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2012

Drexel Representatives Join Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter's Delegation To China

Drexel University representatives are participating in a delegation to China led by Philadelphia Mayor Michael A. Nutter in an effort to raise Philadelphia's international profile, develop business opportunities and renew discussions about direct flights between the city and that country.

What's Next for Diplomacy and Disarmament?

An upcoming talk by former director of the Arms Control and Disarmament Agency, Ambassador Thomas Graham, Jr. Co-sponsored by Drexel, Pennsylvania Peace Voter Project, and United Nations Association of Greater Philadelphia.

Yury Gogotsi and AJ Nanotechnology Institute are featured in International Innovation

Prof. Gogotsi is a Distinguished University Professor and Trustee Chair of Materials Science and Engineering at Drexel University and has also recently accepted a Guest Professorship position at Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST) in Wuhan, China.

Expanding Global Public Health and Engineering Opportunities

A Drexel delegation led by Vice Provost Julie Mostov is traveling to Xiamen and Shanghai, China! This important visit will focus primarily on expanding global health opportunities to Xiamen University and building on our existing Shanghai Jiao Tong University partnership to include the College of Engineering and the School of Public Health.

Faculty Forum Series: Opportunities Abroad

Faculty and staff are invited to the next event in our Faculty Forum series. This event will provide an overview on how faculty and staff can collaborate with our global partners, demonstrate how you can create an array of study abroad and other international experiences, and feature faculty sharing their own experiences and research opportunities abroad, with a focus specifically on Drexel programs in China.

Global Health Opportunities Day

Drexel University will host its second Global Health Opportunities Day on October 19, 2012 to present students from Drexel University and other institutions with networking opportunities and workshops to help them pursue careers or experiences in global health.

Global Innovation Partnership Week

The inaugural Global Innovation Partnership (GIP) Forum will take place October 29-31, 2012 at Drexel University. GIP is co-hosted by the Coulter-Drexel Translational Research Partnership Program, the School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems and the Office of International Programs.

Visitors from Católica University

On October 3, 2012, Drexel University was visited by Dr. Ignacio Sánchez, Rector and Mr. Patricio Donoso, Vice Chancellor for Economic & Managerial Affairs, from Católica University in Chile to discuss collaborations and partnerships. The Office of International Programs was thrilled to host the delegation.

Critical Language Information Sessions

Are you interested in studying or want to continue learning languages such as Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, or Urdu? Then come and learn more about critical language fellowship opportunities abroad.

Cross Country Conversations

In observance of Peace Day Philly, the Office of International Programs, College of Arts and Sciences, International Area Studies, and the Drexel Student Alliance of the United Nations Association will host a "Cross Country Conversation" to explore United Nations' interventions.

Film Screening, Paula Cohen "Two Universities"

Drexel University Professor Paula Marantz Cohen is granted unprecedented access to China's two most prestigious universities---Tsinghua University and Peking University-where students candidly discuss their attitudes and goals. The subjects provide a picture of the upcoming generation of China's educated elite, as well as a window on the future of China.

Peace and Public Health Discussion

Join us on the International Day of Peace September 21, 2012, 1:00 – 2:15 pm for a discussion on Peace and Public Health.

Students Travel to 2012 Paralympics

Nine Drexel University students will travel to London from August 31 through September 8 to see the 2012 Paralympic Games, as part of the travel-integrated course "Perspectives on Disability," the fourth course in the Great Works Symposium 2012 Series.

Drexel Mechanical Engineering Student and Study Abroad

Drexel Mechanical Engineering Student, Mickey Whitzer speaks about his experiences studying and working abroad, and how it is not only possible, but positive and productive for engineering students to take advantage of Drexel's diverse international opportunities.

Drexel Engineering Receives Obama Singh Grant

An educational initiative, jointly funded by India and the United States, has paired Drexel University with the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi to create a resource for assessing the human health risks of microbial contamination.

Far From Home: Co-op Takes Drexel Senior to China

Amanda Pentecost, a senior in Drexel's Department of Materials Science and Engineering, knew growing up that she wanted to be a researcher. This desire led her to Drexel, and to Dr. Yury Gogotsi, professor and director of the A.J. Drexel Nanotechnology Institute.

Food Science Grad Student Trip to Osnabreuck, Germany

From July 8th through 20th, three graduate students studying Food Science traveled to Osnabreuck, Germany with Dr. Jeehuyn Lee to participate in a summer lab program run by the Hochschule Osnabrück's Faculty of Agricultural Sciences & Landscape Architecture and the German Institute of Food Technologies.

Materials Science and Engineering Collaborative Research in China

The Journal of Materials Chemistry featured the collaborative work of researchers from Dalian University of Technology and Drexel University.
Additionally, Dr. Vadym Mochalin gave a seminar at Shanghai Jiao Tong University, one of Drexel's premier partners in China. The seminar covered Advances in Naodiamond for (Bio) Composite Applications.

