Stay on top of your health with Penn’s Be in the Know wellness campaign
The campaign runs through June 30, 2024. Free, convenient, on-campus biometric screenings are held through Thursday, Nov. 30.
Making better decisions with AI
Kaustubh Sridhar, a doctoral student in Electrical and Systems Engineering, aims to improve autonomous agents in the real world with more accurate decision-making programming.
How humans use their sense of smell to find their way
In the lab of neuroscientist Jay Gottfried, sixth-year psychology Ph.D. student Clara Raithel tries to understand how people’s brains respond to odors.
New office supports the Penn postdoc experience
The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs was established this past spring as a boost to the general postdoc community, providing centralized resources, information, and events.
Helping Philadelphia high school students communicate health research
Annenberg School doctoral students Thandi Lyew and Brittany Zulkiewicz worked with local teens through a Penn Graduate Community-Engaged Research Fellowship.
An introduction to undergraduate and graduate student resources
The New Student Resources Fair and Campus Express Center, hosted at Houston Hall, welcomed Penn’s newest undergraduate and graduate students with a one-stop-shop on vital information.
Closing the carbon cycle with green propane production
Researchers from Penn have helped develop a new carbon-capture solution for a cleaner, more energy-dense fuel source.
The evolution of societal cooperation
Research led by the School of Arts & Sciences’ Joshua Plotkin and Taylor Kessinger sheds light on the impact of social contexts and multilayered societies on promoting cooperative behavior.
Social conformity in pandemics: How our behaviors spread faster than the virus itself
Researchers led by former postdoc Bryce Morsky and Erol Akçay of the School of Arts & Sciences have produced a model for disease transmission that factors in the effects of social dynamics, specifically, how masking and social distancing are affected by social norms.
From glacier ice, a wealth of scientific data
Biogeochemist Jon Hawkings of the School of Arts & Sciences and his lab study glaciers to understand the cycling of elements through Earth’s waters, soils, and air in its coldest regions, with implications for climate change, ecosystem health, and more.
In the News
Is an Alzheimer’s blood test right for me?
Postdoc Claire Erickson and Emily Largent of the Perelman School of Medicine and the Leonard Davis Institute discuss which people should take an Alzheimer’s blood test.
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The brain may interpret smells from each nostril differently
A study by postdoc Gulce Nazli Dikecligil in the Perelman School of Medicine suggests that the smells flowing through each nostril are processed as two separate signals in the part of the brain that receives smell inputs.
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