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HUD Report, Penn Research Finds U.S. Homeless Numbers Continue to Decline

Homelessness in the United States continues to decline according to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s 2015 Annual Homeless Assessment Report to Congress and the report’s co-investigator Dennis Culhane of the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Social Policy and Practice.

Two University of Pennsylvania Seniors Win Rhodes Scholarships

November 23, 2015

Two University of Pennsylvania seniors have been awarded Rhodes Scholarships for two to three years of graduate study at Oxford University.

Penn Chemists Put a New Twist on Chirality

November 19, 2015

Chemistry’s Virgil Percec has lead a team of researchers in a study that shows chiral structures, which have a defined handedness, can be made out of a mix of left- and right-handed parts.

Football Defeats Cornell, Wins Ivy League Title

November 21, 2015 |

Ivy League Champions! On Senior Day at Franklin Field, the University of Pennsylvania defeated Cornell, 34-21 to claim its 17th Ivy title, first since 2012 and fourth in seven years. 

Penn in the News

Audio: Local Charities Capitalize On Holiday Rush With Day of Giving

Kat Rosqueta of the School of Social Policy & Practice’s Center for High Impact Philanthropy is interviewed about charitable giving during the holiday season.

November 24, 2015 | National Public Radio
Audio: New Cancer Treatments

David Porter and Lynn Schuchter of the Perelman School of Medicine talk about new therapies used to treat different cancers.

November 23, 2015 | “Radio Times with Marty Moss-Coane,” WHYY Radio (Philadelphia)
How to Make Customers the Best Advocates for Your Company

Research co-authored by Christophe Van den Bulte of the Wharton School on customer referrals is cited.

November 23, 2015 |
Are Good Doctors Bad for Your Health?

Ezekiel Emanuel of the Perelman School of Medicine and the Wharton School pens an op-ed about a recent study that finds patients receive better care when senior physicians are absent from the hospitals.

November 21, 2015 | New York Times
A Cherished Custom at Penn, Any Way You Slice It

The University tradition of throwing toast at sporting events and singing “Drink a Highball” is highlighted in coverage of Penn Football win and share of this year’s Ivy League title with Dartmouth and Harvard.

November 21, 2015 | New York Times
Torn Over Tactics: Activists Refine Their Demands as Protests Over Racism Spread

Shaun Harper of the Graduate School of Education is quoted about how the national black student population is “not a monolithic group” regarding ways to address racism on college campuses.

November 24, 2015 | Chronicle of Higher Education
Former Angels Star Rod Carew Opens Up About Massive Heart Attack, Challenging Recovery

Mariell Jessup of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on heart disease patients that are living with a left ventricular assist device.

November 23, 2015 | Los Angeles Times
Job Applicant Pitfalls

Joseph Barber of Career Services writes about the drawbacks job applicants face when job hunting.

November 23, 2015 | Inside Higher Ed


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    It’s a crash course in business skills, Peter Gebhard says, while summing up his experience so far with Innovation Corps, or I-Corps, an accelerator program supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF).

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    The coral reefs under the tiny island nation of Palau are a laboratory unlike anywhere else on the planet, housing creatures with traits that rival the best of human ingenuity.

  • Penn’s THORwIn Takes Home Gold at RoboCup

    The University of Pennsylvania’s robotic soccer team continues its international reign, winning the Robot Soccer World Cup AdultSize Humanoid League for the second year in a row.

  • A Window Into the Workings of Complex Societies

    In small plastic tubs lining the shelves of a basement laboratory at the University of Pennsylvania, a million organisms live in complex societies.

  • A Bash Between Friends

    The Best Friends Bash brings together patients from CHOP with craniofacial differences and dogs from Penn Vet with similar conditions. Nurses, doctors, and family members are also invited to attend the celebratory event.

  • Summer at Penn

    The word-pairing “school and summer” may sound discordant to the ears of many students, but here at Penn, summer activity lends a special harmony to campus—be it birds splashing in a century-old fountain, faculty planning their fall courses, or students mentoring West Philadel

  • Improving the Quality and Relevance of Presidential Debates

    In a 48-page report released in advance of the 2016 election season, an Annenberg Public Policy Center working group has laid out a series of suggestions to improve presidential debates.

  • Penn: A Year in Review 2014-15

    Penn’s 2014-15 school year opened with its 105th Convocation and closed with its 259th Commencement: two long-held traditions that bookended a year full of extraordinary firsts.

  • Probing the Universe’s ‘Dark’ Secrets

    A team of physicists and astronomers from around the globe are on a five-year mission to answer fundamental questions about our universe: Why are galaxies clustered the way they are? Why are they moving apart faster and faster, instead of gravity slowing them down?

  • President's Engagement Prize-Winners Launch Social Impact Projects

    Though they graduated mere weeks ago, five members of Penn’s Class of 2015 have already begun projects destined to make a profound impact on individuals and communities around the world, with support from the President’s Engagement Prizes.