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Penn Engineering Postdoc Duygu Kuzum Is One of ‘Innovators Under 35’

The process of information flow in the brain is fundamentally different from that in a silicon chip, but Duygu Kuzum aims to bridge that gap through transparent, graphene-based electrodes.

Taking ‘The Condom Pledge’: Penn Student’s Project Leads to Global Changes

August 20, 2014

A graduate student at the Perelman School of Medicine created The Condom Pledge, a social media and lifestyle campaign that calls for young people around the world to promise to use condoms and share their oaths to do so.

Penn Sophomore Seeks to Improve Pneumonia Vaccines

August 19, 2014

University Scholar sophomore Ivan Ye from Iowa City, Iowa, has spent the summer conducting research focused on identifying a vaccine for pneumonia in the lab of Hao Shen, associate professor of microbiology at Penn’s Perelman School of Medicine.

Penn IUR Publishes New Report on Universities as Anchor Institutions

August 20, 2014

Penn IUR has released The Power of Eds & Meds: Urban Universities Investing in Neighborhood Revitalization and Innovation Districts. a new report that examines the power of universities as anchor institutions.

Penn in the News

India to Be Launch Pad for Amazon's Plan to Deliver Packages Using Drones; Deliveries May Start by Diwali

Kartik Hosanagar of the Wharton School is quoted about consumers reaction to receiving packages delivered by drone.

August 20, 2014 | Economic Times
ACT Scores Virtually Unchanged, but Participation Hits New High

Laura Perna of the Graduate School of Education comments on entrance exam scoring.

August 20, 2014 | Education Week
Fishy Financial Disclosure at Darden's Red Lobster

The Law School's Jill Fisch is quoted on a corporate sale that used different pitches depending on the audience.

August 19, 2014 | CNBC
How Do I Talk to My Kids About Suicide?

Cory Newman of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on how one can help those coping with suicide.

August 20, 2014 | Philadelphia Inquirer
Hospitalizations, Deaths for Heart Disease Fall

Howard Herrmann of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on decreasing heart disease.

August 18, 2014 | USA Today


  • Penn Employee Transforms Health Due to ‘Be in the Know’

    Penn Employee Transforms Health Due to ‘Be in the Know’

    The Division of Human Resource’s (HR) “Be in the Know” campaign is a program designed to give Penn faculty and staff better insight into their health status—as well as a $100 incentive, less applicable payroll taxes.

  • A Promise and an Opportunity

    A Promise and an Opportunity

    Theodore Brandon, a student in Penn’s School of Social Policy & Practice, has long enjoyed helping others, assisting the elderly and volunteering at church.

  • Rehabilitation With the Help of Robots

    Rehabilitation With the Help of Robots

    From automated assembly lines to personalized flying drones, robots are opening up new possibilities in the realms of both work and play.

  • 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