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  • Shah Family Prize for Innovative Undergraduate Student Projects announced

    The Netter Center for Community Partnerships has awarded Richard Ling, Harrison Feinman, Eva Gonzalez, Hadeel Saab, and Anna Waldzinska the inaugural winners of the Shah Prize.

    FULL STORY AT The Netter Center

  • Beijing summit weaves threads of faculty research in China

    Marilyn Jordan Taylor, Ali Rahim, and Richard Weller of the Weitzman School hosted a two-day event called the Penn-China Design Dialogues in Beijing, with three panels focused on urban design, architecture, and landscape architecture.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Design

  • It only hurts when I read

    Ian Fleishman, assistant professor of Germanic Languages and Literatures, looks at wounding to study narrative.


  • Penn IUR announces recipients of 15th annual Urban Leadership Awards

    The recipients of its 15th annual Urban Leadership Awards, which recognize leaders who are guiding cities toward a sustainable and vibrant future, are Egbert Perry, Co-Founder, Chairman, and CEO of the Atlanta-based company Integral, and Mauricio Rodas, Mayor of Quito, Ecuador.


  • Penn Libraries announces the gift of two iconic documents of American Jewish history

    A gift from Robert V. Waife, great-grandson of the writer Sholem Aleichem and President of the Sholom Aleichem Network, Inc. will bring two iconic documents of American Jewish History, the handwritten ethical will and tombstone epitaph of celebrated Yiddish writer Sholem Aleichem, to the Penn Libraries.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Libraries

  • Penn SUMR Undergrad Minority Research Pipeline Program turns 20

    Throughout 2019, the Wharton School and Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics’ Summer Undergraduate Minority Research (SUMR) program celebrates its 20th Anniversary as a pipeline program for exposing underrepresented minorities to the potential of careers in health services research.

    FULL STORY AT Leonard Davis Institute

  • Six Penn Medicine physician-scientists elected to the Association of American Physicians

    The Penn inductees are Zoltan Arany, Susan Domchek, Scott Halpern, David Margolis, Maria Oquendo, and Drew Weissman.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Medicine News

  • Anthony Ayebiahwe finds a way to give back

    On the cusp of graduating with his Master of Urban Spatial Analytics degree from the Stuart Weitzman School of Design, Anthony Ayebiahwe is poised to lead A&Co., the startup he founded in January that is creating an affordable, multipurpose rechargeable LED lamp. It’s also developing an alert system for Ghanaians whose lives are impacted regularly by floods.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Design

  • April 21 proclaimed “Penn Relay Carnival Day” in Philadelphia

    A Philadelphia institution was front and center in the City Council chambers on Thursday, as Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell officially introduced a resolution proclaiming April 21 to be “Penn Relay Carnival Day” in the city of Philadelphia.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Athletics

  • Cynthia Sung receives 2019 NSF CAREER Award

    Cynthia Sung, Gabel Family Term Assistant Professor in Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics, has been selected to receive a 2019 National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER Award, the NSF’s most prestigious award in support of junior faculty.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Engineering Blog