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December

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

    December 20, 2013

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

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

    December 19, 2013

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

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

    December 18, 2013

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

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

    December 18, 2013

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

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

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

    December 16, 2013

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

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  • Xiaobo Bai Published Paper in The Journal of Cell Biology

    December 16, 2013

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

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  • Stephanie Manasse Receives Double Honors

    December 11, 2013

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

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  • Faculty Extracurriculars: The Wildlife Photographer

    December 11, 2013

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

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  • What Does an STS Student Look Like?

    December 10, 2013

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

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

    December 06, 2013

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

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  • Drexel University Physics Students Win National Recognition

    December 06, 2013

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

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  • Drexel Peer Readers Present at National Conference

    December 05, 2013

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

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  • Art Nezu, PhD, Appointed to International Advisory Group

    December 04, 2013

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

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

    December 03, 2013

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

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