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  • 2019

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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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    • Anika Arose, trip leader for Weekend Warriors (student-run outdoor club at Drexel)

      Student Organization Spotlight: Weekend Warriors

      August 15, 2019

      Need a break from city living? The Weekend Warriors show how easy it is to get back to nature with fun and affordable trips not far from campus. We caught up with trip leader Anika Arose, a global studies major with minors in Spanish and sociology, to learn about her experiences with the organization.

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    • Adam Knowles - Heidegger's Fascist Affinities: A Politics of Silence

      On Totalitarianism and Complicity: Q&A with Philosophy Prof Adam Knowles, PhD

      August 13, 2019

      A new book by Assistant Teaching Professor of Philosophy Adam Knowles, PhD, reexamines the philosophical and political affinities of Martin Heidegger, one of the most famous intellectuals to embrace fascism in Nazi Germany. Knowles gives us the backstory on “Heidegger’s Fascist Affinities: A Politics of Silence,” published by Stanford University Press, and shares what’s next for his research as he embarks on a fellowship to Germany.

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      Interdisciplinary Drexel Team Wins NSF Grant for Innovative Graduate Minor

      August 13, 2019

      An interdisciplinary team led by Chemistry Department Head Fraser Fleming, PhD, will use a $500K grant from the National Science Foundation to develop an innovative, interdisciplinary graduate minor.

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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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    • BEES students seining for fish in Barnegat Bay, New Jersey. Photo credit: Richard J. Horwitz.

      New Exhibit Explores the Best of the BEES

      August 12, 2019

      The Drexel Collection’s new show is centered around the educational and professional opportunities made available by the Department of Biodiversity, Earth and Environmental Science.

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      Ted Daeschler Addresses Challenges of Communicating Geoscience Research

      August 09, 2019

      On June 10, the Drexel Libraries welcomed Ted Daeschler, PhD, Curator of Vertebrate Zoology at the Academy of Natural Sciences and Professor in Drexel’s College of Arts and Sciences, to discuss the importance of communicating geosciences research to inspire citizen engagement during the final ScholarSip event of the 2018/2019 academic year.

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      The Names Behind Drexel Buildings

      August 07, 2019

      Ever wondered who Bossone or Stratton or Disque were, and why those are the names of buildings on Drexel’s University City Campus?

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      Keeping Tabs on the Environment

      August 02, 2019

      Summertime means the height of field work season for many Academy scientists. They can be found up and down the Delaware River watershed measuring fish, collecting algae samples, measuring sea level rise due to climate change, testing water for the presence of harmful chemicals and more.

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    • Sean O’Donnell Interim Head of Drexel University’s Department of Biology

      New Interim Department Head of Biology

      July 23, 2019

      The College of Arts and Sciences is pleased to announce that Sean O’Donnell, PhD, has been appointed Interim Head of Drexel University’s Department of Biology.

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      COM Major Finds Community “In the Heart of Brotherly Love”

      July 23, 2019

      A lifelong North Philly resident, Roy Aguilar knows a thing or two about neighborhood pride. “People who live in prideful places in Philadelphia tend to be biased toward their neighborhood,” says Aguilar, a recent graduate of the communication major at Drexel University. “There is a sense of community. We feel like we are a special people, because we support one another.”

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      Drexel Writing and Tutoring Centers Open in Korman

      July 23, 2019

      Drexel students now have access to a one-stop shop for academic support with Drexel’s new Writing and Tutoring Centers! In May, several of Drexel’s academic tutoring centers moved to the Korman Center, co-locating to support student academic success. Read on to learn more about these resources — and how you can take advantage of them!

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      CoAS Accomplishments in Brief

      July 23, 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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    • Ryan Petrie, PhD, with collaborator Joe Chan, PhD

      International Biology Collaboration Leads to Nature Publication

      July 23, 2019

      A new paper published in the journal Nature is the result of a successful international collaboration — and it started right on Drexel’s campus in the lab of Assistant Professor of Biology Ryan Petrie, PhD.

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      Fall Courses

      July 23, 2019

      Explore your interests in these cool fall courses — from war narratives to the history of the universe and the link between philosophy, politics and economics.

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      Student Work-Study Opportunities

      July 23, 2019

      Looking for an on-campus job this fall? Apply for a work-study position with one of the College of Arts and Sciences’ departments or offices!

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      Faculty Highlights: Grants and Awards From Spring 2019

      July 11, 2019

      Read all about the sponsored research and major gifts and recognition that were recently received by faculty at Drexel, like the 53 faculty and staff members who were named this year’s Drexel Areas of Research Excellence (DARE) awardees.

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      Photo Recap: Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony for Drexel’s New Veterans Lounge

      July 10, 2019

      The space in the Creese Student Center officially opened with a dedication and ribbon cutting ceremony last month. Tom Masci '68, an Army vet, made a generous gift to help with the improvements to the area, which boasts a business center, study tables and a small meeting area.

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    • A poster and materials from The Drexel Collection related to international travel at Drexel.

      Exploring Drexel’s Diverse History, One Class Project at a Time

      July 05, 2019

      A new spin on an old class enabled Drexel students to research areas of University history that spoke to them, such as women, LGBTQ+ students, working-class students and international students at Drexel.

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    • New Species of Shipworm Has an Appetite for Stone

      This New Species of Shipworm Has an Appetite for Stone

      June 28, 2019

      As alluded to by its name, most shipworms bore into and digest wood – making them a natural nemesis to docks, pier infrastructure, wooden vessels and sailors alike. The mollusks digest the wood with the help of symbiotic bacteria that live in their gills. The enzymes and other molecules from the bacteria may help in the development of new antibiotics and bio-fuels.

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      Two Physics Majors Receive Goldwater Scholarships

      June 27, 2019

      This year, physics majors James Minock and Johannes Wagner were Drexel’s sole recipients of the Goldwater Scholarship. Minock and Wagner were selected from a highly-competitive pool of 5,000 natural sciences, mathematics, and engineering college sophomores and juniors who were nominated by 443 academic institutions across the United States.

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    • Allison Durham

      What Can You Do With a Minor in Nonprofit Communication?

      June 25, 2019

      Combining industry-driven courses and professional experience, Drexel University’s minor in nonprofit communication provides training in communication strategy geared specifically to the nonprofit sector.

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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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      15 Can’t-Miss Outdoor Activities Near Drexel

      June 25, 2019

      It’s officially summer, which means it’s time to bookend those classes and co-ops with some fun in the sun! So, grab your friends, slather on some sunscreen and enjoy all that Philadelphia has to offer with these 15 can’t-miss outdoor activities — all just a short trip from Drexel’s campus!

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    • Drexel’s German Club at Global Day. From left to right: Franziska Bartel, treasurer and German tutor; Amy Smith, vice president; and Amarah Malik, president and German tutor.

      Student Organization Spotlight: Drexel’s German Club

      June 25, 2019

      “Sprechen Sie Deutsch,” or are you simply interested in German culture? Get involved with Drexel’s German Club! We caught up with its president and founder, health administration and finance major Amarah Malik, to learn more about the club.

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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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    • Students observe sun spots during PHYS 131.

      Intro to Astronomy Class Provides Innovative, Interpersonal Ways to Discover the Cosmos

      June 24, 2019

      PHYS 131 is Drexel’s introductory course to Astronomy open to all majors, and faculty may soon pilot a video game class to further pique student interest in the subject.

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    • Mona Elgohail Receives the Drexel Common Good Award and the Exceptional Graduate Student Award

      Mona Elgohail Receives the Drexel Common Good Award and the Exceptional Graduate Student Award

      June 19, 2019

      Mona Elgohail, a clinical psychology PhD student mentored by Pamela Geller, PhD, was awarded the university-wide Drexel Common Good Award for her academic excellence and commitment to improving the world around her by making contributions to local, national and global communities through scholarship and civic engagement.

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      Commencement 2019 in Tweets

      June 17, 2019

      Here’s what graduates, faculty, staff, friends, family, mentors and honorees had to say on Twitter about Drexel University’s 131st commencement ceremony hosted at Citizens Bank Park on June 14.

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    • 2019 Al Herr TA Awardess - Aleksandr and Joshua

      Albert Herr Teaching Assistant Awardees

      June 04, 2019

      Congratulations to Aleksandr Yaroslavskiy and Joshua Jackson for receiving this year's Albert Herr Teaching Assistant Award! This award is given annually to teaching assistants who have excelled in the classroom.

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    • A photo of the Drexel Astronomy from the University's 1975 yearbook, courtesy of Drexel Archives.

      ‘Hidden Treasures’ Follow-Up: Drexel Alumnus and Professor Remembers the University’s Astronomy Society

      June 03, 2019

      In response to a previous article about the "hidden treasure" that is the University's observatory, an alumnus and current Drexel assistant clinical professor reminisced about what it was like being the vice president of Drexel's Astronomy Society when he was a chemistry major here at Drexel before graduating in the ’70s.

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      Heard Around Campus — May

      May 29, 2019

      This month's installment of the “Heard Around Campus” feature contains information about University awards and recently completed construction projects.

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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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    • Judy Wicks 2019 CoAS Commencement Speaker

      Five Things to Know About Judy Wicks, the 2019 CoAS Commencement Speaker

      May 23, 2019

      Judy Wicks is an entrepreneur, author, speaker and community leader — and the 2019 Drexel College of Arts and Sciences Commencement Keynote speaker. As the founder of numerous businesses and nonprofits, including the Drexel-favorite White Dog Cafe, she is a leader in the sustainable business movement and an advocate for a more compassionate, eco-friendly and locally based economy.

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    • Janel McCloskey, director of the Writing Center, and peer readers in the Korman Center, where the Writing Center will relocate in the spring

      Drexel Writing Center Creates Community Through Anti-Racist Pedagogy

      May 23, 2019

      The Drexel Writing Center has long been a space where the Drexel community — students, faculty and staff — can turn for one-to-one support through every stage of the writing process. For DWC staff, creating an inclusive community for both writers and tutors is a central focus.

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      CoAS Accomplishments in Brief

      May 23, 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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    • A controlled burn experiment at the Missoula Fire Sciences Lab in 2016

      Drexel Researcher Studies Effects of Forest Fires on Climate and Air Quality

      May 23, 2019

      Ezra Wood, PhD, associate professor of chemistry, and his research group are part of a multi-year project studying the atmospheric chemistry of smoke from forest fires. Wood shares some background information and updates on the project.

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      Meet the College of Arts and Sciences’ Newest Forever Dragons

      May 22, 2019

      They’ve found their intellectual passions, expanded their worldviews, made friends and memories — and now they’re ready to turn their tassels! Members of the graduating class of 2019 share their advice, Philly faves, memories and more before they head off on their next adventure.

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    • Nicole Kalitsi did her second co-op as the diversity, equity and inclusion coordinator for the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance, which made her realize how much she valued working directly with people on worthy causes.

      Finding Focus Through a Drexel Non-Profit Co-op

      May 22, 2019

      Nicole Kalitsi was tasked with pioneering a new role during her co-op with the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance. Supported by Drexel University’s Lenfest Center for Cultural Partnerships, this experience helped the fourth-year global studies student zero in on her future career goals.

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      Student Job Opportunities

      May 21, 2019

      Sharpen your professional and research skills, earn extra money and gain valuable experience with these work study job opportunities!

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      College of Arts and Sciences Faculty Awards

      May 21, 2019

      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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      Physics Major Keziah Sheldon Receives Fulbright Award

      May 17, 2019

      Senior physics major Keziah Sheldon was one of three College of Arts and Sciences students and alumni to be awarded a Fulbright Study/Research award this year. The award supports nine months of full-time research sponsored by the Fulbright Program, the United States’ flagship international educational exchange program.

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    • Hallie Espel-Huynh - PhD in clinical psychology at Drexel

      Hallie Espel-Huynh Receives Post-Candidacy Research Excellence Award

      May 13, 2019

      Hallie Espel-Huynh was awarded the Post-Candidacy Research Excellence Award, which is presented to graduate students at Drexel who have completed innovative research that has potential for wide dissemination and a significant impact on the field.

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    • Drexel University President John Fry speaking at the 2018 University-wide commencement ceremony.

      Drexel University Announces 2019 Commencement Speakers and Honorary Degree Recipients

      May 08, 2019

      The full lineup of speakers for this year’s commencement ceremonies contains a multitude of men and women from different industries with great accomplishments in their fields.

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      Train Your Brain to Eat Less Sugar

      May 07, 2019

      A recent study led by Evan Forman, PhD, a psychology professor in Drexel University's College of Arts and Sciences, shows that a computer game can be used to train its players to eat less sugar, as way of reducing their weight and improving their health.

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    • “An Evening with Tarana Burke” brought together survivors and allies, as well as campus resources and organizations, in Mitchell Auditorium to get to know Burke as more than just a face of a movement.

      ‘Me too.’ Movement Founder Gets Real During On-Campus Event

      May 03, 2019

      Tarana Burke held little back while explaining her background, her work and her hardships to a captive audience of Drexel University students, faculty and staff.

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    • Brandon Medina, Drexel Communication student

      First-Gen Student Uses COM Skills to Inspire Others’ Educational Journeys

      May 03, 2019

      As a high school freshman, Brandon Medina had life after graduation planned out: he would stay in his hometown of Philadelphia and join his father’s taxi business. When the family business closed, he began a journey that would ultimately change his mindset, leading him to the Communication major at Drexel and illuminating his passion for educating others.

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      Paralympic Preview: Exploring Disability Studies Ahead of the 2020 Paralympic Games

      May 01, 2019

      World-leading athletes, incredible feats of human performance and plenty of heart: the 2020 Summer Paralympic Games will be a cause for both celebration and scholarship. Amy Slaton, PhD, professor of history, and Scott Knowles, PhD, department head of history and panel moderator, gave us a primer on the games ahead of the Dean’s Seminar.

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      Protecting Bioko’s Biodiversity, Part 2

      May 01, 2019

      In her second post, Professor Stefanie Kroll, Phd recounts her travels from the capital of Equatorial Guinea, Malabo, to the small town of Moka (population around 200) on Bioko Island. This unassuming place has been the home base for the Bioko Biodiversity Protection Program for over 20 years and where she and other Drexel faculty and students do research year round. 

       

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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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      Summer Courses

      April 29, 2019

      Board a 25-foot research vessel, explore intercultural experiences or trace a gendered history of film in these featured summer courses!

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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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    • Every year, the Steinbright Career Development Center hosts the contest, with students on co-op over the last year submitting photos in both the @work and @play categories.

      Behind the 2019 Steinbright Co-op Photo Contest Winning Entries

      April 29, 2019

      The winners of the @Work and @Play categories explain their winning entries and what co-op means to them.

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      How Drexel Celebrates Pride Week

      April 26, 2019

      Pride Week is here at Drexel! Leading up to the Drexel Drag Show on Friday, May 3, and The Ball on Saturday, May 4, the Queer Student Union is hosting an event each day of the week. We caught up with Sara Aykit, a senior English major and the president and co-founder of the Queer Student Union, to learn more about the events.

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    • Smartphone screen image of family eating salads while video chatting female counselor for Project PICNIC

      Parents Learn Skills to Encourage Healthier Diet in Children, Without Leaving the Dinner Table

      April 25, 2019

      A new project from Drexel University's Center for Weight, Eating, and Lifestyle Science (WELL Center) called "Project PICNIC" aims to help parents guide their children toward healthier choices, without it turning into a battle of wills.

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      Chandler Puhy Elected to APSSC

      April 23, 2019

      Chandler Puhy, a clinical doctoral student in Drexel's Department of Psychology, has been elected to the Association for Psychological Science graduate student caucus executive board (APSSC) for 2019-2020 academic year.

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    • As part of the Campus Activities Board’s annual culture and discovery program, Tarana Burke will address Drexel University students, faculty and staff.

      Drexel to Welcome ‘me too.’ Movement Founder Tarana Burke

      April 18, 2019

      As part of the Campus Activities Board’s annual culture and discovery program, Burke will address Drexel students, faculty and staff as well as take part in both a moderated and an audience Q&A.

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      Psychology PhD Student Lauren Johnson Receives Provost's Award for Best Oral Research Presentation

      April 16, 2019

      Drexel Psychology PhD Student Lauren Johnson received the Provost’s Award for Best Oral Research Presentation for her work “Problem-Solving Approach to Moral Injury in Deployed Veterans at Risk for Suicide” presented at the 2019 Drexel Emerging Graduate Scholars Conference.

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    • "Dragon's Breath" pints in the freezer at the Franklin Ice Cream Bar. Photo credit: The Franklin Fountain.

      Drexel Ice Cream Now Available at Franklin Fountain

      April 15, 2019

      The student-designed “Dragon’s Breath” ice cream flavor will now be available for purchase at the Old City ice cream parlor.

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    • Terry Gross speaking at Drexel University to a sold-out audience in the Mandell Theater on April 10. Her talk was titled "Off Air With Fresh Air."

      Drexel Hosts Radio Personality Terry Gross for an Evening of Interview

      April 15, 2019

      Terry Gross, the host and co-executive producer of NPR’s “Fresh Air,” discussed her interview techniques with a sold-out audience as part of the College of Arts and Sciences’ Distinguished Lecture Series.

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      Hidden Treasures: The Drexel Home of Philadelphia’s Largest Telescope

      April 15, 2019

      Drexel University’s Joseph R. Lynch Observatory is located on the roof of Curtis Hall and contains Philadelphia’s largest telescope.

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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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      Psychology PhD Student Mina Ratkalkar Receives AASECT Scholarship

      April 12, 2019

      Drexel Doctoral student Mina Ratkalkar has received The American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Sexual Attitude Reassessment Scholarship.

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      Faculty Highlights: Grants and Awards From Winter 2019

      April 10, 2019

      Read all about the sponsored research and major gifts and recognition that were recently received by faculty at Drexel — including a College of Medicine associate professor’s five-year, R01-type individual research grant for $2.8 million.

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      “The Ambitious Elementary School:” Q&A on Educational Inequity

      April 03, 2019

      Elizabeth McGee Hassrick, PhD, an assistant professor in Drexel’s A.J. Drexel Autism Institute and Department of Sociology, and colleagues spent five years investigating a charter elementary school in Chicago with a remarkably different educational model. The results? Students in the charter school — most of whom were admitted through a random lottery — had significantly higher test scores than peers in other schools, an effect that continued at least through middle school. The students’ results also nearly closed the racial achievement gap in the city.

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    • Dean Schultheis with Drexel study abroad students

      With Newly Adopted Research Center, the Bioko Biodiversity Protection Program Welcomes CoAS Faculty and Students

      April 03, 2019

      This spring, faculty from the College of Arts and Sciences traveled to Equatorial Guinea to celebrate the official government adoption of the Bioko Biodiversity Protection Program’s scientific research center. The events not only highlighted the accomplishments of the program, but also shed light on opportunities for further collaboration with Drexel University researchers and students.

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    • Writers Room students — from Drexel, YouthBuild Philadelphia and Paul Robeson High School — at the studio in MacAlister. Photo by Rachel Wenrick.

      What’s New with Writers Room? Three Things to Know

      April 02, 2019

      Writers Room, a university-community literary arts program, has taken its creative placemaking, social justice and civic engagement in new directions in recent months. Find out what Writers Room has been up to — and how you can get involved.

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      Student Organization Spotlight: American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

      April 01, 2019

      Drexel’s chapter of the American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, or simply “bio club,” is open to any student interested in the life sciences. We caught up with the current president of Drexel ASBMB, biological sciences senior Mary Doan, to learn more about the organization.

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    • DrexelNow got together three Drexel University teaching assistants from different disciplines and background experiences for a roundtable discussion.

      TA Tell-All: Three Drexel Teaching Assistants’ Thoughts on Working with Students, Faculty and Each Other

      April 01, 2019

      DrexelNow got together three Drexel University teaching assistants from different disciplines and background experiences, along with a knowledgeable moderator, for a roundtable discussion about their most notable experiences, techniques and suggestions for improvement.

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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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    • Drexel University student Zaarah Abdul-Aziz on set to compete on "Wheel of Fortune." Photo Credit: Carol Kaelson.

      What’s it Like to Go on ‘Wheel of Fortune?’ One Drexel Student Explains All

      March 29, 2019

      Drexel student Zaarah Abdul-Aziz recently appeared on the show on a March 20 episode during its special “College Week Spring Break” programming.

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      Drexel Study: Smartphone App Predicts Diet Lapse 

      March 27, 2019

      According to a recent study, led by Evan Forman, PhD, a psychology professor in Drexel University's College of Arts and Sciences, a first-of-its-kind smartphone app called OnTrack can predict ahead of time when users are likely to lapse in their weight loss plan and help them stay on track.

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      Drexel Faculty and Students Present at the Annual ESS Meeting

      March 25, 2019

      The Eastern Sociological Society (ESS) Annual Meeting was held in Boston, MA from March 14-17, 2019. ESS was founded in 1930 to support sociological research in the northeast United States, and has about 1,200 members. Drexel faculty and students participated in the conference, making critical contributions to global health, medical education, race and clinical medicine, social theory and urban sociology.

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      New Species Announced at the Academy: 445 Days in Rewind

      March 22, 2019

      The continued discovery and documentation of new species shows life on Earth can still surprise us – and it’s clear that conservation and proper cohabitation of this world is increasingly important. Scientists at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University helped discover and recently published a few new slimy, shelled and fossilized species within the past 445 days, and each instance serves as a reminder of just how important biodiversity is.

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      Protecting Bioko's Biodiversity

      March 21, 2019

      My first few days are spent in the capital, Malabo, at the Study Abroad house with the Drexel University students, Mary Katherine “Katy” Gonder, PhD, director of the Bioko Biodiversity Protection Program, David Montgomery, BBPP national manager, and their truly dedicated staff. About two-thirds into the academic quarter, everyone seems just as busy and lively as I imagine they were in week one, which speaks to the value and importance of their conservation and education work on this tropical island.

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      Merck Chairman and CEO Kenneth Frazier to Speak at Drexel’s 2019 Commencement

      March 11, 2019

      Merck & Co., Inc. Chairman and CEO Kenneth C. Frazier will address the class of 2019 at Drexel’s University-wide commencement ceremony on June 14. In what has become a Drexel tradition, the University will once again hold its University-wide ceremony at Citizens Bank Park. Frazier’s contributions in the business, legal and humanitarian fields are especially notable.

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      Welcoming New Associate Deans in the College

      March 11, 2019

      The College of Arts and Sciences is pleased to announce the appointment of two new associate deans in graduate education and research.

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    • Norma Bouchard, PhD, is currently the dean of the College of Arts and Letters at San Diego State University, where she is also a professor of European studies. 

      Norma Bouchard Appointed Dean of College of Arts and Sciences

      March 06, 2019

      Norma Bouchard, PhD, who is currently the dean of the College of Arts and Letters at San Diego State University, will become the next dean of Drexel University’s College of Arts and Sciences.

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    • Rebecca Clothey, PhD, in Xinjiang with typical Uyghur snacks

      Q&A on Uyghur Relations with Drexel’s New Director of Global Studies

      March 05, 2019

      After 10 years in Drexel University’s School of Education, Rebecca Clothey, PhD, begins her tenure as the new director of the College’s Global Studies program this month. For the past decade, she has conducted research on education issues related to the Uyghur (Uighur) people — a population making international headlines for reported human-rights violations against them in China, including mass detention in “re-education camps,” surveillance, and physical and psychological violence.

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      Research Update: CoAS Professors with Fulbright Awards

      March 05, 2019

      We caught up with professors in the College of Arts and Sciences who recently won awards through the Fulbright U.S. Scholar program. From Mexico to Montpellier, these four profs are taking their research and teaching abroad.

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    • Kolkata, India - Drexel CoAS Majors Share Favorite Travel Destination

      Oh, the Places You’ll Go: 10 CoAS Majors Share Favorite Travel Destinations

      March 05, 2019

      Sure, you could complete your whole degree in Philadelphia, but why not take advantage of Drexel opportunities around the globe? With gorgeous photos, insider tips and stories from international locales, 10 College of Arts and Sciences students share the best place their major has taken them.

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    • Drexel Dragon Logo Blue

      Student Work-Study Opportunities

      March 05, 2019

      Looking for an on-campus job this fall? Apply for a work-study position with one of the College of Arts and Sciences’ departments or centers!

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    • Drexel Dragon Logo Blue

      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 University’s Liberty Scholars program has awarded more than $76 million in full-tuition scholarships to more than 400 low-income graduates from Philadelphia high schools.

      The Life of a Liberty Scholar

      March 04, 2019

      Since 2010, Drexel University’s Liberty Scholars program has awarded more than $76 million in full-tuition scholarships to more than 400 low-income graduates from Philadelphia high schools. But supporting these students through graduation takes more — and means more — than what money can buy. 

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    • 9 Empowerment Tips for Drexel Students

      9 Empowerment Tips for Drexel Students

      March 04, 2019

      Female deans from Drexel University will soon gather to discuss professional and emotional empowerment at the Dean’s Panel during the Women’s Empowerment Summit hosted by the Charles D. Close School of Entrepreneurship. In advance, DrexelNow asked them each to share their one key empowerment tip for students.

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    • Layered lava flows from the Bushe and Poladpur Formations near the village of Tail Baila. Image credit, Courtney Sprain.

      Did an Asteroid Cancel Dinosaurs? The Truth is in the Lava

      February 26, 2019

      About sixty-six million years ago a planet-wide catastrophe brought the non-avian dinosaurs to their demise, and the end of the Cretaceous period was marked by a mass extinction of its fauna and flora. New data, published in the journal Science, says it’s possible that intense volcanic eruptions in India coincided with the worldwide extinction – ultimately cementing the fate of the massive reptiles.  


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    • Installation Shot, The Pearlstein Gallery, by Joelle Dietrick

      The Speed of Thinking Exhibition and Panel

      February 18, 2019

      The Center for Mobilities Research & Policy co-organized a panel discussion on February 13th, 2019 in association with the Pearlstein Gallery’s exhibition The Speed of Thinking.

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    • Ocean, beach and sky by Rosie Oakes

      How Fast Are the Oceans Warming?

      February 15, 2019

      The greenhouse gases in the Earth’s atmosphere make our planet habitable, taking it from an average global temperature of -18 degrees C (zero degrees F) to a balmy 15 degrees C (60 degrees F). Current human activities, such as fossil fuel burning and deforestation, are increasing the concentration of these greenhouse gases, increasing the amount of the sun’s energy that is getting trapped.

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    • Maps of resting-state electrical brain activity, shown as a top view of the head.

      What Makes Some People Creative Thinkers and Others Analytical?

      February 13, 2019

      A new brain-imaging study from Drexel University's Creativity Research Lab reveals that the different "cognitive styles" of creative and analytical thinkers are due to fundamental differences in their brain activity that can be observed even when people are not working on a problem.

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    • Justus Martin Stillman College

      A Tale of Two Colleges: Drexel and Stillman Act on Memorandum of Understanding

      February 13, 2019

      Drexel University and Stillman College, a historically black university based in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, signed a Memorandum of Understanding in May 2018 which created unique opportunities for students from both schools — and expansion plans are already underway.

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    • Open Textbook Library logo

      New Access to Open-Licensed Materials Could Make a Difference for Students

      February 05, 2019

      Drexel faculty now have greater access to open-licensed textbooks — and are already starting to implement them in the classroom.

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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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    • Woman tying shoes in exercise clothes

      Can a 6-hour Program Prevent Obesity? Drexel Psychologist Wants to Find Out

      February 05, 2019

      What if an hour a week for six weeks could prevent young adults from becoming obese? Meghan Butryn, PhD, a Drexel University psychology professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, is trying to find out.

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    • Drexel Dragon Logo Blue

      CoAS Accomplishments in Brief

      February 04, 2019

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

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    • Man at desk with paper airplane

      How to be More Creative at Work

      February 04, 2019

      Research by cognitive psychologists and neuroscientists reveals that a vacation could do the trick according to Drexel Psychology professor John Kounios, PhD

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    • The Triangle staff.

      Triangle in Trouble: Drexel’s Independent Newspaper Calls on Students in Fundraising Campaign

      February 04, 2019

      Drexel University’s student newspaper, The Triangle, announced that it no longer could afford printing costs, and is looking to students and the Drexel community for support.

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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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    • Drexel Psychology professor Megan Meyer

      Meet Psychology Prof Megan Meyer

      February 01, 2019

      For Megan L. Meyer, PhD, assistant teaching professor of psychology, student learning transcends the classroom with annual Habitat for Humanity trips and a pedagogy focused on "connections over content."

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    • Terry Gross

      Apply Now: Student Master Class with NPR’s Terry Gross

      February 01, 2019

      Before she delivers the 2019 College of Arts and Sciences Distinguished Lecture on April 10, join us for a special master class with Terry Gross, host of the Peabody Award-winning public radio program “Fresh Air.” Apply now to be one of only 10 CoAS students who will meet and learn from National Public Radio’s foremost interviewer.

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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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    • Shana Joseph, Drexel Communication Student and Intern at Philadelphia Fox 29

      Communication Major Shares Tips for Success after Working at Fox 29

      February 01, 2019

      I was told that work experience and networking would be two of the best things that I could do for myself while in college. In addition to my schoolwork, extracurriculars, and two co-ops, I decided to complete an internship for credit in my third final year at Drexel. I landed an amazing opportunity at Fox 29 studios in Philadelphia, working on one of their entertainment television shows called "The Q."

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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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    • Kiana Williams - Drexel Chemistry Student

      Rising Leaders: Kiana Williams

      January 25, 2019

      Kiana Williams has conducted research on cancer-causing enzyme misregulation, engaged patients in programming at a children’s hospital, and cared for infants with severe medical conditions. A mentor to underprivileged middle school students, Williams is a strong believer in inspiring people to work together — a motivation that underlies her goal of becoming a medical doctor.

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    • Sumita Gangwani, Environmental Studies, Drexel University

      Rising Leaders: Sumita Gangwani

      January 25, 2019

      Sumita Gangwani has taken her passion for sustainability into diverse roles — studying green energy in Iceland, researching the politics of energy development in Philadelphia, and influencing sustainable retail policies on co-op in Washington, D.C. As an on-campus leader, she has advocated for Drexel to remain committed to its environmental initiatives and has helped empower new Dragons as a student ambassador and mentor.

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    • Anthony Perez - Drexel Global Studies Student

      Rising Leaders: Anthony Perez

      January 25, 2019

      Anthony Perez is an advocate for underserved populations. He’s written grants for nonprofit funding, worked as a human rights intern in Argentina, and helped raise money for disaster relief in Puerto Rico. At his most recent co-op, he assisted immigrants and asylum seekers in attaining permanent residency and public benefits in the U.S.

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    • Sara Aykit - Drexel English Student

      Rising Leaders: Sara Aykit

      January 25, 2019

      Sara Aykit has harnessed the power of storytelling to celebrate diversity and the common experiences that unite us. A Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholar, she has attended writing workshops in Ireland and served as a memory writer for people with Alzheimer’s disease. Her focus on community building has led her to become a student advocate with Drexel’s Student Center for Diversity and Inclusion and to assist with refugee resettlement while on co-op at the nonprofit Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society Pennsylvania.

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    • Maggie Deptola - Drexel Global Studies

      Follow My Lead: Maggie Deptola

      January 24, 2019

      A drive to address economic inequalities — and a less-than- engaging high school experience — led Maggie Deptola to Coded by Kids, a local nonprofit that aspires to make technology education accessible to all middle and high school students. Her work caught the eye of professional networking giant LinkedIn, which featured Deptola in its #InItTogether campaign. Her likeness has since been featured on billboards throughout Philadelphia and even in a commercial that aired during the 2018 Winter Olympics — a fitting nod to her Olympian determination to transform education.

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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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    • Anthony DeSimone, PhD - Drexel Physics

      Follow My Lead: Anthony DeSimone, PhD

      January 24, 2019

      No matter the day or season, Anthony DeSimone’s mornings start the same: a 4 a.m. wakeup and quick email check, followed by a one- to three-hour run. The discipline required to maintain these morning rituals weaves its way through every aspect of DeSimone’s life, allowing him to tackle the pressures of leading more than 2,000 engineers and a unit that brings in $5 billion in revenue annually.

