DietDash Weight Loss Technologies Train the Brain to Resist Temptation
Psychologists have designed a computer game aimed at improving users’ inhibitory control and a mobile app that combats unhealthy urges before they strike.
Labidus Praedator. Photo by Dinesh Rao. Mountaineering Ants Use Body Heat to Warm Nests
Underground army ants can keep their nests — called bivouacs — warm with their body heat; this social warming may enable fragile offspring to survive in chilly mountain forests , according to Drexel University researchers.
Artist, Harp Lenfest Funds Drexel Partnership with ArtistYear to Bring Arts to Underserved Philadelphia Schools
Visual arts, creative movement and music education will become more accessible to underserved Philadelphia schools this fall when students from Drexel University’s Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design enter classrooms as part of the ArtistYear fellowship program. ArtistYear, a national service program that places recent college graduates in local public and charter schools as teaching artists-in-residence, is supported by a grant from H. F. “Gerry” Lenfest.
A fruit fly on a compost pile. Photo by John Tann. Ladykiller: Artificial Sweetener Proves Deadly for Female Flies
In testing multiple artificial sweeteners, a Drexel University research team found that one was particularly deadly for female fruit flies — and left males relatively untouched.
A scanning electron microscope image of a diatom. Courtesy of Australia's Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization. Tiny Algae Ideal for Sniffing Out Nutrient Pollution in Water
Tiny algae, called diatoms, living in water could be key to providing a definitive and clear measure of whether streams, rivers and lakes have damaging levels of nutrients in them.
A memorial dedicated to Anthony "Tony" J. Drexel's life and accomplishments can be found in Main Building. When One Door Opens, Another One Closes: The Untimely Death of Founder A.J. Drexel
The opening of the Drexel Institute 125 years ago was the fulfillment of founder A.J. Drexel’s lifelong dream — yet he was only alive for the first 18 months of the school’s existence.
Drexel Graduates its First Class of Coulter Fellows
During the first year of Drexel’s Coulter Fellows Program in the School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems, graduate students across the University worked together on medical and engineering research.
The team yellow shirts are “Charlie’s Angels,” a collection of players from Student Engagement and LeBow and captained by Benjamin Oser.  The red shirts team is from Institutional Advancement and their captain was Michelle Yurko. 7th Annual Drexel Employee Olympics
Relive the fun and excitement of the 2016 Drexel Employee Olympics with this picture gallery.
Clay-Molding ‘Shaping Minds: Philadelphia’s Clay Mentors’ on the Intersection of Art and Therapy — a Symposium and Expert Lectures
Drexel University’s Leonard Pearlstein Gallery will join forces with The Clay Studio, a nonprofit educational institution, gallery and studio dedicated to teaching, creating, supporting and promoting the ceramic arts — to curate an exhibition celebrating the work of ceramic educators in the Greater Philadelphia Area. Teaching artists will display various works that exemplify the wide range of ceramic artwork within the region. The exhibition will be open Tuesday-Saturday, from noon-5 p.m. and run from June 28-Aug. 13.
friend request The Benefits of Friending a Grownup
When teen and adult worlds collide on social media it can be weird and awkward at times, but research from Drexel University suggests these socially messy interactions can turn out to be valuable life experiences.
spinal pain Researchers Explore Epigenetic Influences of Chronic Pain
A College of Medicine study is a first step in identifying new, non-opioid drugs for treating chronic pain.
Chai is a Cane Corso purebred and certified therapy dog. Meet Chai, Drexel’s New Therapy Dog
Drexel’s newest hire is Chai, a 4-year-old female purebred Cane Corso and certified therapy dog.
Rendering of development proposed around 30th Street Station 30th Street Station District Plan Unveiled, Will Transform Area Around Iconic Station
Amtrak, Brandywine Realty Trust, Drexel University, PennDOT and SEPTA unveiled the Philadelphia 30th Street Station District Plan and announced the initiation of several follow-on projects to improve the immediate station area and catalyze future development throughout the District.
Air Traffic Control Drexel to Host International Conference on Research in Air Transportation
An international group of researchers, industry professionals, operators and regulators will convene from June 20-24 for the 7th International Conference on Research in Air Transportation (ICRAT), co-sponsored by the FAA and Eurocontrol.
Yi Deng Drexel Names Yi Deng Dean of College of Computing & Informatics
Drexel University has named Yi Deng, PhD, dean of its College of Computing & Informatics. Deng comes to Drexel after a seven-year tenure as dean of the College of Computing and Informatics at the University of North Carolina – Charlotte where his leadership contributed to dramatic growth in enrollment and research funding. Deng takes the helm of one of the nation’s oldest recognized institutions of computing and informatics studies, whose programs have consistently ranked among the best in preparing students for jobs in these rapidly expanding fields.
A facsimilie of the original manuscript for Edgar Allan Poe's "The Murders in the Rue Morgue." Poe, Dickens and Drexel: The Epic Story of the University’s Former Literary Collection
During its first 50 years, Drexel owned a treasure trove of autographed manuscripts and letters from important literary and historical figures. This is the story of what became of it.
A piece of art created by a study participant using both markers and modeling clay. They said the experience was "therapeutic, relaxing [and] thoughtful." Courtesy of Girija Kaimal. At Any Skill Level, Making Art Reduces Stress Hormones
A Drexel University study found that no matter a person’s skill level, taking time to make art is likely to reduce their stress hormone levels.
