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    • Oct 25 3:22PM
    • Penn Engineers’ Network Analysis Uncovers New Evidence of Collaboration in Shakespeare’s Plays
    • blurb: 
      Information scientists have used a new statistical method to provide new evidence that all three Henry VI plays contain language written by another author. Christopher Marlowe as the likeliest candidate,

      The question of whether William Shakespeare truly wrote every word in every scene of his plays has been circulating since the time of The Bard himself. Wilder conspiracy theories posit that the playwright never truly existed, or was only an actor and not a playwright, but the consensus debate among literary scholars is over which ... Read More

    • Oct 24 12:14PM
    • Penn to Celebrate Ribbon Cutting for New Innovation Hub, Pennovation Center
    • University of Pennsylvania President Amy Gutmann and David L. Cohen, chair of Penn’s Board of Trustees, invite Penn students, faculty, staff, alumni, trustees and friends, as well as the region’s business and tech community, to a ribbon-cutting and grand opening ceremony from 12:30 to 4 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 28. The festivities will mark the official launch of the new three-story, 58,000-square-foot Pennovation Center, which opened in September as Penn’s new hub for innovation and new business ventures at 3401 Grays Ferry Ave.

      “The Pennovation Center is an iconic new landmark for Penn’s innovation ecosystem and a dynamic place to facilitate and accelerate entrepreneurial activities,” said Gutmann. “With the Center as an incubator, Penn is bringing together the University’s eminent researchers and scientists and our extraordinary students with the private sector to spur on creative exploration, entrepreneurship, and new alliances.

      “The Pennovation Center truly is where ideas go to work. ... Read More

    • Sep 22 5:58PM
    • Penn Hosts Ribbon Cutting for New Global Center, Perry World House
    • University of Pennsylvania President Amy Gutmann today welcomed donors, students, faculty, dignitaries and special guests for a ribbon cutting celebrating the completion of Perry World House, the University’s new hub for global engagement. 

      Located at 38th Street and Locust Walk in the heart of Penn’s campus, Perry World House was established through a gift from Richard C. Perry, a Penn alumnus and a member of the University’s Board of Trustees, and his wife, Lisa Perry.

      Standing in front of Perry World House flanked by students carrying flags representing the more than 100 home countries of Penn’s current student body, Gutmann said, “Penn is a great American university with a truly global perspective. It is a thrilling day, and it is wonderful to have great global thinkers right here. Speaking from the heart, most of all I want to thank our amazing trustee, alumnus and great friend Richard Perry and ... Read More