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  • 2021

    • Photo of Megan Bolton on a Drexel blue and gold background

      Meet Assistant Teaching Professor of Sociology Megan Bolton

      September 15, 2021

      Megan Bolton, PhD, is an assistant teaching professor in the Department of Sociology. She received her PhD in sociology from Indiana University, minoring in social science research methods and concentrating in medical sociology.

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      Community Read Examines Lasting Legacy of American Universities’ Ties to Slavery

      September 13, 2021

      The College of Arts and Sciences’ inaugural DEI Community Read focused inward in its exploration of the interconnected histories of colonialism, slavery, race and higher education through its discussion of Craig Steven Wilder’s Ebony & Ivy: Race, Slavery, and the Troubled History of America’s Universities.

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      Meet Assistant Professor of Politics Travis Curtice

      September 10, 2021

      Travis Curtice is an assistant professor in the Department of Politics. Prior to coming to Drexel, he held fellowships with the Dickey Center for International Understanding at Dartmouth College, the U.S. Institute for Peace, and the Democracy Program at the Carter Center.

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      PhD Student Greg Loring-Albright Investigates “Keepsake” Games

      September 09, 2021

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

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      CoAS Accomplishments in Brief

      September 09, 2021

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

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    • Dane Ward and Professor José Andrés Martínez Machado collect native bees in Cienfuegos, Cuba

      An Academic Reckoning: Meet Dane Ward BS ’09 PhD ’13

      September 08, 2021

      Assistant Teaching Professor of Biodiversity, Earth and Environmental Science and Drexel alum Dane Ward, PhD, was recently named an Outstanding Mentor of the Year. Here he discusses the importance of mentorship, expanding access to STEM and equity-based environmental science.

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    • DrexelNow checked in with the new students joining our campus community this fall about their past experiences, future plans, and their hopes and worries about starting their Drexel careers amidst the ongoing pandemic. Pictured: Zoe Boynton

      10 New Dragons Discuss Starting at Drexel This Fall

      September 02, 2021

      DrexelNow checked in with the new students joining our campus community this fall about their past experiences, future plans, and their hopes and worries about starting their Drexel careers amidst the ongoing pandemic.

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    • Jaara Ndaw, a fourth-year global studies student and member of the Center for Black Culture 2021–2022 Advisory Board, planned to take it slow her first year at Drexel and get more involved later. Then, the pandemic happened.

      In an Unpredictable World, Don’t Wait to Make the Most of Your College Experience

      September 01, 2021

      Jaara Ndaw, a fourth-year global studies student and member of the Center for Black Culture 2021–2022 Advisory Board, planned to take it slow her first year at Drexel and get more involved later. Then, the pandemic happened. She compels new students to be aware of the challenges they face when starting college, but also to step out of their comfort zone in order to not miss out on the great opportunities Drexel has to offer.

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      Associate Dean Sandy Friedlander Retires After 34 Year Career at Drexel

      September 01, 2021

      Friedlander arrived at Drexel in 1987, on the heels of earning his doctorate in rhetoric from Carnegie Mellon, when he was hired as a writing researcher in what was then the Department of Humanities and Communications. He began teaching writing and communication to undergraduate and graduate students and went on to hold numerous administrative positions in the Department of Humanities and Communications, the Department of Culture and Communication, and the Department of Communication, before becoming associate dean of undergraduate education.

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      Students Share Co-op Experiences in the College of Arts and Sciences

      August 31, 2021

      During the spring/summer co-op, the College of Arts and Sciences invested $425,000 to offer 51 positions for students to pursue. Two students, Victoria Wible and Tetyana Yevdosyuk, share their experiences.

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      Alumni Spotlight: Jessica Sharp ‘02 Discusses Co-op Success, Communications Career

      August 30, 2021

      Jessica Sharp, a communication alum and co-founder and principal of Maven Communications, credits her success to her co-op experiences at Drexel. Here she discusses those experiences as well as what she loves about working in the constantly changing field of strategic communications.

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      CoAS Faculty and Research Featured in EXEL Magazine

      August 24, 2021

      The new issue of EXEL, Drexel University’s research magazine, features a number of articles on College of Arts and Sciences faculty members, departments, centers and programs, recognizing the significant contributions they have made to research and discoveries.

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      College to Mark Return to Campus with ‘CoAS Comes Back!’ Celebration

      August 17, 2021

      The College of Arts and Sciences, recognized by President John Fry as “the heart of the University,” presents CoAS Comes Back! on Tuesday, October 5, from 3 to 7 p.m., in Drexel Park. All Arts and Sciences students, faculty, staff and alumni are invited to gather, connect in person, and enjoy food, fun and music.

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      Dieting: Villain or Scapegoat? Research Reevaluates Weight Loss Dieting

      August 17, 2021

      For decades, there has been an accepted definition of dieting in academia, and in society as a whole. Michael Lowe, PhD, a professor in Drexel University’s College of Arts and Sciences, has recently reevaluated the decades of dieting research to redefine the way researchers and the public define – and therefore understand - dieting and the culture of weight loss.

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      CoAS Accomplishments in Brief

      August 12, 2021

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

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      Environmental Science PhD Candidate Lincoln Rehm Named John A. Knauss Fellow

      August 11, 2021

      Lincoln Rehm, an environmental science doctoral candidate who studies giant clams and coral reef ecology, has been named a John A. Knauss Fellow. As a Knauss Fellow, Rehm will receive hands-on experience transferring science to policy and management through a one-year appointment with a federal government office in Washington, DC.

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    • John Medaglia

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

      August 09, 2021

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

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      Meet New Associate Dean of Undergraduate Education Scott Warnock

      August 04, 2021

      As Director of the University Writing Program Scott Warnock, PhD, prepares to assume the role of Associate Dean of Undergraduate Education in the College of Arts and Sciences on September 1, he took the time to discuss his research interests, how remote learning will affect in-person classes going forward, antiracist pedagogy and his favorite food truck on campus, among other things.

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

      Open Science Hardware Accelerates Innovation, Democratizes Science

      July 29, 2021

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

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    • Eric Zillmer attending a Drexel men’s basketball game versus Saint Joseph’s University on Nov. 17, 2014 at the Daskalakis Athletic Center. Photo credit: Drexel Athletics.

      Athletic Director Emeritus Reflects on 23 Years in College Athletics

      July 21, 2021

      Eric Zillmer, PsyD, shared some of what he saw and experienced during his run of more than 23 years at the helm of collegiate sports for the University — and what comes next.

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      Students Explore the Ethics of Science and Technology in STS Minor

      July 21, 2021

      Appealing to a wide range of students—from those who are pre-med, studying engineering or computing and informatics, to students who are interested in the societal and ethical impact of science and technology—the Science, Technology and Society (STS) minor allows students to explore the cultural, ethical, historical, political and institutional dimensions of science, medicine and technology.

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

      NSF Career Award Supports Work that Could Redefine the Night Sky

      July 19, 2021

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

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    • Preparation and the presentation of her social initiative and talent won Elaine Ficarra the right to be called Miss Philadelphia in the competition’s centennial year, as well as scholarship funding and a chance to compete in the Miss Pennsylvania competition last month, in which she placed third runner up.

      Drexel Student Named Miss Philadelphia 2021

      July 14, 2021

      Elaine Ficarra, a rising third-year biology major and Pennoni Honors College student, earned the title of Miss Philadelphia after competition was postponed due to the pandemic last year, and placed third runner up at the Miss Pennsylvania competition in June.

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    • Mallika Kodavatiganti

      Biological Sciences Alum Mallika Kodavatiganti ’21 Combines Passions for Co-op Success

      July 12, 2021

      Biological sciences alum Mallika Kodavatiganti '21 shares how her extracurricular activities, creative experiences and coursework inspired the work she did during co-ops at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and Temple University's Center for Obesity Research and Education. She was recently honored with a 2021 Cooperative Education Award.

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    • Students associated with the Climate and Sustainability Working Group helped put on Earthfest on April 22. Photo courtesy of Grace Zaborski.

      Eco-Passionate Students Find Outlet, Experience Through Climate and Sustainability Working Group

      July 09, 2021

      As plans for a centralized sustainability office at Drexel continue to formulate, students seeking climate and sustainability impact opportunities have found a home working with Drexel’s cross-functional and interdisciplinary working group started last spring in conjunction with the University’s “Climate Year” initiative. 

