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June

  • A collage of portraits of the students in the MFA Class of 2021

    Creativity Can’t Wait: CoAS Graduates First Class of Creative Writing MFA Students

    June 30, 2021

    Last month, the College of Arts and Sciences graduated its first class of Creative Writing MFA students. The low-residency program launched in the fall of 2019 and has quickly become known as a program with a strong community where the students’ support of one another and their creative reach is inspiring and uplifting. Meet the thirteen members of the Class of 2021.

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  • Amazon River Turtles that survived the L. coecus raid being prepared for release in a nearby oxbow lake.

    Trouble from Below: Subterranean Army Ants Raid Nests of Endangered Amazon River Turtles

    June 28, 2021

    Learn more about the predation on nests of three species of Amazon River turtles (Podocnemis) by underground-foraging army ants (Labidus coecus) being studied right now by Professor Sean O'Donnell.

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    Jennifer Yusin, PhD, Appointed Director of Women’s and Gender Studies

    June 28, 2021

    Jennifer Yusin, PhD, from the Department of English and Philosophy, has been appointed to the position of Director of Women’s and Gender Studies, effective Fall 2021, to lead the planning and implementation of a range of initiatives to increase the visibility of the program both inside and outside the university while developing a strategic plan in collaboration with Amelia Hoover Green, PhD, associate dean for diversity, equity and inclusion.

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  • María Paula Mijares Torres poses with a newspaper featuring her first bylined story

    Advocating for a Free Press: Meet María Paula Mijares Torres '23

    June 23, 2021

    Communication major María Paula Mijares Torres was recently recognized by the Lenfest Institute of Journalism for her advocacy for journalism. She is currently exploring her passion for the field in a co-op at the Philadelphia Inquirer.

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  • Eighteen-year-old Paul Robeson High School grad Lyric Wise won a $50,000 scholarship live on national television explains her existing ties to the University, as well as her excitement and plans for starting at Drexel this fall.

    'Good Morning America' Scholarship Recipient Lyric Wise Can’t Wait to Be a Dragon

    June 21, 2021

    The 18-year-old Paul Robeson High School grad who won a $50,000 scholarship live on national television explains her existing ties to the University, as well as her excitement and plans for starting at Drexel this fall.

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  • But We Keep Going, the Paul Robeson High School senior portrait series, was celebrated on the evening of June 17 with a projection event on Drexel's University City campus produced by Welsh, Writers Room Assistant Director Patrice Worthy, Pearlstein Gallery Exhibitions and Programs Coordinator Leah Appleton, and Greenhouse Media.

    Drexel Writers Room Collaboration Shines 7-Story Spotlight on Local High School Graduates

    June 21, 2021

    As part of its TRIPOD initiative, the university-community literary arts program Writers Room helped celebrate and share stories of the Paul Robeson High School senior class and their resiliency during the pandemic — culminating in the projection of the students’ portraits on the side of the University City Campus’ Nesbitt Hall on the evening of June 17.

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  • TEDxDrexelU, a student organization whose mission it is to bring the spirit of TED to the Drexel community, will present a two-day virtual conference featuring Drexel faculty and alumni speakers June 26–27.

    Watch Your Professors Give TEDx Talks During a Student-Curated Virtual Event This Week

    June 21, 2021

    TEDxDrexelU, a student organization whose mission it is to bring the spirit of TED to the Drexel community, will present a two-day virtual conference featuring Drexel faculty and alumni speakers June 26–27.

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  • A graphic that reads Juneteenth: A Day of Recognition, Restoration, Celebration

    Juneteenth Discussion Looks Back to Move Forward

    June 17, 2021

    On Wednesday, June 16, the Office of Equality and Diversity and the Center for Black Culture dedicated time to reflect on all that has happened and to think about what yet needs to be done in a panel discussion on the topic of Juneteenth and racial justice. Titled “Looking Back to Move Forward: A Frank Conversation in Commemoration of Juneteenth,” the event was moderated by Patience Ajoff-Foster, PhD, CDP, executive director for diversity and inclusive culture.

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    Faculty Highlights: Recent Grants and Awards

    June 16, 2021

    Last term, Drexel University faculty were recognized for their scholarly research and professional contributions and recognitions.

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    Two Recent CoAS Alums Named Fulbright Honorees

    June 16, 2021

    Congratulations to recent CoAS alumni Jorge Fortin-Mejia ’19, who has been selected as a recipient, and Parisa Khoshnood ’20, who has been selected as an alternate, for the prestigious Fulbright U.S. Student Program for 2021-22.

