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February

  • Layered lava flows from the Bushe and Poladpur Formations near the village of Tail Baila. Image credit, Courtney Sprain.

    Did an Asteroid Cancel Dinosaurs? The Truth is in the Lava

    February 26, 2019

    About sixty-six million years ago a planet-wide catastrophe brought the non-avian dinosaurs to their demise, and the end of the Cretaceous period was marked by a mass extinction of its fauna and flora. New data, published in the journal Science, says it’s possible that intense volcanic eruptions in India coincided with the worldwide extinction – ultimately cementing the fate of the massive reptiles.  


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  • Installation Shot, The Pearlstein Gallery, by Joelle Dietrick

    The Speed of Thinking Exhibition and Panel

    February 18, 2019

    The Center for Mobilities Research & Policy co-organized a panel discussion on February 13th, 2019 in association with the Pearlstein Gallery’s exhibition The Speed of Thinking.

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  • Ocean, beach and sky by Rosie Oakes

    How Fast Are the Oceans Warming?

    February 15, 2019

    The greenhouse gases in the Earth’s atmosphere make our planet habitable, taking it from an average global temperature of -18 degrees C (zero degrees F) to a balmy 15 degrees C (60 degrees F). Current human activities, such as fossil fuel burning and deforestation, are increasing the concentration of these greenhouse gases, increasing the amount of the sun’s energy that is getting trapped.

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  • Maps of resting-state electrical brain activity, shown as a top view of the head.

    What Makes Some People Creative Thinkers and Others Analytical?

    February 13, 2019

    A new brain-imaging study from Drexel University's Creativity Research Lab reveals that the different "cognitive styles" of creative and analytical thinkers are due to fundamental differences in their brain activity that can be observed even when people are not working on a problem.

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  • Justus Martin Stillman College

    A Tale of Two Colleges: Drexel and Stillman Act on Memorandum of Understanding

    February 13, 2019

    Drexel University and Stillman College, a historically black university based in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, signed a Memorandum of Understanding in May 2018 which created unique opportunities for students from both schools — and expansion plans are already underway.

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  • Open Textbook Library logo

    New Access to Open-Licensed Materials Could Make a Difference for Students

    February 05, 2019

    Drexel faculty now have greater access to open-licensed textbooks — and are already starting to implement them in the classroom.

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  • Drexel College of Arts and Sciences Graduation

    Why Consider Graduate School?

    February 05, 2019

    When it comes to life after graduation, there are many exciting decisions to consider, from choosing where to put down roots, to applying for jobs and determining if graduate or professional school is right for you.

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  • Woman tying shoes in exercise clothes

    Can a 6-hour Program Prevent Obesity? Drexel Psychologist Wants to Find Out

    February 05, 2019

    What if an hour a week for six weeks could prevent young adults from becoming obese? Meghan Butryn, PhD, a Drexel University psychology professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, is trying to find out.

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    CoAS Accomplishments in Brief

    February 04, 2019

    We are proud to recognize the recent presentations, publications, awards and honors of members of the College of Arts and Sciences.

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  • Man at desk with paper airplane

    How to be More Creative at Work

    February 04, 2019

    Research by cognitive psychologists and neuroscientists reveals that a vacation could do the trick according to Drexel Psychology professor John Kounios, PhD

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  • The Triangle staff.

    Triangle in Trouble: Drexel’s Independent Newspaper Calls on Students in Fundraising Campaign

    February 04, 2019

    Drexel University’s student newspaper, The Triangle, announced that it no longer could afford printing costs, and is looking to students and the Drexel community for support.

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  • The Commander's Dilemma book cover by Drexel Professor Amelia Hoover Green

    "The Commander's Dilemma": Q&A on Wartime Violence

    February 01, 2019

    Why do some military groups commit many types of violence, whereas others carefully control violence against citizens? In her new book “The Commander’s Dilemma: Violence and Restraint in Wartime,” Cornell University Press, Assistant Professor of Politics Amelia Hoover Green, PhD — whose research focuses on conflict-related violence, intra-armed groups and human rights — argues that restraint occurs when fighters understand why they are fighting. That is, when commanders invest in political education.

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  • Drexel Psychology professor Megan Meyer

    Meet Psychology Prof Megan Meyer

    February 01, 2019

    For Megan L. Meyer, PhD, assistant teaching professor of psychology, student learning transcends the classroom with annual Habitat for Humanity trips and a pedagogy focused on "connections over content."

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  • Terry Gross

    Apply Now: Student Master Class with NPR’s Terry Gross

    February 01, 2019

    Before she delivers the 2019 College of Arts and Sciences Distinguished Lecture on April 10, join us for a special master class with Terry Gross, host of the Peabody Award-winning public radio program “Fresh Air.” Apply now to be one of only 10 CoAS students who will meet and learn from National Public Radio’s foremost interviewer.

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  • Student Organization - Drexel University Mock Trial Association

    Student Organization Q&A: Drexel Mock Trial Association

    February 01, 2019

    We caught up with Talha Mukhtar, a philosophy and political science major, to chat about his experiences with the Drexel Undergraduate Mock Trial Association. Mukhtar is a senior and the current president of DUMT.

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  • Shana Joseph, Drexel Communication Student and Intern at Philadelphia Fox 29

    Communication Major Shares Tips for Success after Working at Fox 29

    February 01, 2019

    I was told that work experience and networking would be two of the best things that I could do for myself while in college. In addition to my schoolwork, extracurriculars, and two co-ops, I decided to complete an internship for credit in my third final year at Drexel. I landed an amazing opportunity at Fox 29 studios in Philadelphia, working on one of their entertainment television shows called "The Q."

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