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Ruth Patrick Memorial Symposium: Environmental Thinking from Roots to Revolution

April 21, 2014
Ruth Patrick, PhD

Join fellow scientists and environmental advocates for a free symposium on Tuesday, April 22. We will explore how Ruth Patrick, PhD, launched the field of Environmental Science, as well as her many contributions. Finally...

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In Child Custody Disputes, LGBT Parents Face Bias in the Courts, New Drexel Review Finds

April 15, 2014
Image of child having to chose between two parents

Court decisions that favor a heterosexual parent over a gay or lesbian parent in a custody dispute often do not consider important social science research on parenting by gay and lesbian individuals, according to a new r...

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Drexel Professor Emeritus Thomas Hewett Receives 2014 SIGCHI Lifetime Service Award

April 10, 2014
Thomas Hewett

Thomas T. Hewett, PhD, professor emeritus of psychology and computer science at Drexel University, is the recipient of the 2014 SIGCHI Lifetime Service Award for his contributions to the growth and success of the Associa...

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“Born to Explore” Episode Featuring Prof Ken Lacovara Wins Bronze Telly Award

April 10, 2014
Ken Lacovara in Grand Central Station looking at Fossils

In a November episode of ABC’s “Born to Explore,” Drexel paleontologist Ken Lacovara, PhD, joined TV host Richard Wiese on a quest for New York City’s fossil collections—but not where you&rs...

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Jeremy Gaison Named 2014 Goldwater Scholar and Matthew Parsons Recognized with Honorable Mention

April 09, 2014
Jeremy Gaison

Jeremy Gaison, physics and mathematics junior, has achieved national distinction as a recipient of the prestigious Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship. The Scholars were selected on the basis of academic merit from a field of...

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Best-Selling “Zealot” Author Reza Aslan to Speak at Drexel May 7

April 01, 2014
Zealot by Reza Aslan

Best-selling author and religion scholar Reza Aslan will join Drexel University on Wednesday, May 7 as the fourth lecturer in the College of Arts and Sciences' Distinguished Lecture Series. Previous lecturers in the seri...

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Three-Day Community-Based Learning Workshop Open to All Faculty in June

March 31, 2014
CBL Workshops

The College of Arts and Sciences and the Lindy Center for Civic Engagement will co-sponsor an intensive, three-day community-based learning workshop for full-time faculty this June. After completing the workshop, faculty...

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New Courses for Summer

March 30, 2014
New Courses

Learn the ins and outs of urban farming, write a “Life Journal” for a hospice patient, or explore the funny—and often salacious—world of contemporary Brit Lit in these new courses....

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Register for PR/Marketing Case Competition Sponsored by Comcast Business

March 29, 2014
Comcast Built for Business Logo

Communications and marketing students are invited to work together to solve a business case during the Comcast Business PR/Marketing Case Competition held May 9, 2014 in Gerri C. LeBow Hall. The competition is a great op...

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Grad Student's Online Treatment Opens New Possibilities for People With Social Anxiety

March 29, 2014
Illustration of person and monster trying to pull each other into a ravine with a rope

Social anxiety disorder is one of the most common psychiatric disorders. But only one in five people who have the condition actually receive treatment for it. If you fear interaction with other people, then how do you bu...

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Meet Entomologist and Professor Jon Gelhaus

March 27, 2014
Jon Gelhaus, PhD

Insect enthusiast Jon Gelhaus, PhD, talks about the travel perks of being a “bug guy,” his seasoned idols, and the one thing he thinks all students should know more about....

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Work Study Jobs Available

March 26, 2014
Job Opportunities

Did your spring break vacay leave you strapped for cash? Apply to one of these student jobs to replenish your funds!...

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Paleontologists Assemble Giant Turtle Bone from Fossil Discoveries Made Centuries Apart

March 25, 2014
The two partial limb fossils from the ancient sea turtle Atlantochelys mortoni

As soon as those two halves came together, like puzzle pieces, you knew it,” said Ted Daeschler, PhD, associate curator of vertebrate zoology and vice president for collections at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexe...

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The People’s Politics in Venezuela: A Q&A With George Ciccariello-Maher

March 23, 2014
George Ciccariello-Maher, PhD

George Ciccariello-Maher, PhD, an assistant professor who specializes in social movements and political theory, recently returned from Cairo, Egypt and Amman, Jordan, where he spoke in commemoration of the year anniversa...

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Will the New 'Cosmos' Draw More People to Science? A Q&A With Dave Goldberg

March 18, 2014
David Goldberg, PhD

When astronomer Carl Sagan’s series “Cosmos: A Personal Voyage” first aired, it instilled a love of science in people like Dave Goldberg, PhD, a professor and director of undergraduate studies in the Department of Physic...

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Professor’s New Film on Black American WWII Soldiers Makes Philadelphia Debut at Drexel

March 13, 2014
African American soldiers in WWII

During World War II, more than a million African Americans fought in a segregated and discriminatory United States military. A landmark new documentary, "Choc'late Soldiers from the USA" produced by Drexel University wri...

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Jennifer Stanford, PhD, Selected as STIRS Scholar

March 10, 2014
Jennifer Stanford, PhD

Drexel biologist Jennifer Stanford, PhD, was one of 13 scholars nationwide to be selected as part of the first group of Scientific Thinking and Integrative Reasoning Skills Scholars by the Association of American College...

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Why Are We Still Asking if Women Can ‘Have It All’?

March 05, 2014
Usha Menon, PhD

A recent issue of The New York Times Magazine featured a story on Wendy Davis, the Texas state senator who is now running for governor. Splashed across the cover of the magazine was the question, “Can Wendy Davis Have It...

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Psychology Undergrad Edits Memoir By Grammy Winner

March 05, 2014
Khushbu Patel

Last month we spoke with English prof Rachel Wenrick about her experience co-authoring "Spirit Rising: My Life, My Music" alongside Grammy Award-winning singer Angélique Kidjo. And while it was highly collaborativ...

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Deadly Protests in Ukraine: What’s Next for this Divided Country?

February 24, 2014
Remains of the Euromaidan Headquarters at the Trade Unions Building on Feb. 19, 2014

Escalating political violence reached a boiling point this week in the Ukrainian capital of Kiev as more than 75 people were killed and hundreds more seriously injured in clashes between protesters who are seeking the ou...

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2014 CoAS Research Days Winners

February 20, 2014
Research Days Logo 2014

Student scholars in the humanities, social sciences, natural and physical sciences presented their research at the 14th annual College of Arts and Sciences Research Days on Monday, February 17 and Tuesday, February 18, 2...

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Drexel Awarded $1.45 Million UTeach Grant to Recruit, Train New Teachers in STEM Disciplines

February 18, 2014
Students working on computer through UTeach program

Drexel University has been selected to receive a $1.45 million grant from the National Math and Science Initiative to replicate the UTeach program, a secondary STEM teacher preparation initiative that is helping to addre...

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Meet One of History & Politics Newest Faculty Members

February 05, 2014
Allison Kenner, PhD

Hailing from Albany, NY, Ali Kenner, PhD, is a new assistant professor whose research focuses on Science, Technology and Society (STS). In this Q&A, Kenner talks about her role at the Cultural Anthropology journal and h...

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Co-Authoring a Memoir With a Grammy Award-Winning Artist: A Q&A With Rachel Wenrick

February 04, 2014
Rachel Wenrick

For most writers, publishing with one of the largest publishing houses in the world is the ultimate dream. For Rachel Wenrick, associate teaching professor of English at Drexel, that's just the tip of the iceberg....

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Students Spend Winter Break in Ghana, Giving Medical Care, Learning a Language and Dancing

February 04, 2014
Jenn Everett was among the Drexel students to make a Global Medical Brigades trip to Ghana over winter break.

The 15 Drexel students who volunteered at a public health clinic in Ghana over winter break were put to work almost as soon as they arrived in the village of Adansemaim—but not in any way they had anticipated....

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New Courses for Spring

February 03, 2014
New Courses

It may not feel like spring out there—far from it, actually—but it’s time to start thinking about your spring schedule! Explore the concept of home, take a class in prison (!), or learn about feminist philosophy in these...

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Students Spend Their Co-op Collecting Memories From Strangers

January 28, 2014
Space Between Your Fingers Postcard

Three Drexel students on co-op at the Spaces Between Your Fingers (SBYF) nonprofit have gained more than something to put on their resumes. Kat Kapetenakis, Michelle Johnson and Victoria Durand are getting the experience...

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Drexel Professor Co-Writes Memoir of Grammy Award-Winning World Music Artist Angélique Kidjo

January 28, 2014
Angelique Kidjo - Spirit Rising

Hailed as “the undisputed queen of African music” (Daily Telegraph) and “Africa’s premier diva” (TIME), Angélique Kidjo is a Grammy Award-winning artist with a mission to unite differ...

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How Two Drexel Professors Will Help Philadelphia Move Forward After Last Summer's Building Collapse

January 23, 2014
Bob Brehm and Scott G. Knowles

Bob Brehm along with Scott Gabriel Knowles are among 12 people appointed in November by Mayor Michael Nutter to a commission to investigate the city's Department of Licenses & Inspections in the wake of the deadly Ju...

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Fish Hips Grew Strong Before Life’s First Steps

January 14, 2014
Tiktaalik Pelvis

The discovery of new fossil materials from the ancient fish species Tiktaalik roseae has revealed a key link in the evolution of hind limbs. The newly described, well-preserved pelves and partial pelvic fin from...

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GPS Traffic Maps for Leatherback Turtles Show Hotspots to Prevent Accidental Fishing Deaths

January 09, 2014
relative interactions between leatherback turtles and industrial longline fisheries

The leatherback turtle in the Pacific Ocean is one of the most endangered animals in the world. Its population has declined by more than 90 percent since 1980. One of the greatest sources of mortality is industrial longl...

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Worker Wasps Grow Visual Brains, Queens Stay in the Dark

January 09, 2014
Wasp Leipolmeles - brain scan

A queen in a paperwasp colony largely stays in the dark. The worker wasps, who fly outside to seek food and building materials, see much more of the world around them. A new study indicates that the brain regions involve...

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Reza Aslan to Be Fourth Annual Distinguished Lecturer

January 08, 2014
Reza Aslan

The College of Arts and Sciences is proud to announce that Reza Aslan will deliver the fourth lecture in the Drexel University College of Arts and Sciences Distinguished Lecture Series on May 1, 2014 at 6pm in the Main A...

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McMillan Named Interim Head of Physics

January 07, 2014
Steve McMillan, PhD

After 17 successful years, Michel Vallières, PhD, has decided to step down as head of the Department of Physics. Accomplished astrophysicist Steve McMillan, PhD, has been named interim department head....

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Student Jobs Available

January 07, 2014
Drexel College of Arts and Sciences Job Opportunities

Did holiday shopping leave you strapped for cash? Apply to one of these student job opportunities to replenish your funds!...

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New Courses for Spring

January 07, 2014
New CoAS Courses

Looking to add new courses to your spring schedule? Analyze gender, race and sexuality’s role in the media; explore Latin America’s radical leftward shift; or learn the ins and outs of the human brain....

