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  • BEES Prof on NatGeo Wild June 3rd

    May, 30, 2012

    Tune in to NatGeo Wild next Sunday at 10PM to watch ant aficionado Sean O’Donnell scour the Ecuadorian rainforest in search of the mighty army ant! O’Donnell will be featured on an episode of “Animal Superpowers: Extreme Killers,” a new National Geographic series that explores the amazing and seemingly out-of-this-world superpowers of Mother Nature’s deadliest creatures. The program is hosted by television and film star Patrick Stewart, and showcases scientists in the wild with these incredible animals.

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  • El Niño Weather and Climate Change Threaten Survival of Baby Leatherback Sea Turtles

    May, 24, 2012

    When leatherback turtle hatchlings dig out of their nests buried in the sandy Playa Grande beach in northwest Costa Rica, they enter a world filled with dangers. This critically endangered species faces threats that include egg poaching and human fishing practices. Now, Drexel University researchers have found that the climate conditions at the nesting beach affect the early survival of turtle eggs and hatchlings. They predict, based on projections from multiple models, that egg and hatchling survival will drop by half in the next 100 years as a result of global climate change.

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  • Postcard Project Collects "Handfuls of Wisdom" to Raise Alzheimer's Awareness

    May, 16, 2012

    If you knew your time was short, and you could share with the world one piece of advice, what would it be? That is the question that Matthew Ross Smith, an adjunct writing professor in Drexel University’s Goodwin College and College of Arts and Sciences, has asked more than 5,000 people across the country.

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  • New Courses Inspired by Our Museum & Our Community

    May, 15, 2012

    In a unique creative writing course offered this fall—“Writing in Museums”—students will find inspiration in the vast collections of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University.

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  • Drexel-Academy Partnership Ushers in the Future of Environmental Science Education

    May, 14, 2012

    This fall, Drexel Environmental Science students will have a breadth of new research and academic opportunities locally and across the globe as a result of the University’s unique academic affiliation with the Academy of Natural Sciences. Out of the affiliation comes the Department of Biodiversity, Earth and Environmental Science (BEES), where students will work and learn among some of the world’s leading scientists and have access to the Academy’s extensive natural science collections and community outreach programs.

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  • Bragging Rights: CoAS Students Take Home Awards

    May, 14, 2012

    This spring, students in the College of Arts and Sciences were acknowledged for their continued academic and professional prowess andtheir commitment to community outreach.

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  • IAS Student Receives Boren Scholarship

    May, 7, 2012

    Colby Hepner (International Area Studies, BA ’13) received the prestigious Boren Scholarship, which will allow him to spend the 2012-13 academic year in South Korea. The scholarship provides U.S. undergraduate students with up to $20,000 to study abroad in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interests and underrepresented in study abroad.Colby will be studying Korean and international business at Hanyang University for five months, followed by a 6-month co-op at a Korean company.

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