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August

  • Alison Novak

    The Millennial Voice

    August 29, 2016

    Misinformation about young voters has created blind spots in recent elections that serve neither voters nor candidates.

     

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  • Mouse brain showing astrocytes

    One Cell, Many Roles

    August 29, 2016

    Specialized cells called astrocytes were once thought to be bit players in the central nervous system, but closer inspection suggests they have complex roles.

     

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  • Giancarlo Stefoni

    The Money Man

    August 29, 2016

    The individual who manages fundraising for Hillary Clinton for all of Pennsylvania was just a student volunteer at a Democratic debate rehearsal a few years ago.

     

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  • Deccan Traps

    What really killed them?

    August 29, 2016

    A new theory suggests that the dinosaurs' fate was sealed by not just one, but two separate disasters around 66 million years ago.

     

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  • Credibility On Camera

    August 26, 2016

    A Drexel professor will evaluate a new body camera initiative launched by Philadelphia’s transit agency meant to reduce crime and improve officer-citizen relationships.

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  • William Smith Geology Map

    Science Underfoot

    August 25, 2016

    The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University celebrated the 200th anniversary of the geological map that laid the foundation for earth science with a rare public viewing this year.

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  • student working at chalkboard

    Fall Courses 2016

    August 24, 2016

    Students entering their sophomore year or later are invited to explore the history of Presidential elections in the U.S., analyze the causes of climate change, or consider what it means to be human in these featured fall courses!

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  • Drexel Alumni Bill Wine

    A Critical Eye

    August 23, 2016

    Emmy Award-winning film critic Bill Wine says it's his days studying math - yes, math! - at Drexel that helped him develop that analytical edge that's required for his niche in the world of show business.

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  • Law of the Jungle - Image by Exel magazine

    Law of the Jungle, Ignored

    August 23, 2016

    On Equatorial Guinea’s island of Bioko, rising prosperity and lax conservation enforcement have devastated the population of primates and other animals prized by consumers as “bushmeat” delicacies. Thirteen years of data collected by a team of researchers on the island of Bioko show how ineffective the country’s lax environmental conservation laws were in stemming the growth of illegal hunting.

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  • Hubble Space Telescope - Black Hole

    Shining a Light on Black Holes

    August 22, 2016

    Astrophysicist Gordon Richards has discovered more black holes than anyone else in the universe. With assistance from a powerful new telescope being built in Chile, he plans to beat his own record.

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  • Illegal Logging in Ghana

    Vanishing

    August 22, 2016

    In Ghana, over half of all forest understory birds have vanished in just 15 years as unchecked illegal logging, economic stress and demand for African timber take their toll on the nation’s rainforests.

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  • Scott Knowles, PhD, department head and associate professor in the Department of History.

    Q&A: Scott Knowles on Why He Created Two History Courses to Engage All Students in Current Events

    August 22, 2016

    Scott Knowles, PhD, associate professor and head of the History Department, will teach two courses this fall about important current events on campus and across the country.

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  • Second Chances Illustration by Brian Stauffer

    Second Chances for First Time Offenders

    August 22, 2016

    Strict “zero tolerance” policies have led to a disturbing number of in-school arrests — about 1,600 in the School District of Philadelphia annually. Once in the justice system, youths’ life chances are diminished considerably. Psychology Professor Naomi Goldstein is working with community partners to divert students from the damaging “school-to-prison pipeline,” improving outcomes for youth and making Philadelphia a national leader in the process.

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  • Senior Vice Provost for Research Aleister Saunders.

    Q&A With Senior Vice Provost for Research Aleister Saunders

    August 11, 2016

    University research typically is a fairly insular endeavor, played out at the department level with little cross-pollination among the various disciplines. Senior Vice Provost for Research Aleister Saunders is trying to widen that view. He has been advocating a university-wide approach to research, looking for those areas where Drexel can support and encourage investigations that cut across departments and disciplines.

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  • Mark McCurdy

    Mark McCurdy Receives APA Convention Society Research Award

    August 10, 2016

    Mark McCurdy's research was recognized by Psi Chi at the 2016 APA Convention, where he received the APA Convention Society Research Award for his project.

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  • Mary Godfrey

    Mary Godfrey Receives APA Student Travel Award

    August 09, 2016

    Mary Godfrey presented her project entitled "Language Profiles of Males with Sex Chromosomal Aneuploidies Vary as Function of Comorbid Autism Symptoms" at the American Psychological Association’s Annual Conference in Denver, Colorado.

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  • bulk photovoltaic effect

    Making a Solar Energy Conversion Breakthrough With Help From a Ferroelectrics Pioneer

    August 08, 2016

    Designers of solar cells may soon be setting their sights higher, as a discovery by a team of researchers has revealed a class of materials that could be better at converting sunlight into energy than those currently being used in solar arrays. Their research shows how a material can be used to extract power from a small portion of the sunlight spectrum with a conversion efficiency that is above its theoretical maximum — a value called the Shockley-Queisser limit. This finding, which could lead to more power-efficient solar cells, was seeded in a near-half-century old discovery by Russian physicist Vladimir M. Fridkin, PhD, a visiting professor of physics at Drexel University, who is also known as one of the innovators behind the photocopier. 

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  • Caitlin Walczyk will be the first Drexel student to receive a scholarship or fellowship to study in Kazakhstan.

    Drexel Sends First Dragon to Kazakhstan

    August 03, 2016

    Caitlin Walczyk will be the first Drexel student to receive a scholarship or fellowship to study in Kazakhstan when she spends a year studying Russian in the country as a Boren Awards honoree.

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  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow Opportunity in Synthetic Organic Chemistry

    August 01, 2016

    A Postdoctoral Research Fellow position is available in Drexel University's Department of Chemistry. The successful candidate will have a PhD in synthetic organic or organometallic chemistry and a strong background in catalysis and/or multi-step organic synthesis. The highly motivated candidate will be responsible for both method development and target-oriented molecule synthesis.

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