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Penn Senior Jodi Feinberg to Launch Cardiac Patient In-home Rehab Program

(This is the fourth in a series of features introducing the inaugural Penn President’s Engagement Prize winners.) Jodi Feinberg, a Penn Nursing senior from Short Hills., N.J., will implement and evaluate a comprehensive cardiac rehabilitation model for home care.

Penn Vet, Montreal and McGill Researchers Show How Blood-Brain Barrier Is Maintained

April 22, 2015

In a new study, researchers have made insights into how the blood-brain barrier, or BBB, is maintained, identifying a protein key to the process. Delivering this protein to mice with the rodent equivalent of MS improved their symptoms.

Penn Senior Katlyn Grasso Works to Empower Girls to Become Leaders

April 20, 2015

(This is the third in a series of features introducing the inaugural Penn President’s Engagement Prize winners.) Through strong support and encouragement from her family, Katlyn Grasso always knew she’d become a leader.

A ‘Lone Hurdler’ Becomes a Part of a Family Affair at the Penn Relays

April 22, 2015

Sally Willig vividly recalls the intensity of her first experience competing at the Penn Relays, back in 1980.

Penn in the News

The Genius of ‘Want to Grab Coffee?’

Maurice Schweitzer of the Wharton School is cited for a collaborative study that revealed that asking advice appears to enhance perceptions of intelligence.


April 24, 2015 | Atlantic
Hot Sauce Is Main Course at New York Showcase

Paul Rozin of the School of Arts & Sciences says, “People come to like a wide variety of innately negative experiences: the burn of chili pepper in the mouth, the bitterness of coffee, the fear from riding on a roller coasters.”


April 24, 2015 | Reuters
Seeking Tests for a Contested Brain Disease

Douglas Smith of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on chronic traumatic encephalopathy.


April 24, 2015 | Science
Helping Women and Girls. Period. Part Two.

The annual Public Policy Challenge hosted by the Fels Institute of Government is mentioned.


April 22, 2015 | New York Times
Penn Physicists Honored for Work That Could Take Heat Out of Computing

Charles Kane and Eugene Mele of the School of Arts & Sciences are highlighted for their work with topological insulators.


April 23, 2015 | Philadelphia Inquirer
Shakespeare – Not to Be – As a Required Course at Top Colleges

Rebecca Bushnell and Michael Gamer of the School of Arts & Sciences comment on Shakespeare’s literature being offered in courses at Penn.


April 23, 2015 | Philadelphia Inquirer
Audio: Congress Pushes for Cybersecurity Overhaul

Matt Blaze of the School of Engineering and Applied Science talks about encouraging better security practices rather than focusing on data sharing.


April 22, 2015 | “Marketplace”
City Honors Penn as Public and Fire Safety Partner

Executive Vice President Craig Carnaroli and Vice President Maureen Rush of Public Safety accepted the City of Philadelphia’s inaugural Hero of Philadelphia Award on behalf of President Amy Gutmann at a spring Commendation Ceremony at which Jonathan Moore and Jessica Scott of DPS were among those honored for their service.


April 22, 2015 | University City Review

MULTIMEDIA

  • A Day for the Next Generation of Roboticists

    A Day for the Next Generation of Roboticists

    At the fifth annual Philly Robotics Expo (PRX) on April 20, several hundred local grade-, middle-, and high-school students poured into the Singh Center for Nanotechnology with their machines in tow.

  • The 121st Running of the Penn Relays

    The 121st Running of the Penn Relays

    Every April, athletes from around the globe make history at Franklin Field. This year, 16,368 high school, college, and professional athletes are competing in the 121st running of the Penn Relays, which is being held from Thursday, April 23 through Saturday, April 25.

  • Helping Students to Write With Clarity

    Helping Students to Write With Clarity

    Most of us can benefit from a second set of eyes reading something we write. At Penn, there’s a place to go to get constructive criticism for everything from a research paper written for a course to an article penned for a peer review journal.

  • College Junior Excels in Class and on the Rugby Field

    College Junior Excels in Class and on the Rugby Field

    Sophia Hu is as fearless on the rugby field as she is in the classroom. “I love rugby because it’s a great way to de-stress from school,” says Hu. “Whatever frustrations I get from school, when I get on the field, I tackle people, I scream at the top of my lungs.”

  • Celebrating Inaugural President’s Engagement Prize Recipients

    Celebrating Inaugural President’s Engagement Prize Recipients

    Penn President Amy Gutmann said she vividly remembers the afternoon she called the five recipients of the new President’s Engagement P

  • City Honors Penn as Public and Fire Safety Partner

    City Honors Penn as Public and Fire Safety Partner

    Mayor Michael Nutter was a special guest at the University of Pennsylvania Division of Public Safety’s (DPS) spring Commendation Ceremony on April 1. He was there to present Penn with the city’s inaugural Hero of Philadelphia Award.

  • The Kislak Center Embraces Open Data

    The Kislak Center Embraces Open Data

    Chopping up rare books and manuscripts does not bother Will Noel, University of Pennsylvania Libraries’ director of the Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, and founding director of the Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies.

  • ACE to Honor University of Pennsylvania President Amy Gutmann with 2015 Reginald

    ACE Honors President’s Commitment to Diversity

    The American Council on Education (ACE) honored Penn President Amy Gutmann with the 2015 Reginald Wilson Diversity Leadership Award. The award is given annually to an individual who has made outstanding contributions and demonstrated sustained commitment to diversity in higher education.

  • Penn and the Wharton School Launch Penn Wharton China Cent

    University Launches Penn Wharton China Center

    The University of Pennsylvania and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania announced the opening of the Penn Wharton China Center (PWCC) in Beijing, China on March 10, 2015.

  • Penn President and Penn Libraries host Lea School Students

    Penn President and Penn Libraries Host Lea School Students

    A special visit from West Philadelphia elementary school students to Penn Libraries’ Emancipation Proclamation exhibit complements what the students are learning in their classes about the document.

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