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  • Shira Brisman receives the 2019 Schulman and Bullard Article Prize

    The assistant professor of history of art received the award from the Association of Print Scholars for an article published by an early-career scholar that features compelling and innovative research on prints or printmaking.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Arts and Sciences

  • Raina Merchant named National Academy of Medicine Emerging Leader

    The founding director of Penn Medicine’s Center for Digital Health was selected for a three-year term beginning in July.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Medicine News

  • New Annenberg Presidential Associate Professor Sarah J. Jackson studies narratives of race and gender in the media

    As 2019 New America National Fellow, Jackson is looking at how contemporary black media makers and cultural workers like education journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones, filmmaker Ava DuVernay, and author Ta-Nehisi Coates are challenging the mainstream ways we talk about race and inequality.

    FULL STORY AT Annenberg School for Communication

  • Minding other people’s business

    Penn LPS students win case competition at the sixth annual Wharton People Analytics Conference.


  • Penn Medicine's Volpp, Venkataramani and Kangovi win SGIM Awards

    Three Penn Medicine faculty research scientists and LDI Senior Fellows—Kevin Volpp, Atheendar Venkataramani, and Shreya Kangovi—were honored with awards at the Society of General Internal Medicine's annual meeting in Washington, D.C.

    FULL STORY AT Leonard Davis Institute

  • Are fewer physicians and self-service health care the answer?

    Citing the strategies other industries successfully used to reign in skyrocketing costs while maintaining product availability and quality, Penn health care innovation expert David Asch writes that real health care change requires the removal of the field's “choke point”—the physician-patient gateway to care.

    FULL STORY AT Leonard Davis Institute

  • Simmons co-authors article demonstrating how countries self-reporting treaty compliance can enhance women’s rights

    Penn Law professor Beth Simmons’ article, “The Dynamic Impact of Periodic Review on Women’s Rights,” appears in a recent issue of the Journal of Law and Contemporary Problems and challenges the conventional wisdom that the process of self-reporting on compliance with human rights treaties serves no useful purpose.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Law

  • Penn Vet and the Wharton School launching new veterinary entrepreneurship program

    The executive education program allows veterinarians to build entrepreneurial skills to have impact on public health, environmental sustainability, human and animal well-being.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Vet

  • Penn Law expert on the past, present, and future of the U.S.-China relationship

    Penn Law’s Jacques deLisle, Stephen A. Cozen Professor of Law, Professor of Political Science and Director of the Center for East Asian Studies is an expert on Chinese law and politics, and China’s engagement with the international order. 

    FULL STORY AT Penn Law

  • Penn IUR and Penn Design launch lab on urban informality and sustainable development

    The project that consolidates and supports efforts that explore the way informality is shaping sustainable urban development. The Lab considers multiple interpretations of informality: a form of marginalization from formal society, a semi-integration into formal society, or a rational form of survival within state-sanctioned institutional arrangements.