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With dance performances taking place in nearly every corner, the Barnes museum will seemingly come alive. © JJ Tiziou Photography

Experience Philadelphia Museum of Dance; A Day of Living Art and Social Interaction at the Barnes Foundation

Philadelphia Museum of Dance is a day-long public performance that will take place at the Barnes Foundation on Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018 from 3 - 9 p.m. A free exhibit of live dance, Philadelphia Museum of Dance will explore the tension between public and private experiences, while offering a new opportunity to engage with how dance and visual art are exhibited.
Drexel Fashion '18

Advanced Textiles and Elegant Designs Will Captivate the Runway at Drexel’s Annual Fashion Show

Studio 54, Rocky Horror Picture Show, 19th century circuses, and botanicals in urban environments are the inspiration for a handful of student designers whose collections will be featured in Fashion ’18, Drexel University's annual fashion show, presented on Saturday, June 2 by the Fashion Design and Design & Merchandising programs in the Westphal College of Media Arts & Design.

snake skin

What Can Snakes Teach Us About Engineering Friction?

If you want to know how to make a sneaker with better traction in the rain, just ask a snake. That’s the theory driving the research of

Hisham Abdel-Aal, PhD, an associate teaching professor in Drexel University’s College of Engineering who is studying snake skin to help engineers improve the design of textured surfaces, such as engine cylinder liners, prosthetic joints — and yes, maybe even footwear.

MXene soft assembly

A Soft Solution to the Hard Problem of Energy Storage

Recently published research from Drexel University and the University of Pennsylvania, shows a new technique for manipulating two-dimensional materials that allows them to be shaped into films of a practically usable thickness, while maintaining the properties that make them exceptional candidates for use in supercapacitor electrodes. 

 
Students learning

Drexel Teacher Residents Will Earn a Salary While Working Towards Certification in Philadelphia District Schools

Drexel University’s School of Education is partnering with the School District of Philadelphia to support Drexel’s Philadelphia Teacher Residency program, which will provide salaries, benefits and scholarships to aspiring STEM teachers.

third-hand smoke

'Non-Smoking' Doesn't Mean Smoke-Free — Drexel Study Finds Third-Hand Smoke Spreads Inside

Despite decades of indoor smoking bans and restrictions, new research from Drexel University suggests the toxins we’ve been trying to keep out are still finding their way into the air inside. Findings by a group of environmental engineers show that third-hand smoke, the chemical residue from cigarette smoke that attaches to anything and anyone in the vicinity of a smoke cloud, can make its way into the air and circulate through buildings where no one is smoking.
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Drexel's Philadelphia Coaches Conference to Tackle Industry Culture, Challenges and Opportunities 

Philadelphia’s sport coaching professionals will come together for the fourth annual Philadelphia Coaches Conference, hosted by Drexel University’s Sport Coaching Leadership program in the School of Education on Tuesday, May 15 from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The conference, organized “for coaches by coaches,” assembles coaches of all levels and backgrounds for a series of educational sessions led by a diverse group of experienced and knowledgeable coaches.
Bowerbird, SOUND MACHINES

Drexel’s Pearlstein Gallery to Feature the U.S. Premiere of Zwei Mann Orchester (Two Person Orchestra)

 

SOUND MACHINES: an exhibition that will explore the interplay between sound and object, performance and sculpture, and the changing experience of sound in an age of digital reproduction is coming to Drexel University’s Pearlstein Gallery. The exhibit will feature Mauricio Kagel's Zwei Mann Orchester, a large-scale kinetic sound sculpture that utilizes orchestral instruments, household and found objects, connected through a network of levers and strings to produce an orchestra.

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Drexel Joins Philadelphia's Weeklong Celebration of Science

Students, faculty and staff from around the University will be participating in the Philadelphia Science Festival starting this weekend. The annual celebration of science is a week full of fun and learning for all ages, culminating with a carnival on the Ben Franklin Parkway on Saturday, April 28.
Jake Tapper

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. 

 

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.

Walshy Fire

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.