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January

  • "Self-Portrait" by Francis Martin Drexel. Oil on canvas, 1817. It's believed to have been painted in Dornbirn and brought with 25-year-old Francis Martin that year to America. Today, this painting can be found at Drexel University. Photo courtesy The Drexel Collection.

    Hidden Treasures: America’s First Drexel

    January 22, 2020

    In the early 19th century, the University’s founder’s father, Francis Martin Drexel, left his native Austria to become a famous portrait painter in America. He ended up creating a banking dynasty that led to the creation and funding of Drexel University.

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  • Chris and Art Nezu.

    Employee Spotlight: The Nezus

    January 21, 2020

    Drexel psychology professors and husband-and-wife team Art and Christine Nezu celebrated 30 years at the University last year — and 36-plus years of marriage.

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  • Florette Press (right), an academic advisor for the College of Arts and Sciences, helped third-year student Elizabeth Warnock (right) through major transitions her freshman year.

    Major-switcher Memoirs: Meet a Dragon Who Declared Four Different Majors Her First Year at Drexel

    January 17, 2020

    Similar to national trends, more than one-third of Drexel undergraduate students change their major at least once. Like Elizabeth Warnock, who, after three failed switches within two different colleges her freshman year, found the elusive perfect fit she’d been seeking.

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  • Drexel Dragon Logo Blue

    CoAS Accomplishments in Brief

    January 08, 2020

    We are pleased to recognize the recent grants, publications, presentations, awards and honors of the members of the College of Arts and Sciences.

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  • David DeMatteo, JD, PhD, ABPP - Becoming a Forensic Psychologist

    How to Become a Forensic Psychologist

    January 06, 2020

    Aided by depictions in the media and popular culture, forensic psychology is a rapidly growing field. However, there are still many misconceptions about what it means to be a forensic psychologist — and how to become one. A team from Drexel’s Department of Psychology sought to address the lack of career guidance and widen access to the field in the new book “Becoming a Forensic Psychologist,” published by Routledge.

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