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  • 2012 Nobel Prize Winner in Physics Named 18th Annual Kaczmarczik Lecturer

    March, 31, 2013

    On April 15, 2013, Physics Nobel Laureate Dr. David J. Wineland will explore the fascinating concepts of superposition and entanglement, revealing how a single atom can appear in two locations at the same time—and how these methods can be applied to create an amazing new super computer. Since the theory only applies to objects of a microscopic scale, we suggest you reserve your spot today.

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  • Exclusive Screening: The Drill Project

    March, 31, 2013

    Thousands of miles away on Bioko Island of Equatorial Guinea, Drexel researchers have been working to save the endangered primate species Mandrillus leucophaeus, or the drill monkey. These rare animals are threatened with extinction due to the increasing bushmeat trade in West Africa. The Drill Project is a conservation initiative and wildlife documentary featuring never-before-seen footage of the drill in its natural habitat. The film was shot entirely by Drexel biologist Dr. Shaya Honarvar and conservation biologist and director Justin Jay.

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  • Texting While Driving: Unsafe at Any Speed?

    March, 29, 2013

    Big headlines today state the obvious: Texting while driving is dangerous, practically everyone knows it, and a lot of people do it anyway. That’s the widely reported finding of a new AT&T survey about texting while driving: More than 98 percent of adult drivers know it’s unsafe, but almost half of them admitted to doing it anyway.

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  • Dusting for Prints from a Fossil Fish to Understand Evolutionary Change

    March, 27, 2013

    In 370 million-year-old red sandstone deposits in a highway roadcut, scientists have discovered a new species of armored fish in north central Pennsylvania. Fossils of armored fishes like this one, a phyllolepid placoderm, are known for the distinctive ornamentation of ridges on their exterior plates. As with many such fossils, scientists often find the remains of these species as impressions in stone

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  • New Fossil Species Fill in the Picture of a Fish-Eat-Fish World Driving the Evolution of Limbed Animals

    March, 27, 2013

    We call it a ‘fish-eat-fish world,’ an ecosystem where you really needed to escape predation,” said describing life in the Devonian

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  • Q&A with Bill Rosenberg: The GOP Seeks a New Way Forward

    March, 27, 2013

    After a difficult election season that ended with Mitt Romney's loss to President Barack Obama, the Republican National Committee’s Growth and Opportunity Project released a report last week calling on the party to make sweeping changes in order to court younger voters.

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  • Papadakis Building Named 'Philadelphia Project of the Year'

    March, 26, 2013

    Drexel’s Constantine N. Papadakis Integrated Sciences Building (PISB) was awarded the Philadelphia Project of the Year by the Pennsylvania chapter of the March of Dimes in March. Jim Tucker, senior vice president for Student Life and Administrative Services, accepted the award on behalf of Drexel at the March of Dimes’ 20th annual Transportation, Building and Construction Awards Luncheon.

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  • Academy Scientists Receive Top Honors for Long-Term Research and Training Initiatives in Mongolia

    March, 22, 2013

    In Mongolia, a sparsely populated, resource-endowed country sandwiched between China and Siberia, the climate is changing more rapidly than in many other places on Earth. Rising temperatures have caused rivers and streams to dry up, grass to grow stunted, and, consequently, some nomadic herders to lose their livelihoods.

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  • Twiss Research Team Manipulates Axon Growth to Speed Nerve Regeneration

    March, 22, 2013

    One molecule makes nerve cells grow longer. Another one makes them grow branches. These new experimental manipulations have taken researchers a step closer to understanding how nerve cells are repaired at their farthest reaches after injury. The research was recently

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  • Q&A with George Ciccariello-Maher: The Death of Hugo Chávez

    March, 7, 2013

    Hugo Chávez, longtime president of Venezuela and one of the most polarizing figures in world politics, passed away on Monday after a long battle with cancer. In the wake of his passing, the reaction from Venezuela and elsewhere has been, fittingly, mixed. Some are mourning the passing of a man they saw as a revolutionary—a president who helped fight poverty and improve living conditions in the South American nation of nearly 30 million. Others believe Chávez was a tyrant who used his position to sidestep the democratic process and secure his place in power.

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  • Now Accepting Paper and Panel Submissions for EC/ASECS Annual Meeting

    March, 4, 2013

    Scholars and graduate students working in research areas relevant to the 18th century are invited to submit papers and panel suggestions for the East-Central/American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies’ annual fall meeting, “Retirement, Reappraisal, and Renewal in the Eighteenth Century.”

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