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April

  • The Supreme Court

    'Race Matters': A Q&A With Drexel Prof André Carrington

    April 30, 2014

    Last week, the Supreme Court handed down its latest decision on the topic of affirmative action in college admissions, ruling 6-2 that voters can ban state colleges and universities from using race as a factor in admitting students. André Carrington was paying close attention.

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  • McCurdy Receives Travel Award

    April 28, 2014

    Mark McCurdy was awarded the 2014 Student Travel Award on behalf of the American Psychological Association to support his attendance at the annual convention in Washington, DC, where he will be presenting his research examining predictors of neuropsychological outcome in survivors of pediatric brain tumor.

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  • Strohmaier Awarded Research Grant

    April 28, 2014

    Heidi Strohmaier, a fourth-year doctoral student in clinical psychology, was recently awarded research grants from the American Academy of Forensic Psychology ($1,000) and the American Psychology-Law Society ($750).

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  • Jodi Kraus places 2nd in the 78th Annual Intercollegiate Student Chemists Convention at Albright College

    April 28, 2014

    Jodi Kraus has won the 2nd place in the Physical Chemistry Category for her talk presented at the 78th Annual Intercollegiate Student Chemists Convention at Albright College on April 26, 2014

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  • Science Carnival

    Drexel's Rube Goldberg Device to Kickoff Weeklong Celebration of Science in Philadelphia

    April 23, 2014

    The press of a button triggering a chain reaction of more than 300 energy transfers will serve as the elaborate opening to the 2014 Philadelphia Science Festival. The harbinger of this year’s week of science excitement is a Rube Goldberg machine –a complex device designed to perform a simple task- built by Drexel engineering students with the goal of setting a world record.

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  • President Fry

    Drexel Celebrates New Program to Steer STEM Students Toward Teaching

    April 22, 2014

    The United States needs more science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) teachers. And Drexel has a wealth of bright students studying in those same fields. Now, a new program will connect Drexel’s strength with the nation’s need.

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  • Poster Gift Card Winners

    April 22, 2014

    On April 15, 2014, a poster co-authored by PhD student Alexandra P. Greenfield, Masters student Elise M. Turner, PhD student Kristina E. Patrick, MS, BCBA, and Douglas L. Chute, PhD won first place in a competition at the Center for Academic Excellence’s Second Annual Showcase of Teaching.

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  • DeMatteo Certified by American Board of Professional Psychology

    April 20, 2014

    David DeMatteo, JD, PhD, is now board certified in Forensic Psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology, and he is also a Fellow of the American Academy of Forensic Psychology.

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  • In Child Custody Disputes, LGBT Parents Face Bias in the Courts, New Drexel Review Finds

    April 14, 2014

    Court decisions that favor a heterosexual parent over a gay or lesbian parent in a custody dispute often do not consider important social science research on parenting by gay and lesbian individuals, according to a new review from Drexel University.

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  • Mobilities Center Director Mimi Sheller Publishes New Book

    April 14, 2014

    Aluminum shaped the twentieth century. It enabled high-speed travel and gravity-defying flight. It was the material of a streamlined aesthetic that came to represent modernity. And it became an essential ingredient in industrial and domestic products that ranged from airplanes and cars to designer chairs and artificial...

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  • New Routledge Handbook of Mobilities Published

    April 11, 2014

    The Center for Mobilities Research and Policy is pleased to announce the publication of The Routledge Handbook of Mobilities, edited by Peter Adey, David Bissell, Kevin Hannam, Peter Merriman, and Mimi Sheller.

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  • Max Henderson Wins Award at Drexel Research Day 2014

    April 11, 2014

    Doctoral candidate Maxwell Henderson won first prize in the Computation and Bio-Modeling category at this year Drexel Research Day. He presented “Model for aging and cognitive decline” and his advisor is Prof. Luis Cruz Cruz.

