug Administration’s Office of Criminal Investigations, spoke Nov. 11 to Earle Mack School of Law students about his career and health law in a lecture hosted by the Health Law Society. Widenhouse began his… Continued

Students debate merits of Obamacare

Far from the halls of Congress, the Drexel chapter of the American Medical Student Association met Nov. 7 in Disque Hall to debate the merits of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, which is more commonly known as Obamacare. Seating was separated between supporters and opponents of the act,… Continued

Phone robberies mark new term

A pattern of cell phone robberies on and around campus began Sept. 23, resulting in two arrests, Drexel University Police officials said. Domenic Ceccanecchio, Drexel’s vice president of Public Safety, said that thefts of this type typically happen in a cyclical pattern often occurring at the beginning of the school… Continued