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Social Ties Boost Longevity in Female Macaques, Penn-led Study Finds
May 17, 2017
In a huge study of female rhesus macaques, a team of researchers led by the University of Pennsylvania’s Michael Platt found those with many close female relatives have a higher life expectancy. However, the effect fades with age, suggesting older females learn how to “navigate the social landscape” and have less need for social ties.
Penn Senior William Fry Aims to Revolutionize the Software Industry
April 24, 2017
While University of Pennsylvania student William Fry was studying abroad in Germany, he came across a common problem in software development. He had been freelancing in programming to earn extra money but found that a lot of the jobs he was doing were very redundant: developers have to rewrite the same code over and over again, and it still costs the client the same amount of money.
Psychology Professor Angela Duckworth to Give Penn’s 2017 Baccalaureate Address
April 13, 2017
Angela Duckworth, the Christopher H. Browne Distinguished Professor of Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania, will give the Baccalaureate Ceremony address during Penn’s 2017 Commencement.
Abundance of A Cappella at Penn Strikes Harmony and ‘Dischord’
March 30, 2017
With 17 individual, student-run organizations on campus, the art of a cappella is in the midst of a renaissance at Penn.
2017 President’s Engagement and Innovation Prize Winners Announced at Penn
March 28, 2017
University of Pennsylvania President Amy Gutmann announced today the selection of eight undergraduates as recipients of the 2017 President’s Engagement and Innovation Prizes.  Awarded annually, the President’s Engagement and Innovation Prizes provide $100,000 in funding for Penn seniors to design and undertake post-graduation projects that make a positive, lasting difference in the world.
Penn Scientists Show Prediction Polls Can Outdo Prediction Markets
March 23, 2017
PIK profs Philip Tetlock and Barbara Mellers and former postdoc Pavel Atanasov disprove the popular assumption that prediction markets are more accurate than teams. 
Penn PIK Professors Barbara Mellers and Philip Tetlock Win 2017 Schelling Awards
March 17, 2017
Two Penn Integrates Knowledge professors at the University of Pennsylvania, Barbara Mellers and Philip Tetlock, have been awarded the 2017 Thomas C.
Penn Undergrad from West Philly Helps Others Achieve College Access
March 15, 2017
Glen Casey, a senior urban studies major in the School of Arts & Sciences, has built a long-term relationship with the Netter Center for Community Partnerships and helps other young people from similar backgrounds to access higher-education opportunities.
Risa Lavizzo-Mourey Appointed Penn Integrates Knowledge Professor
February 28, 2017
Risa Lavizzo-Mourey has been named the University of Pennsylvania’s 19th Penn Integrates Knowledge University Professor, effective Jan. 1, 2018.   The announcement was made today by Penn President Amy Gutmann and Provost Vincent Price.
Vice President Joe Biden to Lead the Penn Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement
February 7, 2017
University of Pennsylvania President Amy Gutmann today announced that Vice President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. has been named the Benjamin Franklin Presidential Practice Professor at the University of Pennsylvania, where he will lead the Penn Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement, a new center focused principally on diplomacy, foreign policy, and national security.  The Center will be located in Washington, D.C.