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      Drexel Helps Set Climate Resilience Research Agenda for Philadelphia

      July 09, 2021

      A new collaboration between the University, Academy of Natural Sciences, City of Philadelphia, DVRPC and local organizations will ultimately create a research agenda to help make the region more climate resilient.

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

      July 08, 2021

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

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      CoAS Accomplishments in Brief

      July 07, 2021

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

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      Henry Israeli Appointed Director of Jewish Studies

      July 01, 2021

      Henry Israeli, from the Department of English and Philosophy, has been appointed to the position of Director of Jewish Studies, effective Fall 2021, to lead the planning and implementation of a range of initiatives to increase the visibility of the program both inside and outside the University while developing a strategic plan in collaboration with Amelia Hoover Green, PhD, Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

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    • A collage of portraits of the students in the MFA Class of 2021

      Creativity Can’t Wait: CoAS Graduates First Class of Creative Writing MFA Students

      June 30, 2021

      Last month, the College of Arts and Sciences graduated its first class of Creative Writing MFA students. The low-residency program launched in the fall of 2019 and has quickly become known as a program with a strong community where the students’ support of one another and their creative reach is inspiring and uplifting. Meet the thirteen members of the Class of 2021.

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    • Amazon River Turtles that survived the L. coecus raid being prepared for release in a nearby oxbow lake.

      Trouble from Below: Subterranean Army Ants Raid Nests of Endangered Amazon River Turtles

      June 28, 2021

      Learn more about the predation on nests of three species of Amazon River turtles (Podocnemis) by underground-foraging army ants (Labidus coecus) being studied right now by Professor Sean O'Donnell.

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      Jennifer Yusin, PhD, Appointed Director of Women’s and Gender Studies

      June 28, 2021

      Jennifer Yusin, PhD, from the Department of English and Philosophy, has been appointed to the position of Director of Women’s and Gender Studies, effective Fall 2021, to lead the planning and implementation of a range of initiatives to increase the visibility of the program both inside and outside the university while developing a strategic plan in collaboration with Amelia Hoover Green, PhD, associate dean for diversity, equity and inclusion.

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      Advocating for a Free Press: Meet María Paula Mijares Torres '23

      June 23, 2021

      Communication major María Paula Mijares Torres was recently recognized by the Lenfest Institute of Journalism for her advocacy for journalism. She is currently exploring her passion for the field in a co-op at the Philadelphia Inquirer.

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    • Eighteen-year-old Paul Robeson High School grad Lyric Wise won a $50,000 scholarship live on national television explains her existing ties to the University, as well as her excitement and plans for starting at Drexel this fall.

      'Good Morning America' Scholarship Recipient Lyric Wise Can’t Wait to Be a Dragon

      June 21, 2021

      The 18-year-old Paul Robeson High School grad who won a $50,000 scholarship live on national television explains her existing ties to the University, as well as her excitement and plans for starting at Drexel this fall.

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    • But We Keep Going, the Paul Robeson High School senior portrait series, was celebrated on the evening of June 17 with a projection event on Drexel's University City campus produced by Welsh, Writers Room Assistant Director Patrice Worthy, Pearlstein Gallery Exhibitions and Programs Coordinator Leah Appleton, and Greenhouse Media.

      Drexel Writers Room Collaboration Shines 7-Story Spotlight on Local High School Graduates

      June 21, 2021

      As part of its TRIPOD initiative, the university-community literary arts program Writers Room helped celebrate and share stories of the Paul Robeson High School senior class and their resiliency during the pandemic — culminating in the projection of the students’ portraits on the side of the University City Campus’ Nesbitt Hall on the evening of June 17.

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    • TEDxDrexelU, a student organization whose mission it is to bring the spirit of TED to the Drexel community, will present a two-day virtual conference featuring Drexel faculty and alumni speakers June 26–27.

      Watch Your Professors Give TEDx Talks During a Student-Curated Virtual Event This Week

      June 21, 2021

      TEDxDrexelU, a student organization whose mission it is to bring the spirit of TED to the Drexel community, will present a two-day virtual conference featuring Drexel faculty and alumni speakers June 26–27.

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      Juneteenth Discussion Looks Back to Move Forward

      June 17, 2021

      On Wednesday, June 16, the Office of Equality and Diversity and the Center for Black Culture dedicated time to reflect on all that has happened and to think about what yet needs to be done in a panel discussion on the topic of Juneteenth and racial justice. Titled “Looking Back to Move Forward: A Frank Conversation in Commemoration of Juneteenth,” the event was moderated by Patience Ajoff-Foster, PhD, CDP, executive director for diversity and inclusive culture.

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      Faculty Highlights: Recent Grants and Awards

      June 16, 2021

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

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      Two Recent CoAS Alums Named Fulbright Honorees

      June 16, 2021

      Congratulations to recent CoAS alumni Jorge Fortin-Mejia ’19, who has been selected as a recipient, and Parisa Khoshnood ’20, who has been selected as an alternate, for the prestigious Fulbright U.S. Student Program for 2021-22.

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    • The commencement set-up in Mandell Theater where non-semester-based college and school ceremonies were livestreamed from June 7–10.

      Drexel Virtually Celebrates 2021 Graduates of Colleges, Schools, Heritage Groups

      June 14, 2021

      Before the University-wide ceremony at Citizen’s Bank Park on June 11, commencement for Drexel’s colleges, schools and students of the African diaspora were held virtually though celebrated wholeheartedly.

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      Capping Off the Return of Drexel’s Commencement Cap Contest

      June 14, 2021

      The top three designs from the Class of 2020 and Class of 2021 showed the Philly skyline, the future’s possibilities and recognizing achievements of the past.

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      Abioseh Porter, PhD, Appointed Interim Director of Africana Studies

      June 14, 2021

      Abioseh Porter, PhD, professor of English, has been appointed to the position of Interim Director of Africana Studies, effective Fall 2021, to lead the planning and implementation of a range of initiatives to increase the visibility of the program both inside and outside the University while developing a Strategic Plan in collaboration with Amelia Hoover Green, PhD, associate dean of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

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      Celebrating Our Honors Day 2021 Awardees

      June 10, 2021

      As the annual Honors Day celebration demonstrates, the Drexel University College of Arts and Sciences is home to many of Drexel's finest students. Through our comprehensive, real-world approach to education they are well prepared to respond confidently to the world’s most pressing issues — now and long into their future. Interdisciplinary study and hands-on skills spanning the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences equip these capable achievers to serve all of society through scholarship, research and civic engagement, and to advance positive change.

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    • On a cutting board, vegetables, grains and spices are arranged to spell out Green Verses

      New Publication Celebrates the Intersection of the Arts and Sciences

      June 10, 2021

      Inspired by their backgrounds attending liberal arts institutions for undergraduate education, Biodiversity, Earth & Environmental Science (BEES) PhD candidates Karmi Oxman and Virginia Caponera launched Green Verses, a new arts zine that features creative work from BEES students.

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      Congratulations to Our 2021 Gilman Scholars

      June 09, 2021

      We are pleased to announce that four CoAS students have received Gilman Scholarships to support study or co-op abroad in 2021. Congratulations to Manmeen Kaur, Elana Sargent, Jade Umstead and Brenda Vong!

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      2021 Graduate Student Awards

      June 08, 2021

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

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      Meet Undergraduate Student Commencement Speaker Tim Hanlon

      June 07, 2021

      Tim Hanlon is an honors biology major with a concentration in organismal biology and physiology, a minor in neuroscience, certificates in creative writing and in publishing, and is also the outgoing Student Body President. Hanlon recently took the time to reflect on his time at Drexel and share what’s in store for him after graduation.

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      Meet Graduate Student Commencement Speaker Angel Hogan

      June 04, 2021

      Angel Hogan is a member of Drexel’s first graduating Creative Writing MFA class. She is an activist, poet and filmmaker. Hogan recently took time from her very busy schedule to tell us a little about herself, the MFA program and her artistic pursuits.

