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  • Business intimidation in the rulemaking process

    In a new study, Cary Coglianese and co-author demonstrate the power of businesses to exert substantial influence over agency rulemaking.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Carey Law

  • University of Pennsylvania’s School of Veterinary Medicine receives grant to develop veterinary training program for rural communities

    Associate professor of clinical dairy production Joseph S. Bender and dairy production fellow Sarah Rassler received a grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture to establish a comprehensive program designed to train recent veterinary graduates and prospective veterinarians in advanced production techniques.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Vet

  • Aging on screen and on the page: Changing depictions of older people in the media

    A conference held at Annenberg took a deep dive into how gender, age, and aging are portrayed in the media, and the implications for society.

    FULL STORY AT Annenberg School for Communication

  • Rendell Center receives Annenberg Civics Award to create First Amendment videos

    The Annenberg Public Policy Center’s Leonore Annenberg Institute for Civics has named the Rendell Center for Civics and Civic Engagement as the recipient of the 2023 Civic Mission of the Nation Award. The Center will receive $73,000 to produce a six-part video series for community colleges titled “The First Amendment in 21st Century America.”

    FULL STORY AT Annenberg Public Policy Center

  • Why shameless self-promotion backfires at work

    Tooting your own horn at work is important, but including others in your symphony of accomplishments will make you more likeable, according to new research from Wharton’s Maurice Schweitzer.

    FULL STORY AT Knowledge at Wharton

  • Liang Feng receives DARPA Director’s Fellowship

    The Fellowship award extends the professor in Materials Science and Engineering and Electrical and Systems Engineering’s 2021 award on Programmable Lithography-Free Integrated Photonics for Signal Control and Networking for an additional year.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Engineering Today

  • Are the methodologies used to study racism in U.S. health care adequate?

    A Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics September 29 conference, “Methods Matter: Understanding and Measuring Race and Racism in Health Research,” addressed the question of whether the U.S. scientific community is using inadequate methods to measure and address racism in health care.

    FULL STORY AT Leonard Davis Institute

  • Over 450 million more pages of historical newspapers now available to the Penn community

    This year, the Penn Libraries began subscribing to and, which together provide over 450 million pages of historical newspapers, and are accessible using a PennKey.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Libraries

  • Winners announced for 2023 Milken–Penn GSE Education Business Plan Competition

    Unlocked Labs, a venture that empowers and employs justice-impacted individuals to design and build technology that promotes human flourishing and enables decarceration, won the grand prize at the 14th annual Milken–Penn GSE Education Business Plan Competition. Skizaa, a venture that helps education leaders make real-time data-driven decisions by collecting and analyzing data from rural schools in Sub-Saharan Africa, won the Cognitive Inc. Prize.

    FULL STORY AT Graduate School of Education

  • Artist and alum Carolyn Lazard awarded MacArthur Genius Grant

    Lazard, a 2019 graduate of the Master of Fine Arts program at the Weitzman School of Design, has received a 2023 MacArthur Fellowship, widely known as a “genius grant.”

    FULL STORY AT Weitzman School of Design