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  • DEP Staffers Warned Superiors of Dangers to Private Water Wells From Pipeline Construction

    July 20, 2017

    Marie Kurz, PhD, an assistant research professor in the College of Arts and Sciences and research scientist and section leader in the Patrick Center for the Environment at the Academy of Natural Sciences, was quoted in a July 20 NPR StateImpact story about PA Department of Environmental Protection staffers warning that the construction of Sunoco's Mariner East 2 pipeline could impact private water wells.

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  • This is What Sexting Does to Your Relationship

    July 16, 2017

    A study from researchers in the College of Arts and Sciences about the prevalence of sexting, was cited in a July 16 Refinery29 story about its affect on relationships.

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  • Eating Clean is Useless

    July 14, 2017

    Michael Lowe, PhD, a professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was quoted in a July 14 story in Vice’s Tonic about how eating “clean” does not necessarily lead to weight loss. 

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  • Invasive Insects Attacking Trees

    July 10, 2017

    Jon Gelhaus, PhD, professor in the College of Arts and Sciences and curator of Entomology in the Academy of Natural Sciences, was interviewed for a July 10 WCAU-TV (NBC-10) story on the emerald ash borer beetle and efforts to save trees that it is destroying.  

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  • Merkel Opposed Marriage Equality — Until Now. What Happened?

    June 29, 2017

    Phillip Ayoub, PhD, an assistant professor in the College of Arts and Sciences authored an article on June 29 for The Washington Post's "monkey cage" feature in regards to German Chancellor Angela Merkel's recent support of a conscience vote in regards to marriage equality.

     

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  • Pa. Plan Toughens Parole Punishments

    June 27, 2017

    Jordan Hyatt, Phd, JD, assistant professor in the College of Arts and Sciences was quoted in a June 27 Philadelphia Inquirer article about Pennsylvania's "swift and certain" parole punishment approach.

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  • Supreme Court Ruling On President Trump’s Travel Ban Raises Plenty Of Uncertainty

    June 26, 2017

    William Rosenberg, PhD, a professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was quoted in June 26 KYW-TV (CBS-3)/KYW Newsradio (1060-AM) story in regards to the Supreme Court ruling on President Trump’s travel ban. Rosenberg was also interviewed on June 19 on a Sirius XM Radio’s “POTUS 124” broadcast to analyze the Trump Investigations and other national issues.


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  • New Snapchat Feature is Raising Safety Concerns

    June 26, 2017

    Rob D’Ovidio, PhD, an associate professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was interviewed for a KYW-TV (CBS-3) news segment about the safety concerns surrounding Snapchat’s new “Snap maps” feature.

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  • In Trump's America, Racism on Gay Dating Apps is Getting Worse

    June 23, 2017

    Jason Orne, PhD, an assistant professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was quoted in a June 23 Daily Dot story about social desirability bias within gay dating apps.

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  • Health Buzz: How Getting a Good Night's Sleep Could Curb Your Junk Food Habit

    June 23, 2017

    Evan Forman, PhD, a professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was quoted in a June 23 U.S. News & World Report slideshow about how “accepting displeasure” when trying to lose weight could be effective.

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  • The (Real) NFL Holdout is Dead. OBJ is Latest Example

    June 13, 2017

    Ron Bishop, PhD, a professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was quoted in a June 13 ESPN “NFL Nation” article about hold out ideology and the change of narrative between football players and employers.

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  • Is This Artificial Sweetener Too Dangerous to Eat?

    June 12, 2017

    A study on the birth control effect that the artificial sweetener behind Trivia has on fruit flies, authored by Sean O'Donnell, PhD, and Daniel Marenda, PhD, both professors in the College of Arts and Sciences, was the focus of a June 1 Food52 article. They were both quoted in a related story on the website of WESH-TV (NBC-2, Orlando, Florida), which was picked up by network affiliates across the country. Fox News' "The Daily Meal" also covered the study on June 12.

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  • Eureka? Yes, Eureka!

    June 10, 2017

    John Kounios, PhD, a professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, authored a June 10 New York Times opinion piece refuting a claim that Mark Zuckerberg made in his commencement address at Harvard. Zuckerberg suggested that that "the idea of a single eureka moment" is "a dangerous lie."

