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  • 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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    Keisha April MS ’18, PhD ’20 Works to Change Policies, Practices in Criminal Justice

    October 27, 2021

    Keisha April, PhD, a recent graduate of Drexel’s Clinical Psychology PhD program, won the Art Nezu Dissertation Diversity Award for her dissertation “Let’s ‘talk’ about the police: The role of race and the intergenerational transmission of police legitimacy attitudes in the legal socialization of youth.” This prestigious award recognizes an individual whose doctoral dissertation makes an outstanding contribution to the field of professional psychology and diversity and/or multiculturalism.

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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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  • Faculty Highlights: Recent Grants and Awards

    October 13, 2021

    Last term, Drexel faculty were recognized for their research and achievements, like Alexis Roth, PhD, associate professor in the Dornsife School of Public Health, who received a NIH R01 grant for $4.9 million to assess HIV prevention interventions over the next five years.

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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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