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Penn Senior, a Future Doctor, Looks to Medicine’s Past for Insights

Through the lens of architecture, senior Ellen Kim, of Lexington, Mass., a Benjamin Franklin Scholar, is exploring the history of 19th century medicine in the United States.

Penn Center for Innovation Celebrates Launch, Brings Research and Industry Closer Together

November 18, 2014

Yesterday, University of Pennsylvania President Amy Gutmann helped celebrate the launch of the Penn Center for Innovation, a new initiative that will provide the infrastructure, leadership and resources needed to transfer promising Penn inventions, know-how and related assets into the marketplace for the public good.  

Penn Senior’s Nonprofit Global Youth United Is a Catalyst for Social Change

November 18, 2014

Katherine Mateo is a leader and mentor with a passion to make the world a better place. The senior who entered the University of Pennsylvania three years ago as a Benjamin Franklin Scholar and Civic Scholar is director of Global Youth United, a Philadelphia-based organization that helps high school-age students identify social problems in the world and develop strategic plans to address them.

Brainy and Buff on Display at Mr. and Ms. Penn Competition

November 19, 2014

University of Pennsylvania students can be both brainy and brawny, as the Mr. and Ms. Penn bodybuilding competition demonstrates.On Nov. 3, Zellerbach Theater was packed with family and friends as 29 contestants vied for the titles.

Penn in the News

Unwinding the Mysteries of the Cellular Clock

Mitchell Lazar of the Perelman School of Medicine is quoted on the tie between disrupted circadian rhythm and health problems.

November 21, 2014 | Bioscience Technology
Introducing the Psychology Podcast With Dr. Scott Barry Kaufman

Scott Barry Kaufman of the School of Arts and Sciences is the host of a podcast with insights into healthy thinking.

November 21, 2014 | Scientific American
Study Supports Giving Kidney Donors Priority When They Need a Kidney

Peter Reese of the Perelman School of Medicine talks about his study on the efficacy of a program to support organ donors.

November 21, 2014 | Philadelphia Inquirer
Looking to Fund Your Business? Ask Your Classmates

Patrick FitzGerald of the Wharton School is quoted on the best way to approach setting a new business using university contacts.

November 21, 2014 | The Star
Obamacare Provision Challenged In Court

Ted Ruger of the Law School is quoted about religious organizations seeking to opt out of contraception coverage under the Affordable Care Act.

November 20, 2014 | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette