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Stop and Smell the Achievements

November 21, 2014
Stop and Smell the Achievements

The faculty in Drexel's Department of English & Philosophy are hard-working dynamos assembling an impressive portfolio of scholarly, research and creative activities worthy of attention....

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English upperclassmen welcome new majors

October 28, 2014
English upperclassmen welcome freshmen

English upperclassmen welcome new majors over lunch and a panel discussion....

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Odi Gonzales visit November 14, 2014

October 08, 2014
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In celebration of Native American Heritage Month, the Drexel community is invited to attend a lunchtime discussion with acclaimed Peruvian Andean poet Odi Gonzales....

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New Winter Courses

September 25, 2014
New Courses

Study the history of witchcraft, understand the politics of disability, or learn about sleep and its disorders in these new courses....

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New Courses for Fall

June 24, 2014
Library

What do time, Abraham Lincoln and LGBT history have in common? They’re all topics you can learn about in these new fall courses!...

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Dr. Ingrid Daemmrich Retirement

June 12, 2014
Dr. Fred Siegel celebrates with Dr. Ingrid Daemmrich

Dr. Ingrid Daemmrich is retiring from the English and Philosophy Department after 30 years of service.

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Senior Project Presentations

June 11, 2014
Panorama of students and professors

Senior Project Presentations were held on June 10th, 2014. Projects ranged from "The History of the Drexel University Rifle Team" to "Bella's Inner Vampire" and "Myths of the English Major."

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Songwriting, Storytelling and Sex: “Week of Writing” Festival Explores Literary Issues at Drexel, May 12-16

May 08, 2014
Speaker at the Week of Writing

From tweets and status updates to poems and novels, writing keeps us connected. The Department of English and Philosophy in Drexel University’s College of Arts and Sciences celebrates this shared connection every spring with its annual “Week of Writing,” a week-long festival dedicated to presenting ...

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'Race Matters': A Q&A With Drexel Prof André Carrington

May 05, 2014
Supreme Court Building

On April 22, the Supreme Court handed down its latest decision on the topic of affirmative action in college admissions, ruling 6-2 that voters can ban state colleges and universities from using race as a factor in admitting students....

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New Courses for Summer

April 02, 2014
New Courses

Learn the ins and outs of urban farming, write a “Life Journal” for a hospice patient, or explore the funny—and often salacious—world of contemporary Brit Lit in these new courses....

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Professor’s New Film on Black American WWII Soldiers Makes Philadelphia Debut at Drexel

March 13, 2014
African American soldiers in WWII

During World War II, more than a million African Americans fought in a segregated and discriminatory United States military. A landmark new documentary, "Choc'late Soldiers from the USA" produced by Drexel University writing professor Gregory Cooke, tells the compelling, previously untold story of 1...

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Psychology Undergrad Edits Memoir By Grammy Winner

March 05, 2014
Khushbu Patel

Last month we spoke with English prof Rachel Wenrick about her experience co-authoring "Spirit Rising: My Life, My Music" alongside Grammy Award-winning singer Angélique Kidjo. And while it was highly collaborative project between the writer and singer, Wenrick is the first to say they couldn...

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DPG Contest Announcement

February 10, 2014
Drexel Publishing Group

The Department of English and Philosophy announces the 7th annual DPG Essay Contest. The contest is open to current Drexel students in all majors. There is no entry fee. Categories are the Zelda Provenzano Endowed STEM Award; Humanities; Social Sciences; and Graduate Student Essay. There are a numbe...

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The Value of a Humanities Degree

February 06, 2014
Andre Carrington

During a speech last week at a Wisconsin General Electric plant, President Obama reiterated his support for the manufacturing industry, encouraging young people to pursue a technical education – while simultaneously slighting humanities disciplines....

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Co-Authoring a Memoir With a Grammy Award-Winning Artist: A Q&A With Rachel Wenrick

February 04, 2014
Rachel Wenrick

For most writers, publishing with one of the largest publishing houses in the world is the ultimate dream. For Rachel Wenrick, associate teaching professor of English at Drexel, that's just the tip of the iceberg....

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Students Spend Their Co-op Collecting Memories From Strangers

January 29, 2014
Space Between Your Fingers Postcard

Three Drexel students on co-op at the Spaces Between Your Fingers (SBYF) nonprofit have gained more than something to put on their resumes. Kat Kapetenakis, Michelle Johnson and Victoria Durand are getting the experience of a lifetime - and the experience of someone else's lifetime too - by talking ...

