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Dean's Seminar: Feeling the Pressure: Illuminating the Physical Mechanisms of Cell Movement
3:30 - 5 p.m. @ Disque 109
How to Survive a Plague – Film Screening and Discussion
5:30 - 8:30 p.m. @ PISB 112
What Every Presidential Candidate Should Know: Protecting the Natural Environment
3:30 - 5 p.m. @ PISB 104
Dean's Seminar: Dieting 2.0: New Developments in Psychology & Approaches to Lifestyle Modification
3:30 - 5 p.m. @ Disque 109
New Leadership
As CoAS continues to grow, so does our need for forward-thinking leadership to address increasing demands and new opportunities. Join us in welcoming Ira Taffer, PhD, Cyndi Rickards, EdD, and Simone Schlichting-Artur, EdD, into their new roles.
Provost Brian Blake
2016 Kaczmarczik Lecture
Mark your calendars: Alan Stern, principle investigator on the New Horizons mission to Pluto, will be next year’s Kaczmarczik Lecturer on February 10, 2016. More info coming soon!
ICYMI: CoAS Launches New Site!
Have you checked out the new College website? The new layout allows us to put the spotlight on you, our amazing students, and your unique experiences at Drexel. Keep an eye out for contests to get your photos featured!
Meet Rogelio Miñana
Rogelio Miñana, PhD, joins us as head of the new Department of Global Studies and Modern Languages. Originally from Spain, Miñana has a deeply rooted affection for Paella, speaks several languages, and is excited to further infuse culture and language into the CoAS curriculum.
Barbara Hoejke, PhD
Winter Courses
Study the philosophy of law, explore the evolutionary history of our species, or examine urban social issues alongside community members in our winter courses!
New Minor in STS
The Center for Science, Technology and Society (STS) now offers a minor for undergraduates who are interested in investigating the social dimensions of science, medicine and technology.
Dino-Sized Mystery
Asteroid? Volcanic eruption? What really caused the extinction of the dinosaurs? Loyc Vanderkluysen, PhD, a prof in the Department of Biodiversity, Earth and Environmental Science, weighs in.
ELC's New Director
After 14 years of leadership, Barbara Hoekje, PhD, has decided to step down as director of Drexel’s English Language Center (ELC). Tobie Hoffman, previously the ELC’s associate director for University and Intensive programs, has been appointed as the new director.
Barbara Hoejke, PhD
Student Jobs Available
Looking for an on-campus job this fall? Apply for a work-study position with one of our departments or centers!
Philosophy Adds Concentrations
The Department of English and Philosophy is offering four new concentrations in its Philosophy program. Also new this year is the option for students to enroll in the five-year, three co-op track.
Sign up for SPARK
SPARK Innovation is a 24-hour, think-tank style competition that gives students the chance to solve real-world problems alongside professional engineers, scientists and corporate representatives. The winning team receives $1500! Competition is Nov 12-13th.
Anthony Glascock, PhD, professor of anthropology, published the book "A Dead Cow, Milkshake, Hyper-Masculinity and Jinn" with Kendall Hunt Publishing.
Gordon Richards, PhD, professor of physics, was named a Thomson Reuters Highly Cited Researcher for a second consecutive year.
Evan Forman, PhD, professor of psychology, Meghan Butryn, PhD, associate research professor of psychology, and Adrienne Juarascio, PhD, assistant research professor of psychology, received a $358,696 NCH grant for the project "Reducing Cancer Risk by Training Response Inhibition to Obesogenic Foods."
Dan Marenda, PhD, associate professor of biology, and Jennifer Stanford, PhD, assistant professor of biology, are Co-PIs on a $498,750 NSF grant for the project "NRT IGE: Pedagogical Readiness Oversight for Future Educators in STEM Subjects."
Jordan Hyatt, JD, PhD, assistant professor of criminology and justice studies, received the 2015 Outstanding Young Experimental Criminologist award from the Academy of Experimental Criminology.
Arthur M. Nezu, PhD, Distinguished University Professor of Psychology, was appointed associate editor of the American Psychologist, the flagship journal of the American Psychological Association.
Myrna Shure, PhD, professor emeritus of psychology, is the co-recipient of the 2015 Society of Counseling Psychology, APA, Lifetime Achievement Award in Prevention.
J. Douglas Wright, PhD, associate professor of mathematics, received a $339,681 NSF grant for the project "Wave Propagation in Heterogeneous Nonlinear Dispersive Systems."
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