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  • The commencement set-up in Mandell Theater where non-semester-based college and school ceremonies were livestreamed from June 7–10.

    Drexel Virtually Celebrates 2021 Graduates of Colleges, Schools, Heritage Groups

    June 14, 2021

    Before the University-wide ceremony at Citizen’s Bank Park on June 11, commencement for Drexel’s colleges, schools and students of the African diaspora were held virtually though celebrated wholeheartedly.

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  • A commencement cap with the phrase "That's All She Wrote" and a seated woman on a chair.

    Capping Off the Return of Drexel’s Commencement Cap Contest

    June 14, 2021

    The top three designs from the Class of 2020 and Class of 2021 showed the Philly skyline, the future’s possibilities and recognizing achievements of the past.

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  • Abioseh Porter

    Abioseh Porter, PhD, Appointed Interim Director of Africana Studies

    June 14, 2021

    Abioseh Porter, PhD, professor of English, has been appointed to the position of Interim Director of Africana Studies, effective Fall 2021, to lead the planning and implementation of a range of initiatives to increase the visibility of the program both inside and outside the University while developing a Strategic Plan in collaboration with Amelia Hoover Green, PhD, associate dean of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

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  • Drexel University College of Arts and Sciences Honors Day Awardees

    Celebrating Our Honors Day 2021 Awardees

    June 10, 2021

    As the annual Honors Day celebration demonstrates, the Drexel University College of Arts and Sciences is home to many of Drexel's finest students. Through our comprehensive, real-world approach to education they are well prepared to respond confidently to the world’s most pressing issues — now and long into their future. Interdisciplinary study and hands-on skills spanning the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences equip these capable achievers to serve all of society through scholarship, research and civic engagement, and to advance positive change.

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  • On a cutting board, vegetables, grains and spices are arranged to spell out Green Verses

    New Publication Celebrates the Intersection of the Arts and Sciences

    June 10, 2021

    Inspired by their backgrounds attending liberal arts institutions for undergraduate education, Biodiversity, Earth & Environmental Science (BEES) PhD candidates Karmi Oxman and Virginia Caponera launched Green Verses, a new arts zine that features creative work from BEES students.

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    Congratulations to Our 2021 Gilman Scholars

    June 09, 2021

    We are pleased to announce that four CoAS students have received Gilman Scholarships to support study or co-op abroad in 2021. Congratulations to Manmeen Kaur, Elana Sargent, Jade Umstead and Brenda Vong!

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    2021 Graduate Student Awards

    June 08, 2021

    We are pleased to recognize the following graduate students in the College of Arts and Sciences, who recently received Drexel Emerging Graduate Scholars Conference Awards and Graduate Student Excellence Awards.

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    Meet Undergraduate Student Commencement Speaker Tim Hanlon

    June 07, 2021

    Tim Hanlon is an honors biology major with a concentration in organismal biology and physiology, a minor in neuroscience, certificates in creative writing and in publishing, and is also the outgoing Student Body President. Hanlon recently took the time to reflect on his time at Drexel and share what’s in store for him after graduation.

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  • Angel Hogan

    Meet Graduate Student Commencement Speaker Angel Hogan

    June 04, 2021

    Angel Hogan is a member of Drexel’s first graduating Creative Writing MFA class. She is an activist, poet and filmmaker. Hogan recently took time from her very busy schedule to tell us a little about herself, the MFA program and her artistic pursuits.

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    CoAS Accomplishments in Brief

    June 03, 2021

    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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  • A screenshot of Kejsi Ruka's presentation titled Understanding Labor Union Views on Energy Futures

    Sophomore Kejsi Ruka Goes from STAR Scholar to Award Winner

    June 02, 2021

    Global Studies major Kejsi Ruka recently presented her research at the Stanford Student Research Conference, where she was awarded Best Poster in the Qualitative Social Science Research Category. Her conference poster presented her analysis of what unionized energy workers think about energy transitions and the future of energy in the United States.

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    Spring 2021 CoAS Interdepartmental Research Showcase

    June 01, 2021

    At the Spring 2021 CoAS Interdepartmental Research Showcase, Emily Greberman, a Criminology & Justice Studies and Psychology major, took home first prize for her research presentation on "Twitter As a Mechanism for Coping with a Traumatic Event: Ferguson and the Shooting of Michael Brown."

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