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Drexel Snapshot: Mongolian and Philly Teens Meet at the Museum
Science & Technology

Drexel Snapshot: Mongolian and Philly Teens Meet at the Museum

This week, five teenage girls from Mongolia are in Philadelphia exploring the city and learning about natural sciences halfway around the world from their home. Since the fall, they have been part of a group of teens in Mongolia participating in a program at the National Museum of Mongolia in which they collaborate online with … Continue reading

Drexel Snapshot: What Can Venetian ‘High Water’ Teach Us About Climate Resiliency?
Experts / Science & Technology

Drexel Snapshot: What Can Venetian ‘High Water’ Teach Us About Climate Resiliency?

Drexel environmental engineering professor Franco Montalto, PhD, is on sabbatical in Venice, where he’s getting a close look at the effects of climate on the urban ecosystem. Montalto, who designs, installs and monitors green infrastructure as part of his research, describes his encounter with Venice’s acqua alta phenomenon during his first week there and how … Continue reading

Certificate Programs: The “New Black” in Professional Development
Business & Law / Experts / Opinion

Certificate Programs: The “New Black” in Professional Development

By Susan Aldridge, PhD In today’s ever-evolving workforce, lifelong learning is the key to gainful and fulfilling employment—which is why successful professionals are always on the lookout for quality continuing education, designed to drive career advancement. That being said, industry-relevant, post-secondary certificates are fast becoming the “new black” in professional development, at a time when … Continue reading

Drexel Snapshot: Capacitive Yarn Makes the Cover of Advanced Energy Materials
Science & Technology

Drexel Snapshot: Capacitive Yarn Makes the Cover of Advanced Energy Materials

The Feb. 18 edition of the journal Advanced Energy Materials featured a graphic illustrating the materials science behind Drexel’s capacitive yarn and textiles for energy storage. The cover story, which describes the process of making capacitive yarn—yarn that can store electricity, was authored by College of Engineering doctoral student Kristy Jost, along with Drexel’s Yury … Continue reading

Drexel Snapshot: Abandoned Power Plant Becomes a Classroom for Urban Design
Community & Society

Drexel Snapshot: Abandoned Power Plant Becomes a Classroom for Urban Design

The Delaware Power Station is a largely vacant 300,000-square foot building – notable as a set for Hollywood productions such as “Transformers 2” and “The Last Airbender” – which dominates more than 1,000 feet of Philadelphia’s Delaware River waterfront. A select handful of Drexel University’s Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design students interested … Continue reading

Hidden Cézanne Sketches Found at the Barnes Foundation
Arts & Culture

Hidden Cézanne Sketches Found at the Barnes Foundation

It was a discovery that stunned the art world. Last week, the Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia announced that two unfinished sketches by French artist Paul Cézanne were found, hidden, on the backs of two watercolor paintings by the artist. Discovered during a conservation treatment of the paintings, the sketches were concealed behind a brown paper … Continue reading

Five Things to Know about the Role of ‘Place’ in Asthma Research
Community & Society / Health & Medicine

Five Things to Know about the Role of ‘Place’ in Asthma Research

A recent study published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology claims that the long-held belief that asthma is more common in urban areas is not accurate. In fact, the study, which was titled “Neighborhood Poverty, Urban Residence, Race/Ethnicity, and Asthma: Rethinking the Inner-city Asthma Epidemic,” found that, although the prevalence of asthma is … Continue reading