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Gwen Ottinger, PhD, wins Rachel Carson Prize for her book, “Refining Expertise”

April 15, 2015
Gwen Ottinger, PhD

Gwen Ottinger, Assistant Professor in the Department of Politics and the Center for Science, Technology, and Society, has been awarded the Rachel Carson Prize for her book, Refining Expertise: How Responsible Engineers S...

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Turning "Us" and "Them" into "We" Again: Former UN Ambassador to Discuss American Community

March 19, 2015
Ambassador (Ret.) Joseph M. Torsella - Lecture at The National Constitution Center

“We the People” are three of the most important words in our political history as Americans – and, arguably, in all of political history. But the American “We” is becoming increasingly fragmented and frayed....

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Five Things to Know about the Role of 'Place' in Asthma Research

February 24, 2015
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A recent study published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology claims that the long-held belief that asthma is more common in urban areas is not accurate....

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Political Science Profs Ciccariello-Maher and Graham Take on Global Questions

December 19, 2014
Ciccariello-Maher and Graham Take on Global Questions

Drexel University’s political science professors finish out the year on a high note. In Paris, France and Washington, D.C., our professors have been contributing to important conversations, from forging new political ide...

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Call for Participants: 2015 Summer Institute: Standards in Society

December 18, 2014
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The history program at Drexel University invites applications from graduate students in all disciplines for participation in a two-week summer institute, “Standards in Society,” to be held in Philadelphia, July 12-25, 20...

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Spanning the Globe: Drexel Research Reaches Around the World in 2014

November 19, 2014
Spanning the Globe: Drexel Research

The coast of Antarctica. The Canadian Arctic. Delhi, India. The Congo. There's little that these places, oceans apart, seem to have in common, except for this: At some point in 2014, researchers from Drexel were or will ...

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Newt Eyes and Dragon Scales: A Halloween Q+A on the History of Witchcraft

October 28, 2014
Jonathan Seitz, PhD

As Oct. 31 approaches, among the seasonal décor that starts cropping up we often see images of witches with pointy hats, black capes and broomsticks decorating houses and yards. But witches have existed in history...

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How to Write True Stories about Science and Society: The 'Godfather of Creative Nonfiction' Joins Drexel for Workshop

October 24, 2014
Lee Gutkind

Have you ever written a report or scholarly paper and struggled with how to share your findings outside of your academic field? Or have you had to translate other people's research for the general public and found it to ...

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Gwen Ottinger, PhD, to Co-host NSF-funded Workshop on Civic Science

September 29, 2014
Gwen Ottinger, PhD

On October 2 and 3, academics, foundation and non-profit leaders, and high-level policy makers will convene in Washington, D.C. to advance "civic science". Civic science addresses the most important, intractable challeng...

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New Winter Courses

September 25, 2014
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Study the history of witchcraft, understand the politics of disability, or learn about sleep and its disorders in these new courses....

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New Faculty in the Department of History & Politics

September 22, 2014
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The Department of History and Politics welcomes its new faculty members! Please join us in giving a warm greeting to the following individuals....

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History Faculty Awarded NIST Grants for Projects on Global History of Standards

September 19, 2014
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With recent funding from the National Institute for Standards and Technology (the federal agency founded over a century ago as the National Bureau of Standards), four Drexel historians—Scott Knowles, PhD, Sharon Ku...

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