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Students advance petition for dance credit

Several professors and the petition’s leader said that the plan to create these types of classes needs to be made more concrete before they can be successfully implemented in the curriculum.

December 9, 2013

Start-up headset by Engineering grads keeps wearers awake

Three Engineering grads turned their senior design project into a start-up, which launches on Kickstarter this weekend.

December 5, 2013

Web app shares federal data on homelessness

The creators combined commitment to homelessness research and background in geographic visualization to develop the app.

December 3, 2013

Websites help students enroll in closed courses

The creators have not discussed their sites with one another but agree that it would be ideal to incorporate this function into Penn InTouch itself.

December 1, 2013

Students petition for dance class credit

Penn is the only school in the Ivy League that does not offer dance courses.

November 25, 2013

‘Penn’s Craigslist’ launches as marketplace and cab share

Since the beginning of October, it already has over 500 users and about 100 postings.

November 24, 2013

Penn researchers develop vegetable drugs

In efforts to lower health care costs,Dental School professor Henry Daniell is developing a new platform for drug manufacturing and delivery by growing vegetables.

November 19, 2013

Penn researchers take the lead in Dark Energy Survey

Several Penn researchers have been involved in a project whose goal is to analyze why the universe is expanding contrary to the laws of gravity.

November 17, 2013

Are you introverted or neurotic?

Penn researchers can tell by your tweets.

November 14, 2013

Starting up a 'startup' class

A new course taught by the director of the Center for Technology Transfer Fellows Program aims to help students create and develop their own startup.

November 10, 2013

A robot learns to ice skate

RHex’s ability to adjust to different terrains raises the possibility of using it for search and rescue robotics or for scientific data collection in remote environments.

November 5, 2013

Faculty undertake the 'Penn Ghost Project'

Researchers in disciplines from religious studies to nursing are studying the cultural significance of ghosts.

October 30, 2013

Nanotech building gets tap and go cards

The new contactless Penn card is more secure and has gotten positive reviews so far.

October 29, 2013

Penn Course Review may see updated course info

PennApps Labs hopes that student developers will use the data to build Penn-related apps.

October 24, 2013

Penn team contributes to Nobel physics research

Penn physicists contributed to the construction and design of ATLAS, which made the discovery of the particle possible.

October 16, 2013

Profs, experts suggest reforms to 38th, Spruce streets

Professors advocate bump-outs, big picture reforms and student safety education.

October 15, 2013

Students will gain remote access to free software tutorials

With licenses borrowed from Weigle Information Commons, Penn students can now access Lynda.com, an online training website, from any location on any machine for one day at a time.

October 14, 2013

Lights, camera, action: Film festival to come to University City

The University is sponsoring the Sight and Soundtrack section of the upcoming 22nd annual Philadelphia Film Festival, which will take place between Oct. 17 and Oct. 27.

October 6, 2013

Students to compete in AppITUP Challenge

Competition finalists’ apps will be developed by venture capital firms.

October 3, 2013

Penn gets $5.65M grant for transportation research

The Center received the grant from the Department of Transportation after going through a very intense, competitive process. The Center is developing technologies to promote driving safety and traffic efficiency.

September 30, 2013

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