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  • Using COVID-19 as a Moment to Reboot Our Sense of Empathy in Civil Discourse | Rebuilding Philly

    November 22, 2021

    Paula Marantz Cohen, PhD, dean of the Pennoni Honors College and Distinguished teaching professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, authored a Nov. 22 Philadelphia Inquirer opinion article about rebooting our sense of empathy in civil discourse. The piece is part of "Rebuilding Philly," a new series, authored by Drexel experts, that will explore how to make the city more equitable and resilient following the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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  • Stories About Sex With Celebrities Are Bringing Women Together Online

    November 16, 2021

    Hilde Van den Bulck, PhD, a professor and department head of Communications in the College of Arts and Sciences, was quoted in a Nov. 16 BuzzFeed story about stories shared online about celebrities and how people sometimes use conversations about celebrities to broach difficult discussions in their own lives.  

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  • Whitehall Twp. Police Investigating Identity Theft Crime Spree: Prevention Tips Everyone Should Know

    November 16, 2021

    Robert D'Ovidio, PhD, an associate professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was interviewed in an Nov. 16 WPVI-TV (6-abc) story about phishing scams and preventing identity theft.  

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  • A More Accurate World Map

    November 12, 2021

    David Goldberg, PhD, a professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was mentioned in an Nov. 12 TIME article about the best inventions of 2021, including a new world map he helped to design. The map is a two-sided, flat disk that minimizes map distortions, making it more similar to a globe than other flat maps.

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  • Let’s Start Crafting Environmental Policy Through an Anti-racist Lens | Rebuilding Philly

    November 8, 2021

    Jennifer Britton, director of communications and special projects and vice president of University and Community Partnerships and Gwen Ottinger, PhD, an associate professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, coauthored a Nov. 8 column for the Philadelphia Inquirer about crafting environmental policy through an anti-racist lens. The piece is part of "Rebuilding Philly," a new series, authored by Drexel experts, that will explore how to make the city more equitable and resilient following the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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  • Reinventing Yourself in Retirement Sounds Great. But It Isn’t So Easy.

    October 22, 2021

    John Kounios, PhD, a professor in the Colleges of Arts and Sciences, was quoted in an Oct. 22 Wall Street Journal article about finding new passions, hobbies and jobs in retirement and how maximizing the opportunity for creative thinking will help people on that path.

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  • ‘Dune’ Is Nearly Here. The Stakes Are High for Devoted Fans — And a Fragile Box Office

    October 19, 2021

    Donald Riggs, PhD, a teaching professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was quoted in an Oct. 19 NBC News article about the upcoming release of the movie “Dune,” an adaption of the famously complex and lengthy sci-fic book. The article was picked up by MSN

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  • ‘Lights Out’ Initiative Aims To Reduce Light Pollution, Streamline Bird Migration

    October 15, 2021

    Jason Weckstein, PhD, a professor in the College of Arts and Sciences and associate curator of ornithology at the Academy of Natural Sciences, was interviewed in an Oct. 15 WPMT-TV (FOX-Harrisburg) story about the Academy's "Lights Out" initiative to protect migrating birds.

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  • There Is a Better Way To Run City Elections — And It’s Native to Philadelphia | Opinion

    October 6, 2021

    Jack Santucci, PhD, an assistant teaching professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, authored an Oct. 6 opinion article for The Philadelphia Inquirer about ranked choice voting in Philadelphia.

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  • What Is Ethical AI and Why Is It Vitally Important?

    October 4, 2021

    Kelly Joyce, PhD, a professor in the College of Arts and Sciences and director of the Center for Science, Technology and Society, along with Susan Bell, PhD, also a professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, were quoted in an Oct. 4 CMS Wire article about what is ethical in AI. Their research into the applications of sociology during AI development and training, was prominently featured.

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  • Who Was the Real James Bond?

    September 29, 2021

    Jason Weckstein, PhD, a professor in the College of Arts and Sciences and curator of ornithology at the Academy of Natural Sciences, was quoted in a Sept. 29 Smithsonian article about the namesake of Ian Flemming's famous character, James Bond, who was an ornithologist at the Academy in the 1960s.

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  • Drexel Hoops Star Hannah Nihill Adds Another Sport, Returning to an Old Love | Mike Jensen

    August 27, 2021

    Hannah Nihill, an undergraduate in the College of Arts and Sciences and varsity student-athlete, was featured in an Aug. 27 Philadelphia Inquirer story about her decision to play both field hockey and basketball for the Dragons this season. Field Hockey Head Coach Denise Zelenak, Women’s Basketball Head Coach Amy Mallon, and student-athletes Katie Ronan, an undergraduate in LeBow College of Business, Emily Owens, an undergraduate in the College of Arts and Sciences, and Puk Thewesson, an undergraduate in Westphal College of Media Arts & Design, were quoted in the story.

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  • How Servers Can Successfully Change Careers

    August 11, 2021

    Arthur Shostak, PhD, a professor in the College of Arts and Sciences was quoted in an Aug. 11 Forbes article about how service workers can transition into tech jobs and other career paths. 

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  • Foods of Abuse? Nutritionists Consider Food Addiction

    July 28, 2021

    Erica Schulte, PhD, an assistant research professor in the Center for Weight, Eating and Lifestyle Science (WELL Center) in the College of Arts and Sciences, was quoted in a July 28 Knowable Magazine article about processed foods and addictive eating behaviors. 

