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January

  • Mary Ebeling, PhD, Receives Award to Examine How Potential Reuses of Solid Waste are Understood

    January 30, 2014

    Mary Ebeling, PhD , professor of Sociology, Department of Culture and Communication, and Mira Olson,  PhD,  professor of Civil Engineering, Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering,  was awarded a $13,500 grant from the Social Science Research Fun (SSRF) for the project “Refuse, Reuse, Revalue: Waste and Redefining Value in Postindustrial Cities.”

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  • Students Spend Their Co-op Collecting Memories From Strangers

    January 29, 2014

    Three Drexel students on co-op at the Spaces Between Your Fingers (SBYF) nonprofit have gained more than something to put on their resumes. Kat Kapetenakis, Michelle Johnson and Victoria Durand are getting the experience of a lifetime - and the experience of someone else's lifetime too - by talking with senior citizens to write about their most meaningful memories or life lessons for SBYF's Junior Memory Collectors Program.

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  • Climate Science Days in Washington D.C.

    January 28, 2014

    At the invitation of the American Chemical Society, Dr. Peter DeCarlo went to Washington D.C. on January 28 and 29th to speak with congressional offices about Climate Change as part of the 2014 Climate Science Days.

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  • Drexel Professor Co-Writes Memoir of Grammy Award-Winning World Music Artist Angélique Kidjo

    January 28, 2014

    Hailed as “the undisputed queen of African music” (Daily Telegraph) and “Africa’s premier diva” (TIME), Angélique Kidjo is a Grammy Award-winning artist with a mission to unite different cultures through music, while raising global respect for her native continent. In her debut memoir, “SPIRIT RISING: My Life, My Music,” which was released by Harper Collins on Jan. 7, Kidjo shares the inspiring story of her journey from a little-known city in Benin, on the west coast of Africa, to international superstardom. The autobiography was co-written with Rachel Wenrick, an associate teaching professor of English in Drexel University’s College of Arts and Sciences.

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  • Fruit flies can shed light on sleep disorders in Alzheimer’s patients.

    January 27, 2014

    Dr. Felice Elefant and her lab were recently featured in a video news short on Inside Science TV

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  • Science on Saturday Lecture at Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

    January 25, 2014

    Dr. Peter DeCarlo recently gave an invited hour lecture entitled "The Atmosphere As a Laboratory: Aerosols, Air Quality, and Climate" at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory for their Science on Saturday lecture series.

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  • The Center for Public Policy Host Cities and Climate Change: Lecture Series


    January 24, 2014

    The Center for Public Policy is sponsoring a unique special topics course this winter term on Cities and Climate Change. 

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  • Bob Brehm and Scott Gabriel Knowles

    After Building Collapse, Two Drexel Profs Will Help Philadelphia Move Forward

    January 23, 2014

    Bob Brehm came to Drexel to get away from the news cameras, but he found himself in front of them after Philadelphia's deadly Market Street building collapse in June 2013. Now he and another Drexel professor, Scott Gabriel Knowles, are stepping up to help the city in the collapse's wake.

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  • Spinoffs of Mobility Call for Papers

    January 21, 2014

    The International Association for the History of Transport, Traffic and Mobility (T²M) invites proposals for papers to be presented at the 12th International Conference on the History of Transport, Traffic and Mobility, to be held at Drexel University on 18-21 September, 2014.  

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  • Fossil Find Shows Fish Hips Grew Strong Before Life's First Steps

    January 13, 2014

    The discovery of new fossil materials from the ancient fish species Tiktaalik roseae has revealed a key link in the evolution of hind limbs. The newly described, well-preserved pelves and partial pelvic fin from this 375 million-year-old transitional species between fish and the first legged animals, reveals that the evolution of hind legs actually began as enhanced hind fins, contrary to the existing theory that large hind legs developed after vertebrates transitioned to land.

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  • Worker Wasps Grow Visual Brains, Queens Stay in the Dark

    January 09, 2014

    A queen in a paperwasp colony largely stays in the dark. The worker wasps, who fly outside to seek food and building materials, see much more of the world around them. A new study indicates that the brain regions involved in sensory perception also develop differently in these castes, according to the different behavioral reliance on the senses. The study is published in Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology.

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  • Meet One of Criminal Justice’s Newest Faculty Members

    January 09, 2014

    Lallen Johnson, PhD, is a new assistant professor of criminal justice whose research focuses on crime and place, race and justice. In this Q&A, Johnson reveals what bad habit he vowed never to pick up as a prof, and the healthy habit he can’t live without.

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  • GPS Traffic Maps for Leatherback Turtles Show Hotspots to Prevent Accidental Fishing Deaths

    January 08, 2014

    The leatherback turtle in the Pacific Ocean is one of the most endangered animals in the world. Its population has declined by more than 90 percent since 1980. One of the greatest sources of mortality is industrial longlines that set thousands of hooks in the ocean to catch fish, but sometimes catch sea turtles as well. Using modern GPS technology, researchers are now able to predict where fisheries and turtles will interact and to reduce the unwanted capture of turtles by fishermen.

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  • McMillan Named Interim Head of Physics

    January 08, 2014

    After 17 successful years, Michel Vallières, PhD, has decided to step down as head of the Department of Physics. Accomplished astrophysicist Steve McMillan, PhD, has been named interim department head.

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  • Paperwasps in Different Castes Develop Different-Sized Sensory Brain Structures

    January 06, 2014

    A queen in a paperwasp colony largely stays in the dark. The worker wasps, who fly outside to seek food and building materials, see much more of the world around them. A new study led by Drexel professor Sean O'Donnell, PhD, indicates that the brain regions involved in sensory perception also develop differently in these castes, according to the different behavioral reliance on the senses.

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