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Meet One of Criminal Justice’s Newest Faculty Members

January 06, 2014
Lallen Johnson

Lallen Johnson, PhD, is a new assistant professor of criminal justice whose research focuses on crime and place, race and justice. In this Q&A, Johnson reveals what bad habit he vowed never to pick up as a prof, and the ...

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

December 23, 2013
Robert Brulle, PhD

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 fi...

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

December 19, 2013
Smart Affair event at the PISB

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 plannin...

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

December 18, 2013
AJ Drexel Institute rendering

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...

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

December 06, 2013
Myrna Shure

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 Fo...

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

December 03, 2013
Jake Owens

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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Fossils in the Big Apple and Other Urban Paleontology Adventures

November 21, 2013
Ken Lacovara, PhD, hunts for fossils in New York City

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 ...

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

November 05, 2013
(1)ne Drop Cover

On Black Friday, Nov. 29, a new book on racial identity by Drexel University’s Yaba Blay, PhD, one of today’s leading voices on colorism and global skin color politics, will be released from Blay’s recently launched inde...

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More New Courses for Winter

October 29, 2013
New CoAS Courses

Looking for new courses this winter? Examine the world of comics, graphic novels and memoirs; learn about technology’s role in psychology; or explore the philosophical ideas of the European Enlightenment in these new cou...

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Meet one of Psychology’s Newest Faculty Members

October 28, 2013
Chris Sims, PhD

Chris Sims, PhD, is a new assistant professor in the Department of Psychology whose research focuses on cognitive science. In this Q&A, Sims reveals his “new” 18th century hobby and the undergraduate course that ultimate...

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Student Jobs Available

October 27, 2013
Drexel College of Arts and Sciences Job Opportunities

Looking for fall employment opportunities? Become a marketing and communications assistant in the College of Arts and Sciences, take a front office position in the Department of Psychology, or work for Drexel Edits and h...

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Why is the Confederate Flag Appearing Around Philadelphia? A Q&A with Mary Ebeling

October 24, 2013
Confederate Flag

Mary Ebeling grew up in Virginia, and she has family members elsewhere in the South. So it wasn't as if she was unfamiliar with the Confederate battle flag. But when she saw one taped to a lamppost not far from her West ...

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Scott Barclay, PhD, Discusses Status of Same-Sex Marriage Laws in Light of NJ Ruling

October 21, 2013
Scott Barclay, PhD

Following New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s appeal-withdraw, Scott Barclay, PhD, discusses the status of same-sex marriage laws in the U.S....

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Authors Toni Morrison and Rita Dove to Join Philadelphia's Poet Laureate Sonia Sanchez at Drexel

October 15, 2013
Toni Morrison

Sonia Sanchez will celebrate the end of her term as Philadelphia’s Poet Laureate with an inspirational night of personal stories, readings and live music at an event entitled “Conversation and Song: Walking t...

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Literary Death Match Combines Readings, Silliness

October 07, 2013
An author reads at Literary Death Match

Four respected authors rise, one by one, and read selections from their work for an attentive crowd.The affair is sponsored by an exactingly selective literary magazine. But, of course, no one knows what will happen when...

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Drexel Study Shows Longline Fishery in Costa Rica Kills Thousands of Sea Turtles and Sharks

October 02, 2013
Researchers observed large numbers of sea turtles, including green turtles like this one, captured in Costa Rica's longline fishery.

The second-most-common catch on Costa Rica’s longline fisheries in the last decade was not a commercial fish species. It was olive ridley sea turtles. These lines also caught more green turtles than most species of...

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CoAS Full-Time Faculty Additions for 2013-2014

October 02, 2013
New Fall Faculty Members

From cancer biology to ESL to the electron dynamics of nanomaterials, our 25 new full-time teaching and tenure-track faculty bring a diverse set of research and teaching expertise....

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Announcing New Department Leadership

October 01, 2013
Ira Taffer, John Bethea

It’s another busy academic year in the College of Arts and Sciences and with it comes some exciting changes in the leadership of our departments:...

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Kelly Joyce, PhD, and Kris Unsworth, PhD, Receive NSF Grant for Ethics of Algorithms Project

October 01, 2013
Kelly Joyce, PhD and Kris Unsworth, PhD

Kelly Joyce, PhD and Kris Unsworth PhD received a three-year $300,000 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for the project "EESE: The Ethics of Algorithms."...

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Meet one of Biology's Newest Faculty Members

September 25, 2013
Michael Akins

Michael Akins, PhD, joined the Department of Biology last fall as an assistant professor. A military brat and self-declared lover of sushi, Akins’ work looks at the neuroscience of how we interact with our surroundings....

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Find Me Fridays are Back!

September 24, 2013
Find Me Fridays

With research labs, coffee shops, restaurants and dorms cropping up at every corner, we’re challenging your knowledge of our ever-changing campus! How, you ask? By putting your photo-sleuthing skills to the test for a ...

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Memorial for Nunzio Pernicone, PhD

September 24, 2013
Nunzio Pernicone, PhD

On Sept. 26, 2013, the College of Arts and Sciences and the Department of History and Politics will celebrate the life of Nunzio Pernicone, PhD, respected member of the Drexel University history faculty for 25 years....

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Past Weight Loss an Overlooked Factor in Disordered Eating

September 24, 2013
Infographic showing past weight loss and the effect on future eating disorders

Dieters and weight loss researchers are familiar with the principle: The more weight you’ve lost, the harder it is to keep it off. A complex and vicious cycle of biological and behavioral factors make it so....

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New Center for Science, Technology and Society

September 24, 2013
Doctors distribute materials at a U.S. Army clinic in Africa

The College of Arts and Sciences recently established a Center for Science, Technology and Society (STS). The new Center offers graduate degrees in STS (including an accelerated BS/MS) and Environmental Policy, and is cu...

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Pioneering Ecologist Dr. Ruth Patrick Dies

September 24, 2013
Dr. Ruth Patrick, in her signature pith helmet, collecting organisms from a stream; circa 1970

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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Meet one of Psychology’s Newest Faculty Members

September 24, 2013
Dan Mirman

Dan Mirman, PhD, joined the Department of Psychology this fall as an assistant professor. Born in Latvia and a fan of the book “The Princess Bride,” Mirman’s research focuses on the neurobiology of language....

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New Courses For Winter

September 24, 2013
New Courses

Looking for new courses this winter? Examine how race and racism shape American law; explore the nature of evil; or study the philosophical ideas of the European Enlightenment....

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#CoASDayInTheLife Instagram Challenge: So Nice We’re Doing it Twice

September 24, 2013
Drexel Main Building with blooming flowers

Calling all dreamers and drummers, teachers and runners: our #CoASDayintheLife Instagram Challenge was so successful last spring, we’re bringing it back—for the whole year! So, whether you’re traveling to Spain, biking ...

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Student Jobs Available

September 23, 2013
Drexel College of Arts and Sciences Job Opportunities

Looking for fall employment opportunities? Conduct research on the governance of the United Nations, pursue postdoctoral work in experimental neutrino physics, or pick up a work-study position in a number of CoAS departm...

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

September 17, 2013
Yaba Blay

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, “u...

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

September 17, 2013
Syrian Flag

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...

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

September 16, 2013
Paula Marantz Cohen interviews Christopher Hitchens in 2010.

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 ...

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Drexel Provides Tool Kit to Build Peace

September 12, 2013
Hand making peace sign

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 (USI...

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

September 11, 2013
Robert Stokes

The nation’s leading community development support organization, the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), will host an event at Drexel University on Wednesday and Thursday, Sept. 11 and 12, during which th...

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'We Created Hugo Chavez'

September 03, 2013
Illustration of Hugo Chavez by Edel Rodriguez

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 ...

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Double Lives: Ken Lacovara Raises Tiny Dinosaurs in his Backyard

August 29, 2013
Chickens in a coop

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

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Drexel Students Write "Life Journals" for Local Hospice Patients

August 22, 2013
The Beautiful Life class meeting at Drexel

Thomas "Tommy" Jamison is a 75-year-old hospice patient in West Philadelphia who now spends his Tuesdays reliving his glory days as a former boxer and ladies’ man while Hannah Gittler furiously writes it all down. ...

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Memorial Announced for Dr. Nunzio Pernicone

August 14, 2013
Dr. Nunzio Pernicone

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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Why Can't Snakes Cross the Road?

August 02, 2013
Northern Pine Snakes

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 North...

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New Book by Dr. Yaba Blay Explores Racial Identity and Skin Color Politics

August 01, 2013
1ne Drop

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 p...

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

August 01, 2013
Abby Mudd, Kaitlin Baudier, Tessa Erickson, Siobhan O’Donnell �in the cloud forest

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, mont...

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Where do we go from the George Zimmerman trial? Panel will discuss race, justice and activism at Drexel

July 26, 2013
Dr. Donald Tibbs - Associate Professor of Law

The trial of George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watchman who fatally shot black teen Trayvon Martin, captured the nation’s attention in recent months. The case touched off an intense national debate about race, underscor...

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Students Take a Literary Tour of Haiti

July 23, 2013
Drexel Students at Love Orphanage in Haiti

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 ...

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New Courses for Fall Quarter

July 22, 2013
New CoAS Courses

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&rdq...

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Chemistry Prof Presents at White House

July 21, 2013
Matthew McBride, and Drs. Jean-Claude Bradley and Andrew Lang at the White House

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 associat...

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Student Jobs Available

July 20, 2013
Drexel College of Arts and Sciences Job Opportunities

Looking for some extra summer cash?  Become a staff photographer for the College of Arts and Sciences or apply for work-study positions in the Dean’s Office and Department of Psychology....

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Sandy Provides New Answers to Old Questions for BEES Professor

July 18, 2013
Tracy Quirk taking measurements in New Jersey

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 Dela...

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Farmland, Homes and Hope Disappear with Rising Waters in Haiti

July 17, 2013
Former farmland flooded by Lake Azuei in Haiti

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 1...

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

June 26, 2013
Scott Barclay

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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Biology Major Sinks Teeth Into Co-op Experience

June 25, 2013
Victor Fiore showing a fellow co-op how to use a 3D scanner

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 int...

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

June 20, 2013
Dr. Brian Daly and Dr. Evan Forman

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 ...

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

June 17, 2013
Wendy Harris

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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PR and Marketing Students Work Together to Win Inaugural Case Competition

May 23, 2013
Patrick Medeo, Anh Ly, Mai-Linh Bui - winners of the 2013 Case Competition

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...

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

May 22, 2013
Anna Gourlay on Co-op in Mongolia

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 A...

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Mathematics Major Receives Goldwater Scholarship

May 22, 2013
Andrew Zigerelli

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 count...

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Meet One of Biology’s Newest Faculty Members

May 21, 2013
Dr. Denise Garcia

Dr. Denise Garcia joined the Department of Biology this spring as an assistant professor. A California transplant and lover of coffee, Garcia recalls the pivotal class that shifted her career focus from passing the bar t...

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Drexel Physics Prof Explores Symmetry in New Pop Science Book

May 15, 2013
The Universe in the Rear View Mirror: How Hidden Symmetries Shape Reality by David Goldberg

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 t...

