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Society & Culture

Musée de la Danse in performance of Levée des conflits at the Drexel Armory, September 2016. Photo Credit: JJ Tiziou Photography

French Avant-garde Choreographer Boris Charmatz to Illuminate the Connections between Social Justice and Art
 

Known for his innovative exploration of choreographic assembly, internationally acclaimed French choreographer Boris Charmatz will return to Drexel University to continue the momentum of his most recent collaborative project, “Dancing Dialogues” in the fall of 2016. Drexel’s Westphal College of Media Arts & Design received a grant of $300,000 from The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage to facilitate Boris Charmatz’ performance project, the Philadelphia Museum of Dance, in partnership with the Barnes Foundation
Fox Historic Costume Collection

Google’s New Virtual Exhibition Includes Iconic Pieces from Drexel’s Robert and Penny Fox Historic Costume Collection

Three-thousand years of the world’s fashion is being brought together in the largest virtual exhibition of style. The “We wear culture” project, by Google Arts & Culture, is a collaboration with Drexel University’s Robert and Penny Fox Historic Costume Collection and more than 180 renowned cultural institutions from New York, London, Paris, Tokyo, São Paulo and others around the world. 

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Milken Institute Ranks Drexel University in Top 20 for Tech Transfer

The Milken Institute, an independent economic think tank, recently released a ranking of schools based on their technology commercialization. Drexel University was ranked 46th out of 225 universities across the country.
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Join the Celebration With Drexel’s Colleague Resource Groups

Drexel’s five Colleague Resource Groups are coming together for a summer celebration that is open to all faculty and professional staff.

Fry, Marquez and  Duguay alongside WV WASH managers, national directors, regional directors and other staff that will be hosting Drexel's Dornsife Scholars this summer.

Drexel Dragons Travel to Sub-Saharan Africa With World Vision 

A Drexel delegation including President John Fry recently traveled to Sub-Saharan Africa with philanthropists David and Dana Dornsife.
Larry Krasner

Q&A: Drexel’s Anil Kalhan on Philadelphia DA Candidate Larry Krasner 

Larry Krasner won last week’s Democratic primary for Philadelphia district attorney on the back of a progressive platform and his status as an outsider to the prosecutor’s office. DrexelNow asked Anil Kalhan of the Thomas R. Kline School of Law what to expect if Krasner wins the general election.
Photo courtesy Brookings Institution.

Brookings’ Innovation District Report Highlights Drexel’s Involvement in Strengthening Neighborhood

A new report from the Brookings Institution conducted an assessment of Philadelphia’s emerging innovation district, highlighting Drexel University’s efforts to encourage and strengthen the area surrounding its campus.
A dish from the Food Lab's food-waste training.

Drexel University Food Lab Gathers Chefs to Fight Food Waste

In collaboration with the James Beard Foundation, Drexel’s Food Lab brought together some of the best food minds in the city for a day of training to minimize waste, including a series of student-created dishes incorporating the theme.
Drexel professor Cheri Brooks, center, alongside Courtney Boyd, left, and John Pace.

Ex-Inmates Visit Drexel University Class on Crime and Justice

Professor Cheri Brooks brought to class a pair of recently released men who were given mandatory sentences of life without parole as teenagers, inviting a discussion on crime, punishment, retribution and rehabilitation.
Pennoni Honors College Dean Paula Marantz Cohen, PhD, on stage with former Governor Ed Rendell and former Mayor Michael Nutter.

Former Mayors Michael Nutter and Ed Rendell Discuss Philadelphia’s Past, Present and Future

Former Philadelphia mayors Michael Nutter and Ed Rendell reunited on Drexel’s campus for a taping of “The Drexel InterView” to discuss the highs and lows of their terms in City Hall, as well as where they think the city and its population are headed in the future.
James Sato on study abroad in Iceland.

Study Abroad Tips From Your Drexel Classmates

What’s the most important tip for students planning to study abroad? It just might be to leave room for spontaneity, based on the advice offered by your Drexel classmates about the ins and outs and ups and downs of studying in a foreign land.

President Donald Trump

Trump’s Tax Reform Proposals: What You Need to Know

In the wake of President Donald Trump’s proposals to reform the country’s tax code, DrexelNow spoke to two Drexel University professors about what the plan would mean for the economy, middle-class families and American corporations.