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Penn Researchers Use Nanoscopic Pores to Investigate Protein Structure

University of Pennsylvania researchers have made strides toward a new method of gene sequencing a strand of DNA’s bases are read as they are threaded through a nanoscopic hole. In a new study, they have shown that this technique can also be applied to proteins as way to learn more about their structure.

Engineering Sophomore at Penn Researches Deception and Humor in Business

August 25, 2015

Mark Liam Murphy, a sophomore from Wilmington, N.C., spent his summer exploring business psychology topics, like humor and deception, as a part of the Penn Undergraduate Research Mentoring program.

Penn/Arizona Team to Study Little-understood lncRNA Molecules

August 11, 2015

With an award of more than $2.5 million from the National Science Foundation’s Plant Genome Research Program, the University of Pennsylvania’s Brian Gregory will join two scientists from the University of Arizona to study the true nature of a class of mysterious RNA molecules known as lncRNA.

Penn English Professor Awarded Janus Pannonius Prize for Poetry

September 01, 2015

Charles Bernstein, a University of Pennsylvania English professor, is the recipient of the 2015 Janus Pannonius Grand Prize for Poetry, along with Guiseppe Conte of Italy.

Penn in the News

Does Your Personality Affect Your Dog? Here’s How You Can Find Out


James Serpell of the School of Veterinary Medicine is mentioned for collaborating on a study about how canine behavior could be caused by an owner’s personality and psychological status.

August 31, 2015 |
It’s Hard to Foretell a Brady Ruling, If There Is One


Scott Rosner of the Wharton School comments on a potential ruling for NFL player Tom Brady.

August 30, 2015 | New York Times
When Katrina Evacuees Moved to New Places, People’s Attitudes Changed – for the Worse


Dan Hopkins of the School of Arts & Sciences is cited for writing about how dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina was a “tragic experiment of sorts.”

August 30, 2015 | Washington Post
California Pushes Homeowners to Insure Against Earthquakes


Howard Kunreuther of the Wharton School states that mortgage bankers do not require earthquake insurance in the way they do for fire, wind and flood insurance.

August 30, 2015 | Wall Street Journal
The Science of … Aging (AKA Why My Body’s Breaking Down)


Bradley Johnson of the Perelman School of Medicine shares his thoughts on aging.

July 28, 2015 |
USC’s Sarkisian Isn’t First Coach to Give His School a Black Eye


Kenneth Shropshire of the Wharton School shares his thoughts on the responsibility university administrators bear when addressing the behavior of USC football coach Steve Sarkisian.

August 28, 2015 | Los Angeles Times
A Decade After Katrina, One Campus Still Struggles to Recover


Marybeth Gasman of the Graduate School of Education comments on the effects of Hurricane Katrina on Southern University in New Orleans.

August 28, 2015 | Chronicle of Higher Education
Video: How to Disable Video Autoplay in Facebook, Twitter


Barbie Zelizer of the Annenberg School for Communication talks about the inconsistency in which images society deems offensive.

August 27, 2015 | WPVI-TV (Philadelphia)


  • Penn’s 259th Commencement

    Penn’s 259th Commencement

    Penn’s 259th University Commencement drew visitors from all corners of the world Monday, May 18, filling Franklin Field with languages representative of Penn’s widely diverse community.

  • Helping Pets, Helping People

    Helping Pets, Helping People

    A partnership between Penn Vet’s Shelter Animal Medicine program and Pets for Life enhances the education of veterinary students while providing animals in underserved communities with the care they need—but their owners may not be able to afford.

  • Wharton Experts Talk Business on the Radio

    Wharton Experts Talk Business on the Radio

    In a little less than an hour, listeners learn how to take their companies public—or build their brands—thanks to advice from Amanda Miller Littlejohn. The Washington, D.C.-based personal branding coach made the trek to Penn’s campus at the end of April to chat with Laura Zarrow, a host of “Women@Work” on SiriusXM’s Business Radio, powered by the Wharton School.

  • Marking 100 Years of Hey Day

    Marking 100 Years of Hey Day

    Celebrating the 100th Hey Day on April 30, members of Penn’s Class of 2016 marched with canes along Locust Walk, wearing red shirts and flat-brimmed, faux-straw hats.

  • Penn Honors Alum and Broadway Producer Hal Prince With Creative Spirit Award

    Penn Honors Alum and Broadway Producer Hal Prince With Creative Spirit Award

    At a reception on April 23, Penn President Amy Gutmann said a performance by the Pennsylvania Players was the perfect occasion to honor distinguished alumnus and Broadway producer Harold “Hal” Prince with a

  • A Day for the Next Generation of Roboticists

    A Day for the Next Generation of Roboticists

    At the fifth annual Philly Robotics Expo (PRX) on April 20, several hundred local grade-, middle-, and high-school students poured into the Singh Center for Nanotechnology with their machines in tow.

  • The 121st Running of the Penn Relays

    The 121st Running of the Penn Relays

    Every April, athletes from around the globe make history at Franklin Field. This year, 16,368 high school, college, and professional athletes are competing in the 121st running of the Penn Relays, which is being held from Thursday, April 23 through Saturday, April 25.

  • Helping Students to Write With Clarity

    Helping Students to Write With Clarity

    Most of us can benefit from a second set of eyes reading something we write. At Penn, there’s a place to go to get constructive criticism for everything from a research paper written for a course to an article penned for a peer review journal.

  • College Junior Excels in Class and on the Rugby Field

    College Junior Excels in Class and on the Rugby Field

    Sophia Hu is as fearless on the rugby field as she is in the classroom. “I love rugby because it’s a great way to de-stress from school,” says Hu. “Whatever frustrations I get from school, when I get on the field, I tackle people, I scream at the top of my lungs.”

  • Celebrating Inaugural President’s Engagement Prize Recipients

    Celebrating Inaugural President’s Engagement Prize Recipients

    Penn President Amy Gutmann said she vividly remembers the afternoon she called the five recipients of the new President’s Engagement P