Penn Museum Displays the Midas Touch

February 11, 2016

C. Brian Rose of the School of Arts & Sciences and the Museum discusses objects on display from early excavations of the Gordion site and says, “In those days, archaeologists dug enormous tracts of land in an effort to make sensational discoveries in as short a time as possible.”

Article Source: Philly.com

Bringing Medieval Works to the Digital World

February 2, 2016

The University is mentioned for collaborating with Leigh University and the Free Library of Philadelphia to lead a project called Bibliotheca Philadelphienis that will digitalize “the largest regional collection of medieval and early modern manuscripts in the country.”

Article Source: Philly.com

Zika Concern Rising, but Region ‘Should Be Just Fine’

January 29, 2016

Neil Fishman of the Perelman School of Medicine and Michael Weisberg of the School of Arts & Sciences are quoted about the Zika virus.

Article Source: Philly.com

Video: Delicate Process of Preserving Artifacts as Things Get Shaky at Penn Museum

January 29, 2016

Bob Thurlow of the Museum and Patrick Dorris of Penn Medicine talk about the process of preserving museum artifacts amidst the demolition of the nearby Penn Tower.

Article Source: WPVI-TV (Philadelphia)
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President’s Innovation Prize Contenders Vie for $100K Seed Money and Big Perks at Penn

In April, one enterprising senior or team of graduates-to-be at the University of Pennsylvania will be named the inaugural President’s Innovation Prize winners. The award comes with $100,000 in seed money and a $50,000 living stipend per team member. And that is just the start.

Ken Lum on Canada vs. the USA

January 19, 2016

Ken Lum of the School of Design is featured for his experience living in America, specifically Philadelphia, compared to Canada.

Article Source: Canadian Art
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Brookings Institution Tops Penn 2015 Global Go To Think Tank Index

The Brookings Institution tops the list of the 2015 Global Go To Think Tank Index Report, an annual ranking of the world’s top think tanks released today by the University of Pennsylvania Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program at the Lauder Institute. This is the eighth consecutive year that Brookings has been ranked first.

Penn Researcher Studies ‘American Idol’ Losers

January 27, 2016


Doctoral candidate Junhow Wei of the School of Arts & Sciences is highlighted for studying how people who audition for “American Idol” cope with not being selected to become contestants on the show.

Article Source: Philly.com

The Unlikely History of Tolstoy College

January 19, 2016

Postdoctoral fellow Jennifer Wilson of the School of Arts & Sciences writes about the history of Tolstoy College.

Article Source: New Yorker