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  • Taunita V. Stephenson named head of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging for Penn Athletics & Recreation and Wellness at Penn

    The athletic administrator turned HR and DEIB professional, has been named the Head of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging, a position shared between the Division of Recreation and Intercollegiate Athletics and Wellness at Penn.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Athletics

  • Penn Dental Medicine joins with the WHO to address oral health in Africa

    Penn Dental’s Center for Integrative Global Oral Health and the World Health Organization Regional Office for Africa brought together oral health educators, chief dental officers, and representatives from Ministries of Health from throughout Africa at the Exploring Global Strategies To Promote Oral Health In The WHO African Region conference in Nairobi, Kenya.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Dental Medicine

  • Perry World House announces expansion to prestigious visiting fellows program

    Perry World House has announced its inaugural class of non-resident senior advisors: Melissa Flagg, Lolita K. Jackson, Mauricio Rodas, Robert M. Scher, Alexander Vershbow, and Koko Warner.

    FULL STORY AT Perry World House

  • Penn Dental Medicine expanding care for cancer patients

    Penn Dental Medicine has launched a new outreach effort to serve cancer patients undergoing treatment who may not have a dental care home.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Dental Medicine

  • What’s ahead for the U.S. economy?

    Lower interest rates are a clear possibility in the year ahead as inflation gets reined in, according to Wharton’s Jeremy Siegel. A mild recession is possible, but the Dow could surpass 40,000, he predicts.

    FULL STORY AT Knowledge at Wharton

  • Penn Medicine researchers uncover unexpected molecular pattern in fragile X syndrome

    Penn Medicine researchers have found that severe DNA misfolding and the silencing of genes are related to synaptic and connective tissue tied to fragile X syndrome.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Medicine News

  • A new electroadhesive clutch to improve haptics in virtual reality gloves and beyond

    Researchers at Penn Engineering have designed an electroadhesive material that is strong, operates at low voltages and quickly switches states, utilizing ionoelastomers instead of dielectrics. The design can improve robotic exoskeletons and prosthetics, finger-gripping systems, and shape-shifting robots.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Engineering Today

  • Penn GSE researchers team up with Philly community to make a difference through CARE Initiative

    The Communities Advancing Research in Education (CARE) Initiative, run by Penn GSE professor Gerald Campano, creates an equitable partnership between Penn GSE researchers and doctoral students and the local community.

    FULL STORY AT Graduate School of Education

  • Diversity in the Stacks: Collecting as resistance: Khajistan and the shaping of Pakistani cultural histories

    For the past two years, the Penn Libraries has been collaborating with Khajistan, an organization committed to the preservation of cultural production from Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Iran, sourcing and documenting a wide variety of ephemeral materials from South Asia and the Middle East.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Libraries

  • Skadden Fellowships

    2024 Penn Carey Law graduates Allison Nasson and Mikaela Wolf-Sorokin have been awarded prestigious Skadden Fellowships.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Carey Law