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Student at Penn GSE Cruises From Coast Guard Officer to High School Teacher

"O Captain! My Captain!" One well-known movie inspired Carl McLaughlin to become a teacher. But, first, he spent some time as an officer in the U.S. Coast Guard.

La Casa Latina at Penn Marks 15th Anniversary

September 29, 2014

For some University of Pennsylvania students, La Casa Latina is the next best thing to being at home with their families.

Opening of Penn Engineering’s New 3-D Printing Facility: ‘The AddLab’

September 25, 2014

Thanks in part to an anonymous $250,000 gift, the University of Pennsylvania‘s School of Engineering and Applied Science is opening the AddLab, a new additive manufacturing facility that will feature a suite of state-of-the-art 3-D printing tools.

Penn's Powell Earns Medalist Honors at Quechee Club

September 28, 2014 |

The University of Pennsylvania men's golf team brought some hardware home from its long trip to Northern New England, as senior Austin Powell took medalist honors out of 61 golfers at the Quechee Club Invitational hosted by Dartmouth College.

Penn in the News

Antibiotics ‘Linked to Childhood Obesity’

Charles Bailey of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on how repeated courses of antibiotics are linked to childhood obesity.


September 30, 2014 | BBC News
The Odds, Continually Updated

Uri Simonsohn of the School of Arts & Sciences and the Wharton School is cited for reporting on common statistical shenanigans.


September 29, 2014 | New York Times
Vets Face Rising Worry Over Fleas

Christine Cain of the School of Veterinary Medicine comments on flea outbreaks among pets.


September 29, 2014 | New York Times
India’s Modi Comes Full Circle at Madison Square Garden

Devesh Kapur of the School of Arts & Sciences shares his thoughts on India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi visit to the United States.


September 28, 2014 | Time
New Smart Catheters Help Doctors Navigate the Heart

Francis Marchlinski and David Frankel of the Perelman School of Medicine are quoted about a new kind of “smart” catheter.


September 28, 2014 | Philly.com

MULTIMEDIA

  • 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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