The Sudbury Neutrino Observatory Collaboration, which includes physicists from the University of Pennsylvania, shared the 2016 Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics.
When University of Pennsylvania senior Angela Perfetti arrived on campus more than three years ago, she says she had no interest in research and thought it had no connection to the “real world.” Since then, she’s changed her tune.
When a material, typically a liquid, is confined by surfaces that it doesn't like, the material can be expelled from the confining region in a process called “dewetting.”
Slated to open in the spring, the University of Pennsylvania’s Perry World House will be a hub for Penn’s growing international activities, anchoring its global resources on an interdisciplinary campus while creating cutting-edge strategic partnerships abroad.
By Niharika Gupta
The University of Pennsylvania’s GRASP Laboratory has received a three-year, $5.5 million grant from the Defense Advanced Research Project Agency to create new flying robots that are able to quickly and autonomously navigate unknown environments.
Penn Institute for Urban Research, Perry World House to Host Sustainable Urbanization Event with Jeffrey Sachs
The Penn Institute for Urban Research (Penn IUR) and Perry World House will host an event Wednesday, Nov. 4 on strategies for sustainable urbanization and development worldwide.
Dr. Peter Decherney Professor of Cinema Studies and English
University of Pennsylvania
· Dr. Decherney, who successfully petitioned in 2015 for an exemption to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act for professors using copyrighted video for the purpose of teaching massive online open courses, or MOOCs, focuses his research on media history, especially government regulation of Hollywood.
· He is the author of the books Hollywood's Copyright Wars: From Edison to the Internet and Hollywood: A Very Short Introduction, which is due out in December.
· He has published on and frequently lectures about fair use and academia.
· In 2006, Dr. DeCherney successfully petitioned for an exemption to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act for media professors using video clips for teaching.
“It’s absolutely necessary in a media studies class to use video clips to look at questions of aesthetics and be able to analyze small details. It might also be true in a foreign language class, where you want to see the expression on someone’s face as you’re watching them speak. It could also be used in a biology class looking at a detailed microscopic image from a science video. It has implications across the curriculum.”
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World leaders’ predisposition towards aggressive military action or peacemaking can be measured by early indicators in their life-experiences.
That’s the conclusion drawn in Why Leaders Fight, a new book co-authored by Michael Horowitz, an associate professor of political science at the University of Pennsylvania.