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Philly's Science Festival puts Penn expertise on display

Philly's Science Festival puts Penn expertise on display

The fifth annual Philadelphia Science Festival will be held from April 24 to May 2, bringing together people of all ages and backgrounds to learn about science through dozens of interactive events. Once again, Penn students, faculty, and staff will be well-represented at the festivities.

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Staff Q&A with Michelle Majeski

Staff Q&A with Michelle Majeski

Michelle Majeski, residential services manager at Rodin College House, discusses her job responsibilities, making Rodin a welcoming home for students, and her recent Pillars of Excellence Award.   

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Farm and Resource Center connects community with land, food, and one another

Farm and Resource Center connects community with land, food, and one another

Penn’s four-acre Community Farm and Resource Center is a joint initiative of the Agatston Urban Nutrition Initiative—a program of the Netter Center for Community Partnerships—and the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, the City of Philadelphia Parks and Recreation Department, and Bartram’s Garden.

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Q&A with Gwendolyn DuBois Shaw

Q&A with Gwendolyn DuBois Shaw

Gwendolyn DuBois Shaw, an associate professor in the Department of the History of Art in the School of Arts & Sciences, discuss her interest in art, art schools and universities, Philadelphia’s place in the American art world, self-taught artists, and why it is important that museums showcase the work of underrepresented groups.

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Hyperbaric therapy treats patients with pure oxygen

Hyperbaric therapy treats patients with pure oxygen

Hyperbaric Medicine at Penn utilizes hyperbaric oxygen therapy—breathing 100 percent oxygen at an elevated ambient pressure—to treat patients with an assortment of ailments. In its purest form, oxygen, when inhaled at high pressure, can have rejuvenating therapeutic and physiological effects.

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Penn researchers help map universe’s dark matter

Penn researchers help map universe’s dark matter

Members of the Dark Energy Survey have released the first in a series of maps that show the concentration of dark matter in the cosmos. Penn researchers played a leading role in this effort, which was centered in the research group of Bhuvnesh Jain, a professor in the Department of Physics & Astronomy.

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Student Spotlight with Jason Fernandes

Student Spotlight with Jason Fernandes

Jason Fernandes, a senior in the College of Arts & Sciences, chats about his role as president of the executive board of the Social Planning & Events Committee, the student-run organization responsible for social and cultural activities around campus, including film screenings, music performances, high-profile speakers, and Spring Fling.

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Netter Center expands pipeline program to serve each high school year

Netter Center expands pipeline program to serve each high school year

Penn’s Pipeline Program, a partnership between the Netter Center for Community Partnerships and the Perelman School of Medicine, is currently expanding, folding in expertise from the schools of Nursing and Veterinary Medicine to give Sayre High School students new educational experiences in each of their four years.

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Documentary film showcases women of ENIAC

Documentary film showcases women of ENIAC

“The Computers,” a documentary by co-producer and co-writer Kathy Kleiman, tells the story of the “ENIAC Six,” the six women who working on program ENIAC, the world’s first general-purpose electronic computer built in 1946. The documentary screens on Thursday, April 23, at 3 p.m. in Levine Hall.

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Penn scholars awarded humanities grants

Penn scholars awarded humanities grants

Grant Frame, an associate professor of Assyriology in the Department of Near Eastern Languages & Civilizations; Michelle Pinto, a visiting scholar in the Department of History; and Catriona MacLeod, a professor of German in the Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures were recently awarded grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities to support their work in the arts and sciences.

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Spring classes are in full bloom at Morris Arboretum

Spring classes are in full bloom at Morris Arboretum

The Morris Arboretum is offering nearly a dozen “Creative Expressions” educational programs this spring related to plants, gardens, and nature. Each two- to three-hour class allows participants to create an item to take home the same day. Classes include how to build a bird nest box, how to build a red cedar wood garden chair, and how to create a floral or leaf necklace or paperweight.

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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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