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2013

  • December

    • Not Just the Koch Brothers: New Drexel Study Reveals Funders Behind the Climate Change Denial Effort

      December 20, 2013

      A new study conducted by Drexel University environmental sociologist Robert J. Brulle, PhD, exposes the organizational underpinnings and funding behind the powerful climate change countermovement. This study marks the first peer-reviewed, comprehensive analysis ever conducted of the sources of funding that maintain the denial effort. Through an analysis of the financial structure of the organizations that constitute the core of the countermovement and their sources of monetary support, Brulle found that, while the largest and most consistent funders behind the countermovement are a number of well-known conservative foundations, the majority of donations are “dark money,” or concealed funding.

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    • The Assignment Was a 15-Page Paper, And They Wrote 97 — And Raised $25,000

      December 19, 2013

      Drexel communication major's senior project is 15 pages. But that didn't stop Farrah Goldsmith and Cherilyn Buscarino from submitting a 97-page report. Still not impressed? The two seniors' endeavor also involved planning a 250-person major fundraising event for the Drexel Smart House (DSH) that raised more than $25,000.

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    • Public Health Prof Receives Award to Survey Public Health Professionals’ Views about the Nature, Importance and Usefulness of Academic Public Health Ethics

      December 18, 2013

      The department of Community and Health & Prevention (CHP) Assistant Professor John Rossi, VMD, M.Bioethics along with co-investigators Michael Yudell, PhD, MPH; Amy Carroll-Scott, PhD, MPH from Drexel’s School of Public Health and Constance Perry,  PhD,  of Drexel’s College of Nursing and Health Professions, was awarded a $7,520 grant

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    • STS Prof Receives Award to Measure Perceptions of Environmental Health Risk Against City Planning Priorities

      December 18, 2013

      Science, Technology and Society Assistant Professor Alison Kenner, PhD, along with co-investigators Igor Burstyn, PhD, from Drexel’s School of Public Health and John Lee, MPH, of the Clean Air Council, was awarded an $11,000 grant from the Social Science Research Fund

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    • A.J. Drexel Institute for Energy and the Environment

      Drexel Opens A.J. Drexel Institute for Energy and the Environment

      December 16, 2013

      Drexel University is opening a new research institute that will strive to answer some of the most challenging questions about energy and environmental sustainability facing the nation today. The A.J. Drexel Institute for Energy and the Environment will look at the science, economics and politics that influence decisions about energy and the environment; and serve as a resource for decision makers both in the region and around the world.

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    • Xiaobo Bai Published Paper in The Journal of Cell Biology

      December 16, 2013

      Xiaobo Bai published a paper in the December issue of The Journal of Cell Biology.

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    • Stephanie Manasse Receives Double Honors

      December 11, 2013

      Stephanie Manasse, doctoral student in clinical psychology received a $1500 Psi Chi Graduate Research Grant to support her thesis project and was also named Meritorious Student winner by the Society of Behavioral Medicine in recognition of her poster submission.

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    • Faculty Extracurriculars: The Wildlife Photographer

      December 11, 2013

      Contrary to popular belief, faculty do not evaporate outside the walls of the classroom. Drexel Prof Christian Hunold shares the extracurricular exploits that keeps him connected and inspired—in and outside of the classroom.

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    • What Does an STS Student Look Like?

      December 10, 2013

      Joe Kyle and Melanie Jeske are both in the accelerated BS/MS program in science, technology and society (i.e. they will graduate with undergrad and grad degrees from Drexel in just five years). But although they may be in the same program, they're on two distinct paths.

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    • Drexel Psychologist Hosts "Talking About Kids" Radio Series on WPHT Philadelphia

      December 06, 2013

      Drexel psychologist and Emeritus Professor Myrna Shure, PhD, will host "Talking About Kids," a live radio series airing this winter on Talk Radio 1210 WPHT Philadelphia. Made possible by the Huston and Clayman Family Foundations, the series will feature four Drexel psychology professors who will discuss topics ranging from bullying and peer pressure to military families coping with loved ones away for the holidays. Tune in live on WPHT (1210 AM).

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    • Drexel University Physics Students Win National Recognition

      December 06, 2013

      The Drexel University chapter of the Society of Physics Students (SPS) has won an Outstanding Chapter Award from the SPS National Office. This is the fifth time the chapter has been recognized for its excellence as a top-tier student-led physics club, a designation given to fewer than 10 percent of all SPS chapters at universities in the United States.

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    • Drexel Peer Readers Present at National Conference

      December 05, 2013

      Drexel Writing Center (DWC) peer readers Drew Houriet and Jen Jolles, undergraduate English majors, and Mesha Roy Paladhi, undergraduate biological sciences major, presented "What's In A Name: The Peer Reader In Context," at the National Conference on Peer Tutoring of Writing in Tampa on Saturday, November 2, 2013. Houriet, Jolles and Paladhi presented alongside Rachel Wenrick, associate director of the DWC, and Janel McCloskey, coordinator for writing in the DWC.

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    • Art Nezu, PhD, Appointed to International Advisory Group

      December 04, 2013

      Art Nezu, PhD, Distinguished University Professor of Psychology, has recently been appointed to the International Advisory Group and Consensus Panel that will develop the protocol for CONSORT-SPI. CONSORT-SPI will be the journal article reporting guidelines that represents an extension of the original Consolidated Standards of Reporting Trials (CONSORT) Statement, but specific to Social and Psychological Interventions (SPI).

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    • Drexel grad student has one of the 'worst jobs in science’

      December 03, 2013

      Jake Owens wasn't surprised that his stint collecting data from an African bush-meat market was named one of the 'worst jobs in science' in the November issue of Popular Science magazine.

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  • November

    • Fossils in the Big Apple and Other Urban Paleontology Adventures

      November 21, 2013

      There are fossils in New York’s Grand Central Station. It’s not a traveling museum exhibit. It’s not an exhibit at all. Hundreds of millions of years in the past, the limestone used to construct the station’s floors was formed through the accumulation of ancient marine life. You can still see impressions of some of those life forms today if you know what to look for.

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    • Tara McNair Receives NDLW Award

      November 14, 2013

      Tara McNair received an award from Drexel University for her outstanding work on behalf of online learning in the College of Arts and Sciences as part of Drexel's celebration of National Distance Learning Week.

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    • Mica Matlack's Job is to Turn Pages in a Book, and it Might Make You Jealous

      November 12, 2013

      She grew up in Audubon, N.J, but Mica Matlack never really thought about her hometown’s name until she started her co-op at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University. The junior communications major

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    • Distinguished Chemistry Alumni Award 2013

      November 05, 2013

      The Department of Chemistry was pleased to present its 2013 Distinguished Chemistry Alumnus Award to Professor Frank Jordan of Rutgers Newark.  Dr. Jordon received his BS in Chemistry from Drexel in 1964.

