Grapes of Wrath Drexel Student Performance of “The Grapes of Wrath” Ties Steinbeck’s Classic Novel to Modern-Day Social Issues
John Steinbeck’s epic novel “The Grapes of Wrath” will be brought to life on an intimate new stage by students in the Department of Performing Arts inDrexel University’s Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design. The production, which marks the inauguration of the new Black Box Theater in the URBN Center Annex (3401 Filbert St.), opens on Friday, May 10 and will run through Saturday, May 25.
Painting a mural at 11th Street Family Health Services of Drexel University, with the Porch Light Program Drexel's 11th Street Family Health Services Takes Health and Wellness Outside
The 11th Street Family Health Services of Drexel University (11th Street) is partnering with the City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program and Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual Disability Services (DBHIDS) in an event called Painting a Healthy City, part of a series that aims to promote health and well-being across Philadelphia by bringing together the powerful forces of public art, community engagement and health resources.
ExCITe Knight Arts Challenge
Drexel’s ExCITe Center is taking a step forward in efforts at the intersection of the arts, technology and science thanks to a grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.
Inside-Out program Inside-Out Prison Exchange Course Expands Beyond Criminal Justice Courses
This summer, five unique Inside-Out courses will invite students to learn inside a prison, at a farm, a senior citizen home and an enterprise center.
View of Market Street at Drexel's Campus Drexel Acquires Firestone Building Key Piece of Real Estate for Campus Transformation
Drexel acquired the property located at 3161-67 Market Street, a triangular-shaped parcel on the north side of Market Street between JFK Boulevard and 32nd Street that currently houses a Firestone auto repair shop.
Michelle Alexander Award-Winning Author Michelle Alexander to Speak at Drexel about Racial Bias in the Criminal Justice System
Acclaimed civil rights lawyer, advocate and award-winning author Michelle Alexander will join Drexel University on Monday, May 6 from 6 – 9 p.m. for a discussion about racial bias in the criminal justice system. The event will take place in the Main Auditorium in Drexel’s Main Building (32nd and Chestnut Streets). A book signing and reception will follow the lecture.
Ken Downing, fashion director for Neiman Marcus Neiman Marcus Fashion Director Ken Downing to Receive Westphal Award at Drexel
Fashion visionary Ken Downing, the senior vice president and fashion director of American luxury department store Neiman Marcus, will be presented with the second annual Westphal Award from Drexel University’s Westphal College of Media Arts & Design. The award ceremony will take place Wednesday, May 1 at 6 p.m. at the Leonard Pearlstein Gallery in the URBN Center Annex (3401 Filbert St.). This event is free and open to the public.
Wrestling Joins EIWA
Drexel’s varsity wrestling team will have a new conference home when the 2013-14 season opens, as the Dragons will join former Colonial Athletic Association conference-mate Hofstra as two of the newest members of the Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association. The EIWA announced on Thursday that it will add Drexel, Hofstra, Binghamton University and Boston University to bring the league’s membership to 18 schools.
switch grass NEWBIO partnership
Could fields of perennial switchgrass and willow be the key to America’s energy independence? The U.S. Department of Agriculture wants to know and Drexel University’s Dr. Sabrina Spatari, an assistant professor of civil, architectural and environmental engineering, is trying to provide some answers in a complicated series of hypotheticals that could determine the nation’s path toward finding a substitute for oil.
Dr. Edwin Gerber Six Decades at Drexel
In February, Dr. Edwin Gerber celebrated his 60-year anniversary at Drexel. He has two rules of thumb when it comes to sustaining a long academic career—“don’t die and don’t resign. It’s that simple.”
Donna DeCarolis Q&A with Donna DeCarolis: Vision for Drexel's Close School of Entrepreneurship
Donna DeCarolis speaks to DrexelNow about her role as founding dean of Drexel's Charles D. Close School of Entrepreneurship, Drexel’s 14th and newest school.
art attack logo 'Art Attack' Gets Student Writers Published, Highlights the Arts in Philadelphia
The column "Art Attack" is the result of a unique partnership between Drexel and philly.com that gives students the opportunity to be published and have a voice about arts in Philadelphia.
PHILADANCO dancers Artists and Educators to Discuss Learning through the Arts as part of Urban Education Series
Using the arts to foster learning, motivation and success for urban students will be the topic of conversation among a panel of artists and educators at “Learning through the Arts” on Tuesday, April 30as part of the Critical Conversations in Urban Education lecture series hosted by Drexel’s School of Education.
Drexel Named a 2013 Green Power Champion Drexel Named a Conference Champion In EPA’s College & University Green Power Challenge
Drexel has been named the 2012-13 Individual Conference Champion of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s College & University Green Power Challenge for using more green power than any other school in the Colonial Athletic Association.
