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Penn Alumnus, House Dean Chris Donovan Champions His Love of Cinema

Chris Donovan is a Philadelphia native, a Penn alumnus and a movie buff. In addition to teaching literature and cinema at the School of Arts & Sciences, he's also the house dean at Gregory College House, where he runs its film culture program.

Penn Projects Garner LEED Gold Designations, Adding to Green Campus Goals

July 30, 2014

Two University of Pennsylvania building projects have received LEED Gold certification by the U.S. Green Building Council: The Krishna P. Singh Center for Nanotechnology and the Wharton School’s Steinberg-Dietrich Hall West Tower Entrance addition.

Penn Team Makes Cancer Glow to Improve Surgical Outcomes

July 29, 2014

The best way to cure most cases of cancer is to surgically remove the tumor. The Achilles heel of this approach, however, is that the surgeon may fail to extract the entire tumor, leading to a local recurrence.

As a Summer Intern, Penn Sophomore Clare Lombardo Gets Lesson in Journalism

July 28, 2014

University of Pennsylvania rising sophomore Clare Lombardo of Decatur, Ga., is spending the summer interning with The Atlanta Journal-Constitution as a guest blogger for education columnist Maureen Downey’s blog Get Schooled.

Penn in the News

Research Examines Infection and a Method of Circumcision

Brian Leas and Craig Umscheid of the Perelman School of Medicine are highlighted for researching the spread of infection through the use of “direct oral suction” used during a type of circumcision.

July 30, 2014 | Philadelphia Inquirer
Penn Offers First German Language MOOC

Penn’s new massive open online course “Auf Deutsch: Communicating in German Across Cultures” is featured.

July 29, 2014 | Philadelphia Inquirer
OKCupid, Say It Ain’t So!

Jonathan Moreno of the Perelman School of Medicine and the School of Arts & Sciences discusses how social networks can undermine trust.

July 29, 2014 | Psychology Today
Happy Workers, Richer Companies?

Alex Edmans of the Wharton School is cited for a paper titled “The Link Between Job Satisfaction and Firm Value, With Implications for Corporate Social Responsibility.”

July 28, 2014 | Atlantic
Land-shackled-I

Devesh Kapur of the School of Arts & Sciences co-authors an article tackling India’s problem with land.

July 20, 2014 | Business Standard

MULTIMEDIA

  • The Transformative Power of the Arts

    The Transformative Power of the Arts

    JaLinda Dunovant believes that the world would be a better place if more people could experience the transformative power of the arts. This is because Dunovant’s involvement in arts and culture activities has had a profound impact on her own life.

  • Critical Care Lessons Outside of the Classroom

    Critical Care Lessons Outside of the Classroom

    On July 2, 2014, Penn’s School of Nursing conducted its second annual summer mass casualty emergency simulation exercise in Fagin Hall in the Helene Fuld Pavilion.

  • Pushing the Frontiers of a New Material

    Pushing the Frontiers of a New Material

    Draw a line with a pencil and it’s likely that somewhere along that black smudge is a material that earned two scientists the 2010 Nobel Prize in Physics. The graphite of that pencil tip is simply multiple layers of carbon atoms; where those layers are only one atom thick, it is known as graphene.

  • Penn: A Year in Pictures 2013-14

    This year, Penn’s impact was felt in ways big and small, from West Philadelphia to across the globe, from Convocation to Commencement.

  • Penn’s 258th Commencement

    Penn’s 258th Commencement

    The journey leading to Commencement can be a challenging one—and on Monday, May 19, the University community gathered to celebrate students’ significant academic achievement. More than 5,000 graduates received their degrees at Penn’s 258th Commencement, held on a sunny, picture-perfect spring day.

  • Veterinarians Will Help the World

    ‘Veterinarians Will Help the World’

    According to Joan Hendricks, dean of Penn’s School of Veterinary Medicine, people go into veterinary medicine for a couple reasons. They love animals, probably first and foremost.

  • The Link Between the Southern Ocean and Climate Change

    The Link Between the Southern Ocean and Climate Change

    To investigate the interplay between climate change and the ocean, Irina Marinov, an assistant professor in the Department of Earth and Environmental Science, focuses her attention on

  • Hey Day: A Uniquely Penn Tradition

    Hey Day: A Uniquely Penn Tradition

    Following a tradition that reaches back to 1916, Penn juniors celebrated Hey Day 2014 on May 1, by donning red shirts, strutting along Locust Walk carrying mahogany walking canes, and biting into flat-brimmed hats.

  • 2014 Marks 120th Penn Relays

    2014 Marks 120th Penn Relays

    On April 24 through 26, as the Penn Relays celebrated its 120th year, more than 18,000 athletes from more than 60 countries took to Franklin Field on the University of Pennsylvania campus to compete in 425 events.

  • Penn and ADL Partner for Holocaust Education

    Penn and ADL Partner for Holocaust Education

    Penn and the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) of Philadelphia presented a half-day workshop to introduce teachers and future teachers to “Echoes and Reflections,” a multimedia Holocaust education curriculum designed by the ADL and the USC Shoah Foundation Institute.

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