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New Book Argues that Social Sciences Are Critical to Climate Conversation: Climate Change is a "People Problem"

August 20, 2015
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Pope Francis recently made an impassioned plea for a “cultural revolution” to combat climate change, calling for collective action and “a conversation which includes everyone.” Thus far, the climate conversation has often neglected the contributions...

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The Way to a Woman's Heart is Through Her Stomach, Too

August 14, 2015
Heart-Shaped Chocolates

You’ve heard that romance starts in the kitchen and not in the bedroom. Well, researchers at Drexel University finally have the science to support that saying – but not the way you might think....

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Most Adults Are Sexting and That May Not Be a Bad Thing

August 10, 2015
Sexting Study

More than 8 out of 10 people surveyed online admitted to sexting in the prior year, according to a new study from Drexel University’s Women’s Health Psychology Lab. The researchers also found that increased levels of sexting were associated with greater sexual satisfaction, especially for those in a...

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Where Commerce and Conservation Clash: Bushmeat Trade Grows with Economic Prosperity in 13-Year Study

August 03, 2015
Rivas - Bushmeat Market

The bushmeat market in the city of Malabo is bustling—more so today than it was nearly two decades ago, when Gail Hearn, PhD, began what is now one of the region’s longest continuously running studies of commercial hunting activity. At the peak of recorded activity in 2010, on any given day more tha...

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In Photos: #CoASDayintheLife

July 31, 2015
2015 CoASDayintheLife - First Place Winner

From creepy, crawly bugs in the lab to street art in the Caribbean, the adventures of the College of Arts and Sciences community's days are worth a thousand words....

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Finding a Major That Fits

July 14, 2015
Drexel University Emerging Scholars Program in the College of Arts and Sciences

When it comes to choosing the path to your career, Lloyd Ackert firmly believes in exploration. As a young man, he headed to the University of Minnesota with the intention of studying English. That changed....

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Quick Take: A Paleontologist’s View of the New Horizons Pluto Flyby

July 13, 2015

Drexel University Professor of Paleontology and Geology Kenneth Lacovara shared this view with Alan Stern, principal investigator of the New Horizons mission, as relayed in Stern’s editorial (with Science editor Marcia McNutt) published in Science....

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College of Arts and Sciences Tenure, Promotion and Awards

June 23, 2015
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The mission of the College of Arts and Sciences could not be accomplished without the dedication and support of our faculty members. It is their pursuit of excellence in teaching, research and scholarship that reinforces our position as a modern liberal arts college, and enhances our University’s re...

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Meet STS Prof Gwen Ottinger

June 22, 2015
Gwen Ottinger

Gwen Ottinger, PhD, joined the College last fall as an assistant professor in the Department of History and Politics and the Center for Science, Technology and Society. In this Q&A, we find out what made her switch career paths from engineering to academia, and how the question "who decides" ultimat...

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New Fall Courses

June 19, 2015
New Courses

This fall, students will examine the problems and debates in U.S. health care, discuss the politics of LGBT rights, and discover the mysterious in the familiar in these new courses....

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Thick Cortex Could Be Key in Down Syndrome

June 19, 2015
Cerebral Cortex

The thickness of the brain's cerebral cortex could be a key to unlocking answers about intellectual development in youth with Down Syndrome. It could also provide new insights to why individuals with this genetic neurodevelopmental disorder are highly susceptible to early onset Alzheimer’s Disease l...

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Do Insect Societies Share Brain Power?

June 17, 2015
Mischocyttarus mexicanum

The society you live in can shape the complexity of your brain—and it does so differently for social insects than for humans and other vertebrate animals....

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Underground Ants Can't Take the Heat

June 15, 2015
Army Ants

Army ants, the nomadic swarming predators underfoot in the jungle, can take down a colony of prey animals without breaking a sweat. But certain army ant species can't take the heat....

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