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  • The Vanishing Neutrinos That Could Upend Fundamental Physics

    July 16, 2021

    Michelle Dolinski, PhD, an associate professor and associate dean in the College of Arts and Sciences, was quoted in July 16 Nature news article about new and upgraded experiments around the world trying to show an extremely rare kind of nuclear decay, that could have a significant impact across physics. 

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  • Moon ‘Wobble' in 2030s Will Increase High Tide Flooding In NJ, Del. Shore Towns

    July 15, 2021

    David Velinsky, PhD, vice president for Academy Science at the Academy of Natural Sciences and a professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was quoted in a July 15 WCAU-TV (NBC-10) segment about moon “wobble,” or how the moon’s orbit plays into the tides. A new NASA study says rising sea levels due to climate change will cause extreme, chronic high-tide floods in the mid 2030s when the moon enters a certain lunar orbit.

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  • Democrats in New York Choose a Mayoral Candidate in a Tight Race

    June 21, 2021

    Jack Santucci, PhD, an assistant teaching professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was quoted in a June 21 Economist article about the New York City mayoral race and the roll of ranked choice voting.

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  • Philadelphia Gas Works Plans To Cut Methane Emissions 80% By 2050. Is It Enough?

    June 7, 2021

    Research led by Ezra Wood, PhD, an associate professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was mentioned in a June 7 WCAU-TV (NBC-10) story about Philadelphia Gas Works plans to cut methane emissions 80% by the year 2050. 

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  • New Radioactivity Measurement Could Boost Precision of Dark Matter Experiments

    June 1, 2021

    Michelle Dolinski, PhD, an associate professor and associate dean in the College of Arts and Sciences, was quoted in an article in the June issue of Scientific American about a new study showing scientists’ ability to spot tiny amounts of radioactive elements, which occur naturally in metals such as gold that are often used in laboratory instruments.

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  • Philadelphia Turns Lights Out for Migrating Birds

    May 21, 2021

    Jason Weckstein, PhD, a professor in the College of Arts and Sciences and associate curator of ornithology at the Academy of Natural Sciences, was quoted in a May 21 The Weather Channel article about Philadelphia’s initiative to turn off and dim its city lights to protect migrating birds.

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  • New Radioactivity Measurement Could Boost Precision of Dark Matter Experiments

    May 18, 2021

    Michelle Dolinski, PhD, an associate professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was quoted in a May 18 Scientific American article about a new process to detect radioactive material in metals, which will benefit future dark matter experiments.

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  • Colonial Pipeline Shutdown Could Impact Millions of Consumers, Expert Warns

    May 11, 2021

    Robert D'Ovidio, PhD, an associate professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was quoted in a May 11 WPVI-TV (6-abc) about a Colonial Pipeline ransomware attack.

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  • How Economic Growth Kills Our Future

    April 27, 2021

    Research by José Tapia, PhD, an associate professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was mentioned in an April 27 Medium post about the necessity of rolling back economic growth to insure a future.

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  • After a Year of Pandemic, Wearing Masks Outdoors Is Up for Debate

    April 22, 2021

    Charles Haas, PhD, LD Betz professor of Environmental Engineering in the College of Engineering; Michael LeVasseur, PhD, an assistant teaching professor in the Dornsife School of Public Health; and Eric Zillmer, PsyD, the Carl R. Pacifico professor of Neuropsychology in the College of Arts and Sciences and director of Athletics, were quoted in an April 22 Philadelphia Inquirer story about the debate over wearing masks outdoors.

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  • ‘Of Human Kindness’ Review: Theater of Emotions

    April 22, 2021

    Paula Marantz Cohen, PhD, dean of the Pennoni Honors College and Distinguished teaching professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was featured in an April 22 Wall Street Journal review of her book "Of Human Kindness: What Shakespeare Teaches Us About Empathy."

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  • It’s Normal To Feel Emotional About the Vaccine. Here’s Why It’s a Roller Coaster.

    April 15, 2021

    Eric Zillmer, PsyD, the Carl R. Pacifico professor of Neuropsychology in the College of Arts and Sciences and director of Athletics, was quoted in an April 15 Philadelphia Inquirer article about the range of emotions people feel getting vaccinated for COVID-19. The article was republished by several outlets across the country including the Sacramento Bee. 

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  • Why Deepfake Videos Keep Criminologists up at Night

    March 31, 2021

    Robert D'Ovidio, PhD, an associate professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was interviewed in a KYW-Newsradio (1060-AM) “In Depth” podcast about deep fakes and how experts figure out what's real and what isn't.

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  • Fact Check: Fake Warning Falsely Claims Hawks Can Carry Away Small Pets

    March 24, 2021

    Jason Weckstein, PhD, a professor in the College of Arts and Sciences and associate curator of ornithology at the Academy of Natural Sciences, was quoted in a March 24 USA Today article about a viral Facebook post falsely claiming that hawks can carry off small dogs and cats.

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  • Philly Likely To Miss Out on the Brood X Cicada Hype, but Chester, Bucks Counties Could Catch the Buzz

    March 23, 2021

    Jon GelhausPhD, curator of Entomology at the Academy of Natural Sciences and professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was quoted in a March 23 Philadelphia Inquirer article about millions of noisy Brood X cicadas that will emerge from 17 years underground and why Philly may just miss them.

