Rising junior and Class of 2016 president Jesús Pérez completed a 136-mile run with the nonprofit organization impossible2Possible, which strives to educate and inspire students of all ages through its extreme expeditions. His group ran through the Atacama Desert in Chile, the driest place on Earth. Their mission was to educate youth on astronomy and the origin of the universe, with the clear skies of the desert as the perfect backdrop for on-site lessons.
Medical Ethics and Health Policy professor Jennifer Prah Ruger and Law School professor Theodore Ruger teamed up with Boston University professor George Annas to write an article released in the New England Journal of Medicine. They discuss the controversial five to four Hobby Lobby decision and argue that drugs and devices critical to health should be universally available.
Boon Thau Loo co-founded Gencore Systems with former Penn students from his research group after six years of research on computer networks improvement.
Scott Kleinman, a 1994 College and Wharton graduate, donated $10 million to create the new Kleinman Center for Energy Policy. Launching this fall, the center will serve as a forum to unite researchers and stakeholders, facilitating the creation of real energy policy. It will also host visiting speakers, conferences and interdisciplinary classes.
Stop by the Ben & Jerry's on 40th Street any time between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. on July 30, and your ice cream will go toward breaking the cycle of poverty.
While some traveled to Brazil to paint their faces and cheer for their home country’s soccer teams, one Penn student traveled to a part of the country far from the pitch.
Throughout their 11-year relationship, 31-year-old Bill Carroll and 36-year-old Missi Wright opted out of an official marriage because it may have impeded Wright’s healthcare benefits. On July 2, the day before Wright's death, Carroll and Wright exchanged vows in a ceremony in Wright’s streamer-draped hospital room, surrounded by a group of 20 friends and family members.
Penn faculty contributed to a British study that found that drinking less wine is more beneficial to cardiovascular health.
The Center will work with NBC News and the Wall Street Journal on its survey project, which is intended to increase public and lawmaker awareness of the opinions of American citizens during the 2014 election season.
The conference was co-hosted by Penn’s Think Tank and Civil Societies Programs and the Shanghai Academy for Social Sciences in Shanghai from June 25 to 26.
In Harper Polling's "Our Commonwealth Poll", 24 percent of participants chose Penn State over Bucknell University, Carnegie Mellon University, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Temple University, University of Pennsylvania, University of Pittsburgh and Villanova University.
A team of Penn students and their colleagues — all under the age of 24 — is nearly finished producing "Driving Not Knowing," a debut feature film and “a love letter to the place and people we grew up with,” according to the group’s Kickstarter fundraising page.
The Spruce Street Harbor park is a floating attraction featuring a restaurant, a boardwalk, a garden of rainbow hammocks, and free admission.
You’ve got your summer internship and the great experiences that come along with it — but now it’s time to put that on paper.
Ponvert only represents plaintiffs, individuals who have been hurt in some way, so he does not represent any corporations or governmental bodies. He said a common theme among his cases is “representing people who have been victimized in some way by someone who was in in a position of power over them.”
Board Chair David L. Cohen recognized the detrimental health effects of tobacco, but said that it does not constitute a “moral evil.” According to Penn’s divestment policy, areas being considered for divestment must qualify as “a moral evil implicating a core University value that is creating a substantial social injury.” Cohen also stressed that the Trustees are obligated to the growth and protection of the University’s endowment.
Vigo helps its users stay awake by tracking eye and head movements with a device that attaches to the ear, which can vibrate, play a song or light up when it detects you’re getting tired. It also links to its own app, which can show users their energy patterns throughout the day and make suggestions for activities and food choices to ward off tiredness.
Rising College junior and The Daily Pennsylvanian staff member Suzette Wanninkhof is biking across America with Bike and Build, a program that organizes cross-country trips to benefit affordable housing. Wanninkhof is biking cross country with only her helmet, a sleeping bag, a few sets of clothes, basic toiletries, 32 other 18 to 28-year olds and a mission.Beginning in South Carolina and concluding in California, the group will cover a total of 4,201 miles of backstreets and highways. Along the way, they will stop for 17 days at designated spots to help construct houses. So far, they have traveled over 1,500 miles.
Rising Wharton sophomore Nick Silverio was selected to compete on the 11th season of the hit reality TV show "So You Think You Can Dance" after auditioning in Philadelphia."The whole process is definitely a TV show," Silverio said of the experience. "It's not just 'So You Think You Can Dance' — it's 'So You Think You Can Smile' and 'So You Think You Can Act.'"
No trustees brought forward a resolution for tobacco divestment at Friday's meeting, despite massive support from Penn faculty and the University Council. Board members discussed alternative methods through which the University can voice its concerns over tobacco.