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Gwen Ottinger, PhD, to Co-host NSF-funded Workshop on Civic Science

September 29, 2014
Gwen Ottinger, PhD

On October 2 and 3, academics, foundation and non-profit leaders, and high-level policy makers will convene in Washington, D.C. to advance "civic science". Civic science addresses the most important, intractable challeng...

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New Winter Courses

September 25, 2014
Library

Study the history of witchcraft, understand the politics of disability, or learn about sleep and its disorders in these new courses....

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New Faculty in the Department of History & Politics

September 22, 2014
New Faculty Icon

The Department of History and Politics welcomes its new faculty members! Please join us in giving a warm greeting to the following individuals....

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History Faculty Awarded NIST Grants for Projects on Global History of Standards

September 19, 2014
NIST logo

With recent funding from the National Institute for Standards and Technology (the federal agency founded over a century ago as the National Bureau of Standards), four Drexel historians—Scott Knowles, PhD, Sharon Ku...

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Incoming Political Science Prof Wins Dissertation Awards

August 28, 2014
Phillip Ayoub

Phillip Ayoub, PhD, assistant professor of political science, is the recipient of three highly esteemed awards! Ayoub has been named the 2014 winner of the American Political Science Association Human Rights Section awar...

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Political Scientist Weighs in on Ferguson, Missouri, Ebola, Political Corruption and More

August 28, 2014
Bill Rosenberg

William Rosenberg, PhD, professor of political science, continues to be a hot ticket commentator on a variety of political topics. Rosenberg most recently appeared on the talk show panel "Fresh Outlook Today" on EBRU-TV,...

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Poster Professor For Interdisciplinary Learning

August 25, 2014
Lloyd Ackert, PhD

If Lloyd Ackert, PhD, had been given a career aptitude test when he was a high school student, the checkboxes measuring skills, interests, and values would never have produced the varied, sometimes bizarre, but surprisin...

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Losing Your Job Could Kill You, But Recessions Could Be Good For Your Health

July 28, 2014
Unemployment Study

Being unemployed increases your risk of death, but recessions decrease it. Sound paradoxical? Researchers thought so too....

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Kelly Joyce, PhD, Receives NSF Grant for Research in Public Policy Project

July 17, 2014
Kelly Joyce, PhD

Kelly Joyce, PhD, professor and director of the Center for Science, Technology and Society, will serve as the co-principal investigator—along with Roberta Spalter-Roth, PhD, director of the American Sociological Associat...

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The Future of Urban Farms

June 25, 2014
Urban Farming

Urban farms have been popping up in cities all over the world with benefits ranging from local food production and neighborhood beautification to job creation and crime reduction. But what happens when the funding used t...

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New Courses for Fall

June 24, 2014
Library

What do time, Abraham Lincoln and LGBT history have in common? They’re all topics you can learn about in these new fall courses!...

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Ignoring the Evidence at the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict

June 23, 2014
angelina jolie and foreign secretary william hague at the global summit to end sexual violence in conflict

The Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict ended, for me, not with a bang but with a tiny symbol of my irrelevance. As I stood, furiously tweeting, after the summit’s closing plenary, I was literally pushed asi...

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2014 Honors Societies Inductions

June 12, 2014
Political Science Honors Inductees 2014

The Department of History and Politics congratulates our 2014 honors societies inductees! Twenty-four students qualified to join the national honors societies for history and political science, demonstrating high academi...

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Q&A With Kathryn Steen: 2014 Awardee of the Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching

June 06, 2014
Christian and Mary Lindback

The Department of History and Politics congratulates Kathryn Steen, PhD, associate professor of history, on receiving the Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching. This is not the first teaching...

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How Can You Make Science News Better? Ask a Historian or Sociologist of Science

June 05, 2014
Bee carrying a pollen basket

The nuanced reality of scientific and medical research is almost always a little more complicated than the attention-grabbing headlines claim. Even experienced health and science journalists struggle with how to balance ...

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Q&A with Political Science Alum Cassandra King-Burgos

May 27, 2014
Cassandra King-Burgos

Cassandra King-Burgos, BA '12, is wrapping up her first year at Rutgers University New Brunswick. She is studying political theory and women and politics, and is the recipient of a Rutgers Excellence Fellowship, which fu...

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A Q&A with Scott Barclay on Pennsylvania and Marriage Equality

May 21, 2014
Gay Flag

On May 20, 2014, a federal judge overturned Pennsylvania’s ban on same-sex marriage, making the Commonwealth the 19th state to legalize same-sex marriage. We caught up with Political Science Professor Scott Barclay...

