Posts Tagged ‘University City’

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

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

July 16, 2018  |  Vantage

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  |  Harry K's Encyclopedia

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  |  Vantage

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  |  Harry K's Encyclopedia

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  |  Vantage

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