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Global

The Drexel delegation hiked to the Bioko program's research site on a beach monitoring marine turtles’ nesting grounds. Photo credit: Scott Cooper.

In Equatorial Guinea, Drexel Leaders Deepen Longstanding Research Partnership

A delegation led by President John Fry traveled to the African nation to further the University’s commitment to its Bioko Biodiversity Protection Program.
Left to right: Claudia Albertini, Julia Farnan, Anthony DiNatale and Ottavia Tartagni at the DUniBo presentation Farnan and DiNatale held at Drexel this winter. Photo courtesy Olimpia Meucci.

New Italian Exchange Program Encourages Scientific Collaboration and Understanding

In the last few months, Drexel University College of Medicine and the University of Bologna in Italy have hosted students from each other’s institution to further future opportunities for research partnerships.
Isabella Sangaline with "Self-Portrait" by Francis Martin Drexel (oil on canvas, 1817) stored in The Drexel Collection. Photo credit: Jeff Fusco.

An International Co-op Uncovering Drexel Family History

A history and sociology major completed a co-op in the city archives of the Austrian ancestral home of the Drexel family to learn more about the University founder’s father.
Scott Warnock, PhD, taught his workshop to NYU Shanghai faculty in his office on the University City Campus.

Lending a Helping, Digital Hand in the Face of the Coronavirus

The director of Drexel’s University Writing Program helped faculty at NYU Shanghai convert their writing classes for digital learning after the campus shut down face-to-face operations.
The Rectorate building of the Politechnico di Milano in Milan, Italy. Photo courtesy Giuliana Iannaccone.

Drexel University President Selected for Fulbright Award to Italy

As a Fulbright Specialist, President John Fry will share his expertise in university leadership and urban redevelopment at the Politecnico di Milano this summer.
Participants worked with Bitamie Lucia International School students as part of the civic engagement workshop that Drexel staff helped host in Cameroon.

Trip to Cameroon Builds on Drexel’s Mandela Washington Fellowship Ties

After first working in Cameroon as a Drexel student, Adam Zahn, associate director of global engagement and strategic initiatives in the Office of Global Engagement and Education Abroad, wrote about his recent visit to the African country to promote civic engagement opportunities.
A cohort of students taking part in Alternative Spring Break at Drexel University.

Drexel Spring Break: Here Today, Gone Tomorrow

Decide to stick around campus this spring break? There are plenty of local events to take part in during this reprieve from classes, and next year, look toward these Drexel-supported programs to travel, learn and grow!

The Drexel delegation in front of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem's amphitheater. Left to right: Michael Yudell, Aleister Saunders, Sharon Walker, Koren Bedeau, Bridget Blake and M. Brian Blake.

After International Trip, Partnership Opportunities Abound

A trip to Israel last November taken by a Drexel delegation of faculty and staff is bearing fruit, with several developments at the University that could lead to future collaborations with academic partners abroad.
Study Abroad Photo Contest First Place

Students Share Moments to Remember in Annual Study Abroad Photo Contest

The winners of the Office of Global Engagement and Education Abroad annual photo contest have been revealed. See these Dragons’ experiences to remember from around the world.

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Addressing the Elephant in the Circuit — Finally, a Shrinkable Alternative for Capacitors

One of the last remaining unshrinkable obstacles blocking the progress of fully integrated, wearable technology is the clunky component that absorbs and disburses stray electricity and converts alternating current from a power source into the direct current used by most devices. Due to a meager selection of materials that can perform those diverse functions, these components — called electrolytic capacitors — tend to be a limiting factor when it comes to downsizing electronics. But a breakthrough by materials science and engineering researchers at Drexel University and Sungkyunkwan University in Korea could eventually replace them with a capacitor so thin and flexible that it’s literally painted on.
Rogelio Miñana, PhD, department head and professor in the Department of Global Studies and Modern Languages in the College of Arts and Sciences. He will chair the new Global Engagement Council.

Provost’s Council to Set Action Plan for Global Engagement 

The Office of the Provost recently established a council to map out a university-wide action plan for global engagement at Drexel.
From the Karren mountain, our Drexel group could see four countries as well as the city of Dornbin and Francis Matin Drexel’s birth house.

In the Footsteps of Francis Martin Drexel: A Field Trip to Dornbirn, Austria

In October, a team of10 Drexel University professors, students and alumni flew to Austria to visit the ancestral birthplace of the University founder’s father.