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Calculus III for cells

Cells can sense and respond to surface curvature in very clever ways. The results, which revealed that curvature is a profound biological cue, could pave the way to new tools in the field.

By Ali Sundermier

How to help children at risk for abuse

Resources are available to protect kids from systemic child abuse. The executive director at Penn’s Field Center for Children’s Policy, Practice and Research has insight and advice for everyone to help keep kids and communities safe.

By Jill DiSanto

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The World's 50 Greatest Leaders

President Amy Gutmann was featured on Fortune’s list of global leaders who have taken on the challenge of unbundling, splitting or delegating an organizations’ functions for improved effectiveness and increased value. She was also cited for, among other things, being a first-generation college-goer who has made it possible for many others to achieve the same goal.


NBC News

What Is NATO? And What Do Trump and Russia Think About It?

Rebecca Lissner of Perry World House provided historical context for NATO’s continued value. In response to criticism of the alliance, Lissner proposed modernization over dissolution.


The New York Times

Married People Less Likely to Die From Melanoma

The Perelman School of Medicine’s Giorgos C. Karakousis proposed that dermatologists might compensate for the disparity in skin cancer mortality rates by “suggesting more frequent visits for single people.”



How to Get Your FOMO Under Control

Seth J. Gillihan of the Perelman School of Medicine advised readers experiencing FOMO, or fear of missing out, to work on developing mindfulness and to take space from social media.


Philadelphia Inquirer

WXPN's 'Kids Corner' Celebrates 30 Years of Creating a Radio Oasis For Philly's Children

World Café Live will be hosting an anniversary concert for Kids Corner this weekend, in celebration of three decades committed to amplifying young voices.


Philadelphia Inquirer

For This Penn Class That Studies Beyoncé, Beychella Was Like an Epic Final Exam

Salamishah Tillet of the School of Arts and Sciences discussed her seminar “Family Feuds: Beyoncé, Jay-Z, Solange and the Meaning of American Music” and analyzed the viral Coachella performance’s commentary on Black womanhood.


WBUR Radio (Boston)

After The U.S. Strikes Syria, What's Next

The School of Arts and Sciences’ Ian Lustick joined other foreign affairs experts to discuss possible consequences of the U.S. airstrikes on Syria.


Philadelphia Inquirer

Starbucks' Racial Blunder Shows It's Too Invested in the 'Yoga-pants' Set and Must Diversify Culture, PR Exec Says

Americus Reed and Kevin Werbach of the Wharton school both spoke about the aftermath of a racial-profiling incident at a Starbucks in Philadelphia. Reed noted that Starbucks has taken quick steps to remedy the situation and that the brand will likely benefit from the 24-hour news cycle’s rapid turnover.


Foreign Affairs

Keep CRISPR Safe

President Amy Gutmann and PIK Professor Jonathan Moreno of the Perelman School of Medicine and the School of Arts and Sciences co-authored an article emphasizing the importance of letting “global scientific and biological ethics communities” lead the charge in facilitating the implementation of gene-editing technology.


Philadelphia Inquirer

Wall Street Not Immediately Fazed by Starbucks' Philly Racial Embarrassment, but Huge Risks Remain

Kevin Werbach of the Wharton School discussed a racial-profiling incident at a Philadelphia Starbucks. Werbach believes that the company will “not see any lasting damage” from the bad publicity but recommended that they work on their internal culture to prevent a repeat.