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  • Lipman promotes Diabetes Awareness Month at state’s capitol

    Penn Nursing’s Terri Lipman was on hand in Harrison to urge lawmakers to pass Pennsylvania Senate Resolution 484, which recognizes November 2018 as National Diabetes Month in the Keystone State.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Nursing News

  • Regular behavioral counseling sessions lead to clinically significant weight loss

    A new Penn Medicine study, published today in Obesity, the journal of the Obesity Society, finds intensive behavioral therapy, which provides diet and physical activity counseling, is proven to help adults with obesity achieve meaningful weight loss in six to 12 months. 

    FULL STORY AT Penn Medicine News

  • Touche, Bartel named All-Ivy

    Sophomore defender Alex Touche and junior captain midfielder Brandon Bartel from the men's soccer team were both named All-Ivy. Touche's honor marks the third-straight year the Quakers have landed a player on first-team All-Ivy. 

    FULL STORY AT Penn Athletics

  • Undergrads make meaning out of memes

    Under the instruction of Annenberg lecturer and postdoctoral fellow Samira Rajabi, undergraduate students in Memes, Media, and Meaning are diving into the world of memes to answer this question: What does this online cultural phenomenon reveal about our understanding of the world?

    FULL STORY AT Annenberg School for Communication

  • Can employees change the ethics of tech firms?

    Wharton's Julian Jonker discusses employee activism at technology firms: “These companies are not just vying for people who are able to engage with these technologies. They are searching for the best and the most creative. And the most creative engineers are ones who also are really going to care about these issues, and who are going to want some measure of autonomy and some degree of participation in decision-making.”

    FULL STORY AT Knowledge@Wharton

  • Penn Law holds its second annual Veterans Week

    Beginning on November 12, Penn Law will observe its second annual Veterans Week, a week of programming to engage and inform the Law School community about the experiences of veterans in the legal profession, and to honor veterans for their service. 

    FULL STORY AT Penn Law

  • SP2 alumnus receives Lifetime Achievement Award, offers advice to future change agents

    Bob Schoenberg, a double alumnus from Penn’s School of Social Policy & Practice (SP2), was recently honored with the 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award by the National Association of Social Workers Pennsylvania Chapter.

    FULL STORY AT School of Social Policy & Practice

  • Another one! Men's squash defeats Drexel to win second consecutive Pennsylvania State Classic

    For the second consecutive year, the men's squash team defeated No. 11 Drexel in the final of the Pennsylvania State Classic, 8-1, to win the title, defeating Franklin & Marshall and Drexel by a combined, 17-1, score.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Athletics

  • Yelp reviews reveal strengths and weaknesses of emergency departments and urgent care clinics

    Yelp reviews reveal that emergency departments are viewed as being higher quality but lacking in service as compared to urgent care centers, which patients rate the opposite, according to a new study from researchers in the Perelman School of Medicine.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Medicine News

  • Annenberg alumni make the calls on election night

    On election night 2018, five Annenberg alumni were behind the scenes at ABC and CBS, helping to make sense of a mind-boggling quantity of precinct-level returns and exit polling.

    FULL STORY AT Annenberg School for Communication