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  • 2024

    • Drexel's College of Arts and Sciences offers various summer programs for high school students

      Experience Immersive Learning in Drexel’s Pre-College Summer Programs

      February 22, 2024

      Drexel’s research-rich summer institutes offer dynamic learning experiences that help high school students develop real-world skills. This year, the College of Arts and Sciences presents five programs that introduce students to various topics in the humanities, social sciences and STEM fields. 

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  • 2023

  • 2022

    • Writers Room co-op student Jeremy D'Amico

      Finding Your Place in the Community with Writers Room

      December 09, 2022

      When Jeremy D’Amico, political science ’24, decided to come to Drexel, he didn’t think much about what living in a city like Philadelphia would involve. He quickly became absorbed in his studies and paid little attention to the community surrounding campus—until he started a co-op with Writers Room. 

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    • European Union Ambassadors Visit Drexel University to Share How They're Fighting Climate Change

      October 19, 2022

      Ambassadors from Denmark, Cyprus and Luxembourg visited with University leaders, faculty and students in an environmental studies class on Oct. 3.

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    • David S. Brown, PhD, dean, Drexel University College of Arts and Sciences and professor of Politics

      Meet David S. Brown, PhD, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences

      October 14, 2022

      The College of Arts and Sciences is pleased to welcome our new dean, David S. Brown, PhD. Dean Brown joined Drexel from the University of Colorado Boulder where he served as Divisional Dean for Social Sciences in the College of Arts and Sciences. We spoke with Dean Brown about his political science research, the purpose of liberal arts education and what he loves about Philadelphia so far.

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    • Wild horses grazing

      Exploring the 'Wild' Politics of Free-Roaming Horse Management

      October 12, 2022

      Things are getting wild in the West. Free-roaming horse populations have existed in western states for centuries, but the conflict surrounding them is entirely human. Christian Hunold, PhD, professor of politics, and environmental studies major Cassidy Ellis discuss their research on the politics of wild horse management through a feminist science studies lens.

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    • 2022 Voting Information for the Drexel University Community

      October 03, 2022

      Dragons can register to vote in Pennsylvania until Oct. 24 and learn about this year's elections through events and resources on campus.

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    • Photo of Christian Hunold on a blue and gold Drexel background

      Professor of Politics Christian Hunold, PhD, Named Associate Dean for Faculty Advancement

      January 27, 2022

      Christian Hunold, PhD, professor of politics, has been appointed Associate Dean for Faculty Advancement, effective February 1. In his new role, Hunold will be responsible for leadership and oversight of faculty affairs tasks. He will also manage and review academic space in the College, assessing needs, priorities and allocations; supervise our IT support team; and represent CoAS on the Vice Provost of Faculty Advancement's university-wide committee of associate deans.

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  • 2021

  • 2020

    • The College of Arts and Sciences weekly 'community read' of the book "Ebony & Ivy" starts on January 14. The class is free and open to all.

      Inaugural DEI Community Read Takes Up Racism, Slavery and Higher Education

      December 18, 2020

      The College of Arts and Sciences is hosting a Community Read of the book Ebony & Ivy is being offered as a 1-credit special-topics course in politics in the winter and spring, open to all Drexel students. Community members and faculty, staff and alumni from the entire University are also invited to participate, at no cost. Meetings are from 6 to 6:50 p.m. on Thursdays and will be conducted via Zoom.

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    • Recycling empty bottles and cans

      Policy Student’s Op-Ed Leads to Recycling Program Grant

      December 07, 2020

      Breath Hand, MS environmental policy ’21, knew from the early years of adulthood that every action she took in favor of the environment would help counteract the daunting effects of climate change and global warming. Studying environmental policy at Drexel was one of those actions.

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    • Amelia Hoover Green, PhD - Associate Dean of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

      CoAS Names Inaugural Associate Dean of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

      September 25, 2020

      The College of Arts and Sciences is pleased to announce that Amelia Hoover Green, PhD, has been named its inaugural Associate Dean of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

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      CoAS Accomplishments in Brief

      August 26, 2020

      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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    • Drexel University's 8th Annual Celebration of Faculty Authors -- June 2, 2020

      CoAS Shines at Annual Celebration of Drexel Authors

      July 22, 2020

      In June, Drexel University gathered virtually to recognize over 100 accomplished authors and editors in its eighth-annual Celebrating Drexel Authors event. Members of the College of Arts and Sciences featured prominently in the event, including professors, graduate students and alumni from across several departments.

