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July 26, 2018 | Press Releases

Stephen Zarrilli Named President & CEO of University City Science Center

The University City Science Center announced today that Stephen Zarrilli will assume the role of President & Chief Executive Officer effective October 1, 2018.

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July 12, 2018 | Press Releases

Latest Iteration of Science Center’s BioArt Residency Fuses Climate Change and Biotech

Deirdre Murphy is the newest artist to participate in the University City Science Center's BioArt Residency program. Murphy is a Philadelphia-based artist whose interests lie in the interconnected qualities of art and science with a focus on bird migration, climate change and data visualization. She will begin a three-month residency at uCity Square-based biotech company Integral Molecular on July 6. Murphy is the second of three artists selected to participate in the program.

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June 26, 2018 | Press Releases

Edith’s Ghost IRL at Esther Klein Gallery

Edith, the upcoming exhibit at Esther Klein Gallery, is the IRL sequel to a virtual exhibit that took place at a rural Connecticut gallery. Edith will feature works by Colin Klockner that were displayed virtually during the 2017 exhibit Edith’s Ghost at the Ghost gallery, also a project of Klockner’s. Curated by Meredith Sellers, Edith opens on June 28 with an opening reception from 5:00 – 7:30 p.m. at EKG, 3600 Market Street, Philadelphia. Edith runs through July 28, 2018.

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June 21, 2018 | Press Releases

David Pacitti Elected to University City Science Center Board of Directors

David Pacitti, President of Siemens Medical Solutions USA and Head of Siemens Healthineers Americas, was elected to the University City Science Center’s Board of Directors at its annual Shareholders Meeting on June 15, 2018. The Science Center also announced the election of Maxine Ballen as Director Emerita. Pacitti and Ballen join the following current and emeritus members of the Science Center Board:

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June 14, 2018 | Press Releases

Tracy S. Brala Joins University City Science Center as Vice President, Ecosystem Development

Tracy S. Brala has joined the University City Science Center as Vice President, Ecosystem Development.

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June 13, 2018 | Press Releases

$500,000 HHS Grant Leverages Success of Science Center Programs for Health Security Innovations

The Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA), part of the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR), within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, has awarded the University City Science Center a grant of up to $500,000 over five years to join BARDA’s new Division of Research, Innovation and Ventures (DRIVe) Accelerator Network. The grant will augment the capabilities of the Science Center’s existing accelerator programs to identify and promote innovations in national health security.

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May 23, 2018 | Press Releases

University City Science Center Announces Ignite Innovation Campaign; Lead Support from University of Pennsylvania and Wexford Science & Technology

The University City Science Center announced today that it has launched a $3 million “Ignite Innovation” Campaign, as it prepares to move into new headquarters at 3675 Market Street in Philadelphia. The campaign is off to a strong start with support totaling $1.1 million from the University of Pennsylvania and Wexford Science & Technology, LLC.

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April 24, 2018 | Press Releases

Explore Innovation for Social Change: Science Center, Venture Café and CIC Partner to Offer Philly Tech Week Event

Social needs can’t be addressed by maintaining the status quo. Change requires a holistic exploration of the people, policies and issues surrounding a problem – and a willingness to think beyond existing circumstances. On Monday, April 30th, the University City Science Center will partner with the Venture Café Global Institute and CIC to deliver Innovation for Social Change: A Venture Café Experience as part of Philly Tech Week presented by Comcast.

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April 17, 2018 | Press Releases

‘Be an Innovator!’ Returns to Innovation Plaza as part of Philadelphia Science Festival

The University City Science Center is bringing its Innovators Walk of Fame to life with the interactive Be an Innovator! program on Sunday, April 22, from 10 a.m. - noon. Be an Innovator! highlights innovators from the past and present through interactive activities connecting art and science. This is the third consecutive year the Science Center is partnering with the Philadelphia Science Festival to present the program, which will take place at Innovation Plaza, 37th and Market Streets.

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April 9, 2018 | Press Releases

Is Technology the 21st Century Version of a Phantom Limb? New Esther Klein Gallery Exhibit Explores the Post-Digital Landscape

Three Brooklyn-based artists use digital art to illustrate technology as an expansion of our bodies in Phantom Limb, the latest exhibit at the University City Science Center’s Esther Klein Gallery (EKG). An opening reception for Phantom Limb will be held on April 12, 2018 at EKG, 3600 Market Street, from 5 – 7:30 p.m. Phantom Limb runs through May 26, 2018, and features work by Danielle Ezzo, Sophie Kahn and Zach Nader. The exhibit draws attention to the evolving post-digital landscape in relation to the self through diverse forms of digital art.

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