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November

  • climate change

    Urban Climate Change Research Hub Opens at Drexel

    November 29, 2016

    In the battle to adapt to and mitigate climate change caused by humans, most environmental engineers and climate scientists agree that cities are the front line. Due to the sheer density of their population, and the quantity of resources they consume, cities have the potential to most quickly and significantly affect—and be affected by—climate risks. They also have the ability to integrate climate resiliency into their plans for the future, according to environmental engineering professor Franco Montalto, PhD, who will direct a network of North American climate change researchers concerting their efforts via a new hub at Drexel University. 

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  • Ted Daeschler, PhD

    Journey to the Bottom of the World: Academy Researcher to Dig for Fossils in Antarctica

    November 21, 2016

    On his latest adventure, Ted Daeschler won’t have to keep an eye out for wolves or polar bears. That’s a welcome change. “That’ll be very comforting,” he laughed. For the first time, Daeschler, a PhD who serves as vice president of Collections and the Library of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, will head to Antarctica to seek out fossils dating back to a time before the dinosaurs.

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  • Jennie David

    Jennie David Featured in Pediatric Gastroenterology Special Interest Group Newsletter

    November 17, 2016

    Jennie David was featured as the student spotlight in the Fall/Winter 2016 newsletter of the Pediatric Gastroenterology Special Interest Group (PG-SIG) within APA's Pediatric Psychology Division.

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  • Golden Crowned Kinglet

    Into The Trees

    November 16, 2016

    A few times a year, scientists from the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University venture to remote regions of the planet on some of the most important field trips in the name of science: collecting expeditions. The material they bring back has the potential to open new lines of research and answer limitless questions about life on Earth.

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  • Jonathan E. Spanier, PhD

    Tiny Switch

    November 15, 2016

    A bit of residual moisture helped researchers unlock the ultraviolet light-emitting potential of a material they were studying.

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  • Mentoring graphic

    5 Rules for Being a Successful Mentor and Mentee

    November 09, 2016

    Mentorship is a universal language that has helped guide some of the world’s most impactful CEOs, artists and humanitarians. The late former Apple Inc. CEO Steve Jobs was a known mentor to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Celebrated author and poet Maya Angelou was a major influence on entrepreneur and philanthropist Oprah Winfrey’s career. Even Mother Teresa credits a mentor for helping guide her life’s mission and impact.

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  • Mario the Dragon Drexel University Statue

    STAR Scholar Q&A with Ejaz Momen and Professor Lloyd Ackert

    November 08, 2016

    Ejaz Momen, Politics '20, has a very full schedule, including an accelerated BA-JD with Drexel University’s School of Law, minors in Arabic and History, and keeping up with his favorite British television shows (imports only – no substitutions!). But in addition to all of his scholarly work, Ejaz took his first summer at Drexel University to participate in the STAR Scholars program with Lloyd Ackert, PhD.

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  • Dimetrodon

    Dimetrodon Discovery

    November 07, 2016

    A prehistoric fossil is “discovered” in the University’s collections and finally classified with its close relatives, 160 years after being dug out of the ground. Since 1845, a segment of an upper jawbone with serrated, inches-long teeth has resided on a shelf at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University under the name Bathygnathus borealism. But like many of the millions of specimens at the Academy, this 270-million-year-old fossil still had a story to tell.

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  • John Kounios, PhD

    The Thinker

    November 07, 2016

    How does a brain scientist known for discovering the neural pathway of sudden, creative insight achieve his own flashes of inspiration? It’s all about getting into the right headspace.

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  • James Herbert

    Q&A With Graduate College Dean and Executive Vice Provost James Herbert

    November 03, 2016

    You might call the one-year anniversary of Drexel’s Graduate College “the great rollout.” For the past year, with inaugural Dean and Executive Vice Provost James Herbert, PhD, leading the way, the college has moved into its new home and set in place a long list of initiatives. Now it’s time to mobilize.

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