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Westphal Creates: Research, Scholarship & Creative Work Showcase

Friday, February 16, 2024

10:00 AM-12:00 PM

Mark your calendars for the next Westphal Creates: Research, Scholarly & Creative Work Showcase on Friday, February 16 from 10am – 12pm in Drexel's Mandell Theater (3220 Chestnut Street). This meeting will feature Westphal research, scholarship, and creative activity as presented by faculty members and students from across our departments. This is a great opportunity to get to know the important work being done by our colleagues and explore opportunities for collaboration. This showcase is open to the entire University; you are encouraged to invite colleagues from other units to learn about our work and find opportunities to work together.


Presenters and topics include:


  • Global India in the 2nd c. CE - Pia Brancaccio (Professor, Art History)
  • Women's education at Drexel, from Home Economics to the Westphal College of Media Arts & Design - Priya Vaswani (Student, Photography/Art History)
  • After the Crash: The Continued Relevance of Blockchain Technology in Media Arts and Design - Michael Wagner (Department Head, Digital Media), Golshid Jaferian & Darya Ramezani (PhD students, Digital Media)
  • Concerted Harmonies: Analyzing the Nexus Between Touring Strategies and Economic Dynamics in the Contemporary Music Landscape - Jeff Apruzzese (Assistant Professor, Music Industry)
  • Advancing Health Equity: The Role of Participatory Artmaking in Community Health and Wellbeing - Sarah Branch (Recent graduate, Arts Administration & Museum Leadership)
  • Assessing and Optimizing Building Performance for a Better Built Environment - Toni Martinez-Molina (Associate Professor, Architecture)
  • Research at Westphal: Reflections of a Graduate Student - Tanaya Deshpande (Graduate Student, Interior Architecture/Design Research)
  • Movement of Mothers and Black Girls STEAMing through Dance - Val Ifill (Assistant Professor, Dance)
  • Dance/Movement Therapy Inspired Activities in a Concert Dance Class Setting for Students Aged 7-12 - Emily Uhler (Student, Dance)
  • Ethical and inclusive Design Futures - Raja Schaar (Associate Professor, Product Design)
  • NRF Foundation University Challenge: 'Juando Traditiones' - Allie Gress, Aly Chew, Rajvi Dharamshi & Krysta Mendoza (Students, Design & Merchandising)
  • Sharing their recently published book, "Television Show Trends, 2016-2020: Authenticity, Diversity, Sexual Candor, and Retrospection" - Yvonne Leach & Nick Natalicchio (Faculty, Cinema & Television)
  • Pájaros: Documentary film about a first-generation Latina student pursuing higher education - Alex Lopex Sosa (Student, Cinema & Television)


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Mandell Theater
3220 Chestnut Street


  • Everyone