• Shoemaker Green: Penn’s Newest Public Common

    Shoemaker Green: Penn’s Newest Public Common

    Created in honor of emeritus trustee Alvin Shoemaker, Penn’s newest landscape project has spread a 2.75 acre welcome mat of green at the door of the Palestra and Franklin Field.

  • Penn Connects 2.0: Envisioning the Future

    Penn Connects 2.0: Envisioning the Future

    In 2006, Penn had a vision. Anne Papageorge, Penn’s vice president for Facilities and Real Estate Services, says the first phase of the campus blueprint, called Penn Connects, made the goals of President Amy Gutmann’s Penn Compact real.

  • Penn Researchers Show New Way of Assembling Particles Into Complex Structures

    Penn Researchers Show New Way of Assembling Particles Into Complex Structures

    Many recent advances in microtechnology and nanotechnology depend on microscopic spherical particles self-assembling into large-scale aggregates to form a relatively limited range of crystalline structures.

  • Printing 3D Blood Vessel Networks out of Sugar

    Printing 3D Blood Vessel Networks out of Sugar

    Bioengineers have been steadily advancing toward the goal of building lab-grown organs out of a patient’s own cells, but a few major challenges remain.

  • T Cells Hunt Like Sharks in Human Body

    T Cells Hunt Like Sharks in Human Body

    A cross-disciplinary research team at Penn has arrived at a surprising finding: T cells, which comprise a key part of the immune system, track down parasites using a movement strategy similar to those used by predators such as sharks, monkeys, and blue-fin tuna to hunt prey.