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July

  • 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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