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Dr. Ted Daeschler

Fossil Fish Brings Broader Understanding of 'Fish-Eat-Fish' World

Scientists from the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University have described another new lobe-finned fossil fish species from the same time and place in the Canadian Arctic as the famous precursor to limbed animals, Tiktaalik roseae, which they discovered several years ago.

Dr. Clyde Goulden (far left) discusses climate change with Mongolian students. Credit: Dr. Bazartseren Boldgiv

Academy Scientists Receive Top Honors for Long-Term Research and Training Initiatives in Mongolia

Dr. Clyde Goulden, a pioneering ecologist and director of the Asia Center of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, has devoted his life to studying climate change and how it is affecting Mongolian herders and the pristine 2-million-year-old Lake Hövsgöl. His efforts have now been recognized with Mongolia’s highest award to foreigners, the Order of the Polar Star. In a separate honor, Dr. Jon Gelhaus, Academy curator of entomology and professor in Drexel University’s College of Arts and Sciences, has received the Kublai Khan medal for his scientific achievements in Mongolia.

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New Drexel University Graduate Program will Prepare Students for Museum Leadership

A new graduate program offered by Drexel’s Westphal College of Media Arts & Design will prepare students for leadership roles in museums across the country and around the world.
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'The Real Evidential Stuff': Students Explore Academy Collections in New Environmental Science Course

A new course for freshmen this winter term showcases one of the most fundamental components of biology and environmental science: natural history collections.
Dr. Robert Field

What the Election Means for Health Reform: Roundtable Discussion on November 16

Experts in law, medicine and public health will explore prospects for the future of health reform and the health care system at What the Election Means for Health Reform, a roundtable discussion sponsored by Drexel University’s Earle Mack School of Law and School of Public Health at the Academy of Natural Sciences on November 16.

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STEM Career Days to Inspire Philadelphia Public School Students at the Academy of Natural Sciences

Philadelphia public middle-school students and their teachers will be able to interact with scientists from FMC Corporation and explore learning and career opportunities in science and math thanks to a grant from the Philadelphia-based chemical company, the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University announced today.

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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.
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DNEWS Wins NATAS Award

DNEWS, the-student produced news magazine on all things Drexel, has won a National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences award for Best College Production Newscast.
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.

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.

Geekadelphia Awards at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University

The nominees for the second annual Philadelphia Geek Awards, a black-tie awards ceremony honoring the city’s vibrant geek scene, were announced July 5.

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.