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Studies of Africa's Most Endangered Chimpanzees Show Complex Evolutionary Past, Perilous Future

January 21, 2015
Chimpanzee

In central Cameroon, two different subspecies of chimpanzees live on opposite banks of the Sanaga River, the only instance of two different chimp subspecies living in the wild in a single country. The area is roughly at the geographic center of the range for all four known subspecies of these great ...

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New Drexel Course on Affluenza and Consumer Culture is Open to the Public

January 16, 2015
Consumerism Drexel Now

As the dust settles after the chaos of Black Friday, Cyber Monday and the holiday shopping season, it’s the perfect time to take a closer look at America's consumer culture, including ‘affluenza,’ the so-called epidemic of overconsumption....

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A Year of Finding New Life on This Planet

January 06, 2015
Heterangaeus mongolica photo by Jason Weintraub

In most year-in-review posts, the Drexel News Blog takes the opportunity to reflect on experiences and stories, both local and global, that they took note of over the past 12 months. But this one is about new finds that you might not have heard about - and it's remarkable how unremarked such things ...

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Meet BEES Prof Jason Weckstein

January 06, 2015
Jason Weckstein, PhD

Bird buff Jason Weckstein, PhD, joined the College this fall as an associate professor in the BEES department, and as an associate curator of ornithology for the Academy of Natural Sciences. In this Q&A, the Detroiter-turned-Philadelphian talks about his favorite part of being a professor and the bo...

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Meet Your USGA Rep

January 06, 2015
USGA CoAS Rep - Akshay Koottala

As the College’s rep for the Undergraduate Student Government Association, Akshay Koottala hopes to improve communication between Drexel’s administration and student body. His first task at hand? Organizing a town hall meeting with Dean Murasko and CoAS faculty members where students can voice their...

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STAR Scholar Tackles the UN with Prof Erin Graham

January 06, 2015
STAR Program

Last year, Nidhi George, BA political science ’16, participated in the STAR (Students Tackling Advanced Research) Scholars Program and devoted her summer break to political science research under the mentorship of Assistant Professor Erin Graham, PhD....

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Political Science Profs Ciccariello-Maher and Graham Take on Global Questions

December 19, 2014
Ciccariello-Maher and Graham Take on Global Questions

Drexel University’s political science professors finish out the year on a high note. In Paris, France and Washington, D.C., our professors have been contributing to important conversations, from forging new political identities in Venezuela to explaining the slow and faulty response to the Ebola cri...

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New Spring Courses

December 18, 2014
New Courses

Are men and women’s brains really wired differently? How can philosophy respond to the Holocaust? Discuss these questions and more in our new spring courses....

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Student Job Opportunities

December 18, 2014
Job Opportunities

Need to replenish your funds from all that holiday shopping? Lucky for you, the College of Arts and Sciences and the Department of Psychology are hiring!...

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Dean Announces Reorganization of the College of Arts and Sciences' Department of Culture and Communication

December 17, 2014
Wes Shumar

Last week, the University approved the college's request to reorganize the Department of Culture and Communication into four distinct departments. Those units, and their respective leadership, are as follows:...

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Gleaning, One of the Earliest Forms of Hunger Relief, Makes a Comeback

December 16, 2014
Gleaning, One of the Earliest Forms of Hunger Relief, Makes a Comeback

Warped eggplant. Dented zucchini. Too-small squash. One major area of food waste in America is on farms, where crops that aren't suitable for supermarket shelves – usually for aesthetic reasons – are left in the fields to rot. In fact, according to the nation's largest domestic hunger-relief organiz...

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Who's a Bigger Idiot? Men, Women or Purveyors of Joke Science?

December 15, 2014
Who's A Bigger Idiot

Did you hear the news today? Science has finally proven that men are bigger idiots than women. Men: Hold on and don’t get too defensive just yet. Women: Don’t gloat, or we may turn out to be the idiots here. Because there are a few problems with this news that we should talk about....

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Stop and Smell the Achievements

November 21, 2014
Stop and Smell the Achievements

The faculty in Drexel's Department of English & Philosophy are hard-working dynamos assembling an impressive portfolio of scholarly, research and creative activities worthy of attention....

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Spanning the Globe: Drexel Research Reaches Around the World in 2014

November 19, 2014
Spanning the Globe: Drexel Research

The coast of Antarctica. The Canadian Arctic. Delhi, India. The Congo. There's little that these places, oceans apart, seem to have in common, except for this: At some point in 2014, researchers from Drexel were or will be visiting them, helping to make discoveries and an impact on people's lives....

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