Lychnothamnus barbatus in the wild Dinosaur-Era Plant Found Alive in North America for First Time
A large species of green algae was discovered alive in North America for the first time ever, with the only previous record being fossils dating back to the time of the dinosaurs.
A pregnant woman holding her stomach Domestic Violence Twice as Likely to Start for Pregnant Women After HIV Diagnosis
For women who have never experienced intimate partner violence before, a diagnosis of HIV during pregnancy means that they are twice as likely to experience violence after their child is born, a new study found.
Heard Around Campus Heard Around Campus — July
Now that the end of July is near, take a look at what happened at Drexel University this month and what will be happening in August, the last full month before the start of the new academic year.
Goodwill bins are on campus for the annual donation drive. Goodwill Donation Drive Aims to Deliver Education and Employment
The annual Goodwill drive taking place across Drexel’s campus through Aug. 14 is focused on raising money to help West Philadelphia residents break down barriers to employment.
A Drexel dragon holding a burger at the Dragon's Den in 1979. Photo courtesy University Archives. When You Could Eat a Dragon Burger in the Dragon’s Den on Campus
Back in the day, the basement of today’s Creese Student Center was known as “the Dragon’s Den” and featured an arcade, fast food restaurant, game room and a bowling alley.
Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins runs around the team's training facility with a group of Young Dragons. Young Dragons Take Flight With an Eagle at 'STEAM' Camp
On the final day of the two-week, STEAM-focused section of a Drexel-run summer camp, a group of Young Dragons took to the Philadelphia Eagles’ weight room and practice fields to learn what goes into making their favorite team soar.
A microscopic image of the Hepatitis B virus. Male Hepatitis B Patients Suffer Worse Liver Ailments, Regardless of Lifestyle
A new study determined that it doesn’t matter where a person lives or the choices they make, male hepatitis B patients will always be at greater risk for more severe liver illnesses.
Barbed wire fencing with a prison building in the background Research Lacking When it Comes to Heart Disease in Prison Populations
A multi-institution team found multiple areas of research that can be explored in both the incarcerated and released population — which number more than 13 million Americans — to better understand and prevent cardiovascular disease.
A pregnant woman in a blue dress holding her stomach. Antidepressant Use in Pregnant Women Linked to Small Increase in Autism
Antidepressant use in pregnant women was linked to increased cases of autism in their children, though the trend actually appeared to be relatively small, effecting just 2 percent of children with diagnoses.
Drexel’s Front Door to Innovation, Technology and Commercialization
In a Q&A, Drexel’s Senior Vice President for Corporate Relations and Economic Development Keith Orris explains how Drexel Ventures connects companies, investors and entrepreneurs to basic research and collaborates with faculty to scale innovation.
A pediatrician talking to a woman who has her daughter in her arms Obamacare Led to Gains for Children, But Gaps Persist for Latino Kids
A new Drexel University-led study found that the national implementation of the Affordable Care Act led to improved health insurance coverage and well-child visits for all youth, but disparities remained for Latino children.
Group Exhibition at Pearlstein Gallery Explores the Black Body and Representation
The new group exhibition, Lossless, looks into the black body as an exploration, a site of compression, considering the ways that labor, illusion, loss, lineage and personhood are imagined and reconstructed.
Drexel Unveils Experiential Edge Winter Enrollment Program 
Drexel University’s Office of the Provost has announced a new winter enrollment program called Experiential Edge that will begin in fall 2018.
Drexel Students Deliver a Weekly Dose of Fun at CHOP
In “Story Medicine,” one of Drexel’s several community-based learning courses, students visit the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia to perform shows based on scripts they write, giving the young patients in their audience a joyous break from the norm.
Bowman Drexel EVP Helen Bowman Named One of Region’s Top CFOs
Helen Bowman, executive vice president, treasurer and chief operating officer at Drexel University, was named to a Philadelphia Business Journal list announcing the top chief financial officers in the Philadelphia area.
editing Editors Without Borders Work Across Disciplines at Drexel
Graduate students in the Department of Communication reached across disciplinary borders to help graduate students in Drexel’s science and engineering programs.
"After the Wedding" by Julius L. Stewart was painted in 1880 and donated to Drexel University by the founder after his death. It supposedly features members of the Drexel family at a wedding between the founder's daughter and the artist's brother. Photo courtesy The Drexel Collection. Hidden Treasures: The Drexel Family in The Drexel Collection
Drexel University founder Anthony J. Drexel’s likeness is depicted through art on campus — as well as the likeness of his family members.
