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Penn Researchers Model the Mechanics of Cells’ Long-range Communication

Interdisciplinary research at the University of Pennsylvania is showing how cells interact over long distances within fibrous tissue, like that associated with many diseases of the liver, lungs and other organs.

Doing Good and Learning Leadership Skills at Penn

December 18, 2014

When University of Pennsylvania student Amy Phillips learned about the Girl Scouts at Penn program, she immediately joined.Having been a Scout from kindergarten through high school, Phillips was thrilled to be able to continue her involvement at Penn.

Penn Senior Studies the Past to Understand the Future

December 12, 2014

A double major in science, technology and society and philosophy, Paul Marett’s interest in the historical figures, who both predicted and influenced their futures, has led him down a unique path. For his senior thesis, he’s researching a collection of largely forgotten books published in Britain between World War I and II.

Penn's Anna Ross Earns Ivy League Rookie of the Week Accolades

December 15, 2014 |

Freshman Anna Ross helped guide the University of Pennsylvania women's basketball team to an historic Big 5 win and was rewarded with Ivy League Rookie of the Week honors as announced by the league office on Monday. 

Penn in the News

Study: Removing Clot Helps Limit Stroke Disability

Scott Kasner of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on the Philadelphia region having “multiple comprehensive stroke centers that can deliver this [clot-retrieval] therapy.”


December 19, 2014 | Associated Press
Even for the Person Who Has Everything, Gifts Matter

Cassie Mogilner Holmes of the Wharton School is cited for an upcoming paper that discusses how gift giving fosters relationships.


December 19, 2014 | New York Times
Practice Problem-Solving

Shaun Harper of the Graduate School of Education is highlighted for his course, “Case Studies in Higher Education Administration.”


December 19, 2014 | Inside Higher Ed
Feathered Forecasters? Tiny Birds Knew Killer Tornadoes Were Coming

Erica Miller and Sue McDonnell of the School of Veterinary Medicine comment on migrating birds that help detect signs of danger or weather.


December 18, 2014 | NBC News
Decide If a Historically Black College Is a Good Fit

Marybeth Gasman of the Graduate School of Education shares why prospective students might choose to attend historically black colleges and universities.


December 18, 2014 | U.S. News & World Report

MULTIMEDIA

  • Composer Has a Lifelong Fascination with Sounds

    Composer Has a Lifelong Fascination with Sounds

    Erica Ball was just 3 years old when she begged her parents to let her play the piano. She doesn’t remember exactly what sparked her interest, but Ball says her fluency grew quickly as she progressed from playing on a tiny keyboard to a baby grand by middle school.

  • PIK Prof Rakesh Vohra: An Interdisciplinary Innovator

    PIK Professor Rakesh Vohra: An Interdisciplinary Innovator

    Drawing from the seemingly disparate fields of economics, electrical engineering, and computer science, Rakesh Vohra’s work requires the support of an institution resolutely committed to interdisciplinary research—a level of commitment he says few institutions beyond Penn have.

  • Penn Team Pilots Sweet Bites in Bangalore

    Penn Team Pilots Sweet Bites in Bangalore

    Last March, an interdisciplinary team of Penn undergraduate students beat out 11,000 applicants worldwide to be named one of six regional winners of the Hult Prize, a $1 million challenge inviting university students to create a start-up addressing global issues.

  • Artist Uses Everyday Objects to Tell a Poignant Story

    Artist Uses Everyday Objects to Tell a Poignant Story

    Photographer and multimedia artist Brent Wahl sometimes finds inspiration for his work just by walking around the city. Often comprised of “collected” and staged objects, his work includes items that he’s found in various sites that are potentially loaded with meaning—from empty lots and construction sites to the side of the road.

  • Penn Center for Innovation Brings Research and Industry Closer Together

    Penn Center for Innovation Brings Research and Industry Closer Together

    On Nov. 17, University President Amy Gutmann helped celebrate the launch of the Penn Center for Innovation (PCI), a new initiative that will provide the infrastructure, leadership, and resources needed to transfer promising Penn inventions, know-how, and related assets into the marketplace for the public good.

  • ADL Honors Penn President Amy Gutmann

    ADL Honors Penn President Amy Gutmann

    At an evening gala on Nov. 12, the Anti-Defamation League honored Penn President Amy Gutmann and the University of Pennsylvania with the Americanism Award for the 2014 partnership between ADL and the University.

  • Penn’s Climate Action Plan: Creating a Culture of Sustainability

    Penn’s Climate Action Plan: Creating a Culture of Sustainability

    Five years after releasing its original Climate Action Plan, the University of Pennsylvania has demonstrated wide-ranging accomplishments in integrating sustainability into coursework as well as campus planning, design and operations.

  • Dorothy Roberts: Bringing Different Perspectives into Class

    Dorothy Roberts: Bringing Different Perspectives into Class

    When Dorothy Roberts was 3 months old, she moved with her parents from Chicago to Liberia, where her mother, Iris, had worked as a young woman after leaving Jamaica.

  • Penn President Gutmann Helps Honor Malala Yousafzai at Liberty Medal Ceremony

    Penn President Gutmann Helps Honor Malala Yousafzai at Liberty Medal Ceremony

    Speaking to a gathering of 1,400 guests at the Liberty Medal ceremony at the National Constitution Center, Penn President Amy Gutmann praised 17-year-old Medal recipient Malala Yousafzai, “for her powerful force for good on our planet."

  • 2014 Silfen Forum

    Celebrating Innovation at Penn

    On Friday, Oct. 31, Penn President Amy Gutmann and David L. Cohen, chair of Penn’s Board of Trustees, welcomed more than 750 Penn students, faculty, staff, alumni, trustees, and friends, as well as members of the region’s business and tech community to the “Celebration of Innovation at Penn,”

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