Posts Tagged ‘University City’

Queen of The Rats: How One Female Scientist Colonized The Modern Lab

Queen of The Rats: How One Female Scientist Colonized The Modern Lab

July 16, 2018  |  History

Mickey Herr takes a look at the Wistar Rat, a true Philly original, and the groundbreaking female biologist that helped standardize science > more

The Rise & Ruckus Over Bio Pond, Penn's Hidden Urban Oasis

The Rise & Ruckus Over Bio Pond, Penn’s Hidden Urban Oasis

April 2, 2018  |  History

Harry K. has the backstory on the beginnings of the Bio Pond research garden at Penn and the brouhaha in the 1990s over saving the little slice of tranquility. > more

On The Hunt For Brains, Discovering The Wistar Institute

On The Hunt For Brains, Discovering The Wistar Institute

February 21, 2018  |  History

Mickey Herr dissects the origins of the Wistar Institute and examines the brain of a man that turned the medical world on its head > more

Prefab Future For Former African-American Cemetery In West Philly

Prefab Future For Former African-American Cemetery In West Philly

January 29, 2018  |  Preservation

Harry K. unearths an old African-American cemetery in West Philadelphia that was owned by a church connected to the Underground Railroad. The land is currently being redeveloped for residential construction > more

A Field Guide To Demolition

A Field Guide To Demolition

January 12, 2018  |  Development

Peter Woodall spotlights specific building types facing the most development pressure in four high-profile neighborhoods > more