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Dnews at the Academy

July 3, 2012

We're rebroadcasting our special edition of DNEWS, our student produced news show on all things Drexel and Philly, which was devoted to the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University. The Academy is America's oldest natural history museum and is a world leader in biodiversity and environmental research. The Academy is home to world-class archives and collections that include materials from John James Audubon, Charles Darwin, Ernest Hemingway, Thomas Jefferson and Alexander Wilson. There will be an encore presentation of this special DNews episode on Friday, May 25th at 8 PM on DUTV.

Maria Papadakis, who interviewed Academy President George Gephart, hosted the episode. The show covered many aspects of the Academy from their fun-filled exhibitions for families to their scholarly research in biology, natural sciences, ecology and geology. Biology student Courtney Thomas interviewed Drexel Professor Ken LaCavora, showcasing his fieldwork hunting dinosaur fossils in Patagonia, along with Academy scientists who have traveled to the farthest reaches of the Arctic to discover fish fossils millions of years old. You’ll learn about the new Department of Biodiversity, Earth and Environmental Science (BEES), a partnership between the Academy and Drexel’s College of Arts & Sciences, and, as much of the Academy’s specimen collection is not open to the public, DNews will give you a special behind-the-scenes look at the one of a kind collection. Drexel students Alexa Fuentes, Ian Jabour, Sam Moskowitz, Dennis Mullen, and Maria Papadakis all worked on this special episode.

Tune into DNews on DUTV, Comcast channels 54 or 62 and Fios channel 37. DUTV is part of the Paul F. Harron Studios and receives generous support from the Kal and Lucille Rudman Institute for Entertainment Industry Studies. Click here for more information on DNews and DUTV.