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2017

  • December

    • top2017

      Top Drexel Stories of 2017

      December 20, 2017

      2017 was a big year for Drexel University, which made strides in research and developments that could impact all of our futures.

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    • Political Cartoonist Extraordinaire Signe Wilkinson 

      December 19, 2017

      Pulitzer prize winning, Philadelphia-based editorial cartoonist, Signe Wilkinson, will visit as a Rankin-Scholar-In-Residence on Thursday, January 18 for a public lecture, free and open to the public, from 6:30-9PM in the URBN Annex Screening Room.

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    • Dance Ensemble Winter Concerts

      December 19, 2017

      Each winter, the Drexel Dance Ensemble and FreshDance present two wonderful concerts in the Mandell Theater. These performances provide Drexel students, regardless of their major, an opportunity to express their artistry through dance performance and choreography. 

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    • where the artists are (in their studios)

      December 19, 2017

      where the artists are (in their studios) brings sculpture by Lewis Colburn, drawings and paintings by Anda Dubinskis, and drawings by Mark Stockton together for an exhibition at the Leonard Pearlstein Gallery, on view January 16 through March 18, 2018. 

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    • Story Medicine

      December 19, 2017

      Westphal students studying Animation partnered with the College of Arts & Sciences’ Story Medicine, a community-based learning course that has Drexel students working to bring to life stories written by patients at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. 

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    • Collab Winners

      December 19, 2017

      Ala Felemban, Interior Architecture & Design Masters student, is the winner of the Philadelphia Museum of Art's 2017 Collab Student Design Competition's People Choice Award, with an astounding 1,401 votes for the work AF Partition

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    • High School Summer Programs

      December 19, 2017

      Do you have children, siblings, friends or peers interested in attending Westphal? Our Summer Programs are now enrolling High School students who want to get a head start on college studies.

       

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    • Office Hours with Mark Stockton

      December 19, 2017

      We sat down with Mark Stockton, Art & Art History Professor, to learn more about his work, practice, and perspectives. 

       

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    • alchemy

      Drexel and Chemical Heritage Foundation Mix Artifacts With Mobile Gaming to Create History of Alchemy Experience

      December 18, 2017

      The Chemical Heritage Foundation wants to set the record straight about alchemy. The medieval practice, often perceived as a dark art or pseudoscience, actually helped form the process of scientific experimentation and influenced our modern understanding of chemistry and medicine. On its quest to shed light on alchemy, the Foundation, with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities, has enlisted help from Gossamer Games, a game design startup in Drexel University’s Entrepreneurial Game Studio, and Frank Lee, PhD, director of the EGS, to create a mobile gaming experience about the “golden age of alchemy” using books, art and artifacts from CHF Museum’s alchemy collection. 

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    • James Min, a health sciences major in the College of Nursing and Health Professions, says he enjoys the Rec Center because it helps him "release stress in a beneficial manner, which is important to me as a chronically stressed individual."

      How the Drexel Rec Center Lined Up ‘The Balanced Project’

      December 06, 2017

      To spotlight the wellness and inclusion mission of Drexel University Recreational Athletics, the Drexel Recreation Center has released a new campaign featuring Dragons working on their physical, mental and emotional health.

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    • Porcelain covered cup and saucer from the Meissen Porcelain Factory, c. 1815, Germany. Photo courtesy The Drexel Collection.

      The Drinking Vessels of The Drexel Collection

      December 04, 2017

      The newest show in the Rincliffe Gallery is a student-curated exhibition dedicated to showing off drinking vessels in The Drexel Collection.

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  • November

    • Interdisciplinary Electives

      November 15, 2017

      Interdisciplinary learning is a key component to our curriculum at Westphal. In the winter term students will have the opportunity to learn from a product designer and visual artists duo in Making Things Move; explore the physicality of virtual reality in Haptic Interfaces for Virtual Reality; develop wearable technology in Pattern Material and Form; or get lost in the oddities of 1950s television programming in Supernatural Drama.  Click to read full descriptions about these engaging course offerings. 

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    • DNews

      November 15, 2017

      The latest episode of DNews, our award-winning student-produced monthly TV news magazine that airs on DUTV the Philadelphia metropolitan area on Comcast channels 54 or 62 and Verizon channel 47, will premier its latest episode on Friday, November 17, 2017 at 8PM.  

