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  • 2018

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

      Math Professor Receives Midcareer Award for Research in Nonlinear Waves

      June 28, 2018

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

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      Fall Courses

      June 26, 2018

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

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      Meet Global Studies Prof Amel Mili

      June 26, 2018

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

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

      June 26, 2018

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

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    • Students in BIO 213

      Biology Class Builds Research Skills, Autonomy in Underclassmen

      June 22, 2018

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

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    • transcranial magnetic stimulation

      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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    • Drexel Writers Room

      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.

      Senior 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. Before you head off on your next adventure, check a few of these last-minute experiences off your list!

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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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    • Peru Ostomy

      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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    • Drexel College of Arts and Sciences 2018 Commencement Speaker Anu Gupta

      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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    • Jose receiving a special plaque at the screening held on Drexel's campus.

      A Spoonful of Animation Helps the Story Medicine Go Down

      May 31, 2018

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

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    • Jacob Owens standing and holding Qian Qian

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

      May 31, 2018

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

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    • Soccer Star Bridges Activism, Leadership and Research

      Soccer Star Bridges Activism, Leadership and Research

      May 29, 2018

      Outside a soccer stadium in Buenos Aires, 18-year-old Dakota Peterson and his youth academy teammates sat late into the evening. As Latin music drifted overhead, Peterson felt life pulling him — not toward a career in professional soccer, as he had once imagined, but toward one that would invoke a similar spirit of collaboration, leadership and global connectedness.

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

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

      May 24, 2018

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

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    • 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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    • 2018 NEDA regional conference attendees

      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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    • A screenshot of a video game created in Drexel’s Entrepreneurial Game Studio

      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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    • A fruit fly standing on a plant's leaf.

      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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    • National Eating Disorder Association’s (NEDA) #NEDAcon Logo

      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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    • Drexel Student Jackie Garcia

      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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    • Paul Offit, MD

      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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    • Nada Matta, PhD

      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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    • Drexel University Sex and Gender Reserach Forum

      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

      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

      Psych PhD Student & Nonprofit Co-Founder Honored at SXSW

      April 04, 2018

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

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    • Drexel Physics Student Riley Stanford

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

      April 03, 2018

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

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    • Drexel Humanities and Social Sciences Lab

      Humanities and Social Sciences Lab Open House Fosters Interdisciplinary Collaboration

      April 03, 2018

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    • Drexel Chemistry Student Matthew Levine

      Chem Major Contributes to Drug Development at GlaxoSmithKline

      April 02, 2018

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

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    • Drexel Global Studies Faculty Vincent Duclos

      Meet Global Studies and STS Prof Vincent Duclos

      April 02, 2018

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

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      Summer Courses

      April 01, 2018

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

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      Student Job Opportunities

      April 01, 2018

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

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    • Mario

      The Little Engineer That Could

      March 22, 2018

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

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    • Dichty

      The Good, The Bad and The Dicty

      March 22, 2018

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

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    • Sci Fest

      Science for the Community

      March 22, 2018

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

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    • WELL Center Symposium

      WELL Center Hosts First Annual Research Symposium

      March 19, 2018

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

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    • Drexel Student Laurel Vaughan

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

      March 16, 2018

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

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    • Drexel Student Stephanie Oppenheim

      Student Spotlight: Sociology Major Discusses Her Minor in STS

      March 16, 2018

      Data science major Laurel Vaughan interviewed Stephanie Oppenheim, a sociology major with minors in political science and science, technology and society, about her decision to minor in STS.

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    • Photo credit: Briyanna Hymms.

      Home Away From Home at Drexel’s New Writers Room

      March 09, 2018

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

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

      7 Very Subtle Ways to Show Your Drexel Pride

      March 09, 2018

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

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    • LGBT Spring Speaker Series

      Exploring International LGBTQ Politics

      March 08, 2018

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

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

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

      March 06, 2018

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

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    • Kari Lenhart Drexel University Biology

      New Faculty in the Department of Biology

      March 01, 2018

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

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

      Meet the Drexel Dragons up for the Biggest Awards This Year

      March 01, 2018

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

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      One Dragon’s Journey Across the World

      March 01, 2018

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

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

      February 26, 2018

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

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    • Hannah Knarr

      Mathematics Major Finds Passion for Business at Exelon

      February 05, 2018

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

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

      Dragons Fly With Eagles at The 2018 Super Bowl

      February 05, 2018

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

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      Meet Chemistry Prof Jeremiah Scepaniak

      February 01, 2018

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

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    • Spring Courses

      Spring Courses

      February 01, 2018

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

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

      January 29, 2018

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

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    • Philadelphia skyline on a hot summer evening

      Boiling Down Warming Temperatures

      January 22, 2018

      Weather changes, such as the unseasonably high temperatures in Philadelphia this fall, can have serious impacts on health, says Drexel’s Ali Kenner, PhD, assistant professor of political science and of science, technology and society — especially for senior citizens, who are at higher risk for climate-related health complications.

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      One Book, One Philadelphia and One Drexel

      January 22, 2018

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

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      Tackling Philly Food Deserts with 3D-Printed Hydroponic Systems

      January 20, 2018

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

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    • Hurricane from above

      Calm Amid the Storm

      January 19, 2018

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

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

      To the Ends of the Earth

      January 19, 2018

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

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

      Lights, Camera, Medicine

      January 18, 2018

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

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    • Drexel Associate Professor Gwen Ottinger, PhD

      A Breath of Fresh Air

      January 17, 2018

      If you live in a town or city like Philadelphia where industrial facilities are emitting chemicals into the air, there is plenty of reason to wonder: How is this affecting me? Few communities have access to ambient air-monitoring data, and those that do rarely use it because it is complicated and lacks context.

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    • New Startup

      New Startup Proves You Can Catch Flies with Sugar

      January 17, 2018

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

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    • Drexel University student and navy veteran Chris Diaz

      Battle Tested

      January 17, 2018

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

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      Psychology Professor Kirk Heilbrun Named Drexel Ombuds

      January 16, 2018

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

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

      Field Notes

      January 16, 2018

      The Unsung, Unpublished Adventures of Drexel Researchers in the Field

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    • The Drexel French Club

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

      January 16, 2018

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

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    • Drexel Sociology Alumni Christopher Bonnaig

      Student Spotlight: Christopher Bonnaig, BA Sociology ‘15

      January 16, 2018

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

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    • Market Street - Photograph by Brent Luvaas, PhD

      Frame of Mind

      January 15, 2018

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

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      4 Ways Climate Change Can Affect the Brain

      January 11, 2018

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

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    • Drexel Biology Student Cutler Whitely

      Carving A New Path

      January 11, 2018

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

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    • Murasko

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

      January 09, 2018

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

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      Spring Courses

      January 09, 2018

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

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    • Ni Ou

      Meet Global Studies Prof Ni Ou

      January 09, 2018

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

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    • U.S. Census form

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

      January 09, 2018

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

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    • Ethics of Algorithms

      NSF-Backed Study Investigates the Ethics of Algorithms

      January 08, 2018

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

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    • Apoica pallens clustering around their hive.

      Little Wasp Bodies Means Little Wasp Brain Regions, Study Shows

      January 02, 2018

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

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  • 2017

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      Top Drexel Stories of 2017

      December 20, 2017

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

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    • Brain

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

      December 19, 2017

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

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

      Dolan Fund for Innovative Water Research

      December 19, 2017

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

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    • Isaiah Hoffman making one of the winning football throws.

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

      December 12, 2017

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

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

      From Cancer to Campus: The Eagles Scholarship Helping Dragons Soar

      December 11, 2017

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

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    • A wide view of a Barnegat Bay salt marsh

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

      December 07, 2017

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

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    • A microscopic image of Fragilaria amicorum.

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

      December 07, 2017

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

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

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

      December 06, 2017

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

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

      Geoscience Major Completes Award-Winning Project in Seafloor Volcanology

      December 04, 2017

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

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      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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      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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      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 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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      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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      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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      Winter Courses

      November 07, 2017

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

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

      Meet Psych Prof John Medaglia

      November 07, 2017

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

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      Drexel Launches Free Counseling Program for Veterans

      November 06, 2017

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

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

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

      November 03, 2017

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

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

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

      October 31, 2017

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

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    • Ellen Wildner, Drexel Biology Alumni

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

      October 24, 2017

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

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    • Halley Oyer, PhD

      Drexel Researcher Wins STAT News Wunderkind Award

      October 19, 2017

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

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    • California Wild Fire

      What Goes Into a Controlled Burn?

      October 19, 2017

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

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

      Day in the Life of a Creek

      October 12, 2017

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

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

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

      September 26, 2017

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

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    • Drexel Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology Kelly Underman

      Meet Sociology Prof Kelly Underman

      September 26, 2017

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

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    • Drexel Criminology and Justice Studies Student Emma Nolan in Norway

      Criminology Student Visits Max Security Prison in Norway

      September 26, 2017

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

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      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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      In Summer Showcase, Drexel Research STARs Set to Shine

      August 28, 2017

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

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

      August 28, 2017

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

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      Seaweed: The New Superfood

      August 24, 2017

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

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    • 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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      Drexel Researcher Makes Air Pollution Data User-Friendly

      August 17, 2017

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

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

      August 17, 2017

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

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      College Freshmen Who Weighed Themselves Daily Lost Body Fat

      August 16, 2017

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

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      A Life-Changing Visit to a Revolutionary Scandinavian Prison

      August 15, 2017

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

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      Lost and Found

      August 10, 2017

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

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

      July 31, 2017

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

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    • 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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    • Drexel Students Deliver a Weekly Dose of Fun at CHOP

      July 18, 2017

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

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      Editors Without Borders Work Across Disciplines at Drexel

      July 18, 2017

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

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    • Drexel Professors Phillip Ayoub and Alison Kenner

      Drexel Political Science Assistant Professor Receives Awards

      July 17, 2017

      Political Science Professor Phillip Ayoub recently received two awards: the Drexel Career Development Award (CDA) and first annual Best Article Award from the Gender and Sexual Research Network of the Council for European Studies (GSRN)

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      Employee Spotlight: Eric Zillmer, Renaissance Man

      July 17, 2017

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

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    • George Ullrich

      25 Faces 25 Years: George Ullrich

      July 12, 2017

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

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

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

      July 07, 2017

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

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

      At Second Saxbys Café, Experiential Learning Finds a New Home

      June 28, 2017

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

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    • Kelsey Boone

      Drexel Undergraduate Thrives in Unique STS Co-op

      June 27, 2017

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

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      Bridging Research and Policy in Taipei

      June 27, 2017

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

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    • Dalton George

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

      June 27, 2017

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

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      Fall Courses

      June 27, 2017

      Learn to think like a publicist, understand what it means to be a citizen scientist, and examine the idea of peace in these fall courses.

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      A Change of Scenery — and Careers

      June 27, 2017

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

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      College of Arts and Sciences Tenure, Promotion and Awards

      June 26, 2017

      The mission of the College of Arts and Sciences and the University could not be accomplished without the dedication and support of our faculty members. It is their pursuit of excellence in teaching, research and scholarship that reinforces our position as a modern liberal arts college, and enhances our University’s reputation as a world-class research institution.

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    • Drexel University Professor Susan Kilham, PhD

      Sue Kilham Receives Phycological Society of America Career Achievement Award

      June 26, 2017

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

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

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

      June 26, 2017

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

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    • Robert L. Listenbee, Stoneleigh Visiting Fellow

      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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    • White-eared ground sparrow

      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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    • Zee Hakimoglu

      25 Faces 25 Years: Zee Hakimoglu

      June 15, 2017

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

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

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

      June 09, 2017

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

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    • Elizabeth Lombardo

      25 Faces 25 Years: Elizabeth Lombardo

      June 08, 2017

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

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      25 Faces 25 Years: Ira Taffer

      June 06, 2017

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

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

      June 05, 2017

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

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    • Members of Drexel's Black Graduate Student Union

      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 Provost Brian Blake and Senior VP for Faculty Affairs Erin Horvat giving an award to Professor Zoe Zhang

      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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    • A fruit fly standing on an evergreen branch

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

      May 23, 2017

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

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    • Barbara Hornum, PhD, and George King.

      Employee Spotlight: Barbara Hornum and George King

      May 22, 2017

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

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      Miriam Kotzin Publishes Two New Books

      May 22, 2017

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

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    • Students attempt to negotiate a climate change agreement.

      Drexel Students Try to Negotiate a Climate Change Accord

      May 22, 2017

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

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      Drexel Professor Mimi Sheller to Give Keynote at Movimento Forum

      May 18, 2017

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

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      25 Faces 25 Years: Jillian Adair

      May 15, 2017

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

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

      Ex-Inmates Visit Drexel University Class on Crime and Justice

      May 11, 2017

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

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

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

      May 10, 2017

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

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    • James Sato on study abroad in Iceland.

      Study Abroad Tips From Your Drexel Classmates

      May 08, 2017

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

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    • Drexel University President John Fry speaking at the 2016 Universitywide commencement ceremony.

      Drexel University’s 2017 Commencement Speakers and Honorary Degree Recipients

      May 08, 2017

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

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    • Drexel Biology student Elise Krespan

      Dampening food deserts with a transdicplinary approach

      May 05, 2017

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

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      Meet MS Communication Alumna Juliane Mills

      May 04, 2017

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

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      25 Faces 25 Years: Yilin Yang

      May 01, 2017

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

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      New Drexel Writing Festival Held on Campus

      May 01, 2017

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

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    • An aerial view of the poster research presentations.

      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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    • Eli Gilman

      25 Faces 25 Years: Eli Gilman

      April 17, 2017

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

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

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

      April 12, 2017

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

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

      Drexel hosts the Joint Atlantic Seminar in the History of Biology

      April 11, 2017

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

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    • Farrah Rahaman, Drexel Global Studies Student

      25 Faces 25 Years: Farrah Rahaman

      April 10, 2017

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

      Stop Making Sense: Sensory Science Meets STS

      April 06, 2017

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

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

      Sharee Devose: Drexel Co-op at Voice of America

      April 06, 2017

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

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

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

      April 06, 2017

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

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

      How to Make the Most of Your Drexel Co-op

      April 05, 2017

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

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

      Drexel Takes Eco Education to the Movies at Philadelphia Film Festival

      April 04, 2017

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

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

      Drexel Anniversary Public Lectures Announced for Spring

      April 03, 2017

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

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      25 Faces 25 Years: Naoko Kurahashi Neilson

      April 03, 2017

      NASA was big in the ’80s.

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

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

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

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

      March 31, 2017

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

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    • Drexel Professor Evan Forman, PhD

      Evan Forman, Cara Dochat and Leah Schumacher Win Multiple Awards

      March 31, 2017

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

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    • Stephanie Kerrigan

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

      March 30, 2017

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

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    • Drexel Is Helping the FAA Modernize Technical Training

      March 30, 2017

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

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      25 Faces 25 Years: Alden Young

      March 29, 2017

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

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

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

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    • Undergraduate design labs in 3101 Market Street.

      Progress Report: Drexel’s Research Laboratory Plan Project

      March 22, 2017

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

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      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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      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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      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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      ‘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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      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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      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

      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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      Could Technology Help Us Tackle the Obesity Crisis?

      January 26, 2017

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

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    • Drexel staff and faculty at the Love Orphanage in Haiti

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

      January 24, 2017

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

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      25 Faces 25 Years: Kate Hughes

      January 18, 2017

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

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    • Maryann Fitzpatrick and Wolfgang Nadler

      25 Faces 25 Years: Maryann Fitzpatrick and Wolfgang Nadler

      January 17, 2017


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

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    • Ted Daeschler's Camp in Anartica

      Ted Daeschler Checks in from Antarctica

      January 17, 2017

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

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    • Effective Weight Loss book

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

      January 11, 2017

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

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    • Mona Elgohail

      Mona Elgohail Receives Two NMCS Travel Awards

      January 08, 2017

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

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      25 Faces 25 Years: Rebecca Goodman

      January 04, 2017

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

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      25 Faces 25 Years: Daniel Mann

      January 04, 2017

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

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    • iCAT+ app

      An App for Binge Eating Disorder and Bulimia

      January 03, 2017

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

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  • 2016

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

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

      December 20, 2016

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

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

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

      December 19, 2016

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

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    • The central corridor at the COP22 conference in Morocco.

      Climate Change Conference COP22 Energizes Drexel Faculty, Students

      December 15, 2016

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

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      Top Drexel Stories of 2016

      December 05, 2016

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

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    • holiday stress

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

      December 01, 2016

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

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    • climate change

      Urban Climate Change Research Hub Opens at Drexel

      November 29, 2016

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

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    • Ted Daeschler, PhD

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

      November 21, 2016

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

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    • Jennie David

      Jennie David Featured in Pediatric Gastroenterology Special Interest Group Newsletter

      November 17, 2016

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

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    • Golden Crowned Kinglet

      Into The Trees

      November 16, 2016

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

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    • Jonathan E. Spanier, PhD

      Tiny Switch

      November 15, 2016

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

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    • Mentoring graphic

      5 Rules for Being a Successful Mentor and Mentee

      November 09, 2016

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

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    • Mario the Dragon Drexel University Statue

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

      November 08, 2016

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

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    • Dimetrodon

      Dimetrodon Discovery

      November 07, 2016

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

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    • John Kounios, PhD

      The Thinker

      November 07, 2016

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

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    • James Herbert

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

      November 03, 2016

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

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    • Kathleen Volk Miller

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

      October 31, 2016

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

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      Philly Researchers Develop Sweet-Resisting 'Brain Game'

      October 26, 2016

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

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    • "How Fast Can You Run?"

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

      October 24, 2016

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

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    • 125 Years Drexel Logo

      Drexel Public Lecture Series Now Online

      October 18, 2016

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

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

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

      October 12, 2016

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

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    • Yellow-faced bee. Photo by Katja Schulz

      4 Things to Know About Bees Hitting the Endangered Species List

      October 12, 2016

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

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

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

      October 12, 2016

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

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

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

      October 11, 2016

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

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

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

      October 06, 2016

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

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    • Rheophyte Illustration

      Natural Born Mysteries

      October 05, 2016

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

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

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    • Drexel Physics Graduate Student Rebecca Phillipson

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

      October 04, 2016

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

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

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

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

      September 27, 2016

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

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    • DietAlert DietDASH

      Evan Forman Featured in News about DietAlert and DietDASH

      September 23, 2016

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

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

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

      September 19, 2016

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

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    • Two Centuries of Shells image

      Two Centuries of Shells

      September 19, 2016

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

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      Winter Courses

      September 18, 2016

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

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    • Drexel 125th Anniversary Gold Beer Label

      Coming up With 'Dragon’s Gold'

      September 18, 2016

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

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    • Yellostone

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

      September 16, 2016

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

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    • Dionicio Martinez Solorio, PhD

      Meet Our Newest Chemistry Prof

      September 16, 2016

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

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

      Early Movement and Modern Apes: Dance Lessons with David Parsons

      September 16, 2016

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

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    • Don Charles

      Breathing Life Back Into Brooktrout Lake

      September 12, 2016

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

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    • Image of macropinosome fusion by Lee Dolat and Elias Spiliotis

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

      September 08, 2016

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

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    • Interior of Main Building.