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      CoAS Accomplishments in Brief

      June 03, 2021

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

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      Sophomore Kejsi Ruka Goes from STAR Scholar to Award Winner

      June 02, 2021

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

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      Spring 2021 CoAS Interdepartmental Research Showcase

      June 01, 2021

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

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      Standing in Solidarity Event Draws Attention to Anti-Asian Racism and Offers Path Forward

      May 28, 2021

      To promote this educational awareness during a time when anti-Asian hate crimes are on the rise, Drexel’s Office of Equality and Diversity held a panel discussion event in collaboration with Rebecca Clothey, PhD, director of the Asian Studies minor program. This panel featured a conversation grounded in the experiences of Asian and Asian American students, faculty and professional staff members in the Drexel community, with dialogue from students and faculty in the College of Arts and Science.

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      History Professor Nic John Ramos, PhD, Troubles the Line

      May 26, 2021

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

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      Drexel University Announces 2021 Commencement Speakers and Honorary Degree Recipients

      May 24, 2021

      The speakers and honorary degree recipients addressing graduating Dragons this year are well-known and respected in their various fields, and several have deep, longstanding ties to Drexel.

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    • Michael Silverstein

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

      May 24, 2021

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

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      Scott Warnock, PhD, Appointed Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education

      May 24, 2021

      Scott Warnock, PhD, from the Department of English and Philosophy, has been appointed to the position of Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education to provide leadership in all areas of undergraduate education in the College of Arts and Sciences while fostering initiatives to improve faculty’s teaching experience.

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    • Screenshot of Victoria Wible presenting her research on Analyzing Union Apprenticeship and Training Opportunities in a Clean Energy Transition

      Junior Victoria Wible Tackles Energy Transitions in Sociology Co-op

      May 21, 2021

      Victoria Wible, a sociology major and research assistant on co-op this spring with the Labor and Energy Project at Drexel, presented her research at the Mid-Atlantic Undergraduate Social Science Conference, organized through Lebanon Valley College.

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    • Maxwell Franklin, Johannes Wagner, and Elizabeth Espinal

      Two Students, Alum Named 2021 NSF Graduate Research Fellows 

      May 20, 2021

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

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      New Quantum Technology and Quantum Information Certificate Prepares Students for Careers in Emerging Field

      May 19, 2021

      To address the critical shortage of skilled workers in quantum technology and quantum information, Drexel University will offer a new post-baccalaureate certificate in this area. Beginning fall 2021, the Department of Physics will accept applicants who hold bachelor's degrees in physics, chemistry, materials science and engineering, or electrical and computer engineering, and offer them opportunities to learn the fundamentals of quantum technology and quantum information. The aim is to provide a strong foundation in this emerging area, with a focus on the foundations of quantum physics, technological advances on the quantum level, and real-world applications.

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      Evangelia Chrysikou, PhD Appointed Associate Dean for Research

      May 18, 2021

      Evangelia G. Chrysikou, PhD, from the Department of Psychology, has been appointed to a 3-year term as Associate Dean for Research to provide leadership to all research and scholarly/creative inquiry programs in the College of Arts and Sciences.

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      SEA-PHAGES Lab Innovates for Remote Learning Environment

       

      May 17, 2021

       Susan Gurney, PhD, and Brett Condon, PhD, who co-teach the Science Education Alliance Phage Hunters Advancing Genomics and Evolutionary Science (SEA-PHAGES) course, had a novel solution to move their extremely hands-on lab online.

       

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      Unsettled and Unsettling: An Interview with Maegan Poland on Her Debut Short Story Collection

       

      May 13, 2021

      The award-winning debut short story collection from Assistant Teaching Professor of English Maegan Poland, PhD, features wildly imaginative and beautifully detailed stories. In this interview, Poland discusses her interests and influences, among other things.

       

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      Visiting Authors Highlight 2021 Drexel Writing Festival, Set for May 17-21

       

      May 07, 2021

      The 2021 Drexel Writing Festival returns virtually May 17-21, and features esteemed visiting writers Karen E. Bender, Robert Anthony Siegel, Artress Bethany White, and Kayleb Rae Candrilli.

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      #ForeverDragons: Save the Date for the CoAS Commencement 2021

      May 04, 2021

      On Tuesday, June 8, 2021, the College of Arts and Sciences will celebrate the achievements of the Class of 2021 with a virtual commencement. The ceremony will be live-streamed from Mandell Theater, where a small party of dignitaries and speakers will gather.

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      Drexel Names New Computing Cluster After Historic Alumna

      April 29, 2021

      Picotte, the University’s high-performing computing equipment, is named for Susan La Flesche Picotte, MD, who is believed to be the first Native American physician in the U.S.

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      CoAS Students Present Research at UN Commission on the Status of Women

      April 26, 2021

      CoAS students Liz Pham and Zyrah Alvi recently presented their research on corruption at the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) 2021 Forum. 

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      New Linguistics Minor Puts Focus on the Nature of Language

      April 21, 2021

      Beginning in fall 2021, undergraduate students across the University will have the opportunity to enhance their knowledge of the building blocks of language through a new minor in Linguistics. Offered by the Department of Communication, the minor offers courses that teach social and cultural aspects of communicating with people of diverse backgrounds, technical aspects of how language creates meaning, and psychological aspects of how language affects the human mind.

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    • During his Global Research Symposium presentation “Snails Over Time,” Paul Callomon, manager of the Academy of Natural Sciences’ Malacology Department, showed a snail shell that has been partially dissolved.

      2021 Global Research Symposium: International Solutions for A Global Crisis

      April 20, 2021

      The University’s “Climate Year: Global Research Symposium” brought together Drexel faculty and international partners to present and discuss ways of studying, addressing and combatting climate change.

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      Defense Mechanisms in Aphids Can Become a Double-edged Sword, Sharpened by the Seasons

      April 20, 2021

      Evolution is unfolding in real time within many natural animal populations and researchers are now observing how this influences biodiversity in the field. In a newly published study in Molecular Ecology a team of Drexel University scientists examined the biological variations in pea aphids, insects that reproduce frequently enough to evolve before our eyes, by tracing the prevalence of their protective endosymbiont, Hamiltonella defensa, which the insects use to ward off parasitoid wasps.

       

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      Rivers in History Course Brings the Past into the Future with ArcGIS

      April 19, 2021

      Due to COVID-19, Associate Professor of History Debjani Bhattacharyya, PhD, re-envisioned her usually hands-on course Rivers in History, using the advanced technology of ArcGIS.

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      PhD Student Luis Grande Branger Tackles Aquaman and White Supremacy in New Publication

      April 15, 2021

      Communication, Culture and Media (CCM) doctoral student Luis Grande Branger has an essay on "Aquaman and the American White Supremacy" forthcoming in a new collection of critical essays on the work of movie director James Wan.

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    • Shivani Patel and Ryan Petrie stand in front of a research poster

      Undergraduate Research Leads to Lead Authorship in Biology Publication

      April 14, 2021

      Shivani Patel '20, Nicole Naranjo '18, and Kimheak Sao '16 conducted work as undergraduates in the Petrie Lab that led to a recent publication in Molecular Biology of the Cell.

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      The Future of Artificial Intelligence Requires the Guidance of Sociology

      April 13, 2021

      In the race to out-compete other companies– artificial intelligence (AI) design is lacking a deep understanding of what data about humans mean and its relation to equity. Two Drexel University sociologists suggest we pay greater attention to the societal impact of AI, as it is appearing more frequently than ever before.

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    • A screenshot of six students on Zoom

      Global Studies Students Draw Attention to International Human Rights Violations

      April 12, 2021

      For their senior capstone projects, Global Studies students worked with Scholars at Risk to raise awareness of human rights violations against four incarcerated or missing scholars.

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    • Doctoral Student Fareshte Erani

      Clinical Psychology PhD Student Fareshte Erani Awarded F31 Fellowship from National Institutes of Health

      April 08, 2021

      Clinical Psychology PhD student Fareshte Erani was awarded the Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Predoctoral Fellowship to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research, which supports the research training of predoctoral students from diverse backgrounds that are underrepresented in the biomedical, behavioral or clinical research workforce.

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      Junior Medina Talebi Accepted to Prestigious Ralph Bunche Summer Institute

      April 05, 2021

      College of Arts and Sciences junior Medina Talebi has been accepted to attend the highly competitive Ralph Bunche Summer Institute (RBSI), which helps prepare undergraduate students from traditionally underrepresented racial and ethnic minorities for an academic career in political science.

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    • drexel alum shahmar beasley

      The Future is Bright for CoAS Alum Shahmar Beasley ’19, JD ’22

      March 31, 2021

      In a short time, College of Arts and Sciences alumnus Shahmar Beasley ’19 has accomplished a lot. From being named a Forbes 30 Under 30 Scholar to campaigning for various politicians and attending Drexel’s Kline School of Law, Beasley keeps a full calendar.  

