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February

  • Equipment for the PICO-60 experiment at SNOLAB. Courtesy of SNOLAB.

    Drexel Scientist Searches for Dark Matter

    February 28, 2017

    We all know that about 70 percent of the Earth is covered in water. That’s something you learn in elementary school. Now, imagine that 80 percent of the Earth was covered in water — but we couldn’t see it and didn’t know exactly where it was, just that there was something else out there.

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  • Sex & Gender Research Forum logo

    Let’s Talk About Sex (and Gender): Transgender Equality Activist to Speak at Drexel Research Forum

    February 24, 2017

    The 2017 Sex and Gender Research Forum will feature interdisciplinary research projects and transgender rights activist Harper Jean Tobin.

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  • "I am Psyched" exhibit logo

    ‘I am Psyched!’ Interactive Exhibit Explores the Role of Women of Color in Psychology

    February 24, 2017

    An interactive exhibit that features minority women who have contributed to psychology will be on display at Drexel University’s W. W. Hagerty Library from Feb. 27 to March 10.

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  • Joe Hodnicki

    25 Faces 25 Years: Joe Hodnicki

    February 23, 2017


    Joe Hodnicki isn’t biased to any one medium; painting, illustration, block printing, merchandise design — he does it all. The biology alum’s deep love of the natural world, particularly the ocean, resonates in his art and design work for big-name brands like Vimeo and Urban Outfitters, nonprofits like the Special Olympics, and independent shops like Grain Surfboards and Mother Earth Brewing Company. He’s built tree houses in the Virgin Islands, produced merchandise for events like the New York and San Diego Surf Film Festivals, and even designed the medals for the 2012 Winter X Games. But the career path that now so perfectly weaves his love of art and science was once unclear to a young Hodnicki.
     

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  • View of the Micromyzon orinoco specimen from above.

    Almost 4 Decades Later, Mini Eyeless Catfish Gets a Name

    February 23, 2017

    Discovered in a 1978–79 expedition, a pale, eyeless catfish that doesn’t even measure an inch long is now known as Micromyzon orinoco, for the South American river in which it was discovered.

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  • ESS 2017 Meeting Banner

    The 2017 Annual Meeting of the Eastern Sociological Society Comes to Philadelphia, February 23-26.

    February 22, 2017

    The Drexel Department of Sociology is a proud sponsor of the 2017 Eastern Sociological Society (ESS) Presidential Address and Awards Plenary. ESS President John Torpey (CUNY Graduate Center) will be speaking to the meeting's theme, "The End of the World as We Know It?"

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  • Peter DeCarlo, PhD, speaks about climate change at a panel discussion.

    At Climate Change Panel, Drexel Faculty Urges Action

    February 20, 2017

    Global warming requires an immediate and aggressive response around the globe, but it’s unclear whether the United States will participate under the new administration, according to a discussion led by Drexel professors. 

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  • Africana Studies and Women's and Gender Studies Open Call for Student Essays

    Call for Essays: Africana Studies and Women’s and Gender Studies Awards

    February 16, 2017

    The College of Arts and Sciences is pleased to officially announce the undergraduate student call for essays: Africana Studies -V.P. Franklin Award ($500) and Women's and Gender Studies-Martha Montgomery Award ($200)

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  • Obesity Society Journal

    Journal Article Published in the Journal Obesity

    February 15, 2017

    In a recent paper in the journal Obesity, Evan Forman, Meghan Butryn et al. report on results of the NIH-funded Mind Your Health II Trial. Overweight participants assigned to acceptance-based behavioral treatment lost considerably more weight at one year than those assigned to gold standard behavioral treatment. Also is in this issue is Tom Wadden and Bob Berkowitz’s commentary on the meaning of these results.

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  • Vincent O'Leary on the Schuylkill River as part of the "Project Footpath" course.

    In the Classroom and on the River Banks, Passing on a Love for Science

    February 15, 2017

    Vincent O’Leary is using his time at Drexel to get others interested in science, whether that means teaching elementary school students about physics or helping launch a class to explore urban ecology and environmental science.

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  • Shoval Dovani

    25 Faces 25 Years: Shoval Dorani

    February 14, 2017

    Shoval Dorani has looked justice in the eye before. Rather than diving into college after high school, Dorani left her hometown of Wynnewood, Pennsylvania, to fight in her father’s native country for the Israel Defense Forces. As a canine handler and commander in the IDF, Dorani — along with her trained military dog, a Belgian Malinois named Gula — came face-to-face with enemy soldiers in combat for three years. So, when she left the IDF to study in Drexel’s Criminology and Justice Studies program, Dorani had one goal in mind: she wanted to “lock up criminals.”

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  • World Anthropology Day comes to Drexel Feb. 16.

    World Anthropology Day Comes to Drexel

    February 13, 2017

    A Feb. 16 event will take a closer look at how current events can be viewed through anthropologists’ eyes. Speakers will cover topics as wide-ranging as native land rights and immigration.

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  • Chris Nielson

    25 Faces 25 Years: Christopher Nielson

    February 09, 2017

    Somewhere in the ridges of Pennsylvania on the Appalachian Trail, a young Christopher Nielson decided that science was no longer his true passion. As he wandered, he thought of the overcrowded chemistry labs he frequented that never quite felt like home. He didn’t miss them. Instead, throughout his whole trip, whenever he had free time, all he really wanted to do was read Shakespeare. When he got back to school, he changed his major to English and he hasn’t looked back since.

