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  • Ransomware Attack Hits Pennsylvania Senate Democrats

    March 14, 2017

    Robert D'Ovidio, PhD, an associate professor and associate dean for humanities and social science research in the College of Arts and Sciences, was interviewed in a March 4 WPVI-TV (6-abc) news segment about a "ransomware" cyberattack that shut down the Pennsylvania Senate Democrats’ computer systems.


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  • Philly Police Expand Homicide Unit as Authorities Struggle to Solve Murders

    March 4, 2017

    Robert Kane, PhD, a professor and director of the Criminology and Justice Studies Department in the College of Arts and Sciences, was quoted in a March 4 WHYY/Newsworks.org article regarding the Philadelphia police’s homicide unit expansion and the code of "no snitching" culture.


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  • Misleading NY Times Oscars Ad Mashes Up Real and Fake News With Climate Denial

    February 26, 2017

    Robert Brulle, PhD, a professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was quoted in a Feb. 26 ThinkProgress story about a misleading New York Times ad, that ran during the Oscars, that mashed up real and fake news about climate denial in an attempt to make a point about the importance of quality reporting.

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  • Marshmallow Test: What It Reveals About Our Children's Future Success

    February 23, 2017

    Evan Forman, PhD, a professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was interviewed for a KYW-TV (CBS-3) news segment on Feb. 22 about instant gratification.

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  • Partisan Divide in Congress Wider Than Ever on Environmental Issues, Group Says

    February 23, 2017

    Robert Brulle, PhD, a professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was quoted in a Feb. 23 InsideClimate News story about growing partisan division in Congress on environmental issues.

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  • Fossil Fuels Foe Calls Proposed Pipelines 'Climate Disasters'

    February 20, 2017

    Peter DeCarlo, PhD, an assistant professor in the College of Engineering and College of Arts and Sciences, was quoted in a Feb. 20 Roanoke Times story about opposition to two proposed natural gas pipelines in Virginia.

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  • Climate Discussion on the Senate Floor

    February 17, 2017

    Robert Brulle, PhD, a professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was mentioned in a CSPAN2 segment regarding his research that utilizes a range of front groups and astroturf operations to manufacture climate change uncertainty.

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  • Study: Methane Levels Increase as Well Sites Decline

    February 9, 2017

    Peter DeCarlo, PhD, an associate professor in the College of Engineering, was quoted in a Feb. 9NPR "State Impact" story about his research on the rising levels of methane in the Marcellus Shale region of Pennsylvania.

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  • Faultlines, Black Holes and Glaciers: Mapping Uncharted Territories

    February 7, 2017

    Kurahashi Neilson, PhD, assistant professor in the College for Arts and Sciences, was quoted in a Feb. 7 True Viral News story that detailed her work attempting to discover the origin of neutrinos. The story was on people who are mapping uncharted territories.

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  • Data Trove Offers New Details on Complaints to DEP During Shale Boom

    January 31, 2017

    Richard Horwitz, PhD, an assistant professor in the College of Arts and Sciences and the Ruth Patrick Chair of Environmental Sciences at the Academy of Natural Sciences, as well as David Velinsky, PhD, a professor in the college and director of the Patrick Center for Environmental Research at the Academy, were both quoted in a Jan. 31 NPR State Impact story about gleaning data on the environmental effects of Pennsylvania’s shale gas boom by looking at complaints to the Department of Environmental Protection.

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  • How Boystown Became a “Gay Disneyland”

    January 30, 2017

    Jason Orne, PhD, assistant professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was featured in a Chicago magazine Q&A regarding his new book, “Boystown: Sex and Community in Chicago” (University of Chicago Press) which will be available on Jan. 30.

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  • Hacker Has Message For President Trump: Change Your Security Settings

    January 27, 2017

    Robert D'Ovidio, PhD, an associate professor and associate dean for humanities and social science research in the College of Arts and Sciences, was interviewed for a Jan. 27 KYW Newsradio (1060-AM) story about security enhancements for social media amidst a rise in hacking and the president's increased use of social media.