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    • Since March 2020, Drexel faculty and international academic partners have been pivoting planned study abroad trips to engaging remote learning opportunities.

      Global at Home: Drexel Study Abroad Goes Virtual During the Pandemic

      March 29, 2021

      Since March 2020, Drexel faculty and international academic partners have been pivoting planned study abroad trips to engaging remote learning opportunities.

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    • a grid of photos showing environmental justice protesters, a forest fire, industrial pollution, and solar panels and wind turbines

      New Climate Change Minor Prepares Students for Solving One of the World’s Most Pressing Problems

      March 29, 2021

      Climate change is one of the most serious challenges facing humankind today, and in the coming decades it will impact every aspect of people’s lives and careers. Even though actions are being taken to reduce global emissions, today’s students will live through a period of rapid climate change that is without precedent in human history. To help prepare students to face these problems, the Department of Biodiversity, Earth and Environmental Science (BEES) will offer a new minor in Climate Change beginning in Fall 2021.

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    • Photograph of Drexel student Renea Tingling

      Freshman Renae Tingling to Appear in The Norton Field Guide to Writing

      March 25, 2021

      Drexel University student Renae Tingling has essay written for first year writing class accepted for publication in The Norton Field Guide for Writing, a well-known and highly regarded writing instructional used in college writing courses across the nation.

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      Physicist David Goldberg Helps Create the Most Accurate Map of the World

      March 23, 2021

      Drexel University College of Arts and Sciences Professor of Physics David Goldberg, PhD, is part of a team that has created the most accurate flat map of the world: a double-sided circle that features the Northern Hemisphere on one side and the Southern Hemisphere on the other.

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    • Drexel Master's in Strategic and Digital Communication (MS-SDC)

      CoAS Launches New Master’s Program in Strategic and Digital Communication

      March 16, 2021

      Changing times, new technologies, and an increasingly digital environment: In a constantly shifting media landscape, communication professionals have to be flexible. They must be not only prepared to face change head-on, but also able to step up and lead others in what it means to innovate and communicate in the digital age. To help current and aspiring communication professionals meet these challenges and opportunities, the Department of Communication is launching the Master of Science in Strategic and Digital Communication (MS-SDC).

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    • Trapeta Mayson (left) and Yolanda Wisher, adjunct instructors in the Department of English and Philosophy in the College of Arts and Sciences at Drexel University, are teaching “Black Women Writing: Short Stories (CW T680)” to graduate students.

      Graduate Course Shifts Focus on Black Women Writers, Away From the ‘Single Story’

      February 26, 2021

      “Black Women Writing: Short Stories (CW T680),” which is being offered to graduate students this term, promotes anti-racism by disrupting the white literary cannon and shining a light on 19th century through 21st century Black women renegades.

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      Faculty Highlights: Recent Grants and Awards

      February 17, 2021

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

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    • DrexelNow spoke with undergraduate students on campus about this phase of Drexel University’s reopening, including health and safety protocols for residence halls and in-person learning, making new friends and staying connected, and their advice and hopes for the near future.

      COVID Campus: How It Feels to Be Back for Dragons

      February 01, 2021

      DrexelNow spoke with undergraduate students on campus about this phase of Drexel University’s reopening, including health and safety protocols for residence halls and in-person learning, making new friends and staying connected, and their advice and hopes for the near future.

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    • Kirk Heilbrun, PhD, a professor of psychology, has been the Drexel Ombuds since 2018, and specializes in lending an ear and offering advice to any Dragons in need.

      Need an Impartial Sounding Board? Meet the Drexel Ombuds

      January 28, 2021

      Kirk Heilbrun, PhD, a professor of psychology, has been the Drexel Ombuds since 2018, and specializes in lending an ear and offering advice to any Dragons in need.

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    • Drexel’s Department of Criminology and Justice Studies within the College of Arts and Sciences is now offering a Justice Studies minor to all undergraduate students interested in viewing their disciplines through a social justice lens.

      New Minor to Offer Co-Curricular, Collaborative Approach to Creating a Just World

      January 20, 2021

      Drexel’s Department of Criminology and Justice Studies within the College of Arts and Sciences is now offering a Justice Studies minor to all undergraduate students interested in viewing their disciplines through a social justice lens.

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    • Schultheis

      Maria T. Schultheis Joins Office of Research & Innovation Leadership Team

      December 13, 2019

      The Psychology Department professor was recently appointed vice provost of research.

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    • The top Drexel stories of the year.

      Top Drexel Stories of 2019

      December 11, 2019

      Here’s a look back on what happened at the University this year and the Dragons who were involved with some of the biggest news and events that had impacted campus and society as a whole.

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    • Drexel University President John Fry addressed faculty and staff at the annual service recognition luncheon held Dec. 6.

      2019 Service Recognition: 616 Dragons With Over 7,900 Combined Years of Work at Drexel

      December 10, 2019

      The University recently held its annual recognition of faculty and professional staff with major service milestones, including a College of Arts and Sciences faculty member with a half century of teaching at Drexel.

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    • Robert Immordino

      Remembering Robert Immordino, Department of Mathematics

      November 19, 2019

      On November 8, 2019, Robert Immordino, MS, associate teaching professor in the Department of Mathematics, passed away following a several-year battle with lung cancer.

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      CoAS Accomplishments in Brief

      November 18, 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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    • Jörn Venderbos, PhD - Assistant Professor of Physics at Drexel University

      Meet New Physics Prof Jörn Venderbos, PhD

      November 15, 2019

      Assistant Professor of Physics Jörn Venderbos, PhD, heads the Quantum Condensed Matter theory group and holds a joint appointment in the College of Engineering’s Department of Materials Science and Engineering. His research is aimed at understanding the fundamental properties of novel quantum materials, designing new materials for applications in quantum information science, and developing tools to describe the collective behavior of correlated electron systems.

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    • Henry Israeli - Our Age of Anxiety

      A Poem from “Our Age of Anxiety”

      November 15, 2019

      Henry Israeli’s fourth book of poetry, “Our Age of Anxiety,” was published by Wine Pine Press in September as the winner of the 2019 Wine Pine Poetry Prize. An associate teaching professor in Drexel’s Department of English and Philosophy, Israeli shares his inspiration behind the collection alongside its titular poem.

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    • Brent Luuvas, PhD, Awarded John Collier Jr. Award for Still Photography

      Brent Luuvas, PhD, Awarded John Collier Jr. Award for Still Photography

      November 15, 2019

      Brent Luvaas, PhD, associate professor in the Drexel University Department of Global Studies and Modern Languages, was awarded the 2019 John Collier Jr. Award for Still Photography for his book “Street Style: An Ethnography of Fashion Blogging,” published in 2016 by Bloomsbury Academic.

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    • Drexel Students Become Scientists in Marine Field Methods Course

      Students Become Scientists in Marine Field Methods Course

      November 15, 2019

      It takes most of the morning for students in the Marine Field Methods course to walk from bay to beach of Island State Park, New Jersey. On bayside, the students rub sand between their fingers and note the shoreline drop-off caused by erosion. Assistant teaching professor Dane Ward, PhD, peels algae off the side of the dock, its presence indicative of a low-energy environment caused by the shelter of the barrier island they are standing on.

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    • A patient talking to doctor

      Q&A with Drexel’s Pre-Health Advisor

      November 15, 2019

      Considering a career in medicine, dentistry, pharmacy or other health-related fields? Drexel’s Pre-Health Advisor, Mary Beth Davis, PhD, is here to help! Davis shares answers to commonly asked questions and how to leverage Drexel’s resources to prepare for a health-related career.

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    • Drexel Dragons participating in the Philadelphia Veterans Parade in 2018.

      Drexel Celebrates a Decade in the Yellow-Ribbon Program

      November 04, 2019

      The University was one of the first colleges to participate in the government’s tuition program for post-9/11 veterans since 2009 — and it’s still one of the few to offer unlimited spaces to student-veterans every year.

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    • In celebration of both the International Year of the Periodic Table in 2019 and National Chemistry Week, students from two chemistry organizations unfurled a 100-foot-tall, 135-foot-wide handmade periodic table on Buckley Field.

