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The Future of Artificial Intelligence Requires the Guidance of Sociology

In the race to out-compete other companies– artificial intelligence (AI) design is lacking a deep understanding of what data about humans mean and its relation to equity. Two Drexel University sociologists suggest we pay greater attention to the societal impact of AI, as it is appearing more frequently than ever before.

Since March 2020, Drexel faculty and international academic partners have been pivoting planned study abroad trips to engaging remote learning opportunities.

Global at Home: Drexel Study Abroad Goes Virtual During the Pandemic

Since March 2020, Drexel faculty and international academic partners have been pivoting planned study abroad trips to engaging remote learning opportunities.
Trapeta Mayson (left) and Yolanda Wisher, adjunct instructors in the Department of English and Philosophy in the College of Arts and Sciences at Drexel University, are teaching “Black Women Writing: Short Stories (CW T680)” to graduate students.

Graduate Course Shifts Focus on Black Women Writers, Away From the ‘Single Story’

“Black Women Writing: Short Stories (CW T680),” which is being offered to graduate students this term, promotes anti-racism by disrupting the white literary cannon and shining a light on 19th century through 21st century Black women renegades.
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Faculty Highlights: Recent Grants and Awards

This update offers a snapshot of recent activity, including Miriam Giguere, PhD, head of the Department of Performing Arts and professor in the Westphal College of Media Arts & Design, who was awarded a $400,000 grant to create a citywide music-based project.
DrexelNow spoke with undergraduate students on campus about this phase of Drexel University’s reopening, including health and safety protocols for residence halls and in-person learning, making new friends and staying connected, and their advice and hopes for the near future.

COVID Campus: How It Feels to Be Back for Dragons

DrexelNow spoke with undergraduate students on campus about this phase of Drexel University’s reopening, including health and safety protocols for residence halls and in-person learning, making new friends and staying connected, and their advice and hopes for the near future.

 

Kirk Heilbrun, PhD, a professor of psychology, has been the Drexel Ombuds since 2018, and specializes in lending an ear and offering advice to any Dragons in need.

Need an Impartial Sounding Board? Meet the Drexel Ombuds

Kirk Heilbrun, PhD, a professor of psychology, has been the Drexel Ombuds since 2018, and specializes in lending an ear and offering advice to any Dragons in need.
Drexel’s Department of Criminology and Justice Studies within the College of Arts and Sciences is now offering a Justice Studies minor to all undergraduate students interested in viewing their disciplines through a social justice lens.

New Minor to Offer Co-Curricular, Collaborative Approach to Creating a Just World

Drexel’s Department of Criminology and Justice Studies within the College of Arts and Sciences is now offering a Justice Studies minor to all undergraduate students interested in viewing their disciplines through a social justice lens.

 

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Talking to Kids about Weight: What the Internet Says and Why Researchers Are Wary

Researchers from the Center for Weight, Eating and Lifestyle Science (WELL Center) in the College of Arts and Sciences at Drexel University systematically reviewed numerous independently published guidelines for having conversations with children about weight status to analyze their content, consistency, actionability and scientific support. They recommend future guidelines unify their messages for caregivers and health care professionals and be better supported by scholarly data.

Drexel Deans Look Back at 2020

Drexel Deans Look Back at 2020 — Part One

After a tumultuous year of change and uncertainty, deans from the University’s colleges and schools reflected on what happened and what they’ve learned.
Wrist worn fitness tracker sitting atop a notebook, pen and magazine. All items are siting in front of a lap top.

Does Sharing Health Data Help Maintain Weight Loss?

Research from the Center for Weight, Eating and Lifestyle Science (WELL Center) in the College of Arts and Sciences at Drexel University suggests that health counselors having access to self-monitored health data would improve a person’s weight loss maintenance.
One of the grants will help the Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships, the Kline School of Law and School Education collaborate on the "West Philadelphia Community Dialogue Project."

Drexel-Funded Research Examines Racial Equity On and Off Campus

The University supported 22 projects focused on societal challenges in communities and within Drexel itself.
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Faculty Highlights: Recent Grants and Awards

This update offers a snapshot of recent activity, including the work of Janet Chen, MD, assistant professor in the College of Medicine, who is a principal investigator for the Gilead Sciences-sponsored clinical trial evaluating young COVID-19 patients treated with the drug remdesivir.