• Nanotech Innovation Keeps Surfaces Clean and Transparent

    Nanotech Innovation Keeps Surfaces Clean and Transparent

    Hanging hundreds of feet off the ground to wash a skyscraper’s windows or pumping water out to a desert solar array to keep its panels and mirrors clean is more than just a hassle—it’s an expensive problem with serious ecological implications.

  • A Day in the Life of Penn, Fall 2013

    A Day in the Life of Penn, Fall 2013

    Just after 2 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 29, a student was powering through an all-nighter. At 11:53 p.m. that day, students in a dance ensemble were finishing up rehearsal in preparation for an upcoming performance.

  • Penn Celebrates Groundbreaking of New College House

    Penn Celebrates Groundbreaking of New College House

    On the blustery afternoon of Friday, Nov. 8, under a tent set up on Hill Field, the Penn community gathered to celebrate the groundbreaking of a new college house—what President Amy Gutmann called a “living, learning community.

  • Behind the Borders of the Modern Middle East

    Behind the Borders of the Modern Middle East

    Born in Tehran, Firoozeh Kashani-Sabet, the Robert I. Williams Term Professor of History in the School of Arts and Sciences, spent the first part of her life in Iran during the reign of the shah, and was an eyewitness as events unfolded during the 1979 Iranian Revolution that removed the shah from power and gave rise to the Ayatollah Khomeini.

  • An Architect’s Vision for Philadelphia

    An Architect’s Vision for Philadelphia

    The influence of architect Paul Philippe Cret endures more than 100 years after he arrived in Philadelphia to teach at Penn.