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Type Specimens, Immortalized

The malacology collection at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University is one of the largest in the world, numbering more than 8 million specimens, with examples of roughly half the known living species of mollusk.
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So You Want to Run a Museum?: Q&A with Danielle Rice

Danielle Rice joins Drexel in September as the director of the new Museum Leadership program in Westphal College of Media Arts & Design.

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Discover the Academy on your Smartphone

A new student-designed mobile application helps visitors explore the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University.

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Delaware Art Museum Executive Director Danielle Rice Joins Drexel as Inaugural Museum Leadership Program Director

Delaware Art Museum Executive Director Dr. Danielle Rice has been appointed director of the new museum leadership graduate degree program in Drexel University’s Westphal College of Media Arts & Design, which will launch in September 2013.
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Drexel Professors Among 2013 Philadelphia Geek Awards Nominees

Nominees for the 2013 Philadelphia Geek Awards are in.  Among the field for this year’s recognition of local ingenuity, intellect and innovation are Drexel’s Dr. Frank Lee, an associate professor in the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design and director of the Entrepreneurial Game Studio, and undergraduate digital media student Greg Lobanov.

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Co-op Leads Drexel Student to Valleys and Mountains of Mongolia

Environmental science pre-junior Anna Gourlay wasn’t looking to go international for her first co-op experience, but somehow she ended up camping in Mongolia.

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Academy of Natural Sciences to Provide Scientific Guidance in Watershed Protection

The Academy of Natural Sciences has received a major grant from the William Penn Foundation to support watershed protection and restoration in the Delaware watershed.

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Two Weeks Remain to See First-Ever Exhibition of Art and Archival Artifact Highlights from Drexel’s Collections

Only two weeks remain to see works of art and archival artifacts from around Drexel, displayed together for the first time in the University's history.

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New Historical Marker Dedicated to Academy of Natural Sciences Founding in 1812

State and local officials gathered this week in the oldest part of the city to dedicate a historical marker near the site of the founding of the Academy of Natural Sciences two centuries ago.

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Q&A with Robert McCracken Peck: For the Love of Art and History

It took Robert McCracken Peck three years to write the first complete history of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, but 35 years to do the research. This week, Peck and his co-author were honored by the Athenaeum of Philadelphia honored Peck for the 464-page A Glorious Enterprise: The Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia and the Making of American Science.

Drexel at Philadelphia Science Festival and Philly Tech Week

As part of city’s vibrant scientific and technological community, Drexel University will play a big role in the 2013 Philadelphia Science Festival and Philly Tech Week on April 18-28. From a 29-story video game, to cutting-edge robotics, to an interactive Jazz concert, Drexel’s students, faculty and professional staff will be part of the programming for both week-long celebrations of the inquisitive and innovative spirits that are part of the fabric of the city.

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First-Ever Exhibition of Art and Archival Artifact Highlights from Drexel’s Collections Opens April 12

For the first time in Drexel’s history, the most treasured works of art and archival artifacts from around the University will be exhibited together during A Legacy of Art, Science & Industry: Highlights from the Collections of Drexel University, opening April 12.