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University of Pennsylvania
University of Pennsylvania
19 minutes
  • PIK Professor Sarah Tishkoff and fellow researchers offers a new look at African genetic diversity, with data from 50 populations.

    Among other insights, their analysis suggests that hunter-gatherer groups, a few of whom speak languages involving clicks, share a common ancestry despite being geographically far-flung.

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University of Pennsylvania
1 hour
  • The Penn Men's Tennis team won the ECAC Division I Indoor Tennis Championship last weekend at the Hecht Tennis Center.

    The Quakers defeated No. 4-seeded Cornell, top-seeded Dartmouth, and No. 3-seeded Harvard to win the title.

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21 hours
  • Stephanie Creary of The Wharton School discusses diversity, understanding and appreciating differences, having multiple identities, bringing your whole self to work, code-switching, and defining professionalism in 2019.

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  • Roopa Vasudevan, a doctoral student in Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania, is merging her background as both an arts professor & an MTV producer with her passion for data’s impact on historiography.

    “I want to figure out how we, as a society, can create more fair and just approaches to data collection,” she says.

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  • At the Penn Book Center, author and alum Feminista Jones and Tanji Gilliam of Penn Arts & Sciences discussed Twitter & the origins of the modern liberation movement in black women’s words, struggle, and history.

    Jones’ book, “Reclaiming Our Space: How Black Feminists are Changing the World from the Tweets to the Streets,” explores black feminism in the age of social media.

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University of Pennsylvania
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  • “There is likely to be an accumulation of fungi and bacteria inside of bath toys,” says Michael David of Penn Medicine. “And some of these bacterial and fungal species are associated with human infections.”

    But “people almost never come in with an infection caused by the types of mold that grow on a household item.”

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2 days
  • Horticulturist Anthony Aiello of the Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania discusses the winter-blooming witchhazels, their unique botanical role, and where to find them at the Arboretum and on campus.

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University of Pennsylvania
2 days
  • By engaging with Philadelphia elementary students and high school literature teachers, Karen Detlefsen of Penn Arts & Sciences is opening young minds to a new kind of thinking.

    “I want to enable the philosophical voices of many people—including children,” she says.

    Read more here: bit.ly/2BvlM8q

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University of Pennsylvania
3 days
  • The School of Design has entered a collaborative research partnership with the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation.

    Penn students will be able to engage with topics related to Wright’s work and architecture, and to assist in developing methods for the conservation and preservation of historic sites.

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University of Pennsylvania
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  • President Amy Gutmann invites you to an engaging conversation with the Honorable Joseph R. Biden Jr., 47th Vice President of The United States and Benjamin Franklin Presidential Practice Professor at the University of Pennsylvania

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  • Using biomarkers to customize care, a new treatment model from Penn Medicine’s Center for Interdisciplinary Research on Nicotine Addiction could significantly help people who want to quit smoking.

    “The problem is not monolithic,” says pulmonologist Frank Leone. “Once we recognized that, we could start to identify subgroups more likely to respond to one type of therapy than to others.”

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4 days
  • Penn researchers have proposed that the purpose of standard sleep differs from that of recovery sleep, which follows sleep deprivation.

    “The debate about the function of sleep continues—but is now informed by remarkable findings in the expanding world of sleep and chronobiology research in multiple species,” says lead researcher David Raizen of Penn Medicine. The study was published in Nature Reviews Neuroscience.

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  • Six women who were the original operators of Penn’s pathbreaking ENIAC, the world’s first computer, emerged from the shadows after decades of obscurity.

    Today, on the annual celebration of ENIAC’s debut, a documentary featuring some of their stories is being shown by the Penn Libraries.

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  • In the second episode of Penn Today’s “Office Hours” podcast series, Kristen Ghodsee of Penn Arts & Sciences explains why women report better sex under socialism, details her immense typewriter collection, and describes her favorite Bulgarian food in mouth-watering detail.

    Listen to the podcast: https://bit.ly/2toiKOJ

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5 days
  • How does the President's authority to withdraw from or rejoin international treaties work? Penn Law professor Jean Galbraith dives into the subject.

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University of Pennsylvania
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  • Senior sprinter Calvary Rogers broke the 14-year-old indoor school record in the 200-meter dash Saturday by running a 21.05 at the Texas Tech Shootout in Lubbock.

    The Rochester, New York, native is a co-captain of the men’s track and field team and a five-time All-Ivy honoree.

    Tags: Penn Track & Field and Cross Country

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  • After scoring 20 points, grabbing five boards, and dishing out two dimes in Penn’s 92-82 victory over Brown in Providence on Friday, freshman guard Bryce Washington has been named The Ivy League Rookie of the Week.

    The honor marks the third straight week he has won the award.

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University of Pennsylvania
6 days
  • As the periodic table marks 150 years, chemists continue to rely on the information captured in this resource as they study the diverse properties of the 118 known elements.

    Judith Currano of Penn Libraries and Jenine Maeyer of Penn Arts & Sciences share their perspectives on how all types of chemists still use this tool.

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University of Pennsylvania
6 days
  • Horticulturist Anthony Aiello of the Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania discusses the winter-blooming witchhazels, their unique botanical role, and where to find them at the Arboretum and on campus.

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University of Pennsylvania
6 days
  • President Amy Gutmann & Engineering Dean Vijay Kumar stopped by FemmeHacks at PennovationWorks on Saturday.

    The annual event is a beginner-friendly collegiate hackathon for women-identifying people with an interest in computer programming and featured a day of all-levels workshops on Friday.

    See more photos here: bit.ly/2E83egp

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University of Pennsylvania
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  • The Penn Women's Basketball team improved to 15-3 by defeating Brown 83-43 on Friday and Yale 54-48 on Saturday. The 40-point margin was the largest over the Bears in Penn women’s basketball history.

    The Quakers have won six straight games and are undefeated in The Ivy League.

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University of Pennsylvania
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  • Best-selling author, public-interest lawyer and advocate Bryan Stevenson will deliver the address at the University’s 263rd Commencement on Monday, May 20, and be awarded an honorary degree.

    “As a legal advocate and steadfast defender of our nation’s most important democratic ideals,” said President Amy Gutmann, “he sets a positive example of the impact that Penn graduates may have as they prepare to put their education to work as engaged citizens.” Seven others will also be awarded honorary degrees at the Franklin Field ceremony.

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University of Pennsylvania
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  • With the world watching Venezuela, Professor Tulia Falleti, Director of Director of Penn's Latin American and Latino Studies Program, discusses the country's unprecedented political crisis.

    Visit OMNIA to read the full Q&A: http://bit.ly/2WPtymt

    Tags: University of Pennsylvania, University of Pennsylvania College of Arts and Sciences, Penn Latin American & Latino Studies Program

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University of Pennsylvania
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  • The School of Design has entered a collaborative research partnership with the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation.

    Penn students will be able to engage with topics related to Wright’s work and architecture, and to assist in developing methods for the conservation and preservation of historic sites.

University of Pennsylvania
University of Pennsylvania
1 week
  • By engaging with Philadelphia elementary students and high school literature teachers, Karen Detlefsen of Penn Arts & Sciences is opening young minds to a new kind of thinking.

    “I want to enable the philosophical voices of many people—including children,” she says.

    Read more here: bit.ly/2BvlM8q

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