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  • Joelle Hageboutros joins ICJ Judicial Fellows Programme

    The Wharton senior will join the International Court of Justice Judicial Fellows Programme for 2021-2022. The competitive, highly selective program was established to provide recent law graduates the opportunity to gain experience working as a clerk at the International Court of Justice in The Hague.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Law

  • 2021 CAREER Award recipient: Eric Detsi

    The Stephenson Term Assistant Professor in Materials Science and Engineering, has received the National Science Foundation’s CAREER Award, which is given to early-career faculty researchers who demonstrate the potential to be role models for research and education and are committed to outreach and public engagement.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Engineering Today

  • Curator Meg Onli wins Inaugural Prize aimed at advancing racial equity in the arts

    The inaugural Figure Skating Prize, aimed at Black artists, curators and contemporary art scholars who are advancing equity and racial justice within the arts, has been awarded to Meg Onli, the Andrea B. Laporte Associate Curator at the Institute of Contemporary Art.

    FULL STORY AT Art Newspaper

  • EarthEnable wins $250,000 Lipman Family Prize

    Chosen from more than 115 applicants around the globe, EarthEnable aims to eliminate unsanitary living conditions by building an affordable and sustainable housing industry in rural Africa.

    FULL STORY AT Wharton

  • Urgent care centers: Lower-cost than emergency departments, but they increase spending

    A new study in Health Affairs shows the average urgent care center (UCC) visit cost only $171 compared to $1,646 for a visit to an emergency department. However, the relative convenience of UCCs results in increased numbers of visits, which increases overall spending.

    FULL STORY AT Leonard Davis Institute

  • Weitzman faculty and students confront climate change, extinction at the Biennale Architettura 2021

    Richard Weller, professor and chair of the Department of Landscape Architecture and co-executive director of The Ian L. McHarg Center for Urbanism and Ecology at Penn, will present three bodies of work as part of the As One Planet exhibition in the Central Pavilion. Winka Dubbeldam, Miller Professor and chair of the Department of Architecture at Penn and director of the Advanced Research and Innovation (ARI) Lab at Penn, serves as one of the creative directors for City X Venice at the Italian Pavilion. Dubbeldam’s ARI presentation will include work by six faculty members.

    FULL STORY AT Weitzman School of Design

  • Making Black lives matter in Philadelphia: Perspectives from the health sciences

    The first talk in a new lecture series featured a keynote address by Eugenia South, who addressed how the COVID-19 pandemic has hit many Black communities the hardest, how the initial vaccine roll-out has disproportionately vaccinated white individuals, and how these crises are linked through the common root cause of structural racism.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Libraries

  • Caregiver Forums offer solidarity, solace in virtual meetings

    Caregivers across the country found themselves faced with new challenges. The Penn Memory Center began the Caregiver Forums in March 2020 in an attempt to provide caregivers a space where they could talk freely and share advice as they learned to navigate caring for their loved ones during the pandemic.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Memory Center

  • Less is more for the next generation of CAR T cells

    Researchers at Penn Medicine have discovered that shortening the amino acid chain links, the two halves of the CAR plastered together and pre-activated the CAR T cells to latch onto tumor cells and attack them.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Medicine News

  • MindCORE receives National Science Foundation support

    MindCORE (Mind Center for Outreach, Research, and Education) has received funding from the National Science Foundation for an integrated paid 10-week summer research experience for eight visiting undergraduate students.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Arts & Sciences