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  • In Search of Epiphanies

    April 9, 2018

    John Kounios, PhD, a professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was featured in an April 9 BBC Radio 4 documentary about epiphanies and “Aha!” moments.

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  • Skeptics Feel Empowered to 'Keep Pushing' Under Trump

    April 6, 2018

    Robert Brulle, PhD, a professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was quoted in an April 6 E&E News article about whether climate deniers have changed their tactics at all in recent years.

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  • New Guide Helps Kids, Adolescents Living With Ostomies

    April 5, 2018

    Jennie G. David, a PhD candidate in the College of Arts and Sciences, was quoted in an April 5 Reuters story about a toolkit she created that is the first resource specifically for and by young people who have undergone ostomy surgery. A report about the guide and how it was created was published recently in the journal Pediatrics.

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  • How Laughter Makes You a Better Worker

    April 4, 2018

    Research by John Kounios, PhD, a professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, which found that laughter can help people solve tricky logic puzzles, was mentioned in an April 4 BBC “Capital” article.

     

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  • PA18 District Special Election

    March 22, 2018

    William Rosenberg, PhD, a professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was interviewed on Sirius XM Radio's "POTUS 24" program on March 12 about the special election for the US House of Representatives race in the PA18 District and the foreshadowing of the 2018 elections.

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  • “I’m Terrified”: Life on the Front Lines of the Sunoco Pipeline

    March 22, 2018

    Marie J. Kurz, PhD, assistant research professor in the College of Arts and Sciences and research scientist in the Academy of Natural Sciences, was quoted in a March 22 Philadelphia Magazine article about Sunoco’s controversial Mariner East natural gas pipeline project and the recent development of a number of sinkholes in Exton – seemingly a result of the recent construction.

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  • Introducing Inmates to Real Life via Virtual Reality

    March 15, 2018

    Cyndi Rickards, EdD, senior assistant dean for community engagement in the College of Arts and Sciences, was quoted in a March 15 US News & World Report story about the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections using technology to ease former juvenile lifers back into society.

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  • Ancient Gut Microbe Allowed Turtle Ants to Abandon Offense and Focus on Defense

    March 6, 2018

    Jacob Russell, PhD, an associate professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was quoted in a March 6 Cosmos magazine story on his work that found turtle ants use bacteria in their stomachs to supplement their diets with nitrogen necessary for their survival. He was also quoted in a UPI story about the study.

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  • Art Critic Tapes 'Climate Change Denier Plaza' Over Koch Inscription Outside the Met

    March 5, 2018

    A March 5 CBC Radio (Canada) story about an art critic papering over "David H. Koch Plaza" across from the Metropolitan Opera House to change the inscription to read "Climate Change Denier Plaza" mentioned a 2012 study by Robert Brulle, PhD, a professor in the College of Arts and Sciences noting the Koch Industries as one of the world's top funders of climate change denial groups.

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  • Plants Found to Evolve Away from Defences That Do Not Work for Them Anymore

    February 26, 2018

    Tatyana Livshultz, PhD, an assistant professor in the College of Arts and Sciences and assistant curator of Botany in the Academy of Natural Sciences, was quoted in an International Business Times (U.K.) story Feb. 26 that covered her new study on plants evolving away from their obsolete defenses. Laboratory Equipment magazine also posted a story the same day.

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  • Bill Rosenberg on SiriusXM POTUS

    February 26, 2018

    William Rosenberg, PhD, a professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was interviewed on Sirius XM Radio's "POTUS 24" program on Feb. 26 discussing the NRA, CPAC, the gun debate and the tipping point for social movements.

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  • ECOVIEWS: Alligator Questions Are on the Rise

    February 25, 2018

    James Spotila, PhD, L. Drew Betz Chair Professor of BEES in the College of Arts and Sciences, was mentioned for his past study on basking alligators in a Feb. 25 Tuscaloosa News story.

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  • A Future Without Him, Aided By Duct Tape

    February 23, 2018

    Kathleen Volk Miller, a teaching professor in the College of Arts and Sciences and co-director of the Drexel Publishing Group, authored an article on Feb. 23 for The New York Times about resilience.

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  • In New Jersey, Opponents of Offshore Drilling Gear Up For a Fight

    February 15, 2018

    David Velinsky, PhD, vice president for Academy Science and a professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was interviewed for a Feb. 15 StateImpact PA story about what could happen if an oil spill occurred along the New Jersey coast.

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  • 'Black Panther' is for every black kid who thought 'We didn't do stuff like that'

    February 8, 2018

    A Jan. 31 Philadelphia Inquirer article that quoted André Carrington, PhD, an assistant professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, about the much-anticipated Marvel movie “Black Panther” — and how the film will help define and expand the narrative of black superheroes — was picked up by the Miami Herald on Feb. 8, the Standard-Speaker and various other outlets.

