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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

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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Incoming Political Science Prof Wins Dissertation Awards

August 28, 2014
Phillip Ayoub

Phillip Ayoub, PhD, assistant professor of political science, is the recipient of three highly esteemed awards! Ayoub has been named the 2014 winner of the American Political Science Association Human Rights Section awar...

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Political Scientist Weighs in on Ferguson, Missouri, Ebola, Political Corruption and More

August 28, 2014
Bill Rosenberg

William Rosenberg, PhD, professor of political science, continues to be a hot ticket commentator on a variety of political topics. Rosenberg most recently appeared on the talk show panel "Fresh Outlook Today" on EBRU-TV,...

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Poster Professor For Interdisciplinary Learning

August 25, 2014
Lloyd Ackert, PhD

If Lloyd Ackert, PhD, had been given a career aptitude test when he was a high school student, the checkboxes measuring skills, interests, and values would never have produced the varied, sometimes bizarre, but surprisin...

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Losing Your Job Could Kill You, But Recessions Could Be Good For Your Health

July 28, 2014
Unemployment Study

Being unemployed increases your risk of death, but recessions decrease it. Sound paradoxical? Researchers thought so too....

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Kelly Joyce, PhD, Receives NSF Grant for Research in Public Policy Project

July 17, 2014
Kelly Joyce, PhD

Kelly Joyce, PhD, professor and director of the Center for Science, Technology and Society, will serve as the co-principal investigator—along with Roberta Spalter-Roth, PhD, director of the American Sociological Associat...

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The Future of Urban Farms

June 25, 2014
Urban Farming

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 t...

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New Courses for Fall

June 24, 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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Ignoring the Evidence at the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict

June 23, 2014
angelina jolie and foreign secretary william hague at the global summit to end sexual violence in conflict

The Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict ended, for me, not with a bang but with a tiny symbol of my irrelevance. As I stood, furiously tweeting, after the summit’s closing plenary, I was literally pushed asi...

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