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Penn Celebrates Opening of the Stephen A. Levin Building: A New Hub for the Neural and Behavioral Sciences

The University of Pennsylvania officially opened the Stephen A. Levin Building with a dedication ceremony on April 14. The six-story, $68.6-million, 78,000-square-foot building integrates psychology, biology and behavioral sciences under one roof with research laboratories, teaching facilities and space for students to collaborate and study. 

Penn Psychologists Study Intense Awe Astronauts Feel Viewing Earth From Space

By analyzing accounts of awe that result from seeing Earth from space, David Yaden and Johannes Eichstaedt of the University of Pennsylvania delve deep into the psychology of astronauts.

Three University of Pennsylvania Professors Awarded 2016 Guggenheim Fellowships

University of Pennsylvania political scientist Diana Mutz, music professor Timothy Rommen and theoretical


Penn Engineering Launches PERCH, a New Research Facility at the Pennovation Center

At the Penn Engineering Research and Collaboration Hub, faculty, staff and students will pursue fundamental research on robotics, embedded systems, the “Internet of Things” and other emerging domains of interdisciplinary science and engineering.

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Political Happy Hour: April 25, 2016 April 25, 2016 | Boston Globe

Paul Rozin of the School of Arts & Sciences is cited for studying the cultural evolution and psychological impact of foods.

Voorhees Student First Winner of New Award for Women in Science April 25, 2016 | Philly.com

Undergraduate Sona Dadhania is highlighted as the first recipient of the Science Ambassador Scholarship, which is funded by Cards Against Humanity.

Penn Contest Singles Out Two Apps April 22, 2016 | Philly.com

Participants at Penn’s third AppitUp Demo Day are highlighted.

Penn Completes $68M Building April 21, 2016 | Philadelphia Business Journal

Penn’s newly completed Stephen A. Levin building which will house the psychology, biology and behavioral sciences departments is profiled.

Wow! The Life-changing Power of Experiencing Profound Awe April 21, 2016 | Psychology Today

David Yaden of the School of Arts & Sciences comments on being the lead author of a study, “The Overview Effect: Awe and Self-transcendent Experience in Space Flight.”