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  • Alternative health media consumption and vaccine views

    A new study by researchers from the Annenberg Public Policy Center finds evidence that exposure to alternative health media affects beliefs about consequential health-care issues like vaccinations.

    FULL STORY AT Annenberg Public Policy Center

  • Why the U.S. government should regulate cryptocurrency

    According to Wharton legal studies and business ethics professor Kevin Werbach, the Biden administration’s executive order to develop a national policy on cryptocurrency and digital assets is an important first step in setting some guardrails around a global market now worth more than $3 trillion.

    FULL STORY AT Knowledge at Wharton

  • American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry to recognize care center for serving children with special needs

    The Manuel M. Album Award is presented annually to an individual or organization that has made the greatest contribution to the oral health of children with special needs. Beginning in 2021, the School’s Care Center for Persons with Disabilities provides comprehensive restorative and preventive dental care to children and adults with wide-ranging disabilities.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Dental Medicine

  • New project to study the financial symptoms of Alzheimer’s

    Jason Karlawish, co-director of the Penn Memory Center, will be collaborating on a project titled “Health and Financial Implications of Early-Stage Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias” with a four-year grant from National Institute on Aging to gather information on money management in patients with cognitive impairment.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Memory Center

  • Lance Freeman: Penn IUR Fellow and one leading scholars of urban housing and gentrification

    The recently appointed Penn’s 29th Penn Integrates Knowledge University Professor is the James W. Effron University Professor, with joint appointments in the Department of City and Regional Planning and the Department of Sociology. He is also the author of many scholarly articles and book chapters about gentrification, housing policy, urban poverty, neighborhood change, and residential segregation.

    FULL STORY AT Penn IUR

  • Dorothy Roberts traces the history of race and the regulation of Black women’s bodies in chapter for The 1619 Project

    Dorothy E. Roberts, George A. Weiss University Professor of Law and Sociology and the Raymond Pace and Sadie Tanner Mossell Alexander Professor of Civil Rights, recently published “Race,” a chapter in The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story, created by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones. Roberts’ chapter intertwines the subjects of two of Roberts’ seminal works, “Fatal Invention: How Science, Politics, and Big Business Re-Create Race in the Twenty-First Century” and “Killing the Black Body: Race, Reproduction, and the Meaning of Liberty.”

    FULL STORY AT Penn Law

  • Tyler Wry on teaching innovation to high school students

    The Wharton Global Youth Program is preparing to launch its first Essentials of Innovation program for high school students. Wry, a management professor at Wharton, offers a sneak peek into the nuances of innovative thinking and how he designed the program.

    FULL STORY AT Wharton Stories

  • Art initiative displays community thanks for Penn Medicine health care workers

    Penn Medicine unveiled a new digital art collaboration, #phillyheARTsyou, with five local and national artists—from Philadelphia to Los Angeles—that shows support and gratitude from the community for health care workers and their dedication during the COVID-19 pandemic.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Medicine News

  • Diversity in the Stacks: Collecting Latin American history and culture

    With the goal of diversity in mind, librarians launched the Latin American Research Resources Project, which initiated the Distributed Resources venture to allow libraries to set aside 7% of their annual budgets to devote to a particular subject area or format. The Penn Libraries focused its Latin American collecting on ethnohistory, folklore, migration, public health, and music sound recordings.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Libraries

  • Jhohanna Perez awarded Frederick Douglass Global Fellowship

    The Penn junior is awarded a fully funded, four-week leadership program for students of color that is set in Ireland and focused on peace, social justice, and conflict resolution.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Abroad