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Improving Radiology’s Utility and Safety at Penn Dental Medicine

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.

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.

Penn’s Michael Horowitz Testifies to House Subcommittee on Drones

February 05, 2016

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.

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

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 | Philly.com
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
Is Kanye West a Lightning Rod for Our Time?

Anthony DeCurtis of the School of Arts & Sciences talks about rap artist Kanye West and the discussions he provokes in DeCurtis’ pop culture and arts criticism course.

February 9, 2016 | USA Today
New, Reading-heavy SAT Has Students Worried

Dean Eric Furda of Admissions comments on the new SAT and says the performance of first-time test takers will determine which version of the test is better.

February 8, 2016 | New York Times
How a Simpler Approach to Retirement Savings Can Make You Richer

Olivia Mitchell and Donald Keim of the Wharton School are featured for their collaborative research on simplifying the choices offered when selecting a retirement savings plan.

February 9, 2016 | Time
Review: ‘Wired to Create’ Shows the Science of a Messy Process

A new book co-authored by Scott Barry Kaufman of the School of Arts & Sciences is reviewed.

February 8, 2016 | New York Times
The Future of Fraud-busting

Daniel Langleben of the Perelman School of Medicine is cited for studying ways in which neural activity can signify lying.

February 8, 2016 | Atlantic
Young Sanders Supporters: What if Clinton Wins the Nomination? (+ video)

Kathleen Hall Jamieson of the Annenberg Public Policy Center is quoted about young supporters of presidential candidate Bernie Sanders.

February 8, 2016 | Christian Science Monitor

MULTIMEDIA

  • 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.

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