      Public Lecture Series Launched to Celebrate Drexel’s 125 Years

      September 07, 2016

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

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

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

      September 02, 2016

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

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    • Alison Novak

      The Millennial Voice

      August 29, 2016

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

       

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    • Mouse brain showing astrocytes

      One Cell, Many Roles

      August 29, 2016

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

       

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    • Giancarlo Stefoni

      The Money Man

      August 29, 2016

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

       

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    • Deccan Traps

      What really killed them?

      August 29, 2016

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

       

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    • Credibility On Camera

      August 26, 2016

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

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    • William Smith Geology Map

      Science Underfoot

      August 25, 2016

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

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      Fall Courses 2016

      August 24, 2016

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

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    • Drexel Alumni Bill Wine

      A Critical Eye

      August 23, 2016

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

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    • Law of the Jungle - Image by Exel magazine

      Law of the Jungle, Ignored

      August 23, 2016

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

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    • Hubble Space Telescope - Black Hole

      Shining a Light on Black Holes

      August 22, 2016

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

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    • Illegal Logging in Ghana

      Vanishing

      August 22, 2016

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

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

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

      August 22, 2016

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

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    • Second Chances Illustration by Brian Stauffer

      Second Chances for First Time Offenders

      August 22, 2016

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

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    • Senior Vice Provost for Research Aleister Saunders.

      Q&A With Senior Vice Provost for Research Aleister Saunders

      August 11, 2016

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

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    • Mark McCurdy

      Mark McCurdy Receives APA Convention Society Research Award

      August 10, 2016

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

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    • Mary Godfrey

      Mary Godfrey Receives APA Student Travel Award

      August 09, 2016

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

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    • bulk photovoltaic effect

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

      August 08, 2016

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

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

      Drexel Sends First Dragon to Kazakhstan

      August 03, 2016

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

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    • Postdoctoral Research Fellow Opportunity in Synthetic Organic Chemistry

      August 01, 2016

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

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    • Brian Daly

      Brian Daly Appointed Director of Clinical Training for Psychology

      July 27, 2016

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

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    • Drexel Political Science student Allie Serdaru

      Political Science Major Explores the Inefficiencies of International Institutions

      July 27, 2016

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

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

      Announcing New Heads of Psychology & Communication

      July 26, 2016

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

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

      Making the Most of Drexel Connections and Swedish Culture

      July 20, 2016

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

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

      Drexel Dragon Helps Bring Democratic Delegates to Philadelphia

      July 18, 2016

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

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    • Forest Fire

      Q&A: Are Wildfires Really That Bad?

      July 14, 2016

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

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    • Lee Hoffman at ACS

      Lee Hoffman to Chair National ASC Symposia

      July 13, 2016

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

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      Drexel Experts Available to Comment on Democratic National Convention

      July 11, 2016

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

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    • Robert J. Brulle, PhD

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

      July 07, 2016

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

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    • DietDash

      Weight Loss Technologies Train the Brain to Resist Temptation

      June 30, 2016

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

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    • Labidus Praedator. Photo by Dinesh Rao.

      Mountaineering Ants Use Body Heat to Warm Nests

      June 29, 2016

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

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    • Anne-Marie Obajtek-Kirkwood, PhD

      Remembering Anne-Marie Obajtek-Kirkwood, PhD

      June 28, 2016

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

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

      June 27, 2016

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

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

      Ladykiller: Artificial Sweetener Proves Deadly for Female Flies

      June 27, 2016

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

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

      Tiny Algae Ideal for Sniffing Out Nutrient Pollution in Water

      June 24, 2016

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

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      Graham Wins APSA Grant & Ayoub Comments on Brexit

      June 23, 2016

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

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

      June 22, 2016

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

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      Q&A With CoAS Boren-Award Winners

      June 21, 2016

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

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      College of Arts and Sciences Tenure, Promotion and Awards

      June 19, 2016

      The mission of the College of Arts and Sciences and the University could not be accomplished without the dedication and support of our faculty members. It is their pursuit of excellence in teaching, research and scholarship that reinforces our position as a modern liberal arts college, and enhances our University’s reputation as a world-class research institution.

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      Fall Courses

      June 18, 2016

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

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      Student Job Opportunities

      June 17, 2016

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

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      Origin of a Myth: The Second Trauma Cure for Amnesia

      June 13, 2016

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

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      Chris Sims Receives NSF Grant

      June 13, 2016

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

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      25 Faces 25 Years: Kate Hughes

      June 12, 2016

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

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

      June 10, 2016

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

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      A Legacy of Paying It Forward

      June 08, 2016

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

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      After Centuries of Confusion, Unique Bones Help Scientists Place Catfish

      June 08, 2016

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

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      Stephanie Goldstein Accepted to 2016 Health Data Exploration Summer Institute

      June 07, 2016

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

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

      June 06, 2016

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

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

      June 06, 2016

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

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

      June 06, 2016

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

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

      June 03, 2016

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

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

      June 03, 2016

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

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      Elizabeth Nicholls Receives Research Excellence Award

      June 02, 2016

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

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      Tinashe Tapera and Daniel Flack Receive Awards

      June 01, 2016

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

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      Graduate Student Day Honors Research, Dissertations and Promise

      June 01, 2016

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

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      Drexel Researchers Join Team Looking for Proof of Undiscovered Subatomic Particle

      June 01, 2016

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

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

      May 31, 2016

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

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      Evan Forman and Jenn Gallo Receive Awards

      May 27, 2016

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

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      STS Student Research Spotlight: Wearable Technologies - Innovation and STS

      May 26, 2016

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

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      Victoria Grunberg Receives Teaching Excellence Award

      May 26, 2016

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

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      STS Graduate Students Organize and Participate in STGlobal 2016

      May 24, 2016

      STS Graduate students organized and participated in STGlobal 2016 in Washington, DC.

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      Drexel’s Postpartum Depression Clinic Is First of Its Kind in the Region

      May 24, 2016

      Mother-Baby Connections is an intensive outpatient clinic based at Drexel that provides therapy for mothers experiencing stress and postpartum depression.

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      Nancy Raitano Lee Receives 2016 Antelo Devereux Award

      May 23, 2016

      Nancy Raitano Lee, PhD, has been selected as a recipient of the 2016 Antelo Devereux Award, an annual award given by the College of Arts of Sciences to young faculty in pursuit of a research project.

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      Meghan O'Donnell Receives SWEP Scholarship

      May 23, 2016

      Meghan O’Donnell, MS environmental policy ’18, received a $2,500 Graduate Student Scholarship from the Society of Women Environmental Professionals of Greater Philadelphia, a nonprofit professional association of women involved or interested in environmental law, science, business and policy.

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      Christine Maguth Nezu Receives ABCT Award

      May 22, 2016

      Recently Chris Maguth Nezu, PhD, was awarded the Outstanding Educator Award from the Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT).

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      Evan Forman Receives Outstanding Mentor Award

      May 18, 2016

      Evan Forman, PhD, has been selected to receive the 2016 Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT) Outstanding Mentor Award.

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      Meghan Butryn Becomes Standing Member of NIH Study Section

      May 13, 2016

      Meghan Butryn, PhD, has accepted an invitation to serve as a standing member of a National Institutes of Health (NIH) study section.

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      Q&A with Professor Chloe Silverman

      May 11, 2016

      Drexel University's Chloe Silverman, PhD, will serve as co-principal investigator on a recently funded grant for autism research. Silverman will work as part of a research team which includes Drexel Professors Paul Shattuck, PhD, and Collette Sosnowy, PhD, and Connie Anderson, PhD, from Towson University. This research is funded through the Organization for Autism Research.

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      Words to Live By: Drexel’s Writers Room Hosting Festival in Celebration of ‘Their Eyes Were Watching God’

      May 11, 2016

      With a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts’ Big Read program, Drexel’s Writers Room will host seven weeks of programming to bring local communities together to explore themes from the acclaimed novel and its author’s life.

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    • Left to right, Paul Kaczmarczik, Paul Michael Kaczmarczik and Mike Kaczmarczik pose with Nobel Laureate and 13th Kaczmarczik Lecture speaker William D. Phillips at the 2008 event.

      Employee Spotlight: The Kaczmarczik Family

      May 11, 2016

      Since the 1940s, a member of the Kaczmarczik family has studied, taught or worked on campus. Three generations of Kaczmarcziks have accumulated over 80 years of combined educational and professional experience at Drexel.

       

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    • This year's co-op award winners are pictured. Bottom row left to right: Lynn Gotuaco, Conchita Taylor, Chau Dang, Angelique Giannascoli and Sarah Griggs. Back row left to right: Sandra Petri, Arvid Roach and Brandon Katz.

      Celebrating the Best of Drexel’s Historic Co-op Program in 2016

      May 06, 2016

      Drexel’s annual Cooperative Education Awards honored outstanding co-op students and employers alike.

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      Mona Elgohail Elected as the APAGS Member-at-Large, Diversity Focus

      May 05, 2016

      Mona Elgohail, a doctoral candidate in clinical psychology and mentee of Pamela Geller, PhD, was elected to serve as the APAGS Member-at-Large, Diversity Focus for the August 2016-2018 term.

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      Gene Golub SIAM Summer School

      May 04, 2016

      The 2016 Gene Golub SIAM Summer School on Stochastic Differential equations and Wave Propagation will take place July 25 – August 5, 2016 at Drexel University.

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      2016 Distinguished Speaker - Allen Knutson, PhD

      May 02, 2016

      Former world record-holding juggler and Cornell math professor Allen Knutson will speak and perform for the Drexel community.

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    • 2016 MAAGC Workshop

      Third Annual MAAGC Workshop

      April 29, 2016

      The MAAGC Workshop aims to bring together senior researchers and junior mathematicians from the region to exchange ideas and forge collaborations in algebraic geometry and algebraic combinatorics.

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      Ryan Petrie Publishes Review Article

      April 29, 2016

      Ryan Petrie, PhD, published a review article in PubMed titled "Multiple mechanisms of 3D migration: the origins of plasticity." Understanding why human cells have so many ways to get around!

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      Celebrating All Drexel Authors

      April 27, 2016

      For the fourth year, the Office of the Provost and Drexel Libraries highlighted the work of Drexel’s authors and editors. This year, for the first time, published students were honored along with faculty and staff.

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      Meet BEES Prof Elizabeth Watson

      April 26, 2016

      Assistant Professor of Wetlands Science Elizabeth Watson, PhD, joined Drexel's Department of Biodiversity, Earth and Environmental Science (BEES) after working as a research ecologist at the Environmental Protection Agency. She says being a professor is a natural fit, given her love of science, learning and helping students relate to their world.

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      This is Writers Room

      April 26, 2016

      Directed by English prof Rachel Wenrick and located at the Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships, Writers Room is a place for writing, reading, thinking and being. Here, members of the Mantua, Powelton Village and Drexel communities create a shared story.

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      Drexel Awarded $40,000 for Innovative Service Models in Higher Education

      April 25, 2016

      Drexel was awarded $40,000 at the Service Year + Higher Ed Innovation Challenge, having won both the private university category and the audience choice award. The challenge was created with the purpose of promoting the integration of learning and service during college. Finalists were invited to present their program concepts in person to a panel of judges during an all-day event on April 12 at the Aspen Institute in Washington, DC.

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    • Summer Courses

      April 22, 2016

      Students will witness the power of poetry firsthand at CHOP, understand the significance of the U.S.-Mexican War, and explore the human mind and consciousness in these summer courses.

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    • Student Job Opportunities

      April 22, 2016

      Looking for a spring job opportunity? Apply to work with the Department of Global Studies and Modern Languages, or the offices of STS, Public Policy and Sociology.

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      Finding Alternative Energy in France

      April 22, 2016

      Physics alumnus Matthew Parsons '15 is the recipient of a Fulbright research grant that will allow him to investigate an alternative energy source, "fusion energy," at the ITER Project in Southern France — an international collaboration of researchers from 35 different countries.

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      Professor Gwen Ottinger on Air Monitoring Data

      April 21, 2016

      What's in the air in the neighborhoods closest to oil refineries? In general, according to Department of Politics Professor Gwen Ottinger, we don't know, and even when we do know, remarkably little meaningful change happens with that data.

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      Gun Hunting Could Lead to Extinction of Threatened Primates on African Island

      April 18, 2016

      A study conducted by a team led by Drexel University scientists found that gun hunting on Bioko Island correlates significantly with lower numbers of the majority of the island’s primate species.

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      Bees Students Named Drexel's First Hollings Scholars

      April 14, 2016

      Nicholas Barber, BS geoscience '18, honors, and Vincent O'Leary, BS environmental science and BS geoscience '18, honors, are the first students at Drexel University to receive the Earnest F. Hollings Scholarship from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). A total 125 students from across the United States receive this award, which recognizes the nation’s top undergraduates interested in pursuing research, public service or teaching careers in the oceanic and atmospheric sciences.

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    • Q&A with Professor Gwen Ottinger

      April 13, 2016

      Gwen Ottinger, PhD, has an impressive research agenda based on questioning the environmental justice implications of current modes of science and technology. For her current project, she has been traveling to the San Francisco Bay Area to do social science research in communities next to oil refineries, where residents are concerned about toxic chemicals in their air. We caught up with her to ask her about her research, her workshop and the virtues of inquiry that engages with communities’ real-world problems.

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      Celebrate the Great Outdoors with the Drexel Naturalists’ Association

      April 11, 2016

      Now that spring has sprung, students can better appreciate nature in and outside of the city with the Drexel Naturalists’ Association.

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      Helen Murray Receives Graduate Student Research Award

      April 09, 2016

      Helen Murray, a 1st-year clinical psychology doctoral student, was awarded a Graduate Student Research Award from the American Psychological Association's Division 38, Society for Health Psychology.

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    • Farrah Rahaman, Drexel Global Studies Student

      25 Faces 25 Years: Farrah Rahaman

      April 07, 2016

      “I’m predisposed to having a deep-rooted interest in international issues,” says Farrah Rahaman, a junior double majoring in art history and international area studies with a concentration in justice and human rights. At 21 years of age, the undergrad has been to Guatemala, Madrid, Haiti and Peru, and has spent her spring and summer breaks writing alongside leading Haitian poets, volunteering as an English teacher, and studying international development up close.

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      Double Duty: Proteins Associated with Schizophrenia Hang Around Longer Than Previously Thought

      March 31, 2016

      While most scientists believe that TCF4 proteins degraded and disappeared after they assigned jobs to cells in the nervous system, a Drexel University research team discovered that the proteins were hanging around afterward and telling the cells how to do those jobs.

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      Drexel #CoASPicOfTheYears Contest

      March 29, 2016

      College is a series of moments and experiences — final exams conquered, co-ops mastered, destinations traveled, friendships made. As the academic year comes to a close, we’re kicking off a new photo challenge and inviting you to share your favorite College moments in our CoASPicOfTheYears Contest.

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      Un-Muddying Waters: Drexel Researchers Studying Climate Change in Mongolian, U.S. Rivers

      March 29, 2016

      As a part of a National Science Foundation macroecology study spanning two continents, a team of researchers from the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University will compare river systems in grassland areas of Asia and North America to see how they function and how human activity, including the effects of climate change alters that.

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      Auditions Now Open For CoAS Student Commencement Speaker

      March 28, 2016

      The College of Arts and Sciences Commencement Ceremony — Friday, June 10, 2016 — will be here before you know it. This year, we’re offering a few new ways to personalize your graduation experience.

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      Meet Chemistry Head Fraser Fleming

      March 25, 2016

      Author of the recently published book "The Truth About Science and Religion," this organic chemist is interested in how science and religion can help address ethical and moral issues.

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    • Student Job Opportunities

      March 24, 2016

      Looking for a job this spring? Apply to work with the Department of Global Studies and Modern Languages, the offices of STS, Public Policy and Sociology, or the College of Computing and Informatics!

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    • Summer Courses

      March 24, 2016

      Students can examine crimes from the perspective of the victim, understand the evolutionary biology of humans, and explore the ethical issues faced by those working in the legal field in these summer courses.

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    • From left to right: Rob Jackson, Facility Supervisor at the Wright Recreation Center; Lawrence Souder, Director of Drexel Edits and host of "Good Morning, Neighbors"; and Nick Surgent, an undergraduate at Drexel University's Bennett S. LeBow College of Business and one of several Drexel Community Scholars

      WKDU Greets Local Nonprofits With 'Good Morning, Neighbors'

      March 23, 2016

      Student-run radio station WKDU, center for the support of nonprofit communications Drexel Edits and the Lindy Center for Civic Engagement come together to welcome local nonprofit organizations with “Good Morning, Neighbors,” a series of biweekly radio interviews.

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    • Brian Daly Receives Two Grants

      March 22, 2016

      Brian P. Daly, PhD was recently awarded two, 3 year grants.

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    • Stephanie Kerrigan Receives Multiple Awards

      March 16, 2016

      Stephanie Kerrigan, a 4th year PhD student in the clinical psychology graduate program, recently received three awards.

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    • Christine Maguth Nezu Selected for Appointment to Prestigious Committee

      March 16, 2016

      Christine Maguth Nezu, PhD was nominated and selected by the Behavioral and Cognitive Specialty Council of the Council on Specialties (COS) for appointment to the Committee responsible for writing and submitting the specialty petition document for the re-recognition of Behavioral and Cognitive Psychology by the American Psychological Association's (APA's) Commission for the Recognition of Specialties and Proficiencies in Professional Psychology (CRSPPP).

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      Surface-Going Cave Crickets Actually More Isolated Than Cave-Dwelling Cousins

      March 16, 2016

      Although other studies on cave-dwelling creatures have found that animals that spend all of their lives in the dark of caves are more likely to be genetically isolated, a recent study on two groups of crickets found the opposite.

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      Know Where Your Mind is During Brain Awareness Week

      March 14, 2016

      The Drexel Department of Psychology is hosting multiple student- and community-oriented events during Brain Awareness Week, March 14-18, with the goal to educate community members about current trends in scientific research as it relates to brain health across the lifespan and, more generally, to raise awareness about healthy brain habits.

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    • Eciton burchellii ants, among the above-ground species that appeared to regrow the parts of the brain used for sight.

