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Science History Institute and Penn to Serve as New Hosts of History of Science Society
June 17, 2022
The dual collaboration between a public-facing organization and a university is the first of its kind for the society.
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Science History Institute’s ‘Downstream’ Exhibition Wins 2022 AASLH Award of Excellence
June 15, 2022
Recognition is part of the prestigious American Association for State and Local History Leadership in History Awards program.
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Science History Institute Remembers Former Board Member George Vincent
June 15, 2022
The Hallstar cofounder passed away on May 4, 2022, at the age of 78.
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Science History Institute Launches New Blog
June 09, 2022
Staff and scholars will share stories about our library, archival, and museum collections.
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Grid: Award-Winning Exhibit Explores Water Analysis and Protection
May 27, 2022
Institute’s ‘Downstream’ exhibition featured in local sustainable lifestyle magazine.
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Science History Institute Mourns Loss of Heritage Council Member Bernard Bigot
May 24, 2022
The respected French scientist passed away suddenly on May 14, 2022.
Science History Institute Joins Independent Research Libraries Association
May 04, 2022
IRLA membership places Institute on prestigious list of some of the nation’s oldest and most distinguished historical societies.
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Institute’s ‘Downstream’ Exhibition Receives PA Museums Award
April 04, 2022
Annual awards program recognizes special achievements of museums and historical organizations across Pennsylvania.
Between Us and Catastrophe exhibition
‘Philadelphia Weekly’ Spotlights Institute’s Oral History Program, ‘Between Us and Catastrophe’ Exhibition
March 21, 2022
Staff members share why recording history is so important, especially during a pandemic.
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Emory University’s Dennis Liotta to Receive 2022 SCI Perkin Medal
March 17, 2022
The prestigious award will be presented as part of the Institute’s annual Innovation Day program on September 13.
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Ex Libris Universum: Museum Tour
March 03, 2022
American Institute of Physics’ blog includes the Science History Institute on its list of ‘some of the coolest virtual museums on the internet.’
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Science History Institute Mourns Death of Board Member Babatunde Ogunnaike
February 23, 2022
The Nigerian-born chemical engineer passed away February 20, 2022, at the age of 65.
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Institute’s Digital Collections on List of ‘Hidden Gems’ in Creative Commons Open Culture Remix Art Contest
February 15, 2022
Licensing organization’s #CCSharesCulture competition celebrates better sharing of global cultural heritage.
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Institute’s Digital Exhibition on Vaccines Gets Boost from Google Arts & Culture
January 27, 2022
‘Animals and the Making of Human Vaccines’ is featured in the online platform’s history of vaccination project.
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Metabolic Engineer Jay Keasling to Receive Science History Institute’s Prestigious Othmer Gold Medal
January 21, 2022
Noted synthetic biotechnology pioneer to be recognized as part of Institute’s annual Heritage Day celebration on May 11, 2022.
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Science History Institute Names SK Capital’s Barry Siadat 2022 Bolte Award Winner
January 21, 2022
Noted academic and entrepreneur to be recognized as part of the Institute’s annual Heritage Day celebration on May 11, 2022.
Chemistry International: Downstream
January 19, 2022
Research curator Jesse Smith takes readers of IUPAC’s digital news magazine on a watery journey of history and science with Institute’s latest exhibition.
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Science History Institute Announces Aloke Lohia Is 2022 Petrochemical Heritage Award Honoree
January 03, 2022
The Indorama Ventures founder and CEO will be honored March 27, 2022, at AFPM’s International Petrochemical Conference in San Antonio.
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Science History Institute Receives $40K PHMC Grant
December 14, 2021
Prestigious award from the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission to provide operational support for our museum.
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Science History Institute Announces Nobel Laureate Frances Arnold Will Present 2022 Ullyot Lecture
December 10, 2021
Annual talk is cosponsored by Penn, USciences, and ACS Philadelphia and Delaware.