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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.

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Media Contact:Amanda Mott | ammott@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422July 9, 2014

Penn’s Open Learning Opens Doors on Campus and Around the World

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Through its Open Learning initiative, the University of Pennsylvania is dramatically transforming the who, what, when and where of learning, making the resources of higher education accessible to millions more people than ever before.

By Christina Cook

Through its Open Learning initiative, the University of Pennsylvania is dramatically transforming the who, what, when and where of learning, making the resources of higher education accessible to millions more people than ever before.

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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194June 25, 2014

Penn Dental Medicine’s Dana Graves to Receive IADR’s Distinguished Scientist Award

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Dana Graves of the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine has been selected as this year’s recipient of the International Association of Dental Research’s Distinguished Scientist Award in Basic Research in Periodontal Disease.

Dana Graves of the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine is this year’s recipient of the International Association of Dental Research’s Distinguis

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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194June 17, 2014

David Hewitt of Biology and Design to Discuss Urban Ecosystems at Penn Science Café

On June 24, David Hewitt, a biologist and lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania, will give a Penn Science Cafe talk titled, “Cities aren’t like ecosystems, they are ecosystems.”

Who

David Hewitt

Lecturer in the schools of Arts & Sciences and Design

University of Pennsylvania

What

Penn Science Café series lecture and discussion, “Cities aren’t like ecosystems, they are ecosystems”

When

Tuesday, June 24, 6-7 p.m. 

Where

World Cafe Live Upstairs, 3025 Walnut St.

Details

During the past two years, David Hewitt has taught ecology to students of City & Regional Planning. This talk will be a "lessons learned" from that experience: about how and why one should understand cities as ecosystems — not as a metaphor, not as stretch of the imagination, but simply and clearly as ecosystems governed by ecological principles, just as other kinds of ecosystems are. 

The talk is part of the Penn Science Café free public-lecture series presented by the School of Arts & Sciences and the Office of University Communications that takes science out of the lab for a night on the town. Hewitt’s presentation will be followed by an audience Q&A.

Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Seating is limited.