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Five Things to Know about the Role of 'Place' in Asthma Research

February 24, 2015
Asthma Inhaler

A recent study published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology claims that the long-held belief that asthma is more common in urban areas is not accurate....

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Exposing the Social Roots of Our Environmental Problems

February 09, 2015

From energy policy to honeybee health, climate change to disaster preparedness, Drexel social scientists are bringing important new perspectives to the nation's greatest environmental challenges.  Tim Hyland writes about the research of Drexel social scientists, including STS professors Chloe S...

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Shifting Energy Cultures Series

February 02, 2015
Lightbulb with wind turbine inside

The Shifting Energy Cultures Series is part of a multi-disciplinary research project funded by the Institute for Energy and the Environment that explores the social ordering of choices, problems and practices that shape “energy cultures” in campus environments. We will use Drexel’s “smart grid” buil...

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Alison Kenner, PhD, and Mimi Sheller, PhD, are Co-PI's on Shifting Energy Cultures Lecture Series

January 27, 2015
Ali Kenner and Mimi Sheller double portrait

Alison Kenner, PhD, and Mimi Sheller, PhD collaborate with professors from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering for the Shifting Energy Cultures lectures series, funded by the A. J. Drexel Institute for Energy & the Environment


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Mapping Perceptions of Environmental Health Risks: A Comparison of Three Philadelphia Communities

January 27, 2015
RiverWards Team August 2014

This past fall, Drexel researchers from the Center for Science, Technology, and Society, and the School of Public Health, in collaboration with the Clean Air Council, conducted a community survey that investigated how River Ward residents perceive environmental conditions in their neighborhood, h...

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