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    • Nicholas Barber

      Follow My Lead: Nicholas Barber

      January 24, 2019

      For recent alumnus Nicholas Barber, science doesn’t end with discovery. A good scientist, he believes, uses research to inform policy, improve communities and mitigate harm to our planet. After five years at Drexel University — a journey brimming with awards, mentorship experiences and research — Barber is now studying earth science on a full scholarship at the University of Cambridge as the second Gates Cambridge scholar in Drexel history.

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    • Ekwoge Abwe, PhD - Drexel Biological Sciences Student

      Follow My Lead: Ekwoge Abwe, PhD

      January 24, 2019

      Ekwoge Abwe has a gift for rallying others to the cause of conservation. From hunters to farmers to local community members, he has worked for two decades to empower the citizens of Cameroon to protect the country’s fragile ecosystems and its numerous endangered and endemic species.

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    • Madelyn Caltabiano, PhD

      Follow My Lead: Madelyn Caltabiano, PhD

      January 24, 2019

      For 37 years, Lyn Caltabiano has been a leader in the field of pharmaceutical research and development (R&D) at two of the top pharma companies in the world — GlaxoSmithKline and Merck & Co. From leading operations for GSK’s early phase clinical development and oncology R&D to strengthening project and alliance management at Merck, she has sought one challenge after the next, never allowing herself to get too comfortable.

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    • Scientists walking across a glacier

      Antarctic Paleontological Expedition: Week 7

      January 22, 2019

      Windy days at our Deception Glacier camp made for challenging working conditions, but nonetheless we got some good work done to wrap up our field season.

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    • Ted Daeschler Mountain 220

      Striking It With Fossil Trove: Week Six

      January 14, 2019

      Weather this week has been clear but cold and windy. We’ve explored about 10 miles from camp around Alligator Peak, with some good finds of dense bone beds of Devonian fish remains.

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    • Faculty Highlights

      Faculty Highlights: Grants and Awards From Fall 2018

      January 11, 2019

      This update reflects the sponsored research and major gifts, honors and recognition that were recently received by faculty at Drexel University.

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    • Mona Elgohail

      Psychology PhD Candidate named 2018 Muslim Mental Health Policy Advocate

      January 09, 2019

      Mona Elgohail, a clinical psychology PhD candidate mentored by Pamela Geller, PhD, has been named Muslim Mental Health Policy Advocate of 2018 for her research and advocacy around mental health wellness, particularly in the area of fertility and infertility, by the University of Southern California's Center for Muslim Mental Health and Islamic Psychology. She will be receiving this award at their annual conference in February of 2019.

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    • Snowmobile Training 220

      Finding Fossil Fish in Antarctica: Week 5

      January 07, 2019

      Week 5 in Antarctica started with clear skies but strong winds creating dangerous wind chills. Winds dropped to more normal levels after a couple of days, and we’ve gotten several good workdays on the rock outcrops.

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    • Book and notebook open on a table in a library

      Spring Courses

      January 04, 2019

      Explore celebrity philanthropy and activism, identify birds in local parks and reserves, and examine the media’s portrayal of environmental issues in these new and noteworthy spring courses.

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    • Foundation and Corporate Relations

      Support and Resources for Drexel Faculty and Administrators Seeking External Funding

      January 04, 2019

      Drexel’s Office of Foundation and Corporate Relations (FCR) builds strong partnerships with private and corporate foundations that grow Drexel's teaching, research and civic engagement initiatives. FCR offers a wide range of support and resources for Drexel faculty and administrators seeking external funding for their academic research and programs.

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    • Drexel Dragon Logo Blue

      CoAS Accomplishments in Brief

      January 03, 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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    • Yih Chia Lam and Sean McClellan

      Student Organization Spotlight: The Criminal Justice Society

      January 03, 2019

      Learn about Drexel’s Criminal Justice Society — and how you can get involved — from two criminology and justice studies majors: Sean McClellan ’21, president of the society, and Yih-Chia Lam ’19.

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    • Kathryn Vadell, EdD

      CoAS Appoints Director of Online Education

      January 03, 2019

      In her new role, Vadell will collaborate with faculty, College leadership and Drexel University Online to shape and support a vision for curricular and faculty development, as well as student success, in the College’s technology-enhanced pedagogy.

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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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    • John Medaglia

      John Medaglia Named as APS Rising Star

      January 03, 2019

      The Association for Psychological Science (APS) has named John Medaglia as an APS Rising Star. This designation is presented to outstanding APS members who are in the earliest stages of their research career.

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  • 2018

    • Shake Down Tent Ross Ice Shelf

      Finding Fossils in Antarctica: Week 4

      December 31, 2018

      Ted Daeschler, PhD, professor in the Department of Biodiversity, Earth & Environmental Science, reports on his fourth week in Antarctica...

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    • Antarctica White Out

      Whiteout in Antarctica: Week 3

      December 23, 2018

      From BEES Prof Ted Daeschler from Antartica Week Three: We got our team into our field site at Deception Glacier on December 19 and 20. Weather was clear for the move days, and we set up camp in a ravine bounded by Devonian outcrop on one side and a tongue of glacial ice on the other.  We are well protected from prevailing winds from off the ice cap.

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    • Sumita Gangwani, Environmental Studies, Drexel University

      Environmental Studies Major Promotes Sustainability in Retail

      December 21, 2018

      If IKEA sounds like an unlikely co-op employer for an Environmental Studies and Sustainability major, it’s not news to Sumita Gangwani. The sophomore received questioning looks when she told friends that she would complete her first co-op in corporate communications at the Swedish retail giant’s North American headquarters.

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    • Cargo Yard McMurdo Station

      Reporting From Antarctica, Week Two

      December 17, 2018

      Week Two at McMurdo Station in Antarctica has been spent with more training, including a “shake-down” of equipment during a night-out in the field. We’ve been getting food, supplies and equipment organized and entered into the cargo system used for air support.

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    • Top stories 2018

      Top Drexel Stories of 2018

      December 17, 2018

      2018 was a big year for Drexel University. Thanks to DrexelNow, you can relive the year's top stories concerning faculty, staff and students who were involved with some of the biggest news and events on and off campus.

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    • Ashley Flear Drexel University Communication Alumni

      Communication Major Shines in Crisis Management Career

      December 14, 2018

      After many years of teaching public relations, I can always spot those students I just know will become what I call “PR Stars.” That’s Ashley Flear. The recent communication graduate never bragged about her many skills, but I noticed how she efficiently developed a website for an ovarian-cancer awareness project, overachieved on every assignment, and then, created an amazing crisis communication magazine for her senior project.

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    • Mona Elgohail headshot

      Meet a Drexel Student Who Used Her Clinical Psychology Education to Combat Suffering of Syrian Refugees in Jordan

      December 11, 2018

      Mona Elgohail, a PhD candidate in the clinical psychology program in Drexel University’s College of Arts and Sciences, brought her clinical training to a city in Jordan near the Syrian border in order to make a difference in “the worst humanitarian crisis of our time.”

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    • 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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    • Book Cover - Mobility Justice by Mimi Sheller

      Mimi Sheller Publishes “Mobility Justice: The Politics of Movement in an Age of Extremes”

      December 03, 2018

      In 2018 Sheller published her ninth book, “Mobility Justice: The Politics of Movement in an Age of Extremes” (Verso, 2018).

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    • Shannon Jacobsen, PhD

      Meet Criminology Prof Shannon Jacobsen

      November 27, 2018

      Assistant Professor of Criminology and Justice Studies Shannon Jacobsen, PhD, was inspired by her own experiences as an undergrad to investigate the role of gender in perceptions of risk and fear of crime on college campuses.

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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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    • Drexel Dragon Logo Blue

      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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    • Rock Cactus DIY Gift Idea for Geoscience Major

      DIY Gift Ideas Inspired by CoAS Majors

      November 26, 2018

      Majors in the College of Arts and Sciences span a wide range of interests — from conservation to communication, global justice to disease biology. Draw some DIY inspiration from the CoAS majors with these 16 homemade gift ideas!

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    • Eastern Box Turtle - Jakub Zegar

      5 Animal Facts and Photos from an Environmental Science Major

      November 20, 2018

      Environmental science major Jakub Zegar ’20 has focused his research in conservation biology, herpetology and amphibian thermoregulation while pursuing a STEM education minor at Drexel. He combines his passions in his Instagram account @jakub.zegar, where he shares facts and photos about the animals he encounters out in the field.

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    • Startup Fest 2018 Winners

      Startup Fest Highlights, Supports Entrepreneurial Students From Around Drexel

      November 15, 2018

      The Charles D. Close School of Entrepreneurship hosted its fifth-annual Startup Fest Nov. 7–8. Students from a variety of majors and background competed to have their business ideas heard and funded.

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    • Kelly Underman

      Sociology Professor Invited to Serve on Diversity Task Force

      November 14, 2018

      The European Society of Intensive Care Medicine represents a global membership of over 9,000 healthcare professionals working in intensive care. The Diversity Task Force was initiated to increase gender, racial and ethnic, and interprofessional diversity in the Society's membership and leadership.

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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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    • Rogelio Miñana, PhD, department head and professor in the Department of Global Studies and Modern Languages in the College of Arts and Sciences. He will chair the new Global Engagement Council.

      Provost’s Council to Set Action Plan for Global Engagement 

      November 09, 2018

      The Office of the Provost recently established a council to map out a university-wide action plan for global engagement at Drexel.

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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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    • Title page of a 1626 edition of the Thesaurus exorcismorum. Saint Louis University Libraries Special Collections.

      Did You Know Exorcisms Aren’t Just a Bunch of Hocus Pocus?

      October 31, 2018

      Whether you are getting ready for a gory Halloween movie marathon, taking it to the streets to trick-or-treat – or priming your costume for a spooky soiree, remember, as we indulge in the spirit of make-believe and pretend, some scary traditions are based in reality — yikes!

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    • Renewable energy sources, wind turbines

      Sociology Professors Awarded NSF Grant

      October 30, 2018

      Diane M. Sicotte and Kelly A. Joyce were awarded $345,270 from NSF through the Science, Technology and Society program for a three-year project, titled “Societal Aspects of Energy Infrastructure Expansion.”

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    • Chengdu Famous Foods Dan Dan Noodles

      10 Fall Comfort Foods Near Drexel

      October 23, 2018

      With the weather cooling down, there’s no better time to treat yourself to some delicious, fall comfort foods (in moderation, of course)! Check out this list of recommendations from members of Drexel’s College of Arts and Sciences.

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    • The Thinker by Auguste Rodin. Photo by Mustang Joe

      Top 10 Reasons to Study Philosophy

      October 22, 2018

      Many people think the most practical route to a successful and satisfying career necessarily leads through a business or STEM-related field. However, studies have shown that many employers value “broad capacities” and skills like creativity and critical thinking over narrow, technical skills.

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    • Asta Zelenkauskaite is an associate professor of communication at Drexel University

      Research Update: Q&A with Asta Zelenkauskaite, PhD

      October 22, 2018

      Asta Zelenkauskaite, PhD, is an associate professor of communication and of communication, culture and media in Drexel’s College of Arts and Sciences.

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    • A field in San Antonio where Ezra Wood deployed in ECHAMP instrument to measure photochemical smog

      Research Update from Atmospheric Chemist Ezra Wood, PhD

      October 22, 2018

      In May of 2017, Ezra Wood, PhD, associate professor of chemistry, and a group of researchers deployed a large suite of analytical instrumentation to several sites in and near San Antonio, Texas. Their goal was to investigate the formation of ozone, also known as photochemical smog.

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    • Elizabeth Kimball

      Meet English Prof Elizabeth Kimball

      October 22, 2018

      Liz Kimball, PhD, assistant professor of English, celebrates the diverse roots of Philadelphia as she seeks to bring that historical legacy alive with her students.

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    • Brain stimulation

      Would You Zap Your Brain to Improve Your Memory? Researchers Study Attitudes Toward Brain Stimulation


      October 22, 2018

      Drexel psychologists studied the public's attitudes toward brain stimulation.

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    • Pakims Pond

      Research Finds NJ Numerical Nutrient Criterion Used to Protect Streams is Too High 

      October 22, 2018

      A new way of measuring the relative habitability of freshwater environments for fish and aquatic insects suggests that New Jersey’s water monitoring and treatment standards could use a boost.


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    • Drexel Dragon Logo Blue

      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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    • From the Karren mountain, our Drexel group could see four countries as well as the city of Dornbin and Francis Matin Drexel’s birth house.

      In the Footsteps of Francis Martin Drexel: A Field Trip to Dornbirn, Austria

      October 16, 2018

      In October, a team of 10 Drexel University professors, students and alumni flew to Austria to visit the ancestral birthplace of the University founder’s father.

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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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    • Musical Chairs

      Employee Spotlight: Drexel Musical Chairs Edition

      October 12, 2018

      Several leadership positions have been filled by Dragons that were already part of the Drexel community.

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    • Faculty Highlights

      Faculty Highlights: Grants and Awards From Spring and Summer 2018

      October 09, 2018

      Over the past two terms, there has been a lot of research funding, commercialization activity and faculty honors at Drexel University.

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    • Meghan Barrett

      PhD Candidate Finds Place for Entomological Research, Teaching Goals to Grow at Drexel

      September 27, 2018

      Meghan Barrett, a PhD candidate in Drexel University’s Department of Biology within the College of Arts and Sciences, is sharing her passion for… bugs … with undergraduates and the world. 

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    • Drexel Dragon Logo Blue

      New Leadership in the Departments of Communication, History & Psychology

      September 26, 2018

      The College of Arts and Sciences is pleased to announce the following changes in College leadership.

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    • Student Jobs graphic

      Student Job Opportunities

      September 26, 2018

      Sharpen your professional and research skills, earn extra money and gain valuable experience with these student job opportunities!

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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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    • Drexel Dragon Logo Blue

      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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    • Drexel Cell Biologist and Assistant Professor of Biology, Ryan Petrie, PhD

      Research Update: Q&A with Cell Biologist Ryan Petrie, PhD

      September 24, 2018

      Ryan Petrie, PhD, is an assistant professor of biology in Drexel’s College of Arts and Sciences. He was recently awarded a $323,429 grant from the National Institutes of Health for his project “Physical Mechanisms of 3D Cell Motility.”

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    • Nneka Van Gronigen '19

      Student Organization Spotlight: PRSSA

      September 24, 2018

      The Drexel Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) is an organization for students interested in public relations. Most members come from the communication and marketing fields, but others study engineering, economics and even culinary arts. I interviewed communication major Nneka Van Gronigen ’19, the president of Drexel PRSSA from 2016 to 2018, for her perspective on the organization.

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    • Rosemary Oakes

      Women Making Science History

      September 20, 2018

      On Museum Day, Saturday, Sept. 22, the Academy is honoring women making science history. General admission to the museum will be free, and visitors will be able to talk with some of our female scientists making a difference. We profile some of them here so you can get to know them before you come. Have your questions ready!

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      Michael Silverstein wins 2018 Junior Scientist Fellowship

      September 17, 2018

      Michael Silverstein, a second year doctoral student working under the mentorship of Brian Daly, was awarded the APAGS/Psi Chi Junior Scientist Fellowship to fund his research into risk factors for and the etiology of PTSD.

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      Drexel Foodies Share Their Favorite Wawa Hoagie Order

      September 17, 2018

      To celebrate the grand opening of the new Wawa on Drexel University’s University City Campus, DrexelNow asked faculty and staff to relay their favorite Wawa hoagie order, and why.

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      Students Find ‘Sanctuaries’ of Cultural Experience, Learning through Spanish-language Global Studies Class

      August 28, 2018

      SPAN 440 — a Spanish-language course aimed at introducing students to the meaning of “sanctuaries” — was built to offer unique experiences and context to one of today’s most-pressing controversies surrounding immigration.

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    • Fraser Fleming, PhD, head of the chemistry department in the College of Arts and Sciences, teaching the course.

      A Creative Approach to Teaching Creativity, Interdisciplinary Teamwork for Graduate Students

      August 10, 2018

      Two Drexel University faculty members from different disciplines have come together to provide a unique opportunity for graduate students: learn how to flex their creative muscles.

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    • From left to right: Elisabeth Van Bockstaele, PhD, who was recently appointed vice provost for graduate education; Koren A. Bedeau, PhD, who will serve as interim vice provost for global engagement; and Shivanthi Annandan, PhD, who will serve as interim vice provost for undergraduate education.

      Graduate College, Global Initiatives, Undergraduate Education Moves Announced

      August 08, 2018

      Drexel University's Provost announced updates on leadership positions in the Graduate College, Office of International Programs and on his staff.

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      Drexel President John Fry Discusses His ‘Civic Pathway’ in Community-Based Learning Class

      August 06, 2018

      Drexel President John Fry recently stopped by a classroom with student and community learners, as well as visiting Mandela Fellows, to discuss his views and efforts with civic engagement.

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      Entomologist’s View on “Ant-Man”

      August 01, 2018

      “Ant-Man and The Wasp,” sequel to Marvel Cinematic Universe’s 2015 “Ant-Man,” is in movie theaters this summer. Wondering how the superheroes compare to real insects, we checked in with the Academy’s Entomology Department, which houses 3.5 million insect specimens – a treasure for researchers around the world.

      There we found Robert Conrow, an affable Drexel PhD student and teaching assistant who studies crane flies with Entomology Curator Jon Gelhaus, PhD, a world expert. Gelhaus  also is a professor in Drexel’s Department of Biodiversity, Earth and Environmental Science. Conrow says crane flies would make terrible superheroes “because their long legs easily fall off in the slightest breeze.”

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      8 Philly Day Trip Ideas

      July 25, 2018

      Are the lazy days of summer behind you? No way! There’s still time to squeeze in some summer fun. Pack up the car (or hop on a train), grab some road treats and head off on one of these great day trips from the Philly area.

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    • Rebecca Olsho, Global Studies Major

      Global Studies Alum Travels World, Finds Career in Event Marketing

      July 24, 2018

      Growing up, Rebecca Olsho ’16 recalls the global languages and cultures shared around her family’s dinner table. Her parents frequently opened their home to foreign exchange students, exposing Olsho to the diverse perspectives and opportunities of the world.

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      Fall Courses

      July 23, 2018

      Learn about the social dynamics of urban spaces, the language of the body in popular culture, and the philosophies of social and political life in these exciting fall courses.

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    • Fossil Fuels

      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, PhDshows 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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      Illustrating a Devonian Predator

      July 16, 2018

      Jason Poole was charged with depicting Hyneria lindae, the largest creature living in an ancient stream ecosystem in Devonian-age Pennsylvania, about 365 million years ago. This lobe-finned fish, belonging to a group of back-boned animals called sarcopterygians, was at least twice the size of the largest of the other animals with which it shared the waters.

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    • An X-ray view of the heads of a worker and a soldier ant and the brains inside their head. The worker is much smaller with the brain filling more of its head.

      You Have One Job: Compared to Multi-Tasking Workers, Soldier Ant Brains Small

      July 16, 2018

      A Drexel University study found that ant colonies evolved to spend less energy on developing the brains of soldier ants, who have relatively simple jobs, compared to multi-tasking workers.

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      Drexel Astrophysicist Proves the Origin of Neutrinos

      July 12, 2018

      With nine-and-a-half years of data and a South Pole observatory, a Drexel professor and her colleagues has shown the origin of at least some of the high-energy particles known as "neutrinos."

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    • WELL Clinic

      Drexel Opens New Treatment Clinic for Eating Disorders and Weight Management

      July 12, 2018

      The WELL Clinic will provide evidence-based treatment for weight management, eating disorders and related conditions, all under one roof.

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      College of Arts and Sciences Student Fellowships

      July 11, 2018

      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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      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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      Spring and Summer Update 2018

      July 02, 2018

      In March 2018 Sheller gave a Keynote Address at the Mobilities Pedagogies Symposium at Wilfred Laurier University and the Balsillie School of International Affairs, Waterloo, Canada, where she was also invited to give a Master Class.

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    • David Ambrose, PhD receives T. Brooke Benjamin Prize in Nonlinear Waves

      Math Professor Receives Midcareer Award for Research in Nonlinear Waves

      June 28, 2018

      David Ambrose, PhD, associate department head and professor of mathematics at Drexel University, is the recipient of the second biennial T. Brooke Benjamin Prize in Nonlinear Waves. The SIAM Activity Group on Nonlinear Waves and Coherent Structures awards the prize every two years to an outstanding midcareer researcher in the area of nonlinear waves.

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      Fall Courses

      June 26, 2018

      Dig into topics like criminal justice ethics, U.S. immigration and the history of work in these exciting fall courses.

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      Meet Global Studies Prof Amel Mili

      June 26, 2018

      Formerly a judge in Tunisia, Amel Mili, JD, PhD, is inspired by the everyday teaching moments in her career as an assistant teaching professor of global studies and modern languages.

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      Rubie Ghazal, PhD, Named Director of Drexel’s English Language Center

      June 26, 2018

      The College of Arts and Sciences is pleased to announce that Rehab (Rubie) Ghazal, PhD, has been appointed Director of Drexel’s English Language Center.

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    • Students in BIO 213

      Biology Class Builds Research Skills, Autonomy in Underclassmen

      June 22, 2018

      Freshmen and sophomore biology students at Drexel can take the elective BIO 213, which introduces them to independent, novel research and a hands-on learning opportunity working with fruit flies.

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      Scientists Discover How Brain Signals Travel to Drive Language Performance

      June 21, 2018

      Using transcranial magnetic stimulation and network control theory, Drexel psychologists have taken a novel approach to understanding how signals travel across the brain's highways and how stimulation can lead to better cognitive function.

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      Writers Room Creates Community Through Stories, Photos With Canon Project

      June 15, 2018

      Drexel University’s Writers Room celebrated the release of the program’s fourth collective work, “Anthology,” and the culmination of its year-long, writer-in-residence program, TRIPOD.

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    • Drexel University Geoscience Student Nick Barber with Dean Donna Murasko and the Drexel University Mascot, Mario.

      Drexel Bucket List: 20 Things to Do Before You Graduate

      June 14, 2018

      What does it take to become a #ForeverDragon? Beyond the classes, co-ops and research, there are a few things that are quintessentially Drexel. Find out how many of these experiences you can check off your list before you graduate!

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      From Cs to PhD: International Student Overcomes Obstacles to Excel in Biology Research and Education

      June 13, 2018

      When Nicole Naranjo takes her seat on stage at the Drexel University College of Arts and Sciences Commencement, she will be accompanied by her teacher Angel Garcia from the Centro Educativo Bilingue Interamericano in Ecuador. Naranjo nominated Garcia for the Harold W. Pote “Behind Every Graduate” award, a Drexel initiative to acknowledge inspiring high school teachers with an expenses-paid trip to the ceremonies.

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      5 Things to Know About CoAS Commencement Speaker Paul Offit, MD

      June 12, 2018

      Scientist, educator, vaccine advocate and author Paul Offit, MD has a new title to add to the list: Drexel’s 2018 College of Arts and Sciences Commencement Speaker. Learn more about Offit and his accomplishments before the College ceremonies on June 15 at the Mann Center.

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      For Kids With Crohn's, Drexel Student Creates a 'A Guide to Gutsy Living'

      June 08, 2018

      After seven years of living with bouts of excruciating gastrointestinal pain and constant trips to the bathroom, the option of ostomy surgery sounded “freeing” to then 19-year-old Jennie David.

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      Meet the 2018 CoAS Commencement Student Speaker: Anuranita Gupta

      June 08, 2018

      Biological Sciences major and BS + MD student Anuranita Gupta will address graduates as the class of 2018 representative at the College of Arts and Sciences Commencement ceremony on June 15, 2018.

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    • A sensor in an orange box buried in the vast Antarctica snow with a solar sensor on a post next to it

      Long Thought Silent Because of Ice, Study Shows East Antarctica Seismically Active

      June 04, 2018

      Half of Antarctica has long thought to be seismically dormant, but a Drexel University researcher tripled the number of recorded earthquakes by monitoring for just one year.

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      Recent Drexel Psychology Student Awards

      June 01, 2018

      Psychology graduate students receive awards for their research: Stephanie Goldstein, Helen Burton Murray and Victoria Grunberg.

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      A Spoonful of Animation Helps the Story Medicine Go Down

      May 31, 2018

      Since 2016, the Story Medicine class at Drexel University has helped the ideas and dreams of child patients at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia come alive — and now, through a new partnership, become animated.

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      'Pandas' IMAX Movie Follows the First Artificially Bred Panda into the Wild - And Features Plenty of Drexel Connections

      May 31, 2018

      From the professor who dreamed up the panda release program to the alums who run it, Dragons play a huge role in "Pandas."

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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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    • A person looking at a brain image on a monitor while someone else is helped into an MRI in the background.

      New Parts of the Brain Become Active After Students Learn Physics - Study

      May 24, 2018

      A new study out of Drexel University showed that, when confronted with physics problems, new parts of a student's brain are utilized after receiving instruction in the topic.

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      Biology Professor Selected for Drexel’s National Leadership Program for Women in STEM

      May 23, 2018

      Felice Elefant, PhD, associate professor of biology, is one of 18 Fellows selected nationwide for this year’s Executive Leadership in Academic Technology and Engineering program at Drexel University. ELATE at Drexel is an elite professional and leadership development program for women in the academic STEM fields.

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    • Nick Barber

      Drexel Student Finds Perfect Fit for Volcano Research Through Gates Cambridge Scholarship

      May 23, 2018

      Nicholas Barber, a geoscience student from the College of Arts and Sciences, has become the second Drexel student to be awarded the prestigious Gates Cambridge Scholarship, making his PhD program at the University of Cambridge cost-free.

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      Drexel and WELL Center Host First-Ever National Eating Disorders Assoc Regional Conference

      May 23, 2018

      On Saturday, May 12th, Drexel University and the WELL Center played host to the first-ever National Eating Disorders Association regional conference. NEDA is the nation's largest eating disorder association, and the NEDA regional conference is designed to bring together individuals who are experiencing eating disorders or who want to learn more about eating and body image issues.

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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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    • The new Frozen Horchata from Saxbys was created for Drexel's Class of 2018 and will be available at the two Saxbys locations on the University City Campus. Photo courtesy Saxbys.

      Saxbys Creates One-of-a-Kind Drink for Drexel Seniors

      May 21, 2018

      In honor of the Drexel University Class of 2018’s upcoming graduation, Saxbys designed a special iced beverage for the graduating seniors.

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    • Kathy Chen '18 - Communication Major

      Communication Major Tests Her Limits Abroad

      May 21, 2018

      As the plane hovered 13,000 feet above the Earth, Kathy Chen didn’t feel fear until the adventure-seeker beside her hurtled out. Moments later, she and her skydiving instructor were free falling as well, the countryside of Japan and a distant view of Mt. Fuji unfurling beneath them.

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      5 Things to Know About the Drexel Writing Festival

      May 18, 2018

      Think the Drexel Writing Festival is only for English majors? Not true. Here’s why you should come to the festivities on May 21 – 23, 2018.

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      Partnering for Mussel Restoration

      May 17, 2018

      Freshwater mussels and shad were once plentiful in the Delaware Estuary and its tributaries, providing a range of natural benefits to people and waterways. Today they face an uncertain future in local streams and rivers, creating a serious disadvantage when it comes to ecological health.

      Now, the Academy of Natural Sciences, the College of Arts and Sciences of Drexel University, the Partnership for the Delaware Estuary, Philadelphia Water Department and Department of Parks and Recreation, Bartram’s Garden, and the Independence Seaport Museum have come together to develop the Aquatic Research and Restoration Center to coordinate large-scale restoration efforts that do not currently exist in the Philadelphia region.

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      Restoring Epigenetic Balance Reinstates Memory in Flies With Alzheimer's Disease Symptoms

      May 14, 2018

      A study from Drexel University showed that restoring a balance between two epigenetic regulator enzymes restored learning and memory function in flies that displayed symptoms of Alzheimer's disease.

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      Drexel WELL Clinic to Sponsor National Eating Disorder Association’s (NEDA) #NEDAcon

      May 10, 2018

      The WELL Clinic at Drexel University is proud to co-sponsor the National Eating Disorder Association’s (NEDA) #NEDAcon on Saturday, May 12th. #NEDAcon will be the organization’s first ever Regional Conference. Its purpose is to connect individuals who are experiencing eating disorders, or those who are interested in learning more about eating disorders and body image issues

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      'Non-Smoking' Doesn't Mean Smoke-Free — Drexel Study Finds Third-Hand Smoke Spreads Inside

      May 09, 2018

      Despite decades of indoor smoking bans and restrictions, new research from Drexel University suggests the toxins we’ve been trying to keep out are still finding their way into the air inside. Findings by a group of environmental engineers show that third-hand smoke, the chemical residue from cigarette smoke that attaches to anything and anyone in the vicinity of a smoke cloud, can make its way into the air and circulate through buildings where no one is smoking.

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      Drexel University's 2018 Commencement Speakers and Honorary Degree Recipients

      May 09, 2018

      More than a dozen respected speakers will address Drexel Dragons at various college- and school-level ceremonies, as well as at a University-wide event.

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    • Adrienne Juarascio Receives Junior Faculty Award

      Adrienne Juarascio Recieves the 2018 Hilda and Preston Davis Foundation Junior Faculty Award

      May 08, 2018

      Adrienne Juarascio, PhD, assistant professor of psychology, has received the 2018 Hilda and Preston Davis Foundation Junior Faculty Award. The $200,000 award will support the 2-year project "Using Continuous Glucose Monitoring to Detect Eating Disorder Symptoms in Bulimia Nervosa."

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      Maria T. Schultheis Named Interim Dean of Arts and Sciences

      May 08, 2018

      As Donna M. Murasko, PhD, prepares to end her 16-year tenure as dean to return to the faculty, the College of Arts and Sciences will move ahead under new leadership with the appointment of Maria T. Schultheis as interim dean, effective July 1.

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      Forensic Entomology

      May 08, 2018

      Drexel University environmental science graduate Jackie Garcia had the opportunity to pursue an independent study during her senior year. She chose Academy scientist and Drexel professor Jon Gelhaus as her mentor. Together, the two set out to explore the complex field of forensic entomology. We talked with Garcia about learning a new field during an independent study, sharing her work with the public at Bug Fest and inspiring one high school student to pursue her own work in the field.

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      25 Years of Fossil Collecting Yields Clearest Picture Yet of Extinct 12-Foot Aquatic Predator

      May 07, 2018

      More than two decades of exploration at a Pennsylvania fossil site have given Academy of Natural Sciences paleontologists their best idea of how a giant, prehistoric predator would have looked and behaved.

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      STS Faculty Win Awards

      May 03, 2018

      Three faculty—Vincent Duclos, Christian Hunold, and Ali Kenner—won Drexel Summer Faculty Research Awards. One faculty—Gwen Ottinger—won a Drexel Faculty Scholarly and Creative Activity Award. These awards demonstrate STS faculty’s commitment to research, training students, and explaining research findings to diverse publics.

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      Janine Bower Wins 2018 Excellence in Science, Technology and Society Prize

      May 03, 2018

      Janine Bower, MS in science, technology and society '18, is the recipient of the 2018 Excellence in Science, Technology and Society Prize. This is the third year that the Center for STS has offered this annual prize. Nominated and voted on by STS-affiliated faculty, the prize is presented to a STS graduate student who has demonstrated exemplary performance in research, academics and service to the STS program.

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    • One child had the opportunity to touch and feel a real-life dinosaur fossil at the Academy of Natural Sciences during Drexel's Inspire a Child to Dream event.

      Little Dragons Inspired to Dream — and Create, and Play — at Annual Event

      May 03, 2018

      At 2018’s annual Inspire a Child to Dream Day, the children of Drexel faculty and staff came to campus for a special day of activities.

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      Communication Alum Directs Original Documentary on Mothers Struggling with Opioid Addiction

      May 03, 2018

      “One time I was in rehab, and they were talking about how there is an original body of pain. And you create more pain on top of that trying to handle the original thing that hurt you.”

