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2010

  • December

  • November

    • 2500 Years of Marathon

      November 18, 2010

      The College of Arts and Sciences and the Greek Studies program will host “Battle of Marathon 2500 Year Anniversary” with Dr. Gonda Van Steen, Andronicos Nicholas Cassas Chair in Greek Studies and associate professor in the Department of Classics and Center for Greek Studies at the University of Florida

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    • Professor Donald Stevens: "Border with Mexico: Historical Perspectives"

      November 17, 2010

      Join International Area Studies as they host International Café, Wednesday, November 17th at 12:00pm in MacAlister 2019/2020. This month’s event will feature Professor Donald Stevens presenting his lecture entitled "Border with Mexico: Historical Perspectives"

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    • Globalization of Hip-Hop

      November 12, 2010

      From its block party roots, Hip Hop has gone from meager turn tables to a multibillion dollar industry. American Hip Hop’s influence has permeated every aspect of our modern world. From fashion & music to politics & power, Hip Hop has been validated by a planet intrigued by innovation and controversy

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    • Feminism and the Anti-racist Struggle

      November 10, 2010

      Dr. Kobayashi will lecture on Sartre and Fanon and their discussion over whiteness and race as a basis for asking who can be an anti-racist. She will describe some recent controversies within the Canadian Association of University Teachers that created tensions between white feminists, and anti-racist scholars and disability communities

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    • Adam Rickert receives 2010 Outstanding Online Instructor Award

      November 09, 2010

      Adam Rickert, associate teaching professor of mathematics at CoAS, received the “2010 Outstanding Online Instructor Award” on November 9, 2010. He was honored by the Drexel Community and The United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA) at the annual event that recognizes those individuals who have made significant contribution to the field of distance learning. The mission of the USDLA is to support the development and application of distance learning, education and training by uniting learners around the world. The event was held on Drexel’s campus in Behrakis Grand Hall.

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    • "A Walk To Beautiful"

      November 04, 2010

      Join International Area Studies as we begin our Global Health Series with a screening of the award winning feature-length documentary "A Walk to Beautiful", followed by a meet and greet with its director Mary Olive Smith.

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    • Physics Section of UNIV 101 Cooks for the Homeless

      November 02, 2010

      The Physics section of UNIV 101 did an outstanding job helping to feed the homeless at Saint John’s Hospice of Philadelphia. The students prepared seven large casseroles and approximately 14 dozen cookies.

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    • Shuyang Chen Publishes in Journal of Biomedicine and Biotechnology

      November 01, 2010

      Shuyang Chen, doctoral candidate with advisor Dr. Nianli Sang, has his review article accepted for publication in Journal of Biomedicine and Biotechnology.

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  • October

    • Sara Ansaloni Receives Max Planck Post-doctoral Fellowship

      October 29, 2010

      Sara Ansaloni, doctoral candidate with advisor Dr. Aleister Saunders, CoAS, is the recipient of a Max Planck Institute Research Network on Aging Post-doctoral Fellowship.

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    • Matthew Quick Presentation

      October 26, 2010

      Matthew Quick came to Drexel University as part of the Freshman Reading Program to discuss The Silver Linings Playbook. Quick gave a talk about his journey as a writer and encouraged the students to follow their dreams.

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    • Supporting Haitian Infrastructure

      October 21, 2010

      During the past summer, a team of Drexel faculty and staff affiliated with Drexel Engineering Cities Initiative traveled twice to post-earthquake Leogane, Haiti. Professors Franco Montalto, Michael Piasecki, Mimi Sheller, Patrick Gurian, and DECI research coordinator Jen Britton assessed the status of the water and sanitation infrastructure there, and engaged local citizen stakeholders

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    • The Motorcycle Diaries

      October 21, 2010

      International Area Studies presents "The Motorcycle Diaries" in continuation of their international film series. "The Motorcycle Diaries" is an adaptation of a journal written by Ernesto "Che" Guevara de la Serna when he was 23 years old.

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    • Photo of our SPS featured in GradscholShopper website

      October 18, 2010

      A photo of the Drexel Society of Physics Students is featured in the homepage of GradschoolShopper.com. The website, owned by the American Institute of Physics, offers information on graduate programs in physics, astronomy and the physical sciences.