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A Bachelor's Degree at Your Own Pace for $10,000: Too Good to Be True? A Q&A With Amy Slaton

May 15, 2014
Graduate hat and degree

Southern New Hampshire University's College for America recently unveiled a $10,000 online bachelor's degree. In order to earn this degree, students must demonstrate mastery of “competencies” in required subj...

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A.J. Drexel Institute for Energy and the Environment Announces Inaugural Class of Research Grants

May 13, 2014
AJ Institute grant project

Reducing carbon emissions, improving efficiency of the power grid and using ultrasound to treat contaminated water are just a few of the research goals being pursued by the first round of projects funded by the A.J. Drex...

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Political Science Alum Talks Political Theory, Graduate School and Steps for Success

May 12, 2014
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Political science alum Adrienne Girone, BA '13, has been accepted into the PhD program at Vanderbilt University. Her fellowship will fund five years of study in their political science program....

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History and Politics Faculty Bringing Home the Gold‬‬

May 01, 2014
Tiago Saraiva and George Ciccariello-Maher

The ‪Department of History and Politics would like to congratulate two of our faculty members who have just received awards from the College of Arts and Sciences....

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New Courses for Summer

April 02, 2014
New Courses

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

March 23, 2014
George Ciccariello-Maher, PhD

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 anniversa...

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Celebrating Drexel’s Authors: Rose Corrigan Publishes “Up Against a Wall: Rape Reform and the Failure of Success”

March 12, 2014
Rose Corrigan, PhD

In honor of the recent event “Celebrating Drexel’s Authors” which featured the University’s authors and editors who published books in 2013, the Department of History and Politics congratulates Rose Corrigan, PhD, on her...

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Archives, Artifacts, and the Hogwarts Express: Winter Research Excursion in London

March 04, 2014
Students at Platform 9 3/4 on the London Research Trip

Sometimes the quest for research leads to amazing places. For four Drexel history majors and their senior thesis faculty supervisor, that place was London. For five winter days, Sam Coppell, Zachary Cohen, Edward Stroud ...

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Deadly Protests in Ukraine: What’s Next for this Divided Country?

February 24, 2014
Remains of the Euromaidan Headquarters at the Trade Unions Building on Feb. 19, 2014

Escalating political violence reached a boiling point this week in the Ukrainian capital of Kiev as more than 75 people were killed and hundreds more seriously injured in clashes between protesters who are seeking the ou...

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Bill Rosenberg on the State of the Union, Spin and “Grand Political Theater”

February 13, 2014
Bill Rosenberg

Bill Rosenberg, PhD, professor of political science and resident expert on political opinion and media, calls the State of the Union speech a moment of pomp and circumstance and yes, some political theater. When we sat d...

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Meet One of History & Politics Newest Faculty Members

February 04, 2014
Allison Kenner, PhD

Hailing from Albany, NY, Ali Kenner, PhD, is a new assistant professor whose research focuses on Science, Technology and Society (STS). In this Q&A, Kenner talks about her role at the Cultural Anthropology journal and h...

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

January 23, 2014
Bob Brehm and Scott G. Knowles

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 Ju...

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Scott Barclay, PhD, Discusses Status of Same-Sex Marriage Laws in Light of NJ Ruling

October 28, 2013
Scott Barclay, PhD

Following New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s appeal-withdraw, Scott Barclay, PhD, discusses the status of same-sex marriage laws in the U.S....

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Are We Prepared for Another Hurricane Sandy? Disaster Prevention Expert Available to Comment

October 17, 2013
The Disaster Experts by Scott Gabriel Knowles, PhD

As the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy approaches, disaster prevention/planning expert Scott Gabriel Knowles, PhD is available to discuss what has changed since Sandy and whether or not we’re prepared for f...

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Kelly Joyce, PhD, and Kris Unsworth, PhD, Receive NSF Grant for Ethics of Algorithms Project

October 01, 2013
Kelly Joyce, PhD and Kris Unsworth, PhD

Kelly Joyce, PhD and Kris Unsworth PhD received a three-year $300,000 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for the project "EESE: The Ethics of Algorithms."...

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Q&A With Daniel Friedheim: U.S. Policy in Syria Today

September 17, 2013
Syrian Flag

With a heated debate raging over what actions should be taken in response to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s suspected chemical attack thought to have killed more than 1,000 civilians—including hundreds of...

