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December

  • The College of Arts and Sciences weekly 'community read' of the book "Ebony & Ivy" starts on January 14. The class is free and open to all.

    Inaugural DEI Community Read Takes Up Racism, Slavery and Higher Education

    December 18, 2020

    The College of Arts and Sciences is hosting a Community Read of the book Ebony & Ivy is being offered as a 1-credit special-topics course in politics in the winter and spring, open to all Drexel students. Community members and faculty, staff and alumni from the entire University are also invited to participate, at no cost. Meetings are from 6 to 6:50 p.m. on Thursdays and will be conducted via Zoom.

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  • Several young kids prepping vegetables

    Talking to Kids about Weight: What the Internet Says and Why Researchers Are Wary

    December 17, 2020

    Researchers from the Center for Weight, Eating and Lifestyle Science (WELL Center) in the College of Arts and Sciences at Drexel University systematically reviewed numerous independently published guidelines for having conversations with children about weight status to analyze their content, consistency, actionability and scientific support. They recommend future guidelines unify their messages for caregivers and health care professionals and be better supported by scholarly data.

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  • Drexel Deans Look Back at 2020

    Drexel Deans Look Back at 2020 — Part One

    December 16, 2020

    After a tumultuous year of change and uncertainty, deans from the University’s colleges and schools reflected on what happened and what they’ve learned.

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  • Wrist worn fitness tracker sitting atop a notebook, pen and magazine. All items are siting in front of a lap top.

    Does Sharing Health Data Help Maintain Weight Loss?

    December 14, 2020

    Research from the Center for Weight, Eating and Lifestyle Science (WELL Center) in the College of Arts and Sciences at Drexel University suggests that health counselors having access to self-monitored health data would improve a person’s weight loss maintenance.

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  • 2020 CoAS Research Day Winners

    Paper Wasps to Fenceline Communities: Top Student-Led Research from Spring and Summer

    December 07, 2020

    The College of Arts and Sciences’ first-ever virtual Research Day showcased unique and innovative research conducted last spring and summer by Drexel students and their CoAS faculty mentors. The research may have been conducted as part of a research co-op, STAR Scholars project, independent funding and more. Learn more about the students who received the day’s top prizes and how the awardees have used the projects to push forward in their academic and professional careers.

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  • Inside Ambition by Alexandra George, Drexel Communication Major

    Building Community through Student News on “Inside Ambition”

    December 07, 2020

    Last winter, third-year communication major Alexandra George noted a sense of disconnect and lack of school spirit at Drexel University. Out of this idea was born “Inside Ambition,” Drexel University Television’s casual news show that aims to foster community at Drexel and provide a connection between students and the University. The show reports on news affecting students and shares interviews with Drexel community members about what is happening on campus, even as it films remotely amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

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  • 2020 New College of Arts and Sciences Faculty

    Welcoming New Faculty to the College of Arts and Sciences

    December 07, 2020

    Meet the new faculty in the College of Arts and Sciences, and please join us in offering them a warm welcome to our community!

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  • Feeling Medicine by Kelly Underman, PhD

    “Feeling Medicine:” Q&A on Medicine and the Pelvic Exam

    December 07, 2020

    Pelvic exams play a pivotal role in medical education, often representing the first time medical students touch real humans in a professional manner. In her new book “Feeling Medicine,” published by NYU Press, medical sociologist Kelly Underman, PhD, takes us inside gynecological teaching programs — drawing from in-depth interviews with students, faculty and the gynecological teaching associates who use their own bodies to teach the exam.

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  • Recycling empty bottles and cans

    Policy Student’s Op-Ed Leads to Recycling Program Grant

    December 07, 2020

    Breath Hand, MS environmental policy ’21, knew from the early years of adulthood that every action she took in favor of the environment would help counteract the daunting effects of climate change and global warming. Studying environmental policy at Drexel was one of those actions.

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