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2012

  • Digital Media Publications

    December 31, 2012

    Publications by Digital Media Faculty.
  • Williams & Tsien: The Philadelphia Story

    December 11, 2012

    Architects Williams and Tsien are this winter's speakers in the Arfaa Lecture series.
  • Philly DoGooder

    December 4, 2012

    The Westphal Film & Video program was one of 25 teams selected to participate in the first ever Philly DoGooder Hackathon, the largest skilled volunteers event in the city’s history.
  • Inquirer Calls URBN "Thrilling"

    December 4, 2012

    Friday, November 23rd's Philadelphia Inquirer Home + Design section contained architecture critic Inga Saffron's review our new home, The URBN Center.
  • MADKO @ the DOBBS

    December 4, 2012

    MADKO Concerts, the concert production and promotion arm of our award-winning student-run record label MAD Dragon records, is closing out the first term with a retro rock show at the Legendary Dobbs on South St.
  • Golden Globe Winner

    December 4, 2012

    This winter term the college will welcome Los Angeles-based film producer J. Todd Harris to campus for a one-day filmmaking seminar.
  • Honoring Mary Epstein

    November 29, 2012

    A group of Mary's former students, led by Floss Barber, Ellen Hamilton, and Kristen Norris, chose to honor Mary's extraordinary influence and legacy by dedicating a space to her in Westphal's new URBN Center building.
  • Graphic Design Saves A Yearbook

    November 28, 2012

    Twelve Graphic Design students and one Digital Media student worked from February to May with CHAD students serving as design mentors to create a printed yearbook the students could be proud of.
  • D&M Launches E-Commerce Site

    November 28, 2012

    What started as the d&mKiosk four years ago has now evolved into d&mShop, a hands-on, multi-disciplinary business venture of the Design & Merchandising program.
  • Fall Music Ensemble Concerts

    November 28, 2012

    The Music Program presents ten free concerts open to the public featuring Drexel’s talented student-based ensembles directed by our esteemed Music faculty.
  • DNews Premieres New Episode

    November 28, 2012

    DNEWS, the NATAS and Telly award-winning news show on all things Drexel and Philadelphia, will premiere its latest episode on Friday, November 30th at 8 PM on DUTV.
  • "Express Yourself" Scholarship Contest

    November 16, 2012

    We're looking for students who are really good at putting personality on paper, and telling a story in pictures.
  • CNN's Ali Velshi Visits Drexel

    November 14, 2012

    CNN’s Ali Velshi is coming to Drexel to explain the role of the economy and social media in the 2012 Presidential election.
  • DUTV2 Premieres Web-based Channel

    November 14, 2012

    DUTV is launching a web-based channel, DUTV2, which will air student-produced work exclusively. The High Definition, 24-hr streaming web channel launches December 1st at www.dutv2.org.
  • 'Wall Street Journal' Fashion Journalist

    November 14, 2012

    Christina Binkley, fashion journalist at The Wall Street Journal will visit Drexel University on November 15. This event is hosted by the Fashion and Design & Merchandising programs.
  • D&M on the Radio

    November 14, 2012

    The Design & Merchandising program recently aired the first edition of their new weekly radio Fashion spot, “Philly Wears (Wares,Wheres)” on Time Out with Phillip Silverstone on WWDB TALK 860, Philadelphia.
  • Shop D&M this Holiday Season

    November 13, 2012

    The d&mShop is popping up December 3rd, just in time for holiday shopping, and they’re scouring all corners of the College and the workshops of faculty and alums in their pursuit of new products to sell.
  • Making Moves Documentary Premiere

    November 13, 2012

    Making Moves is a selection of 7-inch tracks by up-and-coming bands curated by the band Motion City Soundtrack. All of the tracks were recorded and engineered by Music Industry students and recorded in our Music Industry studios on campus.
  • Model Making

    November 13, 2012

    At the workshop, Professors Paul Schultz and Erik Sundquist will teach you about model making tools and materials, as well as time saving tips and techniques.
  • Web Development Creates Fire Safety App

    November 9, 2012

    The Philadelphia Fire Department was eager to create a fire prevention and safety app for smart phones in order to share information that can saves lives so they came to our Web Development and Interaction Design program to make it happen.
  • Join Us for An OPEN HOUSE!

