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Rakesh Vohra Appointed Penn Integrates Knowledge Professor
May 29, 2013
Rakesh Vohra has been named the University of Pennsylvania’s 15th Penn Integrates Knowledge Professor, effective Aug. 1. The announcement was made today by Penn President Amy Gutmann and Provost Vincent Price.  
Penn Researcher’s Studies Yield Surprises About Lichens, Biodiversity
May 28, 2013
Since the time of Linnaeus and even before, biologists and naturalists have been keen to organize living things into distinct groups. Now the modern technology of rapid DNA sequencing has revolutionized that categorizing task, providing a window into the relationships among species about which little was once known.
Penn Research Makes Advance in Nanotech Gene Sequencing Technique
May 20, 2013
The allure of personalized medicine has made new, more efficient ways of sequencing genes a top research priority. One promising technique involves reading DNA bases using changes in electrical current as they are threaded through a nanoscopic hole.
Penn Engineers’ Nanoantennas Improve Infrared Sensing
May 17, 2013
A team of University of Pennsylvania engineers has used a pattern of nanoantennas to develop a new way of turning infrared light into mechanical action, opening the door to more sensitive infrared cameras and more compact chemical-analysis techniques.
Penn Research Helps Paint Finer Picture of Massive 1700 Earthquake
May 14, 2013
In 1700, a massive earthquake struck the west coast of North America. Though it was powerful enough to cause a tsunami as far as Japan, a lack of local documentation has made studying this historic event challenging.
Grant Boosts Particle Physics and Mathematics Research for Two Penn Professors
May 8, 2013
Two University of Pennsylvania professors have won the chance to pursue their research full-time this fall.
Jonathan Shepherd to Speak at Penn Criminology Department Graduation Ceremony
May 7, 2013
WHO:             Jonathan Shepherd, director of the Cardiff University Violence and Society Research Group WHAT:           Ceremony for graduating students in the School of Arts and Sciences’ Criminology Department
Penn Named Partner Campus in AAAS Emerging Leaders in Science & Society Program
May 7, 2013
The American Association for the Advancement of Science has selected the University of Pennsylvania to be an Emerging Leaders in Science & Society, ELISS, founding partner campus.  Three other universities were also chosen, Stanford, University of Washington, and Purdue.
Penn Vet Working Dog Center Collaborating on Ovarian Cancer Detection Study
May 1, 2013
In a unique, interdisciplinary collaboration, the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine’s Working Dog Center, The School of Arts and Science's Department of Physics and Astronomy, Penn Medicine’s Division of Gynecologic Oncology and the Monell Chemical Senses Center have joined together to study ovarian cancer detection by dogs and e-sensors.
Binge Eating Curbed by Deep Brain Stimulation in Animal Model, Penn Study Shows
April 23, 2013
Deep brain stimulation (DBS) in a precise region of the brain appears to reduce caloric intake and prompt weight loss in obese animal models, according to a new study led by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania.