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February 19, 2019 | Press Releases

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.

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February 14, 2019 | Press Releases

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.

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February 6, 2019 | Press Releases

Science Center’s Multi-Institutional Proof-of-Concept Program Awards $700,000 to Accelerate Technology Commercialization at Four Leading Institutions

Ten years after the launch of the first multi-institutional proof-of-concept program of its kind, the University City Science Center’s QED program announced its eleventh round of awardees. The projects tackle critical healthcare needs including a mechanized brace enabling patients with mobility issues to walk longer and farther distances; a vest that relieves shortness of breath in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease; an immunotherapeutic treatment for pediatric neuroblastoma; and a diagnostic test for the assessment of traumatic brain injury.

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January 22, 2019 | Press Releases

A Portal to the Introspective at Esther Klein Gallery

Virtual reality and painted meditation are just a few of the sessions lined up for the closing reception of the Portal’s exhibit at the University City Science Center’s Esther Klein Gallery (EKG). The exhibit, which opened at EKG on December 13 and runs through January 29, highlights the benefits of art-making on physiological and psychological health. Portals will feature a series of closing events in conjunction with Venture Café Philadelphia on January 24.

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January 4, 2019 | Press Releases

Science Center Advances FirstHand STEM Education Program with Support from CHOP, PECO and the Exelon Foundation

Lead gifts will allow FirstHand to serve more students and increase the capacity of the program

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November 27, 2018 | Press Releases

Philadelphia Fellowship on Inclusion and Equity Awarded to Renowned Urbanist Richard Florida

New collaborative initiative by Drexel, Jefferson and the Science Center fosters groundbreaking research on inclusion and equity in Philadelphia

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November 19, 2018 | Press Releases

Venture Café Philadelphia kicks off with Richard Florida as Featured Speaker

Venture Café Philadelphia will kick off its first Thursday night gathering on November 29 with prominent urban studies theorist, Richard Florida. The inaugural Venture Café Philadelphia Thursday gathering will take place from 3 – 8 p.m. at the newly opened 3675 Market Street where the University City Science Center is headquartered.

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October 31, 2018 | Press Releases

Newest BioArtist-in-Residence Explores Love Inside a Lab

Heather Dewey-Hagborg, the latest artist selected to participate in the University City Science Center and Integral Molecular’s BioArt Residency program, will begin her three month residency in November. Dewey-Hagborg is a transdisciplinary artist and educator whose interests focus on art as research and critical practice. Dewey-Hagborg is the third of three artists selected to participate in the program, which hosts artists at uCity Square-based biotech company Integral Molecular.

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October 22, 2018 | Press Releases

Science Center and Biotech Leader CSL Behring Partner to Accelerate Academic Research in the Search for New Medicines and Possible Cures

The University City Science Center and global biotechnology leader CSL Behring, which has its operational headquarters in King of Prussia, PA, are partnering to identify and help commercialize potential new medicines at research and academic institutions across the Greater Philadelphia region.

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October 16, 2018 | Press Releases

Internationally Renowned BioArtist Featured at Esther Klein Gallery

A solo exhibition by internationally acclaimed British artist, Anna Dumitriu, will open at the Esther Klein Gallery on October 18th. BioArt and Bacteria explores our relationship with the microbial world and the history and future of infectious diseases. An artist lecture will be held on October 18th at 5 p.m., immediately followed by the exhibit’s opening reception from 6 – 8 p.m., at the gallery, 3600 Market Street, Philadelphia.

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