    November 5, 2012

    Join us this fall for an open house and come meet our impressive faculty & learn more about our award-winnings programs.
  • CNTRL @ Drexel

    November 2, 2012

    Electronic music innovators DJs Richie Hawtin and Loco Dice will visit Drexel as part of their month-long tour to educate students and music veterans alike on the history and growing popularity of electronic and techno(logy)-driven music.
  • URBN Pizza Party Rescheduled

    November 2, 2012

    Due to Hurricane Sandy our URBN Pizza Party scheduled for Tuesday, October 30th has been rescheduled for Tuesday, November 13th in the main lobby of The URBN Center.
  • The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

    October 22, 2012

    The Drexel Players will present the very funny, charming Tony-Award winning musical, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, November 9th through the 18th at The Mandell Theater.
  • Hit Machine Nile Rodgers Visits Drexel

    October 11, 2012

    Hit Maker Nile Rodgers will be playing his unforgettable guitar licks and sharing his memorable stories and views on the music business in a unique program at Drexel University.
  • ROME: A CITY AND IT'S WATER SUPPLY

    October 9, 2012

    Katherine Rinne is one of the world's leading authorities on Rome's remarkable 2,700-year history of water use and hydraulic infrastructure.
  • Entourage Creator Doug Ellin Visits Drexel

    October 5, 2012

    Meet the man behind Vince, Turtle, Drama, and E when The Kal& Lucille Rudman Institute for Entertainment Industry Studies hosts Doug Ellin. Ellin was the creator and chief writer of the wildlysuccessful HBO series Entourage.
  • Valentino: The Last Emperor

    October 5, 2012

    The Design & Merchandising program at Drexel University's Westphal College of Media Arts & Design presents a screening of Matt Tyrnauer films Valentino: The Last Emperor. The documentary film tells the story of the last years of Valentino's celebrated career.
  • Presidential Debate Watch Party

    September 26, 2012

    The Rudman Institute for Entertainment Industry Studies has partnered with Drexel Votes to host a ‘watch’ party for the first Presidential debate.
  • The Photography of Sebastian Rich

    September 26, 2012

    Sebastian Rich has been a photographer/cameraman working in hard news and documentaries for over thirty years. Rich has photographed every major world conflict that occurred during that time.
  • DNEWS WINS at the EMMYs

    September 26, 2012

    DNEWS, the student produced news magazine on all things Drexel, has won a National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) award for Best College Production Newscast.
  • Drexel Players at the Philly Fringe

    August 23, 2012

    The Drexel Players are making their Fringe debut with MONUMENT, an interactive theatre piece conceived by Laurel Hostak and directed by Cara Blouin.
  • MAD Dragon Wins Release of the Year

    August 23, 2012

    Mad Dragon Recording artist Kuf Knotz has won College Label Release of the year from the Independent Music Award’s fan-vote.
  • Television Awards

    August 23, 2012

    DUTV and TV Production & Media Management program earn NATAS Nominations
  • Threepenny Posters

    July 30, 2012

    The Leonard Pearlstein Gallery is presenting a selection of 20th century Polish poster art devoted to Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill's 1928 musical The Threepenny Opera in the exhibit Brecht in Poland: Poster Designs for The Threepenny Opera 1979 – 1990.
  • Mantua Garden

    July 23, 2012

    After six months of work, the “Healthy Outdoor Garden Oasis,” an urban garden created by Architecture + Interiors students and faculty from the Westphal College, is now open at the Mantua Presbyterian Apartments.
  • In Memoriam: Myron 'Mike' Moss

    July 23, 2012

    A master teacher and a talented orchestra and band director, Dr. Myron Moss passed away suddenly on July 2nd. Mike touched the lives of many students and colleagues, and his loss will be felt by many in the Westphal College and beyond.
  • Collaboration with Preservation Alliance

    July 23, 2012

    This past spring a group of eight Photography and Graphic Design students partnered with the Preservation Alliance of Greater Philadelphia to work with the organization on their “Pride of Place” initiative to encourage community groups around the city to survey their neighborhoods.
  • Westphal in LA

    July 23, 2012

    The Drexel in Los Angeles program has 32 Westphal undergraduate students, from from the Film & Video, Television, and Screenwriting & Playwriting programs, in the City of Angels for the summer of 2012. Being in Hollywood gives our students the opportunity to get to know the city and network in the industry.
  • Will Smith to Honor Charlie Mack for Volunteer Efforts

    July 23, 2012

    American Benefactor Foundation, founded by Marla Green DiDio, Chair of the Drexel Design Council, is recognizing Charlie Mack for his volunteer efforts on Friday, July 20th. Charlie Mack will be joined on stage by friends Will Smith, Jaden Smith, AJ Calloway and others.
  • In Memoriam: J. Michael Adams

