Arthur Caplan of the Perelman School of Medicine contributes an op-ed about hate speech in the Republican presidential-primary campaign.
Angela Duckworth of the School of Arts and Sciences is cited for her research on students’ involvement in activities as a predictor of success.
PHILADELPHIA — The National Science Foundation (NSF) has selected a University of Pennsylvania team as a member of its inaugural class of NSF Innovation Corps awards. The I-Corps Awards recognize research that has the potential for commercial applications and connects scientists to entrepreneurial resources.
PHILADELPHIA -- Major advances in materials science and nanotechnology promise to revolutionize electronic devices with unprecedented strength and conductivity, but those promises can’t be fulfilled if the devices can’t be consistently manufactured.
Stephen Morse of the Law School and the Perelman School of Medicine comments on the suspect in the U.S. Rep Gabrielle Giffords shooting.
Frances O’Connell Rust of the Graduate School of Education comments on how chess helped improve students’ cognitive capacities.
PHILADELPHIA — After more than three decades of research, University of Pennsylvania veterinarians and vision-research scientists, with associates at Cornell University, have identified a gene responsible for a blindness-inducing disease that afflicts dogs. In the process, the Penn scientists may have discovered clues about how retinal cells, and perhaps even neurons, can be regenerated.