School of Education Students in Beijing and Huangzhou, China

14 graduate students in the School of Education embarked on a trip to Beijing and Hangzhou for an intensive program led by Dr. Rebecca Clothey. After completing six weeks of online coursework, they departed for China to continue their studies...

Drexel in China, Part 3 – President Fry Visits Philadelphia's Sister City of Tianjin

Drexel University President John Fry visited Tianjin, Philadelphia's Sister City and one of the world's largest and fastest growing economic centers. Tianjin is a base of China's advanced industry, financial reform, and innovation.

Drexel in China Part 4 – Drexel Delegation Celebrates the Mandarin Publication of Book on University Founder Anthony J. Drexel

Drexel University President John Fry visited Tianjin, Philadelphia's Sister City and one of the world's largest and fastest growing economic centers. Tianjin is a base of China's advanced industry, financial reform, and innovation.

Drexel Partners with The Philadelphia Orchestra for its Residency at China

Expanding its preeminent role as cultural ambassador between the United States and China, The Philadelphia Orchestra announced at a press conference held at Drexel University the details of its pilot 2012 Residency Week and Tour of China activities with the National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA) in Beijing...

Drexel Students Accepted to Compete at Annual RASC-AL

Drexel engineering students have been accepted to participate in a prestigious annual student competition on Revolutionary Aerospace Systems Concepts-Academic Linkage (RASC-AL) sponsored by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the National Institute of Aerospace (NIA) in Cocoa Beach, FL this June...

Drexel University Health Partnerships in the Gambia

Dr. Shannon Márquez, Director of Global Public Health Initiatives, Dr. Fred Allen, Associate Director of Undergraduate Studies, Biomedical Engineering and Ms. Shirin Karsan, weServe Program Manager, are currently in The Gambia with 5 Drexel students...

Institute for American Universities Resident Fellows Program

The Institute for American Universities (IAU), with academic year, semester, summer and faculty-led study abroad programs in Aix-en-Provence, France is pleased to introduce its Resident Fellows Program, designed for visiting professors on sabbatical leave from their home institutions...

Drexel in China Part 5 - Official Opening of the Drexel – SARI Center in Shanghai

Collaboration – Innovation – Dedication - Cooperation. These were the guiding themes expressed in both words and actions during the momentous inauguration of the new joint research center in China. Leaders John A. Fry and Jiang Mianheng marked the official opening of the Drexel-SARI Center in Shanghai on June 6 with a celebration at...

The Brazil Fulbright-Science Without Borders - U.S. Scholars and Faculty

There is going to be an expansion of the Fulbright scholars Program in Brazil for 2013-14. The U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and the Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES) are pleased to announce that...

Cross Country Conversations

On May 2, 2012, the Office of International Programs held a Cross Country Conversation on the topic of Internet Privacy in the Marks Intercultural Center. Christopher Bonnaig, Matthew Whitworth, and Sean Flynn served as student panelists and shared contrary views on what internet privacy means, how it should be handled, and who...

Drexel EAGLES Team Visits at Poli Milano and UPM

In early May, faculty and administrators working with the EAGLES dual degree program traveled to Politecnico di Milano in Milan, Italy and Universidad Politecnica de Madrid in Spain to promote faculty research collaborations and work on program development. Dr. Jonathan Spanier, faculty lead for the project and...

Drexel in China, Part 1 - Introduction and Announcement of the Spring 2012 Delegation

A global leader in innovative research and experiential education, Drexel University is blazing the trails forward through diverse and unique collaborations in China.

Drexel in China, Part 2 – Drexel Community Participates in the Opening of The Philadelphia Orchestra Residency and Tour in Beijing

The Philadelphia Orchestra celebrated the opening of the historic 2012 pilot residency and tour of China at The National Center for the Performing Arts (NCPA) in Beijing.

Expansion of Fulbright Scholar Program with Brazil: Opportunities for U.S. Scholars

The U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and the Institute of International Education's Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES) are pleased to announce that 49 grants are available in the 2013-14 Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program competition for U.S. academics, professionals, and...

Review of Rio +20 Conference

On June 20th through 22nd, 2012, Dr. Dov Jaron will be attending the Rio +20 Conference in Brazil, a conference to follow-up the United Nations' original Rio conference that took place in 1992. There, world leaders as well as participants from governments...

Third U.S.- China Consultation on People-to-People Exchange

On June 20th through 22nd, 2012, Dr. Dov Jaron will be attending the Rio +20 Conference in Brazil, a conference to follow-up the United Nations' original Rio conference that took place in 1992. There, world leaders as well as participants from governments...