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Pinups for Pitbulls

May 15, 2013
Pinups For Pitbulls

Public policy graduate student Deirdre Franklin is giving pit bulls a better name through her non-profit organization Pinups for Pitbulls. Founded in 2005, the pooch-friendly 501(c)(3) fights pit bull stereotypes by edu...

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History and Politics Department Head Explores the Future of Same-Sex Marriage in the U.S.

May 14, 2013
Scott Barclay

With Minnesota’s Senate becoming the 12th governing body to pass a same-sex marriage bill in the United States, Dr. Scott Barclay weighs in on the third of the nation that’s making strides towards gender and sexual equal...

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A Dream Realized: Drexel Student to Study Abroad in Russia

May 13, 2013
Kailey Kluge

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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Finding Galileo Galilei

May 06, 2013
Students in front of the Ponte Vecchio in Florence, Italy

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 "Cel...

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New Summer Philosophy Courses

May 06, 2013
New Courses

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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Inside-Out Prison Exchange Course Expands Beyond Criminal Justice Courses

May 02, 2013
Participants in the Inside Out Program at Drexel University

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...

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What I'm Reading: Eva Thury

May 02, 2013
Eva Thury

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 ...

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Best-Selling Author Michelle Alexander to Speak on Racial Bias in the Criminal Justice System

April 30, 2013
Michelle Alexander

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 even...

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

April 29, 2013
Rising Waters in Haiti and Dominican Republic

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...

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Tickets Now Available: Third Annual Distinguished Lecture with Arianna Huffington

April 29, 2013
Arianna Huffington

On April 30, 2013, Drexel University’s College of Arts and Sciences will welcome Arianna Huffington as the third lecturer in the College’s annual Distinguished Lecture Series. Huffington will explore "The Brave New World...

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

April 17, 2013
Philadelphia Science Festival

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...

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New Courses Break Barriers

April 16, 2013
New Courses

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...

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2013 CoAS Research Day Winners

April 11, 2013
Research Day logo

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 1...

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At Drexel, Psychology Grad Student Carves Her Own Niche

April 11, 2013
Adrienne Juarascio

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 stude...

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Secretary Napolitano Visits Drexel to Announce Campus Resilience Pilot Program

April 04, 2013
Janet Napolitano Tours Drexel's Communication Center

Secretary of Homeland Security traveled to Drexel University to announce seven colleges and universities competitively selected to participate in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Campus Resilience Pilot Program ...

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"CoAS Day-in-the-Life” Instagram Challenge

April 03, 2013
Instagram Photo: coffee and CoAS

Our college community is a diverse bunch; we are novelists and chemists, physicists and philosophers; we work and learn in the City of Brotherly Love and embark on adventures abroad. The “CoAS Day-in-the-Life” Instagram ...

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Meet One of History and Politics' Newest Faculty Members

April 02, 2013
Dr. Erin Graham

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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Work-Study Jobs Available

April 02, 2013
Work Study Graphic

The College of Arts and Sciences is looking for two students with work-study grants to serve as assistants in the Dean's Office this spring quarter. The Dean’s Office office is open Monday through Friday from 8:00A...

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2013 Week of Writing Happening Now!

April 01, 2013
Week of Writing Contest 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&rs...

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April 9th: CoAS Research Day 2013

April 01, 2013
Research Day logo

Come out and support your fellow dragons at the 13th Annual College of Arts and Sciences Research Day on Tuesday, April 9, 2013! CoAS Research Day highlights the significant contributions of student scholars and research...

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DPG Essay Contests Open to All Students

April 01, 2013
Drexel Publishing Group

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 C...

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2012 Nobel Prize Winner in Physics Named 18th Annual Kaczmarczik Lecturer

March 31, 2013
David Wineland

On April 15, 2013, Physics Nobel Laureate Dr. David J. Wineland will explore the fascinating concepts of superposition and entanglement, revealing how a single atom can appear in two locations at the same time—and how th...

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Exclusive Screening: The Drill Project

March 31, 2013
Drill Monkey

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 wit...

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Texting While Driving: Unsafe at Any Speed?

March 29, 2013
Texting while Driving Billboard

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 ...

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Dusting for Prints from a Fossil Fish to Understand Evolutionary Change

March 27, 2013
Phyllolepis

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 placoder...

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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
Holoptychius Jaw Teeth

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

March 27, 2013
Republican Elephant Icon

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...

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Papadakis Building Named 'Philadelphia Project of the Year'

March 26, 2013
PISB named Philadelphia Project of the Year

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 f...

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

March 22, 2013
Dr. John Gelhaus collecting aquatic insects with students in Mongolia

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 stream...

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Twiss Research Team Manipulates Axon Growth to Speed Nerve Regeneration

March 22, 2013
Elongated Growth Neurons

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 ...

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

March 07, 2013
Hugo Chavez

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...

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

March 04, 2013
East-Central/American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies’

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 m...

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Now Accepting Submissions: CoAS Research Day 2013

February 26, 2013
Research Day logo

From Alzheimer’s research and food safety, to morality in video games and traumatic brain injury, the sky’s the limit when it comes to student research at Drexel University. Graduate and undergraduate student...

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Date Change: Distinguished Lecture with Arianna Huffington Now April 30th

February 25, 2013
Arianna Huffington

On April 30, 2013, Drexel University’s College of Arts and Sciences will welcome Arianna Huffington as the third lecturer in the College’s annual Distinguished Lecture Series. Huffington will join neuroscientist David Ea...

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New Classes for Spring

February 25, 2013
New Courses

From English 103 courses like “Heroes and Villains” and “Create Dangerously” to a mathematical look at “Predators and Plagues,” these new interdisciplinary courses will broaden your worldview and liven up your spring sch...

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Q&A With New Director of Criminal Justice

February 24, 2013
Robert Kane

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 a...

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Talkin' the Walk: Inspiring Future Leaders

February 23, 2013
LIFT Logo

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 group...

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Drexel Society of Physics Students Recognized for Outreach Efforts

February 22, 2013
Society of Physics Students

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 t...

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Philosophy Week 2013 Schedule

February 22, 2013
Robert Audi and Doug Anderson

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 na...

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

February 21, 2013
Hurricane Sandy at the Jersey Shore

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 mos...

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Dr. Mimi Sheller Featured in Mobile World Centre Video

February 21, 2013
Dr. Mimi Sheller

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 lat...

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

February 19, 2013
Russian Meteor

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...

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The Failure of Rape Law Reform

February 15, 2013
Up Against the Wall

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 vic...

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

February 13, 2013
Pope Benedict XVI

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 ...

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

February 07, 2013
Dr. Asta Zelenkaukaite

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 communicatio...

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Drexel Researchers Investigate Impact of Biowall

February 06, 2013
The biowall in the Papadakis Integrated Sciences Building at Drexel University

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 wou...

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Art Exhibit Explores What Blackness Looks Like

February 01, 2013
One Drop: Fact, Fiction, or Fate?

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 ...

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Q&A with Dr. Christine Nezu: Redefining the Diagnosis of Personality Disorders

January 29, 2013
the human brain

In December, the American Psychiatric Association worked to identify a new diagnostic system for personality disorders. The decision was met with some opposition, primarily based on the notion that it is very difficult t...

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Meet Physics Assistant Professor Dr. Hairong Ma

January 24, 2013
Dr. Hairong Ma

Dr. Hairong Ma joined Drexel University’s College of Arts and Sciences after completing her postdoc as a research associate at the Joint Institute for Laboratory Astrophysics (JILA), University of Colorado at Bould...

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One Book, One Philadelphia Writing Workshop Series Kicks Off In February

January 22, 2013
Buddha in the Attic by Julie Otsuka

The Certificate Program in Writing and Publishing is gearing up for its annual series of writing workshops next month, beginning February 13th, 2013....

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Q&A with Bill Rosenberg: The Second Inauguration of President Barack Obama

January 22, 2013
President Barack Obama Inauguration 2013

Presidential inaugurations have been a part of American politics since the election of our first president. Though the ceremonial aspects vary from term to term, the tradition still remains mostly the same....

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What I'm Reading: Diane Sicotte

January 22, 2013
Dr. Diane Sicotte

Drexel's Dr. Diane Sicotte, an associate professor of sociology in the College of Arts and Sciences, is researching environmental inequality in the Philadelphia region, and is working on a book regarding her research....

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Dr. Shari Moskow Receives Inaugural AWM Service Award

January 18, 2013
Dr. Shari Moscow

Dr. Shari Moskow, professor and associate department head of mathematics, was selected as one of ten recipients to receive the Association for Women in Mathematics’ inaugural AWM Service Award...

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Good Cop, Bad Cop: Criminal Justice Prof Explores Police Misconduct in New Book

January 16, 2013
"Jammed Up" by Robert J. Kane and Michael D. White

Dr. Robert Kane conducts an unprecedented investigation of police officers on the wrong side of the law in his new book Jammed Up: Bad Cops, Police Misconduct, and the New York City Police Department. Having received ex...

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The Real Evidential Stuff: Students Explore Academy Collections in New Environmental Science Course

January 15, 2013
Warbler specimen at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University

Drexel’s revamped environmental science courses this past fall led students to the muddy marshes of New Jersey, a unique experiential learning opportunity resulting from the University’s affiliation with the Academy of N...

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Arianna Huffington to be Third Annual Distinguished Lecturer

January 09, 2013
Arianna Huffington

On April 30, 2013, Drexel University's College of Arts and Sciences will welcome Arianna Huffington as the third lecturer in the College's annual Distinguished Lecture Series....

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BBC Travel Series Airs with BEES Prof & Actor Dominic Monaghan

January 08, 2013
Dominic Monaghan looking at Army Ants

The Ecuadorian adventures of Dr. Sean O’Donnell will air on February 26, 2013 at 10PM ET in a new BBC America travel documentary series featuring actor Dominic Monaghan....

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Find Me Fridays: For the Kid in All of Us

January 07, 2013
Find Me Fridays

We're "making spirits bright" all year round by bringing back "Find Me Fridays," a game that puts your photo-sleuthing skills to the test for a chance to win free prizes! That's right, we said FREE PRIZES—gift card...

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Cool New Classes for Winter

January 06, 2013
New Courses

Want to learn about the problems that arise when philosophy and neuroscience collide? Or what about how technology is connecting the Drexel community to its surrounding neighborhoods? Explore these topics and more in our...

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For the Love of Reason: Philosophy Week 2013

January 05, 2013
Robert Audi and Doug Anderson

The College of Arts and Sciences’ Philosophy Program is excited to announce its first ever “Philosophy Week” this March.  The weeklong affair will feature major thinkers from across the country, an interdisciplinary pane...

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First BEES Class: A Success from Day One

January 04, 2013
First BEES Class: A Success on Day One

This September, environmental science students hit the ground running in Drexel’s new Department of Biodiversity, Earth and Environmental Science (BEES). Located in the College of Arts and Sciences, the new departm...

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Q&A With Dr. Tiago Saraiva

January 04, 2013
Dr. Tiago Saraiva

Dr. Tiago Saraiva joined Drexel's Department of History and Politics this fall after serving as a visiting professor at UCLA, Berkeley. Saraiva’s research focuses on the history of genetics, food and fascism, and the Wes...

