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September 24, 2018 | Press Releases
Digging Beneath the Surface at the Latest Esther Klein Gallery Exhibit
The latest exhibition at the Esther Klein Gallery explores design, architecture and plant biology while highlighting the dynamic processes happening within plant roots. Without Roots features works by Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts Professor and Artist Dolores Bartholomew, students from the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts participating in Bartholomew’s “Topics in Science” class, Dr. Jason Diaz of La Salle University, and the Gallagher Plant Biology Laboratory at the University of Pennsylvania. An Art and Science Lecture will be held by Jason Diaz and Dolores Bartholomew on September 27 at 4 p.m. at the Esther Klein Gallery, 3600 Market Street, followed by the exhibit’s closing reception.
Twelve Academic Technologies Selected for Science Center Proof-of-Concept Program
Twelve promising technologies developed at nine academic institutions across the tristate region have been selected as finalists for the University City Science Center’s QED Program. QED is designed to bridge the gap between academic research and product commercialization. Researchers from the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia; Harrisburg University of Science and Technology; New Jersey Institute of Technology; Penn State College of Medicine; Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey; Temple University; Thomas Jefferson University; University of Delaware; and University of Pennsylvania will participate in the 11th round of the proof-of-concept program.
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.
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.
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:
$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.
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.
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.