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OkCupid, game design, Ke$ha: dispatches from Haverford digital humanities conference access

Apr. 8, 2014 10:30 am

OkCupid, game design, Ke$ha: dispatches from Haverford digital humanities conference

Re:Humanities is the only digital humanities conference in the country organized by undergraduates as a forum for their original, digital scholarship. Programmed by students from Bryn Mawr, Swarthmore, and Haverford Colleges, here's what was discussed this year.
How changing the culture of academia can drive Philly’s life sciences industry business

Apr. 8, 2014 9:30 am

How changing the culture of academia can drive Philly’s life sciences industry

Fifteen years ago, while he was at Penn getting his M.D., Cytovas CEO Todd Johnson said Penn academics didn't think highly of academics turned entrepreneurs. Business and commercialization was seen as "dirty" or "evil," Johnson said on a tech transfer panel last Friday. Even now, when he returns to Penn, he said academics joke that he's joined the dark side.
Among Penn Law students, entreprenurial law clinic is most in-demand business

Apr. 1, 2014 7:30 am

Among Penn Law students, entreprenurial law clinic is most in-demand

The clinic helps small businesses with every aspect of running a business that does not involve litigation. By offering their services pro bono and taking on clients who are positioned to make an impact in their Philadelphia community, Kosuri believes he and his students are helping revitalize the city.
City of Philadelphia is sending its employees to innovation school civic

Mar. 18, 2014 10:30 am

City of Philadelphia is sending its employees to innovation school

It's the first cohort of the city's "Innovation Academy," a partnership with Philadelphia University. The seven-week course aims to teach staffers the principles of innovation, like design thinking and problem-solving with analytics.
What’s next for Drexel’s ‘Innovation Neighborhood’? [LINKS] business

Mar. 7, 2014 9:30 am

What’s next for Drexel’s ‘Innovation Neighborhood’? [LINKS]

"Drexel president John Fry wants to add companies that hire Drexel kids, firms started by Drexel scholars, labs, entertainment, shopping, and hotels. "
Temple launches country’s first online learning program for dentistry access

Mar. 4, 2014 9:30 am

Temple launches country’s first online learning program for dentistry

The website is designed to facilitate the exchange of informations: anyone on the website can access and share anonymous patient cases. This allows more students to learn from a specific patient case than would be possible in a traditional clinic setting.
Pennovation Center: new Grays Ferry Penn campus incubator business

Feb. 28, 2014 12:30 pm

Pennovation Center: new Grays Ferry Penn campus incubator

It builds off the work of Penn's four-year-old UPstart program, which helps faculty and students create businesses, and gives those businesses a physical place to call home. At least one UPstart business is located in the Pennovation Center already: Novapeutics, a diabetes treatment company.
Drexel student built an app to get you better haircuts: MyKlipPics dev

Feb. 28, 2014 11:30 am

Drexel student built an app to get you better haircuts: MyKlipPics

Skyler Logsdon recently launched MyKlipsPics, an app that lets you upload pictures of your desired haircut, save them until your next appointment and show them to your stylist.
How Jeffrey Babin teaches Penn students to ‘look at the fish’ [Q&A] access

Feb. 11, 2014 12:30 pm

How Jeffrey Babin teaches Penn students to ‘look at the fish’ [Q&A]

Babin, a former entrepreneur and musician who teaches the Engineering Entrepreneurship program at Penn, talks with us about teaching, the principles of entrepreneurship, and why Facebook is really, really over.
PennApps Fellows bringing college interns to Philly startups this summer dev

Feb. 6, 2014 12:30 pm

PennApps Fellows bringing college interns to Philly startups this summer

"Students know about Silicon Valley and New York startups for summer internships, but they don't think about other great places like Philly to intern," said co-organizer Fabio Fleitas.