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Shelter dogs get second chance at Penn Vet

Shelter dogs get second chance at Penn Vet

A new project at the School of Veterinary Medicine, supported by a donation from the Richard Lichter Charity for Dogs, aims to provide a safety net for some animals in shelters by enabling shelter dogs at risk for euthanasia to receive the care they need at Penn’s Ryan Veterinary Hospital. The donation will fully cover the care of approximately 25 animals per year.

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30 minutes outdoors for 30 straight days

30 minutes outdoors for 30 straight days

For the month of April, Penn’s Green Campus Partnership is urging faculty and staff at the University to go outside and enjoy nature for 30 minutes each day. The 30x30 Challenge, organized by the Sustainability Office, is open to all Penn employees, and runs April 1-30. The EPA reports that Americans spend 90 percent of their time indoors.

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Staff Q&A with Rashmi Kumar

Staff Q&A with Rashmi Kumar

Rashmi Kumar, learning instructor for STEM courses in the Weingarten Learning Resources Center, discusses supporting STEM students, her interest in the STEM fields, her recent trip to Jordan, innovation and excellence in education, and the apparent growing popularity of STEM courses.

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Staff assemblies give Penn employees a voice in University affairs

Staff assemblies give Penn employees a voice in University affairs

Penn has a total regular work force of more than 34,000 employees, making the University the largest private employer in Philadelphia. The Penn Professional Staff Assembly and Weekly-Paid Professional Staff Assembly provide employees with forums to engage in dialogue about University issues and have a voice in University affairs.

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Student Spotlight with Michael R. McDonald

Student Spotlight with Michael R. McDonald

Michael R. McDonald, a third-year student at Penn Law School, chats about his role as editor-in-chief of the University of Pennsylvania Law Review. Founded in 1852, the Law Review is America’s oldest law review and oldest continuously published student journal.

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A center for innovation at Penn

A center for innovation at Penn

With Pennovation Works (formerly referred to as the South Bank), a 23-acre parcel of land along the southern bank of the Schuylkill River, Penn hopes to draw a new generation of innovators and entrepreneurs. The site will house the Pennovation Center, a 58,000-square-foot, three-story facility that will serve as the University’s hub for innovation, research, and entrepreneurialism.

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Masked men

Masked men

For their 127th annual production, The Mask and Wig Club performs “A Comedy of Terrors,” which runs through Friday, April 10.

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Q&A with Randall Mason

Q&A with Randall Mason

Randall Mason, the new executive director of PennPraxis, talks about plans for the applied research arm of the School of Design, public engagement in the design process, and why he rejects the term “preservationist” when describing his work. Mason is also chair of PennDesign’s Historic Preservation program.

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A Visit to Ryan Hospital

A Visit to Ryan Hospital

Last semester, a team from University Communications visited Ryan Hospital, shadowing veterinary surgeons, oncologists, dentists, technicians, residents, students, and nurses, as well as clients and their beloved pets. What follows is a glance into a typical day at one of the country’s busiest veterinary hospitals.

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FRES leads Penn’s battle versus the snow

FRES leads Penn’s battle versus the snow

Mother Nature has dropped mountains of snow on Penn’s campus over the last two winters. The Division of Facilities and Real Estate Services is responsible for clearing snow from Penn sidewalks, bridges, and walkways, and ensuring that the campus is accessible and safe.

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Renowned sculptor Patrick Dougherty returns to Morris Arboretum

Renowned sculptor Patrick Dougherty returns to Morris Arboretum

Artist Patrick Dougherty is returning to the Morris Arboretum this month to construct one of his unique stick sculptures.  While serving as an artist-in-residence from March 9-27, he will create one of his characteristic site-specific, large-scale temporary structures out of willow.

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HR online portal welcomes new employees to Penn

HR online portal welcomes new employees to Penn

The Division of Human Resources recently launched the New Faculty and Staff Member Portal, an online, one-stop website containing forms, information, and resources that new faculty and staff will find useful during their first weeks on the job.

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Penn exhibit revisits White Tower fast-food chain

Penn exhibit revisits White Tower fast-food chain

An exhibit in Penn’s Architectural Archives showcases the architectural styles of the pioneering White Tower restaurant chain and its role in shaping fast-food culture in America. Founded in 1926, the company operated 350 restaurants at its peak before shutting down in the 1980s.

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