Businessman and philanthropist Raymond Perelman dies at 101

U.S. 01/15/19, 17:02

A businessman who built a fortune buying and selling factories and became one of the Philadelphia region's greatest philanthropists has died. Raymond Perelman was 101. Perelman's son Ronald Perelman says in a statement that his father died Monday night. In 2011, Perelman donated $225 million to the University of Pennsylvania medical school, ...

Hospitals help patients get out the vote while stuck in bed

U.S. 11/02/18, 12:59

The midterm elections are just around the corner, but efforts to "get out the vote" don't mean much if voters unexpectedly find themselves unable to get out of their hospital bed on Election Day.Dozens of doctors, nurses and volunteers at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center and the Hospital of the University ...

Penn physicists win $3 million Breakthrough Prize

Science 10/17/18, 17:18

By StaffAlmost from the moment Charles Kane and Eugene Mele predicted the existence of an odd new type of electronic material — a wafer-thin hybrid of an insulator and a conductor — it was expected to play a role in future generations of ultra-fast computers.The practical applications of that 2005 ...

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