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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194 April 6, 2015

Shadrack Frimpong of Penn to Establish Community Clinic and Girls’ School in Ghana

(This is the first in a series of features introducing the inaugural Penn President's Engagement Prize winners.)  

As a young student growing up in Tarkwa Breman, a rural village in Ghana, Shadrack Frimpong was surrounded by many bright peers, both male and female. But as the years passed, many of the female students stopped coming to school. 

Ideas for Philly’s Forgotten Underbelly

March 13, 2015

Stefan Al of the School of Design comments on city planning in Philadelphia.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Audio: Historic South Philly Church Finds Salvation in Group Effort

March 9, 2015

Aaron Wunsch of the School of Design talks about his involvement with helping save Philadelphia’s 19th 

Gentrification Widespread in Philadelphia

February 18, 2015

Eugenie Birch of the School of Design and Penn’s Institute for Urban Research is quoted about gentrification in Philade

Article Source: PhillyVoice.com
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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604February 16, 2015

Penn Student Chronicles the Emergence of Interdisciplinary Science Through Architecture

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Brit Shields, a graduate student in History and Sociology of Science, explores the role the Laboratory for Research on the Structure of Matter played shaping the growth of interdisciplinary research at Penn.

By Madeleine Stone  @themadstone

Collaboration across scientific disciplines can lead to groundbreaking innovation. But, just as it takes a special type of scholar to cross academic boundaries, it takes a special type of building to make interdisciplinary alliances possible.

Inside Take: How to Build a Bridge to Philadelphia’s Energy Future

February 4, 2015

Mark Alan Hughes of the School of Design writes about the future of Philadelphia as an energy hub.

Article Source: Philadelphia Magazine

Urbanitas: Vamos a crear una Asamblea General de la sociedad civil

January 28, 2015

Eugenie Birch of the School of Design and Penn Institute for Urban Research discusses the importance of promoting citiz

Article Source: El Pais

Cherry Hill House Designed by Louis Kahn for Sale

February 1, 2015

William Whitaker of the School of Design speaks of Philadelphia architect Louis Kahn saying, “He was a master of natura

Article Source: Philly.com

Views Differ on Darby Preservation Plans

January 28, 2015

Aaron Wunsch of the School of Design comments on the potential revitalization Darby could undergo.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

‘It’s Not a Puzzle, It’s a Decision’

January 2, 2015

Mark Alan Hughes of the School of Design is interviewed about Philadelphia’s future as an energy hub.