Penn Joins in $40 Million Grant to Establish Simons Observatory

The Simons Foundation has awarded a $38.4 million grant to establish the Simons Observatory, a new astronomy facility in Chile’s Atacama Desert that will merge and expand existing efforts to explore the evolution of the universe from its earliest moments to today.

Three Penn Faculty Elected to the National Academy of Sciences

Marsha Lester, Andrea Liu and Amita Sehgal of the University of Pennsylvania have been elected to the National Academy of Sciences, conside

Penn Arts and Sciences Launches Vagelos Institute for Energy Science and Technology

Penn Arts and Sciences has announced the creation of the Vagelos Institute of Energy Science and Technology.

Omega-3 Lowers Childhood Aggression in Short Term, Penn Research Shows

Consuming omega-3 initially improves a child’s aggressive behavior, according to PIK Professor Adrian Raine and Nursing’s Therese Richmond, but the effects eventually vanish.

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Penn in the news

Quest for Robo-Yellen Advances as Computers Gain on Rate Setters May 24, 2016 | Bloomberg

Michael Kearns of the School of Engineering and Applied Science is quoted about applying artificial intelligence and machine-learning principles to central banking.

The Great War and Modern Health Care May 19, 2016 | New England Journal of Medicine

Beth Linker of the School of Arts & Sciences writes about the effects of World War I on medical practice.

Cards Against Humanity Just Paid for a Young Woman’s College Tuition May 19, 2016 | Slate.com

Undergraduate Sona Dadhania is highlighted for receiving the Science Ambassador Scholarship.

Spiral Zipper Creates Robot Arm Out of a Strip of Plastic May 18, 2016 | IEEE Spectrum

Mark Yim and May graduate Foster Collins of the School of Engineering and Applied Science are highlighted for developing a spherical robot arm with a spiral zipper joint.

12-million-year-old Fossil Points to ‘Bone-crushing’ North American Dog May 14, 2016 | Christian Science Monitor

Graduate student Steve Jasinski of the School of Arts & Sciences is mentioned for identifying a 12-million-year-old dog fossil.