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Call for STEM Presenters at Start Talking Science 2015

April 23, 2015
Start Talking Science

Drexel faculty in the STEM fields are invited to submit their research for consideration at Start Talking Science 2015, a free public event where researchers present non-technical posters to local students and the community in order to make STEM research more accessible....

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Mapping Language in the Brain

April 16, 2015
In the Brain

The exchange of words, speaking and listening in conversation, may seem unremarkable for most people, but communicating with others is a challenge for people who have aphasia, an impairment of language that often happens after stroke or other brain injury. Aphasia affects about 1 in 250 people, maki...

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Famous Fish Fossil Goes on Display

April 10, 2015
Famous Fish Fossil

A group of remarkably well-preserved fossils that demonstrate the evolutionary transition from finned to limbed animals—and that made world headlines—is heading back to Canada, but not before the fossils get a proper send-off....

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Study of African Birds Reveals Hotbed of Malaria Parasite Diversity

April 09, 2015
African Pygmy Kingfisher

When you think of tropical biodiversity, you may picture flocks of colorful birds flitting through lush foliage—but what you are less likely to imagine is the plethora of parasites and pathogens pulsing through the bloodstreams of those birds. Among these microscopic organisms are Plasmodium par...

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CoAS Celebrates 25th Anniversary

April 01, 2015
CoAS 25th Anniversary

In the year 1990, Madonna's "Vogue" topped the Billboard charts, "The Simpsons" and the Internet were still in their infancy, the Hubble Space Telescope launched into orbit, and Drexel President Richard Breslin announced that the College of Sciences and the College of Humanities and Social Sciences ...

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Twenty-Five Faces of CoAS

March 31, 2015
25 Faces of CoAS

In 1990, Drexel's College of Science and College of Humanities and Social Sciences merged to become one — the College of Arts and Sciences — which means (drumroll please...), this year marks the College's 25th anniversary! Over the course of the year, we'll be sharing the stories of the students, fa...

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Director of IAS Talks with Canadian Senate about UNICEF's Role in Humanitarian Crises

March 31, 2015
UNICEF - logo

As director of Drexel's International Areas Studies program, Joel Oestreich, PhD, maintains a broad and reputable knowledge base on international affairs. He's published on the conventions of children's rights, has entries in the "Encyclopedia of Human Rights," and his book, "International Organizat...

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New Drexel PEN Society One of First in U.S.

March 29, 2015
Pen Society

From Charlie Hedbo to Sir Salman Rushdie to Liu Xiaobo, journalists, writers and poets have been subject to persecution, imprisonment, and even murder for their written words. Working to protect freedom of expression as a human right is PEN International, a global association of writers — originally...

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New Director of Africana Studies

March 28, 2015
Alden Young, PhD

New Orleans native Alden Young, PhD, joins us as an assistant professor of history and the new director of Africana studies. In this Q&A, he shares his passion for painting, the superpower he covets most, and what he hopes to add to the CoAS community....

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Student Job Opportunities

March 27, 2015
Job Opportunities

Depleted your funds over spring break? Apply for a job with the Judaic Studies program, the Department of Mathematics, or work as a community outreach assistant....

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Tickets Now Available: CoAS Distinguished Lecture with Candy Chang

March 24, 2015
Candy Chang - Wall Mural

On April 30, 2015, Drexel University's College of Arts and Sciences will welcome Candy Chang as the fifth lecturer in College's annual Distinguished Lecture Series. Chang joins acclaimed author Sir Salman Rushdie, media maven Arianna Huffington, neuroscientist David Eagleman and religion scholar and...

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Turning "Us" and "Them" into "We" Again: Former UN Ambassador to Discuss American Community

March 19, 2015
Ambassador (Ret.) Joseph M. Torsella - Lecture at The National Constitution Center

“We the People” are three of the most important words in our political history as Americans – and, arguably, in all of political history. But the American “We” is becoming increasingly fragmented and frayed....

