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Penn’s Michael Horowitz Testifies to House Subcommittee on Drones

Michael C. Horowitz, an associate professor of political science and the associate director of Penn’s Perry World House, will testify in front of the U.S. House Armed Forces subcommittee on Seapower and Projection Forces, Thursday, Feb. 11.

Political Activist Behind a Desk: Penn Professor Camille Z. Charles

February 09, 2016

Camille Z. Charles believes that where you live influences everything that happens to you and sets you up for the rest of your life. Before joining the University of Pennsylvania faculty in 1998, Charles, a scholar of racial inequality, was conducting research on minority students at elite universities. She found that those who came from segregated neighborhoods weren’t faring as well academically as their white peers.

Improving Radiology’s Utility and Safety at Penn Dental Medicine

February 08, 2016

A technological revolution that has made three-dimensional imaging of the teeth and jaws easier and safer has ushered in a transformation of practice in the dental clinic.

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

February 04, 2016

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 in the News

Penn Museum Displays the Midas Touch

C. Brian Rose of the School of Arts & Sciences and the Museum discusses objects on display from early excavations of the Gordion site and says, “In those days, archaeologists dug enormous tracts of land in an effort to make sensational discoveries in as short a time as possible.”

February 11, 2016 |
6 Character Traits to Consider Before Becoming an Entrepreneur

Adam Grant of the Wharton School comments on identifying which type of failure you are afraid of when considering becoming an entrepreneur.

February 11, 2016 | U.S. News
Universities Have Duty to Engage With Their Cities

Penn’s community engagement, particularly in west Philadelphia, is mentioned.

February 11, 2016 |
Disrupting the Competitive Landscape: Covering the 2016 Wharton China Business Forum

Undergraduate students Megan Foo of the Wharton School and Nelson Dong of the School of Arts & Sciences co-author a blog post about their experiences covering the 2016 Wharton China Business Forum.

February 10, 2016 | Huffington Post
The New Era of 30-day Fitness Challenges

Research on the fresh start effect co-authored by Katherine Milkman and Jason Riis and doctoral student Hengchen Dai of the Wharton School is cited.

February 9, 2016 | Wall Street Journal
How Diabetes Can Break Your Heart

Mark Schutta and Rhondalyn Forde-McLean of the Perelman School of Medicine are quoted about the effects of diabetes on heart health and the increased risk for cardiovascular disease.

February 7, 2016 |
Amid Colombia’s Zika Outbreak, Phila. Ob/Gyn Sees No Panic

Jack Ludmir of the Perelman School of Medicine is highlighted for spending the last several weeks in Colombia helping control the Zika outbreak.

February 9, 2016 |
New Program Aims to Boost Number of Latino Faculty

Marybeth Gasman of the Graduate School of Education is quoted about The Center for Minority Serving Institutions launching a new program called Pathways to the Professoriate.

February 9, 2016 | U.S. News


  • 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.