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Penn Design’s Kenneth Lum Named an Officer in the Order of Canada
January 8, 2018
University of Pennsylvania Professor Kenneth Lum, chair of the Fine Arts Department in the School of Design, has been named an Officer in the Order of Canada, one of the highest Canadian civilian honors.
Penn Study: To Drop CO2 Emissions, Look to Local Transportation and Housing
November 30, 2017
Local efforts in the transportation and residential-housing sectors could help the United States meet the greenhouse gas reduction commitment it made as a Paris Climate Accord signatory, according to research from John Landis and Erick Guerra of the School of Design.
For Penn Sophomore Michelle Lu, a Unique Internship Fosters Musical Connections, ‘Bridge Across Cultures’
November 20, 2017
Sophomore Michelle Lu spent six weeks interning with the Philadelphia Orchestra. The work she did planning logistics for the group’s trip to China included watching the musicians perform side by side with Chinese musicians, attend meetings with the orchestra’s CEO and visit the Penn Wharton China Center. 
For Penn Undergrads, New Digital-Humanities Minor Offers Unique Perspectives on Conventional Ideas
November 10, 2017
A new Digital Humanities minor spearheaded by Stewart Varner and colleagues at the Price Lab offers courses from departments across the university, including “The Digital Lives of Books” taught by Whitney Trettien of the School of Arts and Sciences. 
Hurricane Season and Relief Efforts: Expert Comment From the University of Pennsylvania
August 31, 2017
Note for TV and radio: The University of Pennsylvania has an on-campus satellite uplink facility with live-shot capability and an on-campus ISDN line.
Penn Awards Former EPA Administrator Kleinman Center’s 2017 Carnot Prize
August 21, 2017
The Kleinman Center for Energy Policy at the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Design will award the third annual Carnot Prize to the Honorable Gina McCarthy, former Administrator for the United States Environmental Protection Agency. McCarthy will receive the award at the Kleinman Center Energy Forum on October 3 at 4:30 p.m. The policy lecture and award ceremony will be open to the public.
Penn Wharton China Center Reflects Upon Two Years of Progress and Growth
July 12, 2017
On launching the Penn Wharton China Center in Beijing, in March of 2015, University of Pennsylvania President Amy Gutmann said, “We are building on Penn's history of broad, deep engagement with China and creating a Center that provides an impressive infrastructure and significant resources to augment Penn's many collaborations and partnerships with great Chinese educational inst
PennDesign's Erick Guerra Seeks to Improve Transportation Safety, Efficiency and Access
June 26, 2017
by Erica Andersen Erick Guerra doesn’t own a car. Given his occupation, it’s clear that this personal choice reflects the principles of his professional life.
Six Research Projects at Penn Bolstered Through Quartet Pilot Competition Funding
June 19, 2017
Six faculty members from different schools at the University of Pennsylvania are taking their research one step further, with support from the annual Quartet Pilot Research Project Competition. Designed to attract new and early career investigators and encourage cross-disciplinary aging research, the competition provides support for innovative or exploratory research projects leading to National Institutes of Health grant applications.
University of Pennsylvania to Celebrate Launch of Penn Center for Health, Devices and Technology
April 24, 2017
On May 2, 2017, the University of Pennsylvania will celebrate the launch of the Penn Center for Health, Devices and Technology, or Penn Health-Tech, a University-wide effort to advance Penn’s world-class breakthroughs into new devices and health technologies to meet the world’s most pressing health care needs. Marking the opening of the Center, the University will host the first in a series of regular symposia.