President Amy Gutmann today announced the selection of five undergraduates at the University of Pennsylvania as the inaugural President’s Engagement Prize recipients. Awarded annually to Penn students to design and undertake fully-funded local, national or global engagement projects during the first year after they graduate, the President’s Engagement Prizes underscore the high priority that Penn places on educating students to put their knowledge to work for the betterment of humankind.
Today, the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues (Bioethics Commission) released the second volume of its two-part response to President Obama’s request related to the Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative.
As part of his honors thesis project, University of Pennsylvania senior Hillel Neumark has been investigating the history of airport security and reflecting on what can be done in the future to ensure that security measures are effective and trustworthy.
Very little is known about the dynamics of so-called “living fluids,” those containing cells, microorganisms or other biological structures. Penn researchers have shown how a model organism's swimming strokes change along with a fluid's elasticity.
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President Amy Gutmann, Presidential Bioethics Commission chair, writes about three key areas of ethical concern in neuroscience research and application.
Elaina Lin of the Perelman School of Medicine shares her perspective on fetal surgery and fetal pain research.
Five seniors, Jodi Feinberg, Matthew Lisle, Shadrack Frimpong, Adrian Lievano, and Katlyn Grasso, are highlighted as the inaugural winners of the President’s Engagement Prize.
Katherine Nathanson of the Perelman School of Medicine is quoted about BRCA testing.
Marybeth Gasman of the Graduate School of Education comments on tuition freezing and what that means for students attending historically black colleges and universities.