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February

  • A measuring tape wrapped around a fork

    The Science of Eating Disorders

    February 25, 2016

    For National Eating Disorders Awareness Week, professors Adrienne Juarascio and Jessica Barson separate fact from fiction and weigh in on the psychological and physiological causes of eating disorders.

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  • SCORE will help youth develop fundamental skills for succeeding in life.

    Drexel and Sixers Youth Foundation Team Up to Promote Healthy Behaviors for Middle School Students

    February 25, 2016

    Middle school students in West Philadelphia will learn strategies to achieve better physical and emotional health through a new collaboration between Drexel University and the Sixers Youth Foundation, a charitable initiative of the Philadelphia 76ers.

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  • A depiction of black holes merging and the gravitational waves that emit from them.

    Building Toward Discovery: Drexel Professor’s Role in Finding Gravitational Waves

    February 22, 2016

    Sometimes, science is about chipping away at the big questions. One Drexel physics professor recently got credit for his role in developing a big answer.

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  • Stephanie Goldstein Receives Innovation Award

    February 17, 2016

    Stephanie Goldstein, a doctoral student in clinical psychology, has received The Society of Behavioral Medicine, Technology Special Interest Group Student Award for Innovation.

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  • Kenneth Lacovara, PhD unearthing Dreadnaughtus

    How to Build a Flexing Robotic Dinosaur Limb In Seven ‘Easy’ Steps

    February 17, 2016

    With their discovery of Dreadnoughtus schrani in 2014, a team of Drexel University researchers unearthed not only the most complete skeleton of a new species of supermassive dinosaur, but also a trove of research opportunities. One of the first of these endeavors to take shape at Drexel is an effort to better understand how the dinosaur might have moved.

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  • Kirk Heilbrun, PhD

    Kirk Heilbrun Receives Distinguished Award

    February 15, 2016

    Kirk Heilbrun, PhD, has received the 2016 Distinguished Contributions to Law and Psychology award from the American Psychology-Law Society/APA Division 41.

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    Philosophy in Literature course focuses on utopia

    February 15, 2016

    In the spring term, PHIL 381-001: Philosophy in Literature focuses on utopia. It is cross-listed with ENGL 395-001.

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  • 20th Kaczmarczik Lecture speaker S. Alan Stern gestures during his presentation on Feb. 10.

    Celebrating 20 Years of Bringing Nobel Prize Winners to Campus

    February 15, 2016

    Since its inception in 1995, the Kaczmarczik Lecture series honoring a former Drexel physics professor has brought many high school students and Nobel Prize winners to campus in the name of science.

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  • Stephanie Manasse

    Stephanie Manasse Receives Research Grant from Academy for Eating Disorders

    February 12, 2016

    Stephanie Manasse, 4th-year clinical psychology student, was awarded an Academy for Eating Disorders Student Research Grant in the amount of $1000 to help fund her dissertation project, Novel Assessment of Affective Distress Intolerance in Binge Eating.

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  • Alisa Melekhina, BA Philosophy, '11

    25 Faces, 25 Years: Alisa Melekhina, BA Philosophy '11

    February 10, 2016

    Most first graders are only just beginning to master the skills of reading, writing and arithmetic — but not Alisa Melekhina. By the age of 7, Melekhina had not only competed in the World Open for chess — a game that requires astute calculation and strategy well beyond the years of most first graders — she had also authored an English translation of a popular Russian fairytale (at the age of 6!). As if that’s not impressive enough, the now 24-year-old attorney went on to receive a full ride to Drexel and graduate in just two years. The astounding timeline of this accomplished alumna is enough to make even the most industrious of us feel like an underachiever.

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  • Stephanie Goldstein Receives 2016 Distinguished Student Travel Scholarship

    February 09, 2016

    Stephanie Goldstein, a doctoral student in clinical psychology, has received the Society of Behavioral Medicine’s (SBM) 2016 Distinguished Student Travel Scholarship.

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    Psychology Department's Mental Health and Justice Center Hosts Scottish Delegates for PERF

    February 09, 2016

    Drexel University Department of Psychology’s Mental Health and Justice Center of Excellence (CoE) recently hosted delegates from Scotland as part the Police Executive Research Forum (PERF) and Police Scotland’s Leadership for Outcomes Program.

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  • Chengqian Yin, PhD, a biology student and a member of the Sang Lab

    Chengqian Yin Wins Prestigious AACR Scholar-in-Training Award

    February 09, 2016

    Chengqian Yin, PhD, a biology student and a member of the Sang Lab, has received a prestigious AACR Scholar-in-Training Award.

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  • Central American Bushmaster

    5 Things to Know About Being Bitten By A Viper

    February 05, 2016

    Sean O’Donnell is a member of the white fang club — which is to say that he’s one of a group of biologists whose been bitten by a venomous snake and lived to tell the tale.

    In 2009, O’Donnell, PhD, now an associate department head of Biodiversity, Earth and Environmental Sciences (BEES) in Drexel’s College of Arts and Science, was involved in a program teaching tropical field courses for undergraduates in a lowland rain forest in Costa Rica. It was there, two years before he came to Drexel, that he was initiated to the club via a Central American bushmaster.

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  • Ice Cream Sundae

    ICYMI: Science Explains Why You Can't Keep That New Year's Resolution

    February 05, 2016

    Here we are in the final days of January. How are your New Year’s resolutions holding up? Have you maintained the willpower to eat healthy and lose weight, or did you lose all control at the first thought of a brownie sundae? If the latter rings true for you, here’s some good news: it may not be not your fault. And, even better, there may be a practical solution.

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  • New research by Drexel University and Arizona State University reveals that the burst of electricity from a stun gun can impair a person’s ability to remember and process information.

    Taser Shock Disrupts Brain Function, Has Implications for Police Interrogations

    February 04, 2016

    New research from a first-of-its-kind human study by Drexel University and Arizona State University reveals that the burst of electricity from a stun gun can impair a person’s ability to remember and process information. In a randomized control trial, participants were subjected to Taser shocks and tested for cognitive impairment. Some showed short-term declines in cognitive functioning comparable to dementia, raising serious questions about the ability of police suspects to understand their rights at the point of arrest.

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  • Scott Knowles and Richardson Dilworth

    Employee Spotlight: Scott Knowles & Richardson Dilworth

    February 04, 2016

    Professors Scott Knowles and Richardson Dilworth are reliving Drexel’s entire 125 years of existence in a new book and online oral history that will be unveiled later this year, to coincide with the anniversary of Drexel’s founding in 1891. 

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  • Jordan Hyatt (L) will evaluate the body camera initiative under SEPTA Police Chief Thomas Nestel III (R). Photo credit: Elizabeth Peckham.

    Drexel Criminology Professor to Evaluate SEPTA Body Camera Initiative

    February 02, 2016

    The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) recently announced that its transit police officers have been equipped with body cameras. The initiative, which is intended to strengthen relationships with the public and provide valuable evidence for investigations, will be evaluated by Jordan Hyatt, JD, PhD, an assistant professor in Drexel University’s Department of Criminology and Justice Studies in the College of Arts and Sciences.

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  • Arthur M. Nezu

    Arthur M. Nezu Reappointed to APA Committee

    February 01, 2016

    Arthur M. Nezu, PhD, DHL, ABPP, Distinguished University Professor of Psychology, was recently appointed to the committee charged with revising the 6th edition of the American Psychological Association Publication Manual.

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