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  • 12th Annual Milken-Penn GSE Education Business Plan Competition now open for applications

    Entrepreneurial ventures that aim to scale global change through education are invited to apply for this year’s competition, which focuses on creating equitable outcomes in education.

    FULL STORY AT Graduate School of Education

  • Listening through nature

    The first episode of the PARK podcast features three representatives from Nature Rx, a new initiative at Penn that focuses on green space, nature, and sustainability to help cultivate individual and community wellness.

    FULL STORY AT Paideia Program

  • New collaborative care model improves access to mental health care

    Penn Medicine’s model utilizes a triage and referral management system to support patients with mental health needs.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Medicine News

  • Wharton’s inaugural New Venture Competition

    The New Venture Competition, a pitch competition for early-stage Black-founded businesses, launched in Fall 2020. Out of over 160 ventures, three Wharton-founded startups—Welltrip, Steamster, and Hairtelligence—were among the top 20 semifinalists.

    FULL STORY AT Wharton Stories

  • COVID Coverage Litigation Tracker gives insight into the pandemic’s effects on insurance contracts

    Created by law professor Tom Baker, the COVID Coverage Litigation Tracker will enable scholars and researchers to study in real time how courts respond to the challenges posed by a new wave of mass litigation. 

    FULL STORY AT Penn Law

  • Department of Family Medicine Wins inaugural Champion in Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity award

    The department of Family Medicine and Community Health’s Anti-Racism Task Force was named winner for its work confronting racial inequities head on within five key areas of focus: employee engagement, education, patient care, service, and research. 

    FULL STORY AT Penn Medicine News

  • West Philadelphia clinic aims to vaccinate 1,500 residents against COVID-19

    The third clinic led by Mercy Philadelphia, Penn Medicine, and local faith community leaders will be held on Saturday, March 6, and will bring the total community vaccinations to 2,800.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Medicine News

  • Featured Books: Women’s History Month

    In celebration of Women’s History Month, Penn librarians put together a selection of books, films, and audio recordings available through the Penn Libraries.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Libraries

  • Three million COVID-19 vaccinations per day would add 2 million jobs

    The Penn Wharton Budget Model projects that in addition to adding 2 million jobs, the additional daily vaccines would increase real GDP by 1%. Doubling the pace of vaccination would prevent a total 2 million COVID-19 cases in 2021.

    FULL STORY AT Wharton

  • Ensuring frontier philanthropy makes a lasting impact

    Penn GSE Professor of Practice Sharon Ravitch, postdoctoral fellow Reima Shakeir, and Gul Rukh Rahman of the Edmond de Rothschild Foundation, released case studies of eight successful family philanthropies operating in the Global South.

    FULL STORY AT Graduate School of Education