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    • multi-ethnic hands - Our world can't wait.

      CoAS Creates New Role: Associate Dean of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

      July 22, 2020

      The College of Arts and Sciences is pleased to announce that it will appoint an internal candidate to the new role of Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, with an expected start date of September 1, 2020. This new position will report directly to the Dean and become a member of the Dean’s Leadership Team, a group comprising Department Heads, Associate Deans and Directors.

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      CoAS Accomplishments in Brief

      June 10, 2020

      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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      CoAS Accomplishments in Brief

      May 06, 2020

      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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    • Young women studying at an outdoors table

      Summer Courses

      May 05, 2020

      Explore the media’s influence on society, the role of the United Nations and the causes and consequences of aging in these new and noteworthy summer courses. While course meeting times are listed for scheduling purposes, courses may consist of a mix of synchronous and asynchronous engagements

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      CoAS Accomplishments in Brief

      April 03, 2020

      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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      CoAS Accomplishments in Brief

      March 02, 2020

      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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    • Earth Day, Every Day: Talking Climate Change With Your Peers

      February 12, 2020

      Healthy debate and discourse are at the center of most undergraduate students' lifestyles, but it may be hard to have a conversation with peers about climate change. Two activist students weigh in on how to ease the burden.

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      CoAS Accomplishments in Brief

      February 03, 2020

      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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    • STS master’s student Ann Campbell’s theory model, “Multispecies Assemblages of the Capitalocene.”

      Course Methodology: STS Theory Studio

      January 08, 2020

      I did not expect that students would use their potluck dish as part of their final project submission. We ate heptapod brownies, inspired by the extraterrestrial species in the movie “Arrival,” and learned about bacteria, mold, and transnational technoscience as we sampled artisan cheeses. These potluck offerings were science, technology and society theory models, in edible form — nourishment for finals week at Drexel University.

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      CoAS Accomplishments in Brief

      January 08, 2020

      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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  • 2019

    • Dakota Storm Peterson - Political Science Graduate of Drexel University

      Dakota Storm Peterson to Study Grassroots Vehicles for Change With Fulbright Award

      October 10, 2019

      A 2018 graduate of Drexel University’s political science program is the recipient of a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program award from the U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board. Dakota Storm Peterson recently embarked on his grant to Bosnia and Herzegovina, where he will conduct research at the University of Sarajevo and within Mreža za izgradnju mira (“the Peacebuilding Network”), a nongovernmental organization.

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      New CoAS Major and Minors for 2019

      August 15, 2019

      Cultivate your intellectual passions and diversify your skills and with one of these new CoAS programs!

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      CoAS Accomplishments in Brief

      August 13, 2019

      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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      CoAS Accomplishments in Brief

      June 25, 2019

      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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      College of Arts and Sciences Tenure and Promotion

      June 25, 2019

      We are pleased to announce faculty promotions and tenure appointments in the College of Arts and Sciences. Please join us in congratulating the following faculty members.

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      College of Arts and Sciences Student Fellowships

      June 25, 2019

      Students in Drexel’s College of Arts and Sciences are scientific innovators, global explorers and leaders in education, communication and advocacy. Reflecting their accomplishments is the impressive number of national and international fellowships they received this year to support graduate education, professional experiences and research abroad.

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      CoAS Students Receive University-Wide Awards

      May 23, 2019

      We are pleased to recognize the following College of Arts and Sciences students who have received university-wide awards.

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      CoAS to Offer New Interdisciplinary Major in Philosophy, Politics & Economics

      April 29, 2019

      This fall, Drexel University will join an exclusive group of U.S. and international universities offering a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE). A joint endeavor of the Department of Politics, the Department of English and Philosophy and the LeBow College of Business’ School of Economics, the BA in PPE provides a multidisciplinary foundation for professionals who will address the complex, interconnected challenges of contemporary life.

