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September 10, 2019 | Press Releases

Science Center Joins Forces with BCK Group, Mogulette and Thom Webster to Establish Philadelphia-based Tech Accelerator

With support from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, the Science Center is introducing Launch Lane, a new Philadelphia-based accelerator focused on identifying the most promising tech-enabled startups and helping them grow.

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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...

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August 12, 2019 | Press Releases

An Oculus Into Nature and Our Interconnectedness

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.

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August 8, 2019 | Press Releases

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.

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July 8, 2019 | Press Releases

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.

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July 1, 2019 | Press Releases

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.

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April 9, 2019 | Press Releases

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

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March 11, 2019 | Press Releases


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.

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February 26, 2019 | Press Releases

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.

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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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