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August 12, 2019 | Press Releases
John Younger, MD Joins University City Science Center as Vice President, Science and Technology
PHILADELPHIA, PA -- (August 12, 2019) – John Younger, MD has joined the University City Science Center as Vice President, Science & Technology. With extensive clinical, research and entrepreneurial experience, Dr. Younger will build on...
After three months in a biotech lab and a full year in her studio, artist Deirdre Murphy is showcasing her work at Esther Klein Gallery. During her BioArt Residency at the Science Center, Murphy conducted research at uCity Square-based company Integral Molecular, a molecular laboratory that focuses on curing viruses such as Ebola and HIV. The result is Oculus, a collection of work that explores the parallels between micro and macro, looking beyond the surface of nature and delving into the patterns that connect living things to each other and the world as a whole.
Science Center to Recognize Ecosystem Builders and Innovators at Inaugural Nucleus Awards
The University City Science Center will honor UE LifeSciences, Kiera Smalls, and Seer Interactive as the inaugural Nucleus Awardees. The Nucleus Awards are designed to recognize and celebrate the ecosystem builders that fuel discovery, demolish barriers, and foster an innovative future. The Nucleus Commercialization Award, Nucleus Convener Award, and Nucleus Cultivator Award will be officially given to the recipients on Wednesday, September 18 at the Science Center’s annual fundraising event, Nucleus 2019, presented by PNC Bank.
Beat the Heat with Microbially-Augmented Popsicles at Esther Klein Gallery
Are microbially-augmented popsicles, grown on palm trees and delivered by parrots the answer to the climate crisis? Orkan Telhan, an internationally renowned artist and former University City Science Center BioArtist-in-Residence, will exhibit in his hometown of Philadelphia for the first time at Esther Klein Gallery (EKG) with his latest exhibit, Fruits of Matadero, opening Thursday, July 11th. The exhibit is a public commission by Matadero Madrid and the Mutant Institute of Environmental Narratives, Spain and featured at EKG.
University City Science Center Names New Board Chairman
Mike DiPiano, Managing General Partner and Co-founder of NewSpring has been elected Chairman of the University City Science Center’s Board of Directors. DiPiano succeeds Craig R. Carnaroli, Executive Vice President of the University of Pennsylvania, Board Chair since 2011 and who remains on the Science Center’s Board of Directors as a Vice Chair and member of the Executive Committee.
We Are All Made of Art: Esther Klein Gallery Exhibit Provides a Compelling Visual for Our Inner Workings
New England-based artist Lois Goglia brings X-Ray Visions - a collection of work created from medical imaging materials - to the University City Science Center’s Esther Klein Gallery (EKG) for its latest exhibit. An opening reception for X-Ray Visions will be held on April 12, 2019 at EKG, 3600 Market Street, from 5 – 7:30 p.m
Cambridge Innovation Center (CIC) announces the promotion of Sally J. Guzik to Director of CIC Philadelphia, the company’s newest campus, located at 3675 Market Street in uCity Square. As Director, Guzik will be responsible for supporting and expanding CIC Philadelphia’s entrepreneurial ecosystem and amplifying the good work taking place within it by recruiting more innovative, civically-minded organizations to CIC and the region.
uCity Square’s 3675 Market Welcomes Amicus Therapeutics As Latest Tenant
uCity Square’s newest building, 3675 Market Street, has been selected by global biotechnology leader Amicus Therapeutics (Nasdaq: FOLD) for its newly-announced Global Research and Gene Therapy Center of Excellence.
Esther Klein Gallery Exhibit Explores the Social Impact of Memory
Twenty years after Patricia Moss-Vreeland’s first exhibition at the University City Science Center’s Esther Klein Gallery (EKG), her work is featured in a solo multimedia installation, In Search of Meaning: Memory Becomes Us. The exhibit, which illuminates the role that memory plays in relation to who we are, runs from February 7 – March 30 at EKG, 3600 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA. A lecture with Moss-Vreeland and Dr. Dasa Zeithamova of the University of Oregon followed by a reception will take place on Friday, February 22 between 5-8 p.m.
Virus Promoting Love and Kindness Created for Valentine’s Day
What if love and kindness could spread like a virus? As part of the University City Science Center’s BioArt Residency, artist Heather Dewey-Hagborg created a custom virus able to increase the production of oxytocin, a hormone that induces feelings of love, kindness, and empathy. The project, titled Lovesick, was developed by Dewey-Hagborg in collaboration with research scientists at the University City Science Center and uCity Square-based biotech company Integral Molecular.