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  • Philly To Dim Lights To Make It Safer for Birds in Flight

    March 12, 2021

    Jason Weckstein, PhD, a professor in the College of Arts and Sciences and associate curator of ornithology at the Academy of Natural Sciences, was quoted in a March 12 Associated Press article about dimming the lights of Philadelphia to prevent millions of migrating birds that pass through twice a year from slamming into skyscrapers and crashing to the sidewalk.

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  • Billions of Cicadas Will Soon Take Over the Region: The Lineup

    March 11, 2021

    Jon GelhausPhD, curator of Entomology at the Academy of Natural Sciences and professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was interviewed in a March 11 WCAU-TV (NBC-10) story about when Philadelphia will soon see billions of special cicadas that only emerge every 17 years.

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  • Microplastics Found in Waterways Across PA, Including 7 in Allegheny County. Why It’s Dangerous and What You Should Know.

    March 10, 2021

    David Velinsky, PhD, vice president for Academy Science at the Academy of Natural Sciences and a professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was quoted in a March 10 PublicSource story about a new study that found 100% of sampled PA waterways were contaminated by microplastics.

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  • Hedonic Hunger and the Science of Why We Can’t Stop Eating

    March 3, 2021

    Michael Lowe, PhD, a professor, and Stephanie Manasse, PhD, an assistant research professor in the Center for Weight, Eating and Lifestyle Science (WELL Center), both in the College of Arts and Sciences, were quoted in a March 3 WebMD magazine article about hedonic eating, the urge to consume pleasurable foods even when not hungry, and binge eating, when a person consumes a large amount of food quickly repeatedly.

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  • Can This New Map Fix Our Distorted Views of the World?

    February 24, 2021

    David Goldberg, PhD, a professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was mentioned in Feb. 24 New York Times story about a new world map he helped to design. The map is a two-sided, flat disk that minimizes map distortions, making it more similar to a globe than other flat maps.

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  • COVID-19 Isn’t the Only Thing Shortening American Lives

    February 23, 2021

    Ana V. Diez Roux, MD, PhD, dean of the Dornsife School of Public Health and Jose Tapia Granados,PhD,  associate professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, were quoted in Feb. 23 Bloomberg opinion article about how COVID-19 is effecting new estimates of life expectancy.

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  • Scientists Try To Fix Flat Maps With New Double-Sided Projections

    February 18, 2021

    David Goldberg, PhD, a professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was mentioned in Feb. 18 The Verge article about a new world map he helped to design. The map is a two-sided, flat disk that minimizes map distortions, making it more similar to a globe than other flat maps.

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  • A Whole New World! Astrophysicists Create the 'Most Accurate Flat Map Ever' That Is Two-Sided and Round, Letting Users Simply Flip It Over To See the Entire Globe

    February 16, 2021

    David Goldberg, PhD, a professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was mentioned in a Feb. 16 Daily Mail (United Kingdom) article about a new world map co-designed by Goldberg. The map is a two-sided flat disk that minimizes map distortions, making it more similar to a globe than other flat maps.

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  • Vaccine Envy Is Real. Here’s How To Tame It.

    February 16, 2021

    Eric Zillmer, PsyD, the Carl R. Pacifico professor of Neuropsychology in the College of Arts and Sciences and director of Athletics, was quoted in a Feb. 16 Washington Post article about feeling envious of those who have received COVID-19 vaccines while waiting to receive it and how to cope with “vaccine envy.” 

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  • Even if You Feel Like This Was a Lost Year, That Might Not Be True

    February 16, 2021

    John Kounios, PhD, a professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was quoted in a Feb. 16 TIME article about how the feeling of loss and unproductivity during the pandemic may provide hope for life after the pandemic. The article was also published on Yahoo “Life.”

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  • Before Rosa Parks: The Fight for Philly Transit Equity and the Black Women on the Frontlines

    February 5, 2021

    Mimi Sheller, PhD, a professor and director of the Center for Mobilities Research and Policy in the College of Arts and Sciences, was quoted in a Feb. 5 WHYY.org story, that also ran on WITF.org (NPR - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania), about the racial hierarchy that continues today in Philadelphia’s public spaces and transportation. 

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  • Colorado and the City of Denver Take a Closer Look at Approval Voting for the Future of Elections

    January 29, 2021

    Jack Santucci, PhD, an assistant teaching professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was quoted in a Jan. 29 Denver 7 (ABC) article about the city of Denver, which is taking a closer look at approval voting for the future of its elections.

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  • Philadelphia’s Transit Authority Rethinks Regional Rail

    January 27, 2021

    Mimi Sheller, PhD, a professor and director of the Center for Mobilities Research and Policy in the College of Arts and Sciences, was quoted in a Jan. 26 Philadelphia Inquirer article about the future of SEPTA regional rail with fewer commuters. The article was picked up on Jan. 27 by Governing.

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  • Without Commuters, What Will Happen To Septa Regional Rail?

    January 26, 2021

    Mimi Sheller, PhD, a professor and director of the Center for Mobilities Research and Policy in the College of Arts and Sciences, was quoted in a Jan. 26 Philadelphia Inquirer article about the future of SEPTA regional rail with fewer commuters.

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  • Kenney Had Plans. Then the Pandemic Hit. Can He Avoid Lame-Duck Status and Get Philly ‘Back on Track’?

    January 26, 2021

    Richardson Dilworth, PhD, a professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was quoted in a Jan. 26 Philadelphia Inquirer article about Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney’s second term.

