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July

    • New Urban Tech Coalition Weighs in on Us Infrastructure Plan

      July 29, 2021

      Bruce Katz, JD, distinguished fellow in the Lindy Institute for Urban Innovation and director of the Nowak Metro Finance Lab, was quoted in a July 29 Cities Today article about the U.S. Infrastructure Plan.

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    • Foods of Abuse? Nutritionists Consider Food Addiction

      July 28, 2021

      Erica Schulte, PhD, an assistant research professor in the Center for Weight, Eating and Lifestyle Science (WELL Center) in the College of Arts and Sciences, was quoted in a July 28 Knowable Magazine article about processed foods and addictive eating behaviors. 

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    • COVID-19 Vaccines Are Still Emergency Use. Why Hasn’t the FDA Given Full Approval Yet?

      July 27, 2021

      Charles B. Cairns, MD, the Walter H. and Leonore Annenberg Dean, and senior vice president of medical affairs at the College of Medicine, was interviewed for the July 27 episode of KYW-Newsradio’s “In Depth” podcast to discuss the difference between emergency use authorization and full approval of COVID-19 vaccines and how this designation might influence vaccination efforts.

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    • Political Conduct and the First Amendment

      July 26, 2021

      Tabatha Abu El-Haj, JD, an associate professor in the Kline School of Law, authored a July 26 article for the Election Law Blog about political conduct and the First Amendment.

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    • Reducing Child Poverty by Expanding Child Tax Credits

      July 21, 2021

      Mariana Chilton, PhD, a professor and director of the Center for Hunger-Free Communities at the Dornsife School of Public Health, was a guest on the July 21 episode of WHYY’s "Radio Times" to discuss the role of child tax credits in reducing child poverty. 

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    • Orbits Explained: Space Is Surprisingly Close, but It's Really Hard To Stay There

      July 21, 2021

      Ajmal Yousuff, PhD, an associate professor in the College of Engineering, was quoted in a July 21 CNET story about the difference between the space visits Richard Branson and Jeff Bezos made this month and sending something into orbit. 

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    • We Are Leaving ‘Lost Einsteins’ Behind

      July 21, 2021

      Research from Paul Harrington, PhD, a professor in the School of Education and director of the Center for Labor Markets and Policy, Ishwar Khatiwada, an economist and Neeta Fogg, PhD, a research professor in the Center, was highlighted in a July 21 New York Times Opinion article about international competition within the work force and accelerating rates of technological innovation.

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    • Justin Best Taking His Rowing From the Schuylkill River to Tokyo Olympics

      July 20, 2021

      Recent LeBow College of Business graduate Justin Best, who was a student-athlete on Drexel’s rowing team, was featured in a July 20 WCAU-TV (NBC-10) story as he prepares to compete in the Tokyo Olympic Games as a member of the U.S. Men’s Rowing Team. He was also included in a list of Olympic athletes with Pennsylvania ties featured in a July 21 Penn Live story.

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    • Far From Florida, Mayors Fear Prospect of a Collapse in Their Own Cities

      July 20, 2021

      Abi Aghayere, PhD, a professor in the College of Engineering, was quoted in a July 20 New York Times story about other cities around the country stepping up building inspection efforts in the aftermath of the Champlain Tower collapse in Surfside, Florida.

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    • Want To Invest in U.S. Pot Stocks? Here’s What You Need To Know

      July 17, 2021

      Bradford Sodowick, MD, an assistant clinical professor in LeBow College of Business, was quoted in a July 17 MarketWatch story about investing in cannabis companies.

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    • Before Role in Surfside Condo That Fell, Engineer Had Hand in Another Building Mess

      July 17, 2021

      Abi Aghayere, PhD, a professor in the College of Engineering, was quoted in a July 17 Miami Herald story about new details that surfaced about the structural engineer who inspected Champlain Towers upon its completion in 1980. The story was picked up via the McClatchy News Service, by a number of outlets across the country, including Yahoo! News and MSN News.

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    • Philadelphia District Officials To Meet With Air Quality Specialist Over New Purifiers

      July 16, 2021

      Michael Waring, PhD, a professor in the College of Engineering, was featured in a July 16 Chalkbeat Philadelphia story after he raised concerns about new air purifiers that the Philadelphia School District plans to use in classrooms this fall. The story was picked up by WHYY on July 17.

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    • 11 Morning Routines To Save Your Day

      July 16, 2021

      Girija Kaimal, EdD, an associate professor in the College of Nursing and Health Professions, was quoted in a July 16 Entrepreneur article about morning activities to add to a routine to benefit the rest of the day, including engaging in creative activities like art.

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    • The Vanishing Neutrinos That Could Upend Fundamental Physics

      July 16, 2021

      Michelle Dolinski, PhD, an associate professor and associate dean in the College of Arts and Sciences, was quoted in July 16 Nature news article about new and upgraded experiments around the world trying to show an extremely rare kind of nuclear decay, that could have a significant impact across physics. 