      So recalls Ashley Ramey in the trailer for “Original Body of Pain,” a documentary about motherhood and opioid addiction co-directed by Stan Wright, BA Communication ’15, and Dominic Silva, both MFA students at Wake Forest University.

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      Announcing the 2018 CoAS Commencement Speaker

      May 01, 2018

      Paul A. Offit, MD, director of the Vaccine Education Center at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, will deliver the College of Arts and Sciences Commencement address on June 15, 2018 at the Mann Center.

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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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      #CoASPressPause Instagram Contest

      April 30, 2018

      Career-defining co-ops, classes, research and clubs — a Dragon never sleeps. You’ve kept step with the quarter system, taken on all-nighters, navigated professional and research settings, made friends and connections who got you through and helped you grow. Your ambition couldn’t wait — but we’re asking you to pause it for one quick second.

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      Mathematics Major Forges Future in Actuarial Science at Independence Blue Cross

      April 30, 2018

      In the spring of 2017, Stephen Costa and his coworkers at Independence Blue Cross were closely following the debate raging over health care reform. The junior mathematics and finance major knew that a new health care policy could affect his work on the company’s Medicare Advantage plans — but how?

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      Meet Global Studies and Sociology Prof Nada Matta

      April 30, 2018

      Nada Matta, PhD, assistant professor of global studies and sociology, hopes to refute stereotypes in her courses on the Middle East, and highlight universal trends and similarities across cultures and regions.

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      Jad Abumrad Shares Creative Mantras With Drexel Audience Through Lecture

      April 30, 2018

      The “Radiolab” creator and co-host described what he learned about himself and the world during his time away from radio as part of the College of Arts and Sciences’ annual Distinguished Lecture Series.

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      Malaria-Carrying Parasites Spread More When They Can Jump Into Multiple Birds - Study

      April 27, 2018

      A study out of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University found that blood parasites that cause malaria spread more widely if they can use many different kinds of birds as hosts. But even those "generalist" parasites are limited.

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    • Stephanie Kerrigan receives the Physical Activity SIG Student Research Award

      Drexel WELL Center brings home 9 honors from the 2018 Meeting of the Society of Behavioral Medicine

      April 26, 2018

      The Drexel WELL Center recently traveled to New Orleans for the 2018 Meeting of the Society of Behavioral Medicine in New Orleans. They brought home 9 honors and awards — see the winners and check out photos from the conference.

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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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      Successful Sex and Gender Research Forum Held at Drexel University

      April 23, 2018

      The 2018 Helen I. Moorehead-Laurencin, MD, Sex and Gender Research Forum was held on Thursday, March 8, 2018 at Gerri C. LeBow Hall. This interactive, university-wide forum highlighted Drexel University’s multidisciplinary research focused on sex and gender in local, national and global contexts.

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      Drexel Joins Philadelphia's Weeklong Celebration of Science

      April 23, 2018

      Students, faculty and staff from around the University will be participating in the Philadelphia Science Festival starting this weekend. The annual celebration of science is a week full of fun and learning for all ages, culminating with a carnival on the Ben Franklin Parkway on Saturday, April 28.

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      As Drexel’s Co-op Centennial Approaches, Check Out What Dragons Are Working on Today

      April 20, 2018

      The Steinbright Career Development Center recently released the winning photos from its annual Co-op Photo Contest.

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    • Scott Warnock and Diana Gasiewski authored the book together.

      Writing Together: How a Student-Professor Bond Turned Into a Book

      April 18, 2018

      Associate Professor of English Scott Warnock and his student, Diana Gasiewski, noticed that the student voice was missing from the pedagogy for online writing instruction, so they decided to do something about it. 

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      Faculty Highlights: Grants and Awards From Winter 2018

      April 10, 2018

      Check out what Drexel University faculty and staff accomplished during the winter term.

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    • Marissa Hill

      Communication Major and Eagles Cheerleader Takes on Midterms, Media and the Super Bowl

      April 10, 2018

      A student in the College of Arts and Sciences witnessed the Eagles’ Super Bowl season firsthand as an Eagles cheerleader.

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      Hollywood Legend M. Night Shyamalan to Address Drexel’s Class of 2018

      April 09, 2018

      Hollywood legend M. Night Shyamalan will address the class of 2018 at Drexel’s University-wide commencement ceremony on June 15 at Citizens Bank Park. The director, producer, screenwriter and actor — whose breakout hit, “The Sixth Sense,” appeared nearly 20 years ago — is known for filming and setting his movies in and around Philadelphia, hiring locally and utilizing area vendors, and showcasing some of the region’s best-loved attractions and locales.

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    • Gabby D'Andrea, vice president of the Neurodragons, getting ready for an interview at the Eagles' NovaCare Complex late last year. Courtesy of the Philadelphia Eagles.

      Neurodragons Will Cheer on Eagles Autism Challenge Riders — And You Can Join Them

      April 06, 2018

      Drexel’s new student organization for neurodiverse and neurotypical students plans to be out and cheering when the Eagles Autism Challenge comes rolling through campus.

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      Psych PhD Student & Nonprofit Co-Founder Honored at SXSW

      April 04, 2018

      Chris Diaz, PhD student in clinical psychology, received the 2018 SXSW Community Service Award at the annual gathering of techies and creators known as South by Southwest in Austin, Texas. Diaz, a Navy veteran and Pat Tilman Scholar, is the executive director and co-founder of Action Tank, a nonprofit organization of service-minded veterans focused on improving their community after their time in uniform.

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    • Drexel Physics Student Riley Stanford

      From National Defense to Health Care Startup, Physics Major Finds Future Anywhere She Wants

      April 03, 2018

      The thrill of solving complex problems — and the countless applications of her degree — have drawn Drexel University physics junior Riley Stanford to bridge the disciplines of engineering, biophysics, chemistry, math and more, and to tackle challenges as wide ranging as threats to national defense and a mutant strain of Alzheimer’s disease.

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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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      Mimi Sheller Gives Plenary Lecture in New Orleans

      April 02, 2018

      Mimi Sheller, Professor of Sociology and Director of the Center for Mobilities Research and Policy gave the Society & Space Annual Plenary Lecture at the American Association of Geographers Annual Meeting, New Orleans, on 11 April 2018.

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    • Drexel Chemistry Student Matthew Levine

      Chem Major Contributes to Drug Development at GlaxoSmithKline

      April 02, 2018

      Despite the widespread availability of pharmaceutical drugs, many of us know little about how they are created. Senior chemistry major Matthew Levine shares an inside view of the drug development process from his two co-ops at global pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline.

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    • Drexel Global Studies Faculty Vincent Duclos

      Meet Global Studies and STS Prof Vincent Duclos

      April 02, 2018

      Vincent Duclos, PhD, assistant professor of global studies and of science, technology and society, pushes his students to experiment with the digital spaces they inhabit.

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      Summer Courses

      April 01, 2018

      Explore conservative political philosophies, gender in Hollywood, and modern Hindu and Buddhist thought in these new summer courses.

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      Student Job Opportunities

      April 01, 2018

      The Drexel WELL Center is offering spring job opportunities for graduate and undergraduate students.

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    • Mario

      The Little Engineer That Could

      March 22, 2018

      Mario Scotto Di Vetta is using his co-op opportunities to travel around the country and dig up some dirt on his future career opportunities. 

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    • Dichty

      The Good, The Bad and The Dicty

      March 22, 2018

      The entirely student-driven research course called “Dictyostelium” allows Drexel students to participate and contribute to actual research that will be published without the usual brisk time constraints of a research lab.

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    • Sci Fest

      Science for the Community

      March 22, 2018

      Drexel students join with other university students and industry professionals to help promote science among the youth of the Philadelphia area.

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    • WELL Center Symposium

      WELL Center Hosts First Annual Research Symposium

      March 19, 2018

      The Weight, Eating and Lifestyle Sciences (WELL) Center, in the College of Arts and Sciences, hosted it's first annual transdisciplinary research symposium, The WELL Symposium, on Friday, March 9th at Lebow College of Business. Programming included three tracks on Obesity, Eating Disorders and Eating Behavior and Physical Activity.

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    • Drexel Student Laurel Vaughan

      Student Spotlight: Data Science Major Brings Users into Design in STS Research Co-op

      March 16, 2018

      Stephanie Oppenheim, a sociology major and minor in science, technology and society, sat down with data science major Laurel Vaughan to talk about Vaughan’s STS research co-op. The co-op was funded by National Institutes of Health (NIH) Award #1U01EB023035-01 with Kelly Joyce, PhD, professor of sociology and Director of the Center for Science, Technology and Society.

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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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    • Photo credit: Briyanna Hymms.

      Home Away From Home at Drexel’s New Writers Room

      March 09, 2018

      Drexel student ends quest of finding a place to call home on campus with new Writers Room located on first floor of MacAlister Hall.

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    • It's hard to contain the excitement over Homecoming! Photo by Derik Hamilton.

      7 Very Subtle Ways to Show Your Drexel Pride

      March 09, 2018

      Having school pride is hard when you’re trying to keep it together in a fast-paced quarter system. One Drexel student came up with a few clever ways to show Drexel pride without standing out too much. 

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    • LGBT Spring Speaker Series

      Exploring International LGBTQ Politics

      March 08, 2018

      For the second consecutive year, Phillip Ayoub, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Politics, is hosting the LGBTQ Speaker Series. The series, generally held over lunch, includes talks from scholars researching LGBTQ Politics.

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    • A turtle ant on a branch with another type of smaller bug

      Without 46 Million Year-Old Bacteria, Turtle Ants Would Need More Bite And Less Armor

      March 06, 2018

      Socially transmitted, nitrogen-providing microbes have opened a new ecological frontier for herbivorous turtle ants.

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    • Kari Lenhart Drexel University Biology

      New Faculty in the Department of Biology

      March 01, 2018

      The Drexel Department of Biology welcomes its newest faculty member, Kari Lenhart, PhD. We are excited to welcome our new assistant professor, Kari Lenhart, PhD. Kari received her PhD from Princeton University. She recently completed a post-doctoral fellowship in the lab of Stephen DiNardo, PhD...

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    •   Back row, left to right: Dean Cohen, Amy Gottsegen, Kelly Weissberger (Associate Director, CSD), Ashleigh Jugan, Nicholas Barber, Vincent O’Leary, Provost Blake, Riki McDaniel, Ian Nichols, Caitlin Walczyk, Sam Buczek, Meredith Wooten (Director, CSD), Dean Van Bockstaele, Martha Meiers (Program Coordinator, CSD). Front row, left to right: Caitlin Cooper, Ana Monastero, Jacob Baron, Dylan O’Donoghue, Marina D’souza, Gabrielle Salib, Emily Coyle (Fellowships Advisor, CSD). Photo credit Jordan Stein.

      Meet the Drexel Dragons up for the Biggest Awards This Year

      March 01, 2018

      Drexel University’s Center for Scholar Development recently hosted an event to recognize the hard work and initiative taken by those students who applied for major fellowships this year.

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      One Dragon’s Journey Across the World

      March 01, 2018

      Bianca Walker is accepting her first post-graduate offer in China as an English language teacher.

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      Plants Evolve Away from Obsolete Defenses When Attacked by Immune Herbivores, Study Shows

      February 26, 2018

      A new study shows that plants can evolve out of their obsolete defense mechanisms when facing an immune enemy, an illustration of the “defense de-escalation” evolution theory.

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    • Hannah Knarr

      Mathematics Major Finds Passion for Business at Exelon

      February 05, 2018

      A few weeks into her co-op at Exelon Corporation, Hannah Knarr made her way to the office of a vice president. Armed with a whiteboard and a few dry erase markers, the senior Drexel mathematics major was tasked with explaining, in plain language, complex mathematical concepts relevant to the business.

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    • Joseph Roche, an entertainment and arts management student who helped set up and take down the stage in Justin Timberlake's halftime show. 

      Dragons Fly With Eagles at The 2018 Super Bowl

      February 05, 2018

      It takes a team to throw a great Super Bowl party, and this year’s production involved many Drexel faculty, staff and students, whether for work or play.

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    • Drexel Dragon Logo Blue

      Meet Chemistry Prof Jeremiah Scepaniak

      February 01, 2018

      A self-proclaimed "scientific vagabond," Jeremiah Scepaniak, PhD, assistant professor of chemistry, joined Drexel after completing postdoctoral research in Germany, and hopes to build scientific literacy in his students.

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    • Spring Courses

      Spring Courses

      February 01, 2018

      Gain the skills to ace your first co-op, find out what it takes to become the next big blogger, and learn how Hollywood has affected the environmental movement in these new spring courses.

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      To Improve Self-Control, Call Weight Loss What It Is: Difficult

      January 29, 2018

      Painting a realistic picture of the challenges of weight loss can lead to greater long-term outcomes, a new study from a Drexel psychologist shows.

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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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      One Book, One Philadelphia and One Drexel

      January 22, 2018

      Drexel University is hosting several events on campus related to the Free Library of Philadelphia’s One Book, One Philadelphia citywide reading club.

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      Tackling Philly Food Deserts with 3D-Printed Hydroponic Systems

      January 20, 2018

      In a city known for its exploding restaurant scene, many low-income Philadelphians struggle daily with limited access to fresh, affordable food. Elise Krespan, a dual master’s student of biology and design research at Drexel, is working with colleagues in the URBN STEAMlab to alleviate widespread issues of food inaccessibility using 3D-printed hydroponic systems that grow produce without soil.

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    • Hurricane from above

      Calm Amid the Storm

      January 19, 2018

      As hurricane Irma barreled toward south Florida in early September, Kathleen Reardon gathered her staff to give them something akin to a pep talk. The situation in the Caribbean looked truly frightening that morning, with Irma devastating island chain after island chain with a ferocity that left meteorologists astounded. There was talk, too, that the just-developing Hurricane Jose might turn northward and put Bermuda — the headquarters for Reardon and her team at global reinsurance firm Hamilton Re — in harm’s way as well.

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    • Ted Daeschler's Drexel hat hanging on a tent post in Antartica

      To the Ends of the Earth

      January 19, 2018

      For most people, the thought of camping conjures images of leisurely hikes and starry nights cozied up to a campfire. For geoscience prof Ted Daeschler, PhD, it resembles something more like a two-day flight, followed by a noisy jaunt via military cargo plane, culminating in a 100-mile helicopter ride into the remote terrain and sub-freezing temperatures of Antarctica’s McMurdo Dry Valleys.

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    • Students from Drexel's Story Medicine class at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

      Lights, Camera, Medicine

      January 18, 2018

      Fifteen Drexel students stood bright-eyed and eager to entertain in front of cameras rolling at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Part of a Drexel community-based learning course dubbed Story Medicine, the students were there to engage sick and disabled children through live broadcast programming, using skits to infuse laughter with a little education.

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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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    • New Startup

      New Startup Proves You Can Catch Flies with Sugar

      January 17, 2018

      A sixth-grade science fair project in 2014 led to the discovery that erythritol, the main component of Truvia, is a natural insecticide. Today, that discovery is the basis of a new Drexel-backed startup, BioLogic Insecticide. Simon D. Kaschock-Marenda, now a freshman at Drexel in the College of Engineering, was 11 when he noticed that Drosophila melanogaster, commonly known as fruit flies, died much quicker when they fed on Truvia than on other sweeteners. His father, Daniel Marenda, PhD, professor of biology in the College of Arts and Sciences, was unconvinced at first.

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    • Drexel University student and navy veteran Chris Diaz

      Battle Tested

      January 17, 2018

      Like many of his fellow Americans, Chris Diaz was profoundly affected by the tragic events of September 11, 2001. Quite simply, he says, it was the day that forever changed the trajectory of his life. “On that Tuesday morning, I felt moved to join the military,” recalls the New York native. “And yet, at the same time, I had a newborn son and felt that I couldn’t leave, at least not right at that time.” And so he waited. He spent the next few years helping to raise his young child, and then, just after turning 25, he fulfilled what he considered his obligation to his country and enlisted in the United States Navy.

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      Psychology Professor Kirk Heilbrun Named Drexel Ombuds

      January 16, 2018

      Kirk Heilbrun, PhD, a psychology professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was recently named Drexel’s new ombuds.

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    • Tale of the Mysterious Manuscripts, Illustration by Drexel Student Natalie Vaughn ’18

      Field Notes

      January 16, 2018

      The Unsung, Unpublished Adventures of Drexel Researchers in the Field

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    • The Drexel French Club

      U.S. French Embassy Says ‘Bonjour’ to Drexel’s French Club

      January 16, 2018

      The Drexel French Club, started only a few years ago, will receive funding and guidance from a U.S. French Ambassador to expand its reach at the University.

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    • Drexel Sociology Alumni Christopher Bonnaig

      Student Spotlight: Christopher Bonnaig, BA Sociology ‘15

      January 16, 2018

      Christopher Bonnaig graduated from Drexel University in 2015, with a major in Sociology and a minor in Communication, Magna Cum Laude. He is currently in law school at the Georgetown University Law Center. During his time at Drexel, Christopher participated in a co-op at the Pennsylvania Office of the Attorney General in the Bureau of Consumer Protection.  He describes his co-op experience as the “perfect marriage of my academic interest in Sociology and professional interest in a legal career”, and lauds his supervisors as “incredibly helpful mentors”, who he still keeps in touch with today.

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    • Market Street - Photograph by Brent Luvaas, PhD

      Frame of Mind

      January 15, 2018

      Street photographer and Drexel anthropologist Brent Luvaas, PhD, has a way of blending in as he walks city streets. If he’s lucky, a certain slant of light will catch his eye and he will set the exposure for maximum depth of field, waiting patiently for the right subject to walk in front of the lens. Most often, however, the typical elements of a photographer’s labor — setup, composition and lighting — happen almost instantaneously

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      4 Ways Climate Change Can Affect the Brain

      January 11, 2018

      The typical images that “climate change” conjures include disappearing coastlines and melting polar ice. But what about animals’ brains — including our own? Can they be affected by the changing climate? Sean O’Donnell, PhD, professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, argues that they absolutely can.

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    • Drexel Biology Student Cutler Whitely

      Carving A New Path

      January 11, 2018

      Cutler Whitely felt the tender spot where his head hit the ice and tried to remember his teammate’s name. His snowboard had slipped out during a routine trick on the rail, sending him hurtling head-first onto the icy Colorado mountain. His brain lurched with the effects of his third concussion — temporary memory loss that day, and migraines and light sensitivity in the days that followed. Recovering in the hospital, Whitely called his mother and told her he was going to leave professional snowboarding.

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    • Murasko

      Donna M. Murasko to Conclude Role as Dean of College of Arts and Sciences

      January 09, 2018

      One of Drexel’s longest serving deans will transition from her role at the end of the academic year.

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      Spring Courses

      January 09, 2018

      How can writing be a mode of healing for veterans? What can fantasy tell us about what it means to be human? Explore these questions and more with these new courses for the spring quarter.

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    • Ni Ou

      Meet Global Studies Prof Ni Ou

      January 09, 2018

      Assistant teaching professor in the Department of Global Studies and Modern Languages Ni Ou, MSEd, loves international food and guiding her students on cultural discoveries.

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    • U.S. Census form

      Drexel Helps to Establish the Region's First Federal Statistical Research Data Center to Gain Access to Census Data

      January 09, 2018

      Researchers from around the city, who are studying public policy and the economy, will have access to some of the nation’s highest quality Census data this coming cycle, thanks to a new federal research center. 

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    • Ethics of Algorithms

      NSF-Backed Study Investigates the Ethics of Algorithms

      January 08, 2018

      Computer algorithms — the sequences of instructions or rules computers follow to solve problems — influence many aspects of our lives, from the products we buy to the people we date and even the jobs we are offered. But who makes algorithms and code, and how do their values translate into the work they do? That's what Kelly Joyce, PhD, wanted to find out in 2013, when she and a fellow researcher were awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation for their study, The Ethics of Algorithms.

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    • Apoica pallens clustering around their hive.

      Little Wasp Bodies Means Little Wasp Brain Regions, Study Shows

      January 02, 2018

      A Drexel study looking at 19 species of paper wasps found that body size may lead to variation in the complex parts of their brains.

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  • 2017

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      Top Drexel Stories of 2017

      December 20, 2017

      2017 was a big year for Drexel University, which made strides in research and developments that could impact all of our futures.

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    • Brain

      Can’t Switch Your Focus? Your Brain Might Not Be Wired for It

      December 19, 2017

      A new study suggests that the extent to which brain signals “stick” to white matter networks is associated with cognitive flexibility, or our ability to switch our focus from one concept to another.

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    • The Academy of Natural Sciences' watershed field crew heads downstream after collecting algae samples from the Upper Paulins Kill River in the New Jersey Highlands. Photo by Tess Hooper

      Dolan Fund for Innovative Water Research

      December 19, 2017

      Water scarcity is one of the greatest challenges of our time, according to the United Nations. For the Dolan family of Philadelphia, water runs deep and personal. Almost 90 years ago, Philadelphia-area naturalist/adventurist, Brooke Dolan II, led expeditions to western China and Tibet and collected the Asian mammals on exhibit in the dioramas of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University. He and his colleagues also brought back thousands of other specimens to study at a time when the world looked to natural history museums for information on countless little-known species.

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    • Isaiah Hoffman making one of the winning football throws.

      The $100K Halftime Show That Changed One Dragon’s Life

      December 12, 2017

      No football team? No problem. Drexel University junior Isaiah Hoffman won a $100,000 tuition scholarship from Dr. Pepper for a successful halftime football toss.

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    • The Eagles Fly for Leukemia scholarship recipients alongside Drexel President John Fry. Photo by Mark Makela

      From Cancer to Campus: The Eagles Scholarship Helping Dragons Soar

      December 11, 2017

      The Eagles Fly for Leukemia organization offers full-tuition scholarships to Drexel University to outstanding students who have survived pediatric cancer. For the recipients, it’s an unrivaled opportunity.

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    • A wide view of a Barnegat Bay salt marsh

      Studies Show Barnegat Bay Salt Marshes Provide Millions of Dollars of Water Treatment for Free – For Now

      December 07, 2017

      A pair of studies led by Academy of Natural Sciences researchers show that salt marshes along New Jersey’s Barnegat Bay are invaluable for removing nutrients — but they’re threatened by climate change.

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    • A microscopic image of Fragilaria amicorum.

      Microscopic Algae Hold Key to New Jersey’s Nutrient Pollution Now and in the Past

      December 07, 2017

      An Academy of Natural Sciences-led study found that the presence of certain species of microscopic algae called diatoms can be reliable indicators of nitrogen pollutions in New Jersey’s bays.

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    • James Min, a health sciences major in the College of Nursing and Health Professions, says he enjoys the Rec Center because it helps him "release stress in a beneficial manner, which is important to me as a chronically stressed individual."

      How the Drexel Rec Center Lined Up ‘The Balanced Project’

      December 06, 2017

      To spotlight the wellness and inclusion mission of Drexel University Recreational Athletics, the Drexel Recreation Center has released a new campaign featuring Dragons working on their physical, mental and emotional health.

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    • Drexel Biodiversity, Earth and Environmental Science Student Nick Barber in Yellowstone National Park

      Geoscience Major Completes Award-Winning Project in Seafloor Volcanology

      December 04, 2017

      It was a summer that would make any adventure blogger envious: 12 days at sea aboard a 273-foot vessel, treks through the wilds of Yellowstone National Park, nights beneath the stars on Oregon’s massive stratovolcano Mount Hood. Geoscience major Nick Barber ’18 did all of this — along with award-winning conference presentations and innovative research — in the name of science.

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    • A photo of Nina Henderson Provost M. Brian Blake, PhD, used to promote the Instagram contest in which students submitted photos of their favorite unique study spots on campus.

      The Best Non-Study Places to Study on Drexel’s Campus

      December 04, 2017

      Nina Henderson Provost M. Brian Blake, PhD, held a contest on Instagram to encourage students to post a photo of the most creative study spaces on Drexel’s campus.

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    • Kevin Sievers stands beneath the Academy's intimidating Tyrannosaurus rex.

      Fossils Fuel This Student’s Attraction to the Academy

      December 04, 2017

      Kevin Sievers has been coming to the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University since he was a little kid to learn about the ancient animal history on display. Now, as a Drexel student, he gets to work there.

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    • Key Talks and Lectures: 2017

      December 01, 2017

      Sheller delivered an invited lecture on “Uneven Mobility Futures: Inequality, Justice and Power” for the Grinnell College, Center for the Humanities Speaker Series in March 2017.

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    • Mount Agung

      Q&A: Could Bali's Mount Agung have a Major Eruption?

      November 30, 2017

      Around 100,000 people on the Indonesian island of Bali have been evacuated from their homes, and more could follow as the island’s most prominent mountain has begun to show signs of a potential major eruption. Assistant Professor Loÿc Vanderkluysen, PhD, has been monitoring the situation from afar and conversing with his volcanologist colleagues about it.

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      History Professor Tiago Saraiva Wins Pfizer Prize

      November 28, 2017

      Tiago Saraiva, PhD, was awarded the Pfizer Prize for best scholarly book, "Fascist Pigs: Technoscientific Organisms and the History of Fascism" (MIT Press, October 2016) at the 2017 History of Science Society (HSS) annual meeting.

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    • A woman stands on Kensington Ave. in one of photographer Jeffrey Stockbridge's portraits of a community struggling through the opioid epidemic. Stockbridge's work can be found at kensingtonblues.com.

      In Search of Answers to the Opioid Epidemic

      November 20, 2017

      A dean’s seminar hosted by Drexel University’s College of Arts and Sciences presented a variety of interdisciplinary perspectives on the root causes and the potential solutions to the opioid epidemic.

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    • Drexel MS Public Policy Student Emily Glassman

      Sociology Alumni Spotlight: Emily Glassman

      November 15, 2017

      Sociology Professor Kelly Joyce, PhD, sat down with Emily Glassman, MS Public Policy '19 to talk about her experiences getting her Bachelor's degree in Sociology at Drexel.

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    • Project One

      Project One Wins Big at Drexel Startup Fest

      November 15, 2017

      Coming in first place of the University’s business plan competition at the Drexel Startup Fest, Project One received $12,500. Project One is an intelligent learning platform that empowers individuals and organizations to capture and share expert knowledge in a way that’s more engaging and less confusing than the technology currently available for online learning.

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    • Writers Room members during their NEA Big Read launch event at the Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships, September 2016.

      Writers Room Breaks in New Campus Space with Canon Photography Partnership
       

      November 14, 2017

      Drexel University’s Writers Room, a College of Arts and Sciences initiative within the Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships, will introduce its first satellite location on campus this fall. Located on the first floor of MacAlister Hall, it will serve as the anchor location for a new program created in partnership with Canon Solutions America Inc. to promote literacy and life skills.

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    • The view of the flag installation from outside of the Gerri C. LeBow Hall.

      Drexel Honors 907 Student Veterans With Flag Display

      November 13, 2017

      In honor of Veterans and Military Family Appreciation Week at Drexel University, 907 American flags were placed on the University City Campus to recognize the 907 student-veterans currently enrolled at the University.

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    • A colorized scan of the profile of Satan eurystomus from the right side. Screenshot from video.

      Academy of Natural Sciences Scan Reveals the Bones of Satan…Fish

      November 08, 2017

      A fish named after the devil because of its underground home was scanned by scientists at the Academy of Natural Sciences and the University of Texas in the hopes of understanding how it’s related to other catfish.

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    • Drexel Chemistry Major Victoria Smith with a doctor and patient in a hospital in The Gambia

      Chemistry Major Provides Medical Care and Nutrition in the Gambia

      November 08, 2017

      It was 4 a.m. when Drexel Chemistry student Victoria Smith stepped off the plane in Banjul, the capital city of the Gambia. The lights in the terminal flickered and then shut off completely. Two minutes of complete darkness passed before the generator kicked on.

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    • 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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    • Book and notebook open on a table in a library

      Winter Courses

      November 07, 2017

      How does gender affect the formation of knowledge? How can physics bridge communities? Discuss sociological contexts of global health, modern implications of Friedrich Nietzsche’s philosophy and more in these new and noteworthy winter courses.

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    • John Medaglia, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology at Drexel University

      Meet Psych Prof John Medaglia

      November 07, 2017

      Assistant Professor of Psychology John Medaglia, PhD, talks ballroom dancing, maturing friendships and how interdisciplinary science can shape our community.

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      Drexel Launches Free Counseling Program for Veterans

      November 06, 2017

      The skills training program is designed to help veterans reduce stress, improve relationships and achieve meaningful life goals.

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    • Laurel Smith-Doerr, Kelly Joyce, Susan Sterett, Elisa Martinez

      Whose Analysis? Whose Expertise?: Partnering for Better Data Analytics for Small Cities

      November 03, 2017

      On October 20, 2017, Kelly Joyce, PhD, Drexel University, and Susan Sterett, PhD, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, gave a talk at University of Massachusetts, Amherst titled “Whose Analysis? Whose Expertise?: Partnering for Better Data Analytics for Small Cities.”

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    • Research Shows Clear Rules Can Lower Recidivism for Non-Violent Drug Offenders

      Research Shows Clear Rules Can Lower Recidivism for Non-Violent Drug Offenders

      October 31, 2017

      With prison systems across the country clogged with inmates, including the 50,000 residing in Pennsylvania’s Department of Corrections, state governments are investing heavily in efforts to keep offenders from returning once they’ve served their time. Despite these efforts, nationally more than 67 percent of offenders end up back behind bars. One Drexel University researcher believes it could be due to a simple lack of communication and consistency.

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    • Ellen Wildner, Drexel Biology Alumni

      Geek of the Week: Ellen Wildner, Biological Sciences '15

      October 24, 2017

      Ellen Wildner is a trained biologist and anthropologist. She currently studies snails at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, but like most scientists is curious about everything and how it all connects.

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    • Halley Oyer, PhD

      Drexel Researcher Wins STAT News Wunderkind Award

      October 19, 2017

      STAT — a Boston-based national publication focused on science and health news — has named a Drexel University College of Medicine postdoc one of the "brightest young minds in life science."

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    • California Wild Fire

      What Goes Into a Controlled Burn?

      October 19, 2017

      The fires now ravaging North California have been particularly bad this year because years of drought have left the area much like a tinderbox. One way to combat this build-up of “fuel load” is a controlled burn.

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    • Marie Kurz, PhD, Academy environmental geochemist and assistant research professor in Drexel University’s Department of Biodiversity, Earth and Environmental Science

      Day in the Life of a Creek

      October 12, 2017

      If you happened to be hiking, biking or boating in the Wissahickon Creek area recently or watched the local news you may have thought you were imaging things. It wasn’t St. Patrick’s Day, but the creek was green!

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    • Drexel University Professor and Department Head of English and Philosophy, J. Roger Kurtz, PhD

      Welcoming New English & Philosophy Department Head J. Roger Kurtz, PhD

      September 26, 2017

      The College of Arts and Sciences is pleased to announce that J. Roger Kurtz, PhD, has been appointed Professor and Head of the Department of English and Philosophy.

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    • Drexel Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology Kelly Underman

      Meet Sociology Prof Kelly Underman

      September 26, 2017

      Assistant Professor of Sociology Kelly Underman, PhD, talks growing up in the Midwest, moving to a new city and her hidden strength.

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    • Drexel Criminology and Justice Studies Student Emma Nolan in Norway

      Criminology Student Visits Max Security Prison in Norway

      September 26, 2017

      Emma Nolan ’18 performed 14 interviews with Norwegian prison officials in research on comparative punishment practices.

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    • Drexel Dragon Logo Blue

      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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    • A collapsed home in Mexico City after the earthquake September 2017

      Q&A: Are the Earthquakes in Mexico Related?

      September 21, 2017

      Amanda Lough, PhD, assistant professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, is a geologist who focuses on seismology, the study of earthquakes. She explains that although there are some rare cases where one earthquake might lead to another, that is almost certainly not the case in Mexico.

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    • Sam Bose

      International Workshop on Advanced Materials 2017: Berhampur, India

      September 12, 2017

      The National Institute of Science and Technology (NIST) located in Berhampur, India, and Drexel University are jointly organizing the International Workshop on Advanced Materials (IWAM-2017). The workshop will take place in Berhampur, India, from December 19-21, 2017.