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    • Edinburgh Festival Fringe

      November 15, 2017

      Edinburgh, UK is the epicenter for global creativity each August when the city hosts the annual Edinburgh Festival Fringe (The Fringe) for over three full weeks. In 2017 alone an astounding 53,232 performances of 3,398 shows in 300 venues took place, and Drexel students were there for every minute of it as part of the Drexel Summer Break in Scotland: Edinburgh Fringe Intensive

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    • Defining and Redefining National Identity

      November 15, 2017

      Defining and redefining national identity, through the visual arts and museums is a day-long symposium set for Saturday, December 9th that’s being organized by Distinguished Teaching Professor Derek Gillman of the Department of Art & Art History and the Museum Leadership Program. 

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    • Concert Band: Luminescence

      November 15, 2017

      The Drexel Concert Band, comprised of over 70 musicians from across the University, will present Luminescence on Sunday, December 10 at 7PM in Mandell Theater. Their Fall Concert program is curated around the theme of light and the spirit of the holiday season, and includes works by Tchaikovsky, Wilson, Ticheli, Zainelli, & Reed.

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    • ArtistYear

      November 15, 2017

      The ArtistYear program provides a unique opportunity for Westphal students graduating this year and alumni up to the age of 28 to make a difference by creating unique arts programs and classes in nearby, underserved Philadelphia public schools.

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    • Music Industry studios

      November 15, 2017

      Our student producers, audio engineers and future executives from the Music Industry program will now have access to the most technologically advanced recording studio and production facility of its kind in all of Philadelphia.

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    • Studio One

      Drexel Opens State-of-the-Art Sound Studio

      November 10, 2017

      Future music producers, audio engineering and music executives being trained in Drexel University’s music industry program will now have access to the most technologically advanced recording studio of its kind in Philadelphia. The University opened a new music industry facility at One Drexel Plaza, that was conceived by faculty in the program, in collaboration with the acoustic design team behind Jimi Hendrix’s legendary Electric Lady Studios in New York.

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    • Barbara Carreño poses with "METU," the god she created to represent self-love, self-respect and self-forgiveness, at the exhibit.

      Product Design Student Exhibits ‘A World of Emotions’

      November 06, 2017

      An exhibit at the Historical Society of the Phoenixville Area features the toy art of a Drexel product design senior.

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  • October

    • Bitty McLean

      Rankin Scholars Bitty McLean and Guillaume Bougard Combine Reggae With Philly Soul From Sigma Sound Collection

      October 31, 2017

      A pair of reggae innovators will visit Drexel University this fall to share their experiences in the music industry with students in Westphal College of Media Arts & Design and to explore the trove of Philadelphia soul music in Drexel’s Sigma Sound Studio Archives. Bitty McLean, a reggae artist with three top-10 hits as a performer and a No. 1 album to his credit as a producer; and Guillaume Bougard, who operates one of the most successful independent reggae record labels in Europe; will serve as Westphal’s 2017 Rankin Scholars, holding a mixing demonstration in the Pearlstein Gallery on Nov. 2 and a series of lectures from Oct. 31 to Nov. 8 while also working on a new album in Drexel’s recording studio.

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    • Mutant Water Babies

      October 30, 2017

      Mutant Water Babies is an original musical receiving its first workshop production through the collaboration of Drexel’s Co-Op Theatre Company and New York based theater company CollaborationTown (CTown), and playing at the Mandell Theater from November 8th through the 19th.  

       

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    • Gretchen Carlson

      October 30, 2017

      Recently named one of Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World and a 2017 recipient of the prestigious Matrix Award, Gretchen Carlson is one of the nation’s most successful and recognized news anchors and a tireless advocate for equality and empowerment of women. On the evening of Tuesday, November 14th, Carlson will join Karen Curry, part-time professor, for a timely discussion about her career, her advocacy, and her new book “Be Fierce,” which hit bookstores in October. 

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    • Bitty in Philly

      October 30, 2017

      Rankin Scholar in Residence Delroy "Bitty" McLean and Guillaume Bougard will be mixing up something special when they demonstrate how to create dub music, a sub-genre of reggae, starting at 6:30 on Thursday, November 2nd in the Gallery.

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    • Fashionista Cameron Silver

      October 30, 2017

      Cameron Silver, king of vintage, author and fashion director, is a multi-faceted leader in the fashion and retail industry.  Silver will speak to his unique perspective and career in the fashion industry on Thursday, November 9th in the URBN Annex Screening Room, followed by a book signing.

