Staying Ahead of the Hackers
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Staying Ahead of the Hackers

“The size of the cybersecurity challenge out there is staggering. Given all of the threats out there right now, I’d say there is a very high demand for people with knowledge who can understand these attacks and develop technology to protect against them.” – Kapil Dandekar, PhD, director of Drexel Wireless Systems Laboratory Drexel’s Cybersecurity Institute was recently featured … Continue reading

Quick Take: Drexel Law Professor Discusses Supreme Court’s Ruling on Same-Sex Marriage
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Quick Take: Drexel Law Professor Discusses Supreme Court’s Ruling on Same-Sex Marriage

On June 26, the Supreme Court ruled that states cannot ban same-sex marriage, and that gay marriage is legal nationwide. It’s a victory in the long struggle for the gay rights movement that has established a new civil right for Americans. “The Court today put itself on the right side of history,” said David S. … Continue reading

Quick Takes: Obamacare and Same-Sex Marriage are Both Public Health Issues
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Quick Takes: Obamacare and Same-Sex Marriage are Both Public Health Issues

The Supreme Court issued its rulings today in the King v. Burwell case, upholding Obamacare’s subsidies and protecting access to affordable health care for millions of low- and middle-income Americans—a major victory in the view of most public health experts. Robert I. Field, JD, PhD, MPH, a professor in Drexel’s School of Public Health and … Continue reading

Why a Drexel Professor Wants to Sell More Processed Foods to Low-Income Families
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Why a Drexel Professor Wants to Sell More Processed Foods to Low-Income Families

When it comes to healthy nutrition and low-income communities, you’ve probably heard these nuggets of conventional wisdom: Processed foods are unhealthy. The healthiest diets are composed of whole, unprocessed foods like fresh fruits and veggies, healthy protein sources and natural whole grains. Fresh produce is often out of reach for low-income families because it’s more … Continue reading

Sex, Lies and Their Impact on a Corporate Reputation
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Sex, Lies and Their Impact on a Corporate Reputation

New research shows that when arrests, lies or extramarital affairs of CEOs and other top executives are disclosed, their companies will lose lots of money in the short- and long-term. The study—by Ralph Walkling, a professor at Drexel University’s LeBow College of Business and founder of the Center for Corporate Governance, Drexel alumnus Adam Yore … Continue reading

Why Clothing Advertisements Should Feature Average-Sized Models
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Why Clothing Advertisements Should Feature Average-Sized Models

Using average-sized models in clothing advertisements could create a “win-win” situation for both clothing manufacturers and women’s health, according to research by a Drexel PhD candidate. Hoori Rafieian, a doctoral student in the LeBow College of Business, used Photoshop to create thin, average and plus-size versions of a female model in advertisements for luxury and … Continue reading

Quick Take: How Scrapping the $45 Billion Merger with Time Warner Will Benefit Comcast
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Quick Take: How Scrapping the $45 Billion Merger with Time Warner Will Benefit Comcast

Comcast formally withdrew from its pending $45 billion merger with Time Warner Cable on April 24 after the two companies failed to convince regulators the deal would be good for consumers. “Scrapping the merger at this point makes sense for Comcast,” said Drexel University’s Daniel Korschun, PhD, an assistant professor of marketing at Drexel University’s … Continue reading