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University of Pennsylvania
University of Pennsylvania
14 hours
  • PIK Professor Sarah Tishkoff counters a controversial theory which claims that race-based genetic variants correlate to advances in human culture.

    “That doesn’t mean somebody won’t find something some day. Maybe it’s possible, but I don’t think there’s any evidence right now that supports those claims,” says Tishkoff.

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University of Pennsylvania
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  • Stephen Gluckman of Penn Medicine offers advice for summer travelers.

    Gluckman recommends getting vaccinated for measles if traveling to a risky area. He also debunks preconceptions about air travel and germs in planes. Airplanes use HEPA filters, making the air onboard some of the safest to breathe.

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University of Pennsylvania
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  • Penn Arts & Sciences’ popular 60-Second Lectures offer quick, insightful dives into a wide range of topics. During Alumni Weekend last month, the 60-Second Lecture Slam featured talks from faculty, students, and alumni as they competed for top honors.

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  • New chemistry research from Penn Arts & Sciences demonstrates how “hidden” phases of matter can be activated by extremely fast pulses of light.

    This fundamental breakthrough paves the way for creating materials that can be imbued with new properties.

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  • Jenny Ko of South Korea shares her first impressions of her internship at Lynk, an expert network consulting firm in Hong Kong.

    “I do recommend working at a startup if you want to interact with everyone and get a hands-on experience in the workforce,” writes Ko, a rising junior in the School of Arts and Sciences.

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  • Josh Hood, a rising sophomore in Penn Arts & Sciences, has been named a First-Team Freshman All-American by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association.

    A native of Vineland, New Jersey, Hood ranked fourth on the team with a .331 batting average and led the Red & Blue with eight home runs. He had 17 multi-hit games, 12 multi-RBI games, and his 60 hits were the most by a freshman in school history.

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  • After months in the planning and a three-day high-tech operation, the iconic sphinx at the Penn Museum journeyed 300 feet along a wooden runway built on steel beams and scaffolding from the Lower Egyptian Gallery where it has been since 1926 to the newly designed main entrance hall.

    The sphinx will be on public view once again when the entrance hall is reopened in November.

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University of Pennsylvania
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  • The Wharton School alumnus Taylor Jenkins has been hired as the new coach of the NBA’s Memphis Grizzlies. During the 2018-19 season, he served as an assistant coach with the Milwaukee Bucks and was previously an assistant coach with the Atlanta Hawks.

    The Grizzlies finished this season with a 33-49 record and have the No. 2 pick in the upcoming NBA Draft.

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  • The variety of jobs in technology at Penn is astounding, says Tom Murphy, the University’s Chief Information Officer. With about 950 tech staff across campus today, he says, “we offer just about everything imaginable.”

    Penn Today looks at how these jobs have evolved, their innovative nature, and why the University, often retaining staff for decades, is such a good place to work in tech.

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University of Pennsylvania
University of Pennsylvania
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  • Vijay Balasubramanian of Penn Arts & Sciences sits down with Penn Today for the latest episode of the “Office Hours” podcast series.

    Balasubramanian explains the connection between smells and memories, defends his passion for “MacGyver,” and gushes about his favorite place on campus.

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University of Pennsylvania
3 days
  • Students in MindCORE’s summer workshop each spent an hour studying a single painting at The Barnes Foundation.

    The exercise, led by researchers at the The Wharton School Neuroscience Initiative, was aimed at better understanding how the brain processes visual cues.

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University of Pennsylvania
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  • The Wharton School Dean Geoffrey Garrett will leave his post at the end of the 2019-20 academic year to become the dean of the University of Southern California Marshall School of Business in Los Angeles.

    In announcing the news, President Amy Gutmann discussed his tenure saying, “In partnership with Wharton’s incredible community of faculty, staff, students, alumni, and friends, he has expanded the Wharton standing faculty to more than 240 members and increased its breadth, depth, diversity, and eminence.”

    Read more here: https://bit.ly/2MGl4NO

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University of Pennsylvania
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  • Chip Diagnostics, led by David Issadore of the School of Engineering and Applied Science, was named the awardee of the JPOD @ Philadelphia QuickFire Challenge during the BIO 2019 International Convention.

    The Philadelphia-based company is developing technologies for minimally invasive early cancer detection and screening that can be done using mobile devices. The award also includes a one year residency at PennovationWorks.

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University of Pennsylvania
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  • In an Omnia podcast, newly retired Charles Bernstein of Penn Arts & Sciences reflects on his writing career, his high school days as a theater buff and activist, the poetry movement that grew out of a trip to the Canadian rainforest, and the importance of audio archives.

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University of Pennsylvania
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  • Rising senior Nia Akins & May graduate Anna Peyton Malizia of @PennTrack came within hundredths of a second & hundredths of a meter of winning their respective events at the @NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Austin, Texas, on Saturday.

    Akins finished second in the 800m. Malizia finished third in the high jump. Both have been named First-Team All-Americans.

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University of Pennsylvania
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  • Last month, The Power of Penn Medicine Campaign hit a major symbolic milestone, as work crews installed the final supporting beam in the new Pavilion at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Read more: https://bit.ly/2WqQlsl

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University of Pennsylvania
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  • A summer conference organized by mathematicians in Penn Arts & Sciences will bring together early-career researchers to develop important skills and tackle problems in arithmetic geometry, a relatively young field that combines algebra, geometry, and number theory.

    “There are more and more people, especially young people, who are now working on this intersection,” says Karemaker.

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University of Pennsylvania
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  • An international team, including researchers from @PennMedicine, has made headway in the fight against lupus and other autoimmune disorders.

    By drilling down into the molecular complex that regulates the body’s immune system, the researchers have identified new targets that help dampen an overactive immune system.

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University of Pennsylvania
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  • After three decades, as the world remembered the June 1989 crackdown on protesters in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square, the Chinese government largely ignored it.

    In a Q&A, Avery Goldstein of Penn Arts & Sciences, who was in the city on the anniversary, talks about what has and hasn’t changed, and how the regime has suppressed talk of the event. “It is not openly discussed or even dealt with as a fact of history,” he says.

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University of Pennsylvania
6 days
  • Katherine Milkman of The Wharton School says Sephora’s hourlong staff diversity training, while “well-intentioned” and unlikely to do “any serious harm,” will not end racism.

    “We can’t slap a Band-Aid on it with these one-day things. We have to design organizations so they don’t facilitate bias.”

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University of Pennsylvania
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  • In an article for The Regulatory Review, Edward Hale of Penn Law considers the uncertain future of cannabidiol (CBD), a non-psychoactive extract from the marijuana plant said to have numerous health benefits.

    While CBD has surged in popularity, it’s still classified as a Schedule I drug by the DEA, thus occupying a legal gray area. However, Hale writes, a recent FDA hearing may shift its regulation.

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University of Pennsylvania
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  • Men and women may express symptoms of some medical conditions differently and yet preclinical research too often relies only on male animals.

    “We may be missing big pieces of the puzzle,” says Liisa Hantsoo of Penn Medicine.

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University of Pennsylvania
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  • On the ABC Australia’s “PM,” Joseph Turow of Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania discusses data mining and companies’ ability to glean personal information from consumer activity.

    “The most benign categories can yield inferences about an individual,” Turow says.

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University of Pennsylvania
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  • A superblock project in Barcelona aims to rededicate much of the city’s urban land to public transit, biking options, and walking paths. David Roberts, a Senior Fellow at PennDesign's Kleinman Center for Energy Policy, wrote a five-part article on this innovative initiative.

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