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  • Cross country names 2019 captains

    Seniors Colin Daly and Will Daly will captain the men's team while Maddie Villalba will serve as the leader of the women's squad as the program is set to open its 2019 season on Sept. 7 at the Fordham Fiasco, hosted at Van Cortlandt Park in The Bronx, N.Y.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Athletics

  • BRCA1/2 genetic testing recommendations still leave issues unresolved

    Leaders in BRCA research say the new screening recommendations from the US Preventive Services Task Force are a positive step forward, but testing of individuals with the highest risks must improve.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Medicine News

  • Helping skin cells differentiate could be key to treating common skin cancer

    When the process of skin regeneration is blocked, cancer can grow. A new study from researchers in the Perelman School of Medicine has identified a key regulator of that block known as LSD1, as well as a way to genetically influence the skin to grow in a way that prevents this block from happening. 

    FULL STORY AT Penn Medicine News

  • What will it take for Uber to become profitable?

    Wharton’s David Wessels discusses Uber’s latest earnings report and business model, and argues that “in this particular case, it’s just bad news when the numbers are so low.”

    FULL STORY AT Knowledge@Wharton

  • Men’s squash announces 2019-20 schedule

    An exciting new era beckons for the men’s squash program as the 2019-20 slate will coincide with a return to the newly renovated Penn Squash Center.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Athletics

  • Penn’s Center for Africana Studies Summer Institute prepares students for the journey ahead

    Penn’s commitment to inclusion is especially evident at the Center for Africana Studies Summer Institute. For 33 years, the week-long program in July has given incoming freshmen a taste of the college experience before their first semester begins.

    FULL STORY AT Power of Penn

  • A woman’s right to vote: Film traces struggle behind the 19th Amendment

    With the 19th Amendment’s centennial just a year away, Annenberg Classroom has released “The 19th Amendment: A Woman’s Right to Vote,” a video about women’s struggle to secure the right to vote and the amendment’s long journey to passage.

    FULL STORY AT Annenberg Public Policy Center

  • Penn Dental Medicine Welcomes Class of 2023 with White Coat Ceremony

    Penn Dental Medicine welcomed the Class of 2023 DMD students to the study of dental medicine at its annual White Coat Ceremony, held August 12 at Penn’s Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Dental Medicine

  • Penn GSE student puts management and evaluation skills to work in Ugandan summer internship

    Amy Guillotte traveled to Gulu, Uganda four months after a doctor from Geneva Global addressed her International Education Development Program seminar class, and began a summer internship with the organization, implementing educational development programs for underserved students.

    FULL STORY AT Graduate School of Education

  • Penn baseball players shine during 2019 summer ball season

    This summer, 18 athletes competed on 14 different teams from Vermont down through the Texas valleys. Numerous players reached their league’s respective all-star games and played against fellow college baseball players from a variety of conferences.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Athletics