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  • Music, ethnicity, and the legacy of war in Sri Lanka

    An intense interest in drumming led Jim Sykes, Assistant Professor of Music, to study how music connects Sri Lankan populations typically defined by ethnic difference.


  • The downside of applying lean startup principles

    Wharton's Andrea Contigiani discusses his research on lean startup principles.

    FULL STORY AT Knowledge@Wharton

  • Robotics Lab pushes boundaries of design and construction for tiny house prototype

    Stuart-Smith and Akbarzadeh, assistant professors of architecture at PennDesign, are working a tiny house prototype consisting of about ten total pieces, which can be assembled and disassembled. Each piece will be cast inside a mold that will be cut by a robot in the ARI Robotics Lab.

    FULL STORY AT Weitzman School of Design

  • Deep Jariwala wins Nanomaterials Young Investigator award

    Jariwala, an assistant professor in the Department of Electrical and Systems Engineering, is an expert in nano- and atomic-scale devices that could have applications in information technology and renewable energy.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Engineering Blog

  • Mining for data gold: Ph.D. student digs Into research on MOOCs

    Juan Miguel Andres, a Ph.D. student in Penn GSE’s Teaching, Learning, and Teacher Education program, Andres explores data on massive open online course (MOOC) student behavior. Ninety percent of the eighty million people who enrolled in MOOCs never complete the course.

    FULL STORY AT Graduate School of Education

  • Meet the new LDI Senior Fellows: The 2018 Fall Kickoff

    The Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics held its sixth annual "Fall Kickoff" to welcome eighteen new Senior Fellows to its ranks. The newly inducted faculty members represent Penn's Perelman School of Medicine, School of Nursing and School of Engineering as well as Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and the Crescenz VA Medical Center.

    FULL STORY AT Leonard Davis Institute

  • Kathryn H. Bowles to receive 15th Claire M. Fagin Distinguished Researcher Award

    The biennial award honors a Penn Nursing faculty member who has made a distinguished contribution to nursing scholarship. Bowles is the van Ameringen Chair in Nursing Excellence and a professor in Penn Nursing’s Department of Biobehavioral Health Sciences.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Nursing News

  • Being older helps skin heal with less scarring, and now researchers know why

    A new study finds that a compound secreted in the bloodstream could be the key factor that causes wounds in older people to heal with less scarring than younger people.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Medicine News

  • Why time of day affects shoppers’ appetite for variety

    Wharton's Jonah Berger discusses his research on how time of day impacts consumer decision making.

    FULL STORY AT Knowledge@Wharton

  • Victory at the Third Circuit

    Through Penn Law’s Federal Appellate Externship, Judah Bellin recently won a victory in the U.S. Third Circuit Court of Appeals that will have long-ranging implications for future cases by incarcerated litigants.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Law