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Theory Culture and Society
August 19, 2014

Roundup of New Publications in Mobilities Research

Mobilities Center Director Mimi Sheller has a far-reaching range of new publications. From mobile media to globalization and border studies, this work gives a good idea of some of the key areas that are central to the vibrant interdisciplinary field of mobilities research.Read More »

Alumnium - Red Earth
June 17, 2014

How Aluminum Changed the World, for Good and Bad: A Q&A With Drexel Prof Mimi Sheller

For many of the pieces of modern life that emerged and spread during the 20th century, from air travel to electric service to cans of soda, you have aluminum to thank. The strong but lightweight metal 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.Read More »

AJ Institute grant project
May 13, 2014

A.J. Drexel Institute for Energy and the Environment Announces Inaugural Class of Research Grants

Reducing carbon emissions, improving efficiency of the power grid and using ultrasound to treat contaminated water are just a few of the research goals being pursued by the first round of projects funded by the A.J. Drexel Institute for Energy and the Environment. In all six projects received seed funding totaling $270,000 to investigate topics related to environmental protection and sustainability.Read More »

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