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Global

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.
Philadelphia Skyline

Drexel Researcher Receives NIH Director's Award to Study City Growth

Usama Bilal, MD, PhD, an assistant research professor in the Dornsife School of Public Health, has been awarded a $1.25-million Early Independence Award from the National Institutes of Health.
A sensor in an orange box buried in the vast Antarctica snow with a solar sensor on a post next to it

Long Thought Silent Because of Ice, Study Shows East Antarctica Seismically Active

Half of Antarctica has long thought to be seismically dormant, but a Drexel University researcher tripled the number of recorded earthquakes by monitoring for just one year.
Jacob Owens standing and holding Qian Qian

'Pandas' IMAX Movie Follows the First Artificially Bred Panda into the Wild - And Features Plenty of Drexel Connections

From the professor who dreamed up the panda release program to the alums who run it, Dragons play a huge role in "Pandas."
Sharrelle Barber with activist Marielle Franco.

Honoring Assassinated Brazilian Politician, Drexel Professor To Speak on the Global Fight for Black Lives

Drexel's Sharrelle Barber met Brazilian politician and activist Marielle Franco the night she was assassinated. Now, Barber's hoping to inspire others in Franco's name.
A microscopic image of plasmodium cells

Malaria-Carrying Parasites Spread More When They Can Jump Into Multiple Birds - Study

A study out of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University found that blood parasites that cause malaria spread more widely if they can use many different kinds of birds as hosts. But even those "generalist" parasites are limited.
Co-op

As Drexel’s Co-op Centennial Approaches, Check Out What Dragons Are Working on Today


The Steinbright Career Development Center recently released the winning photos from its annual Co-op Photo Contest.