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  • Second Impeachment Trial for Trump Set To Begin on Monday

    January 24, 2021

    William Rosenberg, PhD, a professor in the College of Arts and Science, was interviewed in a Jan. 24 WCAU-TV (NBC-10) segment about the second impeachment trial for Donald Trump.

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  • A Historically Unique Transfer of Power

    January 19, 2021

    William Rosenberg, PhD, a professor in the College of Arts and Science, was interviewed in a Jan. 19 episode of KYW Newsradio's "In Depth" podcast about how the inauguration of Joe Biden fits in history and how the transfer of power has held up during an extremely difficult time in American politics.

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  • This Is Why the Wait Is So Hard Right Now | Elizabeth Wellington

    January 14, 2021

    Eric Zillmer, PsyD, the Carl R. Pacifico professor of Neuropsychology in the College of Arts and Sciences and director of Athletics, was quoted in a Jan. 14 Philadelphia Inquirer article about why waiting is difficult and how to cope, especially during the pandemic. 

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  • Evening Wurds 1.11.21 - Dr. William Rosenberg

    January 11, 2021

    William Rosenberg, PhD, a professor in the College of Arts and Science, was interviewed for a Jan. 11 WURD-Radio (96.1-FM) segment about what steps are being considered next regarding President Trump following the insurrection on Capitol Hill in January of 2021.

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  • Delaware County Officials Paid $25,000 in Ransom To Hackers Who Infiltrated the County’s Computer System

    January 7, 2021

    Robert D'Ovidio, PhD, an associate professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was quoted in a Jan. 7 Philadelphia Inquirer article about ransom to hackers who infiltrated Delaware County’s computer system.

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  • Republicans’ Attempt To Overturn Election Results a Real ‘Crisis’ for Democracy, Drexel Professor Says

    January 5, 2021

    William Rosenberg, PhD, a professor in the College of Arts and Science, was interviewed Jan. 5 on KYW-TV (CBS-3) about how some Republican lawmakers plan to challenge the votes of the electoral college. That’s despite no evidence of widespread fraud that would affect the win for President-elect Joe Biden.

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  • ‘The Great Gatsby,’ Songs by Ma Rainey and Other Classic Works Are Now in the Public Domain

    December 31, 2020

    Paula Marantz Cohen, PhD, dean of the Pennoni Honors College and Distinguished teaching professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was quoted in a Dec. 31 Smithsonian article about canonical books, songs and films that became free to use in 2021.

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  • Why (and How) Your Resolutions Should Look Different This Year

    December 29, 2020

    Eric Zillmer, PsyD, the Carl R. Pacifico professor of Neuropsychology in the College of Arts and Sciences and director of Athletics, was quoted in a Dec. 29 Fast Company article about how and why New Year's resolutions and annual goal-setting will be different in a pandemic. 

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  • Where Year Two of the Pandemic Will Take Us

    December 29, 2020

    Scott Knowles, PhD, a professor in the College of Arts and Sciences was quoted in a Dec. 29 The Atlantic article about public consciousness facing the second year of the pandemic – and how the U.S. may remember or forget the particulars. 

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  • Both Biden and Harris Come From the Senate. Will That Help Them Govern?

    November 25, 2020

    William Rosenberg, PhD, a professor in the College of Arts and Science, was interviewed for a Nov. 25 KYW Newsradio (1060-AM) "In-Depth" podcast about Biden and Harris’s Senate background, and whether that will help them govern and ultimately work better with Congress. 

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  • Dealing With Disappointment, Isolation During the Holidays

    November 23, 2020

    Eric Zillmer, PsyD, the Carl R. Pacifico professor of Neuropsychology in the College of Arts and Sciences and director of Athletics, was quoted in a Nov. 23 WCAU-TV (NBC-10) broadcast about how to cope with disappointment because of COVID-19 restrictions on typical holiday gatherings. 

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  • These Pandemic Preppers Are Ready for Whatever the Hell Is Next

    November 13, 2020

    Eric Zillmer, PsyD, the Carl R. Pacifico professor of Neuropsychology in the College of Arts and Sciences and director of Athletics, was quoted in a Nov. 13 Men’s Health article about the psychological drive of survival supplies prepping. The article was picked up by multiple outlets including Yahoo! “Finance” and MSN “Health.” 

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  • What Can We Expect as Pennsylvania Mail-in Ballots Continue To Be Counted?

    November 4, 2020

    William Rosenberg, PhD, a professor in the College of Arts and Science, was interviewed in a Nov. 4 KYW-TV (CBS-3) segment about what to expect as Pennsylvania mail-in ballots continue to be counted. The story was also picked up by Yahoo! News.

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  • Voting Itself Becomes Question for Ballot Measures

    November 2, 2020

    Jack Santucci, PhD, an assistant teaching professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was quoted in a Nov. 2 Governing article about ranked choice voting proposals.

    Jack Santucci, PhD, an assistant teaching professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was quoted in a Nov. 2 Governing article about ranked choice voting proposals.
    Jack Santucci, PhD, an assistant teaching professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was quoted in a Nov. 2 Governing article about ranked choice voting proposals.

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  • What if Trump Wins? Expert Predictions for Your Wallet

    October 27, 2020

    Richardson Dilworth, PhD, a professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was quoted in an Oct. 27 WalletHub article about what a Trump win might look like for your wallet.

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  • Who Are the Out-of-State Billionaires Backing Ranked-Choice Voting in Massachusetts?

