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Dean’s Seminar: 19th Century Exploration Meets 21st Century Biodiversity Science
3:30 - 5 p.m. @ Disque Hall 109
Civil Rights: From Mississippi to Ferguson
6 - 8 p.m. @ Mitchell Auditorium
Dean’s Seminar: Investigating the Origins of Language-Learning Difficulties in Down Syndrome
3:30 - 5 p.m. @ Disque Hall 109
Dean’s Seminar: Searching for Neutrinos at the Earth’s South Pole
3:30 - 5 p.m. @ Disque Hall 109
New Spring Courses
Are men and women’s brains really wired differently? How can philosophy respond to the Holocaust? Discuss these questions and more in our new spring courses.
2015 CoAS Distinguished Lecturer: Candy Chang
What do you want to do before you die? Artist and urban planner Candy Chang has asked this question on over 500 walls across the world, including one on Powelton. On April 30, she’ll share her journey. Visit the wall before then to leave your mark.
STARting Research Early
Instead of taking her freshman summer off, Nidhi George conducted paid research with prof Erin Graham, PhD, in Drexel’s STAR Scholars Program. Applications for the 2015 program are open through February 2. All majors welcome.
Meet Your USGA Rep!
Akshay Koottala hopes to improve communication between Drexel’s administration and the student body. His first task? Organizing a town hall meeting with Dean Murasko and CoAS students.
Student Jobs Available
Need to replenish your funds from all that holiday shopping? Lucky for you, the College of Arts and Sciences and the Department of Psychology are hiring!
Our Bird Buff
Nature connoisseur Jason Weckstein, PhD, joined the College this fall as an associate professor in the BEES department. In this Q&A, the Detroiter-turned-Philadelphian talks about his favorite part of being a prof and the book that sparked his fondness for feathers.
Call for Graduate Participants
Graduate students are invited to participate in a two-week summer institute, “Standards in Society,” sponsored by Drexel and the NIST. Tuition is free and includes housing and meals. Applications due February 1.
Rakhmiel Peltz, PhD, director of Judaic studies, was named the inaugural Atran Visiting Professor of Yiddish Language and Linguistics at the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research’s Center for Jewish History (New York City) for winter quarter.
Gary Rosenberg, PhD, professor of biodiversity, earth and environmental science, received a $297,438 NIH grant for “Diverse Drug Lead Compounds from Bacterial Symbionts in Philippines Mollusks” as part of an International Cooperative Biodiversity Group.
Meghan Butryn, PhD, assistant research professor of psychology, and Evan Forman, PhD, professor of psychology, received a $322,312 NIH grant, “Evaluating Options for Non-Responders: A SMART Approach to Enhancing Weight Loss.” Butryn received a second NIH grant for $450,164, “An Innovative, Physical Activity-Focused Approach to Weight Loss Maintenance.”
Elizabeth Nicholls, psychology doctoral candidate, mentored by Brian Daly, PhD, had a first-author paper accepted for publication in the Journal of Pediatric Psychology, the official journal of Division 54 of the American Psychological Society. The paper examines depression and anxiety in children with spina bifida living in Colombia, South America, and was the first study to investigate this topic in a developing country.
Michael Vogeley, PhD, professor of physics, received a $247,000 NSF grant, “Probing Galaxy Formation and Cosmology with Dwarf Galaxies in Voids.”
Mimi Sheller, PhD, director of the Center for Mobilities Research and Policy, was elected president of the International Association for the History of Transport, Traffic and Mobility.
Selah Stivers, international areas studies '15, received the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, to study at Koç University in Istanbul in 2015.
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