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Krissy Turner is the new coach of @PennWSoccer. She comes to Penn from Monmouth University, where she was a nine-time conference coach of the year. Her career record there was 282-130-43, and her teams posted 15 consecutive winning seasons.
Rising senior Kiersten Thomas, a health and societies major in the College of Arts and Sciences, studied at the Stockholm School of Economics. A highlight of the spring semester experience was dog sledding during a trip to the Arctic Circle.
History professor Warren Breckman took his @PennGlobal Seminar students to the Western Front area of northern France and Belgium to look at World War I through the intersections of personal and public memory.
Initiatives like Penn Medicine’s Program for LGBTQ Health and Transgender Patient Advocate Program work to make the health care experience for transgender people a smoother, less stressful time, while making access to care easier.
A new chemistry technique developed by @PennEngineers allows for a wider range of fluorescent markers to be added to individual cells without damaging them.
Scott Moore of @PennGlobal discusses efforts to include the study of China in more departments, his course on China & sustainability, and his new book, “China’s Next Act,” in which he unfurls the layers of China’s approach to sustainability & technology.
Liz Magill becomes Penn’s ninth president Friday. In a Q&A, Magill shares insights about her scholarship and her background, what excites her about living in Philadelphia, why she is inspired by the Penn community, and more.
Wale Adebanwi of @PennSAS discusses the condition of democratic reform in Africa. While acknowledging progress, he says, "There are serious structural problems that need to be resolved for democratic practice to become fully entrenched.”
As part of the Bard Prison Initiative, members of the Penn Debate Society traveled to a maximum-security prison this spring for a round against a team of incarcerated debaters.
Tamia Harvey-Martin, C'25 premieres her first film, “A Foolproof Guide to Relationships,” at the @PennLGBTC on June 28. She wrote and directed the short film with the goal to get more asexual representation on the screen.
Penn Wellness and @PennPubHealth addressed SCOTUS' decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. They write, “Providing inclusive public health services for all in our community means providing access to safe and legal reproductive care, including abortions.
What does the decision by the Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade actually mean? @Marci_Hamilton (not pictured), a professor of practice in @PennSAS and founder and CEO of the nonprofit think tank CHILD USA, offers her thoughts.
1. The Dobbs decision talks the law talk, but its foundation is the majority's beliefs about when life begins. It is akin to Hardwicke v. Bowers (holding that LGBTQ sex can be criminalized) where the reasoning of the majority was built on their religious viewpoints.
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Alumna Caroline Fearey Schimmel has spent nearly 50 years as a book collector and bibliographer on women whose contributions went unrecognized. She recently donated to the @upennlib fiction items about overlooked trailblazers.
Children younger than 5 are now eligible to get COVID-19 vaccines. In a Q&A, Lori Handy of @PennMedicine and @ChildrensPhila discusses what it means now that this final group can get protection, and she offers recommendations for families.
Princess Rahman C'22, is all about creating the life she wants for herself. When COVID-19 hit, Rahman found a way to continue her college education. When global travel was finally possible, she signed up for a semester in Italy.
A $7.5 million gift from Lori Kanter Tritsch and Trustee William P. Lauder has created Design to Thrive, a new program for PennPraxis in the Stuart @WeitzmanSchool of Design, offering design education to underserved youth.
May grad Marc Minichello, who recently won the NCAA national championship in the javelin throw, has been named Mid-Atlantic Men’s Field Athlete of the Year by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.
A team led by Jeremy Wang of @pennvet has identified a new stem cell self-renewal factor, one essential for mice to produce sperm throughout their adult lives.
It’s been 50 years since President Nixon signed Title IX, the bill prohibiting sex-based discrimination in federally funded school or education programs. Penn Today spoke with @pennlaw’s Jasmine Harris to look at the law through a disability lens.
Following a year-long evaluation and inclusive process, the name of Roger Brooke Taney, former chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, will be removed from a decorative medallion adorning the exterior of Silverman Hall at Penn Carey Law. @pennlaw
The @Wharton School’s Stevens Center for Innovation in Finance and @PennPCI led the NFT’s development, in collaboration with @PennMedicine.
Penn’s first non-fungible token, a digital asset to be auctioned by Christie’s, commemorates the mRNA research pioneered by the Perelman School of Medicine’s Drew Weissman and Katalin Karikó that helped lead the world’s fight against COVID-19.
If the 2021-22 year has shown anything, it’s that tradition and evolution can strike a balance as, more than two years into the pandemic, many aspects of campus life returned. Enjoy the Penn Year in Review!