    October 26, 2020

    Jack Santucci, PhD, an assistant teaching professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was quoted in an Oct. 26 Boston Globe article about ranked-choice voting in Massachusetts. 

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  • Credit Where Credit Is Due: How Juvenile Justice Fails Kids in Custody Academically

    October 25, 2020

    Research co-authored by Naomi Goldstein, PhD, a professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was mentioned in an Oct. 25 Desert News article about how youth in prison fall behind academically because of a variety of issues, like a lack of quality education to credits not being accepted. 

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  • Citizens’ Assemblies

    October 19, 2020

    Jack Santucci, PhD, a professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was quoted in an Oct. 19 Philadelphia Citizen article about the concept of a “citizens’ assembly.”

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  • Why Scammers Are Excited About Amazon Prime Day

    October 13, 2020

    Robert D'Ovidio, PhD, an associate professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was interviewed in an Oct. 13 WPVI-TV (6-abc) story about scammers and Amazon Prime Day.

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  • Septa Was Attacked by Ransomware, Sources Say. It’s Still Restoring Operations Stifled Since August.

    October 7, 2020

    Robert D'Ovidio, PhD, an associate professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was quoted in an Oct. 7 Philadelphia Inquirer article about a ransomware attack suffered by SEPTA.

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  • What Disaster Experts Know

    October 6, 2020

    Scott Knowles, PhD, a professor and department head of History in the College of Arts and Sciences, was featured in an Oct. 6 Daily Michigan article about his daily livestream interviews and discussion series “COVIDCalls.” Knowles discusses the importance of studying the history of disasters past to find solutions to the pandemic today. Michael Yudell, PhD, a professor and chair in the Dornsife School of Public Health, was quoted in the article discussing how W.E.B. DuBois embarked on a project to document public health disparities in Black men 124 years ago.

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  • Locked Down and Stressed Out: The Impact of COVID-19 on Mental Health

    October 1, 2020

    Eric Zillmer, PhD, the Carl R. Pacifico professor of Neuropsychology in the College of Arts and Sciences and director of Athletics, was quoted in an Oct. 1 Risk Management magazine article about how the pandemic is affecting mental health and ways to address it and return-to-work anxiety.

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  • Twitter Critics Attacked Chrissy Teigen for Sharing Her Pregnancy Loss. Here's the Right Way To Respond.

    October 1, 2020

    Pamela Geller, PhD, an associate professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was quoted in an Oct. 1 Washington Post article about how to respond to someone who is grieving the loss of a pregnancy. 

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  • Dr. Bill Rosenberg POTUS 124XM on Ruth Bader Ginsburg 9-21-20

    September 21, 2020

    William Rosenberg, PhD, a professor in the College of Arts and Science, was interviewed Sept. 21 on POTUS-Radio (XM-124) about the impact of the loss of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court and the American political system.

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  • How the Oil Industry Made Us Doubt Climate Change

    September 19, 2020

    Robert Brulle, PhD, a professor emeritus in the College of Arts and Sciences, was quoted in a Sept. 19 BBC News feature about how the oil industry perpetuated climate change doubt.

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  • Guns Flashed in Philly Virtual Classrooms Raises Many Concerns

    September 4, 2020

    Robert D'Ovidio, PhD, an associate professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was interviewed in a Sept. 4 WPVI-TV (6-abc) segment about the Philadelphia School District’s Acceptable Use Policy for school-issued laptops and issues with paraphernalia like guns being brandished during online schooling.

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  • You May Hear Fewer Cicadas This Year, but Next Year Will Be Noisy

    August 21, 2020

    Jon Gelhaus, curator of Entomology at the Academy of Natural Sciences and professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was quoted in an Aug. 21 Philadelphia Inquirer article about the city’s population of cicadas.

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  • 7 Self-Care Tips for Coping With 'Crisis Fatigue'

    August 20, 2020

    Eric Zillmer, PsyD, the Carl R. Pacifico professor of Neuropsychology in the College of Arts and Sciences and director of Athletics, was quoted in an Aug. 20 Today.com article about tips to help cope with crisis fatigue. 

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  • Lebanon: Parliament Declares State of Emergency

    August 15, 2020

    William Rosenberg, PhD, a professor in the College of Arts and Science, was interviewed Aug. 15 on an INDUS News “Scope” segment to discuss the vote by mail ballot issues related to the 2020 U.S. Presidential election.

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  • Scott Gabriel Knowles Is on a Quest to Understand What the Pandemic Reveals About Americans

    August 15, 2020

    Scott Knowles, PhD, a professor and department head of History  in the College of Arts and Sciences, was featured in an Aug. 15 Philadelphia magazine article about his daily livestream interviews and discussion series “COVIDCalls” – where he works to understand just what the pandemic might reveal about Americans. Michael Yudell, PhD, a professor and chair in the Dornsife School of Public Health was quoted in the article discussing the social problems exacerbated by the pandemic. Sharrona Pearl, PhD, an associate professor in the College of Nursing and Health Professions, and Esther Chernak, MD, an associate professor in the Dornsife School of Public Health, were also mentioned in the piece.

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  • Presidential Party Conventions

    August 10, 2020

    William Rosenberg, PhD, a professor in the College of Arts and Science, was interviewed Aug. 10 on POTUS-Radio (XM-124) to discuss the upcoming Democratic and Republican national political party conventions. Rosenberg explains the history of the political convention as well as the specific factors that will influence the 2020 conventions, particularly amid COVID-19. 

