Are you reading the fine print? Skipping it could be a bad idea for your health, especially in Philadelphia and other areas where that fine print contains important information: The city’s chain restaurants are required […]
Made in Pennsylvania. A Model for America.
As the leaders of Pennsylvania research universities, we represent institutions that are large and small; private and public; urban and rural; ivy and land-grant. Yet, for our many differences, we are united in our commitment […]
Why can’t the snakes cross the road, secret lives of baby snakes and other New Jersey Pineland snake science
Why can’t the pine snakes cross the road? Hint: New Jersey traffic might have something to do with it. Drexel students will bring to light these and other findings about the plight, perils and peculiarities […]
Texting While Driving: Unsafe at Any Speed?
Big headlines today state the obvious: Texting while driving is dangerous, practically everyone knows it, and a lot of people do it anyway. That’s the widely reported finding of a new AT&T survey about texting […]
Dusting for Prints from a Fossil Fish to Understand Evolutionary Change
In 370 million-year-old red sandstone deposits in a highway roadcut, scientists have discovered a new species of armored fish in north central Pennsylvania. Fossils of armored fishes like this one, a phyllolepid placoderm, are known […]
Guiding Light: Can the Quality of Assisted-Living Home and Hospital Life be Improved With the Flick of a Switch?
Can you imagine a life without sunsets? Twenty-four hours of daylight? Perhaps – if you’re summering in the Arctic Circle. But as a relatively common occurrence in hospitals and group-living centers, it can disrupt sleep […]
Building an Autism-Friendly Space: A Tour of the Drexel Autism Institute’s Future Home
“We’re going to need an autism-friendly building.” Dr. Jennifer Plumb, a clinical social worker, made this comment mid-way through a tour of the future home of the A.J. Drexel Autism Institute on Market Street in […]
Beyond the vibrant debate, real participation in a push to end poverty in America
Expect sparks to fly in Washington tomorrow, when Newt Gingrich, who famously lobbed the term “food stamp president” as a criticism to President Obama last year, sits down at the table with outspoken left-leaning figures […]
Can Urban Greening Protect the Northeast From the Next Hurricane Sandy?
Last week the U.S. House of Representatives pumped the brake pedal on passing a federal aid package for states affected by Hurricane Sandy, sending politicians from New York and New Jersey in to a frenzy […]
Is the Boss Always Right?
What role does personality play in decision making when it comes to executives? Consider Miranda Priestly in “The Devil Wears Prada” and Michael Scott in “The Office.” Did their personalities influence their strategic decisions? The […]