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    • <i>(1)ne Drop: Shifting the Lens on Race</i> seeks to challenge narrow perceptions of what Blackness is and what it looks like

      New Book on Racial Identity by Dr. Yaba Blay to be Released on Black Friday with Launch Party at the Painted Bride

      November 04, 2013

      On Black Friday, Nov. 29, a new book on racial identity by Drexel University’s Dr. Yaba Blay, one of today’s leading voices on colorism and global skin color politics, will be released from Blay’s recently launched independent press, Black Print Press. To celebrate the release, a launch party will take place at The Painted Bride Art Center (230 Vine St.) on Nov. 29 from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. A concurrent photography exhibition is currently on display at The Painted Bride through Dec. 21.

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  • October

  • September

    • Changing Attitudes Toward Driving and the Automobile

      September 30, 2013

      Dr. Mimi Sheller, the Director of Drexel's Center for Mobilities, Research and Policy and a professor of Sociology was recently on "Radio Times", to discuss the changing attitudes toward driving and the automobile, and to look at what all this means for cities, the auto industry, and the next generation of drivers and their way of life.

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    • Publication Announcement of New Book co-authored by Psychology Faculty Members and Colleague

      September 29, 2013

      Drs. Chris Maguth and Arthur Nezu are pleased to announce the release of their newest book, which is devoted to providing readers with a state of the art guide to the competencies required for the specialty practice of cognitive and behavioral psychology.

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    • APBB Names Award in Honor of Art Nezu

      September 29, 2013

      By virtue of Dr. Art Nezu’s contributions in promoting diversity in professional psychology, the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP) has named an annual dissertation award in his honor—the “Arthur M. Nezu, PhD, ABPP Dissertation Diversity Award.”

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    • Art Nezu Elected to Chair-Elect

      September 29, 2013

      Dr. Art Nezu, Distinguished University Professor of Psychology, was recently elected by the Council of Editors of the American Psychological Association to be its Chair-Elect for 2014 and Chair in 2015.

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    • The TakeControl app for binge eating provides an alert: "You are currently at risk. Would you like assistance?"

      New Mobile App and Talk Therapies for Binge Eating Disorder

      September 27, 2013

      Two new treatment methods under investigation at Drexel University aim to help people reduce binge-eating behavior. One is a smartphone app designed to alert peopleat times when they are at risk for binge behaviors, among a comprehensive suite of other features. Another treatment is a new, evidence-based approach to small-group behavioral therapy.

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    • Dr. Kariamu Welsh

      African Dance Pioneer Dr. Kariamu Welsh to Demonstrate, Discuss Umfundalai Dance Technique at Drexel

      September 26, 2013

      Guggenheim Award-winning dance scholar and choreographer Dr. Kariamu Welsh, the creator of the African dance technique Umfundalai, will join Drexel University for a discussion and demonstration on Thursday, Oct. 17, at 7 p.m.

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    • Past Weight Loss an Overlooked Factor in Disordered Eating

      September 24, 2013

      Due to a complex and vicious cycle of biological and behavioral factors, dieters and weight loss researchers know, the more weight you’ve lost, the harder it is to keep it off. But eating disorder research has largely overlooked this influence, and Dr. Michael Lowe, a professor of psychology at Drexel University, has published a flurry of research studies showing that needs to change.

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    • Pioneering Ecologist Dr. Ruth Patrick Dies

      September 24, 2013

      Dr. Ruth Patrick, a freshwater ecologist whose pioneering research on water pollution set the stage for the modern environmental movement, died Monday, Sept. 23. She was 105 years old.

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    • Q&A With Daniel Friedheim: U.S. Policy in Syria Today

      September 17, 2013

      With a heated debate raging over what actions should be taken in response to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s suspected chemical attack thought to have killed more than 1,000 civilians—including hundreds of children—DrexelNow checked in with Daniel Friedheim to hear his thoughts on a possible military strike against Syria.

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    • A 7-Year-Old’s Dreadlocks Inspire Project Affirming Natural Black Beauty

      September 17, 2013

      Seven-year-old Tiana Parker was sent home from school on her first day…because of her hair. The elementary school in Tulsa, Oklahoma, deemed the dreadlocks she wore under her big, pink bow to be “faddish,” and, thus, “unacceptable.”

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    • 'Interview' Beams Drexel, Famous Guests to 400 TV Stations

      September 17, 2013

      When she sat down for her first episode of "The Drexel InterView," Paula Marantz Cohen hoped she could help show the world just how big Drexel's intellectual tent was, that it was a place for humanities scholars as well as scientists and engineers.

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      Q&A With Daniel Friedheim: U.S. Policy in Syria Today

      September 13, 2013

      With a heated debate raging over what actions should be taken in response to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s suspected chemical attack thought to have killed more than 1,000 civilians—including hundreds of childrenDrexelNow checked in with Daniel Friedheim to hear his thoughts on a possible military strike against Syria.

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    • The Hispaniola Lakes Project

      September 12, 2013

      The island of Hispaniola holds the two largest landlocked bodies of water in the Caribbean, Lakes Enriquillo and Azuei (also known as Lake Saumatre), with surface areas (as of March 2013) of approximately 350 km2 and 140 km2, respectively.

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    • Drexel Provides Tool Kit to Build Peace

      September 12, 2013

      The International Day of Peace is quickly approaching, and Drexel is planning its first teach-in for peacebuilding as a prelude to the big day on Sept. 21. Thanks to a grant from the United States Institute of Peace (USIP), Drexel is putting on a full-fledged educational event

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    • Bureau of Justice Assistance Announces New Awardees of Neighborhood Revitalization Grant at Drexel

      September 10, 2013

      The nation’s leading community development support organization, the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), will host a meeting at Drexel University on September 11 and 12, during which the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance will announce the new class of awardees of its Byrne Criminal Justice Innovation (BCJI) grant.

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  • August

    • 'We Created Hugo Chávez'

      'We Created Hugo Chávez'

      August 30, 2013

      In this excerpt from his recently released book, Drexel political science professor George Ciccariello-Maher argues that discussions about Venezuelan politics far too often focused on Hugo Chávez, the man who sat in the president’s office, rather than the movement—and the people—who put him there.

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      Double Lives: Ken Lacovara Raises Tiny Dinosaurs in his Backyard

      August 23, 2013

      For Ken Lacovara, an associate professor in the College of Arts & Science’s Biodiversity, Earth & Environmental Science (BEES) department, a typical day of studying prehistoric fossils might begin when he eats eggs from the dinosaurs roaming his backyard.

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    • Kristina Patrick Published as First Author in Pediatrics

      August 21, 2013

      Through collaboration with pediatric neuropsychologists from Kennedy Krieger Institute, PhD student Kristina Patrick and mentor Doug Chute examined the utility of the Colorado Learning Difficulties Questionnaire as a screening tool for learning disabilities.

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    • Drexel Students Write "Life Journals" for Local Hospice Patients

      August 20, 2013

      “A Beautiful Life” is a community-based learning course in the Department of English & Philosophy which pairs students with a patient in an area hospice or home to pen a “life journal” that will chronicle the patient’s life experiences for their family and loved ones. Taught by Kenneth Bingham, a teaching professor of English, the 11 students range in areas of study from biology to English, film, nursing and psychology.

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    • Drexel Experts Available to Comment on 50th Anniversary of March on Washington

      August 15, 2013

      On August 28, citizens from across the country will converge on our nation’s capital to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the historic March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. President Obama will honor the anniversary of the famous civil rights march by speaking from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, the same place that Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech. Experts at Drexel University in Philadelphia are available to assist the news media with their coverage of the event and its implications from a variety of perspectives.

