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Yiddish in the stacks
Tucked away in the third-floor stacks of the Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center is a modest section of remarkable books documenting the surviving story of Yiddish language literature, culture, and history.
How behavioral economics can influence clinician behavior
Behavioral economics is a useful tool that can be leveraged to help clinicians make decisions that are in the best interests of their patients. Peer feedback, opt-out messages, ‘nudges,’ and defaults are a few of the ways in which health systems can make the right choice the easy one to make for clinicians.
What should be the 28th amendment to the Constitution?
If the United States were to have a 28th Amendment to the Constitution, what should it be? The question was posed last fall to hundreds of Philadelphia-area 4th and 5th grade students by the Rendell Center for Civics and Civic Engagement in its Citizenship Challenge essay contest.
Weitzman receives National Park Service grant to protect and preserve Route 66 cultural landscape
The Center for Architectural Conservation at Weitzman has received one of 11 grants awarded by the National Park Service to develop a model documentation and conservation management plan for the Route 66 landscape in Tucumcari, New Mexico.
Penn Dental Medicine student delegation visits Hebrew University
Three students at Penn Dental Medicine traveled to The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Hadassah Ein Kerem Campus for a two-week dental immersion program as part of Penn Dental Medicine’s International Dental Student Exchange Program.
New collection of award-winning children’s books centers diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility
Penn parents and educators can now browse and borrow more than 1,500 award-winning and notable books for children and young adults, all highlighting diverse characters and experiences, as part of a new initiative at the Penn Libraries.
Meet the Patient Access Center team at Penn Medicine whose work opens many doors
Access services associates are responsible for making sure patients are scheduled to see the right provider at the right time. As Penn Medicine’s largest call center, the Access Center staff are often considered the “front door” and first point of contact for patients.
SP2’s Yoosun Park awarded 2023 Breul Prize for research on intersection of racism, Americanization, and social work
In recognition of a pioneering, in-depth analysis of the roles of racism and Americanization in the history of social work, the SP2 associate professor and her and co-author have been awarded the 2023 Frank R. Breul Memorial Prize by Social Service Review for their article “To ‘Elevate, Humanize, Christianize, Americanize’: Social Work, White Supremacy, and the Americanization Movement, 1880–1930.”