How Do You Kill a Malaria Parasite? Clog It with Cholesterol
May 26 2016
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.
Grand Gowns, Metallics and Jewels Steal the Spotlight at Drexel’s Annual Fashion Show
May 26 2016
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.
Drexel and Army Research Lab Forge a Partnership
May 25 2016
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.
Heard Around Campus – May
May 25 2016
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.
Making Some of the World's Most Durable Materials Corrosion-Resistant
May 25 2016
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.
Cooking for Your Life With the Drexel Food Lab
May 23 2016
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.
What The New York Times Gets Wrong About PTSD
May 19 2016
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.
In a First, President Fry Gives Convocation Address Abroad
May 16 2016
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.
Final 30th Street Station District Plan Open House
May 13 2016
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 Milner ‘Engaging Multiple Voices’ At Drexel
May 12 2016
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.
Radnor Property Group and Drexel Break Ground on Newest Mixed-Use Development: Vue32
May 11 2016
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.
Employee Spotlight: The Kaczmarczik Family
May 11 2016
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.
Save Mario With 24 Hours of Impact
May 9 2016
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.
The Value of a Drexel Degree
May 4 2016
Recent college rankings from the Brookings Institute, the Department of Education and The Economist show that Drexel graduates out-earn those from similar institutions.