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… Continued

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… Continued

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. CAFA and Drexel hosted an opening reception to celebrate the… Continued

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… Continued

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. Amanda Pentecost, a bachelor’s and doctoral degree candidate in the materials engineering program, relocated to Shanghai in late… Continued

GCC markets more dangerous

Shawkat Hammoudeh   Morgan Stanley Capital International (MSCI) classifies the world’s stock markets into frontier, emerging and developed markets, depending on the depth and breadth of those markets. The Gulf Cooperation Council countries of Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates are classified as frontier markets.… Continued

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. Located in Shanghai, the Drexel-SARI Center will be a source… Continued