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  • Do People with Autism Struggle with Driving? First Study Asks Autistic Adults about Real-World Driving Experiences

    June, 30, 2014

    In the first pilot study asking adults on the autism spectrum about their experiences with driving, researchers at Drexel University found significant differences in self-reported driving behaviors and perceptions of driving ability in comparison to non-autistic adults. As the population of adults with autism continues growing rapidly

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  • The Future of Urban Farms

    June, 25, 2014

    Urban farms have been popping up in cities all over the world with benefits ranging from local food production and neighborhood beautification to job creation and crime reduction. But what happens when the funding used to start these farms runs out?

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  • Meet Biologist Katy Gonder

    June, 24, 2014

    Katy Gonder, PhD, comes to Drexel with nearly 20 years of research experience from Central Africa. The primate enthusiast specializes in African biodiversity and conservation strategies, and joins bio prof Gail Hearn as co-director of the Bioko Biodiversity Protection Program.

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  • New Courses for Fall

    June, 23, 2014

    What do time, Abraham Lincoln and LGBT history have in common? They’re all topics you can learn about in these new fall courses!

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  • Student Job Opportunities

    June, 20, 2014

    Looking for some extra summer cash? Apply for a work-study position with the physics department, psychology department, or Judaic Studies Program.

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  • How Aluminum Changed the World, for Good and Bad: A Q&A With Drexel Prof Mimi Sheller

    June, 17, 2014

    For many of the pieces of modern life that emerged and spread during the 20th century, from air travel to electric service to cans of soda, you have aluminum to thank. The strong but lightweight metal helped change the world in ways previously unimaginable. But the quest for more aluminum has also had damaging ripple effects on the environment and indigenous populations around the world.

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  • New Student Group, Certificate Program Both Tackle Issue of Human Trafficking

    June, 10, 2014

    In Guatemala the summer after her freshman year at Drexel, Kaelee Shepherd sat in the passenger seat of a car as it stopped at a red light. A young girl, maybe 7 or 8, walked up to her window. "She's dressed in a clown costume," Shepherd remembered. "Her face is just completely blank. She looked worn out."

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  • Is the World Cup a Blessing or a Curse? A Q&A With Eric Zillmer

    June, 10, 2014

    As the 2014 World Cup approaches, all eyes are on Brazil. The country has been plagued by claims that it is unprepared to host the massive sporting event and protests over the billions of dollars spent on construction costs.

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  • How Can You Make Science News Better? Ask a Historian or Sociologist of Science

    June, 5, 2014

    The nuanced reality of scientific and medical research is almost always a little more complicated than the attention-grabbing headlines claim. Even experienced health and science journalists struggle with how to balance reporting the news of the day with the broader context of what scientists really know so far.

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  • You Catch (and Kill) More Flies with This Sweetener…

    June, 5, 2014

    In a study that began as a sixth-grade science fair project, researchers at Drexel University have found that a popular non-nutritive sweetener, erythritol, may be an effective and human-safe insecticide.

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  • Majority of Minors Engage in Sexting, Unaware of Harsh Legal Consequences

    June, 18, 2014

    Sexting among youth is more prevalent than previously thought, according to a new study from Drexel University that was based on a survey of undergraduate students at a large northeastern university. More than 50 percent of those surveyed reported that they had exchanged sexually explicit text messages, with or without photographic images, as minors.

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