Researchers at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University recently discovered a new species of fish fossils, Holoptychius bergmanni, that could reveal more about the evolution of some aquatic organisms that are now land organisms. Led by Ted Daeschler, associate curator of the Academy’s Department of Vertebrate Biology, and Neil Shubin, a researcher and [...]
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When it comes to Drexel dances, nobody can serve as the life of the party quite like a towering T-rex skeleton. The 2013 Crystal Ball masquerade, hosted Jan. 25 by the Drexel Campus Activities Board at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, brought together 350 students to party like it’s 65 million B.C. [...]
In the inaugural episode of The Triangle Live, we bring you to this year’s biggest homecoming events at Drexel University. We take you to halftime at the men’s varsity basketball game where the Homecoming King and Queen announcements were made. Then we show you how the Academy of Natural Sciences was transformed for CAB’s prehistoric [...]
Under the creation of the new Department of Biodiversity, Earth and Environmental Science and Drexel’s recent partnership with the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, undergraduate students interested in environmental science are now being offered a new and exciting experience. A new course, Environmental Science 102: Natural History Collections and Research, allows students in [...]
Chefs and culinary arts students worked together to create exotic dishes and to help bring the theme of Halloween alive Oct. 27 at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University’s “Cuisine from the Collections” cocktail party. Exotic dishes were created in accordance with the museum’s various exhibits. With more than 18 million plant and [...]
You might not think too much of them, but it turns out seashells have a long and fascinating history, and that’s exactly` why they were the focus of the latest exhibit at The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University. The Academy hosted the Philadelphia Shell Show Oct. 21 and overhauled its facilities to house [...]
Temple Grandin gave a lecture May 15 at the Academy of Natural Sciences about the thought processes of people and animals at an event co-sponsored by the Academy and the Goodwin College of Professional Studies. Grandin is a doctor of animal science, a professional consultant to the livestock industry on animal behavior, and a professor [...]
The politically elite have the strongest influence on the public’s opinion of climate change, according to a study published Feb. 6 by Robert J. Brulle, a professor of sociology and environmental science at Drexel University. The study paired Brulle with Jason Carmichael of McGill University and J. Craig Jenkins of Ohio State University and was [...]
The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University will host Paleopalooza, its annual dinosaur-themed festival, Feb. 18 and 19, featuring a live show and separate seminar with paleontologist Scott Sampson of the popular PBS children’s show “Dinosaur Train.” Sampson will be available for an all-ages presentation of “Dinosaur Train” on both days of the two-day [...]
Tired and frustrated with the cold? Well then, warm up with the “Heat Wave Weekend” at the Academy of Natural Sciences! Starting this month, the Academy will host themed weekends where children and adults alike can make crafts, watch live animal shows, discern dinosaurs and other specimens, engage in interactive activities and view special presentations. [...]
To celebrate the recent partnership between Drexel University and the Academy of Natural Sciences, the public was given free admission to the museum Oct. 26, during which Mayor Michael Nutter and Drexel President John A. Fry signed the affiliation into effect. Academy of Natural Sciences CEO George W. Gephart Jr. also participated in signing the [...]
The Academy of Natural Sciences will open its newest exhibit, “Bugs … Outside the Box,” Oct. 22, less than a week away from its “Affiliation Day” with Drexel University, which will include free museum admission for Drexel students. The Academy partnered with Italian artist Lorenzo Possenti and Outhouse Exhibit Services, a creation company for scientific [...]
Drexel University’s annual convocation ceremony was held Sept. 27 to celebrate the start of the 2011-12 academic year. President John A. Fry spoke at the event about the University’s future in many capacities and elaborated on the benefits of Drexel’s affiliation with the Academy of Natural Sciences. The ceremony, held in the auditorium of the [...]
Drexel President John A. Fry and Academy of Natural Sciences President George W. Gephart Jr. announced May 19 that they have signed a letter of intent to establish an affiliation between the two institutions. The announcement comes one day after the institutions’ respective boards of trustees approved the affiliation. Fry and Gephart expressed enthusiasm for [...]
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