University of Pennsylvania

The University of Pennsylvania dates its founding to 1740, when a prominent evangelist, George Whitefield, and others established an educational trust fund and began construction of a large school building at Fourth and Arch streets in Philadelphia.

More than 250 years after its founding, the University of Pennsylvania continues to achieve excellence in research and education. Among its many more recent “firsts,” Penn developed ENIAC, the world’s first electronic, large-scale, general-purpose digital computer.

The University of Pennsylvania remains an eminent, world-class institution for the creation and dissemination of knowledge, serving as a model for colleges and universities throughout the world.

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Employees work on the production line of chloroquine phosphate, resumed after a 15-year break, in a pharmaceutical company in Nantong city in east China’s Jiangsu province Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020. Feature China/Barcroft Media via Getty Images

In the rush to innovate for COVID-19 drugs, sound science is still essential

To battle the coronavirus, strong regulatory protection from the FDA is essential.
Students who rely heavily on financial aid tend to be concentrated in non-selective colleges, new research shows. Ariel Skelly/Getty Images

Federal Pell Grants help pay for college – but are they enough to help students finish?

New research shows that low-income students who qualify for the federal Pell Grant tend to go to non-selective colleges – and why that hurts their chances of graduation.
Communities across the U.S. are taking network construction into their own hands. T.Dallas/Shutterstock.com

Cities and states take up the battle for an open internet

A recent federal court ruling lets big telecom companies censor the internet in ways that boost their own profits – but also allows local and state governments to outlaw censorship if they wish.
Protesters showed up at the University of Utah in 2017 during an appearance by Ben Shapiro, the former editor of the alt-right publication Breitbart. (Rick Egan/The Salt Lake Tribune via AP)

Free speech on campus means universities must protect the dignity of all students

Inclusive freedom reflects university values in protecting free thought, inquiry and expression, while protecting the dignity of all students and faculty by allowing them to equally contribute.
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La misión de las empresas según Gandhi

Gandhi, de cuyo nacimiento se cumplen ahora 150 años, es conocido por expulsar a los británicos de la India y por inspirar a personajes como King y Mandela, pero también escribió mucho sobre el comportamiento de los buenos líderes empresariales.
Gandhi had a lot to say about how business leaders should behave. AP Photo/James A. Mills

What Gandhi believed is the purpose of a corporation

Although Gandhi is best known for expelling the British from India and inspiring the likes of King and Mandela, he also wrote a lot about the behavior of good business leaders.
New research uncovers problems with a ‘calculator’ that colleges must put online to make it easier for prospective students to understand the cost of college. Tina Gutierrez from www.shutterstock.com

Net price calculators were supposed to make it easier to understand the cost of college – instead, many are making it more difficult

While net price calculators are meant to help students figure out how much a particular college will cost, a new study reveals that many colleges' calculators distort the true cost of attendance.
Using blockchain technology can feel like falling and hoping someone will catch you. Nicoleta Raftu/Shutterstock.com

People don’t trust blockchain systems – is regulation a way to help?

Blockchain technology was supposed to make trust unnecessary – but that turns out not to be true. Most people will want laws and regulations to help make blockchain-based systems trustworthy.
Antibiotic-resistant germs can thrive in the presence of these drugs. Lightspring/Shutterstock.com

How to train the body’s own cells to combat antibiotic resistance

Our bodies have a set of defenses that are finely tuned for killing invading microbes. With rising cases of drug-resistant bacteria, maybe boosting our natural defenses is the best medicine.
Californians in June 2015 protest a bill that did away with personal belief exemptions for vaccinating children before they enter school. Rich Pedroncelli/AP Photo

Desinformación y la vacuna contra la gripe: 3 lecciones para combatir mitos

El 43% de los norteamericanos cree, erróneamente, que vacunarse contra la gripe provoca que uno contraiga esta enfermedad, a pesar de que diversos estudios científicos han demostrado lo contrario.
Californians in June 2015 protest a bill that did away with personal belief exemptions for vaccinating children before they enter school. Rich Pedroncelli/AP Photo

Countering misinformation about flu vaccine is harder than it seems

Vaccination rates for children in some parts of California are down, despite a law that narrowed exemptions. Here's a look at why people refuse to listen to evidence when it comes to the flu vaccine.

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