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Q&A with Antonia Villarruel

Q&A with Antonia Villarruel

Antonia Villarruel, the newly appointed Margaret Bond Simon Dean of Penn’s School of Nursing, discusses some of the big policy decisions that are affecting nursing, the impact of her research, and how it feels to be back at Penn in a new role. Villarruel received her M.S.N. from Penn Nursing in 1982, and was a faculty member at the school from 1995 to 2000.

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Staff Q&A with Sara Solomon

Staff Q&A with Sara Solomon

Sara Solomon, deputy director of Penn’s Center for Public Health Initiatives, discusses her role with CPHI, the many career pathways in the public health sector, the research and practice aspects of CPHI, and what makes the University’s public health bubble unique.

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Flying Huntsman

Flying Huntsman

From left, Joe Lee, Nikolas Diener, Max Tubman, and Charles Marabito from Freshfly work on a welcome video in Huntsman Hall for incoming Wharton MBA students, using a camera mounted on an octocopter.

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Student Spotlight with Joyce Kim

Student Spotlight with Joyce Kim

College senior Joyce Kim, president of the Undergraduate Assembly, chats about running for student government, her challenging campaign for the presidency, and how she hopes to reach what she calls the “Penn 2,000.”

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Penn Museum program takes Philly students back in time for hands-on tour of ancient world

Penn Museum program takes Philly students back in time for hands-on tour of ancient world

Seventh-grade students across the School District of Philadelphia can travel back in time and explore Ancient Egypt through the Penn Museum’s new “Unpacking the Past” program. The three-year, $2.2 million project, open to all seventh-graders in the school district and at Mastery and KIPP charter schools, includes classroom visits and Museum tours for students, and professional development and workshops for teachers.

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WDC alum Bretagne begins new career as diabetes alert dog

WDC alum Bretagne begins new career as diabetes alert dog

Since graduating from the Penn Vet Working Dog Center in late October, Bretagne, a two-year-old Golden Retriever, has devoted her time to monitoring her new owner, Wayne Mowry, a person with diabetes from New Jersey, around the clock, nudging him when his blood sugar begins to reach unsafe levels, or even waking him so that he can take the appropriate actions.

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Arthur Ross Gallery unveils ‘12@12’ lecture series

Arthur Ross Gallery unveils ‘12@12’ lecture series

The Arthur Ross Gallery’s new “12@12” series features quick, informal talks with curators, artists, and gallery staff. The 12-minute programs are held at noon on the first Wednesday of each month at the ARG, located inside the Fisher Fine Arts Library at 220 S. 34th St.

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Penn researcher studies how regional airport planners can help airports grow sustainably

Penn researcher studies how regional airport planners can help airports grow sustainably

Research from PennDesign's Megan Ryerson shows that since 2000, 18 of the 19 national airports that planned to expand eliminated alternatives to new runways—such as congestion pricing—from their studies. These 18 airports did not have a chance to compare the pros and cons of policy and pricing strategies against building a new runway.

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Penn's new AddLab boasts 3-D printers for a 3-D world

Penn's new AddLab boasts 3-D printers for a 3-D world

Thanks in part to an anonymous $250,000 gift, Penn’s School of Engineering and Applied Science is opening the AddLab, a new facility that will feature a suite of state-of-the-art 3-D printing tools. The “add” in AddLab is for “additive manufacturing,” a catch-all term that encompasses the different techniques now available for making three-dimensional objects by building them layer by layer.

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People of Penn

People of Penn

“People of Penn” is a Current multimedia project highlighting only a modicum of the diverse members of the University faculty and staff community in their campus workspace. Each acts as one of the tens of thousands of beats to Penn’s ever-pumping heart and centuries-old soul.

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Four-part multimedia series explores robotics at Penn

Four-part multimedia series explores robotics at Penn

The four-part “Robotics at the University of Pennsylvania” multimedia series explores robotics at Penn in four ways: through the technology, history, education, and real-world applications. Read Parts 1 and 2 on technology and history, and Parts 3 and 4 on education and real-world applications.

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