      Seeing the Light: Army Ants Evolve to Regain Sight and More in Return to Surface’s Complex Environment

      March 09, 2016

      A study of army ants revealed that some species increased their brain size, including visual brain regions, after evolving above-ground behavior. Their ancestors had lived mainly underground for nearly 60 million years. Such increases in brain capacity are a rarely-studied evolutionary phenomenon.

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      They Needed Women More Than They Thought: Drexel Veterans Speak on the Role of Women in the Military

      March 09, 2016

      Five Drexel vets gathered on March 2 to discuss the hardships and successes of serving as women in the American and Israeli military.

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      Trust Your Aha! Moments, Experiments Show They’re Probably Right

      March 07, 2016

      A series of experiments showed that sudden insight may yield more correct solutions than using gradual, methodical thinking.

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

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

      March 03, 2016

      The Department of Global Studies and Modern Languages and the Africana Studies (AFAS) and Women’s and Gender Studies (WGST) programs are pleased to officially announce the undergraduate student call for essays. Essays for Africana Studies will be considered for the V.P. Franklin Award. Essays for Women’s and Gender Studies will be considered for the Martha Montgomery Award.

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    • Brian Daly Co-PI on New Behavioral Health Intervention Program

      March 01, 2016

      Drexel's Brian Daly, PhD, an assistant professor and director of practicum training in the Department of Psychology in the College of Arts and Sciences, is a co-principle investigators on a new behavioral health intervention program, Sixers Creating Opportunities, Resources, and Encouragement for Youth (SCORE).

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    • A Crititque of the Moral Defense of Vegetarianism by Drexel Professor Andrew Smith

      Thinking of Becoming a Vegetarian? Well, You Can’t.

      March 01, 2016

      We all have that one snooty friend who is always talking about the ethical reasons for his vegetarianism. Well, now you can prove him wrong.

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      The Science of Eating Disorders

      February 25, 2016

      For National Eating Disorders Awareness Week, professors Adrienne Juarascio and Jessica Barson separate fact from fiction and weigh in on the psychological and physiological causes of eating disorders.

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    • SCORE will help youth develop fundamental skills for succeeding in life.

      Drexel and Sixers Youth Foundation Team Up to Promote Healthy Behaviors for Middle School Students

      February 25, 2016

      Middle school students in West Philadelphia will learn strategies to achieve better physical and emotional health through a new collaboration between Drexel University and the Sixers Youth Foundation, a charitable initiative of the Philadelphia 76ers.

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    • A depiction of black holes merging and the gravitational waves that emit from them.

      Building Toward Discovery: Drexel Professor’s Role in Finding Gravitational Waves

      February 22, 2016

      Sometimes, science is about chipping away at the big questions. One Drexel physics professor recently got credit for his role in developing a big answer.

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    • Stephanie Goldstein Receives Innovation Award

      February 17, 2016

      Stephanie Goldstein, a doctoral student in clinical psychology, has received The Society of Behavioral Medicine, Technology Special Interest Group Student Award for Innovation.

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    • Kenneth Lacovara, PhD unearthing Dreadnaughtus

      How to Build a Flexing Robotic Dinosaur Limb In Seven ‘Easy’ Steps

      February 17, 2016

      With their discovery of Dreadnoughtus schrani in 2014, a team of Drexel University researchers unearthed not only the most complete skeleton of a new species of supermassive dinosaur, but also a trove of research opportunities. One of the first of these endeavors to take shape at Drexel is an effort to better understand how the dinosaur might have moved.

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      Kirk Heilbrun Receives Distinguished Award

      February 15, 2016

      Kirk Heilbrun, PhD, has received the 2016 Distinguished Contributions to Law and Psychology award from the American Psychology-Law Society/APA Division 41.

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      Philosophy in Literature course focuses on utopia

      February 15, 2016

      In the spring term, PHIL 381-001: Philosophy in Literature focuses on utopia. It is cross-listed with ENGL 395-001.

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    • 20th Kaczmarczik Lecture speaker S. Alan Stern gestures during his presentation on Feb. 10.

      Celebrating 20 Years of Bringing Nobel Prize Winners to Campus

      February 15, 2016

      Since its inception in 1995, the Kaczmarczik Lecture series honoring a former Drexel physics professor has brought many high school students and Nobel Prize winners to campus in the name of science.

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    • Stephanie Manasse

      Stephanie Manasse Receives Research Grant from Academy for Eating Disorders

      February 12, 2016

      Stephanie Manasse, 4th-year clinical psychology student, was awarded an Academy for Eating Disorders Student Research Grant in the amount of $1000 to help fund her dissertation project, Novel Assessment of Affective Distress Intolerance in Binge Eating.

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    • Alisa Melekhina, BA Philosophy, '11

      25 Faces, 25 Years: Alisa Melekhina, BA Philosophy '11

      February 10, 2016

      Most first graders are only just beginning to master the skills of reading, writing and arithmetic — but not Alisa Melekhina. By the age of 7, Melekhina had not only competed in the World Open for chess — a game that requires astute calculation and strategy well beyond the years of most first graders — she had also authored an English translation of a popular Russian fairytale (at the age of 6!). As if that’s not impressive enough, the now 24-year-old attorney went on to receive a full ride to Drexel and graduate in just two years. The astounding timeline of this accomplished alumna is enough to make even the most industrious of us feel like an underachiever.

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    • Stephanie Goldstein Receives 2016 Distinguished Student Travel Scholarship

      February 09, 2016

      Stephanie Goldstein, a doctoral student in clinical psychology, has received the Society of Behavioral Medicine’s (SBM) 2016 Distinguished Student Travel Scholarship.

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      Psychology Department's Mental Health and Justice Center Hosts Scottish Delegates for PERF

      February 09, 2016

      Drexel University Department of Psychology’s Mental Health and Justice Center of Excellence (CoE) recently hosted delegates from Scotland as part the Police Executive Research Forum (PERF) and Police Scotland’s Leadership for Outcomes Program.

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    • Chengqian Yin, PhD, a biology student and a member of the Sang Lab

      Chengqian Yin Wins Prestigious AACR Scholar-in-Training Award

      February 09, 2016

      Chengqian Yin, PhD, a biology student and a member of the Sang Lab, has received a prestigious AACR Scholar-in-Training Award.

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    • Central American Bushmaster

      5 Things to Know About Being Bitten By A Viper

      February 05, 2016

      Sean O’Donnell is a member of the white fang club — which is to say that he’s one of a group of biologists whose been bitten by a venomous snake and lived to tell the tale.

      In 2009, O’Donnell, PhD, now an associate department head of Biodiversity, Earth and Environmental Sciences (BEES) in Drexel’s College of Arts and Science, was involved in a program teaching tropical field courses for undergraduates in a lowland rain forest in Costa Rica. It was there, two years before he came to Drexel, that he was initiated to the club via a Central American bushmaster.

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    • Ice Cream Sundae

      ICYMI: Science Explains Why You Can't Keep That New Year's Resolution

      February 05, 2016

      Here we are in the final days of January. How are your New Year’s resolutions holding up? Have you maintained the willpower to eat healthy and lose weight, or did you lose all control at the first thought of a brownie sundae? If the latter rings true for you, here’s some good news: it may not be not your fault. And, even better, there may be a practical solution.

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    • New research by Drexel University and Arizona State University reveals that the burst of electricity from a stun gun can impair a person’s ability to remember and process information.

      Taser Shock Disrupts Brain Function, Has Implications for Police Interrogations

      February 04, 2016

      New research from a first-of-its-kind human study by Drexel University and Arizona State University reveals that the burst of electricity from a stun gun can impair a person’s ability to remember and process information. In a randomized control trial, participants were subjected to Taser shocks and tested for cognitive impairment. Some showed short-term declines in cognitive functioning comparable to dementia, raising serious questions about the ability of police suspects to understand their rights at the point of arrest.

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    • Scott Knowles and Richardson Dilworth

      Employee Spotlight: Scott Knowles & Richardson Dilworth

      February 04, 2016

      Professors Scott Knowles and Richardson Dilworth are reliving Drexel’s entire 125 years of existence in a new book and online oral history that will be unveiled later this year, to coincide with the anniversary of Drexel’s founding in 1891. 

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    • Jordan Hyatt (L) will evaluate the body camera initiative under SEPTA Police Chief Thomas Nestel III (R). Photo credit: Elizabeth Peckham.

      Drexel Criminology Professor to Evaluate SEPTA Body Camera Initiative

      February 02, 2016

      The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) recently announced that its transit police officers have been equipped with body cameras. The initiative, which is intended to strengthen relationships with the public and provide valuable evidence for investigations, will be evaluated by Jordan Hyatt, JD, PhD, an assistant professor in Drexel University’s Department of Criminology and Justice Studies in the College of Arts and Sciences.

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    • Arthur M. Nezu

      Arthur M. Nezu Reappointed to APA Committee

      February 01, 2016

      Arthur M. Nezu, PhD, DHL, ABPP, Distinguished University Professor of Psychology, was recently appointed to the committee charged with revising the 6th edition of the American Psychological Association Publication Manual.

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    • The Central African Biodiversity Alliance 2015 Undergraduate Field Course Plant Research Group at Mbam & Djerem National Park, Cameroon. Pictured from left to right: Katie DiAngelus (Drexel), Katherine Achy (UCLA), Dr. Maximilliano Fero (National University of Equatorial Guinea), Francisco Mitogo (National University of Equatorial Guinea), Andrienne Bih (Univeristy of Buea, Cameroon) and Alexandra Ley (University of Halle-Wittenberg, Germany). Photo credit: David Montgomery.

      African Biodiversity Researchers to Speak at Drexel Before National Symposium

      January 29, 2016

      A group of biodiversity researchers from Drexel-managed programs in Central Africa will speak at the University to discuss the challenges of their work and preparing for the future before they attend the Association for the Advancement of Science symposium.

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    • Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University

      New Poll Ranks Academy Near Top of Best Higher Ed Natural History Museums

      January 27, 2016

      A new report on the nation’s best higher education natural history museums ranks the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University as No. 2, largely for the public and student access to its world-renowned collections and scientists.

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    • Asteroid in outer space

      Q+A: Can NASA Really Predict - and Divert - Harmful Asteroids?

      January 21, 2016

      The name “Planetary Defense Coordination Office” evokes such sci-fi motifs as laser canons pointed skyward and angry, space ship-riding aliens.

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    • New STS Spring Courses

      January 20, 2016

      Are you curious about STS? STS Lab courses are our signature courses. According to each course's theme, students in STS lab courses work in teams, gaining the collaborative skills, you will need as you enter your field. This spring, STS offers two new courses.

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    • Former Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles H. Ramsey will join Drexel University as the inaugural Distinguished Visiting Fellow of the Lindy Institute for Urban Innovation.

      Former Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey Joins Drexel as Distinguished Visiting Fellow

      January 14, 2016

      Former Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles H. Ramsey will join Drexel University as the inaugural Distinguished Visiting Fellow of the Lindy Institute for Urban Innovation, a new cross-university strategic initiative that aligns Drexel’s academic work with the real-world need for urban revitalization. He also will be affiliated with the Department of Criminology and Justice Studies in the College of Arts and Sciences.

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    • Student Job Opportunity

      January 06, 2016

      The Center for Science, Technology and Society and the Center for Public Policy are looking for a department assistant with work-study hours. The position involves physical and electronic filing, information collection and organization, light editing, help with setup and breakdown of lectures and panel discussions, deliveries (not heavy) and other duties as assigned by the assistant director.

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    • Jennifer Stanford, PhD

      Expanding Access to Research Opportunities for STEM Undergraduates

      January 06, 2016

      "Many undergraduates nationwide do not engage in research during their education," says Jennifer Stanford, PhD, assistant professor of biology in Drexel University's College of Arts and Sciences.

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    • David Thornburgh - Committee of Seventy President and CEO

      Committee of Seventy President & CEO to Teach Public Policy at Drexel

      January 06, 2016

      The College of Arts and Sciences' Center for Public Policy welcomes David Thornburgh to its cohort of esteemed affiliated faculty members. Thornburgh is the president and CEO of the Committee of Seventy, a nonpartisan nonprofit working to influence "good government" in Philadelphia.

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    • Susan Bell, PhD

      Meet Sociology Head Susan Bell

      January 06, 2016

      Susan E. Bell, PhD, joined the College this fall as head of the new Department of Sociology. A contributing author of the renowned book "Our Bodies, Ourselves," Bell was inspired to become a professor after working in women's health centers in California and Massachusetts in the ’70s.

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    • New Spring Courses

      January 05, 2016

      Students will lead fiction writing exercises with patients at CHOP, discover the therapeutic potential of philosophy, and learn about the millions of species of insects that co-inhabit our planet — for better or worse — in these spring courses!

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      Drexel Team Developing Brain-Training Game to Promote Healthy Eating

      January 02, 2016

      Project DASH is now seeking volunteers for study of a computer game designed to improve your ability to say "No" to tempting sweets that lead to weight gain. Participants must be 18 years or older, have a BMI of 25 or greater, own a home computer or laptop, and regularly eat high-sugar foods.

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    • Not Just the Koch Brothers: New Drexel Study Reveals Funders Behind the Climate Change Denial Effort

      December 20, 2013

      A new study conducted by Drexel University environmental sociologist Robert J. Brulle, PhD, exposes the organizational underpinnings and funding behind the powerful climate change countermovement. This study marks the first peer-reviewed, comprehensive analysis ever conducted of the sources of funding that maintain the denial effort. Through an analysis of the financial structure of the organizations that constitute the core of the countermovement and their sources of monetary support, Brulle found that, while the largest and most consistent funders behind the countermovement are a number of well-known conservative foundations, the majority of donations are “dark money,” or concealed funding.

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    • The Assignment Was a 15-Page Paper, And They Wrote 97 — And Raised $25,000

      December 19, 2013

      Drexel communication major's senior project is 15 pages. But that didn't stop Farrah Goldsmith and Cherilyn Buscarino from submitting a 97-page report. Still not impressed? The two seniors' endeavor also involved planning a 250-person major fundraising event for the Drexel Smart House (DSH) that raised more than $25,000.

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    • Public Health Prof Receives Award to Survey Public Health Professionals’ Views about the Nature, Importance and Usefulness of Academic Public Health Ethics

      December 18, 2013

      The department of Community and Health & Prevention (CHP) Assistant Professor John Rossi, VMD, M.Bioethics along with co-investigators Michael Yudell, PhD, MPH; Amy Carroll-Scott, PhD, MPH from Drexel’s School of Public Health and Constance Perry,  PhD,  of Drexel’s College of Nursing and Health Professions, was awarded a $7,520 grant

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    • STS Prof Receives Award to Measure Perceptions of Environmental Health Risk Against City Planning Priorities

      December 18, 2013

      Science, Technology and Society Assistant Professor Alison Kenner, PhD, along with co-investigators Igor Burstyn, PhD, from Drexel’s School of Public Health and John Lee, MPH, of the Clean Air Council, was awarded an $11,000 grant from the Social Science Research Fund

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    • A.J. Drexel Institute for Energy and the Environment

      Drexel Opens A.J. Drexel Institute for Energy and the Environment

      December 16, 2013

      Drexel University is opening a new research institute that will strive to answer some of the most challenging questions about energy and environmental sustainability facing the nation today. The A.J. Drexel Institute for Energy and the Environment will look at the science, economics and politics that influence decisions about energy and the environment; and serve as a resource for decision makers both in the region and around the world.

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    • Xiaobo Bai Published Paper in The Journal of Cell Biology

      December 16, 2013

      Xiaobo Bai published a paper in the December issue of The Journal of Cell Biology.

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    • Stephanie Manasse Receives Double Honors

      December 11, 2013

      Stephanie Manasse, doctoral student in clinical psychology received a $1500 Psi Chi Graduate Research Grant to support her thesis project and was also named Meritorious Student winner by the Society of Behavioral Medicine in recognition of her poster submission.

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    • Faculty Extracurriculars: The Wildlife Photographer

      December 11, 2013

      Contrary to popular belief, faculty do not evaporate outside the walls of the classroom. Drexel Prof Christian Hunold shares the extracurricular exploits that keeps him connected and inspired—in and outside of the classroom.

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    • What Does an STS Student Look Like?

      December 10, 2013

      Joe Kyle and Melanie Jeske are both in the accelerated BS/MS program in science, technology and society (i.e. they will graduate with undergrad and grad degrees from Drexel in just five years). But although they may be in the same program, they're on two distinct paths.

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    • Drexel Psychologist Hosts "Talking About Kids" Radio Series on WPHT Philadelphia

      December 06, 2013

      Drexel psychologist and Emeritus Professor Myrna Shure, PhD, will host "Talking About Kids," a live radio series airing this winter on Talk Radio 1210 WPHT Philadelphia. Made possible by the Huston and Clayman Family Foundations, the series will feature four Drexel psychology professors who will discuss topics ranging from bullying and peer pressure to military families coping with loved ones away for the holidays. Tune in live on WPHT (1210 AM).

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    • Drexel University Physics Students Win National Recognition

      December 06, 2013

      The Drexel University chapter of the Society of Physics Students (SPS) has won an Outstanding Chapter Award from the SPS National Office. This is the fifth time the chapter has been recognized for its excellence as a top-tier student-led physics club, a designation given to fewer than 10 percent of all SPS chapters at universities in the United States.

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    • Drexel Peer Readers Present at National Conference

      December 05, 2013

      Drexel Writing Center (DWC) peer readers Drew Houriet and Jen Jolles, undergraduate English majors, and Mesha Roy Paladhi, undergraduate biological sciences major, presented "What's In A Name: The Peer Reader In Context," at the National Conference on Peer Tutoring of Writing in Tampa on Saturday, November 2, 2013. Houriet, Jolles and Paladhi presented alongside Rachel Wenrick, associate director of the DWC, and Janel McCloskey, coordinator for writing in the DWC.

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    • Art Nezu, PhD, Appointed to International Advisory Group

      December 04, 2013

      Art Nezu, PhD, Distinguished University Professor of Psychology, has recently been appointed to the International Advisory Group and Consensus Panel that will develop the protocol for CONSORT-SPI. CONSORT-SPI will be the journal article reporting guidelines that represents an extension of the original Consolidated Standards of Reporting Trials (CONSORT) Statement, but specific to Social and Psychological Interventions (SPI).

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    • Drexel grad student has one of the 'worst jobs in science’

      December 03, 2013

      Jake Owens wasn't surprised that his stint collecting data from an African bush-meat market was named one of the 'worst jobs in science' in the November issue of Popular Science magazine.

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    • Fossils in the Big Apple and Other Urban Paleontology Adventures

      November 21, 2013

      There are fossils in New York’s Grand Central Station. It’s not a traveling museum exhibit. It’s not an exhibit at all. Hundreds of millions of years in the past, the limestone used to construct the station’s floors was formed through the accumulation of ancient marine life. You can still see impressions of some of those life forms today if you know what to look for.

