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  • December

  • November

    • Turning the Tables on Terry Gross

      November 23, 2015

      <p>Terry Gross is currently celebrating 40 years as the award-winning host of <em>National Public Radio&rsquo;s </em>&ldquo;Fresh Air,&rdquo; which boasts nearly 5 million listeners each week across more than 450 NPR stations. The show also has a massively popular podcast.</span><span> </span><span>Gross is widely considered one of the country&rsquo;s leading and most important interviewers, </span><span></span><span>b</span><span>ut earlier this month, the legendary interviewer became the interviewee. </p>

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    • Have an Apple-Shaped Body? You May Be More Susceptible to Binge Eating

      November 12, 2015

      Women with apple-shaped bodies – those who store more of their fat in their trunk and abdominal regions – may be at particular risk for the development of eating episodes during which they experience a sense of “loss of control,” according to a new study from Drexel University. The study also found that women with greater fat stores in their midsections reported being less satisfied with their bodies, which may contribute to loss-of-control eating.

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    • A.J. Drexel Institute for Energy and the Environment Plots a Course for Philadelphia to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

      November 04, 2015

      Researchers from the A.J. Drexel Institute for Energy and the Environment issued a 97-page report to the City of Philadelphia that plots a detailed course for how the city can reduce its emission of greenhouse gasses—with the goal of an 80 percent reduction by the year 2050. Among its suggestions are retrofitting hospitals, grocery stores, schools and retail stores with better windows and insulation; drawing electricity from low-carbon sources like nuclear, wind and solar power; and encouraging the use of electric vehicles, public transportation, walking and cycling.

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  • October

  • September

  • August

    • Drexel and Michelin North American Partner in Connected Mobility Challenge

      August 24, 2015

      <p>Drexel announced a new collaboration with Michelin North America to help find and develop <span style="color: black;">new technologies that have the potential to impact people and their mobility, and change the transportation industry.</p>

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    • New Book Argues that Social Sciences Are Critical to Climate Conversation

      August 20, 2015

      According to the new book “Climate Change and Society: Sociological Perspectives,” engaging the social – and not just natural – sciences in the climate conversation is essential for effecting large-scale change.Edited by environmental sociologists Robert J. Brulle, PhD,a professor in Drexel University’s College of Arts and Sciences, and Riley E. Dunlap, a professor at Oklahoma State University, the book breaks new ground by presenting climate change as a thoroughly social phenomenon, embedded in behaviors, institutions and cultural practices.

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    • Most Adults Are Sexting and That May Not Be a Bad Thing

      August 10, 2015

      More than 8 out of 10 people surveyed online admitted to sexting in the prior year, according to a new study from Drexel University’s Women’s Health Psychology Lab.

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    • Drexel Experts Available to Comment on Pope's Visit to Philadelphia

      August 04, 2015

      <p>Pope Francis &ndash; and an estimated 1.5 million people &ndash; will descend upon the city of Philadelphia in late September as the capstone to the weeklong, international World Meeting of Families event, </span><span>during which the Pope will deliver a public mass on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway</span><span>. From concerns about security measures to transportation, anxiety is already on the rise among Philadelphians regarding how the city will handle the influx of tourists expected to double the city&rsquo;s population.&nbsp;</span>Drexel University experts are available to comment on a range of issues related to the visit including safety, public health, environmental impact, infrastructure preparedness and tourism. Experts also are able to weigh in about what this once-in-a-lifetime event &ndash; and the Pope&rsquo;s progressive views &ndash; mean for the Catholic church.</p>

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    • Bushmeat Trade Grows with Economic Prosperity

      August 03, 2015

      The bushmeat market in the city of Malabo is bustling—more so today than it was nearly two decades ago, when Gail Hearn, PhD, began what is now one of the region’s longest continuously running studies of commercial hunting activity. Hearn’s team has now published its comprehensive results of 13 years of daily monitoring bushmeat market activity.

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  • July

  • June

    • Thick Cortex Could Be Key in Down Syndrome

      June 19, 2015

      The thickness of the brain’s cerebral cortex could be a key to unlocking answers about intellectual development in youth with Down Syndrome, according to a new study led by a Drexel psychologist.

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    • Check Out Some of Drexel’s 2015 Senior Projects

      June 17, 2015

      Drexel seniors were especially creative this year when creating and completing projects that encompassed everything they've learned during their studies.

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    • Do Insect Societies Share Brain Power?

      June 17, 2015

      A new Drexel study suggests that social behavior evolved very differently in the brains of social insects than in vertebrate animals such as mammals, birds and fish.

