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Research From Penn and UCSB Shows How Giant Clams Harness the Sun

Researchers have now shown how giant clams use iridescent structures to thrive, operating as exceedingly efficient, living greenhouses that grow symbiotic algae as a source of food. This understanding could have implications for alternative energy research.

La Casa Latina at Penn Marks 15th Anniversary

September 29, 2014

For some University of Pennsylvania students, La Casa Latina is the next best thing to being at home with their families.

Penn-led Study Ties Aging to Oxidative Damage in Mitochondria

September 25, 2014

In a new study, University of Pennsylvania scientists used innovative techniques to find evidence that oxidative damage in mitochondria — the small compartments in cells that convert food to energy — may play a role in the aging process.

Opening of Penn Engineering’s New 3-D Printing Facility: ‘The AddLab’

September 25, 2014

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

Penn in the News

Tongue Fat May Become Key in Treating Sleep Apnea

Richard Schwab of the Perelman School of Medicine says, “Tongue size is one of the physical features that should be evaluated by a physician when screening obese patients to determine their risk for obstructive sleep apnea.”


October 1, 2014 | Philadelphia Inquirer
Where the Jobs Are: The New Blue Collar

Peter Cappelli of the Wharton School discusses online application systems and employers’ creative ways to hire and train employees.


October 1, 2014 | USA Today
College Roommate? No Thanks. Many Students Are Opting for Privacy

College House and Academic Services’ Marty Redman talks about students who request single rooms in college houses. Undergraduates Antoinette Radcliffe and David Glanzman comment on their experiences.


October 1, 2014 | Philadelphia Inquirer
MacArthur ‘Genius’ Winner: Math Might Help Crack Mysteries of Schizophrenia

Danielle Bassett of the School of Engineering and Applied Science is interviewed.


September 30, 2014 | “Talking Back,” Scientific American
Penn Medicine Has Made 75 Apps to Make Its Hospitals Run Better

Penn Medicine is highlighted for developing apps, such as Connexus, that assist doctors and nurses with patient data.


September 26, 2014 | Technical.ly Philly

MULTIMEDIA

  • PIK Prof Chris Murray: From Industry to Ivy League

    PIK Prof Chris Murray: From Industry to Ivy League

    For Christopher B. Murray, the promise of major investments in nanoscale science and technology—including a commitment to build what is now the world-class Krishna P. Singh Center for Nanotechnology—lured him from a big-time career in industry to a whole new world at Penn.

  • PIK Prof Robert Ghrist: The Power of Online Learning

    PIK Prof Robert Ghrist: The Power of Online Learning

    A revolution in online learning, “Calculus: Single Variable,” Robert Ghrist’s popular Coursera course, contains 16 hours of hand-drawn video, and has attracted more than 13

  • The World-Changing Work of PIK Professors

    The World-Changing Work of PIK Professors

    President Amy Gutmann’s 2005 announcement of the Penn Integrates Knowledge (PIK) initiative has made Penn a particularly enticing home for professors whose world-renowned work bridges multiple academic disciplines.

  • Network Visualization Program fuses Science and Art

    Network Visualization Program Fuses Science and Art

    Science and art are often perceived to be at opposite ends of the academic spectrum. But Danielle Bassett, a 2014  MacArthur Fellow, believes the two disciplines can inform each other in tangible ways.

  • Advice for the Class of 2018

    Advice for the Class of 2018

    Two campus residents have some advice for incoming freshman. Pace yourself—Rome wasn’t built in a day. Maintain reasonable expectations. Enjoy the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity of living on campus.

  • Class of 2018 Convocation

    Class of 2018 Convocation

    The Class of 2018 and transfer students received a rousing Penn welcome on the day before the start of classes.Led by the Penn Band, more than 2,400 students streamed onto College Green on Aug. 26 for Convocation. The Glee Club and a capella group Off The Beat entertained under multi-colored lights hung outside of College Hall.

  • Move-in Day for Class of 2018

    Move-in Day for Class of 2018

    On Thursday, Aug. 21, and Friday, Aug. 22, more than 2,400 freshmen and their families arrived at Penn, unloading cars and pushing wheeled cardboard boxes filled with bedding, clothes, and other necessities to their new campus homes.

  • 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.

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