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2021

  • October

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      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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      CoAS Relaunches Center for Interdisciplinary Studies

      October 05, 2021

      Seeking to fulfill its commitment to a justice-oriented curriculum for all of Drexel University, the College of Arts and Sciences relaunched its Center for Interdisciplinary Studies to support collaboration across three key interdisciplinary programs. With new directors in place, the College’s programs in Africana Studies, Jewish Studies, and Women’s and Gender Studies will work across disciplines and areas of inquiry to foster greater inclusion and understanding across the University.

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      Research Co-op Leads to Innovative Breakthrough for Math and Physics Major Omesh Dhar Dwivedi

      October 04, 2021

      Drexel undergraduate Omesh Dhar Dwivedi was part of a team of researchers at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory who have proposed a step-by-step chemical pathway to creating boron nitride nanotubes. The math and physics major from Lucknow, India, discusses the work he did during his co-op.

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  • September

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      Meet WELL Center Assistant Research Professor Erica Schulte, PhD

      September 29, 2021

      Erica Schulte, PhD, is an assistant research professor in the WELL Center. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Kansas and her doctoral degree in clinical psychology from the University of Michigan. Schulte completed a predoctoral internship at the Medical University of South Carolina and a two-year postdoctoral research fellowship with the Center for Weight and Eating Disorders at the University of Pennsylvania.

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      History Co-ops Dive Deep into Drexel Archives

      September 27, 2021

      Over the spring and summer Teaching Professor of History Lloyd Ackert, PhD, mentored a diverse group of co-op students in research projects centered on three Drexel archives and special collections. Exploring the archives of the Academy of Natural Sciences, Legacy Center and the Schramm Inc. Collection at University Libraries, the twenty-two co-op students investigated their own unique and individualized research projects based on their background, interests and career plans.

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      Communication Major Emma Whitehouse Contributes Research to Prestigious Conference

      September 21, 2021

      With mentor Hyunmin Lee, PhD, associate professor of communication, communication major Emma Whitehouse recently had a paper accepted for the Association of Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC)’s 104th annual conference, which took place last month. The paper investigates the growing popularity of corporate social advocacy (CSA) and how companies communicate their CSAs.

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      Meet New Associate Dean for Research Evangelia Chrysikou, PhD

      September 20, 2021

      Evangelia Chrysikou, PhD, was appointed to a three-year term as associate dean for research following her service as interim associate dean. The Associate Professor of Psychological and Brain Sciences and Director of the Applied Cognitive and Brain Sciences PhD program recently took the time to answer questions about her own research, the importance of undergraduate research opportunities and her goals as associate dean, among other things.

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    • A photo of a notebook and other papers from the game Field Guide to Memory

      PhD Student Greg Loring-Albright Investigates “Keepsake” Games

      September 09, 2021

      Communication, Culture and Media PhD student Greg Loring-Albright and Wes Willison, an independent scholar, recently presented their research “Memorable Artifacts: The Co-Production of Unique Materiality Via Game Rules” at GENeration Analog, the first tabletop games and education conference presented by Analog Games Studies and Gen Con, the preeminent consumer marketing event for hobby games in North America.

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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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  • August

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      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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      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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    • John Medaglia

      NIH R01 Award to Develop Next-Generation Dry Electroencephalography (EEG)

      August 09, 2021

      Assistant Professor of Psychology John Medaglia, PhD, and collaborator Flavia Vitale, PhD, assistant professor of neurology at the University of Pennsylvania, have been awarded an R01 research project grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to develop a next-generation dry EEG using MXene electrodes, creating an update to this neuroscience technique that has been fundamentally unchanged for over 100 years. 

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  • July

    • Julian Stirling and Valerian Sanga assemble OpenFlexure Microscopes for display at GOSH Global 2018

      Open Science Hardware Accelerates Innovation, Democratizes Science

      July 29, 2021

      Open Science Hardware (OSH) could be a game changer for the democratization of science, as long as there is infrastructure to prevent recreating existing inequities. Julieta Arancio, a postdoctoral researcher under the mentorship of Gwen Ottinger, is studying the OpenFlexure project to develop policy recommendations for university management, researchers and anyone trying to promote OSH.