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Memorial Announced for Dr. Nunzio Pernicone

August 14, 2013
Dr. Nunzio Pernicone

The Department of History & Politics and the College of Arts & Sciences will host a memorial in honor of Dr. Nunzio Pernicone on Thursday, September 26, at 5:30, in the Drexel Picture Gallery...

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History and Politics Department Head Discusses Supreme Court Ruling on DOMA and Prop 8

June 26, 2013
Scott Barclay

Dr. Scott Barclay discusses the impact of today's long-anticipated Supreme Court rulings on DOMA and Prop 8 and how the decisions will affect same-sex couples in California and across the country....

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2013 Pi Sigma Alpha Initiates

June 07, 2013
Pi Alpha Sigma Initiates for 2013

In a ceremony on Monday, June 3, the Department of History & Politics welcomed the 2013 initiates to the national political science honor society, Pi Sigma Alpha. Each spring, the department invites new members to Dr...

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Passing of Dr. Nunzio Pernicone, Department of History & Politics

May 31, 2013
Dr. Nunzio Pernicone

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Dr. Nunzio Pernicone, professor in the Department of History and Politics....

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New History Honor Society Members

May 30, 2013
Phi Alpha Theta 2013 Inductees

In a ceremony on Thursday, May 23, the Department of History & Politics welcomed the 2013 initiates to the national history honor society, Phi Alpha Theta. Each spring, the department invites new members to Drexel's ...

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Tips on How to Write a NSF Social Science Proposal with Dr. Carol Mershon

May 17, 2013
Dr. Carol Mershon

Are you interested in applying for a NSF grant? If so, Dr. Carol Mershon, an Associate Professor of Politics at the University of Virginia and a former NSF program directorfor a free luncheon, where s...

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Spring Fling

May 16, 2013
Spring Fling

The Science, Technology and Society program will host a “Spring Fling” on Thursday, May 23, 2013 from 3:30 PM to 6:30 PM at 1st Floor Gallery of the Intercultural Center (30 S. 33rd Street). The Spring Fling is an opport...

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History and Politics Department Head Explores the Future of Same-Sex Marriage in the U.S.

May 14, 2013
Scott Barclay

With Minnesota’s Senate becoming the 12th governing body to pass a same-sex marriage bill in the United States, Dr. Scott Barclay weighs in on the third of the nation that’s making strides towards gender and sexual equal...

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Finding Galileo Galilei

May 06, 2013
Students in front of the Ponte Vecchio in Florence, Italy

In the spirit of this year’s Great Works Symposium theme, “Frontiers in Science,” Dr. Jonathon Seitz and Dr. Lloyd Ackert from the Department of History and Politics co-led a winter course entitled "Cel...

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Drexel Engages Science and Technology Communities at Philadelphia Science Festival and Philly Tech Week

April 17, 2013
Philadelphia Science Festival

As part of city’s vibrant scientific and technological community, Drexel University will play a big role in the 2013 Philadelphia Science Festival and Philly Tech Week on April 18-28. From a 29-story video game, to...

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The History & Politics Department Presents:  
Arab Springs: The Heavy Burden the Middle East Conflict Has Imposed on Both Arabs & Israelis

April 09, 2013
Arab Springs Flyer

The Middle East Conflict has imposed heavy burdens on both Arabs and Israelis, but in a year when violence has erupted across many lands in this region for other reasons, it might be time not only to audit the costs of t...

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Meet One of History and Politics' Newest Faculty Members

April 02, 2013
Dr. Erin Graham

Dr. Graham joined the Department of History and Politics this fall as an assistant professor of politics. Her research focuses on international relations and institutions, and global environmental politics....

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Science and Technology Studies: A Discussion with Dr. Giuseppina Pellegrino

April 01, 2013
STS Italia logo

We are delighted that Dr. Pellegrino, current President of the Italian Society for the Study of Science and Technology will be on campus Thursday, April 4th, to give two talks. These events are sponsored by Drexel's STS ...

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Q&A with Bill Rosenberg: The GOP Seeks a New Way Forward

March 27, 2013
Republican Elephant Icon

After a difficult election season that ended with Mitt Romney's loss to President Barack Obama, the Republican National Committee’s Growth and Opportunity Project released a report last week calling on the party to...

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The London Trip: History & Politics Seniors Dive into Research

March 18, 2013
Students at Big Ben

The Department of History and Politics added a new international experience to its Senior Thesis Program this year. Over winter break, seven history seniors and their thesis advisor, Dr. Lloyd Ackert, travelled to Londo...