    July 19, 2012

    Dr. J. Michael Adams, the former Dean of the Westphal College and President of Fairleigh Dickinson University from 1999 to 2012, passed away on June 21st. Those of you who had the privilege of working with him know he was a special man who did a great deal to advance our college.
  • Directors Guild Assistant Director

    July 3, 2012

    Kristina Massie, Film & Video student, tells her story about being accepted into the prestigious NY DGA Assistant Director Program.
  • D&M Kiosk: Call for Product

    July 3, 2012

    The Design & Merchandising summer kiosk will be popping up July 8th with handmade accessories, fashions, home goods and paper products from our faculty, staff, students and alumni available for purchase.
  • Dnews at the Academy

    July 3, 2012

    We're rebroadcasting our special edition of DNEWS, on Friday, May 25th on DUTV, which was devoted to the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University.
  • Flirtatious Feathers at the Academy

    July 3, 2012

    Graphic Design students Krissy Beck, Lauren Beltramo and Catherine Lewandowski worked in collaboration with the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University’s Visual Resources for Ornithology, to design an exhibit which features changing displays of works of art that explore the interplay between science and art.
  • Lisa Hayes: Fashion Design Program Director

    July 3, 2012

    Lisa Hayes has been granted tenure and will take over the role of Program Director in our Fashion Design Program.
  • Rock N' Roll Summer Tour

    July 3, 2012

    After releasing their recent album Wait for Me, Matt Klahre, an Entertainment & Arts Management major, is hitting the road this summer with his band D&M.
  • Vote for Our Fashion Design Students

    July 3, 2012

    The Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) and Diet Coke invited Drexel Fashion Design students to participate in a "STAYEXTRAORDINARY Design Challenge,” in which students were asked to create a T-shirt design for Diet Coke. Three Drexel Fashion Design students were selected: Kelly Jenkins, Toni-Marie Koulos and Kayla Speedy.
  • Pearlstein Gallery: Brecht in Poland

    June 15, 2012

    The first summer exhibition at the Leonard Pearlstein Gallery comes from the college and Graphic Design program, which is home to a collection of thousands of outstanding examples of 20th century Polish poster art. We will present a selection of these posters devoted to Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill's 1928 musical The Threepenny Opera in the upcoming exhibit Brecht in Poland: Poster Designs for The Threepenny Opera 1979 – 1990
  • Game Design's New Theme Park Ride

    June 15, 2012

    Drexel Game Design, an interdisciplinary program between Westphal's Game Art & Production major and Computer Science, part of the College of Engineering, has a new motion platform system to build motion-based games for immersive simulation environments that can be used for both entertainment and for serious gaming and training purposes
  • Digital Media Senior Show

    June 4, 2012

    The Digital Media Senior Show exhibits senior work ranging from online resources to interactive games.
  • Film & Video Senior Show

    June 4, 2012

    For more than nine months our Film & Video seniors have been working on their capstone projects, and the Senior Show will feature over 20 premieres.
  • Interior Design Senior Show

    June 4, 2012

    The Interior Design Senior Show features successful studio projects, including elaborate senior theses, and work from commercial, residential and hospitality studios, as well as original furniture designs.
  • Music to Your Ears

    June 4, 2012

    The Department of Performing Arts and the Music program present a series of free concerts to celebrate the conclusion of the performance season and the graduation of the senior class.
  • Outdoor Music Fest

    June 4, 2012

    The Music program will present a free outdoor concert featuring the Rock, Fusion, and Percussion Ensembles.
  • Photography Senior Thesis Exhibition

    June 4, 2012

    The culmination of effort put into the Photography Senior Thesis Exhibition is the creation of a very diverse, fascinating body of work.
  • National Geographic Talks Victorian Fashion With DHCC's Clare Sauro (VIDEO)

    June 1, 2012

    In this National Geographic video segment, "America's Lost Treasures: Victorian Fashion" host Kinga Philipps takes what she believes is a Victorian era dress to our very own textiles expert, DHCC Curator Clare Sauro.
  • Engineering the Sigma Sound

    May 30, 2012

    The Music Industry program welcomes the engineers of the Philadelphia Sound as they discuss the legendary Sigma Sound Studios and the history of recording in Philadelphia.
  • Spring Dance Concerts

