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What happened to young adults with autism between high school and their early 20s? 36% attended any postsecondary education. 19% lived independently. 58% had a job for pay. 74% received any services.

Drexel Releases National Indicators Report on Autism & Adolescent Transitions

Autism does not end when children reach adulthood—yet most public awareness, public policy and research about autism focus on the needs of children. A new national report from the A.J. Drexel Autism Institute answers critical questions about the experiences and outcomes of young people on the autism spectrum with transition planning, living arrangements, social participation, employment, postsecondary education, health and mental health, safety and other domains.

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  • What happened to young adults with autism between high school and their early 20s? 36% attended any postsecondary education. 19% lived independently. 58% had a job for pay. 74% received any services. One in Three Young Adults with Autism Disconnected from Work and School: Drexel Releases National Indicators Report on Autism & Adolescent Transitions
    April 21, 2015

    Autism does not end when children reach adulthood—yet most public awareness, public policy and research about autism focus on the needs of children. A new national report from the A.J. Drexel Autism Institute answers critical questions about the experiences and outcomes of young people on the autism spectrum with transition planning, living arrangements, social participation, employment, postsecondary education, health and mental health, safety and other domains.

  • Drexel's day-long Zom(bie) Con symposium is free and open to the public. Zom(bie) Con: Feed Your Brrraaiins at Drexel’s Symposium on the Undead
    April 20, 2015

    Zom(bie) Con: Feed Your Brains, a day-long symposium at Drexel on Thursday, May 14 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., will offer a multiplicity of perspectives on the figure of the zombie. Guest speakers will discuss the zombie in relation to film and videogames, Jewish studies, history, literature and the health sciences, among other fields. It is free and open to the public.
  • Brian Blake, PhD Drexel Announces University of Miami’s M. Brian Blake as New Provost
    April 17, 2015

    Drexel has named M. Brian Blake, PhD, as the University’s next provost and executive vice president for academic affairs. Blake, who comes to Drexel from the University of Miami, where he is vice provost for academic affairs and dean of the Graduate School, will begin his new position on Aug. 1.
  • Chart of cancer awareness ribbon colors. Credit: Judith E. Bell, CC-BY SA 2.0 https://www.flickr.com/photos/jhandbell/14357589121 Today is [Insert Health Issue Here] Awareness Day. Is That Making Us Healthier?
    April 16, 2015

    Public health researchers contend that health awareness days have not been held to an appropriate level of scrutiny given the scale at which they have been embraced, in a peer-reviewed commentary in the American Journal of Public Health.
  • Voxel-lesion symptom map shows areas associated with speech production (blue-green) and speech recognition (red-yellow) factors in the brain. Credit: Mirman et al., Nature Communications Mapping Language in the Brain
    April 16, 2015

    Aphasia, an impairment of language that often happens after stroke or other brain injury, affects about 1 in 250 people, and can make it difficult to return to work and to maintain social relationships. A new study published in the journal Nature Communications provides a detailed brain map of language impairments in aphasia following stroke.
  • H.F. “Gerry” Lenfest, celebrated Philadelphia media entrepreneur, newspaper publisher and philanthropist, was named the 61st Business Leader of the Year by Drexel University’s LeBow College of Business Gerry Lenfest Named Drexel’s Business Leader of the Year
    April 9, 2015

    Celebrated Philadelphia media entrepreneur, newspaper publisher and philanthropist H.F. “Gerry” Lenfest was recently named the 61st Business Leader of the Year by the LeBow College of Business.
  • African Pygmy Kingfisher (Ispidina picta) photographed in Vwaza Wildlife Reserve, Malawi. Credit: Jason D. Weckstein Study of African Birds Reveals Hotbed of Malaria Parasite Diversity
    April 8, 2015

    A new study published this week in the journal PLOS ONE explores the scope of malaria parasite diversity in southeast African birds, and provides insight into how lifestyle characteristics of birds can influence their association with different parasite genera.
  • neuroprosthetics What Can Brain-Controlled Prosthetics Tell Us About The Brain?
    April 8, 2015

    The ceremonial opening kick of the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Sao Paolo, Brazil, which was performed—with the help of a brain-controlled exo-skeleton—by a local teen who had been paralyzed from the waste down due to a spinal cord injury, was a seminal moment for the area of neuroscience that strives to connect the brain with functional prosthetics. The public display was a representative of thousands of such neuroprosthetic advances in recent years, and the tens of years of brain research and technological development that have gone into them. And while this display was quite an achievement in its own right, a Drexel University biomedical engineer working at the leading edge of the field contends that these devices are also opening a new portal for researchers to understand how the brain functions. 


