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August

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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