2016 Kelly Writers House Fellows Announced at Penn

Latest Penn News - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 15:55

The University of Pennsylvania will host Samuel R. Delany, Eileen Myles and Matthew Weiner as Kelly Writers House fellows during the spring 2016 semester. 

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Penn and German Researchers Help Identify Neural Basis of Multitasking

Latest Penn News - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 09:48
blurb:  By studying networks of activity in the brain's frontal cortex, researchers have shown that the degree to which these networks reconfigure themselves while switching from task to task predicts people’s cognitive flexibility.

What makes someone better at switching between different tasks?

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Penn Science Café Presents ‘Recycling Rare-earth Magnets’

Latest Penn News - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 16:25

WHO:             Eric J. Schelter

                      Associate Professor

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Exploring Family Roots Through Penn

Latest Penn News - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 12:15

Kristen Kelly exudes confidence as she quickly strides across the University of Pennsylvania campus. Through her academic pursuits and the relationships she’s developed at Penn, the native Philadelphian is comfortable with her multi-racial identity and with her place in the world.

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Penn Social Policy & Practice's Voices for Votes: Real Talk on the Key Social Justice Issues for '16 Election

Latest Penn News - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 16:20

PHILADELPHIA, PA – On Saturday, September 19 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy & Practice (SP2) will be hosting “Voices for Votes: Real Talk on the Key Social Justice Issues for the 2016 Presidential Election.”

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Writing the University Application Essay - Online begins

ELP News - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 16:10

The Fall offering of Writing the University Application Essay - Online begins August 29th.  We are happy to welcome 11 students from China, Hong Kong, India, Iraq, Kazakhstan, and Singapore to the class!

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Penn Researchers Receive More Than $1 Million in Kaufman Foundation Awards

Latest Penn News - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 16:45

University of Pennsylvania researchers will receive five of the 10 grants being awarded this year by the Charles E. Kaufman Foundation, part of The Pittsburgh Foundation, which supports cutting-edge scientific research in chemistry, biology and physics at institutions across Pennsylvania.

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Engineering Sophomore at Penn Researches Deception and Humor in Business

Latest Penn News - Tue, 08/25/2015 - 15:00
blurb:  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.

As students, engineers-to-be rarely get a chance to examine topics in business psychology, but Mark Liam Murphy, a sophomore from Wilmington, N.C., spent his first summer on campus at the University of Pennsylvania doing just that. 

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New Penn ELP Student Blog: Voices of ELP

ELP News - Tue, 08/25/2015 - 14:10

Penn ELP has a new student blog: Voices of ELP! Students share about their experience before, during, and after their time at the ELP! It's a great tool to practice reading in English and to learn more about the experience of ELP students that come from all over the globe!

 

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Penn English Professor Awarded Janus Pannonius Prize for Poetry

Latest Penn News - Mon, 08/24/2015 - 16:47

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.

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KAUST Foundation Year students join ELP

ELP News - Mon, 08/24/2015 - 15:35

Twenty students from the King Abdullah University for Science and Technology scholarship program have joined ELP.  These students will be completing a Foundation Year program over the next 18 months. After the conclusion of their program, they will enter into undergraduate degree programs throughout the US.

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World Water Week at Penn

Latest Penn News - Mon, 08/24/2015 - 11:57
blurb:  Penn's health schools are celebrating World Water Week by featuring stories that highlight the University's expertise in water-related issues. Follow along on Twitter at ‪#‎PennOneHealth‬.

The University of Pennsylvania's health schools are showing support for World Water Week by highlighting the University's expertise in a broad range of water-related issues. Each day we'll feature a different topic. Follow along and learn more on Twitter at ‪#‎PennOneHealth‬. 

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Penn ELP is on Instagram!

ELP News - Mon, 08/24/2015 - 11:36
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Stanton Wortham Appointed Faculty Director of the Penn Online Learning Initiative

Latest Penn News - Thu, 08/20/2015 - 15:16

 

Stanton Wortham has been named faculty director of the Online Learning Initiative at the University of Pennsylvania, effective Sept. 1. He is the Judy and Howard Berkowitz Professor in Penn’s Graduate School of Education.

The announcement was made by Provost Vincent Price and Beth Winkelstein, vice provost for education.

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Experiment Attempts to Snare Penn Astrophysicist’s Dark Energy ‘Chameleons’

Latest Penn News - Wed, 08/19/2015 - 16:34

If dark energy is hiding in the form of hypothetical particles called “chameleons,” a team of researchers at the University of Pennsylvania and the University of California, Berkeley, plans to flush them out.

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Synthetic DNA Vaccine Against MERS Induces Immunity in Animal Study, Penn Researchers Find

Latest Penn News - Wed, 08/19/2015 - 15:13

A novel synthetic DNA vaccine can, for the first time, induce protective immunity against the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) coronavirus in animal species, reported researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.

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Some Health Insurance Websites Show Improved Efforts to Support Patient Decision Making, Penn Medicine Experts Find

Latest Penn News - Wed, 08/19/2015 - 15:12

Websites for national and state health insurance marketplaces show evidence of improved efforts to assist patients in choosing health insurance plans, such as providing decision support tools, experts from the 

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Penn Medicine: Targeting HIV in Semen to Shut Down AIDS

Latest Penn News - Wed, 08/19/2015 - 15:10

There may be two new ways to fight AIDS -- using a heat shock protein or a small molecule – to attack fibrils in semen associated with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) during the initial phases of infection, according to new research from the 

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Fears Of Potentially Blinding Complication From Avastin Eye Injections Are Overblown, According to Penn Study

Latest Penn News - Wed, 08/19/2015 - 15:08

Eye injections of the drug Avastin, used to treat retinal diseases, bring no greater risk of endophthalmitis, a potentially blinding eye infection, than injections with the much more expensive drug Lucentis made by the same company, according to new research from the 

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Health Care Innovation Isn't About Smart Phone Apps, Penn Medicine Researchers Say

Latest Penn News - Wed, 08/19/2015 - 15:06

Health care has much to learn from innovative high-tech companies, but not in the way most people think, according to a Perspective published today in the New England Journal of Me

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