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BBPP research staff, Illidio Mebulo, collecting a sample of primate tissue in the market for genetic analysis. Credit: Javier Rivas/BBPP

Where Commerce and Conservation Clash: Bushmeat Trade Grows with Economic Prosperity in 13-Year Study

The bushmeat market in the city of Malabo is bustling—more so today than it was nearly two decades ago, when Gail Hearn, PhD, began what is now one of the region’s longest continuously running studies of commercial hunting activity.  Hearn’s team has now published its comprehensive results of 13 years of daily monitoring bushmeat market activity.

PeaceTech Lab

Engineering Peace: Drexel Joins PeaceTech Lab in Global Mission to Use Technology for Resolving Conflicts

Drexel University engineering researchers and students are joining an international effort led by PeaceTech Lab, a non-profit entity launched by the United States Institute of Peace (USIP), to prepare the next generation of humanitarian engineers. The PeaceTech Lab’s Young Engineers Program seeks to use the skills of talented young technologists in service of communities in conflict zones around the world who are seeking to create a sustainable peace. 
The StudyTree team after winning the Microsoft Imagine Cup United States Final, from left to right, Robyn Freedman, Ethan Keiser, and Phuoc Phan. Courtesy of Microsoft.

StudyTree in Global Finals of Microsoft Imagine Cup

The peer-to-peer tutoring app developed by a team of Drexel students is ready to compete on the top level of Microsoft’s annual student technology competition.
The opening ceremonies for the World University Games in Gwangju, South Korea.

Drexel Well-Represented at World University Games

At an international competition held in South Korea this year, Drexel students and faculty are giving the University a strong presence at a high-level, high-profile athletics event.
Relief workers handing out food in Nepal in the days following devastating earthquakes in April.

After Earthquake, Nepali Drexel Students, Grad Rallying for Their Country

Drexel’s students with connections to Nepal are doing the best to continue helping their home country recover from a devastating series of earthquakes by coordinating aid efforts on the ground and raising money.
The group of Drexel nursing practice doctoral students who participated in a study abroad program in Canada.

Due North: Drexel Students Learn Nuances of Canadian Health Care

A collection of Drexel students studying for their doctorates in nursing practice took a trip up north to better understand the differences between Canada’s and the United States’ health-care systems.
Mahmoud Hallak during his presentation on the unrest in Syria.

From Syria to Drexel: Freshman Tells His Rebel Story

In Syria, Mahmoud Hallak helped coordinate protests against the Bashar al-Assad government, lost his father to government forces, and was wounded by a grenade during a demonstration. Now the Drexel freshman is sharing his story.
African Pygmy Kingfisher (Ispidina picta) photographed in Vwaza Wildlife Reserve, Malawi. Credit: Jason D. Weckstein

Study of African Birds Reveals Hotbed of Malaria Parasite Diversity

A new study published this week in the journal PLOS ONE explores the scope of malaria parasite diversity in southeast African birds, and provides insight into how lifestyle characteristics of birds can influence their association with different parasite genera.
Masked man holding an assault rifle with social media icons nearby.

Drexel Students Join Anti-Extremism Cyber Fight

To fight the spread of extremism on social media, a class of Drexel students is consulting with the U.S. State Department on new, online anti-radical strategies.
Mountain view from Interlake, Switzerland, by Tyler Pultro

The Most Amazing Drexel Study Abroad Photos

To show off their adventures studying outside of the United States, students submitted their best pictures from their experiences for a contest held by Drexel’s Study Abroad Office.
Emily Ballantyne at the top of Volcan Villarica.

An International Co-op Mapping Out the Lungs, and All Chile Has to Offer

Emily Ballantyne wanted to work abroad, but wasn't sure how to fit it in her schedule. After randomly bringing up her hopes to a local co-op boss, the Whitaker Fellow has now made her way to a research lab in Santiago, Chile.
A Nigeria-Cameroon chimp rescued from illegal animal trafficking who now lives at the Limbe Wildlife Center in Cameroon. Credit Paul Sesink Clee

Studies of Africa's Most Endangered Chimpanzees Show Complex Evolutionary Past, Perilous Future

A Drexel-led team's complementary analyses of population genetics, geographical distribution and habitat use paint a new picture of the evolutionary past and potentially bleak future of the Nigeria-Cameroon Chimpanzee, already the most endangered chimp subspecies.