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Modern-Day Slavery Expert and Author E. Benjamin Skinner to Speak at Drexel

There are more slaves in the world today than at any time in history, according to human trafficking expert and author E. Benjamin Skinner in his book "A Crime So Monstrous: Face-to-Face with Modern-Day Slavery." Skinner will join Drexel University on Wednesday, May 28, to speak about global slavery and his experiences reporting from dozens of countries in which slavery flourishes.
Dana and David Dornsife and Shannon Marquez, PhD, with children and friends at Kechema Water Point in Ethiopia, a World Vision WASH project site.

Drexel Establishes Dornsife Global Development Scholars Program

A new program leverages a partnership between Drexel and World Vision in 10 countries in eastern, western and southern Africa where World Vision and benefactors Dana and David Dornsife have ongoing water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) projects.
Bernard Amadei

Engineers Without Borders Founder Urges Drexel Audience To Help Developing Communities

It’s the responsibility of an engineer to help make the world a better place by improving the quality of life for developing communities, Bernard Amadei, PhD, told Drexel students, faculty and staff last week. His actions certainly back up that claim.

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Ready for Spring? Mark Your Calendar for the International Orchid Show

Spring is on its way, and so is a colorful paradise at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University. The biggest U.S. orchid show outside of Florida and California is coming to the Academy in April.

Students on cliffs in Ireland

For These Freshmen, College Started With 15 Weeks in Ireland

The 10 Drexel students who enrolled in the Freshman Frontiers program last fall still had traditional start-of-college experiences, but they weren’t quite the same as those of their classmates.

Jennifer Salvage in an Egyptian temple

Five-plus years of wedding photos make Drexel prof's love story go viral

Drexel professor Jeff Salvage's photos of his wife in her wedding dress around the world has landed the couple on TV screens and homepages. But that's not the best part of their nearly six-year journey.

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Thailand's First Winter Olympian, a Drexel Professor, Will Watch Others Compete for the First Time

Thailand's second- and third-ever Winter Olympians will compete this month in Sochi. Who was the first? Prawat Nagvajara, a Drexel computer engineering professor.

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Students Spend Winter Break in Ghana, Giving Medical Care, Learning a Language and Dancing

The 15 Drexel students who volunteered at a public health clinic in Ghana over winter break were put to work almost as soon as they arrived in the village of Adansemaim—but not in any way they had anticipated.

Leaders at Agreement Signing

'Dream Teams' of Pediatric Problem-Solvers Could Emerge From Drexel-CHOP-Hebrew University gathering

When researchers from Drexel, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and Hebrew University of Jerusalem come together next week, leaders hope the result will be new research "dream teams" that can tackle pediatric problems in new ways.

Dragon Buddies

International Students Have Friends as Soon as They Step on Campus, Thanks to Dragon Buddies

International exchange students must overcome language barriers and culture shock when they step onto Drexel's campus, but they do have friends from day one: Dragon Buddies, student volunteers who connect with them and help them acclimate to Drexel and Philadelphia.

"One Love" shirt

How one Drexel student is working to help victims of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines

The Philippines are famous for their festive Christmas season, but this year's celebration has been marred by the deadly Typhoon Haiyan. Drexel graphic design student Gerre Mae Barcebal, who has family in the Philippines, is doing her part to help by selling T-shirts she designed to raise funds for relief.

Jake Owens

Drexel grad student has one of the 'worst jobs in science'

Jake Owens spent a month surrounded by criminals with machetes and rotting meat in Africa, earning notice from Popular Science magazine.