• A Day in the Life of Penn, Spring 2012

    A Day in the Life of Penn, Spring 2012

    Crew teams at dawn. A midday rush to food trucks along Spruce Street. An evening performance in an on-campus theater. These are just a handful of the moments, big and small, captured in the first-ever University-wide photo project, “A Day in the Life of Penn.”

  • Can ADHD Drugs Improve Menopausal Women’s Memory?

    Can ADHD Drugs Improve Menopausal Women’s Memory?

    During menopause, women may experience a noticeable decline in some cognitive abilities, such as memory. Researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine are investigating this phenomenon, and whether drugs used to treat disorders such as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Attention Deficit (ADHD) might counteract the effect.

  • Replicating the Sense of Touch

    Replicating the Sense of Touch

    Haptics is a field of engineering that is focused on replicating the sense of touch. Simulating the feeling of a surface could make for more immersive entertainment, more edifying educational tools, or more realistic training devices.

  • Penn Museum Helps Put An Irish Murder Mystery To Rest

    Penn Museum Helps Put An Irish Murder Mystery To Rest

    Fifty-seven Irish workers set sail for the United States in April of 1832 to work at Duffy’s Cut, a Pennsylvania Railroad construction site in Malvern, a city about 20 miles outside of Philadelphia. The workers arrived in Philadelphia in June.

  • Studying Behavior in Penn’s Semi-Feral Horse Herd

    Studying Behavior in Penn’s Semi-Feral Horse Herd

    On 40 acres of Chester County, Pennsylvania’s lush pasture land, close to 90 ponies roam relatively free of human interference. Their social interactions, reproductive behavior, and physical well-being give researchers like Sue McDonnell, founding head of the Equine Behavior Program at Penn’s School of Veterinary Medicine, a window into the lives of horses in a near-natural state.