  • Brando The Upworthy Don: Formulas That Drive Google, Klout, Facebook Help Researchers Understand Organized Cybercrime
    April 3, 2015

    Notorious gangsters Al Capone and Carlo Gambino were famously done in by tax evasion charges. John Gotti, the “Teflon Don” was given up by a confidant. While the criminal masterminds of today are conducting their nefarious business online, the key to taking them down depends on understanding how they organize and where to squeeze them. Researchers from Drexel University’s Privacy and Security Automation Lab are searching for that pressure point by studying the activity of cybercrime forums. Their findings could guide the next generation of “Untouchables.”

  • Chang created a "Before I die…" art installation on an 80-foot wall surrounding the construction site of the former University City High School. Photo credit: C. Shan Cerrone. “Before I Die…” Artist Candy Chang to Speak at Drexel
    April 2, 2015

    On Thursday, April 30 from 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m., Taiwanese-American artist Candy Chang will speak on  “Better Cities: Transforming Public Spaces Through Art & Design” at Drexel University’s Mandell Theater (33rd and Chestnut Streets) as the fifth lecturer in the College of Arts and Sciences' annual Distinguished Lecture Series.

  • Project HOME alumnus Gerald Halley stands in front of his artwork. Artwork by Formerly Homeless Artists Exhibited by Project HOME and Drexel
    March 31, 2015

    “Artists for All Seasons,” an exhibition of artwork by formerly homeless artists, will be on display at the URBN Center (3501 Market St., Philadelphia) from April 13 – 24.  
  • Anti-Abortion Terrorism: New Book Tells Untold Stories of Harassment and Violence Faced by Abortion Providers
    March 31, 2015

    A groundbreaking new book, Living in the Crosshairs: The Untold Stories of Anti-Abortion Terrorism (Oxford University Press, 2015), examines how those associated with abortion care are harassed, threatened, stalked, picketed, sent hate mail and otherwise terrorized on a daily basis, and how these incidents are drastically increasing

  • Collage of brain image, lightbulb and cover of the book "The Eureka Factor". Credits: Lightbulb by lilbitgimpy CC BY-NC 3.0; Brain by Beeman et al PLOS Biology; Eureka Factor courtesy of Random House How to Harness the Science of Sparking Ideas
    March 30, 2015

    Drexel professor John Kounios has co-authored a new book about the science of "aha moments." It’s the first book about creativity that tells a complete and faithful story of the neuroscience written by the actual scientists who made the discoveries.
  • Duke Ellington and his band in wool overcoats and tailored dress signify celebrity status, Los Angeles, 1934. Courtesy of Bettmann/CORBIS. How Jazz Influenced Fashion: New Book to be Launched During Jazz Appreciation Month this April
    March 25, 2015

    A new book by Alphonso D. McClendon, an assistant professor in the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design, entitled Fashion and Jazz: Dress, Identity and Subcultural Improvisation (Bloomsbury Publishing, 2015), explores the behaviors, signs and meanings that defined this subculture. The book also addresses Philadelphia’s significant role in jazz history.
  • nanoboiling Using Viruses to Help Water Blow Off Steam
    March 25, 2015

    Legions of viruses that infect the leaves of tobacco plants could be the key to making power plants safer, heating and cooling of buildings more efficient, and electronics more powerful. These tiny protein bundles, which were once a threat to a staple cash crop of the nascent United States in the 1800s, are now helping researchers like Drexel University’s Matthew McCarthy, PhD, better understand and enhance the processes of boiling and condensation.
  • Bicycle lane. Credit: Jim Henderson From Soda Bans to Bike Lanes: Which “Natural Experiments” Really Reduce Obesity?
    March 20, 2015

    Drexel public health researchers published a review of the state of the science on which policy and infrastructure changes have a real impact on obesity prevention.