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  • Have You Hit the COVID-19 Wall? Here Are Some Ways to Cope.

    August 6, 2020

    Eric Zillmer, PsyD, the Carl R. Pacifico professor of Neuropsychology in the College of Arts and Sciences and director of Athletics, was quoted in an Aug. 6 Philadelphia Inquirer story about how the longevity of the pandemic is affecting people’s mental health and ways to cope.

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  • GOP Climate Change Denial Set the Stage for Trump’s Coronavirus Conspiracies

    July 28, 2020

    Robert Brulle, PhD, a professor emeritus in the College of Arts and Sciences, was quoted in a July 28 HuffPost article about how the GOP’s climate denial contributed to its Coronavirus conspiracies.

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  • How to Conjure Creativity While Staying at Home

    July 23, 2020

    John Kounios, PhD, professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was quoted in a July 23 Forbes story about how to conjure creativity while staying at home.

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  • What Current Police Reform Efforts Lack: A Call to Federalize

    July 17, 2020

    Robert J. Kane, PhD, a professor and head of the Criminology and Justice Studies Department in the College of Arts and Sciences authored a July 17 opinion article in The Hill about disbanding local police forces and federalizing them under the U.S. Public Health Service.

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  • How to Navigate Zoom Fatigue With Colleagues and Friends, According to Experts

    July 17, 2020

    Eric Zillmer, PsyD, the Carl R. Pacifico professor of Neuropsychology in the College of Arts and Sciences and director of Athletics, was quoted in a July 17 Good Housekeeping story about zoom fatigue

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  • Firefly Season Is Peaking in the Philly Area. Here Is What Sets Pennsylvania’s State Insect Aglow.

    July 9, 2020

    Jon Gelhaus, PhD, a professor in the College of Arts and Sciences and curator of Entomology at the Academy of Natural Sciences, was quoted in a July 9 Philadelphia Inquirer article about firefly season in Pennsylvania.

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  • Why Is It So Hard for Some People to Wear Masks? Professor Explains

    July 8, 2020

    Eric Zillmer, PsyD, the Carl R. Pacifico professor of Neuropsychology in the College of Arts and Sciences and director of Athletics, was quoted in a July 8 WCAU-TV (NBC-10) broadcast about why some are finding it difficult to wear a mask now that it is being mandated in more areas across the country.

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  • Police Reform Roundtable

    July 8, 2020

    Robert J. Kane, PhD, professor and head of the Criminology and Justice Studies Department in the College of Arts and Sciences was interviewed on July 8 on WHYY’s “Radio Times” about police reform.

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  • Dr. Bill Rosenberg w Tim Farley on POTUS 124XM on 7-27-20 Sports and the Corona Virus

    July 13, 2020

    William Rosenberg, PhD, a professor in the College of Arts and Science, was interviewed July 13 on POTUS-Radio (XM-124) about a number of issues related to college and professional sports, including how each level and some of the leagues were addressing the issues. He raised the issues of politics, economics and medical safety.

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  • One Hidden Reason Many Doctors Say COVID-19 Cases Will Keep Spiking

    June 30, 2020

    Eric Zillmer, Psyd, the Carl R. Pacifico professor of Neuropsychology in the College of Arts and Sciences and director of Athletics, was quoted in a June 30 Best Life article about caution fatigue, or the decreased sensitivity to repeated warnings, leading people to take fewer precautions and increases of COVID-19 cases. The article was picked up by MSN “Lifestyle.”

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  • Why You Feel So Damn Exhausted All the Time During Quarantine

    June 29, 2020

    Eric Zillmer, Psyd, the Carl R. Pacifico professor of Neuropsychology in the College of Arts and Sciences and director of Athletics, was quoted in a June 29 Shape article about the reasons so many are feeling fatigued during the pandemic and social unrest, and how to restore energy levels. The article was picked up by MSN “Health & Fitness.”

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  • SEPTA Regional Rail Is Coming Back, but Many of Its Suburban Riders Are Still Working From Home

    June 29, 2020

    Mimi Sheller, PhD, a professor and director of the Center for Mobilities Research and Policy in the College of Arts and Sciences, was quoted in a June 29 Philadelphia Inquirer article about the return of SEPTA regional rail and the reduction of riders as many continue to work remotely. 

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  • A Modest Proposal Regarding Masks

    June 29, 2020

    William Rosenberg, PhD, a professor in the College of Arts and Science, was interviewed June 29 on POTUS-Radio (XM-124) about how some political leaders have sought to "open back up" our economic and social systems. However, recently there has been a new found recognition that perhaps this is not the best idea.

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  • Why Light Exercise Could Keep You From Overeating

    June 28, 2020

    Rebecca Crochiere, a graduate student in the College of Arts and Sciences, was quoted in a June 28 WCAU-TV (NBC-10) “NBC10@Issue” story about a study she led on how light exercise can prevent diet lapses or over eating.

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  • New Philly Cops Came From as Far as Fla., Chicago. Now, They Must Live Here.

    June 26, 2020

    Robert J. Kane, PhD, professor and head of the Criminology and Justice Studies Department in the College of Arts and Sciences was quoted in a June 26 WCAU-TV (NBC-10) about new legislation that would mandate the city only hire police officers who have been living in Philadelphia for at least one year prior to job appointment.

