Arrested Development creator amuses students

Mitchell Hurwitz, creator of the Emmy-winning sitcom “Arrested Development,” sat down at Drexel’s Bossone Research Center on Oct. 21 to talk to students from the Westphal College of Media Arts and Design about his career and the show’s success. The writer spent about an hour and a half sharing anecdotes,… Continued

Actor and writer gives trade tips

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,”… Continued

Annex completes URBN center

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… Continued

Film program left behind in revamp

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… Continued

URBN Center is CoMAD’s new home

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… Continued

Campus mourns death of music director

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.… Continued

Westphal begins work on ‘smart’ fabrics

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… Continued

Senior earns chance to display work

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… Continued

Senior-designed exhibit featured

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… Continued

Students aid Thai farmers

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… Continued