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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194October 28, 2014

Penn’s ELISS Fellows to Host Two Discussions on Public Health

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Penn graduate students, all Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science’s Emerging Leaders in Science and Society program, will host two free discussions on public health: “Designing Public Spaces for Public Health” and “Labeling in Philly’s Healthy Corner Stores: Where Do We Go From Here?”

WHO: Ben Chrisinger, city and regional planning, School of Design
Johannes Eichstaedt, psychology, School of Arts & Sciences
Ruth Masterson Creber, nursing science, School of Nursing

City School Crisis Dire for Us All

September 11, 2014

John Landis of the School of Design shares his thoughts on policies that discourage families with school age children.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604September 3, 2014

Tenth PennApps Hackathon Ready to Award $30,000 in Prizes to World’s Top Coders

In a hackathon, teams of coders compete against each other and the clock, working night and day to produce the best possible software and hardware applications under a tight deadline.

WHO

1,200 Top Collegiate Hackers

Massimo Banzi
Co-Founder, Arduino

David Pakman
Partner, Venrock

WHAT

The 10th edition of 48-hour PennApps Hackathon, the largest and most prestigious student-run hackathon in the world, with more than $30,000 in prizes for best software and hardware applications

Public expo of projects created during the weekend

Awards ceremony

WHERE

Hacking begins: Friday, Sept. 12, 7:30 p.m.

Expo: Sunday, Sept. 14, 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Awards ceremony: Sunday, Sept. 14, 2 p.m.

WHERE

University of Pennsylvania

Hacking:
Engineering Quad
220 S. 33rd St.

and  

Education Commons
233 S. 33rd St.

Expo:
The Palestra
235 S. 33rd St.

Award Ceremony:
Irvine Auditorium
3401 Spruce St. 

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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151September 3, 2014

Learning Lessons by Integrating Sustainability in the Classroom at Penn

As an environmental studies major at the University of Pennsylvania, Kinsey Miller already knew about many sustainability issues. 

But, after spending the summer as a researcher in the Penn Green Campus Partnership’s Integrating Sustainability Across the Curriculum program, her interests have expanded further.

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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.