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February

    • 4th Annual Philly Chef Conference Kicks Off This Weekend

      February 28, 2017

      Michael Traud, EdD, JD, an assistant teaching professor and program director of the Hospitality Management department in the Center for Hospitality and Sport Management, was mentioned in a Feb. 28 KYW Newsradio (1060-AM) story about the Philly Chef Conference, which will be hosted at Drexel.

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    • Let's Stop Blaming Black Men

      February 28, 2017

      Neal D. Goldstein, PhD, assistant research professor in the Dornsife School of Public Health, was quoted in a Feb. 28 Advocate story about relatively high rates of HIV infection in homosexual and bisexual black men and the stigmas associated with it.

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    • A Women's Equality Advocate Looks Toward the 2020 Election

      February 28, 2017

      Lynn Yeakel, director of the Institute for Women’s Health and Leadership in the College of Medicine, was quoted in a Feb. 28 Florida Weekly story about Vision 2020’s goal that all eligible women vote in the 2020 elections.

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    • Drexel Researchers Devise Headband to Measure Social Brain Activity

      February 28, 2017

      Hasan Ayaz, PhD, an associate research professor in the School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems, was quoted in Feb. 28 Philly Voice and PsychCentral stories about his new study that shows how functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) can be used to measure mirroring brain activity between speakers and listeners.

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    • This Brain-Imaging Headband Can Reveal How Boring You Are

      February 27, 2017

      Hasan Ayaz, PhD, an associate research professor in the School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems, was quoted in a Feb. 27 WIRED UK story about how functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) can be used to measure what happens to the brain when people communicate. The new research was also featured in Inverse and I4U News stories.


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    • Philadelphia Has a New Plan For Its 43,000 Vacant Lots

      February 27, 2017

      Kevin Gillen, PhD, a senior research fellow in the Lindy Institute for Urban Innovation, was quoted in a Feb. 27 NextCity post about Philadelphia's plan for its 43,000 vacant lots.

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    • Law Professors Seek Sanctions Against Kellyanne Conway Over 'Conduct Involving Dishonesty, Fraud'

      February 27, 2017

      Susan Brooks, JD, a professor in the Kline School of Law, was quoted in a Feb. 27 New York Daily News article regarding law professors from around the country seeking sanctions against presidential counselor Kellyanne Conway from the Washington, District of Columbia Bar.

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    • Medical Mystery: What Did Eleanor Roosevelt's Physicians Miss?

      February 26, 2017

      Allan B. Schwartz, MD, a professor in the College of Medicine, authored a Feb. 26 Philadelphia Inquirer piece about Eleanor Roosevelt’s battle with tuberculosis, as part of a series he is writing about presidential medical mysteries.


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    • Misleading NY Times Oscars Ad Mashes Up Real and Fake News With Climate Denial

      February 26, 2017

      Robert Brulle, PhD, a professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was quoted in a Feb. 26 ThinkProgress story about a misleading New York Times ad, that ran during the Oscars, that mashed up real and fake news about climate denial in an attempt to make a point about the importance of quality reporting.

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    • Splitting Audience Could Make UM's $240 Million Athletics Debt a Heavier Lift

      February 26, 2017

      Karen Weaver, EdD, an associate clinical professor in the Center for Hospitality and Sport Management, was quoted in a Feb. 26 Crain's Detroit Business story about the University of Michigan Athletic Department's $240 million debt and how it could be more difficult to recoup it as television contracts are becoming less lucrative due to people watching sports on multiple other media platforms.

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    • For Young Adults on Autism Spectrum, Jobs Program Opens Up New Dreams

      February 26, 2017

      The A.J. Drexel Autism Institute was mentioned in a Feb. 24 Philadelphia Inquirer story on Project SEARCH, a program that prepares workers with autism for entry-level jobs for careers. The Institute is piloting SEARCH program here this year.

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    • Instagram Is Goo For People With Insecurities and Depression, Says Study

      February 25, 2017

      Andrea Forte, PhD, an associate professor in the College of Computing & Informatics, and Nazanin Andalibi, a doctoral candidate in the College, were quoted in a Feb. 25 Yahoo! Beauty story about their research on how people use Instagram to make sensitive self disclosures.

