16 hrs ago
Teaching Children Mathematics
Blogarithm:Standards of Mathematical Practice in the Middle Grades
I spent July 23-27, 2014, at a camp. If this doesn't sound silly enough for a nearly fifty-year-old, it was Twitter Math Camp .
21 hrs ago
Drexel U. Experts Available to Comment on Protests in Missouri Following Death of Michael Brown
For more than a week, protestors have taken to the streets in Ferguson, Missouri, a suburb of St. Louis, following the fatal shooting of unarmed black teen Michael Brown by a white police officer.
A way with Mutter
UNLIKE well-known Philadelphia landmarks that bear such famous names as Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson, the Mutter Museum's namesake is a relatively mysterious fellow.
Tue Aug 19, 2014
NSF awards University $3M for minority STEM participation
Drexel University was awarded a $3,175,000 grant from the National Science Foundation July 30 to increase the number of ethnic minority students completing degree programs in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
Splat! Why Some Snakes Are Easy Roadkill
A speed test for the northern pine snake shows that it takes the snakes 2 minutes to cross a two-lane concrete road.
Drexel University wants to help students become more creative
According to Drexel Sacramento executive director Michael Marion, "Although many people are inherently creative, the ability to take that skill to a higher level can be taught and nurtured."
Pa. law mandates information with Down syndrome diagnosis
Pennsylvania has joined a small but growing number of states requiring that a Down syndrome diagnosis be accompanied by useful, accurate information about the genetic disorder.
Mon Aug 18, 2014
Photos: 2014 Philadelphia Geek Awards
The 2014 Annual Geek Awards were held on Saturday August 16, 2014 at The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University.
Joseph F. Weber, 89, engineer
After a mortar shell wounded Joseph F. Weber in southern France in 1944, field hospital physicians "would have chopped his leg off," son John said.
Magician, rabbit to headline NE Phila. fest in Oxford Circle
DEREK "Dee the Magician" Lee, who plans to delight hundreds of kids at the Northeast Celebration in Oxford Circle on Saturday, said his rabbit, Pinky, is the key to capturing young hearts.
Sun Aug 17, 2014
Drexel duo developing drug to stop cancers' spread
Like many new relationships, this one developed over a cup of coffee. Except this one might lead to a new drug to inhibit the spread of cancer cells.
Fri Aug 15, 2014
Drexel Announces Program for Doctoral Education Program
Drexel University Sacramento announced today it will offer a Creativity and Innovation concentration this fall as part of its Doctoral program in Educational Leadership and Management.
August is not too late to enroll in college
If summer has slipped by and you realized that you did want to go to college in the fall but you think it is too late to enroll-think again! Most local schools will accept enrollment up to the start of class.
Remembering Dante Bucci: A unique voice in Philadelphia music
Nobody could make the drums sing quite like Dante Bucci . The songwriter, percussionist, creative collaborator and fixture of the Philadelphia music scene was found dead in his West Philadelphia home this Wednesday.
Thu Aug 14, 2014
The University of Miami Names New Vice President of Enrollment Management
He will join the University beginning September 8. A professional with more than 18 years of experience in the field, Haller has held several enrollment leadership positions across various areas including admissions, marketing and retention.
Wed Aug 13, 2014
Startup that helps students find scholarships launches first commercial
It launched its first "commercial" Wednesday, receiving kudos from some on the Philly Startup Leaders email list serv, where it was shared.
Tue Aug 12, 2014
Roadside research from the pinelands and coast to coast
Northern pine snakes move much more efficiently across sand than across concrete and asphalt surfaces, according to research from the Laboratory of Pinelands Research at Drexel University.
The Citizens' Voice
A small bowl made its way around an auditorium Saturday at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, with a staff member scooping treats out and into the eager hands of kids and their parents.
Mon Aug 11, 2014
The Verona-Cedar Grove Times
Sunburn isn't the only sign of summer that can leave you itchy and blistered
You've got a rash. You quickly rule out the usual suspects: You haven't been gardening or hiking or even picnicking, so it's probably not a plant irritant such as poison ivy or wild parsnip; likewise, it's probably not chiggers or ticks carrying Lyme disease; and you haven't been swimming in a pond, which can harbor the parasite that causes ... (more)