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      Contemporary Art Exploring the Caribbean in Fall Exhibition at Pearlstein Gallery 

      September 08, 2017

      Drexel’s Leonard Pearlstein Gallery will open The Expanded Caribbean: Contemporary Photograph at the Crossroads, an exhibition of over 50 photographs and four related sculptural and video installations this fall. 

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    • Drexel researcher Helen Murray

      A PhD Student’s Quest to Better Treat Food-Related Disorders

      September 01, 2017

      Helen Murray, a third-year doctoral candidate in clinical psychology, is determined to improve the detection and treatment of eating, feeding and gastrointestinal disorders, and she’s using her research at Drexel to make it happen.

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    • Flooding during Hurricane Harvey in Texas. Photo by Jill Carlson from Roman Forest, Texas

      Hurricane Harvey: Even After Floodwaters Recede, They Hold Danger

      August 31, 2017

      Since Friday, Houston and its surrounding area has been hammered by more than 40 inches of rain, with more set to come. Flooding related to Hurricane Harvey has water cresting dams and forcing people to their rooftops all across the area.

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    • The Drexel STAR Summer Showcase

      In Summer Showcase, Drexel Research STARs Set to Shine

      August 28, 2017

      Since 2007, the STAR Scholars Program has held a showcase to highlight the research Drexel students do over the summer. This year’s edition on Aug. 31 will include several Dragons who went off-campus — some as far as India — to learn more after their freshman year.

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      Shedding Consistent Pounds Each Week Linked to Long-Term Weight Loss

      August 28, 2017

      When it comes to losing weight, it’s not necessarily slow, but steady, that wins the race, according to new research from Drexel psychologists.

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      Seaweed: The New Superfood

      August 24, 2017

      Swak! The ocean waves crash around your legs, leaving a slimy green thing clinging to your ankle. Another day at the beach, another piece of seaweed.

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      All Fun, No Sun: Photo Recap of the Solar Eclipse on Drexel’s Campus

      August 21, 2017

      During Aug. 21’s historic solar eclipse, Drexel Dragons flocked to Perelman Plaza, where the Physics Department held a special solar eclipse viewing party complete with solar telescopes.

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      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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      Quick Take: The Danger of Rolling Back Building Standards in Areas Vulnerable to Flooding

      August 17, 2017

      On Aug. 15, President Trump signed an executive order on infrastructure, which includes provisions to roll back building standards that require consideration of climate change and sea-level rise for construction projects in areas that are vulnerable to flooding.

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      College Freshmen Who Weighed Themselves Daily Lost Body Fat

      August 16, 2017

      A new study by Drexel psychologists found that college freshmen who weighed themselves daily saw a drop in their BMI.

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      A Life-Changing Visit to a Revolutionary Scandinavian Prison

      August 15, 2017

      For 10 days last winter, a small group of Drexel students toured prisons and courthouses in Norway and Sweden to learn how a focus on restoration and rehabilitation creates a radically different criminal justice system.

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      Lost and Found

      August 10, 2017

      Under a clear Australian sky, Michael Majok Kuch stood patiently waiting to reunite with his mother. It was July 2008, and it had been two decades since he had last seen her — since he fled his burning village in southern Sudan in the middle of the night as flashes of light pierced the clouded air, his childhood suspended by a civil war he was too young to understand. Just 5 years old, he dodged death on a harrowing journey through refugee camps and across borders, on a path that brought him to the United States and to a new life.

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      Dinosaur-Era Plant Found Alive in North America for First Time

      July 31, 2017

      A large species of green algae was discovered alive in North America for the first time ever, with the only previous record being fossils dating back to the time of the dinosaurs.

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      Young Dragons Take Flight With an Eagle at 'STEAM' Camp

      July 26, 2017

      On the final day of the two-week, STEAM-focused section of a Drexel-run summer camp, a group of Young Dragons took to the Philadelphia Eagles’ weight room and practice fields to learn what goes into making their favorite team soar.

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      Drexel Psychology PhD Student Publishes Article in New England Journal of Medicine

      July 19, 2017

      Jennie David, a 4th year graduate student in the Clinical Psychology PhD program, recently had a personal narrative published in the New England Journal of Medicine, titled "The Chair Grant."

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      25 Faces 25 Years: Patrick Rafferty

      July 18, 2017

      Patrick Rafferty's company works with health care firms, nonprofits and other organizations to create award-winning commercials, public service announcements, documentaries, marketing videos and more. Over the years, he’s interviewed numerous celebrities — everyone from Wyclef Jean to Ross Perot, Bill Gates to Hillary Clinton, Val Kilmer to Quincy Jones — and counts among his clients Discovery Communications, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Georgetown University, the National Institutes of Health and Walt Disney Pictures.

       

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    • Drexel Students Deliver a Weekly Dose of Fun at CHOP

      July 18, 2017

      In “Story Medicine,” one of Drexel’s several community-based learning courses, students visit the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia to perform shows based on scripts they write, giving the young patients in their audience a joyous break from the norm.

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      Editors Without Borders Work Across Disciplines at Drexel

      July 18, 2017

      Graduate students in the Department of Communication reached across disciplinary borders to help graduate students in Drexel’s science and engineering programs.

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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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      Employee Spotlight: Eric Zillmer, Renaissance Man

      July 17, 2017

      Eric Zillmer, PsyD, Carl R. Pacifico Professor of Neuropsychology in the College of Arts and Sciences and Drexel University’s “AD” (athletics director), knows how to merge real-world experiences and classroom teaching ­­— and athletics and academia, or music and neuropsychology.

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    • George Ullrich

      25 Faces 25 Years: George Ullrich

      July 12, 2017

      Ullrich, who earned his BS, MS and PhD in physics from Drexel, has spent the last four decades working in and around the U.S. defense industry, and has, over the course of his winding career, established himself as one of the leading experts on nuclear warfare and national defense, tackling everything from weapon development to risk analysis and disaster preparedness. He has worked for the U.S. government and for the defense contractors who work on behalf of the U.S. government, has served on boards and panels from the U.S. Strategic Command’s Strategic Advisory Group to the Air Force Scientific Advisory Board, and was awarded the Secretary of Defense Distinguished Civilian Service Medal, the department’s highest civilian award.

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    • Drexel Provost Brian Blake, Assistant Professor Adrienne Juarascio, Professor Meghan Butryn, WELL Center director Evan Forman, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences Donna Murasko, Associate Dean Rob D'Ovidio and Vice Provost for Research Aleister Saunders at the WELL Center Launch

      Center for Weight, Eating, and Lifestyle Sciences at Drexel University Officially Opens

      July 07, 2017

      The Center for Weight, Eating, and Lifestyle Sciences at Drexel University has officially opened! The July 6th launch event featured remarks by WELL Center director Evan Forman, Provost Brian Blake, Vice Provost for Research Aleister Saunders and Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences Donna Murasko.

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    • Drexel President John Fry, right, with Saxbys CEO Nick Bayer.

      At Second Saxbys Café, Experiential Learning Finds a New Home

      June 28, 2017

      Saxbys opened its second student-run coffee shop on campus this week in the Papadakis Integrated Sciences Building, making the company’s relationship with the Drexel community even stronger.

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    • Kelsey Boone

      Drexel Undergraduate Thrives in Unique STS Co-op

      June 27, 2017

      For her final co-op, Biology major/Politics minor Kelsey Boone found a unique position in the Center for Science, Technology, and Society that enables her to both use her interdisciplinary training and build new, marketable skill sets. Kelsey splits her time between Professor Gwen Ottinger’s research group (the Fair Tech Collective) in the Center for STS and the Chemical Heritage Foundation, an Old City-based non-profit dedicated to the history of chemistry.

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      Bridging Research and Policy in Taipei

      June 27, 2017

      From May 14 to May 27, 2017, Gwen Ottinger was a Distinguished Visiting Scholar at the Risk Society and Policy Research Center (RSPRC) at National Taiwan University in Taipei. Her visit included academic talks at National Kaohsiung Marine University, National Chengchi University and National Yang-Ming University, as well as a presentation at RSPRC's "I Breathe, I Decide" forum on air pollution.

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    • Dalton George

      Dalton George Wins 2017 Excellence in Science, Technology and Society Prize

      June 27, 2017

      Dalton George, MS in science, technology and society '17, is the recipient of the 2017 Excellence in Science, Technology and Society Prize. This is the second year that the Center for STS has offered this annual prize. Nominated and voted on by STS-affiliated faculty, the prize is presented to a STS graduate student who has demonstrated exemplary performance in research, academics and service to the STS program.

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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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      A Change of Scenery — and Careers

      June 27, 2017

      Nathan Clarke traveled a long way — 9412 miles to be exact — to find himself at Drexel University. As a study abroad student, Clarke had a very clear idea of the kind of experience he wanted to have when he left his home in Melbourne, Australia. His Drexel experience not only checked all the right boxes, but also led to an unexpected career change.

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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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      Sue Kilham Receives Phycological Society of America Career Achievement Award

      June 26, 2017

      Sue Kilham, PhD, professor in the Department of Biodiversity, Earth and Environmental Science, received the Phycological Society of America’s Award of Excellence — a career achievement award that honors scientists who have had a major impact on the field of phycology, and who have a record of sustained scholarly activity, including teaching and service.

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    • Publicity photo of Chuck Barris promoting the June 14, 1976 premiere of the NBC reality talent show "The Gong Show." Photo courtesy NBC Television.

      ABC’s Revived ‘Gong Show’ Pays Tribute to Drexel Alumnus’ Vision

      June 26, 2017

      “The Gong Show,” started by Chuck Barris ’53 in 1976, got a reboot this summer with a new incarnation airing on ABC.

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      Former Justice Department Official Joins Drexel’s Juvenile Justice Research and Reform Lab

      June 20, 2017

      After serving as Administrator of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) under the Obama Administration, Robert L. Listenbee, Esq., will return to Philadelphia as a Stoneleigh Foundation Visiting Fellow.

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    • Ashleigh Jugan lets a pangolin go.

      Protecting the World’s Most Trafficked Animal While on Co-op

      June 20, 2017

      What’s a pangolin? And why is Ashleigh Jugan in Vietnam working to keep them safe from hunters? DrexelNow asked the fourth-year environmental sciences major about that and more in a Q&A about a highly unusual co-op. 

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      Birds of All Feathers Work Together to Hunt When Army Ants March

      June 19, 2017

      When army ants move out, a new Drexel University study found that, instead of chasing each other away, birds work together to follow the column and hunt the insects that marching ants scare out of hiding.

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      Media Watch: Locked Up for Sexting?

      June 19, 2017

      A 2014 Drexel University study about teenage “sexting” habits is back in the national spotlight after the U.S. House of Representatives passed a new bill that some lawmakers are calling “overbroad” and “punishing.”

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      25 Faces 25 Years: Zee Hakimoglu

      June 15, 2017

      Zee Hakimoglu’s first laboratory was a rock under a makeshift fort that she and her sisters built alongside a small creek at her family’s home in New Jersey. Hakimoglu, then 11 or 12 years old, spent her days and evenings at the water’s edge, studying the spiders and wondering about the constellations. After graduating with her bachelor’s degree in physics from California State College, Sonoma, and her master’s in physics from Drexel, Hakimoglu accepted an associate engineering position at aerospace and defense giant Lockheed Martin, in their Silicon Valley office.

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    • Drexel President John Fry joins a panel to talk about the University's history.

      Final 125th Anniversary Lecture Offers a Fond Reflection on Big Drexel University Moments

      June 09, 2017

      The last in a year-long series of public lectures celebrating Drexel’s 125th anniversary brought President John Fry together with several generations of students, faculty, staff and alumni to look back at the personal experiences that define the University.

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    • Elizabeth Lombardo

      25 Faces 25 Years: Elizabeth Lombardo

      June 08, 2017

      “My life was forever changed by a man whose leg had been amputated,” says Elizabeth Lombardo, PhD, a clinical psychologist and national media consultant, recalling a former patient at the Baltimore Veterans Association Medical Center. At the time of their meeting, Lombardo had just graduated from Duke University with her master’s in physical therapy. “I knew if I could get him up on the parallel bars, he’d be able to walk,” she says, “and I could teach him how to transfer in and out of his wheelchair.” She considers that day a sign of her true purpose in life. Soon after, she applied to doctoral programs in clinical psychology and chose Drexel’s program (formerly part of Hahnemann University) because of its location and because of Arthur Nezu, PhD, one of the program’s directors, with whom she interviewed.

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      25 Faces 25 Years: Ira Taffer

      June 06, 2017

      From the age of three, Ira Taffer knew that he wanted to be a chemist — at least, that’s how his mother tells it. What he may not have known was how big a role Drexel would play in shaping his path. He has been a student, co-op employer, Baiada Institute mentor, advisory board member, Alumni Association chair, and then, coming full circle in 2013, interim head of Drexel’s Department of Chemistry.

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      In Fact, Mark Zuckerberg, 'Eureka Moments' Do Exist

      June 05, 2017

      In his commencement address at Harvard University this week, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg told graduates, "the idea of a single eureka moment is a dangerous lie. "Not so fast, Zuckerberg. According to research from Drexel University cognitive neuroscientist John Kounios, PhD, those “eureka moments” are real. And, when combined with analytical thinking, they can spur creative breakthroughs.

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      Graduate College Shines a Light on Outstanding Student Achievements

      June 01, 2017

      At this year’s Graduate Student Day, the Graduate College and the Graduate Student Association joined together to honor the work done by Drexel students in the classroom and in the community.

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    • Drexel Alumni Cynthia Maryanoff

      25 Faces 25 Years: Cynthia Maryanoff

      May 29, 2017

      Cynthia Maryanoff, BS ’72 is an organic process chemist, recipient of 2015 Perkin Medal, inventor on 67 U.S. or European patents and a coffee-farm owner.

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      Chemistry Faculty Monica Ilies Receives Evidence Based Teaching Award in STEM

      May 26, 2017

      Monical Ilies, PhD, associate teaching professor in the Department of Chemistry has received the Evidence Based Teaching Award in STEM

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    • Drexel’s Codebreakers Help Raise Over $800K on Day of Giving

      May 25, 2017

      The second Day of Giving was even more successful than the first, pulling in a whopping 3,707 donors to nearly triple the event’s target.

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    • Provost Brian Blake with honoree Alison Kenner.

      Drexel Honors Outstanding Faculty Achievements at Year-End Awards

      May 25, 2017

      At the annual Faculty Recognition Awards Ceremony on May 24, Drexel acknowledged the faculty and staff members whose scholarship, service and teaching contribute so much to the University and its students.

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    • From left to right: David Senko, Alexander Bock, Alyssa Foley, Jourdan Skirha, Melissa Frendo-Rosso, Michael Luker and Joseph Urbano.

      2017 Cooperative Education Awards Honor the Best of Drexel’s Co-op Program

      May 25, 2017

      Students, employers and faculty were celebrated at Drexel’s 2017 Cooperative Education Awards.

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      From Mind to Mouth, Drexel’s WELL Center Seeks to Improve Eating Behaviors

      May 24, 2017

      A new research center opening in July at Drexel University is seeking to untangle Americans’ complicated, and often problematic, relationship with food.

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      Drexel Psychology Faculty and Graduate Students Receive Awards

      May 23, 2017

      The Drexel University Department of Psychology graduate students and faculty received several awards recently. Zoe Zhang, PhD, was honored with the COAS Teaching Excellence Award and 2017 Summer Research Award, while graduate students Elizabeth Gale-Bentz, Victoria Grunberg, Emily Haney-Caron, Mark McCurdy, Amanda NeMoyer, Mina Ratkalkar and Anna Marie Raphail received awards, grants and fellowships.

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      Common Artificial Sweetener Likely a Safe, Effective Birth Control, Pesticide for Insects, Drexel Study Finds

      May 23, 2017

      Erythritol, a non-nutritive sweetener found in products like Truvia, has proven effective in killing fly larvae and slowing down their egg production, making it a good candidate for human and pet-safe pesticide use.

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    • Barbara Hornum, PhD, and George King.

      Employee Spotlight: Barbara Hornum and George King

      May 22, 2017

      This year, two Drexel employees are celebrating 50 years of working on campus ­— a campus that they’ve seen drastically change since they started in 1966.

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      Miriam Kotzin Publishes Two New Books

      May 22, 2017

      Professor of English Miriam Kotzin, PhD, recently published a collection of fiction, Country Music, and poetry, Debris Field.

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    • Students attempt to negotiate a climate change agreement.

      Drexel Students Try to Negotiate a Climate Change Accord

      May 22, 2017

      Three-dozen Drexel students role-played as global climate officials during a recent classroom exercise, working together to hash out a plan to address the changing environment. Over the course of nearly three hours of negotiations, they developed an agreement to reduce climate change and learned just how challenging such an endeavor can be. 

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      Drexel Professor Mimi Sheller to Give Keynote at Movimento Forum

      May 18, 2017

      Professor of Sociology and Director of the Center for Mobilities Research and Policy Mimi Sheller, PhD, will be the opening keynote speaker at the GVF Communities in Motion Movimento Forum on May 22nd at The Liberty View at Independence Visitor Center, Philadelphia.

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      25 Faces 25 Years: Jillian Adair

      May 15, 2017

      “I’ve always loved nature, but I never thought I could turn that passion into a career,” says Jillian Adair, a junior in Drexel’s Department of Biodiversity, Earth and Environmental Science. The once skeptic took a 12-week adventure last summer with the Sea Education Association, studying marine science and maritime history, and then sailing around New Zealand.

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    • Drexel professor Cheri Brooks, center, alongside Courtney Boyd, left, and John Pace.

      Ex-Inmates Visit Drexel University Class on Crime and Justice

      May 11, 2017

      Professor Cheri Brooks brought to class a pair of recently released men who were given mandatory sentences of life without parole as teenagers, inviting a discussion on crime, punishment, retribution and rehabilitation.

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    • Pennoni Honors College Dean Paula Marantz Cohen, PhD, on stage with former Governor Ed Rendell and former Mayor Michael Nutter.

      Former Mayors Michael Nutter and Ed Rendell Discuss Philadelphia’s Past, Present and Future

      May 10, 2017

      Former Philadelphia Mayors Michael Nutter and Ed Rendell reunited on Drexel’s campus for a taping of “The Drexel InterView” to discuss the highs and lows of their terms in City Hall, as well as where they think the city and its population are headed in the future.

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    • James Sato on study abroad in Iceland.

      Study Abroad Tips From Your Drexel Classmates

      May 08, 2017

      What’s the most important tip for students planning to study abroad? It just might be to leave room for spontaneity, based on the advice offered by your Drexel classmates about the ins and outs and ups and downs of studying in a foreign land.

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      Drexel University’s 2017 Commencement Speakers and Honorary Degree Recipients

      May 08, 2017

      With Drexel University’s commencement just around the corner, the University is announcing its complete list of speakers and honorary degree recipients for the 2017 ceremonies.

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    • Drexel Biology student Elise Krespan

      Dampening food deserts with a transdicplinary approach

      May 05, 2017

      Drexel graduate student Elise Krespan gave a talk at the 2017 Drexel Emerging Graduate Scholars Conference, which presented a novel solution to alleviate food deserts using a 3D printed hydroponic system in conjunction with cyanobacteria to produce fertilizer.

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      Meet MS Communication Alumna Juliane Mills

      May 04, 2017

      Meet Drexel Master of Science in Public Communication and Master of Public Health Alumni Juliane Mills.

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      25 Faces 25 Years: Yilin Yang

      May 01, 2017

      The sub-metropolis of Tianjin, China is home to a bustling port and a multitude of urban developments and structures. Not unlike Philadelphia, it has a rich history in arts, politics and trade. In fact, Tianjin is located at the same elevation as Philly, making their climates similar and adaptable to anyone migrating between the two cities. It was for these reasons — and the opportunity to live within walking distance of the legendary Philadelphia Orchestra — that Yilin Yang, a young, starry-eyed student from Tianjin, decided to cross the ocean to study mathematics at Drexel University.

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      New Drexel Writing Festival Held on Campus

      May 01, 2017

      The inaugural Drexel Writing Festival, which replaces the 10-year-old Week of Writing, will take place at Drexel University to host 16 events in just three days.

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      Emerging Graduate Scholars Show Research at First-Ever Conference

      May 01, 2017

      Drexel University’s first-ever Drexel Emerging Graduate Scholars Conference was recently held to give graduate students a chance to share their interdisciplinary work and test out their presentation skills.

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    • The Drexel authors and editors at this year's Celebrating Drexel Authors event.

      More Drexel Authors Recognized Than Ever at 2017 Annual Event

      May 01, 2017

      This year marks the fifth time that Drexel authors have been celebrated in a ceremony highlighting their remarkable achievements in publishing.

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    • Drexel Alumni and Astronaut Christopher Ferguson goes through a suit fit check

      Mobility Futures, Astronauts, Islands, Caribbean Survival and Infrastructural Justice

      April 28, 2017

      Mimi Sheller, PhD, professor of sociology and director of the Center for Mobilities Research and Policy delivered an invited lecture on “Uneven Mobility Futures: Inequality, Justice and Power” for the Grinnell College, Center for the Humanities Speaker Series on March 1, 2017.

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      Drexel Faculty and Students Present at the Annual ESS Meeting

      April 27, 2017

      The Eastern Sociological Society’s (ESS) Annual Meeting was held in Philadelphia, PA from February 23rd - 26th, 2017. ESS was founded in 1930 to support sociological research and networking in the northeast United States, and has about 1,200 members. There were approximately 1,450 registrants at this year’s annual meeting and approximately 200 undergraduates presented posters. Drexel was well represented at the annual meeting with both faculty and students presenting.

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      Q&A: Extraordinary Four-Foot-Long Clams Finally Found Alive

      April 26, 2017

      Hiding inside a hard shell that’s up to four feet long and resembles an elephant tusk, there’s a dark-colored earthworm-like creature. At one end, the creature’s body forms a slight bulb. At the other, claw-like appendages. It doesn’t really eat on its own, but ingests products made by bacteria that live within it.

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      Psychology Students Receive Research Awards

      April 18, 2017

      Kayci Vickers and Jillian Tessier both recently received research awards from the Council on Brain Injury.

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      25 Faces 25 Years: Eli Gilman

      April 17, 2017

      “I’m always inspired to learn,” says Eli Gilman, an alumnus of Drexel’s Center for Public Policy. “That’s what drives me, regardless of the field. Drexel’s Public Policy program fit perfectly with where I wanted to go in my career. It was one of the biggest things that helped me conceptualize large institutional momentum and how to make change.”

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    • Vincent O'Leary, center, celebrates his Truman Scholarship alongside President John Fry.

      Drexel’s Vincent O’Leary Receives Truman Scholarship for Environmental Science

      April 12, 2017

      O’Leary is the first Dragon to be named a Truman Scholar, which provides a $30,000 scholarship toward graduate school for students pursuing careers in the public sector.

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    • Joint Atlantic Seminar in History of Biology 2017 Hosted by Drexel University

      Drexel hosts the Joint Atlantic Seminar in the History of Biology

      April 11, 2017

      Drexel’s Department of History and Center for Science, Technology and Society (STS) hosted the Joint Atlantic Seminar in the History of Biology on March 24-25, 2017. The event was organized by Lloyd Ackert, Associate Teaching Professor in the Department of History and affiliate faculty member with STS. Participants represented U.S. universities including Harvard, Princeton, Yale, MIT, Brown, Penn, Franklin & Marshall, Temple, Cornell and Johns Hopkins; and international institutions such as the University of Paris and University of Vienna.

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    • Farrah Rahaman, Drexel Global Studies Student

      25 Faces 25 Years: Farrah Rahaman

      April 10, 2017

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    • Allison Brown (Penn State), Luke Stark (Dartmouth), Sarah Tracy (UCLA), Alexios Tsigkas (New School) field questions at the Stop Making Sense Symposium.

      Stop Making Sense: Sensory Science Meets STS

      April 06, 2017

      Drexel's STS Center, in conjunction with the Chemical Heritage Foundation and Drexel's Center for Hospitality and Sports Management, co-hosted a one-day symposium on March 10, 2017, "Stop Making Sense".

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    • Sharee Devose while on Drexel Co-op at Voice of America in Washington, D.C.

      Sharee Devose: Drexel Co-op at Voice of America

      April 06, 2017

      It feels almost like yesterday that I arrived in Washington, D.C., somewhat ready to take on the world of international broadcasting. I was excited on my first day, certainly, but I found it difficult still to believe that, of all people, I could have been chosen to be the first Drexel co-op at Voice of America (VOA), the official international broadcaster of the United States and the largest in the nation. The experience astounds me to this day.

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    • STS Graduate Students Dalton George ’17, Jason Ludwig ’17, Kristy Birchard ’17, and Janine Bower ’18 at STGlobal.

      Drexel University's STS Students Present at the 2017 STGlobal Conference

      April 06, 2017

      Drexel University is a member of STGlobal Consortium. The STGlobal Consortium is a group of universities with students interested in science and technology studies (STS), science and technology policy (STP), and other related topics. It hosts an international graduate student conference is dedicated to inquiry into science and technology policy and science and technology studies.

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    • Alexandra Pickens on her co-op at a public school in India.

      How to Make the Most of Your Drexel Co-op

      April 05, 2017

      The co-op is an essential part of a typical Drexel education, but the process can raise a lot of questions. DrexelNow sought the advice of four co-op veterans, who weighed in with tips on the interview process, overcoming hurdles and leaving employers with a good impression.

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    • Drexel is sponsoring a block of films at the Philadelphia Environmental Film Festival.

      Drexel Takes Eco Education to the Movies at Philadelphia Film Festival

      April 04, 2017

      In search of new ways to promote awareness of the realities of climate change and global warming, Drexel faculty members have struck up a relationship with the Philadelphia Environmental Film Festival. The University is sponsoring a block of local films later this month.

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    • Mark Greenberg, PhD, left, former provost and senior vice president of academic affairs, pictured with Scott Gabriel Knowles, PhD, interim department head and associate professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, during a discussion for the free public lecture series last term.

      Drexel Anniversary Public Lectures Announced for Spring

      April 03, 2017

      Drexel’s free public lecture series will continue to highlight the University’s 125th anniversary year when the series starts up again this spring term.

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      25 Faces 25 Years: Naoko Kurahashi Neilson

      April 03, 2017

      NASA was big in the ’80s.

      Sure, it was a force in the decades before, but in the ’80s, when a young Naoko Kurahashi Neilson was making her way through elementary school, NASA was pop-culture big. Kids gathered in classrooms to watch shuttle missions, and teenagers stared wide-eyed as countdowns and liftoffs filled the opening credits of MTV’s first broadcast.

      Those images stayed with Neilson. But not just the space shuttles and astronauts.

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    • David Russell, pictured, will perform in concert at Drexel’s Mandell Theater on April 8 at 7:30 p.m.

      Drexel’s Eric Zillmer Assists in Bringing World-Class Guitarist David Russell to Campus

      March 31, 2017

      Renowned classical guitarist David Russell will perform on Drexel’s campus on April 8, thanks, in part, to the efforts of Carl R. Pacifico Professor of Neuropsychology and Director of Athletics Eric Zillmer, PsyD.

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    • Drexel Professor Evan Forman, PhD

      Evan Forman, Cara Dochat and Leah Schumacher Win Multiple Awards

      March 31, 2017

      Evan Forman, PhD, Cara Dochat and Leah Schumacher were named the recipients of research awards at the ongoing Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions of the Society of Behavioral Medicine in San Diego.

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    • Stephanie Kerrigan

      Stephanie Kerrigan Wins American College of Sports Medicine Foundation Doctoral Student Research Grant

      March 30, 2017

      PhD student Stephanie Kerrigan was announced as the winner of the American College of Sports Medicine Foundation Doctoral Student Research Grant. The award will help to fund her dissertation, Project Step, which is evaluating the role of financial incentives and performance feedback in helping individuals to reach FitBit-tracked walking goals.

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    • Drexel Is Helping the FAA Modernize Technical Training

      March 30, 2017

      As a core member of a new Center of Excellence focused on modernizing the training of air traffic controllers and their colleagues, Drexel researchers are doing their part to keep your flight safe and efficient.

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      25 Faces 25 Years: Alden Young

      March 29, 2017

      Alden Young wears a T-shirt and workout trousers in colors that mimic the attitude of a campus early in the Friday afternoon, in no rush to be any place in particular. He is soft spoken and calm, and seems to be a man simply going with the flow.

      “I was born in New Orleans,” he begins.

      Something glimmers in his eye as he speaks, as though, like a superhero, Young’s true identity lay somewhere behind the simple frames resting on his nose.
       

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    • Undergraduate design labs in 3101 Market Street.

      Progress Report: Drexel’s Research Laboratory Plan Project

      March 22, 2017

      Many of the lab renovations in Drexel’s Research Laboratory Plan have been completed and are being used to further the University’s research efforts.

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    • Mario the Dragon Drexel University Statue

      Awards, Grants, Fellowships and Scholarships - BEES Students’ Work Pays Off

      March 22, 2017

      Graduate and undergraduate students in Drexel's Biodiversity, Earth and Environmental Science (BEES) received an impressive number of awards, scholarships, grants and fellowships for 2017-18. Their academic prowess also earned the department the record for the highest number of honorees for major scholarships/fellowships out of any department in the University!

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    • A dyed green image of a fibers in a human hippocampus

      Treatment Window for Fragile X Likely Doesn’t Close After Childhood, Drexel Study Finds

      March 20, 2017

      A Drexel University-led study looked into human and rat brain samples and found that the biological structures potentially contributing to Fragile X syndrome are present in adult brains — something that mouse samples did not show.

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      Physics Alumni Receive NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

      March 20, 2017

      Several Drexel Physics alumni recently received Graduate Research Fellowships from the National Science Foundation (NSF). The purpose of the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program is to help ensure the vitality and diversity of the scientific and engineering workforce of the United States. The program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students who are pursuing research-based master's and doctoral degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) or in STEM education.

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      Art and Tech Innovator John Maeda to Speak at Drexel Commencement at Citizens Bank Park

      March 20, 2017

      Computational design guru John Maeda will address the class of 2017 at Drexel University’s commencement, which will be held on June 13 at 7:30 p.m. Maeda is the global head of Computational Design and Inclusion at Automattic, the parent company of Jetpack, WooCommerce, Longreads, WordPress.com and more. The University-wide ceremony will be held at Citizens Bank Park for the second consecutive year.

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    • Mary Godfrey and Jillian Tessier

      Two Students Receive Psi Chi Research Grant

      March 19, 2017

      Mary Godfrey and Jillian Tessier both received Psi Chi Research Grants.

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    • Drexel Alumni and Astronaut Christopher Ferguson goes through a suit fit check

      Mobility Futures, Astronauts, Islands, Caribbean Survival and Infrastructural Justice: Upcoming Mobility Events

      March 16, 2017

      Mimi Sheller, PhD, professor of sociology and director of the Center for Mobilities Research and Policy will be visiting and speaking at several institutions in the upcoming weeks. Including interviewing Drexel Alumni and Astronaut Christopher Ferguson at the Kennedy Space Center.

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    • Chinese Artist Ai Weiwei

      Drexel Professor Mimi Sheller Films Conversation with Chinese Artist Ai Weiwei

      March 14, 2017

      Mimi Sheller, professor of sociology and director of the Center for Mobilities Research and Policy filmed a conversation on 6 December with the Chinese artist Ai Weiwei at his studio in Berlin, about his work The Refugee Project, which will be featured on The Artistic Lab, an online art exhibition produced by the Mobile Lives Forum, Paris.

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    • Mario the Dragon Drexel University Statue

      Four Students Receive 2017 American Psychology-Law Society Student Presentation Awards

      March 14, 2017

      Keisha April, Stephanie Singer, Alice Thornewill and Elizabeth Gale-Bentz were awarded 2017 American Psychology-Law Society (AP-LS) Student Presentation Awards.

