August Books & Bagels 8/30

Join us for August Books & Bagels: Conversations on Interdisciplinary Research. Each speaker prepares a 15-20 minute presentation about their research followed by a moderated discussion. Audience participation is highly encouraged.

Lunch is provided.

Friday, August 30th 12-1pm
Graduate Student Lounge (Main 010A)
Basement of Main Building
3141 Chestnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19104


Anna Vorobyeva
PhD Candidate, College of Arts and Sciences, Biological Sciences
“When Memories Disappear…”

Andrea Marshall
PhD Student, iSchool, College of Information Science and Technology, Information Science
“DIY: Steampunk Artifacts and Gender Identities”

Moderated by Dr. Denise Garcia, Assistant Professor, Department of Biology

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GSA’s Treetop Adventure Trip 5/11

The Office of Graduate Studies and Graduate Student Association are proud to present the next exciting graduate student trip – ZIP LINING AT CBK MOUNTAIN ADVENTURES! If you’re interested in attending, please read through ALL of the following instructions.

WHO: Current Drexel University Graduate Students with a valid Drexel ID –  $20 – CASH ONLY!* Full payment is due at registration. We will not reserve space without payment. Please provide exact change. Sorry, no guests.
*Online Students: You may call or email Graduate Studies (, 215-895-0366) to pre-register. Please mail a check made out to “Drexel University Graduate Student Association” with the total amount due to:
Office of Graduate Studies
Drexel University
3141 Chestnut Street, Randell 240
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Your registration will not be confirmed until we receive payment. Check must be postmarked by Wednesday, May 1st. We will then scan and email you your ticket(s) and liability forms required to board the bus.

WHAT: 1,000” Zip Lines – Come try the best heart-pounding adventure ride in the Pocono Mountains! Zip through and over the trees, 85 feet above the ground! Breakfast and lunch will be provided. Please provide any special dietary needs or restrictions when you register.

WHERE:  CBK Mountain AdventuresOne Camelback Road, Tannersville, PA 18372 (About 2 hours from Drexel)

WHEN: SATURDAY, MAY 11TH - Meet buses at 6:45 AM at 33rd and Chestnut Streets, buses will leave promptly at 7:00 AM. You will be assigned a bus number at registration. Upon arrival at CBK, group sessions will run at 9:00 AM, 9:30 AM and 10:00 AM respectively followed by lunch. You will be assigned a session number (1, 2, or 3) at registration. For security purposes, you may not switch buses or sessions. No exceptions.

WHY: Adventure! There are twin zip lines next to each other so you can race your friends! You can fly above the ski slopes and glide into the landing in thirty seconds flat. You are participating at your own risk and will be asked to sign a participation form and waiver form at registration. Anyone who is not present at registration to sign their forms can bring them the day of or sign their forms before boarding the bus. No one may get on the bus without signing these forms.

HOW: Registration is on a first come, first serve basis. You may register at the Office of Graduate Studies in Randell Hall Room 240 beginning MONDAY, APRIL 22ND during office hours, Monday-Friday between 8:00 AM – 5:00PM or until tickets are sold out. The deadline to purchase tickets is MONDAY, MAY 6TH by 5:00 PM or when tickets sell out. Tickets will likely sell out. There are no refunds or waiting list. Please plan accordingly.

TICKETS & TRANSFER: Do not lose your ticket. The ticket you receive at registration will have your name and registration information on it. It will match the official registration list. If you cannot attend the trip and would like to transfer your ticket to another student, you MUST contact Graduate Studies by 5:00 PM MONDAY, MAY 6TH with your replacement student’s name and information. There are no refunds, no exceptions. After Graduate Studies confirms the transfer, please write the replacement student’s name on the ticket as indicated. Tickets may only be transferred ONCE. We must have the updated name and information on our registration list or the individual will not be able to participate.


  • Due to liability, no one will be allowed to drive separately if participating with GSA.
  • You may not reserve tickets without payment (see exception above for online student pre-registration, registration not confirmed until payment is received).
  • There will be no waiting list or additional buses added once tickets are sold out.
  • There are absolutely no refunds, no exceptions.
  • Sorry, no guests.

If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Graduate Studies. We hope to see you there!


Save the Dates: May Books & Bagels

Wednesday, May 8th – Books & Bagel Center City
12-1:30pm, Student Lounge, 1st Floor New College Building

Live broadcast in the Graduate Student Lounge, Basement of Main Building


  • Carol Ann Blank
    PhD Candidate, College of Nursing and Health Professions, Creative Arts Therapy
    “The Role of Family Music Therapy to Support the Development of Children with Special Needs and Parent Self-Efficacy”
  • Amy Felder
    PhD Candidate, College of Nursing and Health Professions, Nursing Science
    The Effect of a Clinical Decision Support System Utilizing a Business Process Management Enabled Workflow on the Adoption of a Protocol for Nurse-Directed Urinary Catheter Removal”
  • Idris Robinson, Tomi Seriki and Tosin Seriki
    MPH Candidates, School of Public Health, Public Health
    Advancing mHealth in Rural Gambia: Enhancing Health Information Dissemination and the Improvemet of Vaccine Inventory Control at Trekking Sites

Moderated by Kathleen Turner, Outreach and Library Liaison, Health Sciences

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Thursday, May 16th – Books After Dark
5-6pm, Graduate Student Lounge, Basement of Main Building


  • Kelsey Hatzell
    PhD Candidate, College of Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering
    “The Water-Energy Nexus and the Role of Capacitive Techniques”
  • Mitra Khakari
    MS Candidate, College of Arts and Sciences, Psychology
    “Accessing Treatment for Infertility: The Impact of Perceived Barriers”

Friday, May 31st – Books & Bagels
12-1pm, Graduate Student Lounge, Basement of Main Building


  • Josa Hanzlik
    PhD Candidate, Biomedical Engineering
    “What Do Retrieved Medical Devices Tell Us?”
  • Danielle Greenwell
    PhD Candidate, College of Arts and Sciences, Communications, Culture and Media
    “The Role of Active Reflection for Millennial Students in Service Learning”
  • Abby Dominy
    PhD Candidate, College of Arts and Sciences, Environmental Science
    “Turtles in a Different Light: Visual Ecology and Mating Behavior in the Diamondback Terrapins”

Moderated by Dr. Alisa Morss Clyne, Associate Professor in the Mechanical Engineering Department

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March Books & Bagels 3/15 12pm

Join us for March Books & Bagels: Conversations on Interdisciplinary Research!

Friday, March 15, 2013
Graduate Student Lounge (Main 010)

This program features three Drexel graduate students and their current research projects. Presenters are asked to prepare a 10-12 minute talk about their research and share how their accomplishments will shape our world socially and technologically. Presentations are followed by questions and moderated discussion. This event is meant to highlight several different research disciplines. Come and see for yourself what Drexel graduate students are doing to improve the world around us. Lunch (not just bagels) and refreshments will be provided.


Laura Berner
PhD Candidate, Clinical Psychology
“Building a Psychobiological Understanding of Bulimia Nervosa”

Patrick McLaughlin
PhD Candidate, Biodiversity, Ecology and Environmental Science
“A Multi-Species Analysis of Chytridiomycosis Infection and Resistance in West-Central Africa”

Derya Meral
PhD Candidate, Physics
“Discrete Molecular Dynamics Studies of Disordered Proteins in Alzheimer’s Disease”

Moderated by Dr. Don Riggs, Associate Professor of English

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