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  • The Wiring for Walking Developed Long Before Fish Left the Sea

    February 8, 2018

    Ted Daeschler, PhD, vice president of Collections and the Library at the Academy of Natural Sciences and a professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was quoted in a Feb. 8 Science News story on a study looking into how ancient fish evolved the brain circuitry that led to walking on land.

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  • Politics in the Olympics Games

    February 8, 2018

    Eric Zillmer, PsyD, Carl R. Pacifico Professor of Neuropsychology in the College of Arts and Sciences and Drexel's Director of Athletics, was interviewed by C-SPAN Feb. 8 to discuss the history of politics tied to the Olympic games.

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  • From Climbing Poles to Tears of Joy, Psychologist Examines Emotions of a Sports Fan

    February 6, 2018

    Eric Zillmer, PsyD, Carl R. Pacifico Professor of Neuropsychology in the College of Arts and Sciences and Drexel's Director of Athletics, was interviewed in a Feb. 6 KYW-TV (CBS-3) story about the psychology of a sports fan and the range of emotions experienced after the Eagles' Super Bowl victory.

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  • Losing Weight is Hard. Here's One Way to Make it Easier.

    February 2, 2018

    Michael Lowe, PhD, a professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was quoted in Feb. 2 stories in Medical News Today and Men’s Fitness about his new research that studied three weight loss interventions and their effects on cognitive restraint.  

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  • Would College Students Retain More If Professors Dialed Back The Pace?

    February 1, 2018

    Paula Marantz Cohen, PhD, dean of the Pennoni Honors College and distinguished professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was quoted in a Feb. 1 NPR “Cosmos & Culture” opinion piece about whether college students may retain more information if their professors slowed the pace of their learning.

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  • 'Black Panther' Is For Every Black Kid Who Thought 'We Didn't Do Stuff Like That'

    January 31, 2018

    André Carrington, PhD, an assistant professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was quoted in a Jan. 31 Philadelphia Inquirer about the much-anticipated Marvel movie “Black Panther” and how the film will help define and expand the narrative of black superheroes.

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  • Here’s How Much Money The Mercer Family Donated To Climate Misinformation Groups In 2016

    January 25, 2018

    Robert Brulle, PhD, a professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was quoted in a Jan. 25 BuzzFeed article about the tax filings of the Mercer family, who are among President Trump’s most powerful donors. In 2016 they gave nearly $4 million to groups that challenge the scientific consensus on man-made climate change. The Huffington Post also ran a Jan. 25 article on their donations to climate misinformation featuring Brulle’s research.

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  • The Simplest Course I Ever Taught

    January 21, 2018

    Paula Marantz Cohen, PhD, dean of the Pennoni Honors College and distinguished professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, authored a Jan. 21 piece for the Chronicle of Higher Education about reading Pride and Prejudice aloud to a class of undergraduate students as an experiment in “slow teaching.”

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  • Beware of New Pyramid Schemes on Popular Social Media Sites

    January 18, 2018

    Rob D'Ovidio, PhD, an associate professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was featured in a Jan. 17 WCAU-TV (NBC-10) story about a new pyramid scheme on social media. The story was picked up by a number of affiliates across the country, including WRC-TV (Boston), KNTV-TV (San Francisco) and KNSD-TV (San Diego).

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  • Little Wasp Bodies Means Little Wasp Brain Regions

    January 3, 2018

    Sean O'Donnell, PhD, a professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was quoted in a Jan. 3Laboratory Equipment post about his work looking into the evolution of wasp brains.

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  • The Alabama Senate Race and Its Effect on Other Races

    January 2, 2018

    David S. Cohen, JD, a professor in the Kline School of Law, authored a Jan. 14 opinion piece for WHYY.org offering six ways Philadelphia can woo Amazon with better bike lanes.

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  • Philadelphia's New District Attorney Isn't Who You'd Expect. Is His Election a Sign of More Change to Come?

    December 31, 2017

    Richardson Dilworth, PhD, a professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was quoted in a Dec. 31 Los Angeles Times story about the election of Larry Krasner as Philadelphia's new district attorney.

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  • Number of Killings in Philadelphia at a 5-Year High

    December 29, 2017

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  • Climate Deniers Beat Google and Topped the Page on Searches for "Climate Change"

    December 29, 2017

    Robert Brulle, PhD, a professor in the College of Arts and Sciences was quoted in a Dec. 29 New York Times article about groups that reject established climate science, using Google's advertising network to rise to the top of its searches. The article was included in a Dec. 30 Boing Boing article about Google’s ad-placement algorithms and its shortsighted policies, which ban deceptive advertising, but limit the definition of deceptive to lies about product pricing and other narrow matters.

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  • How Climate Change Deniers Rise to the Top in Google Searches

    December 29, 2017

    Robert Brulle, PhD, a professor in the College of Arts and Sciences was quoted in a Dec. 29 New York Times article about groups that reject established climate science, using Google's advertising faucet to rise to the top of its searches.

