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  • The Quattrone Center launches website to help prosecutors set up conviction review units

    The Quattrone Center for the Fair Administration of Justice has launched a new website,, to help prosecutors in conviction review units, as well as innocence organization lawyers, navigate the issues involved in investigating and resolving wrongful convictions. The site provides materials and templates, a wide variety of information regarding best practices, and guidance for working with victims and surviving victims’ families.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Law

  • Allyson Mackey receives NSF Award to study early science learning

    The assistant Professor of Psychology, has received a National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER award for her work combining approaches in neuroscience, psychology, and education to predict and improve science learning in early elementary school students.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Arts & Sciences

  • Staff dedication is key to patient satisfaction with substance use treatment facilities

    Researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine used machine learning-aided analysis to uncover top positive and negative themes in patient Yelp reviews of substance use treatment facilities. The researchers found that professionalism and staff dedication to patients were two of the top qualities that could be attributed to either a negative or positive review of the facility.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Medicine News

  • Nurse work environment influences stroke outcomes

    In a new study from the School of Nursing’s Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Research, researchers evaluated the association between the nurse work environment and readmission and length of stay for close to 200,000 hospitalized adult ischemic stroke patients in more than 500 hospitals. They found that in hospitals with better nurse work environments, ischemic stroke patients experienced lower odds of 7‐ and 30‐day readmissions and lower lengths of stay.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Nursing News

  • Diversity in the Stacks: Bollywood and Hindi-language cinema

    Penn Libraries’ collections of Hindi films feature a range of popular and historically significant cinema that chronicles the growth of film culture in India, particularly the output of Bombay. It includes physical media, most of which are DVDs, as well as a growing collection of streaming video that includes films assigned in or used in courses at Penn.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Libraries

  • The 33rd Annual Sadie T.M. Alexander Commemorative Conference

    The Penn chapter of the Black Law Students Association’s annual Sadie T.M. Alexander Commemorative Conference, “Hidden Truths: Addressing a 13th Amendment Ambiguity that Created America’s Carceral State” brought together scholars and leading experts in the fields of law, sociology, and civil rights. Topics included roots of mass incarceration and the prison abolition movement, as well as viable alternatives and legal interventions that can rectify societal harms caused by systemic racism and imprisonment.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Law

  • and Univision Noticias receive Google funding to address COVID misinformation

    The joint project is designed to combat viral misinformation and provide accurate information about vaccination to U.S. Hispanic households via videos in Spanish and English. The two are the only U.S.-based organizations among the 11 projects chosen for Google News Initiative funding.

    FULL STORY AT Annenberg Public Policy Center

  • Howard Stevenson and Nancy Hornberger elected to the National Academy of Education

    Stevenson, the Constance Clayton Professor of Urban Education, is a nationally sought expert on how racial stress and racial trauma can affect every stage of life, and the executive director of the Racial Empowerment Collaborative. Hornberger, professor emeritus of education, is internationally known for her work in bilingualism and biliteracy, ethnography and language policy, and Indigenous language revitalization. 

    FULL STORY AT Graduate School of Education

  • Karen Glanz appointed to the National Institutes of Health Behavioral and Social Sciences Research Integration Working Group

    Glanz is the George A. Weiss University Professor in the School of Nursing and the Perelman School of Medicine; and a Senior Fellow at the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics. The working group is congressionally mandated to identify and recommend strategies for a more robust and focused NIH commitment to behavioral science research and training.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Nursing News

  • The likelihood of employers requiring mandatory COVID-19 vaccines

    Penn law professor Eric A. Feldman discusses the issue of mandatory vaccines, and whether employees can require employees to receive the COVID-19 vaccine as a condition of their employment, and the potential legal ramifications of doing so.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Law