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  • Center for Guaranteed Income Research is launched

    Mayors for a Guaranteed Income and the School of Social Policy & Practice has established the Center for Guaranteed Income Research, to consolidate the key learnings from the pilots taking place, address knowledge gaps in the contemporary understanding of guaranteed income’s impact for Americans, and allow the organization to layer data with anecdotal evidence in federal advocacy.

    FULL STORY AT School of Social Policy & Practice

  • Where are Black women in monumental art?

    Monuments and who and what they represent have been a subject of intense national discourse. Missing from that conversation is the presence—or lack thereof—of Black women in the making of monuments and as the subject of monuments, says Dixon Li, a doctoral candidate in English.


  • Penn’s Engineers Without Borders on their work in Guatemala

    Since 2012, Penn’s chapter of Engineers Without Borders has been traveling to Guatemala’s Lake Atitlán to work on projects and collaborate with farmers on sanitation and irrigation projects. 

    FULL STORY AT The Water Center

  • Alums launch the Arifa Hasan Ahmad and Nada Al Shoaibi Presidential Professorship for Arts & Sciences faculty

    The $1.5 million gift, from Hyder Ahmad and Faisal S. Al Shoaibi, endows a Presidential Professorship in Penn Arts & Sciences with a preference for a scholar focused on data science. The professorship is named in honor of their mothers. 

    FULL STORY AT Penn Arts & Sciences

  • Milford Graves exhibit at ICA is a Cross-Campus Pick

    Cross-Campus Picks is a series offers book, music, and film recommendations to accompany exhibits and events taking place across Penn. Its recent recommendation is at the Institute of Contemporary Art, which reopened its doors to the public for an exhibition on the work of Milford Graves, presented by Ars Nova Workshop.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Libraries

  • Parsing the history and health effects of structural racism

    The Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics' latest virtual seminar brought together five top experts on the history and continuing impact of structural racism in health care.

    FULL STORY AT Leonard Davis Institute

  • ‘Plenty of Beauty at the Bottom’

    Two researchers with The Singh Center for Nanotechnology, one of 16 National Nanotechnology Coordinated Infrastructure (NNCI) member sites, have won the NNCI’s annual image contest. Each entry submitted is made using highly specialized microscopes available at NNCI sites, depicting complex structures that are no bigger than a red blood cell, as well as useful patterns with features only a few atoms across.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Engineering Today

  • Deep Jariwala wins Frontiers of Materials Award

    The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society has named the assistant professor in the Department of Electrical and Systems Engineering a winner of their Frontiers of Materials Award. Jariwala is an expert in nano- and atomic-scale devices that could have applications in information technology and renewable energy.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Engineering Today

  • Increasing education on prone positioning could increase use among those caring for COVID-19 patients

    Penn researchers say prone positioning, a technique shown to improve outcomes in patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome, may not be used as frequently as needed, and more time spent explaining its value to clinical staff could help.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Medicine News

  • 2020 Emerging Scholars Global Policy Prize

    Perry World House and Foreign Affairs Magazine have announced the winners of their Emerging Scholars Global Policy Prize, which promotes and publishes scholars dedicated to making new academic research on significant global issues accessible to policymakers. 

    FULL STORY AT Perry World House