       

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    • Drexel Dialogues

      October 30, 2017

      The Lindy Institute for Urban Innovation just kicked off its inaugural Urban Innovation Summit, which runs through Wednesday, November 1 and addresses vexing urban challenges using real-world projects identified by Lindy’s very first class of Urban Innovation Fellows

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    • Edgar Endress

      October 30, 2017

      Edgar Endress, an award-winning, international, multi-disciplinary artist and activist, will present his work and life in an engaging, interactive lecture on the evening of Wednesday, November 15th to commence his three-day residency featuring a variety of classroom workshops, film screenings, and panel discussions as a Rankin Scholar in Residence.

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    • Emiko Ono and Arts Leadership

      October 30, 2017

      Emiko Ono, Program Officer in Performing Arts at the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, will deliver a public talk in the early evening of November 6th in the URBN Annex Lobby, speaking to research she's conducted that examines generational changes in the cultural workforce. 

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    • BioDesign Challenge

      October 30, 2017

      BioDesign Challenge is a special topics course that will be offered this winter term and is open to all undergraduate and graduate students. Participants will work towards a coveted spot in the annual BioDesign Challenge Summit, an annual competition held in conjunction with the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA).

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    • At the Contemporary Craft Show

      October 30, 2017

      Recent work by from our talented students, alumni, faculty and staff will be on display in the Philadelphia Museum of Art's 41st annual Contemporary Craft Show, November 9-12 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. 

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    • Office Hours with Eric Karnes

      October 30, 2017

      Graphic Design Professor Eric Karnes sat down with us for the third edition of Office Hours, a recurring column interviewing our leading faculty. 

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    • The "Mutant Water Babies" cast at rehearsal. Photo by William McKeown.

      The Boundary-Pushing, Political-Minded Musical Coming to Campus

      October 27, 2017

      “Mutant Water Babies,” a politically and socially relevant show that Drexel’s Co-Op Theater Company devised alongside professionals, opens Nov. 10 in the Mandell Theater after two nights of previews. 

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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

      October 16, 2017

      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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    • Hat, Olivia Turner, c. 1955, USA. Gift of Mr. Frank Stephens. Photo courtesy The Robert and Penny Fox Historic Costume Collection.

      Hidden Treasures: Drexel’s Mysterious Olivia Turner Hats

      October 12, 2017

      Two local teenagers researched the identity of a hat designer during an internship this past summer with three of Drexel’s collections on fashion, art and medical history.

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    • Plug Into the Charged World of Electronic Textiles

      October 11, 2017

      Maggie Orth is an artist, writer, and technologist who creates electronic textiles and interactive art at her studio in Seattle, WA. As an innovator, Maggie believes we can solve the complex problems facing today’s world through innovation, collaboration, and interdisciplinary thinking. 

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    • Council of Fashion Designer Honorees

      October 11, 2017

      Two 2017 alumnae from our Fashion Design program, Lela Thompson and Anna Sajeski, were named Design Graduate talents for 2017 by the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA). 

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    • Belén Maya: Fall Dance Lecture 

      October 11, 2017

      Acclaimed modernist Flamenco artist Belén Maya will deliver a public lecture and demonstration, accompanied by live music, at 6:00PM in the Mandell Theater on Thursday October  19th entitled Creative process: transformation, collaboration and choreography in contemporary Flamenco.

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    • Peter Wiegold: Music Without Boundaries

      October 11, 2017

      Peter Wiegold, the critically acclaimed international composer and conductor will present Music Without Boundaries at the Mandell Theater on Monday, October 16th . Wiegold is a pioneer in contemporary music, recognized for his innovative composition while crossing boundaries of genre and culture. 

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    • VR/AR and Immersive Media

      October 11, 2017

      The Digital Media’s new minor in Interactive Immersive Media will introduce experiences that are fully interactive, allowing students to manipulate and navigate digital media through the immersive experience, rather than view it passively.

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    • Urban Innovation Summit

      October 11, 2017

      The Lindy Institute for Urban Innovation will host its inaugural Urban Innovation Summit from October 30th through November 1st. The Summit will address vexing urban challenges using real-world projects identified by Lindy’s first class of  Urban Innovation Fellows , and will showcase Drexel’s unique interdisciplinary approach to urban problem solving drawn from the talents of our faculty and students in the newly created Masters in Urban Strategy  (MSUS) program.

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    • Jagged Little Pill Goes to the Stage

      October 11, 2017

      Tony Award-winning Broadway producer and New York Times bestselling author, Vivek Tiwary, will return to campus this fall to deliver Jagged Little Pill, a public lecture that speaks to his work bringing Alanis Morissette's iconic album to the stage.

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    • Peter Wiegold at Drexel.

