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April 19, 2017 | Science Center In The News

How changes to H-1B visas could impact Philadelphia's tech scene

The Greater Philadelphia region has a significant stake in the program. New Jersey and Pennsylvania both ranked in the top ten states for H-1B visa application certifications, which are required to be entered into the visa lottery.

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April 19, 2017 | Science Center In The News

How to get on First Round Capital’s radar

When asked how startups could go about putting themselves in front of the famed venture capital firm, First Round Capital’s partner operations manager Chris Brown shared one “do” and one big “don’t.”

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April 18, 2017 | Science Center In The News

Earth Day in Philly will be busy: Thousands expected to march for science

Organizers expect 5,000 to 15,000 people in Philadelphia on Saturday to support the March for Science — a satellite event to the main march in Washington sparked by President Trump's proposed budget cuts and statements on science.

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April 13, 2017 | Science Center In The News

Richard Florida on the new ‘Urban Crisis’: The feds will never save us again

Richard Florida is feeling reflective. He became the equivalent of an urban planning rock star with the publication of his book The Rise of the Creative Class 15 years ago. In the intervening years, the book’s thesis—attract young creative professionals and your city will flourish—seems to have proven both portentous and problematic.

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April 6, 2017 | Science Center In The News

Apply to the Science Center’s health IT accelerator and score $50K in seed cash

Now on its third year of offering cash and office space to startups in the health IT space, the University City Science Center is calling on local companies to apply for the Digital Health Accelerator (DHA) by May 15.

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April 5, 2017 | Science Center In The News

Here’s How Trump Made Last-Minute Changes to the H1-B Visa Program

The application period for H1-B visas opened up on Monday, right after the Trump administration issued a last-minute memo detailing new guidelines for the work visa program.

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April 5, 2017 | Press Releases

Esther Klein Gallery Exhibit Connects Disciplines of Cosmology, History, Philosophy

The newest exhibit on display at the University City Science Center’s Esther Klein Gallery (EKG) is a retrospective by sculptor Rebecca Kamen, featuring a collaborative multi-media installation that explores the relationship between inner and outer space. Continuum opens on April 13th and runs through May 27th. An opening reception featuring a dance performance by Megan Mizanty will be held at EKG on April 13th from 5 to 7:30 p.m.

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April 5, 2017 | Science Center In The News

University City's Major Players Want To Be The City's Top Business Recruiters

Everything that has made Philadelphia an exciting market for commercial real estate is concentrated in University City, which makes the neighborhood’s future crucial to the health of the city overall.

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April 4, 2017 | Resident & Alumni News

MD Anderson, Oncora Medical team up to fight cancer with precision medicine alliance

HOUSTON and PHILADELPHIA ? Oncora Medical, a precision radiation oncology software company, and The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, today announced a strategic alliance focusing on building the next generation of precision medicine software for radiation oncology.

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March 31, 2017 | Beyond The Science Center

Artists Pitch Ideas For Beautifying Part Of West Philly

The West Philadelphia community is getting to help decide what public artwork they want to see displayed in the coming months.

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