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September

  • Changing Attitudes Toward Driving and the Automobile

    September 30, 2013

    Dr. Mimi Sheller, the Director of Drexel's Center for Mobilities, Research and Policy and a professor of Sociology was recently on "Radio Times", to discuss the changing attitudes toward driving and the automobile, and to look at what all this means for cities, the auto industry, and the next generation of drivers and their way of life.

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  • Publication Announcement of New Book co-authored by Psychology Faculty Members and Colleague

    September 29, 2013

    Drs. Chris Maguth and Arthur Nezu are pleased to announce the release of their newest book, which is devoted to providing readers with a state of the art guide to the competencies required for the specialty practice of cognitive and behavioral psychology.

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  • APBB Names Award in Honor of Art Nezu

    September 29, 2013

    By virtue of Dr. Art Nezu’s contributions in promoting diversity in professional psychology, the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP) has named an annual dissertation award in his honor—the “Arthur M. Nezu, PhD, ABPP Dissertation Diversity Award.”

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  • Art Nezu Elected to Chair-Elect

    September 29, 2013

    Dr. Art Nezu, Distinguished University Professor of Psychology, was recently elected by the Council of Editors of the American Psychological Association to be its Chair-Elect for 2014 and Chair in 2015.

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  • The TakeControl app for binge eating provides an alert: "You are currently at risk. Would you like assistance?"

    New Mobile App and Talk Therapies for Binge Eating Disorder

    September 27, 2013

    Two new treatment methods under investigation at Drexel University aim to help people reduce binge-eating behavior. One is a smartphone app designed to alert peopleat times when they are at risk for binge behaviors, among a comprehensive suite of other features. Another treatment is a new, evidence-based approach to small-group behavioral therapy.

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  • Dr. Kariamu Welsh

    African Dance Pioneer Dr. Kariamu Welsh to Demonstrate, Discuss Umfundalai Dance Technique at Drexel

    September 26, 2013

    Guggenheim Award-winning dance scholar and choreographer Dr. Kariamu Welsh, the creator of the African dance technique Umfundalai, will join Drexel University for a discussion and demonstration on Thursday, Oct. 17, at 7 p.m.

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  • Past Weight Loss an Overlooked Factor in Disordered Eating

    September 24, 2013

    Due to a complex and vicious cycle of biological and behavioral factors, dieters and weight loss researchers know, the more weight you’ve lost, the harder it is to keep it off. But eating disorder research has largely overlooked this influence, and Dr. Michael Lowe, a professor of psychology at Drexel University, has published a flurry of research studies showing that needs to change.

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  • Pioneering Ecologist Dr. Ruth Patrick Dies

    September 24, 2013

    Dr. Ruth Patrick, a freshwater ecologist whose pioneering research on water pollution set the stage for the modern environmental movement, died Monday, Sept. 23. She was 105 years old.

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  • Q&A With Daniel Friedheim: U.S. Policy in Syria Today

    September 17, 2013

    With a heated debate raging over what actions should be taken in response to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s suspected chemical attack thought to have killed more than 1,000 civilians—including hundreds of children—DrexelNow checked in with Daniel Friedheim to hear his thoughts on a possible military strike against Syria.

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  • A 7-Year-Old’s Dreadlocks Inspire Project Affirming Natural Black Beauty

    September 17, 2013

    Seven-year-old Tiana Parker was sent home from school on her first day…because of her hair. The elementary school in Tulsa, Oklahoma, deemed the dreadlocks she wore under her big, pink bow to be “faddish,” and, thus, “unacceptable.”

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  • 'Interview' Beams Drexel, Famous Guests to 400 TV Stations

    September 17, 2013

    When she sat down for her first episode of "The Drexel InterView," Paula Marantz Cohen hoped she could help show the world just how big Drexel's intellectual tent was, that it was a place for humanities scholars as well as scientists and engineers.

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    Q&A With Daniel Friedheim: U.S. Policy in Syria Today

    September 13, 2013

    With a heated debate raging over what actions should be taken in response to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s suspected chemical attack thought to have killed more than 1,000 civilians—including hundreds of childrenDrexelNow checked in with Daniel Friedheim to hear his thoughts on a possible military strike against Syria.

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  • The Hispaniola Lakes Project

    September 12, 2013

    The island of Hispaniola holds the two largest landlocked bodies of water in the Caribbean, Lakes Enriquillo and Azuei (also known as Lake Saumatre), with surface areas (as of March 2013) of approximately 350 km2 and 140 km2, respectively.

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  • Drexel Provides Tool Kit to Build Peace

    September 12, 2013

    The International Day of Peace is quickly approaching, and Drexel is planning its first teach-in for peacebuilding as a prelude to the big day on Sept. 21. Thanks to a grant from the United States Institute of Peace (USIP), Drexel is putting on a full-fledged educational event

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  • Bureau of Justice Assistance Announces New Awardees of Neighborhood Revitalization Grant at Drexel

    September 10, 2013

    The nation’s leading community development support organization, the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), will host a meeting at Drexel University on September 11 and 12, during which the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance will announce the new class of awardees of its Byrne Criminal Justice Innovation (BCJI) grant.

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