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  • Mahama earns silver at U20 Pan American Championships

    Rising sophomore Mayyi Mahama captured silver in the hammer throw for Team USA, highlighting a three-Quaker contingent at the U20 Pan American Championships in Costa Rica over the weekend.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Athletics

  • Tennis teams, players earn ITA academic honors

    The women’s and men’s tennis teams were honored as All-Academic teams, and seven Quakers student-athletes—five men, two women—were honored as ITA All-Academic Scholar Athletes.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Athletics

  • Professor Galbraith shares perspective on the legacy of late Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens

    In light of the death of former Supreme Court Associate Justice John Paul Stevens, Penn Law professor and former clerk Jean Galbraith reflects on his legacy.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Law

  • Pennsylvania takes steps to ensure its high-need schools have excellent STEM teachers

    As part of Pennsylvania’s commitment to close the achievement gaps and provide all students with high-quality teachers, the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation announced the inaugural class of Pennsylvania Teaching Fellows.

    FULL STORY AT Graduate School of Education

  • Dunphy to be inducted into Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame

    Fran Dunphy, who spent 17 years as head coach of the men's basketball program and remains its winningest coach, was recently named as one of 15 sports greats to be inducted into the Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame. 

    FULL STORY AT Penn Athletics

  • Bauermeister selected for Aspen Institute Health Innovators Fellowship

    Twenty one senior health care leaders were chosen to join the Aspen Institute Health Innovators Fellowship’s fifth class and the program’s network of health care entrepreneurs and innovators from across the United States.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Nursing News

  • Adding immunotherapy after initial treatment can benefit metastatic lung cancer patients

    Multiple trials have shown that by using these definitive treatment techniques on all visible tumor sites, patients can end up with better outcomes than what they would get with chemotherapy alone. The trial went one step further and added immunotherapy. In addition to the significant increase in overall average progression-free survival (PFS), the average PFS from the start of administering the drug pembrolizumab was 18.7 months.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Medicine News

  • The art—and importance—of pastoral care

    Trauma chaplaincy is Philadelphia native Barbara Trawick’s second career. After retiring from her administrative role at The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, she was introduced to pastoral care through a church program that offered training for volunteers.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Medicine News

  • What's with all the leather jackets?

    Dean’s Scholar Nicholas Berrettini examines Italian crime dramas and wonders if binge-watching shows can change our opinions.


  • From Mustang to minivan: How Lee Iacocca changed the auto industry

    Wharton's John Paul MacDuffie discusses the life and career of legendary auto executive Lee Iacocca., a master salesman, celebrity CEO, and auto loan pioneer.

    FULL STORY AT Knowledge@Wharton