Dec. 2, 2016
Programs offer opportunities for global education and work
One of Drexel University’s official learning priorities is to make students competent international citizens, and it is the goal of the Office of International Programs to provide students with the opportunity to get academic, research and professional experience abroad.
Sep. 9, 2016
The freshman’s guide to Drexel’s favorite food trucks
Some of the biggest perks of having food trucks on campus are their ethnic variety, surprisingly decent food quality and friendly service. Below, I have compiled a list of some of my personal favorite food trucks that you can find on campus.
Jul. 8, 2016
Dean Donnelly’s stand-up show raises money for struggling students
For the second time since 2010, Gloria Donnelly, PhD, Dean of Drexel University’s College of Nursing and Health Professions (CNHP) and Associate Vice Provost Steve DiPietro, performed a comedy benefit show for the Dean’s Student Emergency Fund on June 22.
Apr. 14, 2016
New research improves nanobrushes
Imagine a material that can serve as a lubricant for artificial joints, mechanical elements in vehicles, and a bacteria deterrent for surfaces like eyeglass lenses— or medical devices. Versatile in use and innovative at its foundations, professor of materials science and engineering Christopher Li published his research in Nature Communications on March 24, describing new nanobrush technology that may be able to be used for such functions.
Apr. 7, 2016
Drexel alumnus’ company heats up and gives back
In February 2016, Lawrence Wu donated a check of $2,500 to Drexel’s Food lab. The check was for the Hope Lodge Program of Cook For Your Life nonprofit organization which collaborates with the food lab. The money is coming from Wu’s kickstarter campaign, which he has used to fund his new start-up company to sell hot sauce.
Mar. 3, 2016
Public Safety & U program teaches emergency safety
The Public Safety Department hosted “Public Safety & U,” an event tailored to give students and faculty a stronger sense of control in “fight or flight” situations, March 1. The program was organized by communication accreditation manager Colin Quinn and police officer Kim McClay.
Nov. 13, 2015
More than just western literature
There’s a bookstore right across from the Philadelphia Public Library and next to HipCityVeg that sells used books for unbelievably cheap prices (like $5 the entire collection of the Harry Potter saga). It’s really the prototype of the old-fashioned bookstore with the smell of used books emanating from the stacks of novels on the ground and the swamped bookshelves. The atmosphere made me think of all the readings I have to do for classes (like 100 pages of so and so research article on cognitive behavior) and made me question how I could possibly think of having time to add another book to my, already over loaded, list of readings.
Oct. 30, 2015
Are Muslims becoming the invasive species of French culture?
The issue of French-Muslim violence has increased to dangerous levels in correlation with the escalating immigrant population, evidenced first the 2015 Charlie Hebdo terrorist attack. Ultimately, people have become more suspicious, if not afraid, of what Muslim immigrants could do in France. This has forced major political parties to adopt a sharper take on not only how to solve the problem of immigration, but also of its present Muslim population.
Oct. 23, 2015
Giving up our rights to privacy
In the same idea, I’d like to draw attention to the software Disconnect.me which can show how many people are looking at your activity while you are on a particular site and then “route all your Internet activity through our encrypted tunnel, which prevents wireless eavesdropping, secures your connections and protects against other online threats.”
Apr. 10, 2015
Homelessness is caused by more than just inheritence
I would like to share with you the evolution of what being civically engaged meant to me while volunteering at the soup kitchen held by the Lombard Central Presbyterian Church for my civic engagement class and what I discovered about homelessness. I guess what struck me the most was that most of the people who came to get food lacked medical care to some degree. I had not expected to witness such a clear relationship between lack of income and lack of medical care probably because I assumed that some form of medical care would be provided by hospitals for these types of patients if not by nonprofit organization. This observation highlighted the tangibility of the issue of overpriced health care and poverty in the United States.