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  • Is This Artificial Sweetener Too Dangerous to Eat?

    June 12, 2017

    A study on the birth control effect that the artificial sweetener behind Trivia has on fruit flies, authored by Sean O'Donnell, PhD, and Daniel Marenda, PhD, both professors in the College of Arts and Sciences, was the focus of a June 1 Food52 article. They were both quoted in a related story on the website of WESH-TV (NBC-2, Orlando, Florida), which was picked up by network affiliates across the country. Fox News' "The Daily Meal" also covered the study on June 12.

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  • Eureka? Yes, Eureka!

    June 10, 2017

    John Kounios, PhD, a professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, authored a June 10 New York Times opinion piece refuting a claim that Mark Zuckerberg made in his commencement address at Harvard. Zuckerberg suggested that that "the idea of a single eureka moment" is "a dangerous lie."

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  • House Bill Could Lock Up Teens For More Than a Decade

    June 9, 2017

    A June 9 USA Today opinion column about a House bill that would impose mandatory minimum sentencing for teens cited a Drexel study, by researchers in the College of Arts and Sciences, about the prevalence of "sexting" among teens. The column was picked up by the Statesman Journal and the Asbury Park Press and a related story also ran on WTLV-TV (NBC-Jacksonville, Florida). 

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  • Harriet Levin Millan Shares Stories from Sudan with Explore Booksellers

    June 8, 2017

    Harriet Levin Milan, associate teaching professor in the College of Arts and Sciences and director of the certificate program in Writing and Publishing, authored a novel, “How Fast Can You Run,” which is based on the story of Kuch, a "Lost Boy of Sudan" who was separated from his family in 1988 when his village in South Sudan was destroyed during the country’s long Civil War. Millan was interviewed on June 6 by Aspen Public Radio regarding the story. 

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  • 'Fresh Air,' Fresh Forever: 30 Years as National Show, New Digital Archive

    June 7, 2017

    Danuta Nitecki, PhD, dean of Libraries, was quoted in a June 6  Philadelphia Inquirer story about the role Drexel's library scientists played in creating a digital archive of WHYY's "Fresh Air" with Terry Gross. Jordan McClain, PhD, a professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was also quoted

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  • This Artificial Sweetener Can Double as a Pesticide: Should You Still Eat It?

    June 5, 2017

    Sean O'Donnell, PhD, a professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was quoted in a June 5 Daily Meal story about his study that showed how the artificial sweetener Truvia limits the egg production of fruit flies.

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  • In US and Abroad, a Worrisome Time for LGBT Activists

    June 1, 2017

    Philip Ayoub, PhD, an assistant professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was quoted in a May 31 Associated Press story about LGBTQ activists that was picked up by media outlets across the country on June 1 including The Washington Post and ABC News.

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  • Is This Artificial Sweetener Too Dangerous to Eat?

    June 1, 2017

    A study on the birth control effect that the artificial sweetener behind Trivia has on fruit flies, authored by Sean O'Donnell, PhD, and Daniel Marenda, PhD, both professors in the College of Arts and Sciences, was the focus of a June 1 Food52 article. They were both quoted in a related story on the website of WESH-TV (NBC-2, Orlando, Florida), which was picked up by network affiliates across the country. Fox News' "The Daily Meal" also covered the study on June 12.

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  • How Fast Can You Run? A Novel Based on the Life of Micahel Majok Kuch

    May 26, 2017

    Harriet Levin Milan, an associate teaching professor in the College of Arts and Sciences and director of the Certificate Program in Writing and Publishing, was interviewed on Iowa Public Radio on May 8 about her book “How Fast Can You Run,” which tells the true story of Kuch, a Lost Boy of Sudan, who was separated from his family in 1988 when his village in South Sudan was destroyed during the country’s Civil War. 

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  • Popular Artificial Sweetener Also Works as Pesticide and Insect Birth Control

    May 23, 2017

    Sean O’Donnell, PhD, a professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was quoted in a May 23 UPI story on a study he did with Daniel Marenda, PhD, an associate professor in the College, that showed the sweetener in Truvia is deadly to young flies and can be an effective pesticide. Philly Voice also reported the story.

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  • Can You Battle Depression by Changing the Way You Think?

    May 19, 2017

    Arthur Nezu, PhD, a professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was quoted in a May 19 US News & World Report story about how therapists can help depressive patients recognize and change their negative thoughts.

