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  • Aminata Sy named Charles B. Rangel Fellow

    Aminata Sy has been named to the 2019 class of Charles B. Rangel Graduate Fellows, which supports winners through two years of graduate school as well as entry into the Foreign Service corps.  

    FULL STORY AT Center for Undergraduate Research and Fellowships

  • Abramson Cancer Center joins National Comprehensive Cancer Network

    The ACC joins top academic cancer centers from across the United States in creating the most frequently updated cancer care guidelines worldwide. 

    FULL STORY AT Penn Medicine News

  • Taxpayers hate to lose: How psychology can help increase collection

    In “Addressing Personal-Income-Tax Manipulation with Tools from Psychology,” Alex Rees-Jones, a Wharton professor of operations, information and decisions, advocates for the government to use psychological tools to maximize tax collection by tapping into what he called a taxpayer’s “gain/loss framing.”

    FULL STORY AT Knowledge@Wharton

  • University of Pennsylvania Health System announces launch of Penn Medicine London

     The initiative provides a path for UK and European Union patients to access Penn’s experts and care through referrals and telemedicine, as well as opportunities for collaboration with UK medical schools.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Medicine News

  • Wrestling takes third In team race at Keystone Classic

    Penn had placewinners in eight of the 10 weight classes, finishing with 108.0 total points as a team—just 1.5 points removed from second place and eight points clear of fourth place.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Athletics

  • Under innovative contract, hospital readmissions cut by more than 25 percent

    After the first year of a five-year contract between the University of Pennsylvania Health System and Independence Blue Cross (Independence), the health system is reporting a more than 25 percent cut in hospital readmissions—the largest readmission reduction in both organizations’ history. 

    FULL STORY AT Penn Medicine News

  • Omnia 101: Queer theory

    English professors David L. Eng and Melissa Sanchez explain how theory informs their research.

    FULL STORY AT Omnia

  • Baseball announces captains for 2019 season

    The W. Joseph Blood Head Coach of Baseball, John Yurkow, has announced his four captains for the upcoming season, tabbing seniors Matt O'Neill and Sean Phelan as well as juniors Chris Adams and Christian Scafidi for the honor. 

    FULL STORY AT Penn Athletics

  • Wall Street Journal’s ‘moving upstream’ on autonomous flight

    The Wall Street Journal’s docu-series “Moving Upstream” takes a closer look at disruptive technologies that are changing the way we live, work and communicate, from gene editing to cryptocurrencies, and the deceptive videos known as “Deepfakes.”

    FULL STORY AT Penn Engineering Blog

  • Penn announces Hall of Fame Class XI, to be inducted in May

    The Director of Recreation and Intercollegiate Athletics, M. Grace Calhoun, has announced 15 men and women who will comprise the Penn Athletics Hall of Fame Class XI. This class will be inducted on Saturday, May 4, 2019.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Athletics