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May

  • Blue background with white text that reads Standing in Solidarity: A Frank Conversation About Anti-Asian Hate Crimes

    Standing in Solidarity Event Draws Attention to Anti-Asian Racism and Offers Path Forward

    May 28, 2021

    To promote this educational awareness during a time when anti-Asian hate crimes are on the rise, Drexel’s Office of Equality and Diversity held a panel discussion event in collaboration with Rebecca Clothey, PhD, director of the Asian Studies minor program. This panel featured a conversation grounded in the experiences of Asian and Asian American students, faculty and professional staff members in the Drexel community, with dialogue from students and faculty in the College of Arts and Science.

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  • Nic John Ramos stands in front of a Keith Haring mural

    History Professor Nic John Ramos, PhD, Troubles the Line

    May 26, 2021

    Award-winning Assistant Professor of History Nic John Ramos, PhD, does not easily fit into any one category. Though he teaches in the Department of History, his doctorate is in American Studies and Ethnicity, which he describes as really being at the intersection of Gender Studies and Ethnic Studies. Meanwhile, his research exists at the intersection of race and medicine. And in his classes, students are just as likely to encounter graphic novels and poetry as they are historical documents and books.

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  • Drexel University graduate at Citizens Bank Park.

    Drexel University Announces 2021 Commencement Speakers and Honorary Degree Recipients

    May 24, 2021

    The speakers and honorary degree recipients addressing graduating Dragons this year are well-known and respected in their various fields, and several have deep, longstanding ties to Drexel.

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  • Scott Warnock

    Scott Warnock, PhD, Appointed Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education

    May 24, 2021

    Scott Warnock, PhD, from the Department of English and Philosophy, has been appointed to the position of Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education to provide leadership in all areas of undergraduate education in the College of Arts and Sciences while fostering initiatives to improve faculty’s teaching experience.

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  • Michael Silverstein

    Michael Silverstein’s Research Provides Answers for People with ADHD, EFD in Highly Cited Paper

    May 24, 2021

    Michael Silverstein, a doctoral candidate in clinical psychology, investigated the relationship between attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and executive dysfunction symptoms in adults and found that ADHD symptoms were strongly correlated with and predictive of executive function deficits (EFDs), guiding clinicians to take a more holistic approach to treatment. The resulting paper received enough citations to place it in the top one percent of the academic field of psychiatry/psychology based on a highly cited threshold for the field and publication year.

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  • Screenshot of Victoria Wible presenting her research on Analyzing Union Apprenticeship and Training Opportunities in a Clean Energy Transition

    Junior Victoria Wible Tackles Energy Transitions in Sociology Co-op

    May 21, 2021

    Victoria Wible, a sociology major and research assistant on co-op this spring with the Labor and Energy Project at Drexel, presented her research at the Mid-Atlantic Undergraduate Social Science Conference, organized through Lebanon Valley College.

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  • Maxwell Franklin, Johannes Wagner, and Elizabeth Espinal

    Two Students, Alum Named 2021 NSF Graduate Research Fellows 

    May 20, 2021

    Two CoAS graduate students and one recent alumni have received 2021 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships to promote research efforts in physics and clinical psychology. The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program aims to encourage innovation and creativity in STEM fields by investing in outstanding graduate students through a five-year fellowship program. The fellowship includes three years’ worth of financial support, with an annual stipend of $34,000 and a cost of education allowance of $12,000 awarded to the researcher and their institution.

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  • An illustration of complex oscillation in quantum physics

    New Quantum Technology and Quantum Information Certificate Prepares Students for Careers in Emerging Field

    May 19, 2021

    To address the critical shortage of skilled workers in quantum technology and quantum information, Drexel University will offer a new post-baccalaureate certificate in this area. Beginning fall 2021, the Department of Physics will accept applicants who hold bachelor's degrees in physics, chemistry, materials science and engineering, or electrical and computer engineering, and offer them opportunities to learn the fundamentals of quantum technology and quantum information. The aim is to provide a strong foundation in this emerging area, with a focus on the foundations of quantum physics, technological advances on the quantum level, and real-world applications.

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  • Evangelia Chrysikou

    Evangelia Chrysikou, PhD Appointed Associate Dean for Research

    May 18, 2021

    Evangelia G. Chrysikou, PhD, from the Department of Psychology, has been appointed to a 3-year term as Associate Dean for Research to provide leadership to all research and scholarly/creative inquiry programs in the College of Arts and Sciences.

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  • screenshot of Zoom classroom with Brett Condon in a science lab

    SEA-PHAGES Lab Innovates for Remote Learning Environment

     

    May 17, 2021

     Susan Gurney, PhD, and Brett Condon, PhD, who co-teach the Science Education Alliance Phage Hunters Advancing Genomics and Evolutionary Science (SEA-PHAGES) course, had a novel solution to move their extremely hands-on lab online.

     

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  • cover image of book what makes you think you're awake next to photo of author maegan poland

    Unsettled and Unsettling: An Interview with Maegan Poland on Her Debut Short Story Collection

     

    May 13, 2021

    The award-winning debut short story collection from Assistant Teaching Professor of English Maegan Poland, PhD, features wildly imaginative and beautifully detailed stories. In this interview, Poland discusses her interests and influences, among other things.

     

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  • Illustration of notebook paper and pencil with Drexel Writing Festival 2021 written on it

    Visiting Authors Highlight 2021 Drexel Writing Festival, Set for May 17-21

     

    May 07, 2021

    The 2021 Drexel Writing Festival returns virtually May 17-21, and features esteemed visiting writers Karen E. Bender, Robert Anthony Siegel, Artress Bethany White, and Kayleb Rae Candrilli.

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  • Headshots of Tim Hanlon and Angel Hogan

    #ForeverDragons: Save the Date for the CoAS Commencement 2021

    May 04, 2021

    On Tuesday, June 8, 2021, the College of Arts and Sciences will celebrate the achievements of the Class of 2021 with a virtual commencement. The ceremony will be live-streamed from Mandell Theater, where a small party of dignitaries and speakers will gather.

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