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  • Ticketing Details Announced for Salman Rushdie Lecture

    February, 28, 2011

    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 Lecture Series on May 4th, 2011.

    About Sir Salman Rushdie

    Sir Salman, considered among the most influential literary figures of our times, is author of more than 14 books, including the highly acclaimed novel Midnight’s Children, The Moor’s Last Sigh, and most recently, Luka and the Fire of Life. In addition to winning the Booker Prize in 1981, Midnight’s Children was awarded the Booker of Booker Prizes in 1993, and in 2008, it was granted the Best of the Booker Prize in recognition of its status as the greatest novel among Booker Prize winners in the history of the award. In 2007, Rushdie was knighted in recognition of his contributions to literature.

    About the Lecture

    The lecture will take place at 6pm in the Main Auditorium. The event is free and open to current Drexel students, faculty, and staff. Tickets are required and must be picked up in person. Limit one ticket per person.

    Ticket Information

    Current students may pick up their tickets at the Mandell Theater ticket window in MacAlister Hall from April 4-19, 2011. The Mandell Theater ticket window will be open from 10am – 3pm, Monday through Friday. Students must present their current Drexel ID in order to obtain a ticket.

    Mandell Theater
    33rd and Chestnut Streets
    Philadelphia, PA 19104

    Current faculty and staff may pick up their tickets during regular business hours from April 20-29, 2011 in the College of Arts and Sciences office on the 4th floor of MacAlister Hall. Faculty and staff must present their current Drexel ID in order to obtain a ticket.

    College of Arts and Sciences
    MacAlister Hall - Suite 4020
    Philadelphia, PA 19104

    Please direct any inquiries, including requests for accommodations because of a disability or chronic medical condition, to Jennifer Yusin jyusin@drexel.edu.

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  • Now Accepting Submissions for CoAS Research Day 2011

    February, 22, 2011

    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 be open to the public from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., with an awards ceremony and reception taking place around 3:00 p.m. The entire Drexel community is warmly invited to discover and celebrate the hard work of student researchers.

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

    February, 21, 2011

    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 from these expeditions are housed in laboratories on Drexel's campus as well as at the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia.

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  • Salman Rushdie to visit Drexel University

    February, 20, 2011

    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 6 p.m. in the Main Auditorium. Rushdie is best known for his novels Midnight’s Children and The Satanic Verses, the latter of which earned him worldwide recognition as a champion of free speech.

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

    February, 19, 2011

    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 United States, Russia, Spain, and the United Kingdom, were two Drexel professors, a post-doctoral researcher, and three notably accomplished physics students. The group, studying the transformations of neutrino species—highly specified particle physics—completed the construction of its on-site neutrino detector.

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  • Photos from Winter Meet & Greet

    February, 19, 2011

    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 opportunity to meet members of the faculty, and to enjoy some free food and prizes.

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  • Now Accepting Submissions for CoAS Research Day

    February, 18, 2011

    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 to participate. The event will take place on Tuesday April 5, 2011 in Behrakis Grand Hall, Creese Student Center. Participants should arrive between 9:00 am and 10:00 am. Judging will start at 11:00 am and the event will be open to the public from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. For more information, visit: http://bit.ly/CoASResearchDayFAQ.

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