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Digging Deeper into Dreadnoughtus: Dinosaur Interview with Ken Lacovara

September 11, 2014
2007 Dreadnoughtus Excavation Team

Check out Drexel News Blog's two-part interview with Kenneth Lacovara, PhD, in regards to his recent Dinosaur discovery. Part 1 features more insight into the dinosaur's anatomy and lifestyle. In Part 2 Lacovara looks back into the process of discovery and then forward into how paleontology is going...

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Drexel Team Unveils Dreadnoughtus: A Gigantic, Exceptionally Complete Sauropod Dinosaur

September 04, 2014
Ken Lacovara, PhD, with the vertebrae of the Dreadnoughtus

Scientists have discovered and described a new supermassive dinosaur species with the most complete skeleton ever found of its type. At 85 feet (26 m) long and weighing about 65 tons (59,300 kg) in life, Dreadnoughtus schrani is the largest land animal for which a body mass can be accurate...

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Announcing New Associate Deans & Research Support for the College of Arts and Sciences

August 27, 2014
Rob Goldberg, PhD and Rob D'Ovidio

After two successful years, Aleister Saunders, PhD, and Kelly Joyce, PhD, are stepping down from their roles as Associate Deans for Research. Dave Goldberg, PhD, will replace Saunders as Associate Dean for Graduate Education and Research in the Sciences, and Rob D’Ovidio, PhD, will assume Joyce’s ro...

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Poster Professor For Interdisciplinary Learning

August 25, 2014
Lloyd Ackert, PhD

If Lloyd Ackert, PhD, had been given a career aptitude test when he was a high school student, the checkboxes measuring skills, interests, and values would never have produced the varied, sometimes bizarre, but surprisingly fitting list of jobs held by the son of a farm girl from Maine and a fern-pi...

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Communications Student Builds His Brand One Blog at a Time

August 19, 2014
Ian Michael Crumm Drexel Communication Student

It all started with a blog. Eighteen months ago, Ian Michael Crumm launched his eponymous style blog with the goal of showing, in his own words, “what I wear, what I love, what I do and where I go.” And that was just the beginning. In that short ...

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Roadside Research from the Pinelands and Coast to Coast

August 14, 2014
prescribed burn

Roads are essentially the primary feature of human civilization at this point,” according to Dane Ward, a doctoral student in environmental science at Drexel University who is presenting research at the Ecological Society of America (ESA) meeting....

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The Top 10 Sci-Fi Movies, According to One Drexel Expert

August 12, 2014
Arnold as the Terminator

What does Drexel physics professor Dave Goldberg, PhD, have in common with George R. R. Martin, Stephen King and Guillermo del Toro? They all recently helped rank ‘The 100 best sci-fi movies’ for Time Out magazin...

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Losing Your Job Could Kill You, But Recessions Could Be Good For Your Health

July 28, 2014
Unemployment Study

Being unemployed increases your risk of death, but recessions decrease it. Sound paradoxical? Researchers thought so too....

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The Scholar of Street Style

July 24, 2014
Brent Luvaas, PhD

Perched at the entrance of Lincoln Center, on the grand plaza that leads into the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week tent, Luvaas counted fewer photographers on the sidewalks this year snapping photos of the models, magazine editors, buyers and celebrities who swarm the annual event....

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Do Urban Casinos Increase Local Crime? Not in this Case Study

July 17, 2014
Sugar House Casino

Philadelphia’s SugarHouse Casino opened its doors in September 2010 after years of protests from community members who feared that the casino would lead to an increase in neighborhood crime. However, a new study by researchers at Drexel University and Temple University reveals that these conce...

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Three Drexel Faculty Make Thomson Reuters' 'Highly Cited Researchers' List

July 10, 2014
Research volumes in a library

Three Drexel University faculty members earned the distinction of being ranked among the most cited researchers in their respective fields according to Thomson Reuters’ “Highly Cited Researchers 2014” list. Gordon Richards, PhD, a professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, Yury Gogotsi, PhD, Dis...

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Do People with Autism Struggle with Driving? First Study Asks Autistic Adults about Real-World Driving Experiences

June 30, 2014
View from the windshield of a car driving on a highway

In the first pilot study asking adults on the autism spectrum about their experiences with driving, researchers at Drexel University found significant differences in self-reported driving behaviors and perceptions of driving ability in comparison to non-autistic adults. As the population of adults w...

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The Future of Urban Farms

June 25, 2014
Urban Farming

Urban farms have been popping up in cities all over the world with benefits ranging from local food production and neighborhood beautification to job creation and crime reduction. But what happens when the funding used to start these farms runs out?...

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Meet Biologist Katy Gonder

June 24, 2014
Katy Gonder

Katy Gonder, PhD, comes to Drexel with nearly 20 years of research experience from Central Africa. The primate enthusiast specializes in African biodiversity and conservation strategies, and joins bio prof Gail Hearn as co-director of the Bioko Biodiversity Protection Program....

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New Courses for Fall

June 23, 2014
Library

What do time, Abraham Lincoln and LGBT history have in common? They’re all topics you can learn about in these new fall courses!...

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