1. In honor of its 40th anniversary, the Penn Women’s Center presents Voices of Change, a video series featuring a diverse range of women leaders and activists. These brief interviews with students, staff, faculty, alumni, and community leaders capture some of the history of the center, and provide unique snapshots of women’s experiences at Penn over the past 40 years.

    President Gutmann lends her voice to the project.

     
     
  2. Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Engineering and Applied Science have now used DNA to make a crystal that can switch into a more stable configuration under the right temperature conditions, much like heat-treated steel.

    The research was conducted by associate professor John Crocker and professor Talid Sinno, alongside graduate students Marie Casey, Raynaldo Scarlett, W. Benjamin Rogers and Ian Jenkins, all of the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering.

    Their work was published in Nature Communications.

     
     
  3. Happy birthday to Eadweard Muybridge! Did you know that Muybridge produced most of his groundbreaking photographs on animal locomotion at Penn?

    Check out Penn Archives Digital Image Collection for a sampling of his work: http://bit.ly/1oNh2jE

     
  4. Egyptology grad student Paul Verhelst writes about his “life-changing” experience as part of the team that unearthed the tomb of a previously unknown pharaoh.

    Read more on the Penn Museum blog: http://bit.ly/1fiYL4a

     
  5. "… We can use our focused ion beam system to make a device, which then allows the testing of a nanotube or nanowire or nanoscale feature in our transmission electron microscope."

    Douglas M. Yates
    Director
    Nanoscale Characterization Facility
    Krishna P. Singh Center for Nanotechnology

    Read more People of Penn: http://bit.ly/1f2BzXF

    Photo by Scott Spitzer

     
  6. What do these pictures have in common? They were all taken by one of Penn’s Visual Storytelling Interns.

    Do you want to take pictures for Penn this summer, and get paid for it?

    Apply here: http://bit.ly/1nC6PGb

    Or send a resume and links to your photos to social@exchange.upenn.edu.

     
  7. "We take theoretical and turn it into physical output using whatever within the arsenal of tools and techniques we have.”

    Dennis Pierattini
    Manager 
    Fabrication Lab
    School of Design 

    Read more People of Penn: http://bit.ly/1f2AZt6

    Photo by Scott Spitzer

     
  8. "I study nature, not people, and I relate to people as I need to, to help nature stay in the game."

    Daniel H. Janzen
    Professor of Biology
    School of Arts & Sciences

    Read more People of Penn: http://bit.ly/1eaJ6U3

    Photo by Scott Spitzer

     
  9. She does what she calls “muddy boots-based research,” helping Janzen to document and sequence a portion of the DNA of roughly 12,000 species.

    Winnie Hallwachs
    Biologist, courtesy appointment, research partner to Daniel H. Janzen
    School of Arts & Sciences

    Read more People of Penn: http://bit.ly/1eaKaar

    Photo by Scott Spitzer

     

  10. pennlaw:

    This blog series from current students examines aspects of #PennLawLife.

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    When I started my 2L year in August, one of my top priorities for the year was to take advantage of as many of the extracurricular events offered at the law school as possible. The last two days were among the…