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2013

Power Up Gambia

Power Up Gambia, with its mission to provide reliable, responsible electricity and water to health facilities in western Gambia serves to increase access to health care for poor people and to reduce the toll of "modernization" on our planet. This work succeeds in uniting the two great struggles of our time: the struggle for social justice and that for ecological justice.

SEED Lab Receives Gates Foundation Grant

A team of students from Drexel's College of Engineering, led by Alexander J. Moseson, PhD, an assistant teaching professor in the College and director of the Sustainable Engineering and Entrepreneurship for Development (SEED) Lab are among the latest recipients of a Grand Challenges Explorations grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Borders in the Horn of Africa

Office of International Programs, Program Manager Heidi West will speak on Nov. 19th from 12:30 – 2:00pm in MacAlister 2019/2020 as part of the International Area Studies I-Café series. She will be presenting on her experiences in Djibouti where she participated in a conference on Border Management and Security in the Horn of Africa. The conference, held Sept. 24-26th in Dijibouti, Djibouti, was put on by the German NGO Friedrich Ebert Stiftung and included academics, policy makers and other experts from the region and around the world. All are welcome and encouraged to participate in this free event.

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.

Global Classrooms: Creatively Addressing Global Challenges through Technology-Enhanced Collaboration

The Office of International Programs has launched an innovative program that supports faculty in creating international experiences on campus. Through this program, faculty members from various disciplines incorporate a global dimension into the classroom experience.

Dr. Jean MacFadyen Builds Global Classroom with Colleague from London

City, nonprofit promoting "global profile" of the area

Pushing Philadelphia forward as a world center, the Mayor's Office of Immigrant and Multicultural Affairs and the nonprofit Global Philadelphia Association are rolling out more than 100 public events, starting Sunday and running through Nov. 1, to promote "international consciousness" and a "global profile" for the region.

Funding Program for Student Organizations

The Office of International Programs is pleased to announce its new "Student Sponsored International Event" (SSIE) series. The SSIE series is a funding award program for student organizations and leaders to hold an internationally-themed event for the Drexel community. Student organizations are welcome to begin submitting applications as early as Fall quarter 2013-2014.

Collaborations: The fourth age of research

Impact and innovation will flow from a coalition of the willing, not the straitjacket of international policy and coordination. Multinational programmes are not the answer, nor are academic memoranda of understanding. To maintain the dividend that governments garner from research excellence, they must ensure that universities and their researchers have the resources, facilities and incentives to create and sustain flourishing partnerships.

Drexel Preview

Drexel University hosted its inaugural Drexel Preview for incoming Chinese students in Shanghai (July 18th and 19th) and Beijing on (July 21st and 22nd). Dr. Julie Mostov, Vice Provost for Global Initiatives, and Dean David Ruth, Office of Campus Life, represented Drexel along with faculty and staff from Study Abroad, College of Arts and Sciences, LeBow College of Business, College of Engineering, Steinbright Career Development Center, and International Students & Scholars Services.

Drexel University Sacramento Announces Partnership With California School Board Association

Drexel University Sacramento and Drexel's School of Education are partnering with the California School Board Association (CSBA) to launch a post-doctorate fellowship program aimed at promoting policy development for school districts across the state of California.

Graduate Student Liesl Driver Awarded Fulbright To Study in Brazil

Liesl Driver, a graduate student in the Global & International Education (GIE) program, has been awarded a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship (ETA). She’ll be traveling to Brazil next year to serve as a teaching assistant at a local university and conduct research in the community.

Call for Applications - Global Classroom

These are classrooms that engage our students with students at one of our partner universities abroad through a range of on-line and electronic technologies, addressing global challenges and solutions.

Drexel In China Updates

Drexel's joint research center in Shanghai celebrated one year of activities with the first international academic symposium June 3-4, 2013. The Drexel – SARI Center, formed as a partnership between Drexel University and the Shanghai Advanced Research Institute (SARI) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), welcomed experts and industry representatives during the two-day...

Drexel University Expands Its Partnerships in South America

Drexel University President John A. Fry and Drexel faculty and administrators joined Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett's delegation to Brazil and Chile, from April 6-16 and included stops in Brazilian cities of Sao Paulo, Florianopolis and Rio de Janeiro, along with Santiago, Chile. The delegation also included OIP's own Dr. Julie Mostov, Vice Provost of Global Initiatives, David Wilson, Vice President of Government and Community Relations, Dr. Richard Cairncross, associate professor of Chemical & Biological Engineering, Dr. Rosina Weber, associate professor of the College of Information Science and Technology, Dr. Frank Linnehan, Interim Dean of LeBow College of Business and recent Drexel PhD graduate in computer and electrical engineering, David Delaine.

Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program Competition

Drexel University President John A. Fry and Drexel faculty and administrators joined Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett's delegation to Brazil and Chile, from April 6-16 and included stops in Brazilian cities of Sao Paulo, Florianopolis and Rio de Janeiro, along with Santiago, Chile. The delegation also included OIP's own Dr. Julie Mostov, Vice Provost of Global Initiatives, David Wilson, Vice President of Government and Community Relations, Dr. Richard Cairncross, associate professor of Chemical & Biological Engineering, Dr. Rosina Weber, associate professor of the College of Information Science and Technology, Dr. Frank Linnehan, Interim Dean of LeBow College of Business and recent Drexel PhD graduate in computer and electrical engineering, David Delaine.

Universities for Immigration Reform

On April 19th 2013, Drexel University participated in the Collective Day of Action, discussions held simultaneously at participating universities across the country. The event, "Universities for Immigration Reform," was hosted by the Office of International Programs.

Cross Country Conversations - Becoming American

On April 22nd 2013, the Office of International Programs hosted our quarterly Cross Country Conversation event. This spring's event was titled Becoming American and focused on the themes, issues, and laws surrounding the immigrant experience. Our faculty advisor, Dr. Gabriella Ibieta, led a diverse group of students comprised of domestic and international students in a stimulating panel discussion...

Drexel Students received highly-competitive grants from the Whitaker International Program

The Whitaker International Program sends U.S. biomedical engineering (or bioengineering) students and graduates overseas to undertake a self-designed project that will enhance their careers within the field.Josa Hanzlik (Biomedical Eng), Kevin Freedman (Chem Eng), Nicholas DiStasio (Biomedical Eng), and Claire (Martin) Witherel (Biomedical Eng'12) received highly-competitive grants from the Whitaker International Program.

Drexel Students OIP Staff's First International Alternative Spring Break Trip

We did not know what to expect as we turned off Route 2 onto what seemed like a steep hill that our 8-passenger van could not possibly handle. Thankfully it did, and we soon arrived to La Gran Vista,welcomed by Ign. Donald Villalobos and two returning volunteers from the United States. As a group -seven students and one staff member from Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania- we were relieved to have finally arrived at what would be the start of a great experience on our alternative spring break trip.

International Opportunities Fair

Participate in Drexel's first ever international opportunities fair! Come learn about the many short and long term programs offered through Drexel as well as the first steps towards a term abroad. Enjoy food and festivities while meeting past study abroad alum who will give greater insight about their own study abroad experience!

Universities for Immigration Reform

On April 19th 2013, Drexel University participated in the Collective Day of Action, discussions held simultaneously at participating universities across the country. The event, "Universities for Immigration Reform," was hosted by the Office of International Programs. We were glad to be joined by Dr. Rachel Reynolds, Associate Professor of Communication, Shumi Muinde, Director of International Admissions...

Drexel Delegation Travels to Ethiopia and Explores African Partnerships

Drexel University President John A. Fry and a delegation recently traveled to Ethiopia to explore possible University programs in the country's urban and rural areas.

Student Conference on Global Challenges

On Friday, March 1st, 2013, the Office of International Programs held its 6th Annual Student Conference on Global Challenges focusing this year on the topic Security. The conference, the only of its kind on Drexel's campus, was attended by over 200 students, faculty, and community members...

Study Abroad in Seoul

The Study Abroad office is pleased to announce a new summer program in Seoul, South Korea! This opportunity is perfect for IAS, Business and Communication majors as well as any students with free electives or don't need a full load of credits in their respective major. Students take 3 courses over 4-weeks and depending on the course equivalencies can reach full-time status on the program! Additional benefits of this program include free housing and no language requirement...

Chikaodinaka Nwankpa, Prof. of Electrical and Computer Engineering Elected as a 2013 IEEE Fellow

OIP would like to congratulate Prof. Nwankpa on his 2013 IEEE Fellowship. He was selected for this prestigious honor for contributions to real-time computation in power system analysis The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) is the world's largest professional association dedicated to advancing technological innovation and excellence for the benefit of humanity.

Summary of Travel by Prof. Frank Ferrone

Professor Frank Ferrone of the Department of Physics has returned from a series of seminars worldwide. He has provided a summary of his experiences here...