For a better experience, click the Compatibility Mode icon above to turn off Compatibility Mode, which is only for viewing older websites.

August

  • The Lancaster Ave. Jazz and Arts Festival is hosted annually by the People‚Äôs Emergency Center (PEC), a leading civic organization in the area.

    Why Aren’t Artists Transforming Mantua and Powelton the Way They Did Fishtown or Northern Liberties?

    August 21, 2014

    A surprisingly high concentration of established artists live in the Mantua, Powelton Village and West Powelton neighborhoods of West Philadelphia, according to a new study by a team of faculty and students from Drexel University. So why aren’t artists transforming those neighborhoods the way they did Fishtown or Northern Liberties? A number of reasons, according to the report, which outlines the challenges faced by artists and organizations in the area, including low public investment, the lack of a support network, a need for stronger connections between artists and the community and a lack of centralized communications efforts. The report also outlines proposed action steps to address these challenges.

    Read More

  • Pilates instruction

    How Drexel’s Pilates Director Was At Work 10 Days After Giving Birth

    August 20, 2014

    Just 10 days after giving birth to a baby girl, dancer and Pilates instructor Jennifer Morley took on a full-time position as director of the Drexel Pilates Program and assistant teaching professor of dance. How did she do it? Her own Pilates exercises were the key, she said.

    Read More

  • Genevieve Dion

    Genevieve Dion Named 'Scientist of the Year' at 2014 Philadelphia Geek Awards

    August 18, 2014

    Drexel University’s Genevieve Dion, an associate professor in the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design, was named “Scientist of the Year” at the 2014 Philadelphia Geek Awards in recognition of her groundbreaking work in developing wearable technology.

    Read More

  • Convergence Review

    August 08, 2014

    Read More