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    • Memorial Announced for Dr. Nunzio Pernicone

      August 14, 2013

      The Department of History & Politics and the College of Arts & Sciences will host a memorial in honor of Dr. Nunzio Pernicone on Thursday, September 26, at 5:30, in the Drexel Picture Gallery

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    • David DeMatteo Elected APA Division 41 Fellow

      August 09, 2013

      David DeMatteo, JD, PhD, was elected a Fellow of the American Psychological Association (APA) for Division 41, American Psychology-Law Society.

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    • Why Can't Snakes Cross the Road?

      August 02, 2013

      Why can’t the pine snakes cross the road? Hint: New Jersey traffic might have something to do with it. Drexel students will bring to light these and other findings about the plight, perils and peculiarities of the Northern Pine Snake in several presentations and posters at the Ecological Society of America annual meeting next week (ESA 2013), based on their research with Dr. Walt Bien’s Laboratory of Pinelands Research in the New Jersey Pinelands.

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    • Haney-Caron, LaDuke, and King Elected to American Psychology - Law Society

      August 02, 2013

      The Drexel University Department of Psychology was well-represented in the recent elections for the Student Section Committee of the American Psychology-Law Society (APA Division 41).

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    • A Day in the Life: Prof’s Adventures in Costa Rica

      August 01, 2013

      The drive up the mountain to my field site in Monteverde, Costa Rica never fails to amaze. The way is long and jarring, unpaved and rocky, but magical to a tropical ecologist—a succession of forest types (dry, montane, cloud) replace each other along the way. Short distances bring dramatic elevation changes in this steep terrain.

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  • July

    • New Book by Drexel’s Dr. Yaba Blay Explores Racial Identity and Skin Color Politics

      July 31, 2013

      What does it mean to be Black? Is Blackness a matter of biology or consciousness? What determines who is Black and who is not? A new book by Dr. Yaba Blay, an assistant professor and co-director of the Africana Studies program in Drexel University’s College of Arts and Sciences, seeks to challenge narrow perceptions of what Blackness is and what it looks like.  

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    • Dr. Dolinski Receives Kaufman Foundation Award

      July 25, 2013

      The Charles E. Kaufman Foundation announced its first series of grants to support cutting-edge scientific research. Dr. Michelle Dolinski was the recipient of a New Investigator Research category for her research on “Solid Xenon Bolometers for Radiation Detection.”

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    • Cracking Alzheimer's with Fruit Flies

      July 25, 2013

      With the help of the tiny, remarkable fruit fly, two Drexel researchers aim to speed up science’s understanding of a disease that affects more than 5 million Americans. Two Drexel University scientists have developed a powerful Drosophila model to study better the progression of Alzheimer’s disease as well as to screen in a quicker and cheaper fashion potential drugs.

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    • Evan Forman Receives Prestigious Appointments

      July 24, 2013

      Evan Forman, Ph.D., Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of Psychology, was named Managing Editor of PsychologicalTreatments.org, which is a large-impact effort of the Division of Clinical Psychology of the American Psychological Association (APA) to name, categorize and disseminate empirically-supported psychological treatments to clinicians, policy makers, and the general public.

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    • Donald Tibbs

      Where Do We Go From the George Zimmerman Trial? Panel Will Discuss Race, Justice and Activism at Drexel

      July 23, 2013

      The Africana Studies program in Drexel University’s College of Arts and Sciences will host a candid panel discussion on race, justice and activism on Saturday, July 27. The discussion and question-and-answer session will take place from 2 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. in Room 120 of the Papadakis Integrated Sciences Building (33rd and Chestnut Streets). It is free and open to the public.

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    • Drexel’s Moth Goes Full Circle

      July 23, 2013

      It was a surprise to Jon Gelhaus, curator of entomology at the Academy of Natural Sciences, when he came across the photo of a modest-looking moth in a book a few months ago. It was an ordinary-looking brown moth, not unlike a dried leaf. The surprise was its name, Datana drexelii.

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    • Chemistry Prof Presents at White House

      July 23, 2013

      Research in the science world is often done behind closed doors, never seeing the light of day until publication. For Drexel’s Dr. Jean-Claude Bradley, however, this is not the case. In 2006, Bradley, an associate professor of chemistry, coined the term “Open Notebook Science” to describe a way of doing science in which researchers make their work freely available to the public in real time.

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    • Students Take a Literary Tour of Haiti

      July 23, 2013

      While most Drexel students were enjoying their week off this spring, 10 industrious dragons travelled to Port-Au-Prince, Haiti for a firsthand look at the role of literature in the country’s efforts to rebuild after the 2010 earthquake

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    • New Courses for Fall Quarter

      July 22, 2013

      Looking to branch out this fall? Try one of our new electives. Ditch the classroom for a writing workshop that meets in museums, contemplate the mind-bending concept of time, or examine the “culture of poverty” in a deeply personal way.

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    • Sandy Provides New Answers to Old Questions for BEES Professor

      July 18, 2013

      Tracy Quirk, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biodiversity, Earth and Environmental Science at Drexel University, had been performing wetland research for several years at monitoring sites in Barnegat and Delaware Bays in New Jersey.

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    • Farmland, Homes and Hope Disappear with Rising Waters in Haiti

      July 17, 2013

      Joseph is a truck driver from Fonds-Parisien, Haiti, who has nine children. His family has lived by Lake Azuei for generations. In the past 10 years, the lake has risen more than 10 meters and has doubled in size, from 155 square kilometers in 2004 to 354 square kilometers today.

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    • Mitchell D'Rozario

      Grad Student Helps Peers Strengthen Teaching Skills

      July 01, 2013

      When grad student Mitchell D'Rozario noticed his fellow teaching assistants struggling to be prepared to teach classes, he created workshops to help them strengthen their skills.

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    • Mitchell DRozario - Featured Graduate Student Profile

      July 01, 2013

      Graduate Student Mitchell D'Rozario was featured in Drexel Now.

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    • The End of Car Culture

      July 01, 2013

      Mimi Sheller, Director of the mCenter at Drexel, is quoted in a New York Times Sunday Review article by Elisabeth Rosenthal on the end of car culture. Rosenthal asks whether we are reaching the end of 20th century car culture, with growing evidence that the U.S. reached “peak driving” and is now in a downturn.

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  • June

    • How do you pack for a summer trip to the end of the Earth (for science)?

      June 27, 2013

      “Ice. Rock. Water. That’s what’s there,” Ted Daeschler said, discussing his upcoming field research expedition to Ellesmere Island in the Canadian Arctic.And that’s about all that’s there. No trees to cut down for firewood. No roads, houses, stores, or built civilization, apart from one small town on the far southern end of the island. Ellesmere, which sits above the Arctic Circle and is more northerly than any part of Alaska, is not exactly an ideal spot for a summer camping trip. There isn’t even much soil to sink tent stakes into.

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    • History and Politics Department Head Discusses Supreme Court Ruling on DOMA and Prop 8

      June 26, 2013

      Dr. Scott Barclay discusses the impact of today's long-anticipated Supreme Court rulings on DOMA and Prop 8 and how the decisions will affect same-sex couples in California and across the country.

