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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460October 18, 2013

Penn Professor Justin McDaniel Awarded Luce Grant

Justin McDaniel, associate professor and chair of the religious studies department at the University of Pennsylvania, has won a $410,000 grant from the Henry Luce Foundation to help fund the Digital Library of Northern Thai Manuscripts project.

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460October 17, 2013

Knut Åsdam, Penn’s Mellon Artist in Residence Presents Multi-Part Art Project

“Edgelands,” a program with Knut Åsdam, Mellon Artist in Residence at Penn, features his recent works, a new film and two new site-specific installations. Åsdam will introduce a public artwork at McHarg Plaza just outside of Meyerson Hall on Penn’s campus, 210 South 34th Street at 4 p.m. on Oct. 18. The art will be on display through Nov. 1.

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460October 17, 2013

Writing and Living on the Edge at Penn

Short fiction writer and novelist A. Naomi Jackson is living a life many aspiring writers dream of.

Healthy Smiles for More than a Decade

For more than a decade, Penn Dental Medicine faculty and students have provided oral health education, screenings, and primary dental care to children in West and Southwest Philadelphia.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604October 17, 2013

Nano/Bio Interface Center at Penn to Host Annual NanoDay

On Wednesday, Oct. 23, the University of Pennsylvania’s Nano/Bio Interface Center will host its annual NanoDay@Penn. This public education and outreach event will feature a series of talks, demonstrations and exhibits dealing with nanotechnology, a rapidly expanding scientific discipline that involves the manipulation of matter on the atomic and molecular scale.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820October 16, 2013

NROTC Battalion at Penn Celebrates 238 Years of Naval History

With an early morning six-mile run through the streets of Philadelphia, the Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps at the University of Pennsylvania commemorated the Navy’s 238th birthday, Oct. 16.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820October 14, 2013

Penn Social Impact Course Guide Now Available Online

A new online guide lists all of the courses available at the University of Pennsylvania that focus on making a difference in the lives of others.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604October 14, 2013

New Network and Data Sciences Center to Open at Penn

The University of Pennsylvania is launching a new, interdisciplinary research effort to study and solve problems using the tools of the digital age: The Warren Center for Network & Data Sciences.  

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604October 14, 2013

Penn Engineering Intro Class Gets a Power Boost

As computers become more enmeshed in everyday life, both their software and hardware are becoming accessible to the average person. Whereas do-it-yourself enthusiasts of earlier generations tackled birdhouses and AM radios, this generation is making its own robots, 3-D printers and cell phone accessories.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820October 10, 2013

PennSmiles Has Local Children Grinning from Ear to Ear

Kids in West Philadelphia sure do have a reason to smile.

For more than a decade, the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine has been providing oral health education, screenings and primary dental care to children at local schools and community agencies.