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  • Penn Engineers help launch TILOS, a new NSF artificial intelligence research institute focused on optimization

    Vijay Kumar, CJ Taylor, Alejandro Ribeiro, Hamed Hassani, and Shirin Saeedi Bidokhti will contribute to Institute for Learning-enabled Optimization at Scale (TILOS) research on optimization in artificial intelligence, as well as the Institute’s educational and outreach efforts through a $20 Million grant.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Engineering Today

  • Wharton surpasses historic milestone of 50% women in MBA Class of 2023

    At nearly 52%, the percentage of women in the Wharton MBA Class of 2023 represents a 10% increase in female students over last year’s first year students. These achievements are the result of a yearslong effort to promote diversity, equity and inclusion.

    FULL STORY AT Wharton

  • Carol Muller and West Philadelphia H.S. receive Faculty-Community Partnership Award

    Music professor Carol Muller, who also directs the minor in jazz and popular music studies, is being recognized for her work on projects that engage Penn graduate and undergraduate students in music, arts, and wellness partnerships with the West Philadelphia/Philadelphia community through Academically Based Community Service.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Arts & Sciences

  • Assistive technology for infants with cleft palate wins inaugural Advancing Oral & Craniofacial Health Award

    The Center for Innovation and Precision Dentistry,a collaboration between Penn Dental Medicine and Penn Engineering, has presented its inaugural Advancing Oral & Craniofacial Health Award to Eugene Ko, assistant professor of clinical oral medicine at Penn Dental Medicine, who will be collaborating with Shu Yang, chair and Joseph Bordogna Professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, with a secondary appointment in the Department Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Engineering Today

  • Zelizer named fellow of The British Academy

    Zelizer has been elected as a fellow of The British Academy, a fellowship of over 1400 of the leading minds in humanities and social sciences from the U.K. and overseas.

    FULL STORY AT Annenberg School for Communication

  • Penn Medicine launching center for applied health informatics

    In a move that will enhance Penn Medicine’s clinical, operational, and research and clinical capabilities, the health system is launching the Center for Applied Health Informatics to better facilitate and coordinate health data projects across the health system and grow its leadership in health informatics globally.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Medicine News

  • Sowetan, Black South African newspaper, 1981-2018

    The South African daily newspaper, Sowetan, has been digitized from its start as a commercial newspaper in 1981 through 2018 by Newsbank. 

    FULL STORY AT Penn Libraries

  • Jackson and Tan mentor doctoral students on conducting community-engaged research

    Dean John L. Jackson, Jr. and professor Andy Tan are both mentoring Annenberg School doctoral students this summer as part of the Penn Graduate Community-Engaged Research Mentorship program, facilitated by the Netter Center. The 10-week program offers an opportunity for graduate students interested in community-engaged research to work on smaller scale, short-term projects guided by experienced faculty mentors. 

    FULL STORY AT Annenberg School for Communication

  • Three Presidential Penn Compact Professors join Arts & Sciences faculty

    Wale Adebanwi, Jennifer Morton, and Keisha-Khan Y. Perry have joined the School of Arts & Sciences as Presidential Penn Compact Professors, which was conceived by President Gutmann as a partnership with Penn Arts & Sciences to promote faculty excellence and diversity. 

    FULL STORY AT Penn Arts & Sciences

  • This year’s Forté Fellows in Wharton’s EMBA Program

    Four first-year Wharton EMBA students—Camille Castro, Fitz Reid, Angela Romero, and Mini Thangaswamy—received scholarships for their commitment to advancing women in business.

    FULL STORY AT Wharton Stories