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  • How the COVID hotline became Penn Medicines front line against the outbreak

    The hotline was designed to handle a major challenge of the outbreak facing the community at large—far beyond the population who needed to be admitted to the hospital, and was active from mid-March until early June in order to take inquiries from patients, caregivers, concerned family members, even doctors and nurses

    FULL STORY AT Penn Medicine News

  • Architecture and landscape faculty earn 2020 A+Awards

    Architizer, recognized as the world’s leading online platform for architecture and building-products, has announced the winners of the 8th Annual Architizer A+Awards, and the Department of Architecture at Weitzman is represented by multiple faculty members and alumni—Winka Dubbeldam; A Eugene Kohn; Thom Mayne; and Brian Phillips.

    FULL STORY AT Weitzman School of Design

  • Penn partners with three schools on NSF Engineering Research Center for the Internet of Things for Precision Agriculture

    The National Science Foundation has established the NSF Engineering Research Center for the Internet of Things for Precision Agriculture (IoT4Ag) with a five-year, $26 million grant to create advanced technologies for improving crop production and addressing interconnected food, energy and water security challenges.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Engineering

  • Penn Medicine receives $4.9 million grant to improve uptake of cancer care best practices

    The National Cancer Institute (NCI), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), is funding the work over five years. The award, part of the Biden Cancer Moonshot Initiative, makes Penn one of seven centers across the country working on this effort as part of the NCI’s Implementation Science Centers in Cancer Control.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Medicine News

  • Tackling the bioethics challenges raised by COVID-19

    In an editorial in the journal AJOB Empirical Bioethics, three nurse researchers provide ideas for meaningful empirical bioethics research related to the COVID-19 pandemic to aid clinicians in ethical decision-making approaches.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Nursing News

  • Consumer disappointment with retailers runs deep

    A new Wharton Baker WisePlum Consumer Loyalty Study reveals that consumers are less forgiving, and need more from retailers during the global pandemic.

    FULL STORY AT Wharton

  • Big ideas for strange times

    Penn Arts & Sciences’ newest series of faculty talks created during the COVID-19 pandemic feed the need to engage with ideas that transcend the immediate crisis. In Big Ideas for Strange Times, professors to ponder some of life’s bigger questions in short virtual lectures. 


  • Achieving better postpartum care

    A new study published in Medical Care examines the health care use of nearly 600,000 mother-infant pairs who were eligible for Medicaid for at least 11 of the 12 months following birth in 12 geographically diverse states. They found that 38% of mothers on Medicaid had no adult preventive visits one year postpartum.

    FULL STORY AT Leonard Davis Institute

  • Paul Robinson elected to American Law Institute

    After a 15-year hiatus, University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School’s Colin S. Diver Professor of Law Paul Robinson was reelected as a member of the American Law Institute (ALI) in June. Founded in 1923, the ALI is an independent organization that produces scholarly work to clarify, modernize, and improve the law. Its elected members include eminent lawyers, judges, and academics.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Law

  • Introducing the Green New Deal Superstudio

    The Ian L. McHarg Center for Urbanism and Ecology at the Weitzman School of Design is partnering with The Landscape Architecture Foundation, the Center for Resilient Cities and Landscapes, the American Society of Landscape Architects, and the Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture to launch The Green New Deal Superstudio, an open call for designs that spatially manifest the principles and policy ideas of the Green New Deal with regional and local specificity.

    FULL STORY AT Weitzman School of Design