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Drexel Debuts First Exhibit in Custom-Built Gallery Gifted from Robert and Penny Fox 

Drexel University’s Robert and Penny Fox Historic Costume Collection (FHCC) of the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design is opening its new, custom-built gallery space with the presentation of The Fox Collection, 2008-2018: A Decade of Renewal. The exhibition honors Robert (Hon. ’13) and Penny Fox (Hon.’13) for their generous support, which made the new gallery possible. It will open to the public on Friday, Sept. 28, 2018 and run through March 23, 2019.

Drexel University Vice Provost for Academic Programs and Strategic Initiatives Koren A. Bedeau, PhD, and Jackson Katz, PhD.

Jackson Katz, PhD, Brings Introspection, Recommended Action in Gender-based Violence Lecture

The lecture — titled “Gender Based Violence: Who’s at Fault?” — brought the Drexel community together to discuss tough, topical issues on Oct. 10 in the A.J. Drexel Picture Gallery.

Actor and "In Search Of" host Zachary Quinto filming at Drexel's College of Nursing and Health Professions' research lab facilities.

History Channel Show Visits Drexel ‘In Search Of’ Superhuman Answers

A Drexel professor recently appeared on the History Channel show “In Search Of” to test why a Shaolin monk could break a wooden staff over his head without any injuries or problems.
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Drexel Jumps Ahead in Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education Rankings

In this year’s rankings from the esteemed Wall Street Journal and Times Higher Education publications, Drexel University moved ahead 10 spots to rank in the top 8 percent of U.S. colleges and universities. 
Gabby Frost in a Buddy Project shirt she designed. Photo credit Lexi Shannon.

Meet the Drexel Student Advocating for Mental Health Through Her Nonprofit

For the last five years, Drexel student Gabby Frost has expanded the Buddy Project non-profit organization she founded that promotes mental health awareness and suicide prevention — and she has no plans to stop.
SPAN 440 class.

Students Find ‘Sanctuaries’ of Cultural Experience, Learning through Spanish-language Global Studies Class 

SPAN 440 — a Spanish-language course aimed at introducing students to the meaning of “sanctuaries” — was built to offer unique experiences and context to one of today’s most-pressing controversies surrounding immigration.

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Drexel Exhibit Pays Tribute to Design Integrity of Fashion Legend James Galanos 

The Robert and Penny Fox Historic Costume Collection (FHCC) of Drexel University’s Westphal College of Media Arts and Design will present a retrospective exhibition of work by renowned fashion designer James Galanos. The exhibition, James Galanos: Design Integrity (October 19-December 8, January 8-27 2019), will celebrate the artistry of James Galanos, considered by his peers to be one of the greatest and most creative of American designers of the 20th century.

Drexel Admissions professional staff volunteering at Arts Sphere, Inc.

This Month, Use Your Civic Engagement Leave Benefit to Volunteer at Our Closet

In the month of August, the Lindy Center for Civic Engagement is offering several opportunities for benefit-eligible employees to donate to or volunteer at several local community organizations.
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Report: Fossil Fuel Industries - The Goliath of Climate-Related Lobbying Efforts, Spent Billions

A new study by Drexel environmental sociologist Robert J. Brulle, PhDshows that between 2000 and 2016, lobbyists spent more than two billion dollars on influencing relevant legislation in the US Congress. As the first peer-reviewed, comprehensive analysis ever conducted of climate lobbying data, Brulle’s research confirms the spending of environmental groups and the renewable energy sector was eclipsed by the spending of the electrical utilities, fossil fuel, and transportation sectors.

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Player-Only Villages on College Campuses Could Hinder Student Development

“If you build it, they will come” seems to be the mantra of top football programs around the country that have invested in the creation of exclusive player-only villages. Coaches are behind the concept of the “Athletic Village,” believing it will enhance the togetherness of their team. However, researchers are raising caution to the exclusivity of these compounds – which may support the further segregation of athletes from the campus population that can cause significant social and personal drawbacks.

Aroutis Foster, PhD, an associate professor in the School of Education who sat down for an episode of Drexel University Online's "Drexel's 10,000 Hours" podcast.

‘Drexel’s 10,000 Hours’ Starts Now

A new podcast from Drexel University Online aims to give Drexel faculty an informal, non-academic platform to discuss their work and their lives.
With dance performances taking place in nearly every corner, the Barnes museum will seemingly come alive. © JJ Tiziou Photography

Experience Philadelphia Museum of Dance; A Day of Living Art and Social Interaction at the Barnes Foundation

Philadelphia Museum of Dance is a day-long public performance that will take place at the Barnes Foundation on Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018 from 3 - 9 p.m. A free exhibit of live dance, Philadelphia Museum of Dance will explore the tension between public and private experiences, while offering a new opportunity to engage with how dance and visual art are exhibited.
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Drexel’s ExCITe Center Releases First National Study of K-12 Education Makerspaces

The ExCITe Center at Drexel University released Making Culture, the first in-depth examination of K-12 education makerspaces nationwide, revealing the significance of cultural aspects of making that enable learning.