Malario Mosquito How Do You Kill a Malaria Parasite? Clog It with Cholesterol
Drexel scientists have discovered an unusual mechanism for how two new antimalarial drugs kill Plasmodium parasites. Amidst growing concerns about drug resistance, these findings could help to develop more effective drugs against malaria.
Images from the designs at the fashion show 2016 Grand Gowns, Metallics and Jewels Steal the Spotlight at Drexel’s Annual Fashion Show
With inspiration derived from South African Animals, Henry VIII and Alice in Wonderland, 20 senior and graduate Fashion Design students aim to captivate as their collections take the stage during Drexel University’s Annual Fashion Show on Saturday, June 4, presented by the Fashion Design and Design & Merchandising programs in the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design.
helmet structure Drexel and Army Research Lab Forge a Partnership
Drexel University researchers will now have the opportunity to work alongside scientists from the Army Research Lab — the Army's central laboratory. The institutions recently signed an agreement that formally connects Drexel as an ARL "open campus" for research. With this agreement, the University strives to engage a diverse and wide-ranging network of faculty in collaborative efforts with ARL entities.
Mayor Jim Kenney, Beth Devine and Amy Giddings at the Coach's Conference opening reception. Drexel Hosts a Conference to Keep Coaches at the Top of Their Game
Drexel's Center for Hospitality and Sport Management hosted the 2nd Annual Philadelphia Coaches Conference, bringing together coaches from all over the Philadelphia region to learn and network with colleagues who “get it.”
Take a closer look at the archway on Main Building's Chestnut Street entrance. Looking Up to the Geniuses Who Never Left Campus
There’s a lot to learn from the 12 men etched on the archway to Main Building’s Chestnut Street entrance.
Heard Around Campus Heard Around Campus – May
With Commencement right around the corner, May is time for getting deserved recognition and finishing up lingering projects before the heat of summer kicks in.
corrosion chain Making Some of the World's Most Durable Materials Corrosion-Resistant
Borides are among the hardest and most heat-resistant substances on the planet, but their Achilles’ Heel, like so many materials’, is that they oxidize at high temperatures. Oxidation is the chemical reaction commonly known as corrosion or rusting — it can signal the end for a material’s structural integrity. But researchers from Drexel University, Linkoping University in Sweden and Imperial College London have produced an aluminum-layered boride whose unique behavior at high temperatures keeps it one step ahead of nature’s slow march toward high- temperature chemical degradation.
Mother-Baby Connections Drexel’s Postpartum Depression Clinic Is First of Its Kind in the Region
Mother-Baby Connections is an intensive outpatient clinic based at Drexel that provides various therapies for mothers experiencing stress and postpartum depression.
College of Nursing and Health Professions Dean Gloria Donnelly during her first comedy performance in 2010. Financially Distressed Students Benefit from Drexel Dean’s Comedy
The dean of Drexel’s College of Nursing and Health Professions will host a new show to benefit the emergency fund she created five years ago to help out students who need financial support.
Spiced Quinoa Salad Cooking for Your Life With the Drexel Food Lab
These pictures come close to doing justice to the amazing dinner that celebrated the Drexel University Food Lab partnership with cancer-fighting nonprofit Cook for Your Life.
Tianna Gaines-Turner holds a photo of the hug she shared with Congressman Paul Ryan. Photo by Jas Borman. Witnesses to Hunger Expert Star of “A Hug From Paul Ryan” Documentary
A participant and expert of Drexel’s Witnesses to Hunger advocacy program is the focus of a new documentary that is part of a series looking at social issues in the United States.
"The City of Butter-ly Love," designed by Drexel student Emily Lloyd, will be featured on the University City Shake Shack menu in July. Student's ‘City of Butter-ly Love’ Ice Cream Dish Wins Shake Shack Contest
After months of trials and tests, a blended frozen custard designed by a culinary arts student will be featured on the menu of the University City Shake Shack in July.
The New York Times building. What The New York Times Gets Wrong About PTSD
In analyzing the articles The New York Times has published about posttraumatic stress disorder over the last 35 years, Drexel’s Jonathan Purtle and his team found some troubling trends in the influential paper’s coverage.
Obinna Otti demonstrates some pieces from the Tech Lending Library at the March 24 Collaboratory. Tech Lending Library Painlessly Handles the Cutting Edge
Faced with a constant barrage of new technologies, untangling the wires of this vast realm poses a continuous challenge for Drexel educators. Fortunately, the Tech Lending Library is here to help.
Neuron Study Shows How Neurons Reach Their Final Destinations
Drexel researchers found that with a boost from motor proteins, sliding microtubules give nerve cells a smoother ride.
 A kookaburra from the Academy of Natural Sciences collection, photographed by Jeff Fusco. Frozen in Flight: Taxidermy Birds from the Academy of Natural Sciences
Birds from the Academy of Natural Sciences’ vast collection of taxidermy will be on display with fine and decorative arts from The Drexel Collection the Rincliffe Gallery May 20 through August 22.
Up, Up, and Away! - Rebecca Olsho (International Area Studies) Enjoy a New Point of View With the 2016 Co-op Photo Contest
This year’s entries in the Steinbright Career Development Center’s annual co-op photo contest showcases the heights co-op can lift you — sometimes literally.
Drexel President John A. Fry deliveing the convocation address at Nirma University’s 21st annual convocation in Ahmedabad, India. In a First, President Fry Gives Convocation Address Abroad
President Fry was the guest speaker last month at Nirma University’s convocation in Ahmedabad, India. Fry also visited the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, and met with alumni and Indian students accepted to Drexel.
