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  • Drexel Students Write "Life Journals" for Local Hospice Patients

    August, 22, 2013

    Thomas "Tommy" Jamison is a 75-year-old hospice patient in West Philadelphia who now spends his Tuesdays reliving his glory days as a former boxer and ladies’ man while Hannah Gittler furiously writes it all down. Gittler, a sophomore English major in Drexel University’s College of Arts and Sciences, is interviewing Jamison for a creative writing class. “He still has the heart of a fighter,” she said.

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  • Memorial Announced for Dr. Nunzio Pernicone

    August, 14, 2013

    The Department of History & Politics and the College of Arts & Sciences will host a memorial in honor of Dr. Nunzio Pernicone on Thursday, September 26, at 5:30, in the Drexel Picture Gallery

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  • Why Can't Snakes Cross the Road?

    August, 2, 2013

    Why can’t the pine snakes cross the road? Hint: New Jersey traffic might have something to do with it. Drexel students will bring to light these and other findings about the plight, perils and peculiarities of the Northern Pine Snake in several presentations and posters at the Ecological Society of America annual meeting next week (ESA 2013), based on their research with Dr. Walt Bien’s Laboratory of Pinelands Research in the New Jersey Pinelands.

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  • New Book by Dr. Yaba Blay Explores Racial Identity and Skin Color Politics

    August, 1, 2013

    What does it mean to be Black? Is Blackness a matter of biology or consciousness? What determines who is Black and who is not? A new book by Dr. Yaba Blay, an assistant professor and co-director of the Africana Studies program in Drexel University’s College of Arts and Sciences, seeks to challenge narrow perceptions of what Blackness is and what it looks like.

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  • A Day in the Life: Prof’s Adventures in Costa Rica

    August, 1, 2013

    The drive up the mountain to my field site in Monteverde, Costa Rica never fails to amaze. The way is long and jarring, unpaved and rocky, but magical to a tropical ecologist—a succession of forest types (dry, montane, cloud) replace each other along the way. Short distances bring dramatic elevation changes in this steep terrain.

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  • Double Lives: Ken Lacovara Raises Tiny Dinosaurs in his Backyard

    August, 29, 2013

    For Ken Lacovara, an associate professor in the College of Arts and Science’s Biodiversity, Earth and Environmental Science (BEES) department, a typical day of studying prehistoric fossils might begin when he eats eggs from the dinosaurs roaming his backyard.

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