  • Turning “Us” and “Them” into “We” Again: Former UN Ambassador Discusses American Community at the Constitution Center
    March 19, 2015

    In a public discussion, entitled “Renewing the American “We”: What We Owe James Wilson,”
    Ambassador Joseph M. Torsella (Ret.), distinguished visiting fellow in the Center for Public Policy in Drexel University’s College of Arts and Sciences, will share his thoughts on how we can – and why we must – renew our sense of American community in polarized times and what “forgotten founder” and Pennsylvania native James Wilson has to say about our current situation. The event will take place at the National Constitution Center’s Kirby Auditorium (525 Arch St., Philadelphia) on Wednesday, April 1 at 6:30 p.m.

  • Bartkus' "Beauty and the Beast," 2006-2009. Renowned International Artist Ray Bartkus Exhibits at Drexel
    March 11, 2015

    Storylines, a new exhibition at Drexel University’s Leonard Pearlstein Gallery (3401 Filbert Street) in the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design, presents the work of Lithuanian-born artist and illustrator Ray Bartkus. Creating immersive environments, Bartkus’s monumental, figurative paintings embrace and engulf viewers, projecting them into compelling, mysterious domains. Shown for the first time in the United States, much of this work has been seen internationally in Lithuania, Poland, Austria Japan and the Netherlands. The exhibition will be on display from Tuesday, April 7 – Sunday, May 24.

     

  • twinning Researchers Take a Closer Look at How a Material’s Behavior Changes as it Gets Smaller
    March 9, 2015

    To fully understand how nanomaterials behave, one must also understand the atomic-scale deformation mechanisms that determine their structure and, therefore, their strength and function. Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh, Drexel University and Georgia Tech have engineered a new way to observe and study these mechanisms and, in doing so, have revealed an interesting phenomenon in a well-known material, tungsten. The group is the first to observe atomic-level deformation twinning in body-centered cubic (BCC) tungsten nanocrystals.
  • capacitive yarn Holding Energy By The Threads: Drexel Researchers Spin Cotton Into Capacitive Yarn
    March 5, 2015

    While the pattern for making a wearable fabric battery has already been laid out, it’s now time to select the threads that will turn a textile into an energy storage device. That process is being driven by Drexel University doctoral student Kristy Jost, who’s threaded her way into the forefront of research on conductive yarns.  


  • Women with a tendency for excessive weight gain during development may be more susceptible to developing an eating disorder, Drexel research finds. Elevated Childhood Weight May Increase Susceptibility to Eating Disorders
    March 4, 2015

    A group of researchers at Drexel University, headed up by Michael Lowe, PhD, a clinical psychologist who studies the psychobiology of eating and weight regulation and a professor of psychology in Drexel’s College of Arts and Sciences, suggests that actual elevations in body mass during childhood may play a much bigger role in the development of disordered eating than previously thought.
  • Keith Raimondi (L), head bartender at Townsend and an adjunct professor at Drexel, will teach "Mixology and Spirits." Photo credit: BMK Photography. Drexel’s New Mixology and Spirits Class is Open to the Public, Taught by Townsend's Keith Raimondi
    March 4, 2015

    “Spirits and Mixology” is a new class in Drexel University’s Center for Hospitality and Sport Management, which is open to a limited number of members of the general public. The class also will explore the history, processes and uses of major spirits, emphasizing the foundations of creating a bar program, calculating recipe costs and implementing proper service guidelines.
  • coding prints Dusting For Cyber Fingerprints: Computer Scientists Use Coding Style to Identify Anonymous Programmers
    February 26, 2015

    A team of computer scientists, led by researchers from Drexel University’s College of Computing & Informatics, have devised as way to lift the veil of anonymity protecting cybercriminals by turning their malicious code against them. Their method uses a parsing program to break down lines of code, like an English teacher diagraming a sentence, and then another program captures distinctive patterns that can be used to identify its author.
  • Philly Groove Drexel Students to Help Music Publisher Find Its 'Philly Groove'
    February 24, 2015

    Students from Drexel University’s music industry program are breathing life into music tracks that have been silent for more than 40 years. Through a partnership between the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design and Reservoir, an independent music publisher based in New York City, a set of unfinished songs recorded on the Philly Groove Records label in the 1970s could find their way onto your playlist this summer.
  • Ben Melman is the co-founder of Booksmart, a concert-booking app. How One Student is Revolutionizing the Concert Booking Process
    February 23, 2015

    Drexel senior Ben Melman has come up with a 21st century solution to the standard and tedious process of booking concerts.
  • The Drexel Storylab's "Insider Access Workshops" will use Drexel's unique archival treasures as inspiration for aspiring writers. What Stories Do You Have to Tell? Drexel’s New Storylab Can Help
    February 20, 2015

    The Drexel Storylab, a new initiative in Drexel University’s College of Arts and Sciences’ Department of English & Philosophy, aims to help writers of all levels jumpstart the creative process by working with established writers and looking for inspiration in unlikely places. 

