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  • Newly rediscovered historical medical notebooks solve some mysteries about famous Muybridge images

    Muybridge was recruited by Penn in 1884 for a project using emerging motion picture technology to understand human and animal locomotion. He partnered with Francis Dercum, then chief of HUP’s Dispensary for Nervous Diseases, to study how neurological conditions impacted the movements of neurology patients. This year, Geoffrey Noble, a former neurology resident in the Perelman School of Medicine, found the original clinical records for nine of Muybridge and Dercum’s photographic subjects.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Medicine News

  • Diversity in the Stacks: Old and rare Sanskrit series

    The Penn Libraries has acquired a sizable number of Sanskrit series over the years, and one of its vendors was able to locate and purchase more than 150 old and rare Sanskrit volumes that were missing from the series holdings. 

    FULL STORY AT Penn Libraries

  • Amy Siskind donates The Weekly List collection to the Annenberg School Library

    In addition to archiving the website, Annenberg will house the writer and activist’s podcasts, video, and related personal memorabilia.

    FULL STORY AT Annenberg School for Communication

  • Angela Gibney and Daniel Krashen named Presidential Professors of Mathematics

    Gibney is an algebraic geometer who has obtained deep results about moduli spaces of complex curves and vertex operator algebras, and Krashen’s research in algebra and arithmetic geometry includes the study of division algebras, quadratic forms, local-global principles, moduli stacks, and derived categories. The Presidential Professorships are five-year term chairs, awarded by Penn President Amy Gutmann to outstanding scholars.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Arts & Sciences

  • Will China’s ban hurt cryptocurrencies?

    In recent weeks, China’s central bank stated that all cryptocurrency-related activities were illegal. But it would be “dangerous” to assume that the decline and volatility in cryptocurrency prices are a result of China’s ban, according to Kevin Werbach, Wharton professor of legal studies and business ethics.

    FULL STORY AT Knowledge@Wharton

  • Winners announced for 2021 Milken-Penn GSE Education Business Plan Competition

    Readlee, a platform that uses artificial intelligence to improve academic outcomes by listening to students read, won the grand prize at the 12th anniversary Milken-Penn GSE Education Business Plan Competition. HomeWorks Trenton, a community-based, after-school residential program that provides academic and social-emotional enrichment activities while empowering marginalized high school girls in their community, won the American Public University System Prize.

    FULL STORY AT Graduate School of Education

  • Pennovation Lab welcomes new tenant Interius BioTherapeutics

    Co-founded by associate professor of medicine Saar Gill, Interius is developing new ways to engineer cells inside the human body, and aims to transform cell and gene therapy through direct patient administration of genetic medicines to generate therapeutic immune and blood cells.

    FULL STORY AT Pennovation Works

  • Leading conversations on diversity and inclusion with Wharton staff

    Aman Goyal, associate director of undergraduate student life, writes about creating a more inclusive work environment through the Wharton Intergroup Dialogue & Inclusion Team.

    FULL STORY AT Wharton Stories

  • Harold W. McGraw, Jr. Prize in Education announces 2021 winners

    This year’s winners are Richard Baraniuk, Doug and Lynn Fuchs, and Carol D. Lee. for their achievements in higher education, preK-12 education, and learning science.

    FULL STORY AT Graduate School of Education

  • National Academy of Medicine recognizes Christina Roberto as a 2021 Emerging Leader in Health and Medicine scholar

    The CHIBE associate director and the Mitchell J. Blutt and Margo Krody Blutt Presidential Associate Professor of Health Policy and the rest of the 2021 scholar class will participate in a variety of activities over a 3-year term, including attending meetings, publishing NAM perspectives, and planning a leaders forum.

    FULL STORY AT Center for Health Incentives and Behavioral Economics