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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

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.

A pre-pandemic photo of the DAC Pack supporting Drexel Basketball. Photo courtesy of Emily McAndrews.

Homecoming 2022 Set to Provide Return to Normal and Renewed Sense of Community

After a fully virtual weeklong celebration last year and a remote start to this year’s winter term, there’s one thing that a return to in-person programming for Homecoming 2022, taking place Jan. 17–23, is set to provide students that is sorely needed — a sense of Dragon community and pride.

It takes a lot more than engineering to bring a new medical device to market, and Drexel students from various academic backgrounds can learn this firsthand alongside students from continents away and while working with real companies and potential investors.

MedTech Innovation I Parallels Industry Ecosystems Through Diverse, Global Classroom

It takes a lot more than engineering to bring a new medical device to market, and Drexel students from various academic backgrounds can learn this firsthand alongside students from continents away and while working with real companies and potential investors.

The crowd at an opening event for the 'Museum of Where We Are' exhibition held in the Rincliffe Gallery on Dec. 10.

Drexel Unveils ‘Museum of Where We Are’ Exhibition of Design History Students’ Work

Since the beginning of the pandemic, “ARTH 300: The History of Modern Design” students have been cultivating the beauty and meaning from everyday objects. That work is now on display on Drexel’s University City Campus and a half a world away thanks to new collaborators abroad.

From left to right: Drexel students Sarah Wetzel, William Newman and Atharva Bhagwat. “This is inside the Plenary, a large room where the delegates from each country and organization gathered for the high-level events. Barack Obama also gave a speech in here a few days prior, which Sarah and I were able to attend,” Newman said. Photo courtesy William Newman.

Drexel Hosts First COP Event, Sends Delegation to COP26

Though the University has observed the United Nations climate conference since 2015, this was the first time that it cohosted an event at the international gathering, which 11 Dragons attended in 2021.
The staff of Drexel University’s Office of International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) supported international Dragons through a laundry list of ever-changing circumstances with the blend of practicality and hope needed in pandemic times.

Global Again: How ISSS Showed Up for International Dragons During the Pandemic

The staff of Drexel University’s Office of International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) supported international Dragons through a laundry list of ever-changing circumstances with the blend of practicality and hope needed in pandemic times.

Karen Lee, a fourth-year marketing and organizational management student who studied abroad this spring in South Korea, admires the views of the cultural village in Busan. Photo courtesy of Lee.

Global Again: Drexel Student Study Abroad Experiences in a Changed World

Drexel students are once again engaging globally through study abroad and alternative programs, and though their experiences are affecting by the pandemic, they’re all the more worth it.

A screenshot of a networking event Drexel held for the 2021 Mandela Washington Fellows to connect with representatives from Citizen Diplomacy International Philadelphia.

Mandela Washington Fellows 2021: Building Resilient Leaders in a Pandemic

After being paused last year due to the pandemic, the longstanding U.S. State Department program returned to connect young African leaders with Drexel Dragons — but in a new, virtual format.
During his Global Research Symposium presentation “Snails Over Time,” Paul Callomon, manager of the Academy of Natural Sciences’ Malacology Department, showed a snail shell that has been partially dissolved.

2021 Global Research Symposium: International Solutions for A Global Crisis

The University’s “Climate Year: Global Research Symposium” brought together Drexel faculty and international partners to present and discuss ways of studying, addressing and combatting climate change.
Since March 2020, Drexel faculty and international academic partners have been pivoting planned study abroad trips to engaging remote learning opportunities.

Global at Home: Drexel Study Abroad Goes Virtual During the Pandemic

Since March 2020, Drexel faculty and international academic partners have been pivoting planned study abroad trips to engaging remote learning opportunities.
Shawn Joshi, a current MD/PhD student in biomedical engineering, obtained a Fulbright grant to do research in the United Kingdom.

Everything Dragons Should Know About Applying for a Fulbright This Year

Consider joining the long, diverse lineage of Dragon scholars who’ve applied for the Fulbright U.S. Student Program with the help of the University’s support system, and the hope that COVID-19 will soon be a thing of the past.
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Free-Roaming Dogs Prevent Giant Pandas from Thriving in the Wild

Before China declared giant pandas a protected species in 1962 – hunters in pursuit of the black and white bear used dogs to track them. Since then measures have been put in place to protect the vulnerable pandas, but more than half a century later, dogs are still jeopardizing their safety, according to a group of researchers that included Drexel’s James Spotila, PhD.