School of Arts & Sciences

Illuminating Technology

September 14, 2014

Brian Chow and David Meaney of the School of Engineering and Applied Science, Javier Medina of the School of Arts & Sciences and Jean Bennett of the Perelman School of Medicine are quoted about optogenetics.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460September 15, 2014

Doctoral Research Takes Penn Student to Mountains of Japan for Ascetic Retreats

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No one can blame Frank Clements if he spends some time catching up on his favorite pastimes watching TV shows on Netflix, reading and running, now that he’s back home from an ascetic research trip to the mountains of Japan. The Penn Ph.D. student’s dissertation centers on the Shugendô mountain religious tradition.

No one can blame Frank Clements if he spends some time catching up on his favorite pastimes watching TV shows on Netflix, reading and running, now that he’s back home from an ascetic research trip to the mountains of Japan.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604September 15, 2014

Penn Team Studies Nanocrystals by Passing Them Through Tiny Pores

An interdisciplinary team of University of Pennsylvania researchers has now applied a cutting-edge technique for rapid gene sequencing toward measuring other nanoscopic structures. By passing nanoscale spheres and rods through a tiny hole in a membrane, the team was able to measure the electrical properties of those structures’ surfaces.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604September 14, 2014

Penn Research Helps Uncover Mechanism Behind Solid-Solid Phase Transitions

Two solids made of the same elements but with different geometric arrangements of the atoms, or crystal phases, can produce materials with different properties. Coal and diamond offer a spectacular example of this effect.

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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151September 11, 2014

Penn Student Seeks Adventure Through Study Abroad

For University of Pennsylvania senior Olivia Route, some of the most exciting and enriching experiences she’s had as a student have happened while studying abroad.

Does Your Think Tank Accept Rubles?

September 11, 2014

James McGann of the Wharton School and the School of Arts & Sciences shares his thoughts on U.S. think tanks.

Article Source: Bloomberg View

Audio: Penn Gathering Focuses on Vital Role of Humanities and Modern Research

September 10, 2014

Karen Beckman of the School of Arts & Sciences highlights Penn’s HAIKU conference.

Training Dogs to Sniff Out Cancer

September 10, 2014

Cynthia Otto of the School of Veterinary Medicine and Charlie Johnson of the School of Arts & Sciences discuss cancer detection.

Article Source: New York Times

Misjudgment Calls

September 10, 2014

Angela Duckworth of the School of Arts & Sciences is cited for her research on the term “grit.”

Article Source: Inside Higher Ed
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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820September 9, 2014

Penn NROTC Student Mary Brass Pushes Herself and Mentors Others to Be Fit

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Midshipman Mary Brass is a member of the Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps battalion and is a top performer in the Navy's twice-a-year physical readiness tests.

Midshipman Mary Brass is just as strong as her name sounds.