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    • Is NJ Vaccine App for COVID Records Really a Passport?

      July 16, 2021

      Robert I. Field, PhD, JD, a professor in the Kline School of Law and Dornsife School of Public Health, was quoted in a July 16 NorthJersey.com (USA Today) article about a new NJ vaccine app meant for record keeping, and whether it is in all actuality a vaccine passport.

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    • ‘Hot Mess of Cars’ to ‘Holistic’: Designers Offer a Kinder Ben Franklin Parkway

      July 16, 2021

      Harris Steinberg, a professor in Westphal College of Media Arts & Design and executive director of the Lindy Institute for Urban Innovation, was quoted in a July 16 WHYY story about redesign efforts to make the Benjamin Franklin Parkway more inclusive, walkable and accessible.

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    • How To Stay Cool During a Heat Wave In a Home Without Air Conditioning — and When To Leave

      July 16, 2021

      Jin Wen, PhD, a professor in the College of Engineering, was quoted in a July 16 Washington Post story about how to stay cool in the summer with out air conditioning.

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    • Moon ‘Wobble' in 2030s Will Increase High Tide Flooding In NJ, Del. Shore Towns

      July 15, 2021

      David Velinsky, PhD, vice president for Academy Science at the Academy of Natural Sciences and a professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was quoted in a July 15 WCAU-TV (NBC-10) segment about moon “wobble,” or how the moon’s orbit plays into the tides. A new NASA study says rising sea levels due to climate change will cause extreme, chronic high-tide floods in the mid 2030s when the moon enters a certain lunar orbit.

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    • How VR Could Transform TV News

      July 15, 2021

      Nick Jushchyshyn, a professor in Westphal College of Media Arts & Design, was quoted in a July 15 Lifewire story about television newsrooms beginning to integrate virtual reality technology into their broadcasts.

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    • Hit Hard by the Pandemic, Museum Workers Redouble Union Efforts

      July 13, 2021

      Laura-Edythe Coleman, PhD, a teaching professor in the Westphal College of Media Arts and Design, was quoted in a July 13 Bloomberg Law article about how museum workers redoubled union efforts after being hit hard by the pandemic. 

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    • Wyomissing, West Reading Prepare For Arrival of Medical Students

      July 12, 2021

      The upcoming opening of the College of Medicine’s campus in West Reading in collaboration with Tower Health was featured in a July 12 WFMZ-TV (Allentown, Pennsylvania) story about Wyomissing and West Reading preparing for the arrival of the medical students.

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    • Food Scientist Debunks a Dangerous Myth About Chicken

      July 10, 2021

      Jennifer Quinlan, PhD, a professor in the College of Nursing and Health Professions, was quoted in a July 10 Inverse story about why you should not wash raw chicken before cooking it. 

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    • Why Some IPOs Pop and Others Flop

      July 10, 2021

      Michelle Lowry, PhD, TD Bank Professor of Finance at the LeBow School of Business and academic director of the Raj & Kamla Gupta Governance Institute, was quoted in a July 10 The National (Middle East) story about Initial Public Offerings (IPOs) having the potential to provide large returns for investors.

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    • As Employers Struggle To Fill Jobs, Teens Come to the Rescue

      July 6, 2021

      Paul Harrington, PhD, a professor in the School of Education and director of the Center for Labor Markets and Policy, Ishwar Khatiwada, an economist and Neeta Fogg, PhD, a research professor in the Center were featured in a July 6 Associated Press story about the flux of teen workers that have helped many businesses fill their positions this summer. The story has been circulating in media outlets nationwide.

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    • 1 Million Pennsylvanians Have Missed Their Second Shot. They’ll Need It Against the Delta Variant.

      July 2, 2021

      Thersa Sweet, PhD, an associate teaching professor in the Dornsife School of Public Health, was quoted in a July 2 Philadelphia Inquirer article about Pennsylvania having one of the lowest rates of full immunizations in the country and the effects of the commonwealth not tracking who isn’t getting a second dose.

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    • Pending Cyber-Risk Reporting Rules Signal Stricter Enforcement

      July 1, 2021

      Michelle Lowry, PhD, TD Bank Professor of Finance at the LeBow School of Business and academic director of the Raj & Kamla Gupta Governance Institute, was quoted in a July 1 Bloomberg Law story about new Securities and Exchange Commission rules being planned for how public companies report on cybersecurity following a spate of high-profile, high-cost hacks.

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    • Drexel Structural Engineer on the Florida Condo Collapse Investigation

      July 1, 2021

      Abi Aghayere, PhD, a professor in the College of Engineering, was interviewed on the July 1 edition of KYW-Newsradio (1060-AM)'s "In Depth" podcast about the possible causes of a tragic condo collapse in Florida.

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