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People of Penn

People of Penn

“People of Penn” is a Current multimedia project highlighting only a modicum of the diverse members of the University faculty and staff community in their campus workspace. Each acts as one of the tens of thousands of beats to Penn’s ever-pumping heart and centuries-old soul.

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Eagles return to Franklin Field for open practice

Eagles return to Franklin Field for open practice

The Philadelphia Eagles called Penn’s Franklin Field home for 13 seasons from 1958-70, after moving from the former Connie Mack Stadium at 24th and Lehigh. On Sunday, Aug. 10, the Eagles are returning to Franklin Field for a free open practice beginning at 12:15 p.m.

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Penn research reveals drug-tainted milk finds its way to consumers

Penn research reveals drug-tainted milk finds its way to consumers

Laurel Redding, a graduate student in Penn’s VMD/Ph.D. program, spent seven months in Peru in 2012 and 2013 to try to shed light on the dangers of drug-tainted milk. In dairy cows, antibiotics can prove extremely useful for preventing infections, yet their use promotes the rise of resistant strains of bacteria on farms, putting both workers and consumers at risk.

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Penn family welcomes Ffoster, a WDC foster dog

Penn family welcomes Ffoster, a WDC foster dog

With three children under 7, Utsav Schurmans and Andi Johnson already have a busy, full home. But recently, Schurmans, house dean at Penn’s Ware College House, and Johnson, a lecturer in Penn Arts & Sciences, decided to add one more family member to their brood: a three-year-old yellow lab named Ffoster, one of the newest dogs to join the Penn Vet Working Dog Center.

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Introducing the Penn Center for Innovation

Introducing the Penn Center for Innovation

Basic discoveries don’t turn into commercial products on their own. Patents must be filed, business plans devised, seed money, equipment, and space procured. The University is now launching a new initiative to spearhead these commercialization efforts: the Penn Center for Innovation.

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Staff Q&A with Hikaru Kozuma

Staff Q&A with Hikaru Kozuma

Hikaru (Karu) Kozuma, associate vice provost for student affairs in the Division of the Vice Provost for University Life, discusses his sweeping job, some things he’s learned about students, his decision to pursue an Ed.D. at Penn, and his plans to attend a comic book convention with Penn’s chaplain.

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Hurrah, hurrah!

Hurrah, hurrah!

Soon-to-be graduates celebrate on Locust Walk on their way to Penn’s 258th Commencement ceremony at Franklin Field on Monday, May 19. More than 5,000 students received their degrees.

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Penn science and art at the edge of space

Penn science and art at the edge of space

Mark Devlin, the Reese W. Flower Professor of Astronomy and Astrophysics in Penn Arts & Sciences, and Jackie Tileston, an associate professor of fine arts at PennDesign, collaborated on the ARTacama Project, the “highest known art installation in the world” three miles above sea level in the Chilean mountains. Tileston’s art wraps the ACTpol camera on the Atacama Cosmology Telescope.  

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Student Spotlight with Debora Lui

Student Spotlight with Debora Lui

Debora Lui, a Ph.D. student pursuing a joint degree from the Graduate School of Education and the Annenberg School for Communication, chats about the Maker Movement and her $10,000 scholarship from the Academy of Television Arts & Science Foundation’s Mister Rogers Memorial Scholarship.

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Penn Law faculty and alumni assist in overturning Pennsylvania’s same-sex marriage ban

Penn Law faculty and alumni assist in overturning Pennsylvania’s same-sex marriage ban

When a federal judge recently overturned Pennsylvania’s ban on same-sex marriage, some of the loudest cheers came from Penn Law School. Penn Law lecturers were among the plaintiffs in the lawsuit and Penn Law faculty and alumni worked on the case.

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PennPraxis proposes user-friendly upgrades to Fairmount Park

PennPraxis proposes user-friendly upgrades to Fairmount Park

In a recent report presented to Mayor Michael Nutter, PennPraxis proposes that Fairmount Park be made more pedestrian-friendly by adding traffic lights along Kelly Drive and Martin Luther King Drive, safe entrances from Strawberry Mansion and West Philadelphia, a redesigned Girard Avenue Bridge, and a new boathouse a grandstand on the west side of the Schuylkill River.

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Four-part multimedia series explores robotics at Penn

Four-part multimedia series explores robotics at Penn

The four-part “Robotics at the University of Pennsylvania” multimedia series explores robotics at Penn in four ways: through the technology, history, education, and real-world applications. Read Parts 1 and 2 on technology and history, and Parts 3 and 4 on education and real-world applications.

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Beatlemania comes to Penn

Beatlemania comes to Penn

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of The Beatles’ history-making appearance on the "The Ed Sullivan Show," Penn Libraries is launching the exhibit, “Tomorrow Never Knows: The Beatles in Text and Image,” which will trace the representation of the iconic group through approximately 100 pieces from various formats, including mass-market paperbacks, periodicals, ephemera, and deluxe, signed editions. The exhibit opens Feb. 24.

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