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    • Naoko Kurahashi Neilson stands in snow at the geographic South Pole

      NSF Career Award Supports Work that Could Redefine the Night Sky

      July 19, 2021

      Naoko Kurahashi Neilson, PhD, associate professor of physics, was awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) Career Award to look for supermassive black holes in the sky using neutrinos. Neilson is conducting this work as part of the IceCube collaboration, which is a team of approximately 300 physicists from 53 institutions in 12 countries, working with data collected from the IceCube Neutrino Observatory, located at the geographic South Pole.

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      Recognizing Excellence in Research, Scholarship, Creativity, Teaching and Professional Service

      July 08, 2021

      As a means of supporting the ongoing development of Drexel University’s research, scholarship and creative activities, as well as recognizing excellence in teaching and professional service, the Office of Research & Innovation and the Office of Faculty Advancement and Undergraduate Affairs are pleased to announce the recipients of the 2020-21 Research, Scholarship and Creativity Awards and the 2020-21 Provost Awards for Teaching, Scholarship and Professional Service.

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      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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  • June

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      Faculty Highlights: Recent Grants and Awards

      June 16, 2021

      Last term, Drexel University faculty were recognized for their scholarly research and professional contributions and recognitions.

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      2021 Graduate Student Awards

      June 08, 2021

      We are pleased to recognize the following graduate students in the College of Arts and Sciences, who recently received Drexel Emerging Graduate Scholars Conference Awards and Graduate Student Excellence Awards.

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      CoAS Accomplishments in Brief

      June 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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      Sophomore Kejsi Ruka Goes from STAR Scholar to Award Winner

      June 02, 2021

      Global Studies major Kejsi Ruka recently presented her research at the Stanford Student Research Conference, where she was awarded Best Poster in the Qualitative Social Science Research Category. Her conference poster presented her analysis of what unionized energy workers think about energy transitions and the future of energy in the United States.

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      Spring 2021 CoAS Interdepartmental Research Showcase

      June 01, 2021

      At the Spring 2021 CoAS Interdepartmental Research Showcase, Emily Greberman, a Criminology & Justice Studies and Psychology major, took home first prize for her research presentation on "Twitter As a Mechanism for Coping with a Traumatic Event: Ferguson and the Shooting of Michael Brown."

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  • May

    • Nic John Ramos stands in front of a Keith Haring mural

      History Professor Nic John Ramos, PhD, Troubles the Line

      May 26, 2021

      Award-winning Assistant Professor of History Nic John Ramos, PhD, does not easily fit into any one category. Though he teaches in the Department of History, his doctorate is in American Studies and Ethnicity, which he describes as really being at the intersection of Gender Studies and Ethnic Studies. Meanwhile, his research exists at the intersection of race and medicine. And in his classes, students are just as likely to encounter graphic novels and poetry as they are historical documents and books.

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    • Michael Silverstein

      Michael Silverstein’s Research Provides Answers for People with ADHD, EFD in Highly Cited Paper

      May 24, 2021

      Michael Silverstein, a doctoral candidate in clinical psychology, investigated the relationship between attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and executive dysfunction symptoms in adults and found that ADHD symptoms were strongly correlated with and predictive of executive function deficits (EFDs), guiding clinicians to take a more holistic approach to treatment. The resulting paper received enough citations to place it in the top one percent of the academic field of psychiatry/psychology based on a highly cited threshold for the field and publication year.

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    • Maxwell Franklin, Johannes Wagner, and Elizabeth Espinal

      Two Students, Alum Named 2021 NSF Graduate Research Fellows 

      May 20, 2021

      Two CoAS graduate students and one recent alumni have received 2021 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships to promote research efforts in physics and clinical psychology. The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program aims to encourage innovation and creativity in STEM fields by investing in outstanding graduate students through a five-year fellowship program. The fellowship includes three years’ worth of financial support, with an annual stipend of $34,000 and a cost of education allowance of $12,000 awarded to the researcher and their institution.

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  • April

  • February

    • Faculty Highlights

      Faculty Highlights: Recent Grants and Awards

      February 17, 2021

      This update offers a snapshot of recent activity, including Miriam Giguere, PhD, head of the Department of Performing Arts and professor in the Westphal College of Media Arts & Design, who was awarded a $400,000 grant to create a citywide music-based project.

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