More than $12 million in scholarships for grad students has been committed to @PennSP2 for student diversity. The resources will provide unprecedented support for students in social work, social policy, and nonprofit leadership.
The American Baseball Coaches Association has selected sophomore third baseman Wyatt Henseler for its @NCAA Division I All-East Region First Team and also named him a NCAA Division I Third-Team All-American.
Studies by @AnnenbergPenn students indicate that younger Americans are more isolationist than older Americans. In particular, researchers have found a relationship between heavy social media usage and isolationism in younger generations.
In the new edition of her book on irritable bowel syndrome, @PennSAS psychologist Melissa Hunt explores advances made in the past decade. Her aim is to offer accessible, effective, self-help psychological treatment for those who suffer from the disorder.
As Juneteenth is observed as an official holiday for the first time on campus, members of the University reflect on its present-day significance.
A new grant from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (@SNForg) to support the @SNFPaideia at Penn will enhance and expand programming as it strengthens the partnership and core commitment to the civic mission of higher education on campus and beyond.
In @WhartonBizDaily, Lynn Wu discusses the future of electric vehicle manufacturing and its impact on the U.S. economy.
In a unique partnership, Penn’s Department of History and Sociology of Science and @SciHistoryOrg will serve as host institutions for the History of Science Society, a nearly-century-old scholarly association.
How did Russian President Vladimir Putin transform from a fairly elected leader into what political scientists call a personalist dictator? Authors of a recent paper out of the Center for the Study of Contemporary China @CsccPenn offer some insight.
A new gift to @upennlib from Candice Willoughby, C’97, and her husband Bob will provide extensive updates to the East Asia Studies Seminar Room.
An @AnnenbergPenn study reveals that having similar life experiences can actually diminish our ability to perceive other people’s unique feelings and circumstances.
May graduate Iuliia Bryzgalova of @PennWTennis has been named Senior Player of the Year for the Northeast Region by @ITA_Tennis. Bryzgalova had a 23-7 record this past season in the No. 1 spot and a 4-1 record in Ivy League play.
A @PennNursing/@PennMedicine team found that male rats that engaged in voluntary nicotine use had offspring more likely to do so, too. Some offspring also developed impaired memory and anxiety-like behavior.
Thousands of alumni and guests returned to campus last month for Alumni Weekend 2022, reconnecting with friends and celebrating in-person for the first time since 2019. #penninspires @Pennalumni
In the spring of 2020, @PennDentalMed students Kylie Schlesinger and Julie Berenblum founded Penntorship, a mentorship program that connects dental students from Penn with students in West Philadelphia High School.
Will a return to pre-pandemic healthcare conditions reduce nurse burnout? A @PennMedicine @PennNursing study found that such burnout actually existed before COVID-19, so improving the situation will require further action. @PennLDI
Two recent SCOTUS decisions will have a “devastating impact on non-citizens and their family members,” says Sarah Paoletti of @pennlaw.
In his new book, “The Wuhan Lockdown,” Guobin Yang of @AnnenbergPenn & @PennSAS uses personal diaries from that Chinese city’s residents to recreate how it felt at the epicenter of what was then a scary and unknown new virus.
A discovery at @britishlibrary led @PennSAS’ doctoral candidate Claire Conklin Sabel to 18th-century fossil hunter Elizabeth Thomas. With artist and illustrator Alix Pentecost-Farren, Sabel pursued research on how lay people influence scientific culture.
As we move further into the warm months, @PennMedicine offers a guide to avoiding drowning. Among other recommendations, everyone should get training in basic life support.
The modern workplace has become increasingly transactional, a marked transformation from the post-war era when employees stayed put until they retired. @Wharton profs explain that companies still need to ensure employees “feel engaged and well treated."
How Penn Family Medicine forms a foundation of LGBTQ+ primary care @PennMedicine
Researchers from the Humanities and Human Flourishing Project in @PennPosPsychCtr found that visiting art museums is associated with benefits to mental health. The work is the first step toward better understanding how museums can help visitors flourish.
Alex Jiang (left), a @PennEngineers rising sophomore is doing research this summer in Singapore. “It’s been an incredible experience immersing myself in Singapore’s culture,” Jiang says. “I’ve spoken both Chinese and English almost every day.”
The first @PennMedicine primary care appointment for patients who identify as LGBTQ is exactly like any appointment for any patient — clinicians are focused on treating them holistically and on listening to the concerns that brought them in for care.
Cam Landis, C'22, graduated from Penn with a degree in anthropology, awards in shot put, and a newfound faith. “I came to Penn not willing to admit to anybody I was Jewish,” Landis says. “Now, it’s hard for me to imagine a life without it.”
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