    May 21, 2012

    The Drexel Dance Ensemble, and the all-freshman dance ensemble, FreshDance, concludes its 2011-2012 season with two concerts featuring 15 works performed by more than 90 student dancers, with choreography by students, faculty, and guest artists.
  • 2012 Drexel Fashion Show

    May 21, 2012

    The Fashion and Design & Merchandising programs will host their annual fashion show on Saturday, June 2nd, which features thirty-three senior and graduate collections from the Fashion Design program.
  • Gospel Choir Performance

    May 21, 2012

    The Drexel University Gospel Choir, led by Reverend Gregory Ross, will host their annual Nite of Ministries on June 2nd. The concert will feature not only the full choir, but also individual performances by soloists and smaller groups within the choir.
  • An Evening with Kal Rudman

    May 18, 2012

    On Wednesday, May 30th at 6:30 PM in the Bossone Research Center, Mitchell Auditorium (3140 Market St.), Kal will sit down with Karen Curry, the Executive Director of the Rudman Institute and Paul Gluck, General Manager of TUTV/The Kal & Lucille Rudman Media Production Center at Temple University.
  • Graphic Design Senior Show 2012

    May 17, 2012

    The Graphic Design Senior Show is an exhibition of outstanding work that represents the diversity of Graphic Design curriculum.
  • Graphic Design Shines

    May 17, 2012

    The Graphic Design program continues to impress with a string of recent wins in national and international design competitions.
  • Chip Kidd

    May 16, 2012

    Chip Kidd, one of the world’s most renowned book cover designers, will be a guest of Drexel University’s Westphal College of Media Arts & Design and DART (Drexel Art Organization) on Thursday, May 31.
  • Students Win at Baiada

    May 14, 2012

    Two teams from Drexel University's Westphal College of Media Arts and Design were awarded 1st and 3rd place in the 2012 Baiada Institute for Entrepreneurship Business Plan Competition.
  • Westphal Students Score in Baiada Competition

    May 14, 2012

    The Laurence A. Baiada Institute for Entrepreneurship announced that four of the six students/student teams selected as finalists in the 2012 Business Plan Competition are Westphal students/student teams.
  • Design for Social Impact

    May 14, 2012

    Award-winning designer Craig Holden Feinberg is coming to Drexel as a Rankin Scholar-in-Residence with the Graphic Design program to conduct a two-day workshop for students to create posters that address social issues.
  • Best of DNews

    May 14, 2012

    On Friday, April 27th at 8 PM, DUTV will air The Best of DNews, the best of the best stories that have been covered this past year.
  • Essential Visions

    May 14, 2012

    Essential Visions is an exciting new multiple-day event series in which students will explore ideas with the assistance of Paul Laseau, co-author of Visual Notes.
  • Fashioning Philadelphia

    May 14, 2012

    The Museum of Elfreth's Alley is hosting an exhibition celebrating the rich history of the fashion industry in Philadelphia. Design & Merchandising students helped the museum with the initial exhibit set-up and design and will continue to help update exhibit installations.
  • Local Music Day

    May 14, 2012

    Philadelphia Local Music Day is the first event held by Music Industry senior Monika Julien's organization Loves Local Music. The event has area business dedicating Saturday, May 12th to playing local artists' music in their stores.
  • MAD Dragon Concert

    May 14, 2012

    The 6th Annual MAD Dragon Concert will feature the indie-rock band Motion City Soundtrack along with four other breakout bands on May 16 at 7PM.
  • 2012 Performance Charrette

    May 14, 2012

    The Westphal College will hold the final performance of the 2012 performance charrette, DWELLING, Sunday, April 29th at 6 PM.
  • Proud Showing at Research Day

    May 14, 2012

    The Westphal College had impressive representation with over 25 students showcasing their projects at Research Day 2012.
  • Sony Collaboration

    May 14, 2012

    The Westphal College of Media Arts and Design has been named a founding member of Sony Electronics new higher education initiative, Sony Digital Media Academy.
  • New Spinning Leaves Release

    May 14, 2012

    Philadelphia-based folk duo, The Spinning Leaves have channeled their energy into a new 7” EP, head aglow, that will be released April 27th by Westphal’s student-run label, MAD Dragon Records.
  • 2012 Exhibition of Works

    May 8, 2012

    Westphal College's 2012 Graduating Class - Exhibition of Work
  • Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Director: Niels Arden Oplev

