How a diversity program enabled a childhood orthopaedics patient’s research dreams
The McKay Orthopaedic Research Lab’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) committee’s conference grant program offers a welcoming environment and resources that support people of all identities, to engate in orthopaedic research.
Rethinking resilience in the face of climate change
Hurricane Ida brought record-breaking rainfall and flooding, and stronger, more destructive storms will inevitably come. Being better prepared will require reconsidering how to protect people and their homes.
Exploring along the edges of Philadelphia reveals the essence of the city
The SNF Paideia Program teamed up with Penn alumnus and artist JJ Tiziou for “Walk Around Philadelphia,” a fall retreat for student fellows.
How to connect communities to colorectal cancer screening
Penn Medicine has been on a multiyear journey to both raise the rates of screening for colorectal cancer and increase uptake of follow up care, with the goal of driving down colorectal cancer death rates and addressing inequities
Penn INSPIRE guides scientists and physicians to the forefront of academia
Penn Interdisciplinary Network for Scientists Promoting Inclusion, Retention, and Equity (Penn INSPIRE) advocates to empower individuals with diverse ethnicities, backgrounds, gender identities, and sexual orientations—those at the margins of academia.
A new energy and intentionality to Penn purchasing
The University launched its “Fueling Business Growth” campaign at this year’s Supplier Diversity Forum and Expo, meant to increase support of local, minority-owned businesses.
After 12 years as Penn trustees chair, David L. Cohen reflects on his time at the helm
The Comcast executive and Penn Law graduate shares why he has been so committed to the University and its growth throughout the years, what made his working relationship with President Amy Gutmann so strong, and much, much more.
A unique but exemplary academic year: 2020-21 in review
A challenging yet successful year—Penn’s exceptional community of dedicated students, faculty, and staff overcame the world’s most significant obstacles to flourish, from outreach locally through volunteerism, to helping the world globally with mRNA technology. The 2021 academic year highlighted the best of Penn.
Systemic barriers to college for low-income and nontraditional students
The release of a higher education report reveals that nontraditional students have many risk factors and financial barriers to navigate to successfully complete their educational goals.
Game-changing gift announced at inaugural Penn Africa Research Symposium
The $5 million gift creates the Holman Africa Initiative, expanding financial aid and enhancing opportunities for faculty and students to engage in research and teaching in and on Africa.