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Discover Magazine Selects Drexel’s Digital Fossil Research for Top 100 Science Stories of 2012

December 18, 2012
Scanning Paralititan

For 150 years, the tools of paleontology were shovels and pickaxes, burlap and plaster. Dr. Kenneth Lacovara, an associate professor in Drexel’s College of Arts and Sciences, is working on innovative techniques...

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What I'm Reading: Dr. Maria Hnaraki

December 18, 2012
Dr. Maria Hnaraki

Dr. Maria Hnaraki, associate professor in the Department of Culture and Communication, believes dancing is the ultimate creative act. It was a huge part of her life growing up on the Greek island of Crete....

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Q&A with Dr. George Ciccariello-Maher: Hugo Chávez, Cancer and the Future of Venezuela

December 13, 2012
Hugo Chavez

With more news breaking this week about Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez’s ongoing battle with cancer, DrexelNow checked in with George Ciccariello-Maher, an assistant professor in Drexel’s Department of History...

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What I'm Reading: Bryan Sacks

December 13, 2012
Bryan Sacks

Outside of teaching for the Department of English and Philosophy, Drexel adjunct teaching professor Bryan Sacks has an interest in the role of communications media in enabling, constraining, legitimizing and delegitimizi...

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What I'm Reading: Dr. Barbara Hoekje

December 07, 2012
Dr. Barbara Hoekje

Dr. Barbara Hoekje, director of the English Language Center, is a self-described “dog person” who is currently reading The Other End of the Leash: Why We Do What We Do Around Dogs by Patricia McConne...

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Dr. Rebecca Ingalls Co-Edits Book on Plagiarism

November 29, 2012
Critical Conversations About Plagiarism

Freshman Writing Program Director Dr. Rebecca Ingalls and colleagues explore the intricacies of plagiarism in their new book Critical Conversations About Plagiarism (Parlor Press, 2012)—a project 6 years in the making....

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In The Field, Early and Often

November 29, 2012
Students in the Field

Drexel's new Biodiversity, Earth and Environmental Science Department offers students a more comprehensive environmental science experience, with heavy emphasis on work in the field. In that way, it's a perfect fit for D...

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CNN's Soledad O'Brien to Moderate Advance Screening of "Who is Black in America?" Documentary and Discussion

November 28, 2012
Soledad O'Brien

CNN’s Soledad O’Brien will join Drexel University for an advance screening of the new documentary “Who is Black in America?” on Tuesday, Dec. 4, from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m., part of a multi-part se...

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Selling Their Future

November 27, 2012
Bioko Monkey

The secretive, little-understood drill monkey has thrived for centuries on the African island of Bioko. But with hunting pressures now pushing the species to the brink, Drexel researchers are fighting back; and working t...

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On Display in NYC: Non-Reversing Mirror Invented by Drexel Math Professor

November 16, 2012
The words Mirror Image show up in the newly invented mirror

When you look in a mirror, you see an image of yourself in reverse. But one odd mirror invented by mathematics professor Dr. R. Andrew Hicks at Drexel Universi...

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College Seeks Director of Psychology Clinic

November 15, 2012
Job Opportunity

Drexel University’s internationally-renowned Ph.D. Program in Clinical Psychology (ranked #7 nationally in per capita research productivity by the Chronicle of Higher Education) is opening a Psychology Clinic for w...

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What I'm Reading: Kathleen Volk Miller

November 13, 2012
Kathleen Volk Miller

Kathleen Volk Miller, an associate teaching professor in the English Department in the College of Arts and Sciences, writes essays and fiction, and has been published in Salon, The New York Times, and <...

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CoAS Faculty, Staff Win Outstanding Online Instruction and Advising Awards

November 09, 2012
Lawrence Souder and Linda Pohl

Drexel University Online honored two members of the College of Arts and Sciences on Thursday, November 8th at the sixth annual National Distance Learning Week (NDLW) awards ceremony. NDLW recognizes exceptional leaders, ...

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Q&A with Bill Rosenberg: 2012 Election Results

November 08, 2012
President Obama Wins Re-Election

Tuesday night’s election results declared incumbent President Barack Obama the victor after a long—and often bitter—campaign season. DrexelNow spoke with Dr. Bill Rosenberg of the College of Arts and Sc...

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Q&A With Dr. Ted Daeschler

November 01, 2012
Dr. Ted Daeschler

The College of Arts and Sciences welcomes Academy scientist Dr. Ted Daeschler to the Department of Biodiversity, Earth and Environmental Science. Learn more about the paleontologist who unearthed the transitional fossil...

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Final Week for Spanish Book Drive

October 25, 2012
books in a library

In honor of Latino Heritage Month, the College of Arts and Sciences, the Department of English and Philosophy, and the Office of Equality and Diversity are sponsoring a Spanish Book Drive to benefit the Mahatma Ghandi Fo...

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50 Academic Institutions Represented at Inaugural Mid-Atlantic Law & Society Association Conference

October 22, 2012
Inaugural MALSA Research Conference

Drexel University hosted the Mid-Atlantic Law and Society Association's (MALSA) inaugural research conference on October 19-20, 2012. Over 125 participants from 50 academic institutions came together to address "Law, Soc...

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An Evening with Lise Funderburg

October 22, 2012
Lise Funderburg

Author Lise Funderburg will be on campus on Tuesday, October 23, 2012 to discuss her book Pig Candy: Taking My Father South, Taking My Father Home, this year's Freshman Reading Program selection....

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Researchers Converge for Mini-Symposium on CHARGE Syndrome

October 20, 2012
Epigenetics and Disease

On November 2, 2012, researchers from across the U.S. will gather in the Papadakis Integrated Sciences Building for a mini-symposium on CHARGE syndrome. CHARGE syndrome is a developmental disorder that affects roughly 1 ...

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Hundreds Come Out for Fossil Dig Day

October 19, 2012
Mantua Fossil Dig Day

Paleontologist Dr. Kenneth Lacovara continues to unearth enthusiasm for the Cretaceous Period—a time when much of our coastal lands were under water. Tri-state area residents came out in droves last Saturday for Fo...

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Drexel Researchers Identify Physics of Sickle Cell Disease

October 16, 2012
Red Sickle Cell

Researchers at Drexel University have identified the physical forces in red blood cells and blood vessels underlying the painful symptoms of sickle cell disease. Their experiment, the first to answer a scientific questio...

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Q&A with Dr. Amelia Hoover Green

October 16, 2012
Amelia Hoover Green

The College of Arts and Sciences welcomes Dr. Amelia Hoover Green to the Department of History and Politics! Dr. Hoover Green's research focuses on the dynamics of conflict-related violence; intra-armed group politics an...

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Crickets, Worms on Menu at Halloween Cocktail Party Hosted by Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University

October 15, 2012
Cuisine from the Collections logo

The nation's oldest natural history museum is throwing a cocktail party featuring a menu of exotic and everyday foods inspired by its famous plant and animal collections. Farm-raised python, anyone?...

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Oct 15th Panel to Discuss "Issues at Stake"

October 11, 2012
Drexel Votes Election Panel Flyer

Which issues will most influence your decision for a presidential candidate? Which issues are of most concern to Philadelphians? With the presidential election quickly approaching, Drexel University will host “Elec...

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Q&A with Dr. Bill Rosenberg: Presidential Debate

October 11, 2012
Mitt Romney and President Obama at the first Presidential Debate

In early October, President Barack Obama and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney met onstage for this election season’s first presidential debate. The debate was moderated by journalist Jim Lehrer and foc...

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Q&A With History & Politics’ Dr. Kelly Joyce

October 10, 2012
Kelly Joyce

The College of Arts and Sciences welcomes Dr. Kelly Joyce to the Department of History and Politics. Joining us from the College of William and Mary where she served as Dean of Undergraduate Studies, Joyce will lead Dre...

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Commuter Students: Top Five Ways to Get Involved

October 03, 2012
Sarah Mukhtar

As a commuter, it can be difficult sometimes to feel like an active and involved student. While everyone else is going to events, parties, special lectures, discussions, carnivals—you name it—you are in class...

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Q&A With Physics’ Dr. Michelle Dolinski

October 02, 2012
Michelle Dolinski

As the College of Arts and Sciences continues to grow, so does its team of bright, energetic faculty members. Meet one of the newest dragons joining us this fall, Dr. Michelle Dolinski...

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Studying the Life Aquatic

October 02, 2012
Karen Sullam

Ecology Ph.D. student Karen Sullam’s got a thing for the underdog—particularly when it comes to the ichthyologic sort. “It’s kind of funny because I started out studying sea turtles—they’re very big and charismatic—but I...

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Political Scientist Discusses Venezuelan Presidential Race and More

October 01, 2012
George Ciccariello-Maher

Assistant Professor of Political Science, George Ciccariello-Maher, has divided his scholarly attention in 2012 between contentious issues at home and an anticipated election abroad.  First, Ciccariello-Maher contri...

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BEES: The Get Up and Go Department

September 26, 2012
BEES Students in the field

As the new academic year gets underway, the Department of Biodiversity, Earth and Environmental Science (BEES, for short) is welcoming its first incoming class. Fresh from a three-day excursion at th...

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CoAS Ushers in Academic Year With New Associate Dean and Head of Psychology

September 26, 2012
Dr. Aleister Saunders

The College of Arts and Sciences is pleased to announce that Dr. James Herbert, professor of psychology and associate dean for research and graduate education, has been named the new head of the Department of Psychology....

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Q&A With English & Philosophy’s Dr. André Carrington

September 26, 2012
Andre Carrington

As the College of Arts and Sciences continues to grow, so does its team of bright, energetic faculty members. Meet one of the newest dragons joining us this fall, Dr. André Carrington! ...

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Save the Date: CoAS Research Day 2013

September 26, 2012
Research Day Logo

Whether you’re a student, faculty or staff member, or alum, make sure you save the date for the College of Arts and Sciences Research Day 2013. The big event will be held on April 9, 2013 on Drexel’s Uni...

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Student Jobs Available

September 26, 2012
Work Study

We’re hiring! The College of Arts and Sciences and the Department of Culture and Communication are currently hiring work-study students. The College is also seeking a staff photographer to cover events, take faculty and ...

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Freshman Reading Program

September 25, 2012
Lise Funderberg

As Drexel's Freshman Reading Program enters into its ninth year, incoming first-year students are gearing up to discuss their summer reading assignment, Pig Candy: Taking My Father South, Taking My Father Home, ...

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New Course Fuses Philosophy and Medicine

September 25, 2012
New Courses

This fall the Drexel Philosophy Program is offering an exciting course that explores the ideas of medicine, disease and health from a philosophical perspective. Students will examine concepts like gender, mental illness,...

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Drexel Receives First LEED Certification for Papadakis Integrated Sciences Building

September 21, 2012
Papadakis Integrated Sciences Building Exterior

Drexel University was awarded LEED® Gold certification for the University’s Constantine N. Papadakis Integrated Sciences Building, which includes the first biowall at an academic institution in the country....

