• 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.”

  • Tapping the History of Philly’s Trees

    Tapping the History of Philly’s Trees

    The Woodlands, a 54-acre historic site and cemetery in University City, is the final resting place for many prominent Philadelphians. Paul Philippe Cret, the architect, planner, and former professor in what was then called Penn’s School of Fine Arts is buried there, as are several members of the Drexel family, and renowned American painter Thomas Eakins.

  • Penn Scientists Bring Mongolian Research Project to City Streets

    Penn Scientists Bring Mongolian Research Project to City Streets

    Last month, members of a Penn research team transformed a parking space on a Philadelphia street into a public park for a day.

  • Integrated Studies at Penn

    Integrated Studies at Penn

    This fall, Penn launched a new undergraduate program in Integrated Studies. The program is designed around the idea that no single discipline or perspective can be applied to complex problems; instead, students tackle problems using multiple disciplines and approaches.

  • Penn Physicists Conquer the ‘Coffee Ring Effect’

    Penn Physicists Conquer the ‘Coffee Ring Effect’

    A team of Penn physicists have figured out how to conquer the “coffee ring effect”—that “O”-shaped stain of particles that is always left over after coffee drops evaporate — by changing the shape of the particles.