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February 19, 2019
The American Philosophical Society is celebrating its 275th Anniversary by asking APS Members and scholars to reflect on important talks delivered at the Society's biannual meetings. Listen each month as host and Director of the APS Library, Dr. Patrick Spero, interviews APS Members and scholars on everything from campaign advertising to immigration to nuclear weapons. Episode 4: The Paradox of the Mexico-U.S. Border
February 17, 2019
The Print Center recently named Ksenia Nouril as the new Jensen Bryan Curator, acknowledging a transformational gift from supporters Julie Jensen Bryan and Robert Bryan. With a PhD in Art History from Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey in New Brunswick, Nouril has a history of curating teams dedicated to researching, cataloging, and interpreting modernist photographic history.
February 16, 2019
When it comes to the history of our country's founding and the American Revolution, you can't go without mentioning George Washington. Washington became our nation's first president (1789 - 97) and, with the new U.S. Constitution ratified, the new republic was beginning to legitimize as a sovereign independent power.
February 16, 2019
Playing sports outside is a snapshot of many childhoods, whether it's at a local baseball field around the corner or at a football field at your school, or even just playing in your own backyard.
February 16, 2019
The Civic Education Consortium is an informal, nonpartisan gathering of several significant civic organizations in Philadelphia, including the Global Philadelphia Association (GPA). All of these organizations’ work touches in some way on K-12 or adult education, and all of them see the need for civic education to be improved and expanded among young people and adults alike in the Greater Philadelphia area.
February 6, 2019
Simply put, 2018 was a great year for Philadelphia. From the Eagles’ stunning Super Bowl triumph, to the unveiling of a new hockey mascot who quickly endeared himself to the world through countless GIFs and memes, to being named GQ’s City of the Year, the past 12 months put our city in the national and global spotlight like never before.
February 6, 2019
Featured story: Companies approved for funding: Lithero – Philadelphia County
February 5, 2019
Elizabeth F. Spungen, Executive Director, announces the appointment of Ksenia Nouril, PhD, as the Jensen Bryan Curator. Nouril joined The Print Center staff in January 2019. The addition of Nouril to The Print Center's professional staff is a significant and exciting development; her expertise, knowledge and enthusiasm bring a new energy and focus to the organization's compelling and innovative curatorial program.
February 4, 2019