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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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Q&A with Wendy White

Q&A with Wendy White

Wendy White, senior vice president and general counsel for Penn, discusses the ever-changing legal challenges that come with working for a university, changes to Title IX regulations, the University’s role in West Philadelphia, and a certain Penn administrator White keeps on speed dial.

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Saving Syrian history in the middle of a civil war

Saving Syrian history in the middle of a civil war

The three-year-old conflict in Syria has claimed nearly 200,000 lives and displaced millions. Human suffering has taken its rightful place at the forefront of the war’s concern, but the country’s history is dying a quiet death. In June, experts from the Penn Cultural Heritage Center brought a group of about 20 heritage activists from Syria to Turkey for a three-day training seminar focused on preserving Syrian cultural heritage.

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New website highlights PIK professors

New website highlights PIK professors

A recently launched website, www.pikprofessors.upenn.edu, provides a way to stay updated with the ongoing, world-changing work of the University’s 15 Penn Integrates Knowledge (PIK) professors. Penn President Amy Gutmann’s 2005 announcement of the PIK initiative has made the University a particularly enticing home for professors whose world-renowned work bridges multiple academic disciplines.

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Student Spotlight with Sarah Lindstedt

Student Spotlight with Sarah Lindstedt

An aspiring writer and musician, Sarah Lindstedt is a senior majoring in English and minoring in music. Lindstedt, a guitar player and music director of The Penny Loafers, has interned at The Hollywood Reporter and, through a RealArts@Penn internship, for the Showtime series “Homeland.”

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Steig, Tehon, and the magic of making children’s books

Steig, Tehon, and the magic of making children’s books

A treasure trove of artwork by acclaimed cartoonist and children’s author William Steig has been donated to Penn’s Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books & Manuscripts, and forms the basis for its new exhibition, “As the Ink Flows: Works from the Pen of William Steig,” which highlights more than 2,500 of Steig’s original drawings, along with scrapbooks, notebooks, posters, correspondences, books, and other items.

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Staff Q&A with Nancy Peter

Staff Q&A with Nancy Peter

Nancy Peter, founder and director of the Out-of-School Time Resource Center within the School of Social Policy & Practice, discusses the value of professional development for educators, the Center’s unique partnership with the School District of Philadelphia, and just how beneficial out-of-school time is to youth.

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Construction projects keep campus buzzing over the summer

Construction projects keep campus buzzing over the summer

Even in the relative quiet of June, July, and early August, some parts of Penn’s campus were humming with activity. Three significant construction projects being built from the ground up are 3901 Walnut St.; the New College House, located on Hill Field; and the Neural and Behavioral Sciences Building.

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Food truck vendors redefine fine dining at Penn

Food truck vendors redefine fine dining at Penn

From hot dogs to haute cuisine, the food trucks and carts on and around Penn’s campus offer menus to please even the most discerning palates. Many of the street food vendors are active on social media, engaging with a faithful throng of followers, and they accept debit, credit cards, and of course cash.

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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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