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    • A microscopic image of a tumor cell migrating through collagen.

      The Way You Move: Tumor Cells Move Differently Than Normal Ones

      December 20, 2016

      A new study by a Drexel biology professor determined that tumor cells can’t move the same way that normal cells do to get through tight squeezes in the body, opening up the potential for future, targeted therapies.

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    • Scott Gabriel Knowles, PhD, interim department head and associate professor in the Department of History in the College of Arts and Sciences, delivered the discussion “How Do You Tell 125 Years of Drexel History?” in the fall pubic lecture series.

      Dates and Topics for the 125th Anniversary Public Lecture Series Announced for Winter Term

      December 19, 2016

      After the completion of a successful series of public lectures during the fall term, a new round of discussions has been finalized for winter term.

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    • The central corridor at the COP22 conference in Morocco.

      Climate Change Conference COP22 Energizes Drexel Faculty, Students

      December 15, 2016

      A group of 10 students and professors went to Morocco in November for the annual gathering of government delegates and climate researchers. They came back refocused and reinvigorated.

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      Top Drexel Stories of 2016

      December 05, 2016

      Relive the moments and exciting headlines that sparked the most conversation and interest during 2016 through this annual review of the year’s top Drexel stories.

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    • holiday stress

      Drexel Faculty Experts Explain How to Survive and Thrive During The Holidays

      December 01, 2016

      It’s that time of year again. The physical, emotional, financial and gastrointestinal strains posed by the holiday season can make it feel like more of a slog than a restorative hiatus. So, as an early gift from the Drexel media relations team, we’ve sifted through the University’s stable of experts to find those best suited to provide some advice on how to make this season a joyous one. 

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    • climate change

      Urban Climate Change Research Hub Opens at Drexel

      November 29, 2016

      In the battle to adapt to and mitigate climate change caused by humans, most environmental engineers and climate scientists agree that cities are the front line. Due to the sheer density of their population, and the quantity of resources they consume, cities have the potential to most quickly and significantly affect—and be affected by—climate risks. They also have the ability to integrate climate resiliency into their plans for the future, according to environmental engineering professor Franco Montalto, PhD, who will direct a network of North American climate change researchers concerting their efforts via a new hub at Drexel University. 

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    • Ted Daeschler, PhD

      Journey to the Bottom of the World: Academy Researcher to Dig for Fossils in Antarctica

      November 21, 2016

      On his latest adventure, Ted Daeschler won’t have to keep an eye out for wolves or polar bears. That’s a welcome change. “That’ll be very comforting,” he laughed. For the first time, Daeschler, a PhD who serves as vice president of Collections and the Library of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, will head to Antarctica to seek out fossils dating back to a time before the dinosaurs.

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    • Jennie David

      Jennie David Featured in Pediatric Gastroenterology Special Interest Group Newsletter

      November 17, 2016

      Jennie David was featured as the student spotlight in the Fall/Winter 2016 newsletter of the Pediatric Gastroenterology Special Interest Group (PG-SIG) within APA's Pediatric Psychology Division.

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    • Golden Crowned Kinglet

      Into The Trees

      November 16, 2016

      A few times a year, scientists from the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University venture to remote regions of the planet on some of the most important field trips in the name of science: collecting expeditions. The material they bring back has the potential to open new lines of research and answer limitless questions about life on Earth.

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    • Jonathan E. Spanier, PhD

      Tiny Switch

      November 15, 2016

      A bit of residual moisture helped researchers unlock the ultraviolet light-emitting potential of a material they were studying.

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    • Mentoring graphic

      5 Rules for Being a Successful Mentor and Mentee

      November 09, 2016

      Mentorship is a universal language that has helped guide some of the world’s most impactful CEOs, artists and humanitarians. The late former Apple Inc. CEO Steve Jobs was a known mentor to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Celebrated author and poet Maya Angelou was a major influence on entrepreneur and philanthropist Oprah Winfrey’s career. Even Mother Teresa credits a mentor for helping guide her life’s mission and impact.

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    • Mario the Dragon Drexel University Statue

      STAR Scholar Q&A with Ejaz Momen and Professor Lloyd Ackert

      November 08, 2016

      Ejaz Momen, Politics '20, has a very full schedule, including an accelerated BA-JD with Drexel University’s School of Law, minors in Arabic and History, and keeping up with his favorite British television shows (imports only – no substitutions!). But in addition to all of his scholarly work, Ejaz took his first summer at Drexel University to participate in the STAR Scholars program with Lloyd Ackert, PhD.

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    • Dimetrodon

      Dimetrodon Discovery

      November 07, 2016

      A prehistoric fossil is “discovered” in the University’s collections and finally classified with its close relatives, 160 years after being dug out of the ground. Since 1845, a segment of an upper jawbone with serrated, inches-long teeth has resided on a shelf at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University under the name Bathygnathus borealism. But like many of the millions of specimens at the Academy, this 270-million-year-old fossil still had a story to tell.

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    • John Kounios, PhD

      The Thinker

      November 07, 2016

      How does a brain scientist known for discovering the neural pathway of sudden, creative insight achieve his own flashes of inspiration? It’s all about getting into the right headspace.

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    • James Herbert

      Q&A With Graduate College Dean and Executive Vice Provost James Herbert

      November 03, 2016

      You might call the one-year anniversary of Drexel’s Graduate College “the great rollout.” For the past year, with inaugural Dean and Executive Vice Provost James Herbert, PhD, leading the way, the college has moved into its new home and set in place a long list of initiatives. Now it’s time to mobilize.

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    • Kathleen Volk Miller

      Kathleen Volk Miller Published in "O’s…Guide to Starting Over"

      October 31, 2016

      An essay on choosing happiness by Kathleen Volk Miller, teaching professor of English, co-editor of the Drexel Publishing Group, and co-editor of PBQ, was chosen as the penultimate essay for the anthology “O’s…Guide to Starting Over."

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    • Diet Dash

      Philly Researhers Develop 'Brain Game' That Helps Resist Sweets, Drop Pounds

      October 26, 2016

      CBS Philly and a number of other television stations throughout the US have recently aired a segment about Project DASH, a new computerized brain-training program designed to help users reduce their sugar intake and lose weight.

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    • "How Fast Can You Run?"

      Drexel Professor Writes the Incredible True Story of the Life of a Sudanese Refugee

      October 24, 2016

      Drexel professor Harriet Levin Millan wrote about the incredible journey of a Sudanese refugee in a book that was made possible through a chance encounter in her creative writing class seven years ago.

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    • 125 Years Drexel Logo

      Drexel Public Lecture Series Now Online

      October 18, 2016

      Missed the weekly public lectures honoring Drexel's 125th anniversary? Videos from the past lectures are now archived and able to be watched (or binge-watched) online. Be sure to check back if you miss a week to catch up on Drexel's history.

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    • The Ichthyosaurus somersetensis specimen at the Academy of Natural Sciences with (from L–R) Ted Daeschler, Dean Lomax and Judy Massare.

      160 Years After Its Arrival, New Ichthyosaurus identified at the Academy of Natural Sciences

      October 12, 2016

      More than 160 years after its discovery in an English quarry, an ancient, aquatic reptile specimen at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University has finally been given its own name.

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    • Yellow-faced bee. Photo by Katja Schulz

      4 Things to Know About Bees Hitting the Endangered Species List

      October 12, 2016

      For the first time, bees have been placed on the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services’ Endangered Species List. Sean O’Donnell, PhD, professor in Drexel’s College of Arts and Sciences, is an expert on tropical insect ecology, focusing on bees, wasps and ants. He explains here what the addition of bees to the list means and where the prolific pollinators might go from here.

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    • A New Jersey Transit commuter train parked at Hoboken Terminal. (Michael Hicks / flickr)

      Q&A: Why Can't the New Jersey Train Engineer Remember the Crash?

      October 12, 2016

      The engineer of the New Jersey Transit train that crashed at Hoboken Terminal last week, killing one woman and injuring more than 100 people, told federal investigators that he was going only 10 mph as he approached the station, but does not remember the accident.

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    • Fossils discovered from the B. rex around a drawing of what the fish's head looked like.

      A New ‘King’ — New, Gigantic, Ancient Armored Fish Discovered

      October 11, 2016

      In the Arctic, a team that included scientists from the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University found fossils of a giant new species of extinct armored fish that they named Bothriolepis rex — the new king of Bothriolepis.

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    • Building Drexel the University and its City-1891-2016

      "Building Drexel the University and its City: 1891-2016"

      October 06, 2016

      The first comprehensive history of Drexel University in Philadelphia will be published in conjunction of Drexel’s 125th anniversary. “Building Drexel: The University and Its City, 1891-2016” traces Drexel’s founding in 1891 all the way to today, using illustrations and firsthand accounts to tell the story of Drexel’s 125 years.

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    • Rheophyte Illustration

      Natural Born Mysteries

      October 05, 2016

      Until recently, the flora of the interior of Cambodia’s Cardamom region has remained largely uncatalogued. But as Cambodian and international survey teams collaborate, more and more species are coming to light.

      Such was the case for Sarcolobus cambogensis, a rheophytic shrub discovered in the Tatai River in the Koh Kong province.

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    • Drexel Physics Graduate Student Rebecca Phillipson

      Q&A: A Fellowship to Discover Black Holes’ Secrets

      October 04, 2016

      Black holes remain one of the most mysterious and intriguing objects in our universe. One of the newest celestial objects to be studied — they were only first theorized in the 20th century — black holes are areas in space that have such strong gravity that not even light can escape them.

      However, there is little known about them. We don’t even have a real picture of one. That knowledge gap is where Rebecca Phillipson comes in. A physics graduate student in the College of Arts and Sciences, Phillipson dreams of discovering more about what makes black holes work.

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    • Aleister Saunders, PhD, Drexel Biology student Phuong Nguyen, Daniel Marenda, PhD

      Phuong Nguyen, BS/MS Biology '17 wins second place award at the 2016 Allied Genetics conference

      September 27, 2016

      Phuong Nguyen, (co-mentored by Aleister Saunders, PhD and Daniel Marenda, PhD) wins second place for her poster on Alzheimer's disease.

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    • DietAlert DietDASH

      Evan Forman Featured in News about DietAlert and DietDASH

      September 23, 2016

      Evan Forman was featured in the Philadelphia Inquirer and on CBS-3 about DietAlert and DietDASH.

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    • Zora Neale Hurston in 1936, the year she published "Their Eyes Were Watching God."

      Drexel’s Writers Room Kicks Off ‘NEA Big Read’ With Drummers, Dance and a Poetry Slam

      September 19, 2016

      Having received an “NEA Big Read” grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, Drexel’s Writers Room will honor novelist Zora Neale Hurston.

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    • Two Centuries of Shells image

      Two Centuries of Shells

      September 19, 2016

      Scientists and naturalists have spent more than 200 years building the Malacology Collection at the Academy of Natural Sciences, making it one of the richest and largest collections in the country, and even the world. It’s no wonder, then, that researchers from across the globe are regularly knocking on the Academy’s door, asking for access to it.

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      Winter Courses

      September 18, 2016

      Students have two great opportunities to travel to Europe over winter break in intensive courses abroad! Stateside, students can explore how they can curtail our global sustainability crisis, get down with the greatest postmodernist philosophers, or travel through time charting a path through the global history of empires and science.

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    • Drexel 125th Anniversary Gold Beer Label

      Coming up With 'Dragon’s Gold'

      September 18, 2016

      Flying Fish Brewing Co. founder and alumnus Gene Muller '84 has created a custom beer to celebrate Drexel's big birthday.

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    • Yellostone

      Where the Research Meets the Road: Drexel Goes to Yellowstone During NPS100

      September 16, 2016

      A team of researchers, led by Drexel University's Loyc Vanderkluysen, PhD, and Roger Thomas of the Department of Biodiversity, Earth and Environmental Science, embarked on a journey to Yellowstone National Park earlier this month to gather new data on geyser activity in the area. The expedition coincides with the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service, making this a significant opportunity for the team to appreciate the history of the park.

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    • Dionicio Martinez Solorio, PhD

      Meet Our Newest Chemistry Prof

      September 16, 2016

      A California native, Dionicio Martinez Solorio, PhD, assistant professor of chemistry, moved to Philadelphia five years ago to pursue postdoctoral studies at the University of Pennsylvania. His passion for organic chemistry started during his sophomore year of college - and he's been dedicated to the subject ever since.

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    • Early Movent and Modern Apes: Dance Lessons with David Parsons

      Early Movement and Modern Apes: Dance Lessons with David Parsons

      September 16, 2016

      Earlier this summer, recent alumnus B. Douglas Whitmire, BA anthropology '16, was working on an independent study project with Professor Wes Shumar, PhD, when Shumar received a call from the Westphal College of Media Arts & Design.

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    • Don Charles

      Breathing Life Back Into Brooktrout Lake

      September 12, 2016

      Brooktrout lake was once teeming with the speckled fish after which it is named, but by the 1980s, it had become one of hundreds of lakes and ponds in the Adirondacks of upstate New York that were devoid of fish. The culprit: acid rain from the burning of fossil fuels.

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    • Image of macropinosome fusion by Lee Dolat and Elias Spiliotis

      PhD Candidate Lee Dolat and Biology Professor Elias Spiliotis Published in Journal of Cell Biology

      September 08, 2016

      Cancers are hungry beasts, which in part sustain their uncontrolled proliferation by eating amino acids and other compounds from the interstitial fluid that bathes their surrounding tissues. Cancer cells gobble up fluid and particles by a process termed macropinocytosis, which is the internalization of extracellular material by cell membrane ruffles that close into organelles known as macropinosomes.

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    • Interior of Main Building.

      Public Lecture Series Launched to Celebrate Drexel’s 125 Years

      September 07, 2016

      This fall, Drexel will hold a series of free lectures dedicated to telling certain chapters of Drexel’s history.

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    • An artist's depiction of what the Strud nursery ecosystem may have looked like, including the three different placoderm species discovered at the site and the likely plant-life there. Image by Justine Jacquot-Hameon/PLOS-One.

      ‘Nursery’ Discovered in Belgium Provides Insight into Prehistoric Fish Life

      September 02, 2016

      The discovery of a group of young, prehistoric fish fossils provides some insights into the extinct creatures’ lives — and how fish today might be similar to them.

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    • Alison Novak

      The Millennial Voice

      August 29, 2016

      Misinformation about young voters has created blind spots in recent elections that serve neither voters nor candidates.

       

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    • Mouse brain showing astrocytes

      One Cell, Many Roles

      August 29, 2016

      Specialized cells called astrocytes were once thought to be bit players in the central nervous system, but closer inspection suggests they have complex roles.

       

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    • Giancarlo Stefoni

      The Money Man

      August 29, 2016

      The individual who manages fundraising for Hillary Clinton for all of Pennsylvania was just a student volunteer at a Democratic debate rehearsal a few years ago.

       

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    • Deccan Traps

      What really killed them?

      August 29, 2016

      A new theory suggests that the dinosaurs' fate was sealed by not just one, but two separate disasters around 66 million years ago.

       

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    • Credibility On Camera

      August 26, 2016

      A Drexel professor will evaluate a new body camera initiative launched by Philadelphia’s transit agency meant to reduce crime and improve officer-citizen relationships.

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    • William Smith Geology Map

      Science Underfoot

      August 25, 2016

      The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University celebrated the 200th anniversary of the geological map that laid the foundation for earth science with a rare public viewing this year.

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      Fall Courses 2016

      August 24, 2016

      Students entering their sophomore year or later are invited to explore the history of Presidential elections in the U.S., analyze the causes of climate change, or consider what it means to be human in these featured fall courses!

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    • Drexel Alumni Bill Wine

      A Critical Eye

      August 23, 2016

      Emmy Award-winning film critic Bill Wine says it's his days studying math - yes, math! - at Drexel that helped him develop that analytical edge that's required for his niche in the world of show business.

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    • Law of the Jungle - Image by Exel magazine

      Law of the Jungle, Ignored

      August 23, 2016

      On Equatorial Guinea’s island of Bioko, rising prosperity and lax conservation enforcement have devastated the population of primates and other animals prized by consumers as “bushmeat” delicacies. Thirteen years of data collected by a team of researchers on the island of Bioko show how ineffective the country’s lax environmental conservation laws were in stemming the growth of illegal hunting.

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    • Hubble Space Telescope - Black Hole

      Shining a Light on Black Holes

      August 22, 2016

      Astrophysicist Gordon Richards has discovered more black holes than anyone else in the universe. With assistance from a powerful new telescope being built in Chile, he plans to beat his own record.

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    • Illegal Logging in Ghana

      Vanishing

      August 22, 2016

      In Ghana, over half of all forest understory birds have vanished in just 15 years as unchecked illegal logging, economic stress and demand for African timber take their toll on the nation’s rainforests.

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    • Scott Knowles, PhD, department head and associate professor in the Department of History.

      Q&A: Scott Knowles on Why He Created Two History Courses to Engage All Students in Current Events

      August 22, 2016

      Scott Knowles, PhD, associate professor and head of the History Department, will teach two courses this fall about important current events on campus and across the country.

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    • Second Chances Illustration by Brian Stauffer

      Second Chances for First Time Offenders

      August 22, 2016

      Strict “zero tolerance” policies have led to a disturbing number of in-school arrests — about 1,600 in the School District of Philadelphia annually. Once in the justice system, youths’ life chances are diminished considerably. Psychology Professor Naomi Goldstein is working with community partners to divert students from the damaging “school-to-prison pipeline,” improving outcomes for youth and making Philadelphia a national leader in the process.

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    • Senior Vice Provost for Research Aleister Saunders.

      Q&A With Senior Vice Provost for Research Aleister Saunders

      August 11, 2016

      University research typically is a fairly insular endeavor, played out at the department level with little cross-pollination among the various disciplines. Senior Vice Provost for Research Aleister Saunders is trying to widen that view. He has been advocating a university-wide approach to research, looking for those areas where Drexel can support and encourage investigations that cut across departments and disciplines.

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    • Mark McCurdy

      Mark McCurdy Receives APA Convention Society Research Award

      August 10, 2016

      Mark McCurdy's research was recognized by Psi Chi at the 2016 APA Convention, where he received the APA Convention Society Research Award for his project.

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    • Mary Godfrey

      Mary Godfrey Receives APA Student Travel Award

      August 09, 2016

      Mary Godfrey presented her project entitled "Language Profiles of Males with Sex Chromosomal Aneuploidies Vary as Function of Comorbid Autism Symptoms" at the American Psychological Association’s Annual Conference in Denver, Colorado.

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    • bulk photovoltaic effect

      Making a Solar Energy Conversion Breakthrough With Help From a Ferroelectrics Pioneer

      August 08, 2016

      Designers of solar cells may soon be setting their sights higher, as a discovery by a team of researchers has revealed a class of materials that could be better at converting sunlight into energy than those currently being used in solar arrays. Their research shows how a material can be used to extract power from a small portion of the sunlight spectrum with a conversion efficiency that is above its theoretical maximum — a value called the Shockley-Queisser limit. This finding, which could lead to more power-efficient solar cells, was seeded in a near-half-century old discovery by Russian physicist Vladimir M. Fridkin, PhD, a visiting professor of physics at Drexel University, who is also known as one of the innovators behind the photocopier. 

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    • Caitlin Walczyk will be the first Drexel student to receive a scholarship or fellowship to study in Kazakhstan.

      Drexel Sends First Dragon to Kazakhstan

      August 03, 2016

      Caitlin Walczyk will be the first Drexel student to receive a scholarship or fellowship to study in Kazakhstan when she spends a year studying Russian in the country as a Boren Awards honoree.

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    • Postdoctoral Research Fellow Opportunity in Synthetic Organic Chemistry

      August 01, 2016

      A Postdoctoral Research Fellow position is available in Drexel University's Department of Chemistry. The successful candidate will have a PhD in synthetic organic or organometallic chemistry and a strong background in catalysis and/or multi-step organic synthesis. The highly motivated candidate will be responsible for both method development and target-oriented molecule synthesis.

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    • Brian Daly

      Brian Daly Appointed Director of Clinical Training for Psychology

      July 27, 2016

      Brian Daly, PhD, associate professor of psychology, was appointed director of clinical training for Drexel University's psychology PhD program.

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    • Drexel Political Science student Allie Serdaru

      Political Science Major Explores the Inefficiencies of International Institutions

      July 27, 2016

      Allie Serdaru, Political Science'15, was reluctant to try out for a research assistant opportunity. One article later, she loves digging through data.

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    • Alexander (Sandy) Friedlander, PhD and Maria Schultheis, PhD

      Announcing New Heads of Psychology & Communication

      July 26, 2016

      Maria Schultheis, PhD, has been named head of the Department of Psychology, and Alexander (Sandy) Friedlander, PhD, has assumed the role of interim head of the Department of Communication, effective July 1, 2016.

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    • College of Arts and Sciences student Alli Spiller enjoyed eating cinnamon buns, a popular national treat, while on co-op in Sweden.

      Making the Most of Drexel Connections and Swedish Culture

      July 20, 2016

      Psychology student Alli Spiller recently returned from a research co-op in Sweden that she created using Drexel connections and financial support.

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    • College of Arts and Sciences student Greta Jusyte interned with the Philadelphia Host Committee to help put on the Democratic National Convention.

      Drexel Dragon Helps Bring Democratic Delegates to Philadelphia

      July 18, 2016

      Political science and international area studies double major Greta Jusyte lent a hand in putting on the Democratic National Convention through an internship with the Philadelphia Host Committee.

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    • Forest Fire

      Q&A: Are Wildfires Really That Bad?

      July 14, 2016

      In California, nine different wildfires have destroyed roughly 70,000 acres. They are just 40 percent contained. A fire that cropped up in Lovell Canyon near Las Vegas has consumed roughly 300–400 acres. With thunderstorms likely over the next few days, firefighters fear lightning could spark a new blaze.

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    • Lee Hoffman at ACS

      Lee Hoffman to Chair National ASC Symposia

      July 13, 2016

      Lee Hoffman, PhD, assistant teaching professor in the Department of Chemistry, will chair the symposia “Building Opportunities in the Chemical Profession: Exploiting the Power of Diversity and Inclusion” at the 252nd American Chemical Society National Meeting in Philadelphia, August 21-25, 2016.

