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Dalits overcome caste barriers to become self-made entrepreneurs

Dalits overcome caste barriers to become self-made entrepreneurs

In his new book, “Defying The Odds: The Rise of Dalit Entrepreneurs,” Devesh Kapur, director of the Center for the Advanced Study of India in Penn’s School of Arts & Sciences, tells the stories of 21 members of the Dalit community who have overcome societal and economic barriers to become successful, self-made businessmen.

Penn surgeons make cancer glow green

Penn surgeons make cancer glow green

David Holt (right), a professor of surgery at Penn Vet, led a team of Penn scientists who demonstrated that an injectable dye can make cancerous tumors glow under infrared light. Used during surgery, the technique may reduce the likelihood of local recurrences.