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Events Calendar

  • Class of 2017 Senior Portraits

    Tuesday, January 24, 2017

    9:00 AM-5:00 PM

    3012 MacAlister Hall

    • Undergraduate Students
    • Senior Class
    • Parents & Families

    Be a part of Drexel's 125th Year Anniversary celebration by securing your spot in the 2017 yearbook!

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  • Sweet Are the Uses of Adversity: Honors and Drexel’s Turnaround

    Thursday, January 26, 2017

    12:00 PM-12:50 PM

    A.J. Drexel Picture Gallery Main Building, Third Floor 3141 Chestnut Street Philadelphia, PA

    • Everyone

    Speaker: Mark Greenberg

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  • Drexel’s Vietnam War

    Thursday, February 2, 2017

    12:00 PM-12:50 PM

    A.J. Drexel Picture Gallery Main Building, Third Floor 3141 Chestnut Street Philadelphia, PA

    • Everyone

    Livestream this lecture on Youtube

    Please join us on Thursdays at noon throughout the 2016-2017 academic year as we celebrate the lively history of Drexel University with engaging guest speakers. Lectures are free and open to the public, and will be held at the A.J. Drexel Picture Gallery, Drexel Main Building (unless otherwise noted).

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  • Leading Drexel in Transition

    Thursday, February 9, 2017

    12:00 PM-12:50 PM

    A.J. Drexel Picture Gallery Main Building, Third Floor 3141 Chestnut Street Philadelphia, PA

    • Everyone

    Livestream this lecture on Youtube

    Please join us on Thursdays at noon throughout the 2016-2017 academic year as we celebrate the lively history of Drexel University with engaging guest speakers. Lectures are free and open to the public, and will be held at the A.J. Drexel Picture Gallery, Drexel Main Building (unless otherwise noted).

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  • Nursing and Health Professions at Drexel

    Thursday, February 16, 2017

    12:00 PM-12:50 PM

    A.J. Drexel Picture Gallery Main Building, Third Floor 3141 Chestnut Street Philadelphia, PA

    • Everyone

    Livestream this lecture on Youtube

    Please join us on Thursdays at noon throughout the 2016-2017 academic year as we celebrate the lively history of Drexel University with engaging guest speakers. Lectures are free and open to the public, and will be held at the A.J. Drexel Picture Gallery, Drexel Main Building (unless otherwise noted).

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  • Class of 2017 Yearbook Senior Portraits

    Monday, February 20, 2017

    10:00 AM-5:00 PM

    MacAlister Hall, Room 3012 (33rd and Chestnut streets)

    • Undergraduate Students
    • Senior Class
    • Parents & Families

    Be a part of Drexel's 125th Year Anniversary celebration by securing your spot in the 2017 yearbook!

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  • The Sciences at Drexel

    Thursday, February 23, 2017

    12:00 PM-12:50 PM

    A.J. Drexel Picture Gallery Main Building, Third Floor 3141 Chestnut Street Philadelphia, PA

    • Everyone

    Livestream this lecture on Youtube

    Please join us on Thursdays at noon throughout the 2016-2017 academic year as we celebrate the lively history of Drexel University with engaging guest speakers. Lectures are free and open to the public, and will be held at the A.J. Drexel Picture Gallery, Drexel Main Building (unless otherwise noted).

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  • History Surrounds Us: A Walking Tour of Drexel Campus

    Thursday, March 2, 2017

    12:00 PM-12:50 PM

    Meet on the steps of the Main Building at 11:55 am 3141 Chestnut Street Philadelphia, PA

    • Everyone

    What do the buildings and the physical plan ofthe campus tell us about key moments in Drexel history? Come out and explore the campus to find the answers

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  • The Humanities at Drexel

    Thursday, March 9, 2017

    12:00 PM-12:50 PM

    A.J. Drexel Picture Gallery Main Building, Third Floor 3141 Chestnut Street Philadelphia, PA

    • Everyone

    Livestream this lecture on Youtube

    Please join us on Thursdays at noon throughout the 2016-2017 academic year as we celebrate the lively history of Drexel University with engaging guest speakers. Lectures are free and open to the public, and will be held at the A.J. Drexel Picture Gallery, Drexel Main Building (unless otherwise noted).

