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  • $1.1 Million Howard Hughes Medical Institute Grant Will Support Drexel’s Efforts to Create a More Inclusive Learning Environment for STEM Students

    November 30, 2022

    As part of a national initiative by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Drexel University will team with 14 other colleges and universities as part of a learning community that will take a closer look at how to promote inclusive teaching to more effectively engage students from all backgrounds, including those who belong to groups traditionally underrepresented in science, technology, engineering and math fields.

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  • Drexel Lyme Disease Diagnostic Gets a Boost from U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

    November 21, 2022

    A team of researchers from Drexel University has proposed a way to detect Lyme disease by looking for a unique polymer-protein indicator that occurs before the immune reaction is triggered. The group’s method recently received a boost from a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the Steve & Alexandra Cohen Foundation initiative to finally find an effective test for the disease.

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  • Abigail Del Grosso

    A Day in the Life at the Academy of Natural Sciences' Ornithology Department

    November 18, 2022

    A co-op in the Academy of Natural Sciences' ornithology department has allowed environmental science major Abigail Del Grosso to more deeply explore her interest in birds. She shares her more about what her work entails and why it's important in this Q&A. 

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  • Sky Harper

    Finding Opportunity as an Indigenous Student

    November 16, 2022

    "Being away from home, over 1000 miles, for 75 percent of the year may seem daunting to some people, and I admit it did seem disheartening at first, but I have found my Drexel University family and support system. If you have ambition and motivation, there is an endless number of opportunities here."

    Sky Harper, a third-year chemistry major, shares his experience finding community and opportunity at Drexel in this guest blog. 


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  • Jason Mott and Angel Hogan

    Award-Winning Author Jason Mott Shares Writing Wisdom with MFA Cohort

    November 14, 2022

    Jason Mott, a bestselling author of two poetry collections and four novels, spent a day with students in the MFA in Creative Writing program last month as part of the book tour behind his 2021 National Book Award-winning novel, Hell of a Book. 

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  • Lisa Forsyth

    From the Army to Herbal Tea: Meet Lisa Forsyth, MS Environmental Science '91

    November 11, 2022

    Lisa Forsyth, MS environmental science '91, served 33 years in the US Army as an enlisted soldier and colonel. Now, she lives a self-sustaining lifestyle on her Texas ranch and is the owner of Oli Tea Company, which produces all-natural, sustainably grown herbal tea. It may seem like an unusual career pivot, but according to Forsyth, making your unique idea a reality is "a very Drexel concept." 

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  • Kaylee Wilson

    Finding Empowerment as a First-Generation Student

    November 10, 2022

    "I have learned to look at being first-generation as an asset. I've gotten to share my journey and talk about the value that being a first-generation student provides with incoming and prospective Drexel students. Moving forward, I hope to continue to be vocal about my experience as a first-generation college student at Drexel to hopefully empower other students who come to campus feeling just as scared and lost as I did."

    Kaylee Wilson, a third-year sociology and global public health double major, shares her experience finding community and empowerment as a first-generation college student in this guest blog. 

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    CoAS Accomplishments in Brief

    November 04, 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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