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Penn Undergrad Researches 1922 Cushendall Murders and Conspiracy in Northern Ireland

Anna Garson, a junior history and English major from Ardmore, Pa., has unearthed a murder mystery, a government cover-up, and silenced justice in a town about an hour north of Belfast.

Penn Research Offers New Theory About Our Perceptions of the World

October 06, 2015

A new theory about how the brain generates perceptions from Alan Stocker of Psychology and of Engineering and grad student Xue-Xin Wei combines two prevailing ideas, the Bayesian decoding theory and efficient coding.

Pan-Asian American Community House at Penn Celebrates 15th Anniversary

October 01, 2015

“Home away from home” is how some University of Pennsylvania students describe the Pan-Asian American Community House, the cultural center for students interested in Asian-American culture and the Asian-American diaspora. PAACH is celebrating its 15th anniversary this year.

Twitter Behavior Can Predict Users’ Income Level, New Penn Research Shows

September 28, 2015

The words people use on social media can reveal hidden meaning to those who know where to look. New Penn research links the online behavior of more than 5,000 Twitter users to their income bracket.

Penn in the News

Audio: Baseball Economics Hits a Homerun for the Mets

Kenneth Shropshire of the Wharton School comments on New York Mets staff and salary decisions.

October 9, 2015 | “Marketplace”
Benjamin’s Desk to Operate New Pennovation Center

Anna Papageorge of Facilities & Real Estate Services says, “The Pennovation Works site will create and sustain a community of entrepreneurs and innovators who will translate new ideas and research into products, ventures and services that will transform the city, the region and the world.”

October 8, 2015 | Philadelphia Business Journal
How Yahoo’s Marissa Has More Investors Betting on Women

Research co-authored by Laura Huang of the Wharton School that finds male entrepreneurs are more likely to secure venture capital funding than women is cited.

October 8, 2015 | CNBC
GSU, PSC Team to Aid Minority Males Get Bachelor’s Degree

Shaun Harper of the Graduate School of Education is highlighted for his research and how it influenced the Male Success Initiative.

October 8, 2015 | Chicago Tribune
How Scientists Fool Themselves – and How They Can Stop

Jonathan Baron of the School of Arts & Sciences and Uri Simonsohn of Arts & Sciences and the Wharton School are quoted.

October 7, 2015 | Nature
Do Deals and Exits Aimed at Producing Social Good Sacrifice Returns?

Christopher Geczy of the Wharton School says, “The tension between profit and social purpose may not be as pronounced as people suggest.”

October 7, 2015 | Wall Street Journal
Audio: Our Microbiome and Our Health

Gary Wu and Frederic Bushman of the Perelman School of Medicine and Tracy Bale of the School of Veterinary Medicine join a discussion about understanding the microbiome.

October 5, 2015 | “Radio Times with Marty Moss-Coane,” WHYY Radio (Philadelphia)
U.S. Businesses Doing More M&A Deals but Making Same Mistakes

Research on M&A deals conducted by Robert Holthausen of the Wharton School is cited.

October 6, 2015 |


  • I-Corps Puts Penn Startups In Drive

    It’s a crash course in business skills, Peter Gebhard says, while summing up his experience so far with Innovation Corps, or I-Corps, an accelerator program supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF).

  • Diving Deep for Alternative Energy

    The coral reefs under the tiny island nation of Palau are a laboratory unlike anywhere else on the planet, housing creatures with traits that rival the best of human ingenuity.

  • Penn’s THORwIn Takes Home Gold at RoboCup

    The University of Pennsylvania’s robotic soccer team continues its international reign, winning the Robot Soccer World Cup AdultSize Humanoid League for the second year in a row.

  • A Window Into the Workings of Complex Societies

    In small plastic tubs lining the shelves of a basement laboratory at the University of Pennsylvania, a million organisms live in complex societies.

  • A Bash Between Friends

    The Best Friends Bash brings together patients from CHOP with craniofacial differences and dogs from Penn Vet with similar conditions. Nurses, doctors, and family members are also invited to attend the celebratory event.

  • Summer at Penn

    The word-pairing “school and summer” may sound discordant to the ears of many students, but here at Penn, summer activity lends a special harmony to campus—be it birds splashing in a century-old fountain, faculty planning their fall courses, or students mentoring West Philadel

  • Improving the Quality and Relevance of Presidential Debates

    In a 48-page report released in advance of the 2016 election season, an Annenberg Public Policy Center working group has laid out a series of suggestions to improve presidential debates.

  • Penn: A Year in Review 2014-15

    Penn’s 2014-15 school year opened with its 105th Convocation and closed with its 259th Commencement: two long-held traditions that bookended a year full of extraordinary firsts.

  • Probing the Universe’s ‘Dark’ Secrets

    A team of physicists and astronomers from around the globe are on a five-year mission to answer fundamental questions about our universe: Why are galaxies clustered the way they are? Why are they moving apart faster and faster, instead of gravity slowing them down?

  • President's Engagement Prize-Winners Launch Social Impact Projects

    Though they graduated mere weeks ago, five members of Penn’s Class of 2015 have already begun projects destined to make a profound impact on individuals and communities around the world, with support from the President’s Engagement Prizes.