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A new United Nations brief from Reto Gieré of @PennSAS and alumna Catherine Nabukalu questions the “renewable” status of charcoal and suggests changes to make its production more eco-friendly. bit.ly/3UPFmmr
This year marks the 10th anniversary of @PennGlobal, the central hub for the University’s engagement across the world. Penn Global has lived up to its guiding principle of “bringing the world to Penn and bringing Penn to the world.” Read More: bit.ly/3OcPjaY
On a segment of @Marketplace Tech, Pinar Yildirim of @Wharton examines how social media amplifies misinformation and conspiracy theories, as well as the ideal role that social media should play in the election cycle. bit.ly/3EcuPL1
Brazil’s President-elect Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva has made the protection of the Amazon rainforest a cornerstone of his political platform. For @NewsHour, Michael Mann of @PennSAS explains why he’s optimistic about the future of the Amazon. to.pbs.org/3Gsqq9k
A study from @PennNursing found that for Latino communities, four main barriers to COVID-19 vaccine uptake came into play early in the pandemic: access to appropriate health care services, money, immigration concerns, and misinformation. bit.ly/3UEW4os
This summer, @PennSAS fourth-year Michelle Yoon from Daejon, South Korea, returned to @PennMedicine as a research assistant to study social intervention for adults with autism. bit.ly/3OtyjO3
Penn students, researchers, and faculty attended COP27, the U.N. climate conference in Egypt. In @PhillyInquirer, several of these experts offer ideas on how Philadelphia officials can work to make the climate goals of the Paris Agreement a reality. bit.ly/3TQyl3v
In collaboration with @WeitzmanSchool, @TuskegeeUniv architecture students are studying the discipline of preservation through the exploration and restoration of historic buildings. bit.ly/3ErM2QK
A study by @APPCPenn found that while Americans say they do not have concerns about the safety or effectiveness of the bivalent COVID booster, they show much less acceptance of it than the vaccines against polio or monkeypox. bit.ly/3tRJmac
Quarterback Aidan Sayin led a fourth-quarter gridiron comeback against No. 22-ranked Princeton on Saturday, @PENNfb’s first victory over a ranked opponent in seven years. Sayin threw the game-winning touchdown with five seconds left in the fourth quarter. bit.ly/3GOx8GS
A new initiative from @PennSAS’ Marci Hamilton and colleagues will research and track child sexual abuse statutes of limitations for every country worldwide. Given that most victims do not come forward in childhood, Hamilton says reform is crucial. bit.ly/3OyV7vW
Through global outreach, enhanced student training, continuing education for practitioners, and a busy clinic launched last year, @PennDentalMed is working to ensure that people with disabilities get the oral health care they need. bit.ly/3EWKjEE
This summer, @Wharton third-year Emma Segerman, interned with the operations department for @MLB. Segerman worked hands-on with MLB scouts, doctors, and players to collect performance data, finalize logistics for the Amateur Draft, and more. bit.ly/3tuEtUa
In a profile for @whartonmagazine, Jeremy Siegel reflects on his storied legacy, the latest edition of his classic book “Stocks for the Long Run,” and his lasting connection to the School he’s called home for more than four decades. bit.ly/3UWdHzL
In a Q & A, Elizabeth Sanseau of @ChildrensPhila and @AnnenbergPenn’s Kyle Cassidy discuss Annenberg Hotkeys, a medical simulator developed during the pandemic to remotely prepare health care providers for emergency situations. bit.ly/3O5IHv7
In South Philadelphia’s FDR Park, a new mural represents the U.N. Sustainable Development Goal of clean energy for all. The mural is sponsored by @KleinmanEnergy and painted by Eliza Nobles, a master’s student in @WeitzmanSchool and @PennSAS. Read More: bit.ly/3V0Myfo
In @PhillyInquirer, Jonathan Zimmerman of @PennGSE encourages universities to foster open and honest dialogue about affirmative action, both for affirmative action’s own sake and in the interest of “a robust exchange of ideas.” Zimmerman writes. bit.ly/3AyZEZu
The Clothing Closet, a new partnership between Wellness at Penn and @PennLGBTC, offers a sustainable way for students, faculty, staff, and community members to recycle outfits and shop for new ones. bit.ly/3UdNtIB
A @pennvet–led team coaxed stem cells to take on the characteristics and functions of a human adrenal gland, progress that could lead to new therapies for adrenal insufficiencies and a deeper understanding of the genetics of such disorders. bit.ly/3U0GT81
In a Q&A, historian Beth S. Wenger discusses the history of modern antisemitism, its effect on the Jewish people, antisemitism on the right and left, Kanye West, Kyrie Irving, criticism of Israel, and the history of Jewish people in America. bit.ly/3TYQyf6
Home care has long been a part of health care, but it was the COVID-19 pandemic that led @PennMedicine to rethink who needed to be in the hospital. bit.ly/3TSs9rT
In an Op-Ed for @timeshighered, Jerry Jacobs of @PennSAS writes that the academic journal review process is riddled with bureaucratic pitfalls. Jacobs suggests that journals could benefit from “radical transparency.” bit.ly/3WISnzN
Researchers at @PennMedicine’s @BasserBRCA have uncovered several factors that may drive the recurrence of breast and ovarian cancers among women carrying high-risk genetic mutations. bit.ly/3hHAwJl
Over 300 Penn students are currently using veteran education benefits, earned through their military service or that of a parent or spouse. A new office in @PennSRFS provides support for the growing number of veterans. bit.ly/3UPjU0q
