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

Study Abroad Before Studying on Campus
Arts & Culture

Study Abroad Before Studying on Campus

Offering an opportunity for freshmen to travel abroad, Drexel has introduced the Freshman Frontiers program, which encourages incoming freshmen to spend their first term abroad in Dublin. Students attend Ireland’s largest private college, the Dublin Business School and School of Arts (DBS), for 15 weeks earning 18–20 Drexel credits. They depart for Ireland in September … Continue reading

Environmental Science 101, Day 1: Get Stuck In Mud
Science & Technology

Environmental Science 101, Day 1: Get Stuck In Mud

Remember when intro courses meant big lecture halls and sweeping overviews of everything there is to know about a discipline? Not this time. Environmental Science 101 at Drexel began in the mud. Freshmen majoring in environmental science at Drexel this academic year are the first to experience a curriculum that was totally revamped after the formation … Continue reading