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Q&A with Dorothy Roberts

Q&A with Dorothy Roberts

Dorothy Roberts, the 14th Penn Integrates Knowledge Professor with appointments in the School of Arts & Sciences and Penn Law School, discusses her globetrotting, her influential parents, racism in the child welfare system, the degradation of black bodies, the resurgence of race in science, and controversial decisions by the United States Supreme Court.

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Prepping the best to learn and lead

Prepping the best to learn and lead

Since the founding of the Prep for Prep program in 1978, 147 Prep alums have earned undergraduate degrees at Penn. The program recognizes New York City’s most promising students of color, admits them to a rigorous academic preparatory program, and prepares them for independent and boarding schools in New York and the Northeast. Penn President Amy Gutmann says the Prep for Prep-Penn partnership “is living proof that diversity and excellence go hand in hand.”

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Penn community to plant campus orchard at Penn Park

Penn community to plant campus orchard at Penn Park

On Thursday, Oct. 23, Facilities & Real Estate Services will bring together Penn students, staff, faculty, and friends to plant a campus orchard on the southernmost edge of Penn Park. The orchard will consist of a 200-by-20-foot space filled with 26 fruit trees and berry bushes, including fig, apple, sweet cherry, peach, plum, pear, and highbush blueberry.

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Staff Q&A with Elsa Amaral

Staff Q&A with Elsa Amaral

Elsa Amaral, a Senior I Physical Therapist at the Perelman School of Medicine, talks about talk about Penn Therapy & Fitness, the therapeutic benefits of water, and the challenges of a career in physical therapy. 

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Penn celebrates its robust innovative spirit

Penn celebrates its robust innovative spirit

On Friday, Oct. 31, Penn students, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends are invited to honor the University’s culture of innovation at “Celebrating Innovation at Penn,” a University-wide gathering at the future home of the Pennovation Center from 12:30 to 4 p.m. at the South Bank, 3401 Grays Ferry Ave.

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Fox hole

Fox hole

Sophomores Zach Fox, left, and Blue Bookhard film a promo for “Unbuttoned with Zach Fox,” an original series for University of Pennsylvania Television (Penn UTV).

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Penn urges students, faculty, and staff to get out and vote on Election Day

Penn urges students, faculty, and staff to get out and vote on Election Day

Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 4. The Penn Voter Education Task Force aims to increase voter registration, as well as provide reminders to go to the polls or vote by absentee ballot. In Pennsylvania, voters will elect the governor and lieutenant governor, and members of the State Senate and the U.S. and state House of Representatives.

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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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Threads for Teens boosts wardrobes and self-esteem

Threads for Teens boosts wardrobes and self-esteem

Threads for Teens, a nonprofit organization founded by Wharton sophomore Allyson Ahlstrom, provides new, donated clothes to teenage girls in need. Ahlstrom’s flagship Threads for Teens clothing boutique near her home in Santa Rosa, Calif., and Threads for Teens summer tours have enabled more than 1,600 girls to pick out two brand-new outfits each at no charge.

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PHOS expands boundaries for forgivable loan program

PHOS expands boundaries for forgivable loan program

Penn Home Ownership Services has extended the boundary of its Forgivable Loan Program to include a wider section of West Philadelphia, as well as a portion of the neighborhood near the South Bank. The expanded borders offer a more extensive range of housing options for Penn employees who want to live close to campus.

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Penn criminologist demonstrates wearable gunshot detection

Penn criminologist demonstrates wearable gunshot detection

New research from Penn’s Department of Criminology has the potential to transform the national system of corrections by tracking gun use by community-based offenders. A study published by Charles Loeffler, the Jerry Lee Assistant Professor of Criminology, demonstrated the feasibility of using low-cost, wearable inertial sensors to detect firearm usage.

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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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