A $5 million gift from @Wharton alumna Wendy Commins Holman and her husband Wayne Holman will name the recently renovated Holman Biotech Commons. bit.ly/3UsRgm5
As founder of the student-run Penn Innovation Network, @Wharton third-year Sapphira Ching is putting into practice her passion for diversity, innovation, and the environment. whr.tn/3goASEo
James Ker of @PennSAS is rejuvenating the way Latin is taught in Philadelphia schools and providing opportunities for undergrads to take part through the Penn Undergraduate Research Mentoring program. @PennCURF bit.ly/3tJphmx
Beans Velocci of @PennSAS explores how sex and gender have been shaped and categorized through history—and the consequences of those constructions taking on the guise of scientific and medical fact. bit.ly/3U2WJza
The Named Scholarship Celebration returned to Rockwell Gymnasium last week, offering an opportunity for many students to meet the donors who made their college experience possible. Students shared their stories as part of the program. bit.ly/3ErL3zT
For @PoetsAndQuants, Nicolaj Siggelkow of @Wharton discusses the high-level goals of his new role as vice dean of the MBA program. bit.ly/3tkUPyX
President Liz Magill joined faculty, staff, and students at Penn on Veterans Day, showing ‘deep gratitude’ and ‘solemn respect’ for all who have served. bit.ly/3UNgMSF
Penn Transit Services has launched four new electric passenger vans. The use of these vehicles will save a total of 52 cubic tons of carbon emissions every year, which equates to growing 893 tree saplings for 10 years. bit.ly/3G4MXck
In the annual @AnnenbergPenn Lecture, Nobel Peace Prize winner Maria Ressa discussed being the target of online attacks and what it will take to ensure that truth prevails. bit.ly/3NZIWYD
Peter Groeneveld of @PennMedicine has been named director of the Veterans Affairs Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion. In a Q&A, he discusses his career caring for veterans, how the VA has changed in the past three decades, and more. @vaequity bit.ly/3fXq8wx
This summer, @PennSAS third-year Amanda Sweeney interned at @PennEnvironment to advocate against climate change. Sweeney and her team pushed the Pennsylvania legislature to pass a 100% renewable energy bill. bit.ly/3fNO3P6
Opioid and drug overdose rates have skyrocketed during the past 20 years, particularly in marginalized communities of color without access to resources. @PennMedicine’s Margaret Lowenstein discusses treatment strategies and more. bit.ly/3TjxAzK
Kenneth Roth, former executive director of Human Rights Watch, has been named the inaugural Thakore Family Global Justice and Human Rights Visiting Fellow at @perryworldhouse. bit.ly/3EkEtMN
Stephanie Perry of @PennSAS shares her NBC News team’s top five exit-poll analyses to help explain what happened. bit.ly/3NUn6pm
A new study from @PennMedicine and @pennvet is evaluating if palliative radiation delivered in just two clinic visits is safe and similar in efficacy to the traditional method delivered over several weeks in treating dogs with oral cancer. bit.ly/3ULuy8A
Brinn Gammer, a @PennSAS third-year, knew she wanted to fight for justice when she switched her major from neuroscience to criminology. This summer she worked at @pennlaw's @QuattroneCenter gathering useful data on crime scenes and more. bit.ly/3htRCdn
A study by Catherine McDonald of @PennNursing and colleagues found that risky behaviors, particularly handheld cellphone use and speeding, are relatively common among teen drivers. bit.ly/3TJ652B
Daniela Fabricius of @WeitzmanSchool has incorporated history, feminism, and “spatial reparations” into her courses on labor and architecture. In a Q&A with Weitzman News, Fabricius unpacks her approach to teaching and her upcoming book. bit.ly/3URHdqU
Three members of @PennMSoccer have earned major postseason awards from the Ivy League. Stas Korzeniowski has been named Offensive Player of the Year; Leo Burney has been selected as Defensive Player of the Year; and Brian Gill won Coach of the Year honors. bit.ly/3hJoIWU
On an episode of “Tell Me More” on @PBS, Angela Duckworth of @PennSAS speaks about self-perception, grit, and passion. Duckworth discusses the importance of optimism and dedication as they relate to success, debunking the notion of determinism. to.pbs.org/3CjsnkR
From the opening of the @PennMedicine Pavilion to the intricacies of broadband expansion, catch up on some @Penn_Today stories that won district awards from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education. bit.ly/3UmA8OT
Three experts share their thoughts on Luiz Inácio Lula Da Silva’s defeat of right-wing incumbent Jair Bolsonaro, and what it means for Latin America’s largest democracy. @CLALS_UPENN @PennSAS bit.ly/3A1M6p0
Research out of @PennSAS and @NPS_Monterey found that early in the pandemic the possibility of getting robbed or assaulted in a public place in the U.S. jumped by 15% to 30%, a rate that has stayed elevated in the years since. bit.ly/3te5Gua
Grace Low, a visiting third-year from Singapore, has fallen in love with the city, history, and people of Philadelphia during her fall semester at @Wharton. Read more about Low’s experiences with the Penn Figure Skating Club and Wharton Asia Exchange: bit.ly/3ggTl5M
In an Op-Ed for @timeshighered, Susan B. Sorenson of @PennSP2 analyzes a recent survey about the extent of gender-based violence at European universities. Read More: bit.ly/3V3nNPp
Experts have been experimenting with field-effect transistor technology (FET) for decades, but have been hindered by insurmountable tradeoffs in power and performance. @PennEngineers have redesigned FETs with energy efficiency in mind. bit.ly/3Ao45Gb
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