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  • Patients with acute leukemia who are treated with common therapy have increased risk for heart failure

    Patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia or acute myeloid leukemia who are treated with anthracyclines are at a heightened risk of heart failure—most often within one year of exposure to the chemotherapy treatment, according to a new study led by researchers at Penn Medicine.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Medicine News

  • James Pikul receives 2020 National Science Foundation CAREER Award

    This honor is the NSF’s most prestigious award and aims to support junior faculty members who embody the role of ideal teacher-scholars through the integration of education and research while supporting the mission of their organizations.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Engineering

  • Women’s lacrosse receives preseason rankings

    Penn’s women’s lacrosse team enters the 2020 campaign ranked by both US Lacrosse Magazine and Inside Lacrosse, checking in at No. 9 in the Nike/US Lacrosse Preseason Top-20, and at No. 15 in the Inside Lacrosse Face-Off Yearbook Top-20. 

    FULL STORY AT Penn Athletics

  • University of Pennsylvania Class of 2024 early decision program

    The University of Pennsylvania received 6,453 applications under the first-choice Early Decision Program for the entering class of 2024. From this group of highly talented and compelling students from around the globe, 1,269 students were offered admission, approximately 53% of the expected enrolling class in the fall of 2020.

    FULL STORY AT Page217

  • Lotti named to Uplifting Athletes Rare Disease Champion Team

     Uplifting Athletes announced its inaugural Rare Disease Champion Team on Thursday, Dec. 13, and Penn football student assistant Anthony Lotti was one of five student-athletes to be honored with a spot on the team.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Athletics

  • The Best Books for Young Readers of 2019

    This year saw an unprecedented level of public discussion and debate about race, identity, and representation in books for children and young adults. In her 2019 list of the Best Books for Young Readers, Penn GSE’s Ebony Elizabeth Thomas hopes to showcase some of the stories that also highlight perseverance, love, loss, and self-discovery. 

    FULL STORY AT Graduate School of Education

  • Professor of architecture David Leatherbarrow awarded 2020 AIA/ACSA Topaz Medallion for Excellence in Architectural Education

    For nearly four decades, Leatherbarrow has taught graduate and undergraduate courses exploring the interdependence of design and theory, and is one of the world’s leading experts in the history and theory of architecture.

    FULL STORY AT Weitzman School of Design

  • Interested in the workings of the brain? There’s an online certificate for that.

    The new College of Liberal & Professional Studies Online Certificate in Neuroscience, Neuroscience 100, is the online survey class on the structure and function of the nervous system launched this fall, with students joining from as far away as Europe and Asia.


  • Sprint football honors Wagner at annual banquet

    Sprint football hosted its annual postseason banquet last weekend and alumni came out in droves to celebrate the 50-year career of former head coach Bill Wagner.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Athletics

  • 4 million euro grant to improve mental health and well-being of health professionals and patient safety

    The grant will support the international partnership of some of the world’s leading Universities led by KU Leuven and the School of Nursing’s Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Research.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Nursing News