PHILADELPHIA – Explore the world of a designer, an architect and a botanist for the day during Morris Arboretum’s annual Arbor Day celebration on Saturday, April 28 from 11 am - 3pm. Five stations set up throughout the Arboretum will give visitors the opportunity to expand their knowledge of trees while participating in challenging, but fun activities. Stations will include designing a tree house, learning to identify trees, writing the history of a tree’s life, planning an urban treescape, and observing arborists at work. This event, open to all visitors, also gives 6th,
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The short stories of American postmodern novelist John Barth have been required reading in creative writing courses at colleges and universities across the country for decades.
Barth's legacy of experimental fiction has earned him a dedicated following of readers in a career that has spanned seven decades. His is a self-conscious and self-parodying writing that “acknowledges its own fixation on meta-narrative.”
PHILADELPHIA — The University of Pennsylvania and Haverford College are launching a new program that will allow undergraduates at Haverford to gain early admission into a master’s degree program offered by Penn’s School of Engineering and Applied Science. The arrangement effectively allows Haverford students to obtain their bachelor’s degree in four years and then, through Penn, obtain their master’s degree with just one additional year of study.
PHILADELPHIA -- Creating Canopy: Spreading Roots for a Greener Region, a program that Penn initiated in the spring of 2011 in partnership with the Philadelphia Parks and Recreation Department has helped the University earn its third consecutive Tree Campus USA designation from the Arbor Day Foundation.
Local students from the Mastery-Shoemaker charter school toured the Center for Neurodegenerative Disease Research at the Perelman School of Medicine.
Center for Africana Studies Hosts Jason Moran as Artist in Residence for Series of Public Master Classes
PHILADELPHIA — Treatments for childhood cancers are increasingly successful with cure rates approaching 80%, but success often comes with a downside for the surviving men: the cancer treatments they received as boys can leave them sterile as adults.