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Wyclef Jean performs an a cappella rap for music industry students.

Wyclef Jean Gives Drexel Students Advice — and a Chance to Freestyle

The Grammy-winning hip-hop artist spoke to music industry students about remaining true to themselves and how he’s been able to do it for more than two decades, then opened up the floor for a jam session they won’t soon forget. 
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Contemporary Art Exploring the Caribbean in Fall Exhibition at Pearlstein Gallery 

Drexel’s Leonard Pearlstein Gallery will open The Expanded Caribbean: Contemporary Photograph at the Crossroads, an exhibition of over 50 photographs and four related sculptural and video installations this fall. 

Drexel students in Cuba for a documentary course.

In Cuba, Drexel University Documentary Class Explores Life and Film

An intensive course abroad places Drexel students alongside professional filmmakers at a legendary film school in Cuba to make short documentaries as they discover the complexities of the island nation and the filmmaking process.

Flamenco Dance, Belen Maya

Reflection and Communication Through Flamenco –  Acclaimed Artist, Belén Maya, Comes to Drexel


World-renowned flamenco dancer, teacher and scholar Belén Maya will perform for the first time in Philadelphia this fall as part of a residency at Drexel University’s Westphal College of Media Arts & Design. As a 2017 Rankin-Scholar-In-Residence, Maya will give two public performances, lead demonstrations and workshops, and teach classes on campus. 

Lossless women with man

Group Exhibition at Pearlstein Gallery Explores the Black Body and Representation

The new group exhibition, Lossless, looks into the black body as an exploration, a site of compression, considering the ways that labor, illusion, loss, lineage and personhood are imagined and reconstructed.

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
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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. 

World Anthropology Day comes to Drexel Feb. 16.

World Anthropology Day Comes to Drexel

A Feb. 16 event will take a closer look at how current events can be viewed through anthropologists’ eyes. Speakers will cover topics as wide-ranging as native land rights and immigration.

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‘Who Needs a Flu Shot? – Not Me’
 

“There has been a little flu, but there will be more…we have not seen the worst of it, flu usually peaks in February,” said an article in The Philadelphia Inquirer in January. Now in February, we think – people better get their flu shots, take vitamin C and heed the public health cautions plastered across the news media. But what impact do these public health messages actually have on us? Are we going to race out and get our flu shot? According to a Drexel University communication researcher, probably not. And it’s not because we think we’re invincible, it’s because we like to think we’re immune to the influences of messages in the mass media — a communications theory termed the “third-person effect.”
Drexel Provost M. Brian Blake speaks at last year's Black History Month luncheon.

How to Celebrate Black History Month at Drexel

Drexel and its partners are offering events on campus throughout February to celebrate and honor the achievements of the black community. From art to activism and lectures to luncheons, there are plenty of ways to get involved.
This 19th-century ammonia compressor on display at the National Museum of Industrial History provided refridgeration at the American Brewery in Baltimore.

Drexel’s Center for Cultural Partnerships Helps Build the National Museum of Industrial History

A Drexel team was brought in to help complete a museum that had been in the making for years — and they were the only ones right for the job. 
Drexel students photographed in the newly-built A.J. Drexel Picture Gallery in the 1900s.

The Drexel Collection: Celebrating 125 Years

As part of Drexel University's upcoming 125th anniversary, The Drexel Collection will display an exhibit highlighting its past, present and future.