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      Drexel Experts Available to Comment on Democratic National Convention

      July 11, 2016

      As Philadelphia prepares to host what is likely to be one of the largest and most historically significant Democratic National Conventions, Drexel experts are available to comment on issues ranging from the logistics of putting together the massive gathering and its historical significance, as well as addressing the biggest political issues that will face presumptive nominee Hillary Clinton.

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    • Robert J. Brulle, PhD

      Drexel's Robert J. Brulle Receives Highest Honor in American Environmental Sociology

      July 07, 2016

      Robert Brulle, PhD, a professor of sociology and environmental science in Drexel University’s College of Arts and Sciences, is the 2016 recipient of the Frederick Buttel Distinguished Contribution Award. Brulle received the highest honor from theAmerican Sociological Association’s Section on Environment and Technology in recognition of his service, innovation and publications in environmental sociology.

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    • DietDash

      Weight Loss Technologies Train the Brain to Resist Temptation

      June 30, 2016

      Psychologists have designed a computer game aimed at improving users’ inhibitory control and a mobile app that combats unhealthy urges before they strike.

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    • Labidus Praedator. Photo by Dinesh Rao.

      Mountaineering Ants Use Body Heat to Warm Nests

      June 29, 2016

      Underground army ants can keep their nests — called bivouacs — warm with their body heat; this social warming may enable fragile offspring to survive in chilly mountain forests , according to Drexel University researchers.

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    • Anne-Marie Obajtek-Kirkwood, PhD

      Remembering Anne-Marie Obajtek-Kirkwood, PhD

      June 28, 2016

      It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Anne-Marie Obajtek-Kirkwood, PhD, associate professor of French and founding member of the Department of Global Studies and Modern Languages. Obajtek-Kirkwood died surrounded by her family on Sunday, June 19th.

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    • When States Come Out: Q&A with Phillip Ayoub, PhD

      June 27, 2016

      Phillip Ayoub's new book, "When States Come Out: Europe's Sexual Minorities and the Politics of Visibility", has just been published by Cambridge University Press. Ayoub's research agenda exams comparative social movements and LGBTQ politics, as well as the politics of visibility. We sat down with him to chat about "When States Come Out", the dynamics of challenging and contesting norms, and his upcoming projects.

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    • A fruit fly on a compost pile. Photo by John Tann.

      Ladykiller: Artificial Sweetener Proves Deadly for Female Flies

      June 27, 2016

      In testing multiple artificial sweeteners, a Drexel University research team found that one was particularly deadly for female fruit flies — and left males relatively untouched.

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    • A scanning electron microscope image of a diatom. Courtesy of Australia's Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization.

      Tiny Algae Ideal for Sniffing Out Nutrient Pollution in Water

      June 24, 2016

      Tiny algae, called diatoms, living in water could be key to providing a definitive and clear measure of whether streams, rivers and lakes have damaging levels of nutrients in them.

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      Graham Wins APSA Grant & Ayoub Comments on Brexit

      June 23, 2016

      Erin Graham, PhD, was recently awarded a research grant from the American Political Science Association (APSA) and Phillip Ayoub, PhD, recently authored an article "Would Brexit Help LGBT People in Britain? Be Skeptical" for Washington Post political news blog The Monkey Cage.

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      Drexel Students And Alumni Help Cancer Survivors "Cook For Life"

      June 22, 2016

      The Drexel Food Lab and Drexel Edits have joined forces to produce a series of recipes for Cook for Your Life, an organization founded by Ann Ogden in 2007 to promote healthy cooking for cancer patients and survivors. The collaboration is led by Lawrence Souder, PhD, teaching professor of communication and director of Drexel Edits, and Jonathan Deutsch, PhD, professor of culinary arts and food science.

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      Q&A With CoAS Boren-Award Winners

      June 21, 2016

      College of Arts and Sciences students Alexandra Pickens, BA international area studies ’17, and Caitlin Walczyk, BA international area studies and political science ’18, each received the 2016 David L. Boren Scholarship from the National Security Education Program. The scholarship, which provides funding to students studying abroad in areas critical to U.S. interests, sent Pickens to Jordan this May, while Walczyk heads to Kazakhstan in the fall.

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      College of Arts and Sciences Tenure, Promotion and Awards

      June 19, 2016

      The mission of the College of Arts and Sciences and the University could not be accomplished without the dedication and support of our faculty members. It is their pursuit of excellence in teaching, research and scholarship that reinforces our position as a modern liberal arts college, and enhances our University’s reputation as a world-class research institution.

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      Fall Courses

      June 18, 2016

      Students will explore the origins of language, learn about Drexel's 125-year history, and discover the ins and outs of running a student newspaper in these fall courses.

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      Student Job Opportunities

      June 17, 2016

      Need extra cash to fund your summer travels? Apply to work with the Department of Communication or the offices of STS, Public Policy and Sociology.

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    • A scan of a human brain. Photo courtesy of Sean Novak.

      Origin of a Myth: The Second Trauma Cure for Amnesia

      June 13, 2016

      A Drexel professor explains how scientists’ limited and faulty understanding of the brain hundreds of years ago gave birth to the erroneous idea that amnesia induced by a blow to the head can be cured by a second “conk.”

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    • Chris Sims

      Chris Sims Receives NSF Grant

      June 13, 2016

      Chris R. Sims, PhD, was awarded a 5 year grant ($742,736) from the National Science Foundation.

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    • Kate Hughes, Associate Director and Academic Adviser, Department of Global Studies and Modern Languages, Drexel University College of Arts and Science

      25 Faces 25 Years: Kate Hughes

      June 12, 2016

      The road that brought Kate Hughes to Drexel extends far beyond the streets of Philadelphia. From farming in Spain and Italy, to living in South Africa during the height of the AIDS crisis, to traveling around the Americas on a retrofitted school bus, Hughes has built a diverse and detailed portfolio that includes expertise in peace studies, public health, environmental justice and community organizing. Steeped in experience and radiating a sense of calm and a reassuring confidence, Hughes is the quintessential international area studies adviser — just ask her students.

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    • Meghan Plank

      Meghan Plank Wins 1st Place in CHI 2016 Student Research Competition

      June 10, 2016

      Meghan Plank, a senior Psychology Major received 1st place in the CHI 2016 Student Research Competition.

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    • Milton Huston, and his great-grandniece, Elizabeth Peckham

      A Legacy of Paying It Forward

      June 08, 2016

      Eighty-one years ago, Marjorie Barker Gallagher graduated from Drexel thanks to the generosity of her uncle. His only request was that she promise to send someone else to college instead of paying him back. That legacy continues this year, when Marjorie’s granddaughter Elizabeth became the family’s second Drexel graduate.

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    • Left side view of the Hypophthalmus marginatus collected from the Suriname River.

      After Centuries of Confusion, Unique Bones Help Scientists Place Catfish

      June 08, 2016

      The Hypophthalmus catfish has long stumped scientists trying to explore its origins, but a pair of researchers from the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University finally believes their analysis of the fish’s backbone and unique swim bladder has solved the puzzle.

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    • Stephanie Goldstein

      Stephanie Goldstein Accepted to 2016 Health Data Exploration Summer Institute

      June 07, 2016

      Stephanie Goldstein was accepted to the 2016 Health Data Exploration Summer Institute at UCSD in San Diego.

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    • Sheller to be Distinguished Visiting Scholar at Annenberg School of Communication this Fall

      June 06, 2016

      Mimi Sheller, professor of sociology and director of the Center for Mobilities Research and Policy will be the PARGC Distinguished Visiting Scholar in Global Communication at the Annenberg School of Communication, University of Pennsylvania, in the Fall of 2016. Sheller has also been awarded...

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    • A giant panda cooling off with a block of ice. Photo by Mingxi Li.

      Pandas Don’t Like It Hot: Temperature, Not Food is Biggest Concern for Conservation

      June 06, 2016

      China’s bamboo supply is more than enough to support giant pandas after it was discovered that they have bigger appetites than originally believed, but climate change could destroy their plentiful food source anyway.

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    • James Bergey

      Jim Bergey Wins 2016 Excellence in Science, Technology and Society Prize

      June 06, 2016

      Jim Bergey, MS in science, technology and society '16, is the inaugural recipient of the 2016 Excellence in Science, Technology and Society Prize, which is presented to a STS graduate student who has demonstrated exemplary performance in research, academics and service to the STS program.

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    • Writers Room participant Jordan McCullough reads to a crowd at last year's Writers Room anthology reading. Photo courtesy Jen Britton.

      Writers Room Celebrates its Second Year With a Special Reading, Anthology Release and Art Show

      June 03, 2016

      Writers Room has created many opportunities for members of the Drexel and West Philadelphia communities to create works of art and literature since its launch last year.

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    • Drexel Graduate Student Day logo 2016

      STS Students Justin Carone and Derek Parrott Recognized at Graduate Students Day

      June 03, 2016

      Derek Parrott and Justin Carone, both MS science, technology & society '16, were honored at Drexel's 2016 Graduate Student Day. Derek Parrott won a 2016 Research Excellence Award in the Social Sciences and Justin Carone won a 2016 Outstanding Promise Award for the Social Sciences.

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    • Elizabeth Nicholls

      Elizabeth Nicholls Receives Research Excellence Award

      June 02, 2016

      Elizabeth Nicholls has been selected for the 2016 Drexel University Research Excellence Award from the Graduate College.

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    • Tapera Flack

      Tinashe Tapera and Daniel Flack Receive Awards

      June 01, 2016

      Daniel Flack, clinical doctoral student co-advised by Zoe Zhang, PhD, and Evan Forman, PhD, along with Tinashe Tapera, BS/MS student mentored by Zoe Zhang, PhD, both received awards.

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    • Drexel students mingle at this year's Graduate Student Day.

      Graduate Student Day Honors Research, Dissertations and Promise

      June 01, 2016

      Master’s and doctoral students were recognized at Graduate Student Day for their accomplishments throughout the year.

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    • Atom Diagram Drexel News Blog

      Drexel Researchers Join Team Looking for Proof of Undiscovered Subatomic Particle

      June 01, 2016

      Recently, scientists have noticed that nuclear power plants’ reactors often emit fewer sub-atomic particles than expected. A group of Drexel researchers is now part of a team that will look into whether there is a particle that exists outside of our current understanding of physics that might be accounting for that deficit.

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    • Alison Kenner, PhD

      Ali Kenner Receives Career Development Award and the CoAS Teaching Excellence Award

      May 31, 2016

      Ali Kenner, PhD, assistant professor of politics and science, technology and society, has received two Drexel University faculty awards: a 2016-2017 Career Development Award and the 2016 CoAS Teaching Excellence Award. 

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    • Forman Gallo

      Evan Forman and Jenn Gallo Receive Awards

      May 27, 2016

      Evan Forman, PhD, and Jenn Gallo, PhD, were honored at the Faculty Award Ceremony. Jenn Gallo received the Barbara Hornum Award for teaching excellence.

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    • Drexel's Kelly Joyce, Hined Rafeh and Liz Owens pose with tech

      STS Student Research Spotlight: Wearable Technologies - Innovation and STS

      May 26, 2016

      Designed by a multidisciplinary team at Drexel University, the smart fabric technologies could replace hospital instruments used during labor and in the NICU to monitor infants. Professor Joyce, and graduate students Hined Rafeh and Liz Owens designed and led focus groups with those who have had recent birthing room experiences.

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    • Victoria Grunberg

      Victoria Grunberg Receives Teaching Excellence Award

      May 26, 2016

      Victoria Grunberg was awarded a Drexel Graduate Student Teaching Assistant Excellence Award this spring.

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    • ST Global Group Photo DC

      STS Graduate Students Organize and Participate in STGlobal 2016

      May 24, 2016

      STS Graduate students organized and participated in STGlobal 2016 in Washington, DC.

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    • Not Just the Koch Brothers: New Drexel Study Reveals Funders Behind the Climate Change Denial Effort

      December 20, 2013

      A new study conducted by Drexel University environmental sociologist Robert J. Brulle, PhD, exposes the organizational underpinnings and funding behind the powerful climate change countermovement. This study marks the first peer-reviewed, comprehensive analysis ever conducted of the sources of funding that maintain the denial effort. Through an analysis of the financial structure of the organizations that constitute the core of the countermovement and their sources of monetary support, Brulle found that, while the largest and most consistent funders behind the countermovement are a number of well-known conservative foundations, the majority of donations are “dark money,” or concealed funding.

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    • The Assignment Was a 15-Page Paper, And They Wrote 97 — And Raised $25,000

      December 19, 2013

      Drexel communication major's senior project is 15 pages. But that didn't stop Farrah Goldsmith and Cherilyn Buscarino from submitting a 97-page report. Still not impressed? The two seniors' endeavor also involved planning a 250-person major fundraising event for the Drexel Smart House (DSH) that raised more than $25,000.

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    • Public Health Prof Receives Award to Survey Public Health Professionals’ Views about the Nature, Importance and Usefulness of Academic Public Health Ethics

      December 18, 2013

      The department of Community and Health & Prevention (CHP) Assistant Professor John Rossi, VMD, M.Bioethics along with co-investigators Michael Yudell, PhD, MPH; Amy Carroll-Scott, PhD, MPH from Drexel’s School of Public Health and Constance Perry,  PhD,  of Drexel’s College of Nursing and Health Professions, was awarded a $7,520 grant

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    • STS Prof Receives Award to Measure Perceptions of Environmental Health Risk Against City Planning Priorities

      December 18, 2013

      Science, Technology and Society Assistant Professor Alison Kenner, PhD, along with co-investigators Igor Burstyn, PhD, from Drexel’s School of Public Health and John Lee, MPH, of the Clean Air Council, was awarded an $11,000 grant from the Social Science Research Fund

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    • A.J. Drexel Institute for Energy and the Environment

      Drexel Opens A.J. Drexel Institute for Energy and the Environment

      December 16, 2013

      Drexel University is opening a new research institute that will strive to answer some of the most challenging questions about energy and environmental sustainability facing the nation today. The A.J. Drexel Institute for Energy and the Environment will look at the science, economics and politics that influence decisions about energy and the environment; and serve as a resource for decision makers both in the region and around the world.

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    • Xiaobo Bai Published Paper in The Journal of Cell Biology

      December 16, 2013

      Xiaobo Bai published a paper in the December issue of The Journal of Cell Biology.

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    • Stephanie Manasse Receives Double Honors

      December 11, 2013

      Stephanie Manasse, doctoral student in clinical psychology received a $1500 Psi Chi Graduate Research Grant to support her thesis project and was also named Meritorious Student winner by the Society of Behavioral Medicine in recognition of her poster submission.

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    • Faculty Extracurriculars: The Wildlife Photographer

      December 11, 2013

      Contrary to popular belief, faculty do not evaporate outside the walls of the classroom. Drexel Prof Christian Hunold shares the extracurricular exploits that keeps him connected and inspired—in and outside of the classroom.

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    • What Does an STS Student Look Like?

      December 10, 2013

      Joe Kyle and Melanie Jeske are both in the accelerated BS/MS program in science, technology and society (i.e. they will graduate with undergrad and grad degrees from Drexel in just five years). But although they may be in the same program, they're on two distinct paths.

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    • Drexel Psychologist Hosts "Talking About Kids" Radio Series on WPHT Philadelphia

      December 06, 2013

      Drexel psychologist and Emeritus Professor Myrna Shure, PhD, will host "Talking About Kids," a live radio series airing this winter on Talk Radio 1210 WPHT Philadelphia. Made possible by the Huston and Clayman Family Foundations, the series will feature four Drexel psychology professors who will discuss topics ranging from bullying and peer pressure to military families coping with loved ones away for the holidays. Tune in live on WPHT (1210 AM).

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    • Drexel University Physics Students Win National Recognition

      December 06, 2013

      The Drexel University chapter of the Society of Physics Students (SPS) has won an Outstanding Chapter Award from the SPS National Office. This is the fifth time the chapter has been recognized for its excellence as a top-tier student-led physics club, a designation given to fewer than 10 percent of all SPS chapters at universities in the United States.

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    • Drexel Peer Readers Present at National Conference

      December 05, 2013

      Drexel Writing Center (DWC) peer readers Drew Houriet and Jen Jolles, undergraduate English majors, and Mesha Roy Paladhi, undergraduate biological sciences major, presented "What's In A Name: The Peer Reader In Context," at the National Conference on Peer Tutoring of Writing in Tampa on Saturday, November 2, 2013. Houriet, Jolles and Paladhi presented alongside Rachel Wenrick, associate director of the DWC, and Janel McCloskey, coordinator for writing in the DWC.

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    • Art Nezu, PhD, Appointed to International Advisory Group

      December 04, 2013

      Art Nezu, PhD, Distinguished University Professor of Psychology, has recently been appointed to the International Advisory Group and Consensus Panel that will develop the protocol for CONSORT-SPI. CONSORT-SPI will be the journal article reporting guidelines that represents an extension of the original Consolidated Standards of Reporting Trials (CONSORT) Statement, but specific to Social and Psychological Interventions (SPI).

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    • Drexel grad student has one of the 'worst jobs in science’

      December 03, 2013

      Jake Owens wasn't surprised that his stint collecting data from an African bush-meat market was named one of the 'worst jobs in science' in the November issue of Popular Science magazine.

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    • Fossils in the Big Apple and Other Urban Paleontology Adventures

      November 21, 2013

      There are fossils in New York’s Grand Central Station. It’s not a traveling museum exhibit. It’s not an exhibit at all. Hundreds of millions of years in the past, the limestone used to construct the station’s floors was formed through the accumulation of ancient marine life. You can still see impressions of some of those life forms today if you know what to look for.

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    • Tara McNair Receives NDLW Award

      November 14, 2013

      Tara McNair received an award from Drexel University for her outstanding work on behalf of online learning in the College of Arts and Sciences as part of Drexel's celebration of National Distance Learning Week.

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    • Mica Matlack's Job is to Turn Pages in a Book, and it Might Make You Jealous

      November 12, 2013

      She grew up in Audubon, N.J, but Mica Matlack never really thought about her hometown’s name until she started her co-op at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University. The junior communications major

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    • Distinguished Chemistry Alumni Award 2013

      November 05, 2013

      The Department of Chemistry was pleased to present its 2013 Distinguished Chemistry Alumnus Award to Professor Frank Jordan of Rutgers Newark.  Dr. Jordon received his BS in Chemistry from Drexel in 1964.

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    • <i>(1)ne Drop: Shifting the Lens on Race</i> seeks to challenge narrow perceptions of what Blackness is and what it looks like

      New Book on Racial Identity by Dr. Yaba Blay to be Released on Black Friday with Launch Party at the Painted Bride

      November 04, 2013

      On Black Friday, Nov. 29, a new book on racial identity by Drexel University’s Dr. Yaba Blay, one of today’s leading voices on colorism and global skin color politics, will be released from Blay’s recently launched independent press, Black Print Press. To celebrate the release, a launch party will take place at The Painted Bride Art Center (230 Vine St.) on Nov. 29 from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. A concurrent photography exhibition is currently on display at The Painted Bride through Dec. 21.

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    • More New Courses for Winter

      October 30, 2013

      Looking for new courses this winter? Examine the world of comics, graphic novels and memoirs; learn about technology’s role in psychology; or explore the philosophical ideas of the European Enlightenment in these new courses!

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    • Meet one of Psychology’s Newest Faculty Members

      October 30, 2013

      Chris Sims, PhD, is a new assistant professor in the Department of Psychology whose research focuses on cognitive science. In this Q&A, Sims reveals his “new” 18th century hobby and the undergraduate course that ultimately drove him to a career in cognitive science.

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    • Scott Barclay, PhD, Discusses Status of Same-Sex Marriage Laws in Light of NJ Ruling

      October 28, 2013

      Following New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s appeal-withdraw, Scott Barclay, PhD, discusses the status of same-sex marriage laws in the U.S.

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    • Stephen C. Lawrence (left), chairman of the Lacawac Sanctuary Foundation, and George W. Gephart, Jr., president and CEO of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, shake hands over an agreement to form an environmental research and educational consortium at Lacawac in the Pocono Mountains. The consortium also includes Drexel University.

      Environmental Research Consortium Formed with Lacawac Sanctuary, Drexel and Academy of Natural Sciences

      October 24, 2013

      Lacawac Sanctuary Foundation, the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University and Drexel University today announced an agreement to form an environmental research and education consortium at Lacawac Sanctuary, a popular National Natural Landmark and ecological field research station in the Pocono Mountains.

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    • Fuller in Philadelphia

      October 24, 2013

      The Fuller in Philadelphia Symposium co-sponsored by the Mobilities Center and the ExCITe Center was held on October 14th at the ExCITe Center with keynote speakers Eva Díaz (Pratt Institute), Tim Wessels and Mimi Sheller, plus a hands-on workshop led by Joseph D. Clinton building triangular tessellations.

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    • Why is the Confederate Flag Appearing Around Philadelphia? A Q&A with Mary Ebeling

      October 24, 2013

      Mary Ebeling grew up in Virginia, and she has family members elsewhere in the South. So it wasn't as if she was unfamiliar with the Confederate battle flag. But when she saw one taped to a lamppost not far from her West Philadelphia home a few years ago, it was still a shock.

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    • Drexel Lab Has Two of the Most Downloaded Articles in the World

      October 22, 2013

      Behavior Therapy is one of the top journals in the field of Psychology, and Drexel University's Department of Psychology lab group has 2 of the top 5 most downloaded articles worldwide in 2013 (#2 and #5).

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    • Are We Prepared for Another Hurricane Sandy? Disaster Prevention Expert Available to Comment

      October 16, 2013

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    • Pulitzer Prize-Winning Authors Toni Morrison and Rita Dove to Join Philadelphia’s Poet Laureate Sonia Sanchez at Drexel

      October 15, 2013

      Sonia Sanchez will celebrate the end of her term as Philadelphia’s Poet Laureate with an inspirational night of personal stories, readings and live music at an event entitled “Conversation and Song: Walking the Laureate Road,” hosted by Drexel University and First Person Arts. Joined by her friends, Pulitzer and Nobel Prize-winning author Toni Morrison and former Poet Laureate of the United States and Pulitzer Prize-winner Rita Dove, Sanchez will lead a conversation on what it means to be a literary luminary, the intersection of poetry and prose and how their work impacts their personal lives. Internationally acclaimed jazz vocalist and composer Ruth Naomi Floyd will perform throughout the evening.

