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  • Seven things to know about ‘The Waste Land’ at 100

    Jed Esty, Vartan Gregorian Professor of English, discusses the radicalism and relevance of the T.S. Eliot poem.


  • National conferences highlight SP2 faculty and researchers

    A national curricular guide, award-winning publications, and data-driven policy approaches were among the contributions of faculty and researchers from Penn’s School of Social Policy & Practice (SP2) at national professional conferences in November.

    FULL STORY AT School of Social Policy & Practice

  • Andre DeHon named a 2023 IEEE Fellow

    The professor in the Departments of Electrical and Systems Engineering and Computer and Information Science is among the members of the IEEE Computer Society named for contributions to reconfigurable computing, spatial programmable architectures, and interconnect design and optimization.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Engineering Today

  • ‘Disrupt the Reflection’ competition winners

    Five winning proposals have been selected from a Fall 2022 ideas competition, a campus-wide initiative to make Penn more hospitable to birds by designing exterior window film for select buildings in order to reduce fatal collisions (or “bird strikes”).

    FULL STORY AT Weitzman School of Design

  • SP2 researchers study women’s empowerment in high-risk region through pioneering virtual approach

    Recognized for addressing gender inequities through a technology training program that has graduated an estimated 15,000 marginalized women in Venezuela, the nongovernmental organization Aliadas en Cadena aims to replicate its model in other Latin American countries. Penn alums Victor Simon Gill and Amanda V. Lewis turned to a research team at Penn’s School of Social Policy & Practice (SP2) led by Ezekiel Dixon-Román for a formal evaluation of Aliadas en Cadena’s effectiveness.

    FULL STORY AT Social Work Today

  • Better staffed hospitals before pandemic had better outcomes during it

    According to a new study published in Nursing Outlook, the journal of the American Academy of Nursing, chronic hospital nurse understaffing and poor hospital work environments that predated the COVID-19 pandemic largely explain the disruptions in nursing care seen during the pandemic and continuing today.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Nursing News

  • Overcoming challenges to providing medications for opioid use Disorder

    A new study in the Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment by LDI Senior Fellows Rebecca Stewart, David Mandell, Steven Marcus, and colleagues surveyed drug treatment center leaders and found that changing beliefs about medications to treat opioid use disorder is the first step in treatment.

    FULL STORY AT Leonard Davis Institute

  • Dani Smith Bassett receives 2022-23 Heilmeier Award

    The J. Peter Skirkanich Professor in Bioengineering and in Electrical and Systems Engineering at Penn Engineering has been awarded for groundbreaking contributions to modeling and control of brain networks in the contexts of learning, disease and aging.

    FULL STORY AT Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News

  • Harris Philanthropies makes seven figure contribution for Penn Medicine to accelerate equity in graduate medical education

    The gift to Penn’s Perelman School of Medicine from alums Josh and Marjorie Harris will bolster efforts to recruit applicants from diverse backgrounds, especially those who live within the Philadelphia region, to Penn’s pathway and fellowship programs in both clinical medicine and biomedical research.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Medicine News

  • New program supports growth of diverse nursing leaders

    The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and the Abramson Family Center for Nursing Excellence has announced the inaugural cohort for the new Diversity Nurse Leader Fellowship Program.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Medicine News