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  • Dean's Seminar: From Marshy Wetlands to Property: How Economy and Ecology Shaped Colonial Calcutta

    Wednesday, February 25, 2015

    3:30 PM-5:00 PM

    Disque Hall, Room 109, 32 South 32nd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19135

    • Everyone

     

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  • Shifting Energy Culture Series

    Wednesday, March 11, 2015

    12:00 PM-2:00 PM

    Hill Conference Room LeBow Engineering Center, Room 240 31st and Market Streets Philadelphia PA 19104

    • Everyone

    Get Smart:
    The Drexel Smart Campus

    We all turn on the lights and expect electricity to flow, but how efficient is our energy use on Drexel’s campus? Did you know that our campus uses energy demand management and demand reduction measures? This is the first session in a series of talks on Energy Culture in Smart Campus Environments. Open to everyone, this session will introduce the Drexel Campus Smart Grid: what it is, how it works, and how you can find out more about your own energy usage.

    Session Speakers:

    John E. McDonald, PECO
    Paul Reed, Viridity Energy’s VPower System, Drexel University
    Chika Nwankpa, College of Engineering, Drexel University
    Bill Taylor, Mechanical and Maintenance Services, Drexel University


    Other sessions in the series:

    March 11, 2015
    Get Your Grid On: Smart Grid, Micro Grid, Off Grid

    Speakers Include: Will Agate, Consortium for
    Building Energy Innovation, Navy Yard; Kenny Shephard, Azavea; Richard Freeh, Mayor’s Office of Sustainability

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  • Crafting the Quantum: Arnold Sommerfeld and the Practice of Theory, 1890-1926.

    Wednesday, March 11, 2015

    3:30 PM-5:00 PM

    Stein Auditorium Nesbitt 111 3215 Market Street Philadelphia, PA 19106

    • Everyone

    Drawn from Dr. Seth’s book, “Crafting the Quantum: Arnold Sommerfeld and the Practice of Theory, 1890-1926”(MIT, 2010), this talk will explore the role of “craft” in two different, yet related, areas of research in the Sommerfeld school. The first being the connection between research problems taken up during peacetime in Munich and the roles played by German theoretical physicists during WWI. Theoretical physics was once eminently practical. And the second, the meaning of “craft” in Sommerfeld’s theoretical practice in the 1920s, with a focus on what became known as the “number mysticism” of the older quantum theory.

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  • College of Arts and Sciences Raft Debate: A Disciplinary Battle to Save Humanity

    Thursday, April 16, 2015

    4:30 PM-6:30 PM

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

    • Alumni
    • Current Students
    • Faculty
    • Prospective Students
    • Public
    • Staff
    • Parents & Families

     

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  • Dean's Seminar: Statistical Modeling with Application to Neuroimaging

    Wednesday, April 22, 2015

    3:30 PM-5:00 PM

    Disque Hall, Room 109, 32 South 32nd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19135

    • Alumni
    • International Students
    • LGBTQA
    • Current Students
    • Faculty
    • Prospective Students
    • Public
    • Staff
    • Graduate Students
    • Senior Class
    • Parents & Families

     

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  • Exploring the Mysteries of the 'Marco Polo' Maps

    Tuesday, May 5, 2015

    12:00 PM-1:30 PM

    Disque Hall Room 109 32 South 32nd Street Drexel University Main Campus

    • Undergraduate Students
    • Graduate Students
    • Faculty
    • Staff
    • Alumni
    A chronicle entitled Il Milione — later known as The Travels of Marco Polo — recounts the journey in the thirteenth century of this Italian merchant and explorer from Venice to East Asia. While this text would go on to be read by and inspire notable mapmakers and explorers, including Christopher Columbus, scholars have long debated the account’s veracity. Some have argued that Polo never even reached China. A new book, The Mysteries of the Marco Polo Maps (University of Chicago Press, 2014) reveals new evidence concerning this historical puzzle: a very curious collection of fourteen little-known maps and related documents said to have belonged to the family of Marco Polo himself. In his discussion of his book, historian of cartography Benjamin B. Olshin will offer an analysis of some of these artifacts, as well as a look into the complex nature of the research that these materials demanded — ranging from deciphering peculiar Latin texts to studying centuries-old Chinese legends.
     
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  • Dean's Seminar: Telling Environmental Justice Stories with Air Monitoring Data

    Wednesday, May 20, 2015

    3:30 PM-5:00 PM

    Disque Hall, Room 109, 32 South 32nd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19135

    • Alumni
    • International Students
    • LGBTQA
    • Current Students
    • Faculty
    • Prospective Students
    • Public
    • Staff
    • Graduate Students
    • Senior Class
    • Parents & Families

     

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