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January

  • Students Spend Their Co-op Collecting Memories From Strangers

    January, 28, 2014

    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 of a lifetime - and the experience of someone else's lifetime too - by talking with senior citizens to write about their most meaningful memories or life lessons for SBYF's Junior Memory Collectors Program.

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

    January, 28, 2014

    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 different cultures through music, while raising global respect for her native continent.

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

    January, 23, 2014

    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 June collapse that destroyed an adjacent Salvation Army building at 2138 Market St. and determine how such tragedies can be prevented in the future.

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  • Fish Hips Grew Strong Before Life’s First Steps

    January, 14, 2014

    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 this 375 million-year-old transitional species between fish and the first legged animals, reveals that the evolution of hind legs actually began as enhanced hind fins.

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

    January, 9, 2014

    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 longlines that set thousands of hooks in the ocean to catch fish, but sometimes catch sea turtles as well. Using modern GPS technology, researchers are now able to predict where fisheries and turtles will interact and to reduce the unwanted capture of turtles by fishermen.

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  • Worker Wasps Grow Visual Brains, Queens Stay in the Dark

    January, 9, 2014

    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 involved in sensory perception also develop differently in these castes, according to the different behavioral reliance on the senses.

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  • Reza Aslan to Be Fourth Annual Distinguished Lecturer

    January, 8, 2014

    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 Auditorium. Reza will join media maven Arianna Huffington, neuroscientist David Eagleman and acclaimed author Sir Salman Rushdie on the growing list of accomplished CoAS distinguished lecturers.

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  • McMillan Named Interim Head of Physics

    January, 7, 2014

    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, 7, 2014

    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, 7, 2014

    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, 6, 2014

    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 healthy habit he can’t live without.

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