The Libraries celebrated its seventh ScholarSip event on Tuesday, December 3, 2013, bringing over 50 people together to celebrate the end of the fall term. Rob D’Ovidio, PhD, provided an informational food for thought with his presentation titled The Rise of the Machine: the Evolution of the Computer and Crime. He stimulated discussion about identity theft, the alarming increase in possession of images of child pornography, and the conditions facilitated by information devices and communications by which crimes have become easier to commit and more difficult to guard against.
Bulgarian Ambassador Elena Poptodorova Opens The Power of Civil Society Exhibit at W. W. Hagerty Library
On Wednesday, November 6th the Libraries unveiled a new exhibit hosted at W. W. Hagerty Library, The Power of Civil Society: The Fate of Jews in Bulgaria, which was introduced by the Bulgarian Ambassador Elena Poptodorova. Ambassador Poptodorova discussed the situation in Bulgaria during the years before and after the Holocaust and the brave decisions made by some of the citizens to rescue nearly 50,000 Jews.
Applications for 3D printing run the gamut – and the impressive work being done at Drexel spans a wide variety of disciplines from including art, medicine, design, and engineering. On Tuesday, November 12, the Libraries featured the work of Wei Sun, PhD, an assistant professor in the College of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems. Sun is working on several projects that explore the possibility of printing human tissue.
On Wednesday, October 17th Drexel University Libraries hosted a group of 29 alumni, faculty and students from the Information Science and Technology Alumni [ISTA] group for a private tour of Drexel collections at W. W. Hagerty Library from 5 - 6:15 PM. Items shown were from Drexel University, the Legacy Center and the Academy of Natural Sciences.
In late October, Hahnemann Library will showcase illustrations from the Joe Bonham Project, a series of portraits of wounded US servicemen created at military hospitals around the country. The Joe Bonham Project represents efforts of wartime illustrators to document the struggles of U.S. service personal undergoing rehabilitation after traumatic front-line injuries.
The Project will be on display Tuesday, October 29th through Tuesday, November 12th and an opening event will be held in late October.
Celebrating intellectual and creative life at Drexel is a key part of the Libraries’ strategic plan and there is much to celebrate. Already the Libraries has instituted a ScholarSip event series and an annual Author Event to recognize the contributions faculty make to scholarship. Now, the Libraries add recognition of graduate students.
On any given day at W. W. Hagerty Library students, faculty and staff actively engage in a variety of different exercises and activities to build knowledge and learn new skills. They work in group or individually, and interact with physical or electronic materials and technologies.
Three-dimensional information was the topic of conversation at 3D at Drexel: Imaging, Designing, and Printing, an event hosted by Drexel University Libraries on Wednesday, June 5, 2013. Over 50 students, faculty and staff attended the lunch-time session.
Preventing hunger was the focus of the Libraries sixth ScholarSip event as Mariana Chilton, Ph.D. presented on her research and work with the Center for Hunger Free-Communities. Through the center’s Witnesses to Hunger program, Chilton has worked with women in numerous communities to collect photographs documenting hunger and poverty in Philadelphia, Boston, Camden, Pennsylvania, and Baltimore.
Drexel faculty and professional staff are invited to celebrate the end of the spring 2013 term at ScholarSip on Monday, June 10th from 4:30 – 6:30 PM at Drexel’s Academic Bistro. ScholarSip is an informal event that brings together individuals from across campus to join in cross disciplinary conversations.