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May

  • Jose receiving a special plaque at the screening held on Drexel's campus.

    A Spoonful of Animation Helps the Story Medicine Go Down

    May 31, 2018

    Since 2016, the Story Medicine class at Drexel University has helped the ideas and dreams of child patients at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia come alive — and now, through a new partnership, become animated.

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  • Jacob Owens standing and holding Qian Qian

    'Pandas' IMAX Movie Follows the First Artificially Bred Panda into the Wild - And Features Plenty of Drexel Connections

    May 31, 2018

    From the professor who dreamed up the panda release program to the alums who run it, Dragons play a huge role in "Pandas."

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  • Soccer Star Bridges Activism, Leadership and Research

    Soccer Star Bridges Activism, Leadership and Research

    May 29, 2018

    Outside a soccer stadium in Buenos Aires, 18-year-old Dakota Peterson and his youth academy teammates sat late into the evening. As Latin music drifted overhead, Peterson felt life pulling him — not toward a career in professional soccer, as he had once imagined, but toward one that would invoke a similar spirit of collaboration, leadership and global connectedness.

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  • A person looking at a brain image on a monitor while someone else is helped into an MRI in the background.

    New Parts of the Brain Become Active After Students Learn Physics - Study

    May 24, 2018

    A new study out of Drexel University showed that, when confronted with physics problems, new parts of a student's brain are utilized after receiving instruction in the topic.

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  • Felice  Elefant, PhD

    Biology Professor Selected for Drexel’s National Leadership Program for Women in STEM

    May 23, 2018

    Felice Elefant, PhD, associate professor of biology, is one of 18 Fellows selected nationwide for this year’s Executive Leadership in Academic Technology and Engineering program at Drexel University. ELATE at Drexel is an elite professional and leadership development program for women in the academic STEM fields.

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  • Nick Barber

    Drexel Student Finds Perfect Fit for Volcano Research Through Gates Cambridge Scholarship

    May 23, 2018

    Nicholas Barber, a geoscience student from the College of Arts and Sciences, has become the second Drexel student to be awarded the prestigious Gates Cambridge Scholarship, making his PhD program at the University of Cambridge cost-free.

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  • 2018 NEDA regional conference attendees

    Drexel and WELL Center Host First-Ever National Eating Disorders Assoc Regional Conference

    May 23, 2018

    On Saturday, May 12th, Drexel University and the WELL Center played host to the first-ever National Eating Disorders Association regional conference. NEDA is the nation's largest eating disorder association, and the NEDA regional conference is designed to bring together individuals who are experiencing eating disorders or who want to learn more about eating and body image issues.

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    College of Arts and Sciences Tenure, Promotion and Awards

    May 22, 2018

    The mission of the College of Arts and Sciences and the University could not be accomplished without the dedication and support of our faculty members. It is their pursuit of excellence in teaching, research and scholarship that reinforces our position as a modern liberal arts college, and enhances our University’s reputation as a world-class research institution.

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  • The new Frozen Horchata from Saxbys was created for Drexel's Class of 2018 and will be available at the two Saxbys locations on the University City Campus. Photo courtesy Saxbys.

    Saxbys Creates One-of-a-Kind Drink for Drexel Seniors

    May 21, 2018

    In honor of the Drexel University Class of 2018’s upcoming graduation, Saxbys designed a special iced beverage for the graduating seniors.

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  • Kathy Chen '18 - Communication Major

    Communication Major Tests Her Limits Abroad

    May 21, 2018

    As the plane hovered 13,000 feet above the Earth, Kathy Chen didn’t feel fear until the adventure-seeker beside her hurtled out. Moments later, she and her skydiving instructor were free falling as well, the countryside of Japan and a distant view of Mt. Fuji unfurling beneath them.

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  • A screenshot of a video game created in Drexel’s Entrepreneurial Game Studio

    5 Things to Know About the Drexel Writing Festival

    May 18, 2018

    Think the Drexel Writing Festival is only for English majors? Not true. Here’s why you should come to the festivities on May 21 – 23, 2018.

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  • Roger Thomas and Danielle Kreeger, PhD transplanting mussels

    Partnering for Mussel Restoration

    May 17, 2018

    Freshwater mussels and shad were once plentiful in the Delaware Estuary and its tributaries, providing a range of natural benefits to people and waterways. Today they face an uncertain future in local streams and rivers, creating a serious disadvantage when it comes to ecological health.

    Now, the Academy of Natural Sciences, the College of Arts and Sciences of Drexel University, the Partnership for the Delaware Estuary, Philadelphia Water Department and Department of Parks and Recreation, Bartram’s Garden, and the Independence Seaport Museum have come together to develop the Aquatic Research and Restoration Center to coordinate large-scale restoration efforts that do not currently exist in the Philadelphia region.

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  • A fruit fly standing on a plant's leaf.

    Restoring Epigenetic Balance Reinstates Memory in Flies With Alzheimer's Disease Symptoms

    May 14, 2018

    A study from Drexel University showed that restoring a balance between two epigenetic regulator enzymes restored learning and memory function in flies that displayed symptoms of Alzheimer's disease.