      Celebrated English Composer Peter Wiegold to Present Lecture at Drexel

      October 05, 2017

      Critically acclaimed composer and conductor Peter Wiegold will present a lecture titled “Music Without Boundaries” at the Mandell Theater on Oct. 16 at 6 p.m. as part of a three-day residency at Drexel.

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  • September

    • Fashion And Media

      September 27, 2017

      This October, Westphal will partner with Intellect Books to host Fashion And Media , an annual and intensive three-day symposium focused on how fashion is portrayed throughout varying forms of media. 

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    • Intersections in Process

      September 27, 2017

      The Design Research Symposium , organized by the graduate program in Design Research , part of this year’s Intersections in Process, returns again this October with DesignPhiladelphia . The symposium features a day of free programming that explores the emerging field growing out of collaborations between artists, designers and interdisciplinary collaborators who push the boundaries of traditional disciplines unearthing solutions to practical and aesthetic problems through the mastery of new technologies and intensive research. 

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    • OFF CAMPUS & CW Philly

      September 27, 2017

      Off Campus, the award-winning sitcom written and produced by Cinema & Television students, returns to television this Fall, taking over your TV with back to-back-airings of their two most recent episodes on commercial broadcaster, CW Philly. 

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    • Susan S. Szenasy

      September 27, 2017

      From 1985 to this past summer, Susan S. Szenasy led Metropolis Magazine as editor in chief and publisher. Szenasy will kick off the 2017 ARFAA Lecture Series. 

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    • Belén Maya

      September 27, 2017

      Belén Maya, renowned Flamenco dancer, artist and teacher, joins us for a month of performances, master classes, and engagements as a Rankin Scholar in Residence. Maya will bring her celebrated one woman show, Romnia, to the Black Box Theater for two nights only on October 13 and 14. Romnia, or woman in the romani language, takes a complex and deeply emotive look into the historical narrative of the Gypsy woman, countering joy with the courage to survive. 

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    • The Expanded Caribbean

      September 27, 2017

      The Leonard Pearlstein Gallery kicks off the fall season with The Expanded Caribbean: Contemporary Photograph at the Crossroads, an exhibition featuring work from sixteen emerging and established artists with projects based in several different nations and communities neighboring the Caribbean Sea, bringing together over 50 photographs and related sculptural and video installations. 

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    • Elena Sabinson

      September 22, 2017

      Elena Sabinson joins our Interior Design Program as an Assistant Teaching Professor

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    • Sandra Shih Parks

      September 22, 2017

      Sandra Parks joins the Performing Arts Department as an Assistant Teaching Professor of Dance.

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    • Graham D. Clark

      September 22, 2017

      Graham D. Clark has joined the Digital Media Program as an Assistant Teaching Professor.

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    • Brea Heidelberg, Ph.D

      September 22, 2017

      Brea Heidelberg has joined the Entertainment & Arts Management program as an Assistant Professor and Associate Program Director.

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    • Foul Bay 111

      Contemporary Art Exploring the Caribbean in Fall Exhibition at Pearlstein Gallery 

      September 08, 2017

      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. 

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  • August

  • June

  • May

    • From left to right: David Senko, Alexander Bock, Alyssa Foley, Jourdan Skirha, Melissa Frendo-Rosso, Michael Luker and Joseph Urbano.

      2017 Cooperative Education Awards Honor the Best of Drexel’s Co-op Program

      May 25, 2017

      Students, employers and faculty were celebrated at Drexel’s 2017 Cooperative Education Awards.

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    • Cross Country News Conversation

      Cross Country Conversation: What is Fake News? A discussion of media around the world in 2017

      May 25, 2017

      TVMN graduate student, Hamad Al-Samrin, participated in an informative panel discussion focusing on how news is delivered and interpreted around the world. 

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    • Spring Performing Arts

      May 22, 2017

      The Department of Performing Arts will enliven our campus with a variety of performances from May 24th - June 11th. Whether your interests lie in dance, music, or theatre, there will be wonderful performances for virtually everyone’s tastes.

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    • Interior Design Senior Show

      May 22, 2017

      The Drexel Interiors Group (DIG) will host the 2017 Interior Design Senior Show of the best work from the graduating class, including their yearlong senior projects, on Monday, June 12th from 6-9PM in the URBN Center lobby (3501 Market Street). 

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    • Graphic Design Senior Show

      May 22, 2017

      The Graphic Design Senior Show is Monday, June 12. There will be a private industry reception from 6-7PM followed by a reception for friends, family, alumni, and the general public from 7-9PM in the Leonard Pearlstein Gallery (3401 Filbert St.).  