    April 28, 2012

    The Pennsylvania Film Industry Association (PaFIA) and the Westphal College will host a special event with featured guest speaker, Niels Arden Oplev, Director of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2009), based on the book from Swedish writer Stieg Larsson.
  • Urinetown, The Musical

    April 25, 2012

    This May, the Theatre Program and the Drexel Players will present the Tony-Award winning comedic satire, Urinetown, The Musical, directed by Maucking Bird Theatre Company’s Artistic Director Peter Reynolds.
  • The New Political Battleground

    April 19, 2012

    The Kal & Lucille Rudman Institute for Entertainment Industry Studies presents a program on social media and its effect on the 2012 presidential campaign and broader political landscape, in partnership with the Kal & Lucille Rudman Media Production Center at Temple University and the National Constitution Center. The New Political Battleground is Thursday, April 19th, 6:30 PM, at the F.M. Kirby Auditorium at the National Constitution Center (525 Arch St.).
  • A Glorious Enterprise

    April 18, 2012

    Robert M. Peck and Patricia Tyson Stroud have chronicled 200 years of Academy history in their new book, A Glorious Enterprise: The Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia and the Making of American Science. As a part of Drexel University's Academy of Natural Sciences 200th Anniversary celebration, Peck and Sroud will hold a talk and book signing at The Academy of Natural Sciences.
  • Student Column: Miss Philadelphia

    April 18, 2012

    Lauren Bilski, a Dance student, tells her story of becoming the first ever Drexel student to win the Miss Philadelphia Pageant.
  • Neighborhood Roundtable

    April 18, 2012

    Drexel's Center for Mobilities Research and Policy will sponsor a community conversation about the role artists might play in neighborhood enrichment efforts.
  • Nile Rodgers, Peace Summit

    April 18, 2012

    Film and Video students, led by Assistant Professor Lise Raven, spent the week of March 24 - March 30th documenting the week long We Are Family Foundation, Three Dot Dash, Nile Rodgers Just Peace Summit in New York.
  • Player Hating: A Love Story

    April 18, 2012

    A screening of filmmaker Maggie Hadleigh-West's award winning film, Player Hating: A Love Story, will be shown on at Drexel on Thursday, April 12th.
  • Ross Commons: Spring Exhibition

    April 18, 2012

    This Spring, The Gallery at Ross Commons will feature drawing work from Professor Anda Dubinskis’ Introductory Drawing and Figure Drawing II classes.
  • Burberry CEO visits Drexel May 2nd

    April 16, 2012

    The Chief Executive Officer of Burberry will visit Drexel as the 2012 Design & Merchandising program Distinguished speaker.
  • New Leadership for Arts & Creative Enterprise

    April 16, 2012

    The Arts & Creative Enterprise department will have new leadership as of June 30,2012. Longtime Department Head Cecelia Fitzgibbon has been named President of Moore College of Art & Design and several key faculty members will take on leadership positions during this transition
  • Ross Commons: Spring Exhibition

    April 13, 2012

    The Gallery features work created by juniors and seniors in rotation from painting, drawing, design, and foundation courses.
  • Coffee and Jazz

    April 12, 2012

    Drexel’s Vocal Jazz Ensemble, Naturally Sharp, will present Coffee and Jazz.
  • MAD Dragon Records at SXSW

    April 12, 2012

    MAD Dragon Records and its artists garnered an abundance of press for their appearances at the SXSW Festival in Austin, Texas.
  • Toy Maker: Emilio Garcia

    April 10, 2012

    Toy designer, graphic artist, illustrator and digital designer, Emilio Garcia will travel from Barcelona, Spain to Drexel to work with the Product Design program.
  • Judith Bing: Travels to the East

    April 4, 2012

    For nearly 25 years Judith Bing has been traveling through the Balkans and Turkey researching vernacular architecture. Bing’s talk will be part of the Farajollah & Maryam Badie AARFA lecture series of the Department of Architecture + Interiors.
  • The American Package Design Awards

    April 3, 2012

    The Graphic Design Program won five awards in the The American Package Design Awards.
  • Graduate Student Profile: Alejandra Zannier

    April 2, 2012

    Alejandra Zannier, a Fulbright Scholar enrolled in the MS in Television Management program, has been featured in a graduate student profile on DrexelNow.
  • Spring Open House 2012

    April 2, 2012

    Onsite Portfolio Reviews: Launch your Drexel application and complete the portfolio requirements for Fashion Design, Graphic Design and Photography when you attend the May 2oth Open House. Our faculty will be available to review your portfolios following the Academic Sessions.
  • Shadow City(s)

