• 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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  • Benjamin Cohen Lecture:How to Police Your Food: Homes & Bodies in the Early Age of Manufactured Food

    Wednesday, May 27, 2015

    2:00 PM-3:20 PM

    Curtis Hall, Room 453 3141 Chestnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19104

    • Everyone

    How to Police Your Food: A Story of Controlling Homes and Bodies in the Early Age of Manufactured Foods is a talk about three concerns of our day: food, knowledge, and control. The concerns are anchored in debates over environmental and public health inside a world of manufactured, industrial food. Cohen will talk about the dawn of that manufactured food system to show the basis for and consistency of such anxieties. As it were, the biggest story of agriculture and food from the mid-1800s to early 1900s is one of shifts in control from the field to the kitchen, from the farm to the city, from production to consumption. Those trends grew substantially across the 1900s, but their shape was put in place early in the century. In the midst of those massive changes, domestic economists, chemists, and grocers engaged in intense arguments over the best way to police the food of new urban households. Taste, smell, and sight had long provided ways to judge the quality and presumed purity of foods. Those were measurements of the body derived from daily experience. But just as the household body was challenged by new foods from outside sources—some domestic, some foreign—so too did officials challenge the value of evidence from individual bodies in protecting that space. This talk focuses on debates between the value of bodily knowledge and the incursion of analytical evidence during the so-called pure food crusades. Those debates highlighted a struggle between household management (what foods were brought into the house) and individual health (how to assure sustenance and nourishment). It’s all very familiar as we struggle, to this day, to manage relationships between food, bodies, and the land.

    Benjamin R. Cohen is assistant professor in the Engineering Studies and Environmental Studies Programs at Lafayette College in Easton, PA. From 2005-2011, Cohen was a visiting assistant professor in the Department of Science, Technology, and Society [STS] at the University of Virginia. Holding STS, history, and environmental studies together, his interests sit at the intersection of the histories of science, technology, and the environment, with particular attention to industrial agriculture from the 19th century to today.

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  • Lecture: Richard Vague "The Coming China Crisis"

    Thursday, May 28, 2015

    5:00 PM-7:00 PM

    3600 Market Street, 7th floor Philadelphia, PA 19104

    • Everyone
    The Center for Public Policy and the China Collaborative will host a reception and lecture by Richard Vague entitled "The Coming China Crisis" on the evening of Thursday May 28 at 3600 Market Street on the 7th floor.
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