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PhillyDeals: Penn dropouts raise a million to launch their college-software firm

Three University of Pennsylvania students have walked away from their Wharton and Engineering studies to launch a new college-software firm, Coursekit, based on a service they rolled out at Penn this year.

“The time is right,” … “I go to a good school. But I’m not really an academic type. I was half doing school and half doing the company.”

So he and his pals turned pro. continue reading>>

New Aging: International Conference on Aging and Architecture

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The Department of Architecture at the University of Pennsylvania School of Design presents New Aging, an international conference on aging and architecture. 

October 1st & 2nd

New Aging is a uniquely strategic conference, complemented by hands-on workshops, matchmaking sessions, and open houses at collaborating institutions. Guests within and outside of the design profession will provide the professional and visionary background of the conference, leading to a manifesto on “New Aging” in architecture.

 New Aging will investigate recent advances in architecture and urbanism dealing with age-related challenges; ones that assure the best utilization with the utmost dignity for age.

 For more information, visit New-Aging.com

Enter Now: New Aging Award 2010

Aging AwardArchitizer is happy to announce a partnership with the University of Pennsylvania for the New Aging Award 2010.

The New Aging Award 2010 is a search for progressive architectural designs (realized or conceptual) for the elderly. With a concern that banal architecture has become a barrier exacerbating physical limitations, social isolation, and dependency, the New Aging Award is looking for designs that break these trends and offers a design quality that enables the elderly to lead a life of dignity.

Any architectural project designed for, or including, a single person or a group of people who are 55 and older is eligible. The designs may range from a private house to an assisted living facility, nursing home, or continuing care retirement facility. Submissions may include the work of firms, architects, designers, students, and teams.

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