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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151August 19, 2014

Penn President Amy Gutmann to Welcome Incoming Freshmen

WHO:            Amy Gutmann, president of the University of Pennsylvania, and incoming freshmen

WHAT:          Move-in for Penn's Class of 2018

WHEN:          Aug. 22, 2014, 11am

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Media Contact:Deborah Lang | dlang@upenn.edu | 215-573-8386August 14, 2014

Penn IUR Publishes Two New Reports on Rapid Urbanization

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Penn IUR has recently published two reports about rapid urbanization. Both reports--Feeding Cities: Food Security in a Rapidly Urbanizing World, and Place Matters-- grew out of Penn IUR conferences supported by the Rockefeller Foundation.

Penn IUR has recently published two reports about rapid urbanization.

xLAB: Designing New Entertainment Experiences

August 10, 2014

Orkan Telhan, Sarah Rottenberg and Carla Diana of the School of Design and Rahul Mangharam of

Article Source: Philadelphia Weekly
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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604
Media Contact:Gina Bryan | bryangm@upenn.edu | 215-898-8721July 29, 2014

Penn Science Café Presents ‘xLAB: Designing New Entertainment Experiences’

The founders of the newly formed xLAB will show off some of the interdisciplinary projects they are working on. The collaboration between Penn’s School of Engineering and Applied Science and School of Design uses the "Internet of things" to devise and deliver richer and more interactive entertainment experiences.  

WHO:

Carla Diana
Lecturer
School of Design
University of Pennsylvania

Rahul Mangharam
Associate Professor
School of Engineering and Applied Science
University of Pennsylvania

Sarah Rottenberg
Lecturer
School of Design
and
Associate Director
Integrated Product Design Program
University of Pennsylvania

Orkan Telhan
Assistant Professor
School of Design
University of Pennsylvania

WHAT:

Penn Science Café, “xLAB: Designing New Entertainment Experiences”

WHEN:

Tuesday, August 12, 6-7 p.m. 

WHERE:

World Cafe Live Upstairs, 3025 Walnut St., Philadelphia

Six Ideas Boston Should Emulate

July 27, 2014

The School of Design’s Penn Praxis is cited for helping with Philadelphia city planning and development issues.

Article Source: Boston Globe
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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194July 28, 2014

Penn’s David Hewitt Helps Philadelphia Design Parks Agile Enough to Adapt

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Philadelphia Parks and Recreation is rolling out a brand new approach to managing its green spaces and the University of Pennsylvania's David Hewitt is helping them do it.

On a Wednesday afternoon in the Cobbs Creek Environmental Education Center, a group gathered around a large table covered in maps and photos.

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Media Contact:Megan Schmidgal | megands@design.upenn.edu | 215-898-2539July 15, 2014

Kleinman Gift Establishes Energy Policy Center at Penn

The Kleinman Center for Energy Policy has been established at PennDesign with a $10 million gift from Scott, C’94, W’94, and Wendy Kleinman. The Center, which is scheduled to launch in Fall 2014, will advance energy productivity by reframing the relationship between research and practice in support of policy innovation.   

Alum’s $10M Will Create Center for Energy Policy at Penn

July 17, 2014

President Amy Gutmann and Mark Alan Hughes of the School of Design are quoted about the new Kleinman Center for Energy Policy, made possible by a gift from alum Scott Kleinman.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

New Paper Considers the Limits of Community Development in Addressing Housing Crisis

July 14, 2014

Laura Wolf-Powers of the School of Design is featured for her article “Understanding community development in a ‘theory of action’ framework: Norms, markets, justice.”

Article Source: New York Observer

PennDesign Launches Landscape Architecture Plus (LA+) Journal

July 11, 2014

Richard Weller of the School of Design is interviewed.