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2022

  • May

    • A drexel dragon graphic with the words "drexel coas honors day 2022" and "congratulations, you make us proud!"

      Celebrating Our Honors Day 2022 Awardees

      May 19, 2022

      As the annual Honors Day celebration demonstrates, the Drexel University College of Arts and Sciences is home to many of Drexel's finest students. We extend our gratitude to our faculty who nominated students and support them in their endeavors; and to our generous donors who have made many of these awards possible. Congratulations to our student honorees and their families — you make all of Drexel University proud!

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      CoAS Accomplishments in Brief

      May 13, 2022

      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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    • Mary Donnelly, who earned her Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science from Drexel in 2022.

      Getting Creative in the Field

      May 09, 2022

      Mary Donnelly –who recently earned her Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science from Drexel’s Biodiversity, Earth and Environmental Science (BEES) department — loves fieldwork. But instead of marshlands, forests, plains or deserts, Mary has been busy working right here in Philadelphia. Besides getting out into the field, her interests lie particularly in wildlife conservation. So, for her senior research project, Mary found a fun, collaborative way to do both while also sharing her findings with the community.

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  • April

    • poster for confronting antisemitism through storytelling event with Star of David and blue text

      Drexel Community Confronts Antisemitism by Telling Their Stories

      April 27, 2022

      Pennoni Honors College Dean Paula Marantz Cohen’s hope is that Confronting Antisemitism Through Storytelling, a collaborative event April 28 among Pennoni, Drexel Hillel, Jewish Studies and the College of Arts and Sciences, will spark conversations that are so often dampened by our current society. Rather than taking the form of a panel discussion or conference, the event will focus on the deeply personal, real-life stories of those who have experienced antisemitism first-hand, whether as Jews or allies.

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      CoAS Accomplishments in Brief

      April 08, 2022

      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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    • smiling woman standing beside a yellow research board outside on a sunny day

      Be Who You Want to Be, at Drexel

      April 05, 2022

      Growing up in South Brunswick, New Jersey, psychology major and student advisory board member Sanjana Oak rarely saw herself represented on the television screen. When she did, that character was grossly stereotyped or there only for comedic relief. What was worse, in real life, her peers expected her to behave in that same way. Curious about whether her experience was unique, she set up a research project through the STAR (Students Tackling Advanced Research) Scholars Program in the Pennoni Honors College.

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  • March

  • February

    • abstract illustration of characters standing on top of books, talking and exploring with orange gears and a sky in the background

      Sociology Professor Recognized with Esteemed Reeder Award

      February 21, 2022

      Professor of Sociology Susan E. Bell, PhD, is the 2022 recipient of the prestigious Leo G. Reeder Award, the highest honor presented by the American Sociology Association’s (ASA) Medical Sociology section. The award recognizes the lifetime achievements of sociologists who have significantly advanced the field through innovative research, mentoring and service to the medical sociology community.

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    • a collage of drawings including hands, books, pens, paper and other writing tools with a bubble that says "creative writing."

      MFA Program Launches Scholarship Fund to Support Marginalized Writers

      February 17, 2022

      When the first cohort of students in Drexel’s MFA in Creative Writing program graduated, in the spring of 2021, its members raised and donated $1,300 to fund the program’s civic engagement efforts. The gesture was well in keeping with a core tenet of the University, the College and the program itself, and it touched MFA program director Nomi Eve deeply.

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    • Male teacher standing next to large screen in front of classroom explaining lesson to younger students

      Report: Students Better at Recognizing Relationally Aggressive Classmates

      February 15, 2022

      Researchers from the Psychological and Brain Sciences department in the College of Arts and Sciences at Drexel University and the Center for Violence Prevention at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) recently published a study investigating various factors that may contribute to identification of relationally aggressive students, including their academic competence, prosocial behavior, popularity and gender.

