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Pope Francis made an evocative call to address the dual problems of environmental degradation and human exploitation. Photo credit: Alfredo Borba.

Debating the Pope: Social Scientists Engage Pope's Call for Climate Change Dialogue in Top Journal

In Pope Francis’ nearly 200-page climate change encyclical, Laudato SI, published earlier this year, he explicitly calls for a “dialogue with all people about our common home.” A group of leading social scientists provide a scholarly foundation for that dialogue in a special series of commentaries published online this week in Nature Climate Change.

Protestors carrying placards at a Black Lives Matter demonstration in New York City in Nov. 2014.

#BlackLivesMatter Panel Discussion at Drexel during Black History Month

During Black History Month, a roundtable discussion will be held at Drexel University on Friday, Feb. 20 from 6 – 8 p.m. to examine police violence against African Americans, the criminal justice system and community responses. The event will be held in Drexel's MacAlister Hall, 2019-2020 (3250 Chestnut St., Philadelphia). It is sponsored by Drexel’s Office of Equality and Diversity.
A stack of Russian rubles

The Collapse of the Russian Ruble: A Q&A with Marco Airaudo

Although the ruble’s freefall began to stabilize around the time of a press conference given by Russian President Vladimir Putin, the currency remains severely devalued. Marco Airaudo, PhD, a professor of economics, talks how this happened, what Russia can do, and what it means for the rest of the world.
Loÿc Vanderkluysen, PhD, monitors the active volcano Sinabung in Indonesia.

Q&A: Understanding the Eruption and Rescue Efforts at Japan's Mt. Ontake

Drexel vulcanologist Loÿc Vanderkluysen, PhD, provides insight into the science of volcanos and what challenges remain during the ongoing rescue effort in Japan.