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  • National Eating Disorder Association’s (NEDA) #NEDAcon Logo

    Drexel WELL Clinic to Sponsor National Eating Disorder Association’s (NEDA) #NEDAcon

    May 10, 2018

    The WELL Clinic at Drexel University is proud to co-sponsor the National Eating Disorder Association’s (NEDA) #NEDAcon on Saturday, May 12th. #NEDAcon will be the organization’s first ever Regional Conference. Its purpose is to connect individuals who are experiencing eating disorders, or those who are interested in learning more about eating disorders and body image issues

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  • third-hand smoke

    'Non-Smoking' Doesn't Mean Smoke-Free — Drexel Study Finds Third-Hand Smoke Spreads Inside

    May 09, 2018

    Despite decades of indoor smoking bans and restrictions, new research from Drexel University suggests the toxins we’ve been trying to keep out are still finding their way into the air inside. Findings by a group of environmental engineers show that third-hand smoke, the chemical residue from cigarette smoke that attaches to anything and anyone in the vicinity of a smoke cloud, can make its way into the air and circulate through buildings where no one is smoking.

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  • 2017 commencement.

    Drexel University's 2018 Commencement Speakers and Honorary Degree Recipients

    May 09, 2018

    More than a dozen respected speakers will address Drexel Dragons at various college- and school-level ceremonies, as well as at a University-wide event.

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  • Adrienne Juarascio Receives Junior Faculty Award

    Adrienne Juarascio Recieves the 2018 Hilda and Preston Davis Foundation Junior Faculty Award

    May 08, 2018

    Adrienne Juarascio, PhD, assistant professor of psychology, has received the 2018 Hilda and Preston Davis Foundation Junior Faculty Award. The $200,000 award will support the 2-year project "Using Continuous Glucose Monitoring to Detect Eating Disorder Symptoms in Bulimia Nervosa."

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  • Schultheis

    Maria T. Schultheis Named Interim Dean of Arts and Sciences

    May 08, 2018

    As Donna M. Murasko, PhD, prepares to end her 16-year tenure as dean to return to the faculty, the College of Arts and Sciences will move ahead under new leadership with the appointment of Maria T. Schultheis as interim dean, effective July 1.

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  • Drexel Student Jackie Garcia

    Forensic Entomology

    May 08, 2018

    Drexel University environmental science graduate Jackie Garcia had the opportunity to pursue an independent study during her senior year. She chose Academy scientist and Drexel professor Jon Gelhaus as her mentor. Together, the two set out to explore the complex field of forensic entomology. We talked with Garcia about learning a new field during an independent study, sharing her work with the public at Bug Fest and inspiring one high school student to pursue her own work in the field.

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  • A drawing of the Hyneria Lindae

    25 Years of Fossil Collecting Yields Clearest Picture Yet of Extinct 12-Foot Aquatic Predator

    May 07, 2018

    More than two decades of exploration at a Pennsylvania fossil site have given Academy of Natural Sciences paleontologists their best idea of how a giant, prehistoric predator would have looked and behaved.

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  • Drexel Dragon Logo Blue

    STS Faculty Win Awards

    May 03, 2018

    Three faculty—Vincent Duclos, Christian Hunold, and Ali Kenner—won Drexel Summer Faculty Research Awards. One faculty—Gwen Ottinger—won a Drexel Faculty Scholarly and Creative Activity Award. These awards demonstrate STS faculty’s commitment to research, training students, and explaining research findings to diverse publics.

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  • Janine Bower

    Janine Bower Wins 2018 Excellence in Science, Technology and Society Prize

    May 03, 2018

    Janine Bower, MS in science, technology and society '18, is the recipient of the 2018 Excellence in Science, Technology and Society Prize. This is the third year that the Center for STS has offered this annual prize. Nominated and voted on by STS-affiliated faculty, the prize is presented to a STS graduate student who has demonstrated exemplary performance in research, academics and service to the STS program.

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  • One child had the opportunity to touch and feel a real-life dinosaur fossil at the Academy of Natural Sciences during Drexel's Inspire a Child to Dream event.

    Little Dragons Inspired to Dream — and Create, and Play — at Annual Event

    May 03, 2018

    At 2018’s annual Inspire a Child to Dream Day, the children of Drexel faculty and staff came to campus for a special day of activities.

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  • Ashley Ramey with her son

    Communication Alum Directs Original Documentary on Mothers Struggling with Opioid Addiction

    May 03, 2018

    “One time I was in rehab, and they were talking about how there is an original body of pain. And you create more pain on top of that trying to handle the original thing that hurt you.”

    So recalls Ashley Ramey in the trailer for “Original Body of Pain,” a documentary about motherhood and opioid addiction co-directed by Stan Wright, BA Communication ’15, and Dominic Silva, both MFA students at Wake Forest University.

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  • Paul Offit, MD

    Announcing the 2018 CoAS Commencement Speaker

    May 01, 2018

    Paul A. Offit, MD, director of the Vaccine Education Center at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, will deliver the College of Arts and Sciences Commencement address on June 15, 2018 at the Mann Center.

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