PIK Professor Rakesh Vohra: An Interdisciplinary Innovator

Drawing from the seemingly disparate fields of economics, electrical engineering, and computer science, Rakesh Vohra’s work requires the support of an institution resolutely committed to interdisciplinary research—a level of commitment he says few institutions beyond Penn have.

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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151January 5, 2015

Comedy and Learning Can Go Hand-in-hand at Penn

For the all-female musical sketch comedy group, Bloomers, making people laugh is another benefit of their educational experience at the University of Pennsylvania.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820December 5, 2014

Penn Alexander School/GSE Partnership Celebrates Academic Achievement

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When the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania's Education Dept. released its ratings this year, it was no surprise that the Sadie Tanner Mossell Alexander University of Pennsylvania Partnership School ranked as the top K-8 school.

The University of Pennsylvania is known for its academic excellence.

Penn Team Pilots Sweet Bites in Bangalore

Last March, an interdisciplinary team of Penn undergraduate students beat out 11,000 applicants worldwide to be named one of six regional winners of the Hult Prize, a $1 million challenge inviting university students to create a start-up addressing global issues.

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Media Contact:Amanda Mott | ammott@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422November 21, 2014

Competition Leads Five Penn Students to Successful Social Entrepreneurship

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A year ago, what started as a “crazy idea” among five University of Pennsylvania students in the off-campus apartment of senior Josh Tycko has turned into a budding social entrepreneurial business that is changing lives – theirs and those of thousands of children in India.

A year ago, what started as a “crazy idea” among five University of Pennsylvania students in the off-campus apartment of senior Josh Tycko has turned into a budding social entrepreneurial business that is changing lives – theirs and those of thousands of children in India.

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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151November 19, 2014

Brainy and Buff on Display at Mr. and Ms. Penn Competition

University of Pennsylvania students can be both brainy and brawny, as the Mr. and Ms. Penn bodybuilding competition demonstrates.

On Nov. 3, Zellerbach Theater was packed with family and friends as 29 contestants vied for the titles.

Penn Celebrates Innovation and Pennovation Ground Breaking

November 17, 2014

President Amy Gutmann and the Pennovation Center groundbreaking are featured.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604November 18, 2014

Penn Center for Innovation Celebrates Launch, Brings Research and Industry Closer Together

Yesterday, University of Pennsylvania President Amy Gutmann helped celebrate the launch of the Penn Center for Innovation, a new initiative that will provide the infrastructure, leadership and resources needed to transfer promising Penn inventions, know-how and related assets into the marketplace for the public good.  

Video: Thinkfest 2014: Jim Gardner’s Conversation With Amy Gutmann

November 14, 2014

President Amy Gutmann is interviewed about Penn’s investment in innovation and technology.

Article Source: WPVI-TV (Philadelphia)
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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151November 11, 2014

Senior Cait Breslin Complements Penn Education With Study Abroad

For University of Pennsylvania senior Cait Breslin, studying abroad in Buenos Aires and in Kolkata has been an important part of her college experience. And she says it is good preparation toward her long-term goal of becoming a physician.