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Jon Gelhaus, PhD, a professor in the College of Arts and Sciences and curator of Entomology at the Academy of Natural Sciences; and Tatyana Livshultz, PhD, an associate professor in the College and curator of Botany at the Academy, were quoted in a July 6 Philadelphia Inquirer article about a mind-controlling fungus, Massospora cicadina, that has infiltrated many cicada populations throughout the United States, including Pennsylvania.

Taylor Swift Pens Scathing Post About Scooter Braun

Robert Weitzner, PhD, an assistant teaching professor in the Westphal College of Media Arts & Design, was quoted in a July 2 Philadelphia Inquirer story about Taylor Swift disapproving of the master recordings of her music being acquired by Ithaca Holdings, a company run by Scooter Braun, whom she has previously accused of manipulative bullying.  

Malcolm Jenkins and Drexel Are Full ‘STEAM’ Ahead

A June 28 Philadelphia Inquirer story mentioned the six-week summer STEAM camp hosted by the ExCITe Center and the Malcolm Jenkins Foundation. This is the fourth year that the groups have teamed up to provide the camp for children in West Philadelphia’s Promise Zone.

School District will pay Drexel $7M for a new school building in W. Phila.

Drexel was featured in a June 28 Philadelphia Inquirer story about the Philadelphia School District approving $7 million to help cover the costs of a new building to house the Powel Elementary School and Science Leadership Academy Middle School. The new school will be built on the former University City High School site following an agreement between Drexel and developer Wexford Science and Technology. WHYY also reported the story.

West Chester Firm Lets You Tag and Track Your Suitcase, Lands First Contract with a Major Airline

Kapil Dandekar, PhD, a professor in the College of Engineering, was quoted in a June 26 Philadelphia Inquirer story about new technology that is using RIFD tags to track luggage in airports.

Democrats and Republicans Agree: Evidence-based Research Should Play a Greater Role in Health Policymaking

Research from Jonathan Purtle, DrPH, an assistant professor in the Dornsife School of Public Health, suggests agreement between Democrats and Republicans on at least one issue: the role of scientific evidence in development of health care policy. The findings were featured in a June 21 Philadelphia Inquirer article. 

Officials Say Air Tests from Refinery Fire Showed No Immediate Danger. EPA Data Show Company Has past High-Priority Violations.

Peter DeCarlo, PhD, an associate professor in the College of Engineering, was quoted in a number of stories on June 21, including The Philadelphia Inquirer, NPR State Impact, Philly Voice, WPVI-TV (6-abc), WCAU-TV (NBC-10) about the air quality effects of an explosion and fire at the Philadelphia Energy Solutions refinery in South Philadelphia. He was also interviewed in a WCAU-TV (NBC-10) story on June 22 story that was picked up by a number of NBC affiliates across the country.

FDA Approves a Second Drug to Boost Libido in Women

Christian Jordal, PhD, associate clinical professor in the College of Nursing and Health Professions, was quoted in a June 21 Philadelphia Inquirer article about the FDA approving a second drug to boost libido in women.

Will Pennsylvania Abolish the Death Penalty?

Daniel M. Filler, JD, dean of the Kline School of Law, authored a June 17 Philadelphia Inquirer article about Pennsylvania’s death penalty system – and its many problems.

Find a tick on your body? In Pa., you can get it tested — for free.

A microbiology and immunology research lab, that focuses on identifying diseases carried by ticks, led by Garth Ehrlich, PhD, a professor in the College of Medicine, was mentioned in a June 13Philadelphia Inquirer story about a similar lab currently being operated at East Stroudsburg University. 

Google Street View is Blurring Faces in Philly’s Murals

Jeffrey Popyack, PhD , a professor in the College of Computing and Informatics, was quoted in a June 12  Philadelphia Inquirer  article on facial blurring of some Philadelphia murals applied in Google Street View. 

Google Street View is blurring faces in Philly's murals

Jeffrey Popyack, PhD, a professor in the College of Computing and Informatics, was quoted in a June 12 Philadelphia Inquirer article on facial blurring of some Philadelphia murals applied in Google Street View.