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Drexel Researchers Investigate Impact of Biowall

Just how effective is the Papadakis Integrated Sciences Building’s “biowall” at air purification? A team of Drexel researchers—and their students—are working to find the answer.

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Westphal Launches New Minor in Sustainability

The Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design recently launched a new minor intended to meet a growing demand from architecture and interiors students looking for more in-depth knowledge and content related to sustainable design.
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Crickets, Worms on Menu at Halloween Cocktail Party Hosted by Academy of Natural Sciences

Cuisine From the Collections will take place from 7–10 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 27, at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University (1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway). Adventurous grazers will be treated to an eclectic variety of food options such as venison, seaweed and dishes prepared with ingredients not found in most kitchens, including healthful crickets and worms.
Dr. Douglas J. Futuyma, distinguished professor of ecology and evolution at the State University of New York at Stony Brook

Academy of Natural Sciences Joseph Leidy Award Goes to a Stony Brook Evolutionary Biologist

A leading evolutionary biologist whose textbooks on evolution are widely read by college students around the country will receive the prestigious Joseph Leidy Award, the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University announced today.

Giant Panda Conservation Researchers from China to Speak at Drexel

Three leading scientists involved in the conservation of giant pandas at the Giant Panda Breeding Research Base in Chengdu, China will present a mini-symposium, “Biology and Conservation of the Giant Panda,” at Drexel University on August 22.

Academy Celebrates Bugs in August With Nature's Assassins and Bug Fest

Dozens of live deadly scorpions, notorious black widow spiders, and giant centipedes will be on special display throughout August, as the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University celebrates its Bicentennial with bug month. The creepy crawly experience really ratchets up Aug. 11 and 12 with the 5th annual Bug Fest celebration.

Private Landowners Can Help Protect Biodiversity "Arks" in Tropical Reserves

Many of the world’s tropical protected areas are struggling to sustain their biodiversity, according to a study just published in Nature by more than 200 scientists from around the world. Among them, Drexel's  Dr. Sean O’Donnell, highlighted the important, beneficial role of private landowners who work to preserve biodiversity in their land surrounding tropical reserves.

Moose diorama in the Academy's North American Hall

Unfrozen in Time - New Sound Installation Brings Historic Dioramas to Life at the Academy of Natural Sciences

A new art installation that opened this week at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University brings the historic dioramas to life with roaring, braying, running, calling, chirping and all manner of lively sounds animals make and use to communicate. The “music to the ears” of visitors as they enter the museum's North American Hall is actual recordings of animals in the wild. 

Rising Heat at the Beach Threatens Leatherback Sea Turtles, Climate Change Models Show

New research suggests that climate change could exacerbate existing threats to critically endangered leatherback turtles and nearly wipe out the population in the eastern Pacific. Deaths of turtle eggs and hatchlings in nests buried at hotter, drier beaches are the leading projected cause of the potential climate-related decline, according to a new study in the journal Nature Climate Change by a research team from Drexel, Princeton University, other institutions and government agencies.

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

Drexel University researchers have found that the climate conditions at a major leatherback turtle nesting beach affects 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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Drexel-Academy Partnership Ushers in the Future of Environmental Science Education

Incoming students in Drexel's revamped environmental science major will now spend a week prior to freshman orientation performing field research.