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Drexel Professor Co-Writes Memoir of Grammy Award-Winning World Music Artist Angélique Kidjo

January 28, 2014
Angelique Kidjo - Spirit Rising

Hailed as “the undisputed queen of African music” (Daily Telegraph) and “Africa’s premier diva” (TIME), Angélique Kidjo is a Grammy Award-winning artist with a mission to unite different cultures through music, while raising global respect for her native continen...

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Drexel Peer Readers Present at National Conference

December 05, 2013
Mesha Roy Paladhi, Jen Jolles and Drew Houriet, Drexel Writing Center Peer Readers

Drexel Writing Center (DWC) peer readers Drew Houriet and Jen Jolles, undergraduate English majors, and Mesha Roy Paladhi, undergraduate biological sciences major, presented "What's In A Name: The Peer Reader In Context," at the National Conference on Peer Tutoring of Writing in Tampa on Saturday, N...

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More New Courses for Winter

October 30, 2013
New CoAS Courses

Looking for new courses this winter? Examine the world of comics, graphic novels and memoirs; learn about technology’s role in psychology; or explore the philosophical ideas of the European Enlightenment in these new courses!...

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Literary Death Match Combines Readings, Silliness

October 07, 2013
An author reads at Literary Death Match

Four respected authors rise, one by one, and read selections from their work for an attentive crowd.The affair is sponsored by an exactingly selective literary magazine. But, of course, no one knows what will happen when the event reaches its thrilling conclusion......

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'Interview' Beams Drexel, Famous Guests to 400 TV Stations

September 17, 2013
Paula Marantz Cohen interviews Christopher Hitchens in 2010.

When she sat down for her first episode of "The Drexel InterView," Paula Marantz Cohen hoped she could help show the world just how big Drexel's intellectual tent was, that it was a place for humanities scholars as well as scientists and engineers....

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Drexel Students Write "Life Journals" for Local Hospice Patients

August 22, 2013
The Beautiful Life class meeting at Drexel

Thomas "Tommy" Jamison is a 75-year-old hospice patient in West Philadelphia who now spends his Tuesdays reliving his glory days as a former boxer and ladies' man while Hannah Gittler furiously writes it all down....

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Students Take a Literary Tour of Haiti

July 23, 2013
Drexel Students at Love Orphanage in Haiti

While most Drexel students were enjoying their week off this spring, 10 industrious dragons travelled to Port-Au-Prince, Haiti for a firsthand look at the role of literature in the country’s efforts to rebuild after the 2010 earthquake...

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New Courses for Fall Quarter

July 22, 2013
New CoAS Courses

Looking to branch out this fall? Try one of our new electives. Ditch the classroom for a writing workshop that meets in museums, contemplate the mind-bending concept of time, or examine the “culture of poverty” in a deeply personal way....

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New Summer Philosophy Courses

May 06, 2013
New Courses

Students looking to add new courses to their summer schedules can explore the philosophy of sport, science, literature and “queer theory” in these exciting courses!...

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What I'm Reading: Eva Thury

May 02, 2013
Eva Thury

For associate professor of English and philosophy Eva Thury, it all started on Pinterest. It was on this social sharing website that she found a new favorite author, John Green. After pinning a quote of his to her board labeled “So True,” Thury was inspired to learn more about Green. Her...

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New Courses Break Barriers

April 16, 2013
New Courses

Students looking for something different this summer should consider three new courses offered by the Community Inside-Out Program. Drexel undergraduates will have the opportunity to learn alongside West Philly residents as they work to transform empty lots into green spaces; offer recommendations o...

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Announcing the 2013 Week of Writing

April 04, 2013
Week of Writing Contest 2013

It’s the start of spring—time for April showers, May flowers and a Week of Writing! The Department of English and Philosophy’s Annual Week of Writing kicks off on May 20, 2013 in the lobby of Drexel’s Recreation Center at 3301 Market Street....

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DPG Essay Contests Open to All Students

April 03, 2013
Drexel Publishing Group

In conjunction with the Week of Writing, the Department of English and Philosophy is now accepting submissions for the 2013 Drexel Publishing Group (DPG) Essay Contest, and the Week of Writing (WoW) Contest. DPG Essay Contest categories include humanities, social sciences, the graduate student essa...

