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drexel_coas: @vcpmitchell, well said! And in case you
want a side job, we're always looking for writers. ;)
"She's Beautiful When She's Angry": Film Screening and Discussion
5:30 – 8 p.m. @ Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Dean's Seminar: A Mathematical Model of File Uploads and Downloads
3:30 – 5 p.m. @ Disque 109
"Antisemitism, Holocaust Denial and the 21st Century" with Deborah Lipstadt
6 – 8 p.m. @ LeBow Grand Meeting Hall
Department of Psychology Colloquium: Changing Minds: Going Above and Beyond for America's Children
3:30 – 5:30 p.m. @ Sheraton Philadelphia University City
Distinguished Lecture Tickets
Free tickets now available online for the May 5 Distinguished Lecture with novelist, essayist and cultural critic Zadie Smith!
What Do YOU Want to Say at Graduation?
Graduating seniors: Audition to be the keynote speaker at the College graduation! You can also personalize your big day by choosing the soundtrack or submitting photos to be shown at the ceremony.
Senior Send-Off
All CoAS graduating seniors and CoAS faculty are invited to the College’s first Senior Send-Off at City Tap House on June 7! Come for the free food and drinks — stay for the good conversation (and the raffle with gifts totaling more than $3000)! RSVP today.
Third Annual Raft Debate
The infamous battle of the minds is back on April 14. Stranded on a desert island, 11 profs will put their wit to the test as they fight for their discipline's survival. The prize? A coveted spot on the life raft — and bragging rights, of course. RSVP now!
College is a series of moments and experiences — final exams conquered, co-ops mastered, destinations traveled, friendships made. To celebrate, we’re kicking off a new photo challenge and inviting you to share your favorite College moments!
Summer Courses
Examine crimes from the perspective of the victim, understand the evolutionary biology of humans, or explore the ethical issues faced by those working in the legal field in these summer courses.
Barbara Hoejke, PhD
2016 Week of Writing
This year's weeklong event features readings, workshops and panel discussions including “Healing and Writing,” “Free Speech: Writers, Campuses and Words in Conflict,” and “Comedy in Philadelphia.”
Join us on LinkedIn!
Connect with fellow CoAS students, alums and faculty on the College's new LinkedIn page! Learn about and share relevant events, news and job opportunities.
Dragon Days
Student Life is celebrating the start of the spring term with Dragon Days! Take advantage of opportunities to meet with student orgs, learn about campus departments, and enjoy free food and fun, including a movie night and Quizzo!
Student Job Opportunities
Looking for a job this spring? Apply to work with the Department of Global Studies and Modern Languages, the offices of STS, Public Policy and Sociology, or the College of Computing and Informatics!
Call for Essays
Submit your work from a CoAS course to compete for the Africana Studies V.P. Franklin Award ($500) or Women’s and Gender Studies Martha Montgomery Award ($200). Submissions due April 1.
Want to Become a Vegetarian? Well, You Can't.
Philosophy prof Andrew Smith's new book argues that you can't actually be vegetarian.
Meet Chemistry Head Fraser Fleming
Author of the recently published book “The Truth About Science and Religion,” this organic chemist is interested in how science and religion can help address ethical and moral issues.
Scott Warnock, PhD, associate professor of English and director of the University Writing Program, was elected to the Executive Board of the Council of Writing Program Administrators.
André Carrington, PhD, assistant professor of English, published the book "Speculative Blackness: The Future of Race in Science Fiction," University of Minnesota Press.
Julianna Frangos, BA international area studies '16, and Matthew Parsons, BS physics '15, are both recipients of the prestigious Fulbright scholarship. Frangos will teach English in Luxembourg, and Parsons will conduct research in France.
The Drexel University chapter of the Society of Physics Students received the 2015-2016 Marsh W. White Award for their project "The Starch Difference." SPS also won an Outstanding Chapter Award from the SPS National Office for the seventh year in a row.
Denise Garcia, PhD, assistant professor of physics, received a $342,344 NIH grant for the project "The Role of Sonic Hedgehog Signaling on Astrocyte Function in the Adult CNS."
Kirk Heilbrun, PhD, professor of psychology, is the recipient of the 2016 Award for Distinguished Contributions to Psychology and Law by the Psychology-Law Society.
Chloe Silverman, PhD, associate professor of politics, is co-PI on a $50,000 grant from the Organization for Autism Research for the project "Measuring What Matters." This is part of a two-part project titled "Autism Transitions and Outcomes Collaborative."
Sam Ciocys, BS physics and mathematics ’15, was chosen as a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow. The highly competitive program recognizes and supports outstanding students pursuing research-based graduate degrees in NSF-supported disciplines. Ciocys is pursuing a PhD in physics at the University of California-Berkeley.
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