Penn’s Joshua Plotkin to Receive 2015 Akira Okubo Prize for Mathematical Biology

Joshua Plotkin of the University of Pennsylvania has been named winner of the 2015 Akira Okubo Prize, awarded jointly by the International Society for Mathematical Biology and the

Seeing The World Through New Penn Summer Abroad Programs

Students at the University of Pennsylvania can study in Cuba thanks to a Penn Summer Abroad program in Havana.

Penn Dental Medicine Team Shows Why Wound Healing Is Impaired in Diabetics

Scientists at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine have identified a critical molecule that helps explain why diabetics suffer from slow wound healing and pinpoints a target for therapies that could help boost healing.

Penn’s Lorene Cary Announces Safe Kids Stories Initiative

Lorene Cary, a senior lecturer in the English Department in the University of Pennsylvania School of Arts & Sciences, is leading a new initiative called Safe Kids Stories, a website and social movement designed to promote Philadelphia programs that create safe havens for children and youth.

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Penn in the news

The Obama Man Turning Around Chicago’s South Side Isn’t Rahm Emanuel January 26, 2015 | NextCity.org

Penn’s commitment to local engagement and trailblazing role in procurement is cited.

Preservation and Contemporary Design for 36th and Walnut January 21, 2015 | HiddenCityPhila.org

The design for the Ronald O. Perelman Center for Political Science and Economics is highlighted.

Penn to Move Ahead on $77.6M Development January 20, 2015 | Philadelphia Business Journal

Penn is highlighted for plans to build the Ronald O. Perelman Center for Political Science and Economics.

Should Urban Universities Help Their Neighbors? January 19, 2015 | The Atlantic

Anthony Sorrentino of the Office of the Executive Vice President says, “There’s a new way of orienting economic development around those most-reliable institutions -- you can say to a hospital or university, ‘you’re not going anywhere, you’re providing great service, but how else are you contributing to the place you call home?’”

Penn Preparing South Philly, China Projects January 14, 2015 | Philadelphia Inquirer

Executive Vice President Craig Carnaroli comments on campus expansion and growth.

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