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  • Marcellus Shale gas tower

    Methane Levels Have Increased in Marcellus Shale Region Despite a Dip in Well Installation

    February 09, 2017

    Despite a slow down in the number of new natural gas wells in the Marcellus Shale region of Northeast Pennsylvania, new research led by Drexel University finds that atmospheric methane levels in the area are still increasing. Measurements of methane and other air pollutants taken three years apart in the rural areas of Pennsylvania that have been the target of natural gas development over the last decade, revealed a substantial increase from 2012 to 2015.

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  • "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time" by Mark Haddon was chosen as the 2017 One Book, One Philadelphia featured selection.

    Drexel Unites to Promote One Book, One Philadelphia

    February 09, 2017

    Though Drexel has participated in the annual community book club for years, this marks the first year of interdisciplinary collaboration and panel discussions.

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  • Rachel Reynolds, PhD, an associate professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, speaks at the faculty forum held Feb. 8 while Bahram Nabet, PhD, professor in the College of Engineering, looks on.

    Faculty Forum Discusses Executive Order Banning Travel

    February 09, 2017

    About 100 members of the Drexel community gathered last evening for a wide-ranging informational forum with a panel of professors to learn more about President Donald Trump’s executive order banning travel from seven countries.

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  • syringe and vials

    ‘Who Needs a Flu Shot? – Not Me’
     

    February 08, 2017

    “There has been a little flu, but there will be more…we have not seen the worst of it, flu usually peaks in February,” said an article in The Philadelphia Inquirer in January. Now in February, we think – people better get their flu shots, take vitamin C and heed the public health cautions plastered across the news media. But what impact do these public health messages actually have on us? Are we going to race out and get our flu shot? According to a Drexel University communication researcher, probably not. And it’s not because we think we’re invincible, it’s because we like to think we’re immune to the influences of messages in the mass media — a communications theory termed the “third-person effect.”

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  • Peter Ngo ready for work at Renji Hospital.

    West Meets East on an Enlightening Medical Co-op in China

    February 07, 2017

    Drexel biology student Peter Ngo gained a new perspective on the relationship between Western and Eastern medicine during his six-month co-op shadowing nurses and physicians in Shanghai.

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  • ian crumm

    25 Faces 25 Years: Ian Michael Crumm

    February 06, 2017

    Ian Michael Crumm, a senior communication major at Drexel, smiles as he recounts one of his fondest memories: helping to organize and model in a fashion shoot for Beijing’s LifeStyle magazine with one of the city’s well-known fashion bloggers. His friend and fellow Drexel communication major Mollie Snyder was on co-op with the magazine at the time and invited Crumm to be a part of the spread.

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  • Myrna Shure Book

    Review of "Thinking Parent, Thinking Child" by Myrna Shure

    February 02, 2017

    Read a review of the second edition of "Thinking Parent, Thinking Child", Myrna Shure's updated book.

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  • Lee Dolat

    25 Faces 25 Years: Lee C. Dolat

    February 02, 2017

    Lee Dolat has worked as a research technician at Harvard Medical School, contributed and authored articles for The Journal of Cell Biology and the Encyclopedia of Cell Biology, and become the first student in the history of Drexel’s Department of Biology to secure the esteemed Ruth L. Kirschstein pre-doctoral fellowship award from the National Cancer Institute of the National Institutes of Health. And that’s all before he’s even defended his PhD thesis.

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  • How to Train 'Superhuman' Geoscientists

    How to Train 'Superhuman' Geoscientists

    February 02, 2017

    The radiologist interpreting your MRI scan and the geologist assessing our natural resource reserves have one important thing in common: They are both exceptionally skilled at perceiving important cues in an image or vista that the rest of us are almost certain to miss.

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  • Mona Elgohail

    Speaking the Unspoken

    February 02, 2017

    Mona Elgohail grew up in a tight-knit, all-American family of six in Monmouth County, New Jersey. Her supportive parents encouraged her to speak her mind — and she often did.

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  • Andrew Damron, JD

    Protecting the Persecuted

    February 02, 2017

    "Why are you afraid to go home?" he asked. Without speaking, the two children answered in unison, lifting their shirts to reveal raw, pink scars stretching like spider webs across their torsos. It is an image that will haunt Andrew Damron, JD, forever.

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  • Pinkesh Patel, PhD

    Investing in Progress

    February 02, 2017

    Pinkesh Patel’s academic credentials simply can’t be questioned. He received a bachelor’s degree from Drexel University in physics (with honors) before completing a graduate degree at Caltech, where he dove into the just-developing field of research surrounding gravitational waves. He then went on to a postdoc at Stanford, where he branched out into the world of bioengineering.

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  • Anne Marie Dougherty

    Healing the Wounded

    February 02, 2017

    During the peak of the Iraq war, ABC News Anchor Bob Woodruff was struck by a roadside bomb in Iraq. The man known by millions of viewers across the country suffered a traumatic brain injury that nearly killed him.

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  • Jordan Hyatt, JD, PhD

    Breaking the Cycle

    February 02, 2017

    It is one of our nation’s most pressing and persistent public health crises. It is responsible for more than 25,000 deaths each year nationwide, and as many as 3,500 annually in Pennsylvania alone. It reaches from the inner cities to wealthy suburbs and out into the countryside, and its recent growth has been described by officials at the Centers for Disease Control as “unprecedented.”

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  • Dalton George presents findings from the global climate change conference.

    Climate Change Workshop Tackles Solutions to a Global Problem

    February 01, 2017

    The students and faculty who attended COP22 spoke to an audience eager for an update on the international efforts to address the damage humans are doing to the environment.

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