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  • Drexel Professor Emeritus Thomas Hewett Receives 2014 SIGCHI Lifetime Service Award

    April 10, 2014

    Thomas T. Hewett, PhD, professor emeritus of psychology and computer science at Drexel University, is the recipient of the 2014 SIGCHI Lifetime Service Award for his contributions to the growth and success of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Special Interest Group on Computer Human Interaction (SIGCHI)—the premier international society for professionals, academics and students who are interested in human-technology & human-computer interaction (HCI).

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  • “Born to Explore” Episode Featuring Prof Ken Lacovara Wins Bronze Telly Award

    April 10, 2014

    In a November episode of ABC’s “Born to Explore,” Drexel paleontologist Ken Lacovara, PhD, joined TV host Richard Wiese on a quest for New York City’s fossil collections—but not where you’d expect. The pair traveled to well-known sites, including Grand Central Station and Saks Fifth Avenue, where half-a-billion-year-old fossils can be found in the buildings’ limestone structures. Their Big Apple adventure, “Born to Explore New York: The Great Fossil Hunt,” received a Bronze Telly for Travel and Tourism at the 35th Annual Telly Awards competition.

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  • ImagineTrains USA

    April 09, 2014

    Mimi Sheller, PhD, Director of the Center for Mobilities Research and Policy, will be undertaking a study of visions for high speed rail development on Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor as part of a multi-site comparative study.

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  • Jeremy Gaison Named 2014 Goldwater Scholar

    April 09, 2014

    Jeremy Gaison, physics and mathematics junior, has achieved national distinction as a recipient of the prestigious Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship. The Scholars were selected on the basis of academic merit from a field of 1,166 mathematics, science and engineering students who were nominated by the faculties of colleges and universities nationwide. Jeremy plan to earn a PhD in Physics, conduct research in experimental particle physics, and teach at the university level.

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  • Jeremy Gaison Named 2014 Goldwater Scholar and Matthew Parsons Recognized with Honorable Mention

    April 07, 2014

    Jeremy Gaison, physics and mathematics junior, has achieved national distinction as a recipient of the prestigious Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship. The Scholars were selected on the basis of academic merit from a field of 1,166 mathematics, science, and engineering students who were nominated by the faculties of colleges and universities nationwide. Jeremy plans on earning a Ph.D. in Theoretical Physics and to conduct research in particle cosmology and mathematical physics while teaching at the university level.

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  • Yi-Hsuan Lin Won Prestigious NSF Graduate Fellowship

    April 07, 2014

    Physics graduate student Yi-Hsuan (Cindy) Lin has been awarded a three-year National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship for her proposal “Liquid Xenon Detector for Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay with EXO-200 and nEXO”. Cindy is advised by Assistant Professor Michelle Dolinski.

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  • Register for PR/Marketing Case Competition Sponsored by Comcast Business

    April 03, 2014

    Communications and marketing students are invited to work together to solve a business case during the Comcast Business PR/Marketing Case Competition held May 9, 2014 in Gerri C. LeBow Hall. The competition is a great opportunity to showcase your skills, work on a practical case with your peers and present your ideas to a panel of esteemed judges. This team competition will require strategic thinking, ethical decision-making, strong leadership and presentation skills. Cash prizes will be awarded to the top three teams.

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  • Work Study Jobs Available

    April 03, 2014

    Did your spring break vacay leave you strapped for cash? Apply to one of these student jobs to replenish your funds!

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  • New Courses for Summer

    April 02, 2014

    Learn the ins and outs of urban farming, write a “Life Journal” for a hospice patient, or explore the funny—and often salacious—world of contemporary Brit Lit in these new courses.

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  • Grad Student's Online Treatment Opens New Possibilities for People With Social Anxiety

    April 01, 2014

    Social anxiety disorder is one of the most common psychiatric disorders. But only one in five people who have the condition actually receive treatment for it. If you fear interaction with other people, then how do you build up the courage to call up a stranger on the phone and ask for help, let alone to go talk face-to-face with a therapist?

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