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  • Barnegat Bay Marshes Help Keep Water Clean

    December 27, 2017

    David Velinsky, PhD, vice president for Academy Science and head of the Department of Biodiversity, Earth and Environmental Science in Drexel’s College of Arts and Sciences, was quoted in a Dec. 27 WHYY/Newsworks story on two of his studies looking into the ecological benefits of salt marshes in New Jersey.

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  • How Drexel Students are Helping Kids at CHOP Direct Their Own Life Stories

    December 27, 2017

    Nomi Eve, an assistant teaching professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, and Kate Howarth, an undergraduate student in the School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems, were featured in a Dec. 27 Philadelphia Inquirer story about “Story Medicine,” a community-based English course at Drexel, which gives undergraduates the opportunity to work with patients at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

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  • These are Places of Grace for People with Disabilities

    December 23, 2017

    Ron Bishop, PhD, a professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was quoted in a Dec. 23Philadelphia Inquirer article about moments of grace for children and adults with physical, developmental and intellectual disabilities. His new book, Holding Up the Sky Together: Exploring the National Narrative About People With Intellectual Disabilities (Hamilton Books, 2017) part memoir, part academic analysis - addresses the tired Hollywood portrayal of characters with disabilities.

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  • Analysis: Robocalls Reach Record Level, Up By 76 Percent

    December 20, 2017

    Robert D'Ovidio, PhD, an associate professor in the College of Arts and Sciences was featured in a Dec. 20 KYW-TV (CBS-3) news analysis about the record level of Robocalls in the region and ways to combat them.

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  • The Alabama Senate Race

    December 18, 2017

    William Rosenberg, PhD, a professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was interviewed on Sirius XM Radio’s “POTUS 124” program on Dec. 18 speaking on a number of areas including the impact of the Alabama Senate race and its trend line along with other recent elections. He also discussed the Tax Bill, how the public views it now and how they may view it going forward, particularly in different types of states and among different types of voters.

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  • Alabama Senate Race and Its Trend With Recent Elections

    December 18, 2017

    William Rosenberg, PhD, a professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was interviewed on Sirius XM Radio’s “POTUS 124” program on Dec. 18 speaking on a number of areas including the impact of the Alabama Senate race and its trend line along with other recent elections. He also discussed the tax bill, how the public views it now and how they may view it going forward, particularly in different types of states and among different types of voters.

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  • Venue of Last Resort: The Climate Lawsuits Threatening the Future of Big Oil

    December 17, 2017

    Robert Brulle, PhD, a professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was quoted in a Dec. 17 The Guardian article discussing the era of environmental deregulation, groups who are focusing their resources on the courts.

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  • Tibet Explorer's Philly Family to Donate $3M to Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel

    December 6, 2017

    David Velinsky, PhD, vice president for Academy Science and head of the Department of Biodiversity, Earth and Environmental Science in Drexel’s College of Arts and Sciences, was quoted in a Dec. 6 Philadelphia Inquirer story about a $3 million donation to the Academy which will set up the Dolan Fund for Innovative Water Research.

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  • Tax Reform, Roy Moore and the Flynn Investigation

    December 4, 2017

    William Rosenberg, PhD, a professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was interviewed on Sirius XM Radio’s “POTUS 124” program on Dec. 4 on a number of areas including the Tax Reform Bill, Republican politics related to Roy Moore, and the Flynn Investigation.

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  • Project Veritas Received $1.7 Million Last Year From Charity Associated With the Koch Brothers

    December 2, 2017

    Robert Brulle, PhD, a professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was quoted in a Dec. 2Washington Post story about the Koch brothers funding Project Veritas, an activist group that mounts undercover sting operations against liberal and mainstream news organizations. The Postwas recently targeted by the group.  

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  • Are the Days of Doubting Sexual Harassment Victims Over? Experts Say No.

    November 30, 2017

    Mary Ebeling, PhD, an associate professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was quoted in a Nov. 30 Philadelphia Inquirer article about the firings of powerful men accused of sexual harassment and whether allegations made by women in the workplace will be better heard and taken seriously moving forward.

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  • Conservatives Probably Can’t be Persuaded on Climate Change. So Now What?

    November 10, 2017

    Robert Brulle, PhD, a professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was mentioned in a Nov. 10 Vox article about his research on science-based educational campaigns and what cues actually contribute to climate change opinions. 

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  • Desperate to Get Trim for Christmas? Why You Will End Up Fatter if You Lose Weight Too Fast

    November 8, 2017

    A 2017 study by Michael Lowe, PhD, a professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, about consistent weight loss and long-term health outcomes, was mentioned in a Nov. 8 Daily Mail story about how to lose weight this holiday season.

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  • Drexel Launches Free Counseling Program For Veterans

    November 8, 2017

    Arthur Nezu, PhD, Distinguished University Professor of Psychology in the College of Arts and Sciences, and Christine Maguth Nezu, PhD, a professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, were quoted in a Nov. 8 Philly Voice story about "New Beginnings," a new counseling program for veterans that the pair recently launched at Drexel.

