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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.
Giant Panda

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.

MXene layers

Drexel to Host Nation's First International Conference on MXene Research

Drexel University will host more than 2,000 researchers from around the world for a virtual conference, Aug. 3-7, to share their work and learn about the latest discoveries related to MXene, an extraordinarily versatile family of two-dimensional materials first discovered and studied at Drexel in 2011. Held on the ninth anniversary of their discovery, the MXene Conference 2020 is the fourth international gathering focused exclusively on these materials and the first to be held in the United States.
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.