      Drexel Chemistry Students Unveil East Coast’s Largest Periodic Table

      October 31, 2019

      In celebration of both the International Year of the Periodic Table in 2019 and National Chemistry Week, students from two chemistry organizations unfurled a 100-foot-tall, 135-foot-wide handmade periodic table on Buckley Field.

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    • New Faculty Keep Drexel Abreast of Disruptive Technologies

      New Faculty Keep Drexel Abreast of Disruptive Technologies

      October 30, 2019

      Among the top academic and research talent hired this year were faculty in new and developing fields that have the potential to impact mainstream industries.

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    • “I’ve always been interested in China because it’s kind of like this place that everyone says is so different from any other country in the world and it’s so far away and it’s kind of like this unknown land,” said Sarah DiPasquale. Here she is at the Great Wall.

      5 Tips for Taking an International Co-op

      October 28, 2019

      Sarah DiPasquale went on two consecutive co-ops to China, and her experiences there make her passionate about encouraging other Drexel students to consider international co-op opportunities. 

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    • Coal companies, railroads and electrical utilities are influential members of the Climate Change Countermovement

      Exposing the Networks of Climate Action Opposition, It’s Not Just Oil…

      October 25, 2019

      It comes as no surprise that coal companies, railroads and electrical utilities are the most numerous and influential members of the Climate Change Countermovement (CCCM). For the first time, a Drexel University researcher has exposed the corporate membership of the twelve major coalitions opposing climate action in the United States.

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    • Isabella Sangaline - Drexel Dual Major History and Sociology

      Three Cool Co-Ops From Spring/Summer Cycle

      October 22, 2019

      What do Drexel history, MIT research and an electric vehicle startup have in common? They are all topics of recent co-ops completed by students in the College of Arts and Sciences! As the University celebrates 100 years of co-op, learn more about the amazing research and industry experiences of our majors in three recent co-ops.

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      CoAS Accomplishments in Brief

      October 21, 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 CoAS Students Having Fun in Photo Booth

      12 Ways to Feel Connected at Drexel

      October 21, 2019

      Whether it’s your first quarter at Drexel or your last, there are myriad opportunities to connect to Drexel’s many communities and students. Check out these 12 tips for finding your Drexel home, courtesy of the College’s Student Advisory Board.

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      Student Work-Study Jobs

      October 18, 2019

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

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      Winter Courses

      October 18, 2019

      Explore creativity in research, the history of the Earth, globalization and more in these new and noteworthy winter courses!

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    • Lina Martínez Hernández, PhD - Drexel Global Studies Prof

      Meet Global Studies Prof Lina Martínez Hernández, PhD

      October 18, 2019

      Lina Martínez Hernández, PhD, an assistant teaching professor in the Department of Global Studies and Modern Languages, seeks to connect classroom to community and introduce students to Spanish-speaking and migrant groups.

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    • Dakota Storm Peterson - Political Science Graduate of Drexel University

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

      October 10, 2019

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

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    • Faculty Highlights

      Faculty Highlights: Recent Grants and Awards

      October 10, 2019

      Read all about the sponsored research, major gifts and recognition that were recently received by faculty at Drexel — like the Dornsife School of Public Health’s Alex Ortega, PhD, who was awarded a $3.2 million grant by the National Institutes of Health to study psychiatric and substance use disorders among island Puerto Ricans impacted by Hurricane Maria.

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    • Book Cover - Problem-Solving Courts and the Criminal Justice System

      New Book Examines Ethics and Logistics of Problem-Solving Courts

      October 02, 2019

      A new book based in research by Drexel University’s Department of Psychology is the first to provide a comprehensive look at problem-solving courts — judicial courts that seek to address the behavioral health needs that underpin criminal behavior.

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    • Drexel University President John Fry at Convocation 2019.

      100th Anniversary of Co-op Kicks Off at Convocation

      September 30, 2019

      Convocation, one of Drexel’s most time-honored traditions, also served this year as the kick off for a years-long celebration of the Drexel Co-op program.

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    • Dean Norma Bouchard, PhD - Drexel University College of Arts and Sciences

      A Note From the Dean on the New Academic Year

      September 25, 2019

      This week not only marks the official start of fall, but also the beginning of a brand-new academic year. I'd like to welcome our new and returning Dragons to campus and wish our students the best of luck as they embark on co-op opportunities and adventures abroad.

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      CoAS Accomplishments in Brief

      September 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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    • White stones stacked on top of each other

      Team to Investigate Obesity Treatments with $3.65M NIH Grant

      September 24, 2019

      Researchers in Drexel University’s Center for Weight, Eating and Lifestyle Science (WELL Center) will use a new $3.65 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to investigate mindfulness and acceptance-based interventions for obesity. Principal Investigator and Psychology Professor Evan Forman, PhD, tells us more about the grant, which is co-investigated by Meghan Butryn, PhD, associate professor of psychology, Adrienne Juarascio, PhD, assistant professor of psychology, Stephanie Manasse, PhD, assistant research professor in the WELL Center, and Donna Coffman, PhD, an assistant professor in Temple University’s College of Public Health.

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    • Drexel Dragon Logo Blue

      Welcoming New Faculty to the College of Arts and Sciences

      September 24, 2019

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

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    • Deanna Mauro Biology Student at Drexel University

      Bio Grad Takes on Mental Health Stigma and Medicine

      September 23, 2019

      On co-op at Johnson & Johnson, Deanna Mauro ’19 stood confidently before a room of senior scientists. Mauro, a biological sciences major at Drexel University, had spent the past six months running her own project, designed to increase the effectiveness of a specific immunotherapy.

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    • Fabrice Kentatchime, manager of the Ganga Station, teaches students how to identify food remains from chimpanzee feces.

      Course Spotlight: Chimpanzee Biodiversity and Conservation in Cameroon

      September 20, 2019

      Most biology courses don’t take place foreign national park, or require an independent, chimpanzee research project — but Chimpanzee Biodiversity and Conservation is not your average biology course.

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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. 

      Welcoming Dean Norma Bouchard, PhD, to the College of Arts & Sciences

      September 20, 2019

      The College of Arts and Sciences is delighted to announce that Norma Bouchard, PhD, has assumed her role as dean of the College, effective September 3, 2019. Dean Bouchard joins Drexel University from San Diego State University, where she was dean of the College of Arts and Letters and a professor of European studies for four years.

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    • Michelle Dolinski, PhD

      Announcing the New Associate Dean of Graduate Education

      September 20, 2019

      The College of Arts and Sciences is pleased to announce that Michelle Dolinski, PhD, associate professor of physics, has been appointed associate dean of graduate education. Dolinski received her PhD in physics from the University of California, Berkeley and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Stanford University. She joined Drexel’s Department of Physics in 2012.

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    • Inkblot

      ‘What Might This Be?’ The Art and Science of Rorschach Inkblots Opens at Drexel

      September 19, 2019

      What might this be?” Is an innocent question, and one that Hermann Rorschach asked of a series of inkblots he developed, in hope of diving further into the inner workings of the human mind in the 1920s. Rorschach combined two of his passions, graphic arts and the science of medicine, as a catalyst for inquiry into the psyche – and in this process, he also created art.


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    • Radiatus Scales

      A Fish By Another Name

      August 27, 2019

      The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University's ongoing effort to collect Late Devonian vertebrate fossils (370 to 360 million years old) in Pennsylvania has resulted in lots of new discoveries from highway road cuts exposing the rocks of the Catskill Formation.

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    • Cows Graze by the Delaware Watershed

      Are We Really Protecting Rivers and Streams From Pollution? It’s Hard to Say, And That’s a Problem. 

      August 20, 2019

      More public and private resources than ever are being directed to protecting and preserving aquatic ecosystems and watersheds. Whether mandated for land development, farming or in response to the growing severity and number of natural disasters – scientists from the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University found evidence that decades of watershed restoration and mitigation projects have taken place, but their impact is mostly perceived; data is relatively undocumented — or simply missing.


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    • Joanna Craig - Pre-Law Adviser

      Q&A with Drexel’s Pre-Law Adviser

      August 15, 2019

      Interested in a pre-law path at Drexel? Whether you’re still undecided or ready to start the law school application process, Drexel’s pre-law adviser Joanna Craig, JD, has advice for how to put your best foot forward before applying to law school.

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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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    • Drexel Dragon Logo Blue

      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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    • Scientists walking across a glacier

      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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    • Drexel buildings.

