- Feb 17 1:34PM
- John Legend to Speak at Penn’s 258th Commencement
John Legend, a nine-time Grammy Award-winning soul artist, philanthropist and Penn alumnus will deliver the address at the University of Pennsylvania’s Commencement on Monday, May 19, Leslie Laird Kruhly, Vice President and University Secretary announced.
Named one of Time Magazine’s 100 most influential people in 2009, Legend’s platinum-selling debut album in 2004, Get Lifted, propelled him onto the world stage. His celebrated career as one of the most acclaimed singer-songwriters of his generation has led to music industry awards and performances at high profile events, including at the White House.
“John Legend’s original and uplifting music is truly universal, inspiring people here at home and across the globe. As strikingly, his influence as a dedicated humanist already extends beyond his remarkable music,” Penn President Amy Gutmann said. “Through his philanthropic work in improving access to education and combating poverty, he provides us all with a striking example of the ... Read More
- Jan 27 10:16AM
- Penn Dental Medicine’s Tina Chou Learns There’s More to Dentistry Than Teeth
blurb:With a craving to “see dentistry beyond the domestic boundaries,” Tina Chou, a second-year student at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, seized the opportunity to advance dentistry in The Gambia in a unique internship opportunity this past summer.
By Marjorie Ferrone
With a craving to “see dentistry beyond the domestic boundaries,” Tina Chou, a second-year student at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, seized the opportunity to advance dentistry in The Gambia in a unique internship opportunity this past summer.... Read More
- Jan 9 12:34PM
- Penn Research Helps Lay Out Theory for Metamaterial That Acts as an Analog Computer
blurb:A study by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania, The University of Texas at Austin and University of Sannio in Italy, shows that metamaterials can be designed to do “photonic calculus” as a light wave goes through them.
The field of metamaterials has produced structures with unprecedented abilities, including flat lenses, invisibility cloaks and even optical “metatronic” devices that can manipulate light in the way electronic circuitry manipulates the flow of electrons.