  • A memorial for victims who died in incidents of violence in Philadelphia. Photo: Tony Fischer, CC BY 2.0 Drexel Program Helping Violence Victims to Expand Across Philadelphia Hospitals
    February 19, 2015

    More than 25 hospitals nationwide have adopted a public health approach to helping victims of violence with programs that aim to prevent future violent injuries, not just treat them. In Philadelphia, that public health approach is about to reach a much larger public: Healing Hurt People, Drexel's trauma-informed hospital-based violence intervention program, is expanding at an unprecedented city-wide level.
  • Protestors carrying placards at a Black Lives Matter demonstration in New York City in Nov. 2014. #BlackLivesMatter Panel Discussion at Drexel on Police Violence and African American Communities
    February 19, 2015

    During Black History Month, a roundtable discussion will be held at Drexel University on Friday, Feb. 20 from 6 – 8 p.m. to examine police violence against African Americans, the criminal justice system and community responses. The event will be held in Drexel's MacAlister Hall, 2019-2020 (3250 Chestnut St., Philadelphia). It is sponsored by Drexel’s Office of Equality and Diversity.
  • TechGirlz Drexel and TechGirlz to Create Online Game Design Class For Teens
    February 18, 2015

    Recent higher education reports have raised questions about the persistence of inequality in gender representation among college students in science, technology, engineering and math disciplines in the last decade. Employment in the technology sector continues to reflect this disparity. Two local groups are taking steps to reverse this trend by increasing access to tech workshops that encourage young women to pursue careers in STEM-related fields.
  • The largely vacant Delaware Power Station dominates more than 1,000 feet of the Delaware River waterfront. Urban Design and Planning Students from Drexel and Germany Reimagine Philly’s Delaware River Waterfront
    February 12, 2015

    A select handful of Drexel University’s Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design students interested in urban design will have the opportunity to generate fresh ideas and create a vision for the future of the Lehigh Viaduct, Delaware Power Station and surrounding Port Richmond area. Along with 15 students and two faculty members from Germany’s TU Dortmund University, which researches and teaches the global intersection between man, nature and technology, the students will participate in an intensive urban infrastructure planning and design process to develop concepts for repurposing this post-industrial infrastructure.
  • A community garden at Drexel's Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships in West Philadelphia Drexel Research Team Connects Urban Design to Public Health
    February 10, 2015

    Faculty in design and public health at Drexel are working together with community-based projects in West Philadelphia. Their projects test the idea that aspects of natural systems can be woven into urban design to improve health.
  • cybersecurity Drexel Cybersecurity Institute And U.S. Army Reserve to Train Next Generation of 'Cyber Soldiers'
    February 10, 2015

    Cyberspace is rapidly becoming the battleground of the 21st century. The prevalence and magnitude of cyber attacks during the 18 months has illuminated the need for sophisticated soldiers and savvy security professionals to fortify the information systems and electronic data on which our nation now depends. This demand has led the U.S. Army Reserve to partner with six academic institutions, including Drexel University, to prepare the next generation of cybersecurity professionals.
  • A sculpture by Chakaia Booker entitled “Handle With Care” (34.5” x 98” x 11”). Poets Create ‘Verbal Sculptures’ Inspired by Chakaia Booker Exhibition at Drexel
    February 5, 2015

    Amidst large-scale sculptures made from recycled tires by contemporary American sculptor and printmaker Chakaia Booker, local poets will create poems, or ‘verbal sculptures,’ inspired by the themes of the artwork at Drexel University during Black History Month. Booker’s Are We There Yet? exhibition of sculptures, paintings and prints explores issues of race, gender, globalization and more.

