Farmer’s Market moves to Chestnut Square

The Drexel Farmers Market, which was taken over by Philadelphia-based agriculture program Farm to City in May 2014, will be moving its operations to Chestnut Square between Zavino and Shake Shack starting fall quarter 2014. The previous vendor of five years, farmer John King, notified Drexel he would be retiring… Continued

Millennium evacuates due to chemical leak

Millennium Hall residents were asked to evacuate the building around 8:30 a.m. on Sept. 3 after a chemical leak from an air conditioner set off the fire detection system. Fire fighters responded and had the situation under control by 9 a.m. The leak was isolated to an unoccupied room on… Continued

Geekadelphia hosts annual awards

Geekadelphia hosted the fourth annual Geek Awards at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University Aug. 16. The sold-out awards show celebrated the Philadelphia geek community and its contributions toward building a better and more united city. Drexel was featured in two of the 13 awards categories. Freshman engineering… Continued

STEM receives $3 million grant

Drexel University was awarded a $3,175,000 grant from the National Science Foundation July 30 to increase the number of ethnic minority students completing degree programs in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The funding will support the Greater Philadelphia region Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation, which is headed by Drexel… Continued

Professors create novel wound dressing

Former research professors in Drexel’s School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems have developed an innovative wound healing technology using natural soy proteins that could potentially replace current expensive wound dressing options. Peter Lelkes, the head researcher on the project, collaborated with Dara Woerdeman and Anat Katsir while at… Continued

Research ‘dream teams’ announced

Two medical research “dream teams” were announced July 30 as a result of the partnership formed Nov. 13, 2013, between Drexel, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. The teams will be comprised of members of the three institutions, and each team will receive a $250,000… Continued

New cancer drug to fight metastasis

Drexel College of Medicine researchers Alessandro Fatatis and Joseph Salvino have developed a compound that helps prevent the metastatic spread of certain cancers, such as breast cancer and prostate cancer. Metastatic cancers are cancers that find a way to spread from one organ to another, and many are incurable. They… Continued