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      CoAS Accomplishments in Brief

      April 29, 2019

      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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    • Drexel Experts Consider the Green New Deal

      Drexel Experts Consider the Green New Deal

      April 12, 2019

      Unrealistic. Not ambitious enough. Too little, too late. Worth a shot? Already the subject of a great deal of conjecture and debate, the Green New Deal, a broad set of policy goals addressing environmental justice and climate change, recently reinvigorated by House Democrats, is likely to remain a central issue as the 2020 election approaches. Drexel faculty experts, with background spanning environmental science, engineering, atmospheric chemistry, environmental justice and policy, labor and environmental economics weigh in on the origin, scope and viability of the GND’s goals and similar policy efforts.

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      CoAS Accomplishments in Brief

      April 01, 2019

      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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      CoAS Accomplishments in Brief

      March 05, 2019

      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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    • Drexel College of Arts and Sciences Graduation

      Why Consider Graduate School?

      February 05, 2019

      When it comes to life after graduation, there are many exciting decisions to consider, from choosing where to put down roots, to applying for jobs and determining if graduate or professional school is right for you.

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    • The Commander's Dilemma book cover by Drexel Professor Amelia Hoover Green

      "The Commander's Dilemma": Q&A on Wartime Violence

      February 01, 2019

      Why do some military groups commit many types of violence, whereas others carefully control violence against citizens? In her new book “The Commander’s Dilemma: Violence and Restraint in Wartime,” Cornell University Press, Assistant Professor of Politics Amelia Hoover Green, PhD — whose research focuses on conflict-related violence, intra-armed groups and human rights — argues that restraint occurs when fighters understand why they are fighting. That is, when commanders invest in political education.

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    • Student Organization - Drexel University Mock Trial Association

      Student Organization Q&A: Drexel Mock Trial Association

      February 01, 2019

      We caught up with Talha Mukhtar, a philosophy and political science major, to chat about his experiences with the Drexel Undergraduate Mock Trial Association. Mukhtar is a senior and the current president of DUMT.

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    • Shahmar Beasley - Drexel Political Science Student

      Rising Leaders: Shahmar Beasley

      January 25, 2019

      Shahmar Beasley is a community leader in the truest sense. His internship experience — with two Pennsylvania state representatives, a Philadelphia judge and a criminal defense attorney — is matched only by his civic engagement. Between fundraising for underserved communities and studying for the LSAT exam, he also organized the Thomas R. Kline School of Law’s first District Attorney candidates debate as the past president of Drexel Democrats.

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    • Amber Racine, Esq. - Drexel History Politics

      Follow My Lead: Amber Racine, Esq.

      January 24, 2019

      Stumbling upon personal injury law during her co-op as a history and politics student and A.J. Drexel Scholar at Drexel, Amber Racine has since become a rising star of the field. Her accolades range from “Lawyer on the Fast Track” from The Legal Intelligencer to being named chair of the Philadelphia Bar Association Board of Governors for 2019. Her successes aside, Racine is most grateful for the chance to make a difference in people’s lives.

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    • Jon “Jack” Santucci, PhD

      Meet Politics Prof Jack Santucci

      January 03, 2019

      Assistant Teaching Professor of Politics Jon “Jack” Santucci, PhD, has studied proportional represenation and attitudes toward the electoral process, and encourages his students to dig deeper into political narratives.

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  • 2018

    • Philadelphia at Night

      What Will Philadelphia Look Like in 2100? 15 of Drexel's Environmental Experts Weigh In

      December 11, 2018

      The Drexel University Center for Public Policy debuted the latest edition of Drexel Policy Notes titled Climate Change and the Future of the North American City at the Philadelphia Citizen's Ideas We Should Steal conference on November 30, 2018. The Issue brings together 15 of Drexel's environmental experts to weigh in on what Philadelphia may look like in 2100.

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    • Many State Lawmakers Want to Loosen Childhood Vaccine Requirements, But Legal Barriers Persist

      November 29, 2018

      An analysis of proposed vaccine legislation between 2011 and 2017 shows that although the majority of proposed bills would have allowed more parents to exempt their children from school immunization requirements, those that favored vaccines were more likely to become law.

