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2017

  • October

  • 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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    • headshot of John Maeda

      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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    • Faculty Focus: 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