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Penn, University of California and Army Research Lab Show How Brain’s Wiring Leads to Cognitive Control

How does the brain determine which direction to let its thoughts fly? Looking for the mechanisms behind cognitive control of thought, researchers at the University of Pennsylvania, University of California and United States Army Research Laboratory have used brain scans to shed new light on this question.

Penn Freshman Named 2015-16 National Youth of the Year by Boys & Girls Clubs of America

October 01, 2015

Whitney Stewart, a political science major in the College of Arts & Sciences, has earned the Boys & Girls Clubs' highest honor.

Penn Vet-Temple Team Characterizes Genetic Mutations Linked to a Form of Blindness

October 01, 2015

A collaboration between University of Pennsylvania and Temple University scientists has identified two naturally occurring genetic mutations in dogs that result in achromatopsia, a form of blindness.

Historian-to-be at Penn Researches Museums to Strengthen Impact

September 24, 2015

Senior history major Alex Levy traveled to Berlin and Washington, D.C. to study how museums in these major cities represent the Holocaust.

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Denzel Washington Shares the Important Life Lesson He’ll Never Forget

Undergraduate Whitney Stewart is highlighted for being the Boys & Girls Clubs of America National Youth of the Year.

October 1, 2015 | Huffington Post
Baby Boomer Women and the Burden of Debt

Olivia Mitchell of the Wharton School writes about researching baby boomer women and how they are handling debt.

October 1, 2015 | Wall Street Journal
Penn Dentists Identify Protein That Prevents Bone Loss

George Hajishengallis of the School of Dental Medicine is featured for studying a protein that prevents periodontitis and could eventually help prevent bone loss.

October 1, 2015 | “Newsworks,” WHYY Radio (Philadelphia)
Drexel Has a Role in a New Philadelphia Public Middle School

Penn is mentioned for its relationship with the Penn Alexander School.

October 1, 2015 | Philadelphia Inquirer
Dear Men: Wake Up and Smell the Inequality

Adam Grant of the Wharton School pens an op-ed about men acknowledging inequality in the workplace.

October 1, 2015 | Huffington Post
For ‘Genius’ Winners, Grants Mean Fame, Money – and Pressure

Danielle Bassett of the School of Engineering and Applied Science is quoted about the impact of a MacArthur Foundation grant on her research.

October 1, 2015 | Philadelphia Inquirer
Dreaming of a College Scorecard That Really Cares

Doctoral candidate Andrés Castro Samayoa and Marybeth Gasman of the Graduate School of Education share their views on the College Scorecard.

October 1, 2015 |
Penn’s 4-year-old Football Captain Teeming With Inspiration

Penn football head coach Ray Priore is quoted about a cancer-surviving 4-year-old who serves as the team’s captain.

October 1, 2015 | Philadelphia Daily News


  • I-Corps Puts Penn Startups In Drive

    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).

  • Diving Deep for Alternative Energy

    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.