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    • Border Work

      June 26, 2013

      The U.S. Senate Immigration Bill calls for $40 billion in spending to build 700 miles of fencing, double the number of border agents to 40,000, and expand surveillance technologies such as drones and thermal imaging cameras on the U.S.-Mexico border.

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    • Biology Major Sinks Teeth Into Co-op Experience

      June 25, 2013

      Some students are lucky if they can work part time or full time at their co-op once it is finished, but biology major Victor Fiore is planning on spending all three co-ops, as well as the time in between, as a dental intern at Gilbert Dental Care, a bit of a change up for someone who originally wanted to be a pediatric doctor.

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    • Psychology-Led Teams Awarded $250,000 to Develop Behavioral Health Management Tools

      June 20, 2013

      Two teams of Drexel researchers, led by Drs. Evan Forman and Brian Daly of the psychology department, have been given seven months and $250,000 each from Shire Pharmaceuticals to develop a self-management tool that will aid patients with behavioral health disorders.

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    • Physics Grad Discusses Her Work at Drexel and Her Future at Duke

      June 17, 2013

      Physics senior Wendy Harris has made quite an impression during her time at Drexel. As the recent graduate prepares for her next step as a Ph.D. candidate at Duke, she leaves behind a legacy of outreach and inspiration.

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    • Chris Diaz Awarded Pat Tillman Scholarship

      June 11, 2013

      Chris Diaz, a junior psychology major in the College of Arts and Sciences and United States Navy Veteran, has been awarded the Pat Tillman Scholarship from the Pat Tillman Foundation.

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    • 2013 Graduate Student Award Winners

      June 10, 2013

      Congratulations to Physics graduate students Kelly Douglass and Erica Caden for winning the Teaching Assistance Excellence Award and the Doctoral Research Excellence Award respectively. They received their award plaque on Graduate Student Day at a reception in the Great Court on May 23, 2013. Both awards were presented by the Office of Graduate Studies.

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    • Emeritus Professor Donald Bersoff Speaks at White House Conference on Mental Health

      June 10, 2013

      Professor Donald Bersoff was an invited speaker at the White House Conference on Mental Health on June 3. Bersoff, an emeritus professor in both the Psychology Department and in the Earle Mack School of Law and current president of the American Psychological Association...

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      Building Collapse experts

      June 07, 2013

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    • 2013 Pi Sigma Alpha Initiates

      June 07, 2013

      In a ceremony on Monday, June 3, the Department of History & Politics welcomed the 2013 initiates to the national political science honor society, Pi Sigma Alpha. Each spring, the department invites new members to Drexel's local chapter.

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  • May

    • Passing of Dr. Nunzio Pernicone, Department of History & Politics

      May 31, 2013

      It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Dr. Nunzio Pernicone, professor in the Department of History and Politics.

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    • New History Honor Society Members

      May 30, 2013

      In a ceremony on Thursday, May 23, the Department of History & Politics welcomed the 2013 initiates to the national history honor society, Phi Alpha Theta. Each spring, the department invites new members to Drexel's local chapter.

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    • Partnership with Shire Pharmaceuticals

      May 24, 2013

      Shire Pharmaceuticals, as part of an "innovation partnership pilot" with Drexel, issued a request for proposals to create an innovative patient management tool that can have a real impact on patients in the areas of behavioral health.

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    • The Friends That Study Together Stay Together

      May 24, 2013

      Friday night parties took on a whole new meaning when Kailey Kluge, a pre-junior international area studies student, and Alex Sevit, biomedical engineering BS/MS ’15 and Goldwater Scholar, were filling out their respective scholarship applications.

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    • Sepphoris: From Galilean Town to Roman Polis

      May 24, 2013

      The Judaic Studies Program and the Anthropology Program of the Department of Culture & Communication of Drexel University present “Sepphoris: From Galilean Town to Roman Polis” a lecture by Dr. Zeev Weiss, Eleazar L. Sukenik Professor of Archaeology, Institute of Archaeology,

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    • Drexel Announces 2013 Honorary Degree Recipients

      May 23, 2013

      Drexel University will celebrate its 126th commencement on its University City campus with five separate ceremonies honoring Drexel’s graduating class on June 14 and June 15. More than 5,000 students will receive a degree from Drexel this year. The ceremonies will be held at Drexel’s John A. Daskalakis Athletic Center, 33rd and Market Streets. Drexel will award 13 honorary degrees to prominent individuals distinguished in their fields.

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    • CoAS Honors Day Winners

      May 23, 2013

      Congratulations to the following Physics undergraduate students who have won awards at the CoAS Honors Day event, held on May 23, 2013, at Behrakis Grand Hall.

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    • PR and Marketing Students Work Together to Win Inaugural Case Competition

      May 23, 2013

      Before class one fateful morning, communications student Patrick Medeo began his daily routine by checking his email. His eyes widened as he read an invitation to participate in a PR/Marketing Case Competition, sponsored by LeBow College of Business and the College of Arts and Sciences. As he leaned to the person on his right to share his excitement

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    • Co-op Leads Drexel Student to Valleys and Mountains of Mongolia

      May 22, 2013

      Environmental science pre-junior Anna Gourlay wasn’t looking to go international for her first co-op experience, but somehow she ended up camping in Mongolia. Gourlay worked as an assistant staff scientist at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University. The two-month, paid co-op was with the Academy’s fisheries and watershed scientists.

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    • Rescuing Cities, Schools and Students: New Models for Municipal Banking Forum to be Held at Drexel

      May 22, 2013

      A public forum entitled “Rescuing Cities, Schools and Students: New Models for Municipal Banking” will be held at Drexel University on Thursday, May 23, sponsored by Drexel's Center for Public Policy, the Pennsylvania Project and the Public Banking Institute.

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    • Mathematics Major Receives Goldwater Scholarship

      May 22, 2013

      Mathematics and computer science major Andrew Zigerelli was one of four Drexel students to take home the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship this year. Established by Congress in 1986, the scholarship is awarded to the country’s top undergraduate students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

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    • Academy of Natural Sciences to Provide Scientific Guidance in Coordinated Region-Wide Watershed Protection

      May 21, 2013

      The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University has received a major grant from the William Penn Foundation to support watershed protection and restoration in the Delaware watershed that is intended to coordinate and demonstrate a region-wide impact on improving water quality.

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    • Psychology Students Receive Prestigious Awards and Grants

      May 19, 2013

      A number of students in the Department of Psychology have received prestigious awards and grants.

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    • Tips on How to Write a NSF Social Science Proposal with Dr. Carol Mershon

      May 17, 2013

      Are you interested in applying for a NSF grant? If so, Dr. Carol Mershon, an Associate Professor of Politics at the University of Virginia and a former NSF program directorfor a free luncheon, where she will discuss NSF grant proposals and offer valuable tips for successful proposal submission.

