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Dates and Topics for the 125th Anniversary Public Lecture Series Announced for Winter Term

December 19, 2016

Scott Gabriel Knowles, PhD, interim department head and associate professor in the Department of History in the College of Arts and Sciences, delivered the discussion “How Do You Tell 125 Years of Drexel History?” in the fall pubic lecture series.
Scott Gabriel Knowles, PhD, interim department head and associate professor in the Department of History in the College of Arts and Sciences, delivered the discussion “How Do You Tell 125 Years of Drexel History?” in the fall pubic lecture series.
This past fall, Drexel Dragons learned more about University history during a free public lecture series held every week to celebrate Drexel’s 125th anniversary, as previously covered by DrexelNow. This winter term will be no different, with a new roundup of speakers and topics to be discussed.

The ten talks this winter term will feature lectures from contributors and the co-editors of “Building Drexel: The University and Its City, 1891-2016,” which is the first comprehensive history of Drexel University in Philadelphia.

Students may register for this as a class under HIST T180 — seats are open!

These lectures are free and open to the public. They will be held from 12–12:50 at the A.J. Drexel Picture Gallery in Drexel’s Main Building (unless otherwise noted). Lectures will be live-streamed and archived on the 125th website.

Here are the events:

January 12: “How Do You Tell 125 Years of Drexel History?” by Scott Gabriel Knowles, PhD, interim department head and associate professor in the Department of History in the College of Arts and Sciences and co-editor of "Building Drexel."

January 19: “The University and the Urban Metabolism” by Charles Haas, PhD, department head, LD Betz Professor of Environmental Engineering and director of the Environmental Engineering Program in the College of Engineering. 

January 26: Sweet Are the Uses of Adversity: Honors and Drexel’s Turnaround” featuring a conversation with Mark Greenberg, former provost and senior vice president of academic affairs.

February 2: “Drexel’s Vietnam War” by Jonson Miller, PhD, associate teaching professor in the College of Arts and Sciences and Drexel Center for Academic Excellence Teaching Fellow.

February 9: “Leading Drexel in Transition” by Chuck Pennoni, former Drexel interim president C. R. "Chuck" Pennoni '63, '66, Hon. '92.                                                                                                                   

February 16: “Nursing and Health Professions at Drexel” by Gloria Donnelly, PhD, professor and dean emerita in the College of Nursing and Health Professions; Stephen Gambescia, PhD, clinical professor in the College of Nursing and Health Professions; and Laura Valenti, executive director of college engagement in the College of Nursing and Health Professions.

February 23: “The Sciences at Drexel” by Lloyd Ackert, PhD, associate teaching professor in the College of Arts and Sciences.

March 2 from 12:00-1:30 p.m.:History Surrounds Us: A Walking Tour of Drexel Campus” by Scott Gabriel Knowles.

March 9: “The Humanities at Drexel” by Paula Marantz Cohen, PhD, dean of the Pennoni Honors College and Distinguished Professor of English in the College of Arts and Sciences.

March 16: “Drexel, Mantua, & Powelton Village: A Discussion at the Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships” community discussion at the Dornsife Center at 3509 Spring Garden Street.

For more information, contact Scott Gabriel Knowles at sgk23@drexel.edu.