Colleges & Universities

Jun 17, 2013 11 years ago

Awesome Fest 80s Movie Series

Beginning Thursday, June 20, University City District (UCD) and The Awesome Fest, in collaboration with Drexel University, will present a free 8-week summer film series at Drexel Park, one of the city’s most scenic new green spaces. Films – all celebrating the 80s – will be presented on a state-of-the-art, 30-foot outdoor screen. All films begin at dusk.

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Apr 30, 2013 11 years ago

Now Announcing Films @ Drexel Park!

In partnership with The Awesome Fest, UCD will host a free family-friendly 8-week summer film series at Drexel Park, 32nd and Powelton. The films will be presented on a state-of-the-art, 30-foot outdoor screen.

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May 16, 2012 12 years ago

Penn researchers report a gene-therapy success

For a quarter of a century, gene therapy has been stymied, largely because the patient's immune system attacks the treatment as a suspected rogue - or because it actually does turn rogue. Now, University of Pennsylvania researchers have convincingly shown that they can overcome these formidable obstacles.

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May 14, 2012 12 years ago

Penn gets $25 million for cancer-research center

The University of Pennsylvania has received a gift of $25 million to start a research center focused on the treatment and prevention of cancers linked to certain hereditary gene mutations, the Philadelphia institution said Tuesday.

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Mar 26, 2012 12 years ago

Inovio Receives U.S. Patent for SynCon® H1N1 Influenza Universal Vaccine

Inovio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announced today that the United States Patent and Trademark Office granted U.S. Patent No. 8,133,723, covering Inovio's SynCon® universal vaccine related to H1N1 influenza. The patent granted to the Trustees of The University of Pennsylvania has been licensed exclusively to Inovio under its existing license agreement with the university.

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Mar 19, 2012 12 years ago

University of the Sciences Names Dr. Helen F. Giles-Gee Its 22nd President

University of the Sciences’ board of trustees has named Dr. Helen F. Giles-Gee the University’s 22nd president announced Board Chairman Marvin Samson. Dr. Giles-Gee, who has served as president of Keene State College in Keene, N.H., since 2005, will begin her presidency at USciences on July 16, 2012.

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Mar 12, 2012 12 years ago

University of Pennsylvania Receives Highest Presidential Recognition for Community Service

The Corporation for National and Community Service and the U.S. Department of Education today awarded University of Pennsylvania with the Presidential Award in the 2012 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for their commitment to bettering the community through community service and service learning.

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