School of Design

facebook twitter google print email
Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820July 27, 2015

Three Penn Undergraduate Summer Associates Help to Affect Effective Philanthropy

blurb: 
As summer associates with the Center for High Impact Philanthropy, Lisa Shmulyan, Bobby Lundquist and Amber Hu are using data, research and social media to help donors make the greatest difference in the lives of others.

This summer, three undergraduate students at the University of Pennsylvania are studying the best ways to research and promote effective charitable giving. 

Video: Interview with Megan Ryerson

July 2, 2015

Megan Ryerson of the School of Design and the School of Engineering and Applied Science talks about the new era of airline competition.

facebook twitter google print email
Media Contact:Megan Schmidgal | megands@design.upenn.edu | 215-898-2539June 16, 2015

PennDesign's Barnett Argues for Ecodesign for Cities and Suburbs in New Book

As the global population grows and more people move to cities and suburbs, they place greater stress on the operating system of our planet.

facebook twitter google print email
Media Contact:Amanda Mott | ammott@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422June 15, 2015

Penn Joins edX Partnership, Expands Free Online Classes

The University of Pennsylvania today announced a partnership with leading nonprofit online learning platform edX, expanding the University’s open learning course offerings to reach millions of additional learners worldwide.

facebook twitter google print email
Media Contact:Megan Schmidgal | megands@design.upenn.edu | 215-898-2539May 15, 2015

Penn School of Design’s Christopher Marcinkoski Wins Rome Prize Winner

Christopher Marcinkoski, an Assistant Professor in Landscape Architecture at the University of Pennsylvania School of Design has been awarded a Rome Prize fellowship.

Marcinkoski is among 29 winners of the 2015-16 Rome Prize Fellowship.

facebook twitter google print email
Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151May 14, 2015

Three Penn Lecturers Named American Institute of Architects Fellows

Lecturers Neil Denari, Scott Erdy and David McHenry of the University of Pennsylvania School of Design have been named to the American Institute of Architects’ prestigious College of Fellows. They are among 147 AIA members elected as 2015 Fellows.

facebook twitter google print email
Media Contact:Deborah Lang | dlang@upenn.edu | 215-880-2372
Media Contact:Megan Schmidgal | megands@design.upenn.edu | 215-898-2539April 30, 2015

Penn IUR’s Monument Lab Leverages Culture to Inspire Dialogue for the City

Monument Lab: Creative Speculations for Philadelphia, a collaborative project based at the Penn Institute for Urban Research, the University of Pennsylvania School of Design, and the City of Philadelphia, is pleased to announce partnerships with three of Philadelphia’s major arts and culture organizations: Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, the Philadelphia Center for Architecture and RAIR (Recycled Artist in Residency).

facebook twitter google print email
Media Contact:Deborah Lang | Penn IUR | dlang@upenn.edu | 215-880-2372April 23, 2015

Penn IUR’s Eugenie Birch Elected President of the U.N.’s General Assembly of Partners

Eugenie Birch, co-director of the University of Pennsylvania's Institute for Urban Research, has been elected as the first president of the new General Assembly of Partners (GAP), a special initiative of the United Nation’s World Urban Campaign. Birch was elected at the GAP’s inaugural meeting, held in Nairobi, Kenya in mid-April.

facebook twitter google print email
Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194April 22, 2015

A ‘Lone Hurdler’ Becomes a Part of a Family Affair at the Penn Relays

Sally Willig vividly recalls the intensity of her first experience competing at the Penn Relays, back in 1980.

facebook twitter google print email
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.