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This year's co-op award winners are pictured. Bottom row left to right: Lynn Gotuaco, Conchita Taylor, Chau Dang, Angelique Giannascoli and Sarah Griggs. Back row left to right: Sandra Petri, Arvid Roach and Brandon Katz.

Celebrating the Best of Drexel’s Historic Co-op Program in 2016

Drexel’s annual Cooperative Education Awards honored outstanding co-op students and employers alike.
Celebrating Drexel Authors

Celebrating All Drexel Authors

For the fourth year, the Office of the Provost and Drexel Libraries highlighted the work of Drexel’s authors and editors. This year, for the first time, published students were honored along with faculty and staff.
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From Darkroom to Daylight: New Film Chronicles a Dramatic Shift in the World of Photography

Photographer Harvey Wang began taking pictures as a teenager. He was mid-career when the tools of his craft were made nearly obsolete with the transition from film to digital. In a new film, “From Darkroom to Daylight,” Wang documents this dramatic journey, exploring how others navigated the change and how it has affected them and their work. 

 

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James Gundell, Co-COO of Women's Clothing Brand EILEEN FISHER, Inc. to Speak at Drexel

James D. Gundell, co-chief operating officer and facilitating leader for women’s clothing brand EILEEN FISHER, Inc. will join Drexel University’s Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design on April 14 as the 2016 Design & Merchandising Distinguished Speaker.
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Drexel Brings National Network for Advanced Functional Fabrics Manufacturing to Philadelphia

The U.S. Department of Defense has tapped Drexel University as a key leader in the creation of a $75 million national research institute that will support American textile manufacturers in bringing sophisticated new materials and textiles to the marketplace. The institute, called Advanced Functional Fabrics of America, will be a national manufacturing resource center for industry and government to draw on academic expertise in new fibers and textiles. The result will be fabrics engineered to see, hear, sense and communicate; serving an array of industries including aerospace, apparel, architecture and health. 

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Drexel and Coventry University to Host Workshop on Serious Games For Health Care

A gathering of international researchers, developers, professors, entrepreneurs and physicians will convene at Drexel University’s Expressive and Creative Interaction Technologies (ExCITe) Center at the end of March to have a discussion about video games and how they can help improve people’s health, aid the healing process and guide caregivers. 

Ukiyo-e print on display in the Rincliffe Gallery

Pictures of the Floating World: New Drexel Collection Exhibit Showcases Beautiful Block-Prints from Japan

A selection of Japanese woodblock prints from The Drexel Collection also known as ukiyo-e, are on display in the Rincliffe Gallery. These gorgeous prints depict actors, beauties and scenes of daily life in 19th-century Japan.
Anita Sarkeesian at the ExCITe Center

No Easy Questions for Anita Sarkeesian at the ExCITe Center

Media critic Anita Sarkeesian, known for her Feminist Frequency video series “Tropes vs Women” and “Video Games vs Women,” answered student-submitted questions about her beginnings, the state of the video game industry today and what she sees for the future.
2016 Provost Fellows:  Cameron Abrams,  Ulrike Altenm├╝ller-Lewis, Bret Asbury, Aroutis Foster, Timothy Kurzweg, Jason Silverman and Mitra Taheri

Meet Seven Faculty Helping to Run the University This Year

The Provost Fellows program is back and bigger than before with seven fellows selected this year to assist with a packed agenda of University initiatives.

The site-specific pop-up skate park installation features an immersive, motion responsive projection.

Drexel Gallery Transforms into Motion Responsive Pop-Up Skateboard Park

There might not be any more skateboarding at LOVE Park, but skaters will now be welcome at the Leonard Pearlstein Gallery (3401 Filbert St.) in Drexel University’s Westphal College of Media Arts & Design, thanks to a new exhibition opening this spring. Philly Radness: An Interactive Pop-Up Skatepark, a site-specific pop-up skate park installation featuring an immersive, sound and motion responsive projection, will transform the Gallery into a skateboarding oasis from April 5 – May 22.

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Video Game Therapy — Drexel Professors Design Games For Cerebral Palsy Patients

While video games have often been saddled with the reputation of promoting a sedentary lifestyle, a group of Drexel University professors see the digital diversions as a way of helping patients with cerebral palsy to keep on moving. The team, with expertise ranging from game design to movement science, physical therapy and biomedical engineering, recently formed a company called enAble Games, with the goal of making web-based active video games that can be used as part of therapy or rehabilitation exercise sessions.  

Danielle Chen poses with Minions from the Despicable Me franchise. Her co-op employer Hasbro makes many Minion-themed toys and games.

Game Changer: How One Senior Played Her Co-op Into a Thesis

Product design major Danielle Chen is taking what she learned about the Chinese toy market as a product researcher on co-op at Hasbro for her senior project.