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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194August 12, 2013

Multi-disciplinary Penn Research Identifies Protein Required for Cell Movement

Both basic scientists and clinicians have an interest in how the cells of our body move. Cells must be mobile in order for organisms to grow, to heal, to transmit information internally, to mount immune responses and to conduct a host of other activities necessary for survival.

Penn to Offer Joint Degree Program in Engineering and Law

August 7, 2013

A new cross-disciplinary degree is featured.

Article Source: Philly.com
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Media Contact:Rebecca Anderson | randers@law.upenn.edu | 215-898-9216August 6, 2013

Penn Law and Engineering Launch Innovative Program in Law and Technology

At a time when debates over technology policy are as significant as they are complex, the University of Pennsylvania Law School and School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS) are launching an innovative joint degree program whose goal is to graduate lawyers and engineers able to address issues at the inter

Researchers Build Jumping, Flipping, Hand-Standing Robot

July 29, 2013

Graduate student Aaron Johnson of the School of Engineering and Applied Science comments on being a part of the research team that created the robot Rhex.

Article Source: Computer World
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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604July 26, 2013

Penn Research Helps Make Advance in 'Programmable Matter' Using Nanocrystals

When University of Pennsylvania nanoscientists created beautiful, tiled patterns with flat nanocrystals, they were left with a mystery: why did some sets of crystals arrange themselves in an alternating, herringbone style, even though it wasn’t the simplest pattern?

Video: RHex Robot Does Parkour and Looks Weirdly Cute

July 25, 2013

An all-terrain walking robot constructed in the Kod*Lab of the School of Engineering and Applied Science is featured.

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A Robot That Jumps, Flips, and Does Pull-ups

RHex is an all-terrain walking robot that could one day climb over rubble in a rescue mission or cross the desert with environmental sensors strapped to its back.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604July 23, 2013

Penn Engineer Mark Harding Learns About Himself Via Teaching

(This is the second in a series about University of Pennsylvania students who took their arguments in support of federal student financial aid to Washington this summer in a project organized by the Office of Student Registration and Financial Services. Other profiles feature students Kristin Thomas and Mounica Gummadi.)

We Can All Be Leaders, University of Pennsylvania Professor Says

July 22, 2013

Dwight Jaggard of the School of Engineering and Applied Science discusses what it takes to be an effective leader.

Article Source: The Times of India
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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604July 17, 2013

Nano-Noses at Penn Science Cafe

Physicist Charlie Johnson connects the biological to the digital, using graphene and carbon nanotubes to turn chemical interactions into electrical signals. Johnson will explain how attaching biological structures, such as antibodies, to these flat or rolled-up lattices of carbon atoms has enabled him and his colleagues to build new kinds of sensors, detecting things like Lyme disease bacteria.