University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104
Programs of Study
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The Penn Library provides access to one of the premier digital libraries in North America, and its open-stack collection includes more than four million volumes and thirty three thousand periodicals.
The University's automated library system has on-line access to numerous local and remote databases.
As the birthplace of modern computing, the Penn campus is home to the vast array of scientific workstations and computer-controlled instruments, thousands of individual computers and labs, all connected by a high speed network. Sun, IBM and Silicon Graphics workstations are also available.
Penn's interdisciplinary character is reflected in the more than one hundred on-campus research institutes and centers. Facilities include the university museum, Institute for Contemporary Art, Morris, the Arboretum for the arts and humanities, the Cancer Center, Laboratory for Research on the Structure of Matter, Mahoney Institute for Neurological Sciences, the Plant Science Institute, and the Institute for Environmental Medicine are available to science and engineering students. The Biomedical Library has more than 170,000 volumes and subscribes to more than 2,800 journals. The Population Studies Center, Lauder Institute, Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics, Center for the study of Aging, Real Estate Center and the Early American Studies Center support research in the social sciences. For field research in ecology, the University is located within reach of a variety of habitats, including the Pine Barrens of New Jersey.
Penn's Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia's major institution devoted to contemporary art, works cooperatively with the Graduate School of Fine Arts and the departments of architecture and art history on symposia, seminars, and lectures related to their exhibitions.
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The School of Arts and Sciences
American civilization, ancient history, anthropology, art and archaeology of the Mediterranean world, Asian and Middle Eastern studies, biology, chemistry, classical studies, comparatrive literature and literary theory, demography, dynamics of organization, economics, English, folklore and folklife, geology, Germanic languages and literatures, history and sociology of science, history of art, international studies, linguistics, mathematics, music, philosophy, physics and astronomy, political science, psychology, regional science, religious studies, Romance languages, Russian language and literature, sociology, and South Asia regional studies.
Biomedical Graduate Studies
Biochemistry-intermediary metabolism, structure of proteins and nucleic acids, biochemical genetics and cell differentiation.
Cell and Molecular Biology-cell growth and cancer, developmental biology, genetics, gene regulation and therapy, microbiology and virology.
Immunology-sell surface receptors, lymphocyte functional transplantation, immunology and molecular biology of immunoglobulins, immune defenses in virus infection and T-cell vaccines.
Neuroscience-nervous system development, frontal lobe function in humans, sleep studies, cell motility, visual perception and neurobiology of hearing.
Parasitology-vector associated parasitisms, immunology of helminth infections, case control studies of animal disease and epidemiology of canine heartworm disease.
Pharmacological Sciences-molecular aspects of transduction, biological mechanisms of depression, molecular modeling and enzyme structure and function.
Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics-protein crystallography, etiology of diabetic complications, chemical synthesis of redox proteins, rapid freezing, chemical carcinogens, protein-DNA interactions and infrared spectroscopy.
The Wharton School
The Wharton School-cross cultural leadership, international technology transfers, human resource management, Internet technology, and health care competition.
The Graduate School of Education
Multicultural diversity in schools, sociolinguistic research, bilingual education, group behavior, school restructuring, and progressive educational reform.
The School of Nursing
Cardiovascular risk factor in children, family-focused care, prenatal care and fire survivors.
The Annenberg School for Communication
Political communication, mass media in different social systems, social impact of technology, visual media and privacy in cyberspace.
The School of Engineering and Applied Science
Bioengineering-cellular biomechanics, bioactive biomaterials, tissue engineering, neuroengineering, neurorehabilitation, respiratory mechanics and molecular aspects of bioengineering.
Chemical Engineering-adsorbtion, thermodynamics, reactions kinetics, artificial intelligence and catalysis.
Computer and Information Sciences-computer architecture, robotics, computer vision and massively parallel systems.
Electrical Engineering-electro-optics, microwave optics, solid state electronics, electromagnetic propogation, inverse scattering, telecommunications networks, X-ray and neutron diffraction, microwave effect on tissues, and digital signal processing.
Materials Science and Engineering-advanced metallic, ceramic and polymeric materials for device applications, micromechanisms and structure of interfaces, thin film electronic materials, and physics and chemistry of solids.
Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics-energy conversion, fluid mechanics, heat transfer and dynamics of robots.
The Graduate School of Fine Arts
Painting, sculpture, ceramics, combined media, architecture and the city, urban landscape, ecologically based landscape planning, and restoration and reuse of historic buildings.
The School of Social Work
Family dynamics, institutional racism, childhood oncology, womens issues, juvenile justice, adolescent peer group relations, homelessness, and mental health.