Besides Drexel University,  Eric likes to "hang out" at the Philadelphia Classical Guitar Store at 2038 Sansom St. Employee Spotlight: Eric Zillmer, Renaissance Man
Eric Zillmer, PsyD, Carl R. Pacifico Professor of Neuropsychology in the College of Arts and Sciences and Drexel University’s “AD” (athletics director), knows how to merge real-world experiences and classroom teaching ­­— and athletics and academia, or music and neuropsychology.
DQ Drexel Quarterly Now Online
Starting with the summer 2017 issue, Drexel Quarterly will be published as an e-newsletter, rather than a print publication.
A bottle of pills overturned over a map of Pennsylvania. State Report: Prescription Opioid Misuse in Young Pennsylvanians Down, But Varies By County
A data brief put out by Pennsylvania’s State Epidemiological Outcomes Workgroup found that fewer young people in Pennsylvania reported taking prescription opioids in 2014 compared to 2011, but the numbers are varied across the state.
Dan M. Filler, Kline Law Dean Q&A With Kline School of Law Dean Daniel Filler
Halfway through his first year as dean, Daniel Filler opened up about his high hopes for the trajectory of the Kline School of Law, how the school is adapting to changes in legal education, and why it’s necessary to keep one eye on the present and one on the future.
Employee Olympics Fun in the Sun at the Eighth Annual Employee Olympics
Drexel University held its Employee Olympics VIII on June 21.
Faculty Highlights Faculty Highlights: Grants and Awards From Spring 2017
Drexel University faculty accomplished a lot in the spring term — here’s a sampling of the awards and grants they received, among other accolades.
Briefly noted Briefly Noted: Campus News From Spring 2017
Catch up on the biggest stories and news that came out of Drexel these past few months.
Sarah Rich, coordinator in administrative services, and Gary Childs, liaison librarian for the nursing and health professions, with their recommendations. Drexel Picks for Binge-Worthy Books and Television Programs
It can get pretty hot and humid in Philadelphia in the summer — here’s how to take cover with a good binge session with a book or television show.
Malaria parasite lifecycle Largest Study of Malaria Genes Reveals a Finely Tuned Genome Full of Potential Drug Targets
Scientists discovered two thirds of the parasite's genome are essential for survival, identifying many potential new drug targets to investigate.
Peace Engineering Teaching Engineers How to Build Peace
Drexel and PeaceTech Lab, a nonprofit organization headquartered at the U.S. Institute of Peace in Washington, D.C., have created a master’s degree for engineers who want to contribute to the prevention of crises around the world. It launches this fall.
A screenshot of some of the Drexel PaperClip stories on its website. Drexel PaperClip: Stories for Students, by Students
A new app, Drexel PaperClip, presents a collection of student-written stories about their experiences at the University that can be read by prospective students.
The Drexel Institute of Art, Science and Industry's men's basketball team with dragons on their uniforms in the 1929 Lexerd yearbook. Photo courtesy University Archives. Beyond 1928, Here Be Drexel Dragons
For almost 90 years, the University has been represented by a “Drexel Dragon,” which got a name — Mario the Magnificent! — 20 years ago.
MXene Electrode Entering the Fast Lane — MXene Electrodes Push Charging Rate Limits in Energy Storage
Can you imagine fully charging your cell phone in just a few seconds? Researchers in Drexel University’s College of Engineering can, and they took a big step toward making it a reality with their recent work unveiling of a new battery electrode design in the journal Nature Energy.
"Portrait of Anthony J. Drexel" (1860) by Josef Bergenthal, as it was hung in Anthony J. Drexel's house in 1893 (L) and in the President's Office in Main Building in 2017 (R). Founder Anthony J. Drexel's Art on Campus — and at Home
Much of the art found on campus today used to hang in founder Anthony J. Drexel’s home, as he bequeathed much of his personal art collection to the Drexel Institute of Art, Science and Industry upon his death.
Drexel's Mandela fellows in Gerri C. LeBow Hall. Mandela Fellows Visit Drexel to Learn How to Lead
A group of 25 young civic leaders from across Africa are in the midst of a six-week fellowship program at Drexel meant to help them develop the skills needed to drive systemic changes in their home countries.