Workplace pumping made easier
Listening to employee feedback, Penn Medicine added hospital-grade pumps and doubled its lactation spaces, taking strides to help women meet their breastfeeding goals.
Two from Penn named to new class of AAAS Fellows
Noted for their contributions to dental and biological sciences, respectively, Hyun (Michel) Koo of the School of Dental Medicine and Joshua Plotkin of the School of Arts and Sciences are part of the newest cohort of fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
What Penn is thankful for
As families gather this year to give thanks for acts of kindness, fruitful opportunities, and the people who fill their lives with joy, so too does the Penn family.
Six Penn researchers receive honors from American Physical Society
Three Penn researchers have been awarded prizes by the American Physical Society (APS), and three others were elected to its 2018 APS Fellowship class.
Eugene Mele and Charles Kane to share Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics
For introducing a new class of materials with unique and useful properties, known as topological insulators, physicists Charles Kane and Eugene Mele will receive the Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics. The award honors “fundamental discoveries…that are transforming our world.”
Elected to the NAM, four faculty members earn the highest honor in biomedicine
Susan M. Domchek, Daniel E. Polsky, Marie Celeste Simon, and Rachel M. Werner are four of the 85 newly-elected members of the National Academy of Medicine.
Take Your Professor to Lunch program fosters student-faculty relationships, spurs serendipity
Students gathered for lunch with President Amy Gutmann on Tuesday as part of New Student Orientation & Academic Initiatives’ ongoing “Take Your Professor to Lunch” program.
By foot, pedal, track, rail, or wheel, all roads lead to Penn
A look at the various commuter styles and accoutrements that get faculty and staff to campus, and why they travel the way they do.
Mapping the ocean with marine robots
M. Ani Hsieh’s robotics lab investigates how to use ocean currents as a natural energy source for marine robots, which would enable widespread exploration.
Penn Medicine’s Carl June receives 2018 Albany Prize
Carl June, a gene therapy pioneer at the Abramson Cancer Center, will receive the 2018 Albany Medical Center Prize in Medicine and Biomedical Research.
In the News
Vaping Study Earns $175,000 Prize for Chadds Ford Teen
Teen Research and Education in Environmental Science (TREES) scholar Natalia Orlovsky worked with mentor Jeffrey Field of the Perelman School of Medicine to research the effects of vaping on human lung cells.
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Crypto.com Is Not for Sale
After purchasing the domain name crypto.com in 1993, Matt Blaze of the School of Engineering and Applied Science has had to repeatedly fend off attempts by cryptocurrency enthusiasts to purchase the website for upwards of seven figures. Blaze has refused to sell, warning against the use of cryptocurrency as “investment vehicles.”
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