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Guatemala Study Tour Information Session
5:30 – 6:30 p.m. @ MacAlister Hall 3031
Accelerated BA-BS/MS in Communication Information Session
5:00 – 6:30 p.m. @ ExCITe Center
Persepolis: The Film Iran Didn't Want the World to See (Film Screening)
5:30 – 7:30 p.m. @ URBN Center Annex Screening Room
Remembrance Service for Anne-Marie Obajtek-Kirkwood, PhD
5:30 – 7:30 p.m. @ MacAlister Sky View
NEA Big Read
This Thursday, Drexel Writers Room presents the National Endowment for the Arts Big Read Kickoff, featuring a traveling dance party, parade and keynote address to commence a month-long exploration of Zora Neale Hurston's "Their Eyes Were Watching God."
Walk This Way
Anthropology alumnus B. Douglas Whitmire '16 may not be able to school choreographer David Parsons in dance, but he did teach him a thing or two about early human movement for Parsons' new dance collaboration.
Where the Research Meets the Road
What better way to celebrate the National Park Service's 100th anniversary than by paying a visit to Old Faithful? A team of BEES faculty and students traveled to Yellowstone to gather data on geyser activity in the area and soak in the centennial celebrations.
Winter Courses
Learn how to curtail our global sustainability crisis, get down with the greatest postmodernist philosophers, or travel through time, charting a path through the global history of empires and science.
Welcoming Our New Dragons
Last week, the University ushered in its newest class of Dragons during Welcome Week. Check out the photos from our College Day event, including outtakes from our inflatable sumo-wrestling ring!
Our New Chem Prof
A California native, Dionicio Martinez Solorio, PhD, moved to Philadelphia five years ago to pursue postdoctoral studies at UPenn. His passion for organic chemistry began as a sophomore in college, and he's been dedicated to the subject ever since.
Barbara Hoejke, PhD
Lecture Series Celebrating Drexel's 125th
In honor of Drexel's 125th anniversary this fall, the University will host a public lecture series dedicated to the various chapters of Drexel's history. The series begins September 29.
Debjani Bhattacharyya
Emmanuel Koku, PhD, associate professor of communication, received a $187,883 NSF grant for the project "Stigma, Social Networks, and HIV Testing, Linkage and Care."
Chris Sims
George Ciccariello-Maher, PhD, associate professor of political science, published the book "Building the Commune: Radical Democracy in Venezuela."
Phillip Ayoub
Denise Garcia, PhD, assistant professor of physics, received a $430,375 NIH grant for the project "Transcriptional Profiling of Gli1 Astrocytes in the Adult Mammalian Forebrain."
Robert Brulle
Naoko Kurahashi Neilson, PhD, assistant professor of physics, received a $472,616 NSF grant for the project "Searches for Astrophysical Neutrino Sources with IceCube."
Alison Novak     Imaani Jamillah El-Burki
Richardson Dilworth, PhD, and Scott Knowles, PhD, co-authored and edited the book "Building Drexel: The University and Its City, 1891 – 2016." Lloyd Ackert, PhD, Jonson Miller, PhD, Tiago Saraiva, PhD, and Amy Slaton, PhD, contributed chapters to the book, as well as Drexel history students Jason Ludwig, Nathaniel Stanton, and Daniel Johnson. Undergrad Christina Schweingruber served as managing editor.
Amy Slaton
Anthony Addison, PhD, professor of chemistry, was elected as fellow of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute.
Don Charles
Robert Brulle, PhD, professor of sociology and environmental science, is the recipient of the American Sociological Association's Frederick Buttel Distinguished Contribution Award, which recognizes outstanding service, innovation, and/or publication in environmental sociology or the sociology of technology. Brulle also received the Allan Schnaiberg Outstanding Publication Award.
Jiu Jiang
Loyc Vanderkluysen, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Biodiversity, Earth and Environmental Science, received a $191,476 NSF grant for the project "Collaborative Research: Flood Volcanism and Environmental Impacts — A Multidisciplinary Investigation of the Deccan Traps and Events at the Cretaceous-Paleogene Boundary."
Don Charles
Chris Vito, BS geoscience '16, received the Geological Society of America/ExxonMobil Field Camps Scholars Award, a $2000 award for undergraduate students to attend a summer field camp of their choice. This merit-based award is given to only 20 students nationwide.
Jiu Jiang
Physics PhD student Rebecca Phillipson was awarded a three-year NASA graduate fellowship for up to $165,000 to support her doctoral research "Investigating the Relationship Between Black-Hole Binaries and Active Galactic Nuclei."
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