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    • Spring Fling

      May 16, 2013

      The Science, Technology and Society program will host a “Spring Fling” on Thursday, May 23, 2013 from 3:30 PM to 6:30 PM at 1st Floor Gallery of the Intercultural Center (30 S. 33rd Street). The Spring Fling is an opportunity for current and prospective STS students to swap tales and eat food with the program director, faculty, classmates, and alumni as we celebrate the new STS faculty, recently published faculty books and research, and most importantly “What’s New” in STS.

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    • Two Weeks Remain to See First-Ever Exhibition of Art and Archival Artifact Highlights from Drexel’s Collections

      May 16, 2013

      Only two weeks remain to see the most treasured works of art and archival artifacts from around Drexel University displayed together for the first time in Drexel’s history. The exhibition, entitled A Legacy of Art, Science & Industry: Highlights from the Collections of Drexel University, features approximately 90 objects spanning the 15th through 20th centuries, including paintings, sculptures, prints and drawings, rare books, historical documents, political posters, historical costumes and even a surgical amputation kit.

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    • The Aluminum Dreams that Lost Their Shine

      May 16, 2013

      Broadcasting on the Mobility Channel of the Mobile Lives Forum, mCenter Director Mimi Sheller discusses her forthcoming book Aluminum Dreams: Lightness, Speed, Modernity (MIT Press, 2014)

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      Q&A with Scott Barclay: The Future of Same-Sex Marriage in the United States

      May 15, 2013

      Minnesota recently became the 12th state to pass a same-sex marriage bill in the United States—now one third of the nation is making strides toward gender and sexual equality. Drexel’s Dr. Scott Barclay, head of the College of Arts and Sciences’ Department of History and Politics, weighs in on this trend and the remaining states hanging in the marriage-equality balance.

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    • Drexel Physics Prof Explores Symmetry in New Pop Science Book

      May 15, 2013

      Pop science fans, physics nerds and newbies alike are in for a captivating read. Physics Professor David Goldberg’s new book, The Universe in the Rearview Mirror: How Hidden Symmetries Shape Reality, has been met with tremendous reviews.

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    • Dr. Tracy Quirk Named SCH Kleckner Scientist in Residence

      May 15, 2013

      Dr. Tracy Quirk, assistant professor in the Department of Biodiversity, Earth and Environmental Science, was named the Kleckner Scientist in Residence at Springside Chestnut Hill Academy (SCH), a college preparatory school in Philadelphia.

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    • Wall Street

      ‘Rescuing Cities, Schools and Students: New Models for Municipal Banking’ Forum at Drexel , May 23

      May 14, 2013

      A public forum entitled “Rescuing Cities, Schools and Students: New Models for Municipal Banking” will be held at Drexel University on Thursday, May 23, sponsored by Drexel University's Center for Public Policy, the Pennsylvania Project and the Public Banking Institute.

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    • A Dream Realized: Drexel Student to Study Abroad in Russia

      May 13, 2013

      Kailey Kluge’s friends used to tease her about becoming a Russian spy in a Bond movie, but it seems as though she’ll be working on the other side now that she was named a Boren Scholar last month.

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    • Deirdre Franklin, MSPP Student's Nonprofit Pinups for Pitbulls Featured on CBS Philly

      May 10, 2013

      MSPP student, Deirdre Franklin was featured on CBS Philly, promoting her nonprofit organization, Pinups for Pitbulls, on April 30, 2013. Pinups for Pitbulls helps animal rescue organizations and brings awareness to issues like Breed Specific Legislation, which targets pit bull-type dogs and restricts, and sometimes bans, people from owning that breed. Please click here to watch the video, and here for the accompanying article.

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    • David DeMatteo Testifies at Special Hearing on Mental Health Issues and the Criminal Justice System

      May 10, 2013

      On May 9th, Dave DeMatteo testified before the Pennsylvania House Democratic Policy Committee in Harrisburg in a special hearing on mental health issues and the criminal justice system.

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    • Differential Mobilities Begins Today

      May 08, 2013

      From May 8-11, 2013 the Mobile Media Lab in the Communication Studies department of Concordia University in Montreal will be hosting Differential Mobilities: Movement and Mediation in Networked Societies. This international conference is sponsored by the Pan-American Mobilities Network, in association with the European Cosmobilities Network.

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    • Meghann Galloway selected for a Public Interest Policy Internship

      May 06, 2013

      Meghann Galloway, a third year student in the JD/PhD program in law and psychology mentored by Dr. David DeMatteo, was recently selected for a Public Interest Policy Internship in the APA's Public Interest Government Relations Office.

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    • Finding Galileo Galilei

      May 06, 2013

      In the spirit of this year’s Great Works Symposium theme, “Frontiers in Science,” Dr. Jonathon Seitz and Dr. Lloyd Ackert from the Department of History and Politics co-led a winter course entitled "Celebrity Science: Heretics and Geniuses."

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    • New Summer Philosophy Courses

      May 06, 2013

      Students looking to add new courses to their summer schedules can explore the philosophy of sport, science, literature and “queer theory” in these exciting courses!

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    • PNS Student Award Winners

      May 03, 2013

      Two students in the Department of Psychology have won awards.

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    • Urban Vitality and the Arts

      May 02, 2013

      The artist team Ecoarttech (Leila Nadir and Cary Pepperment) will be presenting a Philadelphia premier of their work Indeterminate Hikes+ as part of the class Urban Vitality & the Arts, taught by Mimi Sheller and Hana Iverson. Ecoarttech work on the overlapping terrain between “nature”, built environments, mobility and electronic spaces and technologies.

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    • Inside-Out Prison Exchange Course Expands Beyond Criminal Justice Courses

      May 02, 2013

      Last spring, Drexel’s first Inside-Out course offered students the chance to get out of the classroom and learn in a prison. Now, more than a year later, the five Inside-Out courses that will be held for the summer term of the 2013-14 school year will let students learn not only at a prison but also at a farm, a senior citizen home and an enterprise center.

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    • What I'm Reading: Eva Thury

      May 02, 2013

      For associate professor of English and philosophy Eva Thury, it all started on Pinterest. It was on this social sharing website that she found a new favorite author, John Green. After pinning a quote of his to her board labeled “So True,” Thury was inspired to learn more about Green. Her research eventually led her to his best-selling book, The Fault in Our Stars.

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  • April

    • Rising Waters in Haiti and Dominican Republic: Where Will the Villagers Go?

      April 29, 2013

      Spring break in the Caribbean conjures up images of days on the beach and nights in the clubs. But for Dr. Mimi Sheller, director of the Mobilities Center in Drexel’s College of Arts and Sciences, it meant something very different: trying to understand the effects of a climate-related or geological phenomenon that is imperiling two lakes on the border between Haiti and the Dominican Republic.

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    • Award-Winning Author Michelle Alexander to Speak at Drexel about Racial Bias in the Criminal Justice System

      April 26, 2013

      Acclaimed civil rights lawyer, advocate and award-winning author Michelle Alexander will join Drexel University on Monday, May 6 from 6 – 9 p.m. for a discussion about racial bias in the criminal justice system. The event will take place in the Main Auditorium in Drexel’s Main Building (32nd and Chestnut Streets). A book signing and reception will follow the lecture.