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    • Team of Drexel Students Compete Against The Best in Computer Programming and Defense

      February 25, 2017

      Colbert Zhu, an undergraduate in the College of Computing & Informatics, was quoted in a Feb. 25 KYW-Newsradio (1060-AM) story about Drexel's team competing in the National Collegiate Cyber Defense Challenge. The "Cyber Dragons" team is advised by faculty from the Isaac L. Auerbach Cybersecurity Institute and professionals from the Susquehanna International Group.

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    • Drexel Dean to Seek Disbarment of Kellyanne Conway in N.J.

      February 24, 2017

      Susan Brooks, JD, a professor in the Kline School of Law, was quoted in a Feb. 24 Philly Voice story about 14 law professors from around the country who are seeking sanctions against presidential counselor Kellyanne Conway from the Washington, District of Columbia Bar.

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    • Gov. Wolf: GOP Health Care Reform Plan is a 'Nightmare'

      February 24, 2017

      Robert I. Field, PhD, JD, a professor in the Dornsife School of Public Health and the Kline School of Law, was quoted in a Feb. 24 Philly Voice story about the leaked GOP health care plan to replace the Affordable Care Act.

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    • Experts Find Users Share Their Mental Issues on Instagram

      February 23, 2017

      Andrea Forte, PhD, an associate professor, and Nazanin Andalibi, a doctoral candidate, both in the College of Computing & Informatics, were quoted in Feb. 23 stories in the Daily News (UK), Slate (France), La Nacion (Costa Rica) and Warta Nusa (Indonesia) about their research on Instagram users making sensitive self-disclosures via the platform.

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    • Marshmallow Test: What It Reveals About Our Children's Future Success

      February 23, 2017

      Evan Forman, PhD, a professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was interviewed for a KYW-TV (CBS-3) news segment on Feb. 22 about instant gratification.

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    • Partisan Divide in Congress Wider Than Ever on Environmental Issues, Group Says

      February 23, 2017

      Robert Brulle, PhD, a professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was quoted in a Feb. 23 InsideClimate News story about growing partisan division in Congress on environmental issues.

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    • How Crohn’s Disease Affects Your Skin

      February 21, 2017

      Amanda Moon, MD, an assistant professor in the College of Medicine, was quoted in a Feb. 21 Everyday Health story about how Crohn’s disease can cause skin problems.

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    • Paramedic Jennie: Black Eyes, Split Lips, Drunken Monks and a Profession Not for the Faint of Heart

      February 21, 2017

      An article in the National Post (Canada) on Feb. 21 about the on-the-job hazards of a female paramedic cited a study tracking injury prevalence among paramedics by the Firefighter Injury Research & Safety Trends (FIRST) labs, which are run by Jennifer Taylor, PhD, associate professor in the Dornsife School of Public Health.

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    • Walking 10,000 Steps a Day Toward Better Health

      February 20, 2017

      Thomas Trojian, MD, chief of the Division of Sports Medicine in the College of Medicine, authored a Philly.com blog post on Feb. 20 about how walking 10,000 steps per day can lower heart disease risk and aid weight loss.

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    • Fossil Fuels Foe Calls Proposed Pipelines 'Climate Disasters'

      February 20, 2017

      Peter DeCarlo, PhD, an assistant professor in the College of Engineering and College of Arts and Sciences, was quoted in a Feb. 20 Roanoke Times story about opposition to two proposed natural gas pipelines in Virginia.

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    • How Instagram Users Share Their #Depression Stories

      February 20, 2017

      Nazanin Andalibi, a doctoral researcher in the College of Computing & Informatics was quoted in a Feb. 20 Vocativ story about research she co-authored with Andrea Forte, PhD, an associate professor in the College, about people using Instagram to make sensitive disclosures, including their struggles with depression and eating disorders.