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    • Maiko Sakamoto Receives the 2013 Tony Wong Culture and Diversity Award

      October 14, 2013

      Maiko Sakamoto, PhD, was born in Matsuyama, Japan, and came to the U.S. to pursue her passion in psychology. She received her doctoral degree in clinical psychology under the mentorship of Dr. Mary V. Spiers from Drexel University in 2009.

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    • Lauren Sheppard

      Student Finds Passion Through ARAMARK Co-op Experience

      October 10, 2013

      Drexel senior Lauren Sheppard is working part-time at Philadelphia's ARAMARK after completing a co-op there. She's a long way from where she was four years ago, when she thought her future would take her South.

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    • DeMatteo Appointed to Editorial Boards

      October 08, 2013

      Dave DeMatteo was recently appointed to the Editorial Boards of four journals (effective Jan. 2014): Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology; Journal of Personality Disorders; Professional Psychology: Research and Practice; and Psychology, Public Policy, and Law.

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    • PNS Fall Ethics Symposium: Neuroethics

      October 08, 2013

      Please join us for our Fall Ethics Symposium: Neuroethics with speaker Cynthia S. Kubu, PhD, ABPP-CN.

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    • Foreground: Dr. Tracy Quirk uses a Surface Elevation Table (SET) to measure relative sediment elevation change in a salt marsh in Barnegat Bay, NJ while staff scientist Linda Zaoudeh records data. Background: Staff scientist Stephanie Leach and Drexel environmental science graduate student Viktoria Unger use Real Time Kinematic (RTK) satellite navigation with GPS technology to measure the elevation of the marsh.

      Drexel Scientist Studies Hurricane Sandy Impact on NJ Coastal Wetlands One Year Later

      October 07, 2013

      In a stroke of good luck, Drexel's Dr. Tracy Quirk captured detailed measurements of water level and salinity at a range of coastal wetland sites, even as they were overtaken by Hurricane Sandy. After the storm, she began working on an intensive year-long project, funded by the National Science Foundation, to evaluate ecosystem processes in New Jersey’s salt marshes before, during, and for a year following Hurricane Sandy. Quirk is beginning to analyze findings from the study now.

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    • Man reading from a book

      Literary Death Match combines readings, silliness

      October 07, 2013

      Literary Death Match is a traveling series of author’s readings infused with reality-show-style competition and humor. When it comes to Philadelphia, it’s produced by the Painted Bride Quarterly magazine housed at Drexel.

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    • Study Shows Longline Fishery in Costa Rica Kills Thousands of Sea Turtles and Sharks

      October 02, 2013

      The second-most-common catch on Costa Rica’s longline fisheries in the last decade was not a commercial fish species. It was olive ridley sea turtles. These lines also caught more green turtles than most species of fish. These findings and more, reported in a new study in the Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, indicate that the Costa Rican longline fishery represents a major threat to the survival of eastern Pacific populations of sea turtles as well as sharks.

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    • M. Smith Receives Yang Award

      October 02, 2013

      Micholas D. Smith, doctoral candidate, was the 2013 recipient of the Guoliang Yang for Excellency in Biophysics Research award.

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    • Biospectroscopy Group Research Featured on the Cover of Biochemistry

      October 01, 2013

      Prof. Reinhard Schweitzer-Stenner’s, PhD students Jonathan B. Soffer, Leah Pandiscia, and undergraduate Emma Fradkin published a cover article on

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    • Announcing New Department Leadership

      October 01, 2013

      It’s another busy academic year in the College of Arts and Sciences and with it comes some exciting changes in the leadership of our departments

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    • Kelly Joyce, PhD, and Kris Unsworth, PhD, Receive NSF Grant for Ethics of Algorithms Project

      October 01, 2013

      Kelly Joyce, PhD and Kris Unsworth PhD received a three-year $300,000 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for the project "EESE: The Ethics of Algorithms."

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    • Changing Attitudes Toward Driving and the Automobile

      September 30, 2013

      Dr. Mimi Sheller, the Director of Drexel's Center for Mobilities, Research and Policy and a professor of Sociology was recently on "Radio Times", to discuss the changing attitudes toward driving and the automobile, and to look at what all this means for cities, the auto industry, and the next generation of drivers and their way of life.

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    • Publication Announcement of New Book co-authored by Psychology Faculty Members and Colleague

      September 29, 2013

      Drs. Chris Maguth and Arthur Nezu are pleased to announce the release of their newest book, which is devoted to providing readers with a state of the art guide to the competencies required for the specialty practice of cognitive and behavioral psychology.

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    • APBB Names Award in Honor of Art Nezu

      September 29, 2013

      By virtue of Dr. Art Nezu’s contributions in promoting diversity in professional psychology, the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP) has named an annual dissertation award in his honor—the “Arthur M. Nezu, PhD, ABPP Dissertation Diversity Award.”

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    • Art Nezu Elected to Chair-Elect

      September 29, 2013

      Dr. Art Nezu, Distinguished University Professor of Psychology, was recently elected by the Council of Editors of the American Psychological Association to be its Chair-Elect for 2014 and Chair in 2015.

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    • The TakeControl app for binge eating provides an alert: "You are currently at risk. Would you like assistance?"

      New Mobile App and Talk Therapies for Binge Eating Disorder

      September 27, 2013

      Two new treatment methods under investigation at Drexel University aim to help people reduce binge-eating behavior. One is a smartphone app designed to alert peopleat times when they are at risk for binge behaviors, among a comprehensive suite of other features. Another treatment is a new, evidence-based approach to small-group behavioral therapy.

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    • Dr. Kariamu Welsh

      African Dance Pioneer Dr. Kariamu Welsh to Demonstrate, Discuss Umfundalai Dance Technique at Drexel

      September 26, 2013

      Guggenheim Award-winning dance scholar and choreographer Dr. Kariamu Welsh, the creator of the African dance technique Umfundalai, will join Drexel University for a discussion and demonstration on Thursday, Oct. 17, at 7 p.m.

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    • Past Weight Loss an Overlooked Factor in Disordered Eating

      September 24, 2013

      Due to a complex and vicious cycle of biological and behavioral factors, dieters and weight loss researchers know, the more weight you’ve lost, the harder it is to keep it off. But eating disorder research has largely overlooked this influence, and Dr. Michael Lowe, a professor of psychology at Drexel University, has published a flurry of research studies showing that needs to change.

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    • Pioneering Ecologist Dr. Ruth Patrick Dies

      September 24, 2013

      Dr. Ruth Patrick, a freshwater ecologist whose pioneering research on water pollution set the stage for the modern environmental movement, died Monday, Sept. 23. She was 105 years old.

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    • Q&A With Daniel Friedheim: U.S. Policy in Syria Today

      September 17, 2013

      With a heated debate raging over what actions should be taken in response to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s suspected chemical attack thought to have killed more than 1,000 civilians—including hundreds of children—DrexelNow checked in with Daniel Friedheim to hear his thoughts on a possible military strike against Syria.

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    • A 7-Year-Old’s Dreadlocks Inspire Project Affirming Natural Black Beauty

      September 17, 2013

      Seven-year-old Tiana Parker was sent home from school on her first day…because of her hair. The elementary school in Tulsa, Oklahoma, deemed the dreadlocks she wore under her big, pink bow to be “faddish,” and, thus, “unacceptable.”

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    • 'Interview' Beams Drexel, Famous Guests to 400 TV Stations

      September 17, 2013

      When she sat down for her first episode of "The Drexel InterView," Paula Marantz Cohen hoped she could help show the world just how big Drexel's intellectual tent was, that it was a place for humanities scholars as well as scientists and engineers.

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      Q&A With Daniel Friedheim: U.S. Policy in Syria Today

      September 13, 2013

      With a heated debate raging over what actions should be taken in response to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s suspected chemical attack thought to have killed more than 1,000 civilians—including hundreds of childrenDrexelNow checked in with Daniel Friedheim to hear his thoughts on a possible military strike against Syria.

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    • The Hispaniola Lakes Project

      September 12, 2013

      The island of Hispaniola holds the two largest landlocked bodies of water in the Caribbean, Lakes Enriquillo and Azuei (also known as Lake Saumatre), with surface areas (as of March 2013) of approximately 350 km2 and 140 km2, respectively.

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    • Drexel Provides Tool Kit to Build Peace

      September 12, 2013

      The International Day of Peace is quickly approaching, and Drexel is planning its first teach-in for peacebuilding as a prelude to the big day on Sept. 21. Thanks to a grant from the United States Institute of Peace (USIP), Drexel is putting on a full-fledged educational event

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    • Bureau of Justice Assistance Announces New Awardees of Neighborhood Revitalization Grant at Drexel

      September 10, 2013

      The nation’s leading community development support organization, the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), will host a meeting at Drexel University on September 11 and 12, during which the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance will announce the new class of awardees of its Byrne Criminal Justice Innovation (BCJI) grant.

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    • 'We Created Hugo Chávez'

      'We Created Hugo Chávez'

      August 30, 2013

      In this excerpt from his recently released book, Drexel political science professor George Ciccariello-Maher argues that discussions about Venezuelan politics far too often focused on Hugo Chávez, the man who sat in the president’s office, rather than the movement—and the people—who put him there.

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      Double Lives: Ken Lacovara Raises Tiny Dinosaurs in his Backyard

      August 23, 2013

      For Ken Lacovara, an associate professor in the College of Arts & Science’s Biodiversity, Earth & Environmental Science (BEES) department, a typical day of studying prehistoric fossils might begin when he eats eggs from the dinosaurs roaming his backyard.

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    • Kristina Patrick Published as First Author in Pediatrics

      August 21, 2013

      Through collaboration with pediatric neuropsychologists from Kennedy Krieger Institute, PhD student Kristina Patrick and mentor Doug Chute examined the utility of the Colorado Learning Difficulties Questionnaire as a screening tool for learning disabilities.

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    • Drexel Students Write "Life Journals" for Local Hospice Patients

      August 20, 2013

      “A Beautiful Life” is a community-based learning course in the Department of English & Philosophy which pairs students with a patient in an area hospice or home to pen a “life journal” that will chronicle the patient’s life experiences for their family and loved ones. Taught by Kenneth Bingham, a teaching professor of English, the 11 students range in areas of study from biology to English, film, nursing and psychology.

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    • Drexel Experts Available to Comment on 50th Anniversary of March on Washington

      August 15, 2013

      On August 28, citizens from across the country will converge on our nation’s capital to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the historic March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. President Obama will honor the anniversary of the famous civil rights march by speaking from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, the same place that Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech. Experts at Drexel University in Philadelphia are available to assist the news media with their coverage of the event and its implications from a variety of perspectives.

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    • Memorial Announced for Dr. Nunzio Pernicone

      August 14, 2013

      The Department of History & Politics and the College of Arts & Sciences will host a memorial in honor of Dr. Nunzio Pernicone on Thursday, September 26, at 5:30, in the Drexel Picture Gallery

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    • David DeMatteo Elected APA Division 41 Fellow

      August 09, 2013

      David DeMatteo, JD, PhD, was elected a Fellow of the American Psychological Association (APA) for Division 41, American Psychology-Law Society.

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    • Why Can't Snakes Cross the Road?

      August 02, 2013

      Why can’t the pine snakes cross the road? Hint: New Jersey traffic might have something to do with it. Drexel students will bring to light these and other findings about the plight, perils and peculiarities of the Northern Pine Snake in several presentations and posters at the Ecological Society of America annual meeting next week (ESA 2013), based on their research with Dr. Walt Bien’s Laboratory of Pinelands Research in the New Jersey Pinelands.

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    • Haney-Caron, LaDuke, and King Elected to American Psychology - Law Society

      August 02, 2013

      The Drexel University Department of Psychology was well-represented in the recent elections for the Student Section Committee of the American Psychology-Law Society (APA Division 41).

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    • A Day in the Life: Prof’s Adventures in Costa Rica

      August 01, 2013

      The drive up the mountain to my field site in Monteverde, Costa Rica never fails to amaze. The way is long and jarring, unpaved and rocky, but magical to a tropical ecologist—a succession of forest types (dry, montane, cloud) replace each other along the way. Short distances bring dramatic elevation changes in this steep terrain.

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    • New Book by Drexel’s Dr. Yaba Blay Explores Racial Identity and Skin Color Politics

      July 31, 2013

      What does it mean to be Black? Is Blackness a matter of biology or consciousness? What determines who is Black and who is not? A new book by Dr. Yaba Blay, an assistant professor and co-director of the Africana Studies program in Drexel University’s College of Arts and Sciences, seeks to challenge narrow perceptions of what Blackness is and what it looks like.  

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    • Dr. Dolinski Receives Kaufman Foundation Award

      July 25, 2013

      The Charles E. Kaufman Foundation announced its first series of grants to support cutting-edge scientific research. Dr. Michelle Dolinski was the recipient of a New Investigator Research category for her research on “Solid Xenon Bolometers for Radiation Detection.”

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    • Cracking Alzheimer's with Fruit Flies

      July 25, 2013

      With the help of the tiny, remarkable fruit fly, two Drexel researchers aim to speed up science’s understanding of a disease that affects more than 5 million Americans. Two Drexel University scientists have developed a powerful Drosophila model to study better the progression of Alzheimer’s disease as well as to screen in a quicker and cheaper fashion potential drugs.

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    • Evan Forman Receives Prestigious Appointments

      July 24, 2013

      Evan Forman, Ph.D., Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of Psychology, was named Managing Editor of PsychologicalTreatments.org, which is a large-impact effort of the Division of Clinical Psychology of the American Psychological Association (APA) to name, categorize and disseminate empirically-supported psychological treatments to clinicians, policy makers, and the general public.

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    • Donald Tibbs

      Where Do We Go From the George Zimmerman Trial? Panel Will Discuss Race, Justice and Activism at Drexel

      July 23, 2013

      The Africana Studies program in Drexel University’s College of Arts and Sciences will host a candid panel discussion on race, justice and activism on Saturday, July 27. The discussion and question-and-answer session will take place from 2 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. in Room 120 of the Papadakis Integrated Sciences Building (33rd and Chestnut Streets). It is free and open to the public.

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    • Drexel’s Moth Goes Full Circle

      July 23, 2013

      It was a surprise to Jon Gelhaus, curator of entomology at the Academy of Natural Sciences, when he came across the photo of a modest-looking moth in a book a few months ago. It was an ordinary-looking brown moth, not unlike a dried leaf. The surprise was its name, Datana drexelii.

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    • Chemistry Prof Presents at White House

      July 23, 2013

      Research in the science world is often done behind closed doors, never seeing the light of day until publication. For Drexel’s Dr. Jean-Claude Bradley, however, this is not the case. In 2006, Bradley, an associate professor of chemistry, coined the term “Open Notebook Science” to describe a way of doing science in which researchers make their work freely available to the public in real time.

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    • Students Take a Literary Tour of Haiti

      July 23, 2013

      While most Drexel students were enjoying their week off this spring, 10 industrious dragons travelled to Port-Au-Prince, Haiti for a firsthand look at the role of literature in the country’s efforts to rebuild after the 2010 earthquake

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    • New Courses for Fall Quarter

      July 22, 2013

      Looking to branch out this fall? Try one of our new electives. Ditch the classroom for a writing workshop that meets in museums, contemplate the mind-bending concept of time, or examine the “culture of poverty” in a deeply personal way.

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    • Sandy Provides New Answers to Old Questions for BEES Professor

      July 18, 2013

      Tracy Quirk, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biodiversity, Earth and Environmental Science at Drexel University, had been performing wetland research for several years at monitoring sites in Barnegat and Delaware Bays in New Jersey.

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    • Farmland, Homes and Hope Disappear with Rising Waters in Haiti

      July 17, 2013

      Joseph is a truck driver from Fonds-Parisien, Haiti, who has nine children. His family has lived by Lake Azuei for generations. In the past 10 years, the lake has risen more than 10 meters and has doubled in size, from 155 square kilometers in 2004 to 354 square kilometers today.

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    • Mitchell D'Rozario

      Grad Student Helps Peers Strengthen Teaching Skills

      July 01, 2013

      When grad student Mitchell D'Rozario noticed his fellow teaching assistants struggling to be prepared to teach classes, he created workshops to help them strengthen their skills.

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    • Mitchell DRozario - Featured Graduate Student Profile

      July 01, 2013

      Graduate Student Mitchell D'Rozario was featured in Drexel Now.

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    • The End of Car Culture

      July 01, 2013

      Mimi Sheller, Director of the mCenter at Drexel, is quoted in a New York Times Sunday Review article by Elisabeth Rosenthal on the end of car culture. Rosenthal asks whether we are reaching the end of 20th century car culture, with growing evidence that the U.S. reached “peak driving” and is now in a downturn.

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    • How do you pack for a summer trip to the end of the Earth (for science)?

      June 27, 2013

      “Ice. Rock. Water. That’s what’s there,” Ted Daeschler said, discussing his upcoming field research expedition to Ellesmere Island in the Canadian Arctic.And that’s about all that’s there. No trees to cut down for firewood. No roads, houses, stores, or built civilization, apart from one small town on the far southern end of the island. Ellesmere, which sits above the Arctic Circle and is more northerly than any part of Alaska, is not exactly an ideal spot for a summer camping trip. There isn’t even much soil to sink tent stakes into.

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    • History and Politics Department Head Discusses Supreme Court Ruling on DOMA and Prop 8

      June 26, 2013

      Dr. Scott Barclay discusses the impact of today's long-anticipated Supreme Court rulings on DOMA and Prop 8 and how the decisions will affect same-sex couples in California and across the country.

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    • Border Work

      June 26, 2013

      The U.S. Senate Immigration Bill calls for $40 billion in spending to build 700 miles of fencing, double the number of border agents to 40,000, and expand surveillance technologies such as drones and thermal imaging cameras on the U.S.-Mexico border.

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    • Biology Major Sinks Teeth Into Co-op Experience

      June 25, 2013

      Some students are lucky if they can work part time or full time at their co-op once it is finished, but biology major Victor Fiore is planning on spending all three co-ops, as well as the time in between, as a dental intern at Gilbert Dental Care, a bit of a change up for someone who originally wanted to be a pediatric doctor.

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    • Psychology-Led Teams Awarded $250,000 to Develop Behavioral Health Management Tools

      June 20, 2013

      Two teams of Drexel researchers, led by Drs. Evan Forman and Brian Daly of the psychology department, have been given seven months and $250,000 each from Shire Pharmaceuticals to develop a self-management tool that will aid patients with behavioral health disorders.

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    • Physics Grad Discusses Her Work at Drexel and Her Future at Duke

      June 17, 2013

      Physics senior Wendy Harris has made quite an impression during her time at Drexel. As the recent graduate prepares for her next step as a Ph.D. candidate at Duke, she leaves behind a legacy of outreach and inspiration.

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    • Chris Diaz Awarded Pat Tillman Scholarship

      June 11, 2013

      Chris Diaz, a junior psychology major in the College of Arts and Sciences and United States Navy Veteran, has been awarded the Pat Tillman Scholarship from the Pat Tillman Foundation.

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    • 2013 Graduate Student Award Winners

      June 10, 2013

      Congratulations to Physics graduate students Kelly Douglass and Erica Caden for winning the Teaching Assistance Excellence Award and the Doctoral Research Excellence Award respectively. They received their award plaque on Graduate Student Day at a reception in the Great Court on May 23, 2013. Both awards were presented by the Office of Graduate Studies.

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    • Emeritus Professor Donald Bersoff Speaks at White House Conference on Mental Health

      June 10, 2013

      Professor Donald Bersoff was an invited speaker at the White House Conference on Mental Health on June 3. Bersoff, an emeritus professor in both the Psychology Department and in the Earle Mack School of Law and current president of the American Psychological Association...

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    • Robert Brehm

      Building Collapse experts

      June 07, 2013

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    • 2013 Pi Sigma Alpha Initiates

      June 07, 2013

      In a ceremony on Monday, June 3, the Department of History & Politics welcomed the 2013 initiates to the national political science honor society, Pi Sigma Alpha. Each spring, the department invites new members to Drexel's local chapter.

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    • Passing of Dr. Nunzio Pernicone, Department of History & Politics

      May 31, 2013

      It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Dr. Nunzio Pernicone, professor in the Department of History and Politics.

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    • New History Honor Society Members

      May 30, 2013

      In a ceremony on Thursday, May 23, the Department of History & Politics welcomed the 2013 initiates to the national history honor society, Phi Alpha Theta. Each spring, the department invites new members to Drexel's local chapter.

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    • Partnership with Shire Pharmaceuticals

      May 24, 2013

      Shire Pharmaceuticals, as part of an "innovation partnership pilot" with Drexel, issued a request for proposals to create an innovative patient management tool that can have a real impact on patients in the areas of behavioral health.

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    • The Friends That Study Together Stay Together

      May 24, 2013

      Friday night parties took on a whole new meaning when Kailey Kluge, a pre-junior international area studies student, and Alex Sevit, biomedical engineering BS/MS ’15 and Goldwater Scholar, were filling out their respective scholarship applications.

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    • Sepphoris: From Galilean Town to Roman Polis

      May 24, 2013

      The Judaic Studies Program and the Anthropology Program of the Department of Culture & Communication of Drexel University present “Sepphoris: From Galilean Town to Roman Polis” a lecture by Dr. Zeev Weiss, Eleazar L. Sukenik Professor of Archaeology, Institute of Archaeology,

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    • Drexel Announces 2013 Honorary Degree Recipients

      May 23, 2013

      Drexel University will celebrate its 126th commencement on its University City campus with five separate ceremonies honoring Drexel’s graduating class on June 14 and June 15. More than 5,000 students will receive a degree from Drexel this year. The ceremonies will be held at Drexel’s John A. Daskalakis Athletic Center, 33rd and Market Streets. Drexel will award 13 honorary degrees to prominent individuals distinguished in their fields.

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    • CoAS Honors Day Winners

      May 23, 2013

      Congratulations to the following Physics undergraduate students who have won awards at the CoAS Honors Day event, held on May 23, 2013, at Behrakis Grand Hall.

