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Media Contact:Ron Ozio | ozio@upenn.edu | 215-898-8658October 22, 2013

AAU Elects Penn President Amy Gutmann as Vice Chair

The Association of American Universities has elected University of Pennsylvania President Amy Gutmann as its vice chair for the 2013-2014 term, the AAU announced today during its semi-annual meeting in Washington, D.C. 

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820October 14, 2013

Penn Social Impact Course Guide Now Available Online

A new online guide lists all of the courses available at the University of Pennsylvania that focus on making a difference in the lives of others.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604October 14, 2013

New Network and Data Sciences Center to Open at Penn

The University of Pennsylvania is launching a new, interdisciplinary research effort to study and solve problems using the tools of the digital age: The Warren Center for Network & Data Sciences.  

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604October 14, 2013

Penn Engineering Intro Class Gets a Power Boost

As computers become more enmeshed in everyday life, both their software and hardware are becoming accessible to the average person. Whereas do-it-yourself enthusiasts of earlier generations tackled birdhouses and AM radios, this generation is making its own robots, 3-D printers and cell phone accessories.

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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151October 9, 2013

Paying It Forward at Penn

University of Pennsylvania senior Diana Estrada Alamo’s academic concentration is in infectious diseases, but her interest in good health extends to every aspect of her own life and the people she advocates for and mentors.

Made in Pennsylvania, but a Model for America: As I See It

October 8, 2013

President Amy Gutmann contributes to an op-ed about collaborating with several Pennsylvania universities to help reinvigorate the manufacturing industry.

Article Source: Harrisburg Patriot-News

Penn Going All Out for a Small Science

October 3, 2013

The Singh Center for Nanotechnology is spotlighted.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604September 23, 2013

Penn’s Center for Technology Transfer Launches Mobile App Contest

The University of Pennsylvania’s Center for Technology Transfer  (CTT), through its business incubator UPstart program, has launched a new mobile application design contest called the AppItUP Challenge.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820September 12, 2013

Penn’s Field Center Advocates Changing Higher Ed Policy for Former Foster Youth

It’s a momentous day when a foster child graduates from high school.  But, now what?

One center at the University of Pennsylvania is working to address the needs of this under-the-radar population by stimulating a shift in higher education policy.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820August 6, 2013

Penn Community Gathers School Supplies for West Philadelphia Youngsters

Through Friday, Aug. 16, multiple locations across the University of Pennsylvania campus will serve as drop-off points for the Penn Volunteers in Public Service’s annual back-to-school drive.