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April

  • Aleister Saunders, Nianli Sang and Haizhi Wang Co-authors on Manuscript

    April 30, 2015

    Aleister Saunders, PhD and Ninali Sang, PhD, and Haizhi Wang, PhD student in Saunders lab are co-authors on a manuscript published in Biochemistry, a journal of the American Cancer Society.

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  • Forman Team Wins 2015 Drexel Ventures Innovation Fund Award for DietAlert

    April 30, 2015

    Dr. Evan Forman along with his team from the Department of Psychology in the College of Arts and Science, the College of Engineering and the Westphal College of Media Arts and Design are winners of a 2015 Drexel Ventures Innovation Fund Award for their project, DietAlert.

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  • André Carrington, PhD, assistant professor of English at Drexel, helped organize an international conference on LGBT comics and the people who create them. Graphic by Bill Ezell.

    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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  • Drexel Student ACS Hosts: ChemWars

    April 29, 2015

    Chemistry Wars 2015 was held on April 11, 2015 at Drexel Park, hosted by Drexel’s American Chemical Society (ACS) Student Chapter

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  • Bold, Open and Focused: How One Drexel Alum Landed a Job at Facebook

    April 27, 2015

    When people rank the most desirable places to work, Facebook is consistently positioned at the top of the list. Hundreds of thousands apply each year and yet, many others count themselves out before they even reach the point of submitting an application.

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  • The United Nations Office at Geneva (Switzerland) is the second biggest U.N. center, after the United Nations Headquarters in New York.

    Why Reforming the United Nations Is So Hard But So Important

    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 served as 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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  • Miriam Kotzin, at center, with Drexel President John Fry, right, and Abisoeh Porter, PhD, left, head of the Department of English & Philosophy.

    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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  • Second Annual MAAGC Workshop

    April 24, 2015

    The second annual MAAGC workshop will take place Friday and Saturday, April 24-25, 2015, in the Papadakis Integrated Sciences Building (PISB) at Drexel University, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. MAAGC aims to bring together senior researchers and junior mathematicians from the region to exchange ideas and forge collaborations in algebraic geometry and algebraic combinatorics.

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  • Call for STEM Presenters at Start Talking Science 2015

    April 23, 2015

    Drexel faculty in the STEM fields are invited to submit their research for consideration at Start Talking Science 2015, a free public event where researchers present non-technical posters to local students and the community in order to make STEM research more accessible.

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  • Drexel Snapshot: Geology Class Digs into Earth Science on Instagram

    April 23, 2015

    On a beautiful spring day, it’s not unusual for college students to ask to hold class outside. But this spring term, Ted Daeschler’s GEO 103 class, “Intro to Field Methods in Earth Science,” is all outdoors, all the time.

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  • Physics Majors Win Undergraduate Presentation Awards at APS Meeting

    April 23, 2015

    Physics majors Edward Callaghan and Matthew Parsons were both recipients of Undergraduate Research Presentation Awards at the American Physical Society Meeting, April 2015.

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  • Philadelphia Science Festival

    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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  • Emily Stasko Receives Student Travel Award

    April 22, 2015

    Emily Stasko, 2nd year PhD student mentored by Pam Geller, has been selected as a recipient of a 2015 APA Student Travel Award.

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  • Aimee Hildenbrand Publication on Acute Pain and Posttraumatic Stress After Pediatric Injury

    April 20, 2015

    Aimee Hildenbrand, a third-year clinical psychology PhD student working under the mentorship of Dr. Brian Daly, recently published a first author paper in the Journal of Pediatric Psychology.

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  • Voxel-lesion symptom map shows areas associated with speech production (blue-green) and speech recognition (red-yellow) factors in the brain. Credit: Mirman et al., Nature Communications

    Mapping Language in the Brain

    April 16, 2015

    Aphasia, an impairment of language that often happens after stroke or other brain injury, affects about 1 in 250 people, and can make it difficult to return to work and to maintain social relationships. A new study published in the journal Nature Communications provides a detailed brain map of language impairments in aphasia following stroke.

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  • Gwen Ottinger, PhD, Wins Rachel Carson Prize for her Book, “Refining Expertise”

    April 15, 2015

    Gwen Ottinger, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Politics and the Center for Science, Technology, and Society, was awarded the Rachel Carson Prize for her latest book.

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  • Famous Fish Fossil Goes on Display

    April 10, 2015

    A group of remarkably well-preserved fossils that demonstrate the evolutionary transition from finned to limbed animals—and that made world headlines—is heading back to Canada, but not before the fossils get a proper send-off.

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  • African Pygmy Kingfisher (Ispidina picta) photographed in Vwaza Wildlife Reserve, Malawi. Credit: Jason D. Weckstein

    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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  • The Eureka Factor by John Kounios

    April 07, 2015

    Read about John Kounios, PhD and his upcoming book The Eureka Factor: Aha Moments, Creative Insight, and the Brain from the Drexel Now article How to Harness the Science of Sparking Ideas.

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  • Chang created a "Before I die…" art installation on an 80-foot wall surrounding the construction site of the former University City High School. Photo credit: C. Shan Cerrone.

    “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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  • CoAS Celebrates 25th Anniversary

    April 01, 2015

    In the year 1990, Madonna's "Vogue" topped the Billboard charts, "The Simpsons" and the Internet were still in their infancy, the Hubble Space Telescope launched into orbit, and Drexel President Richard Breslin announced that the College of Sciences and the College of Humanities and Social Sciences would merge to become one — the College of Arts and Sciences.

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