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  • Professor of architecture David Leatherbarrow awarded 2020 AIA/ACSA Topaz Medallion for Excellence in Architectural Education

    For nearly four decades, Leatherbarrow has taught graduate and undergraduate courses exploring the interdependence of design and theory, and is one of the world’s leading experts in the history and theory of architecture.

    FULL STORY AT Weitzman School of Design

  • Interested in the workings of the brain? There’s an online certificate for that.

    The new College of Liberal & Professional Studies Online Certificate in Neuroscience, Neuroscience 100, is the online survey class on the structure and function of the nervous system launched this fall, with students joining from as far away as Europe and Asia.

    FULL STORY AT Omnia

  • Sprint football honors Wagner at annual banquet

    Sprint football hosted its annual postseason banquet last weekend and alumni came out in droves to celebrate the 50-year career of former head coach Bill Wagner.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Athletics

  • 4 million euro grant to improve mental health and well-being of health professionals and patient safety

    The grant will support the international partnership of some of the world’s leading Universities led by KU Leuven and the School of Nursing’s Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Research.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Nursing News

  • Is free shipping sustainable for retailers?

    Wharton marketing professor Ron Berman talks about the impact of free shipping on retailers, and argues that there’s a certain psychology behind free shipping that makes it almost compulsory for retailers. 

    FULL STORY AT Knowledge@Wharton

  • Penn Vet scientists receive two of six Penn Center for Innovation annual Commercialization Awards

    The Penn Vet awardees are Susan Volk, associate professor of small animal surgery, and recipient of the Emerging Inventor of the Year Award for her novel method of suppressing breast cancer recurrence; William A. Beltran, professor of ophthalmology and Gustavo D. Aguirre, professor of medical genetics and ophthalmology,

    FULL STORY AT Penn Vet

  • Men’s basketball announces return of Hoops For Troops for February 15 Yale game

    Through this program, Penn Basketball fans can provide a game-day experience to active duty and military veterans.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Athletics

  • Cancer Institute continues growth

    Six years after the Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health Ann B. Barshinger Cancer Institute opened, a $48 million expansion to provide additional cancer services is underway. The health system recently broke ground on a new state-of-the-art proton therapy facility, becoming the second site in Pennsylvania to offer radiation therapy to cancer patients.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Medicine News

  • Wharton School establishes new Sports Analytics and Business Initiative

    The Wharton Sports Analytics and Business Initiative (WSABI) represents an expansion of school-wide sports business activities by building on the Wharton Sports Business Initiative, founded in 2008. WSABI will be part of Analytics at Wharton, broadening the School’s focus in teaching, research, and industry engagement initiatives that use big data to improve decision-making and generate actionable business insights.

    FULL STORY AT Wharton

  • Oncology nursing fellowship reaches out to the ‘best and brightest’

    After witnessing the exceptional nursing care his wife received as she battled and ultimately lost her life to ovarian cancer, Fred Flynn created the Susan D. Flynn Oncology Nursing Fellowship in her memory, determined to not only raise the visibility of oncology nursing as a potential career path but also inspire many of the “best and brightest” undergraduate nursing students to enter the field. 

    FULL STORY AT Penn Medicine News