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2020

  • January

    • The members of the Executive Planning Committee attended a day-long retreat before winter break.

      Where Do We Want Drexel To Be in 10 Years?

      January 22, 2020

      Starting this month, the committee working on Drexel’s new 10-Year Strategic Plan will begin meeting with colleges and schools to seek input on how Drexel should navigate the upcoming crucial decade.

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    • "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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    • Faculty Highlights

      Faculty Highlights: Recent Grants and Awards

      January 16, 2020

      Read all about the sponsored research and major gifts and recognition that were recently received by faculty — like two Drexel professors who were awarded fellows of the National Academies of Inventors.

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    • “I’ve always been interested in China because it’s kind of like this place that everyone says is so different from any other country in the world and it’s so far away and it’s kind of like this unknown land,” said Sarah DiPasquale. Here she is at the Great Wall.

      Drexel-Inspired New Year’s Resolutions

      January 08, 2020

      Still looking for a New Year’s resolution? Hint — we’ve been sharing ideas all year long! Check out some of our top articles from the year for a little aspiration inspiration.

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    • STS master’s student Ann Campbell’s theory model, “Multispecies Assemblages of the Capitalocene.”

      Course Methodology: STS Theory Studio

      January 08, 2020

      I did not expect that students would use their potluck dish as part of their final project submission. We ate heptapod brownies, inspired by the extraterrestrial species in the movie “Arrival,” and learned about bacteria, mold, and transnational technoscience as we sampled artisan cheeses. These potluck offerings were science, technology and society theory models, in edible form — nourishment for finals week at Drexel University.

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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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    • PES Refinery

      Public Policy Course Tackles Philadelphia’s PES Refinery Problem

      January 07, 2020

      The Philadelphia Energy Solutions (PES) refinery in South Philadelphia was the largest and oldest refinery complex on the East Coast until it shut down this summer, following an explosion on June 21, when a highly flammable processing liquid leaked and caught fire from a corroded elbow joint, sending a massive fireball into the Grays Ferry darkness.

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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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    • Drexel Students Receive Fulbright Scholarship

      10 Years Ago at Drexel CoAS

      January 06, 2020

      As we kick off a new decade of scholarship and innovation, join us for a fun look back at life in the College of Arts and Sciences 10 years ago!

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