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Arts & Entertainment

But We Keep Going, the Paul Robeson High School senior portrait series, was celebrated on the evening of June 17 with a projection event on Drexel's University City campus produced by Welsh, Writers Room Assistant Director Patrice Worthy, Pearlstein Gallery Exhibitions and Programs Coordinator Leah Appleton, and Greenhouse Media.

Drexel Writers Room Collaboration Shines 7-Story Spotlight on Local High School Graduates

As part of its TRIPOD initiative, the university-community literary arts program Writers Room helped celebrate and share stories of the Paul Robeson High School senior class and their resiliency during the pandemic — culminating in the projection of the students’ portraits on the side of the University City Campus’ Nesbitt Hall on the evening of June 17.

 

Bearded Ladies Cabaret is one of the organizations which received the 2021 Art Works grant, and which Drexel co-op students could have the opportunity to work with starting next year.

New Grant Program to Support Paid Nonprofit Co-op Opportunities for Dragons

Forman Arts Initiative and Philadelphia Foundation have launched Arts Works, a $3 million grant program for local community-based organizations and emerging artists, with additional funds to support co-op positions at recipient organizations starting next year.
A special illustration celebrating WKDU’s 50 years on air. Image courtesy WKDU.

50th Anniversary Celebration Honors WKDU’s History of Engagement

As part of a week-long event already underway, student and alumni DJs are coming together to share and play music, and support to the student radio station’s future.
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.