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Recent News

Phillip Ayoub

Our New Political Science Prof

May 01, 2015
Phillip Ayoub, PhD, joins us from Florence where he was the Max Weber Postdoctoral Fellow at the European Institute. In this Q&A, Ayoub talks about the course t... Read More »
Gwen Ottinger, PhD

Gwen Ottinger, PhD, Wins Rachel Carson Prize for her Book, “Refining Expertise”

April 15, 2015
Gwen Ottinger, assistant professor in the Department of Politics and the Center for Science, Technology, and Society, was awarded the Rachel Carson Prize for la... Read More »
Ambassador (Ret.) Joseph M. Torsella - Lecture at The National Constitution Center

Turning "Us" and "Them" into "We" Again: Former UN Ambassador to Discuss American Community

March 19, 2015
“We the People” are three of the most important words in our political history as Americans – and, arguably, in all of political history. But the American “We” ... Read More »

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  • The Roots of Latin Music

    Wednesday, May 27, 2015

    12:00 PM-1:30 PM

    James E. Marks Intercultural Center Ida Chen Wedge Room 3225 Arch Street

    • Everyone
    • Undergraduate Students
    • Graduate Students
    • Prospective Students
    • International Students
    • Faculty
    • Staff
    • Alumni
    Join Bienvenidos, a Drexel Colleague Resource Group, for a special presentation on the Roots of Latin Music with special guest speaker, Lynn Riley. This is a free event. Lunch will be provided. 
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  • Building Energy Benchmarking: Energy Wise: Citizen Scientists and Open Data

    Wednesday, May 27, 2015

    12:00 PM-2:00 PM

    NEW LOCATION! Behrakis Grand Hall, Creese Student Center 3210 Chestnut Street Philadelphia PA 19104

    • Everyone

    This event will focus on issues of citizen science and data practices in relation to energy use.  How does citizen science engage with local and regional energy issues? How do/could citizen science projects be leveraged to educate and shift citizen engagement with energy use? How do these projects work through digital platforms, and how often do citizen scientists collaborate with academics or campus communities? “Energy Wise” panelists will describe citizen science projects they have worked on, highlighting how the projects 1) leverage digital platforms for data collection and public communication, 2) how citizen scientists work with universities or academic researchers, and 3) how these projects shift public thinking about energy use writ large.

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