Emily Moscato: Transformative Photography

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Emily Moscato, Assistant Professor in Food Marketing, will discuss her article “Transformative Photography: Evaluation and Best Practices for Eliciting Social and Policy Changes”, from the Journal of Public Policy and Marketing.

WHEN:  Thursday, Feb. 19th NOON

WHERE:  Wachterhauser Seminar Room, 2nd Floor Post Learning Commons

Bring your lunch — we’ll provide cookies and drinks. Hope to see you there!

AGNES RASH: THE WHOLE TRUTH ABOUT WHOLE NUMBERS: AN ELEMENTARY INTRODUCTION TO NUMBER THEORY

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Sylvia Forman and Agnes M. Rash                                                                       The Whole Truth About Whole Numbers: An Elementary Introduction to Number Theory                                                                                                        Springer

Book Discussion with Agnes Rash, professor of Mathematics.

WHEN: Thursday, January 22nd, 2015, 12 Noon

WHERE:  Wachterhauser Seminar Room, Post Learning Commons 2nd Floor

Bring your lunch — we’ll provide cookies and drinks. Hope to see you there!

 

 

CAMPUS COFFEE HOUR – JANUARY 30TH

WHAT:  Coffee Hour Sponsored by Academic Affairs, Drexel Library and the Office of Financial Affairs.                                                                    This is an opportunity for students, faculty and staff to socialize and network in an informal setting.

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

 

WHEN:  January 30th, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM

WHERE:  Post Learning Commons, 2nd Floor Lounge

WHO:  All are invited! Hope to see you there!

 

 

 

The Museum of Extraordinary Things – It’s What We’re Reading


January 2015 A monthly offering from Drexel Library’s staff about the books we’ve read.

The Museum of Extraordinary Things The Museum of Extraordinary Things
Alice Hoffman

The Museum of Extraordinary Things is a beautifully written piece of historical fiction that is so touchingly human, yet surreal and at times even magical. These unreal moments exists side by side with those of searing reality as we are drawn into the daily struggle of immigrants trying to make their way in a new land. Descriptions of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire along with the fire that destroyed Dreamland in Coney Island complete the picture by setting the time and place of this tale in the early 20th century in the very unstable New York City.

Coralie, promoted as a Mermaid in the “museum” and Eddie, a photographer whom she has loved from a distance, exist on the fringes of society, along with the many odd creatures featured in the museum. Through Hoffman’s storytelling, instead of shock and horror, we find ourselves sympathetic towards these malformed creatures flaunted in the “museum” and manipulated by the malicious “Professor,” Coralie’s father.

The Museum of Extraordinary Things is located in our Popular Reading: Fiction section on the 1st Floor of the Post Learning Commons.

Seasons Readings 2014

The 2014 edition of the Francis A. Drexel Library’s popular Season’s Readings is now available.

This year’s list is full of interesting books as exciting as previous years, with something for everyone.

Peruse the list and get that special someone a great holiday gift, find something for yourself, or simply give the list itself as a gift.

Seasons Readings 2014


Last year’s: 2013

For access to previous Season’s Readings lists, click here.

Missing Microbes: How the Overuse of Antibiotics Is Fueling Our Modern Plagues – It's What We're Reading


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

Missing Microbes: How the Overuse of Antibiotics Is Fueling Our Modern Plagues Missing Microbes: How the Overuse of Antibiotics Is Fueling Our Modern Plagues
Martin J. Blaser

We may not think about it often, but we share our bodies with trillions of bacteria which have evolved together with us in a usually beneficial symbiosis. Widespread use of antibiotics in humans and animals is having unintended consequences because they kill microbes indiscriminately: good as well as bad. This book goes far beyond the well-known phenomenon of antibiotic-resistant germs.

Dr. Blaser, an infectious disease expert at NYU, explains the link between antibiotics and the increased prevalence during the 20th century of a host of chronic health problems: asthma, allergies, obesity, GERD, Chron’s disease, gluten intolerance and, possibly, autism. Antibiotics, especially those given in early childhood, impede the natural development of a healthy bacterial environment in the digestive system. Delivery by C-section, now at a whopping 1/3 of all U.S. births, also interferes with the immune system because the baby misses picking up important microbes residing in the mother’s birth canal. Recommendations include minimizing antibiotic use to truly necessary cases, using targeted rather than wide spectrum drugs, and avoiding optional caesarean births. Blaser is hopeful that further research will lead to the development of therapies to reintroduce specific healthy bacteria into our digestive systems when a course of live-saving antibiotics is unavoidable.

Missing Microbes can be found in the Popular Reading: Nonfiction section on the first floor of Post Learning Commons.

Come Make Flashcards for Finals!

Flash Card Craft Night!colored_index_cards

What:

A short presentation from an LRC tutor about study skills and flash cards, followed by free time to make your own flash cards for your Finals!

Where:

Wachterhauser Seminar Room, Post Learning Commons 2nd floor

When:

December 9th, 7pm-9pm

 

Campus Coffee Hour – November 21st

What: Coffee Hour co-sponsored by Academic Affairs, Drexel Library, and the Faith-Justice Institute
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: **November 21st, 9:30-10:30am**

Where: Post Learning Commons, 2nd floor lounge

Who: All invited!

 

**Note: This event is typically the last Friday of the month, but is the 3rd due to the Thanksgiving Holiday**

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