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Elevated Childhood Weight May Increase Susceptibility to Eating Disorders

March 09, 2015
Eating Research

What causes people to develop eating disorders? This question has been a source of research and debate for many years. Research has consistently supported the view that disordered eating stems from some combination of psychological factors, such as low self-esteem and concern about looks, and social...

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#BlackLivesMatter Panel Explores Black Community and Police Violence

February 24, 2015
#BlackLivesMatter - Panelist Lallen Johnson

While presenting his research at the #BlackLivesMatter panel discussion on race and police violence Friday night, Drexel Professor André Carrington, PhD, posed a series of rhetorical, sobering questions....

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Five Things to Know about the Role of 'Place' in Asthma Research

February 24, 2015
Asthma Inhaler

A recent study published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology claims that the long-held belief that asthma is more common in urban areas is not accurate....

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Movies and Mental Health: Did This Year’s Oscar-Winning Films Portray Brain Disorders Accurately?

February 23, 2015
The Imitation Game - Poster

Actress Julianne Moore won an Oscar for her starring role in the drama "Still Alice" at the 87th Academy Awards last night, but did the movie accurately depict early-onset dementia? Actor Eddie Redmayne also received one of the coveted gold statues, but was his portrayal of Stephen Hawking's neurolo...

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What Stories Do You Have to Tell? Drexel’s New Storylab Can Help

February 23, 2015
Storylab graphic

Everyone has a story to tell, but getting started can be the hardest part. The Drexel Storylab, a new initiative in Drexel University's College of Arts and Sciences' Department of English & Philosophy, aims to help writers of all levels jumpstart the creative process by working with established writ...

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#BlackLivesMatter Panel Discussion at Drexel during Black History Month

February 19, 2015
Protestors carrying placards at a Black Lives Matter demonstration in New York City in Nov. 2014.

During Black History Month, a roundtable discussion will be held at Drexel University on Friday, Feb. 20 from 6 – 8 p.m. to examine police violence against African Americans, the criminal justice system and community responses....

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Head to Head: NBC, Brian Williams and the Future of Journalism

February 19, 2015
Brian Williams Baghdad

NBC Nightly News recently suspended anchor Brian Williams for six months after an investigation, spurred by a story in Stars & Stripes, revealed that his account of being in a military helicopter that was forced down by enemy fire while reporting in Iraq in 2003 was inaccurate....

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Drexel’s New Anthropology Department Celebrates National Anthropology Day

February 18, 2015
American Anthropological Association

The American Anthropological Association is celebrating anthropology and anthropologists across the world through the declaration of National Anthropology Day....

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Drexel Society of Physics Students Wins Research and Outreach Awards

February 17, 2015
Drexel SPS

The Society of Physics Students (SPS) received a $2,000 research award from the American Institute of Physics for their project Cosmic-Ray Induced Bit-Flipping Experiment (CRIBFLEX). The group...

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Ciao! IAS Student Selected to Represent U.S. at World's Fair in Milan

February 04, 2015
Rebecca Olsho -IAS Student

Rebecca Olsho is one pre-junior international areas studies student about to make a big impact on the world stage. Having already visited Guatemala and Chile on study abroad, and presented research in Greece through the STAR Scholars program, Rebecca is now packing her bags for a co-op in Milan, Ita...

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New Spring Courses

February 03, 2015
New Courses

From courses in prison, to discussions on animal rights and the nuances of memory, our spring course lineup offers something for everyone....

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Meet History Prof Debjani Bhattacharyya

February 02, 2015
Debjani Bhattacharya, PhD

Debjani Bhattacharyya, PhD, joins us from Atlanta as an assistant professor in the Department of History and Politics. In this Q&A, she talks about the unique jobs she had before becoming a professor, and the experience that literally took her breath away....

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Student Job Opportunities

January 30, 2015
Job Opportunities

Saving up for a spring break vacation? Apply for a job with the College of Arts and Science or the Departments of Mathematics or Physics!...

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