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    • Film & Video and Screenwriting & Playwriting Senior Show

      May 22, 2017

      The fun begins at 2PM on Monday, June 12 at the International House (3710 Chestnut Street), when sixteen senior directors will screen their projects. You’ll find a mix of genres including documentaries, experimental films, narratives, and music videos.

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    • Digital Media Senior Show

      May 22, 2017

      Get ready for an impressive presentation of senior projects and graduate research at the 2017 Digital Media Senior Show & Expo on Sunday, June 11 at the International House (3701 Chestnut St.).

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    • Fashion 17

      May 22, 2017

      Romanticism, mythological creatures, the Taj Mahal, and engineered infrastructure were the inspiration for some of our student designers whose collections will be featured in Fashion '17, Drexel Universitys Annual Fashion Show, on Saturday, June 10 at the Urban Outfitters Corporate Headquarters in Philadelphia's Navy Yard (5000 South Broad St., Building 543). The first show will be held at 4PM with a ticket price of $30. The second show will be held at 8PM and will be followed by a wine and cheese reception with a ticket price of $60. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased here

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    • Photography Senior Show

      May 22, 2017

      Through an intensive nine-month thesis process, eight Photography seniors have completed a diverse body of work that ranges from portraiture to landscape, from commercial to fine art, in color as well as in black and white. Their thesis will be on view in the Leonard Pearlstein Gallery (3401 Filbert Street) from June 7 –10, with an opening reception on Friday, June 9 at 6PM.

       

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    • Product Design Senior Show

      May 22, 2017

      The 2017 Product Design senior class, the fourth graduating class from this top-ranked program, will present their thesis work on Friday, June 2nd in the Leonard Pearlstein Gallery (3401 Filbert Street) from 4:30-7:30PM.

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    • The Tricky Part

      May 10, 2017

       The Tricky Part is the latest play produced out of Entertainment & Arts Management Professor Brannon Wiles' 10-week course, “Producing for Live Entertainment”, which asks its team of fifteen students to generate a fully rendered, professional production from start to finish.

       

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    • New Graduate Minors

      May 09, 2017

      This fall, Drexel University’s Graduate College instituted the option for graduate students to minor in academic programs other than their primary course of study, allowing for strong interdisciplinary connections that not only kick-start but elevate your career long after graduating.  With just twelve credits, enrolled graduate students can elect to minor in either of our Arts Administration and Museum Leadership programs, creating a distinct but encompassing skillset. 

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    • FreshDance: Beyond the Mind

      May 09, 2017

      This year's FreshDance ensemble is our largest to date, comprising forty dedicated freshmen dancers from the University's many Colleges. Their Spring concert, Beyond the Mind, is a series of six unique pieces that investigate and express the connection between body and mind, rendering their internal dialogues into tangibly visible depictions.

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    • Indian Kathak Dance

      May 09, 2017

      Pallabi Chakravorty, an Associate Professor in the Dance Program at Swarthmore College, will visit Westphal on May 18 and 19 for a guest lecture and Kathak Master Class as a 2017 Rankin Scholar.

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    • Westphal Mini Grants

      May 09, 2017

      Support for this College’s faculty’s creative and scholarly research is vital now more than ever in our time of diminishing governmental, foundation, and corporate support. The Westphal College’s Mini Grants and Creativity Awards program is dedicated to doing just that.

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    • WestPhest

      May 09, 2017

      WestPhest, the Film & Video program's annual student film festival, features over thirty of the very best student productions projected on the big screen in our URBN Annex Screening Room. 

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    • Ken Downing: Fashion Forecast

      May 09, 2017

      Ken Downing, the Senior Vice President and Global Fashion Ambassador of Neiman Marcus, is no stranger to the Westphal College. For the past four years, Downing has visited at the start of each spring to share his behind-the-runway forecast of the year’s coveted fashion trends, while giving an overview of the top shows in Paris, London, Milan, and New York to our many dedicated followers of fashion. 

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    • Commencement 2017

      May 09, 2017

      John Knoll, the Chief Creative Officer and Senior Visual Effects Supervisor at the premier film special effects company, Industrial Light & Magic, which was founded by the legendary George Lucas, will be the distinguished keynote speaker at Westphal's commencement ceremony on Tuesday, June 13.

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    • Drexel University President John Fry speaking at the 2016 Universitywide commencement ceremony.

      Drexel University’s 2017 Commencement Speakers and Honorary Degree Recipients

      May 08, 2017

      With Drexel University’s commencement just around the corner, the University is announcing its complete list of speakers and honorary degree recipients for the 2017 ceremonies.

