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  • American Academy of Nursing names Linda Aiken a Living Legend

    The American Academy of Nursing has named Linda Aiken the Claire M. Fagin Leadership Professor in Nursing, director of the Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Research, professor of sociology in Penn’s School of Arts & Sciences, and Senior Fellow in the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics, a Living Legend. This honor is bestowed upon a person who has made significant contributions to nursing and health care over the course of their career.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Nursing News

  • A new Penn Archives project aims to document people’s pandemic experiences

    Shortly after campus was depopulated in mid-March, University archivist J.M Duffin and colleagues created the Penn COVID-19 Community Archiving Project. The goal, is to collect diverse voices and experiences for future historians, educators, and health experts to learn from.

    FULL STORY AT The Pennsylvania Gazette

  • Sorey named Presidential Assistant Professor of Music

    Tyshawn Sorey, who recently joined Penn as Assistant Professor of Music, has been named Presidential Assistant Professor of Music. The Presidential Professorships are five-year term chairs, awarded by Penn President Amy Gutmann to outstanding scholars.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Arts & Sciences

  • Emily Wilson endows a fund to support students

    Emily Wilson, College for Women Class of 1963 Term Professor in the Humanities, has made a gift to endow The Elsie Phare Fellowship, a fund that supports underrepresented students enrolled in the post-baccalaureate program in the Department of Classical Studies.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Arts & Sciences

  • Philosophy’s Scott Weinstein receives the 2020 Association for Computational Linguistics Test-of-Time Award

    Weinstein received the award for “Centering: A Framework for Modeling the Local Coherence of Discourse,” a paper he coauthored. The article, which was published in Computational Linguistics in June 1995, examines relationships among focus of attention, choice of referring expression, and perceived coherence of utterances within a discourse segment

    FULL STORY AT Penn Arts & Sciences

  • Allyson Mackey named CIFAR Global Scholar

    The assistant professor of psychology, was named one of 13 CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholar. CIFAR, a Canadian-based global research organization, funds and supports early-career researchers to help them become leaders in global research. 

    FULL STORY AT Penn Arts & Sciences

  • #BlackInNeuro builds connections and community around the world

    A new initiative hopes to address the disparities in diversity in neuroscience—Black in Neuro. Debuted on Twitter this summer, the initiative was organized by 22 graduate students, postdocs and professionals from universities and institutions around the world to highlight Black excellence in the field. 

    FULL STORY AT Penn Medicine News

  • Barbara Savage honored by University of Oxford

    The Queen’s College at University of Oxford recognized Barbara Savage, Geraldine R. Segal Professor of American Social Thought and Professor of Africana Studies, with an undergraduate prize named in her honor. The Barbara Savage Prize will be awarded annually to the student with the best thesis in  Black history.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Arts & Sciences

  • Judith Currano named American Chemical Society Fellow

    The head of Penn’s Chemistry Library, was elected to the 2020 class of American Chemical Society Fellows for outstanding achievements in and contributions to science. Currano was elected in recognition of her devotion to teaching chemical information and making it accessible to all, her status as an international leader in chemical information, and for her service as a mentor to women in science and as Chair of the ACS Committee on Ethics.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Arts & Sciences

  • The high cost of returns: Should retailers rethink their policies?

    Wharton’s Thomas S. Robertson discusses his research on how returns are affecting the retail industry.

    FULL STORY AT Knowledge@Wharton