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  • Patient safety in hospitals still a concern

    Researchers from the Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Research at Penn Nursing investigate whether hospitals have implemented a key National Academy of Medicine recommendation—to improve nurse work environments and assure adequate nurse staffing—and whether these changes corresponded to improved patient safety, as reported by patients and nurses.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Nursing News

  • Penn engineers develop ultrathin, ultralight ‘nanocardboard’

    Ateam of Penn Engineers has demonstrated a new material they call “nanocardboard,” an ultrathin equivalent of corrugated paper cardboard. 

    FULL STORY AT Penn Engineering Blog

  • How Congress can reclaim its power

    Wharton's Brian Feinstein discusses his research on the strength of Congress's oversight powers.

    FULL STORY AT Knowledge@Wharton

  • Think globally, act locally

    A group of students in the Perelman School of Medicine joined with other medical schools in Philadelphia to start a group dedicated to the growing field of global surgery, the Penn Global Surgery Group.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Medicine News

  • Easing postpartum conversations: Students work to improve the experience for diverse families

    KC Benchimol and Monika Wasik walk us through the policy change they spearheaded across postpartum units at the University of Pennsylvania Health System—a simple change that makes it easier for all people to participate in the postpartum experience and symbolizes acceptance of LGBTQ+ parents.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Nursing News

  • Politics and religion: Chicken or egg?

    Michele Margolis, assistant professor of political science, discusses the effect of politics on religious identity.


  • How monolingual teachers can support bilingual students

    Penn GSE’s Nelson Flores says that all teachers can do more to elevate the value of bilingualism in their classrooms. 

    FULL STORY AT Graduate School of Education

  • Men's basketball announces radio information for 2018-19 season

     The Quakers are scheduled to have 16 games broadcast on WNTP (990 AM), 10 that will be Internet-only through WXPN (, and four games on WFIL (560 AM). 

    FULL STORY AT Penn Athletics

  • 2018-19 women's basketball schedule

    The regular season begins on November 10th and runs through March 9th.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Athletics

  • New Penn Medicine center brings immunotherapy research to brain tumor treatment

    The team at the new Translational Center of Excellence in the Abramson Cancer Center will investigate new immune therapies for glioblastoma, the most common and lethal form of brain cancer, and design new CAR T cell therapies. 

    FULL STORY AT Penn Medicine News