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    • Christina Achampong

      25 Faces 25 Years: Christina Achampong

      March 08, 2017

      Christina Achampong, an operations researcher for the NSA and 2006 Drexel mathematics alumna, says she owes her sense of resiliency to her teachers, her role as an RA, her extracurricular activities and her three co-ops at Drexel.

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    • Eva Karasmanis

      Prestigious Fellowship to Support Drexel Biology PhD Student in Taking on Cancer

      March 03, 2017

      Fourth year PhD student Eva Karasmanis’ fascination with cell biology began as soon as she started studying the subject, and eventually inspired her decision to join Drexel’s biology program and the Spiliotis Lab. Armed with the faculty mentorship and state-of-the-art lab space to match her passion and knowledge within the field, Karasmanis recently earned the National Institute for Health’s Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award, a prestigious fellowship supported by the National Cancer Institute (NCI).

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      25 Faces 25 Years: Bill Drust

      March 01, 2017

      After seven years in a communications role at digital entertainment company Rovi, Bill Drust was looking for a change. While most career jumps look more like hops, Drust took a vaulting leap — and landed in Drexel’s Master’s Program in Science, Technology and Society (STS).
       

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    • Drexel criminology student Alli Scott.

      A Criminology Student Ready to Turn Theory Into Practice

      March 01, 2017

      Drexel senior Alli Scott’s classroom and field experience has her set for a career as a crime analyst where she can focus on the root of the problems facing high-crime neighborhoods. But her post-graduation plans don’t stop there — she sees a nonprofit in her future.

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    • Equipment for the PICO-60 experiment at SNOLAB. Courtesy of SNOLAB.

      Drexel Scientist Searches for Dark Matter

      February 28, 2017

      We all know that about 70 percent of the Earth is covered in water. That’s something you learn in elementary school. Now, imagine that 80 percent of the Earth was covered in water — but we couldn’t see it and didn’t know exactly where it was, just that there was something else out there.

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    • Sex & Gender Research Forum logo

      Let’s Talk About Sex (and Gender): Transgender Equality Activist to Speak at Drexel Research Forum

      February 24, 2017

      The 2017 Sex and Gender Research Forum will feature interdisciplinary research projects and transgender rights activist Harper Jean Tobin.

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    • "I am Psyched" exhibit logo

      ‘I am Psyched!’ Interactive Exhibit Explores the Role of Women of Color in Psychology

      February 24, 2017

      An interactive exhibit that features minority women who have contributed to psychology will be on display at Drexel University’s W. W. Hagerty Library from Feb. 27 to March 10.

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    • Joe Hodnicki

      25 Faces 25 Years: Joe Hodnicki

      February 23, 2017


      Joe Hodnicki isn’t biased to any one medium; painting, illustration, block printing, merchandise design — he does it all. The biology alum’s deep love of the natural world, particularly the ocean, resonates in his art and design work for big-name brands like Vimeo and Urban Outfitters, nonprofits like the Special Olympics, and independent shops like Grain Surfboards and Mother Earth Brewing Company. He’s built tree houses in the Virgin Islands, produced merchandise for events like the New York and San Diego Surf Film Festivals, and even designed the medals for the 2012 Winter X Games. But the career path that now so perfectly weaves his love of art and science was once unclear to a young Hodnicki.
       

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    • View of the Micromyzon orinoco specimen from above.

      Almost 4 Decades Later, Mini Eyeless Catfish Gets a Name

      February 23, 2017

      Discovered in a 1978–79 expedition, a pale, eyeless catfish that doesn’t even measure an inch long is now known as Micromyzon orinoco, for the South American river in which it was discovered.

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    • ESS 2017 Meeting Banner

      The 2017 Annual Meeting of the Eastern Sociological Society Comes to Philadelphia, February 23-26.

      February 22, 2017

      The Drexel Department of Sociology is a proud sponsor of the 2017 Eastern Sociological Society (ESS) Presidential Address and Awards Plenary. ESS President John Torpey (CUNY Graduate Center) will be speaking to the meeting's theme, "The End of the World as We Know It?"

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    • Peter DeCarlo, PhD, speaks about climate change at a panel discussion.

      At Climate Change Panel, Drexel Faculty Urges Action

      February 20, 2017

      Global warming requires an immediate and aggressive response around the globe, but it’s unclear whether the United States will participate under the new administration, according to a discussion led by Drexel professors. 

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    • Africana Studies and Women's and Gender Studies Open Call for Student Essays

      Call for Essays: Africana Studies and Women’s and Gender Studies Awards

      February 16, 2017

      The College of Arts and Sciences is pleased to officially announce the undergraduate student call for essays: Africana Studies -V.P. Franklin Award ($500) and Women's and Gender Studies-Martha Montgomery Award ($200)

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    • Obesity Society Journal

      Journal Article Published in the Journal Obesity

      February 15, 2017

      In a recent paper in the journal Obesity, Evan Forman, Meghan Butryn et al. report on results of the NIH-funded Mind Your Health II Trial. Overweight participants assigned to acceptance-based behavioral treatment lost considerably more weight at one year than those assigned to gold standard behavioral treatment. Also is in this issue is Tom Wadden and Bob Berkowitz’s commentary on the meaning of these results.

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    • Vincent O'Leary on the Schuylkill River as part of the "Project Footpath" course.

      In the Classroom and on the River Banks, Passing on a Love for Science

      February 15, 2017

      Vincent O’Leary is using his time at Drexel to get others interested in science, whether that means teaching elementary school students about physics or helping launch a class to explore urban ecology and environmental science.

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    • Shoval Dovani

      25 Faces 25 Years: Shoval Dorani

      February 14, 2017

      Shoval Dorani has looked justice in the eye before. Rather than diving into college after high school, Dorani left her hometown of Wynnewood, Pennsylvania, to fight in her father’s native country for the Israel Defense Forces. As a canine handler and commander in the IDF, Dorani — along with her trained military dog, a Belgian Malinois named Gula — came face-to-face with enemy soldiers in combat for three years. So, when she left the IDF to study in Drexel’s Criminology and Justice Studies program, Dorani had one goal in mind: she wanted to “lock up criminals.”

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    • World Anthropology Day comes to Drexel Feb. 16.

      World Anthropology Day Comes to Drexel

      February 13, 2017

      A Feb. 16 event will take a closer look at how current events can be viewed through anthropologists’ eyes. Speakers will cover topics as wide-ranging as native land rights and immigration.

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    • Chris Nielson

      25 Faces 25 Years: Christopher Nielson

      February 09, 2017

      Somewhere in the ridges of Pennsylvania on the Appalachian Trail, a young Christopher Nielson decided that science was no longer his true passion. As he wandered, he thought of the overcrowded chemistry labs he frequented that never quite felt like home. He didn’t miss them. Instead, throughout his whole trip, whenever he had free time, all he really wanted to do was read Shakespeare. When he got back to school, he changed his major to English and he hasn’t looked back since.

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    • Marcellus Shale gas tower

      Methane Levels Have Increased in Marcellus Shale Region Despite a Dip in Well Installation

      February 09, 2017

      Despite a slow down in the number of new natural gas wells in the Marcellus Shale region of Northeast Pennsylvania, new research led by Drexel University finds that atmospheric methane levels in the area are still increasing. Measurements of methane and other air pollutants taken three years apart in the rural areas of Pennsylvania that have been the target of natural gas development over the last decade, revealed a substantial increase from 2012 to 2015.

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    • "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time" by Mark Haddon was chosen as the 2017 One Book, One Philadelphia featured selection.

      Drexel Unites to Promote One Book, One Philadelphia

      February 09, 2017

      Though Drexel has participated in the annual community book club for years, this marks the first year of interdisciplinary collaboration and panel discussions.

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    • Rachel Reynolds, PhD, an associate professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, speaks at the faculty forum held Feb. 8 while Bahram Nabet, PhD, professor in the College of Engineering, looks on.

      Faculty Forum Discusses Executive Order Banning Travel

      February 09, 2017

      About 100 members of the Drexel community gathered last evening for a wide-ranging informational forum with a panel of professors to learn more about President Donald Trump’s executive order banning travel from seven countries.

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    • syringe and vials

      ‘Who Needs a Flu Shot? – Not Me’
       

      February 08, 2017

      “There has been a little flu, but there will be more…we have not seen the worst of it, flu usually peaks in February,” said an article in The Philadelphia Inquirer in January. Now in February, we think – people better get their flu shots, take vitamin C and heed the public health cautions plastered across the news media. But what impact do these public health messages actually have on us? Are we going to race out and get our flu shot? According to a Drexel University communication researcher, probably not. And it’s not because we think we’re invincible, it’s because we like to think we’re immune to the influences of messages in the mass media — a communications theory termed the “third-person effect.”

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    • Peter Ngo ready for work at Renji Hospital.

      West Meets East on an Enlightening Medical Co-op in China

      February 07, 2017

      Drexel biology student Peter Ngo gained a new perspective on the relationship between Western and Eastern medicine during his six-month co-op shadowing nurses and physicians in Shanghai.

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    • ian crumm

      25 Faces 25 Years: Ian Michael Crumm

      February 06, 2017

      Ian Michael Crumm, a senior communication major at Drexel, smiles as he recounts one of his fondest memories: helping to organize and model in a fashion shoot for Beijing’s LifeStyle magazine with one of the city’s well-known fashion bloggers. His friend and fellow Drexel communication major Mollie Snyder was on co-op with the magazine at the time and invited Crumm to be a part of the spread.

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    • Myrna Shure Book

      Review of "Thinking Parent, Thinking Child" by Myrna Shure

      February 02, 2017

      Read a review of the second edition of "Thinking Parent, Thinking Child", Myrna Shure's updated book.

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    • Lee Dolat

      25 Faces 25 Years: Lee C. Dolat

      February 02, 2017

      Lee Dolat has worked as a research technician at Harvard Medical School, contributed and authored articles for The Journal of Cell Biology and the Encyclopedia of Cell Biology, and become the first student in the history of Drexel’s Department of Biology to secure the esteemed Ruth L. Kirschstein pre-doctoral fellowship award from the National Cancer Institute of the National Institutes of Health. And that’s all before he’s even defended his PhD thesis.

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    • How to Train 'Superhuman' Geoscientists

      How to Train 'Superhuman' Geoscientists

      February 02, 2017

      The radiologist interpreting your MRI scan and the geologist assessing our natural resource reserves have one important thing in common: They are both exceptionally skilled at perceiving important cues in an image or vista that the rest of us are almost certain to miss.

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    • Mona Elgohail

      Speaking the Unspoken

      February 02, 2017

      Mona Elgohail grew up in a tight-knit, all-American family of six in Monmouth County, New Jersey. Her supportive parents encouraged her to speak her mind — and she often did.

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    • Andrew Damron, JD

      Protecting the Persecuted

      February 02, 2017

      "Why are you afraid to go home?" he asked. Without speaking, the two children answered in unison, lifting their shirts to reveal raw, pink scars stretching like spider webs across their torsos. It is an image that will haunt Andrew Damron, JD, forever.

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    • Pinkesh Patel, PhD

      Investing in Progress

      February 02, 2017

      Pinkesh Patel’s academic credentials simply can’t be questioned. He received a bachelor’s degree from Drexel University in physics (with honors) before completing a graduate degree at Caltech, where he dove into the just-developing field of research surrounding gravitational waves. He then went on to a postdoc at Stanford, where he branched out into the world of bioengineering.

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    • Anne Marie Dougherty

      Healing the Wounded

      February 02, 2017

      During the peak of the Iraq war, ABC News Anchor Bob Woodruff was struck by a roadside bomb in Iraq. The man known by millions of viewers across the country suffered a traumatic brain injury that nearly killed him.

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    • Jordan Hyatt, JD, PhD

      Breaking the Cycle

      February 02, 2017

      It is one of our nation’s most pressing and persistent public health crises. It is responsible for more than 25,000 deaths each year nationwide, and as many as 3,500 annually in Pennsylvania alone. It reaches from the inner cities to wealthy suburbs and out into the countryside, and its recent growth has been described by officials at the Centers for Disease Control as “unprecedented.”

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    • Dalton George presents findings from the global climate change conference.

      Climate Change Workshop Tackles Solutions to a Global Problem

      February 01, 2017

      The students and faculty who attended COP22 spoke to an audience eager for an update on the international efforts to address the damage humans are doing to the environment.

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    • Drexel PhD student Eva Karasmanis

      Eva Karasmanis Receives an Award from the National Cancer Institute

      January 30, 2017

      Eva Karasmanis receives the Ruth L. Kirschstein award courtesy of the National Cancer Institute (an agency of the National Institutes of Health).

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    • A hand holding up a cell phone

      Could Technology Help Us Tackle the Obesity Crisis?

      January 26, 2017

      Psychology faculty member Evan Forman and students Stephanie Goldstein, Britt Evans and Daniel Flack have just published the commentary “Could technology like computerized neurocognitive training, smartphone apps and virtual reality help tackle the obesity crisis?”

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    • Drexel staff and faculty at the Love Orphanage in Haiti

      Drexel’s Bond to Haiti Shown by Awards From Community Group

      January 24, 2017

      The Haitian Coalition of Philadelphia honored three Dragons at their annual gala, recognizing the humanitarian work that the University has accomplished during study abroad courses.

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      25 Faces 25 Years: Kate Hughes

      January 18, 2017

      The road that brought Kate Hughes to Drexel extends far beyond the streets of Philadelphia. From farming in Spain and Italy, to living in South Africa during the height of the AIDS crisis, to traveling around the Americas on a retrofitted school bus, Hughes has built a diverse and detailed portfolio that includes expertise in peace studies, public health, environmental justice and community organizing. Steeped in experience and radiating a sense of calm and a reassuring confidence, Hughes is the quintessential international area studies adviser — just ask her students.

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    • Maryann Fitzpatrick and Wolfgang Nadler

      25 Faces 25 Years: Maryann Fitzpatrick and Wolfgang Nadler

      January 17, 2017


      “It was very rapid, the adoption of the computer here at Drexel, and the use of it,” Wolfgang Nadler says. He gestures to a wall above his desk that he calls the “nostalgia wall.” It’s a visual encyclopedia of how information has been shared. There are at least a dozen pieces of technology. He begins to explain the pieces, how they progressed into what we have today.
       

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    • Ted Daeschler's Camp in Anartica

      Ted Daeschler Checks in from Antarctica

      January 17, 2017

      Ted Daeschler, PhD, recently completed an expedition to explore Antarctic rocks dating to the Devonian Period, a time that ended some 120 million years before the first dinosaurs appeared. The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University thought it would be fun to have Ted describe his odyssey in his own words - and he obliged by writing a few posts for their blog while he was on his journey.

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    • Effective Weight Loss book

      "Effective Weight Loss: An Acceptance-Based Behavioral Approach" Now Available Digitally and in Hardcover

      January 11, 2017

      Evan Forman and Meghan Butryn's new books, "Effective Weight Loss: An Acceptance-Based Behavioral Approach" are now available both in hardcopy and digitally. The pair of books (a guide for clinicians and a workbook for patients) describe a detailed, session-by-session guide for implementing Acceptance-based Behavioral Treatment, which Forman and Butryn developed and evaluated.

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    • Mona Elgohail

      Mona Elgohail Receives Two NMCS Travel Awards

      January 08, 2017

      Mona Elgohail, a clinical psychology PhD student mentored by Pamela Geller, PhD, has been awarded two travel grants.

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      25 Faces 25 Years: Rebecca Goodman

      January 04, 2017

      “On my first night of co-op with the Philadelphia 76ers, my boss led me into the Sixers locker room where the media was gathered,” recalls communication alumna Rebecca Goodman. “He handed me a tape recorder and said, ‘In five minutes, these reporters will be interviewing Allen Iverson. I need you to go in there and record everything he says.’

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      25 Faces 25 Years: Daniel Mann

      January 04, 2017

      When people rank the most desirable places to work, Facebook is consistently positioned at the top of the list. Hundreds of thousands of people apply each year, while many others count themselves out before they even reach the point of submitting an application.

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    • iCAT+ app

      An App for Binge Eating Disorder and Bulimia

      January 03, 2017

      For the approximately 8 million Americans who suffer from binge eating disorder, help could be just a download away. Psychologists in Drexel’s Laboratory for Innovations in Health-Related Behavior Change are developing a new smartphone application that aims to tackle binge eating, and they are seeking study volunteers to test it out. The app, called iCAT+, is for patients who suffer from binge eating disorder or bulimia nervosa.

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  • 2016

    • A microscopic image of a tumor cell migrating through collagen.

      The Way You Move: Tumor Cells Move Differently Than Normal Ones

      December 20, 2016

      A new study by a Drexel biology professor determined that tumor cells can’t move the same way that normal cells do to get through tight squeezes in the body, opening up the potential for future, targeted therapies.

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    • Scott Gabriel Knowles, PhD, interim department head and associate professor in the Department of History in the College of Arts and Sciences, delivered the discussion “How Do You Tell 125 Years of Drexel History?” in the fall pubic lecture series.

      Dates and Topics for the 125th Anniversary Public Lecture Series Announced for Winter Term

      December 19, 2016

      After the completion of a successful series of public lectures during the fall term, a new round of discussions has been finalized for winter term.

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    • The central corridor at the COP22 conference in Morocco.

      Climate Change Conference COP22 Energizes Drexel Faculty, Students

      December 15, 2016

      A group of 10 students and professors went to Morocco in November for the annual gathering of government delegates and climate researchers. They came back refocused and reinvigorated.

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    • top stories

      Top Drexel Stories of 2016

      December 05, 2016

      Relive the moments and exciting headlines that sparked the most conversation and interest during 2016 through this annual review of the year’s top Drexel stories.

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    • holiday stress

      Drexel Faculty Experts Explain How to Survive and Thrive During The Holidays

      December 01, 2016

      It’s that time of year again. The physical, emotional, financial and gastrointestinal strains posed by the holiday season can make it feel like more of a slog than a restorative hiatus. So, as an early gift from the Drexel media relations team, we’ve sifted through the University’s stable of experts to find those best suited to provide some advice on how to make this season a joyous one. 

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    • climate change

      Urban Climate Change Research Hub Opens at Drexel

      November 29, 2016

      In the battle to adapt to and mitigate climate change caused by humans, most environmental engineers and climate scientists agree that cities are the front line. Due to the sheer density of their population, and the quantity of resources they consume, cities have the potential to most quickly and significantly affect—and be affected by—climate risks. They also have the ability to integrate climate resiliency into their plans for the future, according to environmental engineering professor Franco Montalto, PhD, who will direct a network of North American climate change researchers concerting their efforts via a new hub at Drexel University. 

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    • Ted Daeschler, PhD

      Journey to the Bottom of the World: Academy Researcher to Dig for Fossils in Antarctica

      November 21, 2016

      On his latest adventure, Ted Daeschler won’t have to keep an eye out for wolves or polar bears. That’s a welcome change. “That’ll be very comforting,” he laughed. For the first time, Daeschler, a PhD who serves as vice president of Collections and the Library of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, will head to Antarctica to seek out fossils dating back to a time before the dinosaurs.

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    • Jennie David

      Jennie David Featured in Pediatric Gastroenterology Special Interest Group Newsletter

      November 17, 2016

      Jennie David was featured as the student spotlight in the Fall/Winter 2016 newsletter of the Pediatric Gastroenterology Special Interest Group (PG-SIG) within APA's Pediatric Psychology Division.

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    • Golden Crowned Kinglet

      Into The Trees

      November 16, 2016

      A few times a year, scientists from the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University venture to remote regions of the planet on some of the most important field trips in the name of science: collecting expeditions. The material they bring back has the potential to open new lines of research and answer limitless questions about life on Earth.

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    • Jonathan E. Spanier, PhD

      Tiny Switch

      November 15, 2016

      A bit of residual moisture helped researchers unlock the ultraviolet light-emitting potential of a material they were studying.

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      5 Rules for Being a Successful Mentor and Mentee

      November 09, 2016

      Mentorship is a universal language that has helped guide some of the world’s most impactful CEOs, artists and humanitarians. The late former Apple Inc. CEO Steve Jobs was a known mentor to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Celebrated author and poet Maya Angelou was a major influence on entrepreneur and philanthropist Oprah Winfrey’s career. Even Mother Teresa credits a mentor for helping guide her life’s mission and impact.

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    • Mario the Dragon Drexel University Statue

      STAR Scholar Q&A with Ejaz Momen and Professor Lloyd Ackert

      November 08, 2016

      Ejaz Momen, Politics '20, has a very full schedule, including an accelerated BA-JD with Drexel University’s School of Law, minors in Arabic and History, and keeping up with his favorite British television shows (imports only – no substitutions!). But in addition to all of his scholarly work, Ejaz took his first summer at Drexel University to participate in the STAR Scholars program with Lloyd Ackert, PhD.

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    • Dimetrodon

      Dimetrodon Discovery

      November 07, 2016

      A prehistoric fossil is “discovered” in the University’s collections and finally classified with its close relatives, 160 years after being dug out of the ground. Since 1845, a segment of an upper jawbone with serrated, inches-long teeth has resided on a shelf at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University under the name Bathygnathus borealism. But like many of the millions of specimens at the Academy, this 270-million-year-old fossil still had a story to tell.

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    • John Kounios, PhD

      The Thinker

      November 07, 2016

      How does a brain scientist known for discovering the neural pathway of sudden, creative insight achieve his own flashes of inspiration? It’s all about getting into the right headspace.

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    • James Herbert

      Q&A With Graduate College Dean and Executive Vice Provost James Herbert

      November 03, 2016

      You might call the one-year anniversary of Drexel’s Graduate College “the great rollout.” For the past year, with inaugural Dean and Executive Vice Provost James Herbert, PhD, leading the way, the college has moved into its new home and set in place a long list of initiatives. Now it’s time to mobilize.

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    • Kathleen Volk Miller

      Kathleen Volk Miller Published in "O’s…Guide to Starting Over"

      October 31, 2016

      An essay on choosing happiness by Kathleen Volk Miller, teaching professor of English, co-editor of the Drexel Publishing Group, and co-editor of PBQ, was chosen as the penultimate essay for the anthology “O’s…Guide to Starting Over."

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    • Diet Dash logo

      Philly Researchers Develop Sweet-Resisting 'Brain Game'

      October 26, 2016

      CBS Philly and a number of other television stations throughout the US have recently aired a segment about Project DASH, a new computerized brain-training program designed to help users reduce their sugar intake and lose weight.

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    • "How Fast Can You Run?"

      Drexel Professor Writes the Incredible True Story of the Life of a Sudanese Refugee

      October 24, 2016

      Drexel professor Harriet Levin Millan wrote about the incredible journey of a Sudanese refugee in a book that was made possible through a chance encounter in her creative writing class seven years ago.

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    • 125 Years Drexel Logo

      Drexel Public Lecture Series Now Online

      October 18, 2016

      Missed the weekly public lectures honoring Drexel's 125th anniversary? Videos from the past lectures are now archived and able to be watched (or binge-watched) online. Be sure to check back if you miss a week to catch up on Drexel's history.

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    • The Ichthyosaurus somersetensis specimen at the Academy of Natural Sciences with (from L–R) Ted Daeschler, Dean Lomax and Judy Massare.

      160 Years After Its Arrival, New Ichthyosaurus identified at the Academy of Natural Sciences

      October 12, 2016

      More than 160 years after its discovery in an English quarry, an ancient, aquatic reptile specimen at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University has finally been given its own name.

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    • Yellow-faced bee. Photo by Katja Schulz

      4 Things to Know About Bees Hitting the Endangered Species List

      October 12, 2016

      For the first time, bees have been placed on the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services’ Endangered Species List. Sean O’Donnell, PhD, professor in Drexel’s College of Arts and Sciences, is an expert on tropical insect ecology, focusing on bees, wasps and ants. He explains here what the addition of bees to the list means and where the prolific pollinators might go from here.

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    • A New Jersey Transit commuter train parked at Hoboken Terminal. (Michael Hicks / flickr)

      Q&A: Why Can't the New Jersey Train Engineer Remember the Crash?

      October 12, 2016

      The engineer of the New Jersey Transit train that crashed at Hoboken Terminal last week, killing one woman and injuring more than 100 people, told federal investigators that he was going only 10 mph as he approached the station, but does not remember the accident.

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    • Fossils discovered from the B. rex around a drawing of what the fish's head looked like.

      A New ‘King’ — New, Gigantic, Ancient Armored Fish Discovered

      October 11, 2016

      In the Arctic, a team that included scientists from the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University found fossils of a giant new species of extinct armored fish that they named Bothriolepis rex — the new king of Bothriolepis.

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    • Building Drexel the University and its City-1891-2016

      "Building Drexel the University and its City: 1891-2016"

      October 06, 2016

      The first comprehensive history of Drexel University in Philadelphia will be published in conjunction of Drexel’s 125th anniversary. “Building Drexel: The University and Its City, 1891-2016” traces Drexel’s founding in 1891 all the way to today, using illustrations and firsthand accounts to tell the story of Drexel’s 125 years.

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      Natural Born Mysteries

      October 05, 2016

      Until recently, the flora of the interior of Cambodia’s Cardamom region has remained largely uncatalogued. But as Cambodian and international survey teams collaborate, more and more species are coming to light.

      Such was the case for Sarcolobus cambogensis, a rheophytic shrub discovered in the Tatai River in the Koh Kong province.

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    • Drexel Physics Graduate Student Rebecca Phillipson

      Q&A: A Fellowship to Discover Black Holes’ Secrets

      October 04, 2016

      Black holes remain one of the most mysterious and intriguing objects in our universe. One of the newest celestial objects to be studied — they were only first theorized in the 20th century — black holes are areas in space that have such strong gravity that not even light can escape them.

      However, there is little known about them. We don’t even have a real picture of one. That knowledge gap is where Rebecca Phillipson comes in. A physics graduate student in the College of Arts and Sciences, Phillipson dreams of discovering more about what makes black holes work.

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    • Aleister Saunders, PhD, Drexel Biology student Phuong Nguyen, Daniel Marenda, PhD

      Phuong Nguyen, BS/MS Biology '17 wins second place award at the 2016 Allied Genetics conference

      September 27, 2016

      Phuong Nguyen, (co-mentored by Aleister Saunders, PhD and Daniel Marenda, PhD) wins second place for her poster on Alzheimer's disease.

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      Evan Forman Featured in News about DietAlert and DietDASH

      September 23, 2016

      Evan Forman was featured in the Philadelphia Inquirer and on CBS-3 about DietAlert and DietDASH.

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    • Zora Neale Hurston in 1936, the year she published "Their Eyes Were Watching God."

      Drexel’s Writers Room Kicks Off ‘NEA Big Read’ With Drummers, Dance and a Poetry Slam

      September 19, 2016

      Having received an “NEA Big Read” grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, Drexel’s Writers Room will honor novelist Zora Neale Hurston.

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      Two Centuries of Shells

      September 19, 2016

      Scientists and naturalists have spent more than 200 years building the Malacology Collection at the Academy of Natural Sciences, making it one of the richest and largest collections in the country, and even the world. It’s no wonder, then, that researchers from across the globe are regularly knocking on the Academy’s door, asking for access to it.

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      Winter Courses

      September 18, 2016

      Students have two great opportunities to travel to Europe over winter break in intensive courses abroad! Stateside, students can explore how they can curtail our global sustainability crisis, get down with the greatest postmodernist philosophers, or travel through time charting a path through the global history of empires and science.

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    • Drexel 125th Anniversary Gold Beer Label

      Coming up With 'Dragon’s Gold'

      September 18, 2016

      Flying Fish Brewing Co. founder and alumnus Gene Muller '84 has created a custom beer to celebrate Drexel's big birthday.

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      Where the Research Meets the Road: Drexel Goes to Yellowstone During NPS100

      September 16, 2016

      A team of researchers, led by Drexel University's Loyc Vanderkluysen, PhD, and Roger Thomas of the Department of Biodiversity, Earth and Environmental Science, embarked on a journey to Yellowstone National Park earlier this month to gather new data on geyser activity in the area. The expedition coincides with the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service, making this a significant opportunity for the team to appreciate the history of the park.

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    • Dionicio Martinez Solorio, PhD

      Meet Our Newest Chemistry Prof

      September 16, 2016

      A California native, Dionicio Martinez Solorio, PhD, assistant professor of chemistry, moved to Philadelphia five years ago to pursue postdoctoral studies at the University of Pennsylvania. His passion for organic chemistry started during his sophomore year of college - and he's been dedicated to the subject ever since.

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    • Early Movent and Modern Apes: Dance Lessons with David Parsons

      Early Movement and Modern Apes: Dance Lessons with David Parsons

      September 16, 2016

      Earlier this summer, recent alumnus B. Douglas Whitmire, BA anthropology '16, was working on an independent study project with Professor Wes Shumar, PhD, when Shumar received a call from the Westphal College of Media Arts & Design.

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    • Don Charles

      Breathing Life Back Into Brooktrout Lake

      September 12, 2016

      Brooktrout lake was once teeming with the speckled fish after which it is named, but by the 1980s, it had become one of hundreds of lakes and ponds in the Adirondacks of upstate New York that were devoid of fish. The culprit: acid rain from the burning of fossil fuels.

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    • Image of macropinosome fusion by Lee Dolat and Elias Spiliotis

      PhD Candidate Lee Dolat and Biology Professor Elias Spiliotis Published in Journal of Cell Biology

      September 08, 2016

      Cancers are hungry beasts, which in part sustain their uncontrolled proliferation by eating amino acids and other compounds from the interstitial fluid that bathes their surrounding tissues. Cancer cells gobble up fluid and particles by a process termed macropinocytosis, which is the internalization of extracellular material by cell membrane ruffles that close into organelles known as macropinosomes.

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      Public Lecture Series Launched to Celebrate Drexel’s 125 Years

      September 07, 2016

      This fall, Drexel will hold a series of free lectures dedicated to telling certain chapters of Drexel’s history.

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    • An artist's depiction of what the Strud nursery ecosystem may have looked like, including the three different placoderm species discovered at the site and the likely plant-life there. Image by Justine Jacquot-Hameon/PLOS-One.

      ‘Nursery’ Discovered in Belgium Provides Insight into Prehistoric Fish Life

      September 02, 2016

      The discovery of a group of young, prehistoric fish fossils provides some insights into the extinct creatures’ lives — and how fish today might be similar to them.

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    • Alison Novak

      The Millennial Voice

      August 29, 2016

      Misinformation about young voters has created blind spots in recent elections that serve neither voters nor candidates.

       

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      One Cell, Many Roles

      August 29, 2016

      Specialized cells called astrocytes were once thought to be bit players in the central nervous system, but closer inspection suggests they have complex roles.

       

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    • Giancarlo Stefoni

      The Money Man

      August 29, 2016

      The individual who manages fundraising for Hillary Clinton for all of Pennsylvania was just a student volunteer at a Democratic debate rehearsal a few years ago.

       

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    • Deccan Traps

      What really killed them?

      August 29, 2016

      A new theory suggests that the dinosaurs' fate was sealed by not just one, but two separate disasters around 66 million years ago.

       

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    • Credibility On Camera

      August 26, 2016

      A Drexel professor will evaluate a new body camera initiative launched by Philadelphia’s transit agency meant to reduce crime and improve officer-citizen relationships.

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    • William Smith Geology Map

      Science Underfoot

      August 25, 2016

      The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University celebrated the 200th anniversary of the geological map that laid the foundation for earth science with a rare public viewing this year.

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      Fall Courses 2016

      August 24, 2016

      Students entering their sophomore year or later are invited to explore the history of Presidential elections in the U.S., analyze the causes of climate change, or consider what it means to be human in these featured fall courses!

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    • Drexel Alumni Bill Wine

      A Critical Eye

      August 23, 2016

      Emmy Award-winning film critic Bill Wine says it's his days studying math - yes, math! - at Drexel that helped him develop that analytical edge that's required for his niche in the world of show business.

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    • Law of the Jungle - Image by Exel magazine

      Law of the Jungle, Ignored

      August 23, 2016

      On Equatorial Guinea’s island of Bioko, rising prosperity and lax conservation enforcement have devastated the population of primates and other animals prized by consumers as “bushmeat” delicacies. Thirteen years of data collected by a team of researchers on the island of Bioko show how ineffective the country’s lax environmental conservation laws were in stemming the growth of illegal hunting.

