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Through These Hands: Loss and Community Inspire Professor’s Judaica Collection

When Chase, a retired Drexel University fashion design professor, heard that Drexel’s Raymond G. Perelman Center for Jewish Life was in need of artwork to accompany its newly donated Torah, she knew the project was meant for her.

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How a Group of Honors Students Wrote for Drexel Publications — For a Class

Last term, a class of students in the Pennoni Honors College learned about the inner workings of three different Drexel University publications — and got to contribute to them.
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As Drexel’s Co-op Centennial Approaches, Check Out What Dragons Are Working on Today


The Steinbright Career Development Center recently released the winning photos from its annual Co-op Photo Contest.
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CNN's Jake Tapper to Visit Drexel, Talking About the Real News and His Literary Fiction

CNN anchor, chief Washington correspondent and noted author, Jake Tapper, will visit Drexel University on May 24 to talk about his new novel, “The Hellfire Club,” and the challenges he faces as a journalist during one of the most trying times in the history of political reporting. 

 

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Faculty Highlights: Grants and Awards From Winter 2018

Check out what Drexel University faculty and staff accomplished during the winter term.
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Hollywood Legend M. Night Shyamalan to Address Drexel’s Class of 2018

Hollywood legend M. Night Shyamalan will address the class of 2018 at Drexel’s University-wide commencement ceremony on June 15 at Citizens Bank Park. The director, producer, screenwriter and actor — whose breakout hit, “The Sixth Sense,” appeared nearly 20 years ago — is known for filming and setting his movies in and around Philadelphia, hiring locally and utilizing area vendors, and showcasing some of the region’s best-loved attractions and locales.

ImpactView Philadelphia

A Tool to Help Nonprofits Find Each Other, Pursue Funding and Collaborate

There are more than 2,300 nonprofit organizations in the City of Brotherly Love and Sisterly Affection, and Philadelphians know – regardless of the world’s opinions of our character – that our city pride is an integral part of our community fabric. Neville Vakharia, an assistant professor and research director in Drexel's graduate Arts Administration program in the Westphal College of Media Arts & Design, created ImpactView Philadelphia, an online tool and resource that uses the publicly available data on nonprofit organizations to present an easy-to-access snapshot of Philadelphia’s nonprofit ecosystem.

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Walshy Fire, of EDM Group Major Lazer, Brings Dancehall Reggae to Drexel

Accomplished electronic dance music MC/DJ and record producer of the trio Major Lazer, Walshy Fire, will be on campus this week to share his talent and knowledge of the music industry with students from Westphal College of Media Arts & Design. The visit will culminate with a public lecture and performance by Fire on Tuesday, April 10 at 7 p.m.  
Tristan Alan on set for virtual scenes of “Tribute.”

‘Tribute:’ Drexel’s First Cross-Department Visual Effects Film

Drexel University film director — and student — Tristan Alan worked with Drexel visual effects supervisor — and student — Eric Hiller to create the University’s first large scale visual effects senior film.
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Dancing Monks of Assam Descend on Drexel’s Campus to Perform Sattriya: An Odyssey of the Spirit

Sattriya has historically been a hidden form of dance. Cultivated by Hindu monks as a way to worship the supreme deity, Krishna, it originated in the monasteries of Assam, India. This spring the public will have the opportunity to experience the ancient ritual for the first time in Philadelphia.

The Actors Gymnasium performs “Marie and Phil: A Circus Love Letter” (2015). Nico Añón is the bottom left performer. Photo courtesy of The Actors Gymnasium.

This Drexel Student is Reaching New Heights

For many, the circus is just entertainment. For Nico Añón, a Drexel University freshman studying mechanical engineering in the College of Engineering, the circus is home.

A close-up of an Instagram post that the Fox Historic Costume Collection shared in November of a James Galanos full-length sheath dress from 1955 made with silk satin straps and finely pleated silk organza with white and silver beading.

Fox Historic Costume Collection Shines on Instagram

Drexel University’s Robert and Penny Fox Historic Costume Collection has amassed a large following on Instagram.