• Restoring History

    Restoring History

    Each spring, Doug Martenson stands eye-to-eye with Benjamin Franklin. He cleans the buckles on Franklin’s shoes, the folds of his robes, and the buttons on his vest. Martenson then covers Franklin in protective wax.

  • A Math Classroom, Without Walls

    A Math Classroom, Without Walls

    The announcement of a new math course generally doesn’t elicit the kind of response that accompanies a movie premiere, but in a way, that’s what happened when Robert Ghrist debuted “Calculus: Single Variable” in January.

  • Special Collections, Welcoming Views

    Special Collections, Welcoming Views

    After a three-year renovation project, the top floor of the Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center could become one of the most popular spots on campus, boasting expanded study and meeting spaces, along with breathtaking bird’s-eye views.

  • Mosaic Tells Nearly 2,000-Year-Old Story

    Mosaic Tells Nearly 2,000-Year-Old Story

    One of the world’s largest and best-preserved stone mosaics has made its final U.S. stop at the Penn Museum. The Museum’s “Unearthing a Masterpiece: A Roman Mosaic from Lod, Israel” exhibition displays a 13-foot by 24-foot section of the Lod Mosaic, from 300 C.E.

  • Nanotech Center Continues to Grow

    Nanotech Center Continues to Grow

    Construction on the $91.5 million Krishna P. Singh Center for Nanotechnology on the 3200 block of Walnut Street is proceeding on time and on budget.