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Ruth Patrick Memorial Symposium: Environmental Thinking from Roots to Revolution

April 21, 2014
Ruth Patrick, PhD

Join fellow scientists and environmental advocates for a free symposium on Tuesday, April 22. We will explore how Ruth Patrick, PhD, launched the field of Environmental Science, as well as her many contributions. Finally, we will take a close look at how her work has spurred the grand evolution of t...

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“Born to Explore” Episode Featuring Prof Ken Lacovara Wins Bronze Telly Award

April 10, 2014
Ken Lacovara in Grand Central Station looking at Fossils

In a November episode of ABC’s “Born to Explore,” Drexel paleontologist Ken Lacovara, PhD, joined TV host Richard Wiese on a quest for New York City’s fossil collections—but not where you’d expect. The pair traveled to well-known sites, including Grand Central Sta...

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Meet Entomologist and Professor Jon Gelhaus

April 03, 2014
Jon Gelhaus, PhD

Insect enthusiast Jon Gelhaus, PhD, talks about the travel perks of being a “bug guy,” his seasoned idols, and the one thing he thinks all students should know more about....

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Paleontologists Assemble Giant Turtle Bone from Fossil Discoveries Made Centuries Apart

March 25, 2014
The two partial limb fossils from the ancient sea turtle Atlantochelys mortoni

As soon as those two halves came together, like puzzle pieces, you knew it,” said Ted Daeschler, PhD, associate curator of vertebrate zoology and vice president for collections at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University....

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Fish Hips Grew Strong Before Life’s First Steps

January 13, 2014
Tiktaalik Pelvis

The discovery of new fossil materials from the ancient fish species Tiktaalik roseae has revealed a key link in the evolution of hind limbs. The newly described, well-preserved pelves and partial pelvic fin from this 375 million-year-old transitional species between fish and the first legge...

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