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Vijay Kumar Named Dean of Penn Engineering

Vijay Kumar has been named dean of the University of Pennsylvania School of Engineering and Applied Science, effective July 1.

Arabic Language Immersion Preps Penn Senior for Government Service Career

February 26, 2015

Blake Harwood first developed a passion to learn languages in high school as a teenager in Highland Park, Ill. when she won a scholarship to study Arabic in Cairo for six weeks in a foreign exchange student program.

Penn's Nina Corcoran Named Ivy Offensive Player of the Week

March 02, 2015 |

Nina Corcoran earned her first career Ivy League Offensive Player of the Week award on Monday, picking up the honor following a career-best point production day in Penn's 12-11 overtime win over Vanderbilt.

Learning to Lead at Penn

February 27, 2015

Beginning in her freshman year at the University of Pennsylvania, Dandi Zhu figured that being successful could only be helped by being around other women who wanted, as she did, to be leaders.That’s what drew her to Ware College House’s Women in Leadership residential program.

Penn in the News

5 Ways Your Sleep Affects What You Eat

A study from the Perelman School of Medicine about poor sleeping patterns can lead to increased cravings for fatty foods is cited.


March 3, 2015 | Huffington Post
HWKN Unveils Design for “Pennovation Center” in Pennsylvania

The designs for the new Pennovation Center are featured.


March 2, 2015 | ArchDaily.com
When Should a Child Go To the ER?

Vice chair emergency medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Stephanie Abbuhl, comments on how there isn’t a simple definition of appropriate emergency room use.


March 1, 2015 | Philadelphia Inquirer
Why the Dress Is Blue (But White to You)

David Brainard of the School of Arts & Sciences talks about human vision.


February 28, 2015 | Philadelphia Inquirer
How to Fix the Sunday Blues

Cassie Mogilner of the Wharton School comments on how to combat the Sunday blues by switching the days you handle weekend responsibilities.


February 27, 2015 | Time.com

MULTIMEDIA

  •  Rutendo Chigora: Rhodes Scholar & Activist

    Rutendo Chigora: Rhodes Scholar & Activist

    From Harare, Zimbabwe, Rutendo Chigora is a senior double majoring in international relations and political science, and minoring in English. In December, she was awarded one of the two Rhodes Scholarships available to students from Zimbabwe. She will study at the University of Oxford in Oxford, England.

  • PIK Professor Shelley L. Berger: Revolutionizing Genetic Research

    PIK Professor Shelley L. Berger: Revolutionizing Genetic Research

    A leader in the rapidly changing field of epigenetics, Shelley L. Berger has built a world-class epigenetics program at Penn that she says is distinguished by the diverse and relevant expertise of the science faculty associated with it.

  • Students Glean Insights from an Ancient Skeleton at the Penn Museum

    Students Glean Insights from an Ancient Skeleton at the Penn Museum

    Penn students in the course, Living World in Archaeological Science, offered in the Penn Museum’s Center for the Analysis of Archaeological Materials (CAAM), have learned about scientific analysis of skeletal rem

  • Mentors On and Off the Field

    Mentors On and Off the Field

    On a cold night in late January, more than 100 people took to Franklin Field to celebrate the public launch of the Young Quakers Community Athletics (YQCA) initiative, an after-school mentoring program.

  • Penn's Electric Racecar Revs Up Philly Auto Show

    Penn’s Electric Racecar Revs Up Philly Auto Show

    Electric cars may be the future of driving, but first, the vehicles need to spark excitement among the general public. That’s why Penn students have been working hard for the past two years to build one of the world’s first electric racecars.

  • More Than Just a Game

    More Than Just a Game

    A group of students at Penn Alexander School are hacking parents’ classic warning that video games turn brains to mush. In a course developed by Yasmin Kafai, a professor of teaching, learning, and leadership at Penn’s Graduate School of Education (GSE), a group of 12 sixth to eighth graders are working not only to understand how video games work, but to actually create the games themselves.

  • Composer Has a Lifelong Fascination with Sounds

    Composer Has a Lifelong Fascination with Sounds

    Erica Ball was just 3 years old when she begged her parents to let her play the piano. She doesn’t remember exactly what sparked her interest, but Ball says her fluency grew quickly as she progressed from playing on a tiny keyboard to a baby grand by middle school.

  • PIK Prof Rakesh Vohra: An Interdisciplinary Innovator

    PIK Professor Rakesh Vohra: An Interdisciplinary Innovator

    Drawing from the seemingly disparate fields of economics, electrical engineering, and computer science, Rakesh Vohra’s work requires the support of an institution resolutely committed to interdisciplinary research—a level of commitment he says few institutions beyond Penn have.

  • Penn Team Pilots Sweet Bites in Bangalore

    Penn Team Pilots Sweet Bites in Bangalore

    Last March, an interdisciplinary team of Penn undergraduate students beat out 11,000 applicants worldwide to be named one of six regional winners of the Hult Prize, a $1 million challenge inviting university students to create a start-up addressing global issues.

  • Artist Uses Everyday Objects to Tell a Poignant Story

    Artist Uses Everyday Objects to Tell a Poignant Story

    Photographer and multimedia artist Brent Wahl sometimes finds inspiration for his work just by walking around the city. Often comprised of “collected” and staged objects, his work includes items that he’s found in various sites that are potentially loaded with meaning—from empty lots and construction sites to the side of the road.

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