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Penn Engineering Postdoc Duygu Kuzum Is One of MIT Technology Review's ‘Innovators Under 35’

The process of information flow in the brain is fundamentally different from that in a silicon chip, but Duygu Kuzum aims to bridge that gap through transparent, graphene-based electrodes.

Penn Doctoral Candidate Minh Nguyen Sets His Sights on Curing Diseases

Doctoral candidate in chemistry Minh Nguyen’s desire to help cure disease led him to Penn. He is currently researching a compound that may help in the treatment of cancer.

Penn Student May Have Found His Calling While Pursuing Religious Studies

What started out as a summer volunteer project and a journey to Thailand to learn about Buddhism may lead to a career choice for University of Pennsylvania student James An.


Penn President Amy Gutmann to Welcome Incoming Freshmen

WHO:            Amy Gutmann, president of the University of Pennsylvania, and incoming freshmen WHAT:          Move-in for Penn's Class of 2018 WHEN:          Aug. 22, 2014, 11am


Campus & Community

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  • 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.

  • The Transformative Power of the Arts

    The Transformative Power of the Arts

    JaLinda Dunovant believes that the world would be a better place if more people could experience the transformative power of the arts. This is because Dunovant’s involvement in arts and culture activities has had a profound impact on her own life.

  • Critical Care Lessons Outside of the Classroom

    Critical Care Lessons Outside of the Classroom

    On July 2, 2014, Penn’s School of Nursing conducted its second annual summer mass casualty emergency simulation exercise in Fagin Hall in the Helene Fuld Pavilion.

  • Penn: A Year in Pictures 2013-14

    This year, Penn’s impact was felt in ways big and small, from West Philadelphia to across the globe, from Convocation to Commencement.

  • Penn’s 258th Commencement

    Penn’s 258th Commencement

    The journey leading to Commencement can be a challenging one—and on Monday, May 19, the University community gathered to celebrate students’ significant academic achievement. More than 5,000 graduates received their degrees at Penn’s 258th Commencement, held on a sunny, picture-perfect spring day.

  • Hey Day: A Uniquely Penn Tradition

    Hey Day: A Uniquely Penn Tradition

    Following a tradition that reaches back to 1916, Penn juniors celebrated Hey Day 2014 on May 1, by donning red shirts, strutting along Locust Walk carrying mahogany walking canes, and biting into flat-brimmed hats.

  • 2014 Marks 120th Penn Relays

    2014 Marks 120th Penn Relays

    On April 24 through 26, as the Penn Relays celebrated its 120th year, more than 18,000 athletes from more than 60 countries took to Franklin Field on the University of Pennsylvania campus to compete in 425 events.

  • Penn and ADL Partner for Holocaust Education

    Penn and ADL Partner for Holocaust Education

    Penn and the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) of Philadelphia presented a half-day workshop to introduce teachers and future teachers to “Echoes and Reflections,” a multimedia Holocaust education curriculum designed by the ADL and the USC Shoah Foundation Institute.

  • The ICA Turns 50

    The ICA Turns 50

    Throughout the past half-century, the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) at the University of Pennsylvania has earned its international reputation as an adventurer in contemporary art by highlighting unconventional artists and their unique works.

Penn in the news

New Penn Athletic Director M. Grace Calhoun Settling Into Job August 4, 2014 | Philly.com

Athletic Director M. Grace Calhoun is interviewed.

Homelessness Is on the Rise in Kensington July 28, 2014 | Philadelphia Inquirer

Philippe Bourgois of the School of Arts & Sciences and the Perelman School of Medicine comments on young people using injectable heroin.

Six Ideas Boston Should Emulate July 27, 2014 | Boston Globe

The School of Design’s Penn Praxis is cited for helping with Philadelphia city planning and development issues.

Alum’s $10M Will Create Center for Energy Policy at Penn July 17, 2014 | Philadelphia Inquirer

President Amy Gutmann and Mark Alan Hughes of the School of Design are quoted about the new Kleinman Center for Energy Policy, made possible by a gift from alum Scott Kleinman.

The Startup of Something Big July 11, 2014 | Philadelphia Business Journal

The Penn Center for Innovation and the South Bank campus are featured.

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