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  • beef

    Q&A with Jennifer Quinlan: After Europe's Contaminated Meat Controversy, Is the U.S. at Risk?

    February 27, 2013

    European consumers recently went into an uproar after horse meat was discovered in products that were labeled as 100 percent beef. Drexel's Dr. Jennifer Quinlan weighs in on how this could have occurred and what it means for carnivores.

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  • Mimi Sheller

    What I’m Reading: Mimi Sheller

    February 27, 2013

    Mimi Sheller is a sociology professor who studies how people move. Coincidentally, the novel she’s currently reading looks at another kind of movement—the flight patterns of monarch butterflies and how they could be affected by climate change. Read More
  • Joseph Gregory

    Curator Shares Inspiration Behind Wangechi Mutu Exhibit Opening at Drexel

    February 20, 2013

    Westphal's Joseph Gregory shares the inspiration behind the new exhibit opening this weekend at Drexel, featuring the work of African artist Wangechi Mutu, "one of the most original and respected African artists on the contemporary art scene." Read More
  • Maker's Mark

    Q&A with Daniel Korschun: The Maker’s Mark Bourbon Crisis

    February 20, 2013

    To help put the recent Maker's Mark whiskey crisis in perspective, DrexelNow looked to Daniel Korschun, assistant professor and expert in corporate strategy. Read More
  • Lisl Zach

    What I'm Reading: Lisl Zach

    February 18, 2013

    Lisl Zach, an associate teaching professor at the iSchool, College of Information Science and Technology, specializes in how people use information. She’s also interested the experience one gets out of reading a physical book versus accessing information digitally. It’s no wonder, then, that she chose a book on this very topic, How the Page Matters, written by a colleague from the University of Illinois, Bonnie Mak. Read More
  • Brazile group 2013

    Brazilian English Teachers Wrap Up Six-Week Exchange Program at Drexel

    February 18, 2013

    Drexel is wrapping up a unique new exchange program that brought a group of high-school English teachers from Brazil to the United States for six weeks of intensive English language training and professional development. A farewell reception for the group takes place Thursday. Read More
  • Russian meteor Feb. 15

    Q&A with David Goldberg: The Meteor Strike in Russia’s Chelyabinsk Region

    February 18, 2013

    It’s not every day that a meteor slams into the Earth. On February 15, it happened in central Russia, injuring more than 1,000 people and causing damage in several cities. DrexelNow looked to David Goldberg, professor and director of Undergraduate Studies in the Department of Physics who specializes in theoretical cosmology and astrophysics, to find out the reasons behind this phenomenon. Read More
  • Boy Scouts of America

    Q&A with David Cohen: The Ban on Gay Members and Leaders of the Boy Scouts of America

    February 13, 2013

    The Boy Scouts of America organization has recently made headlines for their revisiting of a divisive issue—the organization’s ban on gay members and leaders. Associate professor of law David S. Cohen weighs in on the legality of the ban and how the organization’s decision may be affected by external pressures. Read More
  • Pope Benedict

    Q&A with Dr. Douglas Porpora: The Resignation of Pope Benedict XVI

    February 11, 2013

    Pope Benedict XVI startled the world Monday when he announced he would resign at the end of February.  DrexelNow caught up with Dr. Douglas Porpora, a professor of sociology with research interests in religion, to discuss the influence of the papacy, Benedict’s legacy and what the future holds for the Catholic Church.

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  • Meatless Monday

    Two Drexel Student Groups Encourage 'Meatless Mondays' on Campus

    February 11, 2013

    Drexel’s Sierra Student Coalition and Animal Welfare Association are embracing "Meatless Monday," a movement backed by an array of public-health advocates, animal welfare activists and environmentalists that asks meat-eaters to go meatless one day a week. Read More
  • David Cohen

    What I'm Reading: David Cohen

    February 11, 2013

    Earle Mack School of Law professor David S. Cohen is currently reading N.W. by Zadie Smith, an author whose first book, White Teeth, has yet to be topped. Read More
  • Drexel Researchers Investigate Impact of Biowall

    February 4, 2013

    Just how effective is the Papadakis Integrated Sciences Building’s “biowall” at air purification? A team of Drexel researchers—and their students—are working to find the answer.

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  • Paul Evangelista

    What I'm Reading: Paul Evangelista

    February 4, 2013

    Drexel's Dr. Paul Evangelista is reading the Autobiography of Mark Twain. What’s most interesting, he said, is that Twain is speaking to readers from the grave. Read More