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      Shining a Light on Black Holes

      August 22, 2016

      Astrophysicist Gordon Richards has discovered more black holes than anyone else in the universe. With assistance from a powerful new telescope being built in Chile, he plans to beat his own record.

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    • Illegal Logging in Ghana

      Vanishing

      August 22, 2016

      In Ghana, over half of all forest understory birds have vanished in just 15 years as unchecked illegal logging, economic stress and demand for African timber take their toll on the nation’s rainforests.

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    • Scott Knowles, PhD, department head and associate professor in the Department of History.

      Q&A: Scott Knowles on Why He Created Two History Courses to Engage All Students in Current Events

      August 22, 2016

      Scott Knowles, PhD, associate professor and head of the History Department, will teach two courses this fall about important current events on campus and across the country.

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    • Second Chances Illustration by Brian Stauffer

      Second Chances for First Time Offenders

      August 22, 2016

      Strict “zero tolerance” policies have led to a disturbing number of in-school arrests — about 1,600 in the School District of Philadelphia annually. Once in the justice system, youths’ life chances are diminished considerably. Psychology Professor Naomi Goldstein is working with community partners to divert students from the damaging “school-to-prison pipeline,” improving outcomes for youth and making Philadelphia a national leader in the process.

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    • Senior Vice Provost for Research Aleister Saunders.

      Q&A With Senior Vice Provost for Research Aleister Saunders

      August 11, 2016

      University research typically is a fairly insular endeavor, played out at the department level with little cross-pollination among the various disciplines. Senior Vice Provost for Research Aleister Saunders is trying to widen that view. He has been advocating a university-wide approach to research, looking for those areas where Drexel can support and encourage investigations that cut across departments and disciplines.

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    • Mark McCurdy

      Mark McCurdy Receives APA Convention Society Research Award

      August 10, 2016

      Mark McCurdy's research was recognized by Psi Chi at the 2016 APA Convention, where he received the APA Convention Society Research Award for his project.

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    • Mary Godfrey

      Mary Godfrey Receives APA Student Travel Award

      August 09, 2016

      Mary Godfrey presented her project entitled "Language Profiles of Males with Sex Chromosomal Aneuploidies Vary as Function of Comorbid Autism Symptoms" at the American Psychological Association’s Annual Conference in Denver, Colorado.

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      Making a Solar Energy Conversion Breakthrough With Help From a Ferroelectrics Pioneer

      August 08, 2016

      Designers of solar cells may soon be setting their sights higher, as a discovery by a team of researchers has revealed a class of materials that could be better at converting sunlight into energy than those currently being used in solar arrays. Their research shows how a material can be used to extract power from a small portion of the sunlight spectrum with a conversion efficiency that is above its theoretical maximum — a value called the Shockley-Queisser limit. This finding, which could lead to more power-efficient solar cells, was seeded in a near-half-century old discovery by Russian physicist Vladimir M. Fridkin, PhD, a visiting professor of physics at Drexel University, who is also known as one of the innovators behind the photocopier. 

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    • Caitlin Walczyk will be the first Drexel student to receive a scholarship or fellowship to study in Kazakhstan.

      Drexel Sends First Dragon to Kazakhstan

      August 03, 2016

      Caitlin Walczyk will be the first Drexel student to receive a scholarship or fellowship to study in Kazakhstan when she spends a year studying Russian in the country as a Boren Awards honoree.

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    • Postdoctoral Research Fellow Opportunity in Synthetic Organic Chemistry

      August 01, 2016

      A Postdoctoral Research Fellow position is available in Drexel University's Department of Chemistry. The successful candidate will have a PhD in synthetic organic or organometallic chemistry and a strong background in catalysis and/or multi-step organic synthesis. The highly motivated candidate will be responsible for both method development and target-oriented molecule synthesis.

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    • Brian Daly

      Brian Daly Appointed Director of Clinical Training for Psychology

      July 27, 2016

      Brian Daly, PhD, associate professor of psychology, was appointed director of clinical training for Drexel University's psychology PhD program.

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    • Drexel Political Science student Allie Serdaru

      Political Science Major Explores the Inefficiencies of International Institutions

      July 27, 2016

      Allie Serdaru, Political Science'15, was reluctant to try out for a research assistant opportunity. One article later, she loves digging through data.

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    • Alexander (Sandy) Friedlander, PhD and Maria Schultheis, PhD

      Announcing New Heads of Psychology & Communication

      July 26, 2016

      Maria Schultheis, PhD, has been named head of the Department of Psychology, and Alexander (Sandy) Friedlander, PhD, has assumed the role of interim head of the Department of Communication, effective July 1, 2016.

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    • College of Arts and Sciences student Alli Spiller enjoyed eating cinnamon buns, a popular national treat, while on co-op in Sweden.

      Making the Most of Drexel Connections and Swedish Culture

      July 20, 2016

      Psychology student Alli Spiller recently returned from a research co-op in Sweden that she created using Drexel connections and financial support.

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    • College of Arts and Sciences student Greta Jusyte interned with the Philadelphia Host Committee to help put on the Democratic National Convention.

      Drexel Dragon Helps Bring Democratic Delegates to Philadelphia

      July 18, 2016

      Political science and international area studies double major Greta Jusyte lent a hand in putting on the Democratic National Convention through an internship with the Philadelphia Host Committee.

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      Q&A: Are Wildfires Really That Bad?

      July 14, 2016

      In California, nine different wildfires have destroyed roughly 70,000 acres. They are just 40 percent contained. A fire that cropped up in Lovell Canyon near Las Vegas has consumed roughly 300–400 acres. With thunderstorms likely over the next few days, firefighters fear lightning could spark a new blaze.

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      Lee Hoffman to Chair National ASC Symposia

      July 13, 2016

      Lee Hoffman, PhD, assistant teaching professor in the Department of Chemistry, will chair the symposia “Building Opportunities in the Chemical Profession: Exploiting the Power of Diversity and Inclusion” at the 252nd American Chemical Society National Meeting in Philadelphia, August 21-25, 2016.

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      Drexel Experts Available to Comment on Democratic National Convention

      July 11, 2016

      As Philadelphia prepares to host what is likely to be one of the largest and most historically significant Democratic National Conventions, Drexel experts are available to comment on issues ranging from the logistics of putting together the massive gathering and its historical significance, as well as addressing the biggest political issues that will face presumptive nominee Hillary Clinton.

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    • Robert J. Brulle, PhD

      Drexel's Robert J. Brulle Receives Highest Honor in American Environmental Sociology

      July 07, 2016

      Robert Brulle, PhD, a professor of sociology and environmental science in Drexel University’s College of Arts and Sciences, is the 2016 recipient of the Frederick Buttel Distinguished Contribution Award. Brulle received the highest honor from theAmerican Sociological Association’s Section on Environment and Technology in recognition of his service, innovation and publications in environmental sociology.

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    • DietDash

      Weight Loss Technologies Train the Brain to Resist Temptation

      June 30, 2016

      Psychologists have designed a computer game aimed at improving users’ inhibitory control and a mobile app that combats unhealthy urges before they strike.

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    • Labidus Praedator. Photo by Dinesh Rao.

      Mountaineering Ants Use Body Heat to Warm Nests

      June 29, 2016

      Underground army ants can keep their nests — called bivouacs — warm with their body heat; this social warming may enable fragile offspring to survive in chilly mountain forests , according to Drexel University researchers.

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    • Anne-Marie Obajtek-Kirkwood, PhD

      Remembering Anne-Marie Obajtek-Kirkwood, PhD

      June 28, 2016

      It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Anne-Marie Obajtek-Kirkwood, PhD, associate professor of French and founding member of the Department of Global Studies and Modern Languages. Obajtek-Kirkwood died surrounded by her family on Sunday, June 19th.

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    • When States Come Out: Q&A with Phillip Ayoub, PhD

      June 27, 2016

      Phillip Ayoub's new book, "When States Come Out: Europe's Sexual Minorities and the Politics of Visibility", has just been published by Cambridge University Press. Ayoub's research agenda exams comparative social movements and LGBTQ politics, as well as the politics of visibility. We sat down with him to chat about "When States Come Out", the dynamics of challenging and contesting norms, and his upcoming projects.

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    • A fruit fly on a compost pile. Photo by John Tann.

      Ladykiller: Artificial Sweetener Proves Deadly for Female Flies

      June 27, 2016

      In testing multiple artificial sweeteners, a Drexel University research team found that one was particularly deadly for female fruit flies — and left males relatively untouched.

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    • A scanning electron microscope image of a diatom. Courtesy of Australia's Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization.

      Tiny Algae Ideal for Sniffing Out Nutrient Pollution in Water

      June 24, 2016

      Tiny algae, called diatoms, living in water could be key to providing a definitive and clear measure of whether streams, rivers and lakes have damaging levels of nutrients in them.

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      Graham Wins APSA Grant & Ayoub Comments on Brexit

      June 23, 2016

      Erin Graham, PhD, was recently awarded a research grant from the American Political Science Association (APSA) and Phillip Ayoub, PhD, recently authored an article "Would Brexit Help LGBT People in Britain? Be Skeptical" for Washington Post political news blog The Monkey Cage.

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      Drexel Students And Alumni Help Cancer Survivors "Cook For Life"

      June 22, 2016

      The Drexel Food Lab and Drexel Edits have joined forces to produce a series of recipes for Cook for Your Life, an organization founded by Ann Ogden in 2007 to promote healthy cooking for cancer patients and survivors. The collaboration is led by Lawrence Souder, PhD, teaching professor of communication and director of Drexel Edits, and Jonathan Deutsch, PhD, professor of culinary arts and food science.

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      Q&A With CoAS Boren-Award Winners

      June 21, 2016

      College of Arts and Sciences students Alexandra Pickens, BA international area studies ’17, and Caitlin Walczyk, BA international area studies and political science ’18, each received the 2016 David L. Boren Scholarship from the National Security Education Program. The scholarship, which provides funding to students studying abroad in areas critical to U.S. interests, sent Pickens to Jordan this May, while Walczyk heads to Kazakhstan in the fall.

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      College of Arts and Sciences Tenure, Promotion and Awards

      June 19, 2016

      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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      Fall Courses

      June 18, 2016

      Students will explore the origins of language, learn about Drexel's 125-year history, and discover the ins and outs of running a student newspaper in these fall courses.

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      Student Job Opportunities

      June 17, 2016

      Need extra cash to fund your summer travels? Apply to work with the Department of Communication or the offices of STS, Public Policy and Sociology.

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    • A scan of a human brain. Photo courtesy of Sean Novak.

      Origin of a Myth: The Second Trauma Cure for Amnesia

      June 13, 2016

      A Drexel professor explains how scientists’ limited and faulty understanding of the brain hundreds of years ago gave birth to the erroneous idea that amnesia induced by a blow to the head can be cured by a second “conk.”

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    • Chris Sims

      Chris Sims Receives NSF Grant

      June 13, 2016

      Chris R. Sims, PhD, was awarded a 5 year grant ($742,736) from the National Science Foundation.

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      25 Faces 25 Years: Kate Hughes

      June 12, 2016

      The road that brought Kate Hughes to Drexel extends far beyond the streets of Philadelphia. From farming in Spain and Italy, to living in South Africa during the height of the AIDS crisis, to traveling around the Americas on a retrofitted school bus, Hughes has built a diverse and detailed portfolio that includes expertise in peace studies, public health, environmental justice and community organizing. Steeped in experience and radiating a sense of calm and a reassuring confidence, Hughes is the quintessential international area studies adviser — just ask her students.

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    • Meghan Plank

      Meghan Plank Wins 1st Place in CHI 2016 Student Research Competition

      June 10, 2016

      Meghan Plank, a senior Psychology Major received 1st place in the CHI 2016 Student Research Competition.

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    • Milton Huston, and his great-grandniece, Elizabeth Peckham

      A Legacy of Paying It Forward

      June 08, 2016

      Eighty-one years ago, Marjorie Barker Gallagher graduated from Drexel thanks to the generosity of her uncle. His only request was that she promise to send someone else to college instead of paying him back. That legacy continues this year, when Marjorie’s granddaughter Elizabeth became the family’s second Drexel graduate.

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    • Left side view of the Hypophthalmus marginatus collected from the Suriname River.

      After Centuries of Confusion, Unique Bones Help Scientists Place Catfish

      June 08, 2016

      The Hypophthalmus catfish has long stumped scientists trying to explore its origins, but a pair of researchers from the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University finally believes their analysis of the fish’s backbone and unique swim bladder has solved the puzzle.

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    • Stephanie Goldstein

      Stephanie Goldstein Accepted to 2016 Health Data Exploration Summer Institute

      June 07, 2016

      Stephanie Goldstein was accepted to the 2016 Health Data Exploration Summer Institute at UCSD in San Diego.

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    • Sheller to be Distinguished Visiting Scholar at Annenberg School of Communication this Fall

      June 06, 2016

      Mimi Sheller, professor of sociology and director of the Center for Mobilities Research and Policy will be the PARGC Distinguished Visiting Scholar in Global Communication at the Annenberg School of Communication, University of Pennsylvania, in the Fall of 2016. Sheller has also been awarded...

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    • A giant panda cooling off with a block of ice. Photo by Mingxi Li.

      Pandas Don’t Like It Hot: Temperature, Not Food is Biggest Concern for Conservation

      June 06, 2016

      China’s bamboo supply is more than enough to support giant pandas after it was discovered that they have bigger appetites than originally believed, but climate change could destroy their plentiful food source anyway.

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    • James Bergey

      Jim Bergey Wins 2016 Excellence in Science, Technology and Society Prize

      June 06, 2016

      Jim Bergey, MS in science, technology and society '16, is the inaugural recipient of the 2016 Excellence in Science, Technology and Society Prize, which is presented to a STS graduate student who has demonstrated exemplary performance in research, academics and service to the STS program.

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    • Writers Room participant Jordan McCullough reads to a crowd at last year's Writers Room anthology reading. Photo courtesy Jen Britton.

      Writers Room Celebrates its Second Year With a Special Reading, Anthology Release and Art Show

      June 03, 2016

      Writers Room has created many opportunities for members of the Drexel and West Philadelphia communities to create works of art and literature since its launch last year.

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      STS Students Justin Carone and Derek Parrott Recognized at Graduate Students Day

      June 03, 2016

      Derek Parrott and Justin Carone, both MS science, technology & society '16, were honored at Drexel's 2016 Graduate Student Day. Derek Parrott won a 2016 Research Excellence Award in the Social Sciences and Justin Carone won a 2016 Outstanding Promise Award for the Social Sciences.

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    • Elizabeth Nicholls

      Elizabeth Nicholls Receives Research Excellence Award

      June 02, 2016

      Elizabeth Nicholls has been selected for the 2016 Drexel University Research Excellence Award from the Graduate College.

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    • Tapera Flack

      Tinashe Tapera and Daniel Flack Receive Awards

      June 01, 2016

      Daniel Flack, clinical doctoral student co-advised by Zoe Zhang, PhD, and Evan Forman, PhD, along with Tinashe Tapera, BS/MS student mentored by Zoe Zhang, PhD, both received awards.

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    • Drexel students mingle at this year's Graduate Student Day.

      Graduate Student Day Honors Research, Dissertations and Promise

      June 01, 2016

      Master’s and doctoral students were recognized at Graduate Student Day for their accomplishments throughout the year.

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      Drexel Researchers Join Team Looking for Proof of Undiscovered Subatomic Particle

      June 01, 2016

      Recently, scientists have noticed that nuclear power plants’ reactors often emit fewer sub-atomic particles than expected. A group of Drexel researchers is now part of a team that will look into whether there is a particle that exists outside of our current understanding of physics that might be accounting for that deficit.

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    • Alison Kenner, PhD

      Ali Kenner Receives Career Development Award and the CoAS Teaching Excellence Award

      May 31, 2016

      Ali Kenner, PhD, assistant professor of politics and science, technology and society, has received two Drexel University faculty awards: a 2016-2017 Career Development Award and the 2016 CoAS Teaching Excellence Award. 

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      Evan Forman and Jenn Gallo Receive Awards

      May 27, 2016

      Evan Forman, PhD, and Jenn Gallo, PhD, were honored at the Faculty Award Ceremony. Jenn Gallo received the Barbara Hornum Award for teaching excellence.

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    • Drexel's Kelly Joyce, Hined Rafeh and Liz Owens pose with tech

      STS Student Research Spotlight: Wearable Technologies - Innovation and STS

      May 26, 2016

      Designed by a multidisciplinary team at Drexel University, the smart fabric technologies could replace hospital instruments used during labor and in the NICU to monitor infants. Professor Joyce, and graduate students Hined Rafeh and Liz Owens designed and led focus groups with those who have had recent birthing room experiences.

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    • Victoria Grunberg

      Victoria Grunberg Receives Teaching Excellence Award

      May 26, 2016

      Victoria Grunberg was awarded a Drexel Graduate Student Teaching Assistant Excellence Award this spring.

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      STS Graduate Students Organize and Participate in STGlobal 2016

      May 24, 2016

      STS Graduate students organized and participated in STGlobal 2016 in Washington, DC.

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      Drexel’s Postpartum Depression Clinic Is First of Its Kind in the Region

      May 24, 2016

      Mother-Baby Connections is an intensive outpatient clinic based at Drexel that provides therapy for mothers experiencing stress and postpartum depression.

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    • Nancy Raitano Lee

      Nancy Raitano Lee Receives 2016 Antelo Devereux Award

      May 23, 2016

      Nancy Raitano Lee, PhD, has been selected as a recipient of the 2016 Antelo Devereux Award, an annual award given by the College of Arts of Sciences to young faculty in pursuit of a research project.

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    • Drexel Graduate Student Meghan O'Donnell

      Meghan O'Donnell Receives SWEP Scholarship

      May 23, 2016

      Meghan O’Donnell, MS environmental policy ’18, received a $2,500 Graduate Student Scholarship from the Society of Women Environmental Professionals of Greater Philadelphia, a nonprofit professional association of women involved or interested in environmental law, science, business and policy.

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    • Christine Maguth Nezu, Ph.D.

      Christine Maguth Nezu Receives ABCT Award

      May 22, 2016

      Recently Chris Maguth Nezu, PhD, was awarded the Outstanding Educator Award from the Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT).

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    • Evan Forman

      Evan Forman Receives Outstanding Mentor Award

      May 18, 2016

      Evan Forman, PhD, has been selected to receive the 2016 Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT) Outstanding Mentor Award.

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    • Meghan Butryn

      Meghan Butryn Becomes Standing Member of NIH Study Section

      May 13, 2016

      Meghan Butryn, PhD, has accepted an invitation to serve as a standing member of a National Institutes of Health (NIH) study section.

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    • Chloe Silverman, PhD

      Q&A with Professor Chloe Silverman

      May 11, 2016

      Drexel University's Chloe Silverman, PhD, will serve as co-principal investigator on a recently funded grant for autism research. Silverman will work as part of a research team which includes Drexel Professors Paul Shattuck, PhD, and Collette Sosnowy, PhD, and Connie Anderson, PhD, from Towson University. This research is funded through the Organization for Autism Research.

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    • A group of Drexel students listening to a piece written in Writers Room being read. Courtesy of Rachel Wenrick.

      Words to Live By: Drexel’s Writers Room Hosting Festival in Celebration of ‘Their Eyes Were Watching God’

      May 11, 2016

      With a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts’ Big Read program, Drexel’s Writers Room will host seven weeks of programming to bring local communities together to explore themes from the acclaimed novel and its author’s life.

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    • Left to right, Paul Kaczmarczik, Paul Michael Kaczmarczik and Mike Kaczmarczik pose with Nobel Laureate and 13th Kaczmarczik Lecture speaker William D. Phillips at the 2008 event.

      Employee Spotlight: The Kaczmarczik Family

      May 11, 2016

      Since the 1940s, a member of the Kaczmarczik family has studied, taught or worked on campus. Three generations of Kaczmarcziks have accumulated over 80 years of combined educational and professional experience at Drexel.

       

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    • This year's co-op award winners are pictured. Bottom row left to right: Lynn Gotuaco, Conchita Taylor, Chau Dang, Angelique Giannascoli and Sarah Griggs. Back row left to right: Sandra Petri, Arvid Roach and Brandon Katz.

      Celebrating the Best of Drexel’s Historic Co-op Program in 2016

      May 06, 2016

      Drexel’s annual Cooperative Education Awards honored outstanding co-op students and employers alike.

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    • Mona Elgohail

      Mona Elgohail Elected as the APAGS Member-at-Large, Diversity Focus

      May 05, 2016

      Mona Elgohail, a doctoral candidate in clinical psychology and mentee of Pamela Geller, PhD, was elected to serve as the APAGS Member-at-Large, Diversity Focus for the August 2016-2018 term.

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    • Gene Golub SIAM Summer School

      Gene Golub SIAM Summer School

      May 04, 2016

      The 2016 Gene Golub SIAM Summer School on Stochastic Differential equations and Wave Propagation will take place July 25 – August 5, 2016 at Drexel University.

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    • 2016 Distinguished Speaker - Allen Knutson, PhD

      2016 Distinguished Speaker - Allen Knutson, PhD

      May 02, 2016

      Former world record-holding juggler and Cornell math professor Allen Knutson will speak and perform for the Drexel community.

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    • 2016 MAAGC Workshop

      Third Annual MAAGC Workshop

      April 29, 2016

      The MAAGC Workshop aims to bring together senior researchers and junior mathematicians from the region to exchange ideas and forge collaborations in algebraic geometry and algebraic combinatorics.

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    • Ryan Petrie, PhD

      Ryan Petrie Publishes Review Article

      April 29, 2016

      Ryan Petrie, PhD, published a review article in PubMed titled "Multiple mechanisms of 3D migration: the origins of plasticity." Understanding why human cells have so many ways to get around!

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    • Celebrating Drexel Authors

      Celebrating All Drexel Authors

      April 27, 2016

      For the fourth year, the Office of the Provost and Drexel Libraries highlighted the work of Drexel’s authors and editors. This year, for the first time, published students were honored along with faculty and staff.

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    • Elizabeth Watson, PhD

      Meet BEES Prof Elizabeth Watson

      April 26, 2016

      Assistant Professor of Wetlands Science Elizabeth Watson, PhD, joined Drexel's Department of Biodiversity, Earth and Environmental Science (BEES) after working as a research ecologist at the Environmental Protection Agency. She says being a professor is a natural fit, given her love of science, learning and helping students relate to their world.

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    • Writer's Room

      This is Writers Room

      April 26, 2016

      Directed by English prof Rachel Wenrick and located at the Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships, Writers Room is a place for writing, reading, thinking and being. Here, members of the Mantua, Powelton Village and Drexel communities create a shared story.

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    • UConnect at Drexel University logo

      Drexel Awarded $40,000 for Innovative Service Models in Higher Education

      April 25, 2016

      Drexel was awarded $40,000 at the Service Year + Higher Ed Innovation Challenge, having won both the private university category and the audience choice award. The challenge was created with the purpose of promoting the integration of learning and service during college. Finalists were invited to present their program concepts in person to a panel of judges during an all-day event on April 12 at the Aspen Institute in Washington, DC.

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    • Summer Courses

      April 22, 2016

      Students will witness the power of poetry firsthand at CHOP, understand the significance of the U.S.-Mexican War, and explore the human mind and consciousness in these summer courses.

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    • Student Job Opportunities

      April 22, 2016

      Looking for a spring job opportunity? Apply to work with the Department of Global Studies and Modern Languages, or the offices of STS, Public Policy and Sociology.

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    • Matthew Parsons

      Finding Alternative Energy in France

      April 22, 2016

      Physics alumnus Matthew Parsons '15 is the recipient of a Fulbright research grant that will allow him to investigate an alternative energy source, "fusion energy," at the ITER Project in Southern France — an international collaboration of researchers from 35 different countries.

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    • Oil Refinery

      Professor Gwen Ottinger on Air Monitoring Data

      April 21, 2016

      What's in the air in the neighborhoods closest to oil refineries? In general, according to Department of Politics Professor Gwen Ottinger, we don't know, and even when we do know, remarkably little meaningful change happens with that data.

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    • Red-eared monkey. Photo by Ian Nichols/National Geographic.

      Gun Hunting Could Lead to Extinction of Threatened Primates on African Island

      April 18, 2016

      A study conducted by a team led by Drexel University scientists found that gun hunting on Bioko Island correlates significantly with lower numbers of the majority of the island’s primate species.

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    • NOAA logo

      Bees Students Named Drexel's First Hollings Scholars

      April 14, 2016

      Nicholas Barber, BS geoscience '18, honors, and Vincent O'Leary, BS environmental science and BS geoscience '18, honors, are the first students at Drexel University to receive the Earnest F. Hollings Scholarship from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). A total 125 students from across the United States receive this award, which recognizes the nation’s top undergraduates interested in pursuing research, public service or teaching careers in the oceanic and atmospheric sciences.

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    • Q&A with Professor Gwen Ottinger

      April 13, 2016

      Gwen Ottinger, PhD, has an impressive research agenda based on questioning the environmental justice implications of current modes of science and technology. For her current project, she has been traveling to the San Francisco Bay Area to do social science research in communities next to oil refineries, where residents are concerned about toxic chemicals in their air. We caught up with her to ask her about her research, her workshop and the virtues of inquiry that engages with communities’ real-world problems.

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    • The Drexel Naturalists' Association pictured on an excursion in Wissahickon Valley Park.

      Celebrate the Great Outdoors with the Drexel Naturalists’ Association

      April 11, 2016

      Now that spring has sprung, students can better appreciate nature in and outside of the city with the Drexel Naturalists’ Association.

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    • Helen Murray

      Helen Murray Receives Graduate Student Research Award

      April 09, 2016

      Helen Murray, a 1st-year clinical psychology doctoral student, was awarded a Graduate Student Research Award from the American Psychological Association's Division 38, Society for Health Psychology.

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    • Farrah Rahaman, Drexel Global Studies Student

      25 Faces 25 Years: Farrah Rahaman

      April 07, 2016

      “I’m predisposed to having a deep-rooted interest in international issues,” says Farrah Rahaman, a junior double majoring in art history and international area studies with a concentration in justice and human rights. At 21 years of age, the undergrad has been to Guatemala, Madrid, Haiti and Peru, and has spent her spring and summer breaks writing alongside leading Haitian poets, volunteering as an English teacher, and studying international development up close.

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    • Images of three different synapses. Photos by Mitchell D'Rozario.

      Double Duty: Proteins Associated with Schizophrenia Hang Around Longer Than Previously Thought

      March 31, 2016

      While most scientists believe that TCF4 proteins degraded and disappeared after they assigned jobs to cells in the nervous system, a Drexel University research team discovered that the proteins were hanging around afterward and telling the cells how to do those jobs.

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    • Coaspicsoftheyears

      Drexel #CoASPicOfTheYears Contest

      March 29, 2016

      College is a series of moments and experiences — final exams conquered, co-ops mastered, destinations traveled, friendships made. As the academic year comes to a close, we’re kicking off a new photo challenge and inviting you to share your favorite College moments in our CoASPicOfTheYears Contest.

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    • East fork of the Bear River, one of the study sites.

      Un-Muddying Waters: Drexel Researchers Studying Climate Change in Mongolian, U.S. Rivers

      March 29, 2016

      As a part of a National Science Foundation macroecology study spanning two continents, a team of researchers from the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University will compare river systems in grassland areas of Asia and North America to see how they function and how human activity, including the effects of climate change alters that.

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    • 2016 Commencement

      Auditions Now Open For CoAS Student Commencement Speaker

      March 28, 2016

      The College of Arts and Sciences Commencement Ceremony — Friday, June 10, 2016 — will be here before you know it. This year, we’re offering a few new ways to personalize your graduation experience.

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    • Fraser Fleming, PhD - Head of Chemistry

      Meet Chemistry Head Fraser Fleming

      March 25, 2016

      Author of the recently published book "The Truth About Science and Religion," this organic chemist is interested in how science and religion can help address ethical and moral issues.

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    • Student Job Opportunities

      March 24, 2016

      Looking for a job this spring? Apply to work with the Department of Global Studies and Modern Languages, the offices of STS, Public Policy and Sociology, or the College of Computing and Informatics!

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    • Summer Courses

      March 24, 2016

      Students can examine crimes from the perspective of the victim, understand the evolutionary biology of humans, and explore the ethical issues faced by those working in the legal field in these summer courses.

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    • From left to right: Rob Jackson, Facility Supervisor at the Wright Recreation Center; Lawrence Souder, Director of Drexel Edits and host of "Good Morning, Neighbors"; and Nick Surgent, an undergraduate at Drexel University's Bennett S. LeBow College of Business and one of several Drexel Community Scholars

      WKDU Greets Local Nonprofits With 'Good Morning, Neighbors'

      March 23, 2016

      Student-run radio station WKDU, center for the support of nonprofit communications Drexel Edits and the Lindy Center for Civic Engagement come together to welcome local nonprofit organizations with “Good Morning, Neighbors,” a series of biweekly radio interviews.

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    • Brian Daly Receives Two Grants

      March 22, 2016

      Brian P. Daly, PhD was recently awarded two, 3 year grants.

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    • Stephanie Kerrigan Receives Multiple Awards

      March 16, 2016

      Stephanie Kerrigan, a 4th year PhD student in the clinical psychology graduate program, recently received three awards.

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    • Christine Maguth Nezu Selected for Appointment to Prestigious Committee

      March 16, 2016

      Christine Maguth Nezu, PhD was nominated and selected by the Behavioral and Cognitive Specialty Council of the Council on Specialties (COS) for appointment to the Committee responsible for writing and submitting the specialty petition document for the re-recognition of Behavioral and Cognitive Psychology by the American Psychological Association's (APA's) Commission for the Recognition of Specialties and Proficiencies in Professional Psychology (CRSPPP).

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    • A pair of Ceuthophilus crickets.

      Surface-Going Cave Crickets Actually More Isolated Than Cave-Dwelling Cousins

      March 16, 2016

      Although other studies on cave-dwelling creatures have found that animals that spend all of their lives in the dark of caves are more likely to be genetically isolated, a recent study on two groups of crickets found the opposite.

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    • Brain Awareness Week is March 14-18

      Know Where Your Mind is During Brain Awareness Week

      March 14, 2016

      The Drexel Department of Psychology is hosting multiple student- and community-oriented events during Brain Awareness Week, March 14-18, with the goal to educate community members about current trends in scientific research as it relates to brain health across the lifespan and, more generally, to raise awareness about healthy brain habits.

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    • Eciton burchellii ants, among the above-ground species that appeared to regrow the parts of the brain used for sight.

      Seeing the Light: Army Ants Evolve to Regain Sight and More in Return to Surface’s Complex Environment

      March 09, 2016

      A study of army ants revealed that some species increased their brain size, including visual brain regions, after evolving above-ground behavior. Their ancestors had lived mainly underground for nearly 60 million years. Such increases in brain capacity are a rarely-studied evolutionary phenomenon.

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    • Colleen Farrell in Afghanistan

      They Needed Women More Than They Thought: Drexel Veterans Speak on the Role of Women in the Military

      March 09, 2016

      Five Drexel vets gathered on March 2 to discuss the hardships and successes of serving as women in the American and Israeli military.

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    • A lit light bulb.

      Trust Your Aha! Moments, Experiments Show They’re Probably Right

      March 07, 2016

      A series of experiments showed that sudden insight may yield more correct solutions than using gradual, methodical thinking.

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    • Africana Studies and Women's and Gender Studies Open Call for Student Essays

      Call for Essays: Africana Studies and Women’s and Gender Studies Awards

      March 03, 2016

      The Department of Global Studies and Modern Languages and the Africana Studies (AFAS) and Women’s and Gender Studies (WGST) programs are pleased to officially announce the undergraduate student call for essays. Essays for Africana Studies will be considered for the V.P. Franklin Award. Essays for Women’s and Gender Studies will be considered for the Martha Montgomery Award.

