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Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins runs around the team's training facility with a group of Young Dragons.

Young Dragons Take Flight With an Eagle at 'STEAM' Camp

On the final day of the two-week, STEAM-focused section of a Drexel-run summer camp, a group of Young Dragons took to the Philadelphia Eagles’ weight room and practice fields to learn what goes into making their favorite team soar.

Drexel’s Front Door to Innovation, Technology and Commercialization

In a Q&A, Drexel’s Senior Vice President for Corporate Relations and Economic Development Keith Orris explains how Drexel Ventures connects companies, investors and entrepreneurs to basic research and collaborates with faculty to scale innovation.
Lossless women with man

Group Exhibition at Pearlstein Gallery Explores the Black Body and Representation

The new group exhibition, Lossless, looks into the black body as an exploration, a site of compression, considering the ways that labor, illusion, loss, lineage and personhood are imagined and reconstructed.

Dan M. Filler, Kline Law Dean

Q&A With Kline School of Law Dean Daniel Filler

Halfway through his first year as dean, Daniel Filler opened up about his high hopes for the trajectory of the Kline School of Law, how the school is adapting to changes in legal education, and why it’s necessary to keep one eye on the present and one on the future.


Peace Engineering

Teaching Engineers How to Build Peace

Drexel and PeaceTech Lab, a nonprofit organization headquartered at the U.S. Institute of Peace in Washington, D.C., have created a master’s degree for engineers who want to contribute to the prevention of crises around the world. It launches this fall.

Drexel's Mandela fellows in Gerri C. LeBow Hall.

Mandela Fellows Visit Drexel to Learn How to Lead

A group of 25 young civic leaders from across Africa are in the midst of a six-week fellowship program at Drexel meant to help them develop the skills needed to drive systemic changes in their home countries.
Musée de la Danse in performance of Levée des conflits at the Drexel Armory, September 2016. Photo Credit: JJ Tiziou Photography

French Avant-garde Choreographer Boris Charmatz to Illuminate the Connections between Social Justice and Art
 

Known for his innovative exploration of choreographic assembly, internationally acclaimed French choreographer Boris Charmatz will return to Drexel University to continue the momentum of his most recent collaborative project, “Dancing Dialogues” in the fall of 2016. Drexel’s Westphal College of Media Arts & Design received a grant of $300,000 from The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage to facilitate Boris Charmatz’ performance project, the Philadelphia Museum of Dance, in partnership with the Barnes Foundation

Drexel’s Codebreakers Help Raise Over $800K on Day of Giving

The second Day of Giving was even more successful than the first, pulling in a whopping 3,707 donors to nearly triple the event’s target.
Aerial view of West Philadelphia

Urban Health Collaborative Develops New Health Profile of West Philadelphia Promise Zone

Examining data from a variety of sources to create a picture of health factors in the Promise Zone, the Urban Health Collaborative seeks to put information in the hands of those able to use it to work toward improving the neighborhoods’ health.
Photo courtesy Brookings Institution.

Brookings’ Innovation District Report Highlights Drexel’s Involvement in Strengthening Neighborhood

A new report from the Brookings Institution conducted an assessment of Philadelphia’s emerging innovation district, highlighting Drexel University’s efforts to encourage and strengthen the area surrounding its campus.
Institutional Advancement staff members Christine McAuliffe, Joyce Haas, Gina Kerwin, Wendy Univer, Michelle Crouch and Allison Kowalski helped serve guests at a Dornsife Community Dinner on Dec. 6, 2016.

Dragon Volunteers Program Opening Doors to Community Service

Drexel’s new civic engagement initiative offers 16 hours of paid time each year for staff and faculty to volunteer in the community — and the early response has been impressive.
President John Fry speaking at a panel at the Barnes Foundation.

Panel: President Fry Predicts a ‘Tidal Wave’ of Change for Universities

At a panel discussion of five local higher education leaders at the Barnes Foundation on April 20, Drexel President John Fry spoke about the role colleges and universities play in Philadelphia’s growth — and the future of higher education.