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January

  • The Central African Biodiversity Alliance 2015 Undergraduate Field Course Plant Research Group at Mbam & Djerem National Park, Cameroon. Pictured from left to right: Katie DiAngelus (Drexel), Katherine Achy (UCLA), Dr. Maximilliano Fero (National University of Equatorial Guinea), Francisco Mitogo (National University of Equatorial Guinea), Andrienne Bih (Univeristy of Buea, Cameroon) and Alexandra Ley (University of Halle-Wittenberg, Germany). Photo credit: David Montgomery.

    African Biodiversity Researchers to Speak at Drexel Before National Symposium

    January 29, 2016

    A group of biodiversity researchers from Drexel-managed programs in Central Africa will speak at the University to discuss the challenges of their work and preparing for the future before they attend the Association for the Advancement of Science symposium.

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  • Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University

    New Poll Ranks Academy Near Top of Best Higher Ed Natural History Museums

    January 27, 2016

    A new report on the nation’s best higher education natural history museums ranks the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University as No. 2, largely for the public and student access to its world-renowned collections and scientists.

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  • Asteroid in outer space

    Q+A: Can NASA Really Predict - and Divert - Harmful Asteroids?

    January 21, 2016

    The name “Planetary Defense Coordination Office” evokes such sci-fi motifs as laser canons pointed skyward and angry, space ship-riding aliens.

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  • New STS Spring Courses

    January 20, 2016

    Are you curious about STS? STS Lab courses are our signature courses. According to each course's theme, students in STS lab courses work in teams, gaining the collaborative skills, you will need as you enter your field. This spring, STS offers two new courses.

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  • Former Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles H. Ramsey will join Drexel University as the inaugural Distinguished Visiting Fellow of the Lindy Institute for Urban Innovation.

    Former Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey Joins Drexel as Distinguished Visiting Fellow

    January 14, 2016

    Former Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles H. Ramsey will join Drexel University as the inaugural Distinguished Visiting Fellow of the Lindy Institute for Urban Innovation, a new cross-university strategic initiative that aligns Drexel’s academic work with the real-world need for urban revitalization. He also will be affiliated with the Department of Criminology and Justice Studies in the College of Arts and Sciences.

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  • Student Job Opportunity

    January 06, 2016

    The Center for Science, Technology and Society and the Center for Public Policy are looking for a department assistant with work-study hours. The position involves physical and electronic filing, information collection and organization, light editing, help with setup and breakdown of lectures and panel discussions, deliveries (not heavy) and other duties as assigned by the assistant director.

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  • Jennifer Stanford, PhD

    Expanding Access to Research Opportunities for STEM Undergraduates

    January 06, 2016

    "Many undergraduates nationwide do not engage in research during their education," says Jennifer Stanford, PhD, assistant professor of biology in Drexel University's College of Arts and Sciences.

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  • David Thornburgh - Committee of Seventy President and CEO

    Committee of Seventy President & CEO to Teach Public Policy at Drexel

    January 06, 2016

    The College of Arts and Sciences' Center for Public Policy welcomes David Thornburgh to its cohort of esteemed affiliated faculty members. Thornburgh is the president and CEO of the Committee of Seventy, a nonpartisan nonprofit working to influence "good government" in Philadelphia.

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  • Susan Bell, PhD

    Meet Sociology Head Susan Bell

    January 06, 2016

    Susan E. Bell, PhD, joined the College this fall as head of the new Department of Sociology. A contributing author of the renowned book "Our Bodies, Ourselves," Bell was inspired to become a professor after working in women's health centers in California and Massachusetts in the ’70s.

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  • New Spring Courses

    January 05, 2016

    Students will lead fiction writing exercises with patients at CHOP, discover the therapeutic potential of philosophy, and learn about the millions of species of insects that co-inhabit our planet — for better or worse — in these spring courses!

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  • Diet Dash logo

    Drexel Team Developing Brain-Training Game to Promote Healthy Eating

    January 02, 2016

    Project DASH is now seeking volunteers for study of a computer game designed to improve your ability to say "No" to tempting sweets that lead to weight gain. Participants must be 18 years or older, have a BMI of 25 or greater, own a home computer or laptop, and regularly eat high-sugar foods.

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