For first-generation college students, going ‘off script’ is key
At the “I Have a Dream” Foundation gala in New York City, Penn President Amy Gutmann encouraged “dreamers” to not feel limited in their potential to succeed.
Immersive trip exposes students to the complex narratives of Israel
15 undergraduates took part in the inaugural Encompass fellowship, a project run by Penn Hillel, with a tour around Israel examining cultural and political sites with a focus on gaining a deeper understanding of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Dermatologists offer tips on how to prevent and detect skin cancer
As Skin Cancer Awareness Month comes to a close, Penn experts offer tips to spot skin cancer early, how to keep it away for good, and much more.
Bioengineer takes big step forward in radical approach to treating neurodegeneration
Research by D. Kacy Cullen, an associate professor of neurosurgery in the Perelman School of Medicine, could aid patients with neurodegenerative disorders like Parkinson’s disease.
A chemotherapy companion to save thousands of lives
A trio of Penn students created the startup Sanguis, producing an inexpensive, portable blood cell counting device.
Teachers get a crash course in robotics
For six weeks during her summer vacation, Henry C. Lea School’s Latoya Landfair spent hours each day in Penn’s General Robotics, Automation, Sensing, and Perception (GRASP) Laboratory. Studying alongside nine other School District of Philadelphia middle school teachers, Landfair was able to learn about computer vision—a field she plans to introduce to her seventh-grade math students this year.
New College House in full operation as ‘living, learning community’
Kam Hypolite says moving to Philadelphia from his native Houston was a “big change.” But as one of the first 350 residents to live in Penn’s New College House, the freshman says he’s been able to adjust quickly. “Everyone here makes me feel like I’m at home,” he says. “It’s been such a welcoming experience.”
Pennovation Center starting to hum with activity
It’s only a matter of time before the Pennovation Center’s three floors are bustling with energetic thinkers and doers. By summer’s end, the 58,000-square-foot space—an anchor for the Pennovation Works development site adjacent to the University’s campus—will be completed.