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March

  • Stephanie Goldstein Receives Honorable Mention

    March 31, 2015

    Stephanie Goldstein, a doctoral student in clinical psychology (mentor: Evan Forman), has received an Honorable Mention from the NSF.

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  • Collage of brain image, lightbulb and cover of the book "The Eureka Factor". Credits: Lightbulb by lilbitgimpy CC BY-NC 3.0; Brain by Beeman et al PLOS Biology; Eureka Factor courtesy of Random House

    How to Harness the Science of Sparking Ideas

    March 30, 2015

    Drexel professor John Kounios has co-authored a new book about the science of "aha moments." It’s the first book about creativity that tells a complete and faithful story of the neuroscience written by the actual scientists who made the discoveries.

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  • Read Eric Zillmer's CNN Article

    March 28, 2015

    Eric Zillmer writes an article for CNN titled 'What was in the mind of Andreas Lubitz?' about the recent airbus tragedy.

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  • Turning “Us” and “Them” into “We” Again: Former UN Ambassador Will Discuss American Community

    March 19, 2015

    In a public discussion, entitled “Renewing the American “We”: What We Owe James Wilson,”
    Ambassador Joseph M. Torsella (Ret.), distinguished visiting fellow in the Center for Public Policy in Drexel University’s College of Arts and Sciences, will share his thoughts on how we can – and why we must – renew our sense of American community in polarized times and what “forgotten founder” and Pennsylvania native James Wilson has to say about our current situation. The event will take place at the National Constitution Center’s Kirby Auditorium (525 Arch St., Philadelphia) on Wednesday, April 1 at 6:30 p.m.

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  • Students Experience Realism While on Chilean Study Abroad with Gabriella Ibieta, PhD

    March 18, 2015

    "Santiago, Chile: What jumps to mind is the stunning sight of a vibrant city skyline with the backdrop of majestic mountains in a beautiful South American country. Now, imagine it in 1973. Do we know what it looked like?

    Many of us who aren’t history buffs don’t, but the scene is less than inviting. It was a war zone."

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  • Students Wanted for the Maryanoff Freshman Summer Research Program

    March 17, 2015

    The Maryanoff Freshman Summer Research Program provides support for students for a period of up to ten (10) weeks to do research in chemistry at Drexel University. The stipend is $4000. Please note, summer lodging will be provided this year. This program is open to all Drexel students who are freshmen in the academic year 2014-2015 and who are enrolled in the following majors: Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Environmental Studies, Geosciences, Mathematics, Nutrition Science, Physics, Psychology and Science (undecided). After the completion of the research, the students are each required to make a 10-minute power point presentation (date to be determined) to the donors, Drs. Bruce and Cynthia Maryanoff.

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  • Women with a tendency for excessive weight gain during development may be more susceptible to developing an eating disorder, Drexel research finds.

    Elevated Childhood Weight May Increase Susceptibility to Eating Disorders

    March 04, 2015

    A group of researchers at Drexel University, headed up by Michael Lowe, PhD, a clinical psychologist who studies the psychobiology of eating and weight regulation and a professor of psychology in Drexel’s College of Arts and Sciences, suggests that actual elevations in body mass during childhood may play a much bigger role in the development of disordered eating than previously thought.

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  • Group Members Needed for Four-Week Insomnia Study

    March 03, 2015

    Do you have difficulty falling or staying asleep? Do you have racing thoughts at night or wake up and find it difficult to fall back to sleep? Do you feel sluggish or tired during the day?

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  • Jonson Miller on "Engineers as Servant-Leaders of the Old South: The Southern Military Schools and the Foundation of the New South"

    March 03, 2015

    Miller reports on his project, “Engineers as Servant-Leaders of the Old South: The Southern Military Schools and the Foundation of the New South” for the Consortium for History of Science, Technology and Medicine where he was a research fellow for 2014-2015.

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