facebook twitter google print email
Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604October 2, 2013

Penn Celebrates Opening of Krishna P. Singh Center for Nanotechnology

The University of Pennsylvania will officially open the region’s premier facility for advanced research, education, and innovative public/private partnerships in nanotechnology on October 4.

facebook twitter google print email
Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460September 25, 2013

Japan-RAMS Scholars at Penn ‘Cracking Code’ of Early Modern Japanese Manuscripts

A group of scholars at the University of Pennsylvania is working to make the skill of reading manuscript text a hallmark of the Japanese studies program at Penn.

facebook twitter google print email
Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604September 25, 2013

Penn Researchers Use Facebook Data to Predict Users’ Age, Gender and Personality Traits

In the age of social media, people's inner lives are increasingly recorded through the language they use online. With this in mind, an interdisciplinary group of University of Pennsylvania researchers is interested in whether a computational analysis of this language can provide as much, or more, insight into their personalities as traditional methods used by psychologists, such as self-reported surveys and questionnaires.

facebook twitter google print email
Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604
Media Contact:Peter Winicov | winicov@wharton.upenn.edu | 215-746-6471September 30, 2013

Penn Engineering's GRASP Lab, Wharton's Mack Institute Take Y-Prize Global

Last year, the GRASP lab at the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Engineering and Applied Science and the Wharton School’s Mack Institute helped take cutting-edge robots out of the lab and into the marketplace through the Y-Prize Competition.

facebook twitter google print email
Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604September 23, 2013

Penn’s Center for Technology Transfer Launches Mobile App Contest

The University of Pennsylvania’s Center for Technology Transfer  (CTT), through its business incubator UPstart program, has launched a new mobile application design contest called the AppItUP Challenge.

facebook twitter google print email
Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151September 20, 2013

Penn Student’s Early Start in Architecture

Choosing a major at the University of Pennsylvania was an easy decision for Jessica Mangin, who already knew in the sixth grade that she wanted to study architecture.

facebook twitter google print email
Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820September 17, 2013

Penn Public Safety to Host Campus Fire Safety and Emergency Preparedness Day

Since Jan. 2000, 162 fire-related fatalities occurred on campuses across the country.

Cultivating Knowledge

A stone’s throw from bustling 38th Street, just off Hamilton Walk, lies a carefully curated green oasis, and nearby, a soaring glass-walled structure where plants from the exotic to the mundane are cared for and studied.

The James G. Kaskey Memorial Garden, better known as the BioPond, is a well-loved campus resource by those in the know.

facebook twitter google print email
Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604
Media Contact:Paige Boehmcke | paige@graphenefrontiers.com | 267-225-5003September 17, 2013

Graphene Frontiers Awarded $745,000 NSF Grant for ‘Roll-to-Roll’ Graphene Production

Graphene Frontiers, a company developed through the University of Pennsylvania’s Center for Technology Transfer, has been awarded a $744,600 grant from the National Science Foundation to develop roll-to-roll production of graphene, the “miracle material” at the heart of the 2010 Nobel Prize in Physics.

facebook twitter google print email
Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820September 12, 2013

Penn’s Field Center Advocates Changing Higher Ed Policy for Former Foster Youth

It’s a momentous day when a foster child graduates from high school.  But, now what?

One center at the University of Pennsylvania is working to address the needs of this under-the-radar population by stimulating a shift in higher education policy.