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  • Why are Wildfires Concentrated in the West?

    November 1, 2017

    Stephen Mason, a PhD candidate in the College of Arts and Sciences and a researcher in the Academy of Natural Sciences, was interviewed for a Nov. 1 Q&A with PhillyVoice on wildfires.

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  • The Latest Word on Weight Loss

    November 1, 2017

    Evan Forman, PhD, a professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was quoted in the November issue of Prevention magazine about how acceptance-based behavioral therapy can help people lose weight.

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  • Here’s A List Of Climate-Change Deniers The EPA May Be Considering For Its ‘Red Team’ Debate

    October 25, 2017

    Robert Brulle, PhD, a professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was quoted in an Oct. 25 Huffington Post article about the assembly of climate change deniers considered for the EPA’s ‘Red Team’ debate.

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  • There’s No Virtue in Joining an Angry Mob

    October 19, 2017

    Paula Marantz Cohen, PhD, dean of Pennoni Honors College and distinguished professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, wrote an Oct. 19 Wall Street Journal opinion piece on the public's reaction to accusations of sexual assault against Harvey Weinstein.

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  • How a Healthy Economy Can Shorten Life Spans

    October 16, 2017

    José Tapia Granados, PhD, a professor in College of Arts and Sciences, was mentioned in an Oct. 16 New York Times "The Upshot" story about the connection between the health of a nation's economy and the health of its people. Granados' work is part of a body of research that points to the trend that people living in a healthy economy tend to have a shorter lifespan.

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  • Water Problems Persist Along Mariner East Pipeline Route Despite Court Intervention

    October 12, 2017

    David Velinsky, PhD, a professor in the College of Arts and Sciences and vice president of Science at the Academy of Natural Sciences, was quoted in an Oct. 12 NPR StateImpact story about water problems that exist due to drilling related to the Mariner East pipeline construction.

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  • From Norway, Pennsylvania's Prisons Appear Cruel and Unusual

    October 7, 2017

    Jordan Hyatt, Phd, JD, an assistant professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was featured in an Oct. 7 Philadelphia Inquirer article about a Norwegian delegation’s visit to five Pennsylvania prisons this week, which Hyatt organized. The exchange was meant to provide both technical advice and big-picture perspective for Philadelphia’s prisons and the ways they can become more progressive.

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  • 'Mindfulness'-Based Approach Could Help You Stay Slim

    September 30, 2017

    Evan Forman, PhD, a professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was quoted in a Sept. 30 Health Day story about his research study on a type of weight-loss therapy that focuses on “mindful” decision-making. The story was picked up by multiple media outlets, including WebMD, the Philadelphia Inquirer and the Arizona Daily Star on Sept. 30. The research was also covered in a Sept. 30 Medical Daily story.

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  • Seven Elements of a Results-Driven Corporate Social Responsibility Program

    September 26, 2017

    Scott Tattar, an instructor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was interviewed in a Sept. 26 HuffPost story and provided tips companies could adopt to incorporate results-driven corporate social responsibility programs in today’s political and social climate.

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  • The United States is Unprepared for the Next Major Earthquake

    September 23, 2017

    Scott Knowles, PhD, a professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was quoted in a Sept. 23Think Progress story about how prepared U.S. cities are for major earthquakes.

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  • Why We Need A National Hurricane Memorial And Museum

    September 22, 2017

    Scott Knowles, PhD, a professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, authored a Sept. 15 Huffington Post article about the need for a national hurricane and memorial museum to help governments and agencies keep track of past mistakes and address future disasters.

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  • 'Radio Times' — Dinosaurs and Prehistoric Fish

    September 20, 2017

    Ted Daeschler, PhD, vice president of Collections at the Library of the Academy of Natural Sciences and a professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was interviewed on WHYY-Radio (91-FM)'s "Radio Times" to discuss his work in paleontology, including his trip to Antarctica over the winter. Academy scientist Kenneth Lacovara, PhD, was on the show with Daeschler.

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  • What if America Had a Detective Agency For Disasters?

    September 18, 2017

    Scott Knowles, PhD, a professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was quoted in a Sept. 18Wired story about the science of disaster prediction and the need for a "detective agency" for disasters. Knowles also authored an opinion piece for The Conversation on Sept. 18 about how the destruction caused by recent hurricanes is not likely to spur action on climate change. The piece was also picked up by Salon. 

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  • Why We Need a National Hurricane Memorial and Museum

    September 15, 2017

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  • Tell Christie: We Shouldn't Risk Oil Trains Exploding Near Schools

    September 15, 2017

    Scott Knowles, PhD, a professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was quoted in a Sept. 15 NJ.com article about disaster responses and the sometimes fatal results from poor government decisions.

