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  • Drexel Alumni and Astronaut Christopher Ferguson goes through a suit fit check

    Mobility Futures, Astronauts, Islands, Caribbean Survival and Infrastructural Justice

    April 28, 2017

    Mimi Sheller, PhD, professor of sociology and director of the Center for Mobilities Research and Policy delivered an invited lecture on “Uneven Mobility Futures: Inequality, Justice and Power” for the Grinnell College, Center for the Humanities Speaker Series on March 1, 2017.

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    Drexel Faculty and Students Present at the Annual ESS Meeting

    April 27, 2017

    The Eastern Sociological Society’s (ESS) Annual Meeting was held in Philadelphia, PA from February 23rd - 26th, 2017. ESS was founded in 1930 to support sociological research and networking in the northeast United States, and has about 1,200 members. There were approximately 1,450 registrants at this year’s annual meeting and approximately 200 undergraduates presented posters. Drexel was well represented at the annual meeting with both faculty and students presenting.

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    Q&A: Extraordinary Four-Foot-Long Clams Finally Found Alive

    April 26, 2017

    Hiding inside a hard shell that’s up to four feet long and resembles an elephant tusk, there’s a dark-colored earthworm-like creature. At one end, the creature’s body forms a slight bulb. At the other, claw-like appendages. It doesn’t really eat on its own, but ingests products made by bacteria that live within it.

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    Psychology Students Receive Research Awards

    April 18, 2017

    Kayci Vickers and Jillian Tessier both recently received research awards from the Council on Brain Injury.

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  • Eli Gilman

    25 Faces 25 Years: Eli Gilman

    April 17, 2017

    “I’m always inspired to learn,” says Eli Gilman, an alumnus of Drexel’s Center for Public Policy. “That’s what drives me, regardless of the field. Drexel’s Public Policy program fit perfectly with where I wanted to go in my career. It was one of the biggest things that helped me conceptualize large institutional momentum and how to make change.”

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  • Drexel’s Vincent O’Leary Receives Truman Scholarship for Environmental Science

    April 12, 2017

    O’Leary is the first Dragon to be named a Truman Scholar, which provides a $30,000 scholarship toward graduate school for students pursuing careers in the public sector.

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  • Joint Atlantic Seminar in History of Biology 2017 Hosted by Drexel University

    Drexel hosts the Joint Atlantic Seminar in the History of Biology

    April 11, 2017

    Drexel’s Department of History and Center for Science, Technology and Society (STS) hosted the Joint Atlantic Seminar in the History of Biology on March 24-25, 2017. The event was organized by Lloyd Ackert, Associate Teaching Professor in the Department of History and affiliate faculty member with STS. Participants represented U.S. universities including Harvard, Princeton, Yale, MIT, Brown, Penn, Franklin & Marshall, Temple, Cornell and Johns Hopkins; and international institutions such as the University of Paris and University of Vienna.

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  • Farrah Rahaman, Drexel Global Studies Student

    25 Faces 25 Years: Farrah Rahaman

    April 10, 2017

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  • Allison Brown (Penn State), Luke Stark (Dartmouth), Sarah Tracy (UCLA), Alexios Tsigkas (New School) field questions at the Stop Making Sense Symposium.

    Stop Making Sense: Sensory Science Meets STS

    April 06, 2017

    Drexel's STS Center, in conjunction with the Chemical Heritage Foundation and Drexel's Center for Hospitality and Sports Management, co-hosted a one-day symposium on March 10, 2017, "Stop Making Sense".

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  • Sharee Devose while on Drexel Co-op at Voice of America in Washington, D.C.

    Sharee Devose: Drexel Co-op at Voice of America

    April 06, 2017

    It feels almost like yesterday that I arrived in Washington, D.C., somewhat ready to take on the world of international broadcasting. I was excited on my first day, certainly, but I found it difficult still to believe that, of all people, I could have been chosen to be the first Drexel co-op at Voice of America (VOA), the official international broadcaster of the United States and the largest in the nation. The experience astounds me to this day.

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  • STS Graduate Students Dalton George ’17, Jason Ludwig ’17, Kristy Birchard ’17, and Janine Bower ’18 at STGlobal.

    Drexel University's STS Students Present at the 2017 STGlobal Conference

    April 06, 2017

    Drexel University is a member of STGlobal Consortium. The STGlobal Consortium is a group of universities with students interested in science and technology studies (STS), science and technology policy (STP), and other related topics. It hosts an international graduate student conference is dedicated to inquiry into science and technology policy and science and technology studies.

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  • How to Make the Most of Your Drexel Co-op

    April 05, 2017

    The co-op is an essential part of a typical Drexel education, but the process can raise a lot of questions. DrexelNow sought the advice of four co-op veterans, who weighed in with tips on the interview process, overcoming hurdles and leaving employers with a good impression.

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  • Drexel Takes Eco Education to the Movies at Philadelphia Film Festival

    April 04, 2017

    In search of new ways to promote awareness of the realities of climate change and global warming, Drexel faculty members have struck up a relationship with the Philadelphia Environmental Film Festival. The University is sponsoring a block of local films later this month.

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  • Drexel Anniversary Public Lectures Announced for Spring

    April 03, 2017

    Drexel’s free public lecture series will continue to highlight the University’s 125th anniversary year when the series starts up again this spring term.

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  • Naoko Neilson

    25 Faces 25 Years: Naoko Kurahashi Neilson

    April 03, 2017

    NASA was big in the ’80s.

    Sure, it was a force in the decades before, but in the ’80s, when a young Naoko Kurahashi Neilson was making her way through elementary school, NASA was pop-culture big. Kids gathered in classrooms to watch shuttle missions, and teenagers stared wide-eyed as countdowns and liftoffs filled the opening credits of MTV’s first broadcast.

    Those images stayed with Neilson. But not just the space shuttles and astronauts.

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