113 posts categorized "University City"


Penn Today: Staging the plague

Students gathered at UPenn to participate in an infectious disease outbreak simulation exercise dubbed PennDemic. Throughout the day, as event coordinators provided participants new information about the “outbreak,” students worked in interdisciplinary teams to address the emerging health crisis, Penn Today reported. Participants in the event were primarily graduate students from Penn Vet, Penn Nursing, the Perelman School of Medicine (including the Master of Public Health Program), the Graduate School of Education, the School of Social Policy & Practice, and University of the Sciences’ pharmacy program. A few nursing undergraduates also participated. Hailing from many different academic backgrounds, the students brought their own personal and academic experiences to bear during the simulation


WHYY, 6ABC: Minecraft draws hundreds of kids to Philly schools fundraiser

The PCCY Block By Block Party, which brought kids together to play Minecraft and raise money for Philly schools, was held at USciences this weekend. The event was covered by WHYY and 6ABC.

Several news organizations also covered the event previous to this weekend. Read more about it in Philly Weekly, West Philly Local and Philly.com.


6ABC: USciences Breaks Ground on New Residence Hall

USciences President Dr. Paul Katz and Marvin Samson, chairman of the Board of Trustees, were joined by elected officials, community members, and USciences students, faculty and staff for yesterday’s groundbreaking ceremony marking the start of construction on the new student residence hall at 46th and Woodland. The event was covered by 6ABC and West Philly Local.      


The Philadelphia Tribune: West Philly center accents health care hand-holding

USciences pharmacy students host a monthly diabetes class at the Sayre Health Center, 5800 Walnut St., providing a place where those diagnosed with the condition can discuss such topics as medication, nutrition, diet, exercise and lifestyle management, The Philly Tribune reported. The hypertension initiative started in June to address the needs of both physicians and patients.

6ABC: New Students Move In at USciences

University of the Sciences was mentioned alongside other colleges and universities where new students moved in on Friday on 6ABC.    


West Philly Local: Demolition of Wilson School building at 46th and Woodland underway

Demolition of the former Alexander Wilson School at 46th and Woodland is underway. The property is owned by USciences and will be the site of a new residence hall, West Philly Local reported.    


Philadelphia Inquirer: In West Philly, a Jewelers Row-style preservation debacle on a neighborhood scale

In Spruce Hill there has been a long struggle between embracing growth and protecting the area as a historic district. The Philadelphia Inquirer’s Inga Saffron wrote about the issue, saying that even though local universities like Penn Drexel and USciences have been expanding and constructing new dorms, the demand for apartments has stayed constant.


6ABC: Miss USA Inspires USciences Girls Physics Campers

Miss USA Kára McCullough, a scientist for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), visited USciences' Physics Wonder Girls Camp to share her story and mentor middle-school girls from the Philadelphia region in a hands-on STEM activity. 6ABC was there: watch

Miss USA Inspires USciences Girls Physics Campers: Miss USA Kára McCullough knows a thing or two about the importance of science and encouraging girls to pursue their passions in STEM related fields. (UC Review)


Philadelphia Business Journal: New Wistar-led research consortium looks to advance startups

The Wistar Institute, USciences and many regional academic institutions driving life sciences discoveries, have launched the Philadelphia Research Consortium – a preclinical research network for facilitating easy access to our region’s robust research enterprise.

Read the full story in the Philadelphia Business Journal



Philadelphia Business Journal: More jobs, more real estate development in University City, report

University City District names five significant “economy-altering bets” that will forever change University City and have repercussions for the region in its 2017 Annual Report. The bests include investments and new development by USciences, which will build a new mixed-use residence hall on campus, and other UCD partners, Philadelphia Business Journal reported.

Pbj_160Read more about the report from the Business Journal. Read the full report here.