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    • President Joe Biden with Lakshmi Parvathinathan

      Biological Sciences Major Lakshmi Parvathinathan Dreams of a More Inclusive Future

      February 15, 2022

      Lakshmi Parvathinathan has dedicated herself to fight for Documented Dreamers—students who have grown up in the United States as child dependents of long-term visa holders but who will age out of their dependent status and face deportation on their 21st birthdays.

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    • A copy of the book A Legacy to Share held up on Drexel's campus

      Student Interns in Drexel Publishing Group Produce Book Honoring Black Alumni Experience

      February 10, 2022

      During Homecoming Weekend, the Drexel Black Alumni Council (DUBAC) launched a special collection of essays. Titled A Legacy to Share, the new book honors over 50 years of history since the first wave of Black students arrived on Drexel’s campus in the late 1960s. Student interns in the Drexel Publishing Group were responsible for copy editing, proofreading and applying styles for formatting the book.

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    • MFA students pose for a photograph in Times Square

      Professional Residency Gives MFA Students Insight to Publishing World

      February 08, 2022

      This past November, second-year students in the MFA in Creative Writing program found themselves under the bright lights of New York City to get a feel for what getting a book published is all about. The professional residency is a distinctive part of Drexel’s low-residency MFA program, giving students the opportunity to meet with publishers, agents and editors, form professional ties and gain real-world perspective on the publishing industry.

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      CoAS Accomplishments in Brief

      February 07, 2022

      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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    • Headshot of Carlie Relyea

      Biological Sciences Major Carlie Relyea Contributes to Vaccine Trials Through Co-op

      February 07, 2022

      During her co-op, Carlie Relyea assisted with the Pfizer pediatric and adolescent vaccination trial at the Pediatric Clinical Research Center in Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. The experience helped clarify her dream of being a pediatric doctor.

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  • January

    • Photo of Christian Hunold on a blue and gold Drexel background

      Professor of Politics Christian Hunold, PhD, Named Associate Dean for Faculty Advancement

      January 27, 2022

      Christian Hunold, PhD, professor of politics, has been appointed Associate Dean for Faculty Advancement, effective February 1. In his new role, Hunold will be responsible for leadership and oversight of faculty affairs tasks. He will also manage and review academic space in the College, assessing needs, priorities and allocations; supervise our IT support team; and represent CoAS on the Vice Provost of Faculty Advancement's university-wide committee of associate deans.

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    • Alejandro Manga stands with his bike in front of Annecy Lake in the French Alps

      PhD Student Alejandro Manga Examines Role of Bike Movements in Ecological Transition

      January 26, 2022

      As planners across the globe look to increase cycling as a mode of transportation in the face of climate change, Communication, Culture and Media (CCM) doctoral student Alejandro Manga researches the role bike movements can have in building a culture of cycling for a just ecological transition.

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    • Jamie Clifford

      A Passion for Research: Meet History and Art History Major Jamie Clifford

      January 18, 2022

      From the small class sizes and personal attention from professors to the research opportunities, co-op and flexibility in course selection, studying history at Drexel has been a great experience for Jamie Clifford. Learn how these experiences have prepared Clifford for a future in graduate school and museum curation.

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    • Chris Bolden-Newsome and Lessons of Da Land participants gather in the picnic area and read passages from The Cooking Gene by Michael Twitty

      Resilience & Joy: Lessons of Da Land

      January 12, 2022

      Led by environmental science major Alexis Wiley, a twelve-week cocurricular program introduced Drexel students and community members to food sovereignty and land justice issues in Black Philadelphia. The course also moved outside of the classroom and offered a hands-on participatory experience. Working with local community partners, students supplemented their coursework with harvesting, planting, seedkeeping, land rebuilding and food preparation workshops to better understand the Lessons of Da Land.

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    • A photo of Lena Champlin holding a copy of her new children's book Coco's Fire next to an image of the book's cover

      Environmental Science PhD Student Lena Champlin Publishes Children’s Book on Climate Change

      January 10, 2022

      A new children’s book co-written and illustrated by environmental science doctoral student Lena Champlin aims to help young readers transform climate anxiety into climate action.

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