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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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Video Captures Gail Hearn's Legacy

September 24, 2014
Gail Hearn, PhD

This summer, renowned Drexel conservationist Gail W. Hearn, PhD, retired from her roles as director of the Bioko Biodiversity Protection Program (BBPP) and professor of biology at Drexel University. Hearn built a distinguished career in conservation, education and research, focusing her efforts over...

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Meet STS Professor Chloe Silverman

September 23, 2014
Chloe Silverman, PhD

Chloe Silverman, PhD, joined the College last fall as an associate professor in the Center for Science, Technology and Society. In this Q&A, the social scientist reveals why she's recently been sporting a beekeeper suit and what she hopes to add to the CoAS community....

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New Winter Courses

September 22, 2014
Library

Study the history of witchcraft, understand the politics of disability, or learn about sleep and its disorders in these new courses....

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Student Jobs Available

September 21, 2014
Job Opportunities

The holidays will be here before you know it, which means it’s time to start saving money for all those presents, parties and flights to visit family and friends! Lucky for you, the College of Arts and Sciences and the departments of Physics and Psychology are hiring...

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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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