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All News tagged "Center for Mobilities Research and Policy"

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Four Drexel Teams Receive Awards in Michelin Connected Mobility Challenge

Drexel University and Michelin North America have announced the winner of the Connected Mobility Challenge, a six-week competition to identify innovative solutions with the potential to impact people and their mobility and change the transportation industry.  

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Drexel and Michelin North American Partner in Connected Mobility Challenge

Drexel announced a new collaboration with Michelin North America to help find and develop new technologies that have the potential to impact people and their mobility, and change the transportation industry.

Drexel Sociologist’s New Book Explores the Double-Edged Sword of “The Age of Aluminum”

From Coca-Cola cans to Apollo 11 to the Empire State Building, aluminum can be found almost anywhere you look. But are there unseen costs associated with this ubiquitous metal? In a new book, Drexel University’s Mimi Sheller, PhD, explores how aluminum enabled a high-speed, gravity-defying American modernity even as other parts of the world paid the price in environmental damage and political turmoil.
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How Aluminum Changed the World, for Good and Bad: A Q&A With Drexel Prof Mimi Sheller

Aluminum has helped change the world in ways previously unimaginable. But the quest for more aluminum has also had damaging ripple effects on the environment and indigenous populations around the world.

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What I’m Reading: Mimi Sheller

Mimi Sheller is a sociology professor who studies how people move. Coincidentally, the novel she’s currently reading looks at another kind of movement—the flight patterns of monarch butterflies and how they could be affected by climate change.