• Penn Scientists Celebrate Role in Higgs Discovery

    Penn Scientists Celebrate Role in Higgs Discovery

    The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences awarded the Nobel Prize in physics to theorists Peter Higgs and Francois Englert to recognize their work developing the theory of what is now known as the Higgs field, which gives elementary particles mass.

  • Penn’s Research Enterprise

    Penn’s Research Enterprise

    Vice Provost for Research Dawn A. Bonnell is responsible for facilitating Penn’s sprawling research enterprise, which consists of 12 schools, more than 165 multidisciplinary centers and institutes, and a fully incorporated health system.

  • A Century with the Penn Museum’s Sphinx

    A Century with the Penn Museum’s Sphinx

    In 1913, a massive piece of granite arrived in Philadelphia that forever changed the scope of the Penn Museum’s collection. This was the arrival of the Sphinx, an approximately 15-ton single piece of red granite from Memphis, Egypt.

  • Penn Vet Celebrates Canine Commencement

    Penn Vet Celebrates Canine Commencement

    One year ago, seven puppies joined the inaugural class of the Penn Vet Working Dog Center. At the Center’s opening celebration last September, the puppies toddled down the aisle to meet their new foster families.

  • Cultivating Knowledge

    Cultivating Knowledge

    A stone’s throw from bustling 38th Street, just off Hamilton Walk, lies a carefully curated green oasis, and nearby, a soaring glass-walled structure where plants from the exotic to the mundane are cared for and studied. The James G. Kaskey Memorial Garden, better known as the BioPond, is a well-loved campus resource by those in the know.