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February

  • 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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    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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    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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