    March 27, 2012

    The AIANY Global Dialogues Committee will host an event titled SHADOW CITY(S) to examine patterns of peri-urban growth in the Global South that define some of the most prolific urban typologies of the 21st Century.
  • Students Design Mobile Art Studio

    March 20, 2012

    The Fleisher Art Memorial, located in South Philadelphia, will launch ColorWheels, a new mobile art studio funded by a prestigious grant from PNC Arts Alive. The vehicle’s vibrant multi-color design and logo were designed by Westphal Graphic Design students Cara Brobst, Aaron Cichowski, Tyler Graham, Philip Gross, Alexa Lareau, Catherine Lewandowski, Ilana Mclean, Scott Robertson, and Andrew Stuber, under the direction of Program Director, Jody Graff.
  • Swift Fund Grants Announced

    March 20, 2012

    The inaugural group of Westphal Seniors to receive up to $500 in funding toward their senior thesis projects thanks to the Robert and Roberta Swift (1927) Memorial Fund has been announced.
  • 2012 Performance Charrette

    March 7, 2012

    This year’s 2012 performance charrette, DWELLING, will challenge Dance and Digital Media students to collaborate in a performance piece that transcends the boundaries of theater.
  • A Week of Music

    March 7, 2012

    Beginning this week and running through Sunday, March 18th, the Drexel Music Program will present a series of concerts that showcase Drexel’s accomplished student musicians and celebrate the conclusion of the winter term.
  • American Music Awards

    March 7, 2012

    Senior Film and Video major Nicole Rosen wrote this column about her experience working at the American Music Awards.
  • Dragons on Broadway

    March 7, 2012

    The Poet Laureate of Capitalism brings together Playwright Adriano Shaplin, and Director Whit MacLaughlin, to lead a cast featuring professional actor Brian Osborne, and 14 Drexel students in an unprecedented theatre performance that explores art, money, and the limits of friendship.
  • Fashion Alum Named Macys Designer-in-Residence

    March 7, 2012

    The Philadelphia Fashion Incubator at Macy’s Center City is a collaboration between The City of Philadelphia, Center City District, Macy’s Center City, Drexel University and several other educational institutions devoted to fashion design. s Center City.
  • Graduate Student Research

    March 7, 2012

    The Office of Graduate Studies and the Graduate Student Association have launched a monthly lunch event for graduate students to present and hear brief presentations on research being conducted by graduate students throughout the University.
  • Israeli Film Festival

    March 7, 2012

    The Israeli Film Festival of Philadelphia is a celebration of Israeli culture, with the aim of enriching the American vision of Israeli culture and society through film.
  • Jazz Extravaganza XIII

    March 7, 2012

    George Starks and the Drexel Jazz Orchestra will reunite with the Spelman College Jazz Ensemble in the Mandell Theater on Wednesday, March 7th at 7 PM for Jazz Extravaganza XIII.
  • Mozarts Requiem

    March 7, 2012

    Steven Powell will lead the Drexel University Chorus with the accompaniment of four professional soloists and the Fairmount Chamber Orchestra in a performance of Mozart’s final and most controversial piece, Requiem Mass in D Minor.
  • Meet with the NAAB Visiting Team

    March 7, 2012

    We would like to invite all student all to participate in a meeting with the NAAB Visiting Team on Monday, March 12 from 6-7pm at Stein Auditorium.
  • Rowenta Iron Heats Up Fashion Program

    March 7, 2012

    Sophomore Fashion Design students were challenged to draw inspiration from a Rowenta Iron for manipulating fabric and developing silhouettes for their original designs.
  • Spring Style Infusion

    March 7, 2012

    Westphal students from the Entertainment & Arts Management, Arts Administration, Television, Architecture and Digital Media programs have designed an exhibit featuring their own photographic work as part of their Exhibition Design class.
  • Urban Intersections

    March 7, 2012

    Westphal students from the Entertainment & Arts Management, Arts Administration, Television, Architecture and Digital Media programs have designed an exhibit featuring their own photographic work as part of their Exhibition Design class.
  • Henderson Challenge Concept Phase Winners

    March 6, 2012

    We are pleased to announce the top 4 winning entries of the Nina Henderson Challenge Concept Phase for 2012.
  • Hollywood Bias: Left or Right?