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    • Tara McNair Receives NDLW Award

      November 14, 2013

      Tara McNair received an award from Drexel University for her outstanding work on behalf of online learning in the College of Arts and Sciences as part of Drexel's celebration of National Distance Learning Week.

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    • Mica Matlack's Job is to Turn Pages in a Book, and it Might Make You Jealous

      November 12, 2013

      She grew up in Audubon, N.J, but Mica Matlack never really thought about her hometown’s name until she started her co-op at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University. The junior communications major

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    • Distinguished Chemistry Alumni Award 2013

      November 05, 2013

      The Department of Chemistry was pleased to present its 2013 Distinguished Chemistry Alumnus Award to Professor Frank Jordan of Rutgers Newark.  Dr. Jordon received his BS in Chemistry from Drexel in 1964.

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    • <i>(1)ne Drop: Shifting the Lens on Race</i> seeks to challenge narrow perceptions of what Blackness is and what it looks like

      New Book on Racial Identity by Dr. Yaba Blay to be Released on Black Friday with Launch Party at the Painted Bride

      November 04, 2013

      On Black Friday, Nov. 29, a new book on racial identity by Drexel University’s Dr. Yaba Blay, one of today’s leading voices on colorism and global skin color politics, will be released from Blay’s recently launched independent press, Black Print Press. To celebrate the release, a launch party will take place at The Painted Bride Art Center (230 Vine St.) on Nov. 29 from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. A concurrent photography exhibition is currently on display at The Painted Bride through Dec. 21.

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    • More New Courses for Winter

      October 30, 2013

      Looking for new courses this winter? Examine the world of comics, graphic novels and memoirs; learn about technology’s role in psychology; or explore the philosophical ideas of the European Enlightenment in these new courses!

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    • Meet one of Psychology’s Newest Faculty Members

      October 30, 2013

      Chris Sims, PhD, is a new assistant professor in the Department of Psychology whose research focuses on cognitive science. In this Q&A, Sims reveals his “new” 18th century hobby and the undergraduate course that ultimately drove him to a career in cognitive science.

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    • Scott Barclay, PhD, Discusses Status of Same-Sex Marriage Laws in Light of NJ Ruling

      October 28, 2013

      Following New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s appeal-withdraw, Scott Barclay, PhD, discusses the status of same-sex marriage laws in the U.S.

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    • Stephen C. Lawrence (left), chairman of the Lacawac Sanctuary Foundation, and George W. Gephart, Jr., president and CEO of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, shake hands over an agreement to form an environmental research and educational consortium at Lacawac in the Pocono Mountains. The consortium also includes Drexel University.

      Environmental Research Consortium Formed with Lacawac Sanctuary, Drexel and Academy of Natural Sciences

      October 24, 2013

      Lacawac Sanctuary Foundation, the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University and Drexel University today announced an agreement to form an environmental research and education consortium at Lacawac Sanctuary, a popular National Natural Landmark and ecological field research station in the Pocono Mountains.

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    • Fuller in Philadelphia

      October 24, 2013

      The Fuller in Philadelphia Symposium co-sponsored by the Mobilities Center and the ExCITe Center was held on October 14th at the ExCITe Center with keynote speakers Eva Díaz (Pratt Institute), Tim Wessels and Mimi Sheller, plus a hands-on workshop led by Joseph D. Clinton building triangular tessellations.

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    • Why is the Confederate Flag Appearing Around Philadelphia? A Q&A with Mary Ebeling

      October 24, 2013

      Mary Ebeling grew up in Virginia, and she has family members elsewhere in the South. So it wasn't as if she was unfamiliar with the Confederate battle flag. But when she saw one taped to a lamppost not far from her West Philadelphia home a few years ago, it was still a shock.

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    • Drexel Lab Has Two of the Most Downloaded Articles in the World

      October 22, 2013

      Behavior Therapy is one of the top journals in the field of Psychology, and Drexel University's Department of Psychology lab group has 2 of the top 5 most downloaded articles worldwide in 2013 (#2 and #5).

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    • Are We Prepared for Another Hurricane Sandy? Disaster Prevention Expert Available to Comment

      October 16, 2013

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    • Pulitzer Prize-Winning Authors Toni Morrison and Rita Dove to Join Philadelphia’s Poet Laureate Sonia Sanchez at Drexel

      October 15, 2013

      Sonia Sanchez will celebrate the end of her term as Philadelphia’s Poet Laureate with an inspirational night of personal stories, readings and live music at an event entitled “Conversation and Song: Walking the Laureate Road,” hosted by Drexel University and First Person Arts. Joined by her friends, Pulitzer and Nobel Prize-winning author Toni Morrison and former Poet Laureate of the United States and Pulitzer Prize-winner Rita Dove, Sanchez will lead a conversation on what it means to be a literary luminary, the intersection of poetry and prose and how their work impacts their personal lives. Internationally acclaimed jazz vocalist and composer Ruth Naomi Floyd will perform throughout the evening.

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    • Maiko Sakamoto Receives the 2013 Tony Wong Culture and Diversity Award

      October 14, 2013

      Maiko Sakamoto, PhD, was born in Matsuyama, Japan, and came to the U.S. to pursue her passion in psychology. She received her doctoral degree in clinical psychology under the mentorship of Dr. Mary V. Spiers from Drexel University in 2009.

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    • Lauren Sheppard

      Student Finds Passion Through ARAMARK Co-op Experience

      October 10, 2013

      Drexel senior Lauren Sheppard is working part-time at Philadelphia's ARAMARK after completing a co-op there. She's a long way from where she was four years ago, when she thought her future would take her South.

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    • DeMatteo Appointed to Editorial Boards

      October 08, 2013

      Dave DeMatteo was recently appointed to the Editorial Boards of four journals (effective Jan. 2014): Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology; Journal of Personality Disorders; Professional Psychology: Research and Practice; and Psychology, Public Policy, and Law.

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    • PNS Fall Ethics Symposium: Neuroethics

      October 08, 2013

      Please join us for our Fall Ethics Symposium: Neuroethics with speaker Cynthia S. Kubu, PhD, ABPP-CN.

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    • Foreground: Dr. Tracy Quirk uses a Surface Elevation Table (SET) to measure relative sediment elevation change in a salt marsh in Barnegat Bay, NJ while staff scientist Linda Zaoudeh records data. Background: Staff scientist Stephanie Leach and Drexel environmental science graduate student Viktoria Unger use Real Time Kinematic (RTK) satellite navigation with GPS technology to measure the elevation of the marsh.

      Drexel Scientist Studies Hurricane Sandy Impact on NJ Coastal Wetlands One Year Later

      October 07, 2013

      In a stroke of good luck, Drexel's Dr. Tracy Quirk captured detailed measurements of water level and salinity at a range of coastal wetland sites, even as they were overtaken by Hurricane Sandy. After the storm, she began working on an intensive year-long project, funded by the National Science Foundation, to evaluate ecosystem processes in New Jersey’s salt marshes before, during, and for a year following Hurricane Sandy. Quirk is beginning to analyze findings from the study now.

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    • Man reading from a book

      Literary Death Match combines readings, silliness

      October 07, 2013

      Literary Death Match is a traveling series of author’s readings infused with reality-show-style competition and humor. When it comes to Philadelphia, it’s produced by the Painted Bride Quarterly magazine housed at Drexel.

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    • Study Shows Longline Fishery in Costa Rica Kills Thousands of Sea Turtles and Sharks

      October 02, 2013

      The second-most-common catch on Costa Rica’s longline fisheries in the last decade was not a commercial fish species. It was olive ridley sea turtles. These lines also caught more green turtles than most species of fish. These findings and more, reported in a new study in the Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, indicate that the Costa Rican longline fishery represents a major threat to the survival of eastern Pacific populations of sea turtles as well as sharks.

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    • M. Smith Receives Yang Award

      October 02, 2013

      Micholas D. Smith, doctoral candidate, was the 2013 recipient of the Guoliang Yang for Excellency in Biophysics Research award.

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    • Biospectroscopy Group Research Featured on the Cover of Biochemistry

      October 01, 2013

      Prof. Reinhard Schweitzer-Stenner’s, PhD students Jonathan B. Soffer, Leah Pandiscia, and undergraduate Emma Fradkin published a cover article on

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    • Announcing New Department Leadership

      October 01, 2013

      It’s another busy academic year in the College of Arts and Sciences and with it comes some exciting changes in the leadership of our departments

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    • Kelly Joyce, PhD, and Kris Unsworth, PhD, Receive NSF Grant for Ethics of Algorithms Project

      October 01, 2013

      Kelly Joyce, PhD and Kris Unsworth PhD received a three-year $300,000 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for the project "EESE: The Ethics of Algorithms."

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    • Changing Attitudes Toward Driving and the Automobile

      September 30, 2013

      Dr. Mimi Sheller, the Director of Drexel's Center for Mobilities, Research and Policy and a professor of Sociology was recently on "Radio Times", to discuss the changing attitudes toward driving and the automobile, and to look at what all this means for cities, the auto industry, and the next generation of drivers and their way of life.

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    • Publication Announcement of New Book co-authored by Psychology Faculty Members and Colleague

      September 29, 2013

      Drs. Chris Maguth and Arthur Nezu are pleased to announce the release of their newest book, which is devoted to providing readers with a state of the art guide to the competencies required for the specialty practice of cognitive and behavioral psychology.

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    • APBB Names Award in Honor of Art Nezu

      September 29, 2013

      By virtue of Dr. Art Nezu’s contributions in promoting diversity in professional psychology, the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP) has named an annual dissertation award in his honor—the “Arthur M. Nezu, PhD, ABPP Dissertation Diversity Award.”

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    • Art Nezu Elected to Chair-Elect

      September 29, 2013

      Dr. Art Nezu, Distinguished University Professor of Psychology, was recently elected by the Council of Editors of the American Psychological Association to be its Chair-Elect for 2014 and Chair in 2015.

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    • The TakeControl app for binge eating provides an alert: "You are currently at risk. Would you like assistance?"

      New Mobile App and Talk Therapies for Binge Eating Disorder

      September 27, 2013

      Two new treatment methods under investigation at Drexel University aim to help people reduce binge-eating behavior. One is a smartphone app designed to alert peopleat times when they are at risk for binge behaviors, among a comprehensive suite of other features. Another treatment is a new, evidence-based approach to small-group behavioral therapy.

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    • Dr. Kariamu Welsh

      African Dance Pioneer Dr. Kariamu Welsh to Demonstrate, Discuss Umfundalai Dance Technique at Drexel

      September 26, 2013

      Guggenheim Award-winning dance scholar and choreographer Dr. Kariamu Welsh, the creator of the African dance technique Umfundalai, will join Drexel University for a discussion and demonstration on Thursday, Oct. 17, at 7 p.m.

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    • Past Weight Loss an Overlooked Factor in Disordered Eating

      September 24, 2013

      Due to a complex and vicious cycle of biological and behavioral factors, dieters and weight loss researchers know, the more weight you’ve lost, the harder it is to keep it off. But eating disorder research has largely overlooked this influence, and Dr. Michael Lowe, a professor of psychology at Drexel University, has published a flurry of research studies showing that needs to change.

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    • Pioneering Ecologist Dr. Ruth Patrick Dies

      September 24, 2013

      Dr. Ruth Patrick, a freshwater ecologist whose pioneering research on water pollution set the stage for the modern environmental movement, died Monday, Sept. 23. She was 105 years old.

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    • Q&A With Daniel Friedheim: U.S. Policy in Syria Today

      September 17, 2013

      With a heated debate raging over what actions should be taken in response to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s suspected chemical attack thought to have killed more than 1,000 civilians—including hundreds of children—DrexelNow checked in with Daniel Friedheim to hear his thoughts on a possible military strike against Syria.

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    • A 7-Year-Old’s Dreadlocks Inspire Project Affirming Natural Black Beauty

      September 17, 2013

      Seven-year-old Tiana Parker was sent home from school on her first day…because of her hair. The elementary school in Tulsa, Oklahoma, deemed the dreadlocks she wore under her big, pink bow to be “faddish,” and, thus, “unacceptable.”

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    • 'Interview' Beams Drexel, Famous Guests to 400 TV Stations

      September 17, 2013

      When she sat down for her first episode of "The Drexel InterView," Paula Marantz Cohen hoped she could help show the world just how big Drexel's intellectual tent was, that it was a place for humanities scholars as well as scientists and engineers.

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      Q&A With Daniel Friedheim: U.S. Policy in Syria Today

      September 13, 2013

      With a heated debate raging over what actions should be taken in response to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s suspected chemical attack thought to have killed more than 1,000 civilians—including hundreds of childrenDrexelNow checked in with Daniel Friedheim to hear his thoughts on a possible military strike against Syria.

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    • The Hispaniola Lakes Project

      September 12, 2013

      The island of Hispaniola holds the two largest landlocked bodies of water in the Caribbean, Lakes Enriquillo and Azuei (also known as Lake Saumatre), with surface areas (as of March 2013) of approximately 350 km2 and 140 km2, respectively.

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    • Drexel Provides Tool Kit to Build Peace

      September 12, 2013

      The International Day of Peace is quickly approaching, and Drexel is planning its first teach-in for peacebuilding as a prelude to the big day on Sept. 21. Thanks to a grant from the United States Institute of Peace (USIP), Drexel is putting on a full-fledged educational event

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    • Bureau of Justice Assistance Announces New Awardees of Neighborhood Revitalization Grant at Drexel

      September 10, 2013

      The nation’s leading community development support organization, the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), will host a meeting at Drexel University on September 11 and 12, during which the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance will announce the new class of awardees of its Byrne Criminal Justice Innovation (BCJI) grant.

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    • 'We Created Hugo Chávez'

      'We Created Hugo Chávez'

      August 30, 2013

      In this excerpt from his recently released book, Drexel political science professor George Ciccariello-Maher argues that discussions about Venezuelan politics far too often focused on Hugo Chávez, the man who sat in the president’s office, rather than the movement—and the people—who put him there.

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      Double Lives: Ken Lacovara Raises Tiny Dinosaurs in his Backyard

      August 23, 2013

      For Ken Lacovara, an associate professor in the College of Arts & Science’s Biodiversity, Earth & Environmental Science (BEES) department, a typical day of studying prehistoric fossils might begin when he eats eggs from the dinosaurs roaming his backyard.

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    • Kristina Patrick Published as First Author in Pediatrics

      August 21, 2013

      Through collaboration with pediatric neuropsychologists from Kennedy Krieger Institute, PhD student Kristina Patrick and mentor Doug Chute examined the utility of the Colorado Learning Difficulties Questionnaire as a screening tool for learning disabilities.

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    • Drexel Students Write "Life Journals" for Local Hospice Patients

      August 20, 2013

      “A Beautiful Life” is a community-based learning course in the Department of English & Philosophy which pairs students with a patient in an area hospice or home to pen a “life journal” that will chronicle the patient’s life experiences for their family and loved ones. Taught by Kenneth Bingham, a teaching professor of English, the 11 students range in areas of study from biology to English, film, nursing and psychology.

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    • Drexel Experts Available to Comment on 50th Anniversary of March on Washington

      August 15, 2013

      On August 28, citizens from across the country will converge on our nation’s capital to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the historic March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. President Obama will honor the anniversary of the famous civil rights march by speaking from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, the same place that Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech. Experts at Drexel University in Philadelphia are available to assist the news media with their coverage of the event and its implications from a variety of perspectives.

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    • Memorial Announced for Dr. Nunzio Pernicone

      August 14, 2013

      The Department of History & Politics and the College of Arts & Sciences will host a memorial in honor of Dr. Nunzio Pernicone on Thursday, September 26, at 5:30, in the Drexel Picture Gallery

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    • David DeMatteo Elected APA Division 41 Fellow

      August 09, 2013

      David DeMatteo, JD, PhD, was elected a Fellow of the American Psychological Association (APA) for Division 41, American Psychology-Law Society.

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    • Why Can't Snakes Cross the Road?

      August 02, 2013

      Why can’t the pine snakes cross the road? Hint: New Jersey traffic might have something to do with it. Drexel students will bring to light these and other findings about the plight, perils and peculiarities of the Northern Pine Snake in several presentations and posters at the Ecological Society of America annual meeting next week (ESA 2013), based on their research with Dr. Walt Bien’s Laboratory of Pinelands Research in the New Jersey Pinelands.

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    • Haney-Caron, LaDuke, and King Elected to American Psychology - Law Society

      August 02, 2013

      The Drexel University Department of Psychology was well-represented in the recent elections for the Student Section Committee of the American Psychology-Law Society (APA Division 41).

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    • A Day in the Life: Prof’s Adventures in Costa Rica

      August 01, 2013

      The drive up the mountain to my field site in Monteverde, Costa Rica never fails to amaze. The way is long and jarring, unpaved and rocky, but magical to a tropical ecologist—a succession of forest types (dry, montane, cloud) replace each other along the way. Short distances bring dramatic elevation changes in this steep terrain.

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    • New Book by Drexel’s Dr. Yaba Blay Explores Racial Identity and Skin Color Politics

      July 31, 2013

      What does it mean to be Black? Is Blackness a matter of biology or consciousness? What determines who is Black and who is not? A new book by Dr. Yaba Blay, an assistant professor and co-director of the Africana Studies program in Drexel University’s College of Arts and Sciences, seeks to challenge narrow perceptions of what Blackness is and what it looks like.  

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    • Dr. Dolinski Receives Kaufman Foundation Award

      July 25, 2013

      The Charles E. Kaufman Foundation announced its first series of grants to support cutting-edge scientific research. Dr. Michelle Dolinski was the recipient of a New Investigator Research category for her research on “Solid Xenon Bolometers for Radiation Detection.”

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    • Cracking Alzheimer's with Fruit Flies

      July 25, 2013

      With the help of the tiny, remarkable fruit fly, two Drexel researchers aim to speed up science’s understanding of a disease that affects more than 5 million Americans. Two Drexel University scientists have developed a powerful Drosophila model to study better the progression of Alzheimer’s disease as well as to screen in a quicker and cheaper fashion potential drugs.

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    • Evan Forman Receives Prestigious Appointments

      July 24, 2013

      Evan Forman, Ph.D., Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of Psychology, was named Managing Editor of PsychologicalTreatments.org, which is a large-impact effort of the Division of Clinical Psychology of the American Psychological Association (APA) to name, categorize and disseminate empirically-supported psychological treatments to clinicians, policy makers, and the general public.

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    • Donald Tibbs

      Where Do We Go From the George Zimmerman Trial? Panel Will Discuss Race, Justice and Activism at Drexel

      July 23, 2013

      The Africana Studies program in Drexel University’s College of Arts and Sciences will host a candid panel discussion on race, justice and activism on Saturday, July 27. The discussion and question-and-answer session will take place from 2 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. in Room 120 of the Papadakis Integrated Sciences Building (33rd and Chestnut Streets). It is free and open to the public.

