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  • Jason Burdick named National Academy of Inventors Fellow

    Jason Burdick, Robert D. Bent Professor in the Department of Bioengineering, has been named a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors, an award of high professional distinction accorded to academic inventors.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Engineering

  • Philadelphia’s media ecosystem is broken. Can we fix it?

    The Media, Inequality and Change (MIC) Center—a joint project of the Annenberg School for Communication and the School of Communication and Information at Rutgers University—along with the Media Mobilizing Project and Free Press have received a $2.6 million collaborative grant from Independence Public Media to take stock of Philadelphia’s media ecosystem and assess its strengths and weaknesses.

    FULL STORY AT Annenberg School for Communication

  • #WomenofPenn: Marietta Ambrose takes global health to heart

    Marietta Ambrose, an associate professor of cardiology and the new director of Penn Cardiology International, is the first director of the new program which aims to bring heart health initiatives and the world-class care of Penn Medicine, to those in middle-to-low income countries

    FULL STORY AT Penn Medicine News

  • Men’s lacrosse gets lofty preseason rankings

    Inside Lacrosse has picked Penn fifth in its Face-Off Yearbook Top 20, while Lacrosse Magazine has the Quakers 10th in its Nike/US Lacrosse Preseason Top 20. Penn is one of three Ivy League teams in both polls, joining Yale and Cornell.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Athletics

  • Women’s lacrosse receives preseason rankings

    Penn’s women’s lacrosse team enters the 2020 campaign ranked by both US Lacrosse Magazine and Inside Lacrosse, checking in at No. 9 in the Nike/US Lacrosse Preseason Top-20, and at No. 15 in the Inside Lacrosse Face-Off Yearbook Top-20. 

    FULL STORY AT Penn Athletics

  • Patients with acute leukemia who are treated with common therapy have increased risk for heart failure

    Patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia or acute myeloid leukemia who are treated with anthracyclines are at a heightened risk of heart failure—most often within one year of exposure to the chemotherapy treatment, according to a new study led by researchers at Penn Medicine.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Medicine News

  • James Pikul receives 2020 National Science Foundation CAREER Award

    This honor is the NSF’s most prestigious award and aims to support junior faculty members who embody the role of ideal teacher-scholars through the integration of education and research while supporting the mission of their organizations.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Engineering

  • University of Pennsylvania Class of 2024 early decision program

    The University of Pennsylvania received 6,453 applications under the first-choice Early Decision Program for the entering class of 2024. From this group of highly talented and compelling students from around the globe, 1,269 students were offered admission, approximately 53% of the expected enrolling class in the fall of 2020.

    FULL STORY AT Page217

  • Lotti named to Uplifting Athletes Rare Disease Champion Team

     Uplifting Athletes announced its inaugural Rare Disease Champion Team on Thursday, Dec. 13, and Penn football student assistant Anthony Lotti was one of five student-athletes to be honored with a spot on the team.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Athletics

  • The Best Books for Young Readers of 2019

    This year saw an unprecedented level of public discussion and debate about race, identity, and representation in books for children and young adults. In her 2019 list of the Best Books for Young Readers, Penn GSE’s Ebony Elizabeth Thomas hopes to showcase some of the stories that also highlight perseverance, love, loss, and self-discovery. 

    FULL STORY AT Graduate School of Education