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    • The Drexel authors and editors at this year's Celebrating Drexel Authors event.

      More Drexel Authors Recognized Than Ever at 2017 Annual Event

      May 01, 2017

      This year marks the fifth time that Drexel authors have been celebrated in a ceremony highlighting their remarkable achievements in publishing.

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  • April

    • Art Auction to Support Arts Advocacy Day

      April 24, 2017

      Join the Arts Administration Graduation Association (AAGA) for an evening of arts and culture at their annual auction, where all proceeds will support the AAGA's efforts at Arts Advocacy Day in Washington D.C.

       

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    • New Videos Highligh Theatre and Music Programs

      April 24, 2017

      Our Department of Cinema & Television’s Dragon Productions has just produced videos on our programs in Theatre and Music; take a moment to see first hand what these programs have to offer. 

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    • Join the Game Jam

      April 24, 2017

      Award-winning, London-based independent game developer and international man of mystery, Robin Baumgarten, will arrive at Westphal in the first week of May for a busy schedule of visiting classes, leading a weekend-long student game jam workshop, and delivering a public presentation.

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    • Avenue Q

      April 24, 2017

      What do recent college graduates do with their lives after graduation from a puppet’s point of view? Find out in the Drexel Co-op Theatre's latest lollapalooza of a production, Avenue Q, a TONY Award-winning musical that follows recent college graduate, Princeton, as he navigates the big city with even bigger dreams… but with a tiny bank account.

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    • Coffee & Jazz

      April 24, 2017

      Get ready to sit back, relax, and enjoy the sultry sounds of Drexel's Vocal Jazz Ensemble, Naturally Sharp, as they serenade you in the City View Room against the backdrop of Philadelphia’s skyline.

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    • Witnesses to Rock n' Roll History

      April 24, 2017

      Bob Gruen and Rona Elliot, rock and roll veterans, will get together on Wednesday, May 3 in our Leonard Pearlstein Gallery, where Gruen's photographs are on display now through May 26, to discuss his lively and long career, and his latest book, Rock Seen.

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    • Polish Posters Online

      April 24, 2017

      A new online database of Westphal’s two different Polish Poster Collections is now available to the public for scholarly and independent research, thanks to a combined effort from the Hagerty Library, the Graphic Design Program, including Professor Mark Willie and former Administrative Assistant, Kim Coulter, and with contributions from many STAR students.

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    • Drexel in Iceland

      April 24, 2017

       

      Iceland has harnessed the business of design to create a strong and sustainable economy leading to a recovery from the economic downturn of 2008. Earlier this year, twenty-two students from across the University along with Design & Merchandising Professors Anne Cecil and Alphonso McClendon visited Reykjavik, Iceland and participated in Design Talks and the Reykjavik Fashion Festival, all part of Iceland’s weeklong Design March festival. 

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    • Nik Kozel: Director of Development

      April 24, 2017

       

      Please join us in welcoming Nik Kozel as our new Director of Development. 

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    • D&M Store Windows

      April 24, 2017

      Last term Design & Merchandising students partnered with SEAMAAC, an organization whose mission is to support immigrants, refugees, and their families as they seek access to opportunities that will advance the condition of their lives in the United States. 

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    • The Triangle: Ableton Partners with Flux for Production Presentation

      April 24, 2017

      The Triangle: Ableton Partners with Flux for Production Presentation

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    • historic Philadelphia street

      Drexel’s Harris M. Steinberg Chosen to Chair Mayor Kenney’s Historic Preservation Task Force

       

      April 24, 2017

      Today, as development pressures rub up against time-honored city neighborhoods, Philadelphia is seeking new ways to carefully manage the twin goals of growth and preservation. With this in mind, Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney decided it is time to rethink how Philadelphia preserves its historic resourcesand to help spearhead these efforts, he appointed Drexels Harris M. Steinberg, FAIA, director of the Lindy Institute for Urban Innovation, to chair a new Historic Preservation Task Force.  

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    • Banana Republic's Michael Anderson

      April 19, 2017

      We're pleased to announce Michael Anderson, Senior Vice President of Banana Republic, as the 2017  Design & Merchandising Program 's Distinguished Speaker.
       

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    • Alexandra Pickens on her co-op at a public school in India.

      How to Make the Most of Your Drexel Co-op

      April 05, 2017

      The co-op is an essential part of a typical Drexel education, but the process can raise a lot of questions. DrexelNow sought the advice of four co-op veterans, who weighed in with tips on the interview process, overcoming hurdles and leaving employers with a good impression.

