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Coding at PAS

Coding at PAS

In a course developed by GSE Professor Yasmin Kafai, a group of 12 sixth to eighth graders at Penn Alexander School are working not only to understand how video games work, but to actually create the games themselves. The project is part of an overarching series Kafai is developing on moving game design beyond the screen.

New Penn MOOC provides intro to American law

New Penn MOOC provides intro to American law

Penn Law Professor Edward Rock, director of Open Course Initiatives at Penn, discusses the University’s new massive open online course, “An Introduction to American Law.” The free, six-week course runs on Coursera from Feb. 15 to March 27.

Understanding butterfly wing color

Understanding butterfly wing color

Evolutionary ecologist Dan Janzen, a professor in the Department of Biology, recently embarked on an unlikely collaboration with Shu Yang, a professor in the School of Engineering and Applied Science, one that promises to unlock the origins, evolution, and applications of butterfly wing color.