Autism Institute logo Q&A with James Connell: Checking in With the A.J. Drexel Autism Institute
Dr. James Connell, who joined Drexel last year as the clinical director of the A.J Drexel Autism Institute, shared with DrexelNow some of the latest developments at the institute since its launch last year.
Image of Anthony J. Drexel Gallery Rendering Drexel Gallery Receives Gift from William B. Dietrich Foundation For Much Needed Renovations
Thanks to a grant from the William B. Dietrich Foundation, Drexel University was able to renew and restore major aspects of its Anthony J. Drexel Picture Gallery, which included the installation of a new skylight and aesthetic improvements that update the space to today’s museum standards.
Philadelphia Science Festival Drexel at Philadelphia Science Festival and Philly Tech Week
As part of city’s vibrant scientific and technological community, Drexel University will play a big role in the 2013 Philadelphia Science Festival and Philly Tech Week on April 18-28. From a 29-story video game, to cutting-edge robotics, to an interactive Jazz concert, Drexel’s students, faculty and professional staff will be part of the programming for both week-long celebrations of the inquisitive and innovative spirits that are part of the fabric of the city.
Vision 2020 Co-Chairs Lynn Yeakel and Rosemarie Greco with the Women’s Basketball Drexel Dragons. Vision 2020 Plans for Centennial Celebration of Women's Voting Rights in the Year 2020
Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter recently announced that, in collaboration with various local organizations including Drexel's Vision 2020 project, Philadelphia will host the nation’s celebration of the 100th anniversary of women’s voting rights in the year 2020.
magentic resonator piano Q&A with Youngmoo Kim: Drexel's 'Science of Jazz' Event at the Philadelphia Science Festival
One must-see highlight of this year's Philadelphia Science Festival is Drexel’s “Science of Jazz,” a next-generation jazz concert the evening of April 23 in the Mandell Theater. DrexelNow spoke with Dr. Youngmoo Kim, director of the ExCITe Center, to find out learn more about this uniquely Drexel event and why it’s one to add to your to-do list for the festival.
Wissahickon Drexel’s Treasures Now on Display in First-Ever Exhibition of Art and Archival Artifacts
For the first time in Drexel’s history, works of art and archival artifacts from across the University are being exhibited together during A Legacy of Art, Science & Industry: Highlights from the Collections of Drexel University.
Dan Schidlow What I’m Reading: Dr. Daniel Schidlow
Dr. Daniel V. Schidlow, the Walter H. and Leonore Annenberg Dean and senior vice president of medical affairs at Drexel’s College of Medicine, is a self-described multi-tasker when it comes to his reading selections. One recent selection, however, has made it to the top of his favorite books of all time— Velázquez and The Surrender of Breda: The Making of a Masterpiece by Anthony Bailey.
CVDI IMS Microsoft Health CVDI
Two more players in the world of Big Data have joined Drexel University’s National Academy of Science Center for Visual and Decision Informatics. IMS Health, a leading global provider of information, technology and services dedicated to making healthcare perform better; and Microsoft Research, one of the largest software research organizations in the world, will both be part of the growing CVDI partnership.
Teen Employment Behavioral Traits are Biggest Barrier to Teen Employment, New Study Reveals
As the share of employed teens across the nation has plummeted over the last decade, a new study from Drexel University’s Center for Labor Markets and Policy and the Commonwealth Corporation reveals some practical solutions to the challenge of declining teen employment.
Arianna Huffington Arianna Huffington Joins Drexel for a Discussion on the Future of Traditional and Social Media on April 30
Journalist andentrepreneurArianna Huffington will visit Drexel on April 30 as part of the College of Arts and Sciences’ annual Distinguished Lecture Series. Her talk will focus on "The Brave New World of the 'New Media': How Social Media Has Revolutionized the Communications Landscape."
Photo of employers at a former Drexel career fair Positive Job Outlook for Grads as Employers Line Up at Drexel's Spring Career Fair
More than 117 employers are lining up to recruit from more than 1,300 students at Drexel University’s Spring Career Fair. This is one of the largest group of employers at the spring fair in the last five years, according to Peter Franks, senior associate vice provost for career education, who heads Drexel’s Steinbright Career Development Center. Employers expect to hire 13 percent more graduates this year than they did last year, according to the National Association of Colleges and Employers latest Job Outlook 2013 survey.
Photo of Drexel's Goldwater scholars Goldwater-scholarship-recipients
History was made when all four of Drexel University’s Goldwater Scholarship applicants were named recipients of the prestigious Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship on April 1. Alex Sevit, Emily Buck, Rishon Benjamin and Andrew Zigerelli were among the total 271 undergraduate students in math and science fields who won the scholarship from the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program.