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Drexel’s Living Wall Wins Plantscaper “Best in Show”

September 21, 2012
Biowall and staircase in the Papadakis Integrated Sciences Building

The College of Arts and Sciences’ five-story biowall, housed in the Papadakis Integrated Sciences Building, continues to garner praise and attention, this time at the 2012 Plantscape Industry Expo in Las Vegas. On August...

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NSF Awards $2.2 Million to Project Studying Community-Based Professional Development for Math Teachers

September 19, 2012
Teachers learning a new software program

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded $2.2 million to a project created by the School of Education and the College of Arts an...

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Dr. Anthony Addison Named ACS Fellow

September 12, 2012
Dr. Anthony Addison receiving ACS Fellow

Dr. Anthony Addison, professor of chemistry, was named a 2012 American Chemical Society (ACS) Fellow. The ACS is a nonprofit organization chartered by the U.S. Congress. With more than 164,000 members, it is the world’s...

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Q & A with Scott Knowles: The Politics of Hurricane Isaac

August 30, 2012
Hurricane Isaac

The prospect of dangerous winds, flooding and fire have been ominously looming over the Gulf Coast, but the level of destruction to the southern U.S. is not the only aftermath many Americans are awaiting from the storm d...

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Q & A with Dr. Eric Zillmer: Lance Armstrong's Legacy

August 28, 2012
Dr. Eric Zillmer

After years of speculation, Lance Armstrong has relinquished his seven Tour de France titles in response to accusations that he repeatedly cheated to become the world’s winningest cyclist.

“There comes a p...

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What I'm Reading: Alison Novak

August 27, 2012
Alison Novak

Alison Novak, adjunct instructor and Ph.D. student in the Department of Culture and Communication, studies millennial engagement with the media and the media’s treatment of millennials. Ultimately, any conversation...

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Students Travel to 2012 Paralympics in London as Part of “Perspectives on Disability” Class

August 23, 2012
View of the Olympic Stadium in London

Nine Drexel University students will travel to London from August 31 through September 8 to see the 2012 Paralympic Games, as part of the travel-integrated course Perspectives on Disability, the fourth course in...

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Giant Panda Conservation Researchers from China to Speak at Drexel

August 21, 2012
giant pandas

Three leading scientists involved in the conservation of giant pandas at the Giant Panda Breeding Research Base in Chengdu, China will present a mini-symposium, “Biology and Conservation of the Giant Panda,” ...

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Q & A with John Kounios: The 'Aha! Moment'

August 20, 2012
John Kounios on TED

Dr. John Kounios has a knack for articulating the science behind those proverbial lightbulb moments that occur when a sudden realization is made. Kounios, a professor of psychology in the Drexel University College of Art...

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What I'm Reading: Robert Stokes

August 19, 2012
Dr. Robert Stokes

Robert Stokes is an associate professor of sociology and coordinator of the Environmental Studies and Policy programs in the Department of Culture and Communication. His research looks at the economic and social impacts ...

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What I'm Reading: Dr. Ken Lacovara

August 10, 2012
Dr. Ken Lacovara

DrexelNow pulled Dr. Ken Lacovara, paleontologist and associate professor of biology in the College of Arts and Sciences, from his work in a marl pit in Gloucester County, NJ, to find out what he’s current...

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Q & A With Mimi Sheller

August 06, 2012
Mimi Sheller

Mimi Sheller examines how people move, how mobile communication changes how people move and how new systems of mobility can actually create immobility. It’s no wonder, then, that she’s designed Drexel’s...

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What I'm Reading: Paula Marantz Cohen

August 03, 2012
Paula Marantz Cohen

DrexelNow recently spoke with Dr. Paula Marantz Cohen, distinguished professor of English in the College of Arts and Sciences’ Department of English and Philosophy. She recently authored a blog post i...

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Long-Distance Distress Signal from Periphery of Injured Nerve Cells Begins with Locally Made Protein

July 30, 2012
Jeffrey Twiss

When the longest cells in the body are injured at their farthest reaches, coordinating the cells’ repair is no easy task. This is in part because these peripheral nerve cells can be extremely long – up to one...

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Private Landowners Can Help Protect Biodiversity "Arks" in the Tropics

July 27, 2012
Sean O'Donnell and Emily Johnson

Many of the world’s tropical protected areas are struggling to sustain their biodiversity, according to a study just published in Nature by more than 200 scientists from around the world....

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Milestone For WINS

July 23, 2012
Women in the Sciences at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University

2012 marks a milestone in the Academy’s acclaimed Women In Natural Sciences program. It was 30 years ago that the Academy began offering free summer science classes to Philadelphia public high school girls from low...

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Unanswered Questions

July 20, 2012
Ospreys at the Academy of Natural Science of Drexel University

It's almost a given in science: the attempt to answer one scientific question sparks other questions to pop up along the way. That was the scenario for Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University scientists Paula Ze...

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Rising Heat at the Beach Threatens Largest Sea Turtles, Climate Change Models Show

July 03, 2012
Leatherback Sea Turtle

For eastern Pacific populations of leatherback turtles, the 21st century could be the last. New research suggests that climate change could exacerbate existing threats and nearly wipe out the population. Deaths of turtle...

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Driving without a Blind Spot May Be Closer Than It Appears

June 12, 2012
Patented Side View Car Mirror Gets Rid of Blind Spot

A side mirror that eliminates the dangerous “blind spot” for drivers has now received a U.S. patent. The subtly curved mirror, invented by Drexel University mathematics professor Dr. R. Andrew Hicks, dramatically increas...

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BEES Prof on NatGeo Wild June 3rd

May 30, 2012
The Mighty Army Ant

Tune in to NatGeo Wild next Sunday at 10PM to watch ant aficionado Sean O’Donnell scour the Ecuadorian rainforest in search of the mighty army ant! O’Donnell will be featured on an episode of “Animal Superpowers: Extreme...

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El Niño Weather and Climate Change Threaten Survival of Baby Leatherback Sea Turtles

May 24, 2012
Baby Leatherback Turtles

When leatherback turtle hatchlings dig out of their nests buried in the sandy Playa Grande beach in northwest Costa Rica, they enter a world filled with dangers. This critically endangered species faces threats that incl...

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Postcard Project Collects "Handfuls of Wisdom" to Raise Alzheimer's Awareness

May 16, 2012
Spaces Between Your Fingers Artwork

If you knew your time was short, and you could share with the world one piece of advice, what would it be? That is the question that Matthew Ross Smith, an adjunct writing professor in Drexel University’s Goodwin ...

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New Courses Inspired by Our Museum & Our Community

May 15, 2012
New Courses

In a unique creative writing course offered this fall—“Writing in Museums”—students will find inspiration in the vast collections of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University.

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Drexel-Academy Partnership Ushers in the Future of Environmental Science Education

May 14, 2012
Environmental Science Education

This fall, Drexel Environmental Science students will have a breadth of new research and academic opportunities locally and across the globe as a result of the University’s unique academic affiliation with the Aca...

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Bragging Rights: CoAS Students Take Home Awards

May 14, 2012
Bragging Rights: CoAS Students Win Awards

This spring, students in the College of Arts and Sciences were acknowledged for their continued academic and professional prowess andtheir commitment to community outreach.

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IAS Student Receives Boren Scholarship

May 07, 2012
Colby Hepner Receives Boren Scholarship

Colby Hepner (International Area Studies, BA ’13) received the prestigious Boren Scholarship, which will allow him to spend the 2012-13 academic year in South Korea. The scholarship provides U.S. undergraduate stu...

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Bio Sophomore Wins "Pay It Forward" Scholarship

April 24, 2012
Kyla LaFond

Biology sophomore Kyla LaFond was named the winner of the 7th Annual “Pay It Forward” Scholarship from CURE Auto Insurance and 94.5 PST. The $15,000 award is given to a young adult who has “performed unselfish act...

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Ticketing Details for David Eagleman Lecture

April 20, 2012
David Eagleman

"What's on your mind?" is a pretty loaded question if you ask David Eagleman, renowned neuroscientist and international bestselling author. On May 2, 2012, the College of Arts and Sciences will welcome David Eagle...

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Dr. James Spotila Receives International Sea Turtle Society Lifetime Achievement Award

April 17, 2012
Dr. James Spotila

Dr. James Spotila, Betz Chair Professor of Environmental Science and director of Drexel’s Center for Biodiversity and Conservation, was awarded the International Sea Turtle Society’s (ISTS) Lifetime Achievement Aw...

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CoAS Alumni Receive NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

April 15, 2012

Two College of Arts and Sciences alumni are the recipients of the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship: Allison Moyer, ’08 biology (currently at North Carolina State University); and JT Mlack,...

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2012 CoAS Research Day Winners

April 10, 2012
Research Day 2012

Student scholars in the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences presented their research at the annual College of Arts and Sciences Research Day on Tuesday, April 3, 2012 in Behrakis Grand Hall. Over 130 ...

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Alumnus Dr. Lee Schroeder Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

April 04, 2012
Alumnus Dr. Lee Schroeder Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

College of Arts and Sciences alumni, friends and faculty gathered after the Kaczmarczik Lecture on March 1, 2012 for a special addition to the series. At an intimate dinner in the Paul Peck Alumni Center, CoAS hon...

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Work Study Jobs Available

April 04, 2012
Work Study

The College of Arts and Sciences and the Department of Psychology are currently hiring work-study students!

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17th Annual Kaczmarczik Lecture

April 04, 2012
Dr. Brian P. Schmidt

Over 900 people packed into the Main Auditorium on March 1, 2012 for the 17th Annual Kaczmarczik Lecture, “The Accelerating Universe.” Astronomer Dr. Brian P. Schmidt, 2011 Nobel Prize Winner in Physics, lectured ...

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Announcing the 2012 Week of Writing

April 03, 2012
WoW 2012 Logo

It’s spring and that means it’s time for the annual Week of Writing (WoW), hosted by the College of Arts and Sciences and the Department of English and Philosophy!

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Biology Major is Drexel's First Udall Scholar

April 02, 2012
Biology major, Elliot Chiu awarded Udall Scholarship

Elliott Chiu (BS/MS in Biology/Environmental Science, ’13) received the Udall Scholarship a prestigious and highly-competitive award for students committed to careers related to the environment. Chiu is the first ...

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New Grad and Undergrad Courses Available

March 22, 2012
Brendan Boyle and Mimi Sheller

Students looking to add fresh and exciting classes to their schedule this spring can now register for “Campaign Management” and “Neighborhood Narratives II,” two new courses offered by the Center for Public Policy...

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Dean Murasko Receives Award for Support of Women in the Sciences

March 20, 2012
Dean Donna Murasko - Drexel University College of Arts and Sciences

Dr. Donna Murasko, dean and professor of biology in the College of Arts and Sciences at Drexel, was selected to receive the Elizabeth Bingham Mentoring Award from the Philadelphia chapter of the Association for W...

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The Jewel Series: Mexican Literary Classics on the Screen

March 20, 2012
Dona Barbara Film Poster

Café Latino, in conjunction with the Mexican Cultural Center (a local non-profit), is proud to host “The Jewel Series: Mexican Literary Classics on the Screen.” The series will kick off on April 26, 2012 at 6 PM<...

