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May

  • Passing of Dr. Nunzio Pernicone, Department of History & Politics

    May 31, 2013

    It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Dr. Nunzio Pernicone, professor in the Department of History and Politics.

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  • New History Honor Society Members

    May 30, 2013

    In a ceremony on Thursday, May 23, the Department of History & Politics welcomed the 2013 initiates to the national history honor society, Phi Alpha Theta. Each spring, the department invites new members to Drexel's local chapter.

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  • Partnership with Shire Pharmaceuticals

    May 24, 2013

    Shire Pharmaceuticals, as part of an "innovation partnership pilot" with Drexel, issued a request for proposals to create an innovative patient management tool that can have a real impact on patients in the areas of behavioral health.

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  • The Friends That Study Together Stay Together

    May 24, 2013

    Friday night parties took on a whole new meaning when Kailey Kluge, a pre-junior international area studies student, and Alex Sevit, biomedical engineering BS/MS ’15 and Goldwater Scholar, were filling out their respective scholarship applications.

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  • Sepphoris: From Galilean Town to Roman Polis

    May 24, 2013

    The Judaic Studies Program and the Anthropology Program of the Department of Culture & Communication of Drexel University present “Sepphoris: From Galilean Town to Roman Polis” a lecture by Dr. Zeev Weiss, Eleazar L. Sukenik Professor of Archaeology, Institute of Archaeology,

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  • Drexel Announces 2013 Honorary Degree Recipients

    May 23, 2013

    Drexel University will celebrate its 126th commencement on its University City campus with five separate ceremonies honoring Drexel’s graduating class on June 14 and June 15. More than 5,000 students will receive a degree from Drexel this year. The ceremonies will be held at Drexel’s John A. Daskalakis Athletic Center, 33rd and Market Streets. Drexel will award 13 honorary degrees to prominent individuals distinguished in their fields.

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  • CoAS Honors Day Winners

    May 23, 2013

    Congratulations to the following Physics undergraduate students who have won awards at the CoAS Honors Day event, held on May 23, 2013, at Behrakis Grand Hall.

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  • PR and Marketing Students Work Together to Win Inaugural Case Competition

    May 23, 2013

    Before class one fateful morning, communications student Patrick Medeo began his daily routine by checking his email. His eyes widened as he read an invitation to participate in a PR/Marketing Case Competition, sponsored by LeBow College of Business and the College of Arts and Sciences. As he leaned to the person on his right to share his excitement

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  • Rescuing Cities, Schools and Students: New Models for Municipal Banking Forum to be Held at Drexel

    May 22, 2013

    A public forum entitled “Rescuing Cities, Schools and Students: New Models for Municipal Banking” will be held at Drexel University on Thursday, May 23, sponsored by Drexel's Center for Public Policy, the Pennsylvania Project and the Public Banking Institute.

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  • Co-op Leads Drexel Student to Valleys and Mountains of Mongolia

    May 22, 2013

    Environmental science pre-junior Anna Gourlay wasn’t looking to go international for her first co-op experience, but somehow she ended up camping in Mongolia. Gourlay worked as an assistant staff scientist at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University. The two-month, paid co-op was with the Academy’s fisheries and watershed scientists.

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  • Mathematics Major Receives Goldwater Scholarship

    May 22, 2013

    Mathematics and computer science major Andrew Zigerelli was one of four Drexel students to take home the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship this year. Established by Congress in 1986, the scholarship is awarded to the country’s top undergraduate students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

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  • Academy of Natural Sciences to Provide Scientific Guidance in Coordinated Region-Wide Watershed Protection

    May 21, 2013

    The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University has received a major grant from the William Penn Foundation to support watershed protection and restoration in the Delaware watershed that is intended to coordinate and demonstrate a region-wide impact on improving water quality.

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  • Psychology Students Receive Prestigious Awards and Grants

    May 19, 2013

    A number of students in the Department of Psychology have received prestigious awards and grants.

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  • Tips on How to Write a NSF Social Science Proposal with Dr. Carol Mershon

    May 17, 2013

    Are you interested in applying for a NSF grant? If so, Dr. Carol Mershon, an Associate Professor of Politics at the University of Virginia and a former NSF program directorfor a free luncheon, where she will discuss NSF grant proposals and offer valuable tips for successful proposal submission.

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  • Spring Fling

    May 16, 2013

    The Science, Technology and Society program will host a “Spring Fling” on Thursday, May 23, 2013 from 3:30 PM to 6:30 PM at 1st Floor Gallery of the Intercultural Center (30 S. 33rd Street). The Spring Fling is an opportunity for current and prospective STS students to swap tales and eat food with the program director, faculty, classmates, and alumni as we celebrate the new STS faculty, recently published faculty books and research, and most importantly “What’s New” in STS.

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  • Two Weeks Remain to See First-Ever Exhibition of Art and Archival Artifact Highlights from Drexel’s Collections

    May 16, 2013

    Only two weeks remain to see the most treasured works of art and archival artifacts from around Drexel University displayed together for the first time in Drexel’s history. The exhibition, entitled A Legacy of Art, Science & Industry: Highlights from the Collections of Drexel University, features approximately 90 objects spanning the 15th through 20th centuries, including paintings, sculptures, prints and drawings, rare books, historical documents, political posters, historical costumes and even a surgical amputation kit.

