Richard Andersen may have discovered a new technology to help patients with spinal cord injuries manipulate outside objects without using their limbs.
Penn’s libraries are busy making thousands of hard-to-find books and publications available online in a multifaceted effort intended to make rare literature more available to academics at Penn and around the world.
At first glance, the children Chad Lassiter mentors seem pretty average - they like going to the park and playing basketball. But they also suffer from separation anxiety, trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder.
In the past year, the enrollment of domestic students in U.S. graduate schools grew faster than that of international students for the first time since 2004.
The Arts & the City theme centers around art and culture — both on Penn’s campus and in Philadelphia — and involves a variety of organizations, ranging from the University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology to student groups such as the Penn Art Club and the Center for Public Health Initiatives.
After a six-month job search applying to a range of positions, 2009 College alumna Sarah Seligman is now happily employed, conducting schizophrenia research for the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.
If a scan of your brain shows that you're likely to kill your roommate, should that be held against you in a court of law?
Wednesday marked the first in this fall’s weekly series of short lectures, as Biology professor Nancy Bonini spoke in Stiteler Plaza.
Given the current economic situation, the Penn Museum has made it a goal to “develop itself as a destination,” the museum’s director, Richard Hodges, wrote in an e-mail. “It needs to attract a much larger audience with associated revenues to become sustainable.”
In July, a team of eight Penn Nursing students traveled to Botswana to acquire clinical experience by conducting physical assessments and home visits in several villages.
"What better to way to figure out what you want to get out of a school than by taking a class with the person who runs it?" asked College freshman Anthony DiBella, explaining why he participated in the proseminar taught by University President Amy Gutmann.
As an alternative to working for an established firm, these alumni have launched their own companies or become involved with family businesses. Ultimately, this alternative permits recent graduates to depend less on the currently erratic economy and pursue other interests.
When the class of 2010 enters Franklin Field in the spring for their commencement ceremony, they will be surrounded by about 57,500 recycled plastic bottles - or at least caps and gowns made from them.
This summer, University President Amy Gutmann and Provost Vincent Price announced Karen Glanz and Shelley Berger as the ninth and 10th Penn Integrates Knowledge Professors, respectively.
In an effort to harmonize the final product, the Critical Writing Program fine-tuned its writing seminars over the summer.
For freshmen, the week of New Student Orientation is a blur of activities, new faces and navigating Locust Walk. But in between the fraternity parties and finding our way from the Quadrangle to Hayden Hall, Penn students do find time to study.
Two years of an extreme makeover finally paid off.
Harvard University announced it will create the first endowed professorship for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Studies in the United States.
This fall, Penn’s Organizational Dynamics department in the School of Arts and Sciences plans to introduce a new Organizational Consulting and Executive Coaching concentration to its Master of Science degree in Organizational Dynamics.
Debates over the status of online education are leading both congressmen and educators to reassess the legitimacy of learning behind-the-screens.