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

    August, 30, 2012

    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 dubbed Isaac.

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

    August, 28, 2012

    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 point in every man’s life when he has to say, ‘Enough is enough,’” Armstrong said in a statement, alluding to the barrage of claims made by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency that Armstrong has used performance-enhancing drugs throughout his career.

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  • What I'm Reading: Alison Novak

    August, 27, 2012

    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 about the millennial generation includes a discussion of how late millennials leave their parents when compared to other generations.

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

    August, 23, 2012

    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 the Great Works Symposium 2012 Series.

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  • Giant Panda Conservation Researchers from China to Speak at Drexel

    August, 21, 2012

    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,” at Drexel University on August 22.

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

    August, 20, 2012

    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 Arts and Sciences who researches the neural and cognitive bases of semantic information processing, problem solving and creative insight, has been named a finalist to speak at TED2013

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  • What I'm Reading: Robert Stokes

    August, 19, 2012

    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 of infrastructure and public policy, and innovative public management models in urban communities.

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  • What I'm Reading: Dr. Ken Lacovara

    August, 10, 2012

    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 currently reading.

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  • Q & A With Mimi Sheller

    August, 6, 2012

    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 Center for Mobilities Research and Policy (mCenter) to cross boundaries within disciplines and within Drexel.

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  • What I'm Reading: Paula Marantz Cohen

    August, 3, 2012

    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 in The American Scholar about what constitutes a good education.

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