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Staff Q&A with Anne Tiballi

Staff Q&A with Anne Tiballi

Anne Tiballi, the Andrew W. Mellon curricular facilitator in the Academic Engagement Department at the Penn Museum, talks about her experiences in anthropology and archaeology, and how she’s working to encourage a stronger relationship between the Museum and the Penn community at large.

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Penn roboticists test their mettle at DARPA challenge

Penn roboticists test their mettle at DARPA challenge

Last weekend, Penn engineers were among the 23 teams that brought the world’s most advanced humanoid robots to Pasadena, Calif., for the ultimate test: the DARPA Robotics Challenge (DRC) Finals. Penn faculty and students played a role on two teams that competed in the DRC Finals: Team THOR and Team TROOPER.

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Bidding farewell to a familiar voice

Bidding farewell to a familiar voice

After 25 years at WXPN, Michaela Majoun will host her last “Morning Show” on Tuesday, June 30. On her final show, starting at 7 a.m., she will be broadcasting from Upstairs at World Cafe Live with Bob Bumbera, the longtime news anchor of the “Morning Show.” Special guests will be on hand to wish Majoun well.

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Student Spotlight with Farzana Shah

Student Spotlight with Farzana Shah

Farzana Shah, a master’s student in the School of Nursing, was recently awarded a Pulitzer International Student Reporting Fellowship from the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting independent international journalism. In August, she will travel to Tehran, Iran, as part of a Novick Cardiac Alliance team.

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Fin

Fin

It was hard to miss these students among the sea of graduates on Locust Walk at  Penn’s 259th Commencement on Monday, May 18. This year, 6,318 diplomas were issued at Commencement, including 2,611 undergraduate degrees.

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Penn updates and expands paid sick leave policy

Penn updates and expands paid sick leave policy

On May 13, the City of Philadelphia’s Promoting Healthy Families and Workplaces Law went into effect, requiring employers in the city to provide one hour of paid sick leave for every 40 hours an employee works. Penn has long provided time-off benefits that far exceed the provisions of the city’s new law, and the University has enhanced its sick leave policies even further to assist employees.

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Penn telescope hunts for planets orbiting small, dim stars

Penn telescope hunts for planets orbiting small, dim stars

Penn astronomers are celebrating the dedication of a new planet-hunting telescope known as Minerva-Red. Installed at the Fred Lawrence Whipple Observatory in Arizona, Minerva-Red is part of the Minerva project, an array of low-cost telescopes that are designed to discover planets orbiting stars other than the sun.

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Franklin Field track closed for the summer

Franklin Field track closed for the summer

Franklin Field, Penn’s home for various collegiate athletic contests, the Penn Relays, and the University-wide Commencement ceremony, is closed for renovations through mid-September. A brand-new track for runners, joggers, and walkers is being installed, and the plaza area at the west end is being revamped.

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Wharton experts talk business on the radio

Wharton experts talk business on the radio

SiriusXM’s Business Radio, powered by the Wharton School, was created in early 2014 as a business complement to the SiriusXM’s Doctor Radio. Wharton faculty members, staff, and alumni usually double as talk-show hosts for the 24/7 channel, which features more than 40 hours of original content every week.

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Penn grad student identifies new dinosaur, a relative of Velociraptor

Penn grad student identifies new dinosaur, a relative of Velociraptor

Steven Jasinski, a doctoral student in the Department of Earth and Environmental Science, has identified a new species of dinosaur, a relative of the Velociraptor, which he has named Saurornitholestes sullivani. Although the Velociraptor had feathers and was the size of a chicken, its relative may have been a formidable predator.

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Art project asks community to envision a monument for Philadelphia

Art project asks community to envision a monument for Philadelphia

Starting May 15, “Monument Lab: Creative Speculations for Philadelphia,” a public art and urban research project in the Center Courtyard of City Hall, will ask people to think about an appropriate monument for Philadelphia. The project will be on display through June 7.

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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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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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