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  • Wharton Global Youth Program annual Knowledge@Wharton High School Investment Competition winners announced

    This year’s Global Finale, held via live video conference, was the culmination of an engaging financial competition for high school students and educators around the world that began more than six months ago, with student teams managing portfolios of $100,000 in virtual cash and building unique team investment strategies.

    FULL STORY AT Wharton

  • Toni Walker visits South Africa to study Black womxn and queer artists

    Graduating Communication major Toni Walker spent 12 days in South Africa conducting research as part of her undergraduate fellowship with the Annenberg School’s Center for Advanced Research in Global Communication. 

    FULL STORY AT Annenberg School for Communication

  • The optimist’s Venice Biennale preview

    The theme of the 17th International Architecture Exhibition—La Biennale di Venezia, “How will we live together?” has assumed a new significance as the coronavirus pandemic has swept across the globe. As health concerns led to shutdowns in Italy, the Biennale’s opening was postponed until August 29, but the Weitzman School stands to be well represented if the landmark event can take place.

    FULL STORY AT Weitzman School of Design

  • Updated data show promise of targeted therapy in Castleman disease

    David C. Fajgenbaum, a Penn Medicine researcher and Castleman disease patient, and his team demonstrated that there is increased activation of a specific pathway called PI3K/Akt/mTOR. The findings suggest that Castleman patients who do not respond to the only drug currently approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of the disease may have another option that targets this specific pathway. 

    FULL STORY AT Penn Medicine News

  • Wharton School receives $5 million to launch artificial intelligence for business

    The launch of AI for Business is made possible by a new $5 million gift from Tao Zhang and his wife Selina Chin, to expand Wharton’s analytics capabilities, a major focus of Wharton’s More Than Ever campaign.

    FULL STORY AT Wharton

  • Incredible ‘accommodations’ for blood cancer patients to continue care during COVID-19

    Abramson Cancer Center patients are able to self-isolate close to their treatment site thanks to the help of URHomeinPhilly, which offers short term apartment rentals in the city. 

    FULL STORY AT Penn Medicine News

  • Headway, a communication device for minimally invasive surgery, wins 2020 Pennvention grand prize

    Headway won the 15th annual Pennvention prize, bringing over $20,000 to the team members of Integrated Product Design, graduate students Julia Lin, Jonah Arnheim, Qian Wan, and Laura Ceccacci.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Engineering

  • #RemoteLearning: APPC and iCivics release updated online civics games

    iCivics and the Annenberg Public Policy Center have rereleased two free online games designed to help educators and parents teach middle and high school students how the different branches of government interact and how the state and federal court systems work.

    FULL STORY AT Annenberg Public Policy Center

  • Junior Alexa Spagnola on building technology to confront COVID-19

    Alexa Spagnola and her teammates won the NYU Abu Dhabi Hackathon for Social Good in the Arab World with their project, Health Hero Match, which connects healthcare workers with hospitals experiencing staffing shortages.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Engineering

  • Penn Vet launches new telehealth platform, expands access to leading pet behavior expertise

    Designed for veterinarians and pet owners alike, the new web-based telehealth application is expanding access to science-based insights from certified behavior experts.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Vet