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    • PR and Marketing Students Work Together to Win Inaugural Case Competition

      May 23, 2013

      Before class one fateful morning, communications student Patrick Medeo began his daily routine by checking his email. His eyes widened as he read an invitation to participate in a PR/Marketing Case Competition, sponsored by LeBow College of Business and the College of Arts and Sciences. As he leaned to the person on his right to share his excitement

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    • Co-op Leads Drexel Student to Valleys and Mountains of Mongolia

      May 22, 2013

      Environmental science pre-junior Anna Gourlay wasn’t looking to go international for her first co-op experience, but somehow she ended up camping in Mongolia. Gourlay worked as an assistant staff scientist at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University. The two-month, paid co-op was with the Academy’s fisheries and watershed scientists.

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    • Rescuing Cities, Schools and Students: New Models for Municipal Banking Forum to be Held at Drexel

      May 22, 2013

      A public forum entitled “Rescuing Cities, Schools and Students: New Models for Municipal Banking” will be held at Drexel University on Thursday, May 23, sponsored by Drexel's Center for Public Policy, the Pennsylvania Project and the Public Banking Institute.

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    • Mathematics Major Receives Goldwater Scholarship

      May 22, 2013

      Mathematics and computer science major Andrew Zigerelli was one of four Drexel students to take home the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship this year. Established by Congress in 1986, the scholarship is awarded to the country’s top undergraduate students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

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  • 2012

    • drexel end of year

      The Best of Drexel: Looking Back on an Eventful 2012

      December 19, 2012

      As the Drexel community prepares to usher in 2013, we take a look back at some of the University’s top news items from 2012.

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    • Discover Magazine Selects Drexel’s Digital Fossil Research for Top 100 Science Stories of 2012

      December 18, 2012

      For 150 years, the tools of paleontology were shovels and pickaxes, burlap and plaster. Dr. Kenneth Lacovara, an associate professor in Drexel’s College of Arts and Sciences, is working on innovative techniques

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    • What I'm Reading: Dr. Maria Hnaraki

      December 18, 2012

      Dr. Maria Hnaraki, associate professor in the Department of Culture and Communication, believes dancing is the ultimate creative act. It was a huge part of her life growing up on the Greek island of Crete.

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    • Our SPS Receives Future of Faces of Physics Award

      December 18, 2012

      Our Society of Physics Students (SPS) was recognized with a Future Faces of Physics award for their proposal "Engaging Girls in Physics: Expanding Horizons through Outreach to All-Girls Schools." This award is presented to SPS chapters "to support projects designed to promote physics across cultures."

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    • Maria Hnaraki

      What I'm Reading: Dr. Maria Hnaraki

      December 17, 2012

      Dr. Maria Hnaraki, associate professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, is reading Zorba the Greek, written by Cretan-born author Nikos Kazantzakis.

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    • Q&A with Dr. George Ciccariello-Maher: Hugo Chávez, Cancer and the Future of Venezuela

      December 13, 2012

      With more news breaking this week about Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez’s ongoing battle with cancer, DrexelNow checked in with George Ciccariello-Maher, an assistant professor in Drexel’s Department of History & Politics and a leading expert on Venezuela. He has not only studied the nation closely, but also lived and taught there.

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    • Matteucci and Goldstein Receive Undergraduate Research Fund Award

      December 13, 2012

      Alyssa Matteucci and Stephanie Goldstein were the first two recipients of the Psychology Undergraduate Research Fund Award.

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    • Bryan Sacks

      What I'm Reading: Bryan Sacks

      December 12, 2012

      DrexelNow recently spoke with Bryan Sacks, an adjunct teaching instructor in the College of Arts and Sciences. He's reading the End of Capitalism (As We Know It): A Feminist Critique of Political Economy by J.K. Gibson-Graham.

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    • New paradigms in conceptualizing shared mobility – Call for papers

      December 08, 2012

      We invite submissions to the following Call for Papers for the 2013 RGS-IBG (Royal Geographical Society – Institute of British Geographers) annual conference. This will take place in London from Wednesday 28 to Friday 30 August 2013. Please note the opportunity for a postgraduate paper prize.

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    • What I'm Reading: Dr. Barbara Hoekje

      December 07, 2012

      Dr. Barbara Hoekje, director of the English Language Center, is a self-described “dog person” who is currently reading The Other End of the Leash: Why We Do What We Do Around Dogs by Patricia McConnell. McConnell is an applied animal behaviorist, with a Ph.D. in zoology and a specialty in ethology, the study of animal behavior.

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    • Simara Price Receives Fellowship Award

      December 05, 2012

      Simara Price, 5th year graduate student in the lab of Dr. Shivanthi Anandan in the Department of Biology, has been awarded an American Society for Microbiology/ Burroughs Wellcome Fund Science Teaching Fellowship.

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    • Chelsea Morse Receives Grant from Foundation for Rehabilitation Psychology

      December 03, 2012

      Chelsea Morse, a fourth year neuropsychology student in the Clinical Psychology Ph.D. program, was recently awarded a $3,000 grant from the Foundation for Rehabilitation Psychology, Division 22 of the American Psychological Association.

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    • In The Field, Early and Often

      November 29, 2012

      Drexel's new Biodiversity, Earth and Environmental Science Department offers students a more comprehensive environmental science experience, with heavy emphasis on work in the field. In that way, it's a perfect fit for Drexel's learn-by-doing model.

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    • Dr. Rebecca Ingalls Co-Edits Book on Plagiarism

      November 29, 2012

      Freshman Writing Program Director Dr. Rebecca Ingalls and colleagues explore the intricacies of plagiarism in their new book Critical Conversations About Plagiarism (Parlor Press, 2012)—a project 6 years in the making.

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    • CNN's Soledad O'Brien to Moderate Advance Screening of "Who is Black in America?" Documentary and Discussion

      November 28, 2012

      CNN’s Soledad O’Brien will join Drexel University for an advance screening of the new documentary “Who is Black in America?” on Tuesday, Dec. 4, from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m., part of a multi-part series moderated by O'Brien, which explores issues of colorism and identity.

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    • Soledad O'Brien Joins Drexel for "Who is Black in America?" Documentary Screening

      November 28, 2012

      Drexel University will host an advance screening of the documentary “Who is Black in America?” part of a multi-part series moderated by CNN’s Soledad O’Brien which explores issues of colorism and identity.

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    • Selling Their Future

      November 27, 2012

      The secretive, little-understood drill monkey has thrived for centuries on the African island of Bioko. But with hunting pressures now pushing the species to the brink, Drexel researchers are fighting back; and working to convince islanders that the monkeys, and the biodiversity they represent, are worth a great deal more than the $300 they fetch at market.

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    • ExCITe Center

      ExCITe Center opening

      November 26, 2012

      Music technology, humanoid robots, app development, video games, and digital knitting machines will converge with many other technologies in one creative space when Drexel University opens its Expressive and Creative Interaction Technologies (ExCITe) Center on Nov. 28.

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    • Revelations from the Field: Corrigan Puts Theory into Practice

      November 20, 2012

      Dr. Rose Corrigan’s story of how she came to study what she studies and teach what she teaches is a beautiful answer that should inspire both faculty and students: her work and her teaching are fueled by her “commitment to social justice,” and they aim to make change in the world. It lights her up to talk about it.

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    • The words "mirror image" are reflected, but not reversed, in this photo of the Hicks non-reversing mirror taken at Robin Cameron's art show. Photo courtesy Room East in New York.

      NYC Art Gallery Displays Non-Reversing Mirror Invented by Drexel Math Professor

      November 16, 2012

      When you look in a mirror, you see an image of yourself in reverse. But one odd mirror invented by mathematics professor Dr. R. Andrew Hicks at Drexel University shows your true face without reversing its image. That mirror is now on display as part of an art exhibition in New York City  through December 9.

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    • Kathleen Volk Miller

      What I’m Reading: Kathleen Volk Miller

      November 12, 2012

      The College of Arts and Sciences' Kathleen Volk Miller is currently reading three, yes three, books for both work and pleasure—God Bless America, a collection of short stories by Steve Almond, Four For a Quarter, another short-story collection by Michael Martone, and finally, A Visit from the Good Squad by Jennifer Egan.

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    • CPP Professor Appointed by WFNJ as Women's Policy Institute Director

      November 12, 2012

      Ms. Burke is currently the director of the New Jersey Women's Policy Institute.  The Institute, which is housed in the New Jersey Women's Fund, trains women from across the State how to navigate Trenton and become advocates in public policy.  The program is designed to increase the number of women leaders in New Jersey who are actively involved in shaping and implementing policies that affect the health and well-being of women and girls.

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    • CoAS Faculty, Staff Win Outstanding Online Instruction and Advising Awards

      November 09, 2012

      Drexel University Online honored two members of the College of Arts and Sciences on Thursday, November 8th at the sixth annual National Distance Learning Week (NDLW) awards ceremony. NDLW recognizes exceptional leaders, faculty, and staff for their accomplishments and dedication to online learning.

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    • election 2012

      Q&A with Bill Rosenberg: 2012 Election Results

      November 07, 2012

      Tuesday night’s election results declared incumbent President Barack Obama the victor after a long—and often bitter—campaign season. DrexelNow spoke with Dr. Bill Rosenberg about the outcome of this election, and what four more years of an Obama administration means for the United States.

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    • Chelsea Morse Receives Women in Leadership Award

      November 03, 2012

      Chelsea Morse, Ph.D. Student in clinical psychology, mentored by Dr. Maria Schultheis, psychology, CoAS, was granted a prestigious award by the Women In Leadership group of the National Academy of Neuropsychology, in recognition of an essay she submitted describing the influence of her mentors, in which she highlighted Dr. Schultheis' mentorship in particular.

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    • Barbara Hoekje

      Q&A with Dr. Barbara Hoekje: Obama's "Forward." Campaign Slogan

      November 01, 2012

      Campaign slogans can be as much a part of an election as the candidates themselves are. DrexelNow spoke with Dr. Barbara Hoekje, associate professor in the Department of Culture and Communication, about President Obama’s 2012 campaign slogan, “Forward.”

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    • Q&A With Dr. Ted Daeschler

      November 01, 2012

      The College of Arts and Sciences welcomes Academy scientist Dr. Ted Daeschler to the Department of Biodiversity, Earth and Environmental Science. Learn more about the paleontologist who unearthed the transitional fossil between fish and early limbed vertebrates, and hear his thoughts on meeting Stephen Colbert!

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    • Chris King Receives American Psychology-Law Society Student Grant

      October 30, 2012

      Chris King, a fourth-year student in the J.D./Ph.D. program in law and psychology, was recently awarded a $750 grant from the the American Psychology-Law Society Student Grants-in-Aid Committee.

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    • Final Week for Spanish Book Drive

      October 25, 2012

      In honor of Latino Heritage Month, the College of Arts and Sciences, the Department of English and Philosophy, and the Office of Equality and Diversity are sponsoring a Spanish Book Drive to benefit the Mahatma Ghandi Foundation in the small town of Las Terrenas in the Dominican Republic.

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    • fossil dig day

      First Fossil Dig Day Ends with Ancient Sea Turtle Fossil Discovery

      October 24, 2012

      Tri-state area residents came out in droves on Saturday, October 13 for the first Fossil Dig Day at Dr. Kenneth Lacovara’s world-class paleontological site in nearby Mantua Township, N.J.

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    • 50 Academic Institutions Represented at Inaugural MALSA Conference

      October 22, 2012

      Drexel University hosted the Mid-Atlantic Law and Society Association's (MALSA) inaugural research conference on October 19-20, 2012. Over 125 participants from 50 academic institutions came together to address "Law, Society, and the Social Good," a theme deeply connected with Drexel's philosophy of academic research in the service of social advancement. The two-day event, which consisted of 28 panels, roundtables, and plenaries, covered topics such as "Law and Social Movements," "Veterans and the Military," "Race, Civil Rights and the State" and "Regulating Sex and Reproduction."

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    • An Evening with Lise Funderburg

      October 22, 2012

      Author Lise Funderburg will be on campus on Tuesday, October 23, 2012 to discuss her book Pig Candy: Taking My Father South, Taking My Father Home, this year's Freshman Reading Program selection.

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    • BEES Scientist to Lead International Society for Diatom Research

      October 22, 2012

      Dr. Marina Potapova has been elected vice president of the International Society for Diatom Research (ISDR), an organization whose goal is to educate the public about diatoms and promote the importance of diatom studies. Potapova is an assistant professor in Drexel's Department of Biodiversity, Earth & Environmental Science and assistant curator of diatoms at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, home to one of the largest diatom collections in the world. Potapova manages the Academy's Diatom Herbarium.

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    • Researchers Converge for Mini-Symposium on CHARGE Syndrome

      October 20, 2012

      On November 2, 2012, researchers from across the U.S. will gather in the Papadakis Integrated Sciences Building for a mini-symposium on CHARGE syndrome. CHARGE syndrome is a developmental disorder that affects roughly 1 in 10,000 births. Children with the syndrome are often born with serious birth defects, including heart and breathing complications, vision and hearing loss, and cognitive problems. These issues are caused by mutations in a gene called CHD7, which is involved in controlling the expression of many other genes.

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    • Hundreds Come Out for Fossil Dig Day

      October 19, 2012

      Paleontologist Dr. Kenneth Lacovara continues to unearth enthusiasm for the Cretaceous Period—a time when much of our coastal lands were under water. Tri-state area residents came out in droves last Saturday for Fossil Dig Day at Lacovara’s world-class archeological site in nearby Mantua Township, New Jersey.

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    • Researchers Describe the Physical Forces Underlying Sickle Cell Disease

      October 16, 2012

      Researchers at Drexel University have identified the physical forces in red blood cells and blood vessels underlying the painful symptoms of sickle cell disease. Their experiment, the first to answer a scientific question about sickle cell disease using microfluidics engineering methods, may help future researchers better determine who is at greatest risk of harm from the disease. They report their findings in Cell Press’s Biophysical Journal today.

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    • Crickets, Worms on Menu at Halloween Cocktail Party Hosted by Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University

      October 15, 2012

      The nation's oldest natural history museum is throwing a cocktail party featuring a menu of exotic and everyday foods inspired by its famous plant and animal collections. Farm-raised python, anyone?

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    • Panel to Discuss Major Issues of 2012 Presidential Election at Drexel

      October 11, 2012

      With the presidential election quickly approaching, Drexel University will host “Election 2012: Issues at Stake,” a panel discussion to help students and community members better understand some of leading issues in the 2012 campaign. The discussion also will include a question-and-answer session with the audience.

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    • Christine Nezu elected Fellow of the American Psychological Association

      October 11, 2012

      Dr. Christine Maguth Nezu, PhD, ABPP, psychology, CoAS, was elected as a Fellow of the American Psychological Association (APA) for Division 12, Society of Clinical Psychology.

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    • 2012 Graduate Student Awards

      October 11, 2012

      The Department of Physics yearly recognizes outstanding graduate students. The 2012 winners are: Kelly Douglass, Derya Meral, John Schreck, and Frank Jones.

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    • Guoliang Yang Memorial Awards in Biophysics Research

      October 11, 2012

      Dr. Marisa Roman and doctoral candidate John Schreck were recognized with the Guoliang Yang Awards for excellence in Biophysics research.

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    • 2012 presidential debate

      Q&A with Dr. Bill Rosenberg: Presidential Debate

      October 10, 2012

      DrexelNow chatted with political science professor Dr. Bill Rosenberg about the October 3 presidential debate and what he expects from tonight's vice-presidential debate.

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    • Q&A With History & Politics’ Dr. Kelly Joyce

      October 10, 2012

      The College of Arts and Sciences welcomes Dr. Kelly Joyce to the Department of History and Politics. Joining us from the College of William and Mary where she served as Dean of Undergraduate Studies, Joyce will lead Drexel’s Science, Technology and Society program as program director.

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    • Brian Daly Interview

      October 08, 2012

      Brian P. Daly, Ph.D., Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology, was recently interviewed for a story in Kiwanis Magazine about the potential benefits and dangers of screen time for young children.

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    • Q&A With Physics’ Dr. Michelle Dolinski

      October 03, 2012

      As the College of Arts and Sciences continues to grow, so does its team of bright, energetic faculty members. Meet one of the newest dragons joining us this fall, Dr. Michelle Dolinski...

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    • Studying the Life Aquatic

      October 02, 2012

      Ecology Ph.D. student Karen Sullam’s got a thing for the underdog—particularly when it comes to the ichthyologic sort. “It’s kind of funny because I started out studying sea turtles—they’re very big and charismatic—but I find myself drawn now to really, really small organisms and fish, which aren’t quite as charismatic to most, but I find them really interesting,” Sullam said with a laugh.

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    • Drexel Political Science Professor Available to Comment on Venezuelan Election

      September 25, 2012

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    • Drexel’s Living Wall Wins Plantscaper “Best in Show”

      September 21, 2012

      The College of Arts and Sciences’ five-story biowall, housed in the Papadakis Integrated Sciences Building, continues to garner praise and attention, this time at the 2012 Plantscape Industry Expo in Las Vegas. On August 16th, Parker Urban Greenscapes, which completed the biowall’s installation last September, received the Expo’s Living Wall Award of Excellence as well as the “Best in Show” Judges’ Award for its work at Drexel.

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    • Drexel Receives First LEED Certification for Papadakis Building

      September 20, 2012

      Drexel University was awarded LEED Gold certification for the University’s Constantine N. Papadakis Integrated Sciences Building, which includes the first biowall at an academic institution in the country.

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    • Drexel Experts Available to Weigh in on 2012 Presidential Election

      September 19, 2012

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    • Math Forum

      NSF Awards $2.2 Million to Project Studying Community-Based Development for Math Teachers

      September 11, 2012

      The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded $2.2 million to a project created by the School of Education and the College of Arts and Sciences at Drexel University, the Math Forum @ Drexel and the College of Education at Temple University to study community-based professional development for middle and high school mathematics teachers.

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    • Alison Novak

      Q&A with Alison Novak: Political Rhetoric and Negative Attack Ads

      September 05, 2012

      DrexelNow spoke with Ph.D. student Alison Novak about the effect of political attack ads bombarding the general public this election season.

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    • Laura A. Berner Awarded NIMH NRSA F31 Predoctoral Fellowship

      September 05, 2012

      Laura A. Berner, a doctoral student in Dr. Michael Lowe’s lab in the Clinical Psychology Ph.D. program, recently received a prestigious Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award for Predoctoral Fellows from the National Institute of Mental Health.

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    • Q & A with Scott Knowles: The Politics of Hurricane Isaac

      August 30, 2012

      The prospect of dangerous winds, flooding and fire have been ominously looming over the Gulf Coast, but the level of destruction to the southern U.S. is not the only aftermath many Americans are awaiting from the storm dubbed Isaac.

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    • Q & A with Dr. Eric Zillmer: Lance Armstrong's Legacy

      August 28, 2012

      After years of speculation, Lance Armstrong has relinquished his seven Tour de France titles in response to accusations that he repeatedly cheated to become the world’s winningest cyclist.

      “There comes a point in every man’s life when he has to say, ‘Enough is enough,’” Armstrong said in a statement, alluding to the barrage of claims made by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency that Armstrong has used performance-enhancing drugs throughout his career.

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    • Alison Novak

      What I'm Reading: Alison Novak

      August 27, 2012

      Drexel's Alison Novak is currently reading Slouching Toward Adulthood: Observations From the Not-So-Empty Nest by Sally Koslow. She spoke with DrexelNow about the book and how it approaches children who return home after college through a refreshingly humorous lens.

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    • Olympic Park

      Drexel Students Travel to London Paralympic Games

      August 21, 2012

      Nine Drexel University students will travel to London from August 31 through September 8 to see the 2012 Paralympic Games, as part of the travel-integrated course “Perspectives on Disability,” the fourth course in the Great Works Symposium 2012 Series.

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    • Functional Materials: Proceedings of the IWFM-2011 Published by AIP

      August 21, 2012

      Dr. S.M. Bose, professor of physics, and Dr. S.K. Tripathy, co-edited FUNCTIONAL MATERIALS: Proceedings of the IWFM-2011, AIP Conference Proceedings, Volume 1461, (2012). This book contains the Proceedings of the IWFM-2011 held at the National Institute of Science Technology (NIST) in Berhampur, Odisha, India, December 20-22, 2011.

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    • Giant Panda Conservation Researchers from China to Speak at Drexel

      August 21, 2012

      Three leading scientists involved in the conservation of giant pandas at the Giant Panda Breeding Research Base in Chengdu, China will present a mini-symposium, “Biology and Conservation of the Giant Panda,” at Drexel University on August 22.

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    • Robert Stokes

      What I'm Reading: Robert Stokes

      August 16, 2012

      DrexelNow checked in with Stokes to find out why he picked up The Neighborhood Project: Using Evolution to Improve My City, One Block at a Time by David Sloan Wilson.

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    • Giant Panda Conservation Researchers from China to Speak at Drexel

      August 16, 2012

      Three leading scientists involved in the conservation of giant pandas at the Giant Panda Breeding Research Base in Chengdu, China will present a mini-symposium, “Biology and Conservation of the Giant Panda,” at Drexel University on August 22.

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    • Jonh Kounios

      Q&A with John Kounios: The 'Aha! Moment'

      August 13, 2012

      Drexel's Dr. John Kounios recently discussed with DrexelNow his nominated topic, “The neuroscience behind epiphanies," for the 2013 TED Conference.

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    • Political Scientist Bill Rosenberg Discusses Pennsylvania’s New Voter ID Law and State’s Role in Presidential Election

      August 13, 2012

      Professor Rosenberg has recently served as a commentator for numerous media outlets, including MSNBC’s Jansing and Company, WPEB 88.1 FM, EBRU TV News, and CBS 3 TV Philadelphia News.

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    • Department Head Scott Barclay named Williams Senior Scholar of Public Policy

      August 10, 2012

      History and Politics' department head Scott Barclay has been named a Senior Scholar of Public Policy at the Williams Institute at UCLA School of Law

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    • Psychology Grad Students Win 2012 Anne Anastasi Student Poster Award

      August 09, 2012

      Efrat Eichenbaum and Mitra Khaksari were selected for the 2012 Anne Anastasi Student Poster Award.

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    • Q & A With Mimi Sheller

      August 06, 2012

      Mimi Sheller examines how people move, how mobile communication changes how people move and how new systems of mobility can actually create immobility. It's no wonder, then, that she's designed Drexel's Center for Mobilities Research and Policy (mCenter) to cross boundaries within disciplines and within Drexel...

