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Global

Drexel staff and faculty at the Love Orphanage in Haiti

Drexel’s Bond to Haiti Shown by Awards From Community Group

The Haitian Coalition of Philadelphia honored three Dragons at their annual gala, recognizing the humanitarian work that the University has accomplished during study abroad courses.
Drexel student Chandupa Abeyratna, right, at the Cambodian Senate.

A Co-op in Cambodia Protecting the Public’s Health

A Drexel student’s experience at an international nonprofit helped shape her views of global public health and clarify her future.
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Urban Climate Change Research Hub Opens at Drexel

In the battle to adapt to and mitigate climate change caused by humans, most environmental engineers and climate scientists agree that cities are the front line. Due to the sheer density of their population, and the quantity of resources they consume, cities have the potential to most quickly and significantly affect—and be affected by—climate risks. They also have the ability to integrate climate resiliency into their plans for the future, according to environmental engineering professor Franco Montalto, PhD, who will direct a network of North American climate change researchers concerting their efforts via a new hub at Drexel University. 
A young girl holding her finger out for an HIV test.

In Africa, Fighting HIV in Young Mothers Through Education

A new program run by a new faculty member in Drexel's Dornsife School of Public Health will attempt to address education as a determinant of HIV risk in young South African mothers.
Students received free passports at the Passport Caravan event on Nov. 2.

Drexel Wins Grant to Offer Free Passports to Students

Drexel recently received a grant to pay the $135 fee required for students to apply for a passport and travel the world.
Map of Female Genital Cutting Prevalence in Africa

Improving Health Services for Immigrants in Philadelphia 

Drexel's Women's Care Center has received a grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to address the needs of women and girls who have been affected by female genital cutting. 

Drexel students in a LeBow College of Business Global Classroom present projects with students from the University of Leeds in the United Kingdom.

Global Classrooms: How to Engage With International Institutions on Campus

The Global Classrooms initiative from the Office of International Programs allows Drexel students and professors to work with partner institutions abroad using interactive technologies.
James Galanos Evening Dress

Drexel’s Fox Historic Costume Collection Receives Gift from James G. Galanos Foundation
 

The Robert and Penny Fox Historic Costume Collection (FHCC) of the Westphal College of Media Arts and Design has received a gift from the James G. Galanos Foundation. This gift, comprising nearly 700 couture-level ensembles dating from the 1960s to his retirement in 1998 will form The James G. Galanos Archive at Drexel University. This donation will be augmented in the coming year by additional support materials relating to the career of James Galanos from the James G. Galanos Foundation.

Caitlin Walczyk will be the first Drexel student to receive a scholarship or fellowship to study in Kazakhstan.

Drexel Sends First Dragon to Kazakhstan

Caitlin Walczyk will be the first Drexel student to receive a scholarship or fellowship to study in Kazakhstan when she spends a year studying Russian in the country as a Boren Awards honoree.
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Internationally Acclaimed French Choreographer Boris Charmatz Brings Renowned Work to Drexel

A transformative figure in the world of contemporary dance, acclaimed French choreographer Boris Charmatz will bring his renowned Levée des conflits (Suspension of Conflicts) to Philadelphia, hosted by Drexel University’s Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design and co-presented by FringeArts as part of the Fringe Festival, from Sept. 7-10. 
A giant panda cooling off with a block of ice. Photo by Mingxi Li.

Pandas Don’t Like It Hot: Temperature, Not Food is Biggest Concern for Conservation

China’s bamboo supply is more than enough to support giant pandas after it was discovered that they have bigger appetites than originally believed, but climate change could destroy their plentiful food source anyway.
Red-eared monkey. Photo by Ian Nichols/National Geographic.

Gun Hunting Could Lead to Extinction of Threatened Primates on African Island

A study conducted by a team led by Drexel University scientists found that gun hunting on Bioko Island correlates significantly with lower numbers of the majority of the island’s primate species.