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2021

  • December

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      CoAS Accomplishments in Brief

      December 08, 2021

      We are pleased to recognize the recent grants, publications, presentations, awards and honors of the members of the College of Arts and Sciences.

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  • November

    • Movie poster for 2040 next to movie poster for Mossville: When Great Trees Fall

      Student-run Film Festival Puts Focus on the Climate

      November 16, 2021

      Cinema for the Climate is coming to the Academy of Natural Sciences on Saturday, December 4. Organized by students in the Climate Films & Advocacy course, the event will feature screenings of the family-friendly film 2040 and the more adult-oriented Mossville: When Great Trees Fall. This is a free event.

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      CoAS Accomplishments in Brief

      November 03, 2021

      We are pleased to recognize the recent grants, publications, presentations, awards and honors of the members of the College of Arts and Sciences.

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  • October

    • Elizabeth Burke Watson in the foreground with students standing in the background at Narragansett Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve

      Facing Climate Change: Meet Associate Professor Elizabeth Burke Watson, PhD

      October 29, 2021

      Although Elizabeth Burke Watson, PhD, has been studying climate change impacts for the past 20 years, she had a transformative experience when it touched her family. While she felt called to do something more to address climate change, she also felt that she needed to use her individual choices to do something beyond reducing her family’s carbon footprint. Watson has decided to focus on her abilities as a teacher and mentor to make a difference in the fight for climate justice.

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    • Calvin Keeys in nature

      BEES Major Calvin Keeys Awarded Scholarship for Black and Latinx Birders

      October 21, 2021

      First-year environmental science student Calvin Keeys was recently named a recipient of the Black and Latinx Birders Scholarship. The scholarship is awarded by Amplify the Future, an organization whose mission is to amplify opportunities for equity in conservation.

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    • dampwood termite worker head capsule

      Termite Brains Can Grow in Anticipation of a Single Moment of Flight and Light

      October 20, 2021

      New research on dampwood termites shows select members of the colony will experience brain changes in anticipation of cognitive demand. Drexel researchers measured developmental differences in the relative sizes of visual processing brain regions, called optic lobes, among dampwood termite castes to test whether optic lobe investment matches caste differences in exposure to visually complex environments.

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      CoAS Accomplishments in Brief

      October 07, 2021

      We are pleased to recognize the recent grants, publications, presentations, awards and honors of the members of the College of Arts and Sciences.

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  • September

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      CoAS Accomplishments in Brief

      September 09, 2021

      We are pleased to recognize the recent grants, publications, presentations, awards and honors of the members of the College of Arts and Sciences.

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    • Dane Ward and Professor José Andrés Martínez Machado collect native bees in Cienfuegos, Cuba

      An Academic Reckoning: Meet Dane Ward BS ’09 PhD ’13

      September 08, 2021

      Assistant Teaching Professor of Biodiversity, Earth and Environmental Science and Drexel alum Dane Ward, PhD, was recently named an Outstanding Mentor of the Year. Here he discusses the importance of mentorship, expanding access to STEM and equity-based environmental science.

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  • August

    • A man casts a fishing net over a river

      CoAS Faculty and Research Featured in EXEL Magazine

      August 24, 2021

      The new issue of EXEL, Drexel University’s research magazine, features a number of articles on College of Arts and Sciences faculty members, departments, centers and programs, recognizing the significant contributions they have made to research and discoveries.

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    • Two students are at an event. Both are smiling and one student has her arms raised above her head in celebration.

      College to Mark Return to Campus with ‘CoAS Comes Back!’ Celebration

      August 17, 2021

      The College of Arts and Sciences, recognized by President John Fry as “the heart of the University,” presents CoAS Comes Back! on Tuesday, October 5, from 3 to 7 p.m., in Gateway Garden. All Arts and Sciences students, faculty, staff and alumni are invited to gather, connect in person, and enjoy food, fun and music.

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      CoAS Accomplishments in Brief

      August 12, 2021

      We are pleased to recognize the recent grants, publications, presentations, awards and honors of the members of the College of Arts and Sciences.

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    • Lincoln Rehm in scuba gear examines a giant clam underwater

      Environmental Science PhD Candidate Lincoln Rehm Named John A. Knauss Fellow

      August 11, 2021

      Lincoln Rehm, an environmental science doctoral candidate who studies giant clams and coral reef ecology, has been named a John A. Knauss Fellow. As a Knauss Fellow, Rehm will receive hands-on experience transferring science to policy and management through a one-year appointment with a federal government office in Washington, DC.

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  • July

    • Blue Drexel dragon logo

      CoAS Accomplishments in Brief

      July 07, 2021

      We are pleased to recognize the recent grants, publications, presentations, awards and honors of the members of the College of Arts and Sciences.

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  • April

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      Defense Mechanisms in Aphids Can Become a Double-edged Sword, Sharpened by the Seasons

      April 20, 2021

      Evolution is unfolding in real time within many natural animal populations and researchers are now observing how this influences biodiversity in the field. In a newly published study in Molecular Ecology a team of Drexel University scientists examined the biological variations in pea aphids, insects that reproduce frequently enough to evolve before our eyes, by tracing the prevalence of their protective endosymbiont, Hamiltonella defensa, which the insects use to ward off parasitoid wasps.

       

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  • March

    • a grid of photos showing environmental justice protesters, a forest fire, industrial pollution, and solar panels and wind turbines

      New Climate Change Minor Prepares Students for Solving One of the World’s Most Pressing Problems

      March 29, 2021

      Climate change is one of the most serious challenges facing humankind today, and in the coming decades it will impact every aspect of people’s lives and careers. Even though actions are being taken to reduce global emissions, today’s students will live through a period of rapid climate change that is without precedent in human history. To help prepare students to face these problems, the Department of Biodiversity, Earth and Environmental Science (BEES) will offer a new minor in Climate Change beginning in Fall 2021.

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