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    • Brian Daly Co-PI on New Behavioral Health Intervention Program

      March 01, 2016

      Drexel's Brian Daly, PhD, an assistant professor and director of practicum training in the Department of Psychology in the College of Arts and Sciences, is a co-principle investigators on a new behavioral health intervention program, Sixers Creating Opportunities, Resources, and Encouragement for Youth (SCORE).

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    • A Crititque of the Moral Defense of Vegetarianism by Drexel Professor Andrew Smith

      Thinking of Becoming a Vegetarian? Well, You Can’t.

      March 01, 2016

      We all have that one snooty friend who is always talking about the ethical reasons for his vegetarianism. Well, now you can prove him wrong.

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    • A measuring tape wrapped around a fork

      The Science of Eating Disorders

      February 25, 2016

      For National Eating Disorders Awareness Week, professors Adrienne Juarascio and Jessica Barson separate fact from fiction and weigh in on the psychological and physiological causes of eating disorders.

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    • SCORE will help youth develop fundamental skills for succeeding in life.

      Drexel and Sixers Youth Foundation Team Up to Promote Healthy Behaviors for Middle School Students

      February 25, 2016

      Middle school students in West Philadelphia will learn strategies to achieve better physical and emotional health through a new collaboration between Drexel University and the Sixers Youth Foundation, a charitable initiative of the Philadelphia 76ers.

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    • A depiction of black holes merging and the gravitational waves that emit from them.

      Building Toward Discovery: Drexel Professor’s Role in Finding Gravitational Waves

      February 22, 2016

      Sometimes, science is about chipping away at the big questions. One Drexel physics professor recently got credit for his role in developing a big answer.

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    • Stephanie Goldstein Receives Innovation Award

      February 17, 2016

      Stephanie Goldstein, a doctoral student in clinical psychology, has received The Society of Behavioral Medicine, Technology Special Interest Group Student Award for Innovation.

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    • Kenneth Lacovara, PhD unearthing Dreadnaughtus

      How to Build a Flexing Robotic Dinosaur Limb In Seven ‘Easy’ Steps

      February 17, 2016

      With their discovery of Dreadnoughtus schrani in 2014, a team of Drexel University researchers unearthed not only the most complete skeleton of a new species of supermassive dinosaur, but also a trove of research opportunities. One of the first of these endeavors to take shape at Drexel is an effort to better understand how the dinosaur might have moved.

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    • Kirk Heilbrun, PhD

      Kirk Heilbrun Receives Distinguished Award

      February 15, 2016

      Kirk Heilbrun, PhD, has received the 2016 Distinguished Contributions to Law and Psychology award from the American Psychology-Law Society/APA Division 41.

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    • Thumbnail for PHIL 381: Philosophy in Literature - Image of "Alpine Architecture" by Bruno Taut

      Philosophy in Literature course focuses on utopia

      February 15, 2016

      In the spring term, PHIL 381-001: Philosophy in Literature focuses on utopia. It is cross-listed with ENGL 395-001.

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    • 20th Kaczmarczik Lecture speaker S. Alan Stern gestures during his presentation on Feb. 10.

      Celebrating 20 Years of Bringing Nobel Prize Winners to Campus

      February 15, 2016

      Since its inception in 1995, the Kaczmarczik Lecture series honoring a former Drexel physics professor has brought many high school students and Nobel Prize winners to campus in the name of science.

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    • Stephanie Manasse

      Stephanie Manasse Receives Research Grant from Academy for Eating Disorders

      February 12, 2016

      Stephanie Manasse, 4th-year clinical psychology student, was awarded an Academy for Eating Disorders Student Research Grant in the amount of $1000 to help fund her dissertation project, Novel Assessment of Affective Distress Intolerance in Binge Eating.

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    • Alisa Melekhina, BA Philosophy, '11

      25 Faces, 25 Years: Alisa Melekhina, BA Philosophy '11

      February 10, 2016

      Most first graders are only just beginning to master the skills of reading, writing and arithmetic — but not Alisa Melekhina. By the age of 7, Melekhina had not only competed in the World Open for chess — a game that requires astute calculation and strategy well beyond the years of most first graders — she had also authored an English translation of a popular Russian fairytale (at the age of 6!). As if that’s not impressive enough, the now 24-year-old attorney went on to receive a full ride to Drexel and graduate in just two years. The astounding timeline of this accomplished alumna is enough to make even the most industrious of us feel like an underachiever.

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    • Stephanie Goldstein Receives 2016 Distinguished Student Travel Scholarship

      February 09, 2016

      Stephanie Goldstein, a doctoral student in clinical psychology, has received the Society of Behavioral Medicine’s (SBM) 2016 Distinguished Student Travel Scholarship.

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    • Police Executive Research Forum Logo

      Psychology Department's Mental Health and Justice Center Hosts Scottish Delegates for PERF

      February 09, 2016

      Drexel University Department of Psychology’s Mental Health and Justice Center of Excellence (CoE) recently hosted delegates from Scotland as part the Police Executive Research Forum (PERF) and Police Scotland’s Leadership for Outcomes Program.

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    • Chengqian Yin, PhD, a biology student and a member of the Sang Lab

      Chengqian Yin Wins Prestigious AACR Scholar-in-Training Award

      February 09, 2016

      Chengqian Yin, PhD, a biology student and a member of the Sang Lab, has received a prestigious AACR Scholar-in-Training Award.

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    • Central American Bushmaster

      5 Things to Know About Being Bitten By A Viper

      February 05, 2016

      Sean O’Donnell is a member of the white fang club — which is to say that he’s one of a group of biologists whose been bitten by a venomous snake and lived to tell the tale.

      In 2009, O’Donnell, PhD, now an associate department head of Biodiversity, Earth and Environmental Sciences (BEES) in Drexel’s College of Arts and Science, was involved in a program teaching tropical field courses for undergraduates in a lowland rain forest in Costa Rica. It was there, two years before he came to Drexel, that he was initiated to the club via a Central American bushmaster.

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    • Ice Cream Sundae

      ICYMI: Science Explains Why You Can't Keep That New Year's Resolution

      February 05, 2016

      Here we are in the final days of January. How are your New Year’s resolutions holding up? Have you maintained the willpower to eat healthy and lose weight, or did you lose all control at the first thought of a brownie sundae? If the latter rings true for you, here’s some good news: it may not be not your fault. And, even better, there may be a practical solution.

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    • New research by Drexel University and Arizona State University reveals that the burst of electricity from a stun gun can impair a person’s ability to remember and process information.

      Taser Shock Disrupts Brain Function, Has Implications for Police Interrogations

      February 04, 2016

      New research from a first-of-its-kind human study by Drexel University and Arizona State University reveals that the burst of electricity from a stun gun can impair a person’s ability to remember and process information. In a randomized control trial, participants were subjected to Taser shocks and tested for cognitive impairment. Some showed short-term declines in cognitive functioning comparable to dementia, raising serious questions about the ability of police suspects to understand their rights at the point of arrest.

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    • Scott Knowles and Richardson Dilworth

      Employee Spotlight: Scott Knowles & Richardson Dilworth

      February 04, 2016

      Professors Scott Knowles and Richardson Dilworth are reliving Drexel’s entire 125 years of existence in a new book and online oral history that will be unveiled later this year, to coincide with the anniversary of Drexel’s founding in 1891. 

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    • Jordan Hyatt (L) will evaluate the body camera initiative under SEPTA Police Chief Thomas Nestel III (R). Photo credit: Elizabeth Peckham.

      Drexel Criminology Professor to Evaluate SEPTA Body Camera Initiative

      February 02, 2016

      The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) recently announced that its transit police officers have been equipped with body cameras. The initiative, which is intended to strengthen relationships with the public and provide valuable evidence for investigations, will be evaluated by Jordan Hyatt, JD, PhD, an assistant professor in Drexel University’s Department of Criminology and Justice Studies in the College of Arts and Sciences.

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    • Arthur M. Nezu

      Arthur M. Nezu Reappointed to APA Committee

      February 01, 2016

      Arthur M. Nezu, PhD, DHL, ABPP, Distinguished University Professor of Psychology, was recently appointed to the committee charged with revising the 6th edition of the American Psychological Association Publication Manual.

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    • The Central African Biodiversity Alliance 2015 Undergraduate Field Course Plant Research Group at Mbam & Djerem National Park, Cameroon. Pictured from left to right: Katie DiAngelus (Drexel), Katherine Achy (UCLA), Dr. Maximilliano Fero (National University of Equatorial Guinea), Francisco Mitogo (National University of Equatorial Guinea), Andrienne Bih (Univeristy of Buea, Cameroon) and Alexandra Ley (University of Halle-Wittenberg, Germany). Photo credit: David Montgomery.

      African Biodiversity Researchers to Speak at Drexel Before National Symposium

      January 29, 2016

      A group of biodiversity researchers from Drexel-managed programs in Central Africa will speak at the University to discuss the challenges of their work and preparing for the future before they attend the Association for the Advancement of Science symposium.

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    • Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University

      New Poll Ranks Academy Near Top of Best Higher Ed Natural History Museums

      January 27, 2016

      A new report on the nation’s best higher education natural history museums ranks the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University as No. 2, largely for the public and student access to its world-renowned collections and scientists.

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    • Asteroid in outer space

      Q+A: Can NASA Really Predict - and Divert - Harmful Asteroids?

      January 21, 2016

      The name “Planetary Defense Coordination Office” evokes such sci-fi motifs as laser canons pointed skyward and angry, space ship-riding aliens.

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    • New STS Spring Courses

      January 20, 2016

      Are you curious about STS? STS Lab courses are our signature courses. According to each course's theme, students in STS lab courses work in teams, gaining the collaborative skills, you will need as you enter your field. This spring, STS offers two new courses.

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    • Former Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles H. Ramsey will join Drexel University as the inaugural Distinguished Visiting Fellow of the Lindy Institute for Urban Innovation.

      Former Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey Joins Drexel as Distinguished Visiting Fellow

      January 14, 2016

      Former Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles H. Ramsey will join Drexel University as the inaugural Distinguished Visiting Fellow of the Lindy Institute for Urban Innovation, a new cross-university strategic initiative that aligns Drexel’s academic work with the real-world need for urban revitalization. He also will be affiliated with the Department of Criminology and Justice Studies in the College of Arts and Sciences.

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    • Student Job Opportunity

      January 06, 2016

      The Center for Science, Technology and Society and the Center for Public Policy are looking for a department assistant with work-study hours. The position involves physical and electronic filing, information collection and organization, light editing, help with setup and breakdown of lectures and panel discussions, deliveries (not heavy) and other duties as assigned by the assistant director.

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    • Jennifer Stanford, PhD

      Expanding Access to Research Opportunities for STEM Undergraduates

      January 06, 2016

      "Many undergraduates nationwide do not engage in research during their education," says Jennifer Stanford, PhD, assistant professor of biology in Drexel University's College of Arts and Sciences.

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    • David Thornburgh - Committee of Seventy President and CEO

      Committee of Seventy President & CEO to Teach Public Policy at Drexel

      January 06, 2016

      The College of Arts and Sciences' Center for Public Policy welcomes David Thornburgh to its cohort of esteemed affiliated faculty members. Thornburgh is the president and CEO of the Committee of Seventy, a nonpartisan nonprofit working to influence "good government" in Philadelphia.

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    • Susan Bell, PhD

      Meet Sociology Head Susan Bell

      January 06, 2016

      Susan E. Bell, PhD, joined the College this fall as head of the new Department of Sociology. A contributing author of the renowned book "Our Bodies, Ourselves," Bell was inspired to become a professor after working in women's health centers in California and Massachusetts in the ’70s.

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    • New Spring Courses

      January 05, 2016

      Students will lead fiction writing exercises with patients at CHOP, discover the therapeutic potential of philosophy, and learn about the millions of species of insects that co-inhabit our planet — for better or worse — in these spring courses!

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    • Diet Dash logo

      Drexel Team Developing Brain-Training Game to Promote Healthy Eating

      January 02, 2016

      Project DASH is now seeking volunteers for study of a computer game designed to improve your ability to say "No" to tempting sweets that lead to weight gain. Participants must be 18 years or older, have a BMI of 25 or greater, own a home computer or laptop, and regularly eat high-sugar foods.

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    • Not Just the Koch Brothers: New Drexel Study Reveals Funders Behind the Climate Change Denial Effort

      December 20, 2013

      A new study conducted by Drexel University environmental sociologist Robert J. Brulle, PhD, exposes the organizational underpinnings and funding behind the powerful climate change countermovement. This study marks the first peer-reviewed, comprehensive analysis ever conducted of the sources of funding that maintain the denial effort. Through an analysis of the financial structure of the organizations that constitute the core of the countermovement and their sources of monetary support, Brulle found that, while the largest and most consistent funders behind the countermovement are a number of well-known conservative foundations, the majority of donations are “dark money,” or concealed funding.

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    • The Assignment Was a 15-Page Paper, And They Wrote 97 — And Raised $25,000

      December 19, 2013

      Drexel communication major's senior project is 15 pages. But that didn't stop Farrah Goldsmith and Cherilyn Buscarino from submitting a 97-page report. Still not impressed? The two seniors' endeavor also involved planning a 250-person major fundraising event for the Drexel Smart House (DSH) that raised more than $25,000.

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    • STS Prof Receives Award to Measure Perceptions of Environmental Health Risk Against City Planning Priorities

      December 18, 2013

      Science, Technology and Society Assistant Professor Alison Kenner, PhD, along with co-investigators Igor Burstyn, PhD, from Drexel’s School of Public Health and John Lee, MPH, of the Clean Air Council, was awarded an $11,000 grant from the Social Science Research Fund

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    • Public Health Prof Receives Award to Survey Public Health Professionals’ Views about the Nature, Importance and Usefulness of Academic Public Health Ethics

      December 18, 2013

      The department of Community and Health & Prevention (CHP) Assistant Professor John Rossi, VMD, M.Bioethics along with co-investigators Michael Yudell, PhD, MPH; Amy Carroll-Scott, PhD, MPH from Drexel’s School of Public Health and Constance Perry,  PhD,  of Drexel’s College of Nursing and Health Professions, was awarded a $7,520 grant

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    • A.J. Drexel Institute for Energy and the Environment

      Drexel Opens A.J. Drexel Institute for Energy and the Environment

      December 16, 2013

      Drexel University is opening a new research institute that will strive to answer some of the most challenging questions about energy and environmental sustainability facing the nation today. The A.J. Drexel Institute for Energy and the Environment will look at the science, economics and politics that influence decisions about energy and the environment; and serve as a resource for decision makers both in the region and around the world.

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    • Xiaobo Bai Published Paper in The Journal of Cell Biology

      December 16, 2013

      Xiaobo Bai published a paper in the December issue of The Journal of Cell Biology.

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    • Stephanie Manasse Receives Double Honors

      December 11, 2013

      Stephanie Manasse, doctoral student in clinical psychology received a $1500 Psi Chi Graduate Research Grant to support her thesis project and was also named Meritorious Student winner by the Society of Behavioral Medicine in recognition of her poster submission.

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    • Faculty Extracurriculars: The Wildlife Photographer

      December 11, 2013

      Contrary to popular belief, faculty do not evaporate outside the walls of the classroom. Drexel Prof Christian Hunold shares the extracurricular exploits that keeps him connected and inspired—in and outside of the classroom.

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    • What Does an STS Student Look Like?

      December 10, 2013

      Joe Kyle and Melanie Jeske are both in the accelerated BS/MS program in science, technology and society (i.e. they will graduate with undergrad and grad degrees from Drexel in just five years). But although they may be in the same program, they're on two distinct paths.

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    • Drexel Psychologist Hosts "Talking About Kids" Radio Series on WPHT Philadelphia

      December 06, 2013

      Drexel psychologist and Emeritus Professor Myrna Shure, PhD, will host "Talking About Kids," a live radio series airing this winter on Talk Radio 1210 WPHT Philadelphia. Made possible by the Huston and Clayman Family Foundations, the series will feature four Drexel psychology professors who will discuss topics ranging from bullying and peer pressure to military families coping with loved ones away for the holidays. Tune in live on WPHT (1210 AM).

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    • Drexel University Physics Students Win National Recognition

      December 06, 2013

      The Drexel University chapter of the Society of Physics Students (SPS) has won an Outstanding Chapter Award from the SPS National Office. This is the fifth time the chapter has been recognized for its excellence as a top-tier student-led physics club, a designation given to fewer than 10 percent of all SPS chapters at universities in the United States.

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    • Drexel Peer Readers Present at National Conference

      December 05, 2013

      Drexel Writing Center (DWC) peer readers Drew Houriet and Jen Jolles, undergraduate English majors, and Mesha Roy Paladhi, undergraduate biological sciences major, presented "What's In A Name: The Peer Reader In Context," at the National Conference on Peer Tutoring of Writing in Tampa on Saturday, November 2, 2013. Houriet, Jolles and Paladhi presented alongside Rachel Wenrick, associate director of the DWC, and Janel McCloskey, coordinator for writing in the DWC.

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    • Art Nezu, PhD, Appointed to International Advisory Group

      December 04, 2013

      Art Nezu, PhD, Distinguished University Professor of Psychology, has recently been appointed to the International Advisory Group and Consensus Panel that will develop the protocol for CONSORT-SPI. CONSORT-SPI will be the journal article reporting guidelines that represents an extension of the original Consolidated Standards of Reporting Trials (CONSORT) Statement, but specific to Social and Psychological Interventions (SPI).

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    • Drexel grad student has one of the 'worst jobs in science’

      December 03, 2013

      Jake Owens wasn't surprised that his stint collecting data from an African bush-meat market was named one of the 'worst jobs in science' in the November issue of Popular Science magazine.

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    • Fossils in the Big Apple and Other Urban Paleontology Adventures

      November 21, 2013

      There are fossils in New York’s Grand Central Station. It’s not a traveling museum exhibit. It’s not an exhibit at all. Hundreds of millions of years in the past, the limestone used to construct the station’s floors was formed through the accumulation of ancient marine life. You can still see impressions of some of those life forms today if you know what to look for.

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    • Tara McNair Receives NDLW Award

      November 14, 2013

      Tara McNair received an award from Drexel University for her outstanding work on behalf of online learning in the College of Arts and Sciences as part of Drexel's celebration of National Distance Learning Week.

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    • Mica Matlack's Job is to Turn Pages in a Book, and it Might Make You Jealous

      November 12, 2013

      She grew up in Audubon, N.J, but Mica Matlack never really thought about her hometown’s name until she started her co-op at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University. The junior communications major

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    • Distinguished Chemistry Alumni Award 2013

      November 05, 2013

      The Department of Chemistry was pleased to present its 2013 Distinguished Chemistry Alumnus Award to Professor Frank Jordan of Rutgers Newark.  Dr. Jordon received his BS in Chemistry from Drexel in 1964.

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    • <i>(1)ne Drop: Shifting the Lens on Race</i> seeks to challenge narrow perceptions of what Blackness is and what it looks like

      New Book on Racial Identity by Dr. Yaba Blay to be Released on Black Friday with Launch Party at the Painted Bride

      November 04, 2013

      On Black Friday, Nov. 29, a new book on racial identity by Drexel University’s Dr. Yaba Blay, one of today’s leading voices on colorism and global skin color politics, will be released from Blay’s recently launched independent press, Black Print Press. To celebrate the release, a launch party will take place at The Painted Bride Art Center (230 Vine St.) on Nov. 29 from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. A concurrent photography exhibition is currently on display at The Painted Bride through Dec. 21.

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    • More New Courses for Winter

      October 30, 2013

      Looking for new courses this winter? Examine the world of comics, graphic novels and memoirs; learn about technology’s role in psychology; or explore the philosophical ideas of the European Enlightenment in these new courses!

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    • Meet one of Psychology’s Newest Faculty Members

      October 30, 2013

      Chris Sims, PhD, is a new assistant professor in the Department of Psychology whose research focuses on cognitive science. In this Q&A, Sims reveals his “new” 18th century hobby and the undergraduate course that ultimately drove him to a career in cognitive science.

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    • Scott Barclay, PhD, Discusses Status of Same-Sex Marriage Laws in Light of NJ Ruling

      October 28, 2013

      Following New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s appeal-withdraw, Scott Barclay, PhD, discusses the status of same-sex marriage laws in the U.S.

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    • Stephen C. Lawrence (left), chairman of the Lacawac Sanctuary Foundation, and George W. Gephart, Jr., president and CEO of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, shake hands over an agreement to form an environmental research and educational consortium at Lacawac in the Pocono Mountains. The consortium also includes Drexel University.

      Environmental Research Consortium Formed with Lacawac Sanctuary, Drexel and Academy of Natural Sciences

      October 24, 2013

      Lacawac Sanctuary Foundation, the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University and Drexel University today announced an agreement to form an environmental research and education consortium at Lacawac Sanctuary, a popular National Natural Landmark and ecological field research station in the Pocono Mountains.

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    • Fuller in Philadelphia

      October 24, 2013

      The Fuller in Philadelphia Symposium co-sponsored by the Mobilities Center and the ExCITe Center was held on October 14th at the ExCITe Center with keynote speakers Eva Díaz (Pratt Institute), Tim Wessels and Mimi Sheller, plus a hands-on workshop led by Joseph D. Clinton building triangular tessellations.

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    • Why is the Confederate Flag Appearing Around Philadelphia? A Q&A with Mary Ebeling

      October 24, 2013

      Mary Ebeling grew up in Virginia, and she has family members elsewhere in the South. So it wasn't as if she was unfamiliar with the Confederate battle flag. But when she saw one taped to a lamppost not far from her West Philadelphia home a few years ago, it was still a shock.

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    • Drexel Lab Has Two of the Most Downloaded Articles in the World

      October 22, 2013

      Behavior Therapy is one of the top journals in the field of Psychology, and Drexel University's Department of Psychology lab group has 2 of the top 5 most downloaded articles worldwide in 2013 (#2 and #5).

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    • Are We Prepared for Another Hurricane Sandy? Disaster Prevention Expert Available to Comment

      October 16, 2013

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    • Pulitzer Prize-Winning Authors Toni Morrison and Rita Dove to Join Philadelphia’s Poet Laureate Sonia Sanchez at Drexel

      October 15, 2013

      Sonia Sanchez will celebrate the end of her term as Philadelphia’s Poet Laureate with an inspirational night of personal stories, readings and live music at an event entitled “Conversation and Song: Walking the Laureate Road,” hosted by Drexel University and First Person Arts. Joined by her friends, Pulitzer and Nobel Prize-winning author Toni Morrison and former Poet Laureate of the United States and Pulitzer Prize-winner Rita Dove, Sanchez will lead a conversation on what it means to be a literary luminary, the intersection of poetry and prose and how their work impacts their personal lives. Internationally acclaimed jazz vocalist and composer Ruth Naomi Floyd will perform throughout the evening.

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    • Maiko Sakamoto Receives the 2013 Tony Wong Culture and Diversity Award

      October 14, 2013

      Maiko Sakamoto, PhD, was born in Matsuyama, Japan, and came to the U.S. to pursue her passion in psychology. She received her doctoral degree in clinical psychology under the mentorship of Dr. Mary V. Spiers from Drexel University in 2009.

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    • Lauren Sheppard

      Student Finds Passion Through ARAMARK Co-op Experience

      October 10, 2013

      Drexel senior Lauren Sheppard is working part-time at Philadelphia's ARAMARK after completing a co-op there. She's a long way from where she was four years ago, when she thought her future would take her South.

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    • DeMatteo Appointed to Editorial Boards

      October 08, 2013

      Dave DeMatteo was recently appointed to the Editorial Boards of four journals (effective Jan. 2014): Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology; Journal of Personality Disorders; Professional Psychology: Research and Practice; and Psychology, Public Policy, and Law.

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    • PNS Fall Ethics Symposium: Neuroethics

      October 08, 2013

      Please join us for our Fall Ethics Symposium: Neuroethics with speaker Cynthia S. Kubu, PhD, ABPP-CN.

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    • Foreground: Dr. Tracy Quirk uses a Surface Elevation Table (SET) to measure relative sediment elevation change in a salt marsh in Barnegat Bay, NJ while staff scientist Linda Zaoudeh records data. Background: Staff scientist Stephanie Leach and Drexel environmental science graduate student Viktoria Unger use Real Time Kinematic (RTK) satellite navigation with GPS technology to measure the elevation of the marsh.

      Drexel Scientist Studies Hurricane Sandy Impact on NJ Coastal Wetlands One Year Later

      October 07, 2013

      In a stroke of good luck, Drexel's Dr. Tracy Quirk captured detailed measurements of water level and salinity at a range of coastal wetland sites, even as they were overtaken by Hurricane Sandy. After the storm, she began working on an intensive year-long project, funded by the National Science Foundation, to evaluate ecosystem processes in New Jersey’s salt marshes before, during, and for a year following Hurricane Sandy. Quirk is beginning to analyze findings from the study now.

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      Literary Death Match combines readings, silliness

      October 07, 2013

      Literary Death Match is a traveling series of author’s readings infused with reality-show-style competition and humor. When it comes to Philadelphia, it’s produced by the Painted Bride Quarterly magazine housed at Drexel.

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    • Study Shows Longline Fishery in Costa Rica Kills Thousands of Sea Turtles and Sharks

      October 02, 2013

      The second-most-common catch on Costa Rica’s longline fisheries in the last decade was not a commercial fish species. It was olive ridley sea turtles. These lines also caught more green turtles than most species of fish. These findings and more, reported in a new study in the Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, indicate that the Costa Rican longline fishery represents a major threat to the survival of eastern Pacific populations of sea turtles as well as sharks.

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    • M. Smith Receives Yang Award

      October 02, 2013

      Micholas D. Smith, doctoral candidate, was the 2013 recipient of the Guoliang Yang for Excellency in Biophysics Research award.

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    • Biospectroscopy Group Research Featured on the Cover of Biochemistry

      October 01, 2013

      Prof. Reinhard Schweitzer-Stenner’s, PhD students Jonathan B. Soffer, Leah Pandiscia, and undergraduate Emma Fradkin published a cover article on

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    • Announcing New Department Leadership

      October 01, 2013

      It’s another busy academic year in the College of Arts and Sciences and with it comes some exciting changes in the leadership of our departments

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    • Kelly Joyce, PhD, and Kris Unsworth, PhD, Receive NSF Grant for Ethics of Algorithms Project

      October 01, 2013

      Kelly Joyce, PhD and Kris Unsworth PhD received a three-year $300,000 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for the project "EESE: The Ethics of Algorithms."

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    • Changing Attitudes Toward Driving and the Automobile

      September 30, 2013

      Dr. Mimi Sheller, the Director of Drexel's Center for Mobilities, Research and Policy and a professor of Sociology was recently on "Radio Times", to discuss the changing attitudes toward driving and the automobile, and to look at what all this means for cities, the auto industry, and the next generation of drivers and their way of life.

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    • Publication Announcement of New Book co-authored by Psychology Faculty Members and Colleague

      September 29, 2013

      Drs. Chris Maguth and Arthur Nezu are pleased to announce the release of their newest book, which is devoted to providing readers with a state of the art guide to the competencies required for the specialty practice of cognitive and behavioral psychology.

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    • APBB Names Award in Honor of Art Nezu

      September 29, 2013

      By virtue of Dr. Art Nezu’s contributions in promoting diversity in professional psychology, the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP) has named an annual dissertation award in his honor—the “Arthur M. Nezu, PhD, ABPP Dissertation Diversity Award.”

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    • Art Nezu Elected to Chair-Elect

      September 29, 2013

      Dr. Art Nezu, Distinguished University Professor of Psychology, was recently elected by the Council of Editors of the American Psychological Association to be its Chair-Elect for 2014 and Chair in 2015.

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    • The TakeControl app for binge eating provides an alert: "You are currently at risk. Would you like assistance?"

      New Mobile App and Talk Therapies for Binge Eating Disorder

      September 27, 2013

      Two new treatment methods under investigation at Drexel University aim to help people reduce binge-eating behavior. One is a smartphone app designed to alert peopleat times when they are at risk for binge behaviors, among a comprehensive suite of other features. Another treatment is a new, evidence-based approach to small-group behavioral therapy.

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      African Dance Pioneer Dr. Kariamu Welsh to Demonstrate, Discuss Umfundalai Dance Technique at Drexel

      September 26, 2013

      Guggenheim Award-winning dance scholar and choreographer Dr. Kariamu Welsh, the creator of the African dance technique Umfundalai, will join Drexel University for a discussion and demonstration on Thursday, Oct. 17, at 7 p.m.

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    • Past Weight Loss an Overlooked Factor in Disordered Eating

      September 24, 2013

      Due to a complex and vicious cycle of biological and behavioral factors, dieters and weight loss researchers know, the more weight you’ve lost, the harder it is to keep it off. But eating disorder research has largely overlooked this influence, and Dr. Michael Lowe, a professor of psychology at Drexel University, has published a flurry of research studies showing that needs to change.

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    • Pioneering Ecologist Dr. Ruth Patrick Dies

      September 24, 2013

      Dr. Ruth Patrick, a freshwater ecologist whose pioneering research on water pollution set the stage for the modern environmental movement, died Monday, Sept. 23. She was 105 years old.

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    • Q&A With Daniel Friedheim: U.S. Policy in Syria Today

      September 17, 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 Friedheim to hear his thoughts on a possible military strike against Syria.

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    • A 7-Year-Old’s Dreadlocks Inspire Project Affirming Natural Black Beauty

      September 17, 2013

      Seven-year-old Tiana Parker was sent home from school on her first day…because of her hair. The elementary school in Tulsa, Oklahoma, deemed the dreadlocks she wore under her big, pink bow to be “faddish,” and, thus, “unacceptable.”

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    • 'Interview' Beams Drexel, Famous Guests to 400 TV Stations

      September 17, 2013

      When she sat down for her first episode of "The Drexel InterView," Paula Marantz Cohen hoped she could help show the world just how big Drexel's intellectual tent was, that it was a place for humanities scholars as well as scientists and engineers.

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      Q&A With Daniel Friedheim: U.S. Policy in Syria Today

      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 childrenDrexelNow checked in with Daniel Friedheim to hear his thoughts on a possible military strike against Syria.

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    • The Hispaniola Lakes Project

      September 12, 2013

      The island of Hispaniola holds the two largest landlocked bodies of water in the Caribbean, Lakes Enriquillo and Azuei (also known as Lake Saumatre), with surface areas (as of March 2013) of approximately 350 km2 and 140 km2, respectively.

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    • Drexel Provides Tool Kit to Build Peace

      September 12, 2013

      The International Day of Peace is quickly approaching, and Drexel is planning its first teach-in for peacebuilding as a prelude to the big day on Sept. 21. Thanks to a grant from the United States Institute of Peace (USIP), Drexel is putting on a full-fledged educational event

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    • Bureau of Justice Assistance Announces New Awardees of Neighborhood Revitalization Grant at Drexel

      September 10, 2013

      The nation’s leading community development support organization, the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), will host a meeting at Drexel University on September 11 and 12, during which the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance will announce the new class of awardees of its Byrne Criminal Justice Innovation (BCJI) grant.

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    • 'We Created Hugo Chávez'

      '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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      Double Lives: Ken Lacovara Raises Tiny Dinosaurs in his Backyard

      August 23, 2013

      For Ken Lacovara, an associate professor in the College of Arts & Science’s Biodiversity, Earth & Environmental Science (BEES) department, a typical day of studying prehistoric fossils might begin when he eats eggs from the dinosaurs roaming his backyard.

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    • Kristina Patrick Published as First Author in Pediatrics

      August 21, 2013

      Through collaboration with pediatric neuropsychologists from Kennedy Krieger Institute, PhD student Kristina Patrick and mentor Doug Chute examined the utility of the Colorado Learning Difficulties Questionnaire as a screening tool for learning disabilities.

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    • Drexel Students Write "Life Journals" for Local Hospice Patients

      August 20, 2013

      “A Beautiful Life” is a community-based learning course in the Department of English & Philosophy which pairs students with a patient in an area hospice or home to pen a “life journal” that will chronicle the patient’s life experiences for their family and loved ones. Taught by Kenneth Bingham, a teaching professor of English, the 11 students range in areas of study from biology to English, film, nursing and psychology.

