In a new study from the University of Pennsylvania and National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, scientists used an innovative technique to study how cells move in a three-dimensional matrix, similar to the structure of certain tissues, such as the skin. They discovered an entirely new type of cell movement whereby the nucleus helps propel cells through the matrix like a piston in an engine, generating pressure that thrusts the cell’s plasma membrane forward.
University of Pennsylvania President Amy Gutmann today announced the launch of the President’s Engagement Prizes, competitively awarded annual prizes for Penn seniors to design and undertake fully funded local, national or global engagement projects during the first year after they graduate.
Tyrell McCurbin can whip up a crème brûlée with the greatest of ease, served for four years in the U.S. Army and, thanks to the Veterans Upward Bound program, is now studying at Penn’s School of Engineering and Applied Science.
University Scholar Sheryl Li, a senior from Plano, Texas, spent two summers researching the impact of Korean Wave and K-pop and its influence in China and then Japan.
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Laura Perna of the Graduate School of Education writes about the National Center for Education Statistics.
School of Arts & Sciences doctoral student Brandon Hedrick and Peter Dodson of SAS and the School of Veterinary Medicine are highlighted for leading a study of 120 million-year-old dinosaur fossil.
Alexey Komissarouk, who started PennApps, is quoted about the impact of giving students the opportunity to create groups.
Thomas Sugrue of the School of Arts & Sciences says, “The primary period of black urban uprisings … was 1963 to 1970, nearly all of them … sparked by confrontations between African-Americans and the police.”
Penn Masala, is highlighted for making a cameo appearance in a feature film, “Pitch Perfect 2.”