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Now Accepting Paper and Panel Submissions for EC/ASECS Annual Meeting

March 04, 2013
East-Central/American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies’

Scholars and graduate students working in research areas relevant to the 18th century are invited to submit papers and panel suggestions for the East-Central/American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies’ annual fall meeting, “Retirement, Reappraisal, and Renewal in the Eighteenth Century.”...

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Week of Writing Contest 2013

February 26, 2013
Week of Writing Contest 2013

It is time again for the annual Week of Writing Contest. All current Drexel undergraduates are eligible to submit. Categories are Fiction, Poetry, Creative Nonfiction, Humor, and Op-ed/Persuasion. There are prizes in each category including a $125 Drexel Bookstore gift card. All submissions will be ...

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Philosophy Week 2013 Schedule

February 25, 2013
Robert Audi and Doug Anderson

In a nod to knowledge and reason, Philosophy Week 2013 will debut next month! The event kicks off on Monday, March 4th and will feature interdisciplinary panel discussions and lectures, including a special visit from nationally recognized philosophers Drs. Douglas Anderson and Robert Audi....

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Sixth Annual DPG Essay Contest

February 08, 2013
DPG Essay Contest 2013

The Department of English and Philosophy announces the 6th annual DPG Essay Contest. The contest is open to current Drexel students in all majors. There is no entry fee. Categories are the Zelda Provenzano Endowed STEM Award; Humanities; Social Sciences; and Graduate Student Essay. There are a numbe...

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One Book, One Philadelphia Writing Workshop Series Kicks Off In February

January 22, 2013
Buddha in the Attic by Julie Otsuka

The Certificate Program in Writing and Publishing is gearing up for its annual series of writing workshops next month, beginning February 13th, 2013....

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Harriet Levin Millan Guest Edits Issue of Pedagogy & Writing

January 18, 2013
Harriet Levin Millan

Harriet Levin Millan, associate teaching professor of English and director of the Certificate Program in Writing and Publishing, is guest editor of the latest issue of Writing & Pedagogy, a special topic issue on creativity and writing pedagogy.
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For the Love of Reason: Philosophy Week 2013

January 05, 2013
Robert Audi and Doug Anderson

The College of Arts and Sciences’ Philosophy Program is excited to announce its first ever “Philosophy Week” this March.  The weeklong affair will feature major thinkers from across the country, an interdisciplinary panel on “Religion and the Philosophy of Religion” and a participatory “Philosophy S...

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What I'm Reading: Bryan Sacks

December 13, 2012
Bryan Sacks

Outside of teaching for the Department of English and Philosophy, Drexel adjunct teaching professor Bryan Sacks has an interest in the role of communications media in enabling, constraining, legitimizing and delegitimizing various kinds of political expression....

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Dr. Rebecca Ingalls Co-Edits Book on Plagiarism

November 29, 2012
Critical Conversations About Plagiarism

Freshman Writing Program Director Dr. Rebecca Ingalls and colleagues explore the intricacies of plagiarism in their new book Critical Conversations About Plagiarism (Parlor Press, 2012)—a project 6 years in the making....

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What I'm Reading: Kathleen Volk Miller

November 13, 2012
Kathleen Volk Miller

Kathleen Volk Miller, an associate teaching professor in the English Department in the College of Arts and Sciences, writes essays and fiction, and has been published in Salon, The New York Times, and Family Circle. She is also a weekly blogger...

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Final Week for Spanish Book Drive

October 25, 2012
books in a library

In honor of Latino Heritage Month, the College of Arts and Sciences, the Department of English and Philosophy, and the Office of Equality and Diversity are sponsoring a Spanish Book Drive to benefit the Mahatma Ghandi Foundation in the small town of Las Terrenas in the Dominican Republic....

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An Evening with Lise Funderburg

October 22, 2012
Lise Funderburg

Author Lise Funderburg will be on campus on Tuesday, October 23, 2012 to discuss her book Pig Candy: Taking My Father South, Taking My Father Home, this year's Freshman Reading Program selection....

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What I'm Reading: Paula Marantz Cohen

August 03, 2012
Paula Marantz Cohen

DrexelNow recently spoke with Dr. Paula Marantz Cohen, distinguished professor of English in the College of Arts and Sciences’ Department of English and Philosophy. She recently authored a blog post in The American Scholar about what constitutes a good education....

