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The Future of Urban Farms
Urban farms have been popping up in cities all over the world with benefits ranging from local food production and neighborhood beautification to job creation and crime reduction. But what happens when the funding used to start these farms runs out? Learn more »

Truvia Sweetener Not So Sweet for Fruit Flies
While the popular sugar substitute may be safe to use in your morning coffee, Drexel researchers have found that erythritol — the main ingredient in Truvia — is lethal to fruit flies. What's really cool about this research (aside from the potential insecticide patent)? It all started with the curiosity of a sixth grader… Find out how »

Meet Biologist Katy Gonder
Katy Gonder, PhD, comes to Drexel with nearly 20 years of research experience from Central Africa. The primate enthusiast specializes in African biodiversity and conservation strategies, and joins the Bioko Biodiversity Protection Program — founded by bio prof Gail Hearn, PhD — as principal investigator. Meet Katy Gonder »

Conducting Research—Underground
Physics prof Michelle Dolinski’s half-mile commute may not seem like a big deal—until you learn it’s underground. Learn about the massive experiment she's working on that could help answer major questions about the beginning of the universe. Read more »

The Science of Reporting Science
While reporters may be quick to publish catchy headlines—"Red wine is bad for you" … "Pesticides are killing the bees"—STS prof Chloe Silverman, PhD, says most science news is much more complicated than that. Find out why these stories are becoming oversimplified, and what's really killing the bees.
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Teens Unaware of Sexting Consequences as Minors
The majority of students polled in a recent Drexel survey admitted to sexting as minors; an even larger percentage of them were unaware of the legal consequences of their actions.
Read more about the study »

3 Weeks Left: #CoASDayInTheLife Instagram Challenge
Time’s running out in our Instagram Challenge! Whether you're traveling to Spain, biking through Fairmount or working on a cool research project, we want you to share your day in photos! One lucky grand-prize winner will receive a $250 VISA gift card (just for playing). Get the details »

New Fall Courses
What do time, Abraham Lincoln and LGBT history have in common? They’re all topics students can learn about in these new fall courses! Discover new courses »






International Opportunities Overview
3 - 4 p.m.
@ 3201 Arch Street, Suite 250
Steinbright Conference Room


Books and Bagels: Conversations on Interdisciplinary Research
12 - 1 p.m.
@ Graduate Student Lounge, Main
Building 010A


Introduction to the Fulbright English Teaching Assistant Program
3 - 4 p.m.
@ Papadakis Integrated Sciences Building 103


The STARS are out at Drexel!
12 - 1 p.m.
@ Library Learning Terrace, 33rd and
Race Streets

In Briefs

James Herbert, PhD, professor and department head of psychology, was inducted as a Fellow of the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science. Lindsay Martin, psychology PhD candidate, co-mentored by Herbert and Evan Forman, PhD, was elected student representative of the Association’s Pennsylvania Chapter.

Haifeng (Frank) Ji, PhD, associate professor of chemistry, and Xin Hunag, chemistry PhD candidate, were featured on the cover of Analytical Methods for their research “Quartz Crystal Microbalance Based Biosensor for Rapid and Sensitive Detection of Maize Chlorotic Mottle Virus.”

Michael Lowe, PhD, professor of psychology, received a $2,210,247 NIH grant for the project “Weight History, Brain Activation to Food Cues and Eating Disorder Psychopathology.”

Paula Marantz Cohen, PhD, distinguished professor of English, authored the book “Suzanne Davis Gets a Life.”

Drexel was awarded a five-year, $1.2M grant from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute to increase the retention of undergraduate students in STEM majors. Dean Donna Murasko, PhD, is principal investigator, and Jennifer Stanford, PhD, assistant professor of biology, is taking a lead role in implementing the project. Other instrumental CoAS faculty members include Daniel King, PhD, associate professor of chemistry, and Aleister Saunders, PhD, associate professor of biology.

Junyi Xiao, BS mathematics ’15, received the 2014-2015 DAAD RISE award, which will allow her to work at the Institute of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology at the University Hospital of Jena in Germany this summer.