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  • Creating green space and supporting student-athletes through Penn Medicine CAREs

    Volunteer initiatives to create more green space for improved mental health in Philadelphia, and nutritional support for students participating in after-school sports, are among the 22 projects to receive Penn Medicine CAREs funding this quarter.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Medicine News

  • Penn and Tuskegee awarded $1.5M from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for Center for the Preservation of Civil Rights Sites

    The Center for the Preservation of Civil Rights Sites at Weitzman and the Robert R. Taylor School of Architecture and Construction Science at Tuskegee University have each received $750,000 toward the Capacity Building for Sustainable Preservation of Civil Rights Heritage Places initiative. The objective for each school is to build capacity among Black-led institutions to reimagine, redesign, and redeploy historic preservation to address the needs of the historical places, organizations, and communities devoted to the legacy of civil rights. 

    FULL STORY AT Weitzman School of Design

  • APPC in new collaboration to counter misinformation online

    A team of nonprofit, academic, industry, and fact-checking organizations has received a 12-month, $750,000 grant from the National Science Foundation’s Convergence Accelerator to create a new platform to narrow the gap between research into misinformation and responses designed to curb it. The Annenberg Public Policy Center (APPC) and FactCheck.org are among the participants in the collaboration, called FACT CHAMP. 

    FULL STORY AT Annenberg Public Policy Center

  • IceBot lands Guinness world record

    IceBot was officially recognized by Guinness World Records as the first robot made from of ice, designed by Mark Yim, Asa Whitney Professor of Mechanical Engineering and director of the ModLab, and ModLab grad student Devin Carroll.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Engineering Today

  • Penn Nursing dean to be honored for shaping health policy

    Antonia Villarruel is set to receive the 2021 Health Care Leader Award from the American Academy of Nursing, which recognizes an influential national leader dedicated to improving the health of the nation through contributions to organizational excellence.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Nursing News

  • South Jersey’s first Proton Therapy Center takes giant step forward with delivery of 90-ton particle accelerator from Europe

    The cyclotron is the centerpiece of the Penn Medicine | Virtua Health facility, which will provide a leading-edge form of cancer treatment starting in late 2022.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Medicine News

  • Weitzman to honor MASS Design Group and the city of Minneapolis

    The Weitzman School of Design is awarding MASS Design Group, the nonprofit firm based in Boston and Kigali, Rwanda, that got its start building hospitals, with the 2021 Kanter Tritsch Medal in Architecture, and the City of Minneapolis will receive the 2021 Witte-Sakamoto Family Medal in City and Regional Planning for Minneapolis 2040, a comprehensive plan to guide the city’s growth.

    FULL STORY AT Weitzman School of Design

  • Weitzman receives $1.3 million Getty Grant to protect and preserve Wupatki National Monument

    Wupatki National Monument and its sister Monuments, Walnut Canyon and Sunset Crater Volcano, are unique in North America for their exceptionally well-preserved archeological record, their geographical diversity, and their ancestral significance to Northern Arizona American Indian communities. All three monuments are units of the National Park Service, a longtime partner of Weitzman’s Center for Architectural Conservation.

    FULL STORY AT Weitzman School of Design

  • Diabetes medications linked to glaucoma prevention

    A popular class of diabetes medications called GLP-1R agonists may also protect against glaucoma in diabetic patients, according to a new study led by researchers in the Scheie Eye Institute at the Perelman School of Medicine. 

    FULL STORY AT Penn Medicine News

  • Perry World House announces visitors for the 2021-22 academic year

    Perry World House’s Distinguished Global Leaders-in-Residence Program invites internationally-recognized dignitaries to Penn, including current or former heads of state, cabinet officials, and Nobel Prize winners. 

    FULL STORY AT Perry World House