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Penn Researchers Tame the Inflammatory Response in Kidney Dialysis

Frequent kidney dialysis is essential for the approximately 350,000 end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients in the United States.

Penn's Anna Ross Earns Ivy League Rookie of the Week Accolades

December 15, 2014 |

Freshman Anna Ross helped guide the University of Pennsylvania women's basketball team to an historic Big 5 win and was rewarded with Ivy League Rookie of the Week honors as announced by the league office on Monday. 

Penn Senior Studies the Past to Understand the Future

December 12, 2014

A double major in science, technology and society and philosophy, Paul Marett’s interest in the historical figures, who both predicted and influenced their futures, has led him down a unique path. For his senior thesis, he’s researching a collection of largely forgotten books published in Britain between World War I and II.

Yoshi Nakamura of Penn to be Inducted into EIWA Hall of Fame

December 16, 2014 |

Three-time EIWA champion and two-time NCAA All-American Yoshi Nakamura W’02 has been selected for enshrinement into the EIWA Hall of Fame as part of its Class of 2015, the enshrinement ceremony set for March 7, 2015 at the EIWA Championships at Lehigh.

Penn in the News

Let’s Help Patients Make Informed Decisions

Brandon Maughan of the Perelman School of Medicine wrote an op-ed about helping to inform health-care patients to make the best decisions for themselves.


December 17, 2014 | Philly.com
When Social Media Leads to Social Action

Amy Jordan of the Annenberg Public Policy Center writes about the impact of social media on social action.


December 17, 2014 | TheHill.com
Not a Full Picture: Evaluating Tribal College Success Using Mainstream Measures

Marybeth Gasman and doctoral student Ginger Stull, of the Graduate School of Education blog about evaluating the success of tribal colleges and universities.


December 16, 2014 | Huffington Post
250-Plus People Named to Gov.-elect Tom Wolf’s Transition Review Teams

Christina Simeone of the Kleinman Energy Policy Center and Johnny Irizarry of La Casa Latina are mentioned for being named to Tom Wolf’s transition teams.


December 15, 2014 | Harrisburg Patriot-News
A Scientific Case for Starting the Workday at 10 A.M.

Mathias Basner of the Perelman School of Medicine says, “The evidence that time spent working was the most prominent sleep thief was overwhelming.”


December 15, 2014 | Huffington Post

MULTIMEDIA

  • PIK Prof Rakesh Vohra: An Interdisciplinary Innovator

    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.

  • Penn Team Pilots Sweet Bites in Bangalore

    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.

  • Artist Uses Everyday Objects to Tell a Poignant Story

    Artist Uses Everyday Objects to Tell a Poignant Story

    Photographer and multimedia artist Brent Wahl sometimes finds inspiration for his work just by walking around the city. Often comprised of “collected” and staged objects, his work includes items that he’s found in various sites that are potentially loaded with meaning—from empty lots and construction sites to the side of the road.

  • Penn Center for Innovation Brings Research and Industry Closer Together

    Penn Center for Innovation Brings Research and Industry Closer Together

    On Nov. 17, University President Amy Gutmann helped celebrate the launch of the Penn Center for Innovation (PCI), 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.

  • ADL Honors Penn President Amy Gutmann

    ADL Honors Penn President Amy Gutmann

    At an evening gala on Nov. 12, the Anti-Defamation League honored Penn President Amy Gutmann and the University of Pennsylvania with the Americanism Award for the 2014 partnership between ADL and the University.

  • Penn’s Climate Action Plan: Creating a Culture of Sustainability

    Penn’s Climate Action Plan: Creating a Culture of Sustainability

    Five years after releasing its original Climate Action Plan, the University of Pennsylvania has demonstrated wide-ranging accomplishments in integrating sustainability into coursework as well as campus planning, design and operations.

  • Dorothy Roberts: Bringing Different Perspectives into Class

    Dorothy Roberts: Bringing Different Perspectives into Class

    When Dorothy Roberts was 3 months old, she moved with her parents from Chicago to Liberia, where her mother, Iris, had worked as a young woman after leaving Jamaica.

  • Penn President Gutmann Helps Honor Malala Yousafzai at Liberty Medal Ceremony

    Penn President Gutmann Helps Honor Malala Yousafzai at Liberty Medal Ceremony

    Speaking to a gathering of 1,400 guests at the Liberty Medal ceremony at the National Constitution Center, Penn President Amy Gutmann praised 17-year-old Medal recipient Malala Yousafzai, “for her powerful force for good on our planet."

  • 2014 Silfen Forum

    Celebrating Innovation at Penn

    On Friday, Oct. 31, Penn President Amy Gutmann and David L. Cohen, chair of Penn’s Board of Trustees, welcomed more than 750 Penn students, faculty, staff, alumni, trustees, and friends, as well as members of the region’s business and tech community to the “Celebration of Innovation at Penn,”

  • ‘Bash’ Brings Together Pediatric and Canine Craniofacial Patients

    ‘Bash’ Brings Together Pediatric and Canine Craniofacial Patients

    On the evening of Tuesday, Oct. 7, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia hosted the second annual “Best Friends Bash” for 15 of their craniofacial patients.

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