Ruben Santiago-Hudson, a Tony Award and Humanitas Prize-winning actor and Emmy-nominated screenwriter and director, came to Drexel Feb. 25 for a special interview and question-and-answer session for Drexel students after a screening of his film “Lackawanna Blues.” The film was adapted from his one-man show about his childhood. “Lackawanna Blues,” which Santiago-Hudson described as “a [...]
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The second building of the new URBN Center, the URBN Annex, has just been completed and is ready for use. The Annex is located at 3401 Filbert St. and is home to the newly expanded Leonard Pearlstein Gallery. “With the completion of the URBN Annex, the University can now boast of three beautiful exhibition and [...]
Despite a multimillion-dollar renovation to the URBN Center, which offers a host of new amenities to the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design, some programs within the college are staying in their original facilities. The majority of CoMAD programs are now housed in the URBN Center, but there are programs still housed in [...]
The URBN Center, located at 3501 Market St., is now the official home of Drexel’s Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design. The building was renovated over the past year to make the 130,000-square-foot space an ideal working environment for students and faculty. The facility, open 24/7, was ready for students to begin classes [...]
Drexel University Music Program Director Myron “Mike” Moss died July 2 from a sudden heart attack. He was 60. Moss was an associate professor in the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design. He had conducted the Drexel concert band, pep band and chamber groups for six years. “Dr. Moss was one of the [...]
The Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts and Design signed a $1 million agreement with knitting machine producer Shima Seiki USA in February in order to build a lab emphasizing the research and development of smart textiles, as announced Feb. 27 in a Drexel press release.Genevieve Dion, CoMAD’s fashion design program director, headed the agreement [...]
One Drexel graphic design senior was named a winner of the 2011 Best of Art in the Air award in December, and as a result, his motion video, “Color Philadelphia,” will be displayed on the PECO Crown Lights at 23rd and Market streets until early March. Peter Eyrich of the Antoinette Westphal College of Media [...]
A Drexel graphic design student designed the “Art Ignites Change” exhibit in the new public space at The Gallery at Market East, which officially opened Dec. 13. Randi Dean, a senior, created a timeline of the City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program from its inception in 1984 to its current state. Dean, along with 13 [...]
A group of interdisciplinary Drexel students recently visited Thailand for a two-week trip, where they worked with farmers in the Bo Klua region to improve rice planting techniques from June 14 to June 28. Three students and one adviser were part of the Thai Harvest Initiative, a group of six students from Drexel’s College of [...]
Very few objects have ever been launched into space, but a few Drexel students will have the distinct experience of having their creations carried into orbit. A team of graphic design students has given the crew on the final space shuttle mission something that the astronauts will hold close to their hearts, literally, by designing [...]
Monika Julien Drexel University’s coveted Cooperative Education Program attracts many potential students each year. Attending a college where an internship is built directly into the curriculum for most majors not only enhances a student’s educational experience, it prepares him or her for life in the workforce. The Steinbright Career Development Center helps students secure co-ops [...]
Designers from Urban Outfitters visited Drexel May 18, serving as panelists in a discussion that encompassed various design departments ranging from store design to graphic design. The event, hosted by Drexel Art Organization, was open to students and took place in the Stein Auditorium in Nesbitt Hall. Approximately 75 attendees learned how designers with the [...]
Over 130 works of art by over 60 Drexel faculty members are featured in the first ever college-wide faculty exhibition at the new gallery, the Urbn Center at 3401 Filbert Street from now until May 27. On Wednesday, April 20, an opening reception was held at the gallery. Coordinated by faculty of the Antoinette Westphal [...]
The Department of Architecture and Interiors hosted its fourth annual design charrette April 1-4 in collaboration with Goody Clancy, the architectural firm working on Drexel’s campus master plan. In previous years, the charrette — a design challenge completed by teams of students over the course of a weekend — has focused on off-campus scenarios including [...]
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