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    • Drexel’s Moth Goes Full Circle

      July 23, 2013

      It was a surprise to Jon Gelhaus, curator of entomology at the Academy of Natural Sciences, when he came across the photo of a modest-looking moth in a book a few months ago. It was an ordinary-looking brown moth, not unlike a dried leaf. The surprise was its name, Datana drexelii.

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    • Students Take a Literary Tour of Haiti

      July 23, 2013

      While most Drexel students were enjoying their week off this spring, 10 industrious dragons travelled to Port-Au-Prince, Haiti for a firsthand look at the role of literature in the country’s efforts to rebuild after the 2010 earthquake

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    • Chemistry Prof Presents at White House

      July 23, 2013

      Research in the science world is often done behind closed doors, never seeing the light of day until publication. For Drexel’s Dr. Jean-Claude Bradley, however, this is not the case. In 2006, Bradley, an associate professor of chemistry, coined the term “Open Notebook Science” to describe a way of doing science in which researchers make their work freely available to the public in real time.

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    • New Courses for Fall Quarter

      July 22, 2013

      Looking to branch out this fall? Try one of our new electives. Ditch the classroom for a writing workshop that meets in museums, contemplate the mind-bending concept of time, or examine the “culture of poverty” in a deeply personal way.

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    • Sandy Provides New Answers to Old Questions for BEES Professor

      July 18, 2013

      Tracy Quirk, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biodiversity, Earth and Environmental Science at Drexel University, had been performing wetland research for several years at monitoring sites in Barnegat and Delaware Bays in New Jersey.

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    • Farmland, Homes and Hope Disappear with Rising Waters in Haiti

      July 17, 2013

      Joseph is a truck driver from Fonds-Parisien, Haiti, who has nine children. His family has lived by Lake Azuei for generations. In the past 10 years, the lake has risen more than 10 meters and has doubled in size, from 155 square kilometers in 2004 to 354 square kilometers today.

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    • Mitchell D'Rozario

      Grad Student Helps Peers Strengthen Teaching Skills

      July 01, 2013

      When grad student Mitchell D'Rozario noticed his fellow teaching assistants struggling to be prepared to teach classes, he created workshops to help them strengthen their skills.

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    • The End of Car Culture

      July 01, 2013

      Mimi Sheller, Director of the mCenter at Drexel, is quoted in a New York Times Sunday Review article by Elisabeth Rosenthal on the end of car culture. Rosenthal asks whether we are reaching the end of 20th century car culture, with growing evidence that the U.S. reached “peak driving” and is now in a downturn.

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    • Mitchell DRozario - Featured Graduate Student Profile

      July 01, 2013

      Graduate Student Mitchell D'Rozario was featured in Drexel Now.

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    • How do you pack for a summer trip to the end of the Earth (for science)?

      June 27, 2013

      “Ice. Rock. Water. That’s what’s there,” Ted Daeschler said, discussing his upcoming field research expedition to Ellesmere Island in the Canadian Arctic.And that’s about all that’s there. No trees to cut down for firewood. No roads, houses, stores, or built civilization, apart from one small town on the far southern end of the island. Ellesmere, which sits above the Arctic Circle and is more northerly than any part of Alaska, is not exactly an ideal spot for a summer camping trip. There isn’t even much soil to sink tent stakes into.

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    • History and Politics Department Head Discusses Supreme Court Ruling on DOMA and Prop 8

      June 26, 2013

      Dr. Scott Barclay discusses the impact of today's long-anticipated Supreme Court rulings on DOMA and Prop 8 and how the decisions will affect same-sex couples in California and across the country.

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    • Border Work

      June 26, 2013

      The U.S. Senate Immigration Bill calls for $40 billion in spending to build 700 miles of fencing, double the number of border agents to 40,000, and expand surveillance technologies such as drones and thermal imaging cameras on the U.S.-Mexico border.

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    • Biology Major Sinks Teeth Into Co-op Experience

      June 25, 2013

      Some students are lucky if they can work part time or full time at their co-op once it is finished, but biology major Victor Fiore is planning on spending all three co-ops, as well as the time in between, as a dental intern at Gilbert Dental Care, a bit of a change up for someone who originally wanted to be a pediatric doctor.

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    • Psychology-Led Teams Awarded $250,000 to Develop Behavioral Health Management Tools

      June 20, 2013

      Two teams of Drexel researchers, led by Drs. Evan Forman and Brian Daly of the psychology department, have been given seven months and $250,000 each from Shire Pharmaceuticals to develop a self-management tool that will aid patients with behavioral health disorders.

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    • Physics Grad Discusses Her Work at Drexel and Her Future at Duke

      June 17, 2013

      Physics senior Wendy Harris has made quite an impression during her time at Drexel. As the recent graduate prepares for her next step as a Ph.D. candidate at Duke, she leaves behind a legacy of outreach and inspiration.

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    • Chris Diaz Awarded Pat Tillman Scholarship

      June 11, 2013

      Chris Diaz, a junior psychology major in the College of Arts and Sciences and United States Navy Veteran, has been awarded the Pat Tillman Scholarship from the Pat Tillman Foundation.

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    • 2013 Graduate Student Award Winners

      June 10, 2013

      Congratulations to Physics graduate students Kelly Douglass and Erica Caden for winning the Teaching Assistance Excellence Award and the Doctoral Research Excellence Award respectively. They received their award plaque on Graduate Student Day at a reception in the Great Court on May 23, 2013. Both awards were presented by the Office of Graduate Studies.

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    • Emeritus Professor Donald Bersoff Speaks at White House Conference on Mental Health

      June 10, 2013

      Professor Donald Bersoff was an invited speaker at the White House Conference on Mental Health on June 3. Bersoff, an emeritus professor in both the Psychology Department and in the Earle Mack School of Law and current president of the American Psychological Association...

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    • Robert Brehm

      Building Collapse experts

      June 07, 2013

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    • 2013 Pi Sigma Alpha Initiates

      June 07, 2013

      In a ceremony on Monday, June 3, the Department of History & Politics welcomed the 2013 initiates to the national political science honor society, Pi Sigma Alpha. Each spring, the department invites new members to Drexel's local chapter.

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    • Passing of Dr. Nunzio Pernicone, Department of History & Politics

      May 31, 2013

      It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Dr. Nunzio Pernicone, professor in the Department of History and Politics.

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    • New History Honor Society Members

      May 30, 2013

      In a ceremony on Thursday, May 23, the Department of History & Politics welcomed the 2013 initiates to the national history honor society, Phi Alpha Theta. Each spring, the department invites new members to Drexel's local chapter.

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    • Partnership with Shire Pharmaceuticals

      May 24, 2013

      Shire Pharmaceuticals, as part of an "innovation partnership pilot" with Drexel, issued a request for proposals to create an innovative patient management tool that can have a real impact on patients in the areas of behavioral health.

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    • The Friends That Study Together Stay Together

      May 24, 2013

      Friday night parties took on a whole new meaning when Kailey Kluge, a pre-junior international area studies student, and Alex Sevit, biomedical engineering BS/MS ’15 and Goldwater Scholar, were filling out their respective scholarship applications.

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    • Sepphoris: From Galilean Town to Roman Polis

      May 24, 2013

      The Judaic Studies Program and the Anthropology Program of the Department of Culture & Communication of Drexel University present “Sepphoris: From Galilean Town to Roman Polis” a lecture by Dr. Zeev Weiss, Eleazar L. Sukenik Professor of Archaeology, Institute of Archaeology,

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    • Drexel Announces 2013 Honorary Degree Recipients

      May 23, 2013

      Drexel University will celebrate its 126th commencement on its University City campus with five separate ceremonies honoring Drexel’s graduating class on June 14 and June 15. More than 5,000 students will receive a degree from Drexel this year. The ceremonies will be held at Drexel’s John A. Daskalakis Athletic Center, 33rd and Market Streets. Drexel will award 13 honorary degrees to prominent individuals distinguished in their fields.

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    • CoAS Honors Day Winners

      May 23, 2013

      Congratulations to the following Physics undergraduate students who have won awards at the CoAS Honors Day event, held on May 23, 2013, at Behrakis Grand Hall.

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    • PR and Marketing Students Work Together to Win Inaugural Case Competition

      May 23, 2013

      Before class one fateful morning, communications student Patrick Medeo began his daily routine by checking his email. His eyes widened as he read an invitation to participate in a PR/Marketing Case Competition, sponsored by LeBow College of Business and the College of Arts and Sciences. As he leaned to the person on his right to share his excitement

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    • Rescuing Cities, Schools and Students: New Models for Municipal Banking Forum to be Held at Drexel

      May 22, 2013

      A public forum entitled “Rescuing Cities, Schools and Students: New Models for Municipal Banking” will be held at Drexel University on Thursday, May 23, sponsored by Drexel's Center for Public Policy, the Pennsylvania Project and the Public Banking Institute.

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    • Co-op Leads Drexel Student to Valleys and Mountains of Mongolia

      May 22, 2013

      Environmental science pre-junior Anna Gourlay wasn’t looking to go international for her first co-op experience, but somehow she ended up camping in Mongolia. Gourlay worked as an assistant staff scientist at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University. The two-month, paid co-op was with the Academy’s fisheries and watershed scientists.

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    • Mathematics Major Receives Goldwater Scholarship

      May 22, 2013

      Mathematics and computer science major Andrew Zigerelli was one of four Drexel students to take home the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship this year. Established by Congress in 1986, the scholarship is awarded to the country’s top undergraduate students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

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    • Academy of Natural Sciences to Provide Scientific Guidance in Coordinated Region-Wide Watershed Protection

      May 21, 2013

      The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University has received a major grant from the William Penn Foundation to support watershed protection and restoration in the Delaware watershed that is intended to coordinate and demonstrate a region-wide impact on improving water quality.

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    • Psychology Students Receive Prestigious Awards and Grants

      May 19, 2013

      A number of students in the Department of Psychology have received prestigious awards and grants.

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    • Tips on How to Write a NSF Social Science Proposal with Dr. Carol Mershon

      May 17, 2013

      Are you interested in applying for a NSF grant? If so, Dr. Carol Mershon, an Associate Professor of Politics at the University of Virginia and a former NSF program directorfor a free luncheon, where she will discuss NSF grant proposals and offer valuable tips for successful proposal submission.

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    • Spring Fling

      May 16, 2013

      The Science, Technology and Society program will host a “Spring Fling” on Thursday, May 23, 2013 from 3:30 PM to 6:30 PM at 1st Floor Gallery of the Intercultural Center (30 S. 33rd Street). The Spring Fling is an opportunity for current and prospective STS students to swap tales and eat food with the program director, faculty, classmates, and alumni as we celebrate the new STS faculty, recently published faculty books and research, and most importantly “What’s New” in STS.

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    • Two Weeks Remain to See First-Ever Exhibition of Art and Archival Artifact Highlights from Drexel’s Collections

      May 16, 2013

      Only two weeks remain to see the most treasured works of art and archival artifacts from around Drexel University displayed together for the first time in Drexel’s history. The exhibition, entitled A Legacy of Art, Science & Industry: Highlights from the Collections of Drexel University, features approximately 90 objects spanning the 15th through 20th centuries, including paintings, sculptures, prints and drawings, rare books, historical documents, political posters, historical costumes and even a surgical amputation kit.

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    • The Aluminum Dreams that Lost Their Shine

      May 16, 2013

      Broadcasting on the Mobility Channel of the Mobile Lives Forum, mCenter Director Mimi Sheller discusses her forthcoming book Aluminum Dreams: Lightness, Speed, Modernity (MIT Press, 2014)

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      Q&A with Scott Barclay: The Future of Same-Sex Marriage in the United States

      May 15, 2013

      Minnesota recently became the 12th state to pass a same-sex marriage bill in the United States—now one third of the nation is making strides toward gender and sexual equality. Drexel’s Dr. Scott Barclay, head of the College of Arts and Sciences’ Department of History and Politics, weighs in on this trend and the remaining states hanging in the marriage-equality balance.

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    • Drexel Physics Prof Explores Symmetry in New Pop Science Book

      May 15, 2013

      Pop science fans, physics nerds and newbies alike are in for a captivating read. Physics Professor David Goldberg’s new book, The Universe in the Rearview Mirror: How Hidden Symmetries Shape Reality, has been met with tremendous reviews.

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    • Dr. Tracy Quirk Named SCH Kleckner Scientist in Residence

      May 15, 2013

      Dr. Tracy Quirk, assistant professor in the Department of Biodiversity, Earth and Environmental Science, was named the Kleckner Scientist in Residence at Springside Chestnut Hill Academy (SCH), a college preparatory school in Philadelphia.

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      ‘Rescuing Cities, Schools and Students: New Models for Municipal Banking’ Forum at Drexel , May 23

      May 14, 2013

      A public forum entitled “Rescuing Cities, Schools and Students: New Models for Municipal Banking” will be held at Drexel University on Thursday, May 23, sponsored by Drexel University's Center for Public Policy, the Pennsylvania Project and the Public Banking Institute.

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    • A Dream Realized: Drexel Student to Study Abroad in Russia

      May 13, 2013

      Kailey Kluge’s friends used to tease her about becoming a Russian spy in a Bond movie, but it seems as though she’ll be working on the other side now that she was named a Boren Scholar last month.

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    • Deirdre Franklin, MSPP Student's Nonprofit Pinups for Pitbulls Featured on CBS Philly

      May 10, 2013

      MSPP student, Deirdre Franklin was featured on CBS Philly, promoting her nonprofit organization, Pinups for Pitbulls, on April 30, 2013. Pinups for Pitbulls helps animal rescue organizations and brings awareness to issues like Breed Specific Legislation, which targets pit bull-type dogs and restricts, and sometimes bans, people from owning that breed. Please click here to watch the video, and here for the accompanying article.

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    • David DeMatteo Testifies at Special Hearing on Mental Health Issues and the Criminal Justice System

      May 10, 2013

      On May 9th, Dave DeMatteo testified before the Pennsylvania House Democratic Policy Committee in Harrisburg in a special hearing on mental health issues and the criminal justice system.

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    • Differential Mobilities Begins Today

      May 08, 2013

      From May 8-11, 2013 the Mobile Media Lab in the Communication Studies department of Concordia University in Montreal will be hosting Differential Mobilities: Movement and Mediation in Networked Societies. This international conference is sponsored by the Pan-American Mobilities Network, in association with the European Cosmobilities Network.

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    • Meghann Galloway selected for a Public Interest Policy Internship

      May 06, 2013

      Meghann Galloway, a third year student in the JD/PhD program in law and psychology mentored by Dr. David DeMatteo, was recently selected for a Public Interest Policy Internship in the APA's Public Interest Government Relations Office.

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    • Finding Galileo Galilei

      May 06, 2013

      In the spirit of this year’s Great Works Symposium theme, “Frontiers in Science,” Dr. Jonathon Seitz and Dr. Lloyd Ackert from the Department of History and Politics co-led a winter course entitled "Celebrity Science: Heretics and Geniuses."

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    • New Summer Philosophy Courses

      May 06, 2013

      Students looking to add new courses to their summer schedules can explore the philosophy of sport, science, literature and “queer theory” in these exciting courses!

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    • PNS Student Award Winners

      May 03, 2013

      Two students in the Department of Psychology have won awards.

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    • Urban Vitality and the Arts

      May 02, 2013

      The artist team Ecoarttech (Leila Nadir and Cary Pepperment) will be presenting a Philadelphia premier of their work Indeterminate Hikes+ as part of the class Urban Vitality & the Arts, taught by Mimi Sheller and Hana Iverson. Ecoarttech work on the overlapping terrain between “nature”, built environments, mobility and electronic spaces and technologies.

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    • Inside-Out Prison Exchange Course Expands Beyond Criminal Justice Courses

      May 02, 2013

      Last spring, Drexel’s first Inside-Out course offered students the chance to get out of the classroom and learn in a prison. Now, more than a year later, the five Inside-Out courses that will be held for the summer term of the 2013-14 school year will let students learn not only at a prison but also at a farm, a senior citizen home and an enterprise center.

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    • What I'm Reading: Eva Thury

      May 02, 2013

      For associate professor of English and philosophy Eva Thury, it all started on Pinterest. It was on this social sharing website that she found a new favorite author, John Green. After pinning a quote of his to her board labeled “So True,” Thury was inspired to learn more about Green. Her research eventually led her to his best-selling book, The Fault in Our Stars.

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    • Rising Waters in Haiti and Dominican Republic: Where Will the Villagers Go?

      April 29, 2013

      Spring break in the Caribbean conjures up images of days on the beach and nights in the clubs. But for Dr. Mimi Sheller, director of the Mobilities Center in Drexel’s College of Arts and Sciences, it meant something very different: trying to understand the effects of a climate-related or geological phenomenon that is imperiling two lakes on the border between Haiti and the Dominican Republic.

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    • Award-Winning Author Michelle Alexander to Speak at Drexel about Racial Bias in the Criminal Justice System

      April 26, 2013

      Acclaimed civil rights lawyer, advocate and award-winning author Michelle Alexander will join Drexel University on Monday, May 6 from 6 – 9 p.m. for a discussion about racial bias in the criminal justice system. The event will take place in the Main Auditorium in Drexel’s Main Building (32nd and Chestnut Streets). A book signing and reception will follow the lecture.

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    • “Aluminum Wars," A talk by Mimi Sheller, PhD

      April 23, 2013

      Dr. Mimi Sheller will be speaking on “Aluminum Wars” at the research Seminar of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University on Friday, April 26th. All seminars are held at 12 noon in the Academy’s Ewell Sale Stewart Library & Archives unless otherwise noted. These technical seminars are intended for scientists and college-level students. Guests from other research and higher education institutions and organizations are encouraged to attend.

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    • Drexel Engages Science and Technology Communities at Philadelphia Science Festival and Philly Tech Week

      April 17, 2013

      As part of city’s vibrant scientific and technological community, Drexel University will play a big role in the 2013 Philadelphia Science Festival and Philly Tech Week on April 18-28. From a 29-story video game, to cutting-edge robotics, to an interactive Jazz concert, Drexel’s students, faculty and professional staff will be part of the programming for both week-long celebrations of the inquisitive and innovative spirits that are part of the fabric of the city.

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    • Drexel Engages Science and Technology Communities at Philadelphia Science Festival and Philly Tech Week

      April 17, 2013

      As part of city’s vibrant scientific and technological community, Drexel University will play a big role in the 2013 Philadelphia Science Festival and Philly Tech Week on April 18-28. From a 29-story video game, to cutting-edge robotics, to an interactive Jazz concert, Drexel’s students, faculty and professional staff will be part of the programming for both week-long celebrations of the inquisitive and innovative spirits that are part of the fabric of the city.

