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January 24, 2017
If one were to take a liquid—any liquid—and cool it down rapidly enough so that it doesn’t have a chance to crystallize, the result would be glass. Glass is so viscous that it takes too long to flow for anyone to realize that it is liquid rather than solid.
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January 23, 2017
Every time a hormone is released from a cell, every time a neurotransmitter leaps across a synapse to relay a message from one neuron to another, the cell must undergo exocytosis. This is the process responsible for transporting cellular contents via lipid-encapsulated vesicles to the cell surface...
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January 18, 2017
Daniel Gillion, Presidential Associate Professor of Political Science in Penn Arts and Sciences, has been included in the ninth cohort of Penn Fellows announced by University of Pennsylvania Provost Vincent Price and Vice Provost for Faculty Anita Allen.
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January 11, 2017
Jay Gottfried has been named the University of Pennsylvania’s 18th Penn Integrates Knowledge University Professor, effective July 1, 2017. The announcement was made today by Penn President Amy Gutmann and Provost Vincent Price.    
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January 10, 2017
Neil Tomson, an assistant professor of chemistry in Penn Arts and Sciences, has received a grant from the Charles E. Kaufman Foundation, one of The Pittsburgh Foundation’s charitable entities, for his research on coordination chemistry and catalysis using molecular-scale electric fields.
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January 10, 2017
Lauren Sallan, an assistant professor in the Department of Earth and Environmental Science, has been selected as a TED Fellow, joining a class of 15 innovators from around the world who will deliver a talk on the TED stage in April in Vancouver, B.C.
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January 6, 2017
The University of Pennsylvania’s five-year research and service project on eldercare in China, launched this year by Fox Leadership International (FLI) in partnership with Penn Nursing Science, is receiving attention from both government leaders and public media throughout China for a summit forum...
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January 5, 2017
Dean Steven J. Fluharty is pleased to announce the appointment of two faculty members in Penn Arts and Sciences to endowed chairs.
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January 4, 2017
The Stephen A. Levin Building at the University of Pennsylvania has received the Gold/Honor Award from the American Institute of Architects–Potomac Valley. One of the judges called the structure, “A very handsome building, and our favorite from the very beginning. It is filled with delightful...
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January 3, 2017
David Brownlee has received a lifetime achievement award from the Global Philadelphia Association for his contributions to the growth of the city. Brownlee is the Frances Shapiro-Weitzenhoffer Professor of the History of Art. He is a historian of modern architecture and urbanism in Europe and...
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