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.