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The 165 research centers and institutes on campus also reflect the University’s innovative, civic-minded and pragmatic creator: More than 250 years after Ben Franklin broke new ground in founding Penn, its faculty, students, and alumni continue to make breakthroughs in research, scholarship, and education. Its many subsequent “firsts,” include the world’s first collegiate business school (Wharton, 1881), the world’s first electronic, large-scale, general-purpose digital computer (ENIAC, 1946), and the first woman president of an Ivy League institution (Judith Rodin, inaugurated in 1994) as well as the first female Ivy League president to succeed another female (Amy Gutmann, inaugurated in 2004).

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Researchers have submitted a set of papers featuring a groundbreaking new map of dark matter distributed across a quarter of the sky, extending deep into the cosmos, that confirms Einstein’s theory of how massive structures grow and bend light over the 14-billion-year life span of the universe.
Scientists from the Wharton Neuroscience Initiative leveraged an exercise with virtual teams to improve online collaboration within the organization.
Researchers from the School of Arts and Sciences have shown that bacteria from extreme marine environments can help reduce asbestos’ toxic properties.
The findings suggest that the test can identify at-risk people and those with early, non-motor symptoms prior to diagnosis.
An uncommon doctor-patient relationship leads to a research fund to learn how treatment can be improved for uterine cancers.
UC Irvine-Penn immune cell discovery a new attack on Alzheimer’s, neurodegenerative diseases.
Experts at Stony Brook University and Penn determined that the language people use in Facebook posts can identify those at risk for hazardous drinking habits and alcohol-use disorders.
As the United States passes one million COVID-19 deaths, a BU researcher suggests the actual number may be closer to 1.2 million
Researchers from the Infant Brain Imaging Study (IBIS) Network, which includes the University of Washington, used MRI to demonstrate that in babies who later develop autism, the amygdala grows too rapidly in infancy.