Since 1999, students who comprise La Salle’s Ambassadors have fundraised for and served early Thanksgiving meals to Philadelphia Police from the districts that serve the University’s campus and neighbors. 6ABC has more on this story.
It’s well known that animals display kindness in the wild. Can those traits encourage kindness among children? To learn more, National Geographic spoke with Hilary Kratz, Ph.D., assistant professor of psychology. She studies child clinical psychology and the treatment of anxiety and other related disorders in young people.
Brian DeHaven, Ph.D., associate professor of biology, studies genetic mapping and uses bootstrapping to explain DNA sequencing data. His doppelganger—MSNBC’s Steve Kornacki—studies election mapping and polling data. NBC10 shares how DeHaven creatively incorporates his lookalike into his lesson plans.
A report by the Nonprofit Center at La Salle and the Women’s Nonprofit Leadership Initiative, analyzing the racial and gender diversity of area education and healthcare boards, received prominent coverage from the Philadelphia Inquirer. Kara Wentworth, Ph.D., executive director of the Nonprofit Center at La Salle, is quoted.
John McCarthy, ’14, played the role of unlikely hero in Major League Soccer’s championship game. The former Explorer came on as a substitute and made key saves in a penalty shootout to lead his team to victory—and earn MLS Cup MVP honors. KYW Newsradio had the story.