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Penn Physician and Historian Robert Aronowitz Elected to Institute of Medicine

Robert Aronowitz, a physician and historian at the University of Pennsylvania, has been elected to membership in the Institute of Medicine, one of the nation's highest honors in the health-care field.

Penn Graduate Student Attends Prestigious Meeting of Nobel Laureates

October 14, 2014

It’s not every day that a graduate student gets to meet a Nobel Laureate in her field. But this summer Rianne Esquivel, a fourth-year doctoral candidate in microbiology at the University of Pennsylvania, had the opportunity to meet not just one but 37 Nobel Laureates, all leaders in biomedical sciences.

Enriching Internship Could Lead to a Career for Penn Student

October 17, 2014

Jane Wu is getting an early start at the University of Pennsylvania on a possible future career in research to help save the environment and preserve human health.

Penn Undergrad Maps an Italian Dialect to Help Preserve Its Heritage

October 10, 2014

Sophomore Benjamin Finkel from Jenkintown, Pa., spent the summer mapping the dialect of a region in central Italy, examining the effect of its history and geography.

Penn in the News

Penn Researcher to Study Impact of Changing Nursing Practices on Patient Health


Linda Aiken of the School of Nursing is highlighted for studying nursing practices.

October 20, 2014 | “Newsworks,” WHYY Radio (Philadelphia)
‘Rule of Law’ or ‘Rule by Law’? In China, a Preposition Makes All the Difference

Victor Mair of the School of Arts & Sciences discusses the difference between of “rule of law” and “rule by law.”

October 20, 2014 | Wall Street Journal
Parents Loosen Up Rules for Viewing

Dan Romer of the Annenberg Public Policy Center is cited for researching film ratings.

October 20, 2014 | New York Times
Defending Lincoln Against Psychoanalysis

Jonathan Moreno of the Perelman School of Medicine and the School of Arts & Sciences writes about Abraham Lincoln and psychoanalysis.

October 18, 2014 | Psychology Today
Audio: HL 015: Black Boots and How HBCUs Value Black Lives

Marybeth Gasman and doctoral student Felecia Commodore of the Graduate School of Education talk about their article “HBCUs: Where African American Lives and Minds Are Valued.”

October 16, 2014 | HBCU Lifestyle


  • Dorothy Roberts

    Dorothy Roberts: Bringing Different Perspectives into Class

    When Dorothy Roberts was 3 months old, she moved with her parents from Chicago to Liberia, where her mother, Iris, had worked as a young woman after leaving Jamaica.

  • ‘Bash’ Brings Together Pediatric and Canine Craniofacial Patients

    ‘Bash’ Brings Together Pediatric and Canine Craniofacial Patients

    On the evening of Tuesday, Oct. 7, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia hosted the second annual “Best Friends Bash” for 15 of their craniofacial patients.

  • Penn's New AddLab Boasts 3-D Printers for a 3-D World

    Penn's New AddLab Boasts 3-D Printers for a 3-D World

    Thanks in part to an anonymous $250,000 gift, Penn’s School of Engineering and Applied Science is opening the AddLab, a new facility that will feature a suite of state-of-the-art 3-D printing tools.

  • PIK Prof Chris Murray: From Industry to Ivy League

    PIK Prof Chris Murray: From Industry to Ivy League

    For Christopher B. Murray, the promise of major investments in nanoscale science and technology—including a commitment to build what is now the world-class Krishna P. Singh Center for Nanotechnology—lured him from a big-time career in industry to a whole new world at Penn.

  • PIK Prof Robert Ghrist: The Power of Online Learning

    PIK Prof Robert Ghrist: The Power of Online Learning

    A revolution in online learning, “Calculus: Single Variable,” Robert Ghrist’s popular Coursera course, contains 16 hours of hand-drawn video, and has attracted more than 13

  • The World-Changing Work of PIK Professors

    The World-Changing Work of PIK Professors

    President Amy Gutmann’s 2005 announcement of the Penn Integrates Knowledge (PIK) initiative has made Penn a particularly enticing home for professors whose world-renowned work bridges multiple academic disciplines.

  • 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 2014  MacArthur Fellow, believes the two disciplines can inform each other in tangible ways.

  • Advice for the Class of 2018

    Advice for the Class of 2018

    Two campus residents have some advice for incoming freshman. Pace yourself—Rome wasn’t built in a day. Maintain reasonable expectations. Enjoy the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity of living on campus.

  • Class of 2018 Convocation

    Class of 2018 Convocation

    The Class of 2018 and transfer students received a rousing Penn welcome on the day before the start of classes.Led by the Penn Band, more than 2,400 students streamed onto College Green on Aug. 26 for Convocation. The Glee Club and a capella group Off The Beat entertained under multi-colored lights hung outside of College Hall.

  • Move-in Day for Class of 2018

    Move-in Day for Class of 2018

    On Thursday, Aug. 21, and Friday, Aug. 22, more than 2,400 freshmen and their families arrived at Penn, unloading cars and pushing wheeled cardboard boxes filled with bedding, clothes, and other necessities to their new campus homes.