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Chew on this…Book with Regina Robson

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Regina Robson
” ‘Fewer’ Business Students Left Behind: Using Kolb’s Model of Learning Preferences in an Undergraduate Law Course”
North East Journal of Legal Studies

Regina Robson, professor of Management, discusses how the learning styles defined by educational psychologist David Kolb challenge the traditional methods of teaching law at the undergraduate level.

When: November 12th, 12:30pm
Where: Wachterhauser Seminar Room 2nd Floor, Post Learning Commons

Detroit: An American Autopsy – It’s What We’re Reading


September 2014 A monthly offering from Drexel Library’s staff about the books we’ve read.

Detroit: An American Autopsy Detroit: An American Autopsy
Charlie LeDuff

Charlie LeDuff, a Pulitzer-prize winning journalist, was born and raised in the once-proud city of Detroit – a city once in the vanguard, now a place of rust, decay, and desolation returning to its wild roots. But it seems there is something about the dying city that tugs at the author’s heartstrings and begs for him to share its voice with the rest of us.

So he moves back to Detroit — actually only to the edge of it — and shares with us some of his experiences along the way. We hear about the plight of a group of firefighters in a city that lacks basic resources. We laugh with them, we cry with them. We feel a bit of their pain. Sometimes it gets deeply personal as we hear about his childhood and his extended family members, some who were lost to the city.

According to LeDuff, where Detroit goes, so goes America. If this is true, we may all want to pay more attention. This book is available in the Post Learning Commons Popular Reading (1st floor).

Note: Charlie is interviewed on location in Detroit in CNN’s Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown: Detroit.

Campus Coffee Hour 10/31/14

What: Coffee Hour co-sponsored by Academic Affairs, Drexel Library, and Media Services
This is an opportunity for socializing in an informal get-together for students, staff, and faculty, to discuss campus events, scholarship, and anything that comes up.

“A small cup of coffee” by Julius Schorzman – Own work. Licensed under Creative Commons

When: October 31st, 9:30-10:30am

Where: Post Learning Commons, 2nd floor lounge

Who: All invited!

Campus Coffee Hour 9/26/14

What: Coffee Hour co-sponsored by Academic Affairs, Drexel Library, and Office of Mission and Identity
This is an opportunity for socializing in an informal get-together for students, staff, and faculty, to discuss campus events, scholarship, and anything that comes up.

“A small cup of coffee” by Julius Schorzman – Own work. Licensed under Creative Commons

When: September 26th, 9:30-10:30am

Where: Post Learning Commons, 2nd floor lounge

Who: All invited!

Melissa Chakars: The Socialist Way of Life in Siberia, 9/17/14

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Melissa Chakars:
The Socialist Way of Life in Siberia


Chakars, professor of Russian history, explores the effects of socialism and modernization on the Buryats, a minority group of the Mongolian population. All invited!

When: September 17th, 12:30pm
Where: Wachterhauser Seminar Room 2nd Floor, Post Learning Commons

 

For more about our Chew on this Book series see our flyer.

The Devil in the White City – It’s What We’re Reading


September 2014 A monthly offering from Drexel Library’s staff about the books we’ve read.

Cooked The Devil in the White City: murder, magic, and madness at the fair that changed America
Erik Larson

Two men were drawn to Chicago in the early 1890’s for the same reason—the World’s Columbian Exposition, better known as the World’s Fair. One man was the brilliant architect, Daniel Burnham, charged with building the White City, and the other Dr. H. H. Holmes, a vicious serial killer, preying on the single women who were flocking to the city for the myriad jobs that arose from this huge undertaking. While the buildings grew on the fairgrounds, women were disappearing only blocks away.

Erik Larson weaves together the two stories to create a tale of intrigue, magic, and mayhem. Only this is not a work of fiction, but of fact, which makes the book that much more chilling. The White City was an overwhelming success and an international sensation. However, in its shadow a predator lured his victims to his den of torture and death.

This book is available in the Library on the second floor. Call number is HV6248.M8 L37 2003.

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