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  • Christopher Gruits, Annenberg Center Executive and Artistic Director, is named a 2020 Eisenhower Fellow

    He is one of 10 professionals from the fields of education, finance, the arts, and technology who will travel overseas. Gruits’ fellowship will revolve around travel to South Africa and Singapore to work toward developing a Global Artists Project to be integrated into the Annenberg Center

    FULL STORY AT Annenberg Center

  • 2020 is the Year of the Nurse and Midwife

    The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared 2020 to be the Year of the Nurse and Midwife.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Nursing News

  • Ten named Academic All-Ivy for 2019 fall season

    Each season, 10 student-athletes from each Ancient Eight school are selected Academic All-Ivy. In order to be eligible for Academic All-Ivy, a student-athlete must be in at least their second year at Penn and hold a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or better.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Athletics

  • The value of teaching hospitals

    Two recent papers by a team of LDI Senior Fellows led by Jeffrey Silber and Lee Fleisher find that the value of teaching hospitals is greatest for high-risk surgical and medical patients, where better outcomes justify slightly higher costs. 

    FULL STORY AT Leonard Davis Institute

  • Danielle Bassett among Science’s ‘Favorite Photos of 2019’

    One of Science’s favorite photos of 2019 was taken in Penn Engineering’s Raisler Lounge—a giant visualization of the brain’s structural connections taken by Danielle Bassett, Eduardo D. Glandt Faculty Fellow and associate professor in the Department of Bioengineering.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Engineering Blog

  • Kiersa Sanders is the latest Whitney M. Young Jr. Memorial Fellowship Scholar

    From a single-parent household in South Seattle, Sanders is now one of Wharton’s African American MBA Association’s 100 Series co-chairs and is working on a wellness startup.

    FULL STORY AT Wharton

  • A fresh take on employee wellness programs

    In looking for ways to improve health through employee wellness programs, employers remain motivated to find ways to help people eat healthier. One tactic is partnering with a community supported agriculture (CSA) program, which cuts out a lot of the legwork by having locally grown food delivered directly to employees at the office.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Medicine News

  • Supporting Guatemalan health care through improved access to clinical literature

    Manuel de la Cruz Gutierrez joined Penn’s Biomedical Library in 2014 as the director of Data & Innovation Services, and is involved with the Perelman School of Medicine’s long-standing partnership with a group of Guatemalan universities and Maya communities. 

    FULL STORY AT Penn Libraries

  • Softball announces 2020 schedule

    Coming off a strong 22-17 effort in 2019, the Quakers will do battle against several top opponents, as well as multiple local universities, with an eye on capturing an Ivy League championship.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Athletics

  • Penn Athletics to celebrate fourth annual National Girls & Women in Sports Day

    This year’s event will be held on Saturday, Feb. 8 from 4-7 p.m. in Rockwell Gymnasium, surrounding the Quakers’ Ivy League matchup against Cornell later that evening.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Athletics