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  • Learning every day to respond to COVID-19

    Penn GSE’s Jonathan Supovitz and John D’Auria have created Leading Improvement in Challenging Times, a guide and companion video to help leaders collaborate within their districts, schools, and teams to address questions of equity, access, technology, pedagogy, and social-emotional support.

    FULL STORY AT Graduate School of Education

  • Christopher B. Murray named 2020 Citation Laureate, a mark of ‘Nobel Class’ research

    The Richard Perry University Professor in Chemistry and in Materials Science and Engineering, has been awarded by Clarivate, the analytics company that operates the citation index Web of Science. Citation Laureate candidates are selected from the authors of the .01 percent of studies that have been cited more than 2,000 times, and such citation rates are often good leading indicators of future winners.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Engineering Today

  • Intervention reduces IV opioid use in hospitalized patients with IBD

    Encouraging clinicians to treat patients’ pain with non-opioid options was linked to less opioid use and sensitivity in subsequent months for patients with inflammatory bowel disease.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Medicine News

  • Harold W. McGraw, Jr. Prize in Education announces 2020 winners

    Estela Bensimon, Michelene Chi, and Joseph Krajcik are the recipients of one of the most prestigious prizes in education recognizes outstanding achievement in pre-K-12 education, higher education, and learning science research.

    FULL STORY AT Graduate School of Education

  • Three steps for creating a more equitable workplace

    Wharton’s Stephanie Creary speaks with Kwasi Mitchell from Deloitte Consulting LLP about how company leaders and employees can contribute to diversity initiatives.

    FULL STORY AT Knowledge@Wharton

  • New Penn initiative to dismantle racism and advance Black health

    A group of top health services researchers from across Penn schools and centers are coming together in an initiative to foster and support new scientific inquiries aimed at finding solutions to the problems of institutional, structural, and interpersonal racism that impact health, including throughout the U.S. health care system.

    FULL STORY AT Leonard Davis Institute

  • Remembering Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s contributions to civics education

    The Leonore Annenberg Institute for Civics of the Annenberg Public Policy Center and The Annenberg Foundation Trust at Sunnylands celebrate the life and enduring legacy of Ruth Bader Ginsburg by highlighting three films that feature the Supreme Court Justice.

    FULL STORY AT Annenberg Public Policy Center

  • Machado named Abrams Artist-In-Residence

    Carmen Maria Machado has been named Abrams Artist-In-Residence in the Penn Arts & Sciences Center for Programs in Contemporary Writing. She is the author of the bestselling memoir “In the Dream House” and the award-winning short story collection “Her Body and Other Parties.”

    FULL STORY AT Penn Arts & Sciences

  • New strategy against autoimmune disease demonstrates safety and efficacy in preclinical animal models

    Researchers from Penn Medicine have designed and developed a new targeted cell therapy approach to autoimmune diseases based on the learnings from chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell therapy, a technique that modifies patients’ own T cells to attack cancer cells.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Medicine News

  • Quantum Engineering Lab member Alex Breitweiser awarded IBM Ph.D. fellowship

    Breitweiser’s research focuses on optically addressable spin qubits and their potential applications to quantum computing and quantum communication. He is one of 24 fellows.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Engineering Today