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  • Six Penn Law faculty receive 2017-18 teaching awards

    Students give their feedback on what makes these faculty and adjunct professors stand out. 

    FULL STORY AT Penn Carey Law

  • How shame helps build office culture

    Feelings of shame are so overwhelmingly negative that they act as a positive force for setting social norms and behavior. In her latest research, Wharton’s Rebecca Schaumberg explains why managers should pay closer attention to shame.

    FULL STORY AT Knowledge at Wharton

  • Two Native American undergraduates thrive at Wharton

    At Penn, less than 1% of the student body identifies as Native American, but in the diverse schools and through Natives at Penn, Native students have forged a close-knit community. Wharton Stories speaks with Ryly Ziese, a finance concentrator and member of the Cherokee Nation, and Lauren McDonald, a finance and business analytics concentrator and member of the Onondaga Nation.

    FULL STORY AT Wharton Stories

  • Penn Medicine launches new Center for Living Donation to increase transplant opportunities

    The Penn Transplant Institute’s new Center will expand care for living donors, helping to maximize the number of lives saved through liver and kidney transplantation.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Medicine News

  • Penn Athletics’ Plan of Action update: First Steps to Combat Racism and composition of Racial Justice Task Force

    The student-athletes, coaches, athletics administrators, alumni that comprise the Racial Justice Task Force has been divided into sub-committees to allow for more focused discussions and planning in specific areas of the Plan of Action: First Steps to Combat Racism. The task force will complete its full recommendations by the end of October. 

    FULL STORY AT Penn Athletics

  • Announcing the Julian Abele Endowed Fellowship Fund

    The Weitzman School has established the Julian Abele Fellowship in Architecture, which will be given annually to a graduate architecture student or students. The Fellowship is named for the first Black architect to graduate from Penn.

    FULL STORY AT Weitzman School of Design

  • Penn’s Women in Computer Science chapter holds its seventh annual and first-ever virtual FemmeHacks

    FemmeHacks is Philadelphia’s first all-women collegiate hackathon, hosted by Penn’s Women in Computer Science chapter to empower, educate, and inspire women and nonbinary folks across the nation. This year’s event in February went virtual for the first time.

    FULL STORY AT Mack Institute for Innovation Management

  • Russo, Webb named All-Ivy from men's cross country

    Thanks to their top-14 performances at Saturday's Ivy League Heptagonal Cross Country Championships, Anthony Russo and Sam Webb were named second-team All-Ivy.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Athletics

  • Students’ innovative orthotic device wins Rothberg Catalyzer

    At Penn Health-Tech’s Rothberg Catalyzer  two-day makerthon that challenges interdisciplinary student teams to prototype and pitch medical devices, a team of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics graduate students won with their orthotic device that children with cerebral palsy can more comfortably wear as they sleep.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Engineering Blog

  • Penn study uncovers possible COVID-19 drugs—including several that are already FDA-approved

    A team led by scientists in the Perelman School has identified nine potential new COVID-19 treatments, including three that are already approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for treating other diseases. The team screened thousands of existing drugs and drug-like molecules for their ability to inhibit the replication of the COVID-19-causing coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2. 

    FULL STORY AT Penn Medicine News