IT TAKES A VILLAGE: Ten years ago, paleontologist Ken Lacovara, PhD, traveled to southern Argentina with the hopes of prehistoric discovery. What he brought back was bigger than he ever could have imagined.
THE VALUE OF A SECOND CHANCE: Psychologist Naomi Goldstein, PhD, knows that there’s hope for today’s at-risk youth — and it starts by changing the way our nation approaches juvenile justice.
THE SOCIAL ROOTS OF OUR ENVIRONMENTAL PROBLEMS: At a time when environmental issues big and small are vexing scientists and challenging policy makers, Drexel social scientists are offering valuable insight into problems that may simply be too complex for any single discipline to conquer.
LEARNING TO LIVE WITH THE MONSTER: A group of Drexel psychologists are raising tough questions about conventional cognitive therapies: should patients continue playing tug of war with their monsters, or is the solution to simply drop the rope?
FACULTY EXTRACURRICULARS: Contrary to popular belief, professors do not evaporate outside the walls of the classroom. Four Drexel profs share the extracurricular exploits that keep them connected and inspired — in and outside of the classroom.
OUR SECRET WEAPON FOR GOOD: Communication alum Kevin Brooks ’82 is proof that stories aren’t just magical escapes from reality; they empower us, connect us, and even help us build better products. Stories, Brooks says, are our secret weapon for good.
MAN OF MANY ILLUSIONS: Philosophy student Douglas Stafford is anything but predictable. His business card reads “entertainer” and his act — “Cirque D’Penombra” — is described as the “twilight between fine art and entertainment.”
A graduating senior and one of the shining stars in Drexel’s International Area Studies program, Elias Okwara is already on his way to a promising career.THE HUMAN ELEMENT
A distinguished researcher and scientist, Dr. Lucile Adams-Campbell shifted early on from a world of periodic tables and formulas to one where the human element makes the answers far less certain.
IN THE THICK OF IT
Class has officially started in the College’s new Department of Biodiversity,Earth and Environmental Science (or BEES, for short).
Kathleen Volk Miller has been the co-editor of the international literary magazine Painted Bride Quarterly for over 10 years. But her love affair with language began long before she took the reigns.
LET THEM PLAY
After publishing his book-long love letter to the lost days of pick-up games, Dr. Ron Bishop unwittingly found himself the spokesman of the play “movement.”