News Releases



Penn Team Takes First Place at International Real Estate Competition
November 21, 2017
Six undergraduate students from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania took home the first place title and top prize of $10,000 from the Cornell International Real Estate Case Competition, Nov. 13-14, in New York City.
Four Penn Professors Among 2017 Class of AAAS Fellows
November 20, 2017
Four members of the University of Pennsylvania faculty have been named Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Election as an AAAS Fellow is an honor bestowed upon members of AAAS, the world’s largest general scientific society, by their peers.
For Penn Sophomore Michelle Lu, a Unique Internship Fosters Musical Connections, ‘Bridge Across Cultures’
November 20, 2017
Sophomore Michelle Lu spent six weeks interning with the Philadelphia Orchestra. The work she did planning logistics for the group’s trip to China included watching the musicians perform side by side with Chinese musicians, attend meetings with the orchestra’s CEO and visit the Penn Wharton China Center. 
A Message to the Penn Community About Campaign for Community
November 20, 2017
A Message to the Penn CommunityResponding to the Campus ConversationFromAmy Gutmann, President​​​​​​​Wendell Pritchett, Provost We write to follow up on the Campus Conversation that was held on October 30 at the Zellerbach Theater.  The Conversation was part of an ongoing effort, which will continue throughout this academic year and beyond, to further strengthen and support the health and wellness of our students.
Penn Engineers Develop Microchip Laser Stabilizer, Enabling Faster Data Transfer
November 20, 2017
With streaming movies and UltraHD television taking more and more bandwidth, there is a race to deliver data into people’s homes as quickly as possible. Light-based fiber optic connections promise far faster data rates than standard electricity-based coaxial cables, so making laser sources smaller, cheaper and more stable is a high priority for engineers.
‘Brazil Nut Effect’ Helps Explain How Rivers Resist Erosion, Penn Team Finds
November 20, 2017
Pop the top off a can of mixed nuts and, chances are, Brazil nuts will be at the top. This phenomenon, of large particles tending to rise to the top of mixtures while small particles tend to sink down, is popularly known as the “Brazil nut effect” and more technically as granular segregation. Look down at the top of a riverbed and it’s easy to draw a parallel: the top of a riverbed is typically lined with larger cobbles, while finer sand and small gravel particles make up the deeper layers.
A Practical Lesson in the Art of Curation: The Incubation Series at Penn
November 20, 2017
Unraveled sweaters. Folded photographs. Concrete blocks. Coffee grounds. As curators of an art gallery exhibition, two University of Pennsylvania art history students found a common thread in these disparate materials used in the work of four Penn fine arts students: Lauren Altman, Erlin Geffrard, Jiayi Liu and Heryk Tomassini,.
Penn’s Business Services Recognized for Inclusive Excellence
November 20, 2017
The University of Pennsylvania’s Division of Business Services has been awarded the 2017 Edwin R. Golden Award for Inclusive Excellence from the National Association of College Auxiliary Services. Mark Mills, executive director of Purchasing Services, accepted the award on Penn’s behalf at an awards ceremony and national conference in Colorado Springs, Co., on Nov. 6.
Two Penn Seniors Named Rhodes Scholars
November 19, 2017
Two University of Pennsylvania seniors have been awarded Rhodes Scholarships for graduate study at the University of Oxford. Christopher D’Urso, of Colts Neck, N.J., has been awarded an American Rhodes and Adnan Zikri Jaafar, of Malaysia, has been awarded a Malaysian Rhodes.
Penn Researchers Link Binge Eating and Weight-loss Challenges
November 15, 2017
Overweight or obese patients who binge eat while trying to lose weight drop half as much as those who don’t binge eat or those who do and subsequently stop, according to new research from Ariana Chao of the School of Nursing and the School of Medicine and Thomas Wadden of Medicine.