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February

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    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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  • 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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  • 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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