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  • Drexel, Mantua, & Powelton Village: A Discussion at the Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnership

    Thursday, March 16, 2017

    12:00 PM-12:50 PM

    Dornsife Center 3509 Spring Garden Street Philadelphia, PA

    • Everyone

    Please join us on Thursdays at noon throughout the 2016-2017 academic year as we celebrate the lively history of Drexel University with engaging guest speakers. Lectures are free and open to the public, and will be held at the A.J. Drexel Picture Gallery, Drexel Main Building (unless otherwise noted).

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  • Shabbat 125

    Friday, March 17, 2017

    6:45 PM-9:00 PM

    Raymond G. Perelman Center for Jewish Life 118 N. 34th Street Philadelphia, PA 19104

    • Undergraduate Students
    • Graduate Students
    • Faculty
    • Staff
    • Alumni

    Join Drexel Hillel at the Perelman Center for Jewish Life as we welcome President John A. Fry for a Shabbat Dinner celebrating Drexel's 125th anniversary.

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  • Drexel InSites:New York City "View From the High Line"

    Monday, March 20, 2017

    6:00 PM-8:00 PM

    The High Line Room 820 Washington St., 4th Floor New York, NY

    • Everyone

    The series reaches new heights with an evening cocktail reception and spectacular view of the Hudson River from the top of The High Line. President John A. Fry leads a conversation about the creative use of urban space and the vision for Drexel's future.

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Past Events

  • The University and the Urban Metabolism

    Thursday, January 19, 2017

    12:00 PM-12:50 PM

    A.J. Drexel Picture Gallery Main Building, Third Floor 3141 Chestnut Street Philadelphia, PA

    • Everyone

    Please join us on Thursdays at noon throughout the 2016-2017 academic year as we celebrate the lively history of Drexel University with engaging guest speakers. Lectures are free and open to the public, and will be held at the A.J. Drexel Picture Gallery, Drexel Main Building (unless otherwise noted).

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  • How Do You Tell 125 Years of Drexel History?

    Thursday, January 12, 2017

    12:00 PM-12:50 PM

    A.J. Drexel Picture Gallery Main Building, Third Floor 3141 Chestnut Street Philadelphia, PA

    • Everyone

    What were the historic turning points, who defined our history, and what sources do we have to tell the story? This lecture provided an overview of Drexel history from 1891 to the present.

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  • Drexel InSites:Los Angeles, CA "Behind the Scenes at Fox Studios"

    Saturday, January 7, 2017

    10:00 AM-12:00 PM

    20th Century Fox Studios 10201 W. Pico Boulevard Los Angeles, California

    • Everyone

    Go behind-the-scenes with a private tour of the legendary studio where some of America's favorite films are made. Start the day with a Saturday morning brunch service and on set remarks from Richard Friedel, BS '74, executive vice president of engineering and operations at Fox Studios.

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  • Drexel InSites:Cupertino, CA "The Apple Experience"

    Thursday, January 5, 2017

    6:30 PM-8:30 PM

    Apple Campus HQ One Infinite Loop Cupertino, California

    • Everyone

    Spark your imagination with a tour of Apple's state-of-the-art headquarters. President John A. Fry, Provost Brian Blake, PhD, and Jim Bean, BS '91, Vice President of Retail, Apple, Inc. conduct a conversation about technology and innovation.

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  • Commemorative 125th Anniversary Event

    Wednesday, December 7, 2016

    1:00 PM-3:00 PM

    Drexel Main Building Auditorium and Great Court

    • Everyone

    With pomp and circumstance, this commemorative 125th anniversary event will celebrate and honor Drexel 's historic 125th anniversary, including all constituents. This will include the Time Capsule, official proclamations, and formal remarks by President Fry, Chairman Greenawalt, and Provost Blake and of Drexel University, as well as remarks by Government officials including Councilwoman Blackwell. The presentations will be followed by a dessert reception.