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    • Drexel Experts Available to Comment on 50th Anniversary of March on Washington

      August 15, 2013

      On August 28, citizens from across the country will converge on our nation’s capital to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the historic March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. President Obama will honor the anniversary of the famous civil rights march by speaking from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, the same place that Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech. Experts at Drexel University in Philadelphia are available to assist the news media with their coverage of the event and its implications from a variety of perspectives.

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    • Memorial Announced for Dr. Nunzio Pernicone

      August 14, 2013

      The Department of History & Politics and the College of Arts & Sciences will host a memorial in honor of Dr. Nunzio Pernicone on Thursday, September 26, at 5:30, in the Drexel Picture Gallery

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    • David DeMatteo Elected APA Division 41 Fellow

      August 09, 2013

      David DeMatteo, JD, PhD, was elected a Fellow of the American Psychological Association (APA) for Division 41, American Psychology-Law Society.

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    • Why Can't Snakes Cross the Road?

      August 02, 2013

      Why can’t the pine snakes cross the road? Hint: New Jersey traffic might have something to do with it. Drexel students will bring to light these and other findings about the plight, perils and peculiarities of the Northern Pine Snake in several presentations and posters at the Ecological Society of America annual meeting next week (ESA 2013), based on their research with Dr. Walt Bien’s Laboratory of Pinelands Research in the New Jersey Pinelands.

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    • Haney-Caron, LaDuke, and King Elected to American Psychology - Law Society

      August 02, 2013

      The Drexel University Department of Psychology was well-represented in the recent elections for the Student Section Committee of the American Psychology-Law Society (APA Division 41).

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    • A Day in the Life: Prof’s Adventures in Costa Rica

      August 01, 2013

      The drive up the mountain to my field site in Monteverde, Costa Rica never fails to amaze. The way is long and jarring, unpaved and rocky, but magical to a tropical ecologist—a succession of forest types (dry, montane, cloud) replace each other along the way. Short distances bring dramatic elevation changes in this steep terrain.

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    • New Book by Drexel’s Dr. Yaba Blay Explores Racial Identity and Skin Color Politics

      July 31, 2013

      What does it mean to be Black? Is Blackness a matter of biology or consciousness? What determines who is Black and who is not? A new book by Dr. Yaba Blay, an assistant professor and co-director of the Africana Studies program in Drexel University’s College of Arts and Sciences, seeks to challenge narrow perceptions of what Blackness is and what it looks like.  

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    • Dr. Dolinski Receives Kaufman Foundation Award

      July 25, 2013

      The Charles E. Kaufman Foundation announced its first series of grants to support cutting-edge scientific research. Dr. Michelle Dolinski was the recipient of a New Investigator Research category for her research on “Solid Xenon Bolometers for Radiation Detection.”

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    • Cracking Alzheimer's with Fruit Flies

      July 25, 2013

      With the help of the tiny, remarkable fruit fly, two Drexel researchers aim to speed up science’s understanding of a disease that affects more than 5 million Americans. Two Drexel University scientists have developed a powerful Drosophila model to study better the progression of Alzheimer’s disease as well as to screen in a quicker and cheaper fashion potential drugs.

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    • Evan Forman Receives Prestigious Appointments

      July 24, 2013

      Evan Forman, Ph.D., Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of Psychology, was named Managing Editor of PsychologicalTreatments.org, which is a large-impact effort of the Division of Clinical Psychology of the American Psychological Association (APA) to name, categorize and disseminate empirically-supported psychological treatments to clinicians, policy makers, and the general public.

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    • Donald Tibbs

      Where Do We Go From the George Zimmerman Trial? Panel Will Discuss Race, Justice and Activism at Drexel

      July 23, 2013

      The Africana Studies program in Drexel University’s College of Arts and Sciences will host a candid panel discussion on race, justice and activism on Saturday, July 27. The discussion and question-and-answer session will take place from 2 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. in Room 120 of the Papadakis Integrated Sciences Building (33rd and Chestnut Streets). It is free and open to the public.

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    • Drexel’s Moth Goes Full Circle

      July 23, 2013

      It was a surprise to Jon Gelhaus, curator of entomology at the Academy of Natural Sciences, when he came across the photo of a modest-looking moth in a book a few months ago. It was an ordinary-looking brown moth, not unlike a dried leaf. The surprise was its name, Datana drexelii.

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    • Students Take a Literary Tour of Haiti

      July 23, 2013

      While most Drexel students were enjoying their week off this spring, 10 industrious dragons travelled to Port-Au-Prince, Haiti for a firsthand look at the role of literature in the country’s efforts to rebuild after the 2010 earthquake

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    • Chemistry Prof Presents at White House

      July 23, 2013

      Research in the science world is often done behind closed doors, never seeing the light of day until publication. For Drexel’s Dr. Jean-Claude Bradley, however, this is not the case. In 2006, Bradley, an associate professor of chemistry, coined the term “Open Notebook Science” to describe a way of doing science in which researchers make their work freely available to the public in real time.

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    • New Courses for Fall Quarter

      July 22, 2013

      Looking to branch out this fall? Try one of our new electives. Ditch the classroom for a writing workshop that meets in museums, contemplate the mind-bending concept of time, or examine the “culture of poverty” in a deeply personal way.

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    • Sandy Provides New Answers to Old Questions for BEES Professor

      July 18, 2013

      Tracy Quirk, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biodiversity, Earth and Environmental Science at Drexel University, had been performing wetland research for several years at monitoring sites in Barnegat and Delaware Bays in New Jersey.

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    • Farmland, Homes and Hope Disappear with Rising Waters in Haiti

      July 17, 2013

      Joseph is a truck driver from Fonds-Parisien, Haiti, who has nine children. His family has lived by Lake Azuei for generations. In the past 10 years, the lake has risen more than 10 meters and has doubled in size, from 155 square kilometers in 2004 to 354 square kilometers today.

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    • Mitchell D'Rozario

      Grad Student Helps Peers Strengthen Teaching Skills

      July 01, 2013

      When grad student Mitchell D'Rozario noticed his fellow teaching assistants struggling to be prepared to teach classes, he created workshops to help them strengthen their skills.

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    • The End of Car Culture

      July 01, 2013

      Mimi Sheller, Director of the mCenter at Drexel, is quoted in a New York Times Sunday Review article by Elisabeth Rosenthal on the end of car culture. Rosenthal asks whether we are reaching the end of 20th century car culture, with growing evidence that the U.S. reached “peak driving” and is now in a downturn.

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    • Mitchell DRozario - Featured Graduate Student Profile

      July 01, 2013

      Graduate Student Mitchell D'Rozario was featured in Drexel Now.

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    • How do you pack for a summer trip to the end of the Earth (for science)?

      June 27, 2013

      “Ice. Rock. Water. That’s what’s there,” Ted Daeschler said, discussing his upcoming field research expedition to Ellesmere Island in the Canadian Arctic.And that’s about all that’s there. No trees to cut down for firewood. No roads, houses, stores, or built civilization, apart from one small town on the far southern end of the island. Ellesmere, which sits above the Arctic Circle and is more northerly than any part of Alaska, is not exactly an ideal spot for a summer camping trip. There isn’t even much soil to sink tent stakes into.

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    • History and Politics Department Head Discusses Supreme Court Ruling on DOMA and Prop 8

      June 26, 2013

      Dr. Scott Barclay discusses the impact of today's long-anticipated Supreme Court rulings on DOMA and Prop 8 and how the decisions will affect same-sex couples in California and across the country.

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    • Border Work

      June 26, 2013

      The U.S. Senate Immigration Bill calls for $40 billion in spending to build 700 miles of fencing, double the number of border agents to 40,000, and expand surveillance technologies such as drones and thermal imaging cameras on the U.S.-Mexico border.

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    • Biology Major Sinks Teeth Into Co-op Experience

      June 25, 2013

      Some students are lucky if they can work part time or full time at their co-op once it is finished, but biology major Victor Fiore is planning on spending all three co-ops, as well as the time in between, as a dental intern at Gilbert Dental Care, a bit of a change up for someone who originally wanted to be a pediatric doctor.

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    • Psychology-Led Teams Awarded $250,000 to Develop Behavioral Health Management Tools

      June 20, 2013

      Two teams of Drexel researchers, led by Drs. Evan Forman and Brian Daly of the psychology department, have been given seven months and $250,000 each from Shire Pharmaceuticals to develop a self-management tool that will aid patients with behavioral health disorders.

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    • Physics Grad Discusses Her Work at Drexel and Her Future at Duke

      June 17, 2013

      Physics senior Wendy Harris has made quite an impression during her time at Drexel. As the recent graduate prepares for her next step as a Ph.D. candidate at Duke, she leaves behind a legacy of outreach and inspiration.

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    • Chris Diaz Awarded Pat Tillman Scholarship

      June 11, 2013

      Chris Diaz, a junior psychology major in the College of Arts and Sciences and United States Navy Veteran, has been awarded the Pat Tillman Scholarship from the Pat Tillman Foundation.

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    • 2013 Graduate Student Award Winners

      June 10, 2013

      Congratulations to Physics graduate students Kelly Douglass and Erica Caden for winning the Teaching Assistance Excellence Award and the Doctoral Research Excellence Award respectively. They received their award plaque on Graduate Student Day at a reception in the Great Court on May 23, 2013. Both awards were presented by the Office of Graduate Studies.

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    • Emeritus Professor Donald Bersoff Speaks at White House Conference on Mental Health

      June 10, 2013

      Professor Donald Bersoff was an invited speaker at the White House Conference on Mental Health on June 3. Bersoff, an emeritus professor in both the Psychology Department and in the Earle Mack School of Law and current president of the American Psychological Association...

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    • Robert Brehm

      Building Collapse experts

      June 07, 2013

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    • 2013 Pi Sigma Alpha Initiates

      June 07, 2013

      In a ceremony on Monday, June 3, the Department of History & Politics welcomed the 2013 initiates to the national political science honor society, Pi Sigma Alpha. Each spring, the department invites new members to Drexel's local chapter.

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    • Passing of Dr. Nunzio Pernicone, Department of History & Politics

      May 31, 2013

      It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Dr. Nunzio Pernicone, professor in the Department of History and Politics.

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    • New History Honor Society Members

      May 30, 2013

      In a ceremony on Thursday, May 23, the Department of History & Politics welcomed the 2013 initiates to the national history honor society, Phi Alpha Theta. Each spring, the department invites new members to Drexel's local chapter.

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    • Partnership with Shire Pharmaceuticals

      May 24, 2013

      Shire Pharmaceuticals, as part of an "innovation partnership pilot" with Drexel, issued a request for proposals to create an innovative patient management tool that can have a real impact on patients in the areas of behavioral health.

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    • The Friends That Study Together Stay Together

      May 24, 2013

      Friday night parties took on a whole new meaning when Kailey Kluge, a pre-junior international area studies student, and Alex Sevit, biomedical engineering BS/MS ’15 and Goldwater Scholar, were filling out their respective scholarship applications.

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    • Sepphoris: From Galilean Town to Roman Polis

      May 24, 2013

      The Judaic Studies Program and the Anthropology Program of the Department of Culture & Communication of Drexel University present “Sepphoris: From Galilean Town to Roman Polis” a lecture by Dr. Zeev Weiss, Eleazar L. Sukenik Professor of Archaeology, Institute of Archaeology,

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    • Drexel Announces 2013 Honorary Degree Recipients

      May 23, 2013

      Drexel University will celebrate its 126th commencement on its University City campus with five separate ceremonies honoring Drexel’s graduating class on June 14 and June 15. More than 5,000 students will receive a degree from Drexel this year. The ceremonies will be held at Drexel’s John A. Daskalakis Athletic Center, 33rd and Market Streets. Drexel will award 13 honorary degrees to prominent individuals distinguished in their fields.

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    • CoAS Honors Day Winners

      May 23, 2013

      Congratulations to the following Physics undergraduate students who have won awards at the CoAS Honors Day event, held on May 23, 2013, at Behrakis Grand Hall.

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    • PR and Marketing Students Work Together to Win Inaugural Case Competition

      May 23, 2013

      Before class one fateful morning, communications student Patrick Medeo began his daily routine by checking his email. His eyes widened as he read an invitation to participate in a PR/Marketing Case Competition, sponsored by LeBow College of Business and the College of Arts and Sciences. As he leaned to the person on his right to share his excitement

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    • Rescuing Cities, Schools and Students: New Models for Municipal Banking Forum to be Held at Drexel

      May 22, 2013

      A public forum entitled “Rescuing Cities, Schools and Students: New Models for Municipal Banking” will be held at Drexel University on Thursday, May 23, sponsored by Drexel's Center for Public Policy, the Pennsylvania Project and the Public Banking Institute.

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    • Co-op Leads Drexel Student to Valleys and Mountains of Mongolia

      May 22, 2013

      Environmental science pre-junior Anna Gourlay wasn’t looking to go international for her first co-op experience, but somehow she ended up camping in Mongolia. Gourlay worked as an assistant staff scientist at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University. The two-month, paid co-op was with the Academy’s fisheries and watershed scientists.

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    • Mathematics Major Receives Goldwater Scholarship

      May 22, 2013

      Mathematics and computer science major Andrew Zigerelli was one of four Drexel students to take home the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship this year. Established by Congress in 1986, the scholarship is awarded to the country’s top undergraduate students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

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    • Academy of Natural Sciences to Provide Scientific Guidance in Coordinated Region-Wide Watershed Protection

      May 21, 2013

      The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University has received a major grant from the William Penn Foundation to support watershed protection and restoration in the Delaware watershed that is intended to coordinate and demonstrate a region-wide impact on improving water quality.

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    • Psychology Students Receive Prestigious Awards and Grants

      May 19, 2013

      A number of students in the Department of Psychology have received prestigious awards and grants.

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    • Tips on How to Write a NSF Social Science Proposal with Dr. Carol Mershon

      May 17, 2013

      Are you interested in applying for a NSF grant? If so, Dr. Carol Mershon, an Associate Professor of Politics at the University of Virginia and a former NSF program directorfor a free luncheon, where she will discuss NSF grant proposals and offer valuable tips for successful proposal submission.

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    • Spring Fling

      May 16, 2013

      The Science, Technology and Society program will host a “Spring Fling” on Thursday, May 23, 2013 from 3:30 PM to 6:30 PM at 1st Floor Gallery of the Intercultural Center (30 S. 33rd Street). The Spring Fling is an opportunity for current and prospective STS students to swap tales and eat food with the program director, faculty, classmates, and alumni as we celebrate the new STS faculty, recently published faculty books and research, and most importantly “What’s New” in STS.

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    • Two Weeks Remain to See First-Ever Exhibition of Art and Archival Artifact Highlights from Drexel’s Collections

      May 16, 2013

      Only two weeks remain to see the most treasured works of art and archival artifacts from around Drexel University displayed together for the first time in Drexel’s history. The exhibition, entitled A Legacy of Art, Science & Industry: Highlights from the Collections of Drexel University, features approximately 90 objects spanning the 15th through 20th centuries, including paintings, sculptures, prints and drawings, rare books, historical documents, political posters, historical costumes and even a surgical amputation kit.

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    • The Aluminum Dreams that Lost Their Shine

      May 16, 2013

      Broadcasting on the Mobility Channel of the Mobile Lives Forum, mCenter Director Mimi Sheller discusses her forthcoming book Aluminum Dreams: Lightness, Speed, Modernity (MIT Press, 2014)

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      Q&A with Scott Barclay: The Future of Same-Sex Marriage in the United States

      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 toward gender and sexual equality. Drexel’s Dr. Scott Barclay, head of the College of Arts and Sciences’ Department of History and Politics, weighs in on this trend and the remaining states hanging in the marriage-equality balance.

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    • Drexel Physics Prof Explores Symmetry in New Pop Science Book

      May 15, 2013

      Pop science fans, physics nerds and newbies alike are in for a captivating read. Physics Professor David Goldberg’s new book, The Universe in the Rearview Mirror: How Hidden Symmetries Shape Reality, has been met with tremendous reviews.

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    • Dr. Tracy Quirk Named SCH Kleckner Scientist in Residence

      May 15, 2013

      Dr. Tracy Quirk, assistant professor in the Department of Biodiversity, Earth and Environmental Science, was named the Kleckner Scientist in Residence at Springside Chestnut Hill Academy (SCH), a college preparatory school in Philadelphia.

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      ‘Rescuing Cities, Schools and Students: New Models for Municipal Banking’ Forum at Drexel , May 23

      May 14, 2013

      A public forum entitled “Rescuing Cities, Schools and Students: New Models for Municipal Banking” will be held at Drexel University on Thursday, May 23, sponsored by Drexel University's Center for Public Policy, the Pennsylvania Project and the Public Banking Institute.

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    • A Dream Realized: Drexel Student to Study Abroad in Russia

      May 13, 2013

      Kailey Kluge’s friends used to tease her about becoming a Russian spy in a Bond movie, but it seems as though she’ll be working on the other side now that she was named a Boren Scholar last month.

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    • Deirdre Franklin, MSPP Student's Nonprofit Pinups for Pitbulls Featured on CBS Philly

      May 10, 2013

      MSPP student, Deirdre Franklin was featured on CBS Philly, promoting her nonprofit organization, Pinups for Pitbulls, on April 30, 2013. Pinups for Pitbulls helps animal rescue organizations and brings awareness to issues like Breed Specific Legislation, which targets pit bull-type dogs and restricts, and sometimes bans, people from owning that breed. Please click here to watch the video, and here for the accompanying article.

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    • David DeMatteo Testifies at Special Hearing on Mental Health Issues and the Criminal Justice System

      May 10, 2013

      On May 9th, Dave DeMatteo testified before the Pennsylvania House Democratic Policy Committee in Harrisburg in a special hearing on mental health issues and the criminal justice system.

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    • Differential Mobilities Begins Today

      May 08, 2013

      From May 8-11, 2013 the Mobile Media Lab in the Communication Studies department of Concordia University in Montreal will be hosting Differential Mobilities: Movement and Mediation in Networked Societies. This international conference is sponsored by the Pan-American Mobilities Network, in association with the European Cosmobilities Network.

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    • Meghann Galloway selected for a Public Interest Policy Internship

      May 06, 2013

      Meghann Galloway, a third year student in the JD/PhD program in law and psychology mentored by Dr. David DeMatteo, was recently selected for a Public Interest Policy Internship in the APA's Public Interest Government Relations Office.

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    • Finding Galileo Galilei

      May 06, 2013

      In the spirit of this year’s Great Works Symposium theme, “Frontiers in Science,” Dr. Jonathon Seitz and Dr. Lloyd Ackert from the Department of History and Politics co-led a winter course entitled "Celebrity Science: Heretics and Geniuses."

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    • New Summer Philosophy Courses

      May 06, 2013

      Students looking to add new courses to their summer schedules can explore the philosophy of sport, science, literature and “queer theory” in these exciting courses!

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    • PNS Student Award Winners

      May 03, 2013

      Two students in the Department of Psychology have won awards.

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    • Urban Vitality and the Arts

      May 02, 2013

      The artist team Ecoarttech (Leila Nadir and Cary Pepperment) will be presenting a Philadelphia premier of their work Indeterminate Hikes+ as part of the class Urban Vitality & the Arts, taught by Mimi Sheller and Hana Iverson. Ecoarttech work on the overlapping terrain between “nature”, built environments, mobility and electronic spaces and technologies.

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    • Inside-Out Prison Exchange Course Expands Beyond Criminal Justice Courses

      May 02, 2013

      Last spring, Drexel’s first Inside-Out course offered students the chance to get out of the classroom and learn in a prison. Now, more than a year later, the five Inside-Out courses that will be held for the summer term of the 2013-14 school year will let students learn not only at a prison but also at a farm, a senior citizen home and an enterprise center.

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    • What I'm Reading: Eva Thury

      May 02, 2013

      For associate professor of English and philosophy Eva Thury, it all started on Pinterest. It was on this social sharing website that she found a new favorite author, John Green. After pinning a quote of his to her board labeled “So True,” Thury was inspired to learn more about Green. Her research eventually led her to his best-selling book, The Fault in Our Stars.

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    • Rising Waters in Haiti and Dominican Republic: Where Will the Villagers Go?

      April 29, 2013

      Spring break in the Caribbean conjures up images of days on the beach and nights in the clubs. But for Dr. Mimi Sheller, director of the Mobilities Center in Drexel’s College of Arts and Sciences, it meant something very different: trying to understand the effects of a climate-related or geological phenomenon that is imperiling two lakes on the border between Haiti and the Dominican Republic.

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    • Award-Winning Author Michelle Alexander to Speak at Drexel about Racial Bias in the Criminal Justice System

      April 26, 2013

      Acclaimed civil rights lawyer, advocate and award-winning author Michelle Alexander will join Drexel University on Monday, May 6 from 6 – 9 p.m. for a discussion about racial bias in the criminal justice system. The event will take place in the Main Auditorium in Drexel’s Main Building (32nd and Chestnut Streets). A book signing and reception will follow the lecture.

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    • “Aluminum Wars," A talk by Mimi Sheller, PhD

      April 23, 2013

      Dr. Mimi Sheller will be speaking on “Aluminum Wars” at the research Seminar of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University on Friday, April 26th. All seminars are held at 12 noon in the Academy’s Ewell Sale Stewart Library & Archives unless otherwise noted. These technical seminars are intended for scientists and college-level students. Guests from other research and higher education institutions and organizations are encouraged to attend.

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    • Drexel Engages Science and Technology Communities at Philadelphia Science Festival and Philly Tech Week

      April 17, 2013

      As part of city’s vibrant scientific and technological community, Drexel University will play a big role in the 2013 Philadelphia Science Festival and Philly Tech Week on April 18-28. From a 29-story video game, to cutting-edge robotics, to an interactive Jazz concert, Drexel’s students, faculty and professional staff will be part of the programming for both week-long celebrations of the inquisitive and innovative spirits that are part of the fabric of the city.

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    • Drexel Engages Science and Technology Communities at Philadelphia Science Festival and Philly Tech Week

      April 17, 2013

      As part of city’s vibrant scientific and technological community, Drexel University will play a big role in the 2013 Philadelphia Science Festival and Philly Tech Week on April 18-28. From a 29-story video game, to cutting-edge robotics, to an interactive Jazz concert, Drexel’s students, faculty and professional staff will be part of the programming for both week-long celebrations of the inquisitive and innovative spirits that are part of the fabric of the city.

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    • Drexel at Philadelphia Science Festival and Philly Tech Week

      April 16, 2013

      As part of city’s vibrant scientific and technological community, Drexel University will play a big role in the 2013 Philadelphia Science Festival and Philly Tech Week on April 18-28. From a 29-story video game, to cutting-edge robotics, to an interactive Jazz concert, Drexel’s students, faculty and professional staff will be part of the programming for both week-long celebrations of the inquisitive and innovative spirits that are part of the fabric of the city.

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    • New Courses Break Barriers

      April 16, 2013

      Students looking for something different this summer should consider three new courses offered by the Community Inside-Out Program. Drexel undergraduates will have the opportunity to learn alongside West Philly residents as they work to transform empty lots into green spaces; offer recommendations on affordable housing policies; and document the lives of long-time residents. Interested? Attend one of the information sessions listed below!

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    • Psychology Sweeps Awards at COAS Research Day

      April 15, 2013

      Student scholars in the humanities, social sciences, natural and physical sciences presented their research at the annual College of Arts and Sciences Research Day on Tuesday, April 9, 2013 in Behrakis Grand Hall.

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    • 2013 CoAS Research Day Winners

      April 11, 2013

      Student scholars in the humanities, social sciences, natural and physical sciences presented their research at the annual College of Arts and Sciences Research Day on Tuesday, April 9, 2013 in Behrakis Grand Hall. Over 130 students presented on topics ranging from post-traumatic stress disorder and dark matter, to infertility treatment and urban access to healthy foods.

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    • At Drexel, Psychology Grad Student Carves Her Own Niche

      April 11, 2013

      As a student of psychology, Adrienne Juarascio wasn’t satisfied with the current treatment for eating disorders. “It seems like our standard treatments just aren’t enough,” said Juarascio, a student in the clinical psychology doctoral program. “There’s a lot of room for improvement. There are cognitive behavior therapies, but they’re not entirely effective.”

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      Arianna Huffington Joins Drexel for a Discussion on the Future of Traditional and Social Media on April 30

      April 10, 2013

      Journalist and entrepreneur Arianna Huffington will join Drexel University on Tuesday, April 30, as the College of Arts and Sciences’ third lecturer in their annual Distinguished Lecture Series. Joining neuroscientist David Eagleman and acclaimed author Sir Salman Rushdie on the growing list of accomplished distinguished lecturers, Huffington will explore "The Brave New World of the 'New Media': How Social Media Has Revolutionized the Communications Landscape."

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    • Monkey Film Premieres in U.S., Encourages Biodiversity Protection in African Nation

      April 09, 2013

      Turtle biologists with digital SLR cameras may be on the verge of something extraordinary: Empowering a nation to save endangered monkeys and the idyllic island ecosystem they call home. The very unusual nature documentary the biologists produced will have its U.S. premiere at Drexel University on April 15.

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    • The History & Politics Department Presents:  
      Arab Springs: The Heavy Burden the Middle East Conflict Has Imposed on Both Arabs & Israelis

      April 09, 2013

      The Middle East Conflict has imposed heavy burdens on both Arabs and Israelis, but in a year when violence has erupted across many lands in this region for other reasons, it might be time not only to audit the costs of this protracted dispute but also to survey who actually pays and in what currency.

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    • Announcing the 2013 Week of Writing

      April 04, 2013

      It’s the start of spring—time for April showers, May flowers and a Week of Writing! The Department of English and Philosophy’s Annual Week of Writing kicks off on May 20, 2013 in the lobby of Drexel’s Recreation Center at 3301 Market Street.

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    • DPG Essay Contests Open to All Students

      April 03, 2013

      In conjunction with the Week of Writing, the Department of English and Philosophy is now accepting submissions for the 2013 Drexel Publishing Group (DPG) Essay Contest, and the Week of Writing (WoW) Contest. DPG Essay Contest categories include humanities, social sciences, the graduate student essay, and the Zelda Provenzano Endowed STEM Writing Award (previously known as the science and math category). The WoW Contest offers categories in fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, humor, and op-ed/persuasion.

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    • James Herbert Appointed to Editorial Board

      April 02, 2013

      Dr. James Herbert, Ph.D., professor and head, psychology, was appointed to the Editorial Board of the journal Consciousness: Theory, Research, and Practice.

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    • Meet One of History and Politics' Newest Faculty Members

      April 02, 2013

      Dr. Graham joined the Department of History and Politics this fall as an assistant professor of politics. Her research focuses on international relations and institutions, and global environmental politics.

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    • Science and Technology Studies: A Discussion with Dr. Giuseppina Pellegrino

      April 01, 2013

      We are delighted that Dr. Pellegrino, current President of the Italian Society for the Study of Science and Technology will be on campus Thursday, April 4th, to give two talks. These events are sponsored by Drexel's STS program and Mobilities Research and Policy Center. We look forward to seeing you at one or both of these events.

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    • Texting While Driving: Unsafe at Any Speed?

      March 29, 2013

      Big headlines today state the obvious: Texting while driving is dangerous, practically everyone knows it, and a lot of people do it anyway. That’s the widely reported finding of a new AT&T survey about texting while driving: More than 98 percent of adult drivers know it’s unsafe, but almost half of them admitted to doing it anyway.

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    • What I'm Reading: Dr. Yaba Blay

      March 29, 2013

      Dr. Yaba Blay, professor of Africana Studies in the College of Arts and Sciences, reads nonstop as part of her research and teaching. This does not leave her much time for recreational reading, but she recently made time for the book by Peter Bregman. Blay describes the book as a quick read—something she didn’t want to put down—and the perfect recommendation for a self-described busy person and multi-tasker.

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    • Lauren Greenberg Receives APA Division 38 Graduate Student Research Award

      March 29, 2013

      Lauren Greenberg, Ph.D. student, under the mentorship of Drs. Art and Chris Nezu, professors of psychology, CoAS, was recently granted the Graduate Student Research Award ($1500) from Health Psychology, Division 38 of the American Psychological Association (APA).

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      What I’m Reading: Yaba Blay

      March 27, 2013

      Dr. Yaba Blay, professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, recently made time to read18 Minutes: Find Your Focus, Master Distraction, and Get the Right Things Done by Peter Bregman,  which examines the disadvantages of multitasking and long to-do lists.

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    • New Fossil from a Fish-Eat-Fish World Driving the Evolution of Limbed Animals

      March 27, 2013

      Scientists from the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University have described another new lobe-finned fossil fish species from the same time and place in the Canadian Arctic as the famous precursor to limbed animals, Tiktaalik roseae, which they discovered several years ago. 

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    • Q&A with Bill Rosenberg: The GOP Seeks a New Way Forward

      March 27, 2013

      After a difficult election season that ended with Mitt Romney's loss to President Barack Obama, the Republican National Committee’s Growth and Opportunity Project released a report last week calling on the party to make sweeping changes in order to court younger voters.

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    • Dusting for Prints from a Fossil Fish to Understand Evolutionary Change

      March 27, 2013

      In 370 million-year-old red sandstone deposits in a highway roadcut, scientists have discovered a new species of armored fish in north central Pennsylvania. Fossils of armored fishes like this one, a phyllolepid placoderm, are known for the distinctive ornamentation of ridges on their exterior plates. As with many such fossils, scientists often find the remains of these species as impressions in stone

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    • Xiaobo Bai Wins Best Poster Presentation Award

      March 27, 2013

      Xiaobo Bai won the first prize award for best poster presentation at the Septin 2013 Conference in Hefei, China

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    • New Fossil Species Fill in the Picture of a Fish-Eat-Fish World Driving the Evolution of Limbed Animals

      March 27, 2013

      We call it a ‘fish-eat-fish world,’ an ecosystem where you really needed to escape predation,” said describing life in the Devonian

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    • Papadakis Building Named 'Philadelphia Project of the Year'

      March 26, 2013

      Drexel’s Constantine N. Papadakis Integrated Sciences Building (PISB) was awarded the Philadelphia Project of the Year by the Pennsylvania chapter of the March of Dimes in March. Jim Tucker, senior vice president for Student Life and Administrative Services, accepted the award on behalf of Drexel at the March of Dimes’ 20th annual Transportation, Building and Construction Awards Luncheon.

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    • Making Axons Branch and Grow to Help Nerve Regeneration After Injury

      March 22, 2013

      One molecule makes nerve cells grow longer. Another one makes them grow branches. These new experimental manipulations have taken researchers a step closer to understanding how nerve cells are repaired at their farthest reaches after injury. The research was recently published in the Journal of Neuroscience.

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    • Academy Scientists Receive Top Honors for Long-Term Research and Training Initiatives in Mongolia

      March 22, 2013

      In Mongolia, a sparsely populated, resource-endowed country sandwiched between China and Siberia, the climate is changing more rapidly than in many other places on Earth. Rising temperatures have caused rivers and streams to dry up, grass to grow stunted, and, consequently, some nomadic herders to lose their livelihoods.

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    • Twiss Research Team Manipulates Axon Growth to Speed Nerve Regeneration

      March 22, 2013

      One molecule makes nerve cells grow longer. Another one makes them grow branches. These new experimental manipulations have taken researchers a step closer to understanding how nerve cells are repaired at their farthest reaches after injury. The research was recently

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    • Dr. Clyde Goulden (far left) discusses climate change with Mongolian students. Credit: Dr. Bazartseren Boldgiv

      Academy Scientists Receive Top Honors for Long-Term Research and Training Initiatives in Mongolia

      March 21, 2013

      Dr. Clyde Goulden, a pioneering ecologist and director of the Asia Center of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, has devoted his life to studying climate change and how it is affecting Mongolian herders and the pristine 2-million-year-old Lake Hövsgöl. His efforts have now been recognized with Mongolia’s highest award to foreigners, the Order of the Polar Star. In a separate honor, Dr. Jon Gelhaus, Academy curator of entomology and professor in Drexel University’s College of Arts and Sciences, has received the Kublai Khan medal for his scientific achievements in Mongolia.

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