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    • Drexel at Philadelphia Science Festival and Philly Tech Week

      April 16, 2013

      As part of city’s vibrant scientific and technological community, Drexel University will play a big role in the 2013 Philadelphia Science Festival and Philly Tech Week on April 18-28. From a 29-story video game, to cutting-edge robotics, to an interactive Jazz concert, Drexel’s students, faculty and professional staff will be part of the programming for both week-long celebrations of the inquisitive and innovative spirits that are part of the fabric of the city.

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    • New Courses Break Barriers

      April 16, 2013

      Students looking for something different this summer should consider three new courses offered by the Community Inside-Out Program. Drexel undergraduates will have the opportunity to learn alongside West Philly residents as they work to transform empty lots into green spaces; offer recommendations on affordable housing policies; and document the lives of long-time residents. Interested? Attend one of the information sessions listed below!

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    • Psychology Sweeps Awards at COAS Research Day

      April 15, 2013

      Student scholars in the humanities, social sciences, natural and physical sciences presented their research at the annual College of Arts and Sciences Research Day on Tuesday, April 9, 2013 in Behrakis Grand Hall.

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    • 2013 CoAS Research Day Winners

      April 11, 2013

      Student scholars in the humanities, social sciences, natural and physical sciences presented their research at the annual College of Arts and Sciences Research Day on Tuesday, April 9, 2013 in Behrakis Grand Hall. Over 130 students presented on topics ranging from post-traumatic stress disorder and dark matter, to infertility treatment and urban access to healthy foods.

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    • At Drexel, Psychology Grad Student Carves Her Own Niche

      April 11, 2013

      As a student of psychology, Adrienne Juarascio wasn’t satisfied with the current treatment for eating disorders. “It seems like our standard treatments just aren’t enough,” said Juarascio, a student in the clinical psychology doctoral program. “There’s a lot of room for improvement. There are cognitive behavior therapies, but they’re not entirely effective.”

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      Arianna Huffington Joins Drexel for a Discussion on the Future of Traditional and Social Media on April 30

      April 10, 2013

      Journalist and entrepreneur Arianna Huffington will join Drexel University on Tuesday, April 30, as the College of Arts and Sciences’ third lecturer in their annual Distinguished Lecture Series. Joining neuroscientist David Eagleman and acclaimed author Sir Salman Rushdie on the growing list of accomplished distinguished lecturers, Huffington will explore "The Brave New World of the 'New Media': How Social Media Has Revolutionized the Communications Landscape."

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    • Monkey Film Premieres in U.S., Encourages Biodiversity Protection in African Nation

      April 09, 2013

      Turtle biologists with digital SLR cameras may be on the verge of something extraordinary: Empowering a nation to save endangered monkeys and the idyllic island ecosystem they call home. The very unusual nature documentary the biologists produced will have its U.S. premiere at Drexel University on April 15.

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    • The History & Politics Department Presents:  
      Arab Springs: The Heavy Burden the Middle East Conflict Has Imposed on Both Arabs & Israelis

      April 09, 2013

      The Middle East Conflict has imposed heavy burdens on both Arabs and Israelis, but in a year when violence has erupted across many lands in this region for other reasons, it might be time not only to audit the costs of this protracted dispute but also to survey who actually pays and in what currency.

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    • Announcing the 2013 Week of Writing

      April 04, 2013

      It’s the start of spring—time for April showers, May flowers and a Week of Writing! The Department of English and Philosophy’s Annual Week of Writing kicks off on May 20, 2013 in the lobby of Drexel’s Recreation Center at 3301 Market Street.

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    • DPG Essay Contests Open to All Students

      April 03, 2013

      In conjunction with the Week of Writing, the Department of English and Philosophy is now accepting submissions for the 2013 Drexel Publishing Group (DPG) Essay Contest, and the Week of Writing (WoW) Contest. DPG Essay Contest categories include humanities, social sciences, the graduate student essay, and the Zelda Provenzano Endowed STEM Writing Award (previously known as the science and math category). The WoW Contest offers categories in fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, humor, and op-ed/persuasion.

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    • James Herbert Appointed to Editorial Board

      April 02, 2013

      Dr. James Herbert, Ph.D., professor and head, psychology, was appointed to the Editorial Board of the journal Consciousness: Theory, Research, and Practice.

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    • Meet One of History and Politics' Newest Faculty Members

      April 02, 2013

      Dr. Graham joined the Department of History and Politics this fall as an assistant professor of politics. Her research focuses on international relations and institutions, and global environmental politics.

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    • Science and Technology Studies: A Discussion with Dr. Giuseppina Pellegrino

      April 01, 2013

      We are delighted that Dr. Pellegrino, current President of the Italian Society for the Study of Science and Technology will be on campus Thursday, April 4th, to give two talks. These events are sponsored by Drexel's STS program and Mobilities Research and Policy Center. We look forward to seeing you at one or both of these events.

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    • What I'm Reading: Dr. Yaba Blay

      March 29, 2013

      Dr. Yaba Blay, professor of Africana Studies in the College of Arts and Sciences, reads nonstop as part of her research and teaching. This does not leave her much time for recreational reading, but she recently made time for the book by Peter Bregman. Blay describes the book as a quick read—something she didn’t want to put down—and the perfect recommendation for a self-described busy person and multi-tasker.

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    • Texting While Driving: Unsafe at Any Speed?

      March 29, 2013

      Big headlines today state the obvious: Texting while driving is dangerous, practically everyone knows it, and a lot of people do it anyway. That’s the widely reported finding of a new AT&T survey about texting while driving: More than 98 percent of adult drivers know it’s unsafe, but almost half of them admitted to doing it anyway.

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    • Lauren Greenberg Receives APA Division 38 Graduate Student Research Award

      March 29, 2013

      Lauren Greenberg, Ph.D. student, under the mentorship of Drs. Art and Chris Nezu, professors of psychology, CoAS, was recently granted the Graduate Student Research Award ($1500) from Health Psychology, Division 38 of the American Psychological Association (APA).

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      What I’m Reading: Yaba Blay

      March 27, 2013

      Dr. Yaba Blay, professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, recently made time to read18 Minutes: Find Your Focus, Master Distraction, and Get the Right Things Done by Peter Bregman,  which examines the disadvantages of multitasking and long to-do lists.

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    • New Fossil from a Fish-Eat-Fish World Driving the Evolution of Limbed Animals

      March 27, 2013

      Scientists from the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University have described another new lobe-finned fossil fish species from the same time and place in the Canadian Arctic as the famous precursor to limbed animals, Tiktaalik roseae, which they discovered several years ago. 

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    • Q&A with Bill Rosenberg: The GOP Seeks a New Way Forward

      March 27, 2013

      After a difficult election season that ended with Mitt Romney's loss to President Barack Obama, the Republican National Committee’s Growth and Opportunity Project released a report last week calling on the party to make sweeping changes in order to court younger voters.

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    • Dusting for Prints from a Fossil Fish to Understand Evolutionary Change

      March 27, 2013

      In 370 million-year-old red sandstone deposits in a highway roadcut, scientists have discovered a new species of armored fish in north central Pennsylvania. Fossils of armored fishes like this one, a phyllolepid placoderm, are known for the distinctive ornamentation of ridges on their exterior plates. As with many such fossils, scientists often find the remains of these species as impressions in stone

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    • Xiaobo Bai Wins Best Poster Presentation Award

      March 27, 2013

      Xiaobo Bai won the first prize award for best poster presentation at the Septin 2013 Conference in Hefei, China

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    • New Fossil Species Fill in the Picture of a Fish-Eat-Fish World Driving the Evolution of Limbed Animals

      March 27, 2013

      We call it a ‘fish-eat-fish world,’ an ecosystem where you really needed to escape predation,” said describing life in the Devonian

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    • Papadakis Building Named 'Philadelphia Project of the Year'

      March 26, 2013

      Drexel’s Constantine N. Papadakis Integrated Sciences Building (PISB) was awarded the Philadelphia Project of the Year by the Pennsylvania chapter of the March of Dimes in March. Jim Tucker, senior vice president for Student Life and Administrative Services, accepted the award on behalf of Drexel at the March of Dimes’ 20th annual Transportation, Building and Construction Awards Luncheon.

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    • Making Axons Branch and Grow to Help Nerve Regeneration After Injury

      March 22, 2013

      One molecule makes nerve cells grow longer. Another one makes them grow branches. These new experimental manipulations have taken researchers a step closer to understanding how nerve cells are repaired at their farthest reaches after injury. The research was recently published in the Journal of Neuroscience.

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    • Academy Scientists Receive Top Honors for Long-Term Research and Training Initiatives in Mongolia

      March 22, 2013

      In Mongolia, a sparsely populated, resource-endowed country sandwiched between China and Siberia, the climate is changing more rapidly than in many other places on Earth. Rising temperatures have caused rivers and streams to dry up, grass to grow stunted, and, consequently, some nomadic herders to lose their livelihoods.

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    • Twiss Research Team Manipulates Axon Growth to Speed Nerve Regeneration

      March 22, 2013

      One molecule makes nerve cells grow longer. Another one makes them grow branches. These new experimental manipulations have taken researchers a step closer to understanding how nerve cells are repaired at their farthest reaches after injury. The research was recently

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    • Dr. Clyde Goulden (far left) discusses climate change with Mongolian students. Credit: Dr. Bazartseren Boldgiv

      Academy Scientists Receive Top Honors for Long-Term Research and Training Initiatives in Mongolia

      March 21, 2013

      Dr. Clyde Goulden, a pioneering ecologist and director of the Asia Center of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, has devoted his life to studying climate change and how it is affecting Mongolian herders and the pristine 2-million-year-old Lake Hövsgöl. His efforts have now been recognized with Mongolia’s highest award to foreigners, the Order of the Polar Star. In a separate honor, Dr. Jon Gelhaus, Academy curator of entomology and professor in Drexel University’s College of Arts and Sciences, has received the Kublai Khan medal for his scientific achievements in Mongolia.

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    • The London Trip: History & Politics Seniors Dive into Research

      March 18, 2013

      The Department of History and Politics added a new international experience to its Senior Thesis Program this year. Over winter break, seven history seniors and their thesis advisor, Dr. Lloyd Ackert, travelled to London to experience the UK archives and libraries up close.

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    • Exclusive Screening: The Drill Project

      March 11, 2013

      Thousands of miles away on Bioko Island of Equatorial Guinea, Drexel researchers have been working to save the endangered primate species Mandrillus leucophaeus, or the drill monkey. These rare animals are threatened with extinction due to the increasing bushmeat trade in West Africa. The Drill Project is a conservation initiative and wildlife documentary featuring never-before-seen footage of the drill in its natural habitat. The film was shot entirely by Drexel biologist Dr. Shaya Honarvar and conservation biologist and director Justin Jay.

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    • A New Issue of Mobilities

      March 07, 2013

      There is a new special issue of Mobilities focusing on borders and mobilities. Articles by: Tim Richardson, Mark B. Salter, Jørgen Ole Bærenholdt, Anne Jensen, Sanneke Kloppenburg and more.

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    • New Exchange Program with Simon Fraser University

      March 07, 2013

      Dr. Kirk Heilbrun , professor, psychology, CoAS, is setting up an exchange program with Simon Fraser University (SFU), one of the premier forensic psychology programs in the world.

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    • Q&A with George Ciccariello-Maher: The Death of Hugo Chávez

      March 07, 2013

      Hugo Chávez, longtime president of Venezuela and one of the most polarizing figures in world politics, passed away on Monday after a long battle with cancer. In the wake of his passing, the reaction from Venezuela and elsewhere has been, fittingly, mixed. Some are mourning the passing of a man they saw as a revolutionary—a president who helped fight poverty and improve living conditions in the South American nation of nearly 30 million. Others believe Chávez was a tyrant who used his position to sidestep the democratic process and secure his place in power.

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    • New Drexel University Graduate Program Will Prepare Students for Museum Leadership

      March 05, 2013

      A new graduate program in Drexel University’s Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design will prepare students for leadership roles in museums nationally and internationally. The Master of Science degree is designed to meet the needs of both mid-level museum professionals who want to advance their careers and students who are aspiring leaders in the field

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    • Now Accepting Paper and Panel Submissions for EC/ASECS Annual Meeting

      March 04, 2013

      Scholars and graduate students working in research areas relevant to the 18th century are invited to submit papers and panel suggestions for the East-Central/American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies’ annual fall meeting, “Retirement, Reappraisal, and Renewal in the Eighteenth Century.”

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    • Drexel Society of Physics Students Recognized for Outreach Efforts

      February 28, 2013

      Drexel’s Society of Physics Students (SPS) received the American Institute of Physics’ Marsh W. White Award in support of their outreach initiatives with middle and high school students. The Chapter will put the award towards the creation of a “physics carnival” to demonstrate the science behind the midway.

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    • What I'm Reading: Mimi Sheller

      February 28, 2013

      Mimi Sheller is a sociology professor who studies mobility in public life. Through her teaching and in her role as director of Drexel’s Center for Mobilities Research and Policy (mCenter ), Sheller studies how people move, how mobile communication changes how people move, and how new systems of mobility also create immobility.

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    • Week of Writing Contest 2013

      February 26, 2013

      It is time again for the annual Week of Writing Contest. All current Drexel undergraduates are eligible to submit. Categories are Fiction, Poetry, Creative Nonfiction, Humor, and Op-ed/Persuasion. There are prizes in each category including a $125 Drexel Bookstore gift card. All submissions will be considered for publication in The 33rd and Maya.

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    • Philosophy Week 2013 Schedule

      February 25, 2013

      In a nod to knowledge and reason, Philosophy Week 2013 will debut next month! The event kicks off on Monday, March 4th and will feature interdisciplinary panel discussions and lectures, including a special visit from nationally recognized philosophers Drs. Douglas Anderson and Robert Audi.

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    • Atlas Embraced

      February 25, 2013

      A graduating senior and one of the shining stars in Drexel's International Area Studies Program, Elias Okwara is already on his way to a promising career

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    • Q&A With New Director of Criminal Justice

      February 24, 2013

      Dr. Robert J. Kane joined the Department of Culture and Communication this fall as director of the Criminal Justice program. A strong environmental advocate and lover of coffee, Kane shares his journey from the police academy to professorship.

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    • Talkin' the Walk: Inspiring Future Leaders

      February 23, 2013

      The millennial generation has been denounced as both the most apathetic and selfish generation. Those in economically disadvantaged communities are stereotyped as unwilling or unable to create change. But are these groups capable of more than we give them credit for? Join Drexel University and members of the nonprofit LIFT on March 13th for a community forum that explores how to inspire the young and those who lack political power to stand up and make a difference.

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    • Dr. Mimi Sheller Featured in Mobile World Centre Video

      February 21, 2013

      Mimi Sheller will be featured in a video installed in the new Mobile World Center, in the heart of Barcelona. The Centre is Mobile World Capital’s permanent exhibition & venue, to spread and demonstrate the latest mobile technologies and solutions to citizens.

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    • Learning from Sandy: Is Philadelphia Prepared for the Next Natural Disaster?

      February 21, 2013

      The past 10 years were the costliest in U.S. history with regard to natural disasters. Hurricane Sandy left 131 Americans dead, more than 6 million without power and $50 billion worth of damages, making it the second most destructive Atlantic hurricane behind Katrina.

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    • Workshop on the Ethics and Methods of Conducting Research in a Digital Age

      February 20, 2013

      Drexel's Science, Technology and Society program will host a free, day-long workshop, "Life Online: The Ethics and Methods of Conducting Research in a Digital Age," on Thursday, March 14, 2013, 9 AM- 3 PM, in the Sky View Room, MacAlister Hall, 6th Floor, Drexel University.

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    • Q&A with David Goldberg: The Meteor Strike in Russia's Chelyabinsk Region

      February 19, 2013

      It’s not every day that a meteor slams into the Earth. But on February 15, that's exactly what happened in central Russia, as a meteor crashed through the atmosphere, injuring more than 1,000 people and causing damage in several cities. To find out more about this amazing event, DrexelNow spoke with David Goldberg, a professor and director of Undergraduate Studies in the Department of Physics who specializes in theoretical cosmology and astrophysics.

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    • Call for Participation at the Global Conference On Mobility Futures

      February 18, 2013

      As part of the tenth anniversary celebrations of the Centre for Mobilities Research (CeMoRe) at Lancaster University, we are pleased to announce and invite contributions for the ‘Global Conference on Mobility Futures’, September 4-6th, 2013, at Lancaster University, UK.

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    • The Failure of Rape Law Reform

      February 15, 2013

      Debates about the term “legitimate rape” and whether or not a woman’s body can prevent rape have permeated media coverage in recent months, shedding light on the fact that views about sexual assault victims continue to be outdated, biased and insensitive, and that victims still lack real rights and protections.

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    • Q&A with Dr. Douglas Porpora: The Resignation of Pope Benedict XVI

      February 13, 2013

      Pope Benedict XVI startled the world Monday when he announced he would resign at the end of February. Eighty-five-year-old Benedict, a spiritual leader to billions of Roman Catholics, said his resignation is due in part to diminishing strength and advanced age.

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    • Pope Benedict

      Q&A with Dr. Douglas Porpora: The Resignation of Pope Benedict XVI

      February 11, 2013

      Pope Benedict XVI startled the world Monday when he announced he would resign at the end of February.  DrexelNow caught up with Dr. Douglas Porpora, a professor of sociology with research interests in religion, to discuss the influence of the papacy, Benedict’s legacy and what the future holds for the Catholic Church.

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    • Sixth Annual DPG Essay Contest

      February 08, 2013

      The Department of English and Philosophy announces the 6th annual DPG Essay Contest. The contest is open to current Drexel students in all majors. There is no entry fee. Categories are the Zelda Provenzano Endowed STEM Award; Humanities; Social Sciences; and Graduate Student Essay. There are a number of prizes in each of the categories, including Drexel University Bookstore gift cards and an Amazon Kindle Fire! Winning essays

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    • Q&A With Culture and Communication's Dr. Asta Zelenkauskaite

      February 07, 2013

      Dr. Zelenkauskaite joined Drexel University’s College of Arts and Sciences after earning her Ph.D. in mass communication at Indiana University. Her research interests include social media, computer-mediated communication, and user-generated content.

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    • Drexel Researchers Investigate Impact of Biowall

      February 06, 2013

      Long before a single plant was positioned into the biowall in the Constantine N. Papadakis Integrated Sciences Building, a group of Drexel researchers knew it was coming—and they knew, too, just how valuable it would be.

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    • Adrienne Juarascio Receives Theodore H. Blau Early Career Award

      February 05, 2013

      The Theodore H. Blau Early Career Award for Outstanding Contribution to Professional Clinical Psychology is an annual award bestowed in his honor by the American Psychological Association, Division 12, The Society of Clinical Psychology.

