Complete video at: http://fora.tv/2009/06/08/The_Evolution_of_the_New_California_Academy_of_Sciences Greg Farrington, executive director of the California Academy of Sciences, tells the story of Pierre, the Academy's oldest penguin. When Pierre turned 25 he began to lose his feathers, so scientists designed him a wet suit that produced surprising results. ----- Greg Farrington, executive director of the California Academy of Sciences, in conversation with Moira Gunn, host of Tech Nation and BioTech Nation. Tune in for an insider's look at the story behind the phenomenal success of San Francisco's new Academy of Sciences, with a revealing discussion of its role as a model for the "institution of the future" in restoring scientific literacy, inspiring sustainability and promoting biodiversity. - Commonwealth Club of California Gregory C. Farrington is the current executive director of the California Academy of Sciences. Farrington was the 12th President of Lehigh University. Prior to his appointment in 1998, he served as Dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Pennsylvania. Farrington earned a B.S. in chemistry from Clarkson University in 1968 and a Ph.D. in chemistry from Harvard University in 1972. In 1984, he was awarded an honorary Ph.D. by the University of Uppsala, Sweden. Farrington has published more than 100 technical articles and holds over two dozen patents.
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