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    • Drexel Basketball Player Recognized For Her Passion On And Off The Court

      February 20, 2017

      Meghan Creighton, a student-athlete on the varsity women's basketball team, was profiled in a CBS Local story Feb. 20 for her performance on the court and charity efforts off it — including a fundraiser program she created called "Assisting Others." Head Women's Basketball Coach Denise Dillon was also quoted in the story.

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    • Madison County Asbestos Trial Continues in Stobbs’ Court

      February 20, 2017

      Arthur Frank, MD, PhD, professor in the Dornsife School of Public Health, was mentioned for his testimony on asbestos exposure in a Feb. 12 Madison-St. Clair (Illinois) Record story on a teacher’s lawsuit in which he claimed asbestos exposure from grinding brakes.

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    • Climate Discussion on the Senate Floor

      February 17, 2017

      Robert Brulle, PhD, a professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was mentioned in a CSPAN2 segment regarding his research that utilizes a range of front groups and astroturf operations to manufacture climate change uncertainty.

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    • U.S. Top Court to Set Guidelines for Trump Treatment of Non-Citizens

      February 17, 2017

      Anil Kalhan, JD, an associate professor in the Kline School of Law, was quoted in a Feb 17 Reuters article regarding three U.S. Supreme Court case decisions in coming months that could help or hinder President Donald Trump's efforts to ramp up border security and accelerate deportations of those in the country illegally. The story was also picked up by U.S. News & World Report.

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    • Sneaky CEO? Leader Indiscretions Can Hurt the Bottom Line

      February 17, 2017

      Ralph Walkling, PhD, Christopher and Mary Stratakis Professor in Corporate Governance and Accountability, was noted in a Feb. 20 Business News Daily story as a co-author of a study on the impact of leader indiscretions on their employer's bottom line.

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    • The Right – and Wrong – Way to Prepare for a Market Sell-Off

      February 17, 2017

      Daniel Dorn, PhD, associate professor in the LeBow College of Business, was quoted in a Feb. 17 Globe and Mail story about how to prepare for a market sell-off.


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    • Supreme Court To Set Guidelines For Trump’s Treatment Of Non-Citizens

      February 17, 2017

      Anil Kalhan, JD, an associate professor in the Kline School of Law, was quoted in a Feb 17 Reuters article regarding three U.S. Supreme Court case decisions in coming months that could help or hinder President Donald Trump's efforts to ramp up border security and accelerate deportations of those in the country illegally. The story was picked up by the Huffington Post.

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    • 'Surreal' Video Game Hatched at Drexel Earns Acclaim

      February 16, 2017

      Frank Lee, PhD, an associate professor in Westphal College and director of the Entrepreneurial Gaming Studio in the ExCITe Center, and Thomas Sharpe, a recent graduate, were quoted in a Feb. 16 Philly.com story about a game, designed by an EGS student startup in the Baiada Institute for Entrepreneurship, being nominated for the International Mobile Gaming Awards' "People's Choice" award.


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    • Philly Gets Silver 'Medal' for Health Policy. Could Restaurant Grades Get it to Gold?

      February 15, 2017

      Marla Gold, MD, a professor and dean emerita of the Dornsife School of Public Health, was quoted in a Feb. 15 Philadelphia Inquirer story about Philadelphia getting a "silver medal" for its health policies. Gold was a member of the panel that oversaw the creation of the scorecard, which examines the potential impact of public policy and compares counties across the country.

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    • Do I Still Need Third-Party Virus Protection On My Computer?

      February 15, 2017

      Marcello Balduccini, PhD, an assistant research professor in the College of Computing & Informatics and an affiliated faculty member in the Isaac L. Auerbach Cybersecurity Institute, was featured in a Feb. 15 Philly Voice Q&A column about third-party virus protection software.


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    • Study: New Moms May be Getting Opioid Painkillers They Don't Need

      February 14, 2017

      Owen Montgomery, MD, chair of the Obstetrics and Gynecology Department in the College of Medicine, was quoted in a Feb. 14 Philadelphia Inquirer story about a new study that shows doctors may be prescribing too many ovoid painkillers to new mothers. Montgomery is one of the authors of new Pennsylvania guidelines, which offer recommendations for opioids in obstetric care.