    March 1, 2012

    Steve Ross, Professor of History at the University of Southern California and Co-Director of the Los Angeles Institute for the Humanities, will deliver a guest lecture on Thursday, March 1st.
  • MAD Dragon Wins Big at TriState Indies

    February 28, 2012

    Mad Dragon Records recording artists took home four awards at the TriState Indie Awards Tuesday night, February 28
  • Architecture Faculty and Alumni Exhibition

    February 27, 2012

    The Leonard Pearlstein Gallery will be hosting Architecture: Faculty and Alumni Show, an exhibition for the upcoming Drexel University Architecture accreditation visit.
  • An Over the Top Nation

    February 23, 2012

    Drexel Culture and Communications Professor Ron Bishop’s recent book, More: The Vanishing of Scale in an Over the Top Nation, looks at Americans’ increasing desire to cram as many significant experiences as possible into their lives, and the media’s role promoting this ideal. Professor Bishop will sit down with Rudman Institute executive director, Karen Curry, for a discussion followed by a book signing on Monday, February 27th at 2 PM in MacAlister Hall room 2019/20.
  • Motion City Soundtrack Teams with MAD Dragon

    February 23, 2012

    MAD Dragon Records (MDR), the student-run record label that is part of our Music Industry program, has teamed with the band Motion City Soundtrack (Columbia, Epitaph) to produce a curated series of 7-inch record single releases by emerging artists entitled Making Moves.
  • Research Day 2012: Call for Submissions

    February 23, 2012

    Drexel will celebrate Research, Innovation, Scholarship and Creativity with a day of posters and presentations at the Daskalakis Athletic Center on Thursday, April 19th, 2012. We’re now encouraging Westphal students to submit for this year’s event by going to the Research Day website which will be open for abstract submissions and registration beginning on Thursday, March 1st. Abstracts for posters and presentations must be submitted electronically via the website by Thursday, March 22nd.
  • Architecture in Film - THE ARCHITECTURE OF DOOM (1989, Peter Cohen)

    February 20, 2012

    The film explores the obsession Adolf Hitler had with his own particular vision of what was and was not aesthetically acceptable and how he applied these notions while running the Third Reich.
  • Industry-University Collaboration

    February 17, 2012

    Al Tedesco, Television Management Professor, will present a panel titled, "Industry-University Collaboration: Integrating Experiential Learning into the Television Curriculum," at the joint meeting of the National Association of Broadcasters/Broadcast Education Association meeting in Las Vegas in April.
  • 25 Years of RadioTimes

    February 16, 2012

    Over the past 25 years, Radio Times host and executive producer Marty Moss-Coane has interviewed more than twenty thousand guests–everyone from Salman Rushdie to Bobbie McFerrin to Jane Fonda and countless politicians, educators, celebrities and opinion leaders. The Kal & Lucille Rudman Institute for Entertainment Industry Studies will welcome Moss-Coane for an interview with Rudman Institute Executive Director Karen Curry.
  • Shima Seiki Haute Technology Laboratory

    February 16, 2012

  • Concert Band to Play Kimmel Center

    February 15, 2012

    The University Concert Band will take the stage at the Kimmel Center for an evening dedicated to a wide range of African American composers in honor of Black History Month.
  • Photography Rankin Scholar

    February 13, 2012

  • 9th Annual AAGA Art Auction

    February 10, 2012

  • Pretty Good Dance Moves

    February 7, 2012

    The Brooklyn-based electro-pop outfit Pretty Good Dance Moves (PGDM) is poised to release their latest record on MAD Dragon Records February 7th.
  • Work For Sony

    February 7, 2012

  • Green, Urban, Glocal

    February 5, 2012

    Green, Urban, Glocal is the Center for Architecture’s 2nd annual exhibition featuring student work from Philadelphia’s four Architecture and Design schools: Drexel University, Philadelphia University, Temple University, and University of Pennsylvania.
  • Art in the Air

    January 24, 2012

    If you’re in the city after the sun goes down, take a moment to look up towards 23rd and Market Streets at the PECO Crown Lights.
  • Gallery at Ross Commons

    January 24, 2012

    The Gallery at Ross Commons, a small gallery space dedicated entirely to work created by our Art & Art History students, has just opened.
  • Interior Design: Making a Difference

    January 24, 2012

    Drexel Interior Design students will be working with Mantua’s Morton McMichael School on a new playground design project, thanks to a Community Research Grant awarded to Interior Design Professor Debra Ruben.
  • Kay A. Bossone Fashion Runway

