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  • Three-Day Community-Based Learning Workshop Open to All Faculty in June

    March, 31, 2014

    The College of Arts and Sciences and the Lindy Center for Civic Engagement will co-sponsor an intensive, three-day community-based learning workshop for full-time faculty this June. After completing the workshop, faculty will receive a $500 stipend and are expected to develop and teach a CBL course.

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  • New Courses for Summer

    March, 30, 2014

    Learn the ins and outs of urban farming, write a “Life Journal” for a hospice patient, or explore the funny—and often salacious—world of contemporary Brit Lit in these new courses.

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  • Register for PR/Marketing Case Competition Sponsored by Comcast Business

    March, 29, 2014

    Communications and marketing students are invited to work together to solve a business case during the Comcast Business PR/Marketing Case Competition held May 9, 2014 in Gerri C. LeBow Hall. The competition is a great opportunity to showcase your skills, work on a practical case with your peers and present your ideas to a panel of esteemed judges. This team competition will require strategic thinking, ethical decision-making, strong leadership and presentation skills. Cash prizes will be awarded to the top three teams.

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  • Grad Student's Online Treatment Opens New Possibilities for People With Social Anxiety

    March, 29, 2014

    Social anxiety disorder is one of the most common psychiatric disorders. But only one in five people who have the condition actually receive treatment for it. If you fear interaction with other people, then how do you build up the courage to call up a stranger on the phone and ask for help, let alone to go talk face-to-face with a therapist?

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  • Meet Entomologist and Professor Jon Gelhaus

    March, 27, 2014

    Insect enthusiast Jon Gelhaus, PhD, talks about the travel perks of being a “bug guy,” his seasoned idols, and the one thing he thinks all students should know more about.

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  • Work Study Jobs Available

    March, 26, 2014

    Did your spring break vacay leave you strapped for cash? Apply to one of these student jobs to replenish your funds!

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  • Paleontologists Assemble Giant Turtle Bone from Fossil Discoveries Made Centuries Apart

    March, 25, 2014

    As soon as those two halves came together, like puzzle pieces, you knew it,” said Ted Daeschler, PhD, associate curator of vertebrate zoology and vice president for collections at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University.

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  • The People’s Politics in Venezuela: A Q&A With George Ciccariello-Maher

    March, 23, 2014

    George Ciccariello-Maher, PhD, an assistant professor who specializes in social movements and political theory, recently returned from Cairo, Egypt and Amman, Jordan, where he spoke in commemoration of the year anniversary of Hugo Chávez’s death, as well as the 25th anniversary of a wave of major riots and massacres in Venezuela. Invited by the countries’ Venezuelan embassies, Ciccariello-Maher addressed crowds on the lessons learned from the 1989 rebellion, the ongoing clashes in Venezuela, and the parallels between all three countries’ political unrest.

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  • Will the New 'Cosmos' Draw More People to Science? A Q&A With Dave Goldberg

    March, 18, 2014

    When astronomer Carl Sagan’s series “Cosmos: A Personal Voyage” first aired, it instilled a love of science in people like Dave Goldberg, PhD, a professor and director of undergraduate studies in the Department of Physics. Last week, famed astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson introduced an updated version of “Cosmos.” DrexelNow asked Goldberg, who specializes in theoretical cosmology and astrophysics, about the new show.

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  • Professor’s New Film on Black American WWII Soldiers Makes Philadelphia Debut at Drexel

    March, 13, 2014

    During World War II, more than a million African Americans fought in a segregated and discriminatory United States military. A landmark new documentary, "Choc'late Soldiers from the USA" produced by Drexel University writing professor Gregory Cooke, tells the compelling, previously untold story of 140,000 of these African American men and women who were stationed in Great Britain, and how they crossed a racial divide to forge an unexpected bond with British civilians.

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  • Jennifer Stanford, PhD, Selected as STIRS Scholar

    March, 10, 2014

    Drexel biologist Jennifer Stanford, PhD, was one of 13 scholars nationwide to be selected as part of the first group of Scientific Thinking and Integrative Reasoning Skills Scholars by the Association of American Colleges and Universities.

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  • Why Are We Still Asking if Women Can ‘Have It All’?

    March, 5, 2014

    A recent issue of The New York Times Magazine featured a story on Wendy Davis, the Texas state senator who is now running for governor. Splashed across the cover of the magazine was the question, “Can Wendy Davis Have It All?” The headline – and the article, which included a detailed examination of Davis’ personal life, including her role in raising her two daughters – drew criticism, and was called everything from outdated and clichéd to outright sexist.

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  • Psychology Undergrad Edits Memoir By Grammy Winner

    March, 5, 2014

    Last month we spoke with English prof Rachel Wenrick about her experience co-authoring "Spirit Rising: My Life, My Music" alongside Grammy Award-winning singer Angélique Kidjo. And while it was highly collaborative project between the writer and singer, Wenrick is the first to say they couldn't have done it without the help of Drexel psychology student and Humanities Fellow, Khushbu Patel.

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