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    • What I'm Reading: Dr. Paul Evangelista

      February 05, 2013

      Dr. Paul Evangelista, an assistant teaching professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, recently celebrated an anniversary, and received the Autobiography of Mark Twain as a gift from his wife. A huge fan of Mark Twain, Evangelista was thrilled to receive the gift. What’s most interesting about it, he said, is that Twain is talking to his readers from the grave.

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    • Paul Evangelista

      What I'm Reading: Paul Evangelista

      February 04, 2013

      Drexel's Dr. Paul Evangelista is reading the Autobiography of Mark Twain. What’s most interesting, he said, is that Twain is speaking to readers from the grave.

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    • Art Exhibit Explores What Blackness Looks Like

      February 01, 2013

      Africana Studies and the Office of Equality and Diversity present “(1)NE DROP: Fact, Fiction, or Fate?,” featuring Dr. Yaba Blay, assistant teaching professor of Africana Studies and artistic director of the (1)NE DROP Project (currently being featured in the CNN documentary “Who is Black in America?”).

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    • Q&A with Dr. Christine Nezu: Redefining the Diagnosis of Personality Disorders

      January 29, 2013

      In December, the American Psychiatric Association worked to identify a new diagnostic system for personality disorders. The decision was met with some opposition, primarily based on the notion that it is very difficult to truly define what makes a personality disorder and how it should be diagnosed. DrexelNow spoke with Dr. Christine Nezu, professor of psychology and medicine, regarding personality disorders and the diagnostic changes currently underway.

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    • 18th Kaczmarczik Lecture

      January 24, 2013

      We are pleased to announce that 2012 Nobel Laureate Dr. David Wineland will be our 18th Kaczmarczik Lecture speaker. Dr. Wineland will be presenting "Superposition, Entanglement, and Raising Schrödinger’s Cat".

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    • Meet Physics Assistant Professor Dr. Hairong Ma

      January 24, 2013

      Dr. Hairong Ma joined Drexel University’s College of Arts and Sciences after completing her postdoc as a research associate at the Joint Institute for Laboratory Astrophysics (JILA), University of Colorado at Boulder. Her research interests include protein mechanics, folding, and aggregation in living cells.

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    • Q&A with Bill Rosenberg: The Second Inauguration of President Barack Obama

      January 22, 2013

      Presidential inaugurations have been a part of American politics since the election of our first president. Though the ceremonial aspects vary from term to term, the tradition still remains mostly the same.

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    • What I'm Reading: Diane Sicotte

      January 22, 2013

      Drexel's Dr. Diane Sicotte, an associate professor of sociology in the College of Arts and Sciences, is researching environmental inequality in the Philadelphia region, and is working on a book regarding her research.

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    • One Book, One Philadelphia Writing Workshop Series Kicks Off In February

      January 22, 2013

      The Certificate Program in Writing and Publishing is gearing up for its annual series of writing workshops next month, beginning February 13th, 2013.

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    • Drexel Political Analyst Available to Comment on Inauguration Day

      January 18, 2013

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    • Diane Sicotte

      What I’m Reading: Diane Sicotte

      January 18, 2013

      Drexel’s Diane Sicotte says the book she's reading highlights an important piece of Philadelphia's past that's often overlooked—the city's environmental history.

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    • Dr. Shari Moskow Receives Inaugural AWM Service Award

      January 18, 2013

      Dr. Shari Moskow, professor and associate department head of mathematics, was selected as one of ten recipients to receive the Association for Women in Mathematics’ inaugural AWM Service Award

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    • Harriet Levin Millan Guest Edits Issue of Pedagogy & Writing

      January 18, 2013

      Harriet Levin Millan, associate teaching professor of English and director of the Certificate Program in Writing and Publishing, is guest editor of the latest issue of Writing & Pedagogy, a special topic issue on creativity and writing pedagogy.

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    • Good Cop, Bad Cop: Criminal Justice Prof Explores Police Misconduct in New Book

      January 16, 2013

      Dr. Robert Kane conducts an unprecedented investigation of police officers on the wrong side of the law in his new book Jammed Up: Bad Cops, Police Misconduct, and the New York City Police Department. Having received exclusive access to more than 1500 NYPD officer transgression reports filed over the last 20 years

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    • The Real Evidential Stuff: Students Explore Academy Collections in New Environmental Science Course

      January 15, 2013

      Drexel’s revamped environmental science courses this past fall led students to the muddy marshes of New Jersey, a unique experiential learning opportunity resulting from the University’s affiliation with the Academy of Natural Sciences.

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      'The Real Evidential Stuff': Students Explore Academy Collections in New Environmental Science Course

      January 14, 2013

      A new course for freshmen this winter term showcases one of the most fundamental components of biology and environmental science: natural history collections.

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    • mCenter Receives NSF Grant in Collaboration with CCNY

      January 07, 2013

      The mCenter is pleased to announce the award of a Rapid research grant from the National Science Foundation, with investigators in collaboration with CCNY.

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    • For the Love of Reason: Philosophy Week 2013

      January 05, 2013

      The College of Arts and Sciences’ Philosophy Program is excited to announce its first ever “Philosophy Week” this March.  The weeklong affair will feature major thinkers from across the country, an interdisciplinary panel on “Religion and the Philosophy of Religion” and a participatory “Philosophy Slam” —think poetry slam, but less limerick, more logic.

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    • First BEES Class: A Success from Day One

      January 04, 2013

      This September, environmental science students hit the ground running in Drexel’s new Department of Biodiversity, Earth and Environmental Science (BEES). Located in the College of Arts and Sciences, the new department brings together Drexel’s headline-making environmental science faculty with the impressive researchers of the Academy of Natural Sciences. Dr. Jerry Mead is an assistant scientist and section leader of the Watershed and Systems Ecology Section of the Academy—and an assistant research professor in the new BEES department. Below, Mead shares the excitement of introducing students to the diverse possibilities of the field.

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  • 2012

    • drexel end of year

      The Best of Drexel: Looking Back on an Eventful 2012

      December 19, 2012

      As the Drexel community prepares to usher in 2013, we take a look back at some of the University’s top news items from 2012.

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    • Discover Magazine Selects Drexel’s Digital Fossil Research for Top 100 Science Stories of 2012

      December 18, 2012

      For 150 years, the tools of paleontology were shovels and pickaxes, burlap and plaster. Dr. Kenneth Lacovara, an associate professor in Drexel’s College of Arts and Sciences, is working on innovative techniques

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    • What I'm Reading: Dr. Maria Hnaraki

      December 18, 2012

      Dr. Maria Hnaraki, associate professor in the Department of Culture and Communication, believes dancing is the ultimate creative act. It was a huge part of her life growing up on the Greek island of Crete.

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    • Our SPS Receives Future of Faces of Physics Award

      December 18, 2012

      Our Society of Physics Students (SPS) was recognized with a Future Faces of Physics award for their proposal "Engaging Girls in Physics: Expanding Horizons through Outreach to All-Girls Schools." This award is presented to SPS chapters "to support projects designed to promote physics across cultures."

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    • Maria Hnaraki

      What I'm Reading: Dr. Maria Hnaraki

      December 17, 2012

      Dr. Maria Hnaraki, associate professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, is reading Zorba the Greek, written by Cretan-born author Nikos Kazantzakis.

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    • Q&A with Dr. George Ciccariello-Maher: Hugo Chávez, Cancer and the Future of Venezuela

      December 13, 2012

      With more news breaking this week about Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez’s ongoing battle with cancer, DrexelNow checked in with George Ciccariello-Maher, an assistant professor in Drexel’s Department of History & Politics and a leading expert on Venezuela. He has not only studied the nation closely, but also lived and taught there.

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    • Matteucci and Goldstein Receive Undergraduate Research Fund Award

      December 13, 2012

      Alyssa Matteucci and Stephanie Goldstein were the first two recipients of the Psychology Undergraduate Research Fund Award.

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    • Bryan Sacks

      What I'm Reading: Bryan Sacks

      December 12, 2012

      DrexelNow recently spoke with Bryan Sacks, an adjunct teaching instructor in the College of Arts and Sciences. He's reading the End of Capitalism (As We Know It): A Feminist Critique of Political Economy by J.K. Gibson-Graham.

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    • New paradigms in conceptualizing shared mobility – Call for papers

      December 08, 2012

      We invite submissions to the following Call for Papers for the 2013 RGS-IBG (Royal Geographical Society – Institute of British Geographers) annual conference. This will take place in London from Wednesday 28 to Friday 30 August 2013. Please note the opportunity for a postgraduate paper prize.

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    • What I'm Reading: Dr. Barbara Hoekje

      December 07, 2012

      Dr. Barbara Hoekje, director of the English Language Center, is a self-described “dog person” who is currently reading The Other End of the Leash: Why We Do What We Do Around Dogs by Patricia McConnell. McConnell is an applied animal behaviorist, with a Ph.D. in zoology and a specialty in ethology, the study of animal behavior.

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    • Simara Price Receives Fellowship Award

      December 05, 2012

      Simara Price, 5th year graduate student in the lab of Dr. Shivanthi Anandan in the Department of Biology, has been awarded an American Society for Microbiology/ Burroughs Wellcome Fund Science Teaching Fellowship.

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    • Chelsea Morse Receives Grant from Foundation for Rehabilitation Psychology

      December 03, 2012

      Chelsea Morse, a fourth year neuropsychology student in the Clinical Psychology Ph.D. program, was recently awarded a $3,000 grant from the Foundation for Rehabilitation Psychology, Division 22 of the American Psychological Association.

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    • Dr. Rebecca Ingalls Co-Edits Book on Plagiarism

      November 29, 2012

      Freshman Writing Program Director Dr. Rebecca Ingalls and colleagues explore the intricacies of plagiarism in their new book Critical Conversations About Plagiarism (Parlor Press, 2012)—a project 6 years in the making.

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    • In The Field, Early and Often

      November 29, 2012

      Drexel's new Biodiversity, Earth and Environmental Science Department offers students a more comprehensive environmental science experience, with heavy emphasis on work in the field. In that way, it's a perfect fit for Drexel's learn-by-doing model.

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    • CNN's Soledad O'Brien to Moderate Advance Screening of "Who is Black in America?" Documentary and Discussion

      November 28, 2012

      CNN’s Soledad O’Brien will join Drexel University for an advance screening of the new documentary “Who is Black in America?” on Tuesday, Dec. 4, from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m., part of a multi-part series moderated by O'Brien, which explores issues of colorism and identity.

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    • Soledad O'Brien Joins Drexel for "Who is Black in America?" Documentary Screening

      November 28, 2012

      Drexel University will host an advance screening of the documentary “Who is Black in America?” part of a multi-part series moderated by CNN’s Soledad O’Brien which explores issues of colorism and identity.

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    • Selling Their Future

      November 27, 2012

      The secretive, little-understood drill monkey has thrived for centuries on the African island of Bioko. But with hunting pressures now pushing the species to the brink, Drexel researchers are fighting back; and working to convince islanders that the monkeys, and the biodiversity they represent, are worth a great deal more than the $300 they fetch at market.

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    • ExCITe Center

      ExCITe Center opening

      November 26, 2012

      Music technology, humanoid robots, app development, video games, and digital knitting machines will converge with many other technologies in one creative space when Drexel University opens its Expressive and Creative Interaction Technologies (ExCITe) Center on Nov. 28.

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    • Revelations from the Field: Corrigan Puts Theory into Practice

      November 20, 2012

      Dr. Rose Corrigan’s story of how she came to study what she studies and teach what she teaches is a beautiful answer that should inspire both faculty and students: her work and her teaching are fueled by her “commitment to social justice,” and they aim to make change in the world. It lights her up to talk about it.

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    • The words "mirror image" are reflected, but not reversed, in this photo of the Hicks non-reversing mirror taken at Robin Cameron's art show. Photo courtesy Room East in New York.

      NYC Art Gallery Displays Non-Reversing Mirror Invented by Drexel Math Professor

      November 16, 2012

      When you look in a mirror, you see an image of yourself in reverse. But one odd mirror invented by mathematics professor Dr. R. Andrew Hicks at Drexel University shows your true face without reversing its image. That mirror is now on display as part of an art exhibition in New York City  through December 9.

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    • Kathleen Volk Miller

      What I’m Reading: Kathleen Volk Miller

      November 12, 2012

      The College of Arts and Sciences' Kathleen Volk Miller is currently reading three, yes three, books for both work and pleasure—God Bless America, a collection of short stories by Steve Almond, Four For a Quarter, another short-story collection by Michael Martone, and finally, A Visit from the Good Squad by Jennifer Egan.

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    • CPP Professor Appointed by WFNJ as Women's Policy Institute Director

      November 12, 2012

      Ms. Burke is currently the director of the New Jersey Women's Policy Institute.  The Institute, which is housed in the New Jersey Women's Fund, trains women from across the State how to navigate Trenton and become advocates in public policy.  The program is designed to increase the number of women leaders in New Jersey who are actively involved in shaping and implementing policies that affect the health and well-being of women and girls.

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    • CoAS Faculty, Staff Win Outstanding Online Instruction and Advising Awards

      November 09, 2012

      Drexel University Online honored two members of the College of Arts and Sciences on Thursday, November 8th at the sixth annual National Distance Learning Week (NDLW) awards ceremony. NDLW recognizes exceptional leaders, faculty, and staff for their accomplishments and dedication to online learning.

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    • election 2012

      Q&A with Bill Rosenberg: 2012 Election Results

      November 07, 2012

      Tuesday night’s election results declared incumbent President Barack Obama the victor after a long—and often bitter—campaign season. DrexelNow spoke with Dr. Bill Rosenberg about the outcome of this election, and what four more years of an Obama administration means for the United States.

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    • Chelsea Morse Receives Women in Leadership Award

      November 03, 2012

      Chelsea Morse, Ph.D. Student in clinical psychology, mentored by Dr. Maria Schultheis, psychology, CoAS, was granted a prestigious award by the Women In Leadership group of the National Academy of Neuropsychology, in recognition of an essay she submitted describing the influence of her mentors, in which she highlighted Dr. Schultheis' mentorship in particular.

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    • Barbara Hoekje

      Q&A with Dr. Barbara Hoekje: Obama's "Forward." Campaign Slogan

      November 01, 2012

      Campaign slogans can be as much a part of an election as the candidates themselves are. DrexelNow spoke with Dr. Barbara Hoekje, associate professor in the Department of Culture and Communication, about President Obama’s 2012 campaign slogan, “Forward.”

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    • Q&A With Dr. Ted Daeschler

      November 01, 2012

      The College of Arts and Sciences welcomes Academy scientist Dr. Ted Daeschler to the Department of Biodiversity, Earth and Environmental Science. Learn more about the paleontologist who unearthed the transitional fossil between fish and early limbed vertebrates, and hear his thoughts on meeting Stephen Colbert!

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    • Chris King Receives American Psychology-Law Society Student Grant

      October 30, 2012

      Chris King, a fourth-year student in the J.D./Ph.D. program in law and psychology, was recently awarded a $750 grant from the the American Psychology-Law Society Student Grants-in-Aid Committee.

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    • Final Week for Spanish Book Drive

      October 25, 2012

      In honor of Latino Heritage Month, the College of Arts and Sciences, the Department of English and Philosophy, and the Office of Equality and Diversity are sponsoring a Spanish Book Drive to benefit the Mahatma Ghandi Foundation in the small town of Las Terrenas in the Dominican Republic.

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    • fossil dig day

      First Fossil Dig Day Ends with Ancient Sea Turtle Fossil Discovery

      October 24, 2012

      Tri-state area residents came out in droves on Saturday, October 13 for the first Fossil Dig Day at Dr. Kenneth Lacovara’s world-class paleontological site in nearby Mantua Township, N.J.

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    • 50 Academic Institutions Represented at Inaugural MALSA Conference

      October 22, 2012

      Drexel University hosted the Mid-Atlantic Law and Society Association's (MALSA) inaugural research conference on October 19-20, 2012. Over 125 participants from 50 academic institutions came together to address "Law, Society, and the Social Good," a theme deeply connected with Drexel's philosophy of academic research in the service of social advancement. The two-day event, which consisted of 28 panels, roundtables, and plenaries, covered topics such as "Law and Social Movements," "Veterans and the Military," "Race, Civil Rights and the State" and "Regulating Sex and Reproduction."

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    • An Evening with Lise Funderburg

      October 22, 2012

      Author Lise Funderburg will be on campus on Tuesday, October 23, 2012 to discuss her book Pig Candy: Taking My Father South, Taking My Father Home, this year's Freshman Reading Program selection.

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    • BEES Scientist to Lead International Society for Diatom Research

      October 22, 2012

      Dr. Marina Potapova has been elected vice president of the International Society for Diatom Research (ISDR), an organization whose goal is to educate the public about diatoms and promote the importance of diatom studies. Potapova is an assistant professor in Drexel's Department of Biodiversity, Earth & Environmental Science and assistant curator of diatoms at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, home to one of the largest diatom collections in the world. Potapova manages the Academy's Diatom Herbarium.

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    • Researchers Converge for Mini-Symposium on CHARGE Syndrome

      October 20, 2012

      On November 2, 2012, researchers from across the U.S. will gather in the Papadakis Integrated Sciences Building for a mini-symposium on CHARGE syndrome. CHARGE syndrome is a developmental disorder that affects roughly 1 in 10,000 births. Children with the syndrome are often born with serious birth defects, including heart and breathing complications, vision and hearing loss, and cognitive problems. These issues are caused by mutations in a gene called CHD7, which is involved in controlling the expression of many other genes.

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    • Hundreds Come Out for Fossil Dig Day

      October 19, 2012

      Paleontologist Dr. Kenneth Lacovara continues to unearth enthusiasm for the Cretaceous Period—a time when much of our coastal lands were under water. Tri-state area residents came out in droves last Saturday for Fossil Dig Day at Lacovara’s world-class archeological site in nearby Mantua Township, New Jersey.

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    • Researchers Describe the Physical Forces Underlying Sickle Cell Disease

      October 16, 2012

      Researchers at Drexel University have identified the physical forces in red blood cells and blood vessels underlying the painful symptoms of sickle cell disease. Their experiment, the first to answer a scientific question about sickle cell disease using microfluidics engineering methods, may help future researchers better determine who is at greatest risk of harm from the disease. They report their findings in Cell Press’s Biophysical Journal today.

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    • Crickets, Worms on Menu at Halloween Cocktail Party Hosted by Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University

      October 15, 2012

      The nation's oldest natural history museum is throwing a cocktail party featuring a menu of exotic and everyday foods inspired by its famous plant and animal collections. Farm-raised python, anyone?

