Study suggests connections between recessions and public health

Jose Tapia, associate professor of history and political science in the College of Arts and Sciences, co-authored a study and subsequent article with researchers from the University of Michigan titled “Individual Joblessness, Contextual Unemployment and Mortality Risk,” which was published in the August 2014 issue of the American Journal of… Continued

ExCITe director to assist Opera Philadelphia

Youngmoo Kim, associate professor and director of the Drexel University Expressive and Creative Interaction Technologies Center and assistant dean of engineering for media technologies, will be taking a one-year sabbatical from Drexel to collaborate with Opera Philadelphia and explore the relationship that emerging technology can have with all stages of… Continued

Professors named most-cited researchers of 2014

Three Drexel professors were named by Thomson Reuters as among the most-cited researchers of 2014. The professors, whose fields include extragalactic astronomy, materials engineering and atmospheric particles, were Gordon Richards, Yury Gogotsi and Peter DeCarlo, respectively. The list, which consisted of 3,215 researchers across 21 fields in both the natural… Continued

Military tech used to protect snakes

Drexel University biologists are collaborating in an effort to save northern pine snakes from extinction using military technology. Researchers have implanted transmitters into the snakes to track their hibernation habits and have found that snakes take twice as long to cross concrete than sand. “The ultimate goal of this project… Continued

Educate yourself about the consequences of sexting

Professors at Drexel do much more than teach classes, grade papers and exams, and hold office hours. Many of them are simultaneously working on their own research projects, and are getting results published in industry magazines. Since we have such a strong College of Engineering, much of the research that… Continued

Truvia found to be possible pesticide

According to a paper by two Drexel University professors, erythritol, used as a semi-sweet and low-calorie bulking agent in some sweeteners, is both appealing and toxic to fruit flies. Because it is safe for humans to consume at far higher doses than those that are toxic to the flies, it… Continued

Sexting study raises concerns

According to a study led by David DeMatteo, the director of the joint degree program in law and psychology at Drexel University, the exchange of sexually explicit text messages and images among minors is more prevalent than previously imagined. The study, “Youth Sexting: Prevalence Rates, Driving Motivations, and the Deterrent… Continued

Seven Dragons awarded Fulbrights

A record seven Drexel students and alumni have been offered grants through the 2014-15 Fulbright U.S. Student Program. The recipients will travel to countries around the world — including Finland, Barbados and Australia, among others — to complete self-directed research in their field of study. Many of the students will… Continued

Research uncovers need for employee satisfaction

Daniel Korschun, assistant professor of marketing in the LeBow College of Business, co-authored a study and subsequent article titled “Corporate Social Responsibility, Customer Orientation, and Job Performance of Frontline Employees,” published in the May 2014 issue of the Journal of Marketing. His study concluded that frontline employees who identify with… Continued