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Fall Meet & Greet with a Twist
Save the date for the College's new-and-improved Meet & Greet! Mingle with students, faculty and staff and test your "College knowledge" in a grueling (ok, maybe not) game of CoAS Quizzo. Prizes—and bragging rights—will be awarded to the winning team. And did we mention there'll be food? RSVP now »

New Winter Courses
Study the history of witchcraft, understand the politics of disability, or learn about sleep and its disorders in these new courses. Discover new courses »


19th Annual Kaczmarczik Lecture:
“Click: The 3D Universe”

We live in a time when it’s possible to map our universe and detect patterns in our galaxies that extend for hundreds of millions of light years. On October 22, astrophysicist Margaret Geller, PhD, of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics will use these maps and patterns—along with the data from large telescopes and some of the world’s largest computer simulations—to help us understand the evolution of structure in the universe. Register »

Video Captures Gail Hearn's Legacy
This summer, renowned conservationist Gail W. Hearn, PhD, retired from her roles as director of the Bioko Biodiversity Protection Program and professor of biology at Drexel. Hearn built a distinguished career in conservation, education and research, focusing her efforts over the last 20 years on protecting the rich biodiversity of Bioko Island off the coast of Africa. Friends, including PA Senator Bob Casey, honored Hearn on September 19. Filmmaker Justin Jay screened a video in her honor. Watch the video »

The CoAS-Day-in-the-Life Instagram Challenge is Here to Stay!
For the last couple years, you’ve kept us captivated with amazing submissions to our #CoASDayintheLife Instagram Challenge. We've seen everything from butterflies and hippo skulls, to sunsets and sprawling hills — poignant moments that remind us of how diverse and driven our College community truly is. After two great runs, we've decided to keep the challenge around for good. So, whether you’re traveling to Brazil or just camping out at Joe Coffee, show us what makes up a day in your life. You’ll even have a chance to win prizes. Start playing »

Student Jobs Available
The holidays will be here before you know it, which means it’s time to start saving money for all those presents, parties and flights to visit family and friends! Lucky for you, the College of Arts and Sciences and the Departments of Physics and Psychology are hiring! Apply now »

The Largest Land Animal to Ever Walk the Earth
What’s two-stories tall, weighs as much as 13 African elephants, and only eats plants? Dreadnoughtus schrani, of course! Learn more about the supermassive dinosaur—discovered by Ken Lacovara, PhD, and his team of students and colleagues—in this two-part interview with Lacovara. Read the Q&A »

Community Fossil Dig Day
If all this dino talk has you dreaming of digging up fossils, then you’re in luck: Head out to Inversand, NJ, this Saturday to tour the site of an ongoing fossil excavation, and try your hand at unearthing some prehistoric remains!
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Meet STS Prof Chloe Silverman
Chloe Silverman, PhD, joined the College last fall as an associate professor in the Center for Science, Technology and Society. In this Q&A, the social scientist reveals why she’s recently been sporting a beekeeper suit and what she hopes to add to the CoAS community.
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3rd Annual Community Fossil Dig Day at Inversand
10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
@ Inversand, NJ


"Particle Fever" Film Screening
5 - 7 p.m.
@ Disque Hall 108


Mathematics of Imaging
1 - 2 p.m.
@ Bossone 3rd Floor Atrium


Dean's Seminar: Honey Bee Health, Uncertain Illnesses, and Medical Care
3:30 - 5 p.m.
@ Disque Hall 109


Dean's Seminar: Are We There Yet? Simulating Rare Events in Physical Systems
3:30 - 5 p.m.
@ Disque Hall 109


CoAS Fall Meet & Greet
4:30 - 6:30 p.m.


Kaczmarczik Lecture
2 - 3:30 p.m.
@ Main Auditorium

In Briefs

Anthony Addison, PhD, professor of chemistry, co-authored the book “Chemistry of Metalloproteins – Problems and Solutions in Bioinorganic Chemistry” (Wiley 2014).

Meghan Butryn, PhD, associate research professor of psychology, received a $2,533,145 NIH grant for the project “An Innovative, Physical Activity-Focused Approach to Weight Loss Maintenance.”

Kirsten Kaschock, PhD, assistant teaching professor of English, published the book “THE DOTTERY” (University of Pittsburgh Press 2014). The book won the Donald Hall Prize for poetry from the Association of Writers and Writing Programs.

Gwen Ottinger, PhD, assistant professor in the Center for Science, Technology and Society, received a $515,808 NSF grant for the project “CAREER: Environmental Justice and the Ethics of Science and Technology.”

Jake Russell, PhD, associate professor of biology, received a $597,394 NSF grant for the project “Dimensions: Identifying How the Ecological and Evolutionary Interactions Between Host and Symbiont Shape Holobiont Biodiversity.”

Brigita Urbanc, PhD, associate professor of physics, is co-PI on a $870,676 NSF grant for the project “MRI: Development of a Direct Detection Energy Loss Spectroscopy System.”