Researcher From Penn Will Discuss Higher Ed Disparities at U.S. Senate Hearing

Laura Perna, a professor in Penn GSE, will testify before a United States Senate Committee hearing, "The Role of States in Higher Education," on Thursday, July 24.

Education, Business & Policy


  • 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.

  • Move-In Day for Class of 2017

    Move-In Day for Class of 2017

    On Aug. 22, under threat of rain, more than 2,400 freshmen and their families began arriving on campus, unloading cars, pushing their wheeled cardboard boxes filled with bedding, clothes and other necessities.

Penn in the news

Audio: The Shooting Down of MH17 and Its Global Impact July 21, 2014 | “Radio Times with Marty Moss-Coane,” WHYY Radio (Philadelphia)

William Burke-White of the Law School and Perry World House discusses the geopolitical impact of the crash.

Blackonomics…UNCF Stands Its Ground in Koch Flap July 21, 2014 | New Pittsburgh Courier

Marybeth Gasman of the Graduate School of Education is cited for thoughts on the UNCF receiving money from the Koch brothers.

Russian Media on Malaysian Flight MH17 Tragedy: Epic Fail July 20, 2014 | Huffington Post

Kevin Platt of the School of Arts & Sciences writes about the Russian media’s role in covering the Malaysian flight tragedy.

What’s Love Got to Do With It? July 18, 2014 | TheHill.com

Marybeth Gasman and doctoral candidates Thai-Huy Nguyen and Andrés Castro Samayoa of the Graduate School of Education blog about a report recently released by the Education Trust entitled “Tough Love: Bottom-Line Quality Standards for Colleges.”

Does Short-term Meditation Work? Here’s What New Research Found July 18, 2014 | Huffington Post

Sigal Barsade of the Wharton School is quoted about co-authoring a study on mindfulness in the workplace.

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