From March 18-22, 2018, Penn faculty will convene a Teach-In on “the production, dissemination, and use of knowledge.” Events will be free and open to the public at locations all around campus.
Michael Jones-Correa has been named the President’s Distinguished Professor of Political Science. Jones-Correa joined Penn in 2016 from Cornell University, where he was Robert J. Katz Chair of the Department of Government.
The Master of Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) program is the recipient of the “Friend of the ROCK” award in recognition of the service learning projects students in the program have done with The ROCK Center for Youth Development, a nonprofit that serves teens in Michigan.
Population-based epidemiological studies provide new opportunities for innovation and collaboration among researchers addressing pressing global-health concerns.
An international team of astronomers, including Penn's Masao Sako, an associate professor of physics and astronomy, has confirmed the discovery of the most distant supernova ever detected, a huge cosmic explosion that took place 10.5 billion years ago when the universe was only a quarter of its c
A new book, “Happy Together: Using the Science of Positive Psychology to Build Love That Lasts,” from husband-and-wife duo James Pawelski of the School of Arts and Sciences and Suzann Pileggi Pawelski, who earned her bachelor’s and master’s from Penn, offers science- and philosophy-backed tips to
In many modern animated movies, the trick to achieving realistic movements for individual characters and objects lies in motion-capture technology.
The Penn Language Center (PLC) is pleased to announce that it has been awarded an NEH Digital Humanities Advancement Grant entitled “Digital Humanities from an Indigenous Perspective,” which will be administered by EPIC (Educational Partnerships with Indigenous Communities).
Anna Weesner, Dr. Robert Weiss Professor of Music, has won the 2018 Virgil Thomson Award in Vocal Music. The award, endowed by the Virgil Thomson Foundation and administered by the American Academy of Arts and Letters, recognizes an American composer of vocal works.
Precisely timed electrical stimulation to the left side of the brain can reliably and significantly enhance learning and memory performance by as much as 15 percent, according to a team led by Michael Kahana, professor of psychology.
Emily Steiner, Professor of English, has been awarded the Committee for Centers and Regional Associations (CARA) Award for Excellence in Teaching. CARA became a standing committee of the Medieval Academy in 1969.
Warren Breckman has been named Sheldon and Lucy Hackney Professor of History. Breckman is a leading intellectual and cultural historian of modern Europe.
With countless medical advances and efforts to curb smoking, one might expect that life expectancy in the United States would improve. Yet according to recent studies, there’s been a reduction in the rate of improvement in American mortality during the past three decades.
During a lifetime of teaching, English professor Charles Bernstein has created and tested various writing “experiments” that now number 95 on a list used by professors and writers worldwide.
Bo Zhen, an assistant professor of physics, has been awarded a Young Investigator Grant from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research. Zhen will receive $450,000 for a three-year period to investigate non-Hermitian topological photonics.
Rudra Sil, the director of the Huntsman Program in International Studies and Business, does research in the fields of comparative and international politics with a special interest in Russian and post-communist studies, Russian foreign policy, and United States-Russia relations.
Anne Norton, Professor and Department Chair of Political Science, has been named the inaugural Stacey and Henry Jackson President’s Distinguished Professor of Political Science.
Dark matter, a mysterious form of matter that makes up about 80 percent of the mass of the universe, has evaded detection for decades. Although it doesn’t interact with light, scientists believe it’s there because of its influence on galaxies and galaxy clusters.
Peter Decherney, a professor of English and cinema studies in Penn Arts and Sciences, has received the 2017 Penn Alumni Faculty Award of Merit.
For many people with advanced Type 2 diabetes, taking insulin is a regular part of their routine, helping them control their blood sugar by signaling the metabolism of glucose.
Whether drinking beer, eating ice cream, or washing the dishes, it’s fair to say that many people come across foam on a day-to-day basis. It’s in everything from detergents to beverages to cosmetics.
Peter Struck, Professor and Chair of the Department of Classical Studies, has been awarded, for a second time, the Society for Classical Studies' Charles J. Goodwin Award of Merit.
Mitchell J. Blutt, C’78, M’82, WG’87, and Margo Krody Blutt have made a gift of $4.5 million, including matching funds, to endow three Presidential Professorships across the University of Pennsylvania. The Mitchell J.
As part of their 2017–2018 Lunchtime Seminar Series, the Center for Ancient Studies (CAS) presented “The Usage of Antiquity in Modern Times: The Manipulation of the Past,” a lecture by Joseph Farrell, M. Mark and Esther K. Watkins Professor in the Humanities.
A new center at Penn Arts and Sciences has been established to unite researchers, programs, and initiatives involving human intelligence and behavior across the University.
Dropping a smartphone on its glass screen, which is made of atoms jammed together with no discernible order, could result in it shattering.
Some paleontologists travel far and wide to seek new fossils — to the desert Southwest of the United States, remote regions of China or the farthest tip of Argentina.
A team of neuroscientists has constructed the first whole-brain map of electrical connectivity in the brain based on data from nearly 300 neurosurgical patients with electrodes implanted directly on the brain.
Daniel José Mindiola has been named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Election as an AAAS Fellow is an honor bestowed upon members of AAAS, the world’s largest general scientific society, by their peers.
Two University of Pennsylvania seniors have been awarded Rhodes Scholarships for graduate study at the University of Oxford. Christopher D’Urso, of Colts Neck, N.J., has been awarded an American Rhodes and Adnan Zikri Jaafar, of Malaysia, has been awarded a Malaysian Rhodes.