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    • Drexel is sponsoring a block of films at the Philadelphia Environmental Film Festival.

      Drexel Takes Eco Education to the Movies at Philadelphia Film Festival

      April 04, 2017

      In search of new ways to promote awareness of the realities of climate change and global warming, Drexel faculty members have struck up a relationship with the Philadelphia Environmental Film Festival. The University is sponsoring a block of local films later this month.

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    • Mark Greenberg, PhD, left, former provost and senior vice president of academic affairs, pictured with Scott Gabriel Knowles, PhD, interim department head and associate professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, during a discussion for the free public lecture series last term.

      Drexel Anniversary Public Lectures Announced for Spring

      April 03, 2017

      Drexel’s free public lecture series will continue to highlight the University’s 125th anniversary year when the series starts up again this spring term.

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  • March

    • Snøhetta: Habitat Large & Small

      March 31, 2017

      Craig Dykers and Elaine Molinar, Principals of Snøhetta, the award-winning, internationally renowned design firm, will kick off their weekend long Charrette with the public lecture, Habitat: Large & Small, as part of the 2017 Farajollah & Maryam Badie ARFAA Lecture series.

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    • Digital Media's Gaming Ranks High

      March 31, 2017

      Our undergraduate and graduate Digital Media Gaming programs have once again been ranked in the top ten by The Princeton Review in their eighth annual ranking of the best schools for students to not only study but kick start their career in game design. 

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    • MS Online in Retail & Merchandising

      March 31, 2017

      Beginning Fall 2017, we'll add the MS in Retail & Merchandising Online to our growing roster of graduate degree offerings. Spearheaded by Program Director Joseph Hancock, II, this degree is designed for both current industry professionals and those seeking a change in their career. 

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    • Ableton & Student Showcase

      March 31, 2017

      Ableton, the Berlin-based source for the products that contemporary musicians, producers, and DJs utilize when creating and performing their music, is visiting Westphal as part of their 2017 University Tour, bringing a series of presentations that will inspire experienced musicians and novice music-makers alike.

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    • Jazz Extravaganza XVIII 

      March 31, 2017

      April is Jazz Appreciation Month, and to honor this historical and culturally rich art form our Drexel Jazz Orchestra will perform a dual-concert with Howard University's Jazz Ensemble at Drexel's annual Jazz Extravaganza.

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    • Fashion Law

      March 31, 2017

      Danielle Garno, J.D  will visit Westphal to deliver a public lecture on the evening of Thursday, April 13th, speaking to her extensive experiences with the many legal issues impacting the fashion industry.

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    • Drexel Is Helping the FAA Modernize Technical Training

      March 30, 2017

      As a core member of a new Center of Excellence focused on modernizing the training of air traffic controllers and their colleagues, Drexel researchers are doing their part to keep your flight safe and efficient.

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    • Led Zeppelin

      Rock and Roll Photographer Bob Gruen Opens ‘ROCKERS’ Exhibit at Pearlstein Gallery

      March 29, 2017

      Legendary rock and roll photographer Bob Gruen’s ROCKERS exhibit brings rock’s excitement and spirit – onstage, backstage, at home – to Pearlstein Gallery. For more than 40 years, Bob Gruen’s name has been synonymous with rock and roll. From taking early photos on tour with Ike and Tina Turner and capturing the early CBGB/Max’s Kansas City scene, to hanging out with John and Yoko and covering current stadium rockers such as Green Day, Gruen has always been at the right place at the right time.  

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    • Tom Brokaw

      Tom Brokaw Looks at 50 Years in News in Latest Installment of Rudman Institute's Conversation Series

      March 28, 2017

      Legendary television journalist Tom Brokaw will join former NBC News producer and colleague, Karen Curry, for a discussion about his career in journalism, including 22 years behind the anchor desk at NBC’s “Nightly News.” The event is the latest installment in a series presented by the Kal and Lucille Rudman Institute for Entertainment Industry Studies. 

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      Art and Tech Innovator John Maeda to Speak at Drexel Commencement at Citizens Bank Park

      March 20, 2017

      Computational design guru John Maeda will address the class of 2017 at Drexel University’s commencement, which will be held on June 13 at 7:30 p.m. Maeda is the global head of Computational Design and Inclusion at Automattic, the parent company of Jetpack, WooCommerce, Longreads, WordPress.com and more. The University-wide ceremony will be held at Citizens Bank Park for the second consecutive year.