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English Senior Project Presentations

June 12, 2012
Furran Qureshi

The Department of English and Philosophy had their English Senior Project Presentations on Tuesday, June 12, 2012.

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Announcing the 2012 Week of Writing

April 30, 2012
WoW 2012 Logo

It’s spring and that means it’s time for the annual Week of Writing (WoW), hosted by the College of Arts and Sciences and the Department of English and Philosophy!

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English and Philosophy Welcomes Margene Petersen

April 23, 2012
Margene Petersen

The Department of English and Philosophy warmly welcomes a new teaching faculty member this term: Margene Petersen, assistant teaching professor of English and Philosophy.

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English and Philosophy Welcomes Sheila Sandapen

April 23, 2012
Sheila Sandapen

The Department of English and Philosophy warmly welcomes a new teaching faculty member this term: Dr. Sheila Sandapen, assistant teaching professor of English and Philosophy.

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CoAS Welcomes New Philosophy Professor

January 04, 2012
Flavia Padovani - Associate Professor, Department of English and Philosophy

The College of Arts and Sciences is excited to welcome Dr. Flavia Padovani, the College’s newest tenure-track faculty member in the Department of English & Philosophy.

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English and Philosophy Welcomes Nathan Hanna

October 05, 2011
Dr. Nathan Hanna

The Department of English and Philosophy warmly welcomes a new tenure-track faculty member this term: Dr. Nathan Hanna, assistant professor of English and Philosophy.

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Drexel Prof Named Philly Creative Connector

October 04, 2011
Kathleen Volk Miller

The College of Arts and Sciences’ Kathleen Volk Miller was named one of Philadelphia’s top 76 Creative Connectors by Leadership Philadelphia. The full list of connectors can be found on the WHYY/NewsWorks website, along with a personal essay by Volk Miller that details her work as co-editor o...

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Panorama 2011

September 30, 2011
Panorama 2011

College of Arts and Sciences freshmen kicked off the school year with PANORAMA 2011, a Drexel tradition now in its second year. On the morning of September 16, roughly 400 CoAS students, faculty and staff gathered in Behrakis Hall to discuss the 2011 shared freshmen reading: Hoops by Philadel...

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Remembering Dr. F. Elaine DeLancey

July 21, 2011
Dr. F. Elaine DeLancey

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Dr. F. Elaine DeLancey, associate professor of English and founding editor of BMa: The Sonia Sanchez Literary Review. Dr. DeLancey died in her home on Monday, July 18, 2011.

In her 33 years at Drexel, Dr. DeLancey served not only as...

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Week of Writing

June 22, 2011
2011 Week of Writing

Drexel's Week of Writing takes place annually during the Spring spring term. Highlights from this year’s weeklong event include panel discussions on The Future of the Graphic Novel; , The Art of Advertising, and Sketch Comedy Writing. Renowned writers and editors like Buzz Bissinger, author o...

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JKCF Graduate Arts Award Recipient

June 20, 2011
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Rachel Semigran, B.A. English '10, was one of only ten students nationally to receive the Jack Kent Cooke Graduate Arts Award for 2011. This generous award supports students of exceptional promise and financial need to attend graduate school in the creative or performing arts. Rachel will pur...

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6th Annual Week of Writing

June 16, 2011
2011 Week of Writing

If you missed the 6th Annual Week of Writing, never fear: we have (almost) the whole week on video. Watch visiting authors and faculty discuss writing about travel, history, comedy, graphic novels and more! View the videos h...

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Famous Authors, Actors and More at the 2011 Week of Writing

May 16, 2011
2011 Week of Writing

The sixth annual Week of Writing (WoW) will kick off on May 23, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. in Behrakis Grand Hall. This year boasts some exciting special guests, including comic book writer John Arcudi, best known for his work on The Mask; Tom Brennan, Drexel alumnus and editor at Marvel Com...

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Jack The Ripper Through a Wider Lens

May 12, 2011
Jack The Ripper thumb image

Enigmatic and haunting, Jack the Ripper is perhaps the most infamous serial killer in history. So many popular books and movies have speculated on his origins and historical implications. So much has been written, yet so little is known.

