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Three master’s students in different disciplines of creative arts therapy discussed the stressors, hurdles and advice for maintaining sound mental health one year into the coronavirus pandemic.

One Year Later: Mental Health Tips From Drexel Students, For Drexel Students

Three master’s students in different disciplines of creative arts therapy discussed the stressors, hurdles and advice for maintaining sound mental health one year into the coronavirus pandemic.
Amina Ahmed’s artistic process stems from a geometry practice. Her work expands on the eight-fold, referred to as the breath pattern, which layers the dynamic and static square—universally found in folk and traditional art.

Drexel Will Re-Open the Pearlstein Gallery in April to Introduce ‘Breathing Room’

Drexel University’s Leonard Pearlstein Gallery will re-open on Friday, April 2, 2021 after COVID-19 closed the doors to its contemporary art space for the last year. Fittingly, the Pearlstein Gallery will open with a new exhibition, called Breathing Room, presented in collaboration with local gallery Twelve Gates Arts.

Trapeta Mayson (left) and Yolanda Wisher, adjunct instructors in the Department of English and Philosophy in the College of Arts and Sciences at Drexel University, are teaching “Black Women Writing: Short Stories (CW T680)” to graduate students.

Graduate Course Shifts Focus on Black Women Writers, Away From the ‘Single Story’

“Black Women Writing: Short Stories (CW T680),” which is being offered to graduate students this term, promotes anti-racism by disrupting the white literary cannon and shining a light on 19th century through 21st century Black women renegades.
In its sixth season, the morning radio show on WKDU is tackling interviews and education related to Black Lives Matter while staying true to its root goal of connecting Drexel to the surrounding community.

Wake Up to Information and Change with “Good Morning, Neighbors"

In its sixth season, the morning radio show on WKDU is tackling interviews and education related to Black Lives Matter while staying true to its root goal of connecting Drexel to the surrounding community.

Though the annual student-run concert event will look a little different this year due to COVID-19, Dragonfly 2020 has grown into a six-part virtual performance series still aimed at bringing Dragons together.

Dragonfly 2020 to Bring Six Performances for the Price of Free to Drexel Students

Though the annual student-run concert event will look a little different this year due to COVID-19, Dragonfly 2020 has grown into a six-part virtual performance series still aimed at bringing Dragons together.

Silhouette of a person with headphones on in front a monitor playing a video game.

Drexel’s LeBow College of Business Introduces Esport Business Degree

Identifying the growing trend in the industry, Drexel University’s LeBow College of Business is offering a new esport major within the already successful Sport Business program. The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) with an Esport Business major is designed for students who plan to pursue careers in the competitive video gaming industry.
Revival! an audio-visual meditation

Drexel Hosts Revival! a Virtual Celebration for Collective Joy and Resilience 

Part dance party, part live video art performance, Revival! an audio-visual meditation event will be streamed on the Twitch channel of Drexel University’s Pearlstein Gallery on Sunday, Sept. 20 at 3 p.m. The event will stream for free and is presented in tandem with the gallery’s partners, the Westphal College Diversity Equity & Inclusion Council, Art & Art History Department, Urban Strategy Graduate Program, Retail & Merchandising Graduate Program and BlackStar Film Festival.
A cross-curricular group of recent Drexel graduates created “Resilience,” an award-winning socially conscious city builder computer game that teaches players about the refugee crisis while aiming to foster empathy and action.

Drexel Senior Capstone Gamifies the Refugee Crisis for Good

A cross-curricular group of recent Drexel graduates created “Resilience,” an award-winning socially conscious city builder computer game that teaches players about the refugee crisis while aiming to foster empathy and action.

Offered by Drexel's Dornsife School of Public Health, this new minor builds on the growing evidence base linking arts and public health, and complements many different fields of study.

New Arts and Community Health Graduate Minor Teaches Broad, Timely Concepts

Offered by the Dornsife School of Public Health, this new minor builds on the growing evidence base linking arts and public health, and complements many different fields of study.

Taylor Andrews' winning entry to the "Paws"itive Art Contest. Photo courtesy Taylor Andrews.

‘Paws’itive Art Contest Digs Up Art by Drexel Dragons

Drexel’s therapy dogs recently announced the winners of their springtime competition — and the entries were really “fetch”ing.
Jason S. Schupbach, director of The Design School at Arizona State University, has been named to succeed Allen Sabinson as dean of the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design.

ASU Design School Director Jason S. Schupbach Named Dean of Westphal College

Jason S. Schupbach, director of The Design School at Arizona State University, has been named to succeed Allen Sabinson as dean of the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design.
Camile Holzbauer, a third-year product design major, created this photo for her one-minute sculpture project.

Pandemic-Era Sculpture I Class Makes Use of the Mundane

Though COVID-19 has inhibited access to the studio space and materials they’re used to, Sculpture I students and faculty are working well (remotely) with what they have at their disposal.
Chai as a muse. Photo — and art — credit: Mallika Kodavatiganti.

Drexel Therapy Dogs Host ‘Paws’itive Art Contest

In the absence of on-campus snuggles, the University’s three beloved Cane Corso employees are still virtually helping Dragons improve their wellness — by acting as muses.