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2014

  • December

  • November

    • Stop and Smell the Achievements

      November 21, 2014

      The faculty in Drexel's Department of English & Philosophy are hard-working dynamos assembling an impressive portfolio of scholarly, research and creative activities worthy of attention.

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  • October

  • September

    • New Winter Courses

      September 25, 2014

      Study the history of witchcraft, understand the politics of disability, or learn about sleep and its disorders in these new courses.

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  • June

    • New Courses for Fall

      June 24, 2014

      What do time, Abraham Lincoln and LGBT history have in common? They’re all topics you can learn about in these new fall courses!

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    • Dr. Ingrid Daemmrich Retirement

      June 12, 2014

      Dr. Ingrid Daemmrich is retiring from the English and Philosophy Department after 30 years of service.

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    • Senior Project Presentations

      June 11, 2014

      Senior Project Presentations were held on June 10th, 2014. Projects ranged from "The History of the Drexel University Rifle Team" to "Bella's Inner Vampire" and "Myths of the English Major."

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  • May

  • April

  • March

    • Professor’s New Film on Black American WWII Soldiers Makes Philadelphia Debut at Drexel

      March 13, 2014

      During World War II, more than a million African Americans fought in a segregated and discriminatory United States military. A landmark new documentary, "Choc'late Soldiers from the USA" produced by Drexel University writing professor Gregory Cooke, tells the compelling, previously untold story of 140,000 of these African American men and women who were stationed in Great Britain, and how they crossed a racial divide to forge an unexpected bond with British civilians.

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    • Drexel Professor’s New Film Tells Untold Story of Black American Soldiers in Great Britain during World War II

      March 10, 2014

      During World War II, more than a million African Americans fought in a segregated and discriminatory U.S. military. A landmark new documentary, “Choc'late Soldiers from the USA,” produced by Drexel University writing professor Gregory Cooke, tells the compelling, previously untold story of 140,000 of these African American men and women who were stationed in Great Britain, and how they crossed a racial divide to forge an unexpected bond.

      The film will make its Philadelphia debut at Drexel on Tuesday, April 8 at 6:30 p.m. in the Mitchell Auditorium of the Bossone Research Center (3120 Market St.). A question-and-answer session and reception will follow the screening from 8 – 9 p.m.

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    • Psychology Undergrad Edits Memoir By Grammy Winner

      March 05, 2014

      Last month we spoke with English prof Rachel Wenrick about her experience co-authoring "Spirit Rising: My Life, My Music" alongside Grammy Award-winning singer Angélique Kidjo. And while it was highly collaborative project between the writer and singer, Wenrick is the first to say they couldn't have done it without the help of Drexel psychology student and Humanities Fellow, Khushbu Patel.

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  • February

    • DPG Contest Announcement

      February 10, 2014

      The Department of English and Philosophy announces the 7th annual DPG Essay Contest. The contest is open to current Drexel students in all majors. There is no entry fee. Categories are the Zelda Provenzano Endowed STEM Award; Humanities; Social Sciences; and Graduate Student Essay. There are a number of prizes in each of the categories, including Drexel University Bookstore gift cards and an Amazon Kindle Fire HD! Winning essays will be considered for publication in The 33rd.

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    • The Value of a Humanities Degree

      February 06, 2014

      During a speech last week at a Wisconsin General Electric plant, President Obama reiterated his support for the manufacturing industry, encouraging young people to pursue a technical education – while simultaneously slighting humanities disciplines.

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    • Co-Authoring a Memoir With a Grammy Award-Winning Artist: A Q&A With Rachel Wenrick

      February 04, 2014

      For most writers, publishing with one of the largest publishing houses in the world is the ultimate dream. For Rachel Wenrick, associate teaching professor of English at Drexel, that's just the tip of the iceberg.

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  • January

    • Students Spend Their Co-op Collecting Memories From Strangers

      January 29, 2014

      Three Drexel students on co-op at the Spaces Between Your Fingers (SBYF) nonprofit have gained more than something to put on their resumes. Kat Kapetenakis, Michelle Johnson and Victoria Durand are getting the experience of a lifetime - and the experience of someone else's lifetime too - by talking with senior citizens to write about their most meaningful memories or life lessons for SBYF's Junior Memory Collectors Program.

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    • Drexel Professor Co-Writes Memoir of Grammy Award-Winning World Music Artist Angélique Kidjo

      January 28, 2014

      Hailed as “the undisputed queen of African music” (Daily Telegraph) and “Africa’s premier diva” (TIME), Angélique Kidjo is a Grammy Award-winning artist with a mission to unite different cultures through music, while raising global respect for her native continent. In her debut memoir, “SPIRIT RISING: My Life, My Music,” which was released by Harper Collins on Jan. 7, Kidjo shares the inspiring story of her journey from a little-known city in Benin, on the west coast of Africa, to international superstardom. The autobiography was co-written with Rachel Wenrick, an associate teaching professor of English in Drexel University’s College of Arts and Sciences.

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