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    • Book Cover: Breathtaking

      Breathtaking: Q&A on Asthma Care and Climate Change with Ali Kenner, PhD

      November 27, 2018

      Alison Kenner, PhD, assistant professor of politics and of science, technology and society, has studied how people live with and care for asthma for more than a decade. Her new book, “Breathtaking: Asthma Care in a Time of Climate Change,” published by the University of Minnesota Press, examines this chronic disorder in light of global environmental changes.

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      CoAS Accomplishments in Brief

      November 26, 2018

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

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    • John Brooks

      Student Veteran Embraces Change and Finds Future in Politics

      November 12, 2018

      United States Marine Corps veteran and senior political science major John Brooks shared his path to Drexel and how he’s giving back to veterans in the Philadelphia community. Here’s his story in his own words, as told to staff writer Kylie Gray.

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    • Ocean and waves

      Q+A: Why Should the United States Contribute to Climate Finance?

      November 08, 2018

      Global temperatures have been rising for decades, but recent headlines indicate that climate change is happening even faster than climate scientists anticipated. Recent studies show the Earth’s oceans are building and storing heat at rates much higher than previously estimated. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), recently released a sobering report detailing the looming economic and environmental impacts of a rapidly warming world.

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      CoAS Accomplishments in Brief

      October 19, 2018

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

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    • Drexel University Main Building Exterior

      Winter Courses

      October 15, 2018

      Explore how natural disasters shape our world, changing perceptions of mental illness, and the effects of social movements on theories of democracy in these new and noteworthy winter courses.

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    • Drexel University Main Building Exterior

      Welcoming New Faculty to the College of Arts and Sciences

      September 25, 2018

      We are thrilled to introduce the following new faculty members and welcome them to the College of Arts and Sciences community.

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      CoAS Accomplishments in Brief

      September 24, 2018

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

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    • Eastern Coyote Pup. Photo © Christian Hunold

      There Goes the Neighborhood: Urban Coyotes in Pennsylvania and California

      September 24, 2018

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    • Report: Fossil Fuel Industries - The Goliath of Climate-Related Lobbying Efforts, Spent Billions

      July 19, 2018

      A new study by Drexel environmental sociologist Robert J. Brulle, PhD, shows that between 2000 and 2016, lobbyists spent more than two billion dollars on influencing relevant legislation in the US Congress. As the first peer-reviewed, comprehensive analysis ever conducted of climate lobbying data, Brulle’s research confirms the spending of environmental groups and the renewable energy sector was eclipsed by the spending of the electrical utilities, fossil fuel, and transportation sectors.

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      Work Study Position Available Now

      July 03, 2018

      The Departments of History and Politics are seeking a work study department assistant for 10 – 20 hours per week. The position involves physical and electronic filing, information collection and organization, light editing, promotion assistance, set-up and breakdown of lectures and panel discussions, deliveries (not heavy), and other duties as assigned by the Program Manager and Department Administrator.

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    • Soccer Star Bridges Activism, Leadership and Research

      Soccer Star Bridges Activism, Leadership and Research

      May 29, 2018

      Outside a soccer stadium in Buenos Aires, 18-year-old Dakota Peterson and his youth academy teammates sat late into the evening. As Latin music drifted overhead, Peterson felt life pulling him — not toward a career in professional soccer, as he had once imagined, but toward one that would invoke a similar spirit of collaboration, leadership and global connectedness.

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      College of Arts and Sciences Tenure, Promotion and Awards

      May 22, 2018

      The mission of the College of Arts and Sciences and the University could not be accomplished without the dedication and support of our faculty members. It is their pursuit of excellence in teaching, research and scholarship that reinforces our position as a modern liberal arts college, and enhances our University’s reputation as a world-class research institution.

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    • Caitlin Walczyk

      Global Studies and Political Science Major Investigates Language Politics in Kazakhstan

      April 30, 2018

      In the Central Asian country of Kazakhstan, Caitlin Walczyk practiced her Russian in cab rides across the city of Almaty. The double major in global studies and political science spent nine months in Kazakhstan as a Boren Scholar, an award that supports undergraduate language study in countries vital to U.S. security interests.

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    • How a Group of Honors Students Wrote for Drexel Publications — For a Class

      April 25, 2018

      Last term, a class of students in the Pennoni Honors College learned about the inner workings of three different Drexel University publications — and got to contribute to them.

