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  • Final Week for Spanish Book Drive

    October, 25, 2012

    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 Foundation in the small town of Las Terrenas in the Dominican Republic.

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  • 50 Academic Institutions Represented at Inaugural MALSA Conference

    October, 22, 2012

    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, Society, and the Social Good," a theme deeply connected with Drexel's philosophy of academic research in the service of social advancement. The two-day event, which consisted of 28 panels, roundtables, and plenaries, covered topics such as "Law and Social Movements," "Veterans and the Military," "Race, Civil Rights and the State" and "Regulating Sex and Reproduction."

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  • An Evening with Lise Funderburg

    October, 22, 2012

    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

    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 in 10,000 births. Children with the syndrome are often born with serious birth defects, including heart and breathing complications, vision and hearing loss, and cognitive problems. These issues are caused by mutations in a gene called CHD7, which is involved in controlling the expression of many other genes.

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  • Hundreds Come Out for Fossil Dig Day

    October, 19, 2012

    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 Fossil Dig Day at Lacovara’s world-class archeological site in nearby Mantua Township, New Jersey.

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  • Drexel Researchers Identify Physics of Sickle Cell Disease

    October, 16, 2012

    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 question about sickle cell disease using microfluidics engineering methods, may help

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  • Q&A with Dr. Amelia Hoover Green

    October, 16, 2012

    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 and socialization; and statistics in human rights.

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

    October, 15, 2012

    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

    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 “Election 2012: Issues at Stake,” a panel discussion to help students and community members better understand some of leading issues in the 2012 campaign.

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  • Q&A with Dr. Bill Rosenberg: Presidential Debate

    October, 11, 2012

    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 focused on domestic policy.

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

    October, 10, 2012

    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 Drexel’s Science, Technology and Society program as program director.

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  • Commuter Students: Top Five Ways to Get Involved

    October, 3, 2012

    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 or on your dragging commute home. It seems like nothing fits in to your tightly run schedule, right? Wrong. There is plenty going on around campus—you just have to find it. An added bonus is that many of these interesting events are during hours that are not too late for a commuter.

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  • Q&A With Physics’ Dr. Michelle Dolinski

    October, 2, 2012

    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, 2, 2012

    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 find myself drawn now to really, really small organisms and fish, which aren’t quite as charismatic to most, but I find them really interesting,” Sullam said with a laugh.

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  • Political Scientist Discusses Venezuelan Presidential Race and More

    October, 1, 2012

    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 contributed to the Trayvon Martin debate with an article in the journal Theory & Event.

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