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    • Frogs, Detectives, Opening of American Revolution Museum Among Spring Museum Offerings

      February 14, 2017

      The Pearlstein Gallery’s exhibit 125 Years: Drexel & the City was included in Feb. 3 Philadelphia Inquirer article about Philadelphia’s spring museum offerings.


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    • Investigating Autism's Environmental Risk Factors

      February 14, 2017

      Craig Newschaffer, PhD, a professor in the Dornsife School of Public Health and director of the school's A.J. Drexel Autism Institute, did a Q&A Feb. 6 with Autism Speaks on his study looking at how chemical exposures during pregnancy might affect autism development.


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    • Tiverton Woman an Example of the Pipeline to Manufacturing Jobs in R.I.

      February 13, 2017

      Paul Harrington, PhD, a professor in the School of Education and director of the Center for Labor Markets and Policy, was quoted in a Feb. 13 Providence Journal article about a Drexel study that demonstrated those who completed short-term training programs were more likely to get jobs, remain employed and earn higher wages compared to a group who did not take the program.

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    • Mussel Mania Comes to Fairmount Water Works

      February 13, 2017

      The Academy of Natural Sciences was mentioned in a Feb. 13 Philadelphia Inquirer story about a partnership it has joined in to create the Mussel Hatchery, a breeding program and demonstration project to help restore populations of freshwater mussels in the region.

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    • Medical Mystery: The Foe That Even Chairman Mao Couldn't Defeat

      February 13, 2017

      Allan B. Schwartz, MD, a professor in the College of Medicine, authored a Feb. 13 piece for The Philadelphia Inquirer, as part of a presidential medical mystery series, about Chinese communist party leader Chairman Mao Tse-Tung’s battle with ALS.

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    • Ex-Athlete’s Battle for Scholarship Upgrades: ‘I Feel Like I Helped My Brothers’

      February 12, 2017

      The Center for Hospitality and Sport Management’s Sport Management Department was referenced in a Feb. 12 New York Times story regarding its study with the National College Players Association that found over 80 percent of football and men’s basketball players in top conferences lived below the poverty line.

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    • Ivanka Trump, Who Are You?

      February 11, 2017

      Joseph Hancock, PhD, a professor in Westphal College of Media Arts & Design, was quoted in a Feb. 11 Boston Globe article about Ivanka Trump, her role in the Trump administration and the recent withdrawal of her fashion line from Nordstrom.

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    • 24th Annual Pediatric AIDS Benefit Concert

      February 11, 2017

      The College of Medicine’s 24th annual Pediatric AIDS Benefit Concert was featured in Feb. 11 news segments on WPVI-TV (6-abc), KYW-TV (CBS-3) and WTXF-TV (FOX-29).

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    • To Buy or to Rent? That is the Question

      February 10, 2017

      Kevin Gillen, PhD, a senior research fellow in the Lindy Institute for Urban Innovation, was quoted in a Feb. 10 Philadelphia Inquirer story about home buying versus renting in Philadelphia. 

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    • Justice Kennedy's Opinion in 2015 Case Looms in U.S. Travel Ban Fight

      February 10, 2017

      Anil Kalhan, JD, an associate professor in the Kline School of Law, was quoted in a Feb. 10Reuters story about Justice Anthony Kennedy's legal reasoning in a 2015 U.S. Supreme Court immigration ruling. The ruling could play a pivotal role in deciding the fate of President Donald Trump's travel ban, if the high court eventually decides the matter. 

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    • ‘Disheartening’? Some Liberals Warm Up to Trump Supreme Court Pick

      February 10, 2017

      David S. Cohen, JD, a professor in the Kline School of Law, was quoted in a Feb. 10 Christian Science Monitor article about Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch, and whether Democrats will warm up to the pick or hold out in the same fashion the Republicans did with Merrick Garland. The story was also picked up in Business Insider.

