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  • Timely doctor visits linked to better outcomes when patients enter a skilled nursing facility

    A new study from LDI senior fellow Kira Ryskina and colleagues finds that Medicare rules need updating to ensure patients get care when they need it.

    FULL STORY AT Leonard Davis Institute

  • Sharon Hayes and Carolyn Lazard selected for 2024 Whitney Biennial

    Fine arts professor Hayes and alum Lazard are among the artists to be exhibited in “Whitney Biennial 2024: Even Better Than the Real Thing.”

    FULL STORY AT Weitzman School of Design

  • Students are leaning into AI. Faculty need to catch up, according to Penn GSE study

    Penn GSE researchers, led by Ross Aikins, interviewed 30 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students to outline students’ perceptions and usage of AI tools. They found that without guidance from teachers, students are adrift.

    FULL STORY AT Graduate School of Education

  • Wendy A. Henderson appointed a Presidential Distinguished Professor

    The Gail and Ralph Reynolds President’s Distinguished Professor will serve as a faculty member in Penn Nursing’s Department of Biobehavioral Health Sciences.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Nursing News

  • State laws shape the social norms around vaccines—and get people vaccinated

    In an effort to understand what encourages people to get vaccinated, researchers from the Social Action Lab and the Annenberg Public Policy Center examined how state laws and policies affect vaccination rates.

    FULL STORY AT Annenberg School for Communication

  • Penn Sustainability FY23 annual report released

    The reports shows continued progress toward the goals of Penn’s Climate & Sustainability Action Plan 3.0.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Sustainability

  • Expanded Medicaid spurs patient visits for heart care

    An LDI research study reveals how the Affordable Care Act has helped improve cardiovascular outcomes.

    FULL STORY AT Leonard Davis Institute

  • Diversity in the Stacks: Writing to create change

    Penn Libraries offer an array of “esoteric” texts, many written for authors to avoid persecution. 

    FULL STORY AT Penn Libraries

  • Optimal sex education programming for gay, bisexual, and queer adolescents

    A new study by LDI senior fellow and School of Nursing assistant professor Dennis Flores surveys gay, bisexual, and queer male students to inform policymaking.

    FULL STORY AT Leonard Davis Institute

  • University of Pennsylvania Libraries will provide comprehensive access to American Institute of Indian Studies Image Collection

    The collection documents a range of Indian art through black and white photography, with an emphasis on premodern temple architecture and sculpture. An initial batch of 2,300 images is now available through Colenda.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Libraries