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  • Drexel at 125 and 150

    Thursday, December 1, 2016

    12:00 PM-12:50 PM

    A.J. Drexel Picture Gallery Main Building, Third Floor 3141 Chestnut Street Philadelphia, PA

    • Everyone

    President John Fry will discuss what he sees as the defining features of Drexel University today, and the exciting possibilities for the institution as it evolves over the coming generation.

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  • Drexel InSites:Washington, D.C. “Election '16: A Pollster's Perspective”

    Thursday, November 17, 2016

    6:00 PM-8:00 PM

    Tredici Enoteca at the St. Gregory Hotel 2033 M Street NW Washington, DC 20036

    • Everyone

    Political insider Mike Baselice, BS '83, president and CEO of Baselice & Associates provides an exclusive take on Election 2016 at one of DuPont Circle's hottest new restaurants. While you're there, get a taste of Dragon's Gold, the Drexel-inspired craft beer from Flying Fish Brewing Co., founded by Gene Muller, MS '84.

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  • Days of Challenge and Transformation

    Thursday, November 17, 2016

    12:00 PM-12:50 PM

    A.J. Drexel Picture Gallery Main Building, Third Floor 3141 Chestnut Street Philadelphia, PA

    • Everyone

    From the 1970s to the present Drexel has seen its share of ups and downs. From conflicts over campus expansion in the 1970s to near- bankruptcy in the 1990s, this lecture explores the days of challenge that led to renewal and a current era of stability and success.

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  • Sports at Drexel

    Thursday, November 10, 2016

    12:00 PM-12:50 PM

    A.J. Drexel Picture Gallery Main Building, Third Floor 3141 Chestnut Street Philadelphia, PA

    • Everyone

    What year was the first Drexel women’s basketball team formed? How was our mascot, the Drexel Dragon, conceived? What was the greatest game ever played at Drexel University? Learn the answers to these questions as well as more about the surprisingly rich history of athletics at Drexel University.

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  • Greek Life at Drexel

    Thursday, November 3, 2016

    12:00 PM-12:50 PM

    A.J. Drexel Picture Gallery Main Building, Third Floor 3141 Chestnut Street Philadelphia, PA

    • Everyone

    This lecture will offer a review of the history of Greek letter organizations at Drexel, including their origins and the continuing important role that the Fraternities and Sororities have played in the evolution of Drexel University.

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  • Walking Tour of Drexel History

    Thursday, October 27, 2016

    12:00 PM-12:50 PM

    Meet on the steps of the Main Building at 11:55 am 3141 Chestnut Street Philadelphia, PA

    • Everyone

    What do the buildings and the physical plan ofthe campus tell us about key moments in Drexel history? Come out and explore the campus to find the answers.

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  • Drexel Taylorized: The University as a Laboratory for Engineering Education

    Thursday, October 20, 2016

    12:00 PM-12:50 PM

    A.J. Drexel Picture Gallery Main Building, Third Floor 3141 Chestnut Street Philadelphia, PA

    • Everyone

    This lecture details the history of engineering education as it emerged under Hollis Godfrey, president ofthe university from 1913-21. In these years Drexel started offering an engineering degree and the co-op.

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  • Drexel, University City, and Philadelphia

    Thursday, October 13, 2016

    12:00 PM-12:50 PM

    A.J. Drexel Picture Gallery Main Building, Third Floor 3141 Chestnut Street Philadelphia, PA

    • Everyone

    This lecture uses the histories of Drexel and University City to suggest some key moments of change in Philadelphia that established new trajectories, and what those moments tell us about the future of the city.

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  • The Drexel Family

    Thursday, October 6, 2016

    12:00 PM-12:50 PM

    A.J. Drexel Picture Gallery Main Building, Third Floor 3141 Chestnut Street Philadelphia, PA

    • Everyone

    Why did an immigrant’s son devote his resources to equality in education? This lecture explores the life of A.J. Drexel.

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  • How Do You Tell 125 Years of Drexel History?

    Thursday, September 29, 2016

    12:00 PM-12:50 PM

    A.J. Drexel Picture Gallery Main Building, Third Floor 3141 Chestnut Street Philadelphia, PA

    • Everyone

    What were the historic turning points, who defined our history, and what sources do we have to tell the story? This lecture provided an overview of Drexel history from 1891 to the present.

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