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  • Philly Museum's Fossil Surgeon Reveals Ancient Past

    May 19, 2017

    Fred Mullison, fossil preparator at the Academy of Natural Sciences, was featured in a May 19 Philadelphia Inquirer story on his work. Ted Daeschler, PhD, vice president of Collections and the Library of the Academy and professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was also quoted in the piece.

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  • How to Protect Yourself From a Ransomware Attack

    May 16, 2017

    Robert D’Ovidio, PhD, an associate professor and associate dean for humanities and social science research in the College of Arts & Sciences, was quoted in a May 16 6abc.com story about protecting yourself from ransomware.

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  • Avoiding Cyber Attacks: What To Do If Ransomware Is In Your Machine

    May 15, 2017

    Robert D'Ovidio, PhD, an associate professor and associate dean for humanities and social science research in the College of Arts and Sciences, was interviewed on KYW-Newsradio (1060-AM) and WCAU-TV (NBC-10) in May 15 stories about a global cyber attack that has been infecting computers with ransomware.

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  • Pollution exposure along the Delaware River

    May 5, 2017

    Diane Sicotte, PhD, an associate professor in the College of Arts and Sciences was quoted in a May 5 Bucks County Courier Times article regarding her research into pollution exposure, in which she analyzed the region’s industry-heavy communities to see what they had in common, and found the Delaware River to be a major factor.

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  • 8 Ways to Improve Your Relationship

    May 3, 2017

    A study from researchers in the College of Arts and Sciences about how sexting can improve a relationship was mentioned in a May 3 Real Simple post.

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  • Facebook Hiring Thousands More To Review Suicide, Crime Videos Posted On Site

    May 3, 2017

    Robert D'Ovidio, PhD, an associate professor and associate dean for humanities and social science research in the College of Arts and Sciences, was interviewed in a May 3 KYW-TV (CBS-3) news segment in regards to Facebook hiring 3,000 new employees to help monitor for harmful posts.

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  • Should US Exit the Paris Climate Deal? Some Fossil-Fuel Firms Say No.

    May 2, 2017

    Robert Brulle, PhD, a professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was quoted in a May 2 Christian Science Monitor story about the Paris climate agreement and whether the United States will honor its pledge under President Trump.

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  • Thousands 'March for Science' in Philly and Across the Nation

    April 22, 2017

    Tucker Collins, an undergraduate in the Pennoni Honors College, and Makiri Sei, a staff scientist in Malacology at the Academy of Natural Sciences, were quoted in an April 22 WHYY/Newsworks.org story about Saturday’s March for Science in Philadelphia.

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  • Get Ready for the March for Science with These Inspiring Video Interviews

    April 21, 2017

    Andrew Hicks, PhD, a professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was in a video featured in an April 21 Make article on the lead-up to the March for Science.

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  • Cities Vs. Trump

    April 18, 2017

    Richardson Dilwroth, PhD, a professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was quoted in an April 18 New York magazine story about the urban-rural divide becoming more significant.

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  • Growing Trend of Crimes Posted on Social Media

    April 17, 2017

    Rob D'Ovidio, PhD, an associate professor and associate dean for humanities and social science research in the College of Arts and Sciences, was interviewed in an April 17, WCAU-PHI (NBC-10) segment about the growing trend of crimes posted on social media. 

     

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  • This Alien Worm-Creature Will Haunt Your Nightmares

    April 17, 2017

    An April 17 article in Gizmodo on the first description of a living giant shipworm mentioned Drexel. The paper on the discovery was co-authored by Gary Rosenberg, PhD, professor in the College of Arts and Sciences and Pilsbry Chair of Malacology in the Academy of Natural Sciences. The story was also covered by Live Science and the International Business Times April 17.

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  • After Hyping Itself As The Antidote For Fake News, New York Times Hires Extreme Climate Denier

    April 13, 2017

    Robert Brulle, PhD, a professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was quoted in an April 13 ThinkProgress about the New York Times hiring former Wall Street Journal columnist Bret Stephens—who the piece asserts is a denier of climate science.

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  • Infrequently Asked Questions: What's the Difference Between Weather and Climate?

    April 12, 2017

    Peter DeCarlo, PhD, an assistant professor in the College of Engineering and College of Arts and Sciences, was featured in an April 12 Philly Voice "Infrequently Asked Questions" column about the difference between weather and climate. 

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