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  • The Aluminum Dreams that Lost Their Shine

    May 16, 2013

    Broadcasting on the Mobility Channel of the Mobile Lives Forum, mCenter Director Mimi Sheller discusses her forthcoming book Aluminum Dreams: Lightness, Speed, Modernity (MIT Press, 2014)

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    Q&A with Scott Barclay: The Future of Same-Sex Marriage in the United States

    May 15, 2013

    Minnesota recently became the 12th state to pass a same-sex marriage bill in the United States—now one third of the nation is making strides toward gender and sexual equality. Drexel’s Dr. Scott Barclay, head of the College of Arts and Sciences’ Department of History and Politics, weighs in on this trend and the remaining states hanging in the marriage-equality balance.

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  • Drexel Physics Prof Explores Symmetry in New Pop Science Book

    May 15, 2013

    Pop science fans, physics nerds and newbies alike are in for a captivating read. Physics Professor David Goldberg’s new book, The Universe in the Rearview Mirror: How Hidden Symmetries Shape Reality, has been met with tremendous reviews.

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  • Dr. Tracy Quirk Named SCH Kleckner Scientist in Residence

    May 15, 2013

    Dr. Tracy Quirk, assistant professor in the Department of Biodiversity, Earth and Environmental Science, was named the Kleckner Scientist in Residence at Springside Chestnut Hill Academy (SCH), a college preparatory school in Philadelphia.

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    ‘Rescuing Cities, Schools and Students: New Models for Municipal Banking’ Forum at Drexel , May 23

    May 14, 2013

    A public forum entitled “Rescuing Cities, Schools and Students: New Models for Municipal Banking” will be held at Drexel University on Thursday, May 23, sponsored by Drexel University's Center for Public Policy, the Pennsylvania Project and the Public Banking Institute.

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  • A Dream Realized: Drexel Student to Study Abroad in Russia

    May 13, 2013

    Kailey Kluge’s friends used to tease her about becoming a Russian spy in a Bond movie, but it seems as though she’ll be working on the other side now that she was named a Boren Scholar last month.

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  • Deirdre Franklin, MSPP Student's Nonprofit Pinups for Pitbulls Featured on CBS Philly

    May 10, 2013

    MSPP student, Deirdre Franklin was featured on CBS Philly, promoting her nonprofit organization, Pinups for Pitbulls, on April 30, 2013. Pinups for Pitbulls helps animal rescue organizations and brings awareness to issues like Breed Specific Legislation, which targets pit bull-type dogs and restricts, and sometimes bans, people from owning that breed. Please click here to watch the video, and here for the accompanying article.

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  • David DeMatteo Testifies at Special Hearing on Mental Health Issues and the Criminal Justice System

    May 10, 2013

    On May 9th, Dave DeMatteo testified before the Pennsylvania House Democratic Policy Committee in Harrisburg in a special hearing on mental health issues and the criminal justice system.

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  • Differential Mobilities Begins Today

    May 08, 2013

    From May 8-11, 2013 the Mobile Media Lab in the Communication Studies department of Concordia University in Montreal will be hosting Differential Mobilities: Movement and Mediation in Networked Societies. This international conference is sponsored by the Pan-American Mobilities Network, in association with the European Cosmobilities Network.

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  • Meghann Galloway selected for a Public Interest Policy Internship

    May 06, 2013

    Meghann Galloway, a third year student in the JD/PhD program in law and psychology mentored by Dr. David DeMatteo, was recently selected for a Public Interest Policy Internship in the APA's Public Interest Government Relations Office.

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  • Finding Galileo Galilei

    May 06, 2013

    In the spirit of this year’s Great Works Symposium theme, “Frontiers in Science,” Dr. Jonathon Seitz and Dr. Lloyd Ackert from the Department of History and Politics co-led a winter course entitled "Celebrity Science: Heretics and Geniuses."

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  • New Summer Philosophy Courses

    May 06, 2013

    Students looking to add new courses to their summer schedules can explore the philosophy of sport, science, literature and “queer theory” in these exciting courses!

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  • PNS Student Award Winners

    May 03, 2013

    Two students in the Department of Psychology have won awards.

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  • Urban Vitality and the Arts

    May 02, 2013

    The artist team Ecoarttech (Leila Nadir and Cary Pepperment) will be presenting a Philadelphia premier of their work Indeterminate Hikes+ as part of the class Urban Vitality & the Arts, taught by Mimi Sheller and Hana Iverson. Ecoarttech work on the overlapping terrain between “nature”, built environments, mobility and electronic spaces and technologies.

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  • Inside-Out Prison Exchange Course Expands Beyond Criminal Justice Courses

    May 02, 2013

    Last spring, Drexel’s first Inside-Out course offered students the chance to get out of the classroom and learn in a prison. Now, more than a year later, the five Inside-Out courses that will be held for the summer term of the 2013-14 school year will let students learn not only at a prison but also at a farm, a senior citizen home and an enterprise center.

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  • What I'm Reading: Eva Thury

    May 02, 2013

    For associate professor of English and philosophy Eva Thury, it all started on Pinterest. It was on this social sharing website that she found a new favorite author, John Green. After pinning a quote of his to her board labeled “So True,” Thury was inspired to learn more about Green. Her research eventually led her to his best-selling book, The Fault in Our Stars.

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