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Penn Research Helps Uncover Mechanism Behind Solid-Solid Phase Transitions

Two solids made of the same elements but with different geometric arrangements of the atoms, or crystal phases, can produce materials with different properties. Coal and diamond offer a spectacular example of this effect.

Morris Arboretum's Ann Fowler Rhoads Honored With 2014 Meigs Award

September 17, 2014

On Saturday, September 27, at the inaugural University of Nature conference, the Schuylkill Center will present its highest honor, the Henry Meigs Environmental Leadership Award, to botanist Ann Fowler Rhoads, one of the region’s most distinguished scientists.

PIK Prof Chris Murray: From Industry to Ivy League

September 17, 2014

For Christopher B. Murray, the promise of major investments in nanoscale science and technology—including a commitment to build what is now the world-class Krishna P. Singh Center for Nanotechnology—lured him from a big-time career in industry to a whole new world at Penn.

Penn Engineer Danielle Bassett Receives 2014 MacArthur Foundation Fellowship

September 17, 2014

Bassett will receive a five-year, $625,000, no-strings-attached grant. She is being recognized for her research that uses network science to better understand on how the brain can learn and adapt.

Penn in the News

Why ‘No Excuses’ Charter Schools Mold ‘Very Submissive’ Students – Starting in Kindergarten

Joan Goodman of the Graduate School of Education is interviewed about her research on charter schools.

September 19, 2014 | Washington Post
Nearly Half of Americans Unaware of Which Party Controls House, Senate: Poll

A survey conducted by the Annenberg Public Policy Center is featured.

September 19, 2014 | New York Daily News
Cheerleaders Generate Over $1 Million Per Season Per NFL Team, Yet They Don’t Even Make Minimum Wage

Visiting scholar Laura Grindstaff of the Annenberg School for Communication discusses cheerleading as a sport.

September 19, 2014 | “The Current with Anna Maria Tremonti,” CBC Radio (Canada)
University of Pennsylvania Tops ‘Billionaire Alumni’ List

According Wealth-X and UBS Billionaire Census 2014, Penn tops the list of billionaire undergraduate alumni.

September 18, 2014 | Philly.com
Audio: Crowdsourcing Cures Hidden in Our DNA

Dan Rader of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on the Resilience Project.

September 18, 2014 | “Newsworks,” WHYY Radio (Philadelphia)

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  • PIK Prof Chris Murray: From Industry to Ivy League

    PIK Prof Chris Murray: From Industry to Ivy League

    For Christopher B. Murray, the promise of major investments in nanoscale science and technology—including a commitment to build what is now the world-class Krishna P. Singh Center for Nanotechnology—lured him from a big-time career in industry to a whole new world at Penn.

  • PIK Prof Robert Ghrist: The Power of Online Learning

    PIK Prof Robert Ghrist: The Power of Online Learning

    A revolution in online learning, “Calculus: Single Variable,” Robert Ghrist’s popular Coursera course, contains 16 hours of hand-drawn video, and has attracted more than 13

  • The World-Changing Work of PIK Professors

    The World-Changing Work of PIK Professors

    President Amy Gutmann’s 2005 announcement of the Penn Integrates Knowledge (PIK) initiative has made Penn a particularly enticing home for professors whose world-renowned work bridges multiple academic disciplines.

  • Network Visualization Program fuses Science and Art

    Network Visualization Program Fuses Science and Art

    Science and art are often perceived to be at opposite ends of the academic spectrum. But Danielle Bassett, a 2014  MacArthur Fellow, believes the two disciplines can inform each other in tangible ways.

  • Advice for the Class of 2018

    Advice for the Class of 2018

    Two campus residents have some advice for incoming freshman. Pace yourself—Rome wasn’t built in a day. Maintain reasonable expectations. Enjoy the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity of living on campus.

  • Class of 2018 Convocation

    Class of 2018 Convocation

    The Class of 2018 and transfer students received a rousing Penn welcome on the day before the start of classes.Led by the Penn Band, more than 2,400 students streamed onto College Green on Aug. 26 for Convocation. The Glee Club and a capella group Off The Beat entertained under multi-colored lights hung outside of College Hall.

  • Move-in Day for Class of 2018

    Move-in Day for Class of 2018

    On Thursday, Aug. 21, and Friday, Aug. 22, more than 2,400 freshmen and their families arrived at Penn, unloading cars and pushing wheeled cardboard boxes filled with bedding, clothes, and other necessities to their new campus homes.

  • Penn Employee Transforms Health Due to ‘Be in the Know’

    Penn Employee Transforms Health Due to ‘Be in the Know’

    The Division of Human Resource’s (HR) “Be in the Know” campaign is a program designed to give Penn faculty and staff better insight into their health status—as well as a $100 incentive, less applicable payroll taxes.

  • A Promise and an Opportunity

    A Promise and an Opportunity

    Theodore Brandon, a student in Penn’s School of Social Policy & Practice, has long enjoyed helping others, assisting the elderly and volunteering at church.

  • Rehabilitation With the Help of Robots

    Rehabilitation With the Help of Robots

    From automated assembly lines to personalized flying drones, robots are opening up new possibilities in the realms of both work and play.

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