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  • Many Minnesota Police Officers Remain on the Force Despite Misconduct

    June 25, 2020

    Robert J. Kane, PhD, professor and head of the Criminology and Justice Studies Department in the College of Arts and Sciences, was quoted in a June 25 Wall Street Journal story about the employment and arbitration practices of the Minneapolis police department.

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  • Seen a Bear in the Neighborhood Lately? Quarantine Life May be Attracting Them

    June 17, 2020

    Ted Daeschler, PhD, curator of Vertebrate Zoology at the Academy of Natural Sciences and a professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was interviewed in a KYW Newsradio (1060-AM) segment about the prevalence of bears as quarantine quiets down many neighborhoods.

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  • Discussing the Post-George Floyd Protests and Change

    June 15, 2020

    William Rosenberg, PhD, a professor in the College of Arts and Science, was interviewed June 15 on POTUS-Radio (XM-124) about the demonstrations and protests that are taking place and sweeping the United States amidst the recent murder of George Floyd

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  • Defund the Police: What Does it Mean, and What Would it Look Like in Philly?

    June 11, 2020

    Kevin Moseby, PhD, an assistant teaching professor of sociology in the College of Arts and Science, was quoted in a June 10 Philadelphia Inquirer story about what the "defund the police" movement is calling for.

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  • Abolish Police? No, but Change Recruitment. | Opinion

    June 8, 2020

    Robert J. Kane, PhD, professor and department head of the criminology and justice studies department in the College of Arts and Sciences, authored a June 8 opinion article for the Philadelphia Inquirer about changing the trajectory of American policing, starting with a different recruitment paradigm.

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  • Quarantine Fatigue: Why Some of Us Have Stopped Being Vigilant and How to Overcome It

    June 8, 2020

    Eric Zillmer, PsyD, the Carl R. Pacifico professor of Neuropsychology in the College of Arts and Sciences and director of Athletics, was quoted in a June 8 CNN article about how the pandemic and quarantine have caused “caution fatigue,” the decreased sensitivity to repeated warnings, and how to alleviate the stress caused by it. The article was picked up by several outlets across the country, including the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, News & Record (Greensboro, North Carolina) and Erie News Now.

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  • Noticing a Lot of Dead Birds Around Your Neighborhood? Here’s Why.

    May 28, 2020

    Jason Weckstein, PhD, a professor in the College of Arts and Sciences and curator at the Academy of Natural Sciences, was quoted in a May 28 Philadelphia Inquirer article about breeding season for birds and the increase in bird casualties around the city.

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  • For Many Fans, the Absence of Sports Feels Like a Loss. Psychologists Say That’s Normal.

    May 21, 2020

    Eric Zillmer, PsyD, the Carl R. Pacifico professor of Neuropsychology in the College of Arts and Sciences and director of Athletics, was quoted in a May 21 Washington Post story about why fans feel the absence of sports like a loss.

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  • ‘Zoom Fatigue’ Is Real. Why Video Meetings Strain Your Brain and How to Fix It.

    May 20, 2020

    Eric Zillmer, PsyD, the Carl R. Pacifico professor of Neuropsychology in the College of Arts and Sciences and director of Athletics, was quoted in an May 20 Philadelphia Inquirer article about the new issue of “zoom fatigue,” the strain many feel after participating in virtual meetings, and how to fix it. 

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  • COVID-19 Reveals a Path Forward on Climate Change

    May 12, 2020

    Richardson Dilworth, PhD; Scott Knowles, PhD; and Mimi Sheller, PhD, professors in the College of Arts & Sciences; and Franco Montalto, PhD, a professor in the College of Engineering, co-authored a post for American Scientist's "Macroscope" blog on May 12 about how the pandemic might be showing us a path toward stemming climate change. 

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  • How 'Caution Fatigue' May Slow Social Distancing Efforts

    April 30, 2020

    Eric Zillmer, PsyD, the Carl R. Pacifico professor of Neuropsychology in the College of Arts and Sciences and director of Athletics, was quoted in an April 30 Philadelphia Inquirer article about how people experiencing caution fatigue, or becoming desensitized to warnings, will affect social distancing effort.

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  • This is Your Brain During a Pandemic

    April 17, 2020

    John Kounios, PhD, a professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was quoted in an April 17 episode of NPR “The Pulse” about creativity and production during self-isolation in the pandemic. The story ran on WHYY-RadioKERA-FM (Dallas, Texas), WYPR-FM (Baltimore, Maryland), WGBH-FM (Boston, Massachusetts) and other NPR stations nationwide. Kounios was also quoted in April 18 Ladders and Big Think articles about recently published research on what part of the brain controls creativity and the evolutionary development of creativity.

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  • Black Men Fear Homemade Coronavirus Masks Could Exacerbate Racial Profiling

    April 9, 2020

    André Carrington, PhD, an associate professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was quoted in a April 9 NBC News article about the CDC’s recommendation to wear a bandana over ones face during the pandemic – and how this could intensifying racial profiling in communities of color.

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  • Surprising Study Finds That Creativity Is Not Actually Right Brain—It Is Left Brain

    April 1, 2020

    Recently published research led by John Kounios, PhD, a professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was mentioned in a April 1 Fast Company article about the study contradicting popular notions about which side of the brain controls creativity. According to Kounios’ study, creative brain activity shifts sides with the level of experience a person has at the creative activity at hand, such as jazz guitarists playing improvisations. 

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  • What Can Previous Disasters Tell Us About the Response to COVID-19, and What Needs to Be Done?

