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Construction projects keep campus buzzing over the summer

Construction projects keep campus buzzing over the summer

Even in the relative quiet of June, July, and early August, some parts of Penn’s campus were humming with activity. Three significant construction projects being built from the ground up are 3901 Walnut St.; the New College House, located on Hill Field; and the Neural and Behavioral Sciences Building.

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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 Resources' “Be in the Know” campaign is designed to give Penn faculty and staff better insight into their health status—as well as a monetary incentive. Penn Medicine's Jim Riley says the reward he received from the screening was priceless: healthy living.

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Food truck vendors redefine fine dining at Penn

Food truck vendors redefine fine dining at Penn

From hot dogs to haute cuisine, the food trucks and carts on and around Penn’s campus offer menus to please even the most discerning palates. Many of the street food vendors are active on social media, engaging with a faithful throng of followers, and they accept debit, credit cards, and of course cash.

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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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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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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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