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  • Konrad Kording’s CENTER is part of a new NIH education initiative on scientific rigor

    To address the discrepancy in scientific rigor—such as poor study design, small sample sizes and improper assessment of the significance of data—the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke has launched the Initiative to Improve Education in the Principles of Rigorous Research. Konrad Kording, a Penn Integrates Knowledge Professor with appointments in the Departments of Bioengineering and Computer and Information Science in Penn Engineering and the Department of Neuroscience in Penn’s Perelman School of Medicine, has been awarded one of the initiative’s first five grants.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Engineering Today

  • Manuscripts from the Folger Shakespeare Library visit Penn

    During an ongoing renovation at the Folger Shakespeare Library from late 2021 to 2023, a selection of 29 of the library’s pre-modern manuscripts are being cared for by Libraries’ Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books, and Manuscripts.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Libraries

  • Training the next generation of scientists on soft materials, machine learning and science policy

    The National Science Foundation’s Research Traineeship Program’s latest series of grants are going toward programs focused on artificial intelligence and quantum information science and engineering. Chinedum Osuji has received one of these grants to apply data science and machine learning to the field of soft materials, alongside co-PIs Russell Composto, Zahra Fakhraai, Paris Perdikaris, and Andrea Liu.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Engineering Today

  • Why the housing market is not in recession

    Housing sales are falling in response to rising interest rates, but the real estate market is not in a recession, according to Wharton’s Fernando Ferreira. He explains why the persistent lack of supply will continue to put pressure on homebuyers.

    FULL STORY AT Knowledge at Wharton

  • New Presidential Professor for Penn Nursing

    Carmen Alvarez, a faculty member in the Department of Family and Community Health, has been appointed Presidential Professor in Penn Nursing, the School’s second such appointment.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Nursing News

  • Biochemist Kathy Fange Liu is driven to push RNA research boundaries

    The assistant professor of biochemistry and biophysics and principal investigator of the Kathy Liu Lab in the Perelman School of Medicine specifically studies enzymes that modify RNA in the body’s cells that can impact human disease.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Medicine News

  • New Annenberg Virtual Reality ColLABorative brings immersive technologies to academic research

    The lab, launched by Katerina Girginova and Annenberg digital design specialist Kyle Cassidy, supports critical and interdisciplinary exploration and theory building around virtual, augmented, and mixed reality technologies.

    FULL STORY AT Annenberg School for Communication

  • Wharton’s Forté Scholarship recipients

    Archana Patel, Sruthi Mylavarapu, Cynthia Obiozor, and Shilpi Mittal received scholarships from the Forté Foundation for their commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace.

    FULL STORY AT Wharton Stories

  • Cash payments linked to improved HIV prevention and outcomes

    New research from LDI Associate Fellow Aaron Richterman and Senior Fellow Harsha Thirumurthy highlights an approach to achieving a range of HIV public health goals: Just give people cash.

    FULL STORY AT Leonard Davis Institute

  • Penn Dental to join innovative collaboration at PHMC Public Health Campus on Cedar

    Plans are underway to open a PHMC Dental facility at PHMC Public Health Campus on Cedar, with dental care provided by a mix of dental students and AEGD residents at a state- of-the-art, 11-chair facility in 2023.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Dental Medicine