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Robotic Dinosaurs On the Way for Next-Gen Paleontology at Drexel

February 22, 2012
3D Printed Robotic Dinosaurs

Researchers at Drexel University are bringing the latest technological advancements in 3-D printing to the study of ancient life. Using scale models of real fossils, for the first time, they will be able to test h...

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A Zap of Cold Plasma Reduces Harmful Bacteria on Raw Chicken in Drexel Study

February 08, 2012
Cold Plasma Reduces Harmful Bacteria on Raw Chicken

A new study by food safety researchers at Drexel University demonstrates that plasma can be an effective method for killing pathogens on uncooked poultry. The proof-of-concept study was published in the January is...

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This Never Happened

January 25, 2012
Elizabeth Loftus - Department of Psychology

Join the Department of Psychology for "Manufacturing Memories" with Dr. Elizabeth Loftus at 3p.m. on February 24, 2012 and learn more about this intriguing work. The event will take place in Geary Auditorium A in ...

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Dr. Oz Show Features Power of Food Scale Created by Drexel Psychologist Dr. Michael Lowe

January 18, 2012
Logo - The Dr. Oz Show

It’s one of the most passionate debates in the medical community: can you be addicted to food or is overeating the result of failed will-power? Dr. Oz, host of “The Dr. Oz Show,” a daily television program focusin...

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Sean of the Jungle: Biology Prof Works on Documentary in Ecuador

January 10, 2012
Butterflies puddling on the riverbank in the Tiputini Rainforest

In the humid Ecuadorian night, after a long day of filming, Dr. Sean O’Donnell treks back into the Tiputini rainforest alone. The thick canopy blocks the moonlight, replacing the lush greens of day with the deep b...

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New Course Opportunity (In Prison)

January 09, 2012
Cyndi Rickards

This spring, Drexel students will get a taste of life behind bars in “Prison, Society and You.” Taught by Cyndi Rickards, assistant teaching professor of criminal justice, the course will bring together 15 student...

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Thinking on Their Feet - Literally

January 05, 2012
Dr. R Andrew Hick's Office - Standing Desk

Victor Tringali, director of University Wellness at Drexel, notes today’s predominantly inactive 9-to-5 population and suggests daily practices to increase activity. “Many of us sit in the car, at our desk, and in...

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CoAS Welcomes New Philosophy Professor

January 04, 2012
Flavia Padovani - Associate Professor, Department of English and Philosophy

The College of Arts and Sciences is excited to welcome Dr. Flavia Padovani, the College’s newest tenure-track faculty member in the Department of English & Philosophy.

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Drexel Students LIFT Spirits of Those in Need

December 16, 2011
Philadelphia chapter of LIFT

Drexel is often hailed by students, alumni and parents for its cooperative education program—and for good reason. It allows students to receive valuable hands-on learning opportunities in a professional setting of...

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History & Politics Department Head Elected to LSA Board

December 06, 2011
Scott Barclay - Department Head of History and Politics at Drexel University

Scott Barclay, Ph.D., professor and head of the Department of History and Politics, has been elected to the Law and Society Association’s Class of 2014 Board of Trustees.

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Dr. Gordon Richards Receives Humboldt Research Fellowship

December 01, 2011
Dr. Gordon Richards - Department of Physics at Drexel University

Last month planet Earth welcomed its seven billionth resident. If that number doesn't make you feel small, how about this: we're one of eight planets to orbit the sun out of an estimated 50 billion planets in the ...

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Drexel's George Ciccariello-Maher Weighs in on Occupy Movement

November 23, 2011
George Ciccariello-Maher

Over the last several months, protesters have been gathering far and wide as part of the Occupy movement, a recent wave of national, socioeconomic demonstrations cropping up from Philadelphia to Oakland. The “99 p...

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Psychology Professor Donald Bersoff Elected APA President

November 03, 2011
Donald Bersoff

Donald N. Bersoff, Ph.D., J.D., Drexel University psychology professor and national expert on legal and ethical issues in mental health, has been elected 2013 president of the American Psychological Association.

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CoAS Students and Faculty Know How to Mingle

October 07, 2011
CoAS Fall 2011 Meet and Greet

What’s better than unwinding with interesting people after a long day, or meeting faculty who may one day help you get a job or grad school placement—all while enjoying free food and prizes? Not much. That’s why...

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CoAS Welcomes New Faculty

October 05, 2011
October 2011 New CoAS Faculty

The College of Arts and Sciences warmly welcomes four new tenure-track faculty members this term: Dr. Scott Barclay, head of the history and politics department; Dr. Tali Gidalevitz, assistant professor of biology...

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Drexel Prof Named Philly Creative Connector

October 04, 2011
Kathleen Volk Miller

The College of Arts and Sciences’ Kathleen Volk Miller was named one of Philadelphia’s top 76 Creative Connectors by Leadership Philadelphia. The full list of connectors can be found on the WHYY/NewsWorks website,...

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Bringing the Outdoors In: Doors Officially Open to Papadakis Integrated Sciences Building

October 03, 2011
President Fry speaks at dedication

As you’ve surely heard—or seen—the College of Arts and Sciences’ new Papadakis Integrated Sciences Building has officially opened at the corner of 33rd and Chestnut Streets. Home to North America’s largest living ...

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Psychology Students Spend Summer of a Lifetime in Greece

October 02, 2011
Nicole Graff and Ashley Faller

Summer vacation for Drexel undergrads Ashley Faller and Nicole Graff was anything but trips to the shore and lazy beach reads. For six months, the two psychology students worked on the Greek Isle of Crete as part ...

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Panorama 2011

September 30, 2011
Panorama 2011

College of Arts and Sciences freshmen kicked off the school year with PANORAMA 2011, a Drexel tradition now in its second year. On the morning of September 16, roughly 400 CoAS students, faculty and staff gathered...

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Papadakis Integrated Sciences Building Opening Fall 2011

August 19, 2011
Papadakis Integrated Sciences Building

The Papadakis Integrated Sciences Building is nearing completion and will officially open by the start of fall term classes. Faculty and students in the Department of Biology are excitedly

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Remembering Dr. F. Elaine DeLancey

July 21, 2011
Dr. F. Elaine DeLancey

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Dr. F. Elaine DeLancey, associate professor of English and founding editor of BMa: The Sonia Sanchez Literary Review. Dr. DeLancey died in her home on Monday, July ...

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Student Fellowship Recipients Panel July 7th

June 30, 2011
Karen Sullam

On Thursday, July 7th, the Drexel Fellowships Office will host its annual Student Fellowship Recipients Panel from 6:00-7:30pm in Curtis 352A

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Environmental Science Professor Discusses Sea Turtles on WHYY

June 29, 2011
WHYY Logo

Dr. James Spotila, Betz Chair Professor of Environmental Science, will discuss sea turtle conservation and research live on the air Thursday, June 30th, from 11a.m. to noon on WHYY Radio Times. Tune in to learn ...

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6th Annual Week of Writing

June 16, 2011
2011 Week of Writing

If you missed the 6th Annual Week of Writing, never fear: we have (almost) the whole week on video. Watch visiting authors and faculty discuss writing about travel, history, comedy, graphic novels and more!

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JKCF Graduate Arts Award Recipient

June 14, 2011
Rachel Semigran

Rachel Semigran, B.A. English '10, was one of only ten students in the nation selected to receive the Jack Kent Cooke Graduate Arts Award for 2011. This generous award supports students of exceptional promise an...

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Trove of Sea Turtle and other Marine Fossils Found Along Ancient New Jersey Coast

June 09, 2011
Fossil Dig - Led by Dr. Ken Lacovara

Philadelphia, Pa. (June 09, 2011)—Paleontologists have discovered numerous marine fossils at a dig site in Sewell, N.J., including sea turtles, crocodiles, other reptiles, and fish. A remarkable 3-foot-wide fossil...

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Drexel Offers New Accelerated Degree in BS/BA History and MS Library & Information Science

June 09, 2011
CoAS - iSchool

The College of Arts and Sciences and The iSchool at Drexel are now offering an accelerated degree program in History and Library and Information Science (LIS). The program will allow academically-qualified student...

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Shadow Acts: Featuring Sonia Sanchez and Friends

June 01, 2011
Shadow Acts: Featuring Sonia Sanchez and Friends

Friday, June 3, 2011 @ 7 PM, Mitchell Auditorium, Bossone Research Center (3128 Market Street)

Drexel's College of Arts & Sciences and Westphal College have organized a celebration highlighting poetry,...

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New Science Building To Open in July

May 16, 2011
Science Building Thumbnail

The highly-anticipated Papadakis Integrated Sciences Building (PISB) is now in the final stages of development and is slated to open its doors in July 2011. Located at the intersection of 33rd and Chestnut Streets...

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Famous Authors, Actors and More at the 2011 Week of Writing

May 16, 2011
2011 Week of Writing

The sixth annual Week of Writing (WoW) will kick off on May 23, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. in Behrakis Grand Hall. This year boasts some exciting special guests, including comic book writer John Arcudi, best known for his...

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CoAS Students, Faculty Win Awards

May 14, 2011
Caitlin Costello Thumb Image

As the 2010-11 school year comes to a close, students and faculty of the College of Arts and Sciences continue to receive prestigious honors, ranging from Fulbright Scholarships to the Thomas R. Pickering Undergra...

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CoAS Students Host Spring Formal

May 13, 2011
Party to Extinction thumb image

On June 3, 2011, students from across the College of Arts and Sciences will host “Party to Extinction: A Meteoric Spring Formal Event” from 7:00pm to 11:00pm at the Academy of Natural Sciences. The event will ta...

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Jack The Ripper Through a Wider Lens

May 12, 2011
Jack The Ripper thumb image

Enigmatic and haunting, Jack the Ripper is perhaps the most infamous serial killer in history. So many popular books and movies have speculated on his origins and historical implications. So much has been w...

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CoAS Students and Faculty Receive Fulbright Scholarships

May 10, 2011
Fulbright - Logo

Three Drexel College of Arts and Sciences students and one CoAS faculty member received the prestigious Fulbright Scholarship for study and research abroad in 2011-12. The recipients are:

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2011 Week of Writing

May 06, 2011
2011 Week of Writing

Drexel's annual Week of Writing will kick off on Monday, May 23rd at 10am in Behrakis Grand Hall. Highlights of this week-long event include panel discussions on The Future of the Graphic Novel; The Art of Adverti...

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Symposium on Crimes in Virtual Worlds and Online Gaming Worlds

May 04, 2011
Second Life - Virtual World

The popularity of virtual communities (e.g. Second Life and Habbo) and online video games (e.g. World of War Craft and EverQuest) have created new opportunities for criminals and a subsequent need to familiarize l...

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Civil War CD Release Party April 25th

April 21, 2011
Civil War CD Release

The entire Drexel community is invited to the Civil War CD release party on Monday, April 25th from 6:00-8:00 pm in the Leonard Pearlstein Gallery, 3401 Filbert. The event will feature a reception and live musical...

