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  • Beacon Awards

    The Lipman Family Prize is excited to announce the 2020 Beacon Awards, which will be presented in October 2020, during the Wharton Global Forum. The Beacon Awards are designed to reward and support Lipman Family Prize honorees who have demonstrated success in growing their social impact efforts. Eligible honorees will be invited in October 2019 to submit an Expression of Interest, and qualified candidates will be asked to provide their Growth Narrative by February 2020. 

    FULL STORY AT Wharton

  • Take a first-person tour of the Detkin Lab via flying robot

    Flying with a first-person view, thanks to a VR headset, you can join roboticist, pilot and recent alum Yash Mulgaonkar on a quick spin around the lab.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Engineering Blog

  • What’s the catch? Collateral mortality of spotted lanternfly trapping

    Though introduced to Berks County, PA, in 2014, spotted lanternfly (Lycorma delicatula, SLF) have been slow to invade Morris Arboretum. While more SLF were on the trees this year than any previous year, the populations were still small compared to those seen on favored trees (such as tree-of-heaven) in the heavily infested areas of Pennsylvania. 

    FULL STORY AT Morris Arboretum

  • Celebrating 50 years of training the physicians of the future

    Penn Medicine Lancaster General Hospital’s Family Medicine Residency Program began in 1969—the same year that family medicine was officially recognized as a distinct specialty in the United States. Now celebrating its 50th anniversary, LGH’s pioneering residency program remains one of the most consistently top-ranked among more than 500 programs focused on family medicine across the country. 

    FULL STORY AT Penn Medicine News

  • NIH award to support integrated pathogen and vector genomics information resources

    A team led by scientists at the University of Pennsylvania and University of Georgia provides thousands of researchers around the world with access to the Eukaryotic Pathogen Genomics Database, a collection of resources for analyzing large-scale datasets associated with microbial pathogens.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Arts and Sciences

  • Schneck selected as NFHCA senior game participant

    The 2019 Victory Sports Tours/National Field Hockey Coaches Association Division I Senior Game roster was announced on Wednesday and Alexa Schneck was selected to represent the University of Pennsylvania among 38 other student-athletes in Winston Salem, N.C. on Friday, Nov. 22.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Athletics

  • A new name—and a new era—for the Wharton School’s book publishing arm

    The book publishing arm of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania is changing its name from Wharton Digital Press to Wharton School Press.

    FULL STORY AT Wharton

  • Early Career Award win for Stevens

    Penn Nursing’s Robin Stevens, assistant professor in the Department of Family and Community Health, is set to receive the Early Career Award from the Public Health Education and Health Promotion Section of the American Public Health Association.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Nursing News

  • U.S. should look to other countries for guidance on affirmative action

     In an op-ed for The Hill, Daniel Wagner, director of the International Literacy Institute and the International Education Development Program, argues that by only focusing on our own history, the United States misses an opportunity to learn from other countries that have tried to increase equity.

    FULL STORY AT Graduate School of Education

  • Penn academic-community health services research collaboration wins national award

    Penn’s Center for Mental Health and the Philadelphia Department of Behavioral Health have jointly won a Society for Implementation Research Collaboration Conference award for their years of work on a project to improve care in the City's community mental health centers.

    FULL STORY AT Leonard Davis Institute