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  • Leslie Beck: Slow and Steady Wins the Weight-Loss Race

    September 14, 2017

    A study about how consistency is linked to long-term weight loss from Michael Lowe, PhD, a professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was featured in a Sept. 8 Globe and Mail (Canada) story.

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  • Monster Storms Change Coastlines, Not Minds on Climate Change

    September 14, 2017

    Robert Brulle, PhD, a professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was quoted in a Sept. 14 Bloomberg story about monster storms changing coastlines but not shifting the politics of climate change.

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  • About That Plague of Flying Bugs in the Philadelphia Area

    September 13, 2017

    Jon Gelhaus, a professor in the College of Arts and Sciences and curator of the Department of Entomology, Academy of Natural Sciences, was quoted in a Sept. 12 Philadelphia Inquirer story about swarms of flying ants in the area. Isabelle Betancourt, a curatorial assistant at the Academy was interviewed in a related story on KYW-TV (CBS-3).

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  • Ant Swarms: The Insect Singles Bars

    September 13, 2017

    Jon Gelhaus, a professor in the College of Arts and Sciences and curator of the Department of Entomology, Academy of Natural Sciences, was quoted in a Sept. 13 Morning Call (Allentown) story about swarms of flying ants in the area.

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  • Regular Weigh-Ins May Help Prevent College Weight Gain

    September 11, 2017

    Meghan Butryn, PhD, an associate professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was quoted in a Sept. 11 HealthDay News story about her study that showed how regular weigh-ins may help prevent weight gain. The story appeared in dozens of newspapers, including The Philadelphia InquirerThe Arizona Daily Star and The Sioux City Journal.

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  • First Harvey, Now Irma: How Back-to-Back Disasters Could Drain FEMA Even After $7.4B Top-Up

    September 9, 2017

    Scott Knowles, PhD, a professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was quoted in a Sept. 9 CBC News “Analysis” about how back-to-back disasters could drain FEMA even following the administrations $7.4B top-up.

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  • The Bard Can Help Us Understand Politics’ Sound and Fury

    September 8, 2017

    Paula Marantz Cohen, PhD, dean of the Pennoni Honors College and distinguished professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, authored a Sept. 8 opinion piece for The Wall Street Journal discussing how the Bard can help the public better understand politics and its sound and fury type performance.

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  • A Two-Decade Crusade by Conservative Charities Fueled Trump’s Exit from Paris Climate Accord

    September 5, 2017

    Robert Brulle, PhD, a professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was quoted in a Sept. 5 Washington Post article about the role of conservative charities in fueling Trump’s exit from the Paris climate accord.

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  • When it Comes to Weight Loss, Consistency May be Key to Success

    August 29, 2017

    A new study by Michael Lowe, PhD, a professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, which found that dropping a consistent number of pounds each week was linked to greater long-term weight loss outcomes, was featured in Aug. 29 stories by CBS News, Forbes, New York Daily News, MinnPost, the Independent, International Business Times, Yahoo! Style, CBS Boston and Psych Central. The research was also featured in news segments on dozens of NBC local affiliate stations, including KVOA-TV (Tuscan, Arizona), WAVE-TV (Louisville, Kentucky) and KAUT-TV (Oklahoma City, Oklahoma).

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  • Shell Agrees to Install Fenceline Air Monitors at Beaver County Ethane Cracker Plant

    August 28, 2017

    Gwen Ottinger, PhD, an associate professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was quoted in an Aug. 28 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette article discussing the continuous air monitors on the fenceline of Shell Chemical Co.’s petrochemical complex in Beaver County, Pennsylvania. Ottinger explains the monitoring system doesn’t seem to link action levels to community health concerns.

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  • How to Track the Ongoing Fallout From Harvey

    August 28, 2017

    Scott Knowles, PhD, an associate professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was quoted and included in an Aug. 28 Atlantic article as a scholar in an annotated list of trusted sources on the hurricane and its aftermath.

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  • Consistency is Key for Weight Loss, Study Says

    August 28, 2017

    A study by Michael Lowe, PhD, a professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, which found that weight variability during the first few weeks of a weight loss program negatively affects long-term outcomes, was featured in Aug. 28 stories on CNN.com, Consumer Reports, HealthDay, HuffPost United Kingdom, Medical News Today, the Daily Mail, and the Australian.

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  • Antifa, Black-Clad and Often Violent, is Strong in Philly

    August 26, 2017

    George Ciccariello-Maher, PhD, an associate professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was featured in stories about the antics movement on Aug. 26 on the Northern California NPR affiliate KQED-Radio and on Aug. 29 in The Philadelphia Inquirer.

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  • The Meaning Behind Neo-Nazi and Antifa Uniforms

    August 24, 2017

    George Ciccariello-Maher, PhD, an associate professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was quoted in an Aug. 24 Fast Company article about how alt-right and anti-fascist groups are using clothing to reflect political positions.

