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Q&A: Scott Cooper, President and CEO of the Academy of Natural Sciences

The Academy of Natural Sciences’ new president started in December.

The gorilla diorama, which originally opened in 1938. Photo courtesy the Academy of Natural Sciences.

Hidden Treasures: Refreshing the Dioramas at the Academy of Natural Sciences

The Academy of Natural Sciences is cleaning two of its popular dioramas for the first time since they were installed in the 1930s.
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Spring Term: What's on Tap

Spring term on Drexel’s campus is coming up and it’s bursting with fun events, important deadlines and ways to get involved on campus.

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Grad Students Have a Roaring Good Time at Dino Dance Masquerade

The Graduate Student Association recently hosted its annual masquerade at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University.
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Plants Evolve Away from Obsolete Defenses When Attacked by Immune Herbivores, Study Shows

A new study shows that plants can evolve out of their obsolete defense mechanisms when facing an immune enemy, an illustration of the “defense de-escalation” evolution theory.
The complex sport of rat hockey was on display for all to see at the Academy of Natural Sciences.

Hockey with Rats, Curling with Turtles: It's Animal Olympics Week at the Academy

To celebrate the 2018 Winter Olympics, the Academy of Natural Sciences is hosting its own “Academy Winter Games” for its athletically inclined animals.
Joseph Roche, an entertainment and arts management student who helped set up and take down the stage in Justin Timberlake's halftime show. 

Dragons Fly With Eagles at The 2018 Super Bowl

It takes a team to throw a great Super Bowl party, and this year’s production involved many Drexel faculty, staff and students, whether for work or play.
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Top Drexel Stories of 2017

2017 was a big year for Drexel University, which made strides in research and developments that could impact all of our futures.
A wide view of a Barnegat Bay salt marsh

Studies Show Barnegat Bay Salt Marshes Provide Millions of Dollars of Water Treatment for Free – For Now

A pair of studies led by Academy of Natural Sciences researchers show that salt marshes along New Jersey’s Barnegat Bay are invaluable for removing nutrients — but they’re threatened by climate change.
A microscopic image of Fragilaria amicorum.

Microscopic Algae Hold Key to New Jersey’s Nutrient Pollution Now and in the Past

An Academy of Natural Sciences-led study found that the presence of certain species of microscopic algae called diatoms can be reliable indicators of nitrogen pollutions in New Jersey’s bays.
Kevin Sievers stands beneath the Academy's intimidating Tyrannosaurus rex.

Fossils Fuel This Student’s Attraction to the Academy

Kevin Sievers has been coming to the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University since he was a little kid to learn about the ancient animal history on display. Now, as a Drexel student, he gets to work there.
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Historic Preservation Scholar and Museum Professional to Lead Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University

Scott Cooper, PhD, will become president and CEO of the Academy, succeeding George W. Gephart, Jr., who guided the nation’s oldest natural history museum through its historic affiliation with Drexel University.