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2014

Dr. Schlichting-Artur and the Global Classroom Program

The Global Classroom Program, created by the Office of International Programs, is an innovative approach to allowing students to gain international experience without leaving the Drexel campus. The program connects Drexel students with individuals and institutions abroad to complete a course, leading students to think global while staying domestic.

The Drexel Sailing Team Regatta in France

In the spring, the Drexel University Sailing Team was invited to the largest intercollegiate sailing regatta in the world. No matter that it was in France. They raised the money and the support to get there, and became Drexel's first club sport to compete overseas.

New Drug Class Causes Malaria to Burst

An international research team led by Akhil B. Vaidya, PhD, professor in the Department of Microbiology & Immunology and director of the Center for Molecular Parasitology at Drexel University College of Medicine, has discovered a new class of drug compounds that could lead to potent new treatments in the battle against malaria.

GRAND Promo Program for IE Week

Visit our website to add yourself, Faculty members can sign in and regularly edit information about themselves with just their Drexel ID and password.

Louis and Bessie Stein Family Fellowship

The Office of the Provost is pleased to announce the Louis and Bessie Stein Family Fellowship for Exchanges with Israeli Universities competition for activities in AY 2015-2016.

International Education Week

International Education Week, Nov 17-21, 2014 is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. Drexel University is putting on over 10 unique events throughout the week. Join your colleagues for academic, career, travel, cultural and research programs.

SARI-Drexel-ShanghaiTech Jointly Organized International Workshop on Energy and Environment: Challenges and Opportunities

A team of interdisciplinary Drexel researchers participated in the jointly organized SARI-Drexel-ShanghaiTech International Workshop on Energy and Environment: Challenges and Opportunities in Shanghai, China. The workshop hosted at the Shanghai Advanced Research Institute (SARI) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), demonstrates the role that the Drexel-SARI Center plays in highlighting critical global challenges facing both the US and China, such as energy and the environment, and in deepening and expanding research collaborations to meet these challenges.

Study Abroad Newsletter

As the new school year begins, the Study Abroad office is getting used to its new home. Come visit us at 3225 Arch Street, across from the soccer fields. Please bring along your Dragon Card as you will need it to enter the building.

International Education Week

On October 23, 2014, the Office of International Programs, Study Abroad, and International Co-op of Steinbright Career Development Center, hosted the 3rd Annual International Opportunities Fair. Over Close to 500 students attended to learn about various international opportunities at Drexel University.

Drexel University joins Congo Basin Forest Partnership

On September 17, 2014, Drexel University celebrated its new membership in the Congo Basin Forest Partnership (CBFP) at a welcome reception in Washington, DC. The reception, hosted by the U.S. State Department Facilitation Team of the CBFP and including many members of the diplomatic core saw the expansion of the University Consortium of CBFP with the addition of Drexel, University of Maryland and the University of California, Los Angeles.

Engineering Students Perform Water Treatment Testing on a Venetian Wetland

Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering (CAEE) Department Associate Professor Dr. Franco Montalto P.E. and a group of students from this summer’s Sustainable Water Resource Engineering (CIVE 564) class spent two and a half weeks in the beginning of September, on the island of Lazzaretto Nuovo in Venice, Italy.

The Louis and Bessie Stein Family Fellowship

The Office of the Provost is pleased to announce the Louis and Bessie Stein Family Fellowship for Exchanges with Israeli Universities competition for activities in AY 2015-2016.

Peace Day Philly

2014 marked the fourth official year of Peace Day Philly, a local effort to encourage Philadelphia participation in the United Nations International Day of Peace. During the week of September 15th to September 21st, various Philadelphia organizations and neighborhoods joined with millions around the world in observing this important day.

China Tour: Team Ready to Begin Exploring Beijing

After a 14 hour flight we have touched down in Beijing, China! We were greeted at the airport by our outgoing and very knowledgable tour guide, Nels Hawkins, along with his assistant Tiantian, who is from Shanghai, and our local Chinese tour guide, George!

Dr. Kara Spiller Receives NSF Award with Collaborator at University of Sydney

Dr. Kara Spiller, Assistant Professor, School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems, received an NSF award with her international collaborator at the University of Sydney.

U.S. Colleges and Universities Invited to Apply to Multilateral Research Partnership Grant Competition

The governments of the United States and the United Kingdom launched today the second application cycle of the Global Innovation Initiative, a higher education grant competition created to strengthen higher education research partnerships between the United States, the United Kingdom and four other countries: Brazil, China, India, and Indonesia.

US-Environment and Urban Public Health Summer Internship

Increasing urbanization and climate change are two of the great challenges in the 21st century. An estimated 6.2 billion people – two-thirds of the world’s population – will be living in cities by 2050. Globally, cities currently account for about two-thirds of the world’s energy consumption and about 70 percent of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

American Dreams: Lessons learned from creating a passion project from scratch

One year ago, while participating in a leadership course at Landmark Education that empowers participants to create a community-based project of their choice, I realized that my time had come to make a difference for the international student community in the United States.

