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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

CIC PHILADELPHIA ANNOUNCES NEW LEADERSHIP

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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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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