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Training athletes to save lives

As the NCAA actively looks for solutions to prevent cardiac arrests in competitive athletes, a Penn student is working with a Penn Athletics administrator...

Putting Black history lessons into action

What are middle and high school curriculums for Black History Month? Or, rather, what could a better curriculum look like?

International film and the Oscars

Among this year’s Academy Awards film contenders is “Parasite,” the genre-bending South Korean film directed by Bong Joon-ho. With six nominations heading...

Magnetic microrobots use capillary forces to coax particles into position

At microscopic scales, picking, placing, collecting, and arranging objects is a persistent challenge. Advances in nanotechnology mean that there are ever more...

The healing power of music

Lost in the thrum of the guitar, Monica Trent forgot herself.  And she was grateful for it.

Looking to mud to study how particles become sticky

It happens outside every time it rains: The soil gets wet and may form sticky mud. Then it dries. Later it might...

Five events to watch for February

Stocking up the February lineup of events around Penn is a healthy mix of fun and academia—on one end, an atmospheric performance...

Proton therapy lowers risk of side effects in cancer patients

Proton therapy leads to a significantly lower risk of side effects severe enough to lead to unplanned hospitalizations for cancer patients when compared...

Five events to watch for in January

With winter sweeping in and a new semester imminent, January follows the slowdown of the holiday season with lectures, performances, and new...

A new link between fear, imitation, and antisocial behavior in children

Why do some children have more difficulties understanding others’ emotions or feeling sorry after misbehaving? Why do some act out in certain...

New intervention for ‘aging out’ youth from foster care

A new treatment manual by Johanna Greeson, a leading child welfare scholar at Penn,provides child welfare professionals and organizations with the vision and...

Surprise to some parents, adolescent brains ARE wired for self-control

The human brain is organized into circuits that develop from childhood through adulthood to support executive function—critical behaviors like self-control, decision making,...

Anouncement

[Urbana] Learn to tap dance this spring

It's never too late to learn to tap dance! Sign up for beginning tap dance classes that...

[Urbana] Free age-friendly kitchen demonstrations!

Urbana Park District-People age 50 and better get the chance to enjoy free cooking demonstrations this winter and spring at the...

[Urbana] Sunday Morning Bird Walks return March 1

Everyone is welcome to our free Sunday Morning Bird Walks at Anita Purves Nature Center beginning March 1. All walks begin...

Ebert Film Fest to feature remastered ‘Cotton Club,’ Farrelly brothers comedy

Francis Ford Coppola’s drama set in Harlem’s legendary Cotton Club during the 1930s – remastered, restored and with added scenes and...