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  • Penn Dental Medicine signs MOU with School in South Africa, adding to collaboration in Tanzania

    Penn Dental Medicine has signed a new memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg as part of a recent visit to South Africa and Tanzania by Penn Dental Medicine’s Morton Amsterdam Dean, Mark S. Wolff, who said, “We look forward to future research, collaboration, and exchanges between our faculty and students and to collaborate with schools in Southern and Eastern Africa.”

    FULL STORY AT Penn Dental Medicine

  • How analytics can boost competitiveness in sports

    Wharton’s Eric Bradlow and FanDuel CEO Amy Howe discuss how analytics can benefit teams, players, and customers while ensuring the necessary data protections.

    FULL STORY AT Knowledge at Wharton

  • Kirigami structures pull water from the air

    Penn engineers have created a moisture collection and removal devices utilizing the geometry of simple materials to collect atmospheric water without an external energy source, made up of three-dimensional pyramid structures. Collecting atmospheric water could help adapt to both severe dry spells and inundating amounts of precipitation by providing a source of freshwater or dehumidifying humid places.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Engineering Today

  • APPC receives support to expand model to combat deceptive claims about health

    With support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Annenberg Public Policy Center will expand a new public health media model for blunting the impact of deceptive claims about health by using a preemptive, protective approach that aims to minimize the public’s susceptibility to them.

    FULL STORY AT Annenberg Public Policy Center

  • Penn to receive funding to evaluate the impact of emergency rental assistance on evictions

    The Housing Initiative at Penn has been selected to receive over $600,000 in funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to study the impact of the Treasury Emergency Rental Assistance Program on housing stability, and particularly on eviction.

    FULL STORY AT Weitzman School of Design

  • Penn GSE renovation and expansion project celebrates a significant milestone

    In a topping off ceremony last month, the final piece of structural steel was lifted into place and secured to complete the new connector between 3700 Walnut and Stiteler Hall. The $35.6-million project is scheduled for completion in fall 2023.

    FULL STORY AT Graduate School of Education

  • Having a sense of purpose in life can keep binge drinking at bay

    A new study from the Annenberg School for Communication reveals that having a sense of purpose in daily life can influence college students’ decisions on day-to-day alcohol consumption.

    FULL STORY AT Annenberg School for Communication

  • How media practitioners and scholars navigate a changing world order

    A symposium held by the Center for Media at Risk and the Center for Advanced Research in Global Communication brought together media practitioners from around the globe.

    FULL STORY AT Annenberg School for Communication

  • NIH funds Penn Medicine Achilles Tendon Research Center

    The new Penn Achilles Tendinopathy Center of Research Translation seeks to build insights that lead to better treatment of Achilles tendon injuries.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Medicine News

  • Advocating for developmental care for infants with complex congenital heart disease

    Developmental disorders, disabilities, and delays are common outcomes for infants with complex congenital heart disease. Targeting early factors influencing these conditions after birth and during neonatal hospitalization for cardiac surgery remains a critical need. However, significant gaps remain in understanding the best practices to improve neurodevelopmental and psychosocial outcomes for these infants.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Nursing News