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  • Meet one of Biology's Newest Faculty Members

    September, 25, 2013

    Michael Akins, PhD, joined the Department of Biology last fall as an assistant professor. A military brat and self-declared lover of sushi, Akins’ work looks at the neuroscience of how we interact with our surroundings.

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  • Find Me Fridays are Back!

    September, 24, 2013

    With research labs, coffee shops, restaurants and dorms cropping up at every corner, we’re challenging your knowledge of our ever-changing campus! How, you ask? By putting your photo-sleuthing skills to the test for a chance to win prizes!

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  • Memorial for Nunzio Pernicone, PhD

    September, 24, 2013

    On Sept. 26, 2013, the College of Arts and Sciences and the Department of History and Politics will celebrate the life of Nunzio Pernicone, PhD, respected member of the Drexel University history faculty for 25 years.

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  • Past Weight Loss an Overlooked Factor in Disordered Eating

    September, 24, 2013

    Dieters and weight loss researchers are familiar with the principle: The more weight you’ve lost, the harder it is to keep it off. A complex and vicious cycle of biological and behavioral factors make it so.

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  • New Center for Science, Technology and Society

    September, 24, 2013

    The College of Arts and Sciences recently established a Center for Science, Technology and Society (STS). The new Center offers graduate degrees in STS (including an accelerated BS/MS) and Environmental Policy, and is currently accepting students for the 2013-2014 academic year.

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  • Pioneering Ecologist Dr. Ruth Patrick Dies

    September, 24, 2013

    Dr. Ruth Patrick, a freshwater ecologist whose pioneering research on water pollution set the stage for the modern environmental movement, died Monday, Sept. 23. She was 105 years old.

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  • Meet one of Psychology’s Newest Faculty Members

    September, 24, 2013

    Dan Mirman, PhD, joined the Department of Psychology this fall as an assistant professor. Born in Latvia and a fan of the book “The Princess Bride,” Mirman’s research focuses on the neurobiology of language.

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  • New Courses For Winter

    September, 24, 2013

    Looking for new courses this winter? Examine how race and racism shape American law; explore the nature of evil; or study the philosophical ideas of the European Enlightenment.

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  • "CoAS Day-in-the-Life" Instagram Challenge: So Nice We're Doing it Twice

    September, 24, 2013

    Calling all dreamers and drummers, teachers and runners: our #CoASDayintheLife Instagram Challenge was so successful last spring, we’re bringing it back—for the whole year! So, whether you’re traveling to Spain, biking through Fairmount, or camping out at the Hagerty Library, show us what makes up a day in your life! Just snap, Instagram, tag and vote.

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  • Student Jobs Available

    September, 23, 2013

    Looking for fall employment opportunities? Conduct research on the governance of the United Nations, pursue postdoctoral work in experimental neutrino physics, or pick up a work-study position in a number of CoAS departments.

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  • A 7-Year-Old’s Dreadlocks Inspire Project Affirming Natural Black Beauty

    September, 17, 2013

    Seven-year-old Tiana Parker was sent home from school on her first day…because of her hair. The elementary  school in Tulsa, Oklahoma, deemed the dreadlocks she wore under her big, pink bow to be “faddish,” and, thus, “unacceptable.”

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  • Q&A With Daniel Friedheim: U.S. Policy in Syria Today

    September, 17, 2013

    With a heated debate raging over what actions should be taken in response to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s suspected chemical attack thought to have killed more than 1,000 civilians—including hundreds of children—DrexelNow checked in with Daniel Friedheim to hear his thoughts on a possible military strike against Syria.

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  • 'Interview' Beams Drexel, Famous Guests to 400 TV Stations

    September, 16, 2013

    When she sat down for her first episode of "The Drexel InterView," Paula Marantz Cohen hoped she could help show the world just how big Drexel's intellectual tent was, that it was a place for humanities scholars as well as scientists and engineers.

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  • Drexel Provides Tool Kit to Build Peace

    September, 12, 2013

    The International Day of Peace is quickly approaching, and Drexel is planning its first teach-in for peacebuilding as a prelude to the big day on Sept. 21. Thanks to a grant from the United States Institute of Peace (USIP), Drexel is putting on a full-fledged educational event

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  • Bureau of Justice Assistance Announces New Awardees of Neighborhood Revitalization Grant at Drexel

    September, 11, 2013

    The nation’s leading community development support organization, the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), will host an event at Drexel University on Wednesday and Thursday, Sept. 11 and 12, during which the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance will announce the new class of awardees of its Byrne Criminal Justice Innovation (BCJI) grant.

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  • We Created Hugo Chavez

    September, 3, 2013

    In this excerpt from his recently released book, Drexel political science professor George Ciccariello-Maher argues that discussions about Venezuelan politics far too often focused on Hugo Chávez, the man who sat in the president’s office, rather than the movement—and the people—who put him there.

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