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Drexel Team Unveils Supermassive Dinosaur Dreadnoughtus

A Drexel-led team has described a new dinosaur species with the most complete skeleton ever found of one of the largest animals to ever walk the Earth. At 85 feet (26 m) long and weighing about 65 tons (59,300 kg) in life, Dreadnoughtus schrani is the largest land animal for which a body mass can be accurately calculated.

Team in locker room

Han Dynasty Owner Gives Drexel Men's Basketball Team a Taste of China

In preparation for its upcoming trip to China for a series of exhibition games, Drexel’s men’s basketball team received some expert coaching in Chinese culture from Han Chiang, well-known restaurateur and owner of seven Han Dynasty restaurants in Philadelphia and New York City.
Leaders at Agreement Signing

Research 'Dream Teams' Emerge From Drexel's Partnership With CHOP, Hebrew University

Two newly announced “dream teams” of researchers will shape innovative solutions to address unmet pediatric medical needs, as part of Drexel's new research partnership with The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

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Students Build Houses and Relationships with Honduran Family

Students in the Drexel Global Architecture Brigade organization didn’t know a lot of Spanish before their mission trip to Honduras, but they quickly learned more than just key phrases while working alongside a local family while building a house.

Co-op in Israel Means New Language, New Culture in Addition to Work Experience

As a biomedical engineering student, Julie Speer knew that she needed international experience to prepare for her career. And she realized that she had a golden opportunity through Drexel’s co-op program.
Arsen Nikiforouk and Huy Dang

How Drexel Brought Two International Students Together to Make Mobile Games for Charity

Huy Dang grew up in Vietnam, and Arsen Nikiforouk in Ukraine. It seems unlikely for them to be friends, much less business partners. But that's what they've become at Drexel.

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Student's World Cup Trip Serves as Chance to Meet Family Members in Brazil for First Time

For this year’s FIFA World Cup, more Americans bought tickets to see the games than people from any other nation except for Brazil, the host country. Patrick LaFata was one of those Americans who scooped up seats to the international sporting event, but he received a unique two-for-one deal with his trip to São Paolo, Brazil’s largest city.
Chinese classroom

Studying Schools Abroad for Deeper Understanding at Home: School of Education Makes Connections in China

Drexel’s connections with China include institutional partnerships, a summer trip for the men’s basketball team and a Drexel alumnus in the president’s chair at a new university in Shanghai. And you can add another to that list: A growing set of School of Education professors is studying, collaborating, and sharing research with educators in China.

Kaila Taylor in Quito

Bulletin-Board Poster Leads to International Opportunity of a Lifetime for Grad Student

Countless posters and fliers cover bulletin boards across Drexel’s campus. Kaila Taylor admits she rarely glances at the board in her department. But one day she did, and it led to a life-changing experience.

Students Advocating Against Slavery

New Student Group, Certificate Program Both Tackle Issue of Human Trafficking

In Guatemala the summer after her freshman year at Drexel, Kaelee Shepherd sat in the passenger seat of a car as it stopped at a red light. A young girl, maybe 7 or 8, walked up to her window.

Soccer stadium

Is the World Cup a Blessing or a Curse? A Q&A With Eric Zillmer

As the 2014 World Cup approaches, all eyes are on Brazil. The country has been plagued by claims that it is unprepared to host the massive sporting event and protests over the billions of dollars spent on construction costs.

Josa Hanzlik

International Fellowship Proves Invaluable for One Graduate Student

Josa Hanzlik spends her days looking at images of human tibia bones, or reading articles about bone ingrowth and orthopedic implants. Those are things she could do in Philadelphia. But instead she's doing them in the Netherlands, and she says she's better for it.