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  • Juvenile Justice Reformer Accepts Drexel Fellowship

    August 23, 2017

    Robert L. Listenbee, a Stoneleigh Foundation Visiting Fellow in the College of Arts and Sciences, was featured in an Aug. 23 Philadelphia Tribune story about the former Justice Department official joining the Juvenile Justice Research and Reform Lab, which is led by Naomi Goldsetein, PhD, a professor in the College of Arts and Sciences.

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  • Prison System Reports Promising Results in Recidivism Effort

    August 22, 2017

    Drexel was highlighted in an Aug. 22 Associated Press story about the success of SIP-HOPE — a program developed by researchers that was designed to lower the re-arrest rate for nonviolent drug offenders. The story appeared in multiple news outlets, including U.S. News & World Report and the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

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  • Life Expectancy Tied to Voting Choices in Last U.S. Presidential Election

    August 22, 2017

    Jose Tapia, PhD, an associate professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was quoted in an Aug. 22 Reuters story, commenting on a study that showed a relationship between life expectancies and voting behaviors in the 2016 presidential election.

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  • If You Want To Lose Weight Without Dieting, Try Daily Weigh-Ins

    August 21, 2017

    Meghan Butryn, PhD, an associate professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was quoted in an April 21 Medical Daily story about a study she and her colleagues conducted that found a relationship between daily self-weighing and weight loss.

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  • Eclipse on FOX: Millions Converge Across the US to See the Eclipse

    August 21, 2017

    David Goldberg, PhD, a professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was a guest for a live broadcast on WTXF-TV (FOX 29) during the solar eclipse Aug. 21.

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  • Want to Beat the Bulge? It's Not Willpower You Need But a Step on the Scales Each Day

    August 18, 2017

    Meghan Butryn, PhD, an associate professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was quoted in an Aug. 18 Daily Mail story about a study she and her colleagues conducted, which found that college-age women who weighed themselves daily over a two-year period saw a reduction in body fat. The study was also highlighted in POLITICO New York Health Care on Aug. 18 and in an Aug. 20 news segment on ABC News affiliate WPLG-TV (Miami).   

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  • The Total Eclipse of the Sun: Where, When, How and Wow

    August 18, 2017

    David Goldberg, PhD, a professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was a guest on WHYY's "Radio Times With Marty Moss-Coane" on Aug. 18 in a segment about the upcoming solar eclipse.

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  • ‘Antifa’ Grows as Left-Wing Faction Set to, Literally, Fight the Far Right

    August 17, 2017

    George Ciccariello-Maher, PhD, an associate professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was quoted in an Aug. 17 New York Times article about the growth of the "antifa" (anti-fascist) movement.

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  • Clout: Is This a Time for Centrists? Not Likely, Say Political Scientists

    August 11, 2017

    Richardson Dilworth, PhD, a professor in the College of Arts and Sciences and director of the Center for Public Policy, was quoted in an Aug. 11 Philadelphia Inquirer article about the possibility of third party candidates and the broad efforts to move beyond the Democratic and Republican parties to create movements for independent candidates.

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  • A New Kind of Classroom: No Grades, No Failing, No Hurry

    August 11, 2017

    Amy Slaton, PhD, a professor in the College of Arts and Science was featured in an Aug. 11 New York Times article about Mastery-based learning, also known as proficiency-based or competency-based learning.

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  • UN Human Rights Report on Venezuela Ignores Opposition Violence

    August 10, 2017

    George Ciccariello-Maher, PhD, an associate professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was quoted in an Aug. 10 The Wire article regarding the latest developments in Venezuela.

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  • Philadelphia Seeks a Cross-Sector Solution to Gun Violence

    August 10, 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 an Aug. 10 Route 50 article about Philadelphia pursuing a cross-sector solution to gun violence.

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  • Study Links Daily Check-ins to Weight Loss, but Does the Scale Tell the Whole Story?

    August 6, 2017

    Diane Rosenbaum, PhD, a postdoctoral research fellow in the College of Arts and Sciences, was quoted in an Aug. 6 Philly Voice story about her recent study that found that female college-age students who weigh themselves regularly saw a greater drop in body mass index and body fat. Meghan Butryn, PhD, an associate professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, and Michael Lowe, PhD, a professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, also contributed to the study.


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  • Climate Change’s Impacts on Health are not new, but the Health Department’s Response is

    August 4, 2017

    Alison Kenner, PhD, assistant professor in the College of Arts and Sciences was quoted in an Aug. 4 Plan Philly article about how to prepare for emergencies caused by climate change and what kind of impact the city may face. 

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  • Ideas We Should Steal: Institutional Racism Task Force

    August 3, 2017

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  • Palaeocast: Late Devonian Vertebrates

    August 1, 2017

    Ted Daeschler, PhD, vice president of Collections at the Library of the Academy of Natural Sciences and a professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was interviewed for a paleontology-focused podcast, Palaeocast, that was released on Aug. 1. Daeschler discussed his work finding Late Devonian period fossils.

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  • What's at Stake in Venezuela's Election?