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    • Does Where You Live Impact Health? Your Stroke Risk, According To US Region

      February 10, 2017

      The Dornsife School of Public Health was mentioned in a Feb. 10 Medical Daily story profiling a study that mapped the prevalence of risk factors for stroke across the United States. Leslie McClure, PhD, professor in the school, was the senior author on the study and had her name listed at the end of the article.

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    • Study: Methane Levels Increase as Well Sites Decline

      February 9, 2017

      Peter DeCarlo, PhD, an associate professor in the College of Engineering, was quoted in a Feb. 9NPR "State Impact" story about his research on the rising levels of methane in the Marcellus Shale region of Pennsylvania.

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    • Column: Should Companies Stay Politically Neutral?

      February 8, 2017

      PBS Newshour, Fast Company and Smart Company (Australia) are among the media outlets that picked up on Feb. 8 an opinion piece authored by Daniel Korschun, PhD, associate professor in the LeBow College of Business, for The Conversation about his research on the political stand of companies in the political divide.

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    • Jose Cuervo to Go Public Amid Political Uncertainties

      February 8, 2017

      Michelle Lowry, PhD, TD Bank Endowed Professor at the LeBow College of Business, was quoted in a Jan. NPR story about Jose Cuervo, officially known by the company name Becle, going public today.

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    • 7 Boys + 9 Girls = One (Huge) Happy Family

      February 7, 2017

      Stephen Gambescia, PhD, clinical professor in the College of Nursing and Health Professions, was profiled in a Feb. 7 Catholic Philly article about his book detailing growing up in a large family.

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    • Faultlines, Black Holes and Glaciers: Mapping Uncharted Territories

      February 7, 2017

      Kurahashi Neilson, PhD, assistant professor in the College for Arts and Sciences, was quoted in a Feb. 7 True Viral News story that detailed her work attempting to discover the origin of neutrinos. The story was on people who are mapping uncharted territories.

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    • Warblers, Water, Women (in Science): A Few of Academy CEO's Favorite Things

      February 7, 2017

      George Gephart Jr., president and CEO of the Academy of Natural Sciences, was interviewed for a Feb. 7 Philadelphia Inquirer story about his favorite things at the museum.

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    • No, These 'Superfoods' Will Not Cure Cancer

      February 7, 2017

      Nyree Dardarian, an assistant clinical professor in the College of Nursing and Health Professions, was quoted in a Feb. 7 Men’s Health story on the “myth of superfoods” in which she discussed coconut water. The story will appear in the March edition of the magazine.

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    • Retirees Question DuPont Pension Funding

      February 6, 2017

      Norman Stein, JD, a professor in the Kline School of Law, was quoted in The News Journal on Feb. 6 about DuPont’s pension plan funding.

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    • Relationship Between Trump, Corporate America Shifting

      February 6, 2017

      Daniel Korschun, PhD, an associate professor in the LeBow College of Business, was quoted in a Feb. 6 WJLA-TV (ABC-Washington, D.C.) online story that was picked up by various broadcast media websites about the political messages in this year's Super Bowl ads. On Feb. 7, Salon and numerous media sites also continued to pick up Korschun's opinion piece, that originally appeared in The Conversation, about his research on the political stand of companies in the political divide.

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    • Why This Drexel Student has Something to Drink to -- Water, That Is

      February 6, 2017

      Drexel College of Engineering student Mohamed Zerban, founder of the Tern Water startup incubated in the Close School's Baiada Institute for Entrepreneurship, was featured in a Feb. 6 Philadelphia Inquirer story about the company receiving a six-figure investment to further its development of smart faucets that filter water and monitor use.

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    • Public Health Shouldn’t be Contentious. But it’s Incredibly Polarizing.

      February 6, 2017

      Jonathan Purtle, DrPH, an assistant professor in the Dornsife School of Public Health, was mentioned in a Feb. 6 Vox story that centered around his study finding how far apart Democrat and Republican senators are when it comes to voting on health legislation endorsed by the American Public Health Association.

