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University of Pennsylvania student Joyce Kim is on a mission to spur intercultural dialogue across campus and halfway around the world in North and South Korea.
The University of Pennsylvania’s Volunteers in Public Service Scholarship Program has awarded five $1,000 supplemental scholarships to local college-bound students who have made a difference in West Philadelphia and beyond.
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.
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.
Robert W. Carpick
John Henry Towne Professor and Department Chair
Mechanical Engineering Faculty and Students
Tour of new additive manufacturing facility
Wednesday, June 18, 12-1 p.m.
Towne Building Room 187 (gather by the CyberCafe)
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.
Ian Lustick Professor of Political Science
School of Arts & Sciences
- Author of books and articles on Arab-Israeli affairs, including Trapped in the War on Terror and Unsettled States, Disputed Lands: Britain and Ireland, France and Algeria, Israel and the West Bank-Gaza and The New York Times Sunday Review essay "Two State Illusion."
- Co-author of “America and the Regional Powers in a Transforming Middle East,” featured article in the Summer 2012 edition of the journal Middle East Policy.
- Former White House consultant on Middle East affairs and national security.
- Has taught Israeli politics for more than 30 years.
"The modern ‘Republic of Iraq’ is disappearing in blood, fire and fear. The Shia government in the south may hold on to Baghdad and Basra. The Kurds govern the northeast. A jihadi state arises before our eyes in the Sunni areas. Murphy's Law says anything bad that can happen, will. It does not always hold. But George W. Bush and his neocon advisers have shown that when a superpower's foreign policy is based on fantasy rather than stubborn realities, Murphy's Law is our best guide to the future.
“Containing the damage and finding a road to peace and stability will require not American boots on the ground but both American and multilateral engagement across a broad front, agile and imaginative diplomacy and substantial aid to non-jihadi rebels in Syria. A key element will be our ability to work with Iran. Iran has been an adversary in Syria, but its interests as well as ours are threatened by the export of the Syrian debacle into Iraq. That could set the stage for a deal that involves American-Iranian cooperation in salvaging an independent Iraq, but one friendly to Iran, while ending the war in Syria on terms that lead to a transition from the Assad regime.”
Jacquie Posey, 215-898-6460 or firstname.lastname@example.org
For Betty Hsu an idea about how to strengthening one’s vocabulary became a rewarding lesson. While at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School, she created ProfessorWord, an online application that helps to boost vocabulary development.
President Amy Gutmann is highlighted for creating “engagement prizes” for graduates with plans to change the world.
The Arthur Ross Gallery at the University of Pennsylvania presents Shared Vision: The Myron A. and Anne Jaffe Portenar Collection. It opens to the public on Saturday, July 19, 2014.
President Amy Gutmann is highlighted for her commitment to the massive open online course experiment.