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April

  • 2016 MAAGC Workshop

    Third Annual MAAGC Workshop

    April 29, 2016

    The MAAGC Workshop 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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  • Ryan Petrie, PhD

    Ryan Petrie Publishes Review Article

    April 29, 2016

    Ryan Petrie, PhD, published a review article in PubMed titled "Multiple mechanisms of 3D migration: the origins of plasticity." Understanding why human cells have so many ways to get around!

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  • Celebrating Drexel Authors

    Celebrating All Drexel Authors

    April 27, 2016

    For the fourth year, the Office of the Provost and Drexel Libraries highlighted the work of Drexel’s authors and editors. This year, for the first time, published students were honored along with faculty and staff.

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  • Elizabeth Watson, PhD

    Meet BEES Prof Elizabeth Watson

    April 26, 2016

    Assistant Professor of Wetlands Science Elizabeth Watson, PhD, joined Drexel's Department of Biodiversity, Earth and Environmental Science (BEES) after working as a research ecologist at the Environmental Protection Agency. She says being a professor is a natural fit, given her love of science, learning and helping students relate to their world.

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  • Writer's Room

    This is Writers Room

    April 26, 2016

    Directed by English prof Rachel Wenrick and located at the Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships, Writers Room is a place for writing, reading, thinking and being. Here, members of the Mantua, Powelton Village and Drexel communities create a shared story.

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    Drexel Awarded $40,000 for Innovative Service Models in Higher Education

    April 25, 2016

    Drexel was awarded $40,000 at the Service Year + Higher Ed Innovation Challenge, having won both the private university category and the audience choice award. The challenge was created with the purpose of promoting the integration of learning and service during college. Finalists were invited to present their program concepts in person to a panel of judges during an all-day event on April 12 at the Aspen Institute in Washington, DC.

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  • Summer Courses

    April 22, 2016

    Students will witness the power of poetry firsthand at CHOP, understand the significance of the U.S.-Mexican War, and explore the human mind and consciousness in these summer courses.

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  • Student Job Opportunities

    April 22, 2016

    Looking for a spring job opportunity? Apply to work with the Department of Global Studies and Modern Languages, or the offices of STS, Public Policy and Sociology.

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  • Matthew Parsons

    Finding Alternative Energy in France

    April 22, 2016

    Physics alumnus Matthew Parsons '15 is the recipient of a Fulbright research grant that will allow him to investigate an alternative energy source, "fusion energy," at the ITER Project in Southern France — an international collaboration of researchers from 35 different countries.

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  • Oil Refinery

    Professor Gwen Ottinger on Air Monitoring Data

    April 21, 2016

    What's in the air in the neighborhoods closest to oil refineries? In general, according to Department of Politics Professor Gwen Ottinger, we don't know, and even when we do know, remarkably little meaningful change happens with that data.

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  • Red-eared monkey. Photo by Ian Nichols/National Geographic.

    Gun Hunting Could Lead to Extinction of Threatened Primates on African Island

    April 18, 2016

    A study conducted by a team led by Drexel University scientists found that gun hunting on Bioko Island correlates significantly with lower numbers of the majority of the island’s primate species.

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  • NOAA logo

    Bees Students Named Drexel's First Hollings Scholars

    April 14, 2016

    Nicholas Barber, BS geoscience '18, honors, and Vincent O'Leary, BS environmental science and BS geoscience '18, honors, are the first students at Drexel University to receive the Earnest F. Hollings Scholarship from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). A total 125 students from across the United States receive this award, which recognizes the nation’s top undergraduates interested in pursuing research, public service or teaching careers in the oceanic and atmospheric sciences.

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  • Q&A with Professor Gwen Ottinger

    April 13, 2016

    Gwen Ottinger, PhD, has an impressive research agenda based on questioning the environmental justice implications of current modes of science and technology. For her current project, she has been traveling to the San Francisco Bay Area to do social science research in communities next to oil refineries, where residents are concerned about toxic chemicals in their air. We caught up with her to ask her about her research, her workshop and the virtues of inquiry that engages with communities’ real-world problems.

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  • The Drexel Naturalists' Association pictured on an excursion in Wissahickon Valley Park.

    Celebrate the Great Outdoors with the Drexel Naturalists’ Association

    April 11, 2016

    Now that spring has sprung, students can better appreciate nature in and outside of the city with the Drexel Naturalists’ Association.

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  • Helen Murray

    Helen Murray Receives Graduate Student Research Award

    April 09, 2016

    Helen Murray, a 1st-year clinical psychology doctoral student, was awarded a Graduate Student Research Award from the American Psychological Association's Division 38, Society for Health Psychology.

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  • Farrah Rahaman, Drexel Global Studies Student

    25 Faces 25 Years: Farrah Rahaman

    April 07, 2016

    “I’m predisposed to having a deep-rooted interest in international issues,” says Farrah Rahaman, a junior double majoring in art history and international area studies with a concentration in justice and human rights. At 21 years of age, the undergrad has been to Guatemala, Madrid, Haiti and Peru, and has spent her spring and summer breaks writing alongside leading Haitian poets, volunteering as an English teacher, and studying international development up close.

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