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Events & Exhibitions

New exhibition: A Legacy of Art, Science & Industry

Letters, photographs and objects from the collections of the University Archives are on display now through the end of May in the Leonard Pearlstein Gallery (3401 Filbert St).  The exhibition, A Legacy of Art, Science & Industry: Highlights from the Collections of Drexel University, brings together for the first time under one roof the art and historical treasures of Drexel's many special collections.

Dragons on the Gridiron opens tonight, January 18, 4 p.m.

Learn about the history of the football program at Drexel in the Archives' new exhibition, Dragons on the Gridiron, which chronicles the program from beginning to end, on and off the field. The exhibition includes items selected and contributed by Drexel football alumni.

Astronauts land on campus

Do you find inspiration in a library?  Astronaut Paul Richards did.  At today's "Dragons of the Space Shuttle Era" event, Paul Richards '89 explained that he prepared himself to become an astronaut while at Drexel not just by studying mechanical engineering but also reading biographies of astronauts on microfiche here in Hagerty Library.  Mr.

Coffee and conversation about computing

Last evening Drexel faculty, students and staff gathered at Hagerty Library to mark the opening of the University Archives' newest exhibition, Access Everywhere: Computing at Drexel, 1984 – present. The exhibition, which runs until December 10, begins with Drexel's Microcomputing Project and the distribution of Macintosh computers to Drexel students and faculty in March 1984. Two professors at last night's conversation were there for the distribution: Tom Hewett and Ray Brebach shared their memories of that dramatic era in Drexel's history.

"Access Everywhere" Opens Tonight (October 18) at Hagerty Library

Lovers of computers, lovers of history, please join us tonight from 5 – 7 PM on the first floor of W. W. Hagerty Library for a special event. Kicking off the opening of Access Everywhere: Computing at Drexel, 1984 – present, we'll have a conversation about the changing role of computers at Drexel. With faculty, students, staff and maybe even some alumns! Topics to be discussed will include email, internet, wireless access, and other computer advances that have brought Drexel to where it is today. This event is free and open to the public.

Coffee, Conversation...and Computing?

Tuesday, October 18, 2011 5 – 7 PM W. W. Hagerty Library

Natural Sciences in the Archives

We’re just bursting with pride over Drexel’s new partnership with the Academy of Natural Sciences. To show our school spirit, we’re putting on a show—or rather an exhibit—of rare natural history books from Drexel Archive’s special collections. The exhibit was put together by Archives volunteer and iSchool grad student Phoebe Kowalewski.

Vintage Computers: Demo @ Hagerty

Want to see some old computers in action? Stop by Hagerty Library, Wednesday, May 11th, 4 - 6pm. While you're there, grab a snack, socialize with fellow enthusiasts, and learn about the history of computing. It's all happening at Drexel Archives' opening reception for its latest exhibit: “Access for Everyone: Computing at Drexel, 1946 – 1984.″ Drexel University made history with its Microcomputer Project in 1984, which required all incoming freshman to purchase a personal computer. However, the history of computing at Drexel dates back to the very beginning of computer history.

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