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Drexel at the Philadelphia Science Festival

April 12, 2011
Philadelphia Science Festival

Drexel University will partner with more than 55 organizations to launch the Philadelphia Science Festival, a two-week initiative to celebrate the region's strengths in science and technology April 16-28. The city...

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Drexel Students, Faculty Produce Civil War CD

April 11, 2011
Civil War CD Release

Students and faculty in the Department of History and Politics collaborated with Westphal’s music and music industry programs to produce a 2-disc music CD to mark the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. The Civil ...

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CoAS Professors Offer OCD Treatment Via Skype

April 11, 2011
skype OCD thumb image

The National Institute of Mental Health estimates that one in four Americans suffer from an anxiety disorder, and of those more than 2.2 million people with anxiety disorders have obsessive compulsive disorder. OC...

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16th Annual Kaczmarczik Lecture Will Feature Dr. Tejinder S. Virdee

April 08, 2011
16th Kaczmarczik Lecture

The Department of Physics will host the 16th annual Kaczmarczik Lecture on April 27th, 2011 from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. in the Main Building Auditorium (32nd and Chestnut Streets). Guest speaker Dr. Tejinder S. Virdee,...

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Corporate Exec and Mindfulness Teacher Michael Carroll On Campus

April 08, 2011
Michael Carroll thumb

Michael Carroll, author of Awake at Work and The Mindful Leader, will be on campus April 28, 2011 to help Drexel faculty, students and staff learn to ease their career pressures with a healthier, more mindful appr...

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2011 CoAS Research Day Winners

April 07, 2011
2011 CoAS Research Day

A record number of undergraduate and graduate students (over 150!) presented their research in the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences at the annual College of Arts and Sciences Research Day held yest...

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Recipients of the Stein Family Fellowship

April 06, 2011
Evan Forman - Assistant Professor of Psychology

Dr. Evan Forman, associate professor of psychology, CoAS, along with Dr. Meghan Butryn, research assistant professor of psychology, CoAS, and Dr. Nachson Meiran, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Israel were a...

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CoAS Alumni Receive NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

April 06, 2011

Four CoAS alumni were chosen as 2011 NSF Graduate Research Fellows, and one current mathematics doctoral student received an Honorable Mention. The National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program ...

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CoAS Student Receives Goldwater Scholarship

March 31, 2011
Sajjan Singh Mehta

Sajjan Singh Mehta, BS/MS student in physics and mathematics, is Drexel’s latest recipient of the prestigious Goldwater Scholarship, awarded to outstanding undergraduat...

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Corporate Exec and Mindfulness Teacher Michael Carroll On Campus April 28th

March 21, 2011
Michael Carroll - Awake at Work

Michael Carroll, author of Awake at Work and The Mindful Leader, will be on campus April 28, 2011 to help Drexel faculty, students and staff learn to ease their career pressures with a healthier,...

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Mobilities in Motion Conference March 21st-23rd

March 14, 2011
Mobilities in Motion Conference

Drexel's Center for Mobilities Research and Policy will host an international conference "Mobilities in Motion: New Approaches to Emergent and Future Mobilities" from March 21st-23rd, 2011 in Behrakis Hall South...

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Ticketing Details Announced for Salman Rushdie Lecture

February 28, 2011
Salman Rushdie

The College of Arts and Sciences and the Good Idea Fund are pleased to announce that Sir Salman Rushdie will be delivering the inaugural lecture in the Drexel University, College of Arts and Sciences Distinguished...

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Now Accepting Submissions for CoAS Research Day 2011

February 22, 2011
Research Day Thumb

On Tuesday, April 5, 2011, undergraduate and graduate students will gather in Behrakis Grand Hall, Creese Student Center, to present their research in the humanities, social sciences and sciences. The event will b...

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Digging Up Dinosaurs: Behind the Scenes with CoAS at the Academy of Natural Sciences

February 21, 2011
Lacovara Thumb

Over the course of five expeditions to southern Patagonia, Dr. Ken Lacovara, along with teams of Drexel students, have discovered bones comprising the most complete, super-massive dinosaur in history. The fossils ...

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Salman Rushdie to visit Drexel University

February 20, 2011
Salman Rushdie

Sir Salman Rushdie, one of the most celebrated and controversial figures in modern day literature, will serve as the first speaker in the College of Arts and Sciences Distinguished Lecture Series on May 4, 2011 at...

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Chooz-ing Flavors: Drexel Faculty and Students Conduct Neutrino Research in France

February 19, 2011
Choozing Flavors

Summer 2010 marked the completion of a major step in the Double Chooz project—a global collaboration project stationed in the French Ardennes. Among the research groups from Brazil, France, Germany, Japan, the Uni...

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Photos from Winter Meet & Greet

February 19, 2011
Meet and Greet Winter Thumbnail

While the snow put a damper on the first scheduled Meet & Greet, it did not stand in the way on February 10, 2011 when the CoAS community gathered again for the quarterly event. Students took advantage of the ...

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Now Accepting Submissions for CoAS Research Day

February 18, 2011
2011 CoAS Research Day

Registration is now open for the College of Arts and Sciences Research Day 2011. Registration will remain open until March 17, 2011. All CoAS students, or non-CoAS students working with a CoAS faculty member, are invited...

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Revitalizing University City

December 23, 2010
John Fry - President of Drexel University

President Fry's efforts to revitalize University City were noted in a January 2011 article in Philadelphia Magazine titled, "Is West Philly the Next Center City?" The Constantine Papadakis Integrated Sciences Bu...

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UNIV101 Reflects Fry's Vision of Community Service

December 05, 2010
Univ 101 Reflect's Fry's Vision

At convocation on October 5th 2010, Drexel President John Fry challenged those in attendance to consider the following:

"If Anthony Drexel were to walk today from the Main Building where the Drexel Ins...

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CoAS Honors Governor, Alumni, Faculty at CoAS 20th Anniversary

December 03, 2010
CoAS 20th Anniversary Event

Pennsylvania Governor Edward G. Rendell, along with Dr. John Jewett Jr., Jay Meyers and Dr. Arthur Shostak were honored by Dean Donna Murasko at the College of Arts and Sciences’ 20th Anniversary Gala on November1...

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Fall Meet and Greet Photos

December 03, 2010
Fall Meet and Greet Thumbnail

On October 14, 2010, the CoAS community gathered in the Paul Peck Alumni Center to celebrate the College's quarterly Meet and Greet. Students and faculty munched and mingled, and a lucky few even took home some gr...

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Students Explore Cold Cases at Recent D3

November 23, 2010
Cold Cases Thumbnail

The College of Arts and Sciences hosted its most recent D3 event on Wednesday, November 3, 2010, welcoming a panel of illustrious crime experts as well as the author of The Murder Room, Michael Capuzzo.

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Author Matthew Quick Visits Drexel

November 20, 2010
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Matthew Quick, author of The Silver Linings Playbook, visited Drexel University as part of the Freshmen Reading Program on October 26, 2010. As the University’s special guest, Quick’s visit to Drexel was ...

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Governor Rendell, Alums and Faculty Member Honored at CoAS 20th Anniversary

November 12, 2010
Edward G Rendell - Distinguished Friend of the College of Arts and Sciences

The College of Arts and Sciences celebrated its 20th Anniversary on Friday, November 12, 2010. The event began with a Student Research Symposium in Mitchell Auditorium, where twelve students presented from discipl...

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Students Discuss the Worth of Music at D3

October 30, 2010
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Students, faculty and local musicians discussed the value of music at the College of Arts and Sciences ongoing D3 series, Dinner and Discussion at Drexel.

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Mayor Nutter Visits High School Students at CoAS Writing Clinic

October 20, 2010
Mayor Nutter Visits High School Students at CoAS Writing Clinic

On October 20, 2010, Mayor Michael Nutter visited Drexel's University Campus as part of PhillyGoes2College's "College Awareness Week." Mayor Nutter made a special stop at MacAlister Hall to visit with high school ...

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Photo of Drexel Chapter of the Society of Physics Students featured on GradschoolShopper website

October 19, 2010
Society of Physics Students

The faces of the 2010 Drexel Chapter of the Society of Physics Students were chosen to grace the homepage of GradschoolShopper.com, a site owned by the American Institute of Physics. The website offers information...

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Fighting the “Thin Ideal”: A Psychology Professor's Efforts to Prevent Eating Disorders

October 11, 2010
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As I made my way toward the corner of 15th and Race Streets to conduct my final interview as an ASK staff writer, I thought about how strange it felt to explore a new part of the University as an alum. I ...

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CoAS Welcomes New Faculty

October 05, 2010
Ciccariello

This year, with a growing student body, the College of Arts and Sciences (CoAS) is thrilled to welcome six new faculty members: Dr. George Ciccariello-Maher, Dr. Patrick Clarke, Dr. Brian P. Daly, Dr. Simon Foucar...

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NBC 10’s Lu Ann Cahn Teaching at Drexel

October 05, 2010
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Graduate students studying communication at Drexel are lucky enough to welcome eight-time Emmy award-winning journalist Lu Ann Cahn as their professor this quarter. Equipped with over 30 years of experience in the...

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New Online Course Explores Global Climate Change

October 02, 2010
Brulle and Kilham

Since the beginning of the BP Gulf Oil Leak in April 2010, fossil fuels, global warming, and the political dynamics affecting these issues have once again been headlining newspapers, network newscasts, and blogs. ...

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CoAS Reaches Out to Philadelphia Schools

October 02, 2010
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Most Drexel students are aware that establishing ties to the Philadelphia community is a mutually gainful relationship, essential to the success of both. And many of us at Drexel feel a very real affection for the...

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The Silver Linings Playbook Creates Buzz on Campus

October 02, 2010
Matthew Quick Silver Linings Playbook

This fall will mark the seventh anniversary of the Freshman Reading Program (FRP). First-time author Matthew Quick’s Silver Lining Playbook is this year’s selection, and the first novel to be chosen since the FR...

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CoAS student and field hockey player Christina Mastropaolo breaks records

September 27, 2010
Christina Mastropaolo

Philadelphia - Christina Mastropaolo established a new program record with five goals in a game while breaking the career Division I program record for goals with 53 while teammate Susan Ciufo tied her own recor...

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Drexel Ranked Nation's Number Two "Up-and-Coming" School

August 23, 2010
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For the third consecutive year, Drexel University has made the “up-and-coming” short list of national universities that have achieved the “most promising and innovative changes in academics, faculty, students, c...

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Psychology Student Wins Scholarship to Study in Ireland

August 22, 2010
Scholarship to Study in Ireland

Drexel psychology student, Kimberly Marion, was one of two Drexel students awarded the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick Scholarship for Study Abroad in Ireland. Marion will participate in the Drexel in Ireland...

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Week of Writing Panel Coverage

June 29, 2010
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Monday, May 17, 2010 marked the start of the Week of Writing (WoW) at Drexel, an annual event that features reading marathons, open mics, a book fair and numerous panel discussions where students can learn more ab...

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Dr. Spotila and Students Travel to Costa Rica Over Spring Break

June 29, 2010
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Dr. James R. Spotila, Betz Chair Professor of Environmental Science, is considered one of the principal authorities on the physiological ecology of sea turtles. As the founding president of the International Sea T...