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    • Arthur M. Nezu appointed Associate Editor of Archives of Scientific Psychology

      August 04, 2012

      Arthur M. Nezu, PhD, ABPP, Distinguished University Professor of Psychology, was recently appointed Associate Editor of the newly inaugurated journal, Archives of Scientific Psychology.

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    • Papish Group Published in Inorganic Chemistry on Biomimetic Denitrification Chemistry

      August 02, 2012

      Dr. Elizabeth Papish, assistant professor of chemistry, and Natalie Dixon, chemistry doctoral candidate, along with several other collaborators, were published in Inorganic Chemistry for their research on dentrification, a nitrogen conversion process.

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    • Ken Lacovara

      What I'm Reading: Ken Lacovara

      August 01, 2012

      DrexelNow pulled Dr. Ken Lacovara, paleontologist and associate professor of biology in the College of Arts and Sciences, from his work in a marl pit in Gloucester County, NJ, to find out what he’s currently reading. He just finished The Map That Changed the World by Simon Winchester.

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    • Diagram shows the role of the protein importin beta1 in signaling after nerve damage at the axon, from the axon to the cell body.

      Long-Distance Distress Signal from Periphery of Injured Nerve Cells Begins with Locally Made Protein

      July 30, 2012

      New research recently published in Neuron, co-authored by Drexel's Dr. Jeffery Twiss, is one of the strongest indicators yet of molecular signaling from end to end in peripheral nerve cells. The team's new discoveries may help scientists better understand nerve cells' distress signals and nerve cell repair, so they can eventually control and enhance the process to speed up recovery from nerve injuries.

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    • Private Landowners Can Help Protect Biodiversity "Arks" in Tropical Reserves

      July 27, 2012

      Many of the world’s tropical protected areas are struggling to sustain their biodiversity, according to a study just published in Nature by more than 200 scientists from around the world. Among them, Drexel's  Dr. Sean O’Donnell, highlighted the important, beneficial role of private landowners who work to preserve biodiversity in their land surrounding tropical reserves.

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    • 2012 Phi Alpha Theta Induction

      July 25, 2012

      The Department of History and Politics would like to congratulate the new inductees of Phi Alpha Theta, the national History honors society!

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    • Paula Cohen

      What I'm Reading: Paula Marantz Cohen

      July 24, 2012

      DrexelNow recently spoke with Dr. Paula Marantz Cohen, distinguished professor of English in the College of Arts and Sciences’ Department of English and Philosophy. She is currently reading Rising Tide: The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 and How it Changed America by John M. Barry.

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    • Dr. Aleister Saunders Named CoAS Associate Dean

      July 24, 2012

      The College of Arts and Sciences is pleased to announce that Dr. Aleister Saunders, Associate Head and Associate Professor of Biology, has been named Dr. James Herbert's successor as Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Education in the College of Arts and Sciences, effective September 1, 2012.

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    • Scientists at the Seashore

      July 24, 2012

      While thousands of beach lovers are flocking to the Jersey Shore this summer for sun and fun, Academy researchers are heading to Seaside Heights, Beach Haven, and Mantoloking for a different reason. Scientists with the Patrick Center for Environmental Research are busy taking sediment cores, collecting water samples, and examining microscopic organisms as part of a large water quality study of Barnegat Bay.

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    • Dr. James Herbert Named Head of Psychology

      July 23, 2012

      We are pleased to announce that Dr. James Herbert, Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Education and Professor of Psychology in the College of Arts and Sciences, has been named the new Head of the Department of Psychology, effective September 1, 2012.

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    • Drexel Experts Available to Comment on the 2012 Olympics

      July 19, 2012

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    • 2012 Conference on Laboratory Instruction Beyond the First Year

      July 18, 2012

      The Conference on Laboratory Instruction Beyond the First Year (BFY) will be held at the University of Pennsylvania and Drexel University, Wednesday, July 25 - Friday, July 27, 2012.

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    • Dr. Michael Lowe

      What I'm Reading: Dr. Michael Lowe

      July 11, 2012

      Dr. Michael Lowe, a professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, studies the psychobiology of eating and weight regulation, eating disorders and social cognition. He is currently reading Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined, by Steven Pinker.

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    • David goldberg

      The Higgs Boson and its Role in the Universe

      July 09, 2012

      DrexelNow spoke with Dr. David Goldberg, associate professor of physics at Drexel, in the days after the CERN research center in Switzerland announced the possible identification of the Higgs boson. We asked him what it means and why we should care.

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    • Cyndi Rickards

      What I’m Reading: Cyndi Rickards

      July 03, 2012

      DrexelNow chatted with Drexel’s Cyndi Rickards, assistant teaching professor of criminal justice and instructor of Drexel’s course “Prison, Society and You." She's currently reading The Other Wes Moore—One Name, Two Fates by Wes Moore.

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    • Rising Heat at the Beach Threatens Leatherback Sea Turtles, Climate Change Models Show

      July 01, 2012

      New research suggests that climate change could exacerbate existing threats to critically endangered leatherback turtles and nearly wipe out the population in the eastern Pacific. Deaths of turtle eggs and hatchlings in nests buried at hotter, drier beaches are the leading projected cause of the potential climate-related decline, according to a new study in the journal Nature Climate Change by a research team from Drexel, Princeton University, other institutions and government agencies.

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    • CPP Professor selected as new Politico Contributor

      June 29, 2012

      Pennsylvania State Representative Brendan Boyle, an Adjunct Professor with the Center for Public Policy, is a new Politico contributor. Boyle teaches PLCY 590: Campaign Management in the Masters in Public Policy Program.

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    • Driving without a Blind Spot May Be Closer Than It Appears

      June 12, 2012

      A side mirror that eliminates the dangerous “blind spot” for drivers has now received a U.S. patent. The subtly curved mirror, invented by Drexel University mathematics professor Dr. R. Andrew Hicks, dramatically increases the field of view with minimal distortion.

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    • Photo of graduating students in front of Dragon Park Statue

      Drexel Celebrates 2012 Commencement

      June 12, 2012

      Drexel University will celebrate its 125th commencement on its University City campus with five separate ceremonies honoring Drexel’s graduating class, June 15 and16. More than 5,000 students will receive a degree from Drexel this year. Drexel will award honor 17 honorary degrees to prominent individuals distinguished in their fields.

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    • English Senior Project Presentations

      June 12, 2012

      The Department of English and Philosophy had their English Senior Project Presentations on Tuesday, June 12, 2012.

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    • Driver's Side Mirror with No Blind Spot Receives U.S. Patent

      June 07, 2012

      A side mirror that eliminates the dangerous “blind spot” for drivers has now received a U.S. patent. The subtly curved mirror, invented by Drexel University mathematics professor Dr. R. Andrew Hicks, dramatically increases the field of view with minimal distortion. 

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    • David Kimsey is Awarded the Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award

      June 01, 2012

      David Kimsey, who received his Ph. D. last summer, won the Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award for Mathematical Sciences and Engineering given by Drexel University's Office of Graduate Studies. Once again we at the Math Department are incredibly proud and excited for David!

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    • Graduate Student Awards

      May 31, 2012

      Congratulations to a number of our graduate students for their recognition at the Graduate Student Awards Ceremony

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    • BEES Prof on NatGeo Wild June 3rd

      May 30, 2012

      Tune in to NatGeo Wild next Sunday at 10PM to watch ant aficionado Sean O’Donnell scour the Ecuadorian rainforest in search of the mighty army ant! O’Donnell will be featured on an episode of “Animal Superpowers: Extreme Killers,” a new National Geographic series that explores the amazing and seemingly out-of-this-world superpowers of Mother Nature’s deadliest creatures. The program is hosted by television and film star Patrick Stewart, and showcases scientists in the wild with these incredible animals.

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    • Drexel Students Study Environment on Gunnery Range

      May 30, 2012

      A military combat training base may seem like an unlikely venue for environmental research, but that’s precisely where Drexel biologist Dr. Walter Bien has set up shop. Beyond the runways, control towers and air-to-ground weaponry of the Warren Grove Gunnery Range in Burlington County, NJ, there are over 9000 acres of pristine wilderness, uninhabited by humans. The expansive buffer zone is the perfect location to study plants and animals in their natural habitat—a project Bien has been part of for more than a decade.

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    • Chemistry Students Win Awards at the College of Arts and Sciences Honors Day

      May 30, 2012

      Congratulations to the chemistry undergraduate students who won awards at the annual CoAS Honors Day.

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    • African Monkey's DNA Points to Climate Change, Drexel Researchers Find

      May 29, 2012

      Drexel biologists Dr. Gail Hearn and Dr. Shaya Honarvar, along with a team of nine other researchers, have been studying a rare and endangered monkey whose DNA could provide insight into the effects of climate change on rainforest-adapted species. The Mandrillus leucophaeus, or drill monkey, is a large-bodied primate that dwells in the African equatorial rainforest. The study found that the species, which is already threatened by poachers and habitat destruction, might not be able to survive the imminent atmospheric warm-up.

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    • El Niño Weather and Climate Change Threaten Survival of Baby Leatherback Sea Turtles

      May 24, 2012

      When leatherback turtle hatchlings dig out of their nests buried in the sandy Playa Grande beach in northwest Costa Rica, they enter a world filled with dangers. This critically endangered species faces threats that include egg poaching and human fishing practices. Now, Drexel University researchers have found that the climate conditions at the nesting beach affect the early survival of turtle eggs and hatchlings. They predict, based on projections from multiple models, that egg and hatchling survival will drop by half in the next 100 years as a result of global climate change.

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    • BGSA Awarded Outstanding Community Service Award

      May 24, 2012

      Biology Graduate Student Association (BGSA) will receive Outstanding Community Service Award on Graduate Student Day (May 30th, 2012) for exceptional service and care given back to community.

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    • El Niño Weather and Climate Change Threaten Survival of Baby Leatherback Sea Turtles

      May 23, 2012

      Drexel University researchers have found that the climate conditions at a major leatherback turtle nesting beach affects the early survival of turtle eggs and hatchlings. They predict, based on projections from multiple models, that egg and hatchling survival will drop by half in the next 100 years as a result of global climate change.

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    • Simon Foucart Wins the Antelo Devereux Award

      May 23, 2012

      Simon Foucart won a 2012 Antelo Devereux Award, supporting his research, congratulations! Simon will receive the award at the Faculty Recognition Dinner - May 30, 2012, Behrakis Grand Hall.

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    • Daryl Falco Receives the Barbara G Hornum Award for Teaching Excellence

      May 18, 2012

      A huge congratulations to Prof. Daryl Falco for winning the Barbara G. Hornum Award for Teaching Excellence for 2012! We are all so proud of his outstanding achievement!

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    • 2012 Graduate Student Award Winners

      May 16, 2012

      Congratulations to our graduate students Jeffrey Armstrong (Teaching Assistant) and Daniel Parry (Teaching Assistant) for winning the Teaching Assistance Excellence Award and the Graduate Student Research Award! They will both receive their award plaque on Graduate Student Day at a reception in the Great Court on May 30, 2012.

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    • Drexel-Academy Partnership Ushers in the Future of Environmental Science Education

      May 14, 2012

      This fall, Drexel Environmental Science students will have a breadth of new research and academic opportunities locally and across the globe as a result of the University’s unique academic affiliation with the Academy of Natural Sciences. Out of the affiliation comes the Department of Biodiversity, Earth and Environmental Science (BEES), where students will work and learn among some of the world’s leading scientists and have access to the Academy’s extensive natural science collections and community outreach programs.

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  • 2011

    • Holiday Survival Guide

      December 21, 2011

      During the holiday season, Drexel University experts are available to help news media with a variety of stories.

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    • Drexel Students LIFT Spirits of Those in Need

      December 16, 2011

      Drexel is often hailed by students, alumni and parents for its cooperative education program—and for good reason. It allows students to receive valuable hands-on learning opportunities in a professional setting of their choice. But, one instructor at Drexel is engaging her students in another type of experiential learning—one that ties academia with local civic engagement.

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    • History & Politics Department Head Elected to LSA Board

      December 06, 2011

      Scott Barclay, Ph.D., professor and head of the Department of History and Politics, has been elected to the Law and Society Association’s Class of 2014 Board of Trustees.

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    • Dr. Richards Receives Humboldt Research Fellowship

      December 01, 2011

      Dr. Gordon Richards is the recipient of a Humboldt Research Fellowship from the Germany-based Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.

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    • Drexel’s George Ciccariello-Maher Weighs in on Occupy Movement

      November 21, 2011

      Over the last several months, protesters have been gathering far and wide as part of the Occupy movement, a recent wave of national, socioeconomic demonstrations cropping up from Philadelphia to Oakland.

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    • Congratulations to Public Policy student Douglas Webb

      November 17, 2011

      Douglas Webb, a second-year student in the M.S. in Public Policy program, is a 2012 Semi-Finalist for the Presidential Management Fellowship Program.

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    • Papish Group Publishes in Organometallics on Hydrogenation in Water with New Bifunctional Ligand

      November 14, 2011

      New ligand places hydrogen bonding groups near the metal center, and ruthenium complexes with this ligand allow for “green” transfer hydrogenations run in water as the solvent. This article was a team effort and included postdoctoral, graduate student, and undergraduate co-authors. This work was funded by ACS-PRF and NSF CAREER.

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    • Donald Bersoff was apppointed President of the APA for 2013

      Donald Bersoff Elected APA President

      November 03, 2011

      Drexel University professor Dr. Donald N. Bersoff, a national expert on legal and ethical issues in mental health, has been elected 2013 president of the American Psychological Association.

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    • Confederate Reckoning

      October 31, 2011

      Join us on Tuesday, November 8th, 2011 at 6:00 p.m. in room 301 Main (32nd and Chestnut Streets) for a talk with Dr. Stephanie McCurry from the University of Pennsylvania!

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    • Drexel Academy of Natural Sciences Complete Affiliation Agreement

      October 27, 2011

      The Academy of Natural Sciences President and CEO George W. Gephart, Jr., and Drexel University President John A. Fry, joined with Philadelphia Mayor Michael A. Nutter announced the completion of an historic affiliation between the Academy and Drexel that will promote discovery, learning and civic engagement in the natural and environmental sciences and further enhance Philadelphia’s reputation as a leader in scientific research and education.

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    • Professor Frank Ji's Manuscript Accepted for Publication

      October 14, 2011

      "High Proton Conductivity of Water Channels in a Highly-Ordered Nanowire" Accepted on Angewandte Chemie Authors: H. Wang, X. Xu, N. Johnson, N. K. R. Dandala, and H. Ji.

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    • ANT 2011 "Advances in Neutrino Technology"

      October 10, 2011

      Dr. Jelena Maricic, assistant professor of physics, is hosting the ANT 2011 meeting, October 10-12, 2011 at the Chemical Heritage Foundation, Philadelphia.

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    • English and Philosophy Welcomes Nathan Hanna

      October 05, 2011

      The Department of English and Philosophy warmly welcomes a new tenure-track faculty member this term: Dr. Nathan Hanna, assistant professor of English and Philosophy.

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    • Drexel Prof Named Philly Creative Connector

      October 04, 2011

      The College of Arts and Sciences’ Kathleen Volk Miller was named one of Philadelphia’s top 76 Creative Connectors by Leadership Philadelphia. The full list of connectors can be found on the WHYY/NewsWorks website, along with a personal essay by Volk Miller that details her work as co-editor of the international literary magazine Painted Bride Quarterly and as co-director of the Drexel Publishing Group.

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    • Bringing the Outdoors In: Doors Officially Open to Papadakis Integrated Sciences Building

      October 03, 2011

      As you’ve surely heard—or seen—the College of Arts and Sciences’ new Papadakis Integrated Sciences Building has officially opened at the corner of 33rd and Chestnut Streets. Home to North America’s largest living biowall (and the only wall of its kind in a U.S. university), the Silver LEED-certified PISB is an impressive structure from top to bottom.

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    • Panorama 2011

      September 30, 2011

      College of Arts and Sciences freshmen kicked off the school year with PANORAMA 2011, a Drexel tradition now in its second year. On the morning of September 16, roughly 400 CoAS students, faculty and staff gathered in Behrakis Hall to discuss the 2011 shared freshmen reading: Hoops by Philadelphia-native Major Jackson. In an exciting twist this year, Jackson joined the event—via Skype.

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    • Five-Story Biowall of Plants Serves as a Living Laboratory for Air Quality Research at Drexel

      September 29, 2011

      Drexel's new Papadakis Integrated Sciences Building features a five-story vertical wall of living plants – the largest such wall in North America and the only one at a U.S. university. Scientists and students at Drexel are studying the biowall, an active living filter that removes volatile organic compounds from the air, to get a better understanding of how it works.

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    • NBC10 presents: Ask The Mayor!

      September 26, 2011

      Do you have an idea or an issue you want to get in front of Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter? Now's your chance on Tuesday, September 27, 2011 at 7:00 pm!

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    • Prof. Elizabeth T. Papish Receives Drexel University Career Development Award

      September 19, 2011

      Assistant Professor Elizabeth T. Papish received a Drexel University Career Development Award to fund “Bioinorganic and Organometallic Chemistry Seminars to Discuss “Big Picture” Issues: Green Chemistry and Bioinspired Catalysis.”

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    • DRACO: Drexel’s Most Powerful Supercomputer

      August 17, 2011

      Dr. Steve McMillan, professor of physics, and collaborators built a high-performance computer cluster that is capable of delivering 176 Teraflop of GPU performance. The system comprises 68,352 NVIDIA GPU cores and 48 TB RAID disk storage.

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    • Remembering Dr. Guoliang Yang

      August 16, 2011

      With profound sadness we mourn the loss of our friend and colleague, Professor Guoliang Yang, who passed away at midnight on August 14, 2011 after a brief but intense bout with liver cancer.

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    • Congratulations to Public Policy student Portia Williams

      August 02, 2011

      Portia Williams, a student in the M.S. in Public Policy program, was selected by Teach for America to teach in Washington, D.C. during the 2011-2012 academic year.

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    • Remembering Dr. F. Elaine DeLancey

      July 21, 2011

      It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Dr. F. Elaine DeLancey, associate professor of English and founding editor of BMa: The Sonia Sanchez Literary Review. Dr. DeLancey died in her home on Monday, July 18, 2011.

      In her 33 years at Drexel, Dr. DeLancey served not only as a faculty member in the Department of English, but also as the director of the African American Studies and Women’s Studies programs for a number of years. She taught courses in American and African American literature, with a distinct focus on the interplay between science, technology, and literature. For her expertise in these areas, she was invited to serve as a Pennsylvania Humanities Council speaker for five years in the 1990s, lecturing on “Technology & the Black Community: Black Talk Radio” and “Technology & the Black Community: Internet,” and “Slave Narratives.”

      The Drexel community and the world at large benefitted from Dr. DeLancey’s early appreciation for the work of African American poet Sonia Sanchez. As the foremost scholar on Sanchez, DeLancey championed her importance to the literary community long before most people, making Drexel one of the first universities to honor and teach Sanchez’s work.

      A high-achiever from a young age, Dr. DeLancey was named Junior Fellow of the Carnegie Foundation when she was a senior at Temple University. This prestigious appointment allowed her to conduct research with Lawrence Reddick, American historian and biographer of Martin Luther King Jr., and Alex Haley, author of Roots and coauthor of The Autobiography of Malcolm X. Dr. DeLancey went on to receive her M.A. in American literature (English composition) and her Ph.D. in American literature (early and modern) from Temple.

      The College of Arts and Sciences and Drexel University as a whole have lost a talented and well-respected scholar. Our deepest sympathies go out to Dr. DeLancey’s family and close friends.

      An event will be held in Dr. DeLancey's honor at the start of classes in September. More information will be announced on this page as the academic year approaches.

      A personal message from Dr. Abioseh Porter, head of the Department of English, can be found here.

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    • Drexel SPS Wins Prestigious National Award

      July 15, 2011

      The Drexel chapter of the Society of Physics Students (SPS) has been selected as a 2011 Blake Lilly Prize winner.

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    • Simon Foucart Receives the Journal of Complexity 2010 Best Paper Award

      July 11, 2011

      On Saturday, July 9, 2011, Simon Foucart (Assistant Professor), Alain Pajor, Holger Rauhut and Tino Ullrich received the Journal of Complexity 2010 Best Paper Award. The award was announced at the Foundations of Computational Mathematics (FoCM) conference held in Budapest and was also announced in the Journal of Complexity (December 2011). The topic of their paper was "The Gelfand Widths of lp-Balls for 0 < p ≤ 1".

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    • International Workshop Organized to Honor Dr. Gilmore

      June 28, 2011

      The DYCOEC group at the Universite de Rouen hosted the workshop “From Laser Dynamics to Topology of Chaos” to celebrate Dr. Robert Gilmore’s 70th Birthday.

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    • Week of Writing

      June 22, 2011

      Drexel's Week of Writing takes place annually during the Spring spring term. Highlights from this year’s weeklong event include panel discussions on The Future of the Graphic Novel; , The Art of Advertising, and Sketch Comedy Writing. Renowned writers and editors like Buzz Bissinger, author of Friday Night Lights, and Andrew McCarthy, travel writer and actor, also shared their expertise.

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    • JKCF Graduate Arts Award Recipient

      June 20, 2011

      Rachel Semigran, B.A. English '10, was one of only ten students nationally to receive the Jack Kent Cooke Graduate Arts Award for 2011. This generous award supports students of exceptional promise and financial need to attend graduate school in the creative or performing arts. Rachel will pursue a Master's in Community-Based Theater from the Central School of Drama at the University of London.

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    • Dr. Jacob Russell Gave a Talk At The Evolution Meetings

      June 18, 2011

      Dr. Jacob Russell, assistant professor of Biology, CoAS, recently traveled to the Evolution meetings in Norman, OK, where he gave a talk entitled "Microbial Menageries of Ants"

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    • 6th Annual Week of Writing

      June 16, 2011

      If you missed the 6th Annual Week of Writing, never fear: we have (almost) the whole week on video. Watch visiting authors and faculty discuss writing about travel, history, comedy, graphic novels and more! View the videos here.

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    • Physics Major Receives an Outstanding Leadership Scholarship Award

      June 10, 2011

      Sajjan Mehta, physics’ senior, is the recipient of a 2011 national SPS Outstanding Leadership Scholarship award.

