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  • George Pappas elected to the National Academy of Engineering

    The UPS Foundation Professor of Transportation in Electrical and Systems Engineering in Penn Engineering, has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering for his contributions in analysis, synthesis, and control of safety-critical cyber-physical systems.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Engineering Today

  • Can remote work help diversity recruitment?

    In their latest study, Wharton’s David Hsu and Sonny Tambe found that when STEM job listings switched to remote during the pandemic, they drew significantly more female and minority applicants.

    FULL STORY AT Knowledge at Wharton

  • Annenberg Classroom film ‘Juneteenth’ wins a Bronze Anthem Award

    “Juneteenth: Exploring Freedom’s Stories” explores the history of Juneteenth, America’s newest federal holiday, and illustrates how and why freedom and citizenship were intertwined.

    FULL STORY AT Annenberg Public Policy Center

  • Why HIPAA is no longer enough to guard health data

    A new paper by LDI senior fellow Matthew McCoy explains how online consumer data provides a “back door” to the kind of information HIPAA was designed to protect.

    FULL STORY AT Leonard Davis Institute

  • Penn Athletics receives $3M to support track & field and cross country teams

    A new gift from H. Elliott Rogers, Jr. and Gail Underwood Rogers will enhance the student-athlete experience and support coaching positions.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Athletics

  • Improving quality of life and sleep in people with memory problems without using drugs

    A new Penn Nursing study shows promising results in improving the quality of life and sleep quality in individuals living with memory problems, and explores the efficacy of a nonpharmacological approach in a trial known as the Healthy Patterns Sleep Program.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Nursing News

  • People with HIV on Medicare have surprisingly large gaps in treatment

    New research from Penn LDI finds that over a quarter of patients have a 30-day gap or longer in antiretroviral treatment, and 10% have continuous gaps of 90 days or more.

    FULL STORY AT Leonard Davis Institute

  • Recommended reading at the intersection of African American, LGBTQIA+, and African studies

    For Black History Month, English professor Dagmawi Woubshet recommends readings from his Introduction to African American Literature course.


  • Scientist training program aimed at improving patient-centered research and care gets $5 million boost

    The grant to the University of Pennsylvania Health System is part of a national effort to invest in the principles of “Learning Health System science.”

    FULL STORY AT Penn Medicine News

  • New director of Penn’s LGBT Center announced

    Eric Anglero (they/them) has been appointed as the new director of University of Pennsylvania’s LGBT Center, and Wesley (Wes) Alvers (they/them) will serve as the newly appointed associate director.

    FULL STORY AT Penn University Life