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Q&A with George Ciccariello-Maher: The Death of Hugo Chávez

March 07, 2013
Hugo Chavez

Hugo Chávez, longtime president of Venezuela and one of the most polarizing figures in world politics, passed away on Monday after a long battle with cancer. In the wake of his passing, the reaction from Venezuela...

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

February 21, 2013
Hurricane Sandy at the Jersey Shore

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 mos...

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Workshop on the Ethics and Methods of Conducting Research in a Digital Age

February 20, 2013
Life Online Workshop

Drexel's Science, Technology and Society program will host a free, day-long workshop, "Life Online: The Ethics and Methods of Conducting Research in a Digital Age," on Thursday, March 14, 2013, 9 AM- 3 PM, in the Sky Vie...

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The Failure of Rape Law Reform

February 15, 2013
Up Against the Wall

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 vic...

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Q&A with Bill Rosenberg: The Second Inauguration of President Barack Obama

January 22, 2013
President Barack Obama Inauguration 2013

Presidential inaugurations have been a part of American politics since the election of our first president. Though the ceremonial aspects vary from term to term, the tradition still remains mostly the same....

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Q&A with Dr. George Ciccariello-Maher: Hugo Chávez, Cancer and the Future of Venezuela

December 13, 2012
Hugo Chavez

With more news breaking this week about Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez’s ongoing battle with cancer, DrexelNow checked in with George Ciccariello-Maher, an assistant professor in Drexel’s Department of History...

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Revelations from the Field: Corrigan Puts Theory into Practice

November 20, 2012
Dr. Rose Corrigan

Dr. Rose Corrigan’s story of how she came to study what she studies and teach what she teaches is a beautiful answer that should inspire both faculty and students: her work and her teaching are fueled by her &ldquo...

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Q&A with Bill Rosenberg: 2012 Election Results

November 08, 2012
President Obama Wins Re-Election

Tuesday night’s election results declared incumbent President Barack Obama the victor after a long—and often bitter—campaign season. DrexelNow spoke with Dr. Bill Rosenberg of the College of Arts and Sc...

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50 Academic Institutions Represented at Inaugural MALSA Conference

October 22, 2012
Inaugural MALSA Research Conference

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, Soc...

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Oct 15th Panel to Discuss "Issues at Stake"

October 11, 2012
Drexel Votes Election Panel Flyer

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 “Elec...

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Q&A with Dr. Bill Rosenberg: Presidential Debate

October 11, 2012
Mitt Romney and President Obama at the first Presidential Debate

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 foc...

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

October 10, 2012
Kelly Joyce

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 Dre...

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Political Scientist Discusses Venezuelan Presidential Race and More

September 26, 2012
George Ciccariello-Maher

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 contri...

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

August 30, 2012
Hurricane Isaac

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 d...

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

August 23, 2012
View of the Olympic Stadium in London

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...

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Political Scientist Bill Rosenberg Discusses Pennsylvania’s New Voter ID Law and State’s Role in Presidential Election

August 13, 2012
Bill Rosenberg

Professor Rosenberg has recently served as a commentator for numerous media outlets, including MSNBC’s Jansing and Company, WPEB 88.1 FM, EBRU TV News, and CBS 3 TV Philadelphia News....

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Department Head Scott Barclay named Williams Senior Scholar of Public Policy

August 10, 2012
Scott Barclay

History and Politics' department head Scott Barclay has been named a Senior Scholar of Public Policy at the Williams Institute at UCLA School of Law...

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2012 Phi Alpha Theta Induction

July 25, 2012
Phi Alpha Theta logo

The Department of History and Politics would like to congratulate the new inductees of Phi Alpha Theta, the national History honors society!...

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To Protect the Precious Boon of Liberty: African Americans and Meanings of Post-War Citizenship in Boston, Massachusetts, 1865-1870.

May 10, 2012
Civilwarspeaker

Millington Bergeson-Lockwood is an adjunct assistant professor in the History and Art History Department at George Mason University. Join us for his lecture on Thursday, May 17th, 2012!

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Political Scientist Bill Rosenberg Comments on the Republican Primary and Presidential Election

April 27, 2012
Bill Rosenberg

Dr. Rosenberg has recently served as a commentator on the Republican Primary and presidential election by appearing on multiple news shows including CBS 3 and Fox News.

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Meet Our New Faculty Members!

April 24, 2012
new-faculty

The Department of History and Politics would like to welcome three new faculty members. Read their Q&A's and learn more about them!

