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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.
East fork of the Bear River, one of the study sites.

Un-Muddying Waters: Drexel Researchers Studying Climate Change in Mongolian, U.S. Rivers

As a part of a National Science Foundation macroecology study spanning two continents, a team of researchers from the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University will compare river systems in grassland areas of Asia and North America to see how they function and how human activity, including the effects of climate change alters that.
A view of Havana, Cuba.

Drexel Professor Secures Cuba Trip for Students to Study Health System

Drexel students will be among the first to travel to Cuba for an educational experience when they study the country’s health system that has earned renown for its ability to make the most of limited resources.
carbon film supercapacitors

Research Reveals Carbon Films Can Give Microchips Energy Storage Capability

After more than half a decade of speculation, fabrication, modeling and testing, an international team of researchers led by Drexel University’s Yury Gogotsi, PhD, and Patrice Simon, PhD, of Paul Sabatier University in Toulouse, France, have confirmed that their process for making carbon films and micro-supercapacitors will allow microchips and their power sources to become one and the same.

The Central African Biodiversity Alliance 2015 Undergraduate Field Course Plant Research Group at Mbam & Djerem National Park, Cameroon. Pictured from left to right: Katie DiAngelus (Drexel), Katherine Achy (UCLA), Dr. Maximilliano Fero (National University of Equatorial Guinea), Francisco Mitogo (National University of Equatorial Guinea), Andrienne Bih (Univeristy of Buea, Cameroon) and Alexandra Ley (University of Halle-Wittenberg, Germany). Photo credit: David Montgomery.

African Biodiversity Researchers to Speak at Drexel Before National Symposium

A group of biodiversity researchers from Drexel-managed programs in Central Africa will speak at the University to discuss the challenges of their work and preparing for the future before they attend the Association for the Advancement of Science symposium.
Lili Mao filming a documentary in Pakistan.

Grad Student Films U.N. Documentary in Pakistan

One graduate student recently returned from an once-in-a-lifetime opportunity filming refuges in Pakistan for the United Nations.
Grace, second from right, with four other Drexel Singapore exchange students in Singapore.

Making International Friends at Home and Abroad

Through her experiences at Drexel, Grace Kerschensteiner knows what it’s like to befriend international students in her home country and make friends while living abroad.
The Sundolyra latebrosa specimen photographed for scale.

Academy of Natural Sciences Discovered Life Around the World in 2015

From elusive, rare fish to the potential key to the evolution of river-based plants, scientists from the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University played a significant role in adding to the rolls of known species this year.
Political science student Hannah Abrams at the Cliffs of Moher.

Co-op Turned Career: How One Student Used the Co-op System to Find a Job After Graduation

Hannah Abrams wasn’t too sure about what she wanted to do after graduation. One international co-op changed everything for her.

Drexel Formalizes Partnership With Renowned Cuban Film Institution

In December a small class of film students from Drexel University will get a chance to view Cuba through a lens. And in an opportunity that would have been impossible just a few decades ago, and a rarity even in recent years, they will be the ones directing its gaze. The Escuela International de Cine y Television, Cuba’s iconic film school, that counts Nobel Prize-winning author Gabriel Garcia Marquez among its noted founders, recently formalized a relationship with Drexel to offer a two-week documentary filmmaking course in Havana this winter.