Graduate Division News

  • OMNIA: College and the Bottom Line

    Racial Differences in Education’s Impact on Net Worth

  • OMNIA: Rare Earth Separations Made Simple

    By Rebecca Guenard

    The Claw! Descending into a congregate of plush toys, the claw pulls out a single prize and isolates it from the pack. We are all familiar with the popular arcade game; now imagine such a mechanism put to use at the atomic level. Eric Schelter, associate professor of chemistry, has discovered a molecular claw can be handy for separating rare earth metals. 

  • OMNIA: The Compass of the Mind

    Before you set out for your next hike, make sure you bring sturdy boots, ample water, and an understanding of the cognitive underpinnings of your sense of direction.

  • OMNIA: A Reel Life

    by Sacha Adorno
    Photo courtesy of Jean Lee

  • OMNIA: Digital Deluge

    Junhyong Kim and his collaborators pursue innovation in a sea of data.

  • OMNIA: Story of Sustainability

    The Penn Program in the Environmental Humanities bridges disciplines.

  • Chemists Find Biological Molecules That Can Switch "Handedness"

    A new study led by Virgil Percec, the P. Roy Vagelos Professor of Chemistry, has led to the discovery of a class of molecules that can produce a double helix more consistent and more highly ordered than that of DNA, despite being made of a random mix of left- and right-"handed" building blocks.

  • Remembering Penn Arts and Sciences Overseers’ Chair David Silfen

    David M. Silfen, C’66, chairman of Penn Arts and Sciences’ Board of Overseers and vice-chair of the University of Pennsylvania Board of Trustees, died on November 28.

  • Biologists Characterize New Form of mRNA Regulation

    In a new report in the journal The Plant Cell, a team of biologists led by Assistant Professor Brian Gregory and graduate student Lee E. Vandivier used material from both humans and plants to examine chemical modifications to messenger RNA, or mRNA.

  • Linguists Document Philadelphia ‘Accent’ of American Sign Language

    Meredith Tamminga, an assistant professor in linguistics and director of the University’s Language Variation and Cognition Lab, and Jami Fisher, a linguistics lecturer and Penn’s ASL Program coordinator, are working to document what they’re calling the Philadelphia "accent" of American Sign Language (ASL).