  • "The hunger, the pain, the depression -- it always comes back. It's like a bird nesting in your head." - study participant Claudia Children's Hunger Born From Mothers' Trauma
    February 3, 2015

    A new Drexel public health study shows that trauma and chronic stress are a largely overlooked part of the picture of why one in five American households with young children live with food insecurity.
  • Shoulder Pads, Mini Skirts and Fanny Packs: 1980s Fashion is Back at Drexel’s “Style Saturday” Event
    February 2, 2015

    “The 1980s was a decade where ‘more was more,” according to Clare Sauro, curator of the Robert and Penny Fox Historic Costume Collection in Drexel University’s Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design. On Saturday, Feb. 7, Sauro will open the collection to the public for Luxe Redux: Fashions of the 1980s, a lecture on the over-the-top 1980s fashion trends and a behind-the-scenes look at items from a decade of luxury and excess.
  • A doctor stands by ready to help as paramedics assist a patient on an ambulance. Hospitals Helping Violence Victims Could Save Millions
    January 26, 2015

    Drexel researchers have  published the first study to systematically look at the economic outcomes of programs that help victims of violence change their lives with a hospital-based intervention.
  • A Nigeria-Cameroon chimp rescued from illegal animal trafficking who now lives at the Limbe Wildlife Center in Cameroon. Credit Paul Sesink Clee Studies of Most Endangered Chimpanzees Show Complex Evolutionary Past, Perilous Future
    January 21, 2015

    A Drexel-led team's complementary analyses of population genetics, geographical distribution and habitat use paint a new picture of the evolutionary past and potentially bleak future of the Nigeria-Cameroon Chimpanzee, already the most endangered chimp subspecies.
  • The state-of-the-art gait lab is used for research studies of motion in Drexel's College of Nursing and Health Professions. Runners Get a Step Ahead at Drexel with Comprehensive Gait Assessment
    January 14, 2015

    Drexel now offers a suite of physical therapy and other health services to help runners prevent injury or step up their performance, in addition to recovering from injuries.
  • Pills photo by jamiesrabbits CC BY 2.0 on Flickr https://www.flickr.com/photos/jamiesrabbits/5747870989/sizes/l Teens Abusing Prescription Pills Are A Growing Concern, Drexel Researchers Say
    January 13, 2015

    Parents and physicians still aren’t doing enough to address the rise of “pharming,” or recreational use and abuse of prescription drugs, among teenagers, according to public health researchers at Drexel University.

  • The new course will provide students with a broad, interdisciplinary overview of critical, historical and practical issues pertaining to branding, marketing and consumerism. New Drexel Course on Affluenza and Consumer Culture is Open to the Public
    January 12, 2015

    As the dust settles after the chaos of Black Friday, Cyber Monday and the holiday shopping season, it’s the perfect time to take a closer look at America’s consumer culture, including ‘affluenza,’ the epidemic of overconsumption. In a new course, called “Studying Consumerism,” offered by the Department of Communication in Drexel University’s College of Arts and Sciences, students—and a limited number of alumni and members of the general public—can do just that. The winter term course, which runs from Jan. 5 – March 21, will provide students with a broad overview of critical, historical and practical issues pertaining to consumerism as well as branding and marketing.

  • Aerial view of 30th Street District Amtrak, Drexel and Partners to Host Open House on 30th Street Station District Plan
    January 12, 2015

    Amtrak and its partners in the Philadelphia 30th Street Station District Plan will host an open house this month to introduce the project to the public and solicit community input. The event is an opportunity for interested parties to learn about the project, meet the team, ask questions and provide input.
  • Charles Spencer Charles Spencer, Chronicler of British History and Brother of Princess Diana, to Visit Drexel on Book Tour
    January 9, 2015

    A civil war that led to the beheading of a king, an 11-year discontinuation of the monarchy, followed by a bloody man-hunt for the judges who signed his death warrant – are all part of one of the most tumultuous times in England’s history and the subject of “Killers of the King,” the latest book by Charles Spencer, 9th Earl Spencer. Spencer, the brother of the late Diana, Princess of Wales, is both part of England’s recent history and a renowned chronicler of its more distant eras. On Jan. 22, he will visit Drexel University to talk about his book and also about what it’s like to run the Spencer family estate of Althorp —a real-life Downton Abbey— in the 21st Century. This event is part of a lecture series sponsored by the Kal & Lucille Rudman Institute for Entertainment Industry Studies.

