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  • Penn GSE announces LEED Gold certification on Earth Day

    The Graduate School of Education’s building expansion and renovation that opened in August 2023 was recently awarded LEED Gold certification for its sustainable design, construction, and operation.

    FULL STORY AT Graduate School of Education

  • Penn Medicine marks Earth Day by signing national Health Sector Climate Pledge

    In joining the White House-backed effort, Penn Medicine is advancing its goal of becoming the country’s most eco-friendly health care organization.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Medicine News

  • Center for Integrative Global Oral Health brings together global leaders to advance health advocacy

    Penn Dental Medicine convened its “Global Oral Health Forum II: Evidence to Advocacy,” bringing together global leaders in health policy and economics, research, and education, and public health and advocacy for discussions around the theme of health advocacy.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Dental Medicine

  • Julia Ticona awarded National Endowment for the Humanities grant to study generative AI

    Ticona and Caitlin Petre of Rutgers University will explore how generative artificial intelligence tools affect those working in creative and cultural fields.

    FULL STORY AT Annenberg School for Communication

  • Center for Innovation & Precision Dentistry welcomes new cohort of postdoctoral fellows

    Penn’s Center for Innovation & Precision Dentistry has selected a new class of fellows for its NIDCR T90/R90 Postdoctoral Training Program, the second group of trainees in the program, which was established in 2021.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Dental Medicine

  • Deep Jariwala receives Optica’s 2024 Adolph Lomb Medal

    The Peter and Susanne Armstrong Distinguished Scholar and associate professor in electrical and systems engineering and materials science and engineering has been awarded for his research in nano-optics of low-dimensional semiconductors and the development of excitonic meta-materials.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Engineering Today

  • Mitchell A. Lazar honored with prestigious George M. Kober Medal for pioneering contributions to diabetes and metabolic research

    The Rhoda and Willard Ware Professor in Diabetes and Metabolic Disease, and director of the Institute for Diabetes, Obesity, and Metabolism in the Perelman School of Medicine is the 2025 recipient of the George M. Kober Medal from the Association of American Physicians for his fundamental discoveries uncovering connections between hormone receptors, circadian rhythms, and the regulation of gene expression in normal physiology as well as metabolic diseases including diabetes and obesity.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Medicine News

  • Kyle Vining earns Hartwell Foundation award to study childhood leukemia

    The assistant professor in preventive and restorative sciences in Penn Dental Medicine and in materials science and engineering in Penn Engineering has received an Individual Biomedical Research Award to explore a novel approach to improving treatment for childhood leukemia

    FULL STORY AT Penn Dental Medicine

  • Penn GSE affordability expert offers takeaways on the new FAFSA

    GSE Centennial Presidential Professor of Education and Penn’s Vice Provost for Faculty Laura Perna, who specializes in college access, affordability, and success, says students should complete the FAFSA as soon as possible.

    FULL STORY AT Graduate School of Education

  • Cerianne Robertson named 2024-26 George Gerbner Postdoctoral Fellow

    Robertson has studied media narratives and discourses that sustain power relations, particularly for cites and sports mega-events at USC’s Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism.

    FULL STORY AT Annenberg School for Communication