School of Design

Amid Holiday Canned-Food Drives U.S. Food Banks Take Up Farming

November 24, 2013

Domenic Vitiello of the School of Design comments on food banks that have started their own farms.

Article Source: Reuters

Houston, We Have a Problem: Profs Say Philly to Become “Global Energy Hub”

November 19, 2013

An excerpt from an article co-authored by Mark Alan Hughes and Elise Harrington of the School of Design about revitalizing Philadelphia as a global energy hub is highlighted.

Article Source: Forbes.com
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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460December 3, 2013

Penn Student Finds Her Calling in Printmaking and Public Service

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If University of Pennsylvania senior Loren Kole could give her younger freshman year self some advice, it would be this: Don’t get hung up on what you think you should be doing.

If University of Pennsylvania senior Loren Kole could give her younger freshman year self some advice, it would be this: Don’t get hung up on what you think you should be doing.

Like most of her Ivy League contemporaries, Kole is a high achiever in and out of the classroom.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604November 19, 2013

Penn’s AppItUP Challenge Will Culminate With Launch of Five New Companies

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In the AppItUP Challenge, faculty and staff are encourage to submit their ideas for mobile applications, which are then judged by a panel of venture capital partners. The top ten ideas then go on to a public event, where development partners bid for the opportunity to turn the ideas into functional prototypes.

WHO:              Anthony H. Williams
                       Pennsylvania State Senator

Celebrating Design at 4 World Trade

November 13, 2013

Marion Weiss of the School of Design is honored with the Best New Urban Amenity award for the Brooklyn Botanic Garden Visitor Center by the Municipal Art Society of New York.

Article Source: Wall Street Journal

Letters: Time to Conduct Change at Rail Yard

November 14, 2013

Harris Steinberg of the School of Design contributes his views on changing the landscape of the rail yards at 30th Street.

Article Source: Philadelphia Daily News

Revive Phila. Energy Hub

November 13, 2013

Mark Alan Hughes and Elise Harrington of the School of Design write an op-ed about revitalizing Philadelphia as a global energy hub.

Article Source: Philly.com

Audio: Philadelphia’s Chinatown: Change, Smart Growth and Challenges

November 13, 2013

Domenic Vitiello of the School of Design discusses the growth and changes of Philadelphia’s Chinatown.

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460November 14, 2013

Four Penn Students Named Emerging Leaders in Science and Society Fellows

Four University of Pennsylvania graduate students have been named to the inaugural class of Emerging Leaders in Science and Society Fellows.  ELISS is sponsored by the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Bill on Phila. Billboards Advances

November 13, 2013

Amy Hillier of the School of Design testifies about a bill to regulate Philadelphia’s outdoor advertising.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer