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A Penn snow day, in numbers

February 14, 2014

Penn sponsors Philly Tech Week for the first time

Philly Tech Week 2013 kicked off in grand fashion with the largest game of Pong on the planet last Friday.

April 23, 2013

Penn [Dis]Connects encourages students to turn off phones and computers

While hundreds of students walked by with their hands glued to their phones Saturday, others chose to [dis]connect for a picnic with their friends on College Green.

April 21, 2013

Penn partners with Philadelphia Science Festival

Over 25 different booths fed the curiosity of people with beer, ice cream, liquid nitrogen-dipped marshmallows and a healthy dose of science at the sold-out Philadelphia Science Festival kick-off party yesterday night.

April 19, 2013

Inventors gather at final PennVention competition

The fair, held Wednesday night, was the final stage of PennVention, a student-run program that provides students with “access to business and technical mentoring, and specialized workshops.”

April 17, 2013

Penn Summer Online language courses face low enrollment

Despite the current relatively low enrollment numbers, program coordinators remain optimistic about the summer courses.

April 14, 2013

Class of 2017 takes creative Facebook initiative

With a new magazine on the way and plans to meet up during Preview Days, the Penn Class of 2017 Facebook page is abuzz with excitement.

April 9, 2013

Wharton senior builds friendships over tea

As College senior Ashley Bernard approached the front door of Capogiro, Wharton senior Ankit Shah enveloped her in a hug.

April 9, 2013

Despite potential problem with user settings, Wharton continues to use cloud-based backup

Although the Amazon backup system Wharton uses could have leakages related to user-indicated settings, the school claims its precautions will prevent any issues.

April 8, 2013

U.S. patent system undergoes major change

The United States patent system is undergoing a major change, harmonizing with the existing systems of most other countries.

April 1, 2013

Joke Issue: With Perelman donation, DRL to be moved to 39th and Walnut

DRL is coming soon to a location near you.

March 26, 2013

Engineering student tinkers with iPhone apps

Engineering senior Ayaka Nonaka has built two iPhone apps — one for the weather and one to-do list — for fun in the past month. As a computer science major, a teacher for the half-credit course Computer Science 195 and one of the organizers of PennApps, Nonaka has had extensive experience in programming but wanted to use these projects as “an exercise in programming, design and product development.”

March 24, 2013

Student startup Lore acquired by search engine site

On March 15, CEO of Lore and former University of Pennsylvania student Joseph Cohen announced that e-learning platform Lore has been acquired by another startup site,

March 19, 2013

Penn's mobile-friendly sites earn recognition

Students can now use their phones to do anything from checking their grades to checking out a book.

March 18, 2013

Some PennApps prizewinning teams continue to develop their apps

Although the frenzy of the PennApps hackathon ended two months ago, several of the prizewinning teams are still developing their apps.

March 11, 2013

Penn prof. explores science of going viral

For people wondering why “Gangnam Style,” greek yoghurt and Rebecca Black’s songs became popular, Jonah Berger might have the answer.

February 28, 2013

PennCards to have 'contactless' access to campus buildings

There is currently no set timeline for launching the technology to the general Penn community, but the estimate is that it will take up to five years.

February 25, 2013

New Wharton, Cisco technology connects coastlines

On Monday, the Wharton School and Cisco Systems, Inc. jointly unveiled for the first time the new “Cisco Connected Classroom” in Huntsman Hall with a live demonstration of the telepresence technology.

February 25, 2013

Site serves as notice board for campus events, announcements

PennBoard is an online platform for students and on-campus groups to post event information and announcements online. The events are arranged on a calendar, which users can navigate to view events by date.

February 25, 2013

iPads continue to thrive among Wharton executive MBAs

For the third year in a row Wharton executive MBA students will receive an iPad as one of their first packages from the school.

February 19, 2013

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