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Penn Researchers Discover New Chiral Property of Silicon, With Photonic Applications

By encoding information in photons via their spin, “photonic” computers could be orders of magnitude faster and efficient than their current-day counterparts. Likewise, encoding information in the spin of electrons, rather than just their quantity, could make “spintronic” computers with similar advantages.   

Recent Penn Alum Finds His Calling to Help Others

July 24, 2015

What began as preparations for a class service trip to China has turned into a possible career path for Nikhil Rajapuram, a May graduate of the University of Pennsylvania.

Penn Vet Study Shows Immune Cells in the Skin Remember and Defend Against Parasites

July 28, 2015

Now, research led by a team from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine shows that resident memory T cells form in response to parasite infection. The new study found that, after infection with the parasitic disease leishmaniasis, a population of T cells with a memory for the parasite remained in the skin.

Two Penn Undergraduates Study ‘Crimes That Changed Our World’

July 17, 2015

Through the Penn Undergraduate Research Mentoring Program, Aaron Wolff from Great Neck, N.Y. and Taryn MacKinney of Fort Collins, Colo. are studying sensational crimes that have shaped the justice system.

Penn in the News

This Penn Nursing Ph.D. Just Got a Fulbright to Study Online Games

Doctoral candidate Matthew Lee of the School of Nursing is featured for receiving a Fulbright Scholarship to study how to improve online gaming communities.

July 30, 2015 | Technical.ly Philly
Los Angeles Olympics 2024: After Successful 1984 Games, Can LA Pull It Off Again?

Kenneth Shropshire of the Wharton School comments on what factors cities should consider before hosting the Olympics.

July 30, 2015 | International Business Times
Dear Google, Why Is College So Expensive?

Laura Perna of the Graduate School of Education comments on the price of college.

July 29, 2015 | Forbes.com
This Surprising Personality Trait Could Make You More Successful

Adam Grant of the Wharton School is mentioned for a study that revealed how ambiverts were the most successful sales people.

July 29, 2015 | Business Insider
How Bioethics Has Pushed America Left

Jonathan Moreno of the Perelman School of Medicine and the School of Arts & Sciences blogs about the impact of bioethics on America.

July 29, 2015 | Huffington Post
Video: World’s First Pediatric Double-hand Transplant Performed in Phila.

L. Scott Levin of the Perelman School of Medicine discusses leading a team of surgeons to perform the world’s first bilateral hand transplant on a child.

July 29, 2015 | Philadelphia Inquirer
A Double Date With Amazon, Comcast at Loews

Matthew Bidwell of the Wharton School comments on Amazon turning to less crowded tech scenes such as Philadelphia to hire employees.

July 29, 2015 | Philadelphia Inquirer
Chinese Investors Tense as Stocks Tank Again

Marshall Meyer of the Wharton School is quoted about the Chinese stock market.

July 28, 2015 | USA Today



MULTIMEDIA

  • Penn’s 259th Commencement

    Penn’s 259th Commencement

    Penn’s 259th University Commencement drew visitors from all corners of the world Monday, May 18, filling Franklin Field with languages representative of Penn’s widely diverse community.

  • Helping Pets, Helping People

    Helping Pets, Helping People

    In a North Philadelphia rowhome, four students from the School of Veterinary Medicine are examining Pebbles, a friendly cocker spaniel. She’s a little overweight but otherwise healthy. “She has a great hairdo,” fourth-year student Hannah MacAyeal tells Billy, Pebbles’ owner.

  • Wharton Experts Talk Business on the Radio

    Wharton Experts Talk Business on the Radio

    In a little less than an hour, listeners learn how to take their companies public—or build their brands—thanks to advice from Amanda Miller Littlejohn. The Washington, D.C.-based personal branding coach made the trek to Penn’s campus at the end of April to chat with Laura Zarrow, a host of “Women@Work” on SiriusXM’s Business Radio, powered by the Wharton School.

  • Marking 100 Years of Hey Day

    Marking 100 Years of Hey Day

    Celebrating the 100th Hey Day on April 30, members of Penn’s Class of 2016 marched with canes along Locust Walk, wearing red shirts and flat-brimmed, faux-straw hats.

  • Penn Honors Alum and Broadway Producer Hal Prince With Creative Spirit Award

    Penn Honors Alum and Broadway Producer Hal Prince With Creative Spirit Award

    At a reception on April 23, Penn President Amy Gutmann said a performance by the Pennsylvania Players was the perfect occasion to honor distinguished alumnus and Broadway producer Harold “Hal” Prince with a

  • A Day for the Next Generation of Roboticists

    A Day for the Next Generation of Roboticists

    At the fifth annual Philly Robotics Expo (PRX) on April 20, several hundred local grade-, middle-, and high-school students poured into the Singh Center for Nanotechnology with their machines in tow.

  • The 121st Running of the Penn Relays

    The 121st Running of the Penn Relays

    Every April, athletes from around the globe make history at Franklin Field. This year, 16,368 high school, college, and professional athletes are competing in the 121st running of the Penn Relays, which is being held from Thursday, April 23 through Saturday, April 25.

  • Helping Students to Write With Clarity

    Helping Students to Write With Clarity

    Most of us can benefit from a second set of eyes reading something we write. At Penn, there’s a place to go to get constructive criticism for everything from a research paper written for a course to an article penned for a peer review journal.

  • College Junior Excels in Class and on the Rugby Field

    College Junior Excels in Class and on the Rugby Field

    Sophia Hu is as fearless on the rugby field as she is in the classroom. “I love rugby because it’s a great way to de-stress from school,” says Hu. “Whatever frustrations I get from school, when I get on the field, I tackle people, I scream at the top of my lungs.”

  • Celebrating Inaugural President’s Engagement Prize Recipients

    Celebrating Inaugural President’s Engagement Prize Recipients

    Penn President Amy Gutmann said she vividly remembers the afternoon she called the five recipients of the new President’s Engagement P

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