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Penn Blends Art and Science With Network Visualization Program

Science and art are often perceived to be at odds with each other, two fundamentally different ways of understanding the world. But University of Pennsylvania researcher Danielle Bassett believes science and art can inform each other in very tangible ways.

Junior Jesse Yoder Is Helping to Map a Sustainable Course at Penn

August 29, 2014

For junior Jesse Yoder of Fort Wayne, Ind., an internship as a research assistant gave him a taste of academic life while integrating sustainability in the curriculum.

Penn-NIH Team Discovers New Type of Cell Movement in 3D Matrix

August 28, 2014

In a new study from the University of Pennsylvania and National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, scientists used an innovative technique to study how cells move in a three-dimensional matrix, similar to the structure of certain tissues, such as the skin.

Penn Men's Basketball Announces 2014-15 Schedule

September 02, 2014 |

The University of Pennsylvania’s John R. Rockwell Head Coach of Men’s Basketball, Jerome Allen W’09, has announced the program’s 2014-15 schedule. The Quakers will play a 28-game slate, with 14 of those games at The Palestra.

Penn in the News

ISIS’ Antiquities Sideline

Brian Daniels of the Penn Museum co-writes an op-ed on the state of archaeological sites under the control of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.

September 2, 2014 | New York Times
Buyer’s Remorse on Common Core for Policymakers?

Jonathan Supovitz of the Graduate School of Education comments on the ambition and scope of the Common Core.

September 2, 2014 | Associated Press
Audio: The Islamic State’s Use of the Media

Marwan Kraidy of the Annenberg School for Communication talks about the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria and media.

September 1, 2014 | “Background Briefing with Ian Masters”
What Happens When Health Plans Compete

Robert Town of the Wharton School is cited for co-authoring a review of competition in health-care markets.

September 1, 2014 | New York Times
Want Better, Smaller Government? Hire Another Million Federal Bureaucrats.

John DiIulio of the School of Arts & Sciences pens an op-ed about expanding the federal public service by 1 million and pruning federal private contractors to make way for better, smaller government.

August 29, 2014 | Washington Post


  • 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 researcher at Penn, 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.

  • The Transformative Power of the Arts

    The Transformative Power of the Arts

    JaLinda Dunovant believes that the world would be a better place if more people could experience the transformative power of the arts. This is because Dunovant’s involvement in arts and culture activities has had a profound impact on her own life.

  • Critical Care Lessons Outside of the Classroom

    Critical Care Lessons Outside of the Classroom

    On July 2, 2014, Penn’s School of Nursing conducted its second annual summer mass casualty emergency simulation exercise in Fagin Hall in the Helene Fuld Pavilion.

  • Pushing the Frontiers of a New Material

    Pushing the Frontiers of a New Material

    Draw a line with a pencil and it’s likely that somewhere along that black smudge is a material that earned two scientists the 2010 Nobel Prize in Physics. The graphite of that pencil tip is simply multiple layers of carbon atoms; where those layers are only one atom thick, it is known as graphene.