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  • Meet the Phillies' Newest Ballgirl

    April, 29, 2014

    Like any devoted sports fan, Lesley Amy never misses a game. But what sets this communication major apart from the rest of the fans is that it’s actually her job to be there—as a Phillies ballgirl.

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  • Boren Scholarship Sends Student to Brazil

    April, 29, 2014

    Jennifer Siew’s passport has been put to good use over the years; since coming to Drexel, the international area studies major has traveled to seven countries, including Egypt, Jordan, Turkey and Israel. Now, thanks to the prestigious Boren Scholarship, Siew is adding Brazil to her pages of arrival stamps.

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  • Prof Pays It Forward With New Bio Course

    April, 29, 2014

    Biology prof Monica Togna grew up in an inner city as the seventh of eight children. While she considers herself “one of the lucky ones”—surrounded by supportive teachers and family members—many children she grew up with were not as fortunate.

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  • Doctoral Candidate Brings Computer Programming to Local Elementary School

    April, 29, 2014

    Maxwell Henderson, doctoral candidate in physics, started a program to teach K-8 students at Philadelphia’s Southwark School the basics of computer science in a fun, intuitive way. The Southwark Code Dragons program was the result of this endeavor and, with the help of the school's principal Andrew Lukov and computer teacher Michael Berstein, students have had the opportunity to experiment and play in the world of computer programming.

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  • Week of Writing 2014

    April, 29, 2014

    It's the start of spring—time for April showers, May flowers and a Week of Writing! The Department of English and Philosophy's Annual Week of Writing kicks off on May 12, 2014. Highlights include student readings, workshops, story slams and discussions including "Lyric Writing" and "Storytelling in Unexpected Places." All events are free and do not require preregistration.

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  • Ruth Patrick Memorial Symposium: Environmental Thinking from Roots to Revolution

    April, 21, 2014

    Join fellow scientists and environmental advocates for a free symposium on Tuesday, April 22. We will explore how Ruth Patrick, PhD, launched the field of Environmental Science, as well as her many contributions. Finally, we will take a close look at how her work has spurred the grand evolution of the field in the 21st Century.

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  • In Child Custody Disputes, LGBT Parents Face Bias in the Courts, New Drexel Review Finds

    April, 15, 2014

    Court decisions that favor a heterosexual parent over a gay or lesbian parent in a custody dispute often do not consider important social science research on parenting by gay and lesbian individuals, according to a new review from Drexel University.

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  • Drexel Professor Emeritus Thomas Hewett Receives 2014 SIGCHI Lifetime Service Award

    April, 10, 2014

    Thomas T. Hewett, PhD, professor emeritus of psychology and computer science at Drexel University, is the recipient of the 2014 SIGCHI Lifetime Service Award for his contributions to the growth and success of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Special Interest Group on Computer Human Interaction (SIGCHI)—the premier international society for professionals, academics and students who are interested in human-technology & human-computer interaction (HCI).

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  • “Born to Explore” Episode Featuring Prof Ken Lacovara Wins Bronze Telly Award

    April, 10, 2014

    In a November episode of ABC’s “Born to Explore,” Drexel paleontologist Ken Lacovara, PhD, joined TV host Richard Wiese on a quest for New York City’s fossil collections—but not where you’d expect. The pair traveled to well-known sites, including Grand Central Station and Saks Fifth Avenue, where half-a-billion-year-old fossils can be found in the buildings’ limestone structures. Their Big Apple adventure, “Born to Explore New York: The Great Fossil Hunt,” received a Bronze Telly for Travel and Tourism at the 35th Annual Telly Awards competition.

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  • Jeremy Gaison Named 2014 Goldwater Scholar and Matthew Parsons Recognized with Honorable Mention

    April, 9, 2014

    Jeremy Gaison, physics and mathematics junior, has achieved national distinction as a recipient of the prestigious Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship. The Scholars were selected on the basis of academic merit from a field of 1,166 mathematics, science and engineering students who were nominated by the faculties of colleges and universities nationwide. Jeremy plan to earn a PhD in Physics, conduct research in experimental particle physics, and teach at the university level.

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  • Best-Selling “Zealot” Author Reza Aslan to Speak at Drexel May 7

    April, 1, 2014

    Best-selling author and religion scholar Reza Aslan will join Drexel University on Wednesday, May 7 as the fourth lecturer in the College of Arts and Sciences' Distinguished Lecture Series. Previous lecturers in the series include neuroscientist David Eagleman, acclaimed author Sir Salman Rushdie and media maven Arianna Huffington.

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