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Penn Senior Jodi Feinberg to Launch Cardiac Patient In-home Rehab Program

(This is the fourth in a series of features introducing the inaugural Penn President’s Engagement Prize winners.) Jodi Feinberg, a Penn Nursing senior from Short Hills., N.J., will implement and evaluate a comprehensive cardiac rehabilitation model for home care.

Penn Announces 2014-15 Senior Athlete Awards

April 28, 2015 |

The University of Pennsylvania’s Division of Recreation and Intercollegiate Athletics (DRIA) handed out its major intercollegiate senior student-athlete awards Monday night, April 27, in a ceremony held at The Inn at Penn. Five awards were handed out.

Penn Vet, Montreal and McGill Researchers Show How Blood-Brain Barrier Is Maintained

April 22, 2015

In a new study, researchers have made insights into how the blood-brain barrier, or BBB, is maintained, identifying a protein key to the process. Delivering this protein to mice with the rodent equivalent of MS improved their symptoms.

I-V-Y CHAMPS! Penn Men's Golf Bests Princeton by One

April 26, 2015 |

The University of Pennsylvania men’s golf team finished last at the Ivy League Championships last year. On Sunday, with four players from last year’s lineup back in this year’s lineup, the Quakers were able to complete a surging comeback to take the 2015 Ivy League Men’s Golf Championship by one stroke.

Penn in the News

This 159-year-old College Is Spending Millions in a Last-ditch Effort to Stay Alive

Marybeth Gasman of the Graduate School of Education comments on the impact a financial crisis has on historically black colleges and universities, such as Wilberforce University.

April 27, 2015 | Business Insider
How Paying Attention to Your WHOLE Life Can Help You at Work

The Wharton School’s Stewart Friedman is interviewed about integrating work, family, community and self.

April 27, 2015 | Washington Post
Why It Pays to Make Your Boss Your BFF

Nancy Rothbard of the Wharton School is quoted about connecting with your boss on social media networks such as Facebook.

April 27, 2015 | Time
Diverse Campuses, but Still Few Black Students

Shaun Harper of the Graduate School of Education suggests that poor recruitment and lack of encouragement from high school guidance counselors contributes to the lack of black students at colleges.

April 25, 2015 | Boston Globe
Video: Dog Influenza

Deborah Silverstein of the School of Veterinary Medicine talks about dogs infected with the canine influenza virus.

April 24, 2015 | WPHL-TV (Philadelphia)
Audio: For Breast Cancer Research, Apple Delivers Strength in Numbers Approach

Kathryn Schmitz of the Perelman School of Medicine talks about helping create an app called Share The Journey, one of the first of its kind that measures womens’ experiences after breast cancer.

April 23, 2015 | “Newsworks,” WHYY Radio (Philadelphia)
How a $17 Trillion Bull Market Falls Short Relative to Past

Jeremy Siegel of the Wharton School shares his thoughts on the status of the current stock market in comparison to the past.

April 27, 2015 | Bloomberg Business
Video: Understanding America’s Legacy of Slavery

Salamishah Tillet and Thomas Sugrue of the School of Arts & Sciences join a conversation about actor Ben Affleck’s ancestors and the legacy of slavery.

April 26, 2015 | “Melissa Harris-Perry Show,” MSNBC


  • 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

  • City Honors Penn as Public and Fire Safety Partner

    City Honors Penn as Public and Fire Safety Partner

    Mayor Michael Nutter was a special guest at the University of Pennsylvania Division of Public Safety’s (DPS) spring Commendation Ceremony on April 1. He was there to present Penn with the city’s inaugural Hero of Philadelphia Award.

  • The Kislak Center Embraces Open Data

    The Kislak Center Embraces Open Data

    Chopping up rare books and manuscripts does not bother Will Noel, University of Pennsylvania Libraries’ director of the Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, and founding director of the Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies.

  • ACE to Honor University of Pennsylvania President Amy Gutmann with 2015 Reginald

    ACE Honors President’s Commitment to Diversity

    The American Council on Education (ACE) honored Penn President Amy Gutmann with the 2015 Reginald Wilson Diversity Leadership Award. The award is given annually to an individual who has made outstanding contributions and demonstrated sustained commitment to diversity in higher education.

  • Penn and the Wharton School Launch Penn Wharton China Cent

    University Launches Penn Wharton China Center

    The University of Pennsylvania and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania announced the opening of the Penn Wharton China Center (PWCC) in Beijing, China on March 10, 2015.