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  • Grace Sanders Johnson earns honor for ‘White Gloves, Black Nation’

    The associate professor of Africana Studies has won the 2023 Haitian Studies Association Book Prize for “White Gloves, Black Nation: Women, Citizenship, and Political Wayfaring in Haiti,” which examines the political life of women in Haiti during and after the U.S. occupied the country, from 1915 to 1934.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Arts & Sciences

  • Penn Medicine’s Lisa Bellini receives Association of American Medical Colleges’ Alpha Omega Alpha Robert J. Glaser Distinguished Teacher Award

    The senior vice dean for Academic Affairs and a professor of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care in the Perelman School of Medicine has been selected as one of four recipients of the 2023 Alpha Omega Alpha Robert J. Glaser Distinguished Teacher Award by the Association of American Medical Colleges.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Medicine News

  • Supporting the well-being of LGBTQ+ adolescents and their families

    Penn Nursing’s Dalmacio Dennis Flores, assistant professor of nursing in the Department of Family and Community Health, has been awarded a 2023 grant from the Hillman Innovations in Care program. The $600,000 grant will be used to expand a Penn Nursing-led program that supports the well-being of LGBTQ+ adolescents and their families.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Nursing News

  • Oxford publishes guides for parents of adolescents with bipolar disorder and depression

    The books “If Your Adolescent Has Bipolar Disorder” and “If Your Adolescent Has Depression” are the newest in a collection of informative and authoritative guides for parents to understand and help teens with a variety of adolescent mental health conditions.

    FULL STORY AT Annenberg Public Policy Center

  • LGBTQ teens nearly twice as likely to vape marijuana as their peers

    High schoolers who identify as LGBTQ are at greater risk of vaping cannabis than their heterosexual peers, according to research from Annenberg School for Communication professor Andy Tan and colleagues.

    FULL STORY AT Annenberg School for Communication

  • How the U.S. could stabilize debt and fuel economic growth

    A new brief by the Penn Wharton Budget Model suggests three options for effectively lowering the debt-to-GDP ratio, warning that the U.S. government needs to act now.

    FULL STORY AT Knowledge at Wharton

  • What’s on your Alexa shopping list? How retailers can win with voice-assist technology

    New marketing research from Wharton’s Pinar Yildirim and John Zhang examines the interplay between how consumers use technology to shop and their brand loyalty.

    FULL STORY AT Knowledge at Wharton

  • Five tips to help recharge before you burnout

    Kandi Wiens, a Penn GSE expert on burnout, emotional intelligence and resiliency, says it’s essential for educators to be mindful of self-care and stress management.

    FULL STORY AT Graduate School of Education

  • Penn Medicine researchers receive $10M grant for preventing breast cancer recurrence

    A research team from the Perelman School of Medicine and the Abramson Cancer Center has received the grant for cancer research to target dormant tumor cells before they can cause a recurrence of the disease.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Medicine News

  • Penn Libraries acquires two significant collections of Sun Ra Archival materials

    Penn Libraries has acquired two important collections that illuminate Sun Ra’s artistic output and his influence on American music and culture, including the research file of jazz historian John Szwed, author of the biography “Space is the Place: The Lives and Times of Sun Ra.”

    FULL STORY AT Penn Libraries