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A more perfect criminal justice system

A more perfect criminal justice system

In order to build a more perfect criminal justice system, Penn Law School opened the Quattrone Center for the Fair Administration of Justice in August of 2013. John F. Hollway, an associate dean at Penn Law and executive director of the Quattrone Center, says its overall goal is to reduce errors in the administration of criminal justice.

Looking for sewage on the waterfront

Looking for sewage on the waterfront

In a new project, David Hewitt, a lecturer in PennDesign and the School of Arts & Sciences, is collecting data from all around the city to find out how long bacteria from the combined sewers persist on land after overflow events. In the longer term, he hopes to help land managers keep park visitors safe from potentially disease-causing pathogens carried in sewage.

HUP dept. delivers precious bundles of joy

HUP dept. delivers precious bundles of joy

The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania delivers more than 4,100 babies each year, slightly less than its older sibling, Pennsylvania Hospital. Obstetricians and perinatologists at HUP are in charge of deliveries, and provide expecting mothers with state-of-the-art prenatal care, expertise during labor and delivery, and comprehensive post-delivery care for moms, newborns, dads, and families.

Empowering girls to go out and lead

Empowering girls to go out and lead

GenHERation is a female empowerment network for high school girls. Founded by Katlyn Grasso, a senior at Penn’s Wharton School, its goal is to provide experiential learning for young women by connecting high school girls with the opportunity to work with nonprofits and corporations in advocacy campaigns.