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Penn Research Helps Develop Predictive Model of How Humans Estimate Speed

Most studies of psychological mechanisms involve watching those mechanisms in action and then devising a theory for how they work.

Exploring Family Roots Through Penn

August 31, 2015

Kristen Kelly exudes confidence as she quickly strides across the University of Pennsylvania campus. Through her academic pursuits and the relationships she’s developed at Penn, the native Philadelphian is comfortable with her multi-racial identity and with her place in the world.

Penn and German Researchers Help Identify Neural Basis of Multitasking

September 01, 2015

By studying networks of activity in the brain's frontal cortex, researchers have shown that the degree to which these networks reconfigure themselves while switching from task to task predicts people’s cognitive flexibility.

Penn English Professor Awarded Janus Pannonius Prize for Poetry

September 01, 2015

Charles Bernstein, a University of Pennsylvania English professor, is the recipient of the 2015 Janus Pannonius Grand Prize for Poetry, along with Guiseppe Conte of Italy.

Penn in the News

Egg Shortage Won’t Affect Flu Vaccine Supply


Neil Fishman of the Perelman School of Medicine is quoted about reports indicating a relatively mild flu season.

September 4, 2015 | Philadelphia Inquirer
Video: This Is Key for Fed Jobs Report


Jeremy Siegel of the Wharton School talks about the importance of the unemployment rate for the jobs report.

September 3, 2015 | CNBC
Should You Get Breast Reduction Surgery?


David Sarwer of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on why some prospective breast reduction patients are referred to psychologists.

September 3, 2015 | U.S. News
Healthcare Innovation More Than Smart Phone Apps


David Asch of the Perelman School of Medicine and the Wharton School and co-author Roy Rosin of Penn Medicine are highlighted for their article “Innovation as Discipline, Not Fad.”

August 25, 2015 | Health IT Outcomes
Leukemia Immune Therapy Works Long-term in Patients, Study Finds


Carl June of the Perelman School of Medicine is quoted about treatment for chronic lymphocytic leukemia.

September 2, 2015 | NBC News
What You Need to Know About Social Media Credit Scores


Pinar Yildrim and graduate student Yanhao Wei of the Wharton School are cited for co-authoring a paper on social network scoring.

September 2, 2015 | Yahoo! Finance
Acupuncture Beats Drugs for Hot Flashes, Study Finds


Jun Mao of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on the effects of acupuncture on coping with hot flashes.

August 25, 2015 |
Donald Trump Is Summer’s Biggest TV Hit, and Ratings Gold for Cable News


Kathleen Hall Jamieson of the Annenberg School for Communication shares her thoughts on Donald Trump using the Trump Tower interior as a branding tool for his presidential candidacy.

September 2, 2015 | Los Angeles Times


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    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).

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    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.