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    • Drexel Humanities and Social Sciences Lab

      Humanities and Social Sciences Lab Open House Fosters Interdisciplinary Collaboration

      April 03, 2018

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    • Drexel Student Stephanie Oppenheim

      Student Spotlight: Sociology Major Discusses Her Minor in STS

      March 16, 2018

      Data science major Laurel Vaughan interviewed Stephanie Oppenheim, a sociology major with minors in political science and science, technology and society, about her decision to minor in STS.

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      March 08, 2018

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    • Philadelphia skyline on a hot summer evening

      Boiling Down Warming Temperatures

      January 22, 2018

      Weather changes, such as the unseasonably high temperatures in Philadelphia this fall, can have serious impacts on health, says Drexel’s Ali Kenner, PhD, assistant professor of political science and of science, technology and society — especially for senior citizens, who are at higher risk for climate-related health complications.

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    • Drexel Associate Professor Gwen Ottinger, PhD

      A Breath of Fresh Air

      January 17, 2018

      If you live in a town or city like Philadelphia where industrial facilities are emitting chemicals into the air, there is plenty of reason to wonder: How is this affecting me? Few communities have access to ambient air-monitoring data, and those that do rarely use it because it is complicated and lacks context.

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  • 2017

    • National Science Foundation Logo

      Investigating the Ethics of Autism Research

      November 08, 2017

      Autism spectrum disorder is a complex issue historically, culturally and scientifically. The broad definition of autism — which encompasses a range of symptoms related to communication, social responsiveness and behavior — raises unique challenges for scientists, many of whom may not have the tools to anticipate the ethical implications of their research.

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      Fall Courses

      September 25, 2017

      Students still looking for classes to fill their fall schedules can explore workplace identity, comparative social movements, citizen science and more in these fall courses.

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    • Oil Refinery Philadelphia

      Drexel Researcher Makes Air Pollution Data User-Friendly

      August 17, 2017

      If you live in a town or city where industrial facilities are emitting chemicals into the air, there is plenty of reason to wonder: How is this affecting me?

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    • Drexel Professors Phillip Ayoub and Alison Kenner

      Drexel Political Science Assistant Professor Receives Awards

      July 17, 2017

      Political Science Professor Phillip Ayoub recently received two awards: the Drexel Career Development Award (CDA) and first annual Best Article Award from the Gender and Sexual Research Network of the Council for European Studies (GSRN)

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      Fall Courses

      June 27, 2017

      Learn to think like a publicist, understand what it means to be a citizen scientist, and examine the idea of peace in these fall courses.

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      College of Arts and Sciences Tenure, Promotion and Awards

      June 26, 2017

      The mission of the College of Arts and Sciences and the University could not be accomplished without the dedication and support of our faculty members. It is their pursuit of excellence in teaching, research and scholarship that reinforces our position as a modern liberal arts college, and enhances our University’s reputation as a world-class research institution.

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    • Trump-Executive-Order

      February 06, 2017

      A series of forums on campus, including one set for Feb. 8, have provided spaces for those affected by the immigration and travel ban, either directly or indirectly, to discuss their concerns and seek information about how to move forward.

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  • 2016

  • 2015

  • 2014

    • Competence-Based Education Q-and-A

      May 14, 2014

      DrexelNow talked with Amy Slaton about "competency-based" programs, which The Atlantic called a "top trend" in education.

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    • Andre Carrington Q-and-A

      April 30, 2014

      Last week, the Supreme Court handed down its latest decision on the topic of affirmative action in college admissions, ruling 6-2 that voters can ban state colleges and universities from using race as a factor in admitting students. André Carrington was paying close attention.

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    • Drexel Program Participant Tianna Gaines-Turner Gets a Seat at the State of the Union

      January 27, 2014

      Tianna Gaines-Turner, a low-income mother of three children from North Philadelphia, will attend the State of the Union address as a guest of Pennsylvania Senator Bob Casey on Jan. 28, the Senator announced today. Her attendance marks a new achievement of a Drexel program raising the voices of families living in poverty to gain a place in the national conversation.

