What better place to stage a 2,500-year-old Greek play than amidst ancient artifacts, many depicting mythological figures and deities?
By Christina Cook
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: The U.S. Department of State, in cooperation with implementing partner FHI 360, has awarded the University of Pennsylvania English Language Programs a grant to develop and administer five Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) for English language learners under the English Access Microscholarship Program.
Pulling an all-nighter may seem like a good way to cram before a test, yet science tells us memory suffers when sleep is sacrificed.
A new study suggests that it doesn’t have to.
For a group of University of Pennsylvania students from André Dombrowski’s fall 2014 curatorial seminar, the excitement of curating an exhibition in the Penn Libraries and creating an accompanying catalog came rushing back when the
At first glance, it might seem that community gardening and beryllium isotopes have little in common.
Penn's Marwan M. Kraidy Receives Andrew Carnegie Fellowship to Study the Spectacle of the Islamic State
The video shows a Jordanian pilot in an orange jumpsuit standing in a cage, his head bowed. A match hits unseen gasoline, and what follows is unspeakable. The pilot burns to death at the hands of the Islamic State, multiple cameras recording it in detail. The event itself was perhaps a minute, but the official edited video drags on for 22 minutes.
Dancing in water is much more challenging than people think, Eileen Wang says.
Wang, a senior at the University of Pennsylvania, is one of this season’s 13-member synchronized swimming club. Known as Penn Synchro, the club has a 70-year history.
Picture Earth at the center of a frame. The planet looks unassuming, a fleck, its blue-and-white marbling stark against a black interstellar backdrop. Yet the image likely evokes some reaction.
Now imagine seeing this view from space.
Josep Dalmau, MD, PhD, an adjunct professor of neurology and founder and director of the Penn Center of Autoimmune Neurology in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, was honored as a recipient of the American Academy of Neurology’s 2016 Cotzias Lecture and Award, at the organization’s 68th annual meeting that took place April 15-21 in Vancouver.
Penn Researcher to Lead $2.5 Million PCORI Project to Examine Dietary Interventions for Crohn's Disease
A national research study to focus on diet as a tool for managing Crohn’s disease symptoms, led by James Lewis, MD, MSCE, a professor of Medicine and Epidemiology at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, on behalf of the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA), has been approved to receive a $2.5 million funding award by the Patient-Cente
Penn Study Uncovers Genetic Variation that Predicted Type and Rate of Physical Decline in Patients with Parkinson's Disease
Researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and other institutions have uncovered a site of genetic variation that identified which patients with Parkinson’s disease are more likely to have tremors versus difficulty with balance and walking.
University of Pennsylvania students Elyse Chase, Kevin Chen and Jordan Doman have won Barry M. Goldwater Scholarships, awarded annually to juniors and sophomores interested in careers in mathematics, the natural sciences or engineering research.
A forthcoming book from a professor at the University of Pennsylvania will showcase how the formal separation of church and state moved slavery to the political sphere, but defenders of slavery argued religious critiques of slavery violated that separation.
Penn Celebrates Opening of the Stephen A. Levin Building: A New Hub for the Neural and Behavioral Sciences
The University of Pennsylvania officially opened the Stephen A. Levin Building with a dedication ceremony on April 14. The six-story, $68.6-million, 78,000-square-foot building integrates psychology, biology and behavioral sciences under one roof with research laboratories, teaching facilities and space for students to collaborate and study.
Penn Medince and CHOP Study: Drug Candidate Stops Extra Bone Growth in Animal Model of Rare, Genetic Disease
New preclinical research provides support to a drug that has been repurposed to possibly treat a rare and extremely disabling genetic bone disease