    January 24, 2012

  • Typography Covers Learning Annex

    January 24, 2012

    Drexel Libraries invited sophomore graphic design students to develop unique designs to be printed on furniture in the Libraries Learning Terrace (33rd & Race St).
  • Dance's Snapshots

    January 24, 2012

    The Dance Program will present two exciting programs this winter with Drexel Dance Ensemble’s Snapshots, and FreshDance’s New Encounters. The concerts will feature over 80 dancers and the choreography of dance professionals, faculty, and students.
  • 2012 International VELUX Award Competition

    January 24, 2012

    VELUX America invites students and faculty to participate in the 2012 International VELUX Award for Students of Architecture competition. Registration is open through March 1, 2012.
  • Locally Grown

    January 19, 2012

    Urban Farming is the topic of the timely documentary film, Urban Roots, which explores the urban farming phenomenon in Detroit, Michigan.
  • Canstruction 2012

    January 18, 2012

    Canstruction's fifth annual Philadelphia Design/Build Competition shines a spotlight on hunger while showcasing the Philadelphia design community's best and brightest talents in the Rotunda at the Shops at Liberty Place, 1601 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia.
  • Course Highlight: INTR 799

    January 18, 2012

    If your looking for one more outstanding class to fit into your schedule for the winter term, consider INTR 799: Mantua Community Design-Build.
  • Blazina in the Pearlstein Gallery

    January 17, 2012

    Art & Art History Professor, Jen Blazina, will have her work exhibited in the Leonard Pearlstein Gallery from Tuesday, January 17th through Tuesday, February 14th. The exhibit will showcase different works created by Blazina while on her recent sabbatical.
  • Robert A.M. Stern: Dean of Architects

    January 17, 2012

    Stern’s talk will be part of the Farajollah & Maryam Badie AARFA lecture series of the department of Architecture and Interiors and takes place on Tuesday, January 17th at 6:30 PM in the Mandell Theater (33rd & Chestnut Sts.).
  • DNews at the Academy

    January 13, 2012

    The January edition of DNEWS is devoted to the Academy of Natural Sciences, which affiliated with Drexel University in an historic alliance this past September. This special DNEWS episode, which airs on Friday, January 13th at 8 PM on DUTV, is hosted by Maria Papadakis, who interviews Academy President George Gephart.
  • 2012 NAAB Accreditation

    January 12, 2012

    Our NAAB Accreditation Visit is scheduled for Saturday, March 10, 2012 through Wednesday, March 14, 2012. Several events and exhibitions will occur during this time as part of the accreditation review.
  • Bad Boy Shakespeare

    January 12, 2012

    Bad Boy Shakespeare’s cast will include Drexel students and professional actors for a run March 1st — 4th at the Mandell Theater.
  • Artists in Residence

    January 10, 2012

    In February our Photography Program will welcome Kristen Ashburn, an award-winning documentary photographer, and Robert Pledge, a photo editor and major presence in the photography community.
  • Burberry CEO

    January 10, 2012

    We're excited that Angela Ahrendts will be visiting campus as the 2012 Design & Merchandising Distinguished Speaker of the Year this May. Ms. Ahrendts will sit down for a one-on-one interview with Judith Glaser, founder of Benchmark Communications and recipient of the 2011 Drexel Distinguished Alumni Award.
  • Dean's Welcome

    January 10, 2012

    As we begin 2012, auspiciously The Chinese Year of the Dragon, we’re excited about our upcoming roster of events, which we detail in this newsletter.
  • Performing Arts

    January 10, 2012

    Our Concert Band will take the stage at the Kimmel Center for an evening dedicated to a wide range of African American composers, a repertoire that is little-known.
  • New DNews

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    The University Concert Band will take the stage at the Kimmel Center for an evening dedicated to a wide range of African American composers in honor of Black History Month.
  • The Future of Museums with Brent Glass

  • New Music Industry Releases

    The Music Industry program has created two new albums of emerging artists. The bands were identified by our students who then recorded, mixed and mastered the songs. The records released are Chronicle of Sound and Unleashed 8
  • The Mantua Theater Project

    The Mantua Theater Project will be part of a summer program in conjunction with the Philadelphia Youth Sports Collaborative (PYSC) and Westphal's Theatre program. The program, Mantua In Action, is a community-based summer outreach pilot program for fourth through eighth grade children who reside in Mantua.
  • From Abbey Road to Ziggy Star Dust

  • Kinect for Xbox 360 creator Kudo Tsunoda