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Seeking Peace and Political Asylum: A Personal Account of the Syrian Crisis
12 - 1:30 p.m. @ MacAlister Hall 2019
Distinguished Lecture with Candy Chang
6:30 - 8 p.m. @ Mandell Theater
COM Alumni Panel
3 - 4:30 p.m. @ PSA Building 114
Dean's Seminar: When States 'Come Out'
3:30 - 5 p.m. @ Disque 109
13 MAY
University Lecture Series with Ambassador (Ret.) Joe Torsella
1:30 - 2:30 p.m. @ Mitchell Auditorium
Last Day to Order Distinguished Lecture Tickets
Tonight, artist, designer, and urban planner Candy Chang will explore the power of personal introspection in public spaces and what we can learn from our collective wisdom.
Facebook Ready
Your chances of landing a job at Facebook are right up there with winning the lottery. But that didn't stop communication alum Daniel Mann from applying — or getting hired.
New Summer Courses
What do Aristotle, Galileo and Stephen Hawking have in common that makes them scientists? How do you tell a hospice patient's life story? What's it really like to be a soldier in combat? Explore these questions and more in our new summer courses.
Twenty-Five Faces of CoAS
As we continue to celebrate our 25th anniversary, we're bringing you more stories of the students, faculty, staff and alums who have made these years so memorable.
Philly Science Festival
Students and faculty from biology, chemistry, math, physics and BEES are showing off their science skills at this year's Philadelphia Science Festival and Carnival. Join the fun!
2015 Week of Writing
We can't give you a week's vacation, but how about the next best thing…a Week of Writing?! Hear the adventures of a technical communicator, learn the skills needed to be a screenwriter, or join a marathon reading session — all at the ninth annual event.
Instagram Takeover
Last month, Mollie Snyder took us to her co-op in China through our first social media takeover. On Friday, check out our Instagram account as fashion blogger and communication major Ian Michael Crumm shares a day in his life!
Watch the Raft Debate
On April 16th, 10 profs stranded on a desert island argued for the survival of their disciplines. From Taser studies to duct tape skills, we heard a lot of interesting arguments. But as it goes in the CoAS Raft Debate, there was only room on the raft for one!
New Poli Sci Prof
Phillip Ayoub, PhD, joins us from Florence where he was the Max Weber Postdoctoral Fellow at the European Institute. In this Q&A, Ayoub talks about the course that ultimately changed his career path, and the caffeinated venture that funded his graduate degree.
Student Jobs Available
Need a little extra cash? Apply for a job with the Department of Psychology or conduct research on Philly’s “Energy Hub” plan with a faculty member.
Phillip Ayoub, PhD, assistant professor of political science, received the European Union Studies Association Award for Best Dissertation, the fourth award he has received for his dissertation.
CoAS Advisory Board member and alumna Cynthia A. Maryanoff, PhD, BS chemistry '72, received the 2015 Perkin Award Medal, the highest honor in American industrial chemistry, for her work as an industrial process chemist.
Ezekiel Crenshaw (mentors Aleister Saunders, PhD, and Michael Akins, PhD) and Lee Dolat (mentor Elias Spiliotis, PhD), biology PhD candidates, received NIH pre-doctoral awards for $132,950 and $87,603, respectively.
Gwen Ottinger, PhD, assistant professor of political science, won the prestigious 2015 Rachel Carson Prize for her book "Refining Expertise: How Responsible Engineers Subvert Environmental Justice Challenges" (NYU Press).
Kathleen Volk Miller, teaching professor of English and co-director of the Drexel Publishing Group, co-edited the book "Humor: A Reader for Writers," (Oxford University Press).
Monica Togna, PhD, assistant professor of biology, was accepted to the Association of American Colleges and Universities' STEM Summer Leadership Institute.
Eric Zillmer, PsyD, Carl R. Pacifico Professor of Neuropsychology, was appointed to the Olympic Sports Liaison Committee by the NCAA Administration Cabinet.
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