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Matthew Quick Presentation

October 26, 2010
Matthew Quick Thumbnail

Matthew Quick came to Drexel University as part of the Freshman Reading Program to discuss The Silver Linings Playbook. Quick gave a talk about his journey as a writer and encouraged the students to follow their dreams.

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Syl Cheney-Coker

October 05, 2010

Poet Syl Cheney-Coker visited the English and Philosophy Department and gave a talk entitled "The Poetry of a West African Heritage and Beyond: Society, Humanity and the Muse of Exile."

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Senior Presentations 2010

June 08, 2010

The 2010 seniors presented their projects to the department.

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Writing Awards Ceremony 2010

May 21, 2010

The Writing Awards Ceremony took place on Friday, May 21, 2010.

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Panel on Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness

March 02, 2010

The Department of English and Philosophy had a panel on Joseh Conrad's Heart of Darkness on Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010.

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Cory Doctorow Visited Drexel University

November 19, 2009

Cory Doctorow visited Drexel University on Thursday, November 19th, for a presentation and question & answer session about his book of short stories, Overclocked, the text chosen for this year's Freshman Reading Program. The presentation and Q&A were held in the Main Auditorium from...

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Dr. Scott Warnock's Book Featured on NTCE Website

October 30, 2009

Dr. Scott Warnock's book, Teaching Writing Online: How and Why, was a featured item on the National Council of Teachers of English website. Dr. Warnock is the Director of the Freshman Writing Program, and was this year's Rothwarf Winner for Excellence in Teaching. Also on the website for NC...

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The Department of English and Philosophy featured in the Triangle

October 16, 2009

The Department of English and Philosophy was featured in the Ed-Op section of the October 16th issue of the Triangle.

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Annual Retreat Held

September 16, 2009

The Department of English and Philosophy had their annual retreat on Wednesday, September 16th, in the University Club.

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New Programs

September 01, 2009

The Department of English and Philosophy has brand new programs! Fall of 2009 ushered in a Philosophy Major, Certification in Secondary English and two certificates in Philosophy.

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English Senior Project Presentations

June 09, 2009

The Department of English and Philosophy had their English Senior Project Presentations on Tuesday, June 9, 2009.

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Writing Awards

May 15, 2009
Rachel, Furrah, and Lauren

The Writing Awards were held on Friday, May 15th, the last day of the Week of Writing, showcasing and rewarding the writing talent of many students.

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Dr. Scott Warnock Winner for Excellence in Teaching

May 01, 2009

This year's Faculty Awards featured our very own Dr. Scott Warnock, Program Director of Freshman Writing, as the Rothwarf Winner for Excellence in Teaching. Congratulations, Scott!

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Department Holiday Party 2007

December 06, 2007

The Department of English and Philosophy held their annual Holiday Party on Thursday, December 6, 2007.

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Andrea Barrett Visits Drexel University

November 15, 2007

Andrea Barrett visited Drexel University on Wednesday and Thursday, November 14th and 15th, 2007. Her visit was part of the Freshmen Reading Program....

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English Senior Project Presentations

June 12, 2007

The Department of English and Philosophy had their English Senior Project Presentations on Monday, June 12th, 2007.

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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie visits Drexel University

May 04, 2007
Dr. Abioseh Porter with Chimamanda Ngozi Adichi

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie visited Drexel University on May 4, 2007....

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D3 Event - Beneath the Surface: A Dynamic Panel on Body Worlds

February 23, 2006

This D3 event, Beneath the Surface: A Dynamic Panel on Body Worlds, was on Thursday, February 23, 2006.

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Richard Burgin Visits Drexel University

November 15, 2005

Richard Burgin visited Drexel University on Tuesday, November 15th, 2005. He read from his new book, "The Identity Club."

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ASK Launch Party

May 18, 2005

ASK had their official launch party on Wednesday, May 18th, 2005.

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The Certificate in Writing and Publishing Inaugural Gala

May 27, 2004

The Certificate in Writing and Publishing Inaugural Gala was held on Thursday, May 27th, 2004.

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Ayi Kwei Armah Visit

April 17, 2003
Dr. Abioseh Porter with Ayi Kwei Armah

Ayi Kwei Armah visited Drexel University's English and Philosophy Department on April 17, 2003....

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Freshman Writing Contest

May 16, 2002
Kathleen McNamee presents an award at the Freshman Writing Awards 2002

The Freshman Writing Contest Awards Ceremony took place on May 16, 2002.

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