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  • Richard Gelles receives SSWR Social Policy Researcher Award

    Richard J. Gelles, former dean of Penn’s School of Social Policy & Practice, was honored at the 2020 Society for Social Work and Research conference with the Social Policy Researcher Award, which commemorated his cumulative career accomplishments, prolific scholarship, and exemplary leadership in social work and policy research.

    FULL STORY AT School of Social Policy & Practice

  • School counselors are your ally. Here are six tips for working with them

    Linda Leibowitz, the co-director of the Executive Program in School & Mental Health Counseling, offers a guide for how families can partner with school counselors to help children grow.

    FULL STORY AT Graduate School of Education

  • Penn Law files petition against Migration Protection Protocols

    The Penn Law Transnational Legal Clinic and the University of Texas School of Law Immigration Clinic, will file a Request for Precautionary Measures against Mexico and the United States before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, asking the Commission to seek an end to the Migration Protection Protocols, also called the “Remain in Mexico” program. 

    FULL STORY AT Penn Law

  • Expert Voices 2020: Improving access to cities

    Urban areas are still expanding across the globe, particularly in low- and moderate-income countries, where the youth population is exploding. At the same time, urban inequality is growing and, in some cases, so is civil unrest. Experts, including several from Penn, reflect on why and how access to the city is important for jobs, economic growth, and intergenerational mobility and how can it be improved. 

    FULL STORY AT Leonard Davis Institute

  • Two Penn alums win Grammys

     Jennifer Higdon and John Legend were winners at the 2020 Grammy Awards.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Arts and Sciences

  • Masoud Akbarzadeh receives National Science Foundation CAREER award

    The assistant professor of architecture Masoud Akbarzadeh has received a Faculty Early Career Development grant from the National Science Foundation to help develop a computational framework for the use, development, and integration of geometry-based structural design methods in three dimensions. 

    FULL STORY AT Weitzman School of Design

  • ICUs receive higher satisfaction scores for end-of-life care than other hospital departments

    Family caregivers of the deceased rated the quality of end-of-life care in the intensive care unit higher than the end-of-life care in other hospital departments, according to new study in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Medicine News

  • Jennifer Phillips-Cremins featured in Nature’s ‘Technologies to Watch in 2020’

    As an expert in “3D epigenetics,” or the way the genome’s highly specific folding patterns influence how and when individual genes are expressed, Phillips-Cremins highlighted a slate of new techniques that will allow researchers to take a closer look at those relationships.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Engineering

  • U.S.-China trade deal: Looking beyond the truce

    For the past 18 months, the U.S. and China have been embroiled in a tariff war. The two countries signed an agreement on Jan. 15 that commits to addressing the problem. According to Mauro Guillen, Wharton professor of management, while many challenges remain to be ironed out, the most important aspect of the agreement is that the two countries are finally talking.

    FULL STORY AT Knowledge@Wharton

  • Christopher Gruits, Annenberg Center Executive and Artistic Director, is named a 2020 Eisenhower Fellow

    He is one of 10 professionals from the fields of education, finance, the arts, and technology who will travel overseas. Gruits’ fellowship will revolve around travel to South Africa and Singapore to work toward developing a Global Artists Project to be integrated into the Annenberg Center

    FULL STORY AT Annenberg Center