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  • Mellon Foundation awards $1.533 Million to University to study the inclusive city

    The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded Penn $1.5 million for “The Inclusive City: Past, Present, and Future,” a five-year project focused on urban diversity and inclusion. It builds on a collaboration by PennDesign, the School of Arts and Sciences, and the Penn Institute for Urban Research that brings together students and faculty to examine cities at the intersection of humanities and design.

    FULL STORY AT Penn IUR Urban Link

  • New fellows announced for the Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies

    Out of hundreds of applicants around the world, the Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies have chosen 20 fellows for the 2018-19 session. The fellows will study religious and secular Jewish culture outside of American and European contexts, following 25 years of research.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Arts and Sciences

  • 2018 Lindback Awards for Distinguished Teaching

    Alist of the twelve recipients of the 2018 Teaching and Provost's Awards for health and non-health disciplines, and non-tenure faculty and staff. 

    FULL STORY AT Almanac

  • Building on-ramps into academia for Hispanic students

    A new grant will work to direct more Hispanic students towards Ph.D. programs at Hispanic-serving institutions and research universities over the next five years. The grant extends to humanities students who will work with mentors in their schools. In return, mentors will gain insight into the barriers that keep Latino/a students from entering Ph.D. programs in the first place. 

    FULL STORY AT Graduate School of Education

  • Reversing the effects of vascular aging

    Vascular health declines when the enzyme SIRT1 declines, causing a decrease in blood-vessel density and blood flow. In a study by Zoltan Arany of the Perelman School of Medicine, reintroducing the enzyme to blood vessels improved the vascular health of mice, with implications for stopping frailty and hypertension in humans.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Medicine News

  • Robots dive deep

    Ani Hsieh’s work with robotics primarily focuses on the unknown and isolated world of the oceans. “Robots make perfect sense for ocean exploration because humans can’t operate there without a lot of support infrastructure,” Hsieh says. Her research group programs teams of robots, from small groups up to large-scale swarms, for marine studies and exploration.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Engineering Blog

  • Anthropology senior muses on her museum passion and tackling an eclectic 19th century collection

    Penn Museum Fellows student Sheridan Smalls digs deep into the personal materials and manuscripts of a late 19th century collector for her senior thesis, and uncovers an eclectic and prolific contributor to Penn and Philadelphia museum collections. 

    FULL STORY AT Penn Museum Blog

  • Craig Umscheid to chair Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute advisory panel

    The director of the Penn Medicine Center for Evidence-Based Practice has been named Chair of PCORI research, and will join the Patient-Centered Clinical Decision Support Learning Network.

    FULL STORY AT Leonard Davis Institute

  • National Academy abortion study verifies safety, highlights regulatory hazards

    Lee Fleisher, who chairs the Perelman School of Medicine Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care, served on the committee that researched abortion care, and found it to be a safe and routine medical procedure. It's state regulations that can cause health hazards. 

    FULL STORY AT Leonard Davis Institute

  • Role playing national security law simulation

    The Penn Law National Security Club participated in an annual simulation in Washington, D.C., that draws students and scholars from around the country. The five-member team was assigned a key role in the exercise, mentored by James Clapper, the former director of national intelligence.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Law