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    • Danny Pan Successfully Defends Dissertation

      June 08, 2011

      Danny Pan successfully defended his PhD thesis "Cosmic Voids and Void Properties ". Danny's advisor was Dr. Michael Vogeley. Congratulations Danny!

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    • 2011 History Honor Society Induction

      June 07, 2011

      On May 25, 2011, the Department of History & Politics was pleased to announce eight new members to Drexel's Omega Rho chapter of Phi Alpha Theta, the national History honors society.

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    • Dr. Jacob Russell Published a Review On Wolbachia of Ants.

      June 07, 2011

      Dr. Jacob Russell, assistant professor of Biology, CoAS, recently published a review article/meta-analysis on Wolbachia of ants.

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    • 2011 Chemistry Department Award Winners

      June 03, 2011

      The 2011 Chemistry Department awards were officially presented at the College of Arts & Sciences Honors Day, May 19, 2011, in Mandell Theater.

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    • The Ruth and Eugene Rosenbaum Graduate Teaching Assistant Award 2011 Winners

      June 02, 2011

      The award ceremony for the The Ruth and Eugene Rosenbaum Graduate Teaching Assistant Awards was held on May 20, 2011, in the Department of Chemistry's conference room.

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    • Shadow Acts: Featuring Sonia Sanchez and Friends

      June 01, 2011

      Friday, June 3, 2011 @ 7 PM, Mitchell Auditorium, Bossone Research Center (3128 Market Street)

      Drexel's College of Arts & Sciences and Westphal College have organized a celebration highlighting poetry, jazz, hip-hop and spoken word—pillars of African American culture. The highlight of the evening will be new work by award-winning poet Sonia Sanchez. Sanchez, a Philadelphia native, has authored over a dozen books of poetry, served as professor of poetry at eight universities, and lectured nationally and internationally on Black culture and literacy. Her new work for this event was inspired by the art of Kara Walker and Yinka Shonibare, whose work will be projected during Sanchez's poetry reading. Walker is a critically-acclaimed painter and printmaking artist who exhibits worldwide. Shonibare, an English painter, sculptor and photographer, explores the issues of race and class in contemporary society. Philadelphia Weekly staff writer Tara Murtha will moderate a discussion.

      Sanchez will be joined on stage for discussion and performances by several poets, musicians, artists and academics including jazz artists Evan Solot and Odean Pope; poet and rap artist Ursula Rucker; Latin musicians Ray and Marie Taylor; Black activist and owner of Philadelphia's Robin's bookstore (110 S. 13th St.) Larry Robins; and Professor James Spady, author of 360 Degreez of Sonia Sanchez: Hip Hop, Narrativity, Iqhawe and Public Spaces of Being (2000). The evening also features Drexel music professor and ethnomusicologist, Dr. George Starks, performing with the George Starks Jazz Quartet. Also performing is MAD Dragon recording artist Kuf Knotz, who has been at the center of Philadelphia's hip-hop scene for nearly a decade and is releasing the Deluxe CD Edition of his album, Boombox Logic, Sunday June 5th, on Drexel University's student-run record label, MAD Dragon Records.

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    • Physics Students win Chambliss Astronomy Award

      June 01, 2011

      Two of our students, Sajjan Mehta, physics major (shown in the photograph), and Alfred Whitehead, DC candidate, received the Chambliss Astronomy Achievement Student Award at the 218th meeting of the American Astronomical Society.

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    • Dr. Shivanthi Anandan Received an Award.

      June 01, 2011

      Dr. Shivanthi Anandan, received The Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Award for Teaching Excellence award

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    • Dr. Elias Spiliotis Received an Award.

      June 01, 2011

      Dr. Elias Spiliotis, received The Antelo Devereux Award for Young Faculty award!

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    • 6th Annual Graduate Student Association Awards 2011

      June 01, 2011

      The 6th Annual Graduate Student Association Awards were presented on May 25, 2011 at Van Rensselaer Hall.

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    • The Academy of Natural Sciences and Drexel Announce Historic Affiliation

      May 19, 2011

      The collaboration will further Philadelphia’s reputation as a leader in the Natural and Environmental Sciences; The Pew Charitable Trusts Announces $1 million grant

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    • CoAS Honors Day Winners

      May 19, 2011

      Congratulations to the following Physics undergraduate students who have won awards at the CoAS Honors Day event, held on May 19, 2011, at the Mandell Theater.

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    • Famous Authors, Actors and More at the 2011 Week of Writing

      May 16, 2011

      The sixth annual Week of Writing (WoW) will kick off on May 23, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. in Behrakis Grand Hall. This year boasts some exciting special guests, including comic book writer John Arcudi, best known for his work on The Mask; Tom Brennan, Drexel alumnus and editor at Marvel Comics; travel writer and actor Andrew McCarthy; and H.G. Buzz Bissinger, author of Friday Night Lights. As always, the series will also include readings by faculty and students, as well as panels, writing workshops, the Story Slam and a bookfair.

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      Panel discussions will center on a range of topics, from “The Future of the Graphic Novel” and “Sketch Comedy Writing,” to “The Art of Advertising” and “The Young Adult Novel.” On Thursday, May 26 at 12:30pm, the “Making History” panel will feature Bissinger, among others. Bissinger is a Pulitzer prize-winning journalist and the author of three highly-acclaimed nonfiction books, including Friday Night Lights and A Prayer for the City, the critically-acclaimed account of former Philadelphia Mayor Ed Rendell’s first term. Bissinger and his fellow panelists will discuss the challenges involved in manipulating historical events and characters in their writing, including the issue of achieving realistic atmosphere and (in some cases) dialogue, and the problems involved in recreating the past with limited or contradictory resources.

      Also on May 26, four accomplished writers will discuss travel writing, including their own work and what it means to be a travel writer in the 21st century. Andrew McCarthy will be among the panelists. McCarthy is a two-time Lowell Thomas Award winner and a contributing editor at National Geographic Traveler. His travel writing has appeared in Travel+Leisure, Men's Journal, National Geographic Adventure, and The Atlantic, among others. Before travel writing, McCarthy was best known for his starring roles in such films as “Pretty in Pink,” “St. Elmo's Fire,” and “Weekend at Bernie's.”

      Reading marathons throughout the week will feature the student winners of the Drexel Publishing Group writing contests, as well as the work of faculty from across the University.

      “This year,” noted Kathleen Volk Miller, organizer of WoW and co-director of the Drexel Publishing Group, “our investment is university-wide and not just something the English department is doing. We’ve integrated other departments and colleges into our process from the very early planning stages, and will have representation from Pennoni, Westphal, and various CoAS departments.”

      Painted Bride Quarterly, an international literary publication housed in the College of Arts and Sciences, will also host the third annual Bookfair for Literacy in the Great Court of the Main Building on Wednesday, May 25. The Bookfair will feature both regional and national literary publications, including the American Poetry Review, Philadelphia Stories, The Literary Review, and comic book publisher Ringtail Café Productions, as well as a used book sale. Proceeds from the sale will be donated to Philadelphia Reads, a literacy non-profit, while the remaining books will be given to Books through Bars, an organization that distributes educational materials to prisoners. The entire Drexel community is invited to donate their used books: drop-boxes are located on the first floors of the Creese Student Center and MacAlister Hall. This event, in particular, harnesses efforts to acknowledge that the written word has never been more important, and that the role of the book continues to be crucial.

      The week will culminate in one of WoW’s historically most popular events, the Story Slam. Part Whose Line is It Anyway? and part Henry Rollins, the event is a glimpse into the monthly Story Slams hosted by Painted Bride, of which Volk Miller is editor in chief. Often humorous by nature, the Slam introduces students to the spontaneous side of writing—encouraging them to re-imagine literature, and to write it.

      Said Volk Miller, “I would hope that WoW would be one of the things that really does set us apart from other schools; we have a spectrum of events and fantastic guests—every panel is put together with so much thought. To be given that opportunity right on your own campus, to have these really unique, one-of-a-kind events, is very lucky.”

      Locations for WoW events vary, though most will be hosted in the Mandell Theater Lobby, accessible via Chestnut Street entrances. Please check the event schedule for individual event details.

      This event is sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences and the Department of English and Philosophy, and in part by Magnificent Minds, Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts and Design and the Pennoni Honors College.

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    • CoAS Students, Faculty Win Awards

      May 14, 2011

      As the 2010-11 school year comes to a close, students and faculty of the College of Arts and Sciences continue to receive prestigious honors, ranging from Fulbright Scholarships to the Thomas R. Pickering Undergraduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship, to awards from Drexel's own Steinbright Career Development Center.

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      Math of Golf Analyzed in Lecture

      May 13, 2011

      The College of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Mathematics sponsored “Mathematics That Swings: The Math Behind Golf,” the first of their annual Distinguished Lecture Series, May 11.

      Ron Perline, associate professor in the mathematics department, was in charge of setting up the Distinguished Lecture Series this year.

      “It’s a little bit different this year than it was last year. In the past what we’ve had is some fairly prominent and respected mathematician come and give a technical lecture which is supposed to be understandable for a fair amount of faculty,” Perline said.

      This year the series was comprised of two lectures: “Mathematics That Swings: The Math Behind Golf” for general math students, and “Finite Element Exterior Calculus: Where Numerical PDE Meets Topology” for graduate students and professors.

      “We thought it would be important to have them also communicate something to a more general technical audience. By that I mean we had people here who were freshmen calculus students and I think that they could follow a fair amount of it,” Perline said.

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    • Kevin Smith Received a Highly Commended Citation!!

      May 12, 2011

      Congratulations to Kevin Smith for receiving a Highly Commended Citation!

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    • Jack The Ripper Through a Wider Lens

      May 12, 2011

      Enigmatic and haunting, Jack the Ripper is perhaps the most infamous serial killer in history. So many popular books and movies have speculated on his origins and historical implications. So much has been written, yet so little is known.

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    • Victoria Egerton Received the 2011 TA Excellence Award!

      May 12, 2011

      Congratulations to Victoria Egerton for receiving the 2011 TA Excellence Award!

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    • Local Living Economies: Policy for Sustainable Business, with Judy Wicks

      May 03, 2011

      Judy Wicks, founder of the Sustainable Business Network of Greater Philadelphia and the White Dog Café, and cofounder of the Business Alliance for Local Living Economies, will speak at Drexel on May 20th.

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    • Travis Hoppe Successfully Defends Dissertation

      May 03, 2011

      Travis A. Hoppe successfully defended his PhD thesis "On the Role of Entropy in the Protein Folding Process". Travis' advisor was Dr. Jian-Min Yuan. Congratulations Travis!

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    • Society of Physics Students Receives Distinguished Award

      April 28, 2011

      For the fifth straight year, the Drexel Chapter of the Society of Physics Students (SPS) received the National Marsh White Outreach Award from the American Institute of Physics. The proposal was written by Sajjan S. Mehta, Wendy B. Harris, and Nick E. Kruczek, undergraduate students of physics.Congratulations!

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    • 16th Kaczmarczik Lecture

      April 26, 2011

      The Department of Physics is pleased to announce that Dr. Tejinder S. Virdee will be presenting "Exploring Nature Moments after the Big Bang: The LHC Accelerator and the CMS Experiment" in the 16th Kaczmarczik Lecture on April 27th, 2011.

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    • Physics Students Win Awards at Drexel Research Day 2011

      April 14, 2011

      Physics Students Win Awards at Drexel Research Day 2011 Physics students won several prizes at this year Drexel Research Day. Congratulations to the winners of and all those who presented posters.

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    • Dave Goldberg & Jeff Blomquist | A User’s Guide to the Universe

      April 13, 2011

      Dr. Dave Goldberg, Associate Professor of Physics, and Jeff Blomquist, M.S. ’08, speak at the Free Library of Philadelphia, Saturday, April 16, 2011. This is part of the Field Family Teen Author Series.

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    • CoAS 2011 Research Day Winners

      April 07, 2011

      Congratulations to the Physics students who won and thank you to all students who participated in the event! Undergraduate Sciences: Amanda White, physics ’11, first place. James Monahan, physics ’11, third place. Graduate Sciences: Austen Groener, graduate student, third place.

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    • Steven Pearson - 2nd place in Graduate Science on Research Day!

      April 07, 2011

      Congratulations to Steven Pearson on winning 2nd place in the Graduate Science category for Research Day

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    • Brian Leung - 2nd place in Undergraduate Science on Research Day!

      April 07, 2011

      Congratulations to Brian Leung on winning 2nd place in the Undergraduate Science category for Research Day

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    • Physics Alumni Receive NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

      April 05, 2011

      Physics alumni Joseph Angelo '10 (currently at Boston University) and Alyssa Wilson '09 (currently at Harvard University) were chosen as 2011 NSF Graduate Research Fellows. This program provides financial support to top students who are pursuing research-based master's and doctoral degrees in fields within the NSF's mission. Students must demonstrate both intellectual merit and the broader impacts of their research.

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    • Donna Murasko presents Avi Dalal with 2011 CoAS Research Day Award

      2011 CoAS Research Day Winner - Graduate Sciences

      April 05, 2011

      Congratulations to Avi Dalal (Teaching Assistant) for winning first place in the Graduate Sciences category at this year's CoAS Research Day. The title of his research is "From Pascal's Triangle to Cores of k-Schur Functions in String Theory".

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    • Political Science Best Paper Award

      April 04, 2011

      prize is awarded to a student who has completed an outstanding piece of significant written work for a course offered from Spring 2010 through Winter 2011! Deadline: 4/15/11

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    • Congratulations to Michelle McCloskey

      April 04, 2011

      Michelle McCloskey was recently chosen as a recipient of the Critical Language Scholarship Program for Turkish Study in Ankara, Turkey during summer 2011.

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    • Sajjan Mehta Wins Goldwater Scholarship

      March 30, 2011

      Physics Junior Sajjan Mehta has achieved national distinction as a recipient of the prestigious Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship. Sajjan plans to pursue a Ph.D. in Theoretical Physics conducting research in particle cosmology and mathematical physics while teaching at the University level.

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    • Now accepting submissions! CoAS research day Tuesday, April 5th, 2011

      February 18, 2011

      All CoAS students are encouraged to submit their work!

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    • Biology Graduate Students at the Philadelphia Mutters Museum

      BGSA Sponsored a Trip to Philadelphia's Mutter Museum

      February 18, 2011

      The Biology Department's Graduate Student Association sponsored a trip to Philadelphia's Mutter Museum on Friday February 18th

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    • A People's History of Venezuela's Bolivarian Revolution

      February 17, 2011

      Professor George Ciccariello-Maher will give a lecture on Venezuela's "Bolivarian Revolution" on Wednesday, February 23rd. For further details, click "read more" !

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    • Steven Pearson won First Place Award.

      February 15, 2011

      Steven Pearson, a PhD candidate with advisor Dr. Harold Avery, won First Place for "Outstanding Student Poster Award".

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    • SPS Wins Outstanding Chapter Award

      January 28, 2011

      Drexel Chapter of the Society of Physics Students was selected as an Outstanding SPS Chapter for the 2010 academic year. This is the second consecutive year that the SPS has received this national award.

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    • Double Chooz is Filled and Ready!

      January 10, 2011

      The Double Chooz collaboration completed its neutrino detector which will see anti-neutrinos coming from the Chooz nuclear power plant in the French Ardennes.

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    • Student Opportunities - deadlines approaching

      January 06, 2011

      New external job opportunities for students. Deadlines are quickly approaching. Apply now!

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    • Zenghui Lui Successfully Defends Dissertation

      January 06, 2011

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  • 2010

    • Physics Major Receives Sigma Xi Grant-in-Aid

      December 22, 2010

      James Monahan, physics major, under the direction of Dr. Charles Lane, received Sigma Xi Grant-in-Aid in the amount of $400 for his research proposal “Cherenkov Signal Simulator for Water Detectors”.

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    • “The SPS Observer” Features Physics Major

      December 21, 2010

      Marc Doyle, physics major, was featured in the Fall 2010 issue of the SPS national publication "The SPS Observer". Marc did an internship at the University of Delaware's Magnetics Materials Lab. He is a STEM Scholar and a member of Dr. Roberto Ramos’ Low Temperature Group.

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    • Drexel Recognizes Employees for their Continued Years of Service

      December 16, 2010

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    • The Future of Hip Hop

      December 02, 2010

      Africana Studies in sponsorship with The Good Idea Fund will present "The Future of Hip-Hop" featuring Grammy award winning hip-hop artist Lupe Fiasco and Michael Eric Dyson, an acclaimed author and academic who

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    • 2500 Years of Marathon

      November 18, 2010

      The College of Arts and Sciences and the Greek Studies program will host “Battle of Marathon 2500 Year Anniversary” with Dr. Gonda Van Steen, Andronicos Nicholas Cassas Chair in Greek Studies and associate professor in the Department of Classics and Center for Greek Studies at the University of Florida

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    • Professor Donald Stevens: "Border with Mexico: Historical Perspectives"

      November 17, 2010

      Join International Area Studies as they host International Café, Wednesday, November 17th at 12:00pm in MacAlister 2019/2020. This month’s event will feature Professor Donald Stevens presenting his lecture entitled "Border with Mexico: Historical Perspectives"

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    • Globalization of Hip-Hop

      November 12, 2010

      From its block party roots, Hip Hop has gone from meager turn tables to a multibillion dollar industry. American Hip Hop’s influence has permeated every aspect of our modern world. From fashion & music to politics & power, Hip Hop has been validated by a planet intrigued by innovation and controversy

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    • Feminism and the Anti-racist Struggle

      November 10, 2010

      Dr. Kobayashi will lecture on Sartre and Fanon and their discussion over whiteness and race as a basis for asking who can be an anti-racist. She will describe some recent controversies within the Canadian Association of University Teachers that created tensions between white feminists, and anti-racist scholars and disability communities

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    • Adam Rickert receives 2010 Outstanding Online Instructor Award

      November 09, 2010

      Adam Rickert, associate teaching professor of mathematics at CoAS, received the “2010 Outstanding Online Instructor Award” on November 9, 2010. He was honored by the Drexel Community and The United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA) at the annual event that recognizes those individuals who have made significant contribution to the field of distance learning. The mission of the USDLA is to support the development and application of distance learning, education and training by uniting learners around the world. The event was held on Drexel’s campus in Behrakis Grand Hall.

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    • "A Walk To Beautiful"

      November 04, 2010

      Join International Area Studies as we begin our Global Health Series with a screening of the award winning feature-length documentary "A Walk to Beautiful", followed by a meet and greet with its director Mary Olive Smith.

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    • Physics Section of UNIV 101 Cooks for the Homeless

      November 02, 2010

      The Physics section of UNIV 101 did an outstanding job helping to feed the homeless at Saint John’s Hospice of Philadelphia. The students prepared seven large casseroles and approximately 14 dozen cookies.

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    • Shuyang Chen Publishes in Journal of Biomedicine and Biotechnology

      November 01, 2010

      Shuyang Chen, doctoral candidate with advisor Dr. Nianli Sang, has his review article accepted for publication in Journal of Biomedicine and Biotechnology.

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    • Sara Ansaloni Receives Max Planck Post-doctoral Fellowship

      October 29, 2010

      Sara Ansaloni, doctoral candidate with advisor Dr. Aleister Saunders, CoAS, is the recipient of a Max Planck Institute Research Network on Aging Post-doctoral Fellowship.

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    • Matthew Quick Presentation

      October 26, 2010

      Matthew Quick came to Drexel University as part of the Freshman Reading Program to discuss The Silver Linings Playbook. Quick gave a talk about his journey as a writer and encouraged the students to follow their dreams.

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    • Supporting Haitian Infrastructure

      October 21, 2010

      During the past summer, a team of Drexel faculty and staff affiliated with Drexel Engineering Cities Initiative traveled twice to post-earthquake Leogane, Haiti. Professors Franco Montalto, Michael Piasecki, Mimi Sheller, Patrick Gurian, and DECI research coordinator Jen Britton assessed the status of the water and sanitation infrastructure there, and engaged local citizen stakeholders

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    • The Motorcycle Diaries

      October 21, 2010

      International Area Studies presents "The Motorcycle Diaries" in continuation of their international film series. "The Motorcycle Diaries" is an adaptation of a journal written by Ernesto "Che" Guevara de la Serna when he was 23 years old.

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    • Photo of our SPS featured in GradscholShopper website

      October 18, 2010

      A photo of the Drexel Society of Physics Students is featured in the homepage of GradschoolShopper.com. The website, owned by the American Institute of Physics, offers information on graduate programs in physics, astronomy and the physical sciences.

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    • Dig Your Way Out of Debt

      October 13, 2010

      Come learn how to strategically reduce and prevent credit card debt. We will cover budgeting tricks, “good” and “bad” debt, and much more in this financial literacy workshop for women. Alisha Thompson-Adams is an instructor with The Money School in Delaware and has been in the financial services industry for over 10 years. Her mission is to help people become properly protected, debt-free, and financially independent

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    • Syl Cheney-Coker

      October 05, 2010

      Poet Syl Cheney-Coker visited the English and Philosophy Department and gave a talk entitled "The Poetry of a West African Heritage and Beyond: Society, Humanity and the Muse of Exile."

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    • Bicycle Repair for Women

      September 30, 2010

      Come learn how to change a flat tire on your bicycle. In this hands-on workshop for women, a Bicycle Ambassador from the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia will lead us through how to change a flat tire. Participants must bring their own bicycles in order to participate. This event is open to faculty, staff, and students. RSVP is required. Space is limited. Please RSVP to: Monica Fauble mfauble@drexel.edu.

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    • Research Initiative Published

      September 13, 2010

      "Business Improvement Districts and the Evolution of Urban Governance," to be a part of the Drexel Law Review.

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    • Kishore Thota Appointed to Virginia’s Advisory Board on Physician Assistants

      September 08, 2010

      Congratulations Kishore!

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    • Sean Ballentine

      Sean Ballentine Receives National Collegiate Mathematics Championship

      August 25, 2010

      Sean Ballentine was awarded fourth place in this year's National Collegiate Mathematics Championship.

