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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.

Kollect game

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.

Jesse Krimes' Deus ex Machina exhibition will be on display at the Leonard Pearlstein Gallery through March 13. Photo credit: Sarah Bloom.

Musical Performances, Readings and Film Screenings to Take Place Against Backdrop of Sculpture Show

The Leonard Pearlstein Gallery in the URBN Annex (3401 Filbert St.) of Drexel University’s Westphal College of Media Arts & Design has become a hub for exhibitions and arts-related events of all kinds. This winter is no exception, with events ranging from musical and dance performances to readings and film screenings – most of which are free and open to the public – alongside the current exhibition of works by Jesse Krimes, the Philadelphia artist’s first solo show since returning from prison, which is on display until March 13.

Greenberger was the deputy mayor for economic development and director of commerce for the City of Philadelphia from 2009 through 2015 under the administration of former mayor Michael Nutter.

Former Philadelphia Deputy Mayor Alan Greenberger Joins Drexel as Distinguished Professor and Fellow

A visionary leader in Philadelphia’s urban evolution, former Philadelphia Deputy Mayor Alan Greenberger will join Drexel University as a Distinguished Teaching Professor in the Department of Architecture & Interiors of the Westphal College of Media Arts & Design and a Distinguished Visiting Fellow in the Lindy Institute for Urban Innovation, a cross-university strategic initiative that aligns Drexel’s academic work with the real-world need for urban revitalization.
A hat designed by Hattie Carnegie in 1960 from the Fox Historic Costume Collection.

A Century of Philadelphia Fashion from Drexel’s Fox Historic Costume Collection on Display at Michener Art Museum

A stunning collection of clothing and accessories created, worn and sold in Philadelphia from 1896 to 1994 will be on display from March 13 – June 26 as part of Philadelphia in Style: A Century of Fashion from the Robert & Penny Fox Historic Costume Collection, Drexel University at the James A. Michener Art Museum in Doylestown, Pa. The special exhibition of dresses, wedding gowns, shoes, hats and other items will be drawn from Drexel University’s Robert and Penny Fox Historic Costume Collection (FHCC) in the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design, which will loan the items from its holdings of more than 14,000 garments, accessories and textiles from the last three centuries.

Clare Sauro, curator of the Fox Historic Costume Collection, stands next to a coral-encrusted Hubert de Givenchy couture gown worn by Grace Kelly.

Drexel's Fox Historic Costume Collection Receives $2 Million Gift from Robert and Penny Fox

Heralded as a “world-class collection of fashion and textiles” by the Wall Street Journal, Drexel University’s Robert and Penny Fox Historic Costume Collection (FHCC) of the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design has received a $2 million commitment from Robert (Hon. ’13) and Penny Fox (Hon.’13). The museum-quality collection of more than 14,000 garments, textiles and accessories spanning three centuries is one of the finest and oldest research collections in the nation.
Lili Mao filming a documentary in Pakistan.

Grad Student Films U.N. Documentary in Pakistan

One graduate student recently returned from an once-in-a-lifetime opportunity filming refuges in Pakistan for the United Nations.
JJ Ramberg

Drexel to Host MSNBC’s JJ Ramberg of “Your Business” For Talk on Issues Affecting Small Biz Owners

MSNBC’s JJ Ramberg, host of “Your Business,” a television show dedicated to discussions about the issues affecting small business owners, will speak to Drexel University students on Jan. 28 at 6:30 p.m.