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  • Diversity Fellow works to make everyone feel welcome in Penn GSE’s community

    Jax Lastinger, a student in Penn GSE’s Education, Culture, and Society master’s program, received the 2019 Award for Promoting Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion at Penn GSE’s commencement. 

    FULL STORY AT Graduate School of Education

  • Amicus Therapeutics and Penn announce expansion of gene therapy collaboration

    With Amicus Therapeutics, Penn’s gene therapy technologies from the Wilson Lab will have exclusive disease-specific worldwide rights for the majority of lysosomal disorders and twelve additional rare diseases. 

    FULL STORY AT Penn Medicine News

  • Zimmerman honored for advocating for open expression

    The Heterodox Academy has given Penn GSE education historian Jonathan Zimmerman its 2019 Open Inquiry Leadership Award. Zimmerman, a founding member of the Heterodox Academy, has worked to bring students and faculty with differing political viewpoints together. 

    FULL STORY AT Graduate School of Education

  • Shira Brisman receives the 2019 Schulman and Bullard Article Prize

    The assistant professor of history of art received the award from the Association of Print Scholars for an article published by an early-career scholar that features compelling and innovative research on prints or printmaking.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Arts and Sciences

  • Raina Merchant named National Academy of Medicine Emerging Leader

    The founding director of Penn Medicine’s Center for Digital Health was selected for a three-year term beginning in July.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Medicine News

  • New Annenberg Presidential Associate Professor Sarah J. Jackson studies narratives of race and gender in the media

    As 2019 New America National Fellow, Jackson is looking at how contemporary black media makers and cultural workers like education journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones, filmmaker Ava DuVernay, and author Ta-Nehisi Coates are challenging the mainstream ways we talk about race and inequality.

    FULL STORY AT Annenberg School for Communication

  • Minding other people’s business

    Penn LPS students win case competition at the sixth annual Wharton People Analytics Conference.


  • Penn Medicine's Volpp, Venkataramani and Kangovi win SGIM Awards

    Three Penn Medicine faculty research scientists and LDI Senior Fellows—Kevin Volpp, Atheendar Venkataramani, and Shreya Kangovi—were honored with awards at the Society of General Internal Medicine's annual meeting in Washington, D.C.

    FULL STORY AT Leonard Davis Institute

  • Are fewer physicians and self-service health care the answer?

    Citing the strategies other industries successfully used to reign in skyrocketing costs while maintaining product availability and quality, Penn health care innovation expert David Asch writes that real health care change requires the removal of the field's “choke point”—the physician-patient gateway to care.

    FULL STORY AT Leonard Davis Institute

  • Documentary to highlight Laurie Olin and his social vision

    Olin, one of the most renowned landscape architects practicing today, is the focus of Sitting Still, a new documentary in production for release next year.

    FULL STORY AT PennDesign