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    • Dig Your Way Out of Debt

      October 13, 2010

      Come learn how to strategically reduce and prevent credit card debt. We will cover budgeting tricks, “good” and “bad” debt, and much more in this financial literacy workshop for women. Alisha Thompson-Adams is an instructor with The Money School in Delaware and has been in the financial services industry for over 10 years. Her mission is to help people become properly protected, debt-free, and financially independent

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    • Syl Cheney-Coker

      October 05, 2010

      Poet Syl Cheney-Coker visited the English and Philosophy Department and gave a talk entitled "The Poetry of a West African Heritage and Beyond: Society, Humanity and the Muse of Exile."

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  • September

  • August

    • Sean Ballentine

      Sean Ballentine Receives National Collegiate Mathematics Championship

      August 25, 2010

      Sean Ballentine was awarded fourth place in this year's National Collegiate Mathematics Championship.

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    • Back to Basics Home Repair

      August 25, 2010

      The Office of Equality and Diversity and The Women's Studies Program will host "Back-to-Basics Home Repair," a special home repair workshop for women, on Wednesday, August 25, 2010 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Intercultural Center, lower level (33rd and Chestnut Streets). This workshop is open to faculty and staff only. The class will cover the basics of home repair tools and materials. Participants will learn types and uses of common household tools as well as how to put together a toolbox and home repair kit.

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    • Department Head Search

      August 20, 2010

      The Department of History & Politics at Drexel University seeks a candidate for the position of Department Head.

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    • Daniel Cross Successfully Defends Dissertation

      August 19, 2010

      Daniel Cross successfully defended his PhD thesis "Representation Theory of Dynamical Systems". Dan's advisor was Dr. Robert Gilmore. Dan found a position at Bryn Mawr College. Congratulations Dan!

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    • Large Synoptic Survey Telescope gets Top Ranking, “a Treasure Trove of Discovery”

      August 13, 2010

      “New Worlds and New Horizons in Astronomy and Astrophysics,” a prestigious committee convened by the National Research Council for the National Academy of Sciences ranked the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) as its top priority for the next large ground‐based astronomical facility.

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    • Black Orpheus

      August 12, 2010

      Join International Area Studies for our international film fest featuring "Black Orpheus". Winner of the Academy Award for best foreign-language film in 1959, Marcel Camus’ "Black Orpheus" (Orfeu Negro) brings the ancient Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice to the twentieth-century madness of Carnival in Rio de Janeiro.

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    • Amy Slaton and Mary Ebeling Receive Grant

      August 01, 2010

      COAS faculty members have received a grant from the National Science Foundation for their project, "Two-Year Colleges and the Invention of Nano-Labor: Between Promise and Possibility."

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  • July

    • Financial Literacy Workshop

      July 07, 2010

      Join Carol Arnott, a certified financial planner whose practice focuses on women-in-transition as she discusses how to invest wisely during difficult financial times.

      5:30-7:00 workshop—Intercultural Center, 1st floor 4:45-5:30 bbq—backside of the Intercultural Center RSVP required. RSVP deadline: July 1st. Space is limited.

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  • June

  • May

    • CoAS Research Day

      May 27, 2010

      There should be a short blurb in this, the ShorterContent field.

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    • Zenghui Liu wins Drexel Teaching Excellence Award

      May 25, 2010

      Zenghui Liu, graduate student, was the recipient of the 2009-10 Teaching Excellence Award, Graduate Studies Office, Drexel University. Congratulations Zenghui!

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    • Writing Awards Ceremony 2010

      May 21, 2010

      The Writing Awards Ceremony took place on Friday, May 21, 2010.

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    • Protecting Ancient Mariners

      May 21, 2010

      Dr. Maria Hnaraki, director of Greek Studies, invites the Drexel community to join the journey of Mediterranean turtles via ARCHELON on Zakynthos, Peloponnesus and Crete on Friday, May 21, 2010 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. in Mitchell Auditorium, Edmund D. Bossone Research Enterprise Center

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    • Dean's Seminar Poster

      Dean's Seminar: How to Solve Physical Problems with Computers

      May 14, 2010

      Speaker: Bo Dong, Drexel University

      Date: May 19, 2010
      Time: 3:30 - 5:00 PM
      Place: Disque Hall, Room 109

      Abstract: Many problems in the physical sciences and engineering can be modeled by differential equations. For complicated mathematical models, exact solutions are often impossible to obtain using analysis tools. Instead, individuals will often use numerical methods (algorithms and computers) to obtain approximate solutions while maintaining reasonable error bounds. In this talk, Dr. Dong will discuss numerical methods for solving mathematical models, in particular, finite element methods for solving differential equations.