  • Ellen Kullman DuPont CEO Ellen Kullman Named Drexel's 2015 Engineering Leader of the Year
    January 7, 2015

    Drexel University’s College of Engineering will honor Ellen Kullman, chair of the Board and CEO of DuPont, as its 2015 Engineering Leader of the Year. Kullman, who will be recognized at a ceremony on Feb. 23, will join an esteemed group of engineering trailblazers who have received the award. 

  • A sculpture by Chakaia Booker entitled “Handle With Care” (34.5” x 98” x 11”). Used Tires Become Beautiful Sculptures that Explore Race, Gender and More in New Exhibition
    January 7, 2015

    Recycled tires become complex assemblages that explore issues of race, gender, globalization and more in a new exhibition of work by contemporary American sculptor and printmaker Chakaia Booker, hosted by Drexel University’s Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design. The exhibition, entitled Are We There Yet?, features sculpture, paintings and prints and will be on display in Drexel’s Leonard Pearlstein Gallery from Tuesday, Jan. 13 through Sunday, March 8.
  • Casting for the next season of America's Next Top Model will be held at Drexel on Jan. 6. CW Philly to Hold Casting Call for America's Next Top Model at Drexel
    January 5, 2015

    Do you think you have what it takes to be America’s next top model? Here is your chance to prove your talent! The CW hit, America’s Next Top Model, is seeking new contestants to compete for a chance to take on the modeling industry. The CW Philly 57 will hold a local casting call for the show on Tuesday, Jan. 6, from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Drexel University's Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design.

  • A group of Drexel students are designing a transportation concept for Sydney, Australia as part of Disney's Imaginations contest. Students Vying to Design Disney-Themed Urban Transportation System
    December 22, 2014

    Campfire stories, high-speed trains and out-of-body experiences are all part of Drexel University students’ plan for a Disney-themed transportation system of the future set in Sydney, Australia. This vision is one of six finalists in Disney’s Imaginations design competition. The students will present their idea to a panel of judges in hopes of taking home a $3,000 first-place prize and the opportunity to intern at Walt Disney Imagineering –the creative design team behind those world-famous theme parks and attractions.
  • War of the Worlds Philly-Style 'War of the Worlds' In Line For Bloomberg Philanthropies Public Art Challenge Funding
    December 22, 2014

    The next act for the professor who put Pong and Tetris on Brandywine Realty Trust’s 29-story Cira Centre office building could be an alien invasion of Philadelphia. Drexel University’s Frank Lee, PhD, an associate professor in the Westphal College of Media Arts & Design, and Adrienne Mackey, an adjunct professor in the College and director of Swim Pony Performing Arts, have a vision of turning Philadelphia’s iconic spaces into a citywide videogame inspired by H.G. Wells’s science fiction classic, “War of the Worlds.”
  • Drexel will host a summer institute on the history of design, funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities. Westphal College Receives Drexel’s Largest-Ever NEH Grant, Will Host First Summer Institute on the History of Design
    December 15, 2014

    A new summer institute at Drexel University will offer an intensive learning experience in the history of design in order to prepare educators to explore and teach the subject. The four-week institute, funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) — the largest in Drexel’s history from the NEH — will be held at Drexel’s Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design from July 6-31.
  • Chart shows increased odds of poor health outcomes for young children living in families whose SNAP benefits (food stamps) were reduced or lost due to increased earned income, compared to families receiving consistent benefits Report Shows Challenges for Working Families in Transition Off of Public Benefits
    December 12, 2014

    A cliff effect—families losing benefits in the transition out of poverty—is the focus of a new policy report released today by Drexel’s Center for Hunger-Free Communities and Children’s HealthWatch based on data collected in Philadelphia from 2005 through 2013.
  • biosafety How Long Can Ebola Survive Outside the Body?
    December 11, 2014

    The Ebola virus travels from person to person through direct contact with infected body fluids. But how long can the virus survive on glass surfaces or countertops? How long can it live in wastewater when liquid wastes from a patient end up in the sewage system? In an article published Dec. 9 in the journal Environmental Science & Technology Letters, Charles Haas, PhD, LD Betz professor in Drexel University’s College of Engineering and head of the Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering Department, and a team of researchers from the University of Pittsburgh, review the latest research to find answers to these questions.