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2012 CoAS Research Day Winners

April 04, 2012
Research Day 2012

Student scholars in the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences presented their research at the annual College of Arts and Sciences Research Day on Tuesday, April 3, 2012 in Behrakis Grand Hall.

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History & Politics Department Head Elected to LSA Board

December 06, 2011
Scott Barclay - Department Head of History and Politics at Drexel University

Scott Barclay, Ph.D., professor and head of the Department of History and Politics, has been elected to the Law and Society Association’s Class of 2014 Board of Trustees.

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Drexel’s George Ciccariello-Maher Weighs in on Occupy Movement

November 21, 2011
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Over the last several months, protesters have been gathering far and wide as part of the Occupy movement, a recent wave of national, socioeconomic demonstrations cropping up from Philadelphia to Oakland.

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Confederate Reckoning

October 31, 2011
McCurry

Join us on Tuesday, November 8th, 2011 at 6:00 p.m. in room 301 Main (32nd and Chestnut Streets) for a talk with Dr. Stephanie McCurry from the University of Pennsylvania!

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NBC10 presents: Ask The Mayor!

September 26, 2011
nbc10

Do you have an idea or an issue you want to get in front of Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter? Now's your chance on Tuesday, September 27, 2011 at 7:00 pm!

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2011 History Honor Society Induction

June 07, 2011
phi alpha theta logo

On May 25, 2011, the Department of History & Politics was pleased to announce eight new members to Drexel's Omega Rho chapter of Phi Alpha Theta, the national History honors society.

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Political Science Best Paper Award

April 04, 2011
Jobs and opportunities

prize is awarded to a student who has completed an outstanding piece of significant written work for a course offered from Spring 2010 through Winter 2011! Deadline: 4/15/11...

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Now accepting submissions! CoAS research day Tuesday, April 5th, 2011

February 18, 2011
2011 CoAS Research Day

All CoAS students are encouraged to submit their work!

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A People's History of Venezuela's Bolivarian Revolution

February 17, 2011
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Professor George Ciccariello-Maher will give a lecture on Venezuela's "Bolivarian Revolution" on Wednesday, February 23rd. For further details, click "read more" !

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Student Opportunities - deadlines approaching

January 06, 2011
Jobs and opportunities

New external job opportunities for students. Deadlines are quickly approaching. Apply now!

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Department Head Search

August 20, 2010

The Department of History & Politics at Drexel University seeks a candidate for the position of Department Head.

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Amy Slaton and Mary Ebeling Receive Grant

August 01, 2010

COAS faculty members have received a grant from the National Science Foundation for their project, "Two-Year Colleges and the Invention of Nano-Labor: Between Promise and Possibility."

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Professor in the Department of History & Politics featured on NPR

June 17, 2010
NPR

Professor Amy Slaton was featured on The Takeaway on NPR.

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Dr. Kali Gross quoted in the Philadelphia Tribune

April 01, 2010

Dr. Kali Gross, Associate Professor and Director of Africana Studies, Department of History & Politics, was quoted in the Philadelphia Tribune about the Black Power Series held at Drexel University in...

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Dr. Kali Gross Presents a Paper

April 01, 2010

Dr. Kali Gross, Associate Professor and Director of Africana Studies, Department of History & Politics, presented on a panel for “Race, Gender and Morality in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries” at the 34t...

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Dr. Amy E. Slaton Publishes Book

February 01, 2010

Dr. Amy E. Slaton, Associate Professor in the Department of History & Politics, published “Race, Rigor, and Selectivity in U.S. Engineering: The History of an Occupational Color Line” with Harvard University P...

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Dr. Robert Zaller Appears in the Movie Art of the Steal

February 01, 2010

Dr. Robert Zaller, Professor of History, appears as an expert commentator (and action participant) in The Art of the Steal, a documentary on the Barnes Foundation which, after its premiere at the Toronto and New Y...

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Dr. Jonathan Seitz presented at History of Science Society's Annual Meeting

February 01, 2010

Dr. Jonathan Seitz, Assistant Teaching Professor in the Department of History & Politics, presented "Franciscans at the Boundaries of the Natural and the Permissible in Early Modern Venice" at the annual meeti...

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Dr. Robert Zaller Publishes Book

January 01, 2010

Dr. Robert Zaller, Professor of History, has published The Classic Historians, a book of readings from Herodtus to the present, with Linus Publications....

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Dr. Robert Zaller Awarded Gemini Prize

January 01, 2010

Dr. Robert Zaller, Professor of History, is the co-recipient of the Gemini Prize in Poetry, awarded by Philadelphia Poets magazine....

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