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  • K-12 schools in the School District of Philadelphia given free access to dozens of digital primary source collections

    As part of a new agreement championed by the University of Pennsylvania Libraries, all K-12 schools in the School District of Philadelphia will be given access to digital primary sources hosted by Adam Matthew Digital at no cost to the schools themselves. The agreement will allow teachers across all age ranges and subject areas to integrate primary sources into their students’ course of study.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Libraries

  • Penn Athletics virtual group class schedule

    Fall Group Exercise classes will be free to all members of the Penn Community.  

    FULL STORY AT Penn Athletics

  • Perry World House announces visitors for the 2020-21 academic year

    Traditionally, Perry World House’s Visiting Fellows engage with students and faculty in lectures, public events, workshops, and office hours. Since March, as the COVID-19 pandemic forced Penn’s operations online, Perry World House has developed the tools to allow for virtual visitors. 

    FULL STORY AT Perry World House

  • Patients with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis should continue treatment during the pandemic

    New guidelines co-written by Penn researchers and 16 other research institutions list 22 recommendations for management of psoriatic disease based on the most current research, including that psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis and treatment for those conditions alone likely do not meaningfully increase one’s risk of COVID-19.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Medicine News

  • ELP MOOC English for Career Development reaches one million learners

    On Monday, August 31st, English for Career Development, an ELP MOOC (Massive Open Online Course), reached over 1 million learners since its inception in 2016.


  • Penn Dental Medicine among Wolf administration awardees to battle COVID-19

    Penn Dental Medicine is among the 23 state-wide awardees from the administration of Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolff to advance coronavirus research. The award to the lab of Henry Daniell is part of $10 million in grant funding through the state’s COVID-19 Vaccines, Treatments and Therapies program to support the rapid advancement of vaccines, treatments, and therapies.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Dental Medicine

  • Annenberg Classroom releases ‘Freedom of Assembly’ film for Constitution Day

    “Freedom of Assembly: National Socialist Party v. Skokie” explores the history of this First Amendment right through the lens of the landmark 1977 U.S. Supreme Court case about a planned march by neo-Nazis in the significantly Jewish Chicago suburb of Skokie, Illinois. The film is one of the free, nonpartisan resources offered to educators, students, and families in time for Constitution Day, Sept. 17.

    FULL STORY AT Annenberg Public Policy Center

  • Penn researchers join NSF-Simons Foundation collaboration on the ‘Foundations of Deep Learning’

    Penn Engineering, Penn Arts & Sciences and the Wharton School will partner with an interdisciplinary team led by researchers at Johns Hopkins University in a project known as Transferable, Hierarchical, Expressive, Optimal, Robust, and Interpretable NETworks (THEORINET). The collaboration will receive $10 million over five years.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Engineering Today

  • Ishmail Abdus-Saboor named a member of the 2020 class of Award in Pain Scholars

    The Rita Allen Foundation awarded the honors, which celebrate four early-career leaders in the biomedical sciences whose research holds exceptional promise for revealing new pathways to understand and treat chronic pain.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Arts & Sciences

  • Weitzman students and faculty receive prestigious landscape architecture awards

    The American Society of Landscape Architects 2020 Professional and Student Award winners include three projects by Weitzman students and three projects by Weitzman faculty. Work from the studio Designing a New Green Deal received an Award of Excellence, while two studios that focus on Guatemala and the Lehigh Valley received Honor Awards.

    FULL STORY AT Weitzman School of Design