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    • Panel to Discuss Major Issues of 2012 Presidential Election at Drexel

      October 11, 2012

      With the presidential election quickly approaching, Drexel University will host “Election 2012: Issues at Stake,” a panel discussion to help students and community members better understand some of leading issues in the 2012 campaign. The discussion also will include a question-and-answer session with the audience.

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    • Christine Nezu elected Fellow of the American Psychological Association

      October 11, 2012

      Dr. Christine Maguth Nezu, PhD, ABPP, psychology, CoAS, was elected as a Fellow of the American Psychological Association (APA) for Division 12, Society of Clinical Psychology.

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    • 2012 Graduate Student Awards

      October 11, 2012

      The Department of Physics yearly recognizes outstanding graduate students. The 2012 winners are: Kelly Douglass, Derya Meral, John Schreck, and Frank Jones.

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    • Guoliang Yang Memorial Awards in Biophysics Research

      October 11, 2012

      Dr. Marisa Roman and doctoral candidate John Schreck were recognized with the Guoliang Yang Awards for excellence in Biophysics research.

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    • 2012 presidential debate

      Q&A with Dr. Bill Rosenberg: Presidential Debate

      October 10, 2012

      DrexelNow chatted with political science professor Dr. Bill Rosenberg about the October 3 presidential debate and what he expects from tonight's vice-presidential debate.

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    • Q&A With History & Politics’ Dr. Kelly Joyce

      October 10, 2012

      The College of Arts and Sciences welcomes Dr. Kelly Joyce to the Department of History and Politics. Joining us from the College of William and Mary where she served as Dean of Undergraduate Studies, Joyce will lead Drexel’s Science, Technology and Society program as program director.

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    • Brian Daly Interview

      October 08, 2012

      Brian P. Daly, Ph.D., Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology, was recently interviewed for a story in Kiwanis Magazine about the potential benefits and dangers of screen time for young children.

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    • Q&A With Physics’ Dr. Michelle Dolinski

      October 03, 2012

      As the College of Arts and Sciences continues to grow, so does its team of bright, energetic faculty members. Meet one of the newest dragons joining us this fall, Dr. Michelle Dolinski...

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    • Studying the Life Aquatic

      October 02, 2012

      Ecology Ph.D. student Karen Sullam’s got a thing for the underdog—particularly when it comes to the ichthyologic sort. “It’s kind of funny because I started out studying sea turtles—they’re very big and charismatic—but I find myself drawn now to really, really small organisms and fish, which aren’t quite as charismatic to most, but I find them really interesting,” Sullam said with a laugh.

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    • Drexel Political Science Professor Available to Comment on Venezuelan Election

      September 25, 2012

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    • Drexel’s Living Wall Wins Plantscaper “Best in Show”

      September 21, 2012

      The College of Arts and Sciences’ five-story biowall, housed in the Papadakis Integrated Sciences Building, continues to garner praise and attention, this time at the 2012 Plantscape Industry Expo in Las Vegas. On August 16th, Parker Urban Greenscapes, which completed the biowall’s installation last September, received the Expo’s Living Wall Award of Excellence as well as the “Best in Show” Judges’ Award for its work at Drexel.

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    • Drexel Receives First LEED Certification for Papadakis Building

      September 20, 2012

      Drexel University was awarded LEED Gold certification for the University’s Constantine N. Papadakis Integrated Sciences Building, which includes the first biowall at an academic institution in the country.

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    • Drexel Experts Available to Weigh in on 2012 Presidential Election

      September 19, 2012

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    • Math Forum

      NSF Awards $2.2 Million to Project Studying Community-Based Development for Math Teachers

      September 11, 2012

      The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded $2.2 million to a project created by the School of Education and the College of Arts and Sciences at Drexel University, the Math Forum @ Drexel and the College of Education at Temple University to study community-based professional development for middle and high school mathematics teachers.

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    • Alison Novak

      Q&A with Alison Novak: Political Rhetoric and Negative Attack Ads

      September 05, 2012

      DrexelNow spoke with Ph.D. student Alison Novak about the effect of political attack ads bombarding the general public this election season.

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    • Laura A. Berner Awarded NIMH NRSA F31 Predoctoral Fellowship

      September 05, 2012

      Laura A. Berner, a doctoral student in Dr. Michael Lowe’s lab in the Clinical Psychology Ph.D. program, recently received a prestigious Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award for Predoctoral Fellows from the National Institute of Mental Health.

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    • Q & A with Scott Knowles: The Politics of Hurricane Isaac

      August 30, 2012

      The prospect of dangerous winds, flooding and fire have been ominously looming over the Gulf Coast, but the level of destruction to the southern U.S. is not the only aftermath many Americans are awaiting from the storm dubbed Isaac.

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    • Q & A with Dr. Eric Zillmer: Lance Armstrong's Legacy

      August 28, 2012

      After years of speculation, Lance Armstrong has relinquished his seven Tour de France titles in response to accusations that he repeatedly cheated to become the world’s winningest cyclist.

      “There comes a point in every man’s life when he has to say, ‘Enough is enough,’” Armstrong said in a statement, alluding to the barrage of claims made by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency that Armstrong has used performance-enhancing drugs throughout his career.

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    • Alison Novak

      What I'm Reading: Alison Novak

      August 27, 2012

      Drexel's Alison Novak is currently reading Slouching Toward Adulthood: Observations From the Not-So-Empty Nest by Sally Koslow. She spoke with DrexelNow about the book and how it approaches children who return home after college through a refreshingly humorous lens.

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    • Olympic Park

      Drexel Students Travel to London Paralympic Games

      August 21, 2012

      Nine Drexel University students will travel to London from August 31 through September 8 to see the 2012 Paralympic Games, as part of the travel-integrated course “Perspectives on Disability,” the fourth course in the Great Works Symposium 2012 Series.

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    • Functional Materials: Proceedings of the IWFM-2011 Published by AIP

      August 21, 2012

      Dr. S.M. Bose, professor of physics, and Dr. S.K. Tripathy, co-edited FUNCTIONAL MATERIALS: Proceedings of the IWFM-2011, AIP Conference Proceedings, Volume 1461, (2012). This book contains the Proceedings of the IWFM-2011 held at the National Institute of Science Technology (NIST) in Berhampur, Odisha, India, December 20-22, 2011.

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    • Giant Panda Conservation Researchers from China to Speak at Drexel

      August 21, 2012

      Three leading scientists involved in the conservation of giant pandas at the Giant Panda Breeding Research Base in Chengdu, China will present a mini-symposium, “Biology and Conservation of the Giant Panda,” at Drexel University on August 22.

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    • Robert Stokes

      What I'm Reading: Robert Stokes

      August 16, 2012

      DrexelNow checked in with Stokes to find out why he picked up The Neighborhood Project: Using Evolution to Improve My City, One Block at a Time by David Sloan Wilson.

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    • Giant Panda Conservation Researchers from China to Speak at Drexel

      August 16, 2012

      Three leading scientists involved in the conservation of giant pandas at the Giant Panda Breeding Research Base in Chengdu, China will present a mini-symposium, “Biology and Conservation of the Giant Panda,” at Drexel University on August 22.

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    • Jonh Kounios

      Q&A with John Kounios: The 'Aha! Moment'

      August 13, 2012

      Drexel's Dr. John Kounios recently discussed with DrexelNow his nominated topic, “The neuroscience behind epiphanies," for the 2013 TED Conference.

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    • Political Scientist Bill Rosenberg Discusses Pennsylvania’s New Voter ID Law and State’s Role in Presidential Election

      August 13, 2012

      Professor Rosenberg has recently served as a commentator for numerous media outlets, including MSNBC’s Jansing and Company, WPEB 88.1 FM, EBRU TV News, and CBS 3 TV Philadelphia News.

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    • Department Head Scott Barclay named Williams Senior Scholar of Public Policy

      August 10, 2012

      History and Politics' department head Scott Barclay has been named a Senior Scholar of Public Policy at the Williams Institute at UCLA School of Law

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    • Psychology Grad Students Win 2012 Anne Anastasi Student Poster Award

      August 09, 2012

      Efrat Eichenbaum and Mitra Khaksari were selected for the 2012 Anne Anastasi Student Poster Award.

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    • Q & A With Mimi Sheller

      August 06, 2012

      Mimi Sheller examines how people move, how mobile communication changes how people move and how new systems of mobility can actually create immobility. It's no wonder, then, that she's designed Drexel's Center for Mobilities Research and Policy (mCenter) to cross boundaries within disciplines and within Drexel...

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    • Arthur M. Nezu appointed Associate Editor of Archives of Scientific Psychology

      August 04, 2012

      Arthur M. Nezu, PhD, ABPP, Distinguished University Professor of Psychology, was recently appointed Associate Editor of the newly inaugurated journal, Archives of Scientific Psychology.

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    • Papish Group Published in Inorganic Chemistry on Biomimetic Denitrification Chemistry

      August 02, 2012

      Dr. Elizabeth Papish, assistant professor of chemistry, and Natalie Dixon, chemistry doctoral candidate, along with several other collaborators, were published in Inorganic Chemistry for their research on dentrification, a nitrogen conversion process.

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    • Ken Lacovara

      What I'm Reading: Ken Lacovara

      August 01, 2012

      DrexelNow pulled Dr. Ken Lacovara, paleontologist and associate professor of biology in the College of Arts and Sciences, from his work in a marl pit in Gloucester County, NJ, to find out what he’s currently reading. He just finished The Map That Changed the World by Simon Winchester.

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    • Diagram shows the role of the protein importin beta1 in signaling after nerve damage at the axon, from the axon to the cell body.

      Long-Distance Distress Signal from Periphery of Injured Nerve Cells Begins with Locally Made Protein

      July 30, 2012

      New research recently published in Neuron, co-authored by Drexel's Dr. Jeffery Twiss, is one of the strongest indicators yet of molecular signaling from end to end in peripheral nerve cells. The team's new discoveries may help scientists better understand nerve cells' distress signals and nerve cell repair, so they can eventually control and enhance the process to speed up recovery from nerve injuries.

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    • Private Landowners Can Help Protect Biodiversity "Arks" in Tropical Reserves

      July 27, 2012

      Many of the world’s tropical protected areas are struggling to sustain their biodiversity, according to a study just published in Nature by more than 200 scientists from around the world. Among them, Drexel's  Dr. Sean O’Donnell, highlighted the important, beneficial role of private landowners who work to preserve biodiversity in their land surrounding tropical reserves.

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    • 2012 Phi Alpha Theta Induction

      July 25, 2012

      The Department of History and Politics would like to congratulate the new inductees of Phi Alpha Theta, the national History honors society!

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    • Paula Cohen

      What I'm Reading: Paula Marantz Cohen

      July 24, 2012

      DrexelNow recently spoke with Dr. Paula Marantz Cohen, distinguished professor of English in the College of Arts and Sciences’ Department of English and Philosophy. She is currently reading Rising Tide: The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 and How it Changed America by John M. Barry.

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    • Dr. Aleister Saunders Named CoAS Associate Dean

      July 24, 2012

      The College of Arts and Sciences is pleased to announce that Dr. Aleister Saunders, Associate Head and Associate Professor of Biology, has been named Dr. James Herbert's successor as Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Education in the College of Arts and Sciences, effective September 1, 2012.

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    • Scientists at the Seashore

      July 24, 2012

      While thousands of beach lovers are flocking to the Jersey Shore this summer for sun and fun, Academy researchers are heading to Seaside Heights, Beach Haven, and Mantoloking for a different reason. Scientists with the Patrick Center for Environmental Research are busy taking sediment cores, collecting water samples, and examining microscopic organisms as part of a large water quality study of Barnegat Bay.

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    • Dr. James Herbert Named Head of Psychology

      July 23, 2012

      We are pleased to announce that Dr. James Herbert, Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Education and Professor of Psychology in the College of Arts and Sciences, has been named the new Head of the Department of Psychology, effective September 1, 2012.

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    • Drexel Experts Available to Comment on the 2012 Olympics

      July 19, 2012

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    • 2012 Conference on Laboratory Instruction Beyond the First Year

      July 18, 2012

      The Conference on Laboratory Instruction Beyond the First Year (BFY) will be held at the University of Pennsylvania and Drexel University, Wednesday, July 25 - Friday, July 27, 2012.

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    • Dr. Michael Lowe

      What I'm Reading: Dr. Michael Lowe

      July 11, 2012

      Dr. Michael Lowe, a professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, studies the psychobiology of eating and weight regulation, eating disorders and social cognition. He is currently reading Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined, by Steven Pinker.

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    • David goldberg

      The Higgs Boson and its Role in the Universe

      July 09, 2012

      DrexelNow spoke with Dr. David Goldberg, associate professor of physics at Drexel, in the days after the CERN research center in Switzerland announced the possible identification of the Higgs boson. We asked him what it means and why we should care.

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    • Cyndi Rickards

      What I’m Reading: Cyndi Rickards

      July 03, 2012

      DrexelNow chatted with Drexel’s Cyndi Rickards, assistant teaching professor of criminal justice and instructor of Drexel’s course “Prison, Society and You." She's currently reading The Other Wes Moore—One Name, Two Fates by Wes Moore.

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    • Rising Heat at the Beach Threatens Leatherback Sea Turtles, Climate Change Models Show

      July 01, 2012

      New research suggests that climate change could exacerbate existing threats to critically endangered leatherback turtles and nearly wipe out the population in the eastern Pacific. Deaths of turtle eggs and hatchlings in nests buried at hotter, drier beaches are the leading projected cause of the potential climate-related decline, according to a new study in the journal Nature Climate Change by a research team from Drexel, Princeton University, other institutions and government agencies.

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    • CPP Professor selected as new Politico Contributor

      June 29, 2012

      Pennsylvania State Representative Brendan Boyle, an Adjunct Professor with the Center for Public Policy, is a new Politico contributor. Boyle teaches PLCY 590: Campaign Management in the Masters in Public Policy Program.

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    • Driving without a Blind Spot May Be Closer Than It Appears

      June 12, 2012

      A side mirror that eliminates the dangerous “blind spot” for drivers has now received a U.S. patent. The subtly curved mirror, invented by Drexel University mathematics professor Dr. R. Andrew Hicks, dramatically increases the field of view with minimal distortion.

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      Drexel Celebrates 2012 Commencement

      June 12, 2012

      Drexel University will celebrate its 125th commencement on its University City campus with five separate ceremonies honoring Drexel’s graduating class, June 15 and16. More than 5,000 students will receive a degree from Drexel this year. Drexel will award honor 17 honorary degrees to prominent individuals distinguished in their fields.

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    • English Senior Project Presentations

      June 12, 2012

      The Department of English and Philosophy had their English Senior Project Presentations on Tuesday, June 12, 2012.

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    • Driver's Side Mirror with No Blind Spot Receives U.S. Patent

      June 07, 2012

      A side mirror that eliminates the dangerous “blind spot” for drivers has now received a U.S. patent. The subtly curved mirror, invented by Drexel University mathematics professor Dr. R. Andrew Hicks, dramatically increases the field of view with minimal distortion. 

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    • David Kimsey is Awarded the Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award

      June 01, 2012

      David Kimsey, who received his Ph. D. last summer, won the Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award for Mathematical Sciences and Engineering given by Drexel University's Office of Graduate Studies. Once again we at the Math Department are incredibly proud and excited for David!

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    • Graduate Student Awards

      May 31, 2012

      Congratulations to a number of our graduate students for their recognition at the Graduate Student Awards Ceremony

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    • BEES Prof on NatGeo Wild June 3rd

      May 30, 2012

      Tune in to NatGeo Wild next Sunday at 10PM to watch ant aficionado Sean O’Donnell scour the Ecuadorian rainforest in search of the mighty army ant! O’Donnell will be featured on an episode of “Animal Superpowers: Extreme Killers,” a new National Geographic series that explores the amazing and seemingly out-of-this-world superpowers of Mother Nature’s deadliest creatures. The program is hosted by television and film star Patrick Stewart, and showcases scientists in the wild with these incredible animals.

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    • Drexel Students Study Environment on Gunnery Range

      May 30, 2012

      A military combat training base may seem like an unlikely venue for environmental research, but that’s precisely where Drexel biologist Dr. Walter Bien has set up shop. Beyond the runways, control towers and air-to-ground weaponry of the Warren Grove Gunnery Range in Burlington County, NJ, there are over 9000 acres of pristine wilderness, uninhabited by humans. The expansive buffer zone is the perfect location to study plants and animals in their natural habitat—a project Bien has been part of for more than a decade.

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    • Chemistry Students Win Awards at the College of Arts and Sciences Honors Day

      May 30, 2012

      Congratulations to the chemistry undergraduate students who won awards at the annual CoAS Honors Day.

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    • African Monkey's DNA Points to Climate Change, Drexel Researchers Find

      May 29, 2012

      Drexel biologists Dr. Gail Hearn and Dr. Shaya Honarvar, along with a team of nine other researchers, have been studying a rare and endangered monkey whose DNA could provide insight into the effects of climate change on rainforest-adapted species. The Mandrillus leucophaeus, or drill monkey, is a large-bodied primate that dwells in the African equatorial rainforest. The study found that the species, which is already threatened by poachers and habitat destruction, might not be able to survive the imminent atmospheric warm-up.

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    • El Niño Weather and Climate Change Threaten Survival of Baby Leatherback Sea Turtles

      May 24, 2012

      When leatherback turtle hatchlings dig out of their nests buried in the sandy Playa Grande beach in northwest Costa Rica, they enter a world filled with dangers. This critically endangered species faces threats that include egg poaching and human fishing practices. Now, Drexel University researchers have found that the climate conditions at the nesting beach affect the early survival of turtle eggs and hatchlings. They predict, based on projections from multiple models, that egg and hatchling survival will drop by half in the next 100 years as a result of global climate change.

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    • BGSA Awarded Outstanding Community Service Award

      May 24, 2012

      Biology Graduate Student Association (BGSA) will receive Outstanding Community Service Award on Graduate Student Day (May 30th, 2012) for exceptional service and care given back to community.

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    • El Niño Weather and Climate Change Threaten Survival of Baby Leatherback Sea Turtles

      May 23, 2012

      Drexel University researchers have found that the climate conditions at a major leatherback turtle nesting beach affects the early survival of turtle eggs and hatchlings. They predict, based on projections from multiple models, that egg and hatchling survival will drop by half in the next 100 years as a result of global climate change.

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    • Simon Foucart Wins the Antelo Devereux Award

      May 23, 2012

      Simon Foucart won a 2012 Antelo Devereux Award, supporting his research, congratulations! Simon will receive the award at the Faculty Recognition Dinner - May 30, 2012, Behrakis Grand Hall.

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    • Daryl Falco Receives the Barbara G Hornum Award for Teaching Excellence

      May 18, 2012

      A huge congratulations to Prof.