Charmatz Internationally Acclaimed French Choreographer Boris Charmatz Brings Renowned Work to Drexel
A transformative figure in the world of contemporary dance, acclaimed French choreographer Boris Charmatz will bring his renowned Levée des conflits (Suspension of Conflicts) to Philadelphia, hosted by Drexel University’s Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design and co-presented by FringeArts as part of the Fringe Festival, from Sept. 7-10.
Photo of ceremonial groundbreaking for Korman Center addition Drexel Breaks Ground on Korman Center Expansion and Redesign of Surrounding Public Space
Drexel University broke ground on an expansion of the Korman Center, a 1958 building at the heart of Drexel’s campus that has served as a University landmark for decades. An $8 million gift from the Hyman Korman Family Foundation, paired with another $8 million from the University, will make the Korman makeover possible. The project will also create a classic campus green in the open space in front of and around the Korman Center, a popular student hangout known as the “Quad.”
Financial Fitness: Fun Money Learning for Faculty, Professional Staff and Students Financial Fitness: Fun Money Learning for Faculty, Professional Staff and Students
On May 18, faculty, professional staff and even a few students gathered together for “Retirement Planning: It’s Never Too Early and It’s Never Too Late,” a workshop put on by Drexel Human Resources, A Healthier U and Franklin Mint Federal Credit Union.
Commencement 2016 Commencement 2016 Gallery
Relive the excitement from Saturday's University-wide Commencement at Citizens Bank Park.
A scan of a human brain. Photo courtesy of Sean Novak. Origin of a Myth: The Second Trauma Cure for Amnesia
A Drexel professor explains how scientists’ limited and faulty understanding of the brain hundreds of years ago gave birth to the erroneous idea that amnesia induced by a blow to the head can be cured by a second “conk.”
Eat a Better, Blended Burger to Support the Drexel Food Lab
Get your hands on an exclusive Drexel burger created for the James Beard Foundation’s Blended Burger Project.
Senior Angelique Giannascoli poses with her co-op award trophy from Drexel's annual ceremony. Passing Co-op With Flying Colors — and an Award
One education major received Drexel’s co-op award for the work and effort she put in as an instructional assistant for a kindergarten class.
Milton Huston, and his great-grandniece, Elizabeth Peckham A Legacy of Paying It Forward
Eighty-one years ago, Marjorie Barker Gallagher graduated from Drexel thanks to the generosity of her uncle. His only request was that she promise to send someone else to college instead of paying him back. That legacy continues this year, when Marjorie’s granddaughter Elizabeth became the family’s second Drexel graduate.
goalball Turning Paralympic Sport of Goalball Into a Video Game
The bounce of a ball, the jingle of a bell and the roar of the crowd — these are the sounds of goalball, the Paralympic sport of champions. Introduced to the world in the 1976 Summer Paralympics in Toronto, goalball is the first sport created for athletes with a visual impairment. Thirty years later, a group of Drexel University students are turning goalball into a video game that uses auditory and tactile feedback to capture the excitement and intensity of the sport.
Left side view of the Hypophthalmus marginatus collected from the Suriname River. After Centuries of Confusion, Unique Bones Help Scientists Place Catfish
The Hypophthalmus catfish has long stumped scientists trying to explore its origins, but a pair of researchers from the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University finally believes their analysis of the fish’s backbone and unique swim bladder has solved the puzzle.
A giant panda cooling off with a block of ice. Photo by Mingxi Li. Pandas Don’t Like It Hot: Temperature, Not Food is Biggest Concern for Conservation
China’s bamboo supply is more than enough to support giant pandas after it was discovered that they have bigger appetites than originally believed, but climate change could destroy their plentiful food source anyway.
Writers Room participant Jordan McCullough reads to a crowd at last year's Writers Room anthology reading. Photo courtesy Jen Britton. Writers Room Celebrates its Second Year With a Special Reading, Anthology Release and Art Show
Writers Room has created many opportunities for members of the Drexel and West Philadelphia communities to create works of art and literature since its launch last year.
Westphal College of Arts & Sciences Senior Show Westphal 2016 Senior Shows
The seniors from the Westphal College of Art & Design have always created stunning shows in the past, and this year is no exception. You won’t want to miss the chance to discover the newest voices in fashion, video games, screen writing, interior design and film.
Spitfire Grill cast Philly as Gilead: Drexel Students Reunite Cast, Creator For 15th Anniversary of 'The Spitfire Grill'
A musical about second chances is getting one of its own this summer when students from Drexel University’s Westphal College of Media Arts & Design bring a theatrical stage reading of “The Spitfire Grill” to Philadelphia. The James Valcq and Fred Alley musical, adapted from the 1996 film starring Ellen Burstyn and Marcia Gay Harden, had the misfortune of opening in New York four days before the tragedy of Sept. 11, 2001. Though its moment in the Big Apple was not to be, “The Spitfire Grill” and Valcq have had a loyal following, including Drexel professor Brannon Wiles who, along with his Entertainment Arts Management students, are putting together a musical reading of the show that will reunite many of the original cast members. Valcq himself will direct the performances, which will be held at The Caplan Studio Theater on South Broad Street from June 3-5, in honor of the 15th anniversary of the show’s debut.
Drexel students mingle at this year's Graduate Student Day. Graduate Student Day Honors Research, Dissertations and Promise
Master’s and doctoral students were recognized at Graduate Student Day for their accomplishments throughout the year.