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  • Meet the JD Class of 2022

    This week, Penn Law welcomed the JD Class of 2022, comprised of 250 students from 35 states, the District of Columbia, and countries across the globe, including Canada, China, India, and South Korea.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Law

  • Women’s basketball announces freshman class

    The Class of 2023 features two guards, two forwards and a center, with each player hailing from a different state, including Pennsylvania, New Hampshire, California, Massachusetts and Indiana.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Athletics

  • Michael Mitchell receives Chinese Association for Biomaterials Young Investigator Award

    Michael Mitchell, Skirkanich Assistant Professor of Innovation in the Department of Bioengineering, received the award as individual who has successfully demonstrated significant achievements in the field of biomaterials research.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Engineering Blog

  • New center to focus on digital culture and society

    The Center on Digital Culture and Society, directed by Guobin Yang, is the newest research center at the Annenberg School for Communication. It focuses on interdisciplinary scholarship that investigates all aspects of digital culture, technology, and society.

    FULL STORY AT Annenberg School for Communication

  • Eleven newcomers join women’s lacrosse for upcoming season

    Eleven freshmen are set to join the ranks of the women’s lacrosse program, looking to build on the foundation of success for the Quakers that includes 13-straight trips to the NCAA Tournament, and 11 Ivy League championships in the last 13 years.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Athletics

  • Field hockey picked third in Ivy League preseason poll

    After taking the Ivy League title race to the final day of the season in 2018, the University of Pennsylvania field hockey team was projected to finish third in the Ivy League's 2019 Pre-Season Media Poll.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Athletics

  • Bye bye, Barneys? Why luxury is the latest retail casualty

    Wharton’s Benjamin Keys discusses the reasons behind Barneys’ store closures and headwinds facing luxury retailers.

    FULL STORY AT Knowledge@Wharton

  • Text instructions, reminders boost rates of colonoscopies

    Having simple text conversations with patients one week before they are scheduled for a colonoscopy dramatically decreased the “no-show” rates, according to a recent study conducted by Penn Medicine researchers, and increased the rate of colonoscopies from 62 to 90 percent.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Medicine News

  • Penn psychiatry and radiology researchers join forces to create new Center of Excellence for opioid use disorders

    An $8.9 million award from the National Institute on Drug Abuse will establish the Penn PET Addiction Center of Excellence.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Medicine News

  • Is data privacy real? Don’t bet on it

    In anonymized datasets where distinguishing characteristics of a person such as name and address have been deleted, even a handful of seemingly innocuous information can lead to identification. A computer algorithm can identify 99.98% of Americans by knowing as few as 15 attributes per person, not including names or other unique data.

    FULL STORY AT Knowledge@Wharton