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    • “Aluminum Wars," A talk by Mimi Sheller, PhD

      April 23, 2013

      Dr. Mimi Sheller will be speaking on “Aluminum Wars” at the research Seminar of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University on Friday, April 26th. All seminars are held at 12 noon in the Academy’s Ewell Sale Stewart Library & Archives unless otherwise noted. These technical seminars are intended for scientists and college-level students. Guests from other research and higher education institutions and organizations are encouraged to attend.

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    • Drexel Engages Science and Technology Communities at Philadelphia Science Festival and Philly Tech Week

      April 17, 2013

      As part of city’s vibrant scientific and technological community, Drexel University will play a big role in the 2013 Philadelphia Science Festival and Philly Tech Week on April 18-28. From a 29-story video game, to cutting-edge robotics, to an interactive Jazz concert, Drexel’s students, faculty and professional staff will be part of the programming for both week-long celebrations of the inquisitive and innovative spirits that are part of the fabric of the city.

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    • Drexel Engages Science and Technology Communities at Philadelphia Science Festival and Philly Tech Week

      April 17, 2013

      As part of city’s vibrant scientific and technological community, Drexel University will play a big role in the 2013 Philadelphia Science Festival and Philly Tech Week on April 18-28. From a 29-story video game, to cutting-edge robotics, to an interactive Jazz concert, Drexel’s students, faculty and professional staff will be part of the programming for both week-long celebrations of the inquisitive and innovative spirits that are part of the fabric of the city.

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    • Drexel at Philadelphia Science Festival and Philly Tech Week

      April 16, 2013

      As part of city’s vibrant scientific and technological community, Drexel University will play a big role in the 2013 Philadelphia Science Festival and Philly Tech Week on April 18-28. From a 29-story video game, to cutting-edge robotics, to an interactive Jazz concert, Drexel’s students, faculty and professional staff will be part of the programming for both week-long celebrations of the inquisitive and innovative spirits that are part of the fabric of the city.

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    • New Courses Break Barriers

      April 16, 2013

      Students looking for something different this summer should consider three new courses offered by the Community Inside-Out Program. Drexel undergraduates will have the opportunity to learn alongside West Philly residents as they work to transform empty lots into green spaces; offer recommendations on affordable housing policies; and document the lives of long-time residents. Interested? Attend one of the information sessions listed below!

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    • Psychology Sweeps Awards at COAS Research Day

      April 15, 2013

      Student scholars in the humanities, social sciences, natural and physical sciences presented their research at the annual College of Arts and Sciences Research Day on Tuesday, April 9, 2013 in Behrakis Grand Hall.

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    • 2013 CoAS Research Day Winners

      April 11, 2013

      Student scholars in the humanities, social sciences, natural and physical sciences presented their research at the annual College of Arts and Sciences Research Day on Tuesday, April 9, 2013 in Behrakis Grand Hall. Over 130 students presented on topics ranging from post-traumatic stress disorder and dark matter, to infertility treatment and urban access to healthy foods.

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    • At Drexel, Psychology Grad Student Carves Her Own Niche

      April 11, 2013

      As a student of psychology, Adrienne Juarascio wasn’t satisfied with the current treatment for eating disorders. “It seems like our standard treatments just aren’t enough,” said Juarascio, a student in the clinical psychology doctoral program. “There’s a lot of room for improvement. There are cognitive behavior therapies, but they’re not entirely effective.”

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      Arianna Huffington Joins Drexel for a Discussion on the Future of Traditional and Social Media on April 30

      April 10, 2013

      Journalist and entrepreneur Arianna Huffington will join Drexel University on Tuesday, April 30, as the College of Arts and Sciences’ third lecturer in their annual Distinguished Lecture Series. Joining neuroscientist David Eagleman and acclaimed author Sir Salman Rushdie on the growing list of accomplished distinguished lecturers, Huffington will explore "The Brave New World of the 'New Media': How Social Media Has Revolutionized the Communications Landscape."

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    • Monkey Film Premieres in U.S., Encourages Biodiversity Protection in African Nation

      April 09, 2013

      Turtle biologists with digital SLR cameras may be on the verge of something extraordinary: Empowering a nation to save endangered monkeys and the idyllic island ecosystem they call home. The very unusual nature documentary the biologists produced will have its U.S. premiere at Drexel University on April 15.

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    • The History & Politics Department Presents:  
      Arab Springs: The Heavy Burden the Middle East Conflict Has Imposed on Both Arabs & Israelis

      April 09, 2013

      The Middle East Conflict has imposed heavy burdens on both Arabs and Israelis, but in a year when violence has erupted across many lands in this region for other reasons, it might be time not only to audit the costs of this protracted dispute but also to survey who actually pays and in what currency.

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    • Announcing the 2013 Week of Writing

      April 04, 2013

      It’s the start of spring—time for April showers, May flowers and a Week of Writing! The Department of English and Philosophy’s Annual Week of Writing kicks off on May 20, 2013 in the lobby of Drexel’s Recreation Center at 3301 Market Street.

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    • DPG Essay Contests Open to All Students

      April 03, 2013

      In conjunction with the Week of Writing, the Department of English and Philosophy is now accepting submissions for the 2013 Drexel Publishing Group (DPG) Essay Contest, and the Week of Writing (WoW) Contest. DPG Essay Contest categories include humanities, social sciences, the graduate student essay, and the Zelda Provenzano Endowed STEM Writing Award (previously known as the science and math category). The WoW Contest offers categories in fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, humor, and op-ed/persuasion.

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    • James Herbert Appointed to Editorial Board

      April 02, 2013

      Dr. James Herbert, Ph.D., professor and head, psychology, was appointed to the Editorial Board of the journal Consciousness: Theory, Research, and Practice.

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    • Meet One of History and Politics' Newest Faculty Members

      April 02, 2013

      Dr. Graham joined the Department of History and Politics this fall as an assistant professor of politics. Her research focuses on international relations and institutions, and global environmental politics.

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    • Science and Technology Studies: A Discussion with Dr. Giuseppina Pellegrino

      April 01, 2013

      We are delighted that Dr. Pellegrino, current President of the Italian Society for the Study of Science and Technology will be on campus Thursday, April 4th, to give two talks. These events are sponsored by Drexel's STS program and Mobilities Research and Policy Center. We look forward to seeing you at one or both of these events.

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  • March

    • What I'm Reading: Dr. Yaba Blay

      March 29, 2013

      Dr. Yaba Blay, professor of Africana Studies in the College of Arts and Sciences, reads nonstop as part of her research and teaching. This does not leave her much time for recreational reading, but she recently made time for the book by Peter Bregman. Blay describes the book as a quick read—something she didn’t want to put down—and the perfect recommendation for a self-described busy person and multi-tasker.

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    • Texting While Driving: Unsafe at Any Speed?

      March 29, 2013

      Big headlines today state the obvious: Texting while driving is dangerous, practically everyone knows it, and a lot of people do it anyway. That’s the widely reported finding of a new AT&T survey about texting while driving: More than 98 percent of adult drivers know it’s unsafe, but almost half of them admitted to doing it anyway.

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    • Lauren Greenberg Receives APA Division 38 Graduate Student Research Award

      March 29, 2013

      Lauren Greenberg, Ph.D. student, under the mentorship of Drs. Art and Chris Nezu, professors of psychology, CoAS, was recently granted the Graduate Student Research Award ($1500) from Health Psychology, Division 38 of the American Psychological Association (APA).

