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Celebrating the Never-Shrinking Violet Oakley, a Drexel Original
Arts & Culture

Celebrating the Never-Shrinking Violet Oakley, a Drexel Original

Drexel University pays tribute to one of its first, and most successful, illustration students with “Violet Oakley, A Drexel Original: Drawings and Paintings by One of Drexel’s Earliest Art Students.” Oakley, who enrolled in the Drexel Institute of Art, Science and Industry in 1896, made a name for herself in the traditionally male-dominated world of … Continue reading

Autism Experts at Drexel Are Available to Comment for Autism Awareness Month
Community & Society / Experts / Health & Medicine

Autism Experts at Drexel Are Available to Comment for Autism Awareness Month

Experts at Drexel University are available to comment for news stories about autism for Autism Awareness Month in April and throughout the year. The University’s A.J. Drexel Autism Institute, focused on a public health science approach to autism, continues to grow and add expertise in critical areas including life course outcomes and employment for adults … Continue reading

Improving Hospitality Services for the Disabled, One Project at a Time
Business & Law

Improving Hospitality Services for the Disabled, One Project at a Time

As a former leader in the hospitality industry, Alex Cohen, a second-year marketing PhD candidate in the LeBow College of Business, knows that Philadelphia is a popular tourist destination. Almost every entertainment possibility is covered: hotels, retail and shopping, museums, historical spaces, parks, restaurants, sports arenas and more. But as someone diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa, a … Continue reading

How a Web-Based Questionnaire Can Help Prevent Teen Suicide
Health & Medicine

How a Web-Based Questionnaire Can Help Prevent Teen Suicide

Getting teenagers to talk about what’s bothering them isn’t always easy. But with new guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics recommending depression screening for adolescents (ages 11-21) during their annual physical, getting teens talking at the doctor’s office is a must. Drexel’s Guy Diamond, PhD, is ahead of the curve in developing and disseminating … Continue reading

Proven Skills for Effective Leaders
Business & Law / Community & Society

Proven Skills for Effective Leaders

By Jonathan Ziegert Imagine that you are at a hospital seeking treatment for a serious ailment, and your doctor makes a diagnosis based on gut feeling, tangential experiences and information gleaned from vendors’ promotional materials. Surely you would prefer your doctor to instead make a diagnosis based on up-to-date independent research, clinical trials and information … Continue reading

Self-Employed Small Biz Owners Can Help Reduce $345 Billion Tax Gap
Business & Law / Community & Society

Self-Employed Small Biz Owners Can Help Reduce $345 Billion Tax Gap

About $345 billion in owed taxes goes unpaid each year, according to the IRS. A large part of this shortfall, about 68 percent of it, can be attributed to self-employed small business owners, who are less compliant than wage-earning employees in reporting and paying their taxes. The self-employed small business owners don’t draw wages from … Continue reading