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  • Perry World House-Foreign Affairs Emerging Scholars Policy Prize

    The prize encourages scholars to translate their own academic work to be more accessible to policymakers in positions of influence and to advance policy debates on significant issues in global affairs. It recognizes outstanding, original essays intended for a policy audience that draw on original academic research.

    FULL STORY AT Perry World House

  • Neil Tomson awarded a National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development Program award

    The assistant professor of chemistry has been awarded a  (NSF) Faculty Early Career Development Program award, the NSF’s most prestigious award in support of early-career faculty.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Arts and Sciences

  • 550+ grants (and counting)—Penn Medicine helps staff give back in the community

    The Penn Medicine CAREs grant program has awarded over 550 grants since its inception in 2012 to allow employees to purchase supplies or other resources for their outside volunteer efforts.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Medicine News

  • Brodeur named to Lou Henson All-Decade Team for 2010s

    Senior forward AJ Brodeur was among the 40 players who were named to the team by the website The senior is seventh on Penn’s all-time scoring list, and is also on the cusp of becoming the first player in Ivy League history to score 1,500 points.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Athletics

  • Bednarik named to ESPN’s All-Time All-America Team

    The Ivy League was represented by one player across the two teams picked by ESPN’s panel of experts: Penn legend Chuck Bednarik, who was named to the first team as its center on offense.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Athletics

  • Martz named Ivy League Rookie of the Week

    The freshman guard/forward Max Martz earns the honor after scoring a career-high 19 points in Penn’s win over Division 3 Wagner at The Palestra. 

    FULL STORY AT Penn Athletics

  • Jason Burdick named National Academy of Inventors Fellow

    Jason Burdick, Robert D. Bent Professor in the Department of Bioengineering, has been named a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors, an award of high professional distinction accorded to academic inventors.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Engineering

  • Philadelphia’s media ecosystem is broken. Can we fix it?

    The Media, Inequality and Change (MIC) Center—a joint project of the Annenberg School for Communication and the School of Communication and Information at Rutgers University—along with the Media Mobilizing Project and Free Press have received a $2.6 million collaborative grant from Independence Public Media to take stock of Philadelphia’s media ecosystem and assess its strengths and weaknesses.

    FULL STORY AT Annenberg School for Communication

  • #WomenofPenn: Marietta Ambrose takes global health to heart

    Marietta Ambrose, an associate professor of cardiology and the new director of Penn Cardiology International, is the first director of the new program which aims to bring heart health initiatives and the world-class care of Penn Medicine, to those in middle-to-low income countries

    FULL STORY AT Penn Medicine News

  • Men’s lacrosse gets lofty preseason rankings

    Inside Lacrosse has picked Penn fifth in its Face-Off Yearbook Top 20, while Lacrosse Magazine has the Quakers 10th in its Nike/US Lacrosse Preseason Top 20. Penn is one of three Ivy League teams in both polls, joining Yale and Cornell.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Athletics