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    • Back to Basics Home Repair

      August 25, 2010

      The Office of Equality and Diversity and The Women's Studies Program will host "Back-to-Basics Home Repair," a special home repair workshop for women, on Wednesday, August 25, 2010 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Intercultural Center, lower level (33rd and Chestnut Streets). This workshop is open to faculty and staff only. The class will cover the basics of home repair tools and materials. Participants will learn types and uses of common household tools as well as how to put together a toolbox and home repair kit.

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    • Department Head Search

      August 20, 2010

      The Department of History & Politics at Drexel University seeks a candidate for the position of Department Head.

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    • Daniel Cross Successfully Defends Dissertation

      August 19, 2010

      Daniel Cross successfully defended his PhD thesis "Representation Theory of Dynamical Systems". Dan's advisor was Dr. Robert Gilmore. Dan found a position at Bryn Mawr College. Congratulations Dan!

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    • Large Synoptic Survey Telescope gets Top Ranking, “a Treasure Trove of Discovery”

      August 13, 2010

      “New Worlds and New Horizons in Astronomy and Astrophysics,” a prestigious committee convened by the National Research Council for the National Academy of Sciences ranked the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) as its top priority for the next large ground‐based astronomical facility.

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    • Black Orpheus

      August 12, 2010

      Join International Area Studies for our international film fest featuring "Black Orpheus". Winner of the Academy Award for best foreign-language film in 1959, Marcel Camus’ "Black Orpheus" (Orfeu Negro) brings the ancient Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice to the twentieth-century madness of Carnival in Rio de Janeiro.

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    • Amy Slaton and Mary Ebeling Receive Grant

      August 01, 2010

      COAS faculty members have received a grant from the National Science Foundation for their project, "Two-Year Colleges and the Invention of Nano-Labor: Between Promise and Possibility."

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    • Financial Literacy Workshop

      July 07, 2010

      Join Carol Arnott, a certified financial planner whose practice focuses on women-in-transition as she discusses how to invest wisely during difficult financial times.

      5:30-7:00 workshop—Intercultural Center, 1st floor 4:45-5:30 bbq—backside of the Intercultural Center RSVP required. RSVP deadline: July 1st. Space is limited.

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    • Professor in the Department of History & Politics featured on NPR

      June 17, 2010

      Professor Amy Slaton was featured on The Takeaway on NPR.

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    • More Publicity for Paul Ullman's NSF Fellowship!

      June 10, 2010

      Paul Ullman, 1st yr graduate student under Dr. Lacovara, has received more publicity due to the incredibly competitive and prestigious NSF Graduate Research Fellowship awarded him earlier this year. The grant will fund his graduate research here in the Department of Biology.

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    • Avery & Spotila mentioned for Diamondback Terrapin Research

      June 09, 2010

      Dr. Hal Avery and Dr. James Spotila were recently mentioned in the Daily News Tribune, MetroWest Daily News and Daily News Transcript about their studying the ecology of diamondback terrapins.

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    • Senior Presentations 2010

      June 08, 2010

      The 2010 seniors presented their projects to the department.

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    • Dr. Daniel Marenda Publishes Work in the Journal Fly

      June 08, 2010

      Dr. Daniel Marenda published his work, "Map Kinase phosphorylation is dispensable for cell division, but required for cell growth in Drosophila." in the July 2010 issue of the Journal Fly.

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    • Dr. Daniel Marenda Receives R21 Grant

      June 06, 2010

      Dr. Daniel Marenda was recently awarded a R21 grant for $412,500 from the NIH to study CHARGE Syndrome in a Drosophila model.

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    • Parejko Successfully Defends Dissertation

      June 04, 2010

      John Parejko successfully defended his PhD thesis "Hosts and Environments of Low-luminosity Active Galaxies in the Local Universe: The Care and Feeding of Weak AGN. " John's advisor was Dr. Michael Vogeley. John found a position as a postdoctoral associate at Yale University.

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    • David Ambrose Deveraux Award

      David Ambrose wins the Antelo Devereux Award for Young Faculty

      June 04, 2010

      Dr. David Ambrose was awarded the Antelo Devereux Award for his research in "Simulation and Mathematical Analysis of Water Waves". He was honored for his achievements at the Faculty Recognition Dinner on June 2, 2010.

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    • Andrew Hicks Research Award

      Andrew Hicks is the recipient of the Drexel University Research Award

      June 04, 2010

      Dr. R. Andrew Hicks is an outstanding researcher in the field of applied mathematics and optical design. He has made numerous contributions via individual optical components that he has designed, and has created new mathematical models and algorithms for generating these components. A major focus of Dr. Hicks’ research is the development of generating mirrors and lenses that depict the world in a given prescribed way. Dr. Hicks's record includes strong publications in the top journals, external funding from government agencies (NSF, DARPA) and industry, and he is the inventor on potentially very valuable patents.

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    • Turtle Research Featured In the News

      June 03, 2010

      Turtle conservation work in New Jersey by Dr. Bien, Dr. Avery, and Dr. Spotila has recently been featured in a number of small documentaries about the project.

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    • Drs. Mary Ebeling and Susan Stein recognized at the University's Faculty Recognition Dinner and Awards Ceremony

      June 02, 2010

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    • Prehistoric Monsters Revealed, a documentary with Dr. Kenneth Lacovara

      June 01, 2010

      Eugenia Zandona, graduate student under Dr. Susan Kilham, won 1st prize in the Bio and Biomedical Section of Drexel's 2010 Research Day for her poster, The Role of Diet and Resource Availability in the Life History Evolution of Trinidadian Guppies (Poecilia Reticulata).

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    • CoAS Research Day

      May 27, 2010

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    • Zenghui Liu wins Drexel Teaching Excellence Award

      May 25, 2010

      Zenghui Liu, graduate student, was the recipient of the 2009-10 Teaching Excellence Award, Graduate Studies Office, Drexel University. Congratulations Zenghui!

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    • Writing Awards Ceremony 2010

      May 21, 2010

      The Writing Awards Ceremony took place on Friday, May 21, 2010.

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    • Protecting Ancient Mariners

      May 21, 2010

      Dr. Maria Hnaraki, director of Greek Studies, invites the Drexel community to join the journey of Mediterranean turtles via ARCHELON on Zakynthos, Peloponnesus and Crete on Friday, May 21, 2010 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. in Mitchell Auditorium, Edmund D. Bossone Research Enterprise Center

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    • Dean's Seminar Poster

      Dean's Seminar: How to Solve Physical Problems with Computers

      May 14, 2010

      Speaker: Bo Dong, Drexel University

      Date: May 19, 2010
      Time: 3:30 - 5:00 PM
      Place: Disque Hall, Room 109

      Abstract: Many problems in the physical sciences and engineering can be modeled by differential equations. For complicated mathematical models, exact solutions are often impossible to obtain using analysis tools. Instead, individuals will often use numerical methods (algorithms and computers) to obtain approximate solutions while maintaining reasonable error bounds. In this talk, Dr. Dong will discuss numerical methods for solving mathematical models, in particular, finite element methods for solving differential equations.

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    • Steven Carabello Receives a Sigma Xi Grant-in-Aid Award

      May 12, 2010

      Steven Carabello, graduate student, was awarded a Sigma Xi grant-in-aid for his research proposal "High-resolution studies of superconducting energy gap structure in differential conductance measurements of MgB2-based Josephson Junctions" under the direction of Dr. Roberto Ramos. The Sigma Xi Grant-in-Aid of Research program has a highly competitive application process and only approximately 20% of applicants receive any level of funding.

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    • The Ruth and Eugene Rosenbaum Graduate Teaching Assistant Award 2010 Winners

      May 01, 2010

      Congratulations to our two winners.

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    • Drexel students inducted into Sigma Pi Sigma

      April 17, 2010

      Steven Carabello, Daniel Cross, Austen Groener, Timothy Jones, Tze Yee Lim, Asher Leff, Sajjan Mehta, Crystal Moorman, Marisa Roman, Kevin Trainer, Stanley Jordan Viss, Douglas Wentzel, Amanda White, and Dr. Joseph Trout, teaching faculty, were inducted into Sigma Pi Sigma National Physics Honor Society. A formal Induction Ceremony and dinner banquet was held on campus on April 17 2010 under the direction of Dr. Roberto Ramos, assistant professor. Amanda White, was selected the Most Outstanding Physics Student.

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    • Micholas Smith won first place in Drexel Research Day

      April 15, 2010

      Micholas Smith, graduate student, won first place for his poster “Effects of Ions on The Folding Dynamics of Amyloid Beta Peptide Fragment (21-30)” in the Computation and Modeling (non-bio) category, Drexel Research Day, Micholas' advisor is Dr. Luis Cruz, associate professor. Great job Micholas!

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    • Language Change and Continuity in Greek

      April 14, 2010

      For the fourth year in a row, Dr. Maria Hnaraki, Director of Greek Studies, is pleased to welcome a Senior Visiting Scholar in the University Seminars Program of the Alexander S. Onassis Public Benefit Foundation.

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    • Africana Studies Presents the Black Power Movement Speaker Series

      April 13, 2010

      Throughout the months of February and March, the Africana Studies program, in conjunction with the College of Arts and Sciences and the Earle Mack School of Law, presented a five-part lecture series in honor of Black History Month. The series explored the rise of African American power in the U.S. from the Black Panther Party to the current “age of Obama.”

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    • Papadakis Performs for Papadakis

      April 09, 2010

      Dr. Maria Hnaraki invites the Drexel community to join Greek Studies for a memorial concert in honor of the late Drexel President Dr. Constantine Papadakis on Friday, April 9, 2010 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Van Rensselaer Hall Living Room (3320 Powelton Avenue). Dr. Papadakis died on April 5, 2009.

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    • Dr. Kali Gross quoted in the Philadelphia Tribune

      April 01, 2010

      Dr. Kali Gross, Associate Professor and Director of Africana Studies, Department of History & Politics, was quoted in the Philadelphia Tribune about the Black Power Series held at Drexel University in Philadelphia.

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    • Dr. Kali Gross Presents a Paper

      April 01, 2010

      Dr. Kali Gross, Associate Professor and Director of Africana Studies, Department of History & Politics, presented on a panel for “Race, Gender and Morality in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries” at the 34th Annual Conference of the National Council for Black Studies”, New Orleans, LA, March 18-21, 2010.

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    • Amanda White Wins Goldwater Scholarship

      March 31, 2010

      Physics Junior Amanda White has achieved national distinction as a recipient of the prestigious Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship. Amanda was among 278 students chosen from 1,111 nominees who were recognized for success in math, sciences, and engineering. Goldwater Scholars have very impressive academic qualifications. Amanda's career goals include conducting research in the areas of extragalactic astronomy and cosmology, and developing new observational techniques for astronomers.

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    • Pubudu Galwaduge wins award at APS meeting

      March 19, 2010

      Pubudu Galwaduge, undergraduate student in physics, CoAS, won “Best Physics Poster Award” at the 2010 March Meeting of the American Physical Society in Portland, OR, for his poster "Laser Induced Structural Modification in Single-layer and Bilayer Graphene". The work was done under the direction of Dr. Roberto Ramos.

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    • 5th Annual Graduate Student Association Awards 2010

      March 12, 2010

      The 5th Annual Graduate Student Association Award winners

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    • Ricardo Jimenez Visits Drexel

      March 03, 2010

      The College of Arts and Sciences, Africana Studies and Latinos for a United Campus, in association with the National Boricua Human Rights Network, present a discussion with Ricardo Jimenez, former political prisoner and human rights activist, on Wednesday, March 3, 2010 at 5 p.m. in the Anthony J. Drexel Picture Gallery

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    • Travis Hoppe finalist at Biophysics meeting

      February 24, 2010

      Travis Hoppe, graduate student, was one of the finalists in the Student Research Achievement Award for his poster “Wang-Landau Density of States Calculation in Crowded Protein Environments” presented at the 54th Annual Meeting of the Biophysics Society San Francisco, CA, February 20-24, 2010.

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    • Dr. Goldberg Publishes Popular Science Book

      February 15, 2010

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    • Dr. Robert Zaller Appears in the Movie Art of the Steal

      February 01, 2010

      Dr. Robert Zaller, Professor of History, appears as an expert commentator (and action participant) in The Art of the Steal, a documentary on the Barnes Foundation which, after its premiere at the Toronto and New York film festivals, goes into general national release beginning February 26. The film will be shown locally at the Ritz Five and the Bryn Mawr Film Institute.

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    • Dr. Jonathan Seitz presented at History of Science Society's Annual Meeting

      February 01, 2010

      Dr. Jonathan Seitz, Assistant Teaching Professor in the Department of History & Politics, presented "Franciscans at the Boundaries of the Natural and the Permissible in Early Modern Venice" at the annual meeting of the History of Science Society in Phoenix, Arizona.

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    • Dr. Amy E. Slaton Publishes Book

      February 01, 2010

      Dr. Amy E. Slaton, Associate Professor in the Department of History & Politics, published “Race, Rigor, and Selectivity in U.S. Engineering: The History of an Occupational Color Line” with Harvard University Press, 2010.

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    • Conversations With a Gender Outlaw

      January 22, 2010

      Author, playwright, and performance artist Kate Bornstein, a male-female transsexual, shared with eager Drexel students her personal and professional perspective on understanding the current binary model of gender identification. Bornstein’s existence contradicts the binary notion of gender as we know it because she identifies herself as neither a man nor a woman.

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    • Society of Physics Students Wins National Award

      January 13, 2010

      For the fourth straight year, the Drexel Chapter of the Society of Physics Students (SPS) received the National Marsh White Outreach Award from the American Institute of Physics. The proposal was written by undergraduate students Wendy Harris, Amanda White, Nick Kruczek and Jerome Mlack. Dr. Roberto Ramos, assistant professor, is the chapter advisor.

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    • Distinguished Visitor Lecture: Integral Geometry as Gelfand's Way of Discovering Mathematics

      January 09, 2010

      This lecture is dedicated to the memory of Israel M. Gelfand (1913-2009), a great mathematician who had a crucial influence on many areas of 20th century mathematics. His active mathematical life spanned nearly 80 years. I was happy to know him for more than 50 years and to collaborate with him on several projects.

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    • History of the Black Power Movement

      January 08, 2010

      Africana Speaker Series presents several engaging events on the "History of the Black Power Movement," with: Dr. Hasan Jeffries, associate professor of History at the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity at Ohio State University, Bobby Seale, founder of the Black Panther party and Dr. Heather Ann Thompson, associate professor of African American Studies at Temple University

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    • Dr. Robert Zaller Publishes Book

      January 01, 2010

      Dr. Robert Zaller, Professor of History, has published The Classic Historians, a book of readings from Herodtus to the present, with Linus Publications.

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    • Dr. Robert Zaller Awarded Gemini Prize

      January 01, 2010

      Dr. Robert Zaller, Professor of History, is the co-recipient of the Gemini Prize in Poetry, awarded by Philadelphia Poets magazine.

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  • 2009

    • Society of Physics Students Wins Chapter Award

      December 16, 2009

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    • John Brown 150th Anniversary

      December 04, 2009

      Drexel University will feature acclaimed author David Reynolds in an event commemorating the 150th anniversary of John Brown’s raid, an important moment in the African American struggle for liberation. David Reynolds is a Distinguished Professor of English and American Studies at Baruch College and the graduate Center of the City University of New York. He is also a recipient of the prestigious Bancroft Prize for his book, "Walt Whitman’s America." This lecture will be one of the featured events being hosted in Philadelphia surrounding the anniversary.

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    • Cory Doctorow Visited Drexel University

      November 19, 2009

      Cory Doctorow visited Drexel University on Thursday, November 19th, for a presentation and question & answer session about his book of short stories, Overclocked, the text chosen for this year's Freshman Reading Program. The presentation and Q&A were held in the Main Auditorium from 11am to 12pm, followed by a reception and book signing in the Grand Hall.

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    • Dr. Scott Warnock's Book Featured on NTCE Website

      October 30, 2009

      Dr. Scott Warnock's book, Teaching Writing Online: How and Why, was a featured item on the National Council of Teachers of English website. Dr. Warnock is the Director of the Freshman Writing Program, and was this year's Rothwarf Winner for Excellence in Teaching. Also on the website for NCTE is the National Gallery of Writing, including Drexel University's Gallery of Writing. The project was spearheaded by Dr. Rebecca Ingalls (curator of the site), Rachel Wenrick, and Harriet Millan.

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    • The Department of English and Philosophy featured in the Triangle

      October 16, 2009

      The Department of English and Philosophy was featured in the Ed-Op section of the October 16th issue of the Triangle.

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    • Annual Retreat Held

      September 16, 2009

      The Department of English and Philosophy had their annual retreat on Wednesday, September 16th, in the University Club.

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    • New Programs

      September 01, 2009

      The Department of English and Philosophy has brand new programs! Fall of 2009 ushered in a Philosophy Major, Certification in Secondary English and two certificates in Philosophy.

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    • English Senior Project Presentations

      June 09, 2009

      The Department of English and Philosophy had their English Senior Project Presentations on Tuesday, June 9, 2009.

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    • Greek Food for Thought

      June 06, 2009

      Dr. Maria Hnaraki, director of Greek Studies, invites you to an evening of food and festivities. Join Greek Studies are they present Dr. Nikos Scarmeas, associate professor of neurology at Columbia University, as he lectures on the health benefits of the Mediterranean diet and its association with a reduced risk of Alzheimer's.

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    • Dimitrios Papadopoulos Receives Albert Herr Award

      Dimitrios Papadopoulos and Yun Yoo Receive Teaching Awards

      June 01, 2009

      Teaching Assistants Dimitrios Papadopoulos and Yun Yoo received teaching awards for the 2008-2009 Academic Year. Dimitrios Papadopoulos received the Al Herr Teaching Assistant Award and Yun Yoo received the Assistant Excellence Award. Dimitrios Papadopoulos was recognized at the End-of-Year Reception on June 10, 2009.

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    • Dean's Seminar Poster

      Dean's Seminar: "Inverse Problems: Determining the Equation from the Solution"

      May 29, 2009

      Speaker: Shari Moskow, Drexel University
      Date: June 3, 2009
      Time: 3:30 - 5:00 PM
      Place: Disque Hall, Room 109

      Abstract: Mathematicians and scientist are often looking for the solution to an equation. However, sometimes rather than solving the equation, scientists are working backwards from data to define the equation itself. This kind of inverse thinking shows up in areas like medical imaging, remote sensing, nondestructive testing, and many other areas of science. Specialists may be using this logic to find a tumor in a breast or to locate oil in a geoloical reserver. However, the smallest miscalculations in the acquired data can lead to large errors in defining the equation's parameters. Dr. Moskow will discuss the challenges facing scientist and mathematicians in solving these "inverse problems."

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    • Writing Awards

      May 15, 2009

      The Writing Awards were held on Friday, May 15th, the last day of the Week of Writing, showcasing and rewarding the writing talent of many students.

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    • Dr. Scott Warnock Winner for Excellence in Teaching

      May 01, 2009

      This year's Faculty Awards featured our very own Dr. Scott Warnock, Program Director of Freshman Writing, as the Rothwarf Winner for Excellence in Teaching. Congratulations, Scott!

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  • 2007

    • Department Holiday Party 2007

      December 06, 2007

      The Department of English and Philosophy held their annual Holiday Party on Thursday, December 6, 2007.

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    • Andrea Barrett Visits Drexel University

      November 15, 2007

      Andrea Barrett visited Drexel University on Wednesday and Thursday, November 14th and 15th, 2007. Her visit was part of the Freshmen Reading Program.

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    • Dr. Yen Wei has Published his 384th Scientific Paper

      June 11, 2007

      Dr. Yen Wei, Herman B. Wagner Professor of Chemistry and the Director of the Drexel Center for Advanced Polymers and Materials Chemistry, has his 384th scientific paper: Shuxi Li (Drexel Chemistry), Apoorva Shah (Triton Systems, Inc.), Alex J. Hsieh (Army Research Lab and MIT), Ross Haghighat (Triton Systems, Inc.), S. Solomon Praveen (Drexel Chemistry), Indraneil Mukherjee (Drexel Chemistry), Elizabeth Wei (Drexel Chemistry), Zongtao Zhang (Drexel Chemistry), and Yen Wei (Drexel Chemistry) on "Characterization of poly(2-hydroxyethyl methacrylate - silica) hybrid materials with different silica contents", published online in May 2007 by a prestigious peer-reviewed journal, Polymer.

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    • Congratulations to Dr. Daniel King

      June 11, 2007

      A well-deserved congratulations to Dr. Daniel King, co-winner of the 2007 Allan Rothwarf Award for Teaching Excellence, which is awarded to faculty at the junior level. The award was presented at the 2007 Faculty Recognition Dinner which was held on Wednesday, May 30, 2007.

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    • Congratulations to Mr. William Erb, the recipient of the 2007 American Institute of Chemists Graduate Achievement Award.

      June 11, 2007

      Congratulations to Mr. William Erb, who is the recipient of the 2007 American Institute of Chemists Graduate Achievement Award. The awardee is selected by the department on the basis of both their academic record and demonstrated accomplishments in research, teaching, and service to the department.

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    • Congratulations to Thomas Measey

      May 22, 2007

      Congratulations to Thomas Measey

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    • Chemistry Students Win Awards at CoAS Honors Day

      May 18, 2007

      Congratulations to the following chemistry department undergraduate students

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    • Dr. Anthony Addison Receives Award

      May 14, 2007

      Dr. Anthony Addison, professor in the Department of Chemistry receives award

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    • Dr. Yen Wei Delivers an Invited Speech

      May 04, 2007

      Dr. Yen Wei, Herman B. Wagner Professor of Chemistry and the Director of the Center for Advanced Polymers and Materials Chemistry, delivered an invited speech on "Novel Nano-Materials Platforms for Biocatalysis, Drug Release, Neurological Diseases, Dentistry, and Tissue Engineering"

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    • Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie visits Drexel University

      May 04, 2007

      Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie visited Drexel University on May 4, 2007.

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    • Social Networking Anyone?

      April 30, 2007

      Nature's science and technology blog Nascent just did a review of activities on Nature Island in Second Life. Dr. Jean-Claude Bradley has developed an area on Nature Island where his organic chemistry undergraduate students can take quizzes and where his group's research (UsefulChem project) is posted.

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    • Dr. Jean-Claude Bradley

      April 02, 2007

      An interview with Dr. Jean-Claude Bradley, Associate Professor of chemistry, was published in a MarketPlace.com story on March 28, 2007, about open-source science.

