A new documentary on hunger in America, Finding North, has just premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. The documentary tells the story of three people who are struggling with hunger and food insecurity, including Barbie Izquierdo and her family, who are participants in the Witnesses to Hunger research project at the Drexel University School of Public Health.  Finding North also includes insights on hunger from Dr. Mariana Chilton, an associate professor and director of the Center for Hunger-Free Communities at the Drexel University School of Public Health.

Read more about the film.



12 Days of Drexel Holiday Gift Guide: Day 4

We’re counting down to December 25 with twelve of our favorite Drexel gift ideas. Today’s tip: Whether you’re interested in public health, quantum mechanics or marine biology, Drexel professors have published books (before this year’s new releases) that will make great gifts for any Dragon on your Christmas list. All of these books are available on and other booksellers.

Wrong Place, Wrong Time: Trauma and Violence in the Lives of Young Black Men by Dr. John Rich, professor and Chair for the Department of Health Management and Policy in the School of Public Health

A User’s Guide to the Universe: Surviving the Perils of Black Holes, Time Paradoxes, and Quantum Uncertainty by Dr. David Goldberg, associate professor in the College of Arts & Sciences.

Sea Turtles: A Complete Guide to Their Biology, Behavior, and Conservation by Dr. Jim Spotila, L. Drew Betz Chair professor in the College of Arts & Sciences.