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  • LatinX Student Forum opens discussion on COVID, election anxiety, and unprecedented challenges

    Wharton Latino and La Casa Latina joined the Wharton Undergraduate Division to organize and host the LatinX Student Forum, shortly after the conclusion of National Hispanic Heritage Month, an open conversation for students, staff, and faculty to come together and discuss the issues that have been particularly impactful for the Latinx student community, especially over the last year.

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  • Penn Dental Medicine expands community presence at Spectrum Community Health Center

    Penn Dental Medicine and Spectrum Health Services, Inc. have established a partnership that is enhancing oral health care services for community members in West Philadelphia. Launched this summer, dental school faculty and students are now providing comprehensive dental care to patients within Spectrum Community Health Center.

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  • Just launched: South Asian Gender and Sexuality Web Archive

    The Ivy Plus Libraries Confederation has launched the South Asian Gender and Sexuality Web Archive. With an emphasis on the websites of nongovernmental organizations, and on the resources generated by social justice activist groups and individuals, the Archive demonstrates how organizations approach goals of advocacy, education, and capacity building related to issues of gender and sexuality across South Asian regions.

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  • 50 years in the OR and still loving it

    For fifty years, Ann Dakunchak’s career at both at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and in ENT surgery has been a great one, she says. Her words of advice: “Have a job you’re confident doing and where you’re happy.”

    FULL STORY AT Penn Medicine News

  • Melissa E. Sanchez, to begin her role as GSWS/APC director in the 2021/22 academic year

    Sanchez’s research and teaching focus on feminism, queer theory, and sixteenth- and seventeenth-century literature, and she has been a Core Faculty member in Penn’s Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies Program since 2006. 

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  • Murray Gerstenhaber named the recipient of the 2021 Steele Prize

    The 2021 Steele Prize for Seminal Contribution to Research award celebrates Murray's seminal deep contributions to algebraic deformation theory and modern homological algebra.

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  • SP2 Announces inaugural Race and Social Justice Fellows

    Hannah Cao and Jennifer Bulcock will be working with Associate Dean for Inclusion Jerri Bourjolly, and the Advisory Committee on Race and Social Justice to implement critical schoolwide projects centered on diversity, inclusion, intersectionality, and social justice.

    FULL STORY AT School of Social Policy & Practice

  • Spanish for Law program helps students gain confidence with legal Spanish

    “Spanish for Law,” a new program offered by the Office of International Affairs, is designed to shrink the fluency gap by helping Spanish-speaking students become confident using Spanish legal terminology.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Law

  • Dialogue, revisited

    Omnia looks back on books from three faculty whose contributions to the conversation on race and social justice have stood the test of time: “Black Resistance/White Law: A History of Constitutional Racism in America,” published in 1971 by Mary Frances Berry; “Killing the Black Body: Race, Reproduction and the Meaning of Liberty,” published in 1988 by Dorothy Roberts; and “Thicker Than Blood: How Racial Statistics Lie,” published in 2001 by Tukufu Zuberi.


  • Associate dean of enrollment management and global outreach receives Years of Service Award

    The Years of Service award recognizes Mary Mazzola for her tenure of over two decades in the profession, emphasizing her creative and innovative approach to admissions and the ongoing support and mentorship that she has provided to colleagues throughout her career.

    FULL STORY AT School of Social Policy & Practice