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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460June 2, 2014

Practicing What She Teaches, Penn Alum Is Award-winning Film Editor

When the winners of the 2013 Peabody Awards for excellence in broadcasting were announced late last month, Nancy Novack, a University of Pennsylvania alum and a lecturer of fine arts in the School of Design, had cause to celebrate.

A film series she edited, the PBS TV documentary “The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross with Henry Louis Gates Jr.” won a Peabody.

Audio/Video: Animating Ghostly Landscape Along Philly Rail Corridor With Lustrous Color

May 16, 2014

Randall Mason of the School of Design is interviewed in a video about the Philadelphia Mural Arts program.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604April 28, 2014

Merging Engineering and Imagination, Four Penn Juniors Turn Dreams Into Reality

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John Nappo, Sade Oba, Emre Tanirgan and Gabrielle Patterson competed in Walt Disney Imagineering’s 23rd Imaginations competition, in which student teams devised city-scale interactive experiences.

By Marjorie Ferrone

It can take what John Nappo calls “blood, sweat and tears” to materialize a dream, but this is the price he and fellow University of Pennsylvania students Sade Oba, Emre Tanirgan and Gabrielle Patterson say they willingly paid in return for a finalist position in Walt Disney Imagineering’s 23rd Imaginations competition.

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Media Contact:Amanda Mott | ammott@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422
Media Contact:Deborah Lang | dlang@upenn.edu | 215-573-8386April 17, 2014

Penn IUR Co-Director Eugenie Birch Elected Chair of the World Urban Campaign

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Eugenie Birch, co-director of the Penn IIUR, has been elected chair of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme’s World Urban Campaign, a global coalition of public, private and civil society partners acting to promote sustainable urbanization.

Eugenie Birch, co-director of the Penn Institute for Urban Research, Penn IUR, at the University of Pennsylvania, has been elected chair of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme’s World Urban Campaign, a global coalition of public, private and civil society partners acting to promote sustainable ur

Penn Panel Explores Ways Asian, Western Cities Can Learn From Each Other

April 8, 2014

A panel discussion hosted by the Penn Institute for Urban Research, including Stefan Al of the School of Design, is highlighted.

Article Source: University City Review

Audio: Philadelphia Capitalizes on Energy Boom

March 12, 2014

Mark Alan Hughes of the School of Design is interviewed about the need to examine the risks of the energy boom.

Article Source: National Public Radio

This Year’s TEDxPhiladelphia Speakers Announced

March 5, 2014

Andrew Dahlgren of the School of Design and Katherina Rosqueta of the School of Social Policy & Practice’s Center for High Impact Philanthropy are listed as TEDxPhiladelphia speakers.

Article Source: Philly.com
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Media Contact:Amanda Mott | ammott@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422February 24, 2014

After a Decade, Penn Institute of Urban Research Celebrates Partnerships and Progress

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After a decade of work, Penn IUR looks at its evolution, its many partnerships and its accomplishment, and looks forward to what is next for the urban-focused research entity.

With the number of city dwellers expected to double in the next 30 years, bringing the tally to 7 billion city inhabitants worldwide, urbanization poses a wide range of critical issues, including housing, education, food security, energy, crime, economic development, income equality and public health.

Mormon Church to Expand Development in Philadelphia

February 18, 2014

Eugenie Birch of the School of Design comments on the expansion of the Mormon Church in Philadelphia.

Article Source: New York Times
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Media Contact:Amanda Mott | ammott@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422 February 19, 2014

Penn IUR Hosts Dialogue: Building Scholarship Critical to Building a Sustainable Urban Future

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A discussion hosted by the Penn Institute for Urban Research and HUD-sponsored dialogue in advance of the U.S. delegation to the World Urban Forum 7, will cover the role research plays in understanding the present challenges of urban development.
 
WHAT: “Research to Practice: Building Scholarship Critical to Building a Sustainable Urban Future,” a discussion hosted by the Penn Institute for Urban Research and HUD-sponsored dialogue in advance of the U.S.