A produce section at a store. Healthy Eating Gets No Boost After Corner Store Interventions, Drexel Study Finds
While many government, community and private interventions look at local corner and convenience stores as prime areas to stoke healthy eating, a Drexel study found that even two years after such an intervention took place, attitudes and purchasing habits didn’t change.
Aerial view of 30th Street District Final 30th Street Station District Plan Open House
Amtrak, Drexel and its partners will hold a final open house to review the 30th Street Station District Plan, which will present a draft vision for the 30th Street Station district for the next 25 years and beyond.
H. Richard Miler speaks at Drexel H. Richard Milner ‘Engaging Multiple Voices’ At Drexel
In an insightful guest presentation, urban education scholar H. Richard Milner IV broke down the problems facing students in our public school system. The event was part of the School of Education’s Critical Conversations in Urban Education Lecture Series.
Drexel President Richard D. Breslin was on hand to test the ice cream sandwich. Photo courtesy Drexel University Alumni Association. Remembering the Great Drexel Ice Cream Sandwich Food Fight of 1991
It’s the 25-year anniversary of Drexel’s attempt to create the world’s largest ice cream sandwich. Of course, the event ended with a massive food fight.
Rendering of Vue32 looking west Radnor Property Group and Drexel Break Ground on Newest Mixed-Use Development: Vue32
Radnor Property Group LLC and Drexel broke ground on a new mixed-use development project, Vue32, in University City. The new complex, designed by Erdy McHenry Architecture, will include a 176,000+ square-foot 16-story residential tower, for-sale townhomes, a Nobel Learning Communities preschool and a community plaza with spectacular views to Center City.
A group of Drexel students listening to a piece written in Writers Room being read. Courtesy of Rachel Wenrick. Words to Live By: Drexel’s Writers Room Hosting Festival in Celebration of ‘Their Eyes Were Watching God’
With a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts’ Big Read program, Drexel’s Writers Room will host seven weeks of programming to bring local communities together to explore themes from the acclaimed novel and its author’s life.
Left to right, Paul Kaczmarczik, Paul Michael Kaczmarczik and Mike Kaczmarczik pose with Nobel Laureate and 13th Kaczmarczik Lecture speaker William D. Phillips at the 2008 event. Employee Spotlight: The Kaczmarczik Family
Since the 1940s, a member of the Kaczmarczik family has studied, taught or worked on campus. Three generations of Kaczmarcziks have accumulated over 80 years of combined educational and professional experience at Drexel.
One of the "Have you seen this dragon?" coffee sleeves being distributed as part of the Day of Giving. Save Mario With 24 Hours of Impact
Our beloved mascot is missing! Here's how you can be a part of Drexel's first Day of Giving, become an agent of C.I.A. (Central Institutional Advancement), receive secret messages and help rescue Mario.
John Sexton, JD New York University President Emeritus to Address Drexel’s Thomas R. Kline School of Law Graduates
John Sexton, JD, who served as New York University president from 2002 until 2015, will address the graduates of the Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law at commencement May 18.
Louis W. Sullivan, MD Former Health and Human Services Secretary Louis W. Sullivan to Deliver College of Medicine Commencement Speech
More than 400 students will graduate from the College of Medicine at the Kimmel Center on May 20. Louis W. Sullivan, MD, will address the class.
An eye being retina-scanned Drexel’s Cybersecurity Institute Receives $3 Million Naming Gift
The gift from the Isaac and Carol Auerbach Family Foundation will help the institute to train experts to counter cyber threats and to professionalize the field of cyber-risk management.
Children of Drexel faculty and staff enjoying "Inspire a Child to Dream Day." Drexel Hosts Its Largest ‘Inspire a Child to Dream Day’ Yet
Nearly 200 children of Drexel’s employees experienced a guided tour of possible career paths at the annual Inspire a Child to Dream Day, a Take Your Child to Work-style event.
President Fry considers a point made by a student. President Fry Is Teaching a Course on ‘Great American Cities’
This spring, President John A. Fry has been bringing his experience with urban development and community planning to a course on Jane Jacobs’ “The Death and Life of Great American Cities” in the Pennoni Honors College.
This year's co-op award winners are pictured. Bottom row left to right: Lynn Gotuaco, Conchita Taylor, Chau Dang, Angelique Giannascoli and Sarah Griggs. Back row left to right: Sandra Petri, Arvid Roach and Brandon Katz. Celebrating the Best of Drexel’s Historic Co-op Program in 2016
Drexel’s annual Cooperative Education Awards honored outstanding co-op students and employers alike.
This photo of what is believed to be Drexel’s 1925 women’s rifle team has gathered over 2,000,000 views on Imgur and Reddit. Photo courtesy of the Library of Congress. Set Your Sights on Drexel’s Women’s Rifle Team
Back in the day, Drexel had one of the first — and best — women’s rifle teams in the country.
A woman sitting with her head in her hands. Bisexual and Questioning Young Women More Susceptible to Depression, Drexel Study Finds
Looking into the differences in mental health symptoms experienced by those in the LGBQ community, a team from Drexel’s Department of Couple and Family Therapy found key disparities in the risks faced by certain groups.
A giant pool of money. The Value of a Drexel Degree
Recent college rankings from the Brookings Institute, the Department of Education and The Economist show that Drexel graduates out-earn those from similar institutions.
The 2016 National Autism Indicators Report: Vocational Rehabilitation logo. Drexel’s National Autism Indicators Report: More Than Half Leave Vocational Rehabilitation with Jobs, But Most Earn Wages Below Poverty Line
In the second edition of the annual A.J. Drexel Autism Institute’s annual National Autism Indicators Report series, researchers looked at Vocational Rehabilitation, a federally-funded employment program, administered by each state, for people with disabilities. They found that adults with autism are increasingly applying for services, but most are getting jobs that pay well below the poverty line.