“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream.
January brought football to the Libraries for two Dragons on the Gridiron events on Wednesday, January 18th and Saturday, January 28th. This exhibition, tracing the history of football at Drexel University, was unveiled at 4 p.m. at the Opening Reception on January 18th to an audience of students, staff, and football alumni. Materials and memorabilia from the University Archives were used in the exhibit.
The opening reception featured a dynamic conversation about the evolving role and increased emphasis of athletics in higher education, and current Drexel director of athletics, Dr. Eric Zilmer, helped to add an insider perspective to the discussion.
By Rob Sieczkiewicz, University Archivist
January will bring football to the first floor of W. W. Hagerty as the Libraries open Dragons on the Gridiron, a new exhibition that traces the history of football at Drexel, on and off the field. Featuring historic photographs, game programs and other documents -- as well as materials on loan from alumni who played football at Drexel -- the exhibition will explore the passion, the excitement and the hard work inherent in the nation’s favorite sport.
Join Drexel University Libraries on Tuesday, January 17th fro
Drexel University Libraries invites you to two exciting events marking the opening of a new exhibition on the history of football at Drexel.
Over a dozen digital projects were on display at the Digital@Drexel Presentation and Showcase event on Friday, November 18th at W. W. Hagerty Library. The event, hosted by Drexel University Libraries and the Digital@Drexel Group, drew attention to some of the unique digital projects underway at Drexel University.
Libraries’ Going National with Apple Computers Event joins Campus Community in a Conversation about Technology and Education
On Thursday, November 10, 2011 Drexel University Libraries welcomed nearly 100 students, faculty, alumni, staff and friends to Going National with Apple Computers, a film screening and panel discussion centered around the introduction of the 1984 Macintosh computer to the Drexel campus.
The documentary film, Going National, chronicles the innovative Microcomputer Project. Drexel was the first university that required all incoming students to purchase a Macintosh 128K personal computer. Directed by Dave Jones, Ph.D., dean of Pennoni Honors College, the film captures a unique moment in Drexel’s history.
“There was an excitement around the campus,” Dean Jones said in the discussion following the film, “I liked what [the Microcomputer Project] was doing to Drexel.”
Wednesday, November 16, 3-4:30pm
Location: Hagerty Library, Room L33
The University Libraries and the Drexel Fellowships Office present a workshop to help graduate students research electronic funding resources and databases. The workshop will include hands-on exploration by the students, who will create both a profile and automated funding alerts related to their research topics.
Please RSVP here.
TUESDAY NOVEMBER 8 – 4-5pm - Hagerty Library room L33
Whether just starting your research or looking to push the boundaries of your existing projects you need to know what’s happening in your field and who the movers & shakers are. This workshop will demonstrate how the Web of Knowledge databases can help you dig deeper in your research topic and quickly uncover the most critical journals, researchers and research centers that you’ll need to follow. Using the Web of Knowledge’s linking features, you can identify the threads of the research conversation that are most important to your