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Two Penn Professors Call Attention to the Use of Race in Human Genetic Research

Two University of Pennsylvania professors are coauthors, along with two other scholars, on a perspective piece published this week in the journal Science that calls for an end to the use of genetic concepts of race in biological research.

Penn School of Social Policy & Practice Launches SP2 Penn Top 10

February 01, 2016

With the 2016 United States presidential election race ramping up, experts from the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Social Policy & Practice, or SP2, are analyzing 10 of the nation’s key social justice and policy issues ­­in a project called SP2 Penn Top 10 Social Justice & Policy Issues for the 2016 Presidential Election.

Penn's Stipanovich Named Ivy League Player of the Week

February 01, 2016 |

Fresh off the leading the Quakers to a pair of Ivy wins over the weekend,Sydney Stipanovich of the Penn women’s basketball team was named the Ivy League Player of the Week on Monday. It is Stipanovich’s fourth recognition this season, and 10th of her career. The Quakers now lead the league in weekly honors. 

Penn Researchers Offer New Approach to Treating Cocaine Addiction

February 02, 2016

University of Pennsylvania researchers Heath Schmidt, Matthew Hayes and Bart De Jonghe have shown that a drug used for diabetes and obesity may also reduce cocaine dependence.

Penn in the News

Lead Poisoning in Pa., N.J. May Be Worse Than Flint

Marilyn Howarth of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on lead poisoning in the Pennsylvania and New Jersey region.

February 5, 2016 |
Circadian Clock and Aging

Garrett FitzGerald of the Perelman School of Medicine is quoted about studying the role of the internal clock in human disease.

February 3, 2016 |
Audio: Wharton Professor Adam Grant on ‘Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World”

Adam Grant of the Wharton School talks about his new book, Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World.

February 3, 2016 | “Radio Times with Marty Moss-Coane,” WHYY Radio (Philadelphia)
Why Even the Best Russian Think Tanks Struggle to Influence Foreign Policy

James McGann of the School of Arts & Sciences is mentioned for authoring “The Global Go-To Think Tanks Index.”

January 29, 2016 | Russia Direct
As Clinton Seeks to Break the Glass Ceiling, Many Young Feminists Shrug

Kathleen Hall Jamieson of the Annenberg Public Policy Center comments on presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s strategy with young feminists.

February 4, 2016 | Los Angeles Times
For Marissa Mayer, Yahoo’s Woes Keep Deepening

Lawrence Hrebiniak of the Wharton School shares his concerns about Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer’s leadership of the Internet company.

February 4, 2016 | CBS News
How Wing Bowl Contestants Eat 20 Pounds of Chicken in 30 Minutes

Marc Levine of the Perelman School of Medicine is quoted about how speed eaters manage to eat as much as they do and how quickly.

February 4, 2016 |
Animal Planet Greenlights Series on Penn Vet School

A new docu-series called Penn Vet on the Animal Planet television network will focus on Ryan Hospital and New Bolton Center.

February 3, 2016 |


  • I-Corps Puts Penn Startups In Drive

    It’s a crash course in business skills, Peter Gebhard says, while summing up his experience so far with Innovation Corps, or I-Corps, an accelerator program supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF).

  • Diving Deep for Alternative Energy

    The coral reefs under the tiny island nation of Palau are a laboratory unlike anywhere else on the planet, housing creatures with traits that rival the best of human ingenuity.

  • Penn’s THORwIn Takes Home Gold at RoboCup

    The University of Pennsylvania’s robotic soccer team continues its international reign, winning the Robot Soccer World Cup AdultSize Humanoid League for the second year in a row.

  • A Window Into the Workings of Complex Societies

    In small plastic tubs lining the shelves of a basement laboratory at the University of Pennsylvania, a million organisms live in complex societies.

  • A Bash Between Friends

    The Best Friends Bash brings together patients from CHOP with craniofacial differences and dogs from Penn Vet with similar conditions. Nurses, doctors, and family members are also invited to attend the celebratory event.

  • Summer at Penn

    The word-pairing “school and summer” may sound discordant to the ears of many students, but here at Penn, summer activity lends a special harmony to campus—be it birds splashing in a century-old fountain, faculty planning their fall courses, or students mentoring West Philadel

  • Improving the Quality and Relevance of Presidential Debates

    In a 48-page report released in advance of the 2016 election season, an Annenberg Public Policy Center working group has laid out a series of suggestions to improve presidential debates.

  • Penn: A Year in Review 2014-15

    Penn’s 2014-15 school year opened with its 105th Convocation and closed with its 259th Commencement: two long-held traditions that bookended a year full of extraordinary firsts.

  • Probing the Universe’s ‘Dark’ Secrets

    A team of physicists and astronomers from around the globe are on a five-year mission to answer fundamental questions about our universe: Why are galaxies clustered the way they are? Why are they moving apart faster and faster, instead of gravity slowing them down?

  • President's Engagement Prize-Winners Launch Social Impact Projects

    Though they graduated mere weeks ago, five members of Penn’s Class of 2015 have already begun projects destined to make a profound impact on individuals and communities around the world, with support from the President’s Engagement Prizes.