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  • Announcing the Julian Abele Endowed Fellowship Fund

    The Weitzman School has established the Julian Abele Fellowship in Architecture, which will be given annually to a graduate architecture student or students. The Fellowship is named for the first Black architect to graduate from Penn.

    FULL STORY AT Weitzman School of Design

  • Penn’s Women in Computer Science chapter holds its seventh annual and first-ever virtual FemmeHacks

    FemmeHacks is Philadelphia’s first all-women collegiate hackathon, hosted by Penn’s Women in Computer Science chapter to empower, educate, and inspire women and nonbinary folks across the nation. This year’s event in February went virtual for the first time.

    FULL STORY AT Mack Institute for Innovation Management

  • Russo, Webb named All-Ivy from men's cross country

    Thanks to their top-14 performances at Saturday's Ivy League Heptagonal Cross Country Championships, Anthony Russo and Sam Webb were named second-team All-Ivy.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Athletics

  • Students’ innovative orthotic device wins Rothberg Catalyzer

    At Penn Health-Tech’s Rothberg Catalyzer  two-day makerthon that challenges interdisciplinary student teams to prototype and pitch medical devices, a team of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics graduate students won with their orthotic device that children with cerebral palsy can more comfortably wear as they sleep.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Engineering Blog

  • Penn study uncovers possible COVID-19 drugs—including several that are already FDA-approved

    A team led by scientists in the Perelman School has identified nine potential new COVID-19 treatments, including three that are already approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for treating other diseases. The team screened thousands of existing drugs and drug-like molecules for their ability to inhibit the replication of the COVID-19-causing coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2. 

    FULL STORY AT Penn Medicine News

  • Diversity in the Stacks: African cinema

    It is no simple task to represent the entirety of the Penn Libraries film collections under the rubric African cinema. The Penn Libraries has been collecting film and media from around the world for decades, including films by African directors and about Africa.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Libraries

  • Penn Nursing launches new online Master of Science in Nutrition Science

    The goal of the online MS in Nutrition Science is to increase the nutrition science knowledge of students as a strategy to improve public health with improved health promotion and nutrition associated disease management in the U.S. and globally.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Nursing News

  • Six Penn Law faculty receive 2017-18 teaching awards

    Students give their feedback on what makes these faculty and adjunct professors stand out. 

    FULL STORY AT Penn Law

  • Penn Athletics’ Plan of Action update: First Steps to Combat Racism and composition of Racial Justice Task Force

    The student-athletes, coaches, athletics administrators, alumni that comprise the Racial Justice Task Force has been divided into sub-committees to allow for more focused discussions and planning in specific areas of the Plan of Action: First Steps to Combat Racism. The task force will complete its full recommendations by the end of October. 

    FULL STORY AT Penn Athletics