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All In The News tagged "College of Arts and Sciences"

‘Lights Out’ Initiative Aims To Reduce Light Pollution, Streamline Bird Migration

Jason Weckstein, PhD, a professor in the College of Arts and Sciences and associate curator of ornithology at the Academy of Natural Sciences, was interviewed in an Oct. 15 WPMT-TV (FOX-Harrisburg) story about the Academy's "Lights Out" initiative to protect migrating birds.

There Is a Better Way To Run City Elections — And It’s Native to Philadelphia | Opinion

Jack Santucci, PhD, an assistant teaching professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, authored an Oct. 6 opinion article for The Philadelphia Inquirer about ranked choice voting in Philadelphia.

What Is Ethical AI and Why Is It Vitally Important?

Kelly Joyce, PhD, a professor in the College of Arts and Sciences and director of the Center for Science, Technology and Society, along with Susan Bell, PhD, also a professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, were quoted in an Oct. 4 CMS Wire article about what is ethical in AI. Their research into the applications of sociology during AI development and training, was prominently featured.

Who Was the Real James Bond?

Jason Weckstein, PhD, a professor in the College of Arts and Sciences and curator of ornithology at the Academy of Natural Sciences, was quoted in a Sept. 29 Smithsonian article about the namesake of Ian Flemming's famous character, James Bond, who was an ornithologist at the Academy in the 1960s.

Drexel Hoops Star Hannah Nihill Adds Another Sport, Returning to an Old Love | Mike Jensen

Hannah Nihill, an undergraduate in the College of Arts and Sciences and varsity student-athlete, was featured in an Aug. 27 Philadelphia Inquirer story about her decision to play both field hockey and basketball for the Dragons this season. Field Hockey Head Coach Denise Zelenak, Women’s Basketball Head Coach Amy Mallon, and student-athletes Katie Ronan, an undergraduate in LeBow College of Business, Emily Owens, an undergraduate in the College of Arts and Sciences, and Puk Thewesson, an undergraduate in Westphal College of Media Arts & Design, were quoted in the story.

How Servers Can Successfully Change Careers

Arthur Shostak, PhD, a professor in the College of Arts and Sciences was quoted in an Aug. 11 Forbes article about how service workers can transition into tech jobs and other career paths. 

Foods of Abuse? Nutritionists Consider Food Addiction

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. 

The Vanishing Neutrinos That Could Upend Fundamental Physics

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. 

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

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.

Democrats in New York Choose a Mayoral Candidate in a Tight Race

Jack Santucci, PhD, an assistant teaching professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was quoted in a June 21 Economist article about the New York City mayoral race and the roll of ranked choice voting.

Philadelphia Gas Works Plans To Cut Methane Emissions 80% By 2050. Is It Enough?

Research led by Ezra Wood, PhD, an associate professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was mentioned in a June 7 WCAU-TV (NBC-10) story about Philadelphia Gas Works plans to cut methane emissions 80% by the year 2050. 

New Radioactivity Measurement Could Boost Precision of Dark Matter Experiments

Michelle Dolinski, PhD, an associate professor and associate dean in the College of Arts and Sciences, was quoted in an article in the June issue of Scientific American about a new study showing scientists’ ability to spot tiny amounts of radioactive elements, which occur naturally in metals such as gold that are often used in laboratory instruments.