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    • Three Drexel Professors to Support Exchange in Israel as JNF Faculty Fellows

      05/17/2022

      Three Drexel professors have been selected to participate in a two-week academic exchange in Israel this May and June, fully funded by the Jewish National Fund – USA (JNF-USA). Jennifer Adams, EdD, associate professor in the School of Education (SoE), Tamara Galoyan, PhD, assistant research professor in SoE, and Caroline Schauer, PhD, Margaret C. Burns Chair in Engineering and associate dean for research and faculty affairs in the College of Engineering, were among 33 faculty members from 26 institutions to be named JNF Faculty Fellows.

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    • From Mandela to the World

      04/27/2022

      By Muhammad Saddiq Ahmad, Co-Founder/CEO at Rural Health Mission Nigeria, Mandela Washington Fellowship, 2018


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      • Mandela Washington Fellowship Collaborations Continue: Citizen Diplomacy Action Fund

      04/22/2022

      For the last five years, Drexel University has welcomed recipients of the Mandela Washington Fellowship, the flagship program of the U.S. Department of State’s Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI), to prepare young and engaged citizen leaders to take on the challenges of the 21st century.

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    • AgeWell Collaboratory Funded Seven Pilot Grants Across Drexel Community

      04/22/2022

      In January 2022, the AgeWell Collaboratory at Drexel’s College of Nursing and Health Professions funded seven $10,000 pilot grants within the Drexel community to advance our commitment to being an Age-Friendly University. The University received an Age-Friendly University designation in 2019, which is based on 10 principles that reflect our commitment to embracing generational diversity; disrupting ageism; fostering intergenerational connectivity; innovating through age-related research; and understanding the intersectionality of aging, race, ethnicity and health disparities. Each of the inaugural projects below support these essential elements of our Age-Friendly University and will be completed in one year.

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    • Drexel University to Host 2022 Mandela Washington Fellowship Alumni Enrichment Institute

      03/29/2022

      Drexel University is proud to announce its selection as an Alumni Enrichment Institute Partner for the 2022 Alumni Enrichment Institutes, an opportunity for 2021 Mandela Washington Fellowship Alumni to travel to the United States in summer 2022 to collaborate with U.S. counterparts and each other and to continue building the professional and leadership skills they developed during their virtual 2021 Leadership Institutes.  Beginning in late July, Drexel will host 25 of Africa’s bright, emerging leaders for a two-week Alumni Enrichment Institute, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State.

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    • Drexel Faculty featured on "Academic Minute" from Inside Higher Ed. on NPR

      03/16/2022

      Five Drexel faculty will be featured on “Academic Minute” from Inside Higher Ed. on NPR each day this week, part of a rare “takeover week” on the program, including Associate Professor Kara Spiller in the School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems spoke about harnessing the body’s immune system for better wound healing — drawn from her work in the new field of immune engineering, and the Office of Global Engagement's Vice Provost Rogelio Miñana, discussing how we can foster global partnerships in a post-pandemic world. 

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    • Nitiwit “Junior” Jongphiphithaporn poses at the National Constitution Center, which he visited during Welcome Week at the start of his term studying abroad at Drexel.

      Global Again: What It’s Like to Study Abroad at Drexel (and During a Pandemic)

      01/28/2022

      DrexelNow asked three international Dragons who joined our campus community last fall about what made them choose Drexel, navigating the pandemic and if the experience is meeting their expectations (spoiler alert, it’s exceeding them).

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    • Since its founding a decade ago, the Drexel Global Scholar program (DGS) has welcomed more than 80 international students from nearly 40 countries to the University with a full scholarship and ample programming which helps bolster a rich peer community from freshman year through graduation.

      Global Again: How the Drexel Global Scholars Community Never Faltered in the Pandemic

      01/14/2022

      Since its founding a decade ago, the Drexel Global Scholar program (DGS) has welcomed more than 80 international students from nearly 40 countries to the University with a full scholarship and ample programming which helps bolster a rich peer community from freshman year through graduation.

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    • International Presentation Award (IPA) Reflection – Nishi Dsouza

      12/09/2021

      In October of 2021, I was honored to discuss my dissertation research at an oral presentation session entitled "Citizen perspectives on urban health" at the 5th Healthy City Design (HCD) International Congress. The HCD Congress brought together scholars and practitioners around a single topic: urban health. The focus of the Congress was broad: fields such as urban planning, social work, public health, economics, and environmental studies were represented at the conference, enabling and inspiring significant cross-sector collaboration, and action.

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    • Global Engagement Funding Award: Food Science in Copenhagen

      12/06/2021

      Copenhagen has developed a food tourism market based on its restaurants and the innovation that is going on within their food community.  The trip to Copenhagen was to engage with many of these key restaurants and the food innovators.  The restaurant Noma was named the Best Restaurant in the World this past year as they also received their third Michelin star (highest rating a restaurant can receive from Michelin).  I was able to secure the highly sought dinner reservations and met with Jason White, the head scientist for their legendary science lab (pictures included).

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