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January

  • This Never Happened

    January, 25, 2012

    Join the Department of Psychology for "Manufacturing Memories" with Dr. Elizabeth Loftus at 3p.m. on February 24, 2012 and learn more about this intriguing work. The event will take place in Geary Auditorium A in the New College Building (245 N. 15th Street). A reception will follow.

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  • Dr. Oz Show Features Power of Food Scale Created by Drexel Psychologist Dr. Michael Lowe

    January, 18, 2012

    It’s one of the most passionate debates in the medical community: can you be addicted to food or is overeating the result of failed will-power? Dr. Oz, host of “The Dr. Oz Show,” a daily television program focusing on personal health, believes that certain foods can be as addictive as drugs or alcohol for some people. In order to help assess the power that food has over an individual, Dr. Oz added the “Power of Food Scale” to his website. This scale was created and validated by Dr. Michael Lowe, a professor of psychology in Drexel University’s College of Arts and Sciences.

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  • Sean of the Jungle: Biology Prof Works on Documentary in Ecuador

    January, 10, 2012

    In the humid Ecuadorian night, after a long day of filming, Dr. Sean O’Donnell treks back into the Tiputini rainforest alone. The thick canopy blocks the moonlight, replacing the lush greens of day with the deep black dark. Sean sweeps the narrow beam of his headlamp in search of army ants (his specialty) while the steady chorus of cicadas grows around him, mixing with the gurgle of tree frogs and the low, haunting growl of a jaguar.

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  • New Course Opportunity (In Prison)

    January, 9, 2012

    This spring, Drexel students will get a taste of life behind bars in “Prison, Society and You.” Taught by Cyndi Rickards, assistant teaching professor of criminal justice, the course will bring together 15 students with 15 incarcerated men and women in a seminar that takes place inside the Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility in Philadelphia.

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  • Thinking on Their Feet - Literally

    January, 5, 2012

    Victor Tringali, director of University Wellness at Drexel, notes today’s predominantly inactive 9-to-5 population and suggests daily practices to increase activity. “Many of us sit in the car, at our desk, and in front of the television the majority of the day and don’t get the minimum 30 minutes of regular physical activity recommended by the Center for Disease Control (CDC),” he says.

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  • CoAS Welcomes New Philosophy Professor

    January, 4, 2012

    The College of Arts and Sciences is excited to welcome Dr. Flavia Padovani, the College’s newest tenure-track faculty member in the Department of English & Philosophy.

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