University of Pennsylvania researchers have made another advance in understanding how the brain detects errors caused by unexpected sensory events. This type of error detection is what allows the brain to learn from its mistakes, which is critical for improving fine motor control.
A new University of Pennsylvania writers residency program will offer an undergraduate from Penn’s writing community the time and space to hone his or her craft in the Pacific Northwest for a week during spring break.
Penn Study Shows Better Outcomes for Sepsis Patients Treated in Hospitals with Higher Volume of Cases
Patients with sepsis, one of the most time-sensitive and hard-to-detect illnesses in medicine, are more likely to survive the life-threatening condition when treated at a hospital that sees a higher volume of sepsis cases.
An interdisciplinary team of engineers from the University of Pennsylvania has made a discovery regarding the surface properties of graphene, the Nobel-prize winning material that consists of an atomically thin sheet of carbon atoms.
The University of Pennsylvania is home to art galleries and museums, and there’s a plethora of art on display in campus buildings, but did you know that Wharton, Penn’s world-class business school, has a notable art collection, too?
By Christina Cook
In the “Future of Social Change” tour, John L. Jackson Jr., new dean of the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy & Practice, will visit 10 cities across the United States, beginning with a launch event Friday, Sept. 12, at 5:30 p.m. at the Caster Building, 3701 Locust Walk.
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A new study from the University of Pennsylvania demonstrates that wearable sensors could one day transform the correctional system by tracking gun use by community-based offenders, who account for a disproportionate share of fatal and non-fatal shootings.
WHO: Peter Decherney
Professor of English and Cinema Studies
As an environmental studies major at the University of Pennsylvania, Kinsey Miller already knew about many sustainability issues.
But, after spending the summer as a researcher in the Penn Green Campus Partnership’s Integrating Sustainability Across the Curriculum program, her interests have expanded further.
Since 2005 the University of Pennsylvania‘s Penn Integrates Knowledge program has brought to campus exceptional faculty members whose research and teaching exemplify the integration of knowledge across disciplines.
By Madeleine Stone @themadstone
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.
This summer, University of Pennsylvania junior Jesse Yoder remained on campus, not to take classes but to help prepare classes.
Betsy Rymes is a great neighbor.
An associate professor of educational linguistics at the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education, she’s also a residential faculty fellow in Riepe College House.
A Penn Medicine-developed drug has received orphan status in Europe this week for the treatment of paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH), a rare, life-threatening disease that causes anemia due to destruction of red blood cells and thrombosis.
Treating the rare disease MPS I is a challenge. MPS I, caused by the deficiency of a key enzyme called IDUA, eventually leads to the abnormal accumulation of certain molecules and cell death.
For decades, researchers have used petri dishes to study cell movement. These classic tissue culture tools, however, only permit two-dimensional movement, very different from the three-dimensional movements that cells make in a human body.
Tyrell McCurbin is a man with determination.
University of Pennsylvania President Amy Gutmann today announced the launch of the President’s Engagement Prizes, competitively awarded annual prizes for Penn seniors to design and undertake fully funded local, national or global engagement projects during the first year after they graduate.