• The College of Arts and Sciences Appoints Two New Departments Heads

    November, 24, 2009

    The College of Arts and Sciences is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Jeffery L. Twiss as Head of the Department of Biology, and Dr. Wesley Shumar as Head of the Department of Culture and Communication, effective September 1, 2009.


  • Dr. Goldberg's User's Guide to the Universe

    November, 19, 2009

    If the stereotype for an astrophysics professor is an elderly, bumbling, somewhat eccentric man with wild gray hair, Dr. David Goldberg certainly doesn’t fit it. He’s young, energetic, and articulate about a subject that has acquired the unfair stigma of being tedious and dull. Dr. Goldberg laments the development of the “eat your vegetables” type of physics instruction, in which students are taught cut-and-dry formulas instead of striving to answer conceptual, interesting metaphysical questions.


  • Taking Physics Beyond the Classroom

    November, 10, 2009

    If you asked a room full of Drexel students why they chose to attend the University, ranking high on their list of motivations would undoubtedly be the co-op opportunity. However, students who come to Drexel find the chance to gain experience in their given field extends beyond co-op. University faculty members often enlist the aid of graduate and undergraduate students in various research projects throughout the year. One of these faculty members is Dr. Roberto Ramos, professor in the department of physics.