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  • The inaugural class of Dr. Sadie Tanner Mossel Alexander Scholars

    The University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School honors the legacy of Dr. Sadie Tanner Mossel Alexander, the first Black woman to graduate from the Law School, with the introduction of the inaugural class of Sadie Scholars: Kanyinsola Ajayi, Rheem Brooks, and Angel Reed.

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  • What can leaders learn from Ukraine’s Volodymyr Zelenskyy?

    While his country is in crisis, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy is emerging as a masterful communicator and charismatic leader whose management style is reminiscent of some of the greatest statesmen in history, says Wharton’s Michael Useem.

    FULL STORY AT Knowledge at Wharton

  • Accelerate Health Equity Initiative seeks to dismantle racism, advance health

    Members of CHIBE are co-leading an initiative to identify structural and institutional causes of health inequities and racism, transform those practices, and significantly improve health equity in Philadelphia. The initiative is called Accelerate Health Equity, and is led by Penn Medicine and Independence Blue Cross.

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  • ‘Leading Social Change’ asks students to explore the ‘One Big Thing’ they want to change in the world

    In this course, students immerse themselves in strategy and storytelling to change the world. Over the semester, lecturers in Law Benjamin Jealous and Ariel Schwartz help them to create a plan to achieve their goal.

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  • Quattrone Center co-facilitates Sentinel Event Review of ‘Wave 2’ of Seattle Police Department’s response to 2020 protests

    The Quattrone Center for the Fair Administration of Justice co-facilitated  a community-centered Sentinel Event Review of five critical incidents that took place during the second week of protests in Seattle following the murder of George Floyd at the hands of police.

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  • Volkswagen emissions scandal affected infant and child health

    In 2015, an environmental policy group discovered a massive fraud by Volkswagen: A line of “clean diesel” cars including popular Beetle, Golf, and Jetta models were instead excessively dirty—producing up to 150 times the pollutant levels of gasoline-powered models. Penn LDI senior fellow Diane Alexander calculated the excess pollution from the scam and the impact on infant and child health.

    FULL STORY AT Leonard Davis Institute

  • Penn Libraries unearths dissertation of trailblazing 19th century physician M. Alice Bennett

    The dissertation of M. Alice Bennett, the first woman to receive a degree from Penn, sheds light on her medical interests as a student at Penn’s School of Auxiliary Medicine before she began a career in psychiatry and women’s health care. This dissertation is fully catalogued and is available in Colenda, the Penn Libraries’ digital repository, for anyone to view.

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  • University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School hosts an expert briefing on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

    The panel featured professor of law William Burke-White, Perry World House Professor of Practice of Law and Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, Philip Nichols of the Wharton School and the Russia and East European Studies program, and Victoria Kaplan, who is from Ukraine and an associate in Dechert’s global finance group.

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  • Historian Mia Bay wins Bancroft Prize

    Mia Bay, Roy F. and Jeannette P. Nichols Professor of American History, won this year’s Bancroft Prize for her book, “Traveling Black: A Story of Race and Resistance.” The prize is considered one of the most prestigious honors in the field of American history.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Arts & Sciences

  • Nancy A. Hodgson selected for induction to the International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame

    The Claire M. Fagin Leadership Professor in Nursing and Chair of the Department of Biobehavioral Health Sciences will be honored by Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) for her contributions to the nursing profession during the organization’s 33rd International Nursing Research Congress in July.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Nursing News