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  • 2013

    • Q&A With Daniel Friedheim: The Crisis in Syria

      September 13, 2013

      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 children—DrexelNow checked in with Daniel Friedheimto hear his thoughts on a possible military strike against Syria.

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    • 'We Created Hugo Chávez'

      August 30, 2013

      In this excerpt from his recently released book, Drexel political science professor George Ciccariello-Maher argues that discussions about Venezuelan politics far too often focused on Hugo Chávez, the man who sat in the president’s office, rather than the movement—and the people—who put him there.

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    • QandA-Scott Barclay

      May 15, 2013

      Minnesota recently became the 12th state to pass a same-sex marriage bill in the United States—now one third of the nation is making strides towards gender and sexual equality. Drexel’s Dr. Scott Barclay weighs in on this trend and the remaining states hanging in the balance.

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    • Vision-2020

      April 15, 2013

      Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter recently announced that, in collaboration with various local organizations including Drexel's Vision 2020 project, Philadelphia will host the nation’s celebration of the 100th anniversary of women’s voting rights in the year 2020.

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    • QandA-Bill Rosenberg GOP Changes

      March 25, 2013

      After a difficult election season that ended in a presidential loss, Republicans are evaluating their messaging in an effort to win over those who voted Democrat in November. Professor Bill Rosenberg weighs in on the party’s efforts to reconnect with the public, and what it might mean for the future of conservative politics.

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    • QandA-Tina Richardson

      March 13, 2013

      Last week, the Philadelphia School Reform Commission ordered the closing of 23 Philadelphia School District schools. Drexel's Tina Richardson spoke with DrexelNow about why the public has reacted so strongly to the closings, whether the process was flawed, and how the remaining schools can best welcome the reassigned students.

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    • QandA Hugo Chavez Death

      March 06, 2013

      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. George Ciccariello-Maher, an assistant professor in Drexel’s Department of History & Politics and a leading expert on Venezuelan politics, spoke with DrexelNow after Chávez’s death to address the deceased leader’s legacy and what comes next for a country facing an uncertain future.

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    • QandA-Bill Rosenberg

      January 18, 2013

      Bill Rosenberg, professor of history and politics and director of Drexel’s Survey Research Center, shares his thoughts about the history of presidential inaugurations and what President Obama’s ceremony on January 21 says about his second term in office.

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  • 2012

    • Fiscal-cliff

      December 12, 2012

      Dr. Mike Gombola, professor of finance at the LeBow College of Business, provided DrexelNow with some insight into the looming tax increases and spending cuts that have been dubbed the "fiscal cliff."

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    • Hugo-Chavez

      December 12, 2012

      Ciccariello-Maher, an assistant professor in Drexel’s Department of History & Politics and a leading expert on Venezuela, has not only studied the nation closely, but also lived and taught there.

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    • QandA-Election Results

      November 07, 2012

      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 about the outcome of this election, and what four more years of an Obama administration means for the United States.

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    • QandA-Hoejke

      November 01, 2012

      DrexelNow spoke with Dr. Barbara Hoekje, associate professor in the Department of Culture and Communication, about President Obama’s 2012 campaign slogan, “Forward.”

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    • QandA-Bill Rosenberg-VP Debate

      October 17, 2012

      DrexelNow checked in again with Dr. Bill Rosenberg, this time about the October 11 vice-presidential debate.

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    • QandA-Bill Rosenberg-Debate

      October 10, 2012

      DrexelNow chatted with political science professor Dr. Bill Rosenberg about the October 3 presidential debate and what he expects from the October 11 vice-presidential debate.

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    • Students in DC

      October 09, 2012

      A one-credit fall honors course offered an inside look into the relationship between politics and the media.

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    • QandA-Alison Novak

      September 05, 2012

      Novak says most people just accept political attack ads as part of the whole sphere of politics.

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    • Q and A-Robert Field

      July 11, 2012

      In the wake of the Supreme Court's heath care decision, DrexelNow asked Dr. Robert Field, a professor at the School of Public Health and the Earle Mack School of Law, to put the ruling in context.

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    • Election Reform

      July 10, 2012

      DrexelNow asked Dr. Richardson Dilworth, an associate professor and director for Drexel’s Center for Public Policy, if Pennsylvania’s new voter ID law could impact the presidential election.

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