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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 .


Related Topix: Mathematics, Science, Blog News, Philadelphia, PA

21 hrs ago | Newswise

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.


Related Topix: Missouri, Ferguson, MO, Prison

Yesterday |

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.


Related Topix: Philadelphia, PA, Franklin, PA, Medicine, Surgery, The Devil in the White City, Books, University of Pennsylvania, Entertainment

Tue Aug 19, 2014

The Triangle

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.


Related Topix: Philadelphia, PA, US Politics, Democrat, Chaka Fattah, University of Pennsylvania, Cheyney University, Delaware State University


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.


Business Journal

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."


Related Topix: Sacramento, CA

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.


Related Topix: Genetics, Medicine, Upper St. Clair, PA, Beaver Falls, PA, Abortion

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.


Related Topix: Philadelphia, PA

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.


Related Topix: Ocean City, NJ

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.


Related Topix: Pennsylvania

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.


Related Topix: Chemistry, Science, Prostate Cancer, Health

Fri Aug 15, 2014

Sacramento Today

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.


Related Topix: Sacramento, CA

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.


Related Topix: Montgomery County, PA, Penn State Abington, Temple University

WXPN-FM Philadelphia

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.


Related Topix: Philadelphia, PA

Thu Aug 14, 2014

Business Wire

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.


Related Topix: University of Miami, Marketing, Saint Joseph's University, Vanderbilt University

Wed Aug 13, 2014

Business Journal

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.


Related Topix: Amherst College

Tue Aug 12, 2014

Holy Spirit, RG Group and others announce new hires, promotions and appointments: Trade Talk

Trade Talk showcases the businesses in the midstate and the people who make them work.


Related Topix: Women's Health, Health, Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology, York, NY, University of the Sciences in Philadelphia


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.


Related Topix: Pine Barrens (Pinelands), NJ, Science, Ecology, Home Gardening, Home

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.


Related Topix: Family, Kids, Wyndmoor, PA, Entomology, Science, Philadelphia, PA

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)


Related Topix: Home Gardening, Home, Lyme Disease, Medicine, Health, Swimmer's Itch, Dermatology, Philadelphia, PA