We’ve Come a Long Way, Philly

May 8, 2012

Harris Steinberg of the School of Design details the major changes in planning and development in Philadelphia during the last decade.

Article Source: Philly.com
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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151April 26, 2012

6 Exhibitions for PennDesign’s Terry Adkins

As a teenager growing up in the 1960s, Terry Adkins, a fine arts professor in the University of Pennsylvania School of Design, was influenced by the major cultural, political and social events of the era -- and the music of Jimmy Hendrix. Adkins’ recital, “The Principalities,” which opened April 26 at Galerie Zidoun in Luxembourg, features that era and the singer, songwriter and guitarist, who died in 1970 at age 27.

Hey Day: A Uniquely Penn Tradition

Following a tradition that reaches back to 1916, Penn juniors celebrated Hey Day 2012 on April 25, by donning red shirts, strutting along Locust Walk carrying canes, and biting into straw hats.

A celebration unique to Penn, Hey Day marks the “moving up” of juniors to the senior class. This year’s event began with a class picnic, followed by the traditional procession to College Hall.

A Day in the Life of Penn, Spring 2012

Crew teams at dawn. A midday rush to food trucks along Spruce Street. An evening performance in an on-campus theater.

These are just a handful of the moments, big and small, captured in the first-ever University-wide photo project, “A Day in the Life of Penn.”

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Media Contact:Julie McWilliams | juliemcw@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422April 17, 2012

Penn IUR, Partners Launch Innovative Electricity Price Awareness Campaign

PHILADELPHIA -- You can easily track the minute-by-minute price swings of a barrel of oil, but can you do the same for a megawatt of electricity?  Today you can.

The Master Plan for the Central Delaware Receives Prestigious Award From the American Institute of Architects

March 5, 2012

Dean Marilyn Jordan Taylor of the School of Design comments on Delaware River Waterfront Corporation design plans.

Article Source: Wall Street Journal

Philadelphia’s Promising Land Along its Hidden River

February 26, 2012

Harris Steinberg of the School of Design touts the hidden treasures and possible future of the city’s Lower Schuylkill area.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Playing the Game of Life as Du Bois Found it in Philadelphia of 1896

March 1, 2012

Amy Hillier of the School of Design is featured for helping develop a board game based on the ethnography work conducted by W.E.B. Du Bois in the Seventh Ward of Philadelphia in 1896.

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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151February 17, 2012

The Legacy of Penn's Martin Meyerson

Penn President Martin Meyerson’s impact on campus is still being felt more than 30 years after his presidency.

Meyerson led the University at a time when Penn was going through many major changes, including dealing with a huge budget deficit, making upgrades to the campus grounds and modifying academic programs to complete his goal of creating “One University.”

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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151February 13, 2012

PennDesign’s Marion Weiss Named an American Institute of Architecture Fellow

            PHILADELPHIA – Marion Weiss,  professor of architecture in the University of Pennsylvania School of Design, has been selected as a 2012 fellow by the American Institute of Architecture. The Fellowship honors architects who have made a significant contribution to architecture and society and who have achieved a standard of excellence in the profession.