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Penn alumni less likely to stay in Philadelphia compared to peer schools

Penn alumni are less likely to found companies based in Pennsylvania than other graduates of top universities are in their alma maters’ states

December 9, 2012

New Wharton app tries to centralize all the school's student resources

The new Wharton app, announced on the Wharton website on Nov. 29, allows students to access all of the school’s online resources via a centralized app

December 8, 2012

Dorm Room Fund selects student investment committee

On Tuesday morning, the venture fund announced its investment committee. Made up of nine Penn and two Drexel students, the committee will make capital investments between $10,000 and $20,000 in student-run startups.

December 6, 2012

First Round Capital makes splash in University City

First Round is reaching out to student entrepreneurs in the region with the advent of the Dorm Room Fund, which will provide funding to startups run by University City students.

November 14, 2012

Penn launches cloud sharing storage service

Penn Information Systems and Computing recently launched the Penn Box, a service that allows users to share files and folders from multiple devices. The service offers 20 gigabytes of storage for all active students, faculty and staff.

November 13, 2012

With online learning, role of textbooks evolves

The explosion of open online courses now affords students across the globe free access to classes. Often, these courses don’t have required texts and post recommended reading lists, instead.

November 7, 2012

Van Pelt celebrates 50th birthday

On Friday, the library, which was constructed on Oct. 22, 1962, hosted a commemoration for its 50th birthday. The event looked at past and present innovations in the building, including the ongoing revamping of the Special Collections Center.

October 30, 2012

PennApps Labs seeks student input for project ideas

PennApps Labs, a subsidiary of the Undergraduate Assembly, launched its UserVoice website on Monday. The UserVoice feature will allow students to submit ideas for potential projects in a forum.

October 15, 2012

Leak prompts look into Penn's computing and privacy policies

Last Monday, anonymous “hacktivists” who go by the name Team GhostShell leaked student and faculty names, email addresses and PennCard numbers

October 10, 2012

Digital Humanities Forum merges technology with arts, literature

The term “digital humanities” refers to an array of activities, such as the use of social media platforms as research environments and data mining within literary works, according to English professor James English, who is the founding director of DHF.

October 1, 2012

Seva Call puts businesses in touch with customers

Founded by 2009 MBA recipient Manpreet Singh and his brother, Gurpreet Singh, Seva Call allows businesses to phone in-need customers rather than the other way around.

September 25, 2012

Wharton and Engineering School collaborate on Y-Prize

The first ever Y-Prize competition, a collaboration between the Wharton School, Penn Engineering and the GRASP Laboratory, allows students to submit proposals on how robotic technologies developed at Penn can be put to use.

September 24, 2012

Penn professors respond to Apple vs. Samsung case

Penn professors are speculating what the smartphone market will look like after Apple’s recent lawsuit and upcoming iPhone release. The iPhone 5 was announced last Wednesday and will be available in the U.S. on Sept. 21, a little less than a month after it won $1.05 billion in damages in a tech lawsuit.

September 17, 2012

Students hack for 48 hours in PennApps hackathon

It’s 6 p.m. on Friday. The Hall of Flags is packed with over 300 students. The lights of laptops and tablets illuminate the room, but almost no one is on Facebook because everyone is in work mode.

September 16, 2012

M and T students bring tech edge to Ware

In addition to hosting the PennApps hackathon, the college house will also offer computer science classes and house students in the Jerome Fisher Program in Management and Technology.

September 11, 2012

Students organize trip to Silicon Valley

This October, a group of about 15 students will travel to San Francisco to visit technology companies, venture capitalists and entrepreneurs as part Tech Trek, a trip organized by four members of Students for Technology and Entrepreneurship at Penn and the Dining Philosophers.

September 5, 2012

Venture capital firm relocates near campus

First Round Venture Capital, which has offices in San Francisco and New York, is moving its headquarters from West Conshohocken, Pa. to Philadelphia. Founded in 2004 by 1993 Wharton alumnus Josh Kopelman and former Penn professor Howard Morgan, First Round is the third-busiest venture capital firm in the nation, according to The Philadelphia Inquirer.

August 28, 2012

Online piracy debate resumes

While Congress made several efforts to reform internet use this year, the bills have yet to pass, opening up the door to further debates over internet regulation.

June 20, 2012

Pianos pop up around Penn and University City

Eight upright pianos are scattered around West Philadelphia — including Penn’s campus — for anyone’s entertainment.

June 13, 2012

Han Dynasty opens on 37th and Market

Taking the place of MidAtlantic Restaurant & Tap Room, which closed Feb. 24, Han Dynasty boasts new amenities and options at the new 37th and Market location.

May 30, 2012

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