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    • Snøhetta Charrette: Communal Landscapes

      March 13, 2017

      The 2017 Interdisciplinary Design weekend-long Charrette is just around the corner and will be led this year by principals of Snøhetta, the award-winning, internationally renowned design firm. 

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    • Office Hours with Nicole Koltick

      March 13, 2017

      Nicole Koltick is an Assistant Professor in Architecture, Design & Urbanism and Director of the Design Futures Lab, where she leads graduate research groups in critical design practices and speculative proposals focused on three main areas of inquiry: tangible interaction in the built environment, the incorporation of novel advancements in science and computation into our built environments, and new models for ambient communication. We sat down with Nicole to learn more about her work, process and perspectives.

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    • Mediterranean & Fusion Ensembles

      March 13, 2017

      The Performing Arts Music program is back at it again with two show stopping performances this weekend from our Mediterranean and Fusion Band & Rock ensembles, bringing interdisciplinary and worldly compositions to our audiences on campus.

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    • D&M Shop in Bloom

      March 13, 2017

      Add style to your closet with the D&M Shop's latest Spring arrivals, hand-selected and curated exclusively for you and available in the URBN Lobby through the end of the week. Local artists and retailers are collaborating with the D&M Shop to bring you new products in apparel, jewelry, home goods and accessories. 

       

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    • Global Panel

      From Al-Jazeera to Netflix-TVMN Grad Students Research Global Effects of Media

      March 10, 2017

      Seven graduate students from the Drexel University TV Management Program presented to a crowd of more than one hundred fellow students, faculty and high school students at the 10th Annual Student Conference on Global Challenges.

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    • Dance & Film Charrette

      March 01, 2017

      Over an intensive weekend Charrette starting this Friday, dance students studying choreography and film students will work together as directors, performers, editors and cinematographers to create dance films, music videos and multi-media performances.

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    • March Madness

      March 01, 2017

      March Madness isn't only for basketball fans, as our Performing Arts brings you bracket-busting back-to-back performances this month from our University Orchestra and Choral ensembles.

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    • Product Design Success

      March 01, 2017

      Our Product Design program has been awarded $19,600 from VentureWell to support their latest course offering, Clinical Immersion to Product Innovation

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    • New Graduate Minors

      March 01, 2017

      We're adding two new minor offerings in Museum Leadership and Arts Administration open to the students of our University's many diverse graduate programs, complimenting those pursuing professional degrees in fields as varied as Biology, Digital Media, Communications, Environmental Sciences, Archival Studies and Hospitality Management.

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    • TV MGMT Student Success

      March 01, 2017

      From the East Coast to the West Coast, Television Management Graduate students are demonstrating the Drexel Difference while working on a wide array of projects with industry leaders. Master’s candidates Rutika Raikar, Alessia Porcari and David Clark accepted Winter Quarter career opportunities with three prominent media organizations. 

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    • Urban Strategy

      March 01, 2017

      Our latest degree is the Urban Strategy Masters in Science, with classes beginning Fall 2017, a two-year interdisciplinary program focused on how the urban challenges of the 21st century can be addressed by incorporating approaches from the creative, economic, design, engineering, health and business sectors.

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  • February

    • Drawing Analogies

      February 13, 2017

      The Drexel Department of Architecture, Design & Urbanism is pleased to announce an upcoming program with Florentine architect Andrea Ponsi, international creator, city planner, designer, painter and writer, featuring a weekend worth of programming that includes an exhibition, lecture, reception and workshop through the generous support of the Good Idea Fund. 

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    • New Fashion Technologies

      February 13, 2017

      The Fashion Design Program has recently acquired the Digital Clothing Suite (DCS), several new state of the art 3D fashion design computer programs from Professor Hyeong-Seok Ko, Director of the Digital Clothing Center in the Graphic and Media Laboratory, Seoul National University, and the Physan company. DCS is utilized by the industry to create and simulate fashion design on a virtual model, creating savings in costs and freeing up time for designers to explore and create.

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    • Tiny House REVEAL

      February 13, 2017

      We're approaching the big moment we've been waiting for as Drexel's Tiny House reaches completion. Before our Tiny House moves to Greensgrow West, where it will be utilized as a small education center, attendees will have the opportunity to explore the completed house during a reveal to the public on Wednesday, February 22 at 4PM in the URBN Center's parking lot.

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    • The Devil's Auction 

      February 13, 2017

      Spend a dramatic evening in the Philadelphia theater scene in 1892 with the spirits of the Devil’s Auction Theater Company, who were lost in a devastating fire in Philadelphia's Grand Central Theater.

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  • January