    March 30, 2020

    Scott Knowles, PhD, a professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was interviewed March 30 by NEWSTALK 1010 “The Night Side with Barb Digiulio” about what history and previous disasters can tell us about the response to COVID-19.

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  • Winter Sets Records Across US as Sixth Warmest

    March 27, 2020

    David Velinsky, PhD, vice president for Academy Science at the Academy of Natural Sciences and a professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was quoted in a March 27 USA Today article about winter temp records set across the US that made the season the sixth warmest to date.

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  • Trump's Baseless Claim That a Recession Would Be Deadlier Than the Coronavirus

    March 26, 2020

    José Tapia, PhD, an associate professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was quoted in a March 26 New York Times story about President Trump's claim that an economic recession could be more deadly than the coronavirus pandemic.

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  • New Jersey's Poor Air Quality Expected to Improve Significantly Amid Coronavirus Shutdown

    March 25, 2020

    Ezra Wood, PhD, an associate professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was quoted in a March 25 USA Today wire service story about how air quality is improving with fewer people traveling during the COVID-19 pandemic. The story was picked up by a number of outlets including the Asbury Park Press and the Camden Courier-Post.

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  • The Coronavirus Has Made Work Friends More Important Than Ever: 6 Tips For Building Relationships

    March 22, 2020

    A 2018 study led by Michael Lowe, PhD, a professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, suggesting that people are more likely to succeed at a difficult tasks if they are aware of the difficulty, was mentioned in a March 22 Forbes article about maintaining work friendships to ensure success while working remotely due to the pandemic.

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  • In Philly, Coronavirus Shutdown Means Less Traffic — And That Means Cleaner Air

    March 19, 2020

    Ezra Wood, PhD, an associate professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was quoted in a March 18 NPR StateImpact story that was also picked up by PlanPhilly, about the air quality impact of people working remotely and driving less.

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  • Mass Panic Is Unlikely, Even During a Pandemic

    March 18, 2020

    Scott Knowles, PhD, a professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was quoted in a March 18 Wired article about panic behavior, and why it’s not likely that coronavirus will cause it.

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  • Can’t Stop Panic-eating?

    March 18, 2020

    Evan Forman, PhD, a professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was quoted in a March 18 NJ.com article about overeating while self-isolating during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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  • Delaware River Experts Hail Environmental Wins but Warn of New Climate Threats

    March 10, 2020

    Carol Collier, senior advisor for Watershed Management and Policy at the Academy of Natural Sciences and professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was quoted in a March 10 NJ Spotlight story about climate threats and the urgent need for plans that consider droughts, floods and sea-level rise.

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  • Amid Coronavirus Outbreak, Tech Keeps Students Connected — for Good or Ill

    February 24, 2020

    Scott Warnock, PhD, director of the University Writing program and professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was quoted in a Feb. 24 EdScoop article for assisting New York University in designing online writing classes at NYU’s Shanghai campus.

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  • Amazon Primed: Amazon Care Launches, Bezos $10 Billion Blunder, Pentagon Documents

    February 23, 2020

    Robert Brulle, PhD, a professor emeritus in the College of Arts and Sciences, was quoted in a Feb. 23 Forbes story about recent developments of Amazon, including CEO Jeff Bezos' recent commitment of $10 billion to fight climate change. Brulle's research on spending by opponents of the climate movement helps put the Bezos Earth Fund into perspective.

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  • It's Easier to Be Present If You Can Master This One Cognitive Technique

    February 23, 2020

    Evan Forman, PhD, a professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was quoted in a Feb. 23 Inverse article about present moment awareness and the benefits of sustaining attention to and awareness of the present moment.

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  • With $10 Billion Fund, Jeff Bezos Can Control the Planet's Future

    February 21, 2020

    Robert Brulle, PhD, a professor emeritus in the College of Arts and Sciences, was quoted in a Feb. 21 WIRED story about Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos' recent commitment of $10 billion to fight climate change. Brulle's research on spending by opponents of the climate movement helps put the Bezos Earth Fund into perspective.

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  • Eating Disorder Statistics

    February 14, 2020

    Stephanie Manasse, PhD, an assistant research professor in the Center for Weight, Eating and Lifestyle Sciences (WELL Center) in the College of Arts and Sciences, was quoted in a Feb. 14 U.S. News & World Report article about eating disorder statistics in the United States.

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  • Philly Has a New Way to Track Air Quality — But It Won’t Help In An Emergency

    February 10, 2020

    Gwen Ottinger, PhD, an associate professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was quoted in a Feb. 10 Philadelphia Tribune article about a new way for Philadelphia to track its air quality.

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  • Why Ranked-Choice Voting Is Having a Moment

    February 10, 2020

    Jack Santucci, PhD, an assistant teaching professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was quoted in a Feb. 10 New York Times article about the relevance of rank-choice voting during this presidential election season.

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  • Costly Presidential Campaign Rallies Leave Cities Wondering Who’s Paying the Bill

    February 6, 2020

    William Rosenberg, PhD, a professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was quoted in a Feb. 6 Philadelphia Inquirer article about who pays the bills after costly presidential campaign rallies.

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  • Impeachment, Primaries, and Media

    January 27, 2020

    William Rosenberg, PhD, a professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was interviewed Jan. 27 on POTUS XM-124 in a segment about the impeachment process associated with President Trump, the role of partisanship, media coverage, and the political dynamics in play in the United States.

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