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February

  • Now Accepting Submissions: CoAS Research Day 2013

    February, 26, 2013

    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 students conducting research in the humanities, sciences, and social sciences are invited to showcase their work to the entire Drexel community at the 13th annual College of Arts and Sciences Research Day on Tuesday April 9, 2013.

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

    February, 25, 2013

    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 Eagleman and acclaimed author Sir Salman Rushdie on the growing list of accomplished CoAS distinguished lecturers.

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  • New Classes for Spring

    February, 25, 2013

    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 schedule.

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  • Q&A With New Director of Criminal Justice

    February, 24, 2013

    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 academy to professorship.

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  • Talkin' the Walk: Inspiring Future Leaders

    February, 23, 2013

    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 groups capable of more than we give them credit for? Join Drexel University and members of the nonprofit LIFT on March 13th for a community forum that explores how to inspire the young and those who lack political power to stand up and make a difference.

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  • Drexel Society of Physics Students Recognized for Outreach Efforts

    February, 22, 2013

    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 towards the creation of a “physics carnival” to demonstrate the science behind the midway.

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  • Philosophy Week 2013 Schedule

    February, 22, 2013

    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 nationally recognized philosophers Drs. Douglas Anderson and Robert Audi.

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

    February, 21, 2013

    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 most destructive Atlantic hurricane behind Katrina.

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  • Dr. Mimi Sheller Featured in Mobile World Centre Video

    February, 21, 2013

    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 latest mobile technologies and solutions to citizens.

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

    February, 19, 2013

    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 several cities. To find out more about this amazing event, DrexelNow spoke with David Goldberg, a professor and director of Undergraduate Studies in the Department of Physics who specializes in theoretical cosmology and astrophysics.

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  • The Failure of Rape Law Reform

    February, 15, 2013

    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 victims continue to be outdated, biased and insensitive, and that victims still lack real rights and protections.

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

    February, 13, 2013

    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 to diminishing strength and advanced age.

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

    February, 7, 2013

    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 communication, and user-generated content.

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  • Drexel Researchers Investigate Impact of Biowall

    February, 6, 2013

    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 would be.

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  • Art Exhibit Explores What Blackness Looks Like

    February, 1, 2013

    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 (1)NE DROP Project (currently being featured in the CNN documentary “Who is Black in America?”).

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