PHILADELPHIA –- The University of Pennsylvania came in at No. 19 –- up from No. 45 last year -- in the Sierra Club Magazine’s ranking of colleges it believes are doing the most for the planet.
Penn was cited particularly for its Green Fund program, which awards grants to faculty, staff or students for innovative sustainability proposals. According to the September/October issue of the magazine, “Penn spurs competition to help execute its Climate Action Plan.”
Janet Monge of the School of Arts and Sciences and Penn Museum says bones of Irish immigrants discovered in Philadelphia reveal secrets about both life and death.
PHILADELPHIA – Christopher Lester, a student at the University of Pennsylvania, is among 150 recipients of a new U.S. Energy Department Graduate Fellowship to encourage students to pursue careers in science, mathematics and engineering.
PHILADELPHIA -– A study at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine has identified the function of one of the earliest antibodies in the animal kingdom, an ancient immunoglobulin that helps explain the evolution of human intestinal immune responses. It was discovered to play a predominant role in the guts of fish and paves the way for a better understanding of human gut immunity as well as for safer, healthier approaches to keeping fish from pathogen infections. The findings appear in the online version of
Daniel Rader of the School of Medicine says a genome scan revealing cholesterol genes is “a goldmine of new discovery.”
Michael Kearns of the School of Engineering and Applied Science applies algorithms to stock market trading.