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      What I’m Reading: Yaba Blay

      March 27, 2013

      Dr. Yaba Blay, professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, recently made time to read18 Minutes: Find Your Focus, Master Distraction, and Get the Right Things Done by Peter Bregman,  which examines the disadvantages of multitasking and long to-do lists.

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    • New Fossil from a Fish-Eat-Fish World Driving the Evolution of Limbed Animals

      March 27, 2013

      Scientists from the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University have described another new lobe-finned fossil fish species from the same time and place in the Canadian Arctic as the famous precursor to limbed animals, Tiktaalik roseae, which they discovered several years ago. 

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    • Dusting for Prints from a Fossil Fish to Understand Evolutionary Change

      March 27, 2013

      In 370 million-year-old red sandstone deposits in a highway roadcut, scientists have discovered a new species of armored fish in north central Pennsylvania. Fossils of armored fishes like this one, a phyllolepid placoderm, are known for the distinctive ornamentation of ridges on their exterior plates. As with many such fossils, scientists often find the remains of these species as impressions in stone

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    • Q&A with Bill Rosenberg: The GOP Seeks a New Way Forward

      March 27, 2013

      After a difficult election season that ended with Mitt Romney's loss to President Barack Obama, the Republican National Committee’s Growth and Opportunity Project released a report last week calling on the party to make sweeping changes in order to court younger voters.

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    • New Fossil Species Fill in the Picture of a Fish-Eat-Fish World Driving the Evolution of Limbed Animals

      March 27, 2013

      We call it a ‘fish-eat-fish world,’ an ecosystem where you really needed to escape predation,” said describing life in the Devonian

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    • Xiaobo Bai Wins Best Poster Presentation Award

      March 27, 2013

      Xiaobo Bai won the first prize award for best poster presentation at the Septin 2013 Conference in Hefei, China

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    • Papadakis Building Named 'Philadelphia Project of the Year'

      March 26, 2013

      Drexel’s Constantine N. Papadakis Integrated Sciences Building (PISB) was awarded the Philadelphia Project of the Year by the Pennsylvania chapter of the March of Dimes in March. Jim Tucker, senior vice president for Student Life and Administrative Services, accepted the award on behalf of Drexel at the March of Dimes’ 20th annual Transportation, Building and Construction Awards Luncheon.

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    • Making Axons Branch and Grow to Help Nerve Regeneration After Injury

      March 22, 2013

      One molecule makes nerve cells grow longer. Another one makes them grow branches. These new experimental manipulations have taken researchers a step closer to understanding how nerve cells are repaired at their farthest reaches after injury. The research was recently published in the Journal of Neuroscience.

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    • Academy Scientists Receive Top Honors for Long-Term Research and Training Initiatives in Mongolia

      March 22, 2013

      In Mongolia, a sparsely populated, resource-endowed country sandwiched between China and Siberia, the climate is changing more rapidly than in many other places on Earth. Rising temperatures have caused rivers and streams to dry up, grass to grow stunted, and, consequently, some nomadic herders to lose their livelihoods.

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    • Twiss Research Team Manipulates Axon Growth to Speed Nerve Regeneration

      March 22, 2013

      One molecule makes nerve cells grow longer. Another one makes them grow branches. These new experimental manipulations have taken researchers a step closer to understanding how nerve cells are repaired at their farthest reaches after injury. The research was recently

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    • Dr. Clyde Goulden (far left) discusses climate change with Mongolian students. Credit: Dr. Bazartseren Boldgiv

      Academy Scientists Receive Top Honors for Long-Term Research and Training Initiatives in Mongolia

      March 21, 2013

      Dr. Clyde Goulden, a pioneering ecologist and director of the Asia Center of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, has devoted his life to studying climate change and how it is affecting Mongolian herders and the pristine 2-million-year-old Lake Hövsgöl. His efforts have now been recognized with Mongolia’s highest award to foreigners, the Order of the Polar Star. In a separate honor, Dr. Jon Gelhaus, Academy curator of entomology and professor in Drexel University’s College of Arts and Sciences, has received the Kublai Khan medal for his scientific achievements in Mongolia.

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    • The London Trip: History & Politics Seniors Dive into Research

      March 18, 2013

      The Department of History and Politics added a new international experience to its Senior Thesis Program this year. Over winter break, seven history seniors and their thesis advisor, Dr. Lloyd Ackert, travelled to London to experience the UK archives and libraries up close.

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    • Exclusive Screening: The Drill Project

      March 11, 2013

      Thousands of miles away on Bioko Island of Equatorial Guinea, Drexel researchers have been working to save the endangered primate species Mandrillus leucophaeus, or the drill monkey. These rare animals are threatened with extinction due to the increasing bushmeat trade in West Africa. The Drill Project is a conservation initiative and wildlife documentary featuring never-before-seen footage of the drill in its natural habitat. The film was shot entirely by Drexel biologist Dr. Shaya Honarvar and conservation biologist and director Justin Jay.

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    • New Exchange Program with Simon Fraser University

      March 07, 2013

      Dr. Kirk Heilbrun , professor, psychology, CoAS, is setting up an exchange program with Simon Fraser University (SFU), one of the premier forensic psychology programs in the world.

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    • A New Issue of Mobilities

      March 07, 2013

      There is a new special issue of Mobilities focusing on borders and mobilities. Articles by: Tim Richardson, Mark B. Salter, Jørgen Ole Bærenholdt, Anne Jensen, Sanneke Kloppenburg and more.

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    • Q&A with George Ciccariello-Maher: The Death of Hugo Chávez

      March 07, 2013

      Hugo Chávez, longtime president of Venezuela and one of the most polarizing figures in world politics, passed away on Monday after a long battle with cancer. In the wake of his passing, the reaction from Venezuela and elsewhere has been, fittingly, mixed. Some are mourning the passing of a man they saw as a revolutionary—a president who helped fight poverty and improve living conditions in the South American nation of nearly 30 million. Others believe Chávez was a tyrant who used his position to sidestep the democratic process and secure his place in power.

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    • New Drexel University Graduate Program Will Prepare Students for Museum Leadership

      March 05, 2013

      A new graduate program in Drexel University’s Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design will prepare students for leadership roles in museums nationally and internationally. The Master of Science degree is designed to meet the needs of both mid-level museum professionals who want to advance their careers and students who are aspiring leaders in the field

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    • Now Accepting Paper and Panel Submissions for EC/ASECS Annual Meeting

      March 04, 2013

      Scholars and graduate students working in research areas relevant to the 18th century are invited to submit papers and panel suggestions for the East-Central/American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies’ annual fall meeting, “Retirement, Reappraisal, and Renewal in the Eighteenth Century.”

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  • February

    • Drexel Society of Physics Students Recognized for Outreach Efforts

      February 28, 2013

      Drexel’s Society of Physics Students (SPS) received the American Institute of Physics’ Marsh W. White Award in support of their outreach initiatives with middle and high school students. The Chapter will put the award towards the creation of a “physics carnival” to demonstrate the science behind the midway.

