Here we are in the final days of January. How are your New Year’s resolutions holding up? Have you maintained the willpower to eat healthy and lose weight, or did you lose all control […]
Month: January 2016
Q+A: Is Zika Virus a Threat to the United States?
A mosquito-borne illness that has spread throughout South America, Central America and the Caribbean adds fuel to growing fears about where viruses could strike next, infectious disease experts say. The Zika virus, previously restricted […]
Q+A: Can NASA Really Predict — and Divert — Harmful Asteroids?
The name “Planetary Defense Coordination Office” evokes such sci-fi motifs as laser canons pointed skyward and angry, space ship-riding aliens. In actuality, the Planetary Defense Coordination Office (PDCO) that NASA announced earlier this month deals […]
Drexel’s Million-Dollar Scholar Named to 2016 Forbes 30 Under 30 List
Drexel’s Christopher Gray has come a long way since he first made headlines in 2013 as the million-dollar scholar who secured $1.3 million from 34 scholarships and created the Scholly app to help other students find and […]
Quick Take: America Has Been Duped on Climate Change
“Future generations will look back on our tepid response to global climate disruption and wonder why we did not act sooner and more aggressively. Climate change will adversely impact present and future generations, as well […]
Expert Predictions for the U.S. Economy and Financial Markets in 2016
The World Bank recently cut its forecast for global growth this year due to weakness in the developing world—including in countries like Brazil and China—but the prospects for advanced economies, including the United States, are […]
Hunger in U.S. Solvable: Hunger Commission’s Final Report
The National Commission on Hunger released its final report Monday, detailing the myriad causes of hunger in the United States that range from under-employment to racism while also providing concrete steps forward that could combat […]
ICYMI: How Art Therapy is Helping Children Raised in Poverty
Ninety-four percent of patients at Drexel’s Stephen and Sandra Sheller 11th Street Family Health Services have been exposed to one or more childhood traumas, according to a survey conducted by the center. A recent feature […]
Q+A: Post-Paris, America’s First Step To Reduce Greenhouse Gas
Drexel environmental engineering professor Patrick Gurian explains why the United States’ first move after the Paris Climate Conference was to formalize a new energy efficiency standard for air conditioners and furnaces.