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Cosmologists at Penn Weigh Cosmic Filaments and Voids

Dark matter is thought to exist in a vast network of filaments throughout the universe, pulling luminous galaxies into an interconnected web of clusters, interspersed with seemingly empty voids. Penn researchers have measured the "weight" of these voids and filaments for the first time, showing the former are not as empty as they look.

Penn Football Coach Bagnoli to Retire After 2014; Priore to Take Over

April 23, 2014 |

Al Bagnoli, who has served as the George A. Munger Head Coach of Football at the University of Pennsylvania since 1992, announced on Wednesday that he will retire from the position following the 2014 season.

Focus of Penn Researcher Leads to National Summit on Youth Aging Out of Foster Care

April 22, 2014

Johanna Greeson, a researcher from the School of Social Policy & Practice, has organized the National Summit on Youth Aging Out of Foster Care, May 29-30.

Penn Senior Alice Xie to Give Emerging Scholar Talk on China’s Economic Growth

April 22, 2014

Alice Xie, a University of Pennsylvania senior, will deliver the Communication Within the Curriculum Emerging Scholar Talk on April 23 at 6:30 p.m. in Stiteler Hall Room B26, 208 S. 37th St.

Penn in the News

The Relays That Never Stopped Running

The history of the Penn Relays is featured.

April 24, 2014 | New York Times
Why It’s Good to Sleep a Lot When You’re Sick

Julie Williams of the Perelman School of Medicine discusses her research that links sleep and immune function in fruitflies.

April 24, 2014 | Huffington Post
Need to Know: How Dogs Help Save Our Lives

Cynthia Otto of the School of Veterinary Medicine is quoted about how dogs can help save lives.

April 23, 2014 | Aljazeera America
What Big Data Can’t Tell Us About Health Care

A study led by Jonathan Kolstad of the Wharton School is cited.

April 23, 2014 | New Yorker
College-educated Brains Recover Better From Injury, Study Suggests

Douglas Smith of the Perelman School of Medicine says, “It either means the highly educated brain has better strategies for recovery, or masks disabilities better than the less educated brain.”

April 23, 2014 | NBC News


  • Penn and ADL Partner for Holocaust Education

    Penn and ADL Partner for Holocaust Education

    Penn and the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) of Philadelphia presented a half-day workshop to introduce teachers and future teachers to “Echoes and Reflections,” a multimedia Holocaust education curriculum designed by the ADL and the USC Shoah Foundation Institute.

  • Dr. Henry Daniell

    Growing Plants to Save Lives

    Tucked behind old factory buildings on Penn’s South Bank campus stands a gleaming greenhouse. The $2 million structure, completed late last year, is state-of-the-art. Drip irrigation ensures each pot receives just the right amount of water.

  • The ICA Turns 50

    The ICA Turns 50

    Throughout the past half-century, the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) at the University of Pennsylvania has earned its international reputation as an adventurer in contemporary art by highlighting unconventional artists and their unique works.

  • World Watches Colt Birth on New Bolton Center Foal Cam

    World Watches Colt Birth on New Bolton Center Foal Cam

    With the world watching, mare My Special Girl gave birth to a colt at 9:22 p.m. on Saturday, March 29, at Penn Vet’s New Bolton Center. The grey foal weighed 104 pounds and measured 39.5 inches from crown to tail.

  • 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

  • Inside the Morris Arboretum’s ‘Jewel’

    Inside the Morris Arboretum’s ‘Jewel’

    In 1899, amateur botanist John Morris and his sister Lydia built a “jewel” on the property of their summer estate, Compton. This fernery, a glassed home for ferns, rimmed by a foundation of stone, perfectly tapped into the Victorian era fascination with the plants. Fascination, however, may be an understatement.

  • ARCH Opening

    Penn Celebrates ‘Reinvigorated’ ARCH, A New Hub For Student Life

    On Thursday, Feb. 6, the Penn community gathered to celebrate the re-opening of the ARCH, Penn’s Arts, Research, and Culture House.The open house marked the completion of a $24.5 million renovation transforming the historic late-Gothic Revival building at 3600 Locust Walk into what President Amy Gutmann called a “welcoming and central hub for all students to meet and share ideas” and a “beacon of undergraduate cultural and research life.”

  • 3D Printing for Veterinary Surgeries

    3D Printing for Veterinary Surgeries

    In PennDesign’s Fabrication Lab, students and faculty use three-dimensional printers to craft geometric forms, architectural models, and other products of the imagination.

  • Improving Lives, Bettering the World

    Improving Lives, Bettering the World

    Penn is an academic powerhouse, with vast potential to create knowledge, connect it across all divides, and use it for the progress of humankind.

  • 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.