Landscape Architects Mix Art, Engineering, Geology to Create Enjoyable Spaces

September 11, 2010

Laurie Olin of the School of Design is cited for his landscape architecture work at the Washington Monument site.

Article Source: Washington Post

Cellphones, Social Networks Make Eavesdropping OK?

September 14, 2010

Keith Hampton of the Annenberg School for Communication says social networking can be used to gather ideas and information without engaging directly.

Article Source: USA Today

Re-Thinking the Internet With Security and Mobility in Mind

August 31, 2010

Jonathan Smith of the School of Engineering and Applied Science is cited for his work on Internet data centers.

Article Source: Scientific Americam

Pay-TV Industry Shrinks for First Time

September 1, 2010

Kevin Werbach of the Wharton School says the pay-TV model has reached saturation.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460September 1, 2010

University of Pennsylvania Awarded $7.5 Million From NSF to Contribute “Nebula” to Next Internet Architecture

PHILADELPHIA –- A collaboration of network researchers led by Jonathan Smith of the University of Pennsylvania has been awarded $7.5 million by the National Science Foundation to help build a network architecture, Nebula, to support trustworthy “cloud computing” with a secure, more robust next-generation Internet.

The interdisciplinary team includes computer scientists, legal scholars and an economist and will collaborate with industrial researchers from Cisco Systems Inc.

Retargeting Ads Follow Surfers to Other Sites

August 29, 2010

 Joseph Turow of the Annenberg School for Communication discusses digital-advertising regulations.

Article Source: New York Times
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Media Contact:Jordan Reese | jreese@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604August 30, 2010

Philadelphia Middle School Students to Launch Power Boats and Rocket Cars at Penn’s Innoworks


Penn student volunteers and their middle-school partners will launch rockets and power boats as part of a week-long summer course designed to get young people excited about science and technology.


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Media Contact:Joseph J. Diorio | jdiorio@asc.upenn.edu | 215-746-1798August 30, 2010

Analysis of Press Freedom Cites Need to Continue Evolving, Incorporating New Technologies

PHILADELPHIA, PA  – Organizations entrusted with the evaluation of press freedom need to evolve to keep pace with new technologies for disseminating information, such as cell phones and other mobile communication devices, as well as evaluate their methodologies to ensure their ratings systems are valid and useful.

Harvard Business School Drives Yale and MIT’s Edifice Complex

August 25, 2010

Penn’s Jon M. Huntsman Hall is cited as an important architectural reference.

Article Source: Bloomberg News

Workplace Safety Violations Can't Just Be Speeding Tickets

August 24, 2010

Adam Finkel and Cary Coglianese of the Law School comment on environmental energy safety regulations.

Article Source: Fortune