Kaiser Permanente Partnership with Kaiser Permanente to Develop Physician Leaders
Drexel’s College of Medicine has partnered with Kaiser Permanente in California to help ensure a strong physician workforce for the future and to further develop emerging health care leaders for the Sacramento region.
URBN Center Drexel Celebrates Grand Opening of New URBN Center for Arts and Design on April 12
Drexel University's Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design celebrates its new home, The URBN Center, with a grand opening on April 12. Called “one of Philadelphia's most thrilling new designs” by The Philadelphia Inquirer’s architecture critic Inga Saffron, the iconic 3501 Market Street building created by Robert Venturi was transformed into a state-of-the-art center for design and the arts by the noted design firm of Meyer, Scherer & Rockcastle, LTD.
A still image from the trailer of the Drill Project film Monkey Film Premieres in U.S., Encourages Biodiversity Protection in African Nation
Turtle biologists with digital SLR cameras may be on the verge of something extraordinary: Empowering a nation to save endangered monkeys and the idyllic island ecosystem they call home. The very unusual nature documentary the biologists produced will have its U.S. premiere at Drexel University on April 15.
Taylor Wootton Hollie Mershon WNIT WBB WNIT Champs
Drexel women’s basketball claimed a share of school and city history on Saturday by defeating Utah 46-43 to seize the Women’s National Invitation Championship, the first postseason title for Drexel and the first for any NCAA Division I women’s basketball team in Philadelphia.
rio de janeiro Drexel Joins Pa Governor on Delegation to Brazil
Drexel President John Fry and Drexel faculty and administrators have joined Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett’s delegation to Brazil and Chile for a 10-day trip that includes stops in Brazilian cities of Sao Paulo, Florianopolis and Rio de Janeiro, along with Santiago, Chile.
Codefest iSchool codefest
Drexel University’s iSchool, College of Information Science and Technology will host the premier Philly Health Codefest, a two-day coding competition with the goal of transforming data into health care solutions. More than 150 software developers and designers will join health care professionals, educators, students and entrepreneurs at the event which will take place in the Bossone Research Enterprise Center’s Mitchell Auditorium on April 5-7.
Mershon Pearson Creighton WBB WNIT Championship
With a 67-57 victory over the Florida Gators on April 3, Drexel’s women’s basketball advanced to the championship game. The Dragons will face Utah on Saturday at 3 p.m. to vie for the first postseason tournament title in the school’s history.
First-Ever Exhibition of Art and Archival Artifact Highlights from Drexel’s Collections to go on Display April 12
For the first time in Drexel’s history, the most treasured works of art and archival artifacts from around the University will be exhibited together during A Legacy of Art, Science & Industry: Highlights from the Collections of Drexel University, opening April 12.
Deborah Draper Critically Acclaimed Fashion Documentary “Versailles ’73” to Screen at Drexel April 18
A screening of the critically acclaimed documentary film“Versailles ’73: American Runway Revolution,” which explores a moment that changed the course of fashion history, will take place at Drexel University on Thursday, April 18 at 6 p.m.
Drexel Professor to Transform Cira Centre into Classic Arcade Game
The video game that started them all will come to life on Philadelphia’s largest array of LEDs in a visual spectacle on April 19, when the Cira Centre’s 83,360-square-foot, north-facing wall will be transformed into the classic arcade game Pong to open festivities of the third annual Philly Tech Week.
Drexel Health Fair Healthiest Employer 2013
The Philadelphia Business Journal has named Drexel University one of Philadelphia’s healthiest employers for the third year in a row.
Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano Tours Drexel's Communications Center Secretary Napolitano Visits Drexel to Announce Campus Resilience Program
Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano traveled to Drexel University to announce seven colleges and universities competitively selected to participate in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Campus Resilience Pilot Program. DHS will work with Drexel and six selected colleges and universities to draw on existing resources, collaborate with federal, state and local stakeholders and identify new innovative approaches to promote campus resilience.
Rebecca Walker Nursing Student Rebecca Walker Running for NSNA Presidency
Nursing student Rebecca Walker is campaigning for the role of president of the National Student Nurses Association (NSNA), the the largest pre-professional organization in the country.
Earle Mack School of Law at Drexel University Launches Two-Year JD Program, Beginning in 2014
Drexel's Earle Mack School of Law will launch Fast Forward in 2014, a two-year J.D. program, which will begin accepting applications in June 2013.
WBB-WNIT FinalFour
Drexel’s women’s basketball team is continuing Philadelphia’s tradition of success on the court, as the Dragons have advanced to the Final Four of the Women’s National Invitation Tournament.