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President’s Innovation Prize Contenders Vie for $100K Seed Money and Big Perks at Penn

In April, one enterprising senior or team of graduates-to-be at the University of Pennsylvania will be named the inaugural President’s Innovation Prize winners. The award comes with $100,000 in seed money and a $50,000 living stipend per team member. And that is just the start.

Brookings Institution Tops Penn 2015 Global Go To Think Tank Index

The Brookings Institution tops the list of the 2015 Global Go To Think Tank Index Report, an annual ranking of the world’s top think tanks released today by the University of Pennsylvania Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program at the Lauder Institute. This is the eighth consecutive year that Brookings has been ranked first.


The Penn Institute for Urban Research Announces New Photo Contest

Enter this new photo contest today, a collaboration between Penn IUR and the Center for Public Health Initiatives.

Penn Junior Tabeen Hossain Learns Eco-Lessons From Two European Leaders

Junior Tabeen Hossain of Houston researched the cultural aspects of environmental sustainability in Berlin and Rotterdam via a Kleinman Center for Energy Policy grant.

Arts & Humanities

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  • A Visit to the Ryan Veterinary Hospital

    A Visit to the Ryan Veterinary Hospital

    At Ryan Veterinary Hospital, the highest levels of medical expertise are matched by deeply human compassion and a recognition of the special bond people have with their animal companions.

  • Penn Honors Alum and Broadway Producer Hal Prince With Creative Spirit Award

    Penn Honors Alum and Broadway Producer Hal Prince With Creative Spirit Award

    At a reception on April 23, Penn President Amy Gutmann said a performance by the Pennsylvania Players was the perfect occasion to honor distinguished alumnus and Broadway producer Harold “Hal” Prince with a…

  • Helping Students to Write With Clarity

    Helping Students to Write With Clarity

    Most of us can benefit from a second set of eyes reading something we write. At Penn, there’s a place to go to get constructive criticism for everything from a research paper written for a course to an article penned for a peer review journal.

  • The Kislak Center Embraces Open Data

    The Kislak Center Embraces Open Data

    Chopping up rare books and manuscripts does not bother Will Noel, University of Pennsylvania Libraries’ director of the Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, and founding director of the Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies.

  •  Rutendo Chigora: Rhodes Scholar & Activist

    Rutendo Chigora: Rhodes Scholar & Activist

    From Harare, Zimbabwe, Rutendo Chigora is a senior double majoring in international relations and political science, and minoring in English. In December, she was awarded one of the two Rhodes Scholarships available to students from Zimbabwe. She will study at the University of Oxford in Oxford, England.

  • PIK Professor Shelley L. Berger: Revolutionizing Genetic Research

    PIK Professor Shelley L. Berger: Revolutionizing Genetic Research

    A leader in the rapidly changing field of epigenetics, Shelley L. Berger has built a world-class epigenetics program at Penn that she says is distinguished by the diverse and relevant expertise of the science faculty associated with it.

  • Students Glean Insights from an Ancient Skeleton at the Penn Museum

    Students Glean Insights from an Ancient Skeleton at the Penn Museum

    Penn students in the course, Living World in Archaeological Science, offered in the Penn Museum’s Center for the Analysis of Archaeological Materials (CAAM), have learned about scientific analysis of skeletal rem…

  • Composer Has a Lifelong Fascination with Sounds

    Composer Has a Lifelong Fascination with Sounds

    Erica Ball was just 3 years old when she begged her parents to let her play the piano. She doesn’t remember exactly what sparked her interest, but Ball says her fluency grew quickly as she progressed from playing on a tiny keyboard to a baby grand by middle school.

  • PIK Prof Rakesh Vohra: An Interdisciplinary Innovator

    PIK Professor Rakesh Vohra: An Interdisciplinary Innovator

    Drawing from the seemingly disparate fields of economics, electrical engineering, and computer science, Rakesh Vohra’s work requires the support of an institution resolutely committed to interdisciplinary research—a level of commitment he says few institutions beyond Penn have.

  • Artist Uses Everyday Objects to Tell a Poignant Story

    Artist Uses Everyday Objects to Tell a Poignant Story

    Photographer and multimedia artist Brent Wahl sometimes finds inspiration for his work just by walking around the city.

Penn in the news

Bringing Medieval Works to the Digital World February 2, 2016 | Philly.com

The University is mentioned for collaborating with Leigh University and the Free Library of Philadelphia to lead a project called Bibliotheca Philadelphienis that will digitalize “the largest regional collection of medieval and early modern manuscripts in the country.”

Zika Concern Rising, but Region ‘Should Be Just Fine’ January 29, 2016 | Philly.com

Neil Fishman of the Perelman School of Medicine and Michael Weisberg of the School of Arts & Sciences are quoted about the Zika virus.

Video: Delicate Process of Preserving Artifacts as Things Get Shaky at Penn Museum January 29, 2016 | WPVI-TV (Philadelphia)

Bob Thurlow of the Museum and Patrick Dorris of Penn Medicine talk about the process of preserving museum artifacts amidst the demolition of the nearby Penn Tower.

Researchers Find Causes for Higher Death Rates Among Middle-aged Whites January 29, 2016 | Los Angeles Times

Samuel Preston of the School of Arts & Sciences is quoted about higher-than-expected death rates among middle-aged white Americans.

Ken Lum on Canada vs. the USA January 19, 2016 | Canadian Art

Ken Lum of the School of Design is featured for his experience living in America, specifically Philadelphia, compared to Canada.