Drexel News Blog 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 … Continue reading Drexel Snapshot: Mongolian and Philly Teens Meet at the Museum
Drexel News Blog In most year-in-review posts, we take the opportunity to reflect on experiences and stories, both local and global, that we took note of over the past 12 months. But this one is about new finds that you might not have heard about—and … Continue reading A Year of Finding New Life on This Planet
Drexel News Blog Asbestos. It isn’t just a word that sends a chill to homeowners renovating old buildings; it’s a naturally occurring mineral in widespread commercial and industrial use that still poses a public health hazard today. It’s still a big industry with big implications. … Continue reading Seven Things to Know about the Global Spread of Asbestos
Drexel News Blog An artist’s rendering of the dinosaur Dreadnoughtus schrani in life. Dreadnoughtus had a 37-foot-long neck, 30-foot tail, and weighed an estimated 65 tons, making it the most massive land animal whose size can be accurately calculated. Credit: Jennifer Hall In a scientific … Continue reading Dreadnoughtus schrani: Frequently Asked Questions on the Super-Massive Dinosaur
Drexel News Blog Datana drexelii adult moth from the collections of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University. Photo by Jason Weintraub It was a surprise to Jon Gelhaus, curator of entomology at the Academy of Natural Sciences, when he came across the photo … Continue reading Drexel’s Moth Goes Full Circle
This week, a photo exhibit at the headquarters of the Campbell Soup Company marked the debut of the Camden, N.J. site of Drexel’s “Witnesses to Hunger” program.
Photos from 10 low-income Camden women were on display to raise issues and challenges associated with food insecurity, as experienced by those who have lived with them. “Witnesses to Hunger,” a community-based participatory research and advocacy project was developed in Drexel’s School of Public Health in Philadelphia in 2008, and previously expanded to Boston and Baltimore last year. More background information about “Witnesses” and the Camden debut are available in the press release.
Here is a closer look at some of the Camden Witnesses, with their photos. (For photos presented in mini galleries, click through to view larger with full “voice” captions from the Witness, transcribed from interviews.) The Witnesses highlighted here have expressed willingness to be interviewed for news stories about…
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