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Prof Betsy Rymes Juggles Mentoring, Writing and Pancakes at Penn

GSE's Betsy Rymes is a great neighbor. Living side-by-side with 482 undergraduate students at Riepe College House, she helps with research papers, mentoring programs for local students and even makes pancakes on Sunday mornings.

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  • Network Visualization Program fuses Science and Art

    Network Visualization Program Fuses Science and Art

    Science and art are often perceived to be at opposite ends of the academic spectrum. But Danielle Bassett, a researcher at Penn, believes the two disciplines can inform each other in tangible ways.

  • Solving Society’s Greatest Energy Challenges

    Solving Society’s Greatest Energy Challenges

    When University sophomore Albert Xiao joined the first class of the Vagelos Integrated Program in Energy Research (VIPER), a dual-degree program in Penn Arts & Sciences and the S…

  • Penn Researchers Help Unearth Forgotten Egyptian Pharaoh

    Working in the ancient Egyptian city of Abydos over the winter break, a team of Penn archaeologists knew they had found something special. After excavating a series of chambers constructed of mud-brick—usually a sign of a common person’s tomb—they encountered a stone slab, and finally, a burial chamber lined with limestone.

  • Thinking Beyond Recycling

    An awareness campaign is highlighting the University’s efforts to reduce, reuse, and recycle, as well as encouraging students, faculty, and staff to think beyond recycling.

  • Penn’s Research Enterprise

    Penn’s Research Enterprise

    Vice Provost for Research Dawn A. Bonnell is responsible for facilitating Penn’s sprawling research enterprise, which consists of 12 schools, more than 165 multidisciplinary centers and institutes, and a fully incorporated health system.

  • Cultivating Knowledge

    Cultivating Knowledge

    A stone’s throw from bustling 38th Street, just off Hamilton Walk, lies a carefully curated green oasis, and nearby, a soaring glass-walled structure where plants from the exotic to the mundane are cared for and studied.

  • Expert Advice, Unbiased and Nonpartisan

    Expert Advice, Unbiased and Nonpartisan

    Lawmakers faced with decisions about the economic recovery, funding for schools, rising health care costs, and the housing market could benefit from a little bit of unbiased expert advice.

  • A Look Inside Penn’s Outdoor Spaces

    In Philadelphia—a city famed for its perpendicular streets and silver skyline—a step onto Penn’s campus can take visitors into a verdant, yet wildly urban setting.

  • Words of Wisdom

    Words of Wisdom

    The newest members of the Penn community have arrived on campus—and sophomores, juniors, and seniors have some sage advice for the freshmen: Find your passion and leave room to explore.

  • Video Game Helps Identify Brain Cell

    Video Game Helps Identify Brain Cell

    A research team led by Penn psychology professor Michael Kahana used a video game to help identify a new brain cell involved in navigation. Participants in the study rode a virtual bike to find hidden objects while implanted electrodes monitored their brain activity.

Penn in the news

Buyer’s Remorse on Common Core for Policymakers? September 2, 2014 | Associated Press

Jonathan Supovitz of the Graduate School of Education comments on the ambition and scope of the Common Core.

Audio: The Islamic State’s Use of the Media September 1, 2014 | “Background Briefing with Ian Masters”

Marwan Kraidy of the Annenberg School for Communication talks about the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria and media.

What Happens When Health Plans Compete September 1, 2014 | New York Times

Robert Town of the Wharton School is cited for co-authoring a review of competition in health-care markets.

Want Better, Smaller Government? Hire Another Million Federal Bureaucrats. August 29, 2014 | Washington Post

John DiIulio of the School of Arts & Sciences pens an op-ed about expanding the federal public service by 1 million and pruning federal private contractors to make way for better, smaller government.

Audio: Why You’ve Been Getting Bonuses, Not Raises, Lately August 29, 2014 | “Marketplace”

Iwan Barankay of the Wharton School speaks about businesses relying on bonuses.

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