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    • What Mountain Biking Through The World Has Taught Me About Abundant Living

      February 5, 2017

      Yvonne Michael, ScD, an associate professor in the Dornsife School of Public Health, was mentioned in a Feb. 5 Mind BodyGreen story about fulfillment. The article referenced Michael's study on seniors and the impact of living in areas with strong social connections.

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    • Staying Politically Neutral is More Dangerous for Companies Than You Think

      February 5, 2017

      Daniel Korschun, PhD, an associate professor at the LeBow College of Business, authored an opinion piece that was published Feb. 5 on The Conversation website about his research on the political stand of companies in the political divide. The piece was picked up by numerous media.

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    • Atlantic City Helps Hard Rock Cafe with Parking Issues

      February 4, 2017

      Robert Ambrose, an instructor in the Center for Hospitality and Sport Management was quoted in a Feb. 4 Press of Atlantic City story about the collaboration between Atlantic City and the Hard Rock Café to solve a major parking problem for the restaurant.

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    • Hospitals, Medical Schools Unite to Battle Adult & Pediatric Brain Tumors

      February 3, 2017

      The College of Medicine was mentioned in Feb. 3 stories in the Philadelphia Business Journal and Philly Voice about the Philadelphia Coalition for a Cure (PC4C) — a new project of seven institutions, including Drexel, focused on identifying individualized treatment options for patients with brain tumors.

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    • PWSA Submits Plan to State that Could end Boil-Water Advisory

      February 2, 2017

      Charles Haas, PhD, LD Betz Professor of Environmental Engineering and head of the Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering in the College of Engineering, was quoted in a Feb. 2 Pittsburg Post-Gazette story about the city's boil-water advisory.

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    • EAT Café: Everyone at the Table, Paul Santoleri AKA Pawzant, Karen Singer Tileworks

      February 2, 2017

      Mariana Chilton, PhD, a professor in the Dornsife School of Public Health and director of the Center for Hunger Free Communities, and Donnell Jones-Craven, general manager of the Center’s EAT Café, were both interviewed for a segment of WHYY’s “Friday Arts” program that profiled the café.

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    • States Move to Protect their Immigration Data from the Trump Administration

      February 2, 2017

      Anil Kalhan, JD, an associate professor in the Kline School of Law was quoted in Feb. 2 stories on The Verge and Government Technology about the Trump administration’s immigration ban. He was also interviewed on The Constitution Center's "Constitution Daily" podcast about the legality of the ban.

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    • Trump's Visa Ban Not Sitting Well With Local College Leaders

      February 2, 2017

      Feb. 2 Philadelphia Tribune and Billy Penn stories about how local universities are responding to the targeted immigration ban imposed by President Trump quoted a message from President John Fry to the Drexel community.

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    • Philly Housing Authority's Smoking Ban Cuts Secondhand Exposure by Half

      February 2, 2017

      Ann Klassen, PhD, a professor in the Dornsife School of Public Health, was quoted in a Feb. 2 Philadelphia Inquirer story about her study showing that secondhand smoking exposures in Philadelphia public housing have been halved since a smoke-free policy went into place. 

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    • Gorsuch Expected to Follow Scalia's Lead in Opposing Abortion on Supreme Court

      February 1, 2017

      David S. Cohen, JD, a professor in the Kline School of Law, was quoted in a Feb. 1 Guardian story about President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court pick, Neil Gorsuch, and his stance as “pro-life.” Cohen was also interviewed Feb. 1 during a WTXF-TV (FOX-29) “Good Day Philadelphia” segment to discuss the Supreme Court nominee.

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    • A 'Pro-Life' Justice

      February 1, 2017

      David S. Cohen, JD, a professor in the Kline School of Law, was quoted in a Feb. 1 Vice News story about the nomination of Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court and what it means for Roe v. Wade. He was also quoted in a related story in The Intercept on Feb. 1.

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    • Frogs: A Chorus of Colors

      February 1, 2017

      Mike Kaczmarczik, assistant manager of outreach programs at the Academy of Natural Sciences, was featured on the morning broadcast of KYW-TV (CBS-3) on Feb. 1 in a story highlighting the museum's upcoming exhibit, Frogs: A Chorus of Colors.

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