      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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    • Joey Habitat Assessment Delaware River watershed

      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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    • Roy Aguilar - Behind the Scenes

      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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    • Korman Center at Drexel University

      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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    • Book and notebook open on a table in a library

      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 Jobs graphic

      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

      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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    • Flag.

      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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    • Barry Goldwater Scholarship Logo Copyright Barry Goldwater Foundation

      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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    • America’s Garden Capital

      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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      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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      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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      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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    • An edited photo of the Joseph R. Lynch observatory.

      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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      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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      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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      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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      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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      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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      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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      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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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      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 Q&A: Drexel Mock Trial Association

      February 01, 2019

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

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    • Shahmar Beasley - Drexel Political Science Student

      Rising Leaders: Shahmar Beasley

      January 25, 2019

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

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    • 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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      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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      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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    • Antartica Mountain Ranges by Ted Daeschler, PhD

      Reporting From Antarctica, Week One

      December 12, 2018

      Week One in Antarctica has been a whirlwind of training workshops and organizational work at McMurdo Station to get ready for the four weeks we plan to spend at our field sites in the interior of this frozen continent.

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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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    • Ted Daeschler in Antartica

      Camping (For Fossils) in Antarctica

      November 28, 2018

      Loads of dark chocolate. Reams of toilet paper. Dozens of hand warmers. Six snowmobiles and a leaf blower. Academy Curator of Paleontology Ted Daeschler, PhD is all packed for his next big camping adventure. He leaves November 29th for a month in Antarctica.

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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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      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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      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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      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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      Welcoming New Faculty to the College of Arts and Sciences

      September 25, 2018

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

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      CoAS Accomplishments in Brief

      September 24, 2018

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

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    • Eastern Coyote Pup. Photo © Christian Hunold

      There Goes the Neighborhood: Urban Coyotes in Pennsylvania and California

      September 24, 2018

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    • 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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    • Favorite Wawa

      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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    • SPAN 440 class.

      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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    • President Fry

      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

      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

      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

      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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    • An artist's rendering of a blazer shooting neutrinos down to sensors at the IceCube facility in Antarctica

      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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      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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    • Drexel Student Nicole Naranjo

      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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      '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

      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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    • Felice  Elefant, PhD

      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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    • Roger Thomas and Danielle Kreeger, PhD transplanting mussels

      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

      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 Lecture

      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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      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 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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      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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      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 a local hospital. 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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    • Flag

      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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    • Irish moss

      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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    • The eclipse viewing party in Perelman Plaza.

      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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    • Oil Refinery Philadelphia

      Drexel Researcher Makes Air Pollution Data User-Friendly

      August 17, 2017

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

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    • Areas Vulnerable to Flooding

      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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    • Scale

      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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    • The students outside of Norway's Halden prison.

      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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    • Harriet Milan and Michael Kuch 220

      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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    • Lychnothamnus barbatus in the wild

      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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    • Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins runs around the team's training facility with a group of Young Dragons.

      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 University Clinical Psychology PhD Student Jennie David

      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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    • Patrick Rafferty

      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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      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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    • Besides Drexel University,  Eric likes to "hang out" at the Philadelphia Classical Guitar Store at 2038 Sansom St.

      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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    • Ottinger

      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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      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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      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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      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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      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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      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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      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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      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 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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      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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      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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      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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      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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      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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      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!’ 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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      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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    • UConnect will train members of the Drexel community to act as navigators, helping local residents get connected with a range of services and opportunities.

      Drexel’s New UConnect Initiative Connects West Philadelphia Residents with Essential Social Services

      December 21, 2015

      A new initiative from Drexel University’s Lindy Center for Civic Engagement and the College of Arts and Sciences will address this issue through a service called UConnect, which will train members of the Drexel community to act as navigators, helping local residents get connected with a range of services and opportunities.

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    • The LSST in its facility building with the night sky. Courtesy of the LSST Corporation.

      A Galaxy Far, Far Away: Drexel Professor to Use New Telescope to Map Beyond Milky Way

      December 15, 2015

      Due to his past involvement with another survey of the night sky, Drexel’s Gordon Richards will take a look out of our galaxy with the help of the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope, which is capable of mapping the entire night sky every three days.

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      Four Drexel Teams Receive Awards in Michelin Connected Mobility Challenge

      December 10, 2015

      Drexel University and Michelin North America have announced the winner of the Connected Mobility Challenge, a six-week competition to identify innovative solutions with the potential to impact people and their mobility and change the transportation industry.  

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    • Top stories at Drexel in 2015. Starting at left and moving clockwise: bruschetta appetizer, Princess Grace of Monaco's dress, Provost M. Brian Blake, victory at Dad Vail Regatta, "A Check-Up From the Neck Up" and, background, archived Drexel campus photos.

      Top Drexel Stories of 2015

      December 07, 2015

      Drexel made a lot of news this year. Check out the best stories about Drexel that came out in 2015.

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    • Political science student Hannah Abrams at the Cliffs of Moher.

      Co-op Turned Career: How One Student Used the Co-op System to Find a Job After Graduation

      December 07, 2015

      Hannah Abrams wasn’t too sure about what she wanted to do after graduation. One international co-op changed everything for her.

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    • Holiday nightmares

      The Nightmares Before Christmas – And How to Avoid Them

      December 07, 2015

      It’s that time of year again! The time when your stress levels go through the roof as you shop, cook, wrap, decorate, travel and party-plan yourself into a tizzy while trying to create the perfect holiday season. Drexel experts have identified some of the top stress-inducing holiday nightmares and offer some helpful tips for avoiding them this year.

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    • Drexel's Jordan McClain interviewed legendary "Fresh Air" host Terry Gross.

      Turning the Tables on Terry Gross

      November 23, 2015

      Terry Gross is currently celebrating 40 years as the award-winning host of National Public Radio’s “Fresh Air,” which boasts nearly 5 million listeners each week across more than 450 NPR stations. The show also has a massively popular podcast. Gross is widely considered one of the country’s leading and most important interviewers, but earlier this month, the legendary interviewer became the interviewee.

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    • Have an Apple-Shaped Body? You May Be More Susceptible to Binge Eating

      November 12, 2015

      Women with apple-shaped bodies – those who store more of their fat in their trunk and abdominal regions – may be at particular risk for the development of eating episodes during which they experience a sense of “loss of control,” according to a new study from Drexel University. The study also found that women with greater fat stores in their midsections reported being less satisfied with their bodies, which may contribute to loss-of-control eating.

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    • Philadelphia power plant

      A.J. Drexel Institute for Energy and the Environment Plots a Course for Philadelphia to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

      November 04, 2015

      Researchers from the A.J. Drexel Institute for Energy and the Environment issued a 97-page report to the City of Philadelphia that plots a detailed course for how the city can reduce its emission of greenhouse gasses—with the goal of an 80 percent reduction by the year 2050. Among its suggestions are retrofitting hospitals, grocery stores, schools and retail stores with better windows and insulation; drawing electricity from low-carbon sources like nuclear, wind and solar power; and encouraging the use of electric vehicles, public transportation, walking and cycling.

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    • Deputy Police Commissioner Awarded Stoneleigh Fellowship, Coming to Drexel to Expand School-to-Prison Pipeline Diversion Program

      October 28, 2015

      Philadelphia Deputy Police Commissioner Kevin Bethel will spend the next three years expanding the successful pre-arrest diversion program in the School District of Philadelphia for students with no histories of juvenile justice involvement. He will continue his work on the program as the first Diana A. Millner Youth Justice Fellow at the Stoneleigh Foundation.

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    • Sydney Arroyo, a Westphal undergraduate student who completed a co-op at "Saturday Night Live."

      Drexel Co-ops by College

      October 26, 2015

      These statistics, facts and stories highlight the best that the co-op program has to offer for students in each and every school and college at Drexel.

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    • Pope Francis made an evocative call to address the dual problems of environmental degradation and human exploitation. Photo credit: Alfredo Borba.

      Debating the Pope: Social Scientists Engage Pope's Call for Climate Change Dialogue in Top Journal

      September 24, 2015

      In Pope Francis’ nearly 200-page climate change encyclical, Laudato SI, published earlier this year, he explicitly calls for a “dialogue with all people about our common home.” A group of leading social scientists provide a scholarly foundation for that dialogue in a special series of commentaries published online this week in Nature Climate Change.