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    • Underground Ants Can't Take the Heat

      June 15, 2015

      A new Drexel study shows underground species of army ants are much less tolerant of high temperatures than their aboveground relatives—and that could mean climate change models lack a key element of how animal physiology could affect responses to changing environments.

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  • May

  • April

    • Drexel Professor Behind International LGBT Comics Conference

      April 29, 2015

      A Drexel professor has helped organize a conference recognizing and celebrating the work of the LGBT comics community.

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    • Why is Reforming the United Nations So Hard But So Important? Q+A with Former U.N. Ambassador Joe Torsella

      April 24, 2015

      As the United Nations celebrates its 70th anniversary, DrexelNow checked in with Ambassador (Ret.) Joseph M. Torsella, distinguished visiting fellow in the Center for Public Policy in Drexel University’s College of Arts and Sciences, who formerly servedas the U.S. Representative to the United Nations for U.N. Management and Reform. From 2011-2014, he was responsible for leading efforts to make the U.N. a more efficient, accountable, respected and effective organization. On Wednesday, May 13, Torsella will give a public discussion at Drexel on “The U.S., the U.N. and U.N. Reform: Why its So Hard...and So Important.” The event will take place from 1:30 – 3 p.m. in the Bossone Research Enterprise Center’s Mitchell Auditorium (32nd and Market Streets, Philadelphia).

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    • Employee Spotlight: Miriam Kotzin

      April 24, 2015

      Miriam Kotzen has been teaching at Drexel for 45 years. She's written a history of the University, led departments and creating groundbreaking online literary magazines. But what does she feel is her greatest legacy?

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    • Drexel Joins Philadelphia Science Festival's Weeklong Celebration of Science and Technology

      April 22, 2015

      Students, faculty and staff from Drexel University will help make the fifth anniversary of the Philadelphia Science Festival one of the biggest citywide celebrations to date. More than 200 regional partner organizations from museums to cultural centers and educational institutions will present over 100 events across the city during the nine-day celebration intended to inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers.

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    • Mapping Language in the Brain

      April 16, 2015

      Aphasia, an impairment of language common after stroke or other brain injury, can make it difficult to return to work and maintain social relationships. A new study published provides a detailed brain map of language impairments in aphasia following stroke.

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    • Putting on a Show, and Then Some

      April 09, 2015

      For his senior project, communications major Nick Stropko set out to host a concert that encapsulates what he learned Drexel student both in and out of the classroom.

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    • Study of African Birds Reveals Hotbed of Malaria Parasite Diversity

      April 08, 2015

      A new study published this week in the journal PLOS ONE explores the scope of malaria parasite diversity in southeast African birds, and provides insight into how lifestyle characteristics of birds can influence their association with different parasite genera.

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    • “Before I Die…” Artist Candy Chang to Speak at Drexel

      April 02, 2015

      On Thursday, April 30 from 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m., Taiwanese-American artist Candy Chang will speak on “Better Cities: Transforming Public Spaces Through Art & Design” at Drexel University’s Mandell Theater (33rd and Chestnut Streets) as the fifth lecturer in the College of Arts and Sciences' annual Distinguished Lecture Series.

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  • March

  • February

  • January

    • Studies of Most Endangered Chimpanzees Show Complex Evolutionary Past, Perilous Future

      January 21, 2015

      A Drexel-led team's complementary analyses of population genetics, geographical distribution and habitat use paint a new picture of the evolutionary past and potentially bleak future of the Nigeria-Cameroon Chimpanzee, already the most endangered chimp subspecies.

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    • New Drexel Course on Affluenza and Consumer Culture is Open to the Public

      January 12, 2015

      As the dust settles after the chaos of Black Friday, Cyber Monday and the holiday shopping season, it’s the perfect time to take a closer look at America’s consumer culture, including ‘affluenza,’ the epidemic of overconsumption. In a new course, called “Studying Consumerism,” offered by the Department of Communication in Drexel University’s College of Arts and Sciences, students—and a limited number of alumni and members of the general public—can do just that. The winter term course, which runs from Jan. 5 – March 21, will provide students with a broad overview of critical, historical and practical issues pertaining to consumerism as well as branding and marketing.

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    • A Co-op Covering the Best of Beijing Art and Fashion

      January 12, 2015

      Less than a year ago, Mollie Snyder "knew basically nothing about" China. But since starting her co-op at a bilingual Chinese magazine in September, she's been elevated from intern to editor, mingled with celebrities and attended high-end fashion shows.

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