Oct. 29, 2015
Drexel delegation will visit partners over seas in Asia
On Nov. 1, a delegation from Drexel University composed of President John A. Fry and faculty from the Close School of Entrepreneurship, the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts and Design, the College of Engineering, the School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems and the Kline School of Law will be leaving for a week-long trip to China and Korea. The packed itinerary includes trips to the Drexel-SARI Center, a partnership with the Shanghai Advanced Research Institute, the Shanghai Institute of Technology. This trip also serves to celebrate the launch of a new research collaboration program at the Korean Advanced Institute for Science and Technology.
Aug. 21, 2015
Plot twist, China devalues currency in economic strategy
China recently devalued its yuan by about 1.9 percent, marking the largest drop in two decades. The devaluation came as a surprise to many markets and central bankers. While the move may be unanticipated, it is justified. The market rate for the yuan has moved away from the midpoint, or the fixing point, for this major currency which clearly has shown that it is overvalued and should be adjusted. Moreover, China wants the yuan to be one of the elite currencies that make up the International Monetary Fund’s currency, known as the Special Drawing Rights. The IMF wants China to make its currency more market-determined.
Aug. 22, 2014
Men’s basketball prepares for trip to China
Han Chiang, owner of the Han Dynasty restaurants in Philadelphia, paid a visit to the Daskalakis Athletic Center this week to prepare the team for its upcoming 10-day trip to China.
Feb. 27, 2014
Wine shortage fears are unsubstantiated
My colleagues Anne Duchene and Marco Airaudo were recently interviewed about the surging demand for wine on the part of the rising middle class in China and other emerging countries, and they predicted that demand growth will outstrip production. They reasoned that land suitable for wine grapes is limited in supply (drawing on economic ideas from the Classical Political economists Malthus and Ricardo), so the quantity supplied can only be increased at rising cost. The idea is that increasing production of wine would have to take place on land that is less suitable for wine production, with higher costs and perhaps decreasing quality as the result. But I think they may have underestimated the power of modern agriculture to increase supply, and overlooked some important facts about the market for wine.
Feb. 14, 2014
Expert discusses social media in academics, jobs
International Students and Scholar Services hosted an American Culture Series discussion on social media to students curious about today’s online networks of interpersonal communication Feb. 12. Brad Levinson, director of marketing and social media at Drexel, led the interactive conference exploring popular social media networks and the best practices of students on these platforms.
Oct. 11, 2013
Drexel presents new art collection
Drexel University welcomed the prestigious China Central Academy of Fine Arts Oct. 4 to present its latest collection at the Leonard Pearlstein Gallery. The exhibition, “The Start of a Long Journey,” includes many contemporary works from CAFA’s top 24 graduates.
Aug. 17, 2012
London Olympics come to a close
Spanning 19 days, the 2012 Summer Olympics brought the best athletes from 204 nations to London to compete in front of a global audience. 85 of those 204 — from Afghanistan to Venezuela — earned a total of 962 medals. Over 10,000 athletes participated in 302 events in 26 different sports.
Aug. 3, 2012
Engineering student takes SARI’s first co-op
Less than a year after Drexel University established a partnership with Shanghai Advanced Research Institute, the first Drexel co-op student arrived in China to take advantage of the cultural and educational partnership.
Feb. 17, 2012
GCC markets more dangerous
Nov. 4, 2011
Drexel signs partnership with SARI
Drexel University recently signed a collaboration partnership with the Shanghai Advanced Research Institute. The partnership will include a research initiative between a Drexel professor and SARI’s life science department, President John A. Fry announced Oct. 19 in a press release.