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Kleinman Center Supports On-the-ground Learning for Seven Penn Students
June 29, 2016
A look at several of the Kleinman-sponsored students working for organizations from the U.S. Department of Energy to the State Department and the City of Philadelphia’s Energy Office.
Penn IUR: Populations Bouncing Back Thanks to Urban ‘Reinvention’
June 27, 2016
A new white paper just released by the Penn Institute for Urban Research, or Penn IUR, finds that after decades of urban decline, U.S. cities are growing again thanks in large part to their transition from an industrial-based economy to a knowledge-based economy.
Penn-led Study Resolves Long-disputed Theory About Stem Cell Populations
June 15, 2016
Adult stem cells represent a sort of blank clay from which a myriad of different cell and tissue types are molded and as such are of critical importance to health, ageing and disease.  In tissues that turn over rapidly, such as the intestines, the self-renewing nature of stem cells and their susceptibility to cancer-causing mutations has led researchers to postulate that t
Through New Open Labs Program, Penn Grad Students Share Experiences, Science
June 1, 2016
The Penn Open Labs Science Café is a new venture that aims to inspire university graduate students in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM, to provide outreach to Philadelphia high school students and to build mentoring relationships.
Penn Rising Senior Works to Prevent Substance Abuse Through Leadership Training
May 18, 2016
A look at University of Pennsylvania student Theodore Caputi, who studies subtance abuse and created the Penn Leadership Training Institute.
Penn IUR Research Finds Borrowing Constraints Driving Homeownership Declines
May 17, 2016
A new brief just released by the Penn Institute for Urban Research finds that due to current borrowing constraints, many households are renting out of financial necessity rather than by choice. Further, the report finds that these constraints are underlying declining home ownership rates and instability in the housing market.
Innovation Prize Goes to Two Penn Seniors for Device That Continuously Tracks Body Temperature
May 12, 2016
This is the second of two features introducing the University of Pennsylvania’s 2016 President’s Innovation Prize winners.
The Journey Is the Destination in Penn Global Seminar
May 11, 2016
(In the first of a two part series on the University of Pennsylvania’s inaugural Penn Global Seminars, undergraduates share what they learned traveling to Morocco and Zanzibar as part of the study-abroad component of one of the seminar courses.)
PIK Professor Michael Platt Earns $2.9 Million NIH Award for Neural Circuitry Work
May 3, 2016
Michael Platt of the University of Pennsylvania received a five-year, $2.9 million Method to Extend Research In Time, or MERIT, award from the National Institute of Mental Health to continue his work on the neural circuits that mediate complex social cognition.
Inaugural President’s Innovation Prize Winners Announced at Penn
April 20, 2016
University of Pennsylvania President Amy Gutmann today announced the selection of four undergraduates as the inaugural President’s Innovation Prize recipients.