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    • Legal and illegal logging increased more than 600 percent in Ghana during a 15-year period. Photo credit: Nicole Arcilla.

      As Demand for African Timber Soars, Birds Pay the Ultimate Price

      September 08, 2015

      A new study co-authored by scientists at Drexel University, published in the most recent issue of Biological Conservation, reveals the devastating impact of illegal logging on bird communities in the understory layer of Ghana’s Upper Guinea rain forests, one of the world's 25 “biodiversity hotspots” where the most biologically rich ecosystems are most threatened.

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    • Michelin logo

      Drexel and Michelin North American Partner in Connected Mobility Challenge

      August 24, 2015

      Drexel University announced a new collaboration with Michelin North America to help find and develop new technologies that have the potential to impact people and their mobility, and change the transportation industry.

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    • New Book Argues that Social Sciences Are Critical to Climate Conversation: Climate Change is a "People Problem"

      August 20, 2015

      According to the new book “Climate Change and Society: Sociological Perspectives,” engaging the social – and not just natural – sciences in the climate conversation is essential for effecting large-scale change. Edited by environmental sociologists Robert J. Brulle, PhD, a professor in Drexel University’s College of Arts and Sciences, and Riley E. Dunlap, a professor at Oklahoma State University, the book breaks new ground by presenting climate change as a thoroughly social phenomenon, embedded in behaviors, institutions and cultural practices.

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    • In an online survey by Drexel researchers, 88% of respondents reported sexting.

      Most Adults Are Sexting and That May Not Be a Bad Thing

      August 10, 2015

      More than 8 out of 10 people surveyed online admitted to sexting in the prior year, according to a new study from Drexel University’s Women’s Health Psychology Lab. The researchers also found that increased levels of sexting were associated with greater sexual satisfaction, especially for those in a relationship.

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    • Pope Francis

      Drexel Experts Available to Comment on Pope's Visit to Philadelphia

      August 04, 2015

      Pope Francis – and an estimated 1.5 million people – will descend upon the city of Philadelphia in late September as the capstone to the weeklong, international World Meeting of Families event, during which the Pope will deliver a public mass on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. From concerns about security measures to transportation, anxiety is already on the rise among Philadelphians regarding how the city will handle the influx of tourists expected to double the city’s population. Drexel University experts are available to comment on a range of issues related to the visit including safety, public health, environmental impact, infrastructure preparedness and tourism. Experts also are able to weigh in about what this once-in-a-lifetime event – and the Pope’s progressive views – mean for the Catholic church.

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    • BBPP research staff, Illidio Mebulo, collecting a sample of primate tissue in the market for genetic analysis. Credit: Javier Rivas/BBPP

      Where Commerce and Conservation Clash: Bushmeat Trade Grows with Economic Prosperity in 13-Year Study

      August 03, 2015

      The bushmeat market in the city of Malabo is bustling—more so today than it was nearly two decades ago, when Gail Hearn, PhD, began what is now one of the region’s longest continuously running studies of commercial hunting activity.  Hearn’s team has now published its comprehensive results of 13 years of daily monitoring bushmeat market activity.

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    • Rachel Wenrick, associate director of the University Writing Program: Strategic Initiatives, during an anthology release event at the Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships.

      Employee Spotlight: Rachel Wenrick

      July 28, 2015

      Since 2007, the College of Arts and Sciences' Rachel Wenrick has been a champion of the written word at Drexel and her latest effort promotes writing in Drexel's surrounding neighborhoods.

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    • A view of Philadelphia's skyline. Photo by Alexandra Atiyeh, BS environmental science '16.

      In Photos: #CoASDayintheLife

      July 28, 2015

      From the remarkable, to the beautiful to the breathtaking, the College of Arts and Sciences community did its best to documented just another day as part of its third annual photo contest.

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    • Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Photo courtesy: https://www.flickr.com/photos/snoshuu/368444407/

      Students, Community Members Use “War Stories” to Connect With Veterans

      July 20, 2015

      Drexel's English course "War Stories" up to its name, creating opportunities for Drexel students and community members to learn more about veterans.

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    • A 2014 STAR Scholar demonstrates his research.

      Non-STEM Students Equally Benefit from Undergraduate Research, Study Finds

      July 17, 2015

      Most undergraduate research programs cater to STEM majors. A team of Drexel researchers shows why that's a bad idea.

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    • Tule Lake Relocation Center, Newell, California. A group of 19 newspapermen, wire service, and newsreel cameramen, and representatives of OWI [Office of War Information] visited the Tule Lake Relocation Center. This was the first inspection tour granted the press.

      Communications Professor Analyzes Local Media Coverage of Japanese-American Incarceration Camps

      July 06, 2015

      Ron Bishop, professor and head of the Department of Communication, recently released a book showcasing how the internment of people of Japanese descent, more than 60 percent American citizens, was covered by local newspapers during World War Two.

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    • brain images show reduced cortical surface area and increased cortical thickness in Down Syndrome

      Thick Cortex Could Be Key in Down Syndrome

      June 19, 2015

      The thickness of the brain’s cerebral cortex could be a key to unlocking answers about intellectual development in youth with Down Syndrome, according to a new study led by a Drexel psychologist.

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    • Evelyn Netsky Award: Most Saleable Senior Collection — Margaret Heil.

      Check Out Some of Drexel’s 2015 Senior Projects

      June 17, 2015

      Drexel seniors were especially creative this year when creating and completing projects that encompassed everything they've learned during their studies.

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    • wasp colony

      Do Insect Societies Share Brain Power?

      June 17, 2015

      A new Drexel study suggests that social behavior evolved very differently in the brains of social insects than in vertebrate animals such as mammals, birds and fish.

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    • swarm of army ants

      Underground Ants Can't Take the Heat

      June 15, 2015

      A new Drexel study shows underground species of army ants are much less tolerant of high temperatures than their aboveground relatives—and that could mean  climate change models lack a key element of how animal physiology could affect responses to changing environments.

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    • Drexel's imitation Meissen urn that was created in Dresden about half a century before the city was bombed.

      The Drexel Connection to ‘Slaughterhouse-Five’

      May 19, 2015

      As freshmen in a war literature English course discovered, Drexel has a lot more in common with one of the greatest war novels of all time, and the most destructive bombing in World War II, than you would think.

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    • Marcellus Shale region

      Drexel Researchers First to Detect Air Quality Effects of Natural Gas Extraction in Pennsylvania's Marcellus Shale Region

      May 19, 2015

      A team led by environmental engineers from Drexel University are the first independent researchers to take a closer look at the air quality effects of natural gas extraction in the Marcellus Shale region of Pennsylvania. The group used a mobile air quality monitoring vehicle to survey regional air quality and pollutant emissions at 13 sites including wells, drilling rigs, compressor stations and processing areas. Their work establishes baseline measurements for this relatively new area of extraction.

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    • Mahmoud Hallak during his presentation on the unrest in Syria.

      From Syria to Drexel: Freshman Tells His Rebel Story

      May 15, 2015

      In Syria, Mahmoud Hallak helped coordinate protests against the Bashar al-Assad government, lost his father to government forces, and was wounded by a grenade during a demonstration. Now the Drexel freshman is sharing his story to help paint a clear picture of what is going on in his home country.

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    • André Carrington, PhD, assistant professor of English at Drexel, helped organize an international conference on LGBT comics and the people who create them. Graphic by Bill Ezell.

      Drexel Professor Behind International LGBT Comics Conference

      April 29, 2015

      A Drexel professor has helped organize a conference recognizing and celebrating the work of the LGBT comics community.

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    • The United Nations Office at Geneva (Switzerland) is the second biggest U.N. center, after the United Nations Headquarters in New York.

      Why Reforming the United Nations Is So Hard But So Important

      April 24, 2015

      As the United Nations celebrates its 70th anniversary, DrexelNow checked in with Ambassador (Ret.) Joseph M. Torsella, distinguished visiting fellow in the Center for Public Policy in Drexel University’s College of Arts and Sciences, who formerly served as the U.S. Representative to the United Nations for U.N. Management and Reform. From 2011-2014, he was responsible for leading efforts to make the U.N. a more efficient, accountable, respected and effective organization. On Wednesday, May 13, Torsella will give a public discussion at Drexel on “The U.S., the U.N. and U.N. Reform: Why its So Hard...and So Important.” The event will take place from 1:30 – 3 p.m. in the Bossone Research Enterprise Center’s Mitchell Auditorium (32nd and Market Streets, Philadelphia).

