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Enriching Internship Could Lead to a Career for Penn Student

Jane Wu is getting an early start at the University of Pennsylvania on a possible future career in research to help save the environment and preserve human health.

Penn Undergrad Maps an Italian Dialect to Help Preserve Its Heritage

October 10, 2014

Sophomore Benjamin Finkel from Jenkintown, Pa., spent the summer mapping the dialect of a region in central Italy, examining the effect of its history and geography.

Penn Graduate Student Attends Prestigious Meeting of Nobel Laureates

October 14, 2014

It’s not every day that a graduate student gets to meet a Nobel Laureate in her field. But this summer Rianne Esquivel, a fourth-year doctoral candidate in microbiology at the University of Pennsylvania, had the opportunity to meet not just one but 37 Nobel Laureates, all leaders in biomedical sciences.

Penn Vet Study Monitors Effects of IV Fluid on Circulation During Surgery

October 13, 2014

That network of small vessels, collectively known as the microcirculation, was the focus of a recent study led by a University of Pennsylvania veterinarian. Using a video microscope to record the blood flow of dogs undergoing spay surgeries, the investigation found that increasing the amount of fluid delivered to the animal enhanced the total number of vessels receiving blood flow.

Penn in the News

Audio: 8 Reasons Why We Love Science Even More

Maria Geffen of the Perelman School of Medicine talks about sound and meaning.

October 17, 2014 | “Newsworks,” WHYY Radio (Philadelphia)
Video: Jeremy Siegel: Dow 18,000 Still Possible

Jeremy Siegel of the Wharton School says the Dow Jones industrial average could hit 18,000 by the end of the year.

October 16, 2014 | CNBC
Why Do So Few California Homeowners Have Earthquake Insurance?

Erwann Michel-Kerjan of the Wharton School comments on the cost of earthquake insurance.

October 16, 2014 | NBC News
How the ‘Psychological Drama’ Taught Peter Lorre How to Act

Jonathan Moreno of the Perelman School of Medicine and the School or Arts & Sciences writes about actor Peter Lorre.

October 15, 2014 | Psychology Today
Genetic Testing for Alzheimer’s – Without Revealing the Results

Reed Pyeritz of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on genetic testing for diseases.

October 13, 2014 | Wall Street Journal


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    Thanks in part to an anonymous $250,000 gift, Penn’s School of Engineering and Applied Science is opening the AddLab, a new facility that will feature a suite of state-of-the-art 3-D printing tools.

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