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November

  • Photo of Jesse Goldman on a blue and gold Drexel themed background

    Meet Assistant Teaching Professor of Physics Jesse Goldman, PhD

    November 23, 2021

    Jesse Goldman, assistant teaching professor of physics, received his PhD in experimental high-energy physics in 2000 and, following post-doctoral research on neutrino oscillations, turned his focus to physics teaching. His current research interests include the analysis and data-reduction of space-telescope image data and cosmic-ray applications for compact detectors.

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    Biological Sciences Major Nick Sookhoo is on the Path to Medical School

    November 22, 2021

    From his research experience to co-op, biological sciences student Nick Sookhoo is gaining the skills he will need to be successful in medical school and achieve his longtime dream of becoming a doctor.

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  • Eight students stand with the Maryanoffs and Chemistry Department Head Joe Foley

    Students Receive Chemistry Research Experience Through Maryanoff Scholars Program

    November 18, 2021

    Thanks to the generous support of Drexel alumni Bruce (BS '69, PhD '72) and Cynthia (BS '72) Maryanoff, selected College of Arts and Sciences students are able to participate in a chemistry research program during the first summer after their freshman year. Here recent Maryanoff Scholars share their research projects and their experience in the program.

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    Bolstering Commercial Corridors Is a Vital Part of Rebounding From COVID-19

    November 17, 2021

    As small retailers close, the commercial corridors they occupy face the prospect of a downward spiral, and the impact is most likely to be greater in poorer communities, Richardson Dilworth, PhD, head and professor in Drexel’s Department of Politics, wrote in a “Rebuilding Philly” essay.

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    Let’s Start Crafting Environmental Policy Through an Anti-Racist Lens

    November 17, 2021

    Pursuing equity and sustainability together requires a dramatic shift in thinking, Drexel’s Gwen Ottinger and Jennifer Britton wrote in this “Rebuilding Philly” essay.

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    Student-run Film Festival Puts Focus on the Climate

    November 16, 2021

    Cinema for the Climate is coming to the Academy of Natural Sciences on Saturday, December 4. Organized by students in the Climate Films & Advocacy course, the event will feature screenings of the family-friendly film 2040 and the more adult-oriented Mossville: When Great Trees Fall. This is a free event.

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    Global Studies Major Serena Hermitt Discovers Passion for Community Work

    November 15, 2021

    After arriving at Drexel for her first year undecided on a major, Serena Hermitt found the perfect major that fit all of her interests due to its interdisciplinary nature: Global Studies. Now, with a transformative course abroad experience and two co-ops under her belt, Hermitt has discovered her passion for working in the community.

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    Meet Assistant Research Professor of Criminology and Justice Studies Kathleen Powell, PhD

    November 11, 2021

    Kathleen Powell, PhD, is an assistant research professor in the Department of Criminology and Justice Studies, with a joint affiliation with the Center for Public Policy. Broadly, her research examines the various impacts of involvement with the juvenile and criminal justice systems. She focuses on identifying person-level outcomes of being arrested, on community supervision or incarcerated.

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  • Graphic that reads Ending Environmental Racism: Understanding Social Forces, Fighting Local Battles

    Sociology Event Explores Intersection of Racial Justice and the Environment

    November 10, 2021

    For decades, studies have shown that Black, Indigenous, people of color (BIPOC) communities and low-income communities face greater environmental and climate threats, while contributing the least to these problems. However, the environmental justice movement has not always considered how these populations are disproportionately affected by environmental issues. To call attention to environmental racism, the Department of Sociology kicked off a new series of social justice-themed events with a one-day symposium that featured academic, activist and policymaker perspectives.

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    Kris Unsworth, PhD, Named Director of Center for Science, Technology & Society

    November 09, 2021

    Kris Unsworth, PhD, from the Department of Criminology and Justice Studies, has been appointed director of the Center for Science, Technology and Society, effective Fall 2021. She will lead the planning and implementation of initiatives to increase the visibility of the Center both inside and outside the university.

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    CoAS Accomplishments in Brief

    November 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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  • Omkari Williams shared these tips in her “Activism For the Rest of Us” workshop hosted on Oct. 27 by the Pennoni Honors College and supported by The Center for Black Culture, the Westphal College of Media Arts & Design and the College of Arts and Sciences.

    8 Tips for Accomplishable Activism

    November 01, 2021

    Omkari Williams — a speaker, writer, podcast host and coach for activists — shared these tips in her “Activism For the Rest of Us” workshop hosted on Oct. 27 by the Pennoni Honors College and supported by The Center for Black Culture, the Westphal College of Media Arts & Design and the College of Arts and Sciences.

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    Two Arts and Sciences Faculty Members Named 2021-2022 Provost Fellows

    November 01, 2021

    The Office of the Provost recognized four faculty experts as its 2021-2022 cohort of Provost Fellows, including the College of Arts and Sciences’ Deirdre McMahon, PhD, and Asta Zelenkauskaite, PhD. A Provost Fellow is a faculty member who partners with senior administration to spearhead a project critical to Drexel’s success.

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