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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.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604June 18, 2014

Penn Lends Support to National ‘Maker Movement’

In conjunction with the first White House Maker Faire being held today, the University of Pennsylvania signed a joint letter along with more than 150 other institutions, pledging support to foster a “generation of makers.” The letter details the need for young tinkerers, inventors and entrepreneurs to bring life to future innovations.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604June 17, 2014

Preview of Penn Engineering’s New 3-D Printing Lab as Part of National ‘Day of Making’

This fall, thanks to an anonymous $250,000 gift, the University of Pennsylvania‘s School of Engineering and Applied Science will be opening the AddLab, a new additive manufacturing facility that will feature a suite of state-of-the-art 3-D printing tools.

Who

Robert W. Carpick

John Henry Towne Professor and Department Chair
Department of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics
School of Engineering and Applied Science          
University of Pennsylvania

Mechanical Engineering Faculty and Students

What

Tour of new additive manufacturing facility
Demonstration of 3-D printed objects
 

When

Wednesday, June 18, 12-1 p.m. 

Where

Towne Building Room 187 (gather by the CyberCafe)
Chancellor Walk Entrance
Accessible from 34th and Walnut streets

Details

This fall, thanks to an anonymous $250,000 gift, the University of Pennsylvania‘s School of Engineering and Applied Science will be opening the AddLab, a new additive manufacturing facility that will feature a suite of state-of-the-art 3-D printing tools. Professor Robert Carpick, chair of the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics, will lead a preview of the facility; other members of the department will demonstrate 3-D printers and the kinds of objects they can make.

The event is timed to coincide with the first White House Maker Faire and national "Day of Making," a celebration of America as a nation of tinkerers, inventors and entrepreneurs who are using cutting-edge technologies like 3-D printers, laser cutters, desktop machine tools and free, user-friendly design software, democratizing the act of making and enabling citizens to build just about anything.

“Penn's founder Benjamin Franklin was an author, diplomat, inventor, physicist, engineer, politician and printer,” Carpick said. “While we can only imagine what he would think of today's revolution in manufacturing that is being brought about by the advent of 3-D printing, we are sure that he'd be proud to see Penn making its mark in the area.”

The event is free and open to the public.

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Media Contact:Ron Ozio | ozio@upenn.edu | 215-898-8658June 11, 2014

Marilyn Jordan Taylor’s Term as Dean of Penn’s School of Design Is Extended

Marilyn Jordan Taylor, dean of the School of Design and Paley Professor at the University of Pennsylvania, has agreed to an extension of her appointment as dean until June 30, 2016.