University 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 | | 215-573-6604October 1, 2013

Penn, Carnegie Mellon Receive Grant for Transportation Research

The University of Pennsylvania and Carnegie Mellon University have received a $5.65 million U.S. Department of Transportation grant for a joint research center to conduct transportation technology research and development.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | | 215-573-6604October 2, 2013

Penn Celebrates Opening of Krishna P. Singh Center for Nanotechnology

The University of Pennsylvania will officially open the region’s premier facility for advanced research, education, and innovative public/private partnerships in nanotechnology on October 4.

Penn to Serve as Smoking Research Center

September 23, 2013

Caryn Lerman of the Perelman School of Medicine and the Annenberg School for Communication and Dan Romer of the Annenberg Public Policy Center discuss a new smoking-research center.

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Media Contact:Ron Ozio | | 215-898-8658September 13, 2013

Dr. Sheldon Hackney, 1933-2013

Statement from Penn President Amy Gutmann

Former Penn President Sheldon Hackney Dies

September 13, 2013

Sheldon Hackney has died.

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Media Contact:Rebecca Rebalsky | | (215) 898-4192September 6, 2013

New Gift from Alumni Robert A. and Penny Grossman Fox Expands Fox Leadership Program at Penn

Thanks to a generous boost from its founders, the Fox Leadership Program at the University of Pennsylvania will be able to prepare even more students for lives of leadership and service.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | | 215-573-6604September 4, 2013

Penn Science Café: Studying Self-Control

Associate Professor of Psychology Robert Kurzban studies how the mind has adapted over time to the challenges of the social world, such as how to make decisions about cooperation, morality and punishment. Kurzban will talk about one trait we associate with these challenges: willpower.

‘Documentary’ That Broke Sound Barrier Plays a Part in Penn’s ‘Year of Sound’

August 28, 2013

Penn’s theme for the 2013-2014 academic year, “Year of Sound,” is highlighted.

Article Source: Newsworks
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Media Contact:Laura Cavender | | 215-746-6411August 28, 2013

A Message to the Penn Community from President Amy Gutmann

It is my pleasure to welcome you to the 274th year of the University of Pennsylvania and to share with you a brief update.