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October

  • Kathleen Volk Miller

    Kathleen Volk Miller Published in "O’s…Guide to Starting Over"

    October 31, 2016

    An essay on choosing happiness by Kathleen Volk Miller, teaching professor of English, co-editor of the Drexel Publishing Group, and co-editor of PBQ, was chosen as the penultimate essay for the anthology “O’s…Guide to Starting Over."

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  • Diet Dash logo

    Philly Researchers Develop Sweet-Resisting 'Brain Game'

    October 26, 2016

    CBS Philly and a number of other television stations throughout the US have recently aired a segment about Project DASH, a new computerized brain-training program designed to help users reduce their sugar intake and lose weight.

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  • "How Fast Can You Run?"

    Drexel Professor Writes the Incredible True Story of the Life of a Sudanese Refugee

    October 24, 2016

    Drexel professor Harriet Levin Millan wrote about the incredible journey of a Sudanese refugee in a book that was made possible through a chance encounter in her creative writing class seven years ago.

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  • 125 Years Drexel Logo

    Drexel Public Lecture Series Now Online

    October 18, 2016

    Missed the weekly public lectures honoring Drexel's 125th anniversary? Videos from the past lectures are now archived and able to be watched (or binge-watched) online. Be sure to check back if you miss a week to catch up on Drexel's history.

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  • The Ichthyosaurus somersetensis specimen at the Academy of Natural Sciences with (from L–R) Ted Daeschler, Dean Lomax and Judy Massare.

    160 Years After Its Arrival, New Ichthyosaurus identified at the Academy of Natural Sciences

    October 12, 2016

    More than 160 years after its discovery in an English quarry, an ancient, aquatic reptile specimen at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University has finally been given its own name.

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  • Yellow-faced bee. Photo by Katja Schulz

    4 Things to Know About Bees Hitting the Endangered Species List

    October 12, 2016

    For the first time, bees have been placed on the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services’ Endangered Species List. Sean O’Donnell, PhD, professor in Drexel’s College of Arts and Sciences, is an expert on tropical insect ecology, focusing on bees, wasps and ants. He explains here what the addition of bees to the list means and where the prolific pollinators might go from here.

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  • A New Jersey Transit commuter train parked at Hoboken Terminal. (Michael Hicks / flickr)

    Q&A: Why Can't the New Jersey Train Engineer Remember the Crash?

    October 12, 2016

    The engineer of the New Jersey Transit train that crashed at Hoboken Terminal last week, killing one woman and injuring more than 100 people, told federal investigators that he was going only 10 mph as he approached the station, but does not remember the accident.

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  • Fossils discovered from the B. rex around a drawing of what the fish's head looked like.

    A New ‘King’ — New, Gigantic, Ancient Armored Fish Discovered

    October 11, 2016

    In the Arctic, a team that included scientists from the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University found fossils of a giant new species of extinct armored fish that they named Bothriolepis rex — the new king of Bothriolepis.

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  • Building Drexel the University and its City-1891-2016

    "Building Drexel the University and its City: 1891-2016"

    October 06, 2016

    The first comprehensive history of Drexel University in Philadelphia will be published in conjunction of Drexel’s 125th anniversary. “Building Drexel: The University and Its City, 1891-2016” traces Drexel’s founding in 1891 all the way to today, using illustrations and firsthand accounts to tell the story of Drexel’s 125 years.

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  • Rheophyte Illustration

    Natural Born Mysteries

    October 05, 2016

    Until recently, the flora of the interior of Cambodia’s Cardamom region has remained largely uncatalogued. But as Cambodian and international survey teams collaborate, more and more species are coming to light.

    Such was the case for Sarcolobus cambogensis, a rheophytic shrub discovered in the Tatai River in the Koh Kong province.

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  • Drexel Physics Graduate Student Rebecca Phillipson

    Q&A: A Fellowship to Discover Black Holes’ Secrets

    October 04, 2016

    Black holes remain one of the most mysterious and intriguing objects in our universe. One of the newest celestial objects to be studied — they were only first theorized in the 20th century — black holes are areas in space that have such strong gravity that not even light can escape them.

    However, there is little known about them. We don’t even have a real picture of one. That knowledge gap is where Rebecca Phillipson comes in. A physics graduate student in the College of Arts and Sciences, Phillipson dreams of discovering more about what makes black holes work.

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