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    • Open Source/Open Notebook Science

      March 11, 2007

      Dr. Jean-Claude Bradley will be giving a talk and participating in a panel about Open Source/Open Notebook Science on April 17, 2007 at the Chemical Heritage Foundation in Philadelphia.

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    • Dr. Jean-Claude Bradley Hosts Open Notebook Session

      February 05, 2007

      As read in the February 1, 2007 Drexelink... Dr. Jean-Claude Bradley, e-Learning Coordinator for the College of Arts & Sciences and Associate Professor of Chemistry, hosted the Open Notebook Science Session at the Science Blogging Conference at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

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    • Dr. Yen Wei Delivered an Invited Lecture on "Nanostructured Materials Platforms for Biocatalysis, Drug Release, Neurological Diseases, Dentistry, and Tissue Engineering"

      January 29, 2007

      Dr. Yen Wei, Herman B. Wagner Professor of Polymers and Materials Chemistry and Director of the Center for Advanced Polymers and Materials Chemistry, delivered an invited lecture on "Nanostructured Materials Platforms for Biocatalysis, Drug Release, Neurological Diseases, Dentistry, and Tissue Engineering" in the Department of Chemistry at Rutgers University, Newark. He also served as invited panelist on NIH Biomaterials and Biointerfaces (BMBI) study section in Bethesda, MD.

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    • Dr. Yen Wei Delivered Invited Lectures on "Nanoporous Materials for Bioscience and Biotechnology"

      January 03, 2007

      Dr. Yen Wei, Herman B. Wagner Professor of Polymers and Materials Chemistry and the Director of the Center for Polymers and Materials Chemistry, delivered invited lectures on "Nanoporous Materials for Bioscience and Biotechnology" in the Department of Chemistry at University of Connecticut, Storrs, and on "Nanostructured Materials Platforms for Biocatalysis, Drug Release, Neurological Diseases, Dentistry, and Tissue Engineering" in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Pennsylvania State University, University Park. He also served as invited panelist on NIH study section for "Nanotechnology for dental materials (NIDCR RFA DE-07-005)" in Bethesda, MD.

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  • 2006

    • Dr. Yen Wei Presented an invited paper on "Templated Synthesis of Novel Electroactive Periodic Mesoporous Organosilica Materials"

      December 01, 2006

      Dr. Yen Wei, Herman B. Wagner Professor of Polymers and Materials Chemistry and Director of the Center for Polymers and Materials Chemistry, presented an invited paper on "Templated Synthesis of Novel Electroactive Periodic Mesoporous Organosilica Materials" at the 7th National Conference on Functional Organic Solids in Suzhou, China. The paper was co-authored by Yi Guo, Andreas Mylonakis and Dr. Zongtao Zhang of the Chemistry Department, and Prof. Peter Lelkes, Calhoun Chair Professor, of the School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems at Drexel University.

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    • Dr. Anthony Addison Presented a Paper

      November 06, 2006

      As read in the November 2006 Drexelink... Dr. Anthony Addison, professor of chemistry, presented the paper "Some Bis (azacylce)Isoindolines and Mono- Di- and Trinuclear Complexes of Nickel (II) Derived From Them&uot; at the American Chemical Society's 232nd National Meeting in San Francisco. The paper is about work performed by Drexel undergraduates Evan Beard, Lindsay Crist, Larry Wolf and Andrew Milewski.

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    • Dr. Yen Wei is honored with a Lecture-Chaired Professorship in Nanotechnology

      November 03, 2006

      Dr. Yen Wei, Herman B. Wagner Professor of Polymers and Materials Chemistry and the Director of the Center for Polymers and Materials Chemistry, was honored with a Lecture-Chaired Professorship in Nanotechnology at the Chung Yuan Christian University (CYCU) in Taiwan. He delivered an inaugural speech on "A Nanoporous Materials Platform for Drug Release, Conformational Diseases, Dentistry, and Bioengineering" at the International Symposium on Nanotechnology, sponsored by the Center for Nanotechnology at CYCU.

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    • Dr. Lynn Penn Delivers a Talk

      October 16, 2006

      Dr. Lynn Penn, Department Head of Chemistry, delivered a talk entitled "Polymer Brushes for Creating Fiber Surfaces of Controlled Structure and Technological Relevance" at the Fiber Society Meeting, October 10-12, in Knoxville, TN.

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    • Dr. Yen Wei co-chaired a International Symposium on Polymer Chemistry

      October 05, 2006

      Dr. Yen Wei, Herman B. Wagner Professor of Polymers and Materials Chemistry, co-chaired a successful International Symposium on Polymer Chemistry (PC2006) in Dalian, China. He also presented an invited paper there on "Synthesis of nanoporous materials for applications in dentistry, drug release, neural diseases and bioengineering", co-authored by Dr. Solomon Praveen, Houping Yin, Dr. Man-Chien Chao, Yi Guo and Dr. Alpa Patel of the Chemistry Department and Prof. Peter Lelkes of the School of Biomedical Engineering, Science, and Health Systems, Drexel University, as well as Prof. George Baran of Temple University.

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    • Dr. Anthony Addison and Gordan T. Reeves Presented Research Posters

      September 26, 2006

      As read in the September 2006 Drexelink... Dr. Anthony Addison, professor of chemistry and Gordan T. Reeves, chemistry doctoral student, presented the research posters " Synthesis, Characterization and Comparison of Ruthenium (II) Complexes of Tetradentate Thioether and Pyridine-Containing Ligands and Bidentate Nitrogen Coligands" and "Synthesis and Structures of New Binuclear Copper (II) Complexes with Bis(3-alkoxy-2-hydroxybenzaldehyde) Thiocarbohydrazones" at the American Chemical Society's 38th Mid-Atlantic Regional Meeting. The research was completed in collaboration with colleagues and featured the work of Diana Dragancea, a Soros Foundation Fellow at Drexel in the spring of 2006 from the Republic of Moldova.

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    • Dr. Daniel A. Kleier Publishes an Article

      September 26, 2006

      Also read in the September 2006 Drexelink... Dr. Daniel A. Kleier, senior instructor of chemistry, and colleagues published the article "Computational Characteristics of Metal Binding Groups for Metalloenzyme Inhibitors" in the Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation, vol 2., pp990-6.

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    • Dr. Jean-Claude Bradley Works with Open Source Science

      July 22, 2006

      Open-source science- the sharing of all details of a research project in real-time- has the potential to remake the scientific landscape. Work now being done in the laboratory of Dr. Jean-Claude Bradley, Associate Professor of Chemistry, is featured in the July 24, 2006 issue of Chemical and Engineering News.

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    • Dr. Daniel King Presents a Poster

      June 26, 2006

      Dr. Daniel King, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, presented the poster entitled "Quantitative Measures of Personal Response Device Effectiveness" at the American Chemical Society Fall National Meeting in San Francisco on 9/12/06.

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    • Open-Source Science

      June 24, 2006

      At the request of the UAE Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Dr. Peter Wade served as Chairman of the Visiting Committee for Initial Accreditation of an undergraduate chemistry program at the University of Sharjah. The accreditation visit occured from June 6th to June 8th in 100 degree temperatures. Peter also served as a member on the initial accreditation team for an undergraduate chemistry program at the American University of Sharjah from June 10th to June 12th. Formal reports were prepared for both accreditation visits and a short meeting was held with HH Sheikh Nahyan bin Moubarak al Nahyan, UAE Minister of Education.

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    • The 54th American Society of Mass Spectrometry Meeting was held in Seattle.

      June 09, 2006

      The Owens research group was well represented at the 54th American Society of Mass Spectrometry Meeting held in Seattle, WA, May 28-June 1, 2006. William J. Erb presented a paper entitled, "The Study of Salt/Analyte Ratios for Four Matrices in MALDI TOFMS", along with coauthors Kevin G. Owens and Andrew J. Hoteling. The group also presented a poster entitled, "Optimization of the Electrospray Deposition Technique to Produce Better Quantitative MALDI Samples", which was co-authored by former chemistry undergraduate student Rocco DelConte, William J. Erb, and Kevin G. Owens.

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    • Dr. Daniel King gave a talk entitled "Teaching environmental chemistry: which course components are most effective?"

      June 07, 2006

      Dr. Daniel King, Assistant Professor in the Chemistry Department, gave a talk entitled "Teaching environmental chemistry: which course components are most effective?" at the Middle Atlantic Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society (ACS) held in Hershey, PA, on Sunday, June 4th.

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    • Congratulations to Ms. Mozhgan Bahadory

      May 30, 2006

      Congratulations to Ms. Mozhgan Bahadory, a winner of the 2006 Teaching Excellence Competition. She will receive a certificate and a cash award to be presented at the Award Ceremony in the Bossone Auditorium at 3 pm on June 1, 2006, Graduate Student Day. Dr. Stephen Director, the Provost, will be present to make some remarks and the ceremony will include a keynote address by Dr. Ron Berk of the Johns Hopkins University. The award ceremony will be followed by a reception in the Lobby of the Bossone Building.

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    • Dr. Yen Wei Honored

      May 25, 2006

      Dr. Yen Wei, Herman B. Wagner Professor of Polymer and Materials Chemistry, was honored with Cheung-Kong Lecture-Chaired Professorship in Chemistry and Chemical Engineering at Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China. The Chair is named after "Chang Jiang (a.k.a. Yangtze River)" and is endowed jointly by Mr. Li Ka-shing of Hong Kong, who is the No. 10 richest person in the world in 2005 according to Forbes magazine, and by the Chinese Ministry of Education). Dr. Wei was also appointed as Guest Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at Tianjin University, China.

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    • Ms. Alpa Patel Wins in the Research/Service Competition

      May 25, 2006

      Ms. Alpa Patel, a Ph.D. candidate working under the direction of Dr. Yen Wei, Herman B. Wagner Professor, at the Department of Chemistry, is the winner in the research/service competition for graduate students at Drexel University. She will be presented the Award at the Ceremony on Thursday June 1, 2006 in the Bossone Auditorium on Market Street.

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    • Chemistry Students Awarded

      May 12, 2006

      Congratulations to the following chemistry department graduate and undergraduate students who have won the awards listed below. The awards will be officially presented at the College of Arts & Sciences Honors Day which will be held on Tuesday, May 25, 2005.

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    • Recent Publications

      April 17, 2006

      Many faculty have recently published items in the Department of Chemistry.

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    • Professor Joe Foley Presents an Invited Paper

      April 17, 2006

      Professor Joe Foley presented the invited paper "Recent Advances in Surfactant-Based Separation Media in Capillary Electrophoresis and HPLC" in the technical session "Separation Science: It's Not a Contradiction in Terms Anymore" at the 231st National Meeting of the American Chemical Society (ACS) in Atlanta.

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    • Congratulations to Dr. Dan King

      March 07, 2006

      Congratulations to Dr. Dan King, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, for his win in the "Battle of the Brains" competition at the Handschumacher Dining Center. Students nominated faculty to provide a recipe to the Dining Center staff and help serve the meal. The dish Dan suggested, chicken and chick peas in peanut sauce, sold the best… making him the winner. Cooking is chemistry…

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    • D3 Event - Beneath the Surface: A Dynamic Panel on Body Worlds

      February 23, 2006

      This D3 event, Beneath the Surface: A Dynamic Panel on Body Worlds, was on Thursday, February 23, 2006.

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    • Dr. Kevin Owens asks "Is it REALLY Possible?"

      January 22, 2006

      Dr. Kevin Owens, Associate Professor of chemistry, presented a talk entitled "Quantitative Analysis by MALDI TOFMS: Is it REALLY Possible" at the January 18, 2006 meeting of the Spectroscopy Society of Pittsburgh held at Dusquesne University.

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    • Congratulations to Ms. Alpa C. Patel

      January 22, 2006

      Congratulations to Ms. Alpa C. Patel, winner of the "Service is Our Business Award", at the Fifth Annual Graduate Student Poster Session sponsored by the Philadelphia Section of the American Chemical Society at the meeting held January 19, 2006 at Villanova University. Her poster was entitled "Electrospinning of Silica Micro/Nanofibers Containing CdSe/ZnS Quantum Dots". Her co-authors on the poster are Shuxi Li and her advisor Dr. Yen Wei. This is the third time Ms. Patel has won an award at the poster session.

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    • Congratulations to Dr. Karl Sohlberg

      January 22, 2006

      Congratulations to Dr. Karl Sohlberg, Associate Professor of Chemistry, who received a five-year $527,152 CAREER award from the National Science Foundation for his proposal entitled: "A New Approach to Modeling Switchable Interlocked Macro-Molecular and Nano-Devices.

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  • 2005

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  • 2003

    • Dr. Yen Wei Receives the 2003 Outstanding Overseas Scholar Award

      December 02, 2003

      Dr. Yen Wei, Professor of Chemistry, received the 2003 Outstanding Overseas Scholar Award from the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing, China. He also co-authored a paper entitled "Effects of Confinement and Crowding on Protein Folding and Protein Stability"

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    • Dr. Yen Wei Invited to HEP

      December 01, 2003

      Dr. Yen Wei, Professor of Chemistry, was an invited panelist at the Chinese National Higher Education Press (HEP) Conference.

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    • Dr. Reinhard Schweitzer-Stenner is Invited to Singapore

      December 01, 2003

      Dr. Reinhard Schweitzer-Stenner, Associate Professor of Physical Chemistry, will present an invited lecture at the 3rd Singapore International Chemical Conference, to be held December 15-17, 2003. Dr. Schweitzer-Stenner also received a three-year, $596,000 grant from the National Science Foundation for the project entitled, "The Use of Vibronic Coupling to Determine the In-Plane and Out-of-Plane Distortions of Metalloporphyrins in Solution and in Proteins".

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    • Dr. Kevin Owens Gives Invited Lecture in Maryland

      November 18, 2003

      Dr. Kevin Owens, Associate Professor of Chemistry, gave an invited lecture entitled "Quantitative MALDI of Synthetic Polymer Blends" at the Mass Spectrometry of Synthetic Polymer Mixtures Workshop held at the National Institute of Standards & Technology, Gaithersburg, MD on November 13, 2003.

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    • Journal of Computational and Theoretical Nanoscience Adds a New Member

      November 17, 2003

      Dr. Karl Sohlberg, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, joined the editorial board of the Journal of Computational and Theoretical Nanoscience.

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    • Dr. Yen Wei Strikes Again

      November 11, 2003

      Dr. Yen Wei, Professor of Chemistry, delivered two plenary speeches at the 6th Organic Solid State Electronics Conference in Wuhan, China (Oct. 17, 2003).

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    • Dr. Yen Wei Presents an Invited Paper

      October 01, 2003

      Dr. Yen Wei, Professor of Chemistry, presented an invited paper entitled, "Wrapping DNA Double Helix with Plastics via Self-Assembly and Photodecomposition of Diazonium Salt and Diazoresin" at the 226th American Chemical Society National Meeting, Symposium on Polymer Chemistry in Nanotechnology, in New York City, September 7-11, 2003.

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    • Dr. Yen Wei Presents Two Papers

      August 12, 2003

      Dr. Yen Wei, Professor of Chemistry, presented two papers at the 36th Middle Atlantic Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Princeton University.

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    • Dr. Yen Wei Publishes a New Book

      June 03, 2003

      Dr. Yen Wei, Professor of Chemistry, has published a book "Electroactive Polymers for Corrosion Control", co-edited with Drs. Peter Zarras and John Stenger-Smith, both at Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons in California, published by the American Chemical Society and distributed by the Oxford University Press.

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    • Outstanding Undergraduate Awards

      May 29, 2003

      Congratulations to the following chemistry department undergraduate students who have won the awards listed below. The awards will be presented at 2:00pm on May 29, 2003 in the Mandel theatre

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    • Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award

      May 15, 2003

      Congratulations to Gordan T. Reeves, who has just been designated one of the three CoAS Teaching Assistants to win a 2003 T/A Excellence award.

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    • Ayi Kwei Armah Visit

      April 17, 2003

      Ayi Kwei Armah visited Drexel University's English and Philosophy Department on April 17, 2003.

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    • College of Arts & Sciences Poster Day

      April 15, 2003

      Congratulations to Mrs. Melissa Mertzman for a first-prize award in the Graduate Division of the College of Arts & Sciences Poster Day for her poster entitled, "Microemulsion Electrokinetic Chromatography Studies in Enantiomeric Separation Using the Chiral Surfactant Dodecoxycarbonylvaline". Melissa's faculty advisor is Dr. Joe Foley.

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    • Dr. Yen Wei named Herman B. Wagner Professor of Chemistry

      March 30, 2003

      On Monday March 29, 2004 Interim Provost Dr. Ali Houshmand announced that Drexel University will officially confer a named professorship upon three of its most distinguished faculty members at the Convocation ceremony to be held in October of this year. The chemistry departments’ Dr. Yen Wei will become the Herman B. Wagner Professor of Chemistry.

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    • Departmental Undergraduate Student Awards

      February 01, 2003

      Congratulations to the following Award-winning Chemistry Undergraduate students

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    • Chemistry Alum wins 2003 ACS Award in Industrial Chemistry

      January 17, 2003

      Dr. Bruce Maryanoff (Ph.D. Drexel University 1972, Chemistry Department Alumni Award 1994) was recently named as the 2003 recipient of the prestigious American Chemical Society Award in Industrial Chemistry. Bruce will receive the award at the 225th National Meeting of the ACS in New Orleans on March 25, 2003. The citation on the plaque will read: “For his outstanding contributions to organic and medicinal chemistry, and for leadership in the discovery and development of TOPAMAX topiramate, a pharmaceutical product for the treatment of epilepsy and other CNS disorders.”

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    • Chemistry Distinguished Alumnus Award

      January 09, 2003

      The Department of Chemistry has named Dr. Walter J. Stevens as the biennial Chemistry Distinguished Alumnus for 2002-2003. Dr. Stevens is currently the Director of the Chemical Sciences, Geosciences, and Biosciences Division of the U.S. Department of Energy in Washington, DC. He graduated from Drexel with a B.S. in Chemistry in 1967, and went on to do his doctoral and postdoctoral work at Indiana University and Argonne National Laboratory, respectively. He has published over 90 papers in peer-reviewed journals.

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  • 2002

    • In Memoriam: Louis L. Pytlewski

      September 25, 2002

      In memory... The department passes along with sadness the news that Emeritus Professor of Chemistry Louis L. Pytlewski suffered a fatal heart attack on Sunday October 20.

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    • Dr. Yen Wei Awarded Grant

      September 03, 2002

      Congratulations to Dr. Yen Wei on the award of a $1,345,991 five-year duration National Institutes of Health grant (NIH-NIDCR) entitled "Novel Molecular Composite Dental Materials."

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    • Material Safety Data Sheets Project Completed

      August 19, 2002

      The MSDS project is now complete! As part of the University's increased attention to safety, Material Safety Data Sheets for all chemicals present in the department's teaching and research labs were required to be within reach of each of the laboratories in the department. You will notice a large number of yellow loose-leaf binders have appeared on each floor that the chemistry department occupies containing these important safety documents.

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    • Congratulations to the Class of 2002

      June 08, 2002

      The faculty and staff of the Chemistry Department would like to congratulate the following students on their graduation

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    • ChemSketch v5.0 Licence Donated to Department

      May 20, 2002

      As detailed in the IRT Technology Update 3.8, Drexel University is the beneficiary of the donation of a site license for ChemSketch v5.0 software from Advanced Chemistry Development, Inc. (ACD, Inc., Toronto, Ontario, Canada, www.acdlabs.com). ChemSketch 5.0 is bundled with ACD/Tautomers, ACD/3D Viewer, ACD/Name (freeware) and the ACD/I-Lab Add-on. This donation is the result of a collaboration between ACD and Dr. Kevin Owens in Drexel’s Chemistry Department. ACD is working to incorporate Dr. Owens’ research groups’ expertise in mass spectral correlation analysis into ACD’s MS Manager software. More information can be found on the ChemSketch information page.

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    • Freshman Writing Contest

      May 16, 2002

      The Freshman Writing Contest Awards Ceremony took place on May 16, 2002.

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    • Dr. Robert O. Hutchins Endowed Chemistry Prize Established

      April 19, 2002

      The Drexel University Chemistry Department announces the establishment of the Dr. Robert O. Hutchins Endowed Chemistry Prize. Dr. Ira M. Taffer '79/PhD'83 and Dr. Robert Zipkin '79 established the Dr. Robert O. Hutchins Endowed Chemistry Prize Fund to honor Bob Hutchins, The George Sassin Professor in the Chemistry Department of the College of Arts & Sciences. He has been a mentor to Ira and Rob- instrumental in their personal and professional successes, especially with their company, BIOMOL Research Labs Inc.

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    • Dr. Karl Sohlberg Selected as a North America DuPont Young Professor

      March 12, 2002

      Congratulations to Dr. Karl Sohlberg, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, who has been selected as one of eight North America DuPont Young Professors for the 2002-2003 academic year. This prestigious award includes research funding from E.I. DuPont de Nemours & Co. for a period of three years.

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  • 2001

    • Professor Joe P. Foley Presents at Two Invited Talks

      December 01, 2001

      Professor Joe P. Foley recently presented two invited talks: "Novel Separation Modes and Pseudostationary Phases in Capillary Electrophoresis", to the Department of Chemistry, Northeastern University, Boston, MA, December 4, 2001, and "Surfactant-Based Separation Media in HPLC and Capillary Electrophoresis: Fundamental Advances and Pharmaceutical Applications", to the Central New England Chromatography Council, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston, MA, December 4, 2001.

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    • Dr. Karl Sohlberg Awarded Research Grant

      October 01, 2001

      Dr. Karl Sohlberg (Assistant Professor) is the lead principal investigator on a proposal to the U.S. Department of Energy's Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy program that was awarded a three-year $599,000 grant for research to address "Atomic-Scale Investigations of the Structure and Dynamics of Complex Catalytic Materials". He also received a $93,552 grant from the National Science Foundation for the Project "Toward Efficient Design Tools for Molecular Machines: Theoretical Investigations of Nanosystems". He also delivered an invited talk entitled "Hydrogen Catalytically Important Oxide Materials" at the Eight International Conference on Composites Engineering in Tenerife, Canary Islands.

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