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  • House Bill Could Lock Up Teens For More Than a Decade

    June 9, 2017

    A June 9 USA Today opinion column about a House bill that would impose mandatory minimum sentencing for teens cited a Drexel study, by researchers in the College of Arts and Sciences, about the prevalence of "sexting" among teens. The column was picked up by the Statesman Journal and the Asbury Park Press and a related story also ran on WTLV-TV (NBC-Jacksonville, Florida). 

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  • Harriet Levin Millan Shares Stories from Sudan with Explore Booksellers

    June 8, 2017

    Harriet Levin Milan, associate teaching professor in the College of Arts and Sciences and director of the certificate program in Writing and Publishing, authored a novel, “How Fast Can You Run,” which is based on the story of Kuch, a "Lost Boy of Sudan" who was separated from his family in 1988 when his village in South Sudan was destroyed during the country’s long Civil War. Millan was interviewed on June 6 by Aspen Public Radio regarding the story. 

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  • 'Fresh Air,' Fresh Forever: 30 Years as National Show, New Digital Archive

    June 7, 2017

    Danuta Nitecki, PhD, dean of Libraries, was quoted in a June 6  Philadelphia Inquirer story about the role Drexel's library scientists played in creating a digital archive of WHYY's "Fresh Air" with Terry Gross. Jordan McClain, PhD, a professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was also quoted

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  • This Artificial Sweetener Can Double as a Pesticide: Should You Still Eat It?

    June 5, 2017

    Sean O'Donnell, PhD, a professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was quoted in a June 5 Daily Meal story about his study that showed how the artificial sweetener Truvia limits the egg production of fruit flies.

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  • House Passes Bill That Could Have Teens Facing 15 Years For Trying To Sext

    June 2, 2017

    A June 2 Forbes story about a House bill that would subject teenagers to jail time for “sexting" mentioned a 2014 study by researchers in the College of Arts and Sciences, which found that more than half of college students surveyed had sent explicit texts as minors. The study was also mentioned in stories about the bill on KGW.com (Portland), Law Street Media and TheStranger.com.

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  • In US and Abroad, a Worrisome Time for LGBT Activists

    June 1, 2017

    Philip Ayoub, PhD, an assistant professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was quoted in a May 31 Associated Press story about LGBTQ activists that was picked up by media outlets across the country on June 1 including The Washington Post and ABC News.

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  • Is This Artificial Sweetener Too Dangerous to Eat?

    June 1, 2017

    A study on the birth control effect that the artificial sweetener behind Trivia has on fruit flies, authored by Sean O'Donnell, PhD, and Daniel Marenda, PhD, both professors in the College of Arts and Sciences, was the focus of a June 1 Food52 article. They were both quoted in a related story on the website of WESH-TV (NBC-2, Orlando, Florida), which was picked up by network affiliates across the country. Fox News' "The Daily Meal" also covered the study on June 12.

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  • How Fast Can You Run? A Novel Based on the Life of Micahel Majok Kuch

    May 26, 2017

    Harriet Levin Milan, an associate teaching professor in the College of Arts and Sciences and director of the Certificate Program in Writing and Publishing, was interviewed on Iowa Public Radio on May 8 about her book “How Fast Can You Run,” which tells the true story of Kuch, a Lost Boy of Sudan, who was separated from his family in 1988 when his village in South Sudan was destroyed during the country’s Civil War. 

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  • Popular Artificial Sweetener Also Works as Pesticide and Insect Birth Control

    May 23, 2017

    Sean O’Donnell, PhD, a professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was quoted in a May 23 UPI story on a study he did with Daniel Marenda, PhD, an associate professor in the College, that showed the sweetener in Truvia is deadly to young flies and can be an effective pesticide. Philly Voice also reported the story.

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  • Can You Battle Depression by Changing the Way You Think?

    May 19, 2017

    Arthur Nezu, PhD, a professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was quoted in a May 19 US News & World Report story about how therapists can help depressive patients recognize and change their negative thoughts.

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  • Philly Museum's Fossil Surgeon Reveals Ancient Past

    May 19, 2017

    Fred Mullison, fossil preparator at the Academy of Natural Sciences, was featured in a May 19 Philadelphia Inquirer story on his work. Ted Daeschler, PhD, vice president of Collections and the Library of the Academy and professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was also quoted in the piece.

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  • How to Protect Yourself From a Ransomware Attack

    May 16, 2017

    Robert D’Ovidio, PhD, an associate professor and associate dean for humanities and social science research in the College of Arts & Sciences, was quoted in a May 16 6abc.com story about protecting yourself from ransomware.

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