    July 29, 2017

    George Ciccariello-Maher, PhD, an associate professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was quoted in July 29 ABC News article and a July 31 Vox story in regards to the Venezuela election.

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  • Why Democracy Itself is on the Ballot in Venezuela

    July 28, 2017

    George Ciccariello-Maher, PhD, an associate professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was quoted in July 28 Vox article in regards to the upcoming election in Venezuela.

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  • Let’s Make Room for Eureka Moments

    July 28, 2017

    John Kounios, PhD, a professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was quoted in an August Headspace blog post about why we get some of our best ideas in the shower. He was also mentioned in a July 28 HuffPost story about making time for eureka moments.

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  • The Danger of Progressives’ Inhumanity to the Humanities

    July 28, 2017

    Paula Marantz Cohen, PhD, dean of the Pennoni Honors College and distinguished professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, authored a July 28 opinion piece for The Wall Street Journal about seeking wisdom through literature and how progress is not central to the humanities.

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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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  • Contemporary Jane Austen Tells All

    July 18, 2017

    Paula Marantz Cohen, PhD, dean of the Pennoni Honors College and distinguished professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, authored a July 18 Philadelphia Inquirer column imagining novelist Jane Austen as she may exist in the year of 2017.

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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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  • Why ‘Game of Thrones’ Characters are Smart to Prefer Status Over Money

    July 12, 2017

    Donald Riggs, PhD, a professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was quoted in a July 12 MarketWatch story about the TV Show "Game of Thrones." Riggs taught a class about the show.

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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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  • Avoiding Cyber Attacks: What To Do If Ransomware Is In Your Machine

    May 15, 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 on KYW-Newsradio (1060-AM) and WCAU-TV (NBC-10) in May 15 stories about a global cyber attack that has been infecting computers with ransomware.

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  • Pollution exposure along the Delaware River

    May 5, 2017

    Diane Sicotte, PhD, an associate professor in the College of Arts and Sciences was quoted in a May 5 Bucks County Courier Times article regarding her research into pollution exposure, in which she analyzed the region’s industry-heavy communities to see what they had in common, and found the Delaware River to be a major factor.

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  • 8 Ways to Improve Your Relationship

    May 3, 2017

    A study from researchers in the College of Arts and Sciences about how sexting can improve a relationship was mentioned in a May 3 Real Simple post.

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  • Facebook Hiring Thousands More To Review Suicide, Crime Videos Posted On Site

    May 3, 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 May 3 KYW-TV (CBS-3) news segment in regards to Facebook hiring 3,000 new employees to help monitor for harmful posts.

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  • Should US Exit the Paris Climate Deal? Some Fossil-Fuel Firms Say No.

    May 2, 2017

    Robert Brulle, PhD, a professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was quoted in a May 2 Christian Science Monitor story about the Paris climate agreement and whether the United States will honor its pledge under President Trump.

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  • Thousands 'March for Science' in Philly and Across the Nation

    April 22, 2017

    Tucker Collins, an undergraduate in the Pennoni Honors College, and Makiri Sei, a staff scientist in Malacology at the Academy of Natural Sciences, were quoted in an April 22 WHYY/Newsworks.org story about Saturday’s March for Science in Philadelphia.

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  • Get Ready for the March for Science with These Inspiring Video Interviews

    April 21, 2017

    Andrew Hicks, PhD, a professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was in a video featured in an April 21 Make article on the lead-up to the March for Science.

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  • Cities Vs. Trump

    April 18, 2017

    Richardson Dilwroth, PhD, a professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was quoted in an April 18 New York magazine story about the urban-rural divide becoming more significant.

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  • Growing Trend of Crimes Posted on Social Media

    April 17, 2017

    Rob 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 an April 17, WCAU-PHI (NBC-10) segment about the growing trend of crimes posted on social media. 

     

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  • This Alien Worm-Creature Will Haunt Your Nightmares

    April 17, 2017

    An April 17 article in Gizmodo on the first description of a living giant shipworm mentioned Drexel. The paper on the discovery was co-authored by Gary Rosenberg, PhD, professor in the College of Arts and Sciences and Pilsbry Chair of Malacology in the Academy of Natural Sciences. The story was also covered by Live Science and the International Business Times April 17.

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  • After Hyping Itself As The Antidote For Fake News, New York Times Hires Extreme Climate Denier

    April 13, 2017

    Robert Brulle, PhD, a professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was quoted in an April 13 ThinkProgress about the New York Times hiring former Wall Street Journal columnist Bret Stephens—who the piece asserts is a denier of climate science.

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  • Infrequently Asked Questions: What's the Difference Between Weather and Climate?

    April 12, 2017

    Peter DeCarlo, PhD, an assistant professor in the College of Engineering and College of Arts and Sciences, was featured in an April 12 Philly Voice "Infrequently Asked Questions" column about the difference between weather and climate. 

