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January

  • Invitation for Proposals for T²M and Cosmobilities Network Joint Conference

    January 30, 2015

    The International Association for the History of Transport, Traffic and Mobility (T²M) and the Cosmobilities Network invite proposals for panels and papers to be presented at their first joint conference. The conference will be hosted by the Dipartimento di Lettere e Beni Culturali of the Second University of Naples

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  • Rickie Miglin Receives 2015 Emerging Scholar Fellowship

    January 28, 2015

    Rickie Miglin, a senior undergrad and member of our research lab, was recently awarded a 2015 Emerging Scholar Fellowship by the Scattergood Foundation Active Minds Program, based in part on the senior thesis she is conducting under my supervision.

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  • Drexel Society of Physics Students Wins Awards

    January 28, 2015

    The Society of Physics Students was recognized by the American Institute of Physics with a Chapter Research Award and the Future Faces of Physics Award.

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  • Art Nezu Receives the 2015 Florence Halpern Award

    January 28, 2015

    Arthur M. Nezu, Ph.D., D.H.L. (Hon.), ABPP, Distinguished University Professor of Psychology and Editor, Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, will be the 2015 recipient of the Florence Halpern Award for Distinguished Professional Contributions to Clinical Psychology.

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  • Alison Kenner, PhD, and Mimi Sheller, PhD, are Co-PI's on Shifting Energy Cultures Lecture Series

    January 27, 2015

    Alison Kenner, PhD, and Mimi Sheller, PhD collaborate with professors from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering for the Shifting Energy Cultures lectures series, funded by the A. J. Drexel Institute for Energy & the Environment

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  • RiverWards Team August 2014

    Mapping Perceptions of Environmental Health Risks: A Comparison of Three Philadelphia Communities

    January 27, 2015

    This past fall, Drexel researchers from the Center for Science, Technology, and Society, and the School of Public Health, in collaboration with the Clean Air Council, conducted a community survey that investigated how River Ward residents perceive environmental conditions in their neighborhood, how residents obtain information about hazards as well as community projects, and what they thought were priority issues for the River Wards district. The study, “Mapping Perceptions of Environmental Health Risks,” was funded by Drexel’s Social Science Council, which solicited applications for interdisciplinary projects that paired social scientists with faculty from other disciplines.

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  • Richardson Dilworth, Director of the Center for Public Policy and Associate Professor of Politics, will moderate the First Mayoral Forum on February 19, 2015.

    January 22, 2015

    Richardson Dilworth will moderate the First Mayoral Forum in Philadelphia.

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  • Nomi Eve challenges 100 book clubs to read her book and meet with her

    January 21, 2015

    The Huffington Post interviewed Nomi Eve about her latest book, Henna House, and how she "is serious about connecting with readers."

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  • A Nigeria-Cameroon chimp rescued from illegal animal trafficking who now lives at the Limbe Wildlife Center in Cameroon. Credit Paul Sesink Clee

    Studies of Africa's 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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  • Hallie Espel Receives Psi Chi Grant

    January 20, 2015

    Hallie Espel, a doctoral student working under the mentorship of Drs. Evan Forman and Michael Lowe, was awarded a $1,150 Psi Chi Travel Grant.

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  • McMillan Co-Authors Astronomy Textbook

    January 14, 2015

    Steve McMillan, professor and interim head in the Department of Physics, has co-authored a textbook "Astronomy: The Universe at a Glance." The textbook was published by Addison-Wesley, ©2016.

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  • The new course will provide students with a broad, interdisciplinary overview of critical, historical and practical issues pertaining to branding, marketing and consumerism.

    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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  • Mollie Snyder Great Wall of China

    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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  • A Year of Finding New Life on This┬áPlanet

    January 06, 2015

    In most year-in-review posts, the Drexel News Blog takes the opportunity to reflect on experiences and stories, both local and global, that they took note of over the past 12 months. But this one is about new finds that you might not have heard about - and it's remarkable how unremarked such things can be. Every month of every year, scientists continue to add pages to the catalog of life on Earth, discovering and documenting new species from the swimming to the squirmy to the photosynthetic and microscopically beautiful.

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  • Philadelphia Futures Tries to Help Students Soar


    January 05, 2015

    David Goldberg, PhD, a professor of physics and associate dean for science research and graduate education in the College of Arts and Sciences, was featured in stories in the Philadelphia Inquirer and on KYW Newsradio (1060-AM) on Jan. 3 for delivering the keynote address at the Philadelphia Futures conference for high school students.

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