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  • 'There's a Dignity to This Place': Inside the World of Pay-What-You-Can Restaurants

    January 23, 2017

    Mariana Chilton, PhD, a professor in the Dornsife School of Public Health and director of the Center for Hunger Free Communities, and Donnell Jones-Craven, general manager of the Center’s EAT Café, were both quoted in a Jan. 23 Washington Post story on pay-what-you-can establishments that specifically highlighted the EAT Café.

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  • Ubiñas: What we Need is a Sisterhood of all Colors

    January 22, 2017

    Rachel Wenrick, an associate teaching professor in the College of Arts and Sciences and Janel McCloskey, assistant director of the Drexel Writing Center, were quoted in a Jan. 22 Philadelphia Inquirer story about the need for messages of diversity and inclusion to be central to protest movements, like the Women's March.

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  • Commentary: Words of Wisdom From the First President

    January 19, 2017

    Paula Marantz Cohen, PhD, dean of the Pennoni Honors College and distinguished professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, authored a Jan. 19 Philadelphia Inquirer opinion piece about the inauguration.

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  • Exome Sequencing Urged to Diagnose Intellectual Disabilities that Run in Families

    January 17, 2017

    Michael Akins, PhD, an assistant professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was quoted in a Jan. 17 Reuters Health story about how a certain kind of genetic testing can be used to diagnose intellectual disabilities.


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  • Where do Police Officers and Reform Activists Find Common Ground?

    January 12, 2017

    Robert Kane, PhD, professor and director of the criminology and justice studies department in the College of Arts and Sciences, was quoted in a Christian Science Monitor article on Jan. 11 regarding a new report that reveals surprising areas of agreement between many members of law enforcement and police-reform advocates. The story was also picked up by Yahoo! News.


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  • Trump Press Conference Draws Strong Reaction From Political Media Experts

    January 11, 2017

    William Rosenberg, PhD, a professor in the College of Arts and Science, was interviewed in a Jan. 11 KYW-TV (CBS-3) news segment about president-elect Donald Trump's recent press conference, his first in six months. Rosenberg was also interviewed on Sirius XM Radio's "POTUS 124" program on Jan. 11 regarding the press conference.

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  • Philly Fossil Hunter Treks to End of Earth in Search of Fish

    January 11, 2017

    Ted Daeschler, PhD, vice president of Collections and the Library of the Academy of Natural Sciences and a professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was quoted in a Jan. 11 Philadelphia Inquirer story about his fossil-hunting expedition to Antarctica.

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  • Local Bumblebee Is On Its Way To Becoming Extinct

    January 10, 2017

    Jon Gelhaus, PhD, a professor in the College of Arts and Sciences and curator of the entomology collection at the Academy of Natural Sciences, was quoted in a Jan. 10 KYW-Newsradio (1060-AM) story about a local bumblebee species being placed on the endangered species list.

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  • Police Brutality, Trump Presidential Win Sparks Civil Unrest Across US

    December 22, 2016

    William Rosenberg, PhD, a professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was quoted in a Dec. 22 Sputnik News story regarding post-election demonstrations.

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  • The Heat: Venezuela's Economic Crisis

    December 20, 2016

    George Ciccariello-Maher, PhD, associate professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was featured in a Dec. 20 panel on CCTV-America regarding Venezuela’s economic crisis.

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  • Travelers, Beware! Hacking Lurks in Plugs and Ports

    December 20, 2016

    Robert D'Ovidio, PhD, an associate professor and associate dean for humanities and social science research in the College of Arts and Sciences, was quoted in a Dec. 18 USA Today story about how to avoid being hacked when traveling.

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  • Once a Year, Scientific Journals Try to Be Funny. Not Everyone Gets the Joke

    December 19, 2016

    Research by Lawrence Souder, PhD, a teaching professor in the College of Arts & Sciences, about the ethics of attempting humor in the writing of research studies, was mentioned in a Dec. 19 Smithsonian.com story about the trend of scientific journals putting out light-hearted holiday editions.

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  • 11 Things You Might Not Know About Drexel University

    December 16, 2016

    Richardson Dilworth, PhD, a professor and director of the Center for Public Policy in the College of Arts and Sciences, and Scott Knowles, PhD, an associate professor in the college, were mentioned in a Dec. 16 Philadelphia magazine story about Drexel's 125th anniversary.

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