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    • Miriam Kotzin, at center, with Drexel President John Fry, right, and Abisoeh Porter, PhD, left, head of the Department of English & Philosophy.

      Employee Spotlight: Miriam Kotzin

      April 24, 2015

      Miriam Kotzen has been teaching at Drexel for 45 years. She's written a history of the University, led departments and creating groundbreaking online literary magazines. But what does she feel is her greatest legacy?

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    • Philadelphia Science Festival

      Drexel Joins Philadelphia Science Festival's Weeklong Celebration of Science and Technology

      April 22, 2015

      Students, faculty and staff from Drexel University will help make the fifth anniversary of the Philadelphia Science Festival one of the biggest citywide celebrations to date. More than 200 regional partner organizations from museums to cultural centers and educational institutions will present over 100 events across the city during the nine-day celebration intended to inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers. 


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    • Voxel-lesion symptom map shows areas associated with speech production (blue-green) and speech recognition (red-yellow) factors in the brain. Credit: Mirman et al., Nature Communications

      Mapping Language in the Brain

      April 16, 2015

      Aphasia, an impairment of language that often happens after stroke or other brain injury, affects about 1 in 250 people, and can make it difficult to return to work and to maintain social relationships. A new study published in the journal Nature Communications provides a detailed brain map of language impairments in aphasia following stroke.

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    • African Pygmy Kingfisher (Ispidina picta) photographed in Vwaza Wildlife Reserve, Malawi. Credit: Jason D. Weckstein

      Study of African Birds Reveals Hotbed of Malaria Parasite Diversity

      April 08, 2015

      A new study published this week in the journal PLOS ONE explores the scope of malaria parasite diversity in southeast African birds, and provides insight into how lifestyle characteristics of birds can influence their association with different parasite genera.

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    • Chang created a "Before I die…" art installation on an 80-foot wall surrounding the construction site of the former University City High School. Photo credit: C. Shan Cerrone.

      “Before I Die…” Artist Candy Chang to Speak at Drexel

      April 02, 2015

      On Thursday, April 30 from 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m., Taiwanese-American artist Candy Chang will speak on  “Better Cities: Transforming Public Spaces Through Art & Design” at Drexel University’s Mandell Theater (33rd and Chestnut Streets) as the fifth lecturer in the College of Arts and Sciences' annual Distinguished Lecture Series.

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    • Collage of brain image, lightbulb and cover of the book "The Eureka Factor". Credits: Lightbulb by lilbitgimpy CC BY-NC 3.0; Brain by Beeman et al PLOS Biology; Eureka Factor courtesy of Random House

      How to Harness the Science of Sparking Ideas

      March 30, 2015

      Drexel professor John Kounios has co-authored a new book about the science of "aha moments." It’s the first book about creativity that tells a complete and faithful story of the neuroscience written by the actual scientists who made the discoveries.

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    • Turning “Us” and “Them” into “We” Again: Former UN Ambassador Will Discuss American Community

      March 19, 2015

      In a public discussion, entitled “Renewing the American “We”: What We Owe James Wilson,”
      Ambassador Joseph M. Torsella (Ret.), distinguished visiting fellow in the Center for Public Policy in Drexel University’s College of Arts and Sciences, will share his thoughts on how we can – and why we must – renew our sense of American community in polarized times and what “forgotten founder” and Pennsylvania native James Wilson has to say about our current situation. The event will take place at the National Constitution Center’s Kirby Auditorium (525 Arch St., Philadelphia) on Wednesday, April 1 at 6:30 p.m.

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    • Women with a tendency for excessive weight gain during development may be more susceptible to developing an eating disorder, Drexel research finds.

      Elevated Childhood Weight May Increase Susceptibility to Eating Disorders

      March 04, 2015

      A group of researchers at Drexel University, headed up by Michael Lowe, PhD, a clinical psychologist who studies the psychobiology of eating and weight regulation and a professor of psychology in Drexel’s College of Arts and Sciences, suggests that actual elevations in body mass during childhood may play a much bigger role in the development of disordered eating than previously thought.

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    • The Drexel Storylab's "Insider Access Workshops" will use Drexel's unique archival treasures as inspiration for aspiring writers.

      What Stories Do You Have to Tell? Drexel’s New Storylab Can Help

      February 20, 2015

      The Drexel Storylab, a new initiative in Drexel University’s College of Arts and Sciences’ Department of English & Philosophy, aims to help writers of all levels jumpstart the creative process by working with established writers and looking for inspiration in unlikely places. 

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    • Protestors carrying placards at a Black Lives Matter demonstration in New York City in Nov. 2014.

      #BlackLivesMatter Panel Discussion at Drexel during Black History Month

      February 19, 2015

      During Black History Month, a roundtable discussion will be held at Drexel University on Friday, Feb. 20 from 6 – 8 p.m. to examine police violence against African Americans, the criminal justice system and community responses. The event will be held in Drexel's MacAlister Hall, 2019-2020 (3250 Chestnut St., Philadelphia). It is sponsored by Drexel’s Office of Equality and Diversity.

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    • A Nigeria-Cameroon chimp rescued from illegal animal trafficking who now lives at the Limbe Wildlife Center in Cameroon. Credit Paul Sesink Clee

      Studies of Africa's Most Endangered Chimpanzees Show Complex Evolutionary Past, Perilous Future

      January 21, 2015

      A Drexel-led team's complementary analyses of population genetics, geographical distribution and habitat use paint a new picture of the evolutionary past and potentially bleak future of the Nigeria-Cameroon Chimpanzee, already the most endangered chimp subspecies.

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    • The new course will provide students with a broad, interdisciplinary overview of critical, historical and practical issues pertaining to branding, marketing and consumerism.

      New Drexel Course on Affluenza and Consumer Culture is Open to the Public

      January 12, 2015

      As the dust settles after the chaos of Black Friday, Cyber Monday and the holiday shopping season, it’s the perfect time to take a closer look at America’s consumer culture, including ‘affluenza,’ the epidemic of overconsumption. In a new course, called “Studying Consumerism,” offered by the Department of Communication in Drexel University’s College of Arts and Sciences, students—and a limited number of alumni and members of the general public—can do just that. The winter term course, which runs from Jan. 5 – March 21, will provide students with a broad overview of critical, historical and practical issues pertaining to consumerism as well as branding and marketing.

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    • Mollie Snyder Great Wall of China

      A Co-op Covering the Best of Beijing Art and Fashion

      January 12, 2015

      Less than a year ago, Mollie Snyder "knew basically nothing about" China. But since starting her co-op at a bilingual Chinese magazine in September, she's been elevated from intern to editor, mingled with celebrities and attended high-end fashion shows.

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  • 2011

    • Holiday Survival Guide

      December 21, 2011

      During the holiday season, Drexel University experts are available to help news media with a variety of stories.

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    • Donald Bersoff was apppointed President of the APA for 2013

      Donald Bersoff Elected APA President

      November 03, 2011

      Drexel University professor Dr. Donald N. Bersoff, a national expert on legal and ethical issues in mental health, has been elected 2013 president of the American Psychological Association.

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    • Drexel Academy of Natural Sciences Complete Affiliation Agreement

      October 27, 2011

      The Academy of Natural Sciences President and CEO George W. Gephart, Jr., and Drexel University President John A. Fry, joined with Philadelphia Mayor Michael A. Nutter announced the completion of an historic affiliation between the Academy and Drexel that will promote discovery, learning and civic engagement in the natural and environmental sciences and further enhance Philadelphia’s reputation as a leader in scientific research and education.

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    • Five-Story Biowall of Plants Serves as a Living Laboratory for Air Quality Research at Drexel

      September 29, 2011

      Drexel's new Papadakis Integrated Sciences Building features a five-story vertical wall of living plants – the largest such wall in North America and the only one at a U.S. university. Scientists and students at Drexel are studying the biowall, an active living filter that removes volatile organic compounds from the air, to get a better understanding of how it works.

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    • The Academy of Natural Sciences and Drexel Announce Historic Affiliation

      May 19, 2011

      The collaboration will further Philadelphia’s reputation as a leader in the Natural and Environmental Sciences; The Pew Charitable Trusts Announces $1 million grant

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  • 2010