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  • Digital Spring Cleaning: Password Security

    April 10, 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 on KYW Newsradio (1060-AM) providing password security spring cleaning tips.

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  • Who's Speaking at Philly-Area Commencements in 2017

    April 4, 2017

    The announcement of computational design guru John Maeda as Drexel's 2017 Commencement speaker was included in an April 4 Philly Voice story about commencement speakers at area colleges.

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  • Commentary: The Drexel Connection to Illustrator Howard Pyle

    April 2, 2017

    Paula Marantz Cohen, PhD, dean of the Pennoni Honors College and distinguished professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, authored an April 2 Philadelphia Inquirer column about Drexel's history as the center for the art of illustration at the turn of the 20th century. Cohen also noted the opening of Drexel exhibition "Howard Pyle, His Students & The Golden Age of American Illustration," which will run form April 3 to June 18 in the Paul Peck Alumni Center.

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  • Local Expert Weighs in on Flynn's Immunity Request

    April 1, 2017

    William Rosenberg, PhD, a professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was interviewed in an April 1 WTXF-TV (FOX-29) story about General Flynn, the first national security advisor appointed by President Donald Trump and his request for immunity.

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  • PA GOPer's Climate Change Theory Debunked: Nope, Not Getting Closer to The Sun

    March 31, 2017

    David Goldberg, PhD, a professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was quoted in a Politifact story on March 31 about erroneous comments made by a Pennsylvania state senator on the causes of climate change. Billy Penn ran a related story that cited the Politifact piece.

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  • This Former Philadelphia Cop Had an Incredibly Simple Plan to Keep Kids Out of Prison. Don’t Arrest Them.

    March 30, 2017

    Naomi Goldstein, PhD, a professor in the College of Arts and Sciences and co-director of the JD/PhD program in Law and Psychology, was quoted in a March 30 Washington Post story about the Philadelphia Police School Diversion Program, launched by Kevin Bethel. Bethel, Philadelphia's deputy police commissioner and a senior policy fellow at Drexel's Juvenile Justice Research and Reform Lab, was featured in the story.

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  • How Are Internet Privacy Regulations Changing?

    March 29, 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 March 29 WPVI-TV (6-abc)/WPHL-TV (PHL-17) news segment regarding legislation in the hands of President Trump, that would kill an online privacy regulation, a move that could eventually allow internet providers such as Comcast, AT&T and Verizon to sell the browsing habits of their customers.

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  • Possible Trump Science Advisor Compares Climate Science to ISIS

    March 28, 2017

    Robert Brulle, PhD, a professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, and his research on the organizational underpinnings and funding of the climate change countermovement, were mentioned in a March 28 Jezebel “The Slot” article about a potential science advisor to President Donald Trump who compared climate science to ISIS.

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  • Trump or Not, Pa. Coal Plants Have Long Been on the Way Out

    March 28, 2017

    Peter DeCarlo, PhD, an assistant professor in the College of Engineering and College of Arts and Science, was quoted in a March 28 Philadelphia Inquirer story about the effects of President Trump's rollback on environmental regulations could have on Pennsylvania.

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  • Ex-Doctor Hacks Into Cell Phones, Emails, Social Media Accounts of Female High School Classmates: Police

    March 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 March 27 WCAU-TV (NBC-10) segment about a former physician at Thomas Jefferson Hospital who illegally gained access to email accounts of several of his former high school classmates. 

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  • A Philanthropic Boom: 'Donor-Advised Funds'

    March 24, 2017

    Robert Brulle, PhD, a professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was referenced in a March 24 Economist article regarding his study on donor-advised funds and tracked contributions to the anti-climate-change lobby in America.

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  • Twitter Reveals Vast Shut Down Of Accounts Linked To Extremist Views

    March 23, 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 on March 23 for a KYW Newsradio (1060-AM) segment regarding a mass shutdown of accounts linked to extremist views, conducted by Twitter.

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  • Losing Ground: Marshes in R.I., Mass., Disintegrating Faster Than Anywhere in the U.S.

    March 17, 2017

    Elizabeth Watson, PhD, an assist professor in the College of Arts and Sciences and Wetlands section leader in the Academy of Natural Sciences, was quoted in a March 17 Providence Journal (Rhode Island) story about salt marshes in New England disappearing due to climate change.

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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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  • Giant Catfish Fossil Found in Egyptian Desert

    March 10, 2017

    John Lundberg, PhD, an emeritus professor in the College of Arts and Sciences and emeritus curator of Ichthyology in the Academy of Natural Sciences, was quoted in a March 10 National Geographic story about the discovery of a giant catfish fossil in Egypt.

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  • Bills Aimed at Getting Women in STEM Fields Are Incomplete Without Funding: Experts

    March 8, 2017

    Stefanie Kroll, PhD, an assistant research professor in the College of Arts and Sciences and the Academy of Natural Sciences, was quoted in a March 8 NBCPhiladelphia.com story on the importance of funding for efforts to recruit women into STEM fields.

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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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