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    • What I'm Reading: Mimi Sheller

      February 28, 2013

      Mimi Sheller is a sociology professor who studies mobility in public life. Through her teaching and in her role as director of Drexel’s Center for Mobilities Research and Policy (mCenter ), Sheller studies how people move, how mobile communication changes how people move, and how new systems of mobility also create immobility.

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    • Week of Writing Contest 2013

      February 26, 2013

      It is time again for the annual Week of Writing Contest. All current Drexel undergraduates are eligible to submit. Categories are Fiction, Poetry, Creative Nonfiction, Humor, and Op-ed/Persuasion. There are prizes in each category including a $125 Drexel Bookstore gift card. All submissions will be considered for publication in The 33rd and Maya.

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    • Philosophy Week 2013 Schedule

      February 25, 2013

      In a nod to knowledge and reason, Philosophy Week 2013 will debut next month! The event kicks off on Monday, March 4th and will feature interdisciplinary panel discussions and lectures, including a special visit from nationally recognized philosophers Drs. Douglas Anderson and Robert Audi.

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    • Atlas Embraced

      February 25, 2013

      A graduating senior and one of the shining stars in Drexel's International Area Studies Program, Elias Okwara is already on his way to a promising career

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    • Q&A With New Director of Criminal Justice

      February 24, 2013

      Dr. Robert J. Kane joined the Department of Culture and Communication this fall as director of the Criminal Justice program. A strong environmental advocate and lover of coffee, Kane shares his journey from the police academy to professorship.

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    • Talkin' the Walk: Inspiring Future Leaders

      February 23, 2013

      The millennial generation has been denounced as both the most apathetic and selfish generation. Those in economically disadvantaged communities are stereotyped as unwilling or unable to create change. But are these groups capable of more than we give them credit for? Join Drexel University and members of the nonprofit LIFT on March 13th for a community forum that explores how to inspire the young and those who lack political power to stand up and make a difference.

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    • Dr. Mimi Sheller Featured in Mobile World Centre Video

      February 21, 2013

      Mimi Sheller will be featured in a video installed in the new Mobile World Center, in the heart of Barcelona. The Centre is Mobile World Capital’s permanent exhibition & venue, to spread and demonstrate the latest mobile technologies and solutions to citizens.

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    • Learning from Sandy: Is Philadelphia Prepared for the Next Natural Disaster?

      February 21, 2013

      The past 10 years were the costliest in U.S. history with regard to natural disasters. Hurricane Sandy left 131 Americans dead, more than 6 million without power and $50 billion worth of damages, making it the second most destructive Atlantic hurricane behind Katrina.

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    • Workshop on the Ethics and Methods of Conducting Research in a Digital Age

      February 20, 2013

      Drexel's Science, Technology and Society program will host a free, day-long workshop, "Life Online: The Ethics and Methods of Conducting Research in a Digital Age," on Thursday, March 14, 2013, 9 AM- 3 PM, in the Sky View Room, MacAlister Hall, 6th Floor, Drexel University.

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    • Q&A with David Goldberg: The Meteor Strike in Russia's Chelyabinsk Region

      February 19, 2013

      It’s not every day that a meteor slams into the Earth. But on February 15, that's exactly what happened in central Russia, as a meteor crashed through the atmosphere, injuring more than 1,000 people and causing damage in several cities. To find out more about this amazing event, DrexelNow spoke with David Goldberg, a professor and director of Undergraduate Studies in the Department of Physics who specializes in theoretical cosmology and astrophysics.

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    • Call for Participation at the Global Conference On Mobility Futures

      February 18, 2013

      As part of the tenth anniversary celebrations of the Centre for Mobilities Research (CeMoRe) at Lancaster University, we are pleased to announce and invite contributions for the ‘Global Conference on Mobility Futures’, September 4-6th, 2013, at Lancaster University, UK.

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    • The Failure of Rape Law Reform

      February 15, 2013

      Debates about the term “legitimate rape” and whether or not a woman’s body can prevent rape have permeated media coverage in recent months, shedding light on the fact that views about sexual assault victims continue to be outdated, biased and insensitive, and that victims still lack real rights and protections.

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    • Q&A with Dr. Douglas Porpora: The Resignation of Pope Benedict XVI

      February 13, 2013

      Pope Benedict XVI startled the world Monday when he announced he would resign at the end of February. Eighty-five-year-old Benedict, a spiritual leader to billions of Roman Catholics, said his resignation is due in part to diminishing strength and advanced age.

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      Q&A with Dr. Douglas Porpora: The Resignation of Pope Benedict XVI

      February 11, 2013

      Pope Benedict XVI startled the world Monday when he announced he would resign at the end of February.  DrexelNow caught up with Dr. Douglas Porpora, a professor of sociology with research interests in religion, to discuss the influence of the papacy, Benedict’s legacy and what the future holds for the Catholic Church.

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    • Sixth Annual DPG Essay Contest

      February 08, 2013

      The Department of English and Philosophy announces the 6th annual DPG Essay Contest. The contest is open to current Drexel students in all majors. There is no entry fee. Categories are the Zelda Provenzano Endowed STEM Award; Humanities; Social Sciences; and Graduate Student Essay. There are a number of prizes in each of the categories, including Drexel University Bookstore gift cards and an Amazon Kindle Fire! Winning essays

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    • Q&A With Culture and Communication's Dr. Asta Zelenkauskaite

      February 07, 2013

      Dr. Zelenkauskaite joined Drexel University’s College of Arts and Sciences after earning her Ph.D. in mass communication at Indiana University. Her research interests include social media, computer-mediated communication, and user-generated content.

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    • Drexel Researchers Investigate Impact of Biowall

      February 06, 2013

      Long before a single plant was positioned into the biowall in the Constantine N. Papadakis Integrated Sciences Building, a group of Drexel researchers knew it was coming—and they knew, too, just how valuable it would be.

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    • Adrienne Juarascio Receives Theodore H. Blau Early Career Award

      February 05, 2013

      The Theodore H. Blau Early Career Award for Outstanding Contribution to Professional Clinical Psychology is an annual award bestowed in his honor by the American Psychological Association, Division 12, The Society of Clinical Psychology.

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    • What I'm Reading: Dr. Paul Evangelista

      February 05, 2013

      Dr. Paul Evangelista, an assistant teaching professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, recently celebrated an anniversary, and received the Autobiography of Mark Twain as a gift from his wife. A huge fan of Mark Twain, Evangelista was thrilled to receive the gift. What’s most interesting about it, he said, is that Twain is talking to his readers from the grave.

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      What I'm Reading: Paul Evangelista

      February 04, 2013

      Drexel's Dr. Paul Evangelista is reading the Autobiography of Mark Twain. What’s most interesting, he said, is that Twain is speaking to readers from the grave.

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    • Art Exhibit Explores What Blackness Looks Like

      February 01, 2013

      Africana Studies and the Office of Equality and Diversity present “(1)NE DROP: Fact, Fiction, or Fate?,” featuring Dr. Yaba Blay, assistant teaching professor of Africana Studies and artistic director of the (1)NE DROP Project (currently being featured in the CNN documentary “Who is Black in America?”).

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  • January