Media Advisories

Penn Science Café Presents ‘Predicting Heart Disease With Twitter’
Tuesday, October 7, 2014
Millions of Twitter feeds open a window into the psychology of a community; through that data, researchers can measure the risk for heart disease with surprising accuracy. Social media provides a view into the collective mind, revealing the connection between shared psychological states and public health and illness.
Navy Secretary Ray Mabus to Speak at Penn Sept. 25
Thursday, September 25, 2014
United States Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus will give a talk at Penn on "Seapower and the World Economy" on Sept. 25.
Opening of Penn Engineering’s New 3-D Printing Facility: ‘The AddLab’
Thursday, September 25, 2014
Thanks in part to an anonymous $250,000 gift, the University of Pennsylvania‘s School of Engineering and Applied Science is opening the AddLab, a new additive manufacturing facility that will feature a suite of state-of-the-art 3-D printing tools.
Penn Science Café Presents ‘The AddLab: 3-D Printing in Teaching and Research’
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
The School of Engineering and Applied Science at Penn is opening a new additive manufacturing facility. Commonly known as "3-D printing," this futuristic technique has captured the popular imagination.
Tenth PennApps Hackathon Ready to Award $30,000 in Prizes to World’s Top Coders
Wednesday, September 3, 2014
In a hackathon, teams of coders compete against each other and the clock, working night and day to produce the best possible software and hardware applications under a tight deadline.
Inaugural Penn Network Visualization Program Gallery Event
Tuesday, August 5, 2014
A free event and gallery show of art derived from and inspired by network science and the artists participation in the Penn Network Visualization Program, developed by Danielle Basset, an assistant professor in the School of Engineering and Applied Science’s departments of Bioengineering and Electrica
Penn Science Café Presents ‘xLAB: Designing New Entertainment Experiences’
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
The founders of the newly formed xLAB will show off some of the interdisciplinary projects they are working on. The collaboration between Penn’s School of Engineering and Applied Science and School of Design uses the "Internet of things" to devise and deliver richer and more interactive entertainment experiences.  
Penn Lightbulb Café: Emilio Parrado on Latin American Migration to the U.S.
Thursday, July 17, 2014
Latin American migration to the United States grew very rapidly during the last two decades of the 20th century.
Preview of Penn Engineering’s New 3-D Printing Lab as Part of National ‘Day of Making’
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
This fall, thanks to an anonymous $250,000 gift, the University of Pennsylvania‘s School of Engineering and Applied Science will be opening the AddLab, a new additive manufacturing facility that will feature a suite of state-of-the-art 3-D printing tools.
David Hewitt of Biology and Design to Discuss Urban Ecosystems at Penn Science Café
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
On June 24, David Hewitt, a biologist and lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania, will give a Penn Science Cafe talk titled, “Cities aren’t like ecosystems, they are ecosystems.”