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April

  • 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

    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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