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CoAS Raises Awareness about Juárez Femicides

June 25, 2010
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Discussion turned to the film’s dramatization of events. “I had a lot of misgivings about the film,” said Ibieta, “[but] it works really well with a popular audience …[and] a lot of it is actually pretty factual.”...

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CoAS Bio Student Named Miss PA

June 23, 2010
Courtney Thomas

Courtney Elizabeth Thomas, a junior in the Department of Biology, was crowned Miss Pennsylvania 2010 on June 19, 2010. Congratulations, Courtney! For more information, see:

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Drs. Ebeling and Ambrose win Antelo Devereux Award for Young Faculty

June 07, 2010
Award

Drs. Mary Ebeling, assistant professor, Department of Culture and Communication, and David Ambrose, assistant professor, Department of Mathematics were the recipients of the College ...

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Dr. Susan Stein wins Teaching Excellence Award

June 06, 2010
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Dr. Susan Stein, assistant professor, Department of Culture and Communication, was the recipient of the College of Arts and Sciences’ 2009-2010 Teaching Excellence Award....

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Dr. R. Andrew Hicks wins University Research/Scholarship Award

June 05, 2010
R. Andrew Hicks

Dr. R. Andrew Hicks, associate professor of mathematics, College of Arts and Sciences, was the recipient of the 2009-2010 University Research/Scholarship Award...

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CoAS Honors Day Winners

May 27, 2010
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The College of Arts and Sciences’ Honors Day took place on May 27, 2010 in Main Auditorium. This annual event honors the academic achievements of students in the humanities and sciences, encouraging their continue...

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Dr. Ken Lacovara and Biology Department Grads to Appear on History Channel

April 26, 2010
Dr. Kenneth Lacovara

On Sunday, May 2, 2010 at 10a.m., Dr. Kenneth Lacovara, associate professor of biology, and several graduates of CoAS’ biology department will appear in the History Channel documentary Prehistoric Monsters Reveale...

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Paul Ullman Receives NSF Fellowship Award

April 21, 2010
Paul Ullman

Paul Ullman, Ph.D. candidate under Dr. Kenneth Lacovara, associate professor of biology, was awarded the very competitive and prestigious NSF Graduate Research Fellowship. The award is for $40,500 per year for thr...

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The Fifth Annual Week of Writing

April 21, 2010
Week of Writing 2010

During the week of May 17th, the College of Arts and Sciences and the Department of English and Philosophy will once again host the Week of Writing. This annual event will include readings and panel discussions on...

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33rd Street Public Relations: Student-Run Firm with a Mission

April 21, 2010
33rd Executive Staff

As a student, it can be challenging at times to distinguish which student organizations best fit academic or professional enrichment needs. Drexel, in fact, is host to over 260 current student organizations. Often...

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Inside the 15th Annual Kaczmarczik Lecture

April 20, 2010
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The annual Kaczmarczik Lecture, hosted by the Department of Physics, took place on March 4, 2010 and was attended by over 800 people, including 400 visiting high school students from across the Philadelphia area. ...

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CoAS Students Win Top Prizes at University Research Day

April 19, 2010
University Research Day 2010

Dean Donna Murasko and the entire College community applaud the work of the CoAS students who participated in this year's University Research Day, which took place on Thursday, April 15, 2010. Seven CoAS students ...

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CoAS Students Awarded for Outstanding Research Presentations

April 16, 2010
Research Day Awards

The College of Arts and Sciences celebrated the hard work of CoAS undergraduate and graduate students at its annual Research Day on April 6, 2010. A total of 117 students presented their research in fields ranging...

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Dr. Pamela Geller Develops Award-Winning Online Curriculum

April 13, 2010
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Dr. Pamela Geller, associate professor of psychology, OB/GYN and public health, and director of the Student Counseling Center on Drexel’s Hahnemann campus, was, along with her colleagues, recently awarded the 2010...

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Africana Studies Presents the Black Power Movement Speaker Series

April 13, 2010
Black Power Speaker Series

Throughout the months of February and March, the Africana Studies program, in conjunction with the College of Arts and Sciences and the Earle Mack School of Law, presented a five-part lecture series in honor of Bl...

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Amanda White Wins Goldwater Scholarship

April 02, 2010
Amanda White

Physics Junior Amanda White has achieved national distinction as a recipient of the prestigious Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship. Amanda was among 278 students chosen from 1,111 nominees who were recognized for succ...

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Daniel Verbaro Wins Goldwater Scholarship

April 02, 2010
Daniel Verbaro

Daniel Verbaro, a BS/MS student in biology and chemistry, has achieved national distinction as a recipient of the prestigious Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship. Daniel was among 278 students chosen from 1,111 nominee...

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Mathematics Professors Dr. David M. Ambrose and Dr. J. Douglas Wright Receive Stein Award

March 12, 2010
David Ambrose

On March 11, 2010, the Office of the Provost announced the recipients of the Louis and Bessie Stein Family Fellowships for 2009-2010. These fellowships support exchanges between Drexel and Israeli universities. Dr...

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Drexel Names New President

March 10, 2010
President John Fry

Drexel University's Board of Trustees named John A. Fry as the University's 14th president today after a unanimous vote, announced Chairman Richard A. Greenawalt. Fry is currently president of Franklin & Mars...

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CoAS Alumni Mingle at 2010 Philadelphia Auto Show

February 21, 2010
Dean Murasko at Auto Show

A diverse group of Drexel alumni gathered on Wednesday February 3, 2010 for an evening at the Philadelphia International Auto Show, hosted by the College of Arts and Sciences and the Drexel University Alumni Assoc...

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An Inside Look At Dr. Scott Warnock's Online Classroom

February 17, 2010
Dr. Scott Warnock

Sitting down for an interview with Dr. Scott Warnock, I came mentally prepared for a heated discussion on distance learning. As a techno-illiterate, I've struggled to come to terms with the idea of teaching via th...

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Author Doctorow Gives His Take on Dilemmas of the Digital Age

January 31, 2010
Cory Doctorow

Cory Doctorow delivered this year’s visiting writer lecture to a packed house in Main Auditorium at the annual event sponsored by the Freshman Reading Program and the College of Arts and Sciences. A science fictio...

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Giants at the End of Earth: Dr. Lacovara’s New Titanic Dinosaur

January 29, 2010
Dr. Kenneth Lacovara

Children are fascinated by dinosaurs. Fossil museums, such as the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, create an avenue for engendering interest in the sciences at an early age. Few, though, are fortunate ...

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Drexel Battles Anxiety Disorders with Second Life

January 29, 2010
Second Life - Virtual World

As the field of psychology struggles to develop a clear, scientific approach for diagnosis and clinical treatment of psychological disorders, Dr. James Herbert, professor of psychology and CoAS associate dean, str...

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UNIV 101 Connects with Drexel History at the Woodlands

January 29, 2010
Woodlands Group

The Woodlands, a historic mansion, cemetery and landscape, holds notable individuals such as artist Thomas Eakins, United States congressman James Thompson, and the founder of Drexel University, Anthony Joseph Dre...

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Breaking Ground on Drexel's Sustainability Efforts

January 28, 2010
PISB Groundbreaking

On Tuesday, November 17, 2009, Dean Murasko joined with President Pennoni and the Papadakis family to break ground on the Constantine Papadakis Integrated Sciences Building, which will be located at the corner of ...

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Drexel Faculty Making an Impact: Dr. Maria Schultheis’s Clinical Research in the Department of Psychology

January 28, 2010
Dr. Maria Shultheis

As a clinical neuropsychologist and an associate research professor in the Department of Psychology, Dr. Maria Schultheis's clinical and research experience focuses on the rehabilitation of cognitively impaired populatio...

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Conversations With a Gender Outlaw

January 22, 2010
Kate Bornstein

Author, playwright, and performance artist Kate Bornstein, a male-female transsexual, shared with eager Drexel students her personal and professional perspective on understanding the current binary model of gender...

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Know Your Cheese!

January 22, 2010
Cheese

Rarely are college students given an opportunity to attend an event where the adjectives to describe it are both “delicious” and “educational.” But students had that opportunity when the Hospitality Management pro...

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Alisa Melekhina places third in 2009 Women's Chess Championship

January 08, 2010
Alisa Melekhina

In October, Alisa Melekhina, a Drexel sophomore majoring in philosophy, won third place in the 2009 Women’s Chess Championship held at the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis Missouri. The tournament w...

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The College of Arts and Sciences Appoints Two New Departments Heads

November 24, 2009
Dr. Jeffrey Twiss

The College of Arts and Sciences is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Jeffery L. Twiss as Head of the Department of Biology, and Dr. Wesley Shumar as Head of the Department of Culture and Communication, e...

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Dr. Goldberg's User's Guide to the Universe

November 19, 2009
User's Guide to the Universe

If the stereotype for an astrophysics professor is an elderly, bumbling, somewhat eccentric man with wild gray hair, Dr. David Goldberg certainly doesn’t fit it. He’s young, energetic, and articulate about a subje...

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Taking Physics Beyond the Classroom

November 10, 2009
Physics Beyond Classroom

If you asked a room full of Drexel students why they chose to attend the University, ranking high on their list of motivations would undoubtedly be the co-op opportunity. However, students who come to Drexel find ...

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How Well Do You Know Your Food? D3 Examines Food Sustainability

October 23, 2009
Sustainability D3

"Food for Thought: What Does it Mean to Eat Sustainably” kicked-off the fall quarter D3 series. Industry experts David Siller and Christina Pirello presented on sustainable food production, preparation, and acquis...

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CoAS Establishes Center for Mobilities Research and Policy

October 02, 2009
Mobilities

The new Center for Mobilities Research and Policy (mCenter) at Drexel University fosters innovative collaborations between the arts and social sciences, engineering, business, law, media and design, as well as pub...

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CoAS Welcomes New Faculty

October 01, 2009
Kevin Shuford

The Drexel University College of Arts and Sciences welcomes five new faculty members: Dr. Brent Luvass, Dr. Bo Dong, Dr. Kevin Shuford, Dr. Mimi Sheller and Dr. Jeffery Twiss.

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Haze and be Hazed? Not at Drexel

September 30, 2009
Hazing Panel

For as long as Greek Life has existed on college campuses, hazing has often been a part of fraternity and sorority initiation. But the dangerous physical, emotional, and potential legal consequences of hazing exte...

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"Major" Improvements for the Department of English and Philosophy

September 20, 2009
Department of English and Philosophy

Plato and Aristotle would certainly give their approval of Drexel University as the College of Arts and Sciences and the Department of English and Philosophy announce a major in Philosophy, as well as a Secondary ...

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CoAS Appoints Two New Departments Heads

September 20, 2009
Wesley Shumar

The College of Arts and Sciences is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Jeffery L. Twiss as Head of the Department of Biology, and Dr. Wesley Shumar as Head of the Department of Culture and Communication, e...

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CoAS Establishes New Center for Public Policy

August 01, 2009
Richardson Dillworth

The College of Arts and Sciences is proud to announce the establishment of the Center for Public Policy (CPP), a combined research and academic center in the College of Arts and Sciences. The Center will provide a...

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