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PennDesign's Barnett Argues for Ecodesign for Cities and Suburbs in New Book
June 16, 2015
As the global population grows and more people move to cities and suburbs, they place greater stress on the operating system of our planet.
Penn Joins edX Partnership, Expands Free Online Classes
June 15, 2015
The University of Pennsylvania today announced a partnership with leading nonprofit online learning platform edX, expanding the University’s open learning course offerings to reach millions of additional learners worldwide.
Penn School of Design’s Christopher Marcinkoski Wins Rome Prize Winner
May 15, 2015
Christopher Marcinkoski, an Assistant Professor in Landscape Architecture at the University of Pennsylvania School of Design has been awarded a Rome Prize fellowship. Marcinkoski is among 29 winners of the 2015-16 Rome Prize Fellowship.
Three Penn Lecturers Named American Institute of Architects Fellows
May 14, 2015
Lecturers Neil Denari, Scott Erdy and David McHenry of the University of Pennsylvania School of Design have been named to the American Institute of Architects’ prestigious College of Fellows. They are among 147 AIA members elected as 2015 Fellows.
Penn IUR’s Monument Lab Leverages Culture to Inspire Dialogue for the City
April 30, 2015
Monument Lab: Creative Speculations for Philadelphia, a collaborative project based at the Penn Institute for Urban Research, the University of Pennsylvania School of Design, and the City of Philadelphia, is pleased to announce partnerships with three of Philadelphia’s major arts and culture organizations: Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, the Philadelphia Center for Architecture and RAIR (Recycled Artist in Residency).
Penn IUR’s Eugenie Birch Elected President of the U.N.’s General Assembly of Partners
April 23, 2015
Eugenie Birch, co-director of the University of Pennsylvania's Institute for Urban Research, has been elected as the first president of the new General Assembly of Partners (GAP), a special initiative of the United Nation’s World Urban Campaign. Birch was elected at the GAP’s inaugural meeting, held in Nairobi, Kenya in mid-April.
A ‘Lone Hurdler’ Becomes a Part of a Family Affair at the Penn Relays
April 22, 2015
Sally Willig vividly recalls the intensity of her first experience competing at the Penn Relays, back in 1980.
Shadrack Frimpong of Penn to Establish Community Clinic and Girls’ School in Ghana
April 6, 2015
(This is the first in a series of features introducing the inaugural Penn President's Engagement Prize winners.)   As a young student growing up in Tarkwa Breman, a rural village in Ghana, Shadrack Frimpong was surrounded by many bright peers, both male and female. But as the years passed, many of the female students stopped coming to school. 
Penn Student Chronicles the Emergence of Interdisciplinary Science Through Architecture
February 16, 2015
By Madeleine Stone  @themadstone Collaboration across scientific disciplines can lead to groundbreaking innovation. But, just as it takes a special type of scholar to cross academic boundaries, it takes a special type of building to make interdisciplinary alliances possible.
Penn Grad Students Share Expertise Across Disciplines to Address Social Problems
January 7, 2015
“In today’s world, the stereotype of the nerdy scientist, by himself, looking at a microscope, is no longer accurate and no longer useful,” says Gabriel Innes, a third-year student in the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine.