2013-2014 News Archive

Power Up Gambia

Power Up Gambia, with its mission to provide reliable, responsible electricity and water to health facilities in western Gambia serves to increase access to health care for poor people and to reduce the toll of "modernization" on our planet. This work succeeds in uniting the two great struggles of our time: the struggle for social justice and that for ecological justice. Read More

EAGLES Faculty Mobility Awards

The EAGLES (Engineers as Global Leaders for Energy Sustainability) grant offers funds to faculty for academic visits to one of our two EU partner schools, Politecnico di Milano and Politecnica de Madrid. Funding is available to cover airfare (up to $1800) and living expenses (up to $1200 per week for two to four weeks) for faculty engaged in work related to energy sustainability. Read More

Funding Program for Student Organizations

The Office of International Programs is pleased to announce its new "Student Sponsored International Event" (SSIE) series. The SSIE series is a funding award program for student organizations and leaders to hold an internationally-themed event for the Drexel community. Student organizations are welcome to begin submitting applications as early as Fall quarter 2013-2014....Read More

Graduate Student Liesl Driver Awarded Fulbright To Study in Brazil

Liesl Driver, a graduate student in the Global & International Education (GIE) program, has been awarded a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship (ETA). She’ll be traveling to Brazil next year to serve as a teaching assistant at a local university and conduct research in the community. Read More.

City, nonprofit promoting "global profile" of the area

Pushing Philadelphia forward as a world center, the Mayor's Office of Immigrant and Multicultural Affairs and the nonprofit Global Philadelphia Association are rolling out more than 100 public events, starting Sunday and running through Nov. 1, to promote "international consciousness" and a "global profile" for the.... Read More

Collaborations: The fourth age of research

Impact and innovation will flow from a coalition of the willing, not the straitjacket of international policy and coordination. Multinational programmes are not the answer, nor are academic memoranda of understanding. To maintain the dividend that governments garner from research excellence, they must ensure that universities and their researchers have the resources, facilities and incentives to create and sustain flourishing partnerships....Read More

Drexel Preview

Drexel University hosted its inaugural Drexel Preview for incoming Chinese students in Shanghai (July 18th and 19th) and Beijing on (July 21st and 22nd). Dr. Julie Mostov, Vice Provost for Global Initiatives, and Dean David Ruth, Office of Campus Life, represented Drexel along with faculty and staff from Study Abroad, College of Arts and Sciences, LeBow College of Business....Read More

Global Classroom

Call for Applications - Global Classroom

These are classrooms that engage our students with students at one of our partner universities abroad through a range of on-line and electronic technologies, addressing global challenges and solutions.Faculty members who are ready to incorporate a global dimension into their classroom experience and... Read More.

Drexel University Expands Its Partnerships in South America

Drexel University President John A. Fry and Drexel faculty and administrators joined Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett's delegation to Brazil and Chile, from April 6-16 and included stops in Brazilian cities of Sao Paulo, Florianopolis and Rio de Janeiro, along with Santiago, Chile. The delegation also included OIP's own Dr. Julie Mostov, Vice Provost of Global Initiatives, David Wilson, Vice President of Government and Community Relations..Read More

Drexel Students and OIP Staff's first international alternative spring break trip

We did not know what to expect as we turned off Route 2 onto what seemed like a steep hill that our 8-passenger van could not possibly handle. Thankfully it did, and we soon arrived to La Gran Vista,welcomed by Ign. Donald Villalobos and two returning volunteers from the United States. As a group -seven students and one staff member from Drexel University in Philadelphia,Pennsylvania- we were relieved to have finally arrived at what would be the start of a great experience on our alternative spring break trip...Read More.

Drexel Students receive highly competitive grants from the Whitaker International Program

The Whitaker International Program sends U.S. biomedical engineering (or bioengineering) students and graduates overseas to undertake a self-designed project that will enhance their careers within the field.Josa Hanzlik (Biomedical Eng), Kevin Freedman (Chem Eng), Nicholas DiStasio (Biomedical Eng), and Claire (Martin) Witherel (Biomedical Eng'12) received highly-competitive grants from the Whitaker International Program..Read More