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Unpacking Latino conservatism

The Center for Latin American and Latinx Studies hosted Geraldo Cadava, author of “The Hispanic Republican,” and Penn political scientist Michael Jones-Correa to help situate recent Latino trends within the longer historical perspective.

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Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Milwaukee’s Housing First programs shows how lifting people out of homelessness can improve health, and cut costs

Dennis Culhane of the School of Social Policy & Practice estimates that the homeless population older than 65 will triple by 2030 and says that rental assistance works better than building shelters.

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Philadelphia Citizen

The West Philly housing crisis that was utterly avoidable

An in-depth examination looks at the solution that might have put a stop to the UC Townhomes housing crisis, with a glimpse at what President Liz Magill and her office are doing to help.

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Integrating genetic testing orders into EHRs saves time, study says

A study from the Perelman School of Medicine suggests that time is saved when clinicians are able to order genetic testing through electronic health record systems.

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Bloomberg

This is what life’s like in the world’s strictest COVID Zero city

Amy Gadsden of Penn Global says that China’s COVID Zero policies are a stark reminder of the party state’s ability to intervene in citizens’ lives in absolute and even cruel ways.

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Quanta Magazine

The new math of wrinkling

Eleni Katifori of the School of Arts & Sciences is credited for her work simulating wrinkle patterns, which were crucial to an overall theory of geometric wrinkle prediction.

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Bloomberg Business Week

Crash course in crisis leadership

Dean Erika H. James of the Wharton School discusses the lessons and context of her new book, “The Prepared Leader,” on an episode of the Bloomberg BusinessWeek Podcast.

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The Washington Post

How The Post gathered and analyzed data for its series on Black NFL coaches

Janice Madden of the School of Arts & Sciences used visual evaluation to determine the racial makeup of the NFL coaches dataset she supplied to The Washington Post.

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New Scientist

Drone swarm that 3D prints cement structures could construct buildings

Robert Stuart-Smith of the Weitzman School of Design and colleagues demonstrate how 3D-printing drones can create large structures made of foam or cement, paving the way for future construction efforts.

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NPR

FDA seems poised to approve a new drug for ALS, but does it work?

Holly Fernandez Lynch of the Perelman School of Medicine says that the FDA’s current trajectory has been characterized by increased willingness to accept weaker evidence.

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Forbes

University of Pennsylvania receives $55 million gift to study, treat hereditary cancers

The $55 million gift from alumni Mindy and Jon Gray will be used to establish the Basser Cancer Interception Institute, featuring a statement from President Liz Magill.

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