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28 APRIL - 5 MAY
Philosophy Week
Times and locations vary
Dean's Seminar: 21st-Century Skill Acquisition Through Side-by-Side Community-Based Learning Courses
3:30 – 5 p.m. @ Disque 109
Distinguished Lecture with Zadie Smith
6:30 p.m. @ Mandell Theater
9 MAY - 13 MAY
Week of Writing
Times and locations vary
Zadie Smith Tickets
The College of Arts and Sciences Distinguished Lecture with novelist, essayist and cultural critic Zadie Smith is almost here! Reserve your free tickets for the May 5 event today.
Have you participated in our new photo contest yet? Share your favorite College moments between now and May 27 for a chance to win gift cards (up to $250), bragging rights and even a spread in the College magazine.
Finding Alternative Energy in France
Think an energy source that doesn't produce carbon emissions or radioactive byproducts sounds too good to be true? With the support of a Fulbright research grant, physics alumnus Matthew Parsons is working to prove otherwise.
This is Writers Room
Never been to a Drexel Writers Room event? It's a powerful experience that you won't want to miss. Join members of the Mantua, Powelton Village and Drexel communities for events centered on writing, reading, thinking and being.
Making Drexel History
Geoscience and environmental science majors Vincent O'Leary and Nicholas Barber are the first Drexel students to ever receive the Earnest F. Hollings Scholarship from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration! Barber also received the prestigious Goldwater Scholarship.
Summer Courses
Witness the power of poetry firsthand at CHOP, understand the significance of the U.S.-Mexican War, or explore the human mind and consciousness in these summer courses.
Philosophy Week
The fourth annual Philosophy Week kicks off tomorrow! Festivities include a mock trial on the ethical and social challenges of artificial intelligence, talks on climate change, public policy and the concept of race, and more!
Call for STEM Presenters
Conducting research in a STEM field? Present your work to a non-expert audience of local students and community members this September at Start Talking Science. Submission deadline is May 20.
Barbara Hoejke, PhD
2016 Week of Writing
May is almost here, which means WoW is right around the corner. This year's events feature readings, workshops and panel discussions, including "Healing and Writing," "Free Speech: Writers, Campuses and Words in Conflict," and "Comedy in Philadelphia."
Sartorial Snapshots
Gabriella Tam, communication student and style editor of The Triangle, captures Drexel's fashion scene in her senior-project-turned-video-series: Sartorial Snapshots. New episodes air Mondays at 7 p.m. on The Triangle's YouTube channel.
Student Job Opportunities
Looking for a spring job opportunity? Apply to work with the Department of Global Studies and Modern Languages, or the offices of STS, Public Policy and Sociology.
Meet BEES Prof Elizabeth Watson
Wetlands science prof Elizabeth Watson, PhD, worked as a research ecologist at the EPA before joining Drexel. She says teaching is a natural fit, given her love of science, learning and helping students relate to their world.
Raft Debate Video
Earlier this month, 11 profs tried to argue their way off a desert island for a chance to save humanity. We heard from pirates, prisoners, primate experts and political scientists, but it was physics' Frank Ferrone, PhD, who took home the win with his smooth rap skills.
Jonah Blasiak, PhD, assistant professor of mathematics, received a $195,000 NSF grant for the project "Tools for Positivity in Algebraic Combinatorics."
Sara Monostra, international area studies '16, was selected as a 2016 Janice Bond Senior Award recipient by the Pan American Association of Philadelphia for her outstanding excellence in Latin American Studies.
Brian Daly, PhD
Brian Daly, PhD, assistant professor of psychology, received a $171,00 grant from the Pew Charitable Trusts to implement and evaluate a behavioral and social-skills program for minority, low-income children in the School District of Philadelphia. Daly also received a $201,700 grant from the Sixers Youth Foundation to develop, implement and evaluate a behavioral health program for minority, low-income middle school students in Philadelphia and Camden.
    Caitlin Walczyk
Alexandra Pickens, BA international area studies '17, and Caitlin Walczyk, BA international area studies and political science '18, received the 2016 David L. Boren Scholarship from the National Security Education Program. The scholarship provides U.S. undergraduate students with up to $20,000 to study abroad in areas that are critical to U.S. interests and underrepresented in study abroad. Pickens is currently on co-op in Jordan with the women's rights nonprofit SADAQ; she will spend the fall term studying Arabic with CET Academic Programs in Amman. Walczyk will study Russian at Al-Farabi Kazakh National University in Almaty, Kazakhstan.
Fraser F. Fleming, PhD, professor and head of the Department of Chemistry, published the book "The Truth About Science and Religion: From the Big Bang to Neuroscience."
Shari Moskow, PhD, professor and head of mathematics, received a $31,200 NSF grant for the project "NSF-SIAM Optics and Photonics Workshop."
Stephanie Kerrigan, psychology doctoral student, mentored by Meghan Butryn, PhD, received three awards: a research grant from Qualtrics to fund her dissertation; an International Travel Award to attend the European Obesity Summit in Sweden; and the Society of Behavioral Medicine's Distinguished Student Excellence in Research Award.
Meghan O'Donnell, MS environmental policy '18, received a $2,500 Graduate Student Scholarship from the Society of Women Environmental Professionals of Greater Philadelphia, a nonprofit professional association of women involved or interested in environmental law, science, business and policy.
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