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The Science of Why Philadelphia’s Public Housing is Going Smoke Free
Health & Medicine

The Science of Why Philadelphia’s Public Housing is Going Smoke Free

On July 16, 2015, Philadelphia’s public housing agency became the largest in the country to go smoke-free in its communities. It’s a new policy informed by a solid base of scientific evidence—some of which was generated through evaluation research done in partnership between city agencies and the Drexel University School of Public Health. Ann Klassen, … Continue reading

Autism/Autismo: Films Reach Diverse Audiences with Families’ Personal Stories
Community & Society / Health & Medicine

Autism/Autismo: Films Reach Diverse Audiences with Families’ Personal Stories

This spring, a set of videos premiered in Philadelphia, documenting the experiences of local African-American families as each dealt with a child’s autism diagnosis. The films, produced by social worker Karen Krivit with a team of Drexel television management students, sought to reach a community that has been historically underserved with autism information and resources. … Continue reading

Q+A: <i>T. rex</i> to T-1000, a CGI Pioneer’s Take on Blockbuster Film Visual Effects Now and Then
Arts & Culture

Q+A: T. rex to T-1000, a CGI Pioneer’s Take on Blockbuster Film Visual Effects Now and Then

John Andrew Berton, Jr., an award-winning computer graphics animator and an assistant professor in Drexel University’s Westphal College, is one of a small group of visual effects professionals who have worked for virtuoso cinematic innovators James Cameron, George Lucas and Steven Spielberg. Berton, who worked at Lucas’s legendary visual effects company Industrial Light & Magic, … Continue reading

Quick Take: Drexel Law Professor Discusses Supreme Court’s Ruling on Same-Sex Marriage
Business & Law / Experts

Quick Take: Drexel Law Professor Discusses Supreme Court’s Ruling on Same-Sex Marriage

On June 26, the Supreme Court ruled that states cannot ban same-sex marriage, and that gay marriage is legal nationwide. It’s a victory in the long struggle for the gay rights movement that has established a new civil right for Americans. “The Court today put itself on the right side of history,” said David S. … Continue reading

Drexel Snapshot: Annual Golf Classic Raises $242,000 for Medical Scholarships
Community & Society / Health & Medicine

Drexel Snapshot: Annual Golf Classic Raises $242,000 for Medical Scholarships

With the temperature in the 90s and a beautiful blue sky above, more than 100 golfers hit the links for the 14th annual Manuel Stamatakis Golf Classic, held by Drexel University College of Medicine, on June 22 at the Philadelphia Cricket Club in Flourtown. This year’s event raised $242,000 for scholarship funds for medical students … Continue reading