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January

  • Young women studying at an outdoors table

    Spring Courses

    January 31, 2020

    Check out these new and noteworthy courses for Drexel’s spring term — like “Economy Gap and Homelessness,” a Community-Based Learning course taught in Japanese that explores social issues through media and community service.

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  • Drexel SOC 356 students at ESP; Photo credit: Kelly Underman

    Contemporary Sociology Theory Class Visits Eastern State Penitentiary

    January 31, 2020

    In November, Kelly Underman, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Sociology, took her students in SOC 356 Contemporary Sociology Theory, to Eastern State Penitentiary. The field trip was intended to set the stage for the course unit on sociological theories of “Power,” beginning with the work of philosopher Michel Foucault.

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  • “I’ve always been interested in China because it’s kind of like this place that everyone says is so different from any other country in the world and it’s so far away and it’s kind of like this unknown land,” said Sarah DiPasquale. Here she is at the Great Wall.

    Drexel-Inspired New Year’s Resolutions

    January 08, 2020

    Still looking for a New Year’s resolution? Hint — we’ve been sharing ideas all year long! Check out some of our top articles from the year for a little aspiration inspiration.

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  • STS master’s student Ann Campbell’s theory model, “Multispecies Assemblages of the Capitalocene.”

    Course Methodology: STS Theory Studio

    January 08, 2020

    I did not expect that students would use their potluck dish as part of their final project submission. We ate heptapod brownies, inspired by the extraterrestrial species in the movie “Arrival,” and learned about bacteria, mold, and transnational technoscience as we sampled artisan cheeses. These potluck offerings were science, technology and society theory models, in edible form — nourishment for finals week at Drexel University.

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    CoAS Accomplishments in Brief

    January 08, 2020

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

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  • PES Refinery

    Public Policy Course Tackles Philadelphia’s PES Refinery Problem

    January 07, 2020

    The Philadelphia Energy Solutions (PES) refinery in South Philadelphia was the largest and oldest refinery complex on the East Coast until it shut down this summer, following an explosion on June 21, when a highly flammable processing liquid leaked and caught fire from a corroded elbow joint, sending a massive fireball into the Grays Ferry darkness.

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  • David DeMatteo, JD, PhD, ABPP - Becoming a Forensic Psychologist

    How to Become a Forensic Psychologist

    January 06, 2020

    Aided by depictions in the media and popular culture, forensic psychology is a rapidly growing field. However, there are still many misconceptions about what it means to be a forensic psychologist — and how to become one. A team from Drexel’s Department of Psychology sought to address the lack of career guidance and widen access to the field in the new book “Becoming a Forensic Psychologist,” published by Routledge.

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  • Drexel Students Receive Fulbright Scholarship

    10 Years Ago at Drexel CoAS

    January 06, 2020

    As we kick off a new decade of scholarship and innovation, join us for a fun look back at life in the College of Arts and Sciences 10 years ago!

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