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Penn Chemists Put a New Twist on Chirality

Chemistry’s Virgil Percec has lead a team of researchers in a study that shows chiral structures, which have a defined handedness, can be made out of a mix of left- and right-handed parts.

HUD Report, Penn Research Finds U.S. Homeless Numbers Continue to Decline

November 19, 2015

Homelessness in the United States continues to decline according to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s 2015 Annual Homeless Assessment Report to Congress and the report’s co-investigator Dennis Culhane of the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Social Policy and Practice.

Two University of Pennsylvania Seniors Win Rhodes Scholarships

November 23, 2015

Two University of Pennsylvania seniors have been awarded Rhodes Scholarships for two to three years of graduate study at Oxford University.

Football Defeats Cornell, Wins Ivy League Title

November 21, 2015 |

Ivy League Champions! On Senior Day at Franklin Field, the University of Pennsylvania defeated Cornell, 34-21 to claim its 17th Ivy title, first since 2012 and fourth in seven years. 

Penn in the News

Global Leaders Are Ignoring One of the Greatest Causes of Climate Change

Cary Coglianese of the Law School is quoted about sources of America’s greenhouse gas emissions.

December 1, 2015 |
Where to Draw the Line on Gene-editing Technology

PIK Professor Jonathan Moreno of the Perelman School of Medicine and the School of Arts & Sciences writes about boundaries of genetic engineering.

November 30, 2015 | Scientific American
Video: Do Your Homework Before Donating on ‘Giving Tuesday’

Katherina Rosqueta of the School for Social Policy & Practice’s Center for High Impact Philanthropy offers advice about researching the effectiveness of charities.

November 30, 2015 | WCAU-TV (Philadelphia)
Cyber Monday: What Happens to Your Data When You Shop Online?

Doctoral candidate Timothy Libert of the Annenberg School for Communication is cited for researching websites that leak user data to third parties.

November 30, 2015 | NBC News
A Rare Condition Unfamiliar in U.S.

Michael Rubenstein of the Perelman School of Medicine pens an article about the rare disorder, Sydenham’s chorea.

November 29, 2015 | Philadelphia Inquirer
A Wharton Professor Explains 3 Ways Nice Guys Can Get Ahead at Work

Strategies for effective giving from the Wharton School’s Adam Grant’s book Give and Take.

November 28, 2015 | Business Insider
Switchback: The Startup Strategy That Might Be Right for You

Research that finds the benefits of a “switchback” approach for technology entrepreneurs co-authored by David Hsu of the Wharton School is highlighted.

November 27, 2015 | Business News Daily
Audio: Local Charities Capitalize On Holiday Rush With Day of Giving

Kat Rosqueta of the School of Social Policy & Practice’s Center for High Impact Philanthropy is interviewed about charitable giving during the holiday season.

November 24, 2015 | National Public Radio


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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).

  • 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.