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August

  • '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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