Fulbright Update from Chile: Sarah Lightfoot Vidal

Sarah graduated from Drexel University with a Bachelors and Masters degree in Materials Science and Engineering in 2013. Bringing together her love for Spanish-speaking countries and her focus in biomaterials and bio/synthetic, biomimetric polymer systems, she decided to apply for a Fulbright scholarship and is now carrying out her Fulbright grant in Chile to understand the applications of science and engineering in her host country.

Call for Proposals - Global Innovation Initiative

The Global Innovation Initiative (GII) is a shared commitment of the United Kingdom and the United States to strengthen research collaboration between universities in the UK, US, and selected emerging economies.

Dr. Kristine Mulhorn visits China

Dr. Kristine Mulhorn recently travelled to Dalian Maritime University in China under the Fulbright Senior Specialist Program. Dr. Mulhorn spent 17 days at Dalian Maritime giving lectures on aging and demography in the US and China, US health care reform, and sociology.

Drexel University Partnership with Shanghai Tech

A Drexel University delegation, led by President Fry and including Julie Mostov, Vice Provost for Global Initiatives; Suhada Jayasuriya, Distinguished University Professor and Head of the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics (MEM); Wei Sun., Albert Soffa Chair Professor, MEM and Director, Drexel-SARI Center, and David Velinsky, Vice President for Academy Science, Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University and Head of the Department of Biodiversity, Earth and Environmental Sciences were in China last month on a multi-city trip.

A Trip to Improve Infrastructure and Quality of Life In Honduras

On this trip, a team of 12 Drexel students and two faculty members went to Honduras as the Architecture Brigade to construct homes for a family chosen by Global Brigades. They were placed in a community in Honduras and worked alongside a family to construct their home.

4th Annual Global Night of Networking

On Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014 Drexel alumni participated in the 4th annual Global Night of Networking (GNN). This year, 1335 alumni participated across 36 cities making GNN one of the largest Alumni Association events of the year.

Alternative Spring Break - Costa Rica

During Spring Break 2013, eight members of Drexel University took part in Drexel’s first international Alternative Spring Break (ASB). The trip took place in the rural area of San Jose, Costa Rica on a family run farm. The farm goes by the name, La Gran Vista, which operates as a self-sufficient and sustainable model for farming. This farm’s purpose is to demonstrate the wholeness and effectiveness of sustainable ecological agriculture to locals and visitors from all over the world, like us.

International Opportunities Speed Dating

On Wednesday, April 9, 2014, Office of International Programs Study Abroad, and the Steinbright Career Development Center sponsored the first International Opportunities Speed Dating event, as part of World Fusion Fest 2014. The purpose of this event was to connect students interested in the various international opportunities available at Drexel, including study abroad and coop abroad, with students who have already participated in international programs.

World Fusion Fest

World Fusion Fest is an annual, week-long celebration of the international/intercultural presence on Drexel’s campus. The week is packed with exciting activities and events for the entire Drexel community to enjoy and learn.

For These Freshmen, College Started With 15 Weeks in Ireland

The 10 Drexel students who enrolled in the Freshman Frontiers program last fall still had traditional start-of-college experiences, but they weren’t quite the same as those of their classmates. The Frontiers students experienced their move-in day and campus confusion in Dublin, Ireland, where they studied for their first term of classes.

Drexel Fall Break in Chile

The course explores Chilean literature about the violence and repression sparked by the military coup d’état of 1973; the “disappearance” of thousands of Chileans throughout the 1980s; and the exile and displacement experienced by many others. While in Santiago, we will visit the new Museum of Memory and Human Rights, which offers a trove of artifacts and exhibits documenting the period, and Villa Grimaldi Peace Park, a site of remembrance where Chileans were formerly interrogated and tortured. Also: a tour of the colonial center of Santiago; visits to the capital’s pre-Columbian, historical, and art museums; a day trip to a town in the surrounding Andes; a tour of the coastal area of Viña del Mar and the port city of Valparaiso, a UNESCO site. tudents who have already participated in international programs.

Drexel joins Global Study Abroad Initiative

Drexel University has pledged to join the Institute of International Education (IIE)’s Generation Study Abroad initiative to double the number of American students who study abroad by the end of the decade. Drexel University has committed to increasing the number of undergraduate students who study abroad by doubling the number by the end of the decade.

Africa Forum: Opportunities in Africa

On February 6th, 2014, the Office of International Programs hosted the Africa Forum: Opportunities in Africa program. Dr. Julie Mostov, Vice Provost for Global Initiatives and Dr. Shannon Marquez, Associate Academic Dean and Director of Global Public Health Initiatives presented a wide range of opportunities, experiences and collaborations in various countries throughout Sub Saharan Africa.

Drexel, Hebrew University, CHOP Hold Joint Research Symposium

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Drexel University and Hebrew University came together for a symposium focused on pediatric translational research — turning lab science into treatment for patients.

Collaborative Research: Prof. Peter Lewin

Complementary expertise of Hebrew University Institute for Drug Research (HUJI) team lead by Profs Philip Lazarovici and Elka Touitou and Drexel University team lead by Prof Peter A. Lewin holds promise to enable non-invasive, virtually free of side effects, transdermal drug delivery of medication that otherwise would require oral intake or tissue injection.