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July

  • Casey LaDuke receives 2014 American Psychological Foundation Visionary Grant

    July 31, 2014

    Casey LaDuke, an advanced doctoral student in Drexel’s clinical psychology program mentored by Dave DeMatteo and Kirk Heilbrun, has been awarded an American Psychological Foundation Visionary Grant in the amount of $9,860.

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  • Researchers found that being unemployed increases your risk of death, but recessions decrease it.

    How Is It Possible that Joblessness Could Kill You, But Recessions Could Be Good For Your Health?

    July 24, 2014

    While previous studies of individuals have shown that employees who lose their jobs have a higher mortality rate, more comprehensive studies have shown, unexpectedly, that population mortality actually declines as unemployment rates increase. Researchers from Drexel University and the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor set out to better understand these seemingly contradictory findings.

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  • The Scholar of Street Style

    July 24, 2014

    Perched at the entrance of Lincoln Center, on the grand plaza that leads into the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week tent, Luvaas counted fewer photographers on the sidewalks this year snapping photos of the models, magazine editors, buyers and celebrities who swarm the annual event.

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  • Kelly Joyce, PhD, Receives NSF Grant for Research in Public Policy Project

    July 17, 2014

    Kelly Joyce, PhD, professor and director of the Center for Science, Technology and Society, will serve as the co-principal investigator—along with Roberta Spalter-Roth, PhD, director of the American Sociological Association’s Research Department—on a $70,000 NSF grant to explore a Relational Model for Understanding the Use of Research in the Public Policy Process.

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  • SugarHouse Casino

    Philadelphia’s SugarHouse Casino Does Not Contribute to Neighborhood Crime, According to New Study

    July 16, 2014

    Philadelphia’s SugarHouse Casino opened its doors in September 2010 after years of protests from community members who feared that the casino would lead to an increase in neighborhood crime. However, a new study by researchers at Drexel University and Temple University reveals that these concerns were unfounded.

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  • Drexel Faculty, Students Among Nominees For 2014 Philadelphia Geek Awards

    July 08, 2014

    The annual Philadelphia Geek Awards have once again recognized the work of Drexel University’s faculty and students as some of the best examples of the city’s vibrant geek community over the past year.

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  • Three Drexel Faculty Members on Thomson Reuters Highly Cited Researchers List

    July 07, 2014

    Three Drexel University faculty members earned the distinction of being ranked among the most cited researchers in their respective fields according to Thomson Reuters’ “Highly Cited Researchers 2014” list. Gordon Richards, PhD, a professor in theCollege of Arts and Sciences, Yury Gogotsi, PhD, Distinguished University and Trustee Chair professor in the College of Engineering, and Peter DeCarlo, PhD, an assistant professor in the College of Engineering and College of Arts and Sciences, were included on the list of 3,215 distinguished researchers compiled by the international media and information company.

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  • Richards Recognized as "Highly Cited Researcher 2014"

    July 07, 2014

    Gordon Richards, associate professor of Physics, CoAS, has been recognized as a "Highly Cited Researcher 2014" by Thomson-Reuters. According to ScienceWatch, “spotlighting some of the standout researchers of the last decade, Thomson Reuters has launched Highly Cited Researchers, a compilation of influential names in science.” Highly Cited Researchers 2014, as described by Thomson-Reuters, represents some of world’s leading scientific minds. Over three thousand researchers earned the distinction by writing the greatest numbers of reports officially designated by Essential Science Indicators℠ as Highly Cited Papers— ranking among the top 1% most cited for their subject field and year of publication, earning them the mark of exceptional impact.

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  • The DeCarlo group receives NSF award

    July 02, 2014

    Peter DeCarlo, PhD, Assistant professor of Chemistry and Environmental Engineering has received an NSF award to

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