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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. 

    FULL STORY AT Penn Libraries

  • New fund created to support veterans’ care

    The new Penn Dental Medicine Veterans Dental Care Fund will support Veterans coming to the School for care and needing financial assistance for their treatment plans.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Dental Medicine

  • 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.

    FULL STORY AT Center for Health Incentives and Behavioral Economics

  • 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.

    FULL STORY AT Annenberg Public Policy Center

  • Penn Medicine researchers take step toward personalized CAR T-like treatment for rare form of autoimmune disease

    CAR T cell therapy can be reworked to treat a form of the autoimmune disease myasthenia gravis according to a preclinical study from the Perelman School of Medicine.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Medicine News

  • 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.

    FULL STORY AT Weitzman School of Design

  • 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.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Dental Medicine

  • 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.

    FULL STORY AT 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.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Medicine News

  • 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.”

    FULL STORY AT School of Social Policy & Practice