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Fourteenth century depiction of the torturing and execution of witches

Society & Culture

Newt Eyes and Dragon Scales: A Halloween Q+A on the History of Witchcraft

With Halloween on the horizon, DrexelNow reached out to Jonathan Seitz, PhD, director of undergraduate studies and associate teaching professor of history in the College of Arts and Sciences, who will be teaching a new course on the history of witchcraft during the winter term. He also authored the book “Witchcraft and Inquisition in Early Modern Venice” (Cambridge University Press, 2011), and is currently conducting research exploring magic and witchcraft practices closer to home — in Pennsylvania around 1700 and in more recent times.
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Society & Culture

The Nation Needs More Teachers: A Q&A with the School of Ed Dean

In a landscape of slashed school budgets and teacher layoffs, pursuing a degree in education may seem like a big risk. But now, more than ever, the nation needs dedicated teachers in STEM, special education and urban education. It’s a good thing, then, says School of Education Dean Nancy Butler Songer, that Drexel specializes in exactly these areas.
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Arts & Entertainment - Campus & Community

What Do You Want to Do Before You Die?

Artist, designer and urban planner Candy Chang wants the University City community to think about life and death. She recently installed one of her popular "Before I Die" walls at the University City High School construction site as a precursor to her visit as a distinguished speaker in the spring.

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Carla Hall from ABC’s “The Chew” Serves Southern-Style Recipes at Food Truck Before Drexel Pep Rally

“Top Chef” finalist and ABC’s “The Chew” co-host Carla Hall plans to open a number of casual, Nashville-inspired restaurants called Carla Hall’s Southern Kitchen – and she has recruited students from Drexel University’s Center for Hospitality and Sport Management to help her with everything from recipe development to picking a location.

On Wednesday, Nov. 5 at 5:30 p.m., Hall and some students will test out menu items for the new restaurant by taking over a food truck in front of Drexel’s Daskalakis Athletic Center (33rd and Market St.), where they will be cooking up free samples of Carla’s hot chicken, macaroni and cheese, braised greens and fresh lemonade before the Drexel Basketball Tip-Off Event, which begins at 6 p.m.

The #snap4SNAP campaign beginning Oct. 30 is partly inspired by Witnesses to Hunger, and will celebrate 50 years of food stamps and their success protecting public health.

Society & Culture - Health

Campaign Celebrates Food Stamps' Half Century Protecting Public Health

A Drexel research program has spawned a nationwide social media campaign to celebrate the many benefits of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program on its 50th anniversary, promoting children's health and supporting working parents.

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The Drexel Historic Costume Collection

The Robert and Penny Fox Historic Costume Collection is Drexel University’s museum-quality collection of more than 12,000 garments, textiles and accessories. As one of the oldest university collections in the United States, it is internationally recognized for the exceptional quality of its holdings and has lent objects to exhibitions in Paris and Milan.

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