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Political Science Profs Ciccariello-Maher and Graham Take on Global Questions

December 19, 2014
Ciccariello-Maher and Graham Take on Global Questions

Drexel University’s political science professors finish out the year on a high note. In Paris, France and Washington, D.C., our professors have been contributing to important conversations, from forging new political identities in Venezuela to explaining the slow and faulty response to the Ebola cri...

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New Spring Courses

December 18, 2014
New Courses

Are men and women’s brains really wired differently? How can philosophy respond to the Holocaust? Discuss these questions and more in our new spring courses....

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Student Job Opportunities

December 18, 2014
Job Opportunities

Need to replenish your funds from all that holiday shopping? Lucky for you, the College of Arts and Sciences and the Department of Psychology are hiring!...

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Dean Announces Reorganization of the College of Arts and Sciences' Department of Culture and Communication

December 17, 2014
Wes Shumar

Last week, the University approved the college's request to reorganize the Department of Culture and Communication into four distinct departments. Those units, and their respective leadership, are as follows:...

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Gleaning, One of the Earliest Forms of Hunger Relief, Makes a Comeback

December 16, 2014
Gleaning, One of the Earliest Forms of Hunger Relief, Makes a Comeback

Warped eggplant. Dented zucchini. Too-small squash. One major area of food waste in America is on farms, where crops that aren't suitable for supermarket shelves – usually for aesthetic reasons – are left in the fields to rot. In fact, according to the nation's largest domestic hunger-relief organiz...

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Who's a Bigger Idiot? Men, Women or Purveyors of Joke Science?

December 15, 2014
Who's A Bigger Idiot

Did you hear the news today? Science has finally proven that men are bigger idiots than women. Men: Hold on and don’t get too defensive just yet. Women: Don’t gloat, or we may turn out to be the idiots here. Because there are a few problems with this news that we should talk about....

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Stop and Smell the Achievements

November 21, 2014
Stop and Smell the Achievements

The faculty in Drexel's Department of English & Philosophy are hard-working dynamos assembling an impressive portfolio of scholarly, research and creative activities worthy of attention....

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Spanning the Globe: Drexel Research Reaches Around the World in 2014

November 19, 2014
Spanning the Globe: Drexel Research

The coast of Antarctica. The Canadian Arctic. Delhi, India. The Congo. There's little that these places, oceans apart, seem to have in common, except for this: At some point in 2014, researchers from Drexel were or will be visiting them, helping to make discoveries and an impact on people's lives....

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What Do You Want to Do Before You Die?

October 28, 2014
Before I Die wall

What do you want to do before you die? It's a question worth asking yourself, and maybe even worth writing down the answer and sharing it with others. And now you can, with the new public art installation and “Before I Die” wall recently put up by Candy Chang, an artist, designer and urb...

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Newt Eyes and Dragon Scales: A Halloween Q+A on the History of Witchcraft

October 27, 2014
Jonathan Seitz, PhD

As Oct. 31 approaches, among the seasonal décor that starts cropping up we often see images of witches with pointy hats, black capes and broomsticks decorating houses and yards. But witches have existed in history long before the stereotype of the green-faced, cauldron-stirring hag emerged....

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How to Write True Stories about Science and Society: The 'Godfather of Creative Nonfiction' Joins Drexel for Workshop

October 24, 2014
Lee Gutkind

Have you ever written a report or scholarly paper and struggled with how to share your findings outside of your academic field? Or have you had to translate other people's research for the general public and found it to be challenging?...

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Artist Candy Chang Named 2015 CoAS Distinguished Lecturer

October 22, 2014
Candy Chang

What do you want to do before you die? Artist, designer and urban planner Candy Chang has asked this question on over 500 walls across the world. After losing someone she loved and struggling to find clarity, Chang reflected on her own life and decided to focus on what really mattered to her: living...

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Psychological Services Center Opens at Drexel, Offering Affordable, Cutting-Edge Care for Philadelphia Region

October 01, 2014
Psychological Services Center at Drexel

A new center on Drexel University’s campus in the University City section of Philadelphia is now offering high-quality, scientifically informed, affordable psychological services to clients of all ages from the city and surrounding region....

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Understanding Volcanos and Risk: Drexel Expert Comments on the Eruption and Rescue in Japan

September 30, 2014
Loÿc Vanderkluysen, PhD monitoring the active Sinabung volcano in Indonesia

Loÿc Vanderkluysen, PhD, who recently joined Drexel as an assistant professor in Department of Biodiversity, Earth and Environmental Science in the College of Arts and Sciences, returned Friday from fieldwork in Indonesia monitoring the active Sinabung volcano...

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