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    • Steven Carabello Receives a Sigma Xi Grant-in-Aid Award

      May 12, 2010

      Steven Carabello, graduate student, was awarded a Sigma Xi grant-in-aid for his research proposal "High-resolution studies of superconducting energy gap structure in differential conductance measurements of MgB2-based Josephson Junctions" under the direction of Dr. Roberto Ramos. The Sigma Xi Grant-in-Aid of Research program has a highly competitive application process and only approximately 20% of applicants receive any level of funding.

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    • The Ruth and Eugene Rosenbaum Graduate Teaching Assistant Award 2010 Winners

      May 01, 2010

      Congratulations to our two winners.

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  • April

    • Drexel students inducted into Sigma Pi Sigma

      April 17, 2010

      Steven Carabello, Daniel Cross, Austen Groener, Timothy Jones, Tze Yee Lim, Asher Leff, Sajjan Mehta, Crystal Moorman, Marisa Roman, Kevin Trainer, Stanley Jordan Viss, Douglas Wentzel, Amanda White, and Dr. Joseph Trout, teaching faculty, were inducted into Sigma Pi Sigma National Physics Honor Society. A formal Induction Ceremony and dinner banquet was held on campus on April 17 2010 under the direction of Dr. Roberto Ramos, assistant professor. Amanda White, was selected the Most Outstanding Physics Student.

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    • Micholas Smith won first place in Drexel Research Day

      April 15, 2010

      Micholas Smith, graduate student, won first place for his poster “Effects of Ions on The Folding Dynamics of Amyloid Beta Peptide Fragment (21-30)” in the Computation and Modeling (non-bio) category, Drexel Research Day, Micholas' advisor is Dr. Luis Cruz, associate professor. Great job Micholas!

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    • Language Change and Continuity in Greek

      April 14, 2010

      For the fourth year in a row, Dr. Maria Hnaraki, Director of Greek Studies, is pleased to welcome a Senior Visiting Scholar in the University Seminars Program of the Alexander S. Onassis Public Benefit Foundation.

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    • Africana Studies Presents the Black Power Movement Speaker Series

      April 13, 2010

      Throughout the months of February and March, the Africana Studies program, in conjunction with the College of Arts and Sciences and the Earle Mack School of Law, presented a five-part lecture series in honor of Black History Month. The series explored the rise of African American power in the U.S. from the Black Panther Party to the current “age of Obama.”

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    • Papadakis Performs for Papadakis

      April 09, 2010

      Dr. Maria Hnaraki invites the Drexel community to join Greek Studies for a memorial concert in honor of the late Drexel President Dr. Constantine Papadakis on Friday, April 9, 2010 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Van Rensselaer Hall Living Room (3320 Powelton Avenue). Dr. Papadakis died on April 5, 2009.

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    • Dr. Kali Gross quoted in the Philadelphia Tribune

      April 01, 2010

      Dr. Kali Gross, Associate Professor and Director of Africana Studies, Department of History & Politics, was quoted in the Philadelphia Tribune about the Black Power Series held at Drexel University in Philadelphia.

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    • Dr. Kali Gross Presents a Paper

      April 01, 2010

      Dr. Kali Gross, Associate Professor and Director of Africana Studies, Department of History & Politics, presented on a panel for “Race, Gender and Morality in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries” at the 34th Annual Conference of the National Council for Black Studies”, New Orleans, LA, March 18-21, 2010.

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  • March

    • Amanda White Wins Goldwater Scholarship

      March 31, 2010

      Physics Junior Amanda White has achieved national distinction as a recipient of the prestigious Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship. Amanda was among 278 students chosen from 1,111 nominees who were recognized for success in math, sciences, and engineering. Goldwater Scholars have very impressive academic qualifications. Amanda's career goals include conducting research in the areas of extragalactic astronomy and cosmology, and developing new observational techniques for astronomers.

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    • Pubudu Galwaduge wins award at APS meeting

      March 19, 2010

      Pubudu Galwaduge, undergraduate student in physics, CoAS, won “Best Physics Poster Award” at the 2010 March Meeting of the American Physical Society in Portland, OR, for his poster "Laser Induced Structural Modification in Single-layer and Bilayer Graphene". The work was done under the direction of Dr. Roberto Ramos.

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    • 5th Annual Graduate Student Association Awards 2010

      March 12, 2010

      The 5th Annual Graduate Student Association Award winners

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    • Ricardo Jimenez Visits Drexel

      March 03, 2010

      The College of Arts and Sciences, Africana Studies and Latinos for a United Campus, in association with the National Boricua Human Rights Network, present a discussion with Ricardo Jimenez, former political prisoner and human rights activist, on Wednesday, March 3, 2010 at 5 p.m. in the Anthony J. Drexel Picture Gallery

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  • February

    • Travis Hoppe finalist at Biophysics meeting

      February 24, 2010

      Travis Hoppe, graduate student, was one of the finalists in the Student Research Achievement Award for his poster “Wang-Landau Density of States Calculation in Crowded Protein Environments” presented at the 54th Annual Meeting of the Biophysics Society San Francisco, CA, February 20-24, 2010.

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    • Dr. Goldberg Publishes Popular Science Book

      February 15, 2010

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    • Dr. Robert Zaller Appears in the Movie Art of the Steal

      February 01, 2010

      Dr. Robert Zaller, Professor of History, appears as an expert commentator (and action participant) in The Art of the Steal, a documentary on the Barnes Foundation which, after its premiere at the Toronto and New York film festivals, goes into general national release beginning February 26. The film will be shown locally at the Ritz Five and the Bryn Mawr Film Institute.

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    • Dr. Jonathan Seitz presented at History of Science Society's Annual Meeting

      February 01, 2010

      Dr. Jonathan Seitz, Assistant Teaching Professor in the Department of History & Politics, presented "Franciscans at the Boundaries of the Natural and the Permissible in Early Modern Venice" at the annual meeting of the History of Science Society in Phoenix, Arizona.

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    • Dr. Amy E. Slaton Publishes Book

      February 01, 2010

      Dr. Amy E. Slaton, Associate Professor in the Department of History & Politics, published “Race, Rigor, and Selectivity in U.S. Engineering: The History of an Occupational Color Line” with Harvard University Press, 2010.

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  • January

    • Conversations With a Gender Outlaw

      January 22, 2010

      Author, playwright, and performance artist Kate Bornstein, a male-female transsexual, shared with eager Drexel students her personal and professional perspective on understanding the current binary model of gender identification. Bornstein’s existence contradicts the binary notion of gender as we know it because she identifies herself as neither a man nor a woman.

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    • Society of Physics Students Wins National Award

      January 13, 2010

      For the fourth straight year, the Drexel Chapter of the Society of Physics Students (SPS) received the National Marsh White Outreach Award from the American Institute of Physics. The proposal was written by undergraduate students Wendy Harris, Amanda White, Nick Kruczek and Jerome Mlack. Dr. Roberto Ramos, assistant professor, is the chapter advisor.

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    • Distinguished Visitor Lecture: Integral Geometry as Gelfand's Way of Discovering Mathematics

      January 09, 2010

      This lecture is dedicated to the memory of Israel M. Gelfand (1913-2009), a great mathematician who had a crucial influence on many areas of 20th century mathematics. His active mathematical life spanned nearly 80 years. I was happy to know him for more than 50 years and to collaborate with him on several projects.

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    • History of the Black Power Movement

      January 08, 2010

      Africana Speaker Series presents several engaging events on the "History of the Black Power Movement," with: Dr. Hasan Jeffries, associate professor of History at the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity at Ohio State University, Bobby Seale, founder of the Black Panther party and Dr. Heather Ann Thompson, associate professor of African American Studies at Temple University

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    • Dr. Robert Zaller Publishes Book

      January 01, 2010

      Dr. Robert Zaller, Professor of History, has published The Classic Historians, a book of readings from Herodtus to the present, with Linus Publications.

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    • Dr. Robert Zaller Awarded Gemini Prize

      January 01, 2010

      Dr. Robert Zaller, Professor of History, is the co-recipient of the Gemini Prize in Poetry, awarded by Philadelphia Poets magazine.

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