Drexel Snapshot: Mongolian and Philly Teens Meet at the Museum
Science & Technology

Drexel Snapshot: Mongolian and Philly Teens Meet at the Museum

This week, five teenage girls from Mongolia are in Philadelphia exploring the city and learning about natural sciences halfway around the world from their home. Since the fall, they have been part of a group of teens in Mongolia participating in a program at the National Museum of Mongolia in which they collaborate online with … Continue reading

Seven Things to Know About Investing in Early Childhood Education
Community & Society / Experts

Seven Things to Know About Investing in Early Childhood Education

With President Obama’s announcement yesterday that $1 billion in federal funding will be used to expand high-quality early childhood education programs, he delivered on his promise to help more children access the early education they need to succeed in school and in life. The funding will expand educational opportunities for tens of thousands of children. … Continue reading

Science and the Senses at the Museum: Academy of Natural Sciences Gets More Autism-Friendly
Community & Society / Health & Medicine

Science and the Senses at the Museum: Academy of Natural Sciences Gets More Autism-Friendly

From the iconic T-Rex at the entrance to the active fossil prep lab tucked away in the back corner, Dinosaur Hall at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University is a delight for the senses of many fans of Earth’s mightiest extinct creatures. Except when a sensory experience isn’t such a delight. If you … Continue reading

From Campus to Community, Committing to Safe Schools
Community & Society / Health & Medicine

From Campus to Community, Committing to Safe Schools

Safety in schools is the theme of the day, especially here at Drexel. This is a story with two parts: On our campus today, U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano announced a Campus Resilience Pilot Program that the Department of Homeland Security will coordinate for colleges to develop and share effective strategies to prepare, … Continue reading

Meet the innovators changing behavioral health care.
Community & Society / Health & Medicine

Meet the innovators changing behavioral health care.

Philadelphia is an epicenter of transformation in the system of care for people with mental illness and addictions. This Philadelphia Daily News profile last week of a North Philadelphia recovery center gives a good introduction to both how and why, under the leadership of Dr. Arthur C. Evans, commissioner of the city’s Department of Behavioral Health and … Continue reading