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Drexel Anniversary Public Lectures Announced for Spring

Mark Greenberg, PhD, left, former provost and senior vice president of academic affairs, pictured with Scott Gabriel Knowles, PhD, interim department head and associate professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, during a discussion for the free public lecture series last term.

April 03, 2017

Now that the spring term has officially begun, the free public lecture series that has celebrated the University’s 125th anniversary for the past two terms will start up again. Eight talks featuring lectures from contributors and the co-editors of “Building Drexel: The University and Its City, 1891-2016,” which is the first comprehensive history of Drexel University in Philadelphia, will be held this term.

These lectures are free and open to the public. They will be held from 12–12:50 p.m. in room 140 of the Kline School of Law at 3320 Market St (unless otherwise noted). Lectures will be live-streamed and archived on Drexel’s 125th website.

Here are the events:

April 13: “Business Education at Drexel” by Frank Linnehan, PhD, R. John Chapel Jr. Dean of the LeBow College of Business.

April 20: “From Home Economics to Design: Fashion, Interiors, Gender, & Art at Drexel” by David Raizman, PhD, a professor in the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design.

*May 4: “Drexel Research Innovation: A 125-Year Retrospective” by M. Brian Blake, PhD, provost and executive vice president for Academic Affairs, and Nina Henderson '72, a member of Drexel’s board of trustees.                                                                                                            

May 11: “Global Drexel” by Julie Mostov, PhD, senior vice provost for Global Initiatives and a professor in the College of Arts and Sciences.

May 18: “History Surrounds Us: Walking Tour of Drexel Campus” by Scott Gabriel Knowles, PhD, interim department head and associate professor in the College of Arts and Sciences and co-editor of "Building Drexel.”

May 25: “The Drexel Libraries” by Danuta Nitecki, PhD, dean of libraries and a professor in the College of Computing & Informatics.

June 1: “Drexel, Mantua, & Powelton Village: A Discussion at the Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships,” which will be a community discussion held at the Dornsife Center at 3509 Spring Garden Street.

*June 8: “Past and Future” by President John A. Fry.

*Location TBD

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