July 13, 2018Penn Medicine Launches Neuroaesthetics Research Center
Penn Medicine announced in June the launch of a new Penn Center for Neuroaesthetics, the nation's first research hub dedicated to the intersection of neurobiology and aesthetics.
July 12, 2018Kathleen Brown Discusses the Penn Slavery Project on Radio Times
With guests Kathleen Brown, Erica Armstrong Dunbar, and Kenyatta Johnson, Radio Times looks into the history of slavery at Penn and in Philadelphia and discuss how to best address that history today.
July 12, 2018Hack4Impact is Developing Web-based Applications to Help Nonprofits
A creative and dedicated cadre of 30 Penn students spends 5 to 15 unpaid hours weekly developing web-based applications that help nonprofits access, share and analyze complicated, changing data sets. Choosing from dozens of nonprofit applications, they select five coding projects each semester, prioritizing opportunities to create broadly useful, replicable programs for nonprofits whose missions they are passionate about advancing.
July 12, 2018Erin Connelly, Postdoctoral Fellow at the Penn Libraries Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies, is Analyzing Stains in Medieval and Early Modern Books
Connelly, a postdoctoral fellow at the Penn Libraries Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies, is part of a national team of researchers who for the past year analyzed stains they found on parchment, paper, and bindings in medieval and early modern books. They gathered scientific data on 40 medieval manuscripts from five institutions, using the innovative approach of high-tech scanning.
July 12, 2018Monument Lab Receives Knight Foundation